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post #111 of 128
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Alrighty, so there were numerous choices I had when deciding how to run some cables through from Ped to Main areas. The route I choose is pictured below. There are a few rear area cables that run IO of the ped under the PSU but many others and hoses run through the front area.

I choose this method because most people view a computer from front to rear or side to side. Very rarely do people look at a PC from rear to front. It always made sense to me then to hide cable runs at the front where people just don't see when the look at the computer. Take a look and tell me what you think.



So the Bitspower feedthrough and compression fitting seen here is the return path from the CPU to the pedestal. The cables are the fan control lines, power for the center light in the reservoir and temp sensor lines. They are virtually unnoticeable from the front and have very clean runs through the use of the cable channels I installed. The white looks very clean with the rest of the build and overall has achieved the look I was hoping for.

-Joe
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Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Wester Digital Black Edition 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB 7200RPM Koolance PVC Tubing 10mm x 13mm Clear (10ft) 
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EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
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Bitspower Non-champher 10mmx12mm Tube (10m) XSPC MPower Z87 Waterblocks FrozenQ Nove Core Extreme Edition Reservoir Swiftech MCP35X2 White Edition (with heatsink) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
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White LED Rocker Switch Various Connectors, Heatshrink, and Pins BoredParacord Solid Red (400ft) BoredParacord Solid White (400ft) 
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Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Wester Digital Black Edition 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB 7200RPM Koolance PVC Tubing 10mm x 13mm Clear (10ft) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
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Bitspower Non-champher 10mmx12mm Tube (10m) XSPC MPower Z87 Waterblocks FrozenQ Nove Core Extreme Edition Reservoir Swiftech MCP35X2 White Edition (with heatsink) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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post #112 of 128
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Here's a quick look at the completed HDD area and top down view between the graphics cards. The red MSI does light up!




-Joe
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Non-champher 10mmx12mm Tube (10m) XSPC MPower Z87 Waterblocks FrozenQ Nove Core Extreme Edition Reservoir Swiftech MCP35X2 White Edition (with heatsink) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
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EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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post #113 of 128
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Quick look at how I did the top fill port. Second is with the fill adapter installed and third image is just the pass-through which has a low profile plug that fits to it after servicing.






-Joe
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Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Wester Digital Black Edition 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB 7200RPM Koolance PVC Tubing 10mm x 13mm Clear (10ft) 
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EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Non-champher 10mmx12mm Tube (10m) XSPC MPower Z87 Waterblocks FrozenQ Nove Core Extreme Edition Reservoir Swiftech MCP35X2 White Edition (with heatsink) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P240W 24in 1980x1200 SteelSeries Apex CoolerMasters V1000 Caselabs Mercury S8 with Pedestal 
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post #114 of 128
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Enough of the basic stuff though. Let's see some water cooling hotness. Here's how I'm running the lines (all hard lines with two exceptions).

Reservoir -> Dual Pump -> Ram Block -> GPU1 -> GPU2 -> SR2 Rad (360x54mm) -> SR2 Rad (360x54mm) -> VRM1 -> VRM2 -> CPU -> Ped -> Flow Meter -> Nemesis GTX Rad (360x54mm) -> Nemesis GTX Rad (360x54mm) -> Reservoir (via stealth ped pass-through)

Alright. That's the setup, let's check it out!






Looking good so far. Here's some overall pictures to show the status of the build while doing this work.






With the final shot being of the top radiator mount and the hardline bridge between the rads.

These Hardware Labs Black Ice Radiators look smexy as hell.

-Joe
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Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Wester Digital Black Edition 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital Blue Edition 1TB 7200RPM Koolance PVC Tubing 10mm x 13mm Clear (10ft) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P240W 24in 1980x1200 SteelSeries Apex CoolerMasters V1000 Caselabs Mercury S8 with Pedestal 
MouseMouse PadOtherOther
MadCatz MMO7 MSI Gaming Swiftech 8-Way PWM Splitter (3 total) ModMyToys 6-Way PWM Splitter (2 total) 
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post #115 of 128
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Need more cooling lines! Here's the rest with pre-fill pictures (the protective covers are still on the panels).











