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post #21 of 186
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Tomorrow i'll flush the Alphacool XT45 240 rad and make a test run of my watercooling parts. I still have yet to test the EK XRes 140 Revo D5 pump/combo and also test my EK Supremacy Evo after i had to replace the top on it, so best to test the parts with out any risk of hardware damage - but hopefully everything will work out fine or i'll be pissed biggrin.gif

I'll also get the last piece of the puzzle tomorrow, it's the red 16/10mm Primochill tubing and a white LED plug for the reservoir so i keep track and the coolants quality. Oh i forgot to mention this, my Mayhem X1 clear premixed coolant arrived today along with the a thermal gun i bought for lolz, but it works pretty well for the price i paid for it smile.gif

Today i also went to the hardware store and picked up a can of metallic red spray paint, which i'll use to paint the PCI-E slot covers and the ram heatsinks i ordered from an overly friend Ebay seller, i know this because she use this words ( Dear XnameX / I'll also be here to be of any help / Always your friend ) and to finished it of she made this smiley ^-^ so i'm left thinking crazy cat woman, never had a Ebay seller be this kind to me as a costumer biggrin.gif

But i better get some sleep now, i need to get the above mentioned done tomorrow, i can't be sleeping to noon and only working 2-3 on the pc before it gets to dark in the garage to see tongue.gif

Also i have yet to here anything about my cables from Ensourced apart from the order confirmation, but i guess if the guy have to sleeve the cables hand it could be a while, but those cables will look sick in the build once the build is ready for them.

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I'm also considering deliding my 4790K as it would be kind of a waste not doing it when i have a cooling loop which is overkill have the parts i have to cool, so i might as well get the most of it wink.gif But i think i'll wait for when i have the system up and running so i can have a reference point to see the thermal improvement smile.gif

I delided my old 4670K and get a drop of about 8*c but that was with CLU liquid metal paste, i'll not use that as it is a paint in the a** to get on and off again, so i'll just use a high quality thermal paste like NT-H1 or the new Thermal Grizzly paste i got, but i don't know if i trust it on the die as it is fairly new, and i have been using NT-H1 on my GPU die's for years smile.gif

But we'll just have to see, there is still a lot left of this build biggrin.gif
post #22 of 186
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The CPU and GPU passed my pre-leak test, and so did the pump/res combo, and my drainage system worked flawlessly, but i don't think my D5 ran at max speed as was insanely quiet vs. my Swiftech H220-X's pump, but the D5 is PWM controllers so it might need a motherboard to reach it's max speed. I'm sorry i forgot to take a picture of my little test loop.

Tonight after dinner i'll cook up some boiling distilled water with vinegar and flush the AC XT45 240 rad and this it is more or less build time tomorrow - IF more time line works out, something always seems to pop up when i want to work on the pc.

Also got my Primochil bloodshread red which looks very nice, but it is nowhere near and bendy as the EK ZMT tubing, but that won't matter much with it is installed in the case.

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But i had a freak accident which nearly killed my old Swiftech H220-X, after i had cleaned it i put it on the floor and then a 3 cm EK extension fitting rooled of the table and bunched of the floor and hit a critical pipe on the H220-X's radiator, i gott very lucky it didn't puncture it....



Edited by Bear304 - 10/7/15 at 9:02am
post #23 of 186
Are you still going to use that radiator? If so, will you try and repair that section of the radiator?
post #24 of 186
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Are you still going to use that radiator? If so, will you try and repair that section of the radiator?

Sure, but not for my new waterloop, as the new loop will have a EK XE 360 (front) rad and Alphacool XT45 240 rad (top) and a D5 pump powering it all.

The damaged radiator is on my old Swiftech H220-X AIO CLC, but as it doesn't leak then it guess i could try to right some of the fins and give it a splash of paint and do another leak test and then sell it.
post #25 of 186
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My Define S build got alittle more red as i tested out possible tube routing and most importantly how it would look and it didn't disappoint biggrin.gif

First order of business was to repaint the top NF-F12 fans with a black maker and this install the 240 radiator into it final spot, i some fan gasket tape i used to seal the mount between the radiator and the pulling fans on top of the case. While i painted the i also painted the rainbow cables leading into the fans, so they are impossible to spot on the picture now - And for comparison i took my dead Noctua NF-F12 the only noctua fan i haven't paint, so you see just how awesome my black painted Noctua fans look tongue.gif




Onwards to the bloody parts biggrin.gif

I installed the motherboards first before i mounted the 240 radiator as i was worried about clearance, but there plenty of room as you can see on the picture below, it just lines up at the edge of the motherboard smile.gif




Then onto the tubing which i was the most excited about, and it looks great, it kinda has the red color as those Haribo gummy bear, but with abit more dept in it biggrin.gif The tubing was pretty stiff to work with so i to mold it abit to get it to bend nicely, but this is not the finally tubing routing this was just a test.




