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Hey guys small update, I installed my EK VGA block today my backplate for the EK supremacy needed some cutting to make it fit perfectly so I did that too and have been messing around a bit, today they shipped a ****load of water cooling components to me so those will arrive soon smile.gif

Some pictures of today's work.


    
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Mhh that looks fine! If only the ugly brown AsRock PCB would be black :/

The EVGA Z77 Stinger http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=111-IB-E692-KR with a black paint mod* on the i/o panel would be amazing.

*like this Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
64c6041e_Corner.jpeg

Critic on a high level, just ignore me, it's still a mighty fine build.
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Yes I agree I rather had it black, I wasn't aware of that EVGA mobo, I wanted to keep my 2600K no need to upgrade the cpu because it's fast enough for me for the moment. So I looked which 1155 mobo where the better ones for OCing and I chose between the Asrock Z77 ITX and the Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe didn't think the blue would fit so I opted for the Asrock.
I really like the MAXIMUS VI IMPACT but then I would needed to upgrade my cpu also, I hope Asus makes some all black mITX mobo in the future something like the RIVE BE but then ITX that would be so awesome but I doubt that will happen.

Today my water cooling components arrived but the Z CAP and Reservoir are still on back order and it takes 3-4 weeks before they will be delivered so that's a real setback mad.gif

I replaced the green O-Rings for black ones on my Bitspower fittings and checked if my radiators would fit inside my case with the fans and the Fan controller also in there and it all fits real nice so that's that.
The Silver M4 x 30mm screws which came with the Black Ice SR-1 are to short to fit and also I want some black ones so I got to look out for them somewhere, I need M4 x 35MM screws in black I think MDPC X sell real nice ones but to only order a couple screws from there would cost me a lot of shipping so I'm going to look for them somewhere else I think.



I am flushing my radiators and blocks at the moment, first I flushed the Black Ice SR-1 here's a picture of the flushing setup and 1 picture of the sediment which came out of the SR-1, I am now flushing the Alphacool ST30, the flow of my flushing setup is real low my ponp pump only manages to get 350l/h I think that's a little bit to low I thought it would be enough but if I knew this I would get a faster one, I could also add my MCP655 to the flushing setup but I don't have that one yet at the moment it's ordered though.



Final shot of all the gunk that came out both radiators and blocks.


Some water cooling parts and Radiators.




And some random pictures I took earlier






I sleeved an extension cable for one of my fans didn't take a picture of it.
Edited by Iniura - 3/7/14 at 12:30pm
    
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I just finished building a bit, can't stop toying around with all the new stuff i got biggrin.gif I installed the EK Supremacy CPU block and the Monarch x2 RAM block, did some routing for my tubing and almost did all the tubing runs, took some pictures.

It's beginning to look like something now.




    
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Digging the progress. few comments/suggestions/questions:

Fans on the top radiator facing the wrong way (shouldn't they blow outward?)
I would turn the PSU to draw fresh air from the bottom. (I have the same, it's a single 12V rail design and it can get pretty warm under load)
Those are not the final fittings? (nickel instead of matte black?)

hopefully the last few parts will arrive soon smile.gif
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Looking great thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by nepToon View Post

Digging the progress. few comments/suggestions/questions:

Fans on the top radiator facing the wrong way (shouldn't they blow outward?)
I would turn the PSU to draw fresh air from the bottom. (I have the same, it's a single 12V rail design and it can get pretty warm under load)
Those are not the final fittings? (nickel instead of matte black?)

hopefully the last few parts will arrive soon smile.gif
Hey, about the fans, I think this is the best way no? To directly feed cold air outside of the case in.
You mean flip the PSU so the fan would be on the bottom? (Edit, I investigated the matter and am going to keep it this way, mainly because my PSU cables would get in the way of the reservoir, and it won't matter much how the PSU is orientated thnx for the advice though)
And yes those matte black fittings are final, i've always went with matte black don't know where you got the nickel from? smile.gif
Srry was asleep now I know what you mean the Fittings look like Nickel because of the bad pictures with flash but they are Matte Black, I will make good pictures in daylight once everything is finished.
Edited by Iniura - 3/8/14 at 8:56am
    
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It's usually best to go with convection on the top rad instead of trying to blow down.
The front 2 as intake the top 2 as out is what im trying to say.
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You're better off having all rad fans as intake. The whole convection thing is easily overcome by the fans. Simply put an exhaust fan in and you will be fine. Here is how I did mine with all rad fans as intakes (I have a fan box outside the case for my exhaust fan now)

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