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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

As far back as I can recall, all of us that added midplates, made them ourselves from acrylic stock, . . . depending on our location, as to what source for the acrylic we used.

It'll definitely be a DIY experience for you, as it's not something you can order ready made.

Darlene
Hi and thanks everyone.
I have a few questions tho.
1.how do you attach the midplate? Do u use some screws or rivets?
2.what thickness of acrylic is the most common? 3mm?
3.should i leave the original midplate there or cut it?
4.how do u mod the acrylic? With dremel?
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Originally Posted by NightSmoker View Post

try your local building supply store, they might have some. I get it from interglas.dk, but thats a local danish glass supplyer, so not much help for you there.

http://www.plasticsheets.com think they are from UK.
Thanks and rep for both smile.gif
post #2952 of 4191
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Originally Posted by fat4l View Post

Hi and thanks everyone.
I have a few questions tho.
1.how do you attach the midplate? Do u use some screws or rivets?
2.what thickness of acrylic is the most common? 3mm?
3.should i leave the original midplate there or cut it?
4.how do u mod the acrylic? With dremel?
Thanks and rep for both smile.gif

1. i bolt mine down in the core x9 with m3 bolts, not sure if you have that option.
2. Depends on how long they are, the longer the thicker they have to be, mine in the core x9 is 6mm and spans 35 cm. and has a light spring effect when pressed.
3... duno up to you i guess.
4. dremmel, hacksaw, tablesaw, but get a piece cut to measure if you dont have the right powertools. here is a youtube video
there are also a bunch of other videos on youtube, look to the right when playing this video, and i'm sure all your questions will be answered.
Edited by NightSmoker - 6/2/16 at 8:04pm
post #2953 of 4191
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Originally Posted by NightSmoker View Post

if a radiator was to leak, i guess i would be same result in most other builds. Might as well be a leak at cpu..again same result. As i see it, its just a risk you take by doing watercooling.

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Originally Posted by bluej511 View Post

Honestly if it leaks most then likely its going to follow the hose either way and end up on top of the cpu block or just drip somewhere on the mobo. I spilled so much installing mine and had no issues after letting it dry.

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Originally Posted by mypickaxe View Post



Anything can happen. You could have a bad compression fitting gasket, or the tubing pops off and the liquid would just spray down in a system with a lot of pressure. It's not likely but it can happen.

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Originally Posted by mypickaxe View Post

What are you going on about?

Speaking from experience. I've seen people put together systems poorly, and I've seen manufacturers such as EK release "kits" that do the same thing (Predator 360 anyone?)

If you have nothing nice to say, buzz off. You definitely are not the expert on every issue. That person does not exist.

I don't care how much time you spent idolizing your custom setup. In the end, I respect that everyone has a different set of experiences, and EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE, has to learn for themselves how to do something the "right way" and "the wrong way."

If you don't like the conversation about fans and temps *in the Core X9 or any other Core series case*, close the thread. I don't care. I would rather not see your nonsense any longer.

All valid points, but...

I currently have a 540 air and the setup is most like any other tower with water-cooling with a vertical tray, so if there were a leak the liquid would completely bypass the mainboard and drip over cards in the PCI slots, if anything, and run down the hose to the bottom of the case. I fail to see how a vertical placed board can be exposed to liquid from water-cooling unless a pump began spraying, I guess a damaged fin on a rad could drip liquid over a vertically placed mb... but I've never experienced liquid damage while using vertically placed. I guess I could mod something to alleviate a concern, but mostly trying to convince myself that the X9 would be a good investment since it obviously has some damn great airflow CI.

Oh for that person bashing a relevant concern, not quoted, but pickaxe set them in place wink.gif... inexperienced/experienced builder or good/premium water-cooling setups all have the same chances of water-cooling hardware failing. It's all dependent on R&D/QC. Idolizing a computer and custom work; yawn... I like your system mod and good work, but still. Also, some prefer to protect their investments and not throw money out the window as most idiot millennials and some of the generations before them. Whom of which are the reason inflation is on the rise and have no respect and knowledge for the value of a dollar and other currencies... people ignore this issue because they're famously too stupid and shove it along the table for some other generation to deal with it.
Edited by HIGHPOINT - 6/2/16 at 9:12pm
post #2954 of 4191
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All valid points, but...

