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Old January 27, 2014, 06:17 AM
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Just curious, why did you opt for the 290X rather than just the 290?
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Old January 27, 2014, 06:45 AM
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Just curious, why did you opt for the 290X rather than just the 290?
Because I was able to get them from work.
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Old January 27, 2014, 08:39 PM
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Default UPDATE: Assembly and Testing of the Main Components


I actually assembled and tested the main components yesterday. I apologize for the delay in posting this update. I was just having too much copious fun playing Tomb Raider and Battlefield 3 on the system into the wee hours of the night.

And, yes, that is the stock Intel heatsink.

I look forward to the remaining parts arriving on Wednesday.
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Old January 28, 2014, 05:01 PM
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Welcome to the modern wold of gaming.

Lookken good.

edit : C134 Nice
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Old January 29, 2014, 02:10 AM
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Welcome to the modern wold of gaming.

Lookken good.

edit : C134 Nice
Thank you.

I like the modern world of gaming . It is so much fun. There are lots of games that I have been waiting to play and now I can finally play them. I am looking forward to playing Battlefield 4 with the Mantle patch which is coming within the next few days. I also cannot wait for Watch Dogs to be released.

I hope that C134 is a good batch. I could not find any information on that specific batch and just selected it at random when I was at Canada Computers.
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Old January 29, 2014, 02:30 AM
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C chips are at least with 1155 chips have better heat and voltage characteristics than A with good fore heat and B witch that are good fore volts generally speaking. C tend to be the best of both,
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Old January 29, 2014, 03:08 AM
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C chips are at least with 1155 chips have better heat and voltage characteristics than A with good fore heat and B witch that are good fore volts generally speaking. C tend to be the best of both,
Cool!

Hopefully, the 1150 chips have the same characteristics as the 1155 chips.
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Old January 29, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Tomorrow, I will get the case. The fans and connectors should also arrive tomorrow according the UPS and FedEx tracking numbers.

I will use the tee with white Teflon tape instead of the T-block. The quick disconnect will be used as part of the drain system. This should make the liquid cooling system maintenance easier.
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Old January 31, 2014, 07:32 AM
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For the past few days, I have been thinking about how I would route the tubing. Here is my proposed routing:



I will use a 80/20 ratio (distilled water/distilled vinegar). I will heat the solution up to the point where it is quite warm, but not so warm that it is actually boiling. I will let the solution sit in the radiators for about an hour, gave it a nice shake, and pour it out. And then 3 more times after with straight distilled water. For the blocks and tubing, I will simply rinse them for a bit with distilled water and let them dry.

Is this a good way to clean the blocks, tubing and radiators?
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Old January 31, 2014, 10:28 AM
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As far as your routing is concerned, best practice is to try to put the components you are trying to cool directly after the radiator so that the components receive the coolest coolant. Specifically, I'm looking at the rad > pump > GPU bit, if you can manage to go pump > rad > device you would be better off. Easily done by reversing your flow direction.

Most of the heat generated by the pump goes right into the coolant - about 34W for that pump.
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