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Old April 10, 2014, 07:15 PM
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6-8 twists per inch, as per AC 43.13-1B?
Heh... I'd almost forgotten how much I enjoyed doing a clean lockwire job. Of course that took years of cursing the inspectors when they cut it as not being good enough..... ;)
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Old April 10, 2014, 07:16 PM
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I actually miss that. It was an Art.
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Old May 14, 2014, 06:50 PM
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It's been a while, but I've got a couple of small projects completed...

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It ain't pretty, and I never claimed to be able to draw / file a straight line, but it'll be hidden away and functional until such time as I either attempt another one or find a 92mm fan guard I like. :)


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Saw this in the clearance bin (ok... virtual bin on the website) over at NCIX without the greatest of descriptions and thought it was a stand-alone pump top which would allow me to use standard barbs. Boy was I wrong..... ;)

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This is what I got.... The internals are good, but on the right you can see that the block rather than having standard threaded input port, is instead designed to be mounted to a res... not only is the hole smaller and not threaded... hell it's not even centered with the o-ring. :)

After some teeth gnashing, and a bit of research I decided to attempt to get the tools necessary for boring out and tapping a standard WC barb but couldn't believe what kind of prices I was going to have to pay for them in NA... finally ended up ordering through aliexpress and found a company that had a profile in NA (amazon storefront) but who didn't carry the british tap in NA.

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Total cost delivered to me for both the bit and the tap was under $20. It took over a month, but IMO was worth the wait.

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This is what we ended up with... it's a little rough looking when assembled, but it appears to have done the trick and I'm fairly confident I'll get a good seal when I get a chance to leak test it.

That's about it for now.... Thanks for looking, and here's a little teaser.... :)

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Old May 14, 2014, 09:36 PM
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Great fan guard. I actually did a 240mm rad mount plate a while back using the MNPCTECH stencil, sheet of acrylic from home depot, some tape, and my dremel. It looks like sh1t, but it's functional and not visible :) . The roughest circular cuts. I'll share pic of it one day with the current state of my build when I'm feeling brave.
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you could probably do a simple air test with your own lungs man. Very little pressure on water cooling required.

6psi for 60 seconds :P
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Old June 21, 2014, 09:25 AM
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It's been a relatively slow slog trying to get this together..... First my 1000W XFX PSU was too long, then my EVGA motherboard was too long....... we're making progress but it's slow and ending up being a lot more hardware than my normal moving from one case to another build....


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Here's the new shorter PSU finally installed in its new digs... not a hell of a lot of room to play with even with the shorter PSU.

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My EVGA Classified is an E-ATX board and this case only accepts up to standard ATX... I knew both of those facts, but never put the two together as being a roadblock on this build... fortunately for me, my young lad's Intel DX58SO board is ATX so I figured it would be a perfect fit with a swap.... great idea, but first it wouldn't boot with my 980X processor, and now that I've got a 920 back on it refuses to recognize that the cmos jumper is in the normal position (boots but always boots back into bios). I've tried pretty much everything other than replacing the bios chip to revive it and I'm not sure if that's going to be worth my time.

With that in mind... I've got a Haswell 4670K and a Z87 board currently on a puro truck racing towards my location. Guess it's time for a bit of an upgrade although I'd call it a sidegrade at best since I'm moving from 6 1366 cores @ 4G w/ hyperthreading to 4 Haswell cores @ 4.5ish with no hyper-threading. (My son's currently running the 980X).

So far this has been a major labour of love that would have probably stopped long ago if I didn't really want to use this particular case.... it might have cutouts, but that's about as far as the user-friendly part of this case goes when it comes to cable management... it's been a long time since I've had a case draw blood while I was fighting to get the cabling to where I wanted... it's also been quite a while since I had to remove already installed hardware in order to get decent cable runs done. That said, I'm committed to using this case and can't wait to have the build complete. :)
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nice work getting that res mount to a pump mount

I so want a g1/4 tap set
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Old June 21, 2014, 10:27 AM
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nice work getting that res mount to a pump mount

I so want a g1/4 tap set
If nothing else, that'll make this build worthwhile. I've wanted one for the longest period of time (don't forget the proper drill bit either as they're hard to find this side of the Atlantic as well. Of course... now that I've got a set I'll probably never need it again. :)

I am however tempted to see if I can bore out and tap one of the stock swifttech 655 1/2" fixed barbs to take a standard threaded barb..... ;)
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Still waiting on the new motherboard so I got a chance to put a bit more work into the loop.....


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Got a bit more use out of my drill press and tap/die set by tapping a mounting screw hole for the block top. I'm hoping that a single mounting point will be sufficient since the tubing will also be keeping it in line. Gotta love how easy this material is to work with... not completely sure what it is exactly, but it seems to be the same material that the high speed tech stations are made out of. It's relatively soft but highly dense.

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While I'm on the subject of drilling holes.... Not sure if these are new or if they've been around for years and I just haven't seen them, but the silver sharpies are great for marking screw holes on black surfaces. :)


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Here's the roughed in external bits of the loop. The plan is to make it removable like an externally mounted AIO would be. I'm going to try mixed 1/2" and 3/8" tubing with all of the external tubing 1/2" and only the two lines entering the rear of the case @ 3/8".
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