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I'm kinda into that fancy stuff. To me its like if you water cool everything. You got to make it stand out from other similar things.

Also I always liked the waterfall effects. In fact I installed a waterfall in my works office in the break room lol

Hey, I'm into whatever floats ya boat smile.gif..... I certainly can't criticize anything since no way could I justify the $800 I just spent on fittings other than "I like the way it looks". Ya want to draw the eye to what you want to highlight and that will be different from user to user and from build to build.

It was a matter of focus for me.... the heart of the build from a "looks" standpoint to my mind is the Enthoo case and theM6F MoBo. The rigid acrylic and black fittings reinforce that look to my eyes while not tearing ya focus away from that gorgeous MoBo..... When I pictured the Aqualis or Photon in there, I thought that would pull eye's attention away from that stuff

My wife came down at 3 am one morning and I was just sitting there staring at it. (I was actually trying to figure my tube routing) She said "Can't you be like a normal husband where when the wife comes down at 3 in the morning and husband is staring at computer, they are looking at porn ?"

The red / black RoG components, red coolant and and black fittings ... reminded me of the 1978 Porsche I restored in the mid 80s ....so was going for the more "laid back but oozing performance" look rather than the "company car" I was given at the time while it was being restored .... 1994 Corvette had lotta show, not much go and to my eyes had a "bedazzled" look to it......lotta flash for no functional reason which for some reason I never quite understood, annoyed the hell outta me..... maybe the engineer in me smile.gif
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Hey, I'm into whatever floats ya boat smile.gif..... I certainly can't criticize anything since no way could I justify the $800 I just spent on fittings other than "I like the way it looks". Ya want to draw the eye to what you want to highlight and that will be different from user to user and from build to build.

It was a matter of focus for me.... the heart of the build from a "looks" standpoint to my mind is the Enthoo case and theM6F MoBo. The rigid acrylic and black fittings reinforce that look to my eyes while not tearing ya focus away from that gorgeous MoBo..... When I pictured the Aqualis or Photon in there, I thought that would pull eye's attention away from that stuff

My wife came down at 3 am one morning and I was just sitting there staring at it. (I was actually trying to figure my tube routing) She said "Can't you be like a normal husband where when the wife comes down at 3 in the morning and husband is staring at computer, they are looking at porn ?"

The red / black RoG components, red coolant and and black fittings ... reminded me of the 1978 Porsche I restored in the mid 80s ....so was going for the more "laid back but oozing performance" look rather than the "company car" I was given at the time while it was being restored .... 1994 Corvette had lotta show, not much go and to my eyes had a "bedazzled" look to it......lotta flash for no functional reason which for some reason I never quite understood, annoyed the hell outta me..... maybe the engineer in me smile.gif

lmao least your wife doesnt have to worry to much.

but i agree if it makes it more soothing on the eye do it. like the res imo does very little as of performance so you can have it like a "diamond in the rough". to me all the little circuits on a motherboard are kinda of an eye sore. BUT i love the hardware by its self with nothing on it. but once you put your ram, gpu, ect. then it turn into a eye sore. its weird to me lol. i wish the asus RoG board with the armor on it was also available on a amd cpu frown.gif but i might get a intel cpu in the future later.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21610/ex-res-662/AquaComputer_Aqualis_PRO_Scratch_Resistance_Reservoir_w_LED_holder_-_Nano_Coated_-_880mL_34071.html

i like your idea of this res cause of the almost "impossible" to scratch glass with nano-coating. also its actual glass and not acrylic.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21321/ex-rad-647/EK_High_Performance_CoolStream_480_PE_Series_Liquid_Cooling_Radiator_EK-CoolStream_PE_480_Quad.html?tl=g30c95s570#blank and im thinking of getting 2 of these rads soon.

also what would be the easiest way or best way in connecting the 2 gpu water blocks together? i've seen some videos that the space between the video cards are really tight in terms of connecting the blocks
Edited by dallas1990 - 11/17/13 at 11:18am
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Any thoughts on the two reservoirs I linked you on the other page
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i like your idea of this res cause of the almost "impossible" to scratch glass with nano-coating. also its actual glass and not acrylic.

yeah it's the one thing I feel like I "shorted" myself on ..... OTOH, the white acetal base and top on the EK one should add some welcome color contrast.
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and im thinking of getting 2 of these rads soon.

I started looking at the Alphas after originally penciling in XSPCs cause on every fan speed they were topping the rest of the crowd over at martinsliquidlab. Eventually decided to stick with them cause....

-One of the few all copper rads
-7 connection points: (2) Top, (2) Bottom, (2) side, (1) opposite side
-Screw Protectors (so ya can't damage fins mounting or connecting fans)
-Wide Range of sizes ....120, 240, 360, 480, 140, 280, 420, 560mm
-Wide Range of thicknesses .... 30, 45, 60, 80 mm
-6 sets of copper screws provided
-5 copper plugs provided
-Suitable for low speed fans
-Available in black and white
-Tops charts over at martinsliquidlab.org from 1,000 - 2,200 rpm
http://martinsliquidlab.org/2012/04/12/alphacool-nexxxos-ut60-360-radiator/4/
-Very reasonably priced
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also what would be the easiest way or best way in connecting the 2 gpu water blocks together? i've seen some videos that the space between the video cards are really tight in terms of connecting the blocks

I decided not to..... I started getting dizzy figuring out what parts I needed to construct the bridge..... I got lucky in that I preferred the "clean" (aka no circles) EK WB as it's a full cover WB but doesn't cover the last 2.2" of the PCB . The other two options extend the full length and if I used that the lower card would hit the res bracket.

works - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21270/ex-blc-1529/EK_ASUS_GeForce_780_GTX_DCII_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Nickel_EK-FC780_GTX_DCII_-_Nickel.html?tl=c613s1928b133

no workie - http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21272/ex-blc-1531/EK_ASUS_GeForce_780_GTX_DCII_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Nickel_CSQ_EK-FC780_GTX_DCII_-_Nickel_Original_CSQ.html?tl=c613s1928b133



Basically, the options are:

1. Crystal Link - Set of tubes and Bitspower C47 fittings

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10745/ex-tub-670/Bitspower_SLI_Crossfire_Crystal_Link_Tube_Set_-_3_Slot_Spacing_BP-CLTAC-S3.html
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10743/ex-tub-668/Bitspower_SLI_Crossfire_Multi-Link_Adapter_Pair_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C47.html

2. Bridge - Ya need two "Links" and a "Bridge"



3. Just pipe it separately

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Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/17/13 at 12:28pm
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i like that bridge idea. looks like it'll be eaiser then trying to put a line in between the 2 gpu's. and im getting evga gpus with pre-installed water blocks.
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Crystal Link - Actually the lines between the GPU's are pre-cut to the perfect length and is the easiest of the three installations if using flexible tubing. Beware tho....some vendors "create their own" crystal link sets with a hack saw. Doesn't clutter things up to much.

Bridge - I find it too '"cluttered" .... blocks view of MoBo and access to connections along bottom a lil bit. Also highest restriction and extra weight may be a concern.

Piped - Easiest if using rigid tube, least restrictive, cheapest
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Crystal Link - Actually the lines between the GPU's are pre-cut to the perfect length and is the easiest of the three installations if using flexible tubing. Beware tho....some vendors "create their own" crystal link sets with a hack saw. Doesn't clutter things up to much.

Bridge - I find it too '"cluttered" .... blocks view of MoBo and access to connections along bottom a lil bit. Also highest restriction and extra weight may be a concern.

Piped - Easiest if using rigid tube, least restrictive, cheapest
ah ok maybe some nice looking pipe one then instead.
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