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So I'm really friggin disgusted right now with swiftech......How hard is it to get the baboon who taps the screw holes for the fan holes to do it STRAIGHT!!!!!! What the heck is happening with quality control these days....Same screws in the other swiftech rad I have thread in PERFECT....this rad tho...it's just appalling how bad this is off.....also....rad smells like it just got a fresh coat of krylon matte black.....totally disappointed... it's getting sent back if newegg will accept it back.....I mean I don't know anyone that would want this third world country engineering and craftsmanship.....Swiftech be ashamed! BE VERY ASHAMED! I should have been more on my guard when I saw the difference in paint finishes, that alone should have been an alarm......

Here's some pics of this disappointment....
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So....Dual 120mm Rad recommendations anyone......preferably from a company that doesn't employee baboons in their quality control or any position in their manufacturing process would be best.....thanks again guys...and sorry for my outburst....
    
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Anywayz...got the motherboard in the case, still working out if I want the small single 120mm rad inside or out.. not much more for tonight....





Looks good so far.... Hopefully finishing off the cpu loop tomorrow, then probably pressure test it etc....
    
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So after some much needed sleep lastnight, I feel better about this whole swiftech situation, and I've decided to retap the holes and move on.....just finished one side...moving on to the next....should have the rad mounted in the front in a lil bit...pics to come...
    
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That sucks man. Unfortunately, nearly every rad is made in china. I don't know if a swiftech QC guy could even catch this, unless they insert screws in to every rad before it gets shipped and that would remove the paint in the screw holes giving it a not-so-new feel. It would also take a lot of time. I'm not trying to defend them, just trying to give some perspective as to how something like this could be missed, and how it's bound to happen coming from china. I mean... if china is cool with killing their own babies with poisonous milk, I don't think they're going to care if they tap screws straight heh.
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LOL I totally agree mhaneline........totally....
    
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So I've been hard at it today.....got all the fans mounted to the rads, the front rad mounted, all the loops connected and going to run the loops over night without power to the system just to test for leaks etc...

Front Radiator mounted



As of right now I didn't want to wait, neither did I have the money for actual mounts for the radiator, so I bent some Stanley brand metal mending strips to give me something to attach to, and zip tied the rad to the case...


I also added a temp sensor to the Koolance res/pump combo. I had to take it apart and was glad to see a plug, took the plug out and put in the temp sensor, and ran the wire thru the back to plug it in.....pretty much the same thing they did to the pump also.....




So got my first loop connected up and started testing it for leaks.....was really surprised no leaks thus far....



It's funny how you loose things....was looking for one more nut for the compression fittings and never could find it...had to switch out one compression fitting on the GPU loop for a barb fitting......

I started up the GPU loop and was amazed at how loud the koolance pump is.....anyone have experience with these? I hope this goes away with usage....so far no leaks on the GPU loop either....but like I said I'm going to leave both loops running all night at full tilt to make sure no leaks...and maybe the koolance pump will quite down some....also I'm uploading some videos on youtube, I will post them when they are done....first one is of the CPU loop running, and the last is the GPU loop and CPU loop running.....and if you can hear that koolance pump winding please tell me if that's normal or not....thanks!
    
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nice looking build man, im happy some one not using distilled water and going with FESER one, same color as i have, we actually have the same theme going u should check mine out too,
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So here's video number one...just actually to show the flow of the cpu loop and was checking for leaks when I shot it....



And Here is the dreaded second video, god listen to that koolance pump.....both pumps are running in this video, but the koolance is all you hear...LOL
it doesn't get any quieter when I lower the rate of flow either.....

Now it's been running for a while I think it might be getting quieter, but not sure....I took it off my desk and set in on the floor while it runs all night long....I'll post more tomorrow.....laterz.
    
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And we have a leak......

    
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Sorry for the slow post guys...just been working on the build and also had some business to take care of...anyways.....OH YEAH MY LEAK....


well as you can see I dragged the bay pump and res outta the computer, and first drained the flood via the plug hole on the bottom gpu block..


Prepped and ready for surgery...


You can see the fluid on the bottom of the case just under the hoses and coming from the temp sensor...


Birdseye view...


yet another view...


Pump, res outta the case, took out the temp sensor, and used some more plumbers tape and reseated it....


Plugged everything back up and connected some left over tubing to start testing for leaks of my fix before putting it back in the case...

Here's a video of it in action.....

If you noticed it's alot quieter than in my previous video....so I've added a lil more padding on the inside of the case next to the pump to help with the noise suppression....

Anyways after running it for a few hours like that, varying the speed and trying to get the most water in that lil loop so the test was vaild....I started to put the loop back together and started mounting my lights etc..


I ran it for about 5 hours after getting the loop back together inside the case etc....so now I added the power supply, but I didn't hook up the power to the motherboard yet...


Feeling confident about my loop now, I decided to go ahead and start plugging things up...



Here's with the lights hooked up and pumps and fans all running with the power supply jumped


Pictures of the loops..





Well that night I let it run on the power supply all night again, just to make sure there isn't going to be any leaks, next morning got up....no leaks! Perfect...I was satisfied enough to go ahead and put power to the motherboard and start the os install etc...

Powered everything up....got the OS installed..temps were mighty fine!! Started to do some benchmarks etc....trying to get it to heat up at all..and GPU's weren't going over 52c, cpu was staying in the low 40's, at this point I'm pretty much happy....tho I had some hang ups with the initial start, for some reason I guess I got two bad sticks of mushkin so right now only running 4gb....tried a few different things still no go...so I'm stuck on 4gb for the moment....
So the day goes on I keep doing benchmarks etc.....just thrilled to death with the heat killer setup here....so I decided to start trying to do my OC settings on the cpu and the gpus, got the cpu up to 3.74ghz and all of a sudden got this really weird message in windows saying something about power and that it was going to shutdown....and boom......it shutdown and wouldn't boot....I thought OH MY GOD!!!

gotta run now......think about what happened and what was the cause...I'll post more on this laters......lol
    
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