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Motherboard Arrives!

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered an MSI Mpowered Max motherboard for this build. What I received was the regular Mpower which is a step down from the board I ordered (I really need the 2 USB 3.0 headers.) The shop I ordered from expected me to pay return shipping for their mistake. Not going to happen. Today that board finally departed the workshop (with them covering the return shipping) and this arrived in it's place (from a different vendor)



I'm really excited to try the Mpower Max AC! It's an amazing looking board (too bad EK refuses to make a block for it, even though it would fit 3 different boards!)

I also received the the Monsoon bending kit for the acrylic tubing today! Have to say that I am impressed with the quality of the bending mandrels, they are aluminum! Can't wait to get set up for some serious tube bending...thumb.gif



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Just take your time and make it want you want it to be! Will you be using the hexagon pattern for this build? Definitely subbed though!

I hope EK will be releasing their Ascendacy and that it'll have a 2x5.25-screen! We'll see! Love the Aquaero!

yes, the hexagon will be a recurring theme throughout this build...thumb.gif
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How did this only just appear in my subscriptions? Subbed to you already so I should get threads started by you in my sub list too. Strange. Either way, it looks great so far, sorry to hear about you receiving the wrong board though, but for my future reference where did you order from the first time?
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I won't name them until I have a full refund...(they have to "test" the board to make sure I didn't damage it...)
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And we all know how that goes 9 out of 10 times. Retailers are idiots sometimes.
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Getting a few measurements so I can create a removable tray for the Himuros...should make working on them a lot easier. Measurements look like I should be able to fit four on a tray that slides out.



Also getting measurements for the I/O plate replacement and cover...



Reminds me that I have to get the design for the GPU back plate and GPU Reactor completed...doh.gif
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Got that GPU myself yesterday! Way too cool of a card to give an ugly water block tongue.gif
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Oh yes, my body is ready. So subbed.
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Got that GPU myself yesterday! Way too cool of a card to give an ugly water block tongue.gif

This is the first GPU that I've actually really liked the stock cooler on it (although Gigabyte's chromed shroud on the 6870 OC was pretty nice too.) But, with 2 of them, they need to go under water to match the rest of the build...thumb.gif
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Subbed since it's an LRT build. biggrin.gif
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Got that GPU myself yesterday! Way too cool of a card to give an ugly water block tongue.gif

Pfffft Lightnings would be a waste on air, but I'm sure you're kidding. wink.gif
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Subbed since it's an LRT build. biggrin.gif
Pfffft Lightnings would be a waste on air, but I'm sure you're kidding. wink.gif

No joke, I'm never taking mine under liquid cooling biggrin.gif
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