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post #191 of 206
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rathborne View Post

This is getting exciting!

Also, did you buy that TIM because of the name biggrin.gif ?

Yes it is biggrin.gif

And no, the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is the best thermal paste on the marked at the moment, just see this graph below:
Thermal paste round-up 2015 (Click to show)

So that's why i bought some, the name is just a bouns tongue.gif
Edited by Bear304 - 9/15/15 at 4:16pm
post #192 of 206
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I just got my new and shiny EK Supremacy Evo full nickel CSQ block top, it looks great, but i'm abit disappointed that EK forgot to put in the EK badge, as the block looks abit strange without it, so just 2 min after i unboxed it then i'm already writing to EK's support, lol they even forgot my order for 3 days where nothing happened, i contacted them again and they said my ticket had been moved to another area, they gave a faster shipping option, but lol now it seems they have made yet another mistake... so they better ship a badge to me for free as i already paid for one which i didn't get....

But atleast the block looks great tongue.gif



Edit.

It helped complaining to EK's support about the missing EK badge, now they are sending them to me for free smile.gif
Edited by Bear304 - 9/16/15 at 5:12am
post #193 of 206
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Okay i have sold my 6x 5 year old Noctua fans 4x NF-S12 FLX and 2x NF-P12 3-pin, there was nothing wrong with them, it just time to get some and sell the others well there are still covered by the 6 year warranty.

I have also put my 3x NF-F12 1500 PWM fan up for sale.

And then i ordered 5 new Noctua fans worth 125 euros, 3 beastly NF-F12 industrial 3000 rpm PWM and 2x NF-S12A PWM, so now i can run push much air through the 360 radiator as i want to, only question will be noise, but i don't hear a thing when i am gaming tongue.gif
post #194 of 206
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I got my multi-top for the EK X-Res 140 Revo D5 combo unit, it makes it 2 cm taller, the height could become an issue - but that is also why i haven't started modding my case yet, the overall height is 24,5 cm as you see it in the picture with the uni-mount:



The inlet tube may be alittle to small, but i doubt is an issues as i have the foam insert at the bottom of the reservoir tube.
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I'm going to start working on it next week, as my parrant is draging me of to a water resort for the weekend tongue.gif
Edited by Bear304 - 9/17/15 at 3:58am
post #195 of 206
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Puh.. it's getting close to that time i power of my rig and perform the modding, i'm thinking about during starting on during that tomorrow, as all the parts has arrived and the forecast says it will rain all of tomorrow smile.gif

I got the new Noctua fans, the 3000 rpm is vacuum cleaning loud at full speed, but they are also moving a ton of air, besides it is PWM so it is easy to control them. Also got the S12A PWM and as with the other beige Noctua fan i bought resently i have painted them black, and new they look much better imo. i have no idea who likes their color theme, but i only like the black and brown theme i have made, which also looks good.




Also got some new cutting disc's for my Dremel as all the owners of powerful rotary tools know how fast you can burn a pack of metal cutting disc's. So this time i got a 2 packs of 12 cutting disc's and 2 grinding disc's and one disc for cutting in wood, Dremel must to well for themselves when as their cutting bits is so expensive for the amount you get.



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I have got the idea of delidding my 4790K (hammer & vice method) i delidded my old 4670K which gave a nice 8*c temp drop at 4,4 ghz, but this time around i want to also lap the IHS when it is on the chip, i have some 1000 grid sandpaper from an old project, so it be easy to also lap the IHS at the same time - But i think i'll wait abit before i do this and watch the temps in the new waterloop so i have a reference point to go out from, but i estimate i could gain upwards for 10-15*c temp reduction, plus the lapped IHS would provide much better heat transformation between the IHS and the Supremacy Evo, but again this just a thought i have now, but i'll looking it some after the system is up and running wink.gif

Picture from my 4670K delid:



Sold the 4670K to get the 4790K, i got a good used cpu deal so i got 75% of the price i gave for it back, that's 135 euros, the CPU prices for the I5's is sky high here in europe tongue.gif

But one thing is clear... I won't but using Liquid metal thermal paste on the cpu die as it is a pain in the a** to get of again and it goes EVERYWHERE!!! So i'll either use Noctua or the Thermal Grizzly thermal paste on the die tongue.gif

But plenty of time to work out the details for that, i need to focus on my build starting to tomorrow biggrin.gif

Only thing is in my head now and that is how the hell to i get the coolant safely out of the loop, i think i'll have to puncture the one of the tubes near the 120 radiator to have the air help push the coolant out, but that is always i risk... That's a headache for tomorrow tonguesmiley.gif
Edited by Bear304 - 9/21/15 at 9:17am
post #196 of 206
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Today i got started on the project, i got the system taken apart so there is nothing in the case now and it is ready for my to begin modding, but first i need to measure the up for the 360 radiator and then designing the mount for it, and then during the cutting, but this what i got done to today.

