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Cooling Pete's Watercooling log/how-to. UPDATE: UPGRADES!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bloody_Pete, 10 Jan 2011.

  1. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Yeah Pete...Thats a wonderful looking pile at the bottom mate...lol I've still got all that to come and 3 loops to keep tidy:wallbash:
     
  2. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Did you braid those black SATA cables? I'm looking for something like that for my new case.
     
  3. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I only have the pile because if the extenders, otherwise it'd be hidden. But I'll hide it all :)

    I did indeed, MDPC SATA sleeving and heatshrink :)
     
  4. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Damn, I've just realised that the round cables I prefer have moulded plugs. Back to the drawing board.
     
  5. Tokari

    Tokari What's a Dremel?

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    I have moulded plugs on my cables and still managed to push them thru the MDPC Sata sleeves. The only thing I had to do was get a pair of long-nosed pliers to the Sata sleeve to expand it over the plugs.
     
  6. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I just took a scalple and shaved off the corners slightly. The connector easily fits down the SATA sleeving :)

    On a side note, WOOOO 10,000 views!!!
     
  7. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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  8. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Yeh, you just have to spend a minute working the looseness out of it. I found that if you heat shrinked one end in place then pulled the sleeving down, holding it in place while you heat shrink it the fit is very snug :)
     
  9. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Thanks for the tip. When my finances have recovered I'll buy in some of the sleeving and sleeve some other cabling as well.
     
  10. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Do :) The cable clips are worth looking at too, they make cable tidying much much easier :)
     
  11. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Issues are arising, as the angles for the tubing onto the fittings are all wrong. This is going to take some pondering i feel...
     
  12. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    All fittings and tubing in place now, just have to sleeve it and mesh over the cables :)

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  13. Sponge12349

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  14. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    Isn't the inlet on the wrong port on the XT?
     
  15. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Oh bugger it!!! Good spot there. It's because I had to change to sequence of the loop to make the tubing fit, and thats how I had it before. Wont take long to fix though :)
     
  16. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Braiding the tubing is looking to be a massive pain. Anyone got any tips?

    I've tried sliding the compression fitting cover over and using that to hold the braid, but the either gets caught on the the end of the braid in the thread or the turning action causes the braid to come apart. I've also tried heatshrinking the braid onto the end of the tubing, but then means it's too thick for the cap to go over.

    I don't just want to give up on it though, as the braid looks lovely on the tubing...
     
  17. Big Elf

    Big Elf Oh no! Not another f----ing elf!

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    I've never tried braiding so this might be a crap idea but... Measure the exact length of braiding required for the tubing (excluding the bit that goes in the compressions). Find something of the same diameter as the tubing to put the end of the braid over while you heatshrink the ends? Could you also turn the heatshrink on the ends inwards into the braid to give additional support?
     
  18. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    is it black sleeving? this probably wouldn't look smart enough. but you could always sleeve it up to the compression fitting and then put a cable tie around it, or sleeve it over the compression fitting and then put a cable tie over that
     
  19. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I don't really get what you mean. :(

    The sleeve wont fit over the fittings, but I could heatshrink it before the fittings, but it wont look very nice...

    I emailed Nils for tips, so he may hopefully have some ideas :)
     
  20. Bloody_Pete

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    I've decided that the sleeving isn't working for the compression fittings, so I'm ordsering some XSPC black tubing :) It's just annoying as I'm so close to finishing...
     

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