It gets a bit nerve wracking at this point in time. With everything together and fill time coming. It's the moment of truth. I'll be honest, I was super nervous at this point. Thankfully the main system would have no power, just the cooling system and with the bus bars located away from the cooling system I felt pretty good...

Quick photo of all the hardlines that gave their lives for the building of Red Dragon.



-Joe
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post #116 of 128
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TRADEGY

So as I was filling the reservoir... It was not filling the pedestal but the floor under the ped. Epic fail. After hours of trying to figure out what went wrong I found the problem. UGH a stupid O-RING from the manufacturer of my reservoir failed.






Here's the pain of fixing it. So the O-Ring that goes around the center tub for the interior light of my reservoir failed. Thankfully I had a replacement but it was not a quick or easy repair. After fixing that and putting it back together, I found two additional leaks but these were very slow leaks. The first was the hard line from Rad to Rad that goes over the ped power supply. It was putting too much pressure on the O-Ring and had to be redone. The second was a minor crack in the CPU to Ped hard line. That was redone as well.









However, with all three issues repaired. She filled and held pressure for 24 hours. It's alive... well the cooling system is. Now it's time to fire up a mobo, ram, and cpu that hasn't even been powered for over a year and has sat around collecting dust.... MSI don't fail me now...

-Joe
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P240W 24in 1980x1200 SteelSeries Apex CoolerMasters V1000 Caselabs Mercury S8 with Pedestal 
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post #117 of 128
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Quick night time teaser image pair. Lower fans were being tested and spun down to nothing as intended (temp management).




More pics coming.

-Joe
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EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
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Bitspower Non-champher 10mmx12mm Tube (10m) XSPC MPower Z87 Waterblocks FrozenQ Nove Core Extreme Edition Reservoir Swiftech MCP35X2 White Edition (with heatsink) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
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So after 14+ months of no power and collecting dust. My 4770k, MSI Z87 MPower and Ram.... FIRED UP! No problem. MSI is the best. I love you guys. All HDDs and SSDs fired up exactly as intended and ordered. Just absolutely amazing.

Installing windows.





Now I reset the Mobo overclock so that it is no longer overclocked. It's running at stock everything right now. Room ambient temp is about 22-23 degrees Celsius. Using HWMonitor I compared my new temps (stock speeds).



So normal running I'm only a few degrees above ambient. Under normal load she stayed low to mid 30s. That's just super motivating. Time to check the GPU performance.

-Joe
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EK FC980-TF5 Waterblock (with backplate) Bitspower Fittings Various (52 total) EK EVO Blood Red Coolant (3 total) Swiftech Compression Fittings (8 total) 
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Bitspower Non-champher 10mmx12mm Tube (10m) XSPC MPower Z87 Waterblocks FrozenQ Nove Core Extreme Edition Reservoir Swiftech MCP35X2 White Edition (with heatsink) 
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CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm (26 total) Swiftech Helix 140mm 9 Blade PWM (2 total) Xilence Red Wing 80mm PWM Fan (1 total) Windows 7 
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WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to see it just about complete
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Excellent. Ready for some final shots!

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Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda Crucial M500 512 SSD Crucial M500 480 SSD EK 480mm Coolstream XTX x 2 
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Tons of Fittings Supremacy Evo Copper EK  XSPC 240mm Radiator V3 x 2 Swiftech MCP35X PMW Pump DDC x 2 
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EK Rampage V Mosfet WaterBlock Original CSQ NB Eloops B12 - 2 1300rpm  Phobia 8way 4pin Fan Controller x 2 Ek Single Link CSQ Bridge x 2 
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Bitspower Z Tank (Clear) 250mm x 2 980 WaterBlocks x 2 Ek DDC Pump Top (Acrylic) x 2 Primochill 3/8" x 1/2" OD Clear Tubing 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Bitspower 12mm Acyrlic Tubing 19" x 4  XSPC 3/8" x 1/2" Compression Fittings x 12 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Crossover 324K 
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