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Old February 25, 2009, 10:02 AM
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D-TEK FuZion v2 with Bitspower 45 Rotary Fittings and 3/8"ID 5/8"OD Compressions





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Old February 25, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Great build! Looks really, really sweet. I GOTTA get a W/C setup now! Thanks! =D

Wait, a small query though... Is that a single rad with push/pull fans, RIGHT in front of a double rad with push/pull fans on one side and pull on the other?

'Cause if it is, the hot air coming from the single rad in front will not cool the water going throught he first half of the double rad behind...or am I nuckin' futs?
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Old February 25, 2009, 11:51 AM
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I believe that is simply a radbox mounting system not a single rad.
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Old February 25, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Looks great jdrom nice work on the cable management.

What the temps like?



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Wait, a small query though... Is that a single rad with push/pull fans, RIGHT in front of a double rad with push/pull fans on one side and pull on the other?

'Cause if it is, the hot air coming from the single rad in front will not cool the water going throught he first half of the double rad behind...or am I nuckin' futs?
It's a Bitspower Rad Support + a hollowed 120mm fan then the MCR220 with dual S-FLEX "F"s pulling.

I did have a Swiftech RadBox before but that was ugly IMO and really didn't feel solid. Though the hardware that came with this Bitspower one didn't quite work for me so I used my own screws/nuts. It totally solid though which I like and well the black aluminum that it's made of matches my case nicely.
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Looks great jdrom nice work on the cable management.

What the temps like?
Thanks, though I wish I could of gotten that ATX cable behind the tray but it just wasn't feasible, especially with all that sound dampening foam.

TBH, temperatures have been higher than my Antec 900 but I believe it's largely due to the fact that these 180mm fans really don't move that much air. I wish they came with speed control (ala Antec Tri-Cool) so I could have some choice. However on my 900 I also had a side 120mm fan which I believe helped a ton to keep my GPUs cool.

My CPU temps have always been the same though, about 40C idle, 55C load.

I must say I much prefer the quality of this case over the Antec 900. Everything just feels solid and well built.

Oh and just to note, the space above the HDDs, there was another HDD cage there which I removed. It left a huge hole in the back which showed all my cables, so I used a piece of cardboard to hide it. The cardboard is actually from the box the case came in so it was already black. Though I put some electrical tape on the edges from where I cut it, which luckily doesn't really show too badly in the photos.
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u just made me want to buy my old one back :((((((((((. lol. I loved that case, its really nice

Now i want a raven though
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Nice work! I love my FT01.
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very nice...
need to sleeve that psu lol.

just noticed its an older post... is the ft01 still around?
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very nice...
need to sleeve that psu lol.

just noticed its an older post... is the ft01 still around?
PSU is already sleeved? Though I hate how Antec did it but I can't be arsed to redo it all.

And yeah, still have it. Haven't changed much, replaced the rear fan with a GELID Wing 12 UV Blue, removed that stupid ASUS fan, got Mushkin Redline Ascents and changed to a Vapor-X HD4890.

I have a new reservoir coming so things will be changed a bit. Probably take new pictures after that.
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