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post #901 of 3109
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Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

Lol, i bought one of THESE XSPC M20 to G1/4 adapters specifically made for the Photon. I was upset that it only comes in chrome and black chrome. But i noticed recently that the BP Fill Ports have similar threads and it seems to screw into the M20 port just fine. The BP Fill Port has a much longer threaded area, so i'll probly dremel it down to size if i use it there. Gives me alot more color options if i stick with the Photon though

The top port is definitely meant for a fillport, but fillport/drainport/air exhaust generally work off the same ports. I'm sure i'll use a T or L fitting to do it

well I would just need the air exhaust valve as the fill point for my loop is above the Reservoir.
post #902 of 3109
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You'd need to get one of those adapters i linked or mod another M20 Fillport. You could definitely use it for an air exhaust tho!!!

 

Update: I think it's definitely safe to consider my Apogee Drive II, XT45 360, & Photon Res flushed and leak-free!! :D

 

It's almost 5AM, so don't know if i'm gonna do anything else productive tonight. Plus i think it'd be best to let em all dry overnight before i start hookin stuff up. I'm supposed to spend some time with my family tomorrow during the day, but i should be able to start gettin stuff hooked up when i get back home. There's really nothing left that should stand in my way aside from faulty hardware (GOD PLEASE DON'T BE CRUEL!!!).


Edited by kpoeticg - 1/26/14 at 1:46am
    
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Nice work dude thumb.gif I really like those photon reservoirs myself. I like the build quality and materials. I nearly had one of the res+D5 combos on a pricing error for the same amount as just the res, but they canceled my order instead LoL. Oh well. I just wish the pump top portion of it was square, instead of round with the ports going in 3 directions...
post #904 of 3109
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Thanx brotha. Yeah it's coming along slowly, but it's definitely getting there =)

 

I really was impressed with the quality of the Photon, i'd recommend it to any1 who asks, i was just upset that they they released the D5 Combo version right after i got mine with no way to convert it :p

I think they said it was because they don't want people taking it apart. But i took mine apart when i got it (can't help it), just gotta pay attention to where all the o-rings go

    
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Thanx. Welcome :thumb:

    
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What is the name in english for the metalic part that "hughs" the plastic tube in your pictures?

They look the same to the ones used in cars.
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They're called Hose Clamps. Those are just crappy ones i got from Home Depot to use for my flushing setup. They make nicer ones to use in your PC.

 

If you browse around THIS LINK from PerformancePCs it'll give you a better idea of what people use for their WC systems. The main difference is just aesthetics & the fact that the ones i use for my flushing setup make it kinda easy to scratch your components.

 

I would recommend getting Compression Fittings though if you haven't already bought your barbs. I'm using all Compressions in my build. I just use barbs for flushing. Also, connecting them through rotaries is real helpful. When you just use barbs and hose clamps with no rotaries, it can be easy for the tubing to accidentally unscrew your barb a little bit without you noticing until you have water all over your hardware. This happened a cpl times to me just yesterday during flushing :p 

 

Also, those are the same ones used in cars and plumbing. They don't cost alot for a 10pk, but i gotta be real careful not to scratch stuff. Plus they'd look like crap inside my rig :thumb:

    
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In England we also call them Jubilee clips.
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I got ALMOST everything done today for my temporary cpu loop. All i got left is applying TIM to the CPU so i can screw down my Apogee Drive & setup a few Aquaero profiles from my laptop so my pump & fans run when i boot my pc up :thumb:

 

I'm friggin exhausted and i just cant finish tonight. I have everything mounted and all my fittings & tubing connected. I'll take some pics when i get up tomorrow.

 

When you guys see what it looks like tomorrow, PLEASE keep in mind that this is completely temporary so i can run my pc while i continue with my build. I'm under no illusions that it looks good or the tubing runs are efficient :p

    
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