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Old October 22, 2008, 11:15 PM
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No idea where the water came from. I did everything I could to prove the rad was leak proof, which it was. And it's held water ever since I fired it back up, which has to be a few weeks by now. One of life's little mysteries I guess. I still want to know though dammit!
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For the CPU to NB tubing, you may want to try this: NCIX.com - Buy Viperjohn Viper Tight Bend 1/2IN Tubing Segment - Includes 2 U Bends W/ 1-1/4 Inch Bend Radius - Viper-John-Tight-Bend In Canada.. Apollo4g tried it, says it works great.
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Biff that looks gorgeous really, now if that is UV fluid, you need some UV Cold Cathodes.. I really like the way you modified it, nice, clean, roomy, and with the hard drive cage gone, it is nice and big.. I guess another person with Clearflex 60 1/2" tubing.. Guess I might have to take off my UV tubing too, I'll probably end up getting that too.

This Primochill I have, it is pretty good tubing no doubt, only issues, I have UV colored coolant, I would like to see that instead because my tubing is UV blue, and as mentioned before by other people it is a dust magnet, the outside part of the tubing really sticks on to dust, finger prints and it is hard to clean..

If we had a mod of the month, I would nominate this.. my own rating 100% kickass :P
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Old October 23, 2008, 08:23 AM
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It's not UV.

I've tried a lot of different types of tubing and TBH see little difference between them, though all are of course better than HD brand vinyl. I usually just buy what ever, and the clearflex is cheap enough. If I need tighter bends I usually train the tubing into the bend. In the past I had a bending coil (they're for slipping over smaller copper tubes so you can bend then by hand) that I inserted into the tubing and then mad a jig to hold everything in place and boiled it for a while. Probably what the same thing the guy is doing with the tubing in the link John provided. Unfortunately I can't find that coil any more and I think it was for 5/8" I.D. tubing anyway as that's what I used to use. Looks like I have an excuse to go the Princess Auto!! I beleive there is a bending tube for 3/8" copper tubing which might be the perfect size.
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Old October 23, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Sorry to hear you had a leak.

One of the cleanest loops I've seen. Again, I really like the black interior. This is an excellent example of what can be done with the original Cosmos case minus the HD bays. Unless one really wants a big rad with 3x fans up top, I still think this is a nicer case than the newer ones.

Bravo!

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Great job Biff, well thought out, implemented and excelent craftsmanship.
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Shame on you and that mess Dashock.. .. :P

Patience is not my things lol and it was a B**** doing that lol so dont get me started. But anyways i cleaned up as much as i could and for me its good enough when i get a modular power supply im sure i could do more.


And btw Biff those Noctua's really do look nice on those rads. Biff has got Skillz. Whats your next project man ? I cant wait to see it.
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Damn that sweet. What type of paint did you use? How many coats?
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Damn that sweet. What type of paint did you use? How many coats?
I used flat black Tremclad, maybe 4 coats. Give tremclad lots of time to cure.. at least a week.

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And btw Biff those Noctua's really do look nice on those rads. Biff has got Skillz. Whats your next project man ? I cant wait to see it.
Those noctuas are out now, didn't like the sound of them.

As for my next project.... I just received a couple CPX-Pro's to replace the existing pumps and a single 120mm rad. I will be taking one of the mini pumps and making a third loop and get the little stuff out of the main loops so the GPU is it's own loop and so is the CPU. I want to get a few more things under water because air flow is a real minimum in my case (I like silence) and some things are pretty warm.

I'm going to set my lathe up for milling so I can make my own water blocks, nothing fancy or high performance, just for stuff like the SMPS FETs, video RAM, etc.... Plumbing it and keeping it neat and organized is going to be a real treat!
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Nice Biff keep us posted and more Pics!
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