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post #11 of 14
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Not too much interest eh? are my pictures to crappy for the photographers on this forum? Hahah

Anyways, I setup the raid 0 config for like 640gb, kinda small compared to his space between both 1tb drives, can I go any bigger without issue?

While I was doing that I rinsed the radiator out a couple times, and set to work opening his water cooling stuff, and came across a small issue... his XSPC Reservoir Doesnt fit easily.


Google tells me you just sorta have to force it in, but its going to be a pain in the butt to remove, and I havent attached hoses or barbs to it.
     
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Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
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Logitech G500 
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i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
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7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
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15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
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Logitech G500 
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i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
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post #12 of 14
- Awesome rig you got there, congrats dude.

- This sound card is nice, what speakers they have ?

- Also, MOAR MOAR MORE Pictures.
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OCZ Vertex 2 50GB - 4*WD2000EARS 2* Asus 18X Windows 7 64Bit Samsung 2333 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB - 4*WD2000EARS 2* Asus 18X Windows 7 64Bit Samsung 2333 
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We needz an updates!
    
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post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by Willanhanyard View Post
We needz an updates!
Haha, Sorry ive been pretty busy, and honestly, no one seemed to give a damn about my log. I guess its not as "flashy" as some of the others in this forum.

Anyways here we go;

I set up the raid and mentioned it in my last post, man is it way easier than I thought, although I am not crazy happy about the performance compaired to my single SSD in my personal rig. I have spoken to him about this, and we may reconfigure for a SSD for windows and his F3's raided for applications and storage (followed by his 3rd F3 as a backup drive)

I installed windows without a hitch, for the most part while in the test bed, pictures can be seen in my posts above.

Due to the lack of interest I slowed down on the picture taking, but Ill post what I have.

When beginning on the liquid cooling loop, I realized the XSPC Dual bay res was an extremely snug fit and I panicked a little but have since eased up, as i moved it on top of the Blu Ray drive and it is much easier to work with.





For giggles here is the Water block:



and the rad, with the hand cut screws to length, home depot and lowes didn't have the right length in screws, they were either too long or two short, so I manually cut 12 of them to the appropriate length: This proved to be a vain attempt, you will see why later!







Upon doing this, I looked up some info on martins site through another thread in the water cooling section, and determined well maybe they should go on as an exhaust on the bottom of the rad.

So I went on the hunt for small, black allen headed screws for a bit more sex appeal maybe? Trips to home depots and lowes again, provided no fruit, and on that particular trip I was supposed to pick up some thread tape, which I forgot.

I ended up at a local Ace hardware, who could have every screw or bolt in just about every length, diameter and thread pitch imaginable and ended up with these babies: (only pic I have is of them installed.




I plan to paint the washer flat black in groups if I have time.


Now, on to why the hand cut screws were in vain...



After maany attempts at getting the fan, shroud and radiator holes to line up to thread the screws in, I decided it was too much work maintenance wise, and decided to hot glue the fan to the shroud, and then rubber washers to the feed of the shroud to reduce vibration before it attached to the shroud, yielding this product:







Upon mounting the 1st 2, followed by the 3rd, I said to myself, jeez, that's an awful tight fit from where the motherboard sits. Sure enough, they didn't fit, so I had to dismantle my hard work, and waste $6 is rubber washers that were lightly super glued to the shrouds.

So now you see why hand cutting the bolts and gluing the fans together into a "package" (hehe "package") ended up being a waste, lesson learned. Escpecially since the radiator came with enough of the screws I needed to attach just the fans to the radiator.

I am further along than this, unfortunately i do not have much in the way of pictures of the loop installation process, again, it didn't seem like anyone was interested.

after several different ideas on how to manage the loop installation wise, i figured it out, although not ideal, and got it leak tested.
Edited by identitycrisis - 10/8/10 at 12:03pm
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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