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[Project] - Red'n'Black 2 - My First WC build

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I started conceptualizing this a while back and now it's into the first stages. I'm going to build two water loops in my Thermaltake Armor.

One internal rad, one external.



These are what I've got or am ordering:


This stuff's here:
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Thermaltake Armor

Thermochill Pa 120.2

Ek Water Blocks EK-NB S-MAX Plexi Top Motherboard Chipset Water Block

Swiftech MCP655 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 1/2IN Barbs

Thermochill 1/2IN Chrome Plated Barb Fitting G3/8 Threads *Single Barb* x2

Swiftech MCRES-MICRO Clear HI-FLOW Water Cooling Reservoir 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barb Fittings

Swiftech MCB-120 Radbox Revision 2 Black (Turns out I won't need this)

Thermalright HR-09S Type 2 Mosfet Heatpipe Cooler

Thermalright HR-09U Type 2 Mosfet Heatpipe Cooler
This stuff is on the way:
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Pts Petra 3IN X 3IN GEL-STUFF

4 x Swiftech 1/2IN Od Chrome Plated Fittings 1/4 Bspp (Set of Two)

Arctic Cooling MX-2

Water Accelerator Nozzle Kit for D-TEK Fuzion CPU Block

15 feet of Tygon R-3603 1/2IN ID 3/4IN OD Tubing

Logisys Ultra Long 15 inches Red CCFL LED Light

Enzotech CNB-S1L Forged Copper Low Profile Northbridge Heatsink Square
Ok guys.. I finally got some pics.

Doesn't look like much for a build yet, but there's more on the way plus everything that's in my current rig.

Overview of parts

Another overview

My first ever waterblocks! I get worked up just looking at them. After I picked up my Fuzion, I walked around the office with it and showed it to the systems guy (the only guy who would remotely understand). He was like: "Oh, neat" and I just didn't feel the vibe...*sigh*

EK NB Block - Killer quality... maybe I should have bought my CPU block from EK as well but the Fuzion is one of the most widely recommended, so I'll trust in that.

Now the base of the Fuzion... could be shinier, but I guess it's flatness that counts...


Those pics are from a while back and now today I took the case apart and started sanding, but when I wanted to go outside to do some priming, there was wet snow falling so I've had to put it off again

I'll get there eventually!
I put some markings on the motherboard tray after making a paper mockup of my mobo... I'm fairly confident of where I want to make the holes so I can route the cables behind, but I need to get a circular bit for my drill and stores were closed today.




Obviously there will be more to come...but at least I started! Feels good to at least have something done and most of the planning out of the way. Now I just have to wait for some parts to come in (and some $$$ too!) and we'll be ready to go!
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Alright...had a little setback today.

I went to Canadian Tire and picked up a holesaw with a drill bit. It said it was for metal on the side, but, after measuring and checking and looking at my motherboard and looking at the mounting holes in the case, I finally decided where I wanted my holes for cable management.

When I decided to cut...snap..the stupid drill bit in the centre of the hole saw snapped...

So no holes until at least tomorrow...
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not to be mean but damn... can i say thats a cheap hole saw? i dont think the hole saw i got from lowes woulda snapped like taht. dont think it woulda broke it i threw it off a cliff..
 
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post #4 of 33
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It was cheap: $20

But that's all this store had!

I guess I'm going to try Home Depot tomorrow.
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post #5 of 33
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Ok... so finally got the holesaw up and running and got those cable-management holes done:
Not the cleanest, but I'll dremel them some more and then with black paint and the edges covered by rubber tubing, they should look alright. That top one is the one where my holesaw disaster happened... so please, be kind




Now question is, where do I make the holes in this for the tubes to the second rad?


Mr. Postman also brought me a bunch more goodies today... pics of that stuff later.
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I just put the first coat of primer on today (it was warm, +1 Celsius today!)

Hopefully It'll be nice and dry tomorrow so I can sand and put on the second coat. I need to take advantage of the next couple of days because on Wed the high will be -10

Here are some pics with the primer done. Notice the huge amount of snow on my back deck







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post #7 of 33
Good work! I like the snow in the background! haha I'll keep an eye on your build!
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post #8 of 33
I hope you didnt paint it in the snow..Be looking forward to your progress.
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No...not in the snow. I took a table out there and painted it on top of the table.

The snow is inevitable, since it's mid-winter, but it was actually a nice sunny day, +1 Celsius... so the best chance I had of painting in a while.
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post #10 of 33
LOL, it must have been a pain in the but to paint in the cold...nice job so far.
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