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another quick question. what should i be looking for for tubing size? dose it matter that much? smaller is better but i think 1/4 inch would be too restrictive and 1/2 in is just too large to look good in the case. optimally i would like to see as much of the stuff in the case as possible with out hoses blocking every thing

suggestions please?
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3/8
    
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3/8
lol nicely in the middle of the 2.

thats what i was thinking and it seems as though most people use 3/8. is that a correct assumption?




i need to start looking for some used pumps and stuff...... i wanna keep this some what cheep (lol cheep watter cooling)
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Yeah 3/8 is a good balance between cooling and kinking.
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so how about a weekend update?

i didn't do any thing their... updated.

i decided to come to smith college and visit my girl friend this weekend before she gets killed by finals and doesn't have time to be social in any way instead of working on the project

but ill be leaving here soon and heading home. but on the way im probably going to stop and some hardware store and grab a couple things for the project.


on a side note i have been learning about thermal everything of water and copper (one of the best engineering libraries on the east coast here. and have a somewhat decent idea of what i should be aiming for on my waterblock plans. just to run it by you guys to see what you think

im going to be using copper as the base and im thinking that about a 5mm thick base will be good for the contact points with the cores and then between 2.5 and 5mm tall pins that are as small as i can cut them but about the same size as the slots between them (need to get mill bits before i can know that) as for pin lay out im thinking that ill have a few channels right under the barbs going horizontally across the block and then between them have everything rotated 45* off (im working on a sketch up drawing for the CPU block that shoudl illustrate this better) now back to learning how this program works.

thanks for all the votes for MOTM. i need a few to win but its all good one way or another.

if you haven't voted yet you should TOTALLY go do it now. vote for me please. you know you want to
Edited by Striker36 - 4/25/10 at 10:58am
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post #176 of 2207
Yes vote or him.
Or else he won't love you.


Vote for Striker! He love you long time


Now I'm really excited to see how this whole water cooling with one-but-really-two-loops goes down in that case
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Yes vote or him.
Or else he won't love you.


Vote for Striker! He love you long time


Now I'm really excited to see how this whole water cooling with one-but-really-two-loops goes down in that case
it will probably take me a couple months to actually bring that part to fruition due to lack of funds and tooling. but we are getting the tooling at work in about a month and a half so i can make my blocks then (probably take me 2 or 3 weeks to cut them) but i think if i have a plan in place it will go allot faster when i get to that point. i think it will work well. though im trying to think of an easy way to swap the 120mm planed CPU rad for a 2x120 with out throwing off the whole plan

i can do some thing like this but it will need some adjustment. (pick from MlbrottanN over on the CMSS board)
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update in a couple hours ;-)
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i grabbed some stuff on my way out of work today so i spent all afternoon and evening in the work shop



yep paint and stainless steal

the stainless is for making a false floor and the paint is for well... .painting


i started by priming the bezel. after a couple coats i could still see a couple of the imperfections that were in the filler job so i decided to do more work on that a little bit later


next i drilled out the rivets that hold the HDD cage in place because i want the floor to go the full length to the fan to cover a radiator or two and keep every thing looking clean when its all said and done.


and out.


their is allot of space with this thing out. why didn't i drill that out sooner?

next i got distracted and made a cardboard blank for one of THESE to see if their was any way the idea i have been tossing around could possibly work


and guess what.

their is no way im gona fit that their.... i guess im going to plan B (2 120mm rads with a bridge tube connecting them) for the GPU loop im planing to have eventually but that's not a pressing thing so im not worried about it. i have other stuff to buy first! but if you guys want to be awesome you could find me a really good 120mm rad that isn't hugely fat

any way. back to the task at hand

measured out the inside of the case for the biggest possible floor (45cmx27cm with a bend)

score it a few times to weaken it up a little and then cut with tin snips. it actually almost cracks really nicely along the scoring and doesn't ruin the edges of your snips.


then i pulled out the brake i made when i was teaching my self to weld im still crap at making them pretty but they are strong joints so that's what really maters


a couple more to show how its made.


throw the sheet in and use the water pump pliers and fold it to you for a nice clean even bend like this



and after some trimming

i had to take about 2cm off the length (im not sure how much i cut off) to get it to fit right with a fan in their.

any way after finding out that the 2x120 rad plan wont work (with a rad any longer than about 260cm long) im thinking that i might take 2 120mm rads and link them and have them in that same place at the bottom of the case venting out the bottom. and if i do that i might even be able to get another one in the CPU loop if i dont just use the one in the cooling duct.

oh well just food for thought.

and with that. im going to make some dinner seance i skipped it to work on this stuff.

thanks for reading and thanks for the votes for MOTM. their is still time if you haven't voted yet.

as all ways questions comments and suggestions are welcomed!
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