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Yeah, you seem to have suffered a few hickups too along the way. But hey, at least you have copper
tubing in yours (well, at least last I checked)! biggrin.gif

But yes, life just sometimes has a habit of going a bit off script. I try to compensate with a hefty those
of patience and persistence, and usually, at some point, partial success seems to be feasible.
Thanks snef, much appreciated! I've been staring at it a lot in the past few days, trying to come up
with a solution to a bit of a loop routing problem I'm having, and I must say I really like the fitting/tubing
combo here as well. smile.gif

Yeah definitely a few hiccups. I did manage to get some copper tubing in there. I can't wait to see your rig together.

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Yeah definitely a few hiccups. I did manage to get some copper tubing in there. I can't wait to see your rig together.

Thanks, I am eagerly anticipating that as well. wheee.gif
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Got a link to that neoprene? Love how thin it is. Does it turn kinda white or cloudy when its scuffed or scratched, sort of how straight rubber does?
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Are you not afraid of the tube coming loose?
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Got a link to that neoprene? Love how thin it is. Does it turn kinda white or cloudy when its scuffed or scratched, sort of how straight rubber does?

Sure thing, here you go:
http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/tubing/tubes/12065/tygon-r6016-norprene-tubing-19-1/12-7mm-1/2-id-black?c=6575
http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/tubing/tubes/12064/tygon-r6016-norprene-tubing-15-9/12-7mm-1/2-id-black?c=6575
http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/tubing/tubes/12063/tygon-r6012-norprene-tubing-15-9/9-6mm-3/8-id-black?c=6575
http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/tubing/tubes/12062/tygon-r6012-norprene-tubing-12-7/9-6mm-3/8-id-black?c=6575
http://www.aquatuning.us/water-cooling/tubing/tubes/12061/tygon-r6010-norprene-tube-11-2/8mm-5/16-id-black?c=6575

The one I'm using is 15.9/9.6, barbs are 10 mm.

When you scuff it up with sandpaper it gets brighter, but from what I've just tried out it seems that
the white stuff is not so much the remaining tubing itself, but the residue you've scratched loose.
You can get it back to original again by getting rid of that.

Scratching it with a sharp object or your fingernail etc. won't turn it cloudy, it seems to just leave
a black streak on the tubing. I hope that's somewhat helpful, otherwise let me know. wink.gif
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Are you not afraid of the tube coming loose?

That's why I don't have any bends in the tubing runs. It's definitely not the most tightly fitting
tubing I've come across, but as long as you do straight-ish tube runs it won't come off. There are
some areas in the build where I've used clamps, on the back side and in the bottom compartment
since the tube runs aren't quite as accommodating as the ones on the motherboard.

It's definitely something to keep in mind, but as long as you don't put any stress on the connection
between the tube and the barb it's fine.


EDIT: Side note: It's actually Norprene, not Neoprene. Just to make sure you dont' google Neoprene
tubing and buy the wrong thing. wink.gif

Funnily enough, the error seems to be so common that Aquatuning actually mention it in the product description lachen.gif
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Norprene, not Neoprene, is a very special material.
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EDIT: Side note: It's actually Norprene, not Neoprene. Just to make sure you dont' google Neoprene
tubing and buy the wrong thing. wink.gif

Funnily enough, the error seems to be so common that Aquatuning actually mention it in the product description lachen.gif

Thank you so much. I've been looking for other SR-2 builds before I go looking for a used one for a build ive been dying to do.

This stuff works great for those short, just off center runs that can be a real pain with acrylic. Plus its a clean look.

Great job
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Thank you so much. I've been looking for other SR-2 builds before I go looking for a used one for a build ive been dying to do.

This stuff works great for those short, just off center runs that can be a real pain with acrylic. Plus its a clean look.

Great job

Best of luck in your board hunt then, they are not easy to find these days (I know because I've looked for
one a few times as a backup). thumb.gif

Norprene is actually pretty easy to work with, so yes, it can come in quite handy even if it's not your primary
tubing material (I had actually planned to do some tube runs in Norprene anyway even with the copper concept).

