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Enough talk, put it together already.
 

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That's a sexy sight, isn't it? Take some nice ones of that!
yeah if i wasn't so shakey!

Jesus, Evga cooler sucks! They don't even have contact points for the VRMs and memory. My card is going to love this water! The VRMs and memory will actually run cool haha!
 
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Oh, so you know dude, you will of course be careful as all hell but will nonetheless, at some point, get some water on your GPU or mobo and/or inside your case. Hopefully nowhere critical while powered on but, in general, it happens, so just don't freak out (like I did the first time) and dry everything off and just be patient overall and all will be just fine.
 
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You still working on this?
 

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Yeah I didn't finish today and probably won't tomorrow.
 

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Yeah I didn't finish today and probably won't tomorrow.
And people thought my build was slow...I went from nothing to completely built...you are just doing a GPU loop :nutkick:
 

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And people thought my build was slow...I went from nothing to completely built...you are just doing a GPU loop :nutkick:
Oh shut up. Im not in a rush to get it done. I have other stuff going on.
 

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Pictures from the work done yesterday.

I really need to get a nice SLR camera














 

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Ok we're making progress and it's looking good! I can see that you've got quite a few things going on there :eek:
 
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This shot turned out really nice.
In my experience, GPUs need the spread method as opposed to the blob. Looks like you have about 40 minutes of work left, so you should be done by Election Day.
 
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Looking good indeed.
 

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This shot turned out really nice.
In my experience, GPUs need the spread method as opposed to the blob. Looks like you have about 40 minutes of work left, so you should be done by Election Day.
Ill probably be done by wednesday night this coming week.

I just got the GPU connected with one line of tubing. Just got to mount the res/pump and connect the lines. Hardest part will be to give it enough slack in the tubing to be able to pull it out to fill.

For testing leaks for the res/pump can i just put normal water into it and then just empy it out and let dry once and can confirm their are no leaks?
 

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For testing leaks for the res/pump can i just put normal water into it and then just empy it out and let dry once and can confirm their are no leaks?
I wouldn't want any residue left in the loop. It likely won't take much water at all to fill your entire loop, so I wouldn't worry about waste.
 
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You can get a gallon of distilled water nearly anywhere for a couple of bucks, I'm not sure why you'd want to fill and bleed it twice. Fill it, leak test, done.
 
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You can get a gallon of distilled water nearly anywhere for a couple of bucks, I'm not sure why you'd want to fill and bleed it twice. Fill it, leak test, done.
Distilled water where I am is 99 cents per gallon. Couldn't be that far off in seattle.

What is that powercolor thingy you mentioned above. It is meant to prevent the card from bending or something. It did not have a very good description and many of the reviews speak as if it was gpu.
 

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No no, Im talking about just in the res/pump. Not the whole loop.

Distilled water where I am is 99 cents per gallon. Couldn't be that far off in seattle.

What is that powercolor thingy you mentioned above. It is meant to prevent the card from bending or something. It did not have a very good description and many of the reviews speak as if it was gpu.
Its a graphics card jack to prop it up so it won't sag. I was thinking about getting one for now till i get the back plate
 
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If you're that nervous about it, sure. It's not a Steinway.
 
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Its a graphics card jack to prop it up so it won't sag. I was thinking about getting one for now till i get the back plate
I plan on getting a backplate for my 7970. Dwood on OCN makes custom back plates for $20ish and I was thinking about getting one of those and some thermal pads. The backplate for rigidness and the thermal pads because they can't hurt.
 

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No no, Im talking about just in the res/pump. Not the whole loop.



Its a graphics card jack to prop it up so it won't sag. I was thinking about getting one for now till i get the back plate
You should leak test the whole loop. Just leave the 24-pin unplugged from the motherboard and short the 24-pin to start the PSU. This will allow you to leak test and not have to worry about shorting your system out:)
Do not use regular water from the tap! As others have stated, distilled water is cheap and should be used.
 

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Should I be worried about how much my card flexes? Or is this a pretty normal thing when putting a waterblock on a video card?
 

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Flexes as in dips down at an angle, or flexes as is bends in the middle? Sagging is normal due to the increased weight, but bending in the middle is bad, possibly due to incorrect mounting pressure or incorrect mounting.
 

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Storage Samsung 830 128GB SSD, Crucial MX200 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2x 1TB Partitions)
Display(s) Qnix QX2710 27" 2560 x 1440 PLS @ 100hz
Case Phantek Enthoo Evolv ATX TG
Audio Device(s) MSi Gaming AudioBoost ALC1150 w/ Sennheiser Game Ones
Power Supply Seasonic Flagship Prime Platinum 850
Mouse Steelseries Rival 310 w/ QCK Mass mat
Keyboard Corsair K70 w/ MX Browns and Red Backlit
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike: 15439
Flexes as in dips down at an angle, or flexes as is bends in the middle? Sagging is normal due to the increased weight, but bending in the middle is bad, possibly due to incorrect mounting pressure or incorrect mounting.
This is what it looks like. The card before would bend slightly from the middle because of the EVGA shitty cooler that only had 4 screws around the GPU and none to the GPU I/O backplate etc so it would just pull it down from the middle. And I think the PCB has kind of just taken that form from getting hot and sagging because of it. But take a look at this picture, as thats what it looks like currently




Other then that. Ive decided to complete all the system cabling now before getting the res/pump all connected so that none of it is in the way. Just got to connect fan cabling and DVD drive.
 
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