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Fashionably late...Definitely subbed

Welcome aboard mate thumb.gif Better late than never wink.gif Progress this week was slow due to been working my a.. off and waiting on some last minute parts I order. The parts arrived today along with a Schrader valve for the leak test. Hope to make some good progress over the weekend and who knows perhaps do the air leak test then. I still need to get also a replacement PSU since the 24 pin cable does not hold on the psu side. Whoever build the psu have the green coils inside so close to the cable holes that the lock mechanism does not click in place...So much for Corsair QC. rolleyes.gif
post #62 of 495
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Well some progress but my pressure gauge was leaking through the koolance adapter and after some attempts to fix it I got this:





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Now I need to find a new adapter and also most likely a better manometer for the leak test....

In the meantime here is the SR1 ready to go inside the case. What a beauty this rad is wubsmiley.gif






Made some progress on the white loop and is almost ready for leak test. Here is the 240 mm finishing its cleaning bath and what I got after the blitz treatment and 12 hours of part 2 (not much actually):





and here you guys could see the back of the case with the connecting loop between the top and front rad with the MPS 400 already there:




here you can also see the two bottom pumps and the two drains already routed on the bottom chamber.
post #63 of 495
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Ok Folks

here is an idea. I am struggling with the place for the Aquaero 5 lt. This is the one with the waterblock so it should be incorporated in the loop. At first was thinking in placing it at the bottom chamber close to the sr1 rad. The problem is that with that the Aquaero block would be the lowest point in the loop. The other factor is that I am running out of space down there with the 2 pumps and drain valves already there. There is space between the PSU and the SR1 for the Aquaero but still would be the lowest point. Another possibility is to fix it to the other PSU backplate (the one that would close the opening behind the sr1 - unused PSU cut out). But right now I am thinking on fixing it to the red part of the case (top) and to change the routing of the connection between the top rad and the front rad like this (orange lines):





Will sleep over this and decide tomorrow.
post #64 of 495
You see, the problem is you dont need a 5LT. You ned to get yourself a 6 series with the display so you can mount it in a bay and then send me the 5LT. wink.gif



Lol no but seriously othern than having bolts show through the top of the case what are your concerns for the mounting location? Looks, convenience?
   
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Hey Gab'z,
Will it fit vertically if mounted down below in this area ??

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You see, the problem is you dont need a 5LT. You ned to get yourself a 6 series with the display so you can mount it in a bay and then send me the 5LT. wink.gif



Lol no but seriously othern than having bolts show through the top of the case what are your concerns for the mounting location? Looks, convenience?


Lol biggrin.gif In fact I do have the Aq 6 and is going up on the front of the case. It will control the Phanteks 120 x4 fans PWM on the 480 mm rad, 6x 120 mm Phanteks volt regulated fans (amazing the difference between the two with the PWM a much better fan for rads...), +4x 120mm Schyte ultra slim fans. So the Aq5 lt would control the fans in the bottom chamber (sr1). My concern is that is not the lowest point in the loop, be functional since will have to plug the fans on it, and be on route of the tubing since the waterblock on it should be incorporated in the loop. The ceiling/top position would take care of 2 of these concerns but will not be close to the bottom fans....
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Hey Gab'z,
Will it fit vertically if mounted down below in this area ??


Yep, I thought about that too. Seems a good spot for it that would fit the bill of all 3 concerns above. The only possible drawback on that position would be the 140 mm x 4 rad mount that will house 4 additional 140 mm fans but it does not look like it would conflict with it. thumb.gif Thks Fast.
post #67 of 495
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Long due update but have been working hard on my job not my hobby biggrin.gif

Leak test of the white loop done. Did using air leak method from posts/ideas of @IT Diva and @B NEGATIVE which I became aware through a post from @Unicr0nhunter:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1516278/a-little-advice-needed-leak-cleanup#post_22934270


So once again thank you guys thumb.gif

I got a Schrader valve 1/4 npt from ebay (order two months ago and got it last week) and a 1/4 npt female to g 1/4 male koolance adapter. That went to the top port of the 480 mm rad. The other top port I put the pressure gauge (this time metal encased and with 1/4 BSP). Used a bike pump to build around 10-12 psi inside the loop to check for leaks. Got two before putting the Mayhem blitz part II which is running as I post here. One was the bottom of the reservoir that need to be one more turn to fully seal (would have been a flood if tested with liquid) and another small one coming from the back (a loose fitting). So running right now for 24 hours to keep an eye for any small leaks that might have escape me and also to finish cleaning the rads and whole loop before putting the gray coolant in it (can wait to do that wubsmiley.gif)

some pictures of the leak test and final cleaning phase:








notice that I replaced the tube between the gpu and top rad with 3/8 x 5/8 tube and a koolance filter just for this final cleaning loop phase. You can also notice that final pass through and tubes are in place including the return line to black reservoir. Getting close folks. A couple of hours more of work on the black loop to be able to leak test. Then is cable management and to put the leds on it.
Edited by Gabrielzm - 11/19/14 at 8:42pm
post #68 of 495
Nice!that looks awesome.
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Nice!that looks awesome.

Thks mate thumb.gifsmile.gif
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The only word that comes to mind is - WOW thumb.gif
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