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Wow, to think somebody actually watched that horrible cellphone video. My sincerest condolences. guiltysmiley.gif

Our builds are so similar that he may have even been talking about MY horrible video. smile.gif
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Our builds are so similar that he may have even been talking about MY horrible video. smile.gif


Wait a second. Which one of you is Eugene? lol
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Wait a second. Which one of you is Eugene? lol

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LOL
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Our builds are so similar that he may have even been talking about MY horrible video. smile.gif
In fairness, your videos are pretty good. Mine was me just using my cellphone to immortalize the moment of truth when I found out whether or not I'd bricked my $500 motherboard.
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In fairness, your videos are pretty good. Mine was me just using my cellphone to immortalize the moment of truth when I found out whether or not I'd bricked my $500 motherboard.

I still haven't taken that step...Once the mobo monoblock was on, I didn't feel like hooking it up on my testbench. I guess we'll see this weekend! One of my loops is filled, and leak free.
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Also, this build continues to look super awesome!
post #68 of 77
Subbed. This looks like a fun right ride. I note your Aerocool DS140 ... I was using the 120 versions but they had the 'wrong' sort of sound for my taste. Ended up with Noiseblockers (NB-eLoop Series B-12-2).

Edited by ruffhi - 12/15/15 at 6:45am
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Subbed. This looks like a fun right. I note your Aerocool DS140 ... I was using the 120 versions but they had the 'wrong' sort of sound for my taste. Ended up with Noiseblockers (NB-eLoop Series B-12-2).
Thanks! Yeah I really hate the noise profile on the Aerocool fans, but the somber reality is that there just aren't very many options for blue fans where the coloring isn't provided by LEDs and I hate the sound of Corsairs even more. I've done fairly extensive testing with these though and they spin up at ~25% power (~600rpm) and are 100% silent up to about 750 rpm, so I'm operating under the sincere hope that I have sufficient radiator space that they won't ever have to go any higher than that.
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Well, life happened so between the holidays and being hammered at work, this project has been sitting unfinished in my garage for FAR too long. I've had a bit of time to work on it the past few days, though, so here are a couple of updates.

First things first, the fans. I want blue fans to provide some color for the outside of the rig, but I absolutely DESPISE colored LEDs. So with that in mind, I've chosen for this build are the Aerocool DS 120 and 140s.



These are are one of the few black/blue fans on the market where the color isn't provided by LEDs, and while they don't have PWM control, they rev up at around 25% power which allows them to be run in complete silence.

However, they do have blue LEDs mounted in the corners, so before mounting the fans I had to do a little bit of surgery to disable those LEDs. Looking at the back of the fan, I noticed that the LEDs are powered by wires that run out from the fan motor along the support brackets. They emerge at the outer edge, where they power the bulbs that are embedded in the corners:


By snipping these wires at the edges, I was able to disable the LED bulbs without actually removing them, thereby keeping the weight distribution and acoustic properties intact.



I performed this operation and (and replaced the factory label with a carbon fiber print) on each of the fans before ultimately mounting them to the radiators.


After getting the fans and radiators situated, the next step was to get the pumps ready. I'm using the EK-XTOP Dual D5 pump top for this build. It comes with two EK D5 PWM pumps pre-installed, which I needed to replace with Aquacomputer pumps in order to RPM control them with my Aquaero 6.

Not so bad.


Okay, so the instructions make it look a little more complicated...


It wasn't so bad, though -- the ends slipped right off, which exposed the rings that held the pumps onto the head.


Once those were unscrewed, it all came right apart.


Aaaand new pumps installed and everything back together. EZ-PZ.

So basically, this is how the build stands in its current state:


The only thing left to do at this point is to decide on an actual loop plan so that I can drill the necessary holes and do my plumbing. This is what I'm leaning toward right now for a layout:

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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