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  1. d3fct

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    hi all, I am going to be building myself another rig, I've been slowly acquiring parts. and finally saved up enough money to buy a mountan mods pinnacle case. this build will probly be a lil slow at first as i just spend my rent money on getting my truck fixed...... anyways back to the build.

    I dont really have too many idea's yet on how im going to incorperate everything inside this case, but my overall plan is as follows...

    3 seperate water loops, 1cpu, 1gpu, 1gpu, all with there own 120x3 rad. as of now everything in my rig now will be put into this case, its in my system specs.

    asrock p55 extreme
    corsair 750 tx
    i7 860
    2x280 gtx in sli
    2x32gb patriot ssd's
    2x500gb baracuda for storage
    1 dvd writer


    this is some of the goodies i have been collecting
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    and here's the case together, for now im going to leave the panels off untill i finish mocking up/cutting the case. some day if i feel inclined i might even have it powder coated or painted.

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    thanks for looking, any input is greatly apreciated.


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    I can't see what your doing, due to work filters, but I know that case. Since I'm modding one myself.. lol.. It's a great case, a little big in ways but one hell of a case!

    Only thing that I can see that might help you is upgrading to a "bigger" watt psu. on the lnes of 3 seperate loops, all the fans, and such.. But, that is a suggestion if anything.

    Other then that, can't wait to get home so I can see your pictures! :toast: GL with the build.
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    ty, yea i plan on upgrading to a bigger modular psu, as i have 6 san aces and 3 ultra kazes. things gonna sound like a helocopter.
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    I forgot to tell you what all the goodies were in the pic.

    white 1/2 id 3/4 od tubing
    red anti kink coils
    red reusable hose clamps
    various barbs, and molex ends, molex crimper
    sleeving kit, red
    2 x bitspower resevoir tops for MCP355
    2 x danger den tieton full cover 280 gtx waterblocks
    1 corsair water pump, will most likely be replacing this with a MCP355 and bitspower resevoir top

    right now im still thinking of a way to mount these radiators for easy acces to take fans off occasionally to clean them, thinking of mounting rad to case then fans on the inside of the rad. when i get more time this weekend ill mock up a 360 rad with fans and see what i can come up with.
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    sleeved the power switch and reset switch. took a pic with one sleeved and the other not sleeved yet for comparison.

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    3 separarte waterloops??? as far as im aware 3 times something = 3 times of both, good and bad stuff. -> 3 times the cooling but 3 times of having a leak destroy your system. I say that TWO loops is enough.

    anyway. suscribed
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    Honestly, a single loop with 2 of those radiators would do the job, but I'm also interested to see how this pans out...carry on!
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    just wanted to see how black fan grills would look against the aluminum, looks better in person. i only tacked the rad on with a few screws.I think it looks ok for now, not too worried about the color of the case as that can be easily altered. and that it one of the 6 san ace fans i will be using to cool the gpu radiators, still have to mock them up on a rad and cut/splice and sleeve(but thats for another day).

    on the backside of that still thinking of fans, i realize this thing is gonna be loud with 24/7 100% fan. so my next thought was i need a fan controller on wich would handle 9 fans, 6 being san aces and 3 being ultra kaze 3000rpm.
    was looking around and liked the looks of this one, but i'v never used a fan controller before so i didnt know if it was any good?

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    on a side note,every panel i have has black finger/hand smudges all over them, i could see visable hand prints thru the saran wrap packaging. i guess i expected a lil better quality control.
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    well i had some free time today and i unboxed my bitspower res tops, and a danger den water block. I also had some old 1/2 id tubing lyin around and a motherboard with a northbridge waterblock, that i used to mock up 2 of the 3 loops.

    here is some of my new goodies all shiny and new.

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    and here is the mocked up loops, i didnt have 2 radiators laying around so i just ran the tubing to about where the front rad will be.

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    after playing with diff tubing routes and such, this seemed to be the best. So as of now i'll be putting the cpu loop on the front rad and the gpu on the top, and the other gpu still needs to have a rad placed.

