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post #171 of 232
I see.

Anyway, good luck with that last tube route. thumb.gif
post #172 of 232
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BIG UPDATE

So it has been a few weeks and there has been a few changes and an issue or 2 that has had to be resolved. Still working on the getting an item replaced, but I will get to that in a min.

Last place I was at was getting all my tubing properly routed. I had a really complicated return/drain line and no idea how I was going to get the motherboard water block to radiator connection accomplished. I also got the 3570k so everything is now purchased it was just a matter of finishing everything.

Rewind to 2 weekends ago. I totally reworked the tubing and redid some wire routing.

I need to tell you all to ignore the front panel it is just for mock up purposes.







































I was really pleased with my routing so I decided to fill the loop and get everything leak tested. I did that first with just distilled water which was also part of my initial flush/prep for the loop. Which I don't have any pictures of since you cant see anything in the tubes since its just water.

Once I was finished with the flush I got the coolant ready to go and filled her up.



























































Now onto my problem. Initial starting of the pump was generally fine. I had 2 instances where I had to tap on the pump to get it to have noticable flow in the res. Through all the leak testing everything sounded fine and the same for the initial overnight run I did with the coolant in it to get all the air bubbles out. Then I hooked everything up properly to the PCs PSU and the fan header on the motherboard and decided to slow the pump down. This is when I heard the buzzing sound. I can hear it across the room which is only like 10 feet but that's about 8 feet further than I will be sitting from this PC when I'm using it. EK tells me it sounds fine and If I feel something is wrong to exchange it at the place I purchased it. The only problem there is it is passed the 30 day mark which most companies have as their return policy on defective items. So I contacted FrozenCPU who usually doesn't do RMA on items but it seems Geoff is sympathetic or at least agrees the pump has a noticeable noise. Which I will let you all listen to.

DDCNoise.zip 459k .zip file

This is the same file I sent to EK who stated this.

Dear customer,

I apologize for late reply.

We as a manufacturer cannot RMA your product directly you need to RMA your product at the place of purchase.
As I already stated from the audio that you have sent to us, we do not hear any sounds that would not be normal.

Lep pozdrav, Kind regards, MFG!
Peter Šajn

I have not replied to FrozenCPU yet but Geoff has suggested I send the pump in and they will at least take a look at it and see what it sounds like.

Now onto my last update. I have bastardized my main PC(Evolution in sig) for 2 reasons. I had to redo my tubing. I have had an issue in that rig with some sort of build up happening in my tubing. Now I will admit that when I went from Primochill Advanced LRT to acrylic tubing I did not do a proper flush like I should have. Other than running a LOT of fresh water and getting lots of residual plasticizers out of the system I didn't do anything to properly clean it. Which caused what was still in there to end up back on my nice new acrylic tubing. Second reason was to steal the water cooled 7950 and an XSPC RS240 radiator from that PC thumb.gif

I had to move the HDD cage back to its original spot and I also turned it back to face the other direction to get the 240mm radiator to fit in the fan mount location. The fans will be mounted on what was the front face of the mesh area and I will be having some sort of extended front panel mounted to the front to hide everything. I will have to go to a sign shop to have this accomplished. They should be able to do what I need done with some acrylic. And Just be cause I like the idea of doing it that way,which also makes the side panels fit better, I will be mounting the side windows on the exterior just like I planned with the Cooler Master case. I like the aesthetic aspect of mounting it that way instead of inside also.

Lastly, In the process of taping off the water block to get it ready to be painted I noticed that there was 2 stickers and not 1 on the face of the block. So I removed the top one which had all the swiftech markings and there is a nice white sticker that covers all but about 1/8" edge of the face. You can somewhat see the second sticker covering the white one in this pic from my evolution build log.



I have however painted the back plate and will get pics of that up soon I hope. I let my mom borrow my DSLR and I'm not using anything else to attempt to take detailed pics.
post #173 of 232
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Well I got the pump/res shipped back to FrozenCPU and hopefully I get the new one back by next weekend so I can get everything up and running again. I do however have pics of the system as she sits now. I will be painting the radiator so it doesn't stand out so much. But other than that I would say everything else is finished. I am pleased with all my cable routing and quite happy with the way I have the tubing routed. I personally really liked the way I had the CPU to radiator hookup routed so I somewhat replicated the bends for the new connection. I could have made it a more simple run but like I said I liked how I did the routing on the previous connection. So here you go without any of the lights on. Hopefully in a week I get the pump and can get some final shots then I need to find a backdrop(a sheet or something) to do a final photoshoot with. I hope to at least be a contender in mod of the month again smile.gif





















I wanna mention that the video card now has 2 white rotary fittings instead of the black ones. I'm short one white fitting so I will use one of the black for the front radiator connection. I've spent enough on fittings at this point I think. I wish I could have found 2 of the low profile 90° fittings in white but all I could find in stock were black. I would have settled for red but they were out of stock and I could not find white anywhere.
post #174 of 232
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Final post for now. I have redesigned the logo and I will be putting it on the white sticker on the video card.

post #175 of 232
Haven't checked up on my subs in a few days, very nice progress. thumb.gif
post #176 of 232
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Originally Posted by WarpPrism View Post

Haven't checked up on my subs in a few days, very nice progress. thumb.gif

Seems you the only one still interested Warp. Oh well I will keep it updated cause I want it here for the record so to speak lol.

So last night/today I painted the doors and the radiator. I had a little issue when painting the radiator and some overspray got on the doors. For some reason it caused more of a textured finish on the upper parts of both doors. Its not a big deal and you can barely see it in the pics and I will also be covering some of it with acrylic. I also moved my GPU power cables to the other side of the GPU to show them off from that side.




















Edited by Stuntfly02 - 4/5/14 at 7:45pm
post #177 of 232
I still follow the build, just been bad about putting in comments ^_^;;;
JägerWulfe
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K Gigabyte Z87X-OC MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition G.Skill Triden-X 16GB DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 2TB SATA3 Maxtor 2TB Black LG DVD-RW Cryorig R1 ultimate 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit BenQ VP2210 BenQ VP2210 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
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EVGA SuperNova 1000G2 NZXT Phantom 820 Black Roccat Nyth Steel Series Worgen 
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JDS Labs O2 + ODAC Rev.B AKG K712 Audio Technica ATH-M50X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 780 Classified Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Kingston 64GB SSDnow 200 CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Pro 240 Windows 7 64 Bit Dell E2213H 
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JägerWulfe
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Gigadestroyer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K Gigabyte Z87X-OC MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition G.Skill Triden-X 16GB DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 2TB SATA3 Maxtor 2TB Black LG DVD-RW Cryorig R1 ultimate 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit BenQ VP2210 BenQ VP2210 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova 1000G2 NZXT Phantom 820 Black Roccat Nyth Steel Series Worgen 
AudioAudioAudio
JDS Labs O2 + ODAC Rev.B AKG K712 Audio Technica ATH-M50X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 780 Classified Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Kingston 64GB SSDnow 200 CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Pro 240 Windows 7 64 Bit Dell E2213H 
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Logitech G15 v2 EVGA 1000w G2 Open Bench Table Corsair M95 
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post #178 of 232
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I still follow the build, just been bad about putting in comments ^_^;;;

I was joking, considering this thread has around 8000 views I think people are at least interested in it cheers.gif
post #179 of 232
Really loved following this build it has turned out amazing! Can't wait to see it finished, great work!
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Really loved following this build it has turned out amazing! Can't wait to see it finished, great work!

Oddly enough I stumbled on your build the other day thumb.gif and thanks for following
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