[WORKLOG] Going Hard

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by radeon_freak, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. radeon_freak

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    New build time so I'm taking the opportunity to move from soft tubing to hard.

    I've always shy'd away from the whole lighting/ricer theme builds but this time i'll be jumping in feet first (within reason :p).

    Build consists of:

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    ASUS Strix Z270E
    16gb G.Skill Trident 3200MHz
    ASUS Strix 1080
    Samsung 850 Evo
    WD Black
    NZXT Hue+
    SoundBlasterZ
    Corsair AX1200

    EK-FB Z270E Monoblock
    XSPC 360
    D5 Vario
    Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi
    Barrow 12mm OD compression fittings
    Barrow PETG tube
    EK Cryofuel - Blood Red

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    Having never seen any Barrow gear I was really impressed with the quality and finish on the barrow fittings. The threads are smooth and well machined along with the finish. Also the tripple O-ring design gets a big thumbs up from me.

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    Off with the stock heatsinks

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    On with the monoblock

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    That's it for now but I'll try keep the thread updated as I progress. Next update will be soon as I attempt to bend some tube :lol:
     
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    Bit of a first and final update lol. Received the last few parts on order and hit the ground running.

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    Pump top and bracket in

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    Block and backplate on

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    Starting to come together

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    Tube bending wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. PETG is pretty friendly to work with and forgiving when it comes to heating and bending.

    Tube in, leak testing

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    Done and dusted! I chose not to use the RGB lighting apart from the outer case lights due to it blending the tube and taking away the red 'pop' so to speak. Pics really don't do justice.


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  3. Paulie_AU

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    Nicely done looks good. :thumbup:
     
  4. maldotcom2

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    Looks good. I like white illumination too, it's a classic look. :thumbup:
     
  5. havabeer

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    looks clean as, good work
     
  6. juzz86

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    Gorgeous :thumbup:
     
  7. kEv_

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    very nice!

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  8. terroristone

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    looks pretty dam good! whats your drain port?

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  9. leithals

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    wow, nice. I love the run from the pump to the GPU. Fantastic.
     

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