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Wow Warfarin88 that is sure a lovely job you did on the PSU fan mod, will certainly go with the other Xiggy's
    
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that PSU looks dang classy now!
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Thank you fellas.

I updated the earlier PSU post with a couple more shots for clarity. There's a couple wider views of the last trim panel, and couple pics showing the modifications I made to the factory chassis to accomodate the modified PSU.

I should have the last (yeah right lol) of my deliveries today. I'm going to have to find time to cut away from work for an hour or so this afternoon to retrieve those. I think I'll go bonkers if I know they're just sitting up at the apartment office for 2 days.

I think I have a whole weekend off again coming up here. This should be a good one.
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Hellos again folks. This isn't really an update post. More of an update prelude post.

I had some time to kill before it was proper "tool time of day" here at the apartment, so I got myself organized this morning and played around with the camera a bit.

Pro Tip: The fisherman have the goods on small parts organization. Comparable plastic organizers in other areas (hardware, crafts) of your local big box store will cost you much more. Tackle boxes for the win!

Here's my metric hardware collection:



And my newly acquired water cooling fitting collection:




My four dollar table pad "light box" was behaving reasonably well for me under the flourescents in the kitchen, so I decided to take a few glamour shots.

The subjects:

EDIT: Don't try this with the bay res's. I've since discovered that the coupled res is murder to bleed properly.



And the gratuitous puter pr0n:







That's all I have for now, but I expect solid updates for the next couple days.

Stay tuned.
Edited by Warfarin88 - 3/22/09 at 6:49am
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wow, great photos!
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Thank you gentlemen.

These pics aren't so pretty, but they do show progress at least.

I got the pump mount sorted. I had a feeling this was going to take me the longest, so I decided to knock it out first.

Here's where its going to sit:



The bottom is "hard" mounted to the pump tray via a BP pass-through fitting and a male to male adapter.



The visible side underneath:



The entire tray is mounted through grommeted holes, so while rigidly mounted to the tray, the tray itself is vibration isolated. I hope that does the trick.

On the back side, the motor housing is supported by a semi circular notch I cut out of the tray itself, and lined with silicon rubber edge molding:



There's just enough clearance from the side panel for the wires:





As it turned out, I didn't have quite enough room for the compression to compression connection from res to pump, even with the mods to the reservoir bezel(s).

The disconnect fitting in these pics isn't quite going to work (obviously), but I have it there to show you how the alignment with the res turned out:



I'm going to have to order a couple more fittings to get just the right spacing, but the two are definitely going to be hard plumbed in the end.

Here's a few more shots, just to give you the "lay of the land":

EDIT: Don't try this with the bay res's. I've since discovered that the coupled res is murder to bleed properly.







There won't be a ton of airflow up there, but really all the fan on the pump tray needs to do is keep the area from going stagnant and generally push drive heat toward the venting in the rear of the case over the PSU.

I don't want to finalize the res mounting until I can properly plumb the connection to the pump, but I've got plenty of other stuff to do in the mean time whilst waiting for (yet another) order from PPC's.

At least the orders are getting significantly smaller.
Edited by Warfarin88 - 3/22/09 at 6:49am
post #268 of 605
My friend, U did a fantastic Job with the reservoir and the pump

soo smooth

awesome...
and that little tube.... speechless
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post #269 of 605
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lol. thank you Shiryu.

Micro update:

I am probably overly concerned with vibrations, but I decided to go one step further with isolating the pump from the chassis.

I stumbled on one of these oddball grommets I ordered from Cyberdruid ages ago:



And, after expanding my pass through hole to accommodate it, I now have a completely vibration-isolated pump mount:



There is actually a 1/16" gap between the tray and the trim panel, so from the visible side, the grommet is totally hidden.

Now I can get on with some of the fun stuff. (tube routing)
post #270 of 605
very nicely done. the layout of the pump and res came out much better than i thought i would!
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