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Great work on the GPU. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif
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This is most excellent. When I saw the picture of the finished GPU block, wow!. Lol.

Thank you very much. thumb.gif

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Great work on the GPU. thumb.gifthumb.gifthumb.gif

Thanks for the compliment. smile.gif




Now ..... If I could only find where the hell I stashed all the leds to see how this looks lit up. tongue.gif

   
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I like your CPU block =) its not too much
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I like your CPU block =) its not too much

Thank you. Theres at least 2 people that like it now. lol





Still working on this build, been a busy past couple of weeks ugh. Anyway I did manage to mod one of the last internal watercooling pieces I do believe. tongue.gif I always liked the frozenq specialty reservoirs and even thought about purchasing one of those red harbinger reservoir covers. The harbinger reservoir covers I thought were seriously over priced though.

So in the end I continued a theme from the water blocks to the res/pump combo. biggrin.gif I think it turned out pretty well:






Heres a little peak at how it was taped off:



Theres no vinyl cutter here. Just some tape, some measuring, and some handy work. lol

I hope to start doing more, but with the holidays coming up fast I doubt I'll be able to do any major work for a couple of weeks. And I wanted to finish this before Christmas lol. tongue.gif
   
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Thank you. Theres at least 2 people that like it now. lol





Still working on this build, been a busy past couple of weeks ugh. Anyway I did manage to mod one of the last internal watercooling pieces I do believe. tongue.gif I always liked the frozenq specialty reservoirs and even thought about purchasing one of those red harbinger reservoir covers. The harbinger reservoir covers I thought were seriously over priced though.

So in the end I continued a theme from the water blocks to the res/pump combo. biggrin.gif I think it turned out pretty well:






Heres a little peak at how it was taped off:



Theres no vinyl cutter here. Just some tape, some measuring, and some handy work. lol

I hope to start doing more, but with the holidays coming up fast I doubt I'll be able to do any major work for a couple of weeks. And I wanted to finish this before Christmas lol. tongue.gif

I'm loving the path you're taking here... very unique...this build is gonna be awesome bud! thumb.gif

Don't rush it man, keep taking your time...

...and a very Merry Christmas to you & yours! smile.gif
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I'm loving the path you're taking here... very unique...this build is gonna be awesome bud! thumb.gif

Don't rush it man, keep taking your time...

...and a very Merry Christmas to you & yours! smile.gif

Thank you bud, Merry Christmas to you too.


Its already taken me a year to get this far if I wait any longer my components are really going to be antiquated. lol
   
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That res reminds me of a lightsaber hilt. Bad ass. Cool think you're doing man!
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What an absolutely smashing BL. Sorry I'm late to the party but I'm definitely looking forward to the rest =)
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That res reminds me of a lightsaber hilt. Bad ass. Cool think you're doing man!

Didn't really think about it till you mentioned it but yeah it kinda does. lol Thank you. biggrin.gif



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What an absolutely smashing BL. Sorry I'm late to the party but I'm definitely looking forward to the rest =)

Thank you. thumb.gif It's never too late to party, it don't stop here until the sun comes up. lol
   
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Well the holidays are over so I've slowly been working on this again. biggrin.gif

I've been trying to finish up all the tubing runs and get everything fitted and that part of it is almost done. I only need a couple of fittings and some acrylic collars for the monsoon fittings to finish up the last tubing run.

Speaking of the acrylic collars, these monsoon hard line acrylic fittings are not forgiving at all. If you do not have your bends on point and mate the tube to the mounting surface at a straight 90 degrees they will not seal correctly. I figure more than a degree off and when you tighten the fittings the stress can probably break the tube or cause a fracture.


Either way a sneak peek of what I've done so far: thumb.gif












One thing though is I'm on the fence on these EK plugs I bought for the graphics cards. You see, I kinda liked the fluted exterior and figured it might match the monsoon fittings. Its slightly different with more grooves though. I'm a big fan of symmetry and figured i would use some of those plugs next to the 90 degree fittings on each graphics card while leaving the plain ek hex plugs next to the monsoon hard line fittings. Either way this is what I got so far so let me know what you think, keep the Newer Ek plugs where they are or stick to the included allen key head plugs?


Newer EK plug:


Plain hex plug:








The newer style definately looks a little nicer from the top though:


What yall think?





I still have ALOT of work to do including things I still need to purchase like an aquero 5 LT, aquero flow meter, sleeving, sleeving supplies, and some accent lighting and odds and ends. Didn't think it would take me this long lol. tongue.gif
   
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