[WORKLOG] COMPLETE - Outboard Cooling - Down(size) You Go!

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by juzz86, Jun 8, 2019.

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Tubing Style?

Poll closed Jun 18, 2019.
  1. EK ZMT (matte black)

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  2. PrimoChill LRT (clear)

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  3. PrimoChill LRT (gloss black)

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  4. PrimoChill LRT (gloss white)

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  5. PrimoChill LRT (gloss red)

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  1. Ratzz

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    Go with white. Then the tubing will reflect whatever colour RGB you want to use.
     
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    I'm a sucker for EK ZMT - you can never go wrong with matte black. NEVER.
     
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    + 1 on this. :thumbup:

    I use it on all my builds.....until PLE decided to stop stocking 1/2" 3/4" size. :(
     
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    It's also extremely kink resistant, easy to cut and get nice clean bends with so you end up with a super clean loop without the effort of bending hard tube.
     
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    ZMT it is lads - hopefully get it plumbed tomorrow. Cheers for the input! :thumbup:
     
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    All plumbed up guys, added a post above. Getting there :thumbup:
     
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    Looking the part for sure. :thumbup:
     
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    So clean Juzz, love it and very glad you opted for the ZMT cos it just looks so cool - the GPU to back of case run in particular looks very clean.
     
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    Thanks lads. I'm happy with the tubing runs and the subdued look. I opted to leave out all the RGB - I'll just stick with peripherals this time around and put it in down the track if I feel like it.

    PSU was a squeeze, but I still had a bit of room at the front for cabling and no intrusions on the fan.

    I remember now why I did away with the Monsoons though - geez they're a pig to fit properly. They come with a little spanner - you fit the barb first, then home it with the ring end of the spanner. 'Slide' the compression on over the tube (easier on PrimoChill than on ZMT, go figure) then screw in the compression and tighten using the wrench. Bit of a tricky setup!
     
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    Luckily you only had four fittings in the case to deal with.

    eta for getting this all built?
     
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    Spot on mate, yuck.

    I'll have to put a Barrow or Bykski order together, stock the crate back up again. All my stuff is 1/2" now, and I only ever use 5/8" because I like the bends better!

    Aiming for back end of next week:

    - Finish cutting today, mount radiator and reservoir
    - Plumb up, fill port and passthroughs for desk surface
    - Wiring loom

    That's pretty much it, I think!
     
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    Had a pretty good run today, she's up!

    Bit of wire hiding to go, but otherwise complete and leak testing overnight in the shed.

    I'm really happy with it - electrics went first go, looks very tidy from the front and doesn't jut out past the desk surface edge on the back. Airflow is very good, fill port works a treat.
     
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    Looking good mate. However I'm not sure you've really actually downsized when it comes down to it. To use an automotive analogy, you're using a single din head unit with a separate amp rather than a double din with inbuilt amp :lol:

    I do still like it though. My next project is likely, at this point, to be a glass his n' hers desk with a high end computer for me and a low end computer for her, sharing a large PSU and full watercooling. Its all about desk space, I totally get that.
     
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    Quite right mate :p - I've merely put the used space somewhere else!

    ;)

    Shared PCs sounds awesome mate, I've been watching your AiO adventures with interest, it will be good to see you do your own surface. Glass is sexy.
    If money was no object and Bass Strait wasn't there I'd have a Lian Li desk here quicker than I could blink. Dreams are free... :thumbup:
     

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