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Modding DIY Radiator Stand - DONE! Final Photos posted 8/1/12

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Fuganater, 9 Mar 2012.

  1. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Not a big update. Got the fan filters in and I'm still waiting on the 3M Carbon Fiber to arrive.

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    Got them all installed.
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    As soon as the Carbon Fiber arrives I'll be done with this.

    Cheers till then,

    Fuga
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    I'm glad you're going with some carbon vinyl. I hate the tech world's obsessions with fingerprint black.
     
  3. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Ha ya. I don't like when people put carbon fiber on EVERYTHING but it will fit nicely for this build.


    I made the [H] front page!

    http://www.hardocp.com/news/2012/07/18/diy_radiator_stand

    I did a few things.

    Installed a BP crystal Link (smallest one) between 2 of the rads to elimate the tubing.

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    Then I leak tested for about 14 hours. No leaks so its a win! I ordered some more SLI fittings so I can do it between the other 2 rads.
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    This is ugly and restrictive!!
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    I need to find a way to hook the rads up to the inlet in an effective way. I can't really use tubing (ideal) because of the angle. So I came up with this solution.

    D-Plug, 50mm extension, 90 degree crystal fitting and a SLI fitting I had laying around. Its easy to take appart and looks way better.
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    Next I installed a pump on the side to help out. I had an extra DDC3.25 and an EK top so it works way better than the stock top. I'm thinking of putting dual pumps on this with a heatkiller pump top but I have not decided yet. Need to do some testing first.
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    Here is how the tubing looks right now. The loop is where the next BP SLI fitting will go.
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    I'm gonna work on connecting the pump to the fan bus since its all 12V. I'll have another update tomorrow assuming I get some stuff in the mail today.


    Cheers till then,

    Fuga
     
  4. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Time to finish up!!

    Got my Carbon Fiber!
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    All done. (No mid way progress pics because this was very time consuming.
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    I also added CF to hide the fan labels.
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    I got the last SLI fittings that I needed. so Now the connections look super clean.
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    Then I decided to add a res to the build so that the pump would never run dry.
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    For some reason this setup didn't feed the pump enough so I changed it up. Lucklly I have lots of extra fittings now a days.
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    The carbon fiber looks really nice.
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    I post final photos soon.

    Cheers till then,

    Fuga
     
  5. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Final Pictures

    Final Specs:

    • 3x Swiftech MCR320 (360mm) Radiator
    • 18x Yate Loon High Speed Fans
    • Swiftech DDC 355
    • EK-Multioption 150 Reservoir
    • Koolance VL3N Quick Disconnects

    Final Weight with water: 20 lbs

    Final Photos:

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    A special thanks goes out to Thomas Harrell of White Light Laser who came up with the design for the radiator grills and also who cut them for me. You can visit his Etsy shop here.

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    I hope you all enjoyed this project. I know I did.

    Cheers till the next mod,

    Fuga
     
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  6. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Looks absolutely mint! Like it was off the shelf. Excellent work:dremel::thumb::rock:
     
  7. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Thanks!
     
  8. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty imposing, I like it.
     
  9. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    Oh come on...at least make a back cover for it too!
     
  10. bluc

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    Very nice work :thumb: what is the strip you have the fans plugged into did you make it or is it a pre made item. Would you have a close up shot of it? Looking for a way to neaten up termination point of 12 fans for my build.
     
  11. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Looks good, the carbon looks slick, but I agree with Achron, make a back cover too :)
     
  12. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Thanks

    I thought about it but no need. You can't see the backside at all up on the shelf.

    I got it from PPCs. Its a 3-pin Fan Bus. They have lots off different models but I'm not sure if they stock this one anymore. I got it on sale for like $0.80 each. I got 10 and about 3 of them were bad.

    Thanks.
     
  13. JamesPearlEX

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    Very impressive, I love how smart and sleek it looks :thumb: I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of cooling performance this will provide.
     
  14. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    I added this to my folding tower and it lowered the water temp 15C and the components 10C.
     
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  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Thats really cool. I like the res and pump mounted on the case, it gets a lot of clutter out of the case...Nice work dude..+rep
     
  16. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Thanks much!
     
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