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Well, it probably would have been done this weekend, mind you I decided to order some grommets for the holes I borrowed into the case and that will come next week. I wouldn't have been able to finish the tubing until I had installed the grommets.

However, all that is really irrelevant though since I'm flying to Dominican Republic on vacation as well. I will be able to finish after I come back in a week or so.

I'll be indulging in my second favorite hobby; smoking my Cuban cigars in hot weather to boot as winter won't let up here!

 

I know the feeling, this winter in Chicago has literally been the worst ever; most snow accumulation and most days below freezing since Jan 1st.  Today is one of the warmer ones with a high of 38F...blah

 

Enjoy!

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The Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 filter arrived today, or should I say the whole top of the case was shipped by Fractal Design!

I offered to buy the filter (since I chewed part of it with the drill) and they not only send the filter but the complete top of the case for free.

Now that is customer service and support!




Additionally, as an update, I have purchased a 1" Cable/Tubing Rubber Grommets (4 Pack) for $2.99 to give the newly modded tubing perforations a more finished look and a 4 Pin Power Distribution PCB 8 x Way Block for $5.75 from FrozenCPU since I will need some way to connect and power the extra fans.
 
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Connecting more Fans:

There are a number of ways you can go here to control and or strictly power more fans in your case.

There are visible case bay fan controllers like the Sunbeam 30W Rheosmart 6 Channel Smart Fan Controller and my NZXT Sentry 2 5 channel fan controller.

Internal fan controllers such as the Aqua Computer Aquaero 5 or 6.

Once my mobo and the NZXT Sentry 2 ran out of fan pins (the case also accepts 3 pin fans) the route I chose to take would strictly serve to power the extra fans with a 4-Pin Power Distribution PCB 8xWay Block MMT-PCB-4-83 (pictured below).

One last solution of note worth mentioning would be a simple fan splitter; a 5 PWM fans from single PWM header such as the Akasa FLEXA FP5.

 
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I powered on the power supply to fill my loop and nothing. mad.gif

I used another power supply and the pump started to circulate the water. A power supply that is old and would in no way power dual r9 290s.

I'm pissed beyond belief.

I believe wermad also had his EVGA Supernova 1300W go on him mid set-up and he had to RMA as well a few months back.

I started an RMA ticket with EVGA. Luckily, I had registered the power supply previously, so creating the ticket was fast and easy.
 
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I powered on the power supply to fill my loop and nothing. mad.gif

I used another power supply and the pump started to circulate the water. A power supply that is old and would in no way power dual r9 290s.

I'm pissed beyond belief.

I believe wermad also had his EVGA Supernova 1300W go on him mid set-up and he had to RMA as well a few months back.

I started an RMA ticket with EVGA. Luckily, I had registered the power supply previously, so creating the ticket was fast and easy.

 

Sorry to hear that frown.gif Nothing worse than good, expensive, hardware sporadically failing for no apparent reason.  Really irks me when this happens, especially when you take care of your components.  Just had this happen to me with my ASUS laptop; motherboard quit overnight for no reason.  Was extra salty, because A) I barely ever used it in the 18 months of owning it, and B) I had just formatted and was supposed to bring it to work following day because a co-worker bought it.  Board cost me $165, 1/3 of what I sold the laptop for...between that and the extravagantly horrible tech support I recently encountered, I have sworn off ASUS for good.

 

Do they offer advanced RMA where they send you a new one and make a pending charge on a CC? 

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Not sure how it will work. I did RMA an EVGA mobo back in 2007 and they did not do an advanced shipping, however I think they covered shipping both ways.

Considering it's practically brand new, this is putting a serious damper on the build and my vacation time. I'm hoping they will consider my case for advanced shipping.

Now in the meantime I'll post this tidbit:

As you know, I decided to go with full grommets for a better look.

I cut the filter 3/4 way.


This will enable to put back the filter if the water holes are not in use.


Finished look.


I opted not to use the 15 year old power supply, and actually threw it in the garbage since I did not trust it for overnight operation. Thus, tomorrow I will reveal the method I used to persevere in filling the water loop and testing for leaks.
 
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Powering Water Pump with Limited Resources:

When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

With my new build PSU dead and a second one not being readily available, I decided to fetch another PC in the house.

Now instead of jumping the mobo power cable, I connected the pump to an available power cord.



To power the water pump, I turned on and off the computer.



I'm happy to say that I was at least able to fill the loop, bleed most of the air out and test for leaks and there were none!

I'm also happy to report that the good people at EVGA will provide me with the EAR plan (cross-shipping service) even though technically I did not apply for it within 30 days of purchase (required an extra fee). Since I'm in Canada, they will cross-ship the new PSU and charge my credit card, however will refund once they get the original PSU! Oh, they will also be paying for shipping both ways!!!
 
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I received the EVGA PSU (cross shipping) at approximately 6:00 PM today.

Everything was ready, so I popped it in, connected the power cables and pressed the power button and she came alive!

I took some pictures:














Quickly, as compared to The Hawaiian Heat Wave v.1.0, v.2.0 comes with Fujipoly Thermal Pads for the GPU VRMs, the addition of a 360mm radiator and one of the 240mm radiators is now mounted externally. Naturally, the loop contains more tubing and compression fittings, the black GPU bridge was replaced by a silver one, the run now cuts through the bottom of the reservoir as opposed to the top and you can see the addition of a water temp sensor. The fans are switched to intake in push/pull where possible and I went from 5 fans to a total of 12 fans. The flush valve could not be added this time around as the twist lever would have bumped against the case panel. Maybe on build v.3.0! A modded SSD/HDD cage was also necessary.

All the other good things to follow!
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Mind Blown with v.2.0:

Methodology;

Current tests (part B) were conducted at the same overclocks as previous testing (Part A), i.e.; CPU @ 4.5GHz, RAM @ 2400MHz - 10 - 10 - 12 - 28 - T1 - 1.65v and GPU @ Core 1170MHz & Memory 1395MHz.

Room temp according to the furnace reading (on 1st floor) indicate 19C and when I turned on the computer, the NZXT temp sensors also reflected 19C.

A) Remember these pics (page 9 post #85) after I gave the computer every opportunity and tweak post water cooling installation?







B) Well version 2.0 of the Hawaiian Heat Wave does not disappoint!!!

CPU Idle (No GPU Overclock yet)

GPU Idle (No GPU Overclock yet)

VRMs at Idle (No GPU Overclock yet)

The whole on Idle with GPU Overclocked

Heaven Bench

Heaven Run at Load

Heaven Run at Load and Max VRM Temps!!!


CPU:

I ran the Heaven Benchmark and you can see that the CPU benefited greatly from the addition of the 360mm radiator and the intake fans in push/pull. CPU temps went from the 50s and 60s to 40s and 50s! Highest temp went from 65C to 57C.

GPU:

This finding also goes for the GPUs where the temps dropped from 55C to 47C.

VRMs:

Best of all, once the correct size and better Fujipoly thermal pads were applied, VRM1s dropped from 79C to 37-38C and VRM2s dropped from 49C to 33-35C.

The water temp peeked at 29.9C. Within the idealistic delta!
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