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Received some parts 2day.



An EK Multioption Res 150 rv.2 looks nice and it came in a nice condition.






A swiftech Apogee GTZ waterblock, shiny lil' base and looks nice with a great bundle including with it.
More to come
 

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UPDATE 2

Today I got to experience the superiority of an MSI 5870 Lightning

My friend lent it to me for testing, and damn I wish it was mine forever.


here it is compared to my current 8400GS...

8400GS: "Big daddy came home!"
As you can see, it's a power guzzler with dual 8pin connectors. When I ran this beast on my Seasonic M12II 520w 80+ Bronze PSU, all my other components ran very, very low. The fans were probably spinning at 200RPM.
It is also quite hot, a wave of heat came from it in 10 mins



here it is inside my case:


lights off
Sexy 'airplane runway lights' come on.



WOW. Sadly I must return it the following week to my friend. Damn, I'm green with jealousy
 

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WOW. Sadly I must return it the following week to my friend. Damn, I'm green with jealousy

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UPDATE 3
Hey guys! More today.
Removing HDD bay

I am really jealous of Mlbrottarn who has his dad to help him and has the nice tools. I had to make do with a huge-ass drill.

Here it is before:

Here it is, taken out and my hands throbbing.


The nice big space available for my clumsy hands to work in (and to fit the radiator
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Currently, the case is all stripped and naked, the front panel taken off
(DAMN it is soo hard to take off. It feels like its gonna snap especially when you take out the 'X').

I have very rude cable management at the moment. I will only start using my cable ties when I get all my watercooling gear ready.


As for dust reducing, I used some weird foam and cut a 140mm square out of it, drilled 4 holes in the acrylic fan and attached it using freezer bag twisties

love the cheap twisties



strapped on:


how it is attached:


I also removed the metal part of the handle for easy removing for future dremel-ing.


Meh, I have to wait for my dad to have time so we can fetch a nice lil' dremel home to trim the fan grills.

more to come!
 

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Hey dude, you may want to replace the foam, it is far too thick and will reduce air intake. Use a pair of thin stockings. They will work great

Seconded. that just seems to thick of stuff. OP have you tested that? to see the difference of air flow with the (for lack of a better word) pad there?

im sure it will be great for dust protection.. but that fan will have to work really hard to keep air coming into the case.
 

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Haha, the fan can pull air through it. I have tested it, I put a sheet of paper behind the fan and it lifts, showing that the fan is actually blowing some decent air.
 

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UPDATE 3

Hey guys, I haven't been updating much lately due to rotary tool business and some holiday assignments.

I have planned out my heat chamber, it will be made of acrylic and bonded with screws.

My little workshop (the little tin-shed that gets awfully hot in the afternoon).
Here are some fresh stuff I got for more modding.




FINALLY. I bought a rotary tool with my dad, sniff* sniff*. I've been waiting for this for a long time.


Here it is, all accessories for grinding sanding and cutting.






OZITO, not DREMEL. But they're the same thing anyways. I use the dremel stuff for the Ozito tool, the fit together.

Time for some late night work...

The tool ready to cut some acrylic:


ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ after some cutting, here's the finished sheets;


With some miracle, the sheets managed to stand up to show you guys how it's going to be like, it fell a second after I took the picture




Here it is fitted inside the case, damn, the CM Storm scout really is a sexy case
Stuff is currently held together with some nice blue-tak.




That's about it currently for the heat chamber!
The stuff will be covered with vinyl film, example here:
http://www.gammods.com.au/store/inde...dex&cPath=7_13

mmmm. Btw, that's the aussie shop I get my modding supplies from. Hope this update was alright


MORE TO COME. (reservoir mounting+top fan cutting out).
 

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UPDATE 4

In this update, I will make a way to mount a reservoir inside the case. I needed somewhere where I could snugly put a bottle through to pour in some water into the res...after some searching I found the rectangular-vertical row of holes at the back of the case, next to the expansion card slot place.

They weren't big enough, so I got the drill and made them bigger. Sorry guys, no pics in this process, but it took only a few minutes anyways


Here it is mounted:
Mounting (a ring with nuts).


Reservoir mounted:


The clips:


Yea baby! Pouring time... just kidding!

Top fan hole cutting:

After some time with cutting:




Not a very clean cut I have to say...




I love the cleanness without the stupid grill. There's already, a plastic one, why add another to impede airflow?




Pretty black pictures hmm :/

The dremel blade after the cutting appointment:
 

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interesting with the heat chamber..def curious as to what ur doing there.
yay for new tools!
also gj on the cutout of the grill...i hate grills

so the foam works eh? surprises me, but since it does thats great, no dust will get thru there
 

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Haha, thanks man. I love new tools too, before I just had a hack saw


I removed the stuff, My pc is outside of the case as I am working in it.







