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Whoa! Man this is coming out nicely! +REP!

What brand are those orange fans with the speed controller on them?
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my god i love that pc you have done.
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I cracked orange fat
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Can I have that case's babies?
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Lov those curves....
Thanks fellas.

You know you're doing something right when the sexual innuendo starts getting thick.

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Whoa! Man this is coming out nicely! +REP!

What brand are those orange fans with the speed controller on them?
Thanks!

The orange fans are Xigmatek, but they don't have a speed controller. The fan control I'm using is by Sunbeamtech, the venerable Rheobus (silver versions of these).

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that looks amazing!
I just wonder how restrictive all that tubing is going to be :
Thanks Nate!

I measured what I have left over on tubing so far, and by my calculations, I've used a little less than 24 inches of tubing in the case so far. I should have about another 18 inches or so to plumb the runs to the GPU and CPU blocks. I'm no expert, but I don't think that's too bad for a three rad loop, is it?

Now the 90 fittings ... There is a lot of those for a full tower build. 3 on the rads, and 3 around or on the res itself. The bitspower 90's are nicely radiused inside and fully milled out though, they certainly don't look to bad to my untrained eye. I thought about trying to shoe-horn 45's into the spaces, but then I figured meh. How bad can it be to have a 90 right before the flow gets funneled down into a series of 2mm wide internal rad tubes anyway.

I ordered a few final fittings last night (famous last words lol) to hard plumb the res to pump connection and facilitate a drain line at the bottom of the case. I suppose if worse comes to worse, swapping out fittings up top there should for something less restrictive should be doable with a minimum of pain; even after I've filled the loop.

I'm hoping I don't need to though. I guess we'll see.

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Not sure what this work this week is going to throw at me, but I'm hoping to get enough done that I can be mounting blocks by the weekend. Thanks again for the support all, and wish me luck.
Edited by Warfarin88 - 3/16/09 at 8:47am
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The orange fans are Xigmatech,
You posted a mis-spelled link to an item that had the right spelling.
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You posted a mis-spelled link to an item that had the right spelling.
Got it. Thanks for squaring me away.
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Psuedo update today. I have small a last minute shipment on the way from PPC's that should be here tomorrow. In preparation, I decided I would... well, prep.

I disassembled everything, and cleaned everything up with some dishwater soap and a green scrubby sponge. It gave stuff a light "brushed" look, but the raw aluminum was beat enough at this point, I didn't mind. I actually kind of like the look.

Here's the bare nekkid frame:



And some shots of where I modified it:









Here's the new pieces I fabricated. I decided I'm not going to polish these, but I did sand them lightly with 220 grit just to clean them up a bit:



My favorite of these pieces:



even gave it it's own special cable management hole:



And the cover panels. Windex and a micro fiber towel seems to be the ticket for this brushed aluminum:



My favorite of these pieces. Prior to this mod, I don't think I had this many holes line up for me in all my work as this single piece has, lol:



I like the polished look of the holes I cut in the panels, but I touched up the outer edge cuts with a sharpie. This isn't the best shot of it, but honestly, it looks just about this good in person:



And finally, here's my fun tub of left over parts from the A70 and the donor A16:



Plenty in there to keep me busy on future projects.

That's all for today folks. I gotta get back to work.
post #296 of 605
awesome!
Yeah i gotta get back to learning, NAWT!
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that is just awesome. i like the pump/res piece the most too. very nicely done.
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Amazing....
I don't know what to say.
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hotness
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Hey you should send some of all that extra my way

But nice rig. Constantly checking for new updates. Rep +
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