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I'm planning on using Mayhems pastel red for my loop. What kind of special maintenance must be performed?

You'll have to hand clean anything nickel in the loop afterwards. It gets stained a lot. More than likely you will need a polishing compound to clean it perfectly.
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plasticiser very rarely clogs up a loop. Its rare for it to get to that point/actually come off the inside of the pipes. The more additives you add to the water the larger the chance of build up / clogging, dye is not good for your loop fullstop. No1 is questioning it looks bad ass but to be honest they should be avoided unless you want to clean out your loop every 1-2 months

Can't agree here. I run stronger dyes than anyone and I get zero clogging. Dye is not the problem. Plasticizer is.
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Pump connected right to CPU block? Love it!

 

Yep, it was one of the only ways to make it fit.  I though about that when I decided that I didn't want to pay for the Apogee Drive II.  I got to thinking that if some big company can make a pump/block combo, surely I can too.  I'll be using some 11mm straight rotary adpaters to connect pump to block, pump to res, and res to 3-way splitter.  I'll only actually have 2 tube runs going to the radiator.

 

I was feeling quite good last night after using a Dremel on metal for the first time, and finding a really awesome loop order that fit almost perfectly.

 

The only problem is that reservoir.  It provides no bubble removal so the air bubbles get sucked right back in to the loop.  Going to have to really play with it to get all the bubbles out.  I might have to pre-fill all the components then really rotate the case in every direction.

 

For now I plugged the pump in to my Scythe fan controller and running at about 80% for short bursts with a 24-pin jumper trying to de-aerate.

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Can't agree here. I run stronger dyes than anyone and I get zero clogging. Dye is not the problem. Plasticizer is.

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Guys would anyone know where I can find the best deals on universal water blocks for my 6870's? I want to add them to my loop. I originally wanted to add full water blocks but the second card I ended up getting is a Non-Reference 6870 which is alot shorter than the Reference card so I don't know how it'll look or work adding two different water blocks to the rig. I figured the best match would be 2 universals. If I end up not being able to get both of them at once for whatever reason I can get one add it to my loop and use the bracket I bought from Dwood and use an H50 I have laying around doing nothing right now until I can get the second block. But I would really prefer to add them both at the same time. Any help with where I can find a good deal for the blocks will be greatly apreciated. thumb.gif

I'd go with two of these blocks with either a serial or parallel bridge.

Go to EK's Cooling Configurator to look for more options.
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I asked couple of days ago what case was the best for WC for a friends build.
NZXT 810 was recommended. I looked into the case and I had to get one myself smile.gif
Case was much easier to work with compared to HAF X and the gunmetal color is just awesome.
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i think that was me who recommend that one to yea.. thumb.gif im glad you liek ti i want one but jsut dont have time or energy for it
post #22458 of 105900
For everyone asking about dyes and clogging/staining, I'll let you know in a year or 2 as that is how long I'm planning to run my loops without flushing.
For tubing I recommend XSPC, the black I used in my last build was in there a little over 2 years with no plasticizer leech at all, the clear has been in nearly 3week with no signs of leeching.
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Well that puts my mind at ease. Thanks!
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I asked couple of days ago what case was the best for WC for a friends build.
NZXT 810 was recommended. I looked into the case and I had to get one myself smile.gif
Case was much easier to work with compared to HAF X and the gunmetal color is just awesome. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
700
More pics: http://imgur.com/a/HXLWF
Better hope your wife don't find out. Hahaha.
I'm thinking real seriously about a Switch for my next build. Probably white though.
Nice rig.
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