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Crazys water cooling success or fail lets find out

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  1. crazyeyesreaper

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    As the title states ive started messing with my water cooling parts trying to piece together what i want to do.

    So far todays work.

    i had a junk xiggy fan so i broke it out of the fan housing also had a red enermax case fan that was off center so it made a loud racket so i took a hammer and chisel and broke that apart as well to create shrouds / spacers for the Enermax Magmas
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    Hey hey I recognize that face! Wish you luck man, test everything THOROUGHLY before putting anything in your system or it's going to be a bitch replacing parts.
     
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    i know bro its gonna take about a week + before i get the water setup from the looks but i figured while i had time id post some of my ideas and the direction im headed in so to speak. i need to borrow a buddies camera for when i shut the PC down tho. lol cant use a webcam when the PC isnt on.

    im also debating breaking that other clear smoke black shroud for a matching set so the RED CCFL can shine through it a bit but i havent decided on it yet
     
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    Can't wait to see the final product, RL. Keep me posted. Also I need to talk to you bout somethin.
     
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    I think my water cooling is gonna end before it even begins the swiftech res i have wont mount in my case where i need it to be effectively making any progress null and void after 5hrs of fighting with it and cutting my hands up rather badly im calling it quits for now as i do not have the money to bother to continue yet. I can say this much my experiences so far have made me love air cooling all the more :roll:
     
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    You cannot fit it in the back of the case? that 140mm hole back there is plenty for the rad plus fans.

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    i said RES not RAD rads fit fine the res i have isnt a 5.25 bay res and considering placement of dual gpus 2 dvd drives and 3-4 hdds most other locations do not have proper room for tubing without kinking Like i said ive sat there for 5 hrs fucking around on this thing tried velcro ties zip ties screws etc nothing effectively holds the res where it needs to be

    now the rad with 2 fans and 2 spacers fits easy as pie in a fat mans stomach.
     
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    Oh ok i didnt see that. yea a bay res works real well. i like mine and it keeps the water flowing good but i have taken the single rad out and im running just the dual rad.
     
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    well my point is ive tried every way i can think of but i cant mount the res inside where it needs to be for the loop to work look good and to avoid kinking as such im drawing the line and this project is on hold indefinetly even with fullinfusion and chicken patty's help i cant stomach any more purchases at this point.
     
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    run the loop outside of the case for the time being, unless you have pets that like to chew
     
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    agreed, you get the same temps outside that you do inside;)
     
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    not enough room lol i thought of that as well its why im seriously pissed at the moment i knew all to well the first few ideas i had that worked were to easy :roll: Ill just have to wait it wont kill me altho it is starting to aggrevate me.

    makes matters worse is the amount ive dropped on water cooling i could have just bought an SSD..... that kinda hurts a bit :(
     
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    run to the local hardware store, get a "T", and take out the frustrations on the micro-res with a hammer. Dont forget the cap, but a t-line can sub for a res, just takes longer to bleed out;)
     
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    Yea peets right! i ran a T line on my AMD machine for about 3 months and worked like a charm. it just takes alittle bit more work to get bled
     
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    lol yea i was at the hardware store today droped $20 on screws etc to mount everything wish i had thought ahead. cant make it out there till after this weekend so eitherway its gonna have to wait. i was hoping to at least get everything fitted and the tubing cut and everything good to go today but its all on hold till i find proper placement for the res.

    By the time i can get to the hardware store for a T line i can probably get paid and buy new res. so i guess maybe link me some good yet cheap res's for 5.25inch drive bay i prefer if possible

    1 port on top for a fill port and the back to be the in and out for the loop
     
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    and it can go damn near anywhere;)

    and the bigger plus is we might get an image of that POS res afterwards....had mine for a week and sold it due to the same issues:(

    On the bay res, they are all the same basically, its more about do you want a fancy cover, or do you want to try to mount the pump in it.

    I had one of these for a long time and it worked well. http://www.dangerden.com/store/danger-den-single-5-1-4-bay-reservoir.html
     
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    I got lucky and got my 5.25 bay res used for 15$ but you may get lucky on the Fs threads
     
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    yea the haf 932 = alot of places to put stuff but that damn swiftech has 2 spots for screws sadly only 1 at a time will line up meaning its not secure. Everything is off by a centimeter for mounting i was gonna put on the side of the case but i got 4 120s there maybe in back? no such luck cant effectively mount there either basically in brandons pic right where the wiring holes are is the best place for a res sadly all those nice holes that are M3 or m4 not sure which dont line up properly :( complete pain in the ass. Wouldnt be so bad if i had proper tools but the family lugged them all off only brought back rusted junk. most of my handy work is with a hammer and chisel and sometimes a crowbar... eitherway i guess ill start looking for alternatives

    thats perfect if that port on top can be set up with a 3/8" outer diameter line leading to a fillport it would be exactly what im looking for... just need to find one
     
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    the way that works is you loosen the screws and the bay res slides out the front. The cap just opens to allow for filling. It doesnt have to be completely full to be functional, just higher than the barb fittings.

    I dont have it onhand anymore, so I can say for sure what the caps threads or diameter of the hole were:(
     
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    Post a pic or sketch of wat u have so far. I may have an idea for the res.
     
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    I stuck the one I got from sneeky right on top of the PSU with zip ties. It was far enough inside that my side fans didn't hit it. This is a shot of it when it was a CPU only loop.

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    I use velcro with the sticky bottom so if i need to move my pump or something i just slightly pull and move
     
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    i dont tend to move things i like my shit tied down and unmovable so its secure and in place

    well figured out part of the problem the long L bracket for mounting is not in my posession im gonna make a phone call see if i can dig one up if i can this problem might resolve itself
     
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    good news made a phone call buddy still has the L bracket from his swiftech res hopefully that will solve my problem on mounting he should be here in 10mins god i hope the bracket he has is what i was talking about if it is ill do a frigging happy dance
     
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    If not, I also saw a thread where the OP turned his PSU on its side, with fan facing out towards the side panel. It left a ton of room on the floor of the case, but also a vacant spot in the back where the PSU used to sit.
     

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