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post #151 of 268 (permalink) Old 12-10-2013, 02:28 PM
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Correct. I used a 80/20 ratio (distilled water/distilled vinegar). I heated it up to the point where it was quite warm, but not so warm that it was actually boiling. I let the solution sit in the radiators for about an hour, and then filled it up a couple more times with the distilled vinegar/water solution, gave it a nice shake, and poured it out. Then 3 more times after with straight distilled water. For the blocks and tubing, I simply rinsed them for a bit with distilled water and let them dry.

I think it worked quite well, as the last couple times I flushed them out, the water that came out was crystal clear. I do want to note that quite a bit of gunk came out the first couple times with the warm distilled water/vinegar mixture thumb.gif

Yeah, that is what I have been hearing about the Alphacool radiators. They have a lot of gunk inside them from manufacturing. How exactly did you get the proper ratio with the water and vinegar? Math wise, and what did you use to measure it out?
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Yeah, that is what I have been hearing about the Alphacool radiators. They have a lot of gunk inside them from manufacturing. How exactly did you get the proper ratio with the water and vinegar? Math wise, and what did you use to measure it out?

In all honesty, I just poured the distilled vinegar into the distilled water without any measurements. Pretty sure it was close to 20% or 25% vinegar though tongue.gif

As far as I know, you don't really have to get scientific with your measurements, especially since you're going to thoroughly rinse it out with straight distilled water afterwards.
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before i get this case is there a way of removing the 5.25" bay cage at the top?

i figure you only need 1 3-4 tb hdd plus a ssd anyways so can use that space for more rad room or dual res
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before i get this case is there a way of removing the 5.25" bay cage at the top?

i figure you only need 1 3-4 tb hdd plus a ssd anyways so can use that space for more rad room or dual res

Yep, get a power drill, and drill out the rivets.
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its funny because Im going to be doing the exact same build a little slower over the next month LOL different color scheme but basically the same 750d, 4770k delidded 2x780ti hahaha

My OCD is kicking in again with the tube routing, I think you should use the motherboard watercooling block and rout it like so in order to have no crossed tubes and cleaner runs

please excuse the cruidity of my drawing




Ps that SLI connector rocks did it come with the 780's?
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I don't necessarily agree with the mobo stock water cooling idea, but I do agree that cross over tubes are a bit of a nono for anyone that is OCD about their loops and looks worse IMO. If you could find a better route then that would really make the build look cleaner.
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Big favor to ask, since your using bigger bards how do they fit/look in the mobo block? Any chance to test fit the fittings. When I do my build I will be using smaller fittings*always used 3/4 fittings* I'm wondering how the fatter fittings fit/look on that part.
I am debatmg in staying with 3/4 fittings or going 3/8.
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its funny because Im going to be doing the exact same build a little slower over the next month LOL different color scheme but basically the same 750d, 4770k delidded 2x780ti hahaha

My OCD is kicking in again with the tube routing, I think you should use the motherboard watercooling block and rout it like so in order to have no crossed tubes and cleaner runs

please excuse the cruidity of my drawing




Ps that SLI connector rocks did it come with the 780's?

No, I had to purchase the SLI connector seperately from EVGA.

Also, I tried routing it that way first, but I didn't like how it put alot of stress on the tubing... which is why I ended up switching it to this way. I'll keep playing around with it.

And I don't plan on using the motherboard block since it's aluminum redface.gif (even if ASUS says it's quadruple anodized)

Also, I can't use the fillport on my reservoir as an inlet port, so that wouldn't work either...
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I don't necessarily agree with the mobo stock water cooling idea, but I do agree that cross over tubes are a bit of a nono for anyone that is OCD about their loops and looks worse IMO. If you could find a better route then that would really make the build look cleaner.

Agreed, I tried not crossing them first, but didn't like how they were fitting, and didn't want to waste my 45 degree angle compression fittings because I need them elsewhere.

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Big favor to ask, since your using bigger bards how do they fit/look in the mobo block? Any chance to test fit the fittings. When I do my build I will be using smaller fittings*always used 3/4 fittings* I'm wondering how the fatter fittings fit/look on that part.
I am debatmg in staying with 3/4 fittings or going 3/8.

Everything looks and fits great. I'm using 1/2" x 3/4" Bitspower compression fittings. Haven't run into any clearance issues yet anywhere in my build... it's ultimately going to be your call.
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I'll say. Looking good. I just ordered my 780s block last night, now that's in stock again finally, so I should have everything I need at home waiting for me.

Picked up this one, so I wouldn't have to use nuts for the other backplate screws that screw into nothing. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=39786&zenid=5b0e95623742c40148a082a3ef359492
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