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post #21 of 34
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2 more acrylic tubes installed.
Everyone's favorite, 2 axis run from GPU back to res and Rad 2 to RAM.

That leaves just more tube to install.







post #22 of 34
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and here it is - rad1 Out to Rad 2 In.

Loop complete, so time for air leak testing.

Water droplets from rinsing that tube and the Rad2 to RAM tube from trimming to better length.

post #23 of 34
Subbed for Prodigy glory.
post #24 of 34
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Subbed for Prodigy glory.

Welcome aboard BB wink.gif

Air test held 10 PSI for 4hrs - good enough for me biggrin.gif
Just filled with distilled to see the fluid volume of the loop = 800ml.
About to drain that and run the Mayhems Blitz Part 2 through the loop for a while.
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Welcome aboard BB wink.gif

Air test held 10 PSI for 4hrs - good enough for me biggrin.gif
Just filled with distilled to see the fluid volume of the loop = 800ml.
About to drain that and run the Mayhems Blitz Part 2 through the loop for a while.

I'll just go ahead and assume you sold your soul for the ability to perfectly bend acrylic like that. The green and pink really look good in the black case IMO. My wife just saw it on my screen and HAD to stop for a look.

I have the mATX Prodigy where the PSU mounts up front ... a complete nightmare. This ITX version is the better way to go. Though I have a mATX X79 board, I only have one thing plugged in ... a 780Ti. So in hindsight ... ITX for sure.

I think you did great with the external / internal PDU for normal vs. bleed with just cable splicing.

She must be a really good friend. Because I can tell you with certainty that if my HTPC left the house for more than 10 minutes for anything, I would be kicked out by my family in short order. All things movie, tv, and live tv flow through that thing and it serves up to all of the other tv's in the house. Just the thought of something going wrong has me shaking with fear.

I hope she has the windowed side panels for that Prodigy. That thing needs to be shown off.
post #26 of 34
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I'll just go ahead and assume you sold your soul for the ability to perfectly bend acrylic like that. The green and pink really look good in the black case IMO. My wife just saw it on my screen and HAD to stop for a look.

I have the mATX Prodigy where the PSU mounts up front ... a complete nightmare. This ITX version is the better way to go. Though I have a mATX X79 board, I only have one thing plugged in ... a 780Ti. So in hindsight ... ITX for sure.

I think you did great with the external / internal PDU for normal vs. bleed with just cable splicing.

She must be a really good friend. Because I can tell you with certainty that if my HTPC left the house for more than 10 minutes for anything, I would be kicked out by my family in short order. All things movie, tv, and live tv flow through that thing and it serves up to all of the other tv's in the house. Just the thought of something going wrong has me shaking with fear.

I hope she has the windowed side panels for that Prodigy. That thing needs to be shown off.

The switch with external connection is something all water cooled cases should have installed.
preferably with an auto switching system so system can't be turned on without the pump running - like I did in Salive8 with the relay.

Had pretty good luck with the PrimoChill 1/2" acrylic.
Have to have a tight insert for bending, at least tha'ts my story and I'm sticking to it.

She lives alone and has up until now been OK without it in the living room.
Was hoping to have it back yesterday - but looks like tomorrow after I re-install windows and some basic software for her.

GPU side has the optional window panel.
other side panel is a job for today - cut-out panel and fit a new acrylic window panel.

cheers.gif
f_f
post #27 of 34
I'm always impressed that your builds always end up looking so clean and simple...
     
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post #28 of 34
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I'm always impressed that your builds always end up looking so clean and simple...

Cheers Mate thumb.gif

Currently diluting down the Blitz part 2 in the loop.
Without any shaking tilting ect, drain only lets out 400ml of the 800ml volume.
So playing the half life game of fluid dilution.
Good news is that pH level has ended up being just under 7, which is what my distilled reads
so should be good for longevity of the pastel fluid which will be going in later tonight smile.gif
post #29 of 34
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I'll be honest, I never got too excited about the pink acrylic tubing.
BUT
I had a sneaky suspicion that it would come to life with pastel coolant.
and I gotta say that I reckon it looks sensational wheee.gif
I think she's gonna love it, not because it looks girlie, but because looks awesome biggrin.gif

Mayhems Pastel Extreme - White - adds another "feature" with white in the res and seen in the GPU block.
However, the effect/color if the pink acrylic tubes is the standout feature (imho)











Last of the custom cables has also been fitted.

PSU > GPU



PSU > CPU



Pump Tacho Extension



PSU > LED Controller



Now software installation time mad.gif
post #30 of 34
That looks fantastic. I hope you're cutting a big window in that side panel.
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