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That makes two of us. Watercooling has so many possibilities for custom stuff like this, and its super fun to work with! I am sooo looking forward to take some final shots of this, to see how it will blend in on the rear side of the case:D I am going all in on watercooling and cables for this build. Might not be as practical as just throwing it in, but it sure is more fun:D

yeah i dont think ive ever seen a res on the rear like that.
that hex gear case has so many possibility's the more i look at it. smile.gif

for coolant how about red aurora. its not the most practical fluid but it would look stunning i think wink.gif
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yeah i dont think ive ever seen a res on the rear like that.
that hex gear case has so many possibility's the more i look at it. smile.gif

for coolant how about red aurora. its not the most practical fluid but it would look stunning i think wink.gif

Will that not clog up in the blocks? I agree that it looks fantastic for video´s and shows. I would never run it permanent tho. Maybe I should use it just for the final photo shoot, and video.

And this is actually not even a reservoir. The part will combine every part inside the case. So for example, both tubes from cpu will be routed to the back of the case, both tubes from gpu´s, radiators etc. Should look interesting when filling it up:D
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Will that not clog up in the blocks? I agree that it looks fantastic for video´s and shows. I would never run it permanent tho. Maybe I should use it just for the final photo shoot, and video.

And this is actually not even a reservoir. The part will combine every part inside the case. So for example, both tubes from cpu will be routed to the back of the case, both tubes from gpu´s, radiators etc. Should look interesting when filling it up:D

yeah its not a practical fluid. its more for just showcasing & you shouldnt run it permanently. mayhem even tell you that. redface.gif
if you dont mind spending the money on it & then having to clean it all out afterwards its a choice only you can decide if its worth it.

so its not a res? its an interconnect/ channel system..sort of like NV. i want see it more now lol biggrin.gif
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yeah its not a practical fluid. its more for just showcasing & you shouldnt run it permanently. mayhem even tell you that. redface.gif
if you dont mind spending the money on it & then having to clean it all out afterwards its a choice only you can decide if its worth it.

so its not a res? its an interconnect/ channel system..sort of like NV. i want see it more now lol biggrin.gif

The money is not really an issue, seeing as the fluid is not that expensive.

The idea of the rear side water thing here is actually to make it easier to swap out components in the loop, so it is not all for show:D

I test mounted it yesterday, and can say that it really makes the back one of the most interesting parts of the case!
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Thanks niklot!

Your photography has actually been a huge inspiration. I am a huge fan of your builds and presentations! thumb.gif

Last week was very busy! But I manage to take a picture of something I have been working on for the back of the case:D

Don´t mind the blue color. That was the only fluid I had around at the time.

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The milling on this thing is just perfect. I am even tempted to not even polish it, as it is not really needed.

More will come soon! biggrin.gif

I'm glad to hear that, well, thank you! wubsmiley.gif


I still wonder how it will fit. These Magical your ideas.
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Blue looks good tongue.gif
Red is better wubsmiley.gif
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Haha yeah, but it does not match a red build that good. I am thinking about just what color to use in the build. Pastel red always looks good in blocks like this, but pastel is just used for everything currently, so I am thinking about going for clear with red dye, as that also looks quite good.

TO THE DECIDE´MOBILE

I think that this red is absolutely divine.You have obtained an interesting hue

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I'm glad to hear that, well, thank you! wubsmiley.gif


I still wonder how it will fit. These Magical your ideas.
Red is better wubsmiley.gif
I think that this red is absolutely divine.You have obtained an interesting hue


Thanks!

I think that I might end up doing the same color, as it simply looks better in blocks like this.

I think I will try out clear red, then clear red with aurora, and then pastel last. See what looks the best.
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Thanks!

I think that I might end up doing the same color, as it simply looks better in blocks like this.

I think I will try out clear red, then clear red with aurora, and then pastel last. See what looks the best.

I use the RED Deep from Aquacomputer, but mainly because it is crystalline and lets a lot of light. Pastel more absorbs light, but with a good and strong light effect can be staggering. I am waiting for the effect Hans thumb.gif
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This looks awesome ! thumb.gif
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Everything you make looks awsome drool.gif


Really love the idea of a distributionblock/res thumb.gif
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I use the RED Deep from Aquacomputer, but mainly because it is crystalline and lets a lot of light. Pastel more absorbs light, but with a good and strong light effect can be staggering. I am waiting for the effect Hans thumb.gif

I have recently started experimenting with strong light sources (Like you have already noticed) So I think I should be able to get some cool shots of it when finished. To be honest, buying proper lights for my camera setup has made a world of difference!
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This looks awesome ! thumb.gif

Thanks Kaistledine!
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Everything you make looks awsome drool.gif


Really love the idea of a distributionblock/res thumb.gif

Haha Thanks Spenning. I try my best. Hopefully this distributing block will not work as a reservoir (trap air inside). I already got one reservoir inside the case where I plan that all the excess air will gather, so that this one will just be completely filled with fluid.

Sooo... I know that I started this project by saying that it was going to be a "simple workstation"... I do not know if I actually believed that myself as my projects has a tendency to get complicated as I get ideas for them.

So, I present the distributing plate for this build. Every component inside the case will lead to this plate. There is 4 chambers that routes the fluid around, and I am so looking forward to filling this up with fluid!

I still need to sand, and polish the part, but the machining done by Peter Uhrskov Berg is just perfect, so should be very easy!

Milling time including programming and setup = 5 hours.

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It all started out like this. When working with acrylic, fixing it in the mill is key, since it can start vibrating, and you will not get a smooth finish. The mill we used is about as old as me, but still does the trick!

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Finished part with the 6 mm lasercut plate that holds the fittings, and closes it up. The 6 mm plate is not the same size as the distributing plate itself, but is made as an inlay so that there is no visible lines from the outside (as there would be if it where two plates of the same size bolted to each other)

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From the business end:D

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And mounted on the case. The bolts will be swapped out with some better looking ones. I might even do the same as Martin "MaTo" Jespersen did in his R40 with red washers and black bolts, as it just looks so damn good!

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Last money shot. Imagine this with red fluid:D I think it will end up looking quite nice!

Next up is mounting o-rings and closing it up. I already bought some o-rings, but one of them was glued together which I am not a big fan of, so I ordered a new one that should be here Wednesday!
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