And here is a outside look of the case, it look pretty stealthy, and i really like how the top moduvent wrap around the top mounted fans, it also helps with dust prevention.



But this is all for now smile.gif

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Side note:
All the white parts in the case as it now will be painted metallic red wink.gif
Edited by Bear304 - 10/8/15 at 9:17am
post #26 of 186
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I spent 5 minutes fixing the damage on the Swiftech H220-X, and now i can hardly tell where it got damaged smile.gif

post #27 of 186
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I spent 5 minutes fixing the damage on the Swiftech H220-X, and now i can hardly tell where it got damaged smile.gif

I gotta say, it would take a close inspection for someone to discover the imperfection without already knowing about it.
post #28 of 186
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I gotta say, it would take a close inspection for someone to discover the imperfection without already knowing about it.

Thanks thanks was what i was hoping for biggrin.gif

I filled up my H220-X with some blue EK coolant i didn't want to use in my current water loop, but as it is blue it is perfect for leak testing wink.gif

I have just hook it up with a single tube going from out to inlet, and filled it up to the top, and then let it sit out in the garage for the last hour and it hasn't leaked yet, so it seems it has survived the accident, but it may had a tiny lowered flow rate, but as it is water then it will flow around the dent tube.




I'll leave it leak testing for about 24 hours, and then i'll see if i can find a local buyer for it smile.gif
post #29 of 186
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A friend of mine and i had an interesting chat about the AMD Fury Nano which quickly let to the huge problem it has with bad coilwhrine and my friend suggested sound dampening foam in the case to limit the sound waves, and hours later that got me thinking, hey there is a large patch of sound dampening foam on the non-windowed sidepanel. So... i just have spent a 45 minutes (i know) biggrin.gif tearing a piece of it big enough to cover the side of the plastic front panel off, was watching a good series 'Chuck' so it wasn't so bad, but was a real fight as Fractal used some very good glue, was clear that is was NOT meant to be taken of, atleast not easily biggrin.gif So step by step i got it off but loosening it with my pocket knifes blunt end.

So this is the result, it took alot of effort and i have no idea if it even helps lower the fans noise as the fans have not been run yet, but i believe it would help out a fair bit, but whether or not it was worth the effort, well that remains to be seen biggrin.gif



And no it wasn't to short, the Define S has it on/off, USB and audio jack on a mount that is mounted to the frame, so it would probably not fit if i didn't have cut away the piece around it wink.gif


Edited by Bear304 - 10/9/15 at 3:46pm
post #30 of 186
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I got alot of work done today, the tubing has been routed and all the fittings and blocks and stuff is in the loop and it is ready for leak testing as it sits now, but damn... this case got heavy fast, and there is not even coolant in it yet biggrin.gif

Well lets get on to the pictures, and the parts and mods i have made for it today.

Here is the water temp sensor i had been talking about earlier in the build-log, it is the one XSPC that comes with the T-fitting, it's mount right after pump outlet.



But after hooking that up it put alot of strain on the pump/res combo so i ended up finding 2 red zipties and mounted the top of the reservoir to on of the pulling fans on the 360 radiator, it looks pretty good and doesn't look out of place.




Then i ran into a bit of problem as the red Primochill couldn't bend enough be make this 6 cm 45* downward twisting angled tube going from the 240 rad to the 360 rad, i ended up using some black EK ZMT tubing as it is much more flexible, and i dare you to see you find it in the big picture of the build as it blends very well into the background tongue.gif




With the that tough tube out of the way i moved on to the remaining 'CPU out' and 'res. in' tubes.



And as a help to myself when i later i have to drain the loop i put in the very same EK 3 cm extension fitting that nearly killed my Swiftech H220X there with a plug on the end, this allows to easily get air into the loop for much easier draining. And here is a picture of my drain tube, i might replace it with a 13/10 red primochill tube, but i kinda like having a clear tube to better see the water flow.




And now here is some pictures of the whole system put together biggrin.gif





Of cause i still need to paint the PCI-E slotcovers, new ram heatsink (when i get them) and i'm also thinking about painting the black CPU block mounting plate red to mix it up as the area around the CPU-block has to little red in it.
Edited by Bear304 - 10/10/15 at 12:20pm
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