If the slightest bit of water splashes on my motherboard I'm dead : (

I'll be posting up a Heat-chamber II update soon enough.
 

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Tubing measuring!

I snatched some of my mom's string (well, they were worn out elastics of one of my old, old, old pants.

Using masking tape I hooked the stuff up. WAIT! Haven't explained...

LOOP ORDER.

Reservoir ~ Pump ~ Radiator ~ CPU Waterblock ~ back to reservoir.

I'm working on a Google sketchup file which I know I won't ever finish
, here is what it's like so far, you guys should work out what the rest is like:



So, back to tubing measuring!
to make it simple, I put all the pictures smaller to get through this topic quickly.

Here it is strapped down and being measured:
next to the ruler:

some calculations (practice for maths exams ;D):

So, it seems to be just 1 metre, but I should get 2 metres just in case I screw the first up ;D. This is what watercooling a CM Storm scout is so good about, you don't need much tubing


I finally received my radiator!


The XSPC Rx240 came in very, very quickly. Shipped in one day.
Ohhh, Aussie air post?

the box:

Oh yes, I love the radiator the more I look at it.

With A 120mm fan strapped on (I only have one!!!!
getting yate loons soon after, love those yates
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Under the spot light:

One of the first pictures I've taken which I'm proud of : )


The XSPC rx240 has a nice sexy matte finish, not easily scratched.

*INSTALLATION*
For some reason, the 240mm radiator cut-out templates online really didn't make sense, they didn't line up with the holes on my radiator, so I decided to make my own.

Here it is, with my geometry tools out and my pencil;

Everyone makes mistakes...

The finished product:


Now, time for cutting...
Sorry guys, I didn't get a chance to take pictures of the cutting out process, the batteries ran out on my camera and I had to recharge it, it was going to rain soon so I had to quickly cut stuff out


Firstly, I took out the case feet. They're really easy to take out, you just pop it out with a push of your fingers.

Some very blurry pictures of the installed radiator;

As you can see, I so far don't have a dust-proof mesh or anything. I need to either buy one or D.I.Y

With 'night vision' on.


Picture of what it's like from the side, IMO it's the sexiest thing in my case:

Oh yes baby...

What it's like so far:


Ok, that's it for update 4.
Gathering of Parts II will be up soon, I have sent out an order for some tubing, yate-loons, clamps, vinyl, some bitspower barbs, and a Danger Den CPX-Pro 12v pump to finish my watercooling parts collection.

Feel free to comment. Also guys, what is the best way to make a D.I.Y dust proof mesh for my radiator? Thanks guys!
 

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just some things i noticed

My recommendation on loop order

res-block-rad-pump.

Yours right now pumps hot water into the res

you need to file your holes
 

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UPDATE 5
~Preview

Coming up is an Update 5, which will cover the side-panel heatchamber exhausting hole and if I am lucky, a Gathering of Parts II will be there straight after and with that I may manage the Vinyl Mod section. I hope the stuff arrives quickly.


With the Dremel ready...



The blow-hole cutout underway...



the design...





Couldn't finish...must...sleep...


Stay tuned for the next update...
 

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just some things i noticed

My recommendation on loop order

res-block-rad-pump.

Yours right now pumps hot water into the res

you need to file your holes
ok, thanks for the opinion. But how do I get the pump to get water to the reservoir and into the block? Wouldn't the res have to be full?

So your pretty much reversing what my old loop order


But in my situation, the pump would have to pump into the res and then into the block if I follow your order. The res would have to be full of water to get water into the block then.

Would this loop order be better?

Res-Pump-Block-radiator-back to reservoir? I need to recalculate my tubing size now... should be under 2 metres I hope!

I use sandpaper instead of filing, but I could borrow my neighbors!

Thanks for the advice, bloo tomarto!.
 

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More stuff coming in this week!

Upcoming stuff:
1 ea. Vinyl Film - Silver Diamond Plate (380mm x 305mm) $9.96
3 ea. D12SL-12 Yate Loon 120mm Low Speed Fan $28.50
1 ea. Danger Den CPX-Pro 12 Volt Circulating Pump $79.95
5 ea. Hose Clamp (Ratchet)-3/4", Nylon, Black $3.75
2 ea. PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing (Black 7/16" 5/8" 3/32") per metre $17.90
4 ea. Barb, G1/4" to 1/2", Matt Black $14.00

copied straight off the Shop website!


It's taking an awful long time for the stuff to arrive though :/
 
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