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Little update for filling.
As I don't want air being trapped in the loop once closed I will put a funnel on top and have it run for a couple of days the funnel being filled with coolant coverd by a plastic sheet to prevent dust getting in.
After those few days of running I will remove the coolant from the funnel then I will remove the funnel and fill the T-port to the top so there is really no air.
After that I will put on a g1/4 connection piece female which I will make out of a 1/2 inch fillport by cutting of the tip.
I will seal the loop with a g1/4 plug.
Here's a picture without the connection piece as I haven't cut up the fillport

 

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looking good
Thanks kinda exited as the Haswell chips seem to have nearly no performance improvements only tdp improvements so and as the mobile chip is super efficient there is really no need in swapping.
And I based everything on this board so that is a second factor.

I will start on standoff's this weekend also I will make the second standoff to hold the bottom acrylic in place.


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Looks like fun! Need to make that apple logo orange!
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Well that wouldn't really fit with the black acrylic which I will put under it. (however I have another mac mini case laying around for a future project with the apple logo already removed).

As a small update I sanded caveties in the mac mini top so that I could put in the standoff.
Sadly I misplaced them by 2mm which I could not compensate for since the only just fit trough as they are M4.
So I kept one and will change the location of the other 3 > I will only place 2 then mount it to the mac's metal, I will connect the other 2 to the acrylic as it will make a more solid end result.

As a result of displacing the motherboard a bit I got an idea of how to incorporate another 40mm intake fan in the back however it will be next to an outake fan so it would go In>top rad>out
I think it would be positive for keeping it both dust free and keeping it cooler.

Beside this I have pre-drilled the place where the fill port goes trough the aluminum however I have to drill that hole about 4mm bigger diameter wise(2mm on each side)
 

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Updated!
Added a part on the fill port and the mounting.
It won't be long now guys as I will order the memory, fans, extenders, acrylic plate and a part for a future build a GTX Titan
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Don't want to spoil too much as this build isn't even finished yet but it will be a rack-server build with cpu power as high as it gets.

Goodnight all
 

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Finished the fillport today it was a real headache to get threads on both sides, eventually I threw out my viles and my threading set and just put a sanding tool in my drill.
That was a real delight as I found the correct fit after sanding it 3 times with a pyon shaped bit.

I'm now uploading the pictures will update in 20 mins.
 

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I have exams in 1 week so I'll have to study.
Meaning I can't really do anything for this build it is like
1 week school prep
1 week exams
2 weeks exam training
3 weeks of learning
3 weeks of final exams

I might however put in some days in the 3 weeks learning window so I can move this a bit forward.
Next step will be modifying the 120mm fan.
I will remove a part of the fan which is preventing the air from being blasted sideways instead of straight this is to ventilate and push hot air to the sides of the case where it will dump the carried heat.


The top one is the pre and the bottom one is after.
The blue color is what will be removed from the fans while keeping the fan from falling apart.
 

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Good luck on your exams, make sure you concentrate on your studies
 

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Very interesting build.
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Hope you do well and cant wait to see this updated
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Wow, what a good read! Never though of doing something like this, good luck!
Thanks this weekend I can refigure what to do next I actually found my belt sander by coincidence last week so I may smoothen the interior a bit.
I really have to order the rest espially the IR modules the apple remote keyboard the acrylic bottom plate and new this time high quality pci-e extenders also I have to order a higher quality pump which will push more water while fitting better I also have to order so-dimm's(however I might take my laptop and steal 4GB of its 8GB).

Edit:I just recalled that I started on modifying the 120mm fan so it can pull air and push it to the sides a lot of tape and dremel-ing incoming.
 

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I cut up the fan tonight it doesn't look that good yet but I will sand away the melted and chipped plastic.
I actually broke one of the support strips so I will either chloroform that or I might be lazy and just use glue
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Will update once the fan is sanded and show-able.
 
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