I currently have a 540 air and the setup is most like any other tower with water-cooling with a vertical tray, so if there were a leak the liquid would completely bypass the mainboard and drip over cards in the PCI slots, if anything, and run down the hose to the bottom of the case. I fail to see how a vertical placed board can be exposed to liquid from water-cooling unless a pump began spraying, I guess a damaged fin on a rad could drip liquid over a vertically placed mb... but I've never experienced liquid damage while using vertically placed. I guess I could mod something to alleviate a concern, but mostly trying to convince myself that the X9 would be a good investment since it obviously has some damn great airflow CI.

Oh for that person bashing a relevant concern, not quoted, but pickaxe set them in place wink.gif... inexperienced/experienced builder or good/premium water-cooling setups all have the same chances of water-cooling hardware failing. It's all dependent on R&D/QC. Idolizing a computer and custom work; yawn... I like your system mod and good work, but still. Also, some prefer to protect their investments and not throw money out the window as most idiot millennials and some of the generations before them. Whom of which are the reason inflation is on the rise and have no respect and knowledge for the value of a dollar and other currencies... people ignore this issue because they're famously too stupid and shove it along the table for some other generation to deal with it.

well you can do things to minimise risk, i for one only have 1 fitting directly over mb, you could use lower compartment to host your rads......but still, nothing protects us from part failure, or beeing plain stupid and forgetting to tie down fitting or something.

Jayztwocents having a leak
Forgot something

So IT Diva does have a point, that if you do it all right, chances for a failure is minimal.
post #2955 of 4191
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Originally Posted by NightSmoker View Post

well you can do things to minimise risk, i for one only have 1 fitting directly over mb, you could use lower compartment to host your rads......but still, nothing protects us from part failure, or beeing plain stupid and forgetting to tie down fitting or something.

Jayztwocents having a leak
Forgot something

So IT Diva does have a point, that if you do it all right, chances for a failure is minimal.

got a leak problem 3 times in about 10 years using watercooling on my pc
the most recent was on x9 i forgot to put oring on one compression fitting , and running that about 1 month , the drip was so small that you couldnt even see it ,and the other 2 leaks was with the feser company 45 degree rottary fitting (some silver) about 4-5 years ago , but from what i saw they propably bad quality cause i had 12 of them (they where sold in pack of 4) every last one of them at some point leaked

My basic rules ,
Never over tighten fitting , hand tighting is good if you are a bit uneasy give it 1/4 with a tool but no more , more propably gonna destroy the oring and mabye thread if acetal/plexi
run at least 2-3 leak test if there is a leak you will see it
Avoid as much as possible rottary fittings , if nessecary dont buy cheap ones pay something extra for a good brand
And last prefer compression fitting over bards
post #2956 of 4191
Hey guys! wave2.gif

After approximately 2,000 unread posts, I am back here again... with an idea.

What if I mod a MO-RA to the front of the case?
It WILL be ugly and most likely hard to do, but seeing that the megarad is only 3mm wider and 87mm shorter than the case, it could possibly work.

Has anyone tried such shenanigans already?
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Hey guys! wave2.gif

After approximately 2,000 unread posts, I am back here again... with an idea.

What if I mod a MO-RA to the front of the case?
It WILL be ugly and most likely hard to do, but seeing that the megarad is only 3mm wider and 87mm shorter than the case, it could possibly work.

Has anyone tried such shenanigans already?



You might want to wait for 2500 unread posts before having that next inspiration . . . . biggrin.gif



No, seriously though, . . .

The Mora is a terrible performer, it just makes up in size what it lacks in efficiency.

The case has room for more rad space then the mora has, using real flat tube high performance rads . . . .

It's just beyond the pale to throw that away to deliberately make something beyond ugly . . .

If you have a mora and want to use it over buying new rads . . .

Then mount it externally, and glass in the X9 for a nice open look or something along that line . .


Your favorite smug curmudgeon,

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 6/3/16 at 4:14am
post #2958 of 4191
Oh, yeah. Don't get me wrong. tongue.gif
I have 3x360 (2x56mm and 1x35mm) along with 1x120 (35mm) rads in the case already.

I just had this idea because, you know... why not? Depending on how it is set up, it could be turned around to look raw but good (imagine the MO-RA with the fan mesh, and above it a horizontally mounted res behind a custom made mesh).

P.S. I'd still keep the window on the side of the X9, I will change the plexi to tempered glass one day... some day.
Edited by fragamemnon - 6/3/16 at 6:51am
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I have mora 3 420, in push pull and it performs good. Its mounted externaly ofc, with 4+4 200mm(30mm thick) 900rpm fans thumb.gif



post #2960 of 4191
any chance that you could be so kind as to meassure the width & height on the base of the mounting bracket of your bitspower res IT diva ?
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