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Update 27-28 May

Pulled a late nighter tonight, but got a bunch of stuff knocked out. First up I completely took the shroud off the mobo. Since I can't really decide on a color for it, I removed it, and I must say It looks a bit better without it. I also began work on the hard tubing portion of both loops, and also worked on some of the fittings for the soft tubing portion. Most of the night was spent measuring and cutting PETG.

Motherboard WITHOUT the shroud


Soft Tubing Fittings. Had issues with only one portion of this part. The passthrough closest to the 560mm rad would not allow me to screw a fitting in due to half the port running into the rad. So I rummaged around the bin and used an old BP SLI link from an old build for it so that the narrow part can overlap the edge of the rad and still allow me to put a fitting on. Since this all won't be seen i'm not stressing the aesthetics as much.


Welcome SMA8 buliding. I think all of us ran into that problem where the radiator blocks the fitting. Have you tried a Bitspower offset fitting on the bulkhead that is blocked by the rad ??

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Paint your I/O Cover back black and leave it. Match the shroud to the board. Don't worry about the grey in the case. Your just thinking to much.

Excellent pipe work.

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Welcome SMA8 buliding. I think all of us ran into that problem where the radiator blocks the fitting. Have you tried a Bitspower offset fitting on the bulkhead that is blocked by the rad ??


The issue is vertical space as well as horizontal. Wouldn't be able to squeeze the offset in there.

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Paint your I/O Cover back black and leave it. Match the shroud to the board. Don't worry about the grey in the case. Your just thinking to much.

Excellent pipe work.

TCO

I'm actually really liking just the plain ole board without the shroud but we'll see. Going to get everything put together and then see what I like the best.
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The issue is vertical space as well as horizontal. Wouldn't be able to squeeze the offset in there.
I'm actually really liking just the plain ole board without the shroud but we'll see. Going to get everything put together and then see what I like the best.

That being the most important, but I personally wanted that Shield Showing. That way you don't see the silver caps.
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That being the most important, but I personally wanted that Shield Showing. That way you don't see the silver caps.
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TCO

If I go back to the shroud it most def will be black. I agree with the color match. I'm going to make the call after the entire build is together. Plus eventually that Mobo is going to be replaced anyways whe asus finally releases the RVE BE. LOL. I'm holding out for that one.
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If I go back to the shroud it most def will be black. I agree with the color match. I'm going to make the call after the entire build is together. Plus eventually that Mobo is going to be replaced anyways whe asus finally releases the RVE BE. LOL. I'm holding out for that one.

Agree with @TheCautiousOne, think the black works better. Will be interested to see if ASUS release a RVE BE following the new ROG STRIX. But no doubt they'll be seeing the $$, so here is hoping!

Then it'll be a new block for the CPU and more calculations for where to route tubes. Ahhh, the glory of hard tube builds wink.gif
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Agree with @TheCautiousOne, think the black works better. Will be interested to see if ASUS release a RVE BE following the new ROG STRIX. But no doubt they'll be seeing the $$, so here is hoping!

Then it'll be a new block for the CPU and more calculations for where to route tubes. Ahhh, the glory of hard tube builds wink.gif

Oh yeah...took me a few nights to get the route for these loops down. LOL. I don't see why they shouldn't release a RVEBE. The Strix is great, but not super top end like the RVE from what I've been reading. I looked at it for this build momentarily but wasn't quite impressed. I'm not a big RGB type guy, and it seems that all these new motherboards are centered around how many LED lights you can shove on a motherboard. Not my cup of tea, but thats just me. Not knocking people who like that sort of thing, to each his own. LOL. So hopefully they do release one, and if they don't, then I will just see what else comes out later after Broadwell E launches and is around for a minute. What for the intital price gouges on new products to drop. Also Im interested to see where the new 70 Series Pascal fits into everything. I'm not keen on spending an arm and a leg on GPUs. (i know i know, i have 3 980s) LOL.

EDIT: And I'll see with the black shroud. Going to have to sand it down and start over. Those vinyl letters didn't come off easily.
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Small update for 29-30 May.

Didn't do much work this weekend due to helping the lady friend and Memorial Day services. I did however work some on the SLI bridges and mounted the HDD and SSDs. Instead of doing the Multilink pipes like i did before I'm using small pieces of tubing. I had 6 fittings left over after running the piping since I didn't go with my original plan. So to save some money im going to use those fittings in between the blocks with small less than 1 inch sections of tubing. So instead of buying four links, I only have to buy 2 fittings at 5 bucks a piece saving 20 bucks. Im good with that. LOL.





HDD and SSDs Mounted


AAAAANNNNNDDDDDDDDD Back by popular demand, the black shroud LOL



So im at a stopping point right now with having to wait on this order I will put in tomorrow with PPCS. Once that gets here I can finish up the loops and get this baby fired up. Tossing around a few names for this one. The one at the forefront is "The Red Baron". Purpose behind this one is obviously the red, and the drop pipes off the reservoir remind me of the exhaust pipes on an old biplane front propeller motor. Im a history major so Im always reading WW1 and WW2 books. This one is probably going to win out.

EDIT: Was going through some old WW1 Pics of the Red Baron's Plane. He had a Tri-wing plane. I have Tri Sli on this one. LOL. Its a sign. The RED BARON it is.
Edited by typercivic93 - 5/30/16 at 6:47pm
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With the Black shroud. BOom. Get you some.

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With the Black shroud. BOom. Get you some.

TCO

Yeah the black was the way to go. Shoulda just left it alone. Haha.
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