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post #11 of 58
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Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe View Post

EVGA does sell individually sleeve cable sets: http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=100-CK-1300-B9 No idea how shipping would be to Norway, or if european distributors carry such.

90 bucks?!?!?!? Wow, that is a steal, hope I can get my hands on two pairs of those.
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The EVGA sleeved cables a a lot cheaper than the Corsair ones. rolleyes.gif

Yes, I can see that, wow, I will check it out.



Ordered two packs just now, the EU-site had reduction for Norwegian customs, awesome! biggrin.gif
Edited by Gobigorgohome - 7/27/14 at 2:49am
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post #12 of 58
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Okay, a mild bump in the road to Rome. I looked a little further on the Monoblock and I saw that the water is actually passing over the screws which I have problems with (three screws on the Mosfet that goes down on the batteries on the motherboard, if it did not have the after-mounted washers). I read somewhere on OCN a while back that there was a problem with too long screws on the monoblock, guess I was unlucky and got one of those examples. I have filed for RMA to the shop where I bought it, then I want the "classic" instead, got a bit worried.

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post #13 of 58
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In the past five days I have pretty much just had a lot to do at work so there is not done too much with the project.

I got around and drilled the holes for the LD Cooling 19 mm Vandal switches (and mounted them), then I got a bit of a problem when it got to HDD-placement, but I figured out a way around that too. It ended up with a acrylic plate which I bended (will attach it to the motherboard) and use the side mounting holes on the HDD's to attach the HDD's to the bracket, it will be neat. 8-pin CPU-cable will go behind the HDD's so I think it could be very interesting.

I also talked to the owner of Techbay.no (where I get my water cooling gear mostly) and I ordered 2x bushing QD3's so I could mount them on the acrylic wall where I planned on running the hard tubing through. I just have to buy some 12 mm nickel-plated copper tubing now and wait for the blocks to arrive (probably Wednesday next week). I also got the home-made radiator stand finished (tubed up and everything), so there is not too much work left before the computer can be tested with the water cooling, I am really excited.
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Can you share a link to the 2x bushing QD3 that you ordered?thumb.gif
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post #15 of 58
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Can you share a link to the 2x bushing QD3 that you ordered?thumb.gif

I think it was this: http://koolance.com/qd3-mfg4-p-quick-disconnect-no-spill-coupling-male-panel-female-threaded-g-1-4

I kind of ordered it over telephone so I am not 100 % sure which one it was, but my best guess is that it was two of those.
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I have a few Koolance QD4 with compression fitting and they work very good. I swapped the orientation of the flow reconnecting to get rid of some bubbles on the CPU waterblock and to let some big bubbles get out and refill with a QDC and an open hose on the other side. The QD4 are bigger and in theory offer less restriction, but they are big. After using them, I really cant think of a loop without QDC. I only have WC on the CPU+RAM sector, in hte near future I will WC the GPUs.
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post #17 of 58
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I have a few Koolance QD4 with compression fitting and they work very good. I swapped the orientation of the flow reconnecting to get rid of some bubbles on the CPU waterblock and to let some big bubbles get out and refill with a QDC and an open hose on the other side. The QD4 are bigger and in theory offer less restriction, but they are big. After using them, I really cant think of a loop without QDC. I only have WC on the CPU+RAM sector, in hte near future I will WC the GPUs.

Okay I see, this is the first time I ever use any kind of quick-disconnects (did not really need it before either). The only thing I am worried about is the restricted flow, other than that I guess they will work fine.

On the project-side I guess I will take some more time rubbing the acrylic glass with 1500/2000 grit sandpaper ... it got a bit rough with just 800 grit and I have to file down the deep cuts, it does not look too good now.
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post #18 of 58
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Okay, I came around and did some grinding of the acrylic today, I did one more pass with 800 grit sandpaper first then another pass with 1500 grit sandpaper. I tried 2500 grit sandpaper too, but then the acrylic got shiny again so I had to go over with 1500 again. I have 2000 grit sandpaper lying around too, but I think I call it a day at 1500 (it seems to be more and more clear when the sandpaper get more fine-grinded).

I got the "second PSU-starter cable" today, and the sleeved cables from EVGA got shipped sometime last week so they should be right around the corner.

I have to drill the holes for the HDD's, which I have not got around to do yet, this will probably be done tomorrow when I have a day off of work. The water blocks for the CPU and MB finally got sent today, that was about time so I probably have them on Wednesday (I hope to put the rig together then).

Checklist for what I have to do before/during mounting:

- Drill holes for the QD3 bushings
- Cut holes for the power/reset-button wires
- Mount the EK-FB ASUS R4BE Acetal+Nickel
- Mount the EK-Supremacy Full Nickel Clean CSQ
- Get all the hardware into the case
- Bend and cut nickel-plated copper tubing
- Mount fans on MO-RA3
- Mount the legs on the MO-RA3 and connect it to the radiator stand (using EK-ZMT tube with EK-CSQ fittings)
- Handle all the fans on the radiator stand and the MO-RA3 (mount to fan-controller and so on)
- Clean my desk and find placement for radiator stand, MO-RA3 and case
- Fill the loop, leak-test and ready to go!
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post #19 of 58
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Okay, back again with some more work done. I figured out that stock black "case" was a bit boring so I went ahead and grinding it down with 800 grit sandpaper, I went to the store and got some green paint (they did not have brown paint frown.gif ) so I just went ahead with green. I primed the case and both doors with some zink-coldgalvanizing I had laying around since last project, then it was time for some paint, I ended up using green and white (because the shop did not have the frost glass paint which would have been perfect for the MB-tray). I just improvised a bit and I was trying to get the "theme" go after military paint because the "Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk" is the inspiration for this build. Therefor "Black Hawk". If I am going to do more "graphics" I think I will do stickers, because it should be outside on the acrylic.

I am throwing a picture in just for a taste of the paint-job I did on the case (I am very happy with it this far), just need some more work with the "graphics" to do it justice. I added a few more shots.

Update 05.08.14

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This shot was taken after the first/second round with the painting (freestyle by the way) biggrin.gif


I just mounted the rubber grommets, IO and motherboard stand-offs.
















Let me know what you guys think, the acrylic panels will go on the outside of this paint so it will not be this visible when it is done.
Edited by Gobigorgohome - 8/5/14 at 3:15pm
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Update 06.08.14

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EK-FB ASUS R4BE Acetal+Nickel and EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ Full Nickel with Elite bracket installed


Some loop-building, could not use copper tubing because many of holes was to near each other.


Another angle.


Close.





Chipset to GPU's.


From the top.







Tell me what you guys think! smile.gif
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