worklog - Ascension

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    Bolter01

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    I'd be tempted,
    Geez I've run into some troubles, for 1 the Enermax Vegas Duo's which I'm using (6 of) for the rads, have about .5 of a mm clearance between the fan tips and the circuits surrounding the housing, screwed em' in and they knocked or wouldn't spin at all because they had pressure from the fan beside them...FFS!
    Got them working now though -

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    comes out yellow and orange in photo but these babies are soo RED! & Blue if you like

    As you said B4 cable management is "interesting" but I reckon I'll have most of it subdued
     
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    Soo many things to do, slowly trying to replace every single LED with RED.

    Considering the simplest possible, free flowing water loop.

    Cutting bays to fit the Extended ATX, believe it or not things can get tight.

    Spay painting,

    and I havent even got serious about cable management.

    Oh and if Creekin's watching - I expect a slap, sry M8, but I'll just take it on the chin.

    Will need a couple more fittings from PCCG, lovin' the Bitspower Compression fittings :thumbup:

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    Lookin sexy!
     
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    A single Phobya Nano 1500rpm Red Led for the drive bay, nice fan - only $15 from the Koolroom

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    And mounted the OCZ 120 Vertex2 and WD Black 1TB in the bay

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    Fixed the threads on the XSPC Res, seems there are a few users that have had trouble with the threads...

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    Getting closer all the time.....
     
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    No offence intended but if I was you I would of attempted to mod the Stacker and fit it in ;)

    Good luck though, I know your not the only one who was burnt by the Sandybridge, I saw the warning signs not long after it was released and avoided it as a precaution :(
     
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    I'm ALWAYS watching mate! just ask jgustrove ;)

    Just be sure to post pics when the TT bursts into flames! :lol:
    Love the cpu block! :thumbup:
    got same enermax UCTB fans on my SR1s but 140s :p
    S I L E N T! :thumbup:
    soo jealous of your mma :D

    +1
    anything with that much hype can't be good! :p
    it's 1st rev of 2nd gen tech, still too early to jump on the bandwagon for me. Having said that, i see no issue with a "potential" 5% failure rate on sataII over 3 yrs. :rolleyes: who on ocau keeps a mobo THAT long! :lol:
     
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    Water!

    Now I am wondering what to put in it. I would rather not use a Dye, so I picked up some Castrol Radiator Corrosion Inhibitor (Boron 2.2% Ethylene glycol 45% with 10mg/kg of Denatonum Benzoate). The tubing is Primochil PVC. Trying to research whats best. The water is Demineralized and everything in the loop is either Brass (rads) or Zinc/Pure silver coated Brass/Copper.

    Any brainstorms? As I don't wont to put this castrol in and find it eats PVC,etc
    Oh and I have 2x bottles Swiftech HydrX which has served me well in the past though it's green dye.

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    I run distilled water and silver mate, nothing will grow, you can get 99.9% coils from the jeweler or Thekoolroom has them
     
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    Cheers Woot, I should have said, there are 9 x Bitspower True Silver Compression Fittings.
    My concern is freezing, my "Den" in winter can get to -10, my last loop ran ethylene glycol with the HD5970 @ zero degree's at startup..... But I have just read it may eat the Acrylic glue ...

    what could I use I wonder, besides an electric blanket?
     
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    WTF! :eek:
    where do u live?
    perisher? :confused:
     
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    Comon' Creekin I need some advice!

    Its that cold.
     
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    1. Move
    2. Don't turn it off after May!

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    i'm against additives in general
    silver fittings ftw :D
    but if i was worried i would put a SMALL amount of expensive quality car or bike anti freeze :confused:

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    it would have to be off for a while overnight to "Freeze"
    just dont shut it down at night :)
     
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    your a funny bastard, thanks M8

    Just let it Prime all night to keep it above zero eh?
     
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    does it really get that cold regularly?
    just DL pron all night :D
    the heat from the hdds should keep the rig toasty :thumbup:
     
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    Well its up and running but having some trouble with the Vengence ram.
    starting to look like it's plain incompatible to me...

    Otherwise its a BEAST!

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    thats sick as. I've got the same case, cept with the 10pci backplate. Will get round to uploading pictures eventually but yours seems to be very well thought out/constructed.

    Congrats
     
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    that is def my next case! :D
    outside pics make all the diff too, nice work

    love the flow sensor placement :thumbup:
    only Q, why barbs and tube instead of G1/4 90s? :confused:
     
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    Look forward to it, would love to see another, there are so many options :thumbup: no 2 would ever be remotely similar

    Dear Sweat Baby Jesus

    You would not believe the frustrations I've had building this colossal Obelisk !!

    I will openly invite any sensible OCAUer's in for a few beer's if your passing through Armidale, just so I can show it off and "Re Live" the God Forsaken Ball Grinding agony I've been through putting this together - I'm a bit of a perfectionist (anal retentive)

    So thanks guys - very much

    Creekin the theremochill's are the old PA series G3/8 and I didn't see any Compression fittings (found G3.8's in Koolroom) till later. The flow meter & fittings doesn't exactly match the space between the 2 rads (was amazed it was so close) so a little bend with tube and it fits.

    Flow is read on the Asus Mobo cpu fan header and in Windows on Asus center + water temp probe :D
     
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    Thanks very Much to Greig at Gammods & PC Case Gear. I'm off and running now soon to bench. Currently @4.2 stock voltage, ram @1600 8,9,8,24 - this good dam thing just chews up tasks like yesterdays lunch - Loving SSD and Sandy

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    Yes my night time photography leaves a little to be desired, but its arty

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    And yes I can turn all the LED's off or Blue :cool: Love these Enermax fans especially the UCTB12 Silence - R silent & move some AIR!
     
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    5.0 Giga Hurts!
    Vengence @ 1866
    could do with a lot more tweeking - just wanted to C if I could do it :thumbup:

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