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woah.. its been a while, and I've been busy taking a CalcII class so its been kinda hard to find some time to work on this build. But, good news, I got some updates for ya.

I've decided to turn this into a dual loop. one for the cpu and nb/sb and the other for the GPU's. Parts have been ordered and have already arrived. I ordered another MCP355 w/XSPC top to power the GPU loop.

I am also building a custom stand that will raise the pump for the GPU's off of the bottom of the case sa well as hide the PSU cables as they are fed behind the mobo tray. TDN1979 is Powdercoating the pieces as I type this.

I have just finished lapping my i7. This was my first lap job, and i think it turned out amazing. I used 400 / 800 / 1000 / 1500 / 2000 grit sandpaper. I also polished it with some IC Diamond, and it was well worth it. Descriptions below:

400 grit:


800 grit:


1000 grit:


1500 grit:


2000 grit:
I thought that I was gonna leave it at this. There were still scuff marks when looking at it form straight on, but at the right angle it it had a good reflection.




Polishing job with IC Diamond:
I read about this in the IC Diamond give-away thread in the forum so I thought I'd give it a shot.

Step 1: Warm up the TIM. I put some water in a glass and put it in the microwave for 45sec. I then let the IC Diamond sit in the glass for a few minutes:


Step 2: spread a little on the CPU, and wipe it in with a polishing cloth or a cloth to clean lenses. Repeat. I did this step 3 times.


Step 3: take pictures of a perfect finish:








I'm about to start working on mounting the Bitspower NB/SB and the Heatkiller so that I can hopefully do my leaktesting tonight or tomorrow I want to get my CPU loop up and running while I wait on the parts from TDN1979.
Edited by SiNiSt3r - 6/15/09 at 8:51pm
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it's about time you showed up
    
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it's about time you showed up

yeah dude. between this summer class and work, its been hard to devote some time to this build. But since I had to wait for TDN1979 to coat some more parts It was a good time to take a break.

thx for lookin out tho. I'm glad your taking a liking to my build
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Been Soo Lond I had to go back to see what build this is! :eeK:
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Parts are coated and will be in the mail in the morning. No pics though, hehe. You will just have to wait for him to install them
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Oh, and sick job on the lap job

That looks great!!!
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Parts are coated and will be in the mail in the morning. No pics though, hehe. You will just have to wait for him to install them
NICE !!! your the man! I still gotta fighre out how I'm gonna install those pieces.

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Oh, and sick job on the lap job

That looks great!!!
thanks. I'm just glad that my first lap job went so well. I would have been pissed if it blew up in my face.
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this looks great, can't wait to see final product and some results with that i7!
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NICE !!! your the man! I still gotta fighre out how I'm gonna install those pieces.
Just don't drill any holes in them lol. As if they need anymore holes. If you need a custom bracket made, let me know. I have some scrap .090" aluminum from the last build that I can use to make you a bracket.


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thanks. I'm just glad that my first lap job went so well. I would have been pissed if it blew up in my face.
With that i7, I can only imaging lol.
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I just finished installing the Bitspower NB/SB Block without a hitch. I had to improvise with the LED that they gave me because it was pretty crappy. I ended up taking the one's (yes, more than one) off of the supplied EVGA heatsink and rigged them to work with the black freezer.

This is the crappy LED that Bitspower shipes with the block. It's a 5mm LED and its not that bright. I dunno if this is because it has a 2pin power adapter or if its just a crappy LED. Anyways, there is nowhere to put this in the acrylic attached to the block. It's really a poor design.


So, I ended up taking off the EVGA heatsink and figured I would take a peek as to what LED's they had to power the "E" on the heatsink. Turns out that there were 2x3mm LED's. This proved to be a beter option than the one that came with the Bitspower block.







I did some testing, with the lights out, to find the best placement for both the LED's. I was able to find a spots so that the whole top was illuminated. After that I taped them in place with some electrical tape.





Now that I took care of the LED issue it was time to install the block.

Before:




After:



I was able to tuck the excess wire under part of the block.


Not to shabby, eh? what do you guys think? Next item on the list will be the mounting the Heatkiller 3.0.
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