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Cardboard box with DSL March 24, 2008 02:48 PM

Project: A+
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Now that most everything is here I can start my moding and building. This will be my first taste of water cooling, so any comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!

The parts:
Asus P5B (will be upgraded soon)
EVGA 7950gt (will be upgraded with the mb)
3gb Mushkin DDR2-800
2x 250GB HD's
Enermax Liberty 500W (will be upgraded when needed)
Tagan A+ Black Pearl Case

Water cooling gear:
D-TEK Fuzion CPU block
MCP655 Pump
MCR320 radiator
7/16in tubing
Custom external mount (In the process of building)
Sunbeam fan speed controller
2x Antec Spot cools
MCRES MICRO (Back orderd...)
2x Pair of D-TEK 1/2in barbs 1/4in threaded
Radbox rev. 2 (in case my custom mound fails hardcore)
D-TEK fill port
PC ICE water replacement ('cause I'm paranoid)
Dye bomb and PT-NUKE

Before you get to see all of the pretty pictures of shiny things, I have a couple of q's..
What can I use in place of my back ordered res? (anyone have one for sale?)
Would it be worth it to do custom fan extensions?
And many more to come as I think of them:whistle:

Now as promised... Pictures!

CanadaRox March 24, 2008 03:20 PM

Looks sick. Can't wait to see this start coming together. I'm planning a similar build hopefully in July (after my exams). I may have to "borrow" some of your ideas.

magictorch March 24, 2008 04:55 PM

You bought some really nice gear there! Just installed that pump myself-love it very powerful and quite silent at full power on its sticky pad (which actually works).

ChuckleBrother March 24, 2008 07:57 PM

Thats a beautiful looking case my friend, I'm a sucker for the black anodized aluminum look.

Also wanna see how the hardware performs, what GPU are you going to?

zlojack March 25, 2008 07:02 PM

That's a sweet looking setup you've got going there!

Cardboard box with DSL March 26, 2008 12:34 PM

It's going to be slow going for the next little while, mostly because the radiator that I bought has the barbs placed in the wrong spot for the case. Which means that I have had to rethink my whole custom mounting mechanism to allow for at least 3" of height between the radiator and case to allow the tubing to enough room to make the tight bend.

If anyone has an idea for a custom mount for the rad, feel free to post 'em, anything is helpful!:thumb:

On a much more exciting note, thanks to Cptn. Vortex's generosity, I will actually have a reservoir!:clap:

sswilson March 26, 2008 01:20 PM

Good to hear that you've got the res worked out.

As far as ideas for mounting your rad go... it would probably help if you put up a simple paint diagram of your initial plan, and why it won't work.

Cptn Vortex March 26, 2008 01:22 PM

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Hmmmm....well... You could always totally remove the harddrive bays, and get some 4-in3 bay adapters, like Silversone ones... for mounting your harddrives. Here is a small scetch of what I think would work, with little or no cutting needed, as the entire base of the case appears to be vented.

In theory it should work, but not sure how to get all that hot air out of there...

Babrbarossa March 26, 2008 01:34 PM

Whee fun! Nice haul! Wher is the pre-drilled rad mount loacted on the case- top?

Pretty frustrating that it doesn't line up- you would think they'd make the rad compatibility pretty clear in the specs. Maybe you could use some risers under the rad so that the hoses can go through the drilled holes but bend a bit before attaching to the fittings- maybe a couple of swiftech rad boxes might fill the order.

Cptn Vortex March 26, 2008 02:02 PM

Well there are no holes down there, he would need to drill some. Up top is where the regular holes are, but a 3x120mm rad wont fit

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