    as far as rad placement for the third loop i figured i would mount it to the right of the motherboard tray, as there seems to be ample room. so i spose my next project will be to figure out how to mount the rad. i will most likely make something out of aluminum or some other metal to fabricate a mounting bracket.
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    Cant wait to see it come together. Congrats on the new build. :toast: Im saving up for my next build also. Can't wait.
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    looking good. when i first put in my rad, i had it to the right. But, it was screwed to the side panel. Man, it was a pain to work it. best thing i can say is. make a rad mounting box and have it standing.
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    thanks for the idea's keep'm coming i have a dremel, drill, jigsaw, and such. im not scared to mod it, i was kicking around the idea of mounting it standing up to the right of the mobo tray flush against the back and cutting the side panel to accomodate a shroud fastened on the outside of the panel to hide the cut. something like this, still entertaining idea's at the moment.
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    That would be a sweet idea to use that koolance piece. I should of done that the first time. But, I did the cut holes and it turned out like this. I love the idea still, but I should of set it up a bit different. Or added two "quick connects" to allow for better access.
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    very nice, thats exactly what came to mind when mockin up my loops trying to figure a nice placement. thanks for the great input man, also nice work looks great!
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    all good man. It turned out good, but if you look at the last few pages.. it's turning away from that.. I might still use the side panel as just "fans" but I really don't know yet.. I got a few aluminum 5052's left. Plus the place I got it all from, is pretty sweet in price
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    Things have been real slow at work not working full weeks, infact didnt work at all last week. so money's been tight looks like i wont be getting the 3rd pump and res top for a lil while.

    was bored today so i decided to go ahead and splice n sleeve a set of fans for 1 of my rads.

    fans, that need sleeving.
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    here it is all cut up and ready for sleeving and solder.
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    heres one set of wires soldered and shrink wrapped.

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    and here it is done, overall the soldering and sleeving went well, i only had problems/disgust with the black marks on the heat shrink that the lighter left. I think before i go any further with my sleeving, i will invest in a heatgun, for a more professionall clean look.

    now i gotta try n get the black marks off of the shrinkwrap, as i reall dont feel like doing that all over again, just to fix some wrap.

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    I havent posted in here in a while but in my away time i was collecting some goodies, I'd say i have about 95% of the stuff i need to get this thing put together. the one thing thats holding me back right now is I havent gotten a heat gun yet to sleeve everything. now onto the good stuff.


    my new goodies:Lamptron 4 channel fan controller, mcp 355 pump, bitspower acrylic res top for mcp355, 2 white 120mm case fans.
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    putting together 2 mcp 355's and bitspower res tops.


    there's one now onto the next.
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    and there's 2 together.
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    I had to hold off on sleeving these right away I want to try with a heat gun, I got black marks from a lighter and I didn't really care for that.


    still working on getting the 3rd rad mounted inside, I'm going to try to run 2 aluminum straps from the top to bottom with holes drilled into it for a mounting bracket. I've got the aluminum, so i held it up to the front panel to scribe screw holes for a nice fit, and well I failed at first!



    lmao, here's my first attempt FAIL... look how f'ing crooked it is.

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    Then i did what anyone who was thinking would have done in the first place, I made a center line to go off of with a diff color sharpie.

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    Now I'm not sure if I'm going to cut the half round part out, it's only about a half of an inch or so, I don't think it will interfere that much with airflow. plus i dont want to weaken the strap to much, it is going to holding a 360 rad full of water and 3 big fat 38mm fans on it. Hopefully i'll get a heatgun soon and start heatshrinking all the wires and such and get this damn thing built.
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    just use a lighter but hold the flame away from it, just enough to shrink the wrap and it will not leave black marks. a heat gun is nice if you plan to sleeve more then like your own psu etc. I would buy that after I had everything else purchased, maybe its just me
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    i got a fair bit planned to sleeve. still have to solder/sleeve up 2 set's of 3 fans for my radiators. i might thru some diff color shrink on the psu its allready sleeved, I'm planning on upgrading that sometime. I also have 3 mcp 355's to sleeve along with some sata cables, and what ever else i get to.
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    Subbed, love'd your other build surely this will blow it out of the water!
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    drilled and ready for mock up mounting, will try to get to that this weekend. thinking of painting these and the mobo tray red, but its still far to cold to paint, i live in an apt. so outside painting is a bit away, im afraid.
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    ok here we go mocking up the rad mounting brackets....

    first i filed the burr's off the straps.
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    I then clamped them together, and marked a final length for proper fit.

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    Time to cut, got myself a set of dremel ez lock cutoff disks, i real like the ez lock arbor and the ease of changing diff accessories.

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    And finally here it is in the case, i just love thos lil green clamps, got them at home depot for like 37 cents a piece, i think im gonna buy some more of those, there real handy.

    if u notice i didnt have all the screws in, some of the holes didnt line up to well, i think im going to make another set, this time i will measure all the center point's instead of just scribing off of the front panel.

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    looks good so far, subb'd!
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    use a hair dryer, instead of a lighter

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