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hey Mark, mount the rad yet?
he already said:

the rad is mounted, Im just waiting on some hardware (fittings) from Koolance. Also I am waiting on some tubing for my fans.
I had to throw the hardware in the case to make sure it was working.. I got the mobo OpenBox and there is only 15 days to return it if no go. So far it is working fine, got vista Ultimate 64 bit loaded on my 2 WD 160s In Raid0, recognizes the 4 gigs of Corsair Dominators (lol, never had this much memory)
Seems to play CSS no prob, Sweet. Tomorrow I will take the hardware out and resume on the modding and get a few more picts.
 

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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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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?
no need for sorry man was just pointing out,

i bet it will look sweet
 

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no need for sorry man was just pointing out,

i bet it will look sweet
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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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!!!
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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First I draw a circle with a compass than I use these

They are made for cutting circles
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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Really? I thought you would've used a hole-saw, but those apparently work just as well :laugh:
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)

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)
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)

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

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?
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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Damn, your welcome.
 

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OK CP here are a few picts of my idea..

Im mountng the hoses on the back side of the mobo tray


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.

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

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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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.
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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Compact, lots of pressure/flow/practically no noise its a win/win.

Add an aftermarket top and they are even better. (like Petras, just they were out of stock so I went with the Koolance)

http://martinsliquidlab.petrastech.com/DDC32PumpTopTesting.html
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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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 would recommend the XSPC top.
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: