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I decided to change plans and instead of using a mirror glass panel in the top of the case, i'll use the stock acrylic panel that already comes with the Core V1.
I'll not paint it, because it really looks good on the top, making contrast to the painted case.
I flushed the rads, they were clean thumb.gif
I had to cut the rad screws to be able to mount the 20mm tick fans on it.
Also, I did an adaptation with old Noctua Dampening Soft Mounting Screws, to make then fit with the H140-X.

And, decided that it's time to start putting everything together, so let's do it! kungfu.gif





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Wow that looks insanely tight but if you can manage it, the cooling potential of the 4 rads should be awesome. Will be interesting to see what the flow rate is going to be like with 4 rads, all the bends and 2 water blocks - must be a lot of resistance in that loop.

Also noticed that you have all your fans set to exhaust. Is this intentional as there's going to be a negative pressure in this case. Might want to consider switching two of the fans to intake to balance things out a bit. Anyway, keep the updates coming.
   
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The really insane thing here is to put every piece together, since the space is almost inexistent, there is no room to make mistakes.
It's like a puzzle/building lego =) need strategy to do it.
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Also noticed that you have all your fans set to exhaust. Is this intentional as there's going to be a negative pressure in this case. Might want to consider switching two of the fans to intake to balance things out a bit. Anyway, keep the updates coming.

About the fans, i made a lot of research about positive/negative pressure, and i think this config is the best, because the custom acrylic panel have measured cutouts that will allow the necessary airflow direct to the rad fans.
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@Eggroll40k
The really insane thing here is to put every piece together, since the space is almost inexistent, there is no room to make mistakes.
It's like a puzzle/building lego =) need strategy to do it.

Yup I know the feeling. Hope you have small hands or a lot of patience!

Will be interesting to see some test results and benchmarks of various fan configs afterwards if you don't mind swapping the fans around. I'd be curious to see how different configs perform and the deltas between them.
   
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Yup I know the feeling. Hope you have small hands or a lot of patience!

Will be interesting to see some test results and benchmarks of various fan configs afterwards if you don't mind swapping the fans around. I'd be curious to see how different configs perform and the deltas between them.

Big hands, A LOT OF patience...
That's one of the first things that'll do when the build is done =)
post #77 of 140
I didn't quite get how are you going to set that Noctua fan @ 900rpm(?)
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I didn't quite get how are you going to set that Noctua fan @ 900rpm(?)

Connecting the 4 pin pwm fan cable directly to the mobo fan header (I already did it, since the fan headers in this mobo are bellow the back fan rad.).
Then i can manually change the fan speed in the uefi bios.
The minimal rpm for this fan, according to noctua, is 500rpm.
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Those new cables are nice! thumb.gif

Flush the new rad. I've seen flakes in mine and in others from manufacturing. All I did was pour some distilled water in mine and stick the caps that came with it back on and shakes it a few times. Rinse and repeat until nothing comes out.
I must admit I never really flushed any rads and never had any problems either. I flushed my latest Phobya rad though, but/and the water was as pure when it came out, as when it came in.

I simply attached a tube to my kitchen sink-faucet and the other end to my radiator. I had some fittings that could be used.
Do not turn up the flow a lot as you can bust your radiator easily. They have a lot of head those in-house waterspouts.

I used plain tap Water and didn't bother flushing with distilled Water anyways. Our tapwater is very clean here in denmark and the distilled Water is going to have as many particles in it after 20 minutes in a new system (distilled Water likes to steal particles from all sorts of metals, as they are lacking those).

It is a good idea to flush the radiator though, but the same goes for ALL your waterblocks as well as you can sometimes find small shavings of copper, delrim or whatever the blocks are made from.
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I finished to cut and mount the loop tubes, and started the leaking test as well.
Cross fingers... drum.gif




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