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  1. SonDa5

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    My first custom loop that I built myself.


    Loopy Silverstone Raven.

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    I would try to work that kink out of the tubing between the CPU and the board block.;)
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    angled barbs FTW! :toast:
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    yes a couple 45* fittings would make his life much easier.
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    Tubing is one place where kinky is bad :pimp:
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Sonda, looks good besides that one little thing..

    after seeing that.. I can't wait for my raven build to be finished.

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    flexibility is wanted in both tho:p
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    It's not kinked. I put a coil of solid 12AWG insulated wire around the tubing for the bend to keep the tubing open.

    I don't think flow is a problem with the number of bends on the tubing as much as I think the flow would be hindered by radiators and blocks. Overall though the flow seems very good to me.
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    Thanks. I had originally planned to run the block with a DFI X58JR but I had to send the MB in for RMA because it had a problem with C1 error after sticking some new ram in it. Once the X58 comes back I will have a little mor clearance between the MB block and the CPU block and the 12 gauge solid wire coil will come off.

    For now I'm running my DFI P45 JR mb. Flow seems to be very good.
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    I thought about getting a few of them but decided to stick with straight in barbs and let the tubing do the bending.

    How do you tighten the 45* barbs and set it tightly right where you want it?
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    the bitspower 45 degree rotary fittings i have have a knurled collar that tightens to the threads, then the 45* bend moves independently.
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    MEh. I just use zip ties to kill kinks. Way cheaper than bitpower rotary fittings. lol.
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    yes but you also hold your pump to the chassis with duct tape;) :roll:

    He is right though, they do work well and if one isn't enough, more always helps.
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    What can I say? I was raised by rednecks. I just do what works. Doesn't need to look good. lol.

    At least I'm still not as bad as DaMulta. lol.
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    I wasn't hating;) If I wasn't so OCD I could save a lot of loot with some "engineering":roll:
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    Did you just critisized yourself, Wile?
    Seems like Eastern and Christmas fell on the same day this year! :laugh:
    i admit tho, i also tend to just make it work... not look beautiful... but i wasnt raised by Rednecks, as they are a local phenomenon of the US :D
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    Woow your loop looks amazing almost like you've had years of experience nice one mate :toast:
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    I thought about this loop for a long time and got alot of ideas from those who have been doing it for years. Thanks for the compliment. I'm a newbie at custom water cooling. :)
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    Sonda, If you could, can you post your rad's that you have? I know what the 120mm is.. But, I'm in debate on the triple or doing a duel 140...

    This is where I'm at on my raven.

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    There is enough space I can move that 120 to the right, and not have a problem with hiding cables/tubing on the left of it.

    Also, Going to pop the back panel off, and swap it around so the psu is at the bottom. Along with cutting the bottom for a psu.
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    may i ask, whats that thing above the PSU? i kept puzzling since 2 days, but i cant seem to find a plausible answer.. may you enlighten me? :)
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    Danger Den Monsoon Bay Res.

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    I am going to make a plate for the top, since I got so much aluminum 5052 right now.. That way, when I need to fill, it'll be easy to pull down and fill..
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    is the pump integrated? from the looks, i would say that is a Laing D5 mounted to that,right?:)
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    Yeah, it's a D5.. The only thing I hate about it... I had to cut my sleeving job to use it. You have to have one cord go from one side, and another cord come out of the other side of it..


    Meaning:

    Separating the power cords from each other... I'll rewire the cable, and it'll be all good. But, I just hate having to do that.. I've all ready shortened the cable..
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    Up date On my WC Project.... (Sorry for the crummy Pics.) But I installed almost all new Hardware Plus Now added Cards too Loop.

    Things still to add.....
    Front 2x140mm Rad
    5.25 Bay Res (Instead of the Micro Res or remount the micro Res Else were)
    Full Card Blocks (If they ever release for the 6950 1gb)
    45 Degree/90 Degree Fittings.
    Add in the second pump I have sitting here
    Maybe split the loop in to two

    Any suggestions from some water cooling guru's like your selves would be helpful!!!

    But as it is Getting really great temps on a single loop....
    i7 2600k @ 4.5 Ghz 53c 100% LinX Load
    41c On 6950's 100% Furmark Load

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