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post #31 of 50
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Psh... So installing Windows 7 to M.2 without an optical drive is a bit of a headache. The amount of times I had this pop up....


The solution was to plug in the 850 Pro, install Windows 7 to that from bootable USB (I made my USB with MSI Win7 Smart Tool), install the NVME drivers then use Samsung's Migration tool which will copy the current system drive to the M.2 and make it the new system drive. The BIOS automatically made it the top priority for boot too, that was good to see. And then it was up and running!


All I wanna do now is try the graphics card in another slot to make sure there's no PCI problems with the board when I try to install the RAID controller.

My Mayhems 16mm glass tubing is shipping from the UK next week and my Barrow fittings are on their way from china. This gives me a couple of weeks to make case mods for tubing and cable routing and make cosmetic adjustments like painting the ram and vinyl wrapping part of the motherboard. The fittings will arrive at least a week before the glass tubes so I'll be able to use some acrylic tubing to plan out the loop and give me precise measurements for when I do the glass. I have to measure for cables, order them and wait for shipping too. Oh how the weeks add up.
post #32 of 50
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My fittings showed up earlier than expected. They look good. Looks like there's just one problem with the order, the 4-way piece should be black like the 3 piece. Not sure if they had a stock problem and just shipped what they had or if I accidentally ordered it silver, which is totally possible.




I've also ordered an XSPC valve that I'm still waiting on, i'm gonna try to fit it between the radiator for what should be an awesome drain system. There isn't even room for tubing to connect, so I need to hope the 2 male>male 5mm g1/4s and the valve fit perfectly or it wont work at all.
post #33 of 50
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Had a week of hectic work and didn't get to work on the build at all really, but tonight I finally busted out the GPU block...

Goodbye, sweet warrenty...


The fact there was this much paste on it stock makes me think the starburst pattern in the instructions isn't as overkillish as it first looked...


Oooohhhh.... shiny....


Thermal pads on...


I was a bit heavy thumbed on the first line but I impressed myself with the recovery...


Backplate installed!



My room's looked like this for months, hopefully it won't for much longer...
post #34 of 50
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Does anyone know what the thinnest male>male g1/4 fitting is? this drain system works, but it's maybe 2mm too big, there's a bit of outward stress on fittings going into the radiator and it'll certainly leak...


Installing main parts to work out final tube routing...


Once I rotate the MMRS reservoir top this'll line up nicely...


Rough mock up of the new tube routing. As much as I love the look of the planned loop, parts of it wont work. I think this just makes the most sense and keeps everything pretty straight.


Testing out the lighting...

post #35 of 50
Great looking build so far! I'm considering the 08 myself. I really like the drain system idea you have going on the 360mm rad, not sure about any shorter m-m fittings though. Maybe a rad with wider ports?
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post #36 of 50
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Been a while since the last update but things are slowly moving forward...

Waiting on a Shoggy Sandwich because after the difficulty of simply drilling new fan mount holes I'm not too keen on making any other case mods and the foam sandwich will give the res/pump the height it needs to have the tubes running well for drainage and aesthetics, not to mention the possible noise improvement. Having the res pushed back a bit makes cable routing cleaner too and will allow the corner lighting to spill over the motherboard and other components more.

In previous photos I had the CPU block lightly tightened with no compound but now it's properly mounted and deserving of a couple quick beauty shots...



Covered a few things on the motherboard. I'm just not a fan of marketing BS plastered on the product. I don't even know *** "audio boost" means! No one does! And dragons aren't part of my theme so that had to go. The "Gaming Pro" text is totally covered by the rear fan and can't be seen so I left as is...


This is my temp tubing made to figure out the right sizes before I move to the glass tubing, which arrived just the other day and just looks and feels so great...


I wanna get these 90 degree fittings working better together. From many angles the small difference in tube length going into and out of the cpu block makes things look off and not square like a little optical illusion. Might just chuck a 5mm extension and that'll be that...


Cable managment... oh man... My beautiful plans have all failed. The drive cage just sits too close to the back of the motherboard and I cant route front panel USB3 cables etc back there, which will just give me a big mess of **** behind the 360 radiator. At least it wont be visible!


I'm cheaping out on the cables and just sleeving the parts you'll see. Doesn't look bad once it's all plugged in...


Today I put in an order for PCI and MB cables from Ensourced. Dude has a good selection of colours and I like what he's doing with the cable combs/clips. With postage it came to $215 but I mean, if I did it myself it'd still cost $60+ for wire, sleeving, pins etc and another $40+ for tools, then I'd spend hours and hours only to produce an inferior product... $215 suddenly seems cheap, even if it is just two cables (i guess three if the 8 and 6 pins are separate)
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Maybe a rad with wider ports?

Yeah that seems like the only fix to get it working how I wanted. Couldn't find any smaller valves, extensions or 3 way splitters. I think I'm just gonna move the valve and have two separate drainage outlets back there.
post #37 of 50
Thinnest male/male I know is a 5mm by Bitspower.

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post #38 of 50
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Thinnest male/male I know is a 5mm by Bitspower.

TCO

As long as the cables have room, this should work. Worst case scenario I'll need to unplug a few things to attach drain extension on the day...


The outer most fitting swivels around to tuck in nicely so the side/back panel will fit on.
post #39 of 50
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I was a bit busy and forgot to take many photos, but I sanded down the top of the heatsinks on the RAM a bit then painted it with some engine enamel. The silver just stood out too much and took away from the CPU block which isn't as white or shiny...


Drying on the window sill...


Not all my glass tubes survived the journey to Australia. Another was cracked a few inches down but pretty salvagable then another one has an OD too big for the fittings. I have 2 more unopened, hopefully they held up better...


I was trying so hard not to breath in any glass dust when scoring/snapping/sanding (or in some cases, just unwrapping the tube) that some got in my eyes. There was mild irritation on my eye for about 15 minutes then my tear duct or some gland swelled up for a few hours, but wasn't really irritated. Perhaps safety eye wear isn't as overkillish as I first thought...

Edited by sanick - 4/17/17 at 1:56am
post #40 of 50
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First real tip for any first time builders like myself and something I hadn't seen mentioned in my hundreds of hours of research... If you're trying to get all your tubing nice and square, everything at 90 degrees, get it looking right then flip the whole case on it's side and look again. I thought maybe things were sitting differently because of the gravity change but no, half my tubes suddenly seems 2-5mm too long or short.
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