And thanks!
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Tell me about it. A year ago I was ready and there were about 3 or 4 on eBay at the time. AC unit broke and put an end to that. Now, mission impossible. SR.-X are much easier to find these days
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Tell me about it. A year ago I was ready and there were about 3 or 4 on eBay at the time. AC unit broke and put an end to that. Now, mission impossible. SR.-X are much easier to find these days

That sounds eerily familiar. I had most of the money together for the copper tubing loop this
spring, but then my old laptop decided to start acting up. So I bought a new one, and because
I use it a lot for college, I wanted a nice one, silly me. biggrin.gif

Then in June two of my server's HDDs started producing errors. So yeah...
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Assembled!

Finally managed to put it together. smile.gif


Hit a bit of a snag with my plan for the power delivery. I have a plug at the back
of the case to which I've soldered a cable which then goes to the PSU via a 90-degree
angled plug. Unfortunately the plug I'd bought turned out to be a bit too big and I
could no longer mount the radiator. I could have raised the PSU, but don't have the
correct standoffs at hand, so instead I got very lucky and found a molded 90-degree
angled connector which is more compact. It goes to the other side, but the cable can
be bent around in a generous loop and it sill works. Disaster averted.

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--01--plug-too-big.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--02--plugs.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--03--plug-fits.jpeg

The drain is the usual principle: T-connector, ball valve. However, in order to be
able to hide it away inside the case, the lever on the valve actually needs to be
in the open position, hence the additional stop fitting on the valve.

Draining the system works pretty well, I get most of the fluid out (it uses about
1.5 litres it seems.
)
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--04--drain-out.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--05--drain-in.jpeg

The process for closing it all up is a bit cumbersome, but such is life. I have to
unmount the other PSU cover in order to be able to get the plug's side's cover in,
then remount them both. I've mounted some additional thumb screws to the covers to
that I can hold on to them while bolting them to the case. Works pretty well.

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--06--drain-closing-up.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--07--drain-sealed-up.jpeg

The passthrough from the pump to the back side and the bottom radiators. The thing
with a wire is an inline temperature sensor.

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--08--bottom-passthrough.jpeg

From the bottom radiators we go up to the top radiator via a passthrough fitting.
I had to enlargen the hole in the case by about 20 mm in one direction so that it
all fits, otherwise the fitting on the radiator's side collides with the rad.

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--09--top-passthrough-back-side.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--10--top-passthrough-front-side.jpeg

To give you an impression of the trouble I go through for some of the pics, this
is the lighting setup for the picture above. biggrin.gif

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--11--photo-setup.jpeg

Tethering the Canon 600D (Rebel T3 or something like that for those who have those
model numbers) to my laptop (Linux) via Darktable works very nicely, pretty comfy to
work with. smile.gif
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--12--darktable.jpeg

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--13--top-rad-ports.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--14--top-fans.jpeg

The reservoir has an inline tube to bring the feed below the coolant's surface level.
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--15--reservoir-top.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--16--res-feed.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--17--pump-feed.jpeg

I'm not yet happy with how this looks, will be redoing the loop at least in this
area. But I need to ponder a bit first on how to go about this, and now that it's
up and running and the semester is about to start again I'm not in too big of a
hurry.
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--18--pumps.jpeg


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aw--helios--2015-09-06--19--gpu-cables.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--20--gpu-cables-closeup.jpeg

The black painted brackets for the GPUs. 780 is the top one, Titan on the bottom.
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--21--gpu-brackets.jpeg

The fan controller, still with the copper plate from way back when, although it
has a bit of oxidation by now. I tried clearcoating it to protect it from oxidation,
but it didn't look right no matter what I tried so eventually I took the coat off
again and just accepted the copper as it is. smile.gif

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--22--fan-controller.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--23--fan-controller-closeup.jpeg

The cabling behind the fan controller. Not too tidy I will admit. biggrin.gif
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--24--fan-controller-cabling.jpeg

The bottom fans are connected to a single channel on the fan controller. One of
the fans has had its tach wire soldered to one of the six pin connector's pins
so that I can get an rpm reading.

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--25--bottom-fan-pcb.jpeg

Bottom fans with a studio light on the other side of the case:
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--26--bottom-fans.jpeg

Some overview shots:

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--27--overview-front-side.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--28--overview-front-side.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--29--overview-back-side.jpeg
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aw--helios--2015-09-06--30--top-view.jpeg

And with the rest of the computers in our household (except the server, which I
couldn't take down for the pic).

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aw--helios--2015-09-06--31--family.jpeg


I'll be doing some temp measurements in the next few days and will give an update
on that when I have the data.


So long,
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