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I know exactly what you mean about missing 1 of something (also about spending a bunch on compressions)

Lol so the heating in my house isn't working for some reason... it's like 55 F in here and the GPUs on my system are idling at 16 C lmao

That's super nice for the GPUs... less so for you and your family I would presume. biggrin.gif
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I guess I should put up some pictures of what I've been working on

Sleeving:









Repainting the radiator shroud, I hope you can tell the difference...

Before: you can see it looks a bit yellow compared to the other components





After:









Finished painting the last three fans:



I bought the MDPC die replacement from Lutro0 because I was having trouble crimping molex pins... turns out this one is milled a little TOO much so that for small wires, it does not crimp them securely. I switched back to the original just for the fans and it worked fine.

On the right you can see the pin is not crimped all the way (Lutro0's replacement)




Sleeving the first fan:










Edited by luciddreamer124 - 12/23/13 at 8:58am
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forget the optical drive, if anything, just throw in a separate usb external drive and call it a day.
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Pictures of the finished fans and radiator:





















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God those ax rads are sexy! Awesome build!
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God those ax rads are sexy! Awesome build!

Thanks! I guess XSPC is having some issues because no one has them in stock. The guy at sidewindercomputers said they were having problems, and that he would ship my second one ASAP.
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Running into a minor issue as I set up the reservoir config.

As you can see I need to use fittings to get over to the pass through fitting that will go through the fan cover plate.









However this most certainly will cause the top res fitting to interfere with the top radiator.





So I need a way to move the whole reservoir to the right so that I can only use one small male to male fitting, which will leave plenty of room up top.








I have 2 options:

1. buy a 240 radiator for the front
2. Use some standoffs on the UN brackets to move them farther to the right (something like THESE) and then either paint these or shrink wrap them.

I think I'll probably go for the 2nd option to reduce cost.
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I really like those reservoir mounts, where did you get them?
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post #79 of 465
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The brackets are UN mounts: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36112

I found them cheapest on sidewindercomputers.com

The reservoir holders themselves come with the res.
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Ok, cool. I like those. They will help me with planning out my dream loop when I'm bored haha
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