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ok, after much trial and tribulation, I am ready to hook up hoses, get some water in all this crap and get leak testing out of the way. If you look closely at the pic, you will notice that I used both a bitspower crystal, and a koolance SLI connector. Problems started last weekend with me in the rampage book, thatI needed to use slots 1, 3 and 4 in an SLI setup.

Strange, but thats what the manual said, so I purchased my plumbing fittings accordfingly. Original plan was to use Compression fittings and a short tube between 1 and 3, and either the Koolance or bitpower krystal between 3 and 4.

I ordered both the Koolance and the bitspower setups, too compare and after they arrived, I wasnt happy really with either, as far as my "wont leak" confidence level. The bitspower won out as the Koolance which touts itself as adjustable, to my mind seemed like "rubber bushing that may leak". No problem, use the bitspower, ( Credit to Pascal)

Problems began when I looked at the tri sli connector that Asus inluded. It was set up to go single spacing between cards. ***? After, many google searches, a call to Asus, and them sending me a copy of......the "revised manual" . I am now using slots 1, 2, and three per the new manual. OK, which really pissed me off as If I would have known that, EK makes a very nice one piece tri SLI waterblock connector, that I wanted to use, but alas didnt think I could because of reccomended spacing by Asus.

So, vs waiting for a matching bitspower connector, im using one of those and one Koolance, otherwise with a Holiday weekend, I wouldnt have seen the bitspower till Wednesday or thursday, with Fedex overnite. Ok, time to get cracking on running tubes. Have Coffee, Led Zeppelin, and Marlboros and Guiness. Will send another pic, when I am ready to begin leak testing.
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ok, 3 video cards, 3 radiators, 1 cpu, 1 pump, and one resivoir installed, tubing run. going to break until morning. Got a bit of a buzz, and want to monitor firsst bit of leak testing closely. Pretty excited! Sunday is dedicated to Drives, RAM, Fans etc. Hopefully, put Windows on, roll my south Louisiana Mojo bones, and begin to crank this beast.

Update: Leak testing begun at 0800 hrs. One small leak detected on SLI fitting immediately and corrected with tightening, (my fault) Spill contained, HAZMAT team released, no danger to personell or property. All system go. God I miss the miltary sometimes. Civilians dont have good acronyms. Well maybe MILF.
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Hi, thanx for rep,Check this build, Lukasz used the EK link, and thought it kills flow,because of all the 90 deg angles. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ian-li-pc.html
I see you only use 1 backplate on the cards, are you going to use the use slots 4 and 6 on your mobo?
Oh, and please tell me you still have to sleeve the fancables.....
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Hi, thanx for rep,Check this build, Lukasz used the EK link, and thought it kills flow,because of all the 90 deg angles. http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...ian-li-pc.html
I see you only use 1 backplate on the cards, are you going to use the use slots 4 and 6 on your mobo?
Oh, and please tell me you still have to sleeve the fancables.....
I see that now with the EK connector. Your right, no good. Im going to put a soundcard in slot 4 or 5. And i am definetely going to do something with those fan cables.
    
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Nice, at what speads will your slots run, when you pack 4 of them? Your boards doesn't have a nf200, does it? Build looks good so far!!
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Nice, at what speads will your slots run, when you pack 4 of them? Your boards doesn't have a nf200, does it? Build looks good so far!!
Its single slot spacing. Its does have BRO4. (Version of nf200) If i want to go 4 way SLI I can, but will have to ditch soundcard, and get a daughter card with another BRO4 set. BTW Six hours and no leaks. Still wish I had gotten 2 of the bitspower crystals. That koolance fitting scares me.
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Ah,ok, i havent really looked at the board,coz i'm not in the market for a new 1 yet.So you are good to go using an extra soundcard! Maybe get another gtx470 as dedicated Physx.....just for fun!! Atm i'm looking for a 460 or 470 to abuse the xtra slot i have left.
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Ah,ok, i havent really looked at the board,coz i'm not in the market for a new 1 yet.So you are good to go using an extra soundcard! Maybe get another gtx470 as dedicated Physx.....just for fun!! Atm i'm looking for a 460 or 470 to abuse the xtra slot i have left.
I actually thought about it. That would be a stick in the eye to all these "just get a i7 930, and over clock it, 980x is a waste, TRI SLI is overkill, blah blah." guys that troll sometimes. A GTX 470 for physx, hmmmmm.

I almost took the plunge this week and got 2 of those Crucial 256 6 gbs drives, but i thought i better leave my self some room, if any body besides the nitrogen guys starts to make me fell like a cheap whore. Ill have some room to flaunt still.

BTW, those Scythe SFLEX Fs, are not bad at all on full power. Will still use fan control, but dont know if I will need it.
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Looking good. LSU is kicking sissie NC butt too. Yes. 12 hours no leaks.
    
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What fan controller are you using? I suggest you try the Tbalancer Bigng, fully programmable,4 channel 20Watts analogue or 40 pwm.I love it!! I shut off 2 channels at 25C, and programmed the curves so that it is deadquiet at idle, but makes my rig take off when needed.
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