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Old December 4, 2011, 02:39 PM
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Hello boys and girls!
Some time has past since I decided not only build, but also display computer for all doubters, non believers (in power and beauty of water cooling) and people who are generally interested in hardware.

As a log must have a title I named mine after a dragon in Philippine mythology that is often represented as a gigantic sea serpent. It is believed to be the cause of eclipses.
It appears as a giant sea serpent with a mouth the size of a lake, a red tongue, whiskers, gills, small wires at its sides, and two sets of wings, one is large and ash-gray while the other is small and is found further down its body [source: Wiki].


Cooling equipment:
CPU blocks: EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel
GPU block: EK-FC6990 Nickel with backplate
VRM block: EK-MOSFET ASUS P8P67 - EN (Nickel)
RAM block: EK-RAM Dominator - EN (Nickel)
Reservoir: EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Plexi
Pump: EK-DCP 4.0 (12V DC Pump)
Radiator: EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (360) & EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140)
Fans: Xigmatek XLF-F1256 Blue - 120mm
Fittings: EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 E-Nickel & EK-PSC Adapter 45 G1/4 Nickel
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Old December 4, 2011, 02:40 PM
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I was most confused about the case and the size it was needed to put all the hardware inside. Mouse excluded

then I came across with this one



dragon alike figure was just something a BIG YES! for me as I did not feel comfortable doing custom design on sides of case.

More pics of case




and then black spray painted


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Old December 4, 2011, 02:41 PM
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While the case was away and getting dry I had block EK-FC6990 block installed onto card






a CPU block is pure mirror finish job
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Old December 4, 2011, 02:42 PM
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A close up of PSU




Before with pre installed 140 fan by coolermaster

and after with a big XTX radiator :)
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Old December 4, 2011, 02:43 PM
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HDDs are set. 2 Teras should last me for a while. And man am I glad I bought them before the flooding in Thailand. The prices now are outrageous.


I was first thinking positioning a pump right under HDDs, but that would involve some cutting and a case was already painted


While I was at it and checked for all the space I thought another radiator would not hurt

And I was not wrong!

..after all the hard work a man needs to cool off. Got a freebie from ek along my order. Nice gesture


A lovely reflection in backplate of work done so far.

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Old December 4, 2011, 02:46 PM
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Bring on the tube routing!








Continued:
A CPU block had to be reorientated, because tubes are just too close to each other and kinks had to be avoided







You can still spot a small kinks on this pic , but that little DCP pump is strong enough to push the flow. Tubes feel more sturdy and inflated once you power it up, hence a good pressure.
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Old December 4, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Adding a RAM block:




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Installing reservoir:
I decided to go with bay reservoir as front of case looks just plain boring.





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Old December 4, 2011, 02:47 PM
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A final look of tube routing is something like this:


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Old December 4, 2011, 02:48 PM
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I think blue coolant goes well with blue motherboard's aluminum stock sinks.














And the final product


At this point I would like to thank to Tiborrr@EKWB for great installation hints and to Eddy for making such a great water cooling stuff. Cheers!
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