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WaterCooling Fractal Arc Midi R2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Durvelle27, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Durvelle27

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    This is my first ever Project Log. Watercooling my PC. Haven't really thought on what the theme will be based off of yet but just thinking of new things.

    System Specs:

    Fractal Arc Midi R2
    AMD FX 8320
    ASUS M5A97 EVO
    Cooler Master hyper 212 + Push/Pull
    Corsair XMS3 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
    XFX Double D HD 7870
    MSI Hawk HD 7870
    Crucial M4 128GB SSD
    Seagate Barracuda 320GB
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB x2
    Corsair TX850 850W


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    Did a little painting

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    WaterCooling Parts i have gotten so far

    Feser X-Changer Dual 240mm Extreme Performance Radiator
    Swiftech MCP655
    1/2" Barb Fittings
    5/8" Barb Clamps
    PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 7/16"ID x 5/8" OD - Clear
    1 Gal. Distilled Water
     
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    SUBBED!

    Fans look great!
     
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    Thx bud. Debating on if i should paint the case same color mixed with black or do some air brushed designs.
     
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    that would be a bit risky, all blue.

    think black with blue accents would be the best bet.
     
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    Or Black with blue accents and Air Brush some designs on the side panels
     
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    I like that blue!
     
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    Will be based on Black Lightning

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    A few other themes i'm thinking on.

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    Nice blue paint there.
     
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    Had to remove the HDD cage and move the Hard drives in order to get the Radiator to fit

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    i was thinking about doing that with my rig, you having the rad vertical?
     
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    yep in the front of the case as its to thick to go in the top of the case.
     
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    Just got the tubing

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    Final Theme Design

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    Feser X-Changer Dual 240mm Extreme Performance Radiator


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    Had a few damaged fins

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    Swiftech MCP655

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    its arriving slowly then, ive just pulled the trigger on loads of stuff so will be modding again soon.
     
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    Yea its taking forever :banghead:


    Fans for the Radiator should be here later today
     
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    New fans arrived for the radiator

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    Got the new fans painted and installed on the radiator

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    check them fans out! amazing what a bit of colour can do!
     
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    Yea they came out great and look better than I expected
     
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    you will find that tubing from Home Depot is not the best. I would consider using just for arranging the loop. the 5/8" id and 1/2od just make the walls to thin and the bends are a real bitch without kinks. Just what I found anyways. Maybe your's wont.

    Looks great tho, the blue turned out well.

    Are you going to airbrush that image in post 15 on the case?
     
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    Yes it was gonna be air brushed
     
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