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I have finally decided that the parts are just wasted laying around here, so I'm going to finish up the build without any cover plates and with less lights to start with (oh and no custom sleeved cables for now, just the standard indivdually sleeved from EVGA). It's really starting to annoy me that it's taking up so much space, so I'll have to settle for a less complete build to start with.

On the plus side I'll get to see all the weak points in my build and really get some experience with the stuff in use before doing the final touches with the plates and so on. The biggest issue I have for now is a ridiculusly tight fit for the top rad length wise (had to cut quite a bit to get it even close to where I want), so I'll probably source an easier solution for the eventual final touches.
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Any updates? I'm really interested in that drain port you have. What is that type of drain called? Also, are your plans just to take off the front panel and open the valve to drain it? Does the front panel fit with the drain there or do you have to shave anything? I'm ordering my Primo tonight so I'm just getting ideas. Great work though!
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Any updates? I'm really interested in that drain port you have. What is that type of drain called? Also, are your plans just to take off the front panel and open the valve to drain it? Does the front panel fit with the drain there or do you have to shave anything? I'm ordering my Primo tonight so I'm just getting ideas. Great work though!

Sadly I'm wasting my time doing other things, but I'm finishing the build sometime this summer (although not complete with the covers and custom cables). As for the valve it's a ball valve, I'm just using a regular plumbing type with standard g1/4 threads (although I would make sure it's either brass or copper as I'm unsure what effect stainless steel could have in the loop). Honestly any brand will do, and you get ones specifically for water-cooling like the Bitspower or Aquacomputing ones but I prefer the regular ones since they are more solidly built. As for the distance between the front and the drain, it's definitely close and the dust filter bulges a slight bit when the front cover is on, but it's not an issue at all. This will of course vary on the size of the valve that you use and the male to male fitting (I actually swapped out my generic one with a slim one from EK for that very reason).
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The last couple of days I have been using the little time I have off from work to do a bit of building. It's going slow, but at least I'm getting closer.

I got a picture of a test fit for you here:


the components are not the ones that are going in the PC, because I cant just disassemble my desktop for something like this. The GPU is just an old one, but you can see the acrylic piece on top of it that is from my 7950 backplate. The clearance it TIGHT on this build, which is insane considering the size of this case.

Edit:
It's also going to be really tight to get a rear exhaust fan in the case due to the position of the top radiator, so much so that the 14cm fans won't fit with the original mounting holes. So while I know I can drill more holes I'm either going to use a 12cm fan (which will barely fit within the stock holes), but I'm wondering whether or not I can just mount it with double sided tape instead.
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 7/2/16 at 10:00am
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ready for leaktesting biggrin.gif
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looking good rain:thumb:
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Ok, so I havent updated this thread with all my progress yet. I'm currently soldering together some LEDs for the build and I have replaced the sysprep that went in first time around with my final fluid mix. As you may know it's nothing fancy, just some demineralized water with benzalkonium chloride in it since the regular PTNuke contains Copper Sulphate I decided to go for this variant (some disconcerning pictures from EK at one point that really made me look for alternatives to regular PTNuke).

Since this build has become somewhat rushed lately, there is still quite a bit left out form my initial plan. So I'm thinking of calling this initial stage "Winter Solstice mk.I" since I know for a fact there is more coming to the build, it's just something really don't have time for at the moment. In that regard, I can anounce that mk I is soon finished and I will be publishing any pictures that's missing and from any further progress. For now though I'll jsut work a bit more on it through the night and I'll see if I can't publish some nice photos tomorrow.

Take care everyone thumb.gif

Edit:
Oh and just because I can:

(a bit out of focus, but then again I'm really tired so who cares tongue.gif)
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 7/7/16 at 7:37pm
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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy... Sorry guys I had to work quite a bit so I havent gotten time to do a proper update yet, I'll try to see if I can finish up with pictures tomorrow and do a longer "step by step" post on monday.

Take care everyone smile.gif
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Alright so here is some of those pictures that I promised you guys, some of these have been posted before, but with little context to them so I hope this will give a wider picture of it all.

Here I slowly making sure that all the parts will fit and I try to determine the order that I should mount them all in. As you will see in the next pictures I should have done a lot more of preparation before proceeding from here, but I like to learn by doing rolleyes.gif


Here I have just moved the motherboard over and started the relatively quick transition from an empty case to somewhat of a finished build. The reason I did all this quickly is simply because this is the computer that I rely on using every day for everything from school work to pure entertainment:



At this point I was filling the loop, and unfortunately I forgot to take pictures when I assembled things like the graphics card and laying everything up in the case (If I can I will take some pictures when redoing my build when panels and all of that are completed):


Here the build is up and running with sysprep:


This is my drain, it works perfectly (oh and you can see the horrible scars that my wasted hammerite painting made on the thing, I didn't have time to properly sand them before painting):


But I still havent found a way to get the front panel on with it mounted like that. It worked perfectly in test fits , but I suspect that the radiator was moved a bit further to the front of the case than planned.


