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post #31 of 66
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Going down in the Sound and Jamin with the Salmon!

Go 12th Man...

I'll be following this closely!!!

Love the colors

Thanks and glad to have you along!
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That sucks about the bp fitting frown.gif

Yeah, but no big deal, just a time delay and I'm not in a hurry to finish this anyway. I had it on the floor mounted 120mm and it was a slow leak, so not like water went everywhere or even near any components.

Performance PCs has stepped up and mailed me a new fitting today so hurray for customer service (although they were a little slow about it and took me 3 emails).

Also I received a new fitting in the mail today from jab-tech and this one is shiny-silver which will match.

Today I have to wet-sand the back-side door and paint it again, put this fitting in along with a new piece of tubing. I'll take some pics and come with a proper update later tonight thumb.gif
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post #32 of 66
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Ok- a few progress pics for you guys!

Here is the novus plastic polish/scratch remover I ordered from amazon along with a filling syringe and fittings I bought from PPCs. The #1 novus is basically a plastic cleaner while #2 is a rubbing compound for removing light scratches. They also make #3 for deeper scratches but I didn't get that. It works well as long as you add a little elbow grease.

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Got the needed fitting I ordered from Jab-Tec today and this one is stiff and not sloppy (like it should be) Black one on the left is the defective one and will make for some decent slingshot ammo wink.gif

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Here's a picture of the back side panel right after I wet-sanded and washed off with dish-soap. Still need to get some more paint on this. Its has to be a really nice finish as I have something in store for this one.

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So I put on the new fitting and got the tubing all hooked up for leak testing. I had a dripping fitting at the hard-line between the mainboard blocks that needed tightening, but the rest looks good! Here's a peek at the loop-

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post #33 of 66
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Here is some pastel green Mayhems in a glass. It is almost a perfect match thumb.gif

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After draining the loop, I fill it with the Mayhems pastel. Then I unplugged the pump from my tester psu and hooked it to the computers power supply.

Nervously, I hit the power button.

The fans and lights flashed activity briefly, then nothing.

Seems like a safety feature on the seasonic, like it's reacting to a short. Somewhere.... As depression and disappointment set in, I start unplugging accessories power cables from the fully modular psu until I just have power cables to the motherboard and the graphic cards. Hit the power button again, same result.

This particular evga motherboard has jumpers to disable pci-e slots for trouble shooting. I move the jumpers to disable both of the pci-e slots containing the graphic cards. Hit the button and it powers up with some long beeps (I assume that it is the no gpu warning). Well that's a bit of progress but what's going on? Could it be that this 650w Seasonic isn't up to the job? nah-

I replace the jumper for the upper card to the 'on' position and leave the jumper off for the lower gpu. I hit the start button and it boots normally with video. Soooo... something is either wrong with the 2nd gpu or the 5th pci-e lane. At this point I am hoping there is nothing wrong with the main-board. Well nothing left to do but take the card out and replace the air cooler and test it on a different motherboard. I drain out the mayhems into a clean container, cut and remove the two tubes going to the gpu block, and pull out the card.

Then I take off the water block and replace the stock air cooler and test the card on a different computer... and it works normally.

hmmmmm... at this point, I am really thinking something is wrong with the evga motherboard. I cut a new piece of hose and connect the remaining (top) gpu to the reservoir and refill the loop. Then I take the lower gpu with the air cooler still on it and place it in the questionable pci-e slot. Hook up the power cable and turn on the pc.... It works!

At this point I realize that I must have tightened the water block/back plate down too tight and it must have been shorting out. I remove the card, take off the stock cooling, and carefully replace the waterblock and backplate and assimilate it back into the loop, after draining it again. I refill the loop and power it on. Hurray! it works! It would have been a serious pain in the butt to disassemble the entire thing if it was the mainboard. I feel lucky and relief, and smile as I look at this-

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post #34 of 66
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A couple of close ups for your viewing pleasure wink.gif





Glass top with backlit MadKat logo-

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post #35 of 66
It looks fantastic! Glad that it was just the water block being on too tight rather than the mobo or card.
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Thanks Echo20 thumb.gif
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It looks fantastic! Glad that it was just the water block being on too tight rather than the mobo or card.
No kidding, it would have been a serious ordeal if it was the mainboard.

I dropped the side panels off at the pro airbrush guy a couple days ago. Hopefully he will get them done soon. Not sure if I am going to have him do anything on the windowed side. We'll see!

More to come!
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post #37 of 66
Looks like you're running some crazy radioactive fluid through your PC! I love how the colour scheme worked out.

Great jorb!
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Thanks Slaughtahouse!
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Love how the ram is plumbed thumb.gif
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Thanks wermad!

Still waiting for the airbrush guy... Hopefully it's worth the wait (and the money)
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