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Old August 16, 2008, 11:44 PM
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Before I post anything, I'd like to dedicate this to Charlie and Vortex for helping me decide stuff and motivate me and MpG for helping me for the loop. If it wasn't for these and maybe others it wasn't possible for me to finish.

Parts used:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
ASUS P5N32-E SLI Nforce 680I (gonna be upgrading soon)
Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 PC2-8500 2GB (2X1GB) DDR2-1066
XFX 8800GTS 512 Alpha Dog Edition (also upgrading soon)
WD 250GBx4 RAID 0 (WD250KS)
Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000w
Lian Li v1000 Voodoo modified Case.

Water cooling parts used:

Swiftech Apogee GT
Swiftech Mcres Micro Res
HW Labs Black Ice Stealth GT 240 w/Zalman ZM-F3 fans
Lain D5 Pump

Some pics of the loop, not yet leak tested.





One problem, well it was my own mistake, I overtightened one of the brackets on the res, so I broke one part of the nose on the upper side. I got 2 options, either get some super glue and stick it or break all of them and use double sided tape and stick it on the mobo tray.

One more thing I was thinking was , but not enough space for tubing and a funnel to the liquid. I was thinking of putting tubing and doing fillport up there. Or any need ideas of filling liquid in this thing.


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Old August 17, 2008, 01:01 AM
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edit: I went ahead and did something interesting to fill up the liquid, I didn't have a syringe, first time I used a funnel, which I will use to fill the liquid, but just to be safe I put a fill port up there lol. I guess they say water cooling is a form of creativity, well have a look:


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Old August 17, 2008, 02:13 AM
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Great to see it is all installed!! Cant wait to see some temps!
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Old August 17, 2008, 02:33 AM
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Yes gonna leak test it until tomorrow afternoon, until 3 or 4 p.m., then I'll start attaching the hardware.
Also gotta decide on whether new hard drives or the hard drive cage for now.
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You finally did it. Good job. For the res, I'd at least try to bond the broken part back. If that doesn't work, remove both brackets and use Velcro. That way you can move the res about the inside of the case and filling your loop would be easier.
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I hope you plan to mount that fillport flush with the case however then you'd have to cut off some tubing too.
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Update: 14hr Leak test successful, no leaks anywhere. Now to attach the hardware, this power supply.. its a modular, but so many cables already sticking out, half of them don't even get used.

@Charlie, that is what I thought of doing, it seems pretty fine, but I think i'll replace that double sided tape with velcro pads. At least I know the stickiness won't finish.
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I want to see the case itself.
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Looking great! Very clean, unobtrusive hose routing. If you wanted to shorten the filling tube and mount the fillport in the ceiling of the case, I think it'd be a good look, but it's your call.

If you decide to velcro the reservoir to the case wall, be careful since the weight of the water is sometimes enough to slowly pull the adhesive off after a few days. Definitely make sure the filler cap in on! You can cheat a little and put a tiny bolt/nut through the case wall underneath, so that it supports most of the reservoir weight, without being very noticeable.
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Well I have some things on mind to secure that res, just need some time.

Don't worry people more stills are coming, I need to do a little cable management, sleeving if possible.

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