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Taking a reg case and making it ROCK!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. SkyKast

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    he already said:

     
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    s**t thats right, sorry dude.


    Well any pics yet Mark? hahaha, I just can't wait to see what you did to mount that rad, should have came out really good?
     
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    no need for sorry man was just pointing out,

    i bet it will look sweet
     
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    haha no biggie, I know, and thanks. I just feel better if I say it though :)


    Hey bro you are racking up your posts pretty quick man, good job!!!
     
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    hey thanks I'm tring to take it easy some people are saying its bad :p

    They accuse me of spamming but I never have. I just love these forums and over a quarter of my posts are in my own mid thread
     
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    Really? I thought you would've used a hole-saw, but those apparently work just as well :laugh:
     
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    looking very nice.. almost makes me want to bust out the dremel on my lian-li, but unfortunately, I've got very shaky hands and cannot cut smooth to save my life

    got me into open boxing for newegg btw, grabbed myself a dfi x48 to play with a week ago and it arrived like it hadn't been opened (or knowing dfi, some kid installed it, opened the bios and got horriblly confused and just boxed it back up rofl)
     
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    The biggest hole saw I have is for 120mm fans, these are 140s. There is no way I am gonna spend $50 just to cut 2 holes.
    Also hole saws are cool but they wear out, I have a pair of tin snips that are more than 30 years old.(still cut just fine)

    I always wonder whats up with open box stuff too. This mobo was open box but came in its original box with every accy and works fine. I definately know the "Overwhelmed" feeling when looking at a DFI Bios:eek:
    (Awesome boards, but thats why I switched over to Biostar, way more noob friendly)

    Enjoying urself on a forum is not spamming.. asking questions is also good.

    Ok I am doing freaksaviors cable over this morning, this afternoon I will pull the hardware out of the case and my fittings should be here from Koolance and Il post the picts of my plan. Should be pretty sweet.
     
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    Pure amazement. Complete works of art. I'm more and more amazed every single day that i am on this forum. It completely shocks the living shit out of me, what some of you guys can do. Complete gratitude for sharing your knowledge, Thank you.
     
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    Damn, your welcome.
     
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    OK CP here are a few picts of my idea..
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    Im mountng the hoses on the back side of the mobo tray

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    Koolance has these beautiful fittings (brass) The Tee is where I will fill the system, just imagine laying the comp on its side and the T will be the highest point on the loop so it will be easy to fill.

    Here is a shot of the pump and Koolance top.
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    I am really against acrylic in tops (they all have cracks) and parts under stress but Koolance really did a sweet job by installing brass inserts for the threads here
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    You cant see it but I made an alum bracket that supports the pump to the mobo mount, it also hides the pump wres.
     
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    thanks bro, thats a nice idea, and great way to run the tubing.

    Let me ask you, how is the pump mounted? It looks like its hanging over the CPU.
     
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    thats a sweet set up for the pump!

    good thinking!
     
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    ^^^ x2, that is good thinking Mark.

    GOd I cant wait to see the finished product. Its going to look amazing.
     
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    Now I want a pair of those tin snips :laugh:

    And I have to agree with everybody else that you've got an awesome idea with the pump there!
     
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    Thanks.. after doing Steevos case trying to simplify the water cooling loop seemed like a good idea. The Liang DDC pump is MUCH smaller than the D5s, so hiding it in plain site was easy.

    Tomorrow my hose shows up and I will start with the CarbonFiber mobo tray.
     
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    Great news!!!!

    Are those Liang pumps any good, sorry I know if you use it it must be good, but its more of a general question :)
     
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    i need a new pump eventually, i'll look into these. Thanks dude. :toast:
     
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    Yep, a DDC with a good top out performs a D5 any day. Not only that, but if you get a reservoir top, they can greatly simplify loop set-up and bleeding. That's all I use is DDC's.
     
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    One thing I noticed was the Koolance top had a very small ID for the exhaust port. I opened it up 2 sizes to 5/16 but it is VERY close to the mounting screws so I go with the Petras one.
     
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    I have a Bitspower reservoir top on my cpu loop. I don't know how it compares to the XSPC res top, but I know it at least outperforms a stock top. Plus it was fairly cheap and came with the Fatboy fittings stock. http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...=22629&zenid=e7567cba598dd0b94dd37ca13b391141
     
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    I have a bunch of the new BitsPower fittings, they are very nice. Thanks Wile E for the link and the heads up.
     
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    ^^^ hey guys thanks for this. I really never looked at pumps and reservoirs into detail. With the right parts, it can really simplify a loop :Toast:
     

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