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post #221 of 601
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DerComissar ... thanks for your comments.
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Certainly nothing wrong with borrowing some ideas from others, I recall when you showed the pedestal mounting, you mentioned that it was a "direct lift" from StuttguartRob, and included a link, etc.
Which can certainly be helpful to others as well.
I totally agree ... steal outrageously ... as long as you give credit smile.gif.

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Glad the testing is going well, running through the agony of Memtest, lol.
70hrs in, 5 cycles complete. I think it will stop at 6 ... guess I find out when I get home tonight. Then I might try my hand at updating the bios, adding my SSD and seeing if I can boot to windows.

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Neat to see the dual D5's as you are doing them, with separate pump tops, as opposed to using a Dual-D5 top.
The Heatkiller tops are real class, as are those AC D5's.
The only double header I could find included pumps that I didn't want. They now sell it sans pumps ... but too late ... I already had the heat killer tops.

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Is that a reference to the Licorice theme, with the black coil over the pump tubing?, lol.
Could be. Sure. It is! I just like it ... it also appears to help 'train' the tube.
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Well, the "Where Next" clicky shows a rather intriguing reservoir, looking forward to that, and all the rest.thumb.gif
It appears that there will be a gap of 33mm between the top of the mid-chassis part and the bottom of the reservoir. I want to measure that about another 5 times. The question I have ... how to span that gap? Hard line, soft, extensions? Still undecided on that one.
post #222 of 601
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I PM'd iBruce ...
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iBruce,

You posted ages ago about taking a pump stand (or res stand) to PPCs and the guys there cut the feet off it on the spot. You also said they 'painted' the cuts with something so that you couldn't see the cuts.

Do you remember that? What was that 'something' that they used to cover the cuts?

Cheers,

Ruff

... and he said I should email Jeremy at PPCs.

So I did ... and I got a reply ...

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Hi,

Testors brand Black Enamel paint marker.

Best Regards,
Jeremy
Case-Modding/Laser/Vinyl/Graphics/Watercooling Specialist
Modding Dept.

Testor also has white versions.
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Tiny little update(TM) number 2 ... I couldn't sleep to I got up at 4am and drilled a hole in my mid-chassis section (as you do). I actually moved the hole about 15mm towards the front of the case ... just in case my future GPU turned out longer than expected.

LiqAsrt-0281.jpg

Poo ,poo, human excrement ,****! A 45° fitting plus a soft tube fitting hit the pump and stop the mid-chassis part bedding down. I could use a 90° but I am trying to keep those well away from the pumps.

OCN ... help!!!

Cookie to those that come up with a solution, or partial solution.


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That sure doesn't leave you much room to connect the pump to the pass through!

I can understand not wanting to use a 90-degree there due to it connecting to the pump top.
These adapters can be bent into some pretty wild shapes, while still avoiding too much restriction, compared to a regular 90:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/category/120-adapters/
(I just used Dazmode for reference, same for the fitting brand, which is your choice of course.)
Idk if that will even work, just an idea.


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The only double header I could find included pumps that I didn't want. They now sell it sans pumps ... but too late ... I already had the heat killer tops.

It appears that there will be a gap of 33mm between the top of the mid-chassis part and the bottom of the reservoir. I want to measure that about another 5 times. The question I have ... how to span that gap? Hard line, soft, extensions? Still undecided on that one.

I bet it was the EK XTOP Revo Dual-D5 top, before they got wise, and offered it without pumps, lol.

33MM gap? That's quite a bit, is that due to a reservoir bracket or something?
I just mounted mine directly to the pass-through using a male to male rotary fitting:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/14-mm-rotary-spacer-adapter-male-male-g14-white/
(not that exact one, just an example again.)

But the port on the bottom of the EK res. is off-center, as are most other brands I've seen, which is why I use a rotary fitting, to be able to "center" the res. on the mid-chassis plate.
Anyhow, you certainly could go with other methods of spanning/connecting it, such as hard tubing, etc. as you mentioned.
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I PM'd iBruce ...
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iBruce,

You posted ages ago about taking a pump stand (or res stand) to PPCs and the guys there cut the feet off it on the spot. You also said they 'painted' the cuts with something so that you couldn't see the cuts.

Do you remember that? What was that 'something' that they used to cover the cuts?

Cheers,

Ruff

... and he said I should email Jeremy at PPCs.

So I did ... and I got a reply ...

Quote:
Hi,

Testors brand Black Enamel paint marker.

Best Regards,
Jeremy
Case-Modding/Laser/Vinyl/Graphics/Watercooling Specialist
Modding Dept.

Testor also has white versions.
Thanks for mentioning the Testors paint marker.
It's hard to find really small samples of enamel touch-up paint locally for me, those look like a good idea.

