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I'm 99% positive I passed the leak test. Have been running Mayhems part 2 for about 16 hours so far, and no leaks. It's a pain trying to fill two reservoirs on limited space, and being in a rush, I spilt water all on my GPU's haha. Just now I hooked the computer up and I have boot biggrin.gif

I know most of you won't like the soft tubing part, and I personally don't either, but with more important things that I need to do, I'm going to settle with it for now. It will drive me crazy, but I'm leaving it "temporarily".

So I have 8 more hours to run part 2, and tonight I'll start filling it up with Pastep Ice White. Tomorrow and finish it will cables management and such.
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Its definitely overwhelming building a computer like this. I'm on month 10 of mine and I haven't even leaktested yet but am finally ready to today and hopefully finish up by tomorrow. Don't get discouraged. This build has been a gargantuan task that I was in over my head in building. That being said, I've had tons of fun, learned a lot and it just looks badass. However, I don't see myself building another one or spending this kind of money to build a computer again.. Hopefully. For now.
It's very overwhelming. I think the hardest pet is having such a huge case, but then cramming it with so much, that it fees like you're working on a small scale. It's driving me insane.
    
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I'm 99% positive I passed the leak test. Have been running Mayhems part 2 for about 16 hours so far, and no leaks. It's a pain trying to fill two reservoirs on limited space, and being in a rush, I spilt water all on my GPU's haha. Just now I hooked the computer up and I have boot biggrin.gif

I know most of you won't like the soft tubing part, and I personally don't either, but with more important things that I need to do, I'm going to settle with it for now. It will drive me crazy, but I'm leaving it "temporarily".

So I have 8 more hours to run part 2, and tonight I'll start filling it up with Pastep Ice White. Tomorrow and finish it will cables management and such.
It's very overwhelming. I think the hardest pet is having such a huge case, but then cramming it with so much, that it fees like you're working on a small scale. It's driving me insane.

I don't mind the look of soft tubing. Everyone, including me, is doing bent acrylic or petg and it's nice to see one done with soft once in a while, even if it is temporary.

I hear you on the huge case thing. I sort of regret getting the SMA8 and wish I had gone with the SM8. I've seen some nice builds lately in the SM8. Who knows? Maybe... tongue.gif
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I've run into a snag. My front radiator passthrough is too close to the 560 radiator, and I can't hook it up with a fitting. I'm at a loss of words.

Ah yes, I've had that same issue, only I didn't even get to the drilling part of the passthrough fittings. Will redo my
loop at some point when I have figured out a suitable workaround for this issue.
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My fingers are so sore because my thumbs and index finger are all sliced up from the fittings.

It seems we've had a similar week, finger-pain-wise. biggrin.gif
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I hear you, seems my builds are always in that "temporary" state. Lol

"Temporary state" == "The state my builds are in while life is happening and suddenly four years have gone by" eek.gif
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I don't mind the look of soft tubing. Everyone, including me, is doing bent acrylic or petg and it's nice to see one done with soft once in a while, even if it is temporary.

While the reason I went for soft tubing in my build (although probably not temporary, though we shall see) was budget,
I must admit that the fact that pretty much everyone is doing acrylic or PETG tubing these days and I got to do something
a bit different was an added bonus. Not that I dislike those hardlines (looking forward to your final loop Steezy), but you
know, feels good changing it up once in a while. smile.gif
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I think I'm putting I much power in my Corsair link commander mini. The 4 140ER's were slowing down with the 4th one connected.
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I don't mind the look of soft tubing. Everyone, including me, is doing bent acrylic or petg and it's nice to see one done with soft once in a while, even if it is temporary.

I hear you on the huge case thing. I sort of regret getting the SMA8 and wish I had gone with the SM8. I've seen some nice builds lately in the SM8. Who knows? Maybe... tongue.gif
Soft tubing looks great, but when you know how to do bends really good with hard, hard looks better. I wanted to do an SM8, but I wanted the ultimate case go maximum cooling/radiators. I may add a second pedestal next or year biggrin.gif with two more 560.
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Ah yes, I've had that same issue, only I didn't even get to the drilling part of the passthrough fittings. Will redo my
loop at some point when I have figured out a suitable workaround for this issue.
It seems we've had a similar week, finger-pain-wise. biggrin.gif
"Temporary state" == "The state my builds are in while life is happening and suddenly four years have gone by" eek.gif
While the reason I went for soft tubing in my build (although probably not temporary, though we shall see) was budget,
I must admit that the fact that pretty much everyone is doing acrylic or PETG tubing these days and I got to do something
a bit different was an added bonus. Not that I dislike those hardlines (looking forward to your final loop Steezy), but you
know, feels good changing it up once in a while. smile.gif
It's very hard to do an SMA8 with a unique looking loop. To many look alike. I love this case, but hard to design the loop
    
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It's very overwhelming. I think the hardest pet is having such a huge case, but then cramming it with so much, that it fees like you're working on a small scale. It's driving me insane.

I know exactly how you feel, I wanted to cram in all the parts that I had purchased before I had the case on hand, I spent half a day trying to plumb up the bottom compartment with the 420 and 360 rad. Ended up taking out the 420 rad because there is no room for psu and cables with that thing in. This was the component that was giving me the most headaches and by ditching the idea of it I actually made some progress towards completion.
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Can I get some help? I'm trying to drain the loop, and only about 3/4 liter came out. I have the reservoir cap off, and now the water seems to be "stuck".
    
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Can I get some help? I'm trying to drain the loop, and only about 3/4 liter came out. I have the reservoir cap off, and now the water seems to be "stuck".

How about one of the ports of the upper radiator? Carefully cracking it open.
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How about one of the ports of the upper radiator? Carefully cracking it open.
That didn't work. Why the hell did I make the giant loop? What could be another way of draining it without having to take it apart? I still need to rinse out part 2 like 3 more times.
    
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That didn't work. Why the hell did I make the giant loop? What could be another way of draining it without having to take it apart? I still need to rinse out part 2 like 3 more times.

Hmm... Drain out of another radiator? Like tip the case and drain out the top? I know how hard it is.
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Hmm... Drain out of another radiator? Like tip the case and drain out the top? I know how hard it is.
Well I'm definitely not happy with how it's turned out, but it did work... Meaning I had to take a radiator out and mess with the tubing. It's not 100% effective, but it works (even though it took me 3 hours to just drain it). At least I know what I'm dealing with now.

So now I'm just flushing out part 2, and maybe tomorrow (or tonight), I will flush it again. Then I'll fill it with pastel and call it a year hah.
    
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