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post #71 of 218
That is a must. Wifes are funny in that way.

Question?
After building this beast, Will she be able to use you computer?

Hmmm
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post #72 of 218
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
That is a must. Wifes are funny in that way.

Question?
After building this beast, Will she be able to use you computer?

Hmmm

lol! I'm still figuring everything out... only been married for about 8 months.

well she can use it if she wants to... but I don't really see why she would need to unless she wants to print something out. She's got her own laptop, and we've got the HTPC that she uses more than I do.
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post #73 of 218
yeah, blue looks great. I had planned to go pinkish-red (thinking about liquid plasma color), but that blue looks good.


And hey, there's nothing wrong with being paranoid IMHO. You can leak test it all you want, but that doesn't gauruntee no leaks later on. Nothing is 100% to prevent leaks. I put $40 for non-conductive fluid in my budget from the start.
post #74 of 218
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so, since I got my gpu block used... the base wasn't quite as shall we say finished as I would have liked. So, since I have some time till all the rest of my parts get here I thought I'd see what I could do about the block.

Here's what the block started out looking like



and here we see my lapping supplies
I have a piece of plexiglass, and then various grits of sandpaper: 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000.



and the block after 600 grit



after a while it's starting to look much better!



after 1500 grit it begins to have a nice shine... and reflect other objects



and finally after 2000 grit the lapped gpu block!



well, that's what I did tonight. I did get some more fittings and stuff from frozencpu today. I did screw up on one thing though... I accidently ordered blue uv heatshrink and the rest of my sleeving jobs have just plain blue heatshrink... I'll have to see how they look together.

and another pic just cause! When I was shopping at Home Depot to get some fittings and stuff my wife saw some tulips that she liked so I got them for her... hey it's only fair right? And she put them in a pot that she painted the other day while I was sleeving my fans.



well that about does it... oh, one more thing. I was reading a review on several different additives and fluids for wc and I saw a review that said zerox racing coolant is pink in color. Can anyone confirm this? I know someone said it was green. Thanks, and I hope everyone enjoys!
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post #75 of 218
Its pink If you don't like it you can add some coloring to the loop. Anyplace that has w/c will have it.
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post #76 of 218
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steveo42024
Its pink If you don't like it you can add some coloring to the loop. Anyplace that has w/c will have it.

ahh, thanks steveo! I wasn't sure so I ordered both blue and red uv dye from frozencpu.com I tried out the blue already, but not the red... so I'll mess around w/ different mixtures and see what color I like best!
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post #77 of 218
WOW nice tulips!!!!!! oh and cool gpu block
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post #78 of 218
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Originally Posted by hen3rz
WOW nice tulips!!!!!! oh and cool gpu block
rotl I couldn't resist, had to tell my wife that one!
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post #79 of 218
Awesome job you did with the water block.

PS
You should be getting the shroud today. Good luck!
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post #80 of 218
Good lap job and don't forget to keep Momma happy, as the old saying goes "if Momma ain't happy, you get no computer parts"
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