I used to buy Testors Enamel in tiny bottles back in the stone age, when I built models as a kid, but haven't seen them in years er, decades, lol.
Edited by DerComissar - 6/28/16 at 10:00am
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post #224 of 601
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A 45° fitting plus a soft tube fitting hit the pump and stop the mid-chassis part bedding down.
That sure doesn't leave you much room to connect the pump to the pass through!

I've got a plan to connect this pass-through to the pump inlet .. so don't worry about that ... it just concerns a rather long flex-tube.

My concern is that the fittings connected to the pass-through takes up too much room and stops the mid-chassis part from bolting to the bottom of the case. I'll try a 90° to see if that is 'shorter'.
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I bet it was the EK XTOP Revo Dual-D5 top, before they got wise, and offered it without pumps, lol.
It was smile.gif
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33MM gap? That's quite a bit, is that due to a reservoir bracket or something?
I just mounted mine directly to the pass-through using a male to male rotary fitting:
https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/14-mm-rotary-spacer-adapter-male-male-g14-white/
(not that exact one, just an example again.)

But the port on the bottom of the EK res. is off-center, as are most other brands I've seen, which is why I use a rotary fitting, to be able to "center" the res. on the mid-chassis plate.

My res will be anchored to the top of the case (I should be able to throw up some pictures of this tonight) but, in the mean time ... here is a link to another OCN thread that shows a monsoon res with the top case mounting option.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1567067/new-products-from-monsoon-cooling/2600_100#post_25294415
Spoiler for picture! (Click to show)

I have a white attachment (same as the blue one showing in the link above). That will be the anchor point and then everything else is just maths ... hence me wanting to measure the gap between the bottom of the res and the mid-chassis section.

I currently have two 'bottoms' for my res ... one has a hole in the center and the other has 3 offset holes. I could go with either of them depending on how it looks. With the bottom pass-through now anchored, changing the bottom and / or port moves the top of the res. However, once I cut into the top of the case, there will be no going back.

Edited by ruffhi - 6/28/16 at 11:42am
post #225 of 601
Wow!

The Monsoon MMRS options are just mind-boggling.
They certainly look sharp as well, compared to the boring EK reservoir I'll be setting up, lol.

But, you have a daunting task ahead, getting everything mounted and coordinated, with the top case mount for the Monsoon res.
And cutting into the top!

I do recall that you mentioned in an earlier post:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1590728/build-log-liquorice-allsorts-caselabs-s5-ped-stuff-from-companies-starting-with-c/200#post_25288469
That you had three solid drop-in mounts, along with a window, lol.

It's great that CaseLabs has virtually all the replacement parts available, in the various flavors.
I've bought a lot of spare parts myself, not just for modding, but simply changing my mind.
Which I've done far too often, lol.

You have not chosen the "easy" route for this build, and that's what makes for a good build, Imo.thumb.gif
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post #226 of 601
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Plumbing the Reservoir to Pump


I've been threatening to get a vid camera ... and I finally did. Here is a vid of me discussing my plumbing issue. This morning, the mid-chassis section wouldn't sit on the base due to the plumbing fittings.



There is what I am planning to do so that I get more clearance between the fittings and the pump ...



Pump plumbing fly-by ...




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Edited by ruffhi - 6/28/16 at 5:39pm
post #227 of 601
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Mounting the Reservoir

Here is the reservoir mounted on the inverted passthrough ...

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My 'support' measures 30mm ... short of the 33mm that I think I need.

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And so ... the top of the reservoir is NOT where it needs to be.

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I'm using the right most port on the bottom which forces the reservoir to the centre of the case ... and it looks like it will interfere with the flex-bays.

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I guess I better use the middle port ...

LiqAsrt-0286.jpg


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post #228 of 601
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I've ordered a few new Barrow fittings (extensions) that will enable me to boost the reservoir a couple (or 3) millimeters. They should get here tomorrow. I also noticed that my reservoir needed a bath ... so I stripped it down, cleaned it in soap and water and put it back together.

And I took the opportunity for some more fun and games with my new video camera. As you can see, I still have a whole lot to learn.

post #229 of 601
Great job doing those videos!

Rep+thumb.gif

That Monsoon reservoir is the shiz, lol!

Looks like you've got the plan for mounting it well under control now.
And the tubing runs for the pumps, good job avoiding any restrictive 90's at the inlet/outlet ports.

The Barrow extensions will boost it up nicely. I like those Barrow fittings, too bad it's difficult to get them here, as I would have gladly given them a shot.

Thanks for keeping the updates rolling!
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post #230 of 601
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Great job doing those videos!

Thanks. I hope my technique will improve ... because it has a lot of improving headroom smile.gif.
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The Barrow extensions will boost it up nicely. I like those Barrow fittings, too bad it's difficult to get them here, as I would have gladly given them a shot.

Talk to Joe at ModMyMods if you are looking for Barrow fittings. Very competitively priced.
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