As i have a dark tinted side-window i didn't really notice the strange thing that happened to my tubing, it was clear when i put it in - and now it's pink like W T F happened..! And no, it is not the coolant as the white pastel is still just as white as the left over coolant from when i mixed the coolant, so it must be the tubing that changed color, and i have no idea why this have happened...




And i may not have mentioned this when i made my first waterloop, but i had installed a ballvalve for filling and draining, which made it easy to get 85% of the coolant out., but i had to puncture a tube to get the flow going. But before that i had connected a tube with a bottle at to end to the other end of the ballvalve. And as this was my first drain of the loop i did have a small hiccup where some of the coolant got the case only, i got lucky it could have been worse.





After the drain i took the GPU and the Swiftech H220-X out, and then the CPU block, which had even worse cracks then i thought, so it is not a moment to soon it got it out of the system, i didn't a picture of the cracks for this update but once i'm cleaning it and swapping the top i'll take some close-ups of it. But for now i got my idea of the slightly high temp i had confirmed as i had indeed put to much thermal paste on, but as it was to hard to change it once the loop was made i just left it as it were, but as you see there is way to much on it.



Also as you see the cpu's IHS has an un-even seat contact surface between the IHS and the block, so i think i'll have to look into lapping the CPU once the new water loop is up and running, but that's for another time.

This all for today, tomorrow is the designing and planning stage.

But i have to get the top plastic trim of again after i put it on with some strong double-sided tape - should be fun -_-
Edited by Bear304 - 9/22/15 at 4:51pm
post #197 of 206
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When i got the top of the Antec P183 i saw that it would be hard to remod the top, as the top panel is to weak to hold up a 2-3 kg. radiator without bending, as i have modded the top 2 times before, so i think i either have to replace the whole top panel, or face the fact that the case have been modded to many times and buy a new case - like the Fractal Define S and build a even better water loop than i could have done in the Antec P183.

So what do you guys think, should i just bite the bullet and buy a new case and start fresh, or should i spent alot of effort trying to fix the P183?

I think i'll think about it during the weekend and then decide what route to take.

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But today and yesterday i have slowly been cleaning the fittings and blocks, and swapping the clear plex top out with the nickel csq now the Supremacy Evo looks great, also got 5 EK logo badges so i installed the missing one on my full-nickel block top.



The plexy top had alot of tiny micro cracks around the fittings but it was bad, but not as bad as i thought it would have been, but it was only surface cracks, which given time could have grown into leaking cracks so it was good to fix it now.


Edited by Bear304 - 9/24/15 at 5:47pm
post #198 of 206
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It's official case is done for, it's to weak to house a massive radiator and be moved around, i cut the piece of metal out of the structure to be able to bolt a top plate on, but regret during it since, but well the case lasted 5 years so it was to for an upgraded anyway.



But have a look a the damage done just by carrying the case wrong, it's a key piece of the structure that should be strong, but i ruined it, so this case is dead to me now sadsmiley.gif

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Now i have ordered a Fractal Define S which should be a much better choice for a watercooling loop, but i might make a new thread for that build once i have the case and parts etc.

But for now RIP Antec P183
post #199 of 206
Good run while it lasted thumb.gif Kind of nice to see someone beat that steel Antec loves biggrin.gif
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finally quiet
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Peggy
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Betty - WIP
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 3.8 + turbo MSI P55-GD80 MSI GTX 970 Golden Edition 16GB Tactical LP 1600 c8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB OCZ Agility 60GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2x NF-P12, CPU OS X 10.10, 8.1 Ultimate Asus VW246H Ergotron Neo-Flex 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quick Fire Rapid EVGA Supernova G2 850W Silverstone FT-02W CM Spawn 
AudioAudioAudio
Sony TA-AX380 Sennheiser HD 280 KLH 911B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2125 GA-H61N USB3 HD3000 8GB Samsung Miracle RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
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OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2100 ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM ASUS Passive GT 440 4GB Dominator 1600 c8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Hitachi 120GB 2.5" LG BR-RW CM GeminII S + NF-P12 2x NF-R8 - Intake 
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post #200 of 206
It always sucks when your case gets damaged. I had a similar incident with my ThermalTake V3 Black Edition where the top panel started to collapse in when there was to much weight put on it. The case just rattled and, even though I tried to ignore it, I switched it out for a superior Corsair Air 540. You will probably enjoy some of the new features cases have to offer now (cable management).

Also... 200th post.
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