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Case Mod - In Progress Watercooling By rjkoneill

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rjkoneill, 5 Jul 2009.

  1. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    yeah looks soo clean!
     
  2. maRiio

    maRiio What's a Dremel?

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    very nice sleeving. one of the best things u can do to your rig ;)
     
  3. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    thanks - thats the look im going for - the colourscheme has taken me ages to finalise

    but the general attention to detail i am trying to put in takes up the bulk of the time

    every time i get a section done, i spot ten more things i want to do!!!

    i know, its addictive!
    i hated it at first and my 8 pin adapter turned out a little wonky :waah:

    however - the rest of my sleeving has turned out great, i am really happy with it
    i know it has been done to death but it does look great

    thinking of buying another batch of sleeve to do more bits and pieces :naughty:
     
  4. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    right then - a bit of a turnaround after my holiday

    my initial plan was to get a pair of blocks for my 285's
    these cards were not reference design so this has hindered me slightly
    in the fact that i cannot get blocks from v1 or v1 285's to fit my graphics cards [good work ASUS]

    so i had to sell my 285s [at a loss :(]
    meaning i had a choice between a single pcb 295 or crossfire 4890s
    so im going for the 4890s as i fancy a change
    will have the cards tomorrow and plan on ordering the nickel/acetal blocks from EK this week
    not ideal as i wanted koolance to match my chipset block
    but beggars cant be choosers

    plus i doubt they will be in my rig longer than 6 months anyway :D
     
  5. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Hardly possible.
     
  6. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    new cards are here and being tested in my current rig
    i will have to wait until some funds become available to order my blocks from EK

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    i have also ordered a bunch of fittings to arrive shortly:
    1X Bitspower G1/4 Black Sparkle Rotary 45
    4X Bitspower G1/4 Black Sparkle Stop Fitting
    1X Bitspower G1/4 Black Sparkle Rotary 90
    1X Bitspower Premium Black Sparkle D-Plug Set NORMAL
    14X Bitspower G1/4 Black Sparkle Compression Fitting - 7/16" to 5/8"
     
  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Nice black PCBs.

    Just to confirm: They'll be watercooled, right?
     
  8. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    of course
    looking at these blocks...
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    nickel plated backs mean they look sweet and should match the koolance block better too

    i originally wanted the koolance 285 blocks but they didnt fit my silly asus cards which were non ref design
    so i sold the cards and got these lovely 4890s
    im running them now and i have to say - im noticing no difference in performance
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice cards, and awesome blocks to boot, nickle plating Cheesecake.
     
  10. maRiio

    maRiio What's a Dremel?

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    definitely the most beautiful water blocks you can find imho.
    nice choice :thumb:
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    EK is just an amazing designer for blocks. :rock:
     
  12. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    some EK blocks arent to my taste [i have a dislike of all clear/seethrough watercooling hardware] - but i have the fantastic Supreme on my cpu and plan on using the X58 Mosfet blocks on my board too

    however - these are easily the nicest looking i have seen so far
    its going to be expensive getting the nickel plated ones as the only stockest i can find is EK direct

    however I emailled ChilledPC [my regular WC supplier] to see if they had any of the nickel plated ones - the answer was no but they can nickel plate the blocks for me to match the pics above [significantly less than the EKs would cost due to shipping/import taxes etc]

    many thanks to Tom from ChilledPC for suggestion the idea and being so quick in his replies to me.

    also - some of my bitspower fittings arrived today [got more - these are the interesting ones]

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    black sparkle nickel plating is epic, my [fail]photography does not do them justice

    i need over 20 compression fittings to match and kit out the system - currently trying to find a european supplier with the fittings i need:

    Bitspower Premium G1/4" High Flow 7/16" ID (5/8" OD) Compression Fitting
    Model: BP-BSCPF-CC6

    if anyone can help on this it would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  13. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    bit of work done this evening
    just odds and ends until my watercooling turns up
    still need my gpu blocks and other stuff - but european supplies of WC components seems to be dwindling
    no supply of EK blocks anywhere in the UK although i have managed to get a source for my bitspower fittings


    heres my switch pcb all braided up and reinstalled - i have a hammond box that i am in the process of cutting too
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    some holes i cut in the motherboard tray for 24pin/8pin adapters and put beading round the cut edges to finish them off
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    installed the rear fans and temporary guards [until my black ones come]
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    heres the case as it stands
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    the top half of the case sorted :)
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  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looking very clean, nice work.
     
  15. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    got one waterblock today
    not too happy as i wanted another but could only secure one
    the other is on its way from Germany to match this
    EK have impressed me with this one!

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    i also got the rest of my fittings, 20X 7/16 bitspower compression fittings

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  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I love EK blocks, they look awesome and cool very well, awesome blocks.
     
  17. rjkoneill

    rjkoneill What's a Dremel?

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    finally managed to source a side panel for my TJ07
    the case i had was discounted due to it being missing, after a few emails to Silverstone in Germany - a new one arrived
    many thanks to Annika @ Silverstone for helping me out and getting the panel to me so quickly

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    many have said that the TJ07 has specific panels that fit the individual case the panels ship with due to how it is made
    looks like i was in luck as mine fits perfectly

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    planning a mod for the window at a later date

    also got a pack of Silverstone Aero Slots and some single slot PCI plates for my 4890's
    getting these sprayed black at the moment

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    Had a power cut this morning so no gaming, thought it was a great opportunity to get in the shed and do some modding

    got a tray from an Antec 1200 at work that i thought may make a good mount for my DDC pumps

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    heres a test fit to show where the pump mount will go

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    i put some acoustipak on it to deaden the sound/vibrations from the pumps

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    used some ehiem mounts to mount the pump, although i may mount them on top of these and use rubber grommets i got from an old striker motherboard to stabilise the pumps
    like this:
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    mounted like this in my old rig
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    also got a load of stuff from B&Q [hardware shop] today

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    some black satin spray paint
    a set of P-clips large and small
    some cutting blades for my Dremel
    some machine screws - perfect self tapping screws for mounting fans to Thermochill Rads ;

    heres the P-clips:
    they are white plastic, wanted black ones but they will be hidden behind the mobo tray and i guess they match the fans

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  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice pump mount, very clean, looks very nice.
     
  19. nikeunltd

    nikeunltd Epic destruction around machinary

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    nice and clean.
     
  20. Top Nurse

    Top Nurse Minimodder

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    Looks hawt! Need more pics of the sleeving. :D
     

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