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Ordered up a DDC mount and a new backplate for my CPU block directly from EKWB. Should be here within 6-8 days (which is fine considering I actually have quite a bit of time to do this build). I took apart some of the case again and I took a look at my rads... bad news the bottom one is all scratched up now. Oh well I guess that means I can sand down the bad spots on both of them and go to town with my spray paint. smile.gif
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How did the rad get scratched? Any pics (of anything)? biggrin.gif
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How did the rad get scratched? Any pics (of anything)? biggrin.gif

In my own feat of genious I forgot to screw in the bottom rad, so when I was moving the case around a bit I think it got scratched. Also, I took a trial fitting and I actually have to mount the top radiator so that the fittings are visible. The alternative is to modify the top of the case exstencively and I'm not entriely sure if I want that (the chamber hits the front of the case).

As mfor pictures, I'll post some when I get the time to repaint them. On the pluss side though, I can fix the our marks and scratches that are on the rads whiel repainting so it's not all bad news.
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So I finally got the time to do some painting and since I'm a master at procrastinating it's of course a week before one of my finals... So for some reason I decided it was a good time to work on my build rather than to study, but I guess that's how it is when you love doing something right rolleyes.gif

Anyway, here's some pictures of the process and as usual some explanation for each of them. Enjoy thumb.gif

Here you can see the damage that was done on the radiators. I can't let myself put that in my computer, even knowing it will all be covered up by acrylic plates rolleyes.gif


Since I'm already at it I figured I would give the back-plate I got from @richie_2010 a go at it as well. Hopefully it won't turn out half bad, if not I'll just go with my original idea of using vinyl for it.

As you see the original paint was not as solid as I had hoped, so this time I got some metal paint and I will give that a try. I looked at a couple of samples at the store and it doesn't look like there will be brush marks when it's finished, but then again I'm no professional painter. Wish me luck tongue.gif

On to some preparation work biggrin.gif


I started painting outside, but then I looked up at the sky (to concentrated at my work I guess) and saw this:

Suffice to say, I moved in to my garage after that. The work bench is a bit cluttered, but here you can see the first coat applied on to the pieces:




It's supposed to dry at least 4 hours before I do another coat, so I think that will have to wait until tomorrow.

Oh and I forgot to say, I got a small package from Slovenia yesterday... Sorry to disappoint, but it's nothing big this time. Just some parts that's needed to move the build forwards:


I also ordered up a simple male to male fitting because, why not while I was already doing an order. At any rate this should remove my concerns about having Teflon tape debris stuck in my blocks:




That is it for now. I'll see if I can't get some real stuff done soon, having this big box just sitting here waiting to be filled seems to tempt me quite a bit tongue.gif Oh well, maybe next time smile.gif
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 9/29/15 at 7:13am
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What male to male fitting were you using before?
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What male to male fitting were you using before?
that would be the one right next to the new one there, you can see the white Teflon tape on it. The brand is "Biltema" but, really it's just a generic brass fitting meant for water lines in houses. I got it since most wc specialized gear is charged a hefty premium on here in Norway. To get that ek fitting without ordering directly from Slovenia I would likely have to pay 5 or 6 times as much, thus I ended up with generic fittings in my loop.

Edit: Acctually to be specific these are the prices converted to USD for your convenience smile.gif :

Biltema (a local hardware chain): 1/4" (8 mm) Hexagonal male to male fitting; 1.75USD. since it's local I just stopped by on my way home from classes, so no shipping costs on this one.
Digitalimpuls.no (one of few specialized WC stores in Norway, and the only one to actually have this male to male fitting): EK-AF Extender 6mm M-M G1/4 - Nickel; 5.77USD. Since the store is in another part of the country I have to order online, so that means another 5.29USD since I can get this in an envelope and don't need a box. This store also doesnt have the other parts I need so I would have had to ordered that from another store as well, which would include a more in shipping and premium prices.
EKWB Web store (as long as the total sum is under 35.30USD including shipping I don't have to pay toll or tax on imported goods): EK-AF Extender 6mm M-M G1/4 - Nickel; 2.74USD. Pluss shipping which was actually cheap for international imho at 7.73USD

So even though it's about the same price getting a single fitting directly from EK as here at home, I could order up some much needed parts that I could only get from EK anyways basically leaving hte fitting as an added bonus.
EKWB total price for 1 fitting: 10.47USD and Digtalimpuls.no total for 1 fitting: 11.06USD.

Not that any of these numbers are big mind you, I just didn't want to pay that much for a single tiny part on a students budget.
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 9/30/15 at 5:11am
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Ah, I wasn't sure if you were stateside, BSPP isn't common here, but I wasn't sure why you used so much teflon tape if it was the correct threading. I guess without an o-ring it was necessary.
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Ah, I wasn't sure if you were stateside, BSPP isn't common here, but I wasn't sure why you used so much teflon tape if it was the correct threading. I guess without an o-ring it was necessary.

Yeah the threading is correct, it's just that the fitting is not made to be used with an o-ring. It's threaded to the "hilt" of the fitting, so it's difficult to get an o-ring to create a proper seal which again means I need to compensate with tape to make sure it won't leak. The fittings are made to be use with teflon tape mind you so it's not exactly outside of regular use for that kind of fitting. Either way, it's nice to be able to stay with mainly specialized WC gear instead.

On another note, I got the final parts for my build today which is the Sanyo Denki 80mmx15mm San Ace fans for cooling the VRMs of the graphics card. So now the only thing standing in my way is really time and of course any other things that might occur in every day life, which at present time is an exam an a large essay. So I would like to say that you won't see much updates in this thread for the next two weeks, but since I tend to find excuses not to do my studies... well you never know.
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Interested to see how you will use that little screamer (80mm fan) biggrin.gif
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Interested to see how you will use that little screamer (80mm fan) biggrin.gif

Well, I actually got them because they are about the most silent 80x15 I can get from what I gather. but then again I totally missed the Noiseblocker one so I suppose I should have dug a bit more. Also I retested the china fans I had procured previously for that purpose and they actually proved decent at a lower voltage (stupid as I am I thought I tried them at 7v the first time but I actually did it at 12v tongue.gif )

The fan will be used mounted on a PCI bracket along with two of it's brothers, making for a full 240mm length of fans to cool my VRM's and vRAM tongue.gif

Here's a pic of the one's I originally had planed to use, but 12cm width is to much since I'm doing a parallel run now.


Then there is the bracket I'm going to use now side by side with the 12cm bracket for size comparison. The fan mounted are the SanyoDenki fans and the stack you can see next to them there is the three generic fans that came with the brakcet.


It mounts in the PCI slot like this:


Just a close-up of the Sanyo fans if you want to check them out. Fairly low RPM and silent for a San Ace fan that's for sure tongue.gif


Also apologies for the picture quality, I had to use the buildt in flash on my DSLR since my external one is out of juice atm (I keep forgetting to recharge the batteries for that and my camera tongue.gif )
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