This is currently how the top radiator is fitted, it's a cheap 360mm grill that I got a couple of years ago. When I get to the stage where I want to clean up my build again I'll be getting a similar one for 480mm radiators to modify the top of the case properly, but this works for now:


Here I'm starting the drain process after running about 12-24 hours of sysprep. I know I didn't need to since I properly flushed the system, but it came with my tubing so I figured I would use it.



Filling the loop with pure demineralized water:


Finished filling it:


Now for additives:


The next step was me trying to figure out where I should run my LEDs, which was some Phobya pre-made LED strips. Unfortunately they seem to be falling apart, so I had to find another solution:


So I found some LED strips that I had lying around and started soldering. Unfortunately I don't have new fan plugs or crimps laying around so I had to improvise and used a lot of the extra stuff that came with some of the fans that I have gotten throughout the years. This is evident in the cable colors next to the connector as this is where I cut them and soldered on new ones. I also forgot to sleeve them, so that's probably something I'll do at a later time.


Then I made up some LEDs for the CPU block, I measured up the distance between them so they fit perfectly next to each other in to the two LED holes in my Supremacy block.





And for a final testing of the LEDs, which BTW was a b***h to mount after everything else... So yeah I should have done all that before filling and mounting radiators.


Oh and in case anyone is curious, I still suck at cable management:


And thats about it, I havent gotten it fully finished yet, but it's up and running so I'm happy to finally slow down the pace again thumb.gif
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EKWB DDC Heatsink black Sanyo Denki 80mmx15mm x3 Arctic F12 x15 EKWB Thermosphere acrylic nickel 
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Alphacool 480 Monsta x2 Phanteks F140SP Primochill Advanced LRT Demineralized water with benzalkonium chloride 
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Swiftech mcp35x Windows 10 Pro 64bit Dell Ultrasharp U2414H Logitech g710+ 
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intel 3317u lenovo s230u intel hd4000 4gb 
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Crucial m500 240gb Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit 12.5" Corning gorilla glass screen, multituch, ... Lenovo Thinkpad s230u 
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4cell 60w/h Magnesium alloy Thinkpad s230u body Terratec Aureon dual USB 
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Crucial m4 128GB crucial mx100 Intel 520 240GB Western Digital Green 2TB 
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Samsung Blueray 123l EKWB Supremacy acrylic nickel Bitspower Acrylic DDC top Bitspower DDC top upgrade kit 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EKWB DDC Heatsink black Sanyo Denki 80mmx15mm x3 Arctic F12 x15 EKWB Thermosphere acrylic nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool 480 Monsta x2 Phanteks F140SP Primochill Advanced LRT Demineralized water with benzalkonium chloride 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech mcp35x Windows 10 Pro 64bit Dell Ultrasharp U2414H Logitech g710+ 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova P2 1000w Phanteks Enthoo Primo Logitech g502 Mionix Sargas 900 
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Asus Xonar Essence STX Cerwin Vega XD4 Beyer Dynamic DT990 Pro 250Ohm 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel 3317u lenovo s230u intel hd4000 4gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial m500 240gb Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit 12.5" Corning gorilla glass screen, multituch, ... Lenovo Thinkpad s230u 
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4cell 60w/h Magnesium alloy Thinkpad s230u body Terratec Aureon dual USB 
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That is a clean job... i like how symmetric the tubes look.. very well done mate..
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ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
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ek fc r9 290x  swiftech mcp655 Koolance COV-RP450  EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240mm 
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Swiftech MCR320 360MM  Primochil ghost rigid compression fittings Primochill PETG Tubes X-star 
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Nixeus moda v2 EVGA SuperNova GS850 NZXT H440 Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Asus Xonar DGX 
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intel i5 4430 Asrock z78 pro 4 Sapphire 7870 XT G.Skill Aries 8GB 
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Steelseries CKQ Steelseries Flux luxury edition 
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western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
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Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
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X-Star Dp2710 @ 92HZ BenQ E2400HD Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate seasonic M12II 750W 
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The Black Pearl
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intel i7 3770K Gigabyte Z77 UD3R Sapphire Radeon r9 290x Sapphire Radeon r9 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance 8GB seagate barracuda 7200 RPM 1 TB PNY 120GB SSD PNY 240GB SSD 
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ek supermacy full nickel Mayhem Pastel white  Mayhem blue non stain dye ek FC r9 290x 
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western digital caviar blue Samsung HF-132B Corsair Sp120 Corsair AF AF120 LED 
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Swiftech MCP50X Alphacool Cape Corp 100ml Koolance VID-290X Windows 7 Ultimate 
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