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post #941 of 3109
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Alright well i got this little acrylic mounting plate finished. I ended up making some little "feet" for it too cuz i needed some extra space filled because of the screw length i had. I know the mounting plate and feet are far from perfect, but i'd already spent too much time on em considering it's only temporary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, my next pics will be with it mounted and water flowing through it.

    
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Alright well i got this little acrylic mounting plate finished. I ended up making some little "feet" for it too cuz i needed some extra space filled because of the screw length i had. I know the mounting plate and feet are far from perfect, but i'd already spent too much time on em considering it's only temporary.
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Anyway, my next pics will be with it mounted and water flowing through it.

Yeah I wondered why you were doing this at all for a temporary build or even for permanent. need some better pictures so i can understand but guess I am the only one that does not understand!! because no one else has asked??
post #943 of 3109
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Well the way i had it mounted through the rear mesh grill with a 10mm long screw and 2 nylon spacers + washers and nuts, i didn't like how it was just kinda hanging there. If i have it flush against the grill then i can't make the run from res => flowmeter. So it needs to be sticking out. Just made sense to give it something sturdy to mount it to. The other way had like 8mm's of screw between the flowmeter and the chassis.

 

Also, most importantly, since i'm planning a bunch of acrylic work for this build, i just wanted the practice :p

    
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Hey guys it's almost 8am and i need to go to sleeeeeeeeeep. I took a bunch of pics tonight. But here's a pic of what's happening right this moment since you guys have been so patient with me sleepysmileyanim.gif

 

 

    
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Haha kpoeticg, BUSTED! That photo is clearly photoshoped.. water cant be standing like it is in the filler tube tongue.gif looks like it frozen or something.
Did you even put together the test setup yet? tongue.gif

Kidding aside. good to see you are making progress.
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thats a lot of paper towels^^ better safe than sorry I guess tongue.gif
What coolant are you using there? home dyed or premix? looks a bit pink to me? might just be my monitor playing with the colours.
 
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More WC Pr0n!! (pictures of build).
What is this for?

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post #948 of 3109
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Haha kpoeticg, BUSTED! That photo is clearly photoshoped.. water cant be standing like it is in the filler tube tongue.gif looks like it frozen or something.
Did you even put together the test setup yet? tongue.gif

Kidding aside. good to see you are making progress.
applaud.gif
thats a lot of paper towels^^ better safe than sorry I guess tongue.gif
What coolant are you using there? home dyed or premix? looks a bit pink to me? might just be my monitor playing with the colours.

 

Lol, all my pics are photoshopped. I don't actually "edit" them tho. Just processing. I overfilled my res a little bit, that tube's the fillport. I'll post a zoomed out image in a little bit. I have that tube clamped to my tripod to keep it above my rig.

 

Yeah, it is alot of paper towels. I originally covered my RAM, 290x, and PSU. Then i thought better of it and just removed em all. So my mobo eneded up having extra towels for protection. :D

 

Edit: It's Mayhem's Blood Red X1 Concentrate. Probly the CFL Lighting i have shining on it that's making it look light in the pics

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More WC Pr0n!! (pictures of build).
What is this for? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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That's my Aquacomputer Flowmeter. I mounted it between my res and pump to measure the waters flowrate on it's way back to my pump. It's gonna be hooked up to my Aquaero

 

Thanx. More pics soon. I just gotta wake up a bit, then i'll process the other pics i took yesterday =)


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post #949 of 3109
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So last night after i spent all that time working on mounting my flowmeter, i applied TIM to my CPU and mounted my Apogee Drive finally. Then i looked up and noticed the cable that was connected to the flowmeter

 

Unfortunately it's not the end that uses the same connector as a fan. It's the end that connects to the flowmeter with the Jolly Green Giant version of a fan connector. Since i have no idea what Molex Series those are, i spent like an hour trying to actually un-crimp the pin. I got the 2 insulation wings and one of the contact wings open. The 2nd contact wing just isn't gonna open, i did everything i could. So i'm gonna have to try and solder the wire in there and then crimp over it if i wanna actually use my flowmeter =\

 

 

Anyway, it was already like 5am at that point. I didn't wanna burn up the rest of the night on that and still not get my loop filled, so i put it in a ziplock bag to worry about today.

 

I didn't have a funnel or any measuring cups in my house. So to mix the Mayhem's i ended up dumping the 250ml bottle of mayhems into an empty gallon of distilled, then filling the 250ml bottle 7 times with distilled and dumping it into the gallon jug to mix it. And i used one of the huge nylon barbs i bought for my flushing filter as a funnel. I had a few spills when my res decided to spit the coolant back at me, but luckily i used a long length of tubing. So only my pants and carpet suffered :p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm always embarrassed to show too much of my apt in my pics cuz of how messy it is since i started this build, so i try to crop out as much as possible :o

 

And here's the last pic i took (the one i posted last night)

 

 

Anyway, so far so good. I've had my pump running for almost 12 hours with no leaking anywhere. I had the PWM at about medium speed while i was sleeping just to be safe. I've had it kicked up to full blast since i've been awake tho. I'll probly give it a cpl more hours, then try to figure out how to deal with that extra bit of coolant hanging around in the fillport. Wouldn't bother me as much if it wasn't Watts Tubing which plasticizes pretty quickly. I only had one of those Drain Plugs though, and i bought it before i got the EK ZMT tubing so it doesn't fit the 3/8 x 5/8.

    
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my res is in a similar position as yours. I get the fluid out of my drain tube by tipping the case (pump not running) on the side letting the fluid go back to the res and the remove the tube and fitting then put a plug in the port. at the moment, I have a 90 degree dual rotary fitting with cap where my fill line was so I can relieve the pressure from a new fill as pressure will build up over time from heating up the water and cooling it (when off) after a new fill . I could take it off now as it has been almost a month and just put a plug now, but I am lazy. BTW your apt is nowhere near as mine was when I live in NYC. don't be ashamed of it unless you have the "other" porn laying around. PM me if you need some parts as i have a few laying around and you are welcome to it if i have it. Oh and get some sleep my friend.
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