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Old May 16, 2009, 11:19 PM
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The thin one is the stock BP o-ring. The thick one comes on the barbs included with the Swiftech MCW-NBMAX. You need the thick ones so that it can properly seal the recessed barb ports, otherwise you'll get leaking unless you tighten it like CRAZY.





This is to show you how tough it is to route the tubing from your first vid card to the NB then to the CPU.



I'm running this in a junky loop that's temporarily just setup on my desk.
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Old July 18, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Finally worked on this a little more.. did some sleeving.
Hair dryer wasn't powerful enough, so whipped out the lighter.. Messed up the first bit, but the second one worked out well :P


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Old July 19, 2009, 04:01 PM
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I'd say you stopped a lil short on the sleeving end, but I see what you did...
I'm not even going to take pics of the ghetto-ish work I did with my cold cathodes and front panel LEDs to get them both wired to the same switch (aka, wire in a voltage reduction from a nocturna fan, splice into the pre-wired from the cold cathode...ghetto re-shrink it all...its a like...3 inch long strip of heatshrink...it doesn't look pretty)
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hehe I put a lot of heatshrink because of the connectors. I couldn't figure out how to get them off until I had to do the connector ends. The sleeving unbraided quite a bit around each end, so I had to cover up my booboo :| I expect my next go at it to be much smoother :)
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looks sick, excited to see the finished product.
wow, you even have MM charles commenting. :P
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The sleeving unbraided quite a bit around each end, so I had to cover up my booboo :| I expect my next go at it to be much smoother :)
Melt the ends with a lighter after cutting it to length. Then it doesn't unravel.
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Some build you got there zoob.. Very nice clean work :)

Can't wait to see the final bling bling shots!! :p
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hehe I put a lot of heatshrink because of the connectors. I couldn't figure out how to get them off until I had to do the connector ends. The sleeving unbraided quite a bit around each end, so I had to cover up my booboo :| I expect my next go at it to be much smoother :)
yeah, my first sleeving job went much like that...couldn't do a decent job because I didn't have the tools, had lots of frayed ends also (after that sleeving job was pretty much the same time I stopped using my heatgun too)
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Old November 17, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Bump from the grave!

- No modding
+ Some damage done - some stuff fell over, knocked over the case, sheared some non-essential screws :(
+ Hardware changes!

What I'm planning on putting in this rig:

Hardware:
Xeon W3520
Gigabyte EX58-UD4P
6 GB RAM (maybe 12)
XFX 5850 (since it won't fit in my Q08 build!)
X-Fi XtremeMusic (w/LM4562 op-amps)
Corsair AX750

Cooling:
Swiftech Apogee XT
EK full cover blocks for Gigabyte EX58
Thermochill PA120.4 w/Scythe S-Flex fans
DDC3.2 w/some sort of top (maybe not the res top)

Can a small 2x120 rad fit in the drive bays? I'm assuming not if you want a DVD drive. Maybe I'll toss a PA120.1 in there?




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Old November 17, 2010, 07:53 PM
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If you've got a quad rad, you won't need another rad in the drive bay. But be aware your 4th fan will probably have next to no airflow because of your PSU. A good triple is more than enough for an i7/mobo/gpu block combo.

However, you could probably fit a double in the drive bays with a slim DVD drive, and fab a HDD mount behind the rad.
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