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Old January 21, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Oooh, very nice, I've been scouting out the TJ09, suppose to be a great case, very modding friendly if you want to get creative! But don't kill it now!
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Old January 21, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Hmm... I think the simplest course of action would to just get some simple sheet metal snips. Heck, a good pair of scissors should be able to cut through those bezel covers. It is very thin Aluminum.
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More progress, more pics!


Chipset and CPU waterblocks mounted and some tubing installed.


Another angle. I wonder if I should get a heatsink for the mosfets that were cooled by the heatpipes to the right of the CPU?


Another angle for the chipset blocks.




Rad with fans attached. I bundled up the wire and taped it in the space between the fans with some black duck tape and then daisy-chained the fans together.


I finally got the bay covers on. It was tough, but I think it will work. They aren't exactly even, but with three screws going through them there is no other way they would fit really. The picture is pretty bad, it looks alot better in real life.


Some cable-management with the hard drives and DVD drive.


Motherboard is now in the case. I just zip-tied the 8-pin cable above the card slots. It was too short to do much else with it.


More shots the the cable management. I bought 5 12" cables and they all came yellow, but the 5 24" cables came red. I probably could have gotten away with a 12" cable for the DVD writer, but I wasn't thinking and only ordered 5.

That is all so far. I did a little bit of tubing work which is not shown in the pics, but it's a minor detail. The tubing is a mess . It looks like I will have *just* enough Tygon tubing to finish up my loop. I'm still waiting for my VGA water blocks. They shipped by priority air some time last week from EK I think. Hopefully I will get them soon.
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Very nice!

Very well done :)
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Thanks!

I think those 120MM fans will provide more than enough airflow over the mosfets and RAM, so I didn't bother using any of the Antec SpotCools I had purchased. Oh well, they can be used somewhere else.
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Very nice wiring from the HDD's
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Old January 26, 2008, 04:41 PM
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Very nice, can't wait to see this done ; what color dye/fluid will you be using for the loop?
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Looks good.
I thought maybe the cat came with it!
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I think those 120MM fans will provide more than enough airflow over the mosfets and RAM, so I didn't bother using any of the Antec SpotCools I had purchased. Oh well, they can be used somewhere else.
Looking good, but I'd seriously consider at least putting some passive copper sinks on those mosfets. Memory, you can often get away with it, but if you're planning on doing any overclocking, Quad-cores will heat your mosfet's like noone's business.
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It's probably not worth putting some mosfet water blocks in my loop so I was thinking of the Thermalright HR-09U Type 2. I can get them for $16 at DC, but I'll probably PM them at NCIX since they have all my info already. With the two 120mm fans at the top of the case there should be some airflow over them. Kind of a pain since I'll have to take the mobo out of the case, but it's not like my system is up and running yet anyway.

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Very nice, can't wait to see this done ; what color dye/fluid will you be using for the loop?
I picked up some D-TEK 'Alien Green' dye in my original order. Other than that I have some PT NUKE and distilled water.

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Well, I went ahead and ordered two Thermalright HR09U Type 2 heatsinks. They were only $16 and I grabbed 100 CD-Rs for $20 as well. We'll see how well they work . Looks like they will fit my board just by eyeballing it.

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