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post #31 of 601
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Pedestal and Radiator Screws Arriving Today smile.gif

UPS tells me that both my pedestal and the radiator screws are 'out for delivery'. I should be able to play with them tonight. My work bench downstairs has been patiently waiting for these deliveries for a few days.

I won't be able to fully assemble the pedestals with all 12 fans as I don't have enough gaskets yet. More are on order and winging their way to me as I type.

I also managed to remove a Cryorig sticker from one of my fans ... they are beefy, none of these flimsy, 'fly by night' stickers for Cryorig. I also ordered some small and large circle stickers using the design posted above with some additional versions using different colors (pink) and with the colors in different locations. I'll post some pictures when they arrive from vistaprint.

Finally ... just to get you in the mood ... here is how I have imagined my pedestal in its final 'end' state (note that this picture includes the bottom of the S5 that will sit on top of the pedestal). Oh - it is also missing the fan at the front (in-take) and the fan at the rear (exhaust).


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... and here is the tubing layout, runs ...


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post #32 of 601
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Subbed. Show some more pictures! biggrin.gif

Welcome. Tonight for sure. Maybe tomorrow. Definitely soon!

BTW ... my barrow parts order from AliExpress should be shipping today ...

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post #33 of 601
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my barrow parts order from AliExpress should be shipping today ...

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Apparently, that is not what this count down clock means. It appears to mean that this order better ship before this clock expires or the whole order will be cancelled by the Aliexpress system. I just got this ...
Quote:
Order No. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Cancelled

Dear XXX,
The seller failed to ship Order No. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX before 2016.02.24 08:31. Therefore, the order has been automatically cancelled. We will refund your payment as soon as possible.

Please note: You should receive your refund within 7-10 working days. If there is a delay, please check with your issuing bank or contact us for help.

Sincerely,
AliExpress.com
2016.02.24 08:32

This is an automated system email. Please do not reply to this email.

I also got a message from the seller saying he couldn't source one particular part and wanted to know what I wanted to do.

What do I want to do? I want the fittings ... that is what I want. I'm revisiting my whole AliExpress order now frown.gif.

Edited by ruffhi - 2/24/16 at 10:48am
post #34 of 601
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The Pedestal Is Here!

My CaseLabs S5 Pedestal is here. Beautifully packed, lovely wrapping ... spare large plastic bags for me smile.gif.

There was one slight hick-up ...


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Thank goodness Aluminium is soft and easy to bend back into shape. One batch of non-magnetic(!) counter sunk screws combined with the instructions ... and ... presto ... completed pedestal ...

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This was my favorite part ...

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Some other construction shorts ...
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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As noted above, I also ordered some additional parts. I am looking for a piece of aluminium that will fit across the top of the pedestal so that I can drill some holes in it and 'park' the connecting electrical wires. This is an idea that I 'borrowed' form cpachris in his BBBB build. He drilled holes in the top section (at the back) of his pedestal and (effectively) anchored his connectors there. I am looking to add holes to this piece of aluminium and then slot my connecting wires in. That way I can disconnect them if required.

The solid drop in top was too wide ...

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... but the 120.2 fan cover / mount fits like it was designed to go there ...

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post #35 of 601
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Oh ... forgot to mention that the pedestal doesn't come with feet!
post #36 of 601
ModMyMods carries Barrow fittings if that helps at all. smile.gif
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post #37 of 601
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Originally Posted by WhiteWulfe View Post

ModMyMods carries Barrow fittings if that helps at all. smile.gif

Thx for the info. There are some white items that I am after and, from what I can see, MMM doesn't stock white.

Edit: I provisionally placed another order with AliExpress for just the items that I wanted in the short term.

  • 1 x Barrow G1/4" 90 Degree Rotary Adaptor Fitting Water Cooling TWT90-v2.5 [$4.39]
  • 1 x Barrow G1/4" Ball Shutoff Mini-Valve With Black Normal Handle TQFS-V1 [$16.99]
  • 1 x Barrow G1/4" Threaded Female to Female Pass-Through Fitting TCDZS-V1 [$3.99]
  • 1 x Barrow G1/4" Slotted Tighten The Seal Lock Coin Type Plug TZS1-A02 [$1.60]

  • $26.97 ... plus about $6.60 for shipping ... and about 20 days shipping time.

They also had what I wanted in white.

Alternatively, I could order all of the above from NewEgg in black for $30 + $4 shipping and 7-10 days until they get here.

Or I could order all of the above from ModMyMods in black for $29.47 (including OCN discount and shipping) and 7-10 days until they get here. Actually, it should get here sooner as I think it is only coming from New York.

So ... I will forgot the white items, pay less and get it way sooner.

This ends the initial AliExpress experiment for me. Results: Poor.

Edited by ruffhi - 2/25/16 at 4:32am
post #38 of 601
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As Helmuth von Moltke the Elder famously said ... no plan survives contact with the enemy ... or in this version ... no build plan survives contact with the computer case.

My SketchUp plan included an assumption that the outer fans would stick out of the pedestal by about 7mm. They don't. The outer fans are flush with the outside of the pedestal (excluding the covers). Add in some gaskets, some radiator mounts and the inner fans, which SketchUp had 82mm apart are now probably only 60mm apart. Too close in my book.

So ... I am ditching the push / pull configuration and only doing push. From the studies I have seen, push / pull was only marginally better than push by itself ... so no major loss. It also means that the pedestal will now have only eight (8) fans instead of the fourteen (14) ... and I will only need one of the SilverstoneTek 4-pin fan hubs. No more molex splitter required. Quiet a few knock on implications and, as a result, some now surplus stuff that I have already purchased that will be going into the 'goodies' basket for future consumption.

Once I install the radiators, I'll grab some measurements and see how 'bad' my sketchUp version turns out to be.

Edited by ruffhi - 2/25/16 at 6:27am
post #39 of 601
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Stuff in the Pedestal

I've finished connecting the fans to the radiators. I also removed the Cryorig CR stickers. My custom stickers are due in next week some time ... not sure if I will be using them. Or not. I'll post here for some feedback / opinion.

I also plugged in the 8 fans. I am not planning on shortening these fan cables as Cryorig have used really thin wire and I don't want to mess around with repinning them. This could be one of the downsides of a Cryorig fan. Maybe I will try one and see how it goes. Anyway, I still need to stick down the SilverstoneTek hub and put in some sort of fan cable management.

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I currently have an in-take fan at the front. I am not 100% sold on that as a large part of the fan is covered by the right radiator. I'm using the plastic connectors provided by Cryorig and they stick out a little through the CaseLabs mesh. Nothing that a quick wire cutter snip snip won't fix smile.gif.

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Here is an update on how far my radiators are apart. Note that the ruler is sitting on both radiators and I have lined up the left one with the 20mm mark. So ... they are 103mm apart. Hence ... the hard line between the pedestals will be above 100mm long. I'll play with the parts, the Monsoon bending kit and see if I can cut some tubing to fit.

I thought I had a picture showing how far from the top port to the top of the pedestal ... but obviously, I don't. I'll have to check my camera to see if I downloaded it.

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Edit: Here it is ... the missing picture ...

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Input Useful: So ... what should the tubing in the pedestal look like. All black, all white, mixture of the two? Any input gladly received. Note that the Barrow parts that I ordered this morning and are already shipped(!) are all black. They will form the drain (with some tubing ... that could be either black, white, clear, etc). There is no reason to have the drain and the radiator connector match.

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Edited by ruffhi - 2/25/16 at 12:56pm
post #40 of 601
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So ... they are 103mm apart.

Defintely have room for push pull here!
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