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Wow. Just.... Wow. Very nice job so far!
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Wow. Just.... Wow. Very nice job so far!

Thanks dude smile.gif
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post #23 of 141
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So some more toys arrived.

4x 3tb WD Reds - This will be their general layout.


Dominator Platinum Lightbar upgrade kit


Installed




Testing out the Fan Controller


Fans hooked up and all working, phew!


Cables nicely sleeved and shrink wrapped...


Final setup for the Rad & Pumps




I have also just spent WAY too much money on the Deluxe White Bitspower fittings...
I've decided to change the copper pipe to use Acrylic tubing.
As such I have changed out all the old fittings to Deluxe White to match the liquid smile.gif
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So got a bit of time this afternoon to work on the beloved!

Was finishing off testing and installing some LED's, making and fitting the HDD holders, and testing out the fittings for the CD/Fan Controller cover.

We tried a few things for the LED's.
Under the tray shining up, above the tray shining up under the mobo, and on the bottom of the mobo shining down into the tray.

I found that shining it down worked the best and made the whole try ping up nicely.

So fitting:


Test pic in bright day light:


Getting the HDD's started for the mounts.
But whats with the mobo standoffs?!


Nice bit of rubber washers to hopefully dampen any vibrations:


4 HDD's primed and ready:


Umm say what?


Starting to take shape:


Little recessed notches to stop the HDD's from moving around:


You can see how it sits in place:


Can see the rubber washers acting as a spacer and hopefully stop vibrations:


Getting the CD cover sorted.
Screw hole counter sunk:


All sorted...


Now a nice night shot of the LED's:


The tray needs a big clean so excuse the dusty look:


That's all for now...
Been trying to finish off the PSU cables man its a nightmare and takes forever...
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Beautiful!
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Beautiful!

TY smile.gif

Im really enjoying this project.
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post #27 of 141
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Finally update time!!!

So quick show of the gaming PC as it is.
Its fully functional smile.gif



Next the acrylic tubing has arrived for the watercooling loop:



Man it looks good:


Courtesy pic of the baby.
But now should I upgrade to 780 Ti, sucks so much.


Test SATA power connectors:


Getting the right distance and fittings:


Using my test cable to make the proper ones.
Came out pretty nicely:


Cables done and in place:


Close up of the fittings:


All 5 drives:


So curvy:


All mobo cables are done for the server.
Need to put down the cable management bits next and run the cables nicely.

Coming along now.
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Great update time!!!
Put on your seatbelts and get locked and loaded...

Started off slowly by tidying up the server cables:


Next up taking out the GPU:


GPU taken apart!


Starting the cleanup:


Nice and shiny shiny...


Ready for some water block loving:


Just a few BitsPower fittings... 1 or 2.


And now something slightly different:


Yes I did delid my i7 4770K
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post #29 of 141
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Getting the mobo ready, removed the CPU holder for running naked Haswell:


Looks good in there:


Snug in there with the WB ontop:


Starting to do the cable setup for server:


Nice and tidy:


Put Radiator back in place getting ready:


Mobo reseated with the GPU in its new block:


Other Radiator and Res getting into position.
Some links made:


Starting to sort out the 4 fan Radiator:
See the little connector just need to make the extension to reach the fan controller:


Running excess server cables under the desk:


Starting to fix down the Reservoirs:


Bending some acrylic tubing.
Insert silicon in the middle so it doesn't fall in on itself:


Loop starting to get there:


Nice bent tube:


Nice little bridge:
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Starting to fill the loop!
Oh yeah!!!


Liquid is open!


Putting down protection:


Nice curve and fittings with the GPU:


Water going in!


Filtering through:


CPU block filling up:


Tubes getting full:


Res getting there:


Looking good:


Long pipe looking like its getting there:


Looking nice:


And then we noticed an issue...
The way the Res' were setup the pumps were sucking in too much air.
The pumps were too powerful for that.

So had to drain the loop! Sigh frown.gif



Refilled with the one Res going the other way around.
This has the Anti-Cyclone closer to the pump and the fitting connecting lower down:


Loop testing:


Fitted the lights under the mobo:


Doesn't look too bad:


Not too much left to do.
Gotta finish the lid to save the pipes from prying hands lol.
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