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S8 GPU cable management.



90 % certain that cabling will be black.
The 10 % might be a doing something like I did here.... black, white & grey (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

S8 GPU cable management.


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
90 % certain that cabling will be black.
The 10 % might be a doing something like I did here.... black, white & grey (Click to show)

specool.gif That looks wicked!
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Ok, first off, I do realize my MS Paint skills are very limited smile.gif

This is a basic sketch of how I plan to design my waterloop inside the Merlin ST10.

EDIT: Fixed picture

I have never put a fillport in my system before, so my thinking is making a hole in the upper PSU backplate thing and put the fillport there, is that an ok solution (red line on my sketch)?
Due to my drop-in mount, I don't want to make a hole at the top.

I never put a drainport in my system either, so I figured I had to make one.
I will probably put it right before the inlet on my bottom rad.

Edited by Propanelgen - 3/29/14 at 5:40am
post #6024 of 22332
Ok thanks. Seems like push pull is worth it then. I'll need to snatch up 11 more GT AP-14s before they run out. Or get different LED fans for the outside of the rads while keeping the GTs for the inside. Unless mixing fans is indeed bad. I'm not sure.

BTW, based on advice here I cleaned up my build log (as much as possible) for a more streamlined approach. I'm new to build logs so I'm learning as I go. Going forward I'll try to keep it focused on photo based build progress updates with an occasional joke or two. Saving for the S8 now, trying to offload the SM8, so progress has been basically reset to the core parts arriving.

I won't draw it out but my build plan ideas for the S8 worked out so much better than the SM8. With the S8 plus one pedestal I have a total of 4x360 rad area, two HHD cages, 3 big easy to replace symmetrical blank surfaces to paint and mod (blank front pedestal, normal window non-vented side doors), and two decent sized normal windows. The main chamber has 6 fans in / 6 fans out and 3 Flex-Bays free. The pedestal is isolated with 2 fans in / 6 fans out.

The S8 plan works so well I can't see myself going back to the SM8 - I'll save for as long as it takes to get into Mercury. I'd also like to be able to order a black exterior with a red interior. I've been missing that combo since my limited edition black / red Silverstone FT02 case.

EDIT: In fact, I think I'll just start over. After reading a few build logs (which I've actually never really done) I see that I need to step up my game a bit in presentation. Like I said, I'm new to this.
Edited by Neo Zuko - 3/29/14 at 10:06am
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post #6025 of 22332
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Originally Posted by Propanelgen View Post

Ok, first off, I do realize my MS Paint skills are very limited smile.gif

This is a basic sketch of how I plan to design my waterloop inside the Merlin ST10.

EDIT: Fixed picture

I have never put a fillport in my system before, so my thinking is making a hole in the upper PSU backplate thing and put the fillport there, is that an ok solution (red line on my sketch)?
Due to my drop-in mount, I don't want to make a hole at the top.

I never put a drainport in my system either, so I figured I had to make one.
I will probably put it right before the inlet on my bottom rad. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

If your top 480 rad has G 1/4 ports on both sides - that is then use one of the upwards facing ports as you fill point.
The higher the better so more air can be bled out out the system before turning your pump/s on.
The drain port will be fine where you mentioned - bottom of front rad wink.gif
With any luck that front rad has a bleed port on top - just top make it easier.

Have you got a build log started ??
Any Pics tongue.gif
Edited by fast_fate - 3/29/14 at 7:01am
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Originally Posted by fast_fate View Post

If your top 480 rad has G 1/4 ports on both sides - that is then use one of the upwards facing ports as you fill point.
The higher the better so more air can be bled out out the system before turning your pump/s on.
My plan is to attach a barb to the fillport with a hose when filling, making the actual point of liquid entry higher than the case.
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Have you got a build log started ??
Any Pics tongue.gif
Will try to take some good pictures. Took some last night but they are way too dark :|
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I have to use 3 lamps to get average pics with my iPhone 5S lol.
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Can anyone give me the plate dimension and hole spacing on the CL Casters?

HD Casters are 3.0" high

not a caliper, but I measure near 38mm on plate square
and 5mm on mount holes



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A couple of quick pictures.
I'm thinking the DEMCiflex filter has to go...
The thing above the HD cage fan is a Scythe Kaze Master Pro fan controller.



Edited by Propanelgen - 3/29/14 at 1:01pm
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Filters are the work of the devil...tongue.gif
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