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They should be compatible with either. Unless the connectors are flat standard and not ATX standard afaik. I have the HX 850 and pretty much every modular cable I have in my cable bin will plug right in and work just fine. If it's a matter of cable thickness, Seasonic should be 18AWG. So larger/smaller cable would be flextronics more than likely. thinking.gif

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I think you are right about the accessory cables, but I believe the 24-pin is either/or one or the other OEM, and not compatible with both. Let me get more information.

Just ordered fittings and tubing hard PETG and soft Primochill Advanced clear, went with EK rotary adapters this time, but stayed with the Monsoon tops. I love Monsoon's adaptive tool, it's the greatest.

Now why doesn't PPCS make their own line of universal fitting soft grip forceps tightening tool and anti-static water cooling build gloves? Could make millions, ok thousands. biggrin.gif

bigmikea? how about some S8S pics brother? smile.gif


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Edited by iBruce - 9/19/15 at 11:58am
     
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Actually there is a company that makes insulated battery terminal clamps but that could be disaster is to use if care isn't taken installing fittings.

Somewhere round I have an AX cable kit that I sleeved. The 24pin is indeed the important proprietary. I will have to look at it and see if I can figure out where the dual cable point is. I am pretty sure that's where the difference is. thinking.gif

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Performance PCs or EK should grab an OEM and create some water cooling specific gloves to SAVE OUR HANDS. Have you ever disassembled a Bitspower loop after 8months? Swollen thumb and first two fingers for three days, crazy red amounts of pain, all to save the finish on the locking collar.

Never again,

They need to make a universal fitting tool just for us custom guys and some nice gloves while building coz the young girls (in their 20s) like our hands young and pretty. Ok that was over the top. tongue.gif

Something like this. Please EK or Performance PCs, make us some water cooling build gloves.

Showagroup is a tremendous OEM glove maker. Go for it EK, add a new product to your line. smile.gif

http://www.showagroup.com/


     
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That's why I use rubber bands. They're cheap and effective and won't scratch the finish on even the most scratch prone finishes. I get emails from the Dollar Tree by the bag. thumb.gif

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No one helped me decide the interior colors here at the CL forum. sad-smiley-002.gif

I do try my best here to help out and spark things up.

Anyway, so glum do to lack of any input went ahead and ordered the S8S gunmetal mid chassis and side bar, moving to white as an accent interior color, another $55 to CaseLabs for parts, and $150 to PPCS for fittings and tubing and now being forced to watch Mr. Peabody by a lovely italian/irish girl, so I guess that works out as even-steven.

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No one helped me decide the interior colors here at the CL forum. sad-smiley-002.gif

I do try my best here to help out and spark things up.

Anyway, so glum do to lack of any input went ahead and ordered the S8S gunmetal mid chassis and side bar, moving to white as an accent interior color, another $55 to CaseLabs for parts, and $150 to PPCS for fittings and tubing and now being forced to watch Mr. Peabody by a lovely italian/irish girl, so I guess that works out as even-steven.

smile.gif

Yep, it's been way too quiet here... Time to stir up some trouble! lachen.gif I'd say though, that if you came out of it with an Italian/Irish girl - you're way ahead of most of us drum.gif I'm partial to Romanian myself biggrin.gif
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Thanks, the movie was pretty good, the aftermath even better, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more. smile.gif I appreciate any film with a time machine and a space time continuum that goes haywire laden with clever one-liners quips and witticisms even if animated, critics said the film was way too clever for its target audience, and the theme song was Pompeii by Bastille, ideal choice, kept us laughing a full 78minutes, (short attention span). tongue.gif

Might pick-up fittings and tubing today if I get the word from PPCS, Mondays they’re usually overwhelmed with orders to fulfill from the weekend so, they may not get to mine until tomorrow. Went with EK rotary adapters 90degree 45degree and 45+45degree wraparounds for the first time, the EK romance continues, and Monsoon both compression and Hardline, restricting the Bitspower to two deluxe white 20mm pass-throughs since they are the only brand out there making certain task specific water parts.

And excited about the gunmetal mid chassis and right side rail shipping from CaseLabs this week. The gunmetal mid chassis table with three mods and Bitspower deluxe white pass-throughs and EK white res top should look amazing. Only needed 12 fittings for the S8S, I realize the guys with SMA8s are laughing at that right about now, got two Monsoon nickel Hardline economy for the EK nickel plexi EVO block and two Monsoon white Hardline economy for the pass-throughs. Sort of designing the aesthetics of the build into zones, plexi and nickel, white and gunmetal, underneath black, gunmetal and clear, “designing in color specific zones” what happens when you spend way too much time on a build. smile.gif

And I’ve been requested to pick up this EK plexi TOP for the October all-white S8S build for my fiancée, hopefully we’ll be pregnant by then crossing fingers. We talked it over and she wants this part with a classic EK reservoir with white end caps and mounted hanging and positioned horizontal instead of vertical, from her S8S top frame, somehow I have to figure out how to do that (scratching head). May not begin until November and promise I won’t post about it step by step, maybe some final pics, that’s all. She just wants the EK part early to place on her desk, I’m guessing it will generate happy feelings been promising her, her own computer since we met and she decided on writing as her career, so it’s about time I followed through.


     
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Yes indeedy. She's gonna want it for the upcoming 9 months of nesting. thumb.gif

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Yes indeedy. She's gonna want it for the upcoming 9 months of nesting. thumb.gif

~Ceadder smil3dbd4e4c2e742.gif

Is THAT what happens? Yikes! smile.gif

AquaComputer finally sent the Aquaero blue LED front panels to the US, so anyone with an A6 can swap out the red LEDs for cool soft blue (without owning an electron microscope) biggrin.gif , and a part I’ve been waiting four months to arrive, the PowerAdjust 3 Ultra passive heat sink in black, going to mount the Aquaero 6 XT, “LT style” and the PowerAdjust 3 Ultra on the S8S accessory panel.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-replacement-front-in-new-design-for-aquaero-5-and-6-xt-blue-leds.html

http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-passive-heat-sink-for-poweradjust-3-black.html

In this pic made by CL, the front USB 3.0 ports partially block access to the rectangular cut-out in the mid chassis part, that’s all well and good unless you plan on moving two soft water tubing runs through that cut out from your FlexBay EK CE 280mm rad. I removed the front I/O USB 3.0/audio ports for that very reason, used that $25 accessory in the test bench, and a video engineer friend told me about an external USB 3.0/charging hub that’s supposedly “best in class” in a rugged thick all aluminum body and very inexpensive from a group called Xcellon, but you cannot get it through the normal enthusiasts outlets, he recommended B&H Photo-Video.

Found it for $39.95, seems legit. tongue.gif

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1042744-REG/xcellon_usb_5pch_xcellon.html






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Whoooops! $39.95 is not cheap for a USB 3.0 hub. Think what my friend meant was it’s a good price for professional grade gear. It does seem like it’s built to last a decade. And now I’ll return to discussing these matters by my lonesome. All alone. Just me. By myself. sad-smiley-002.gif



     
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