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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    Quote Originally posted by UltraNEO* View Post
    Having loads of fun then?
    Loving and hating it at the same time.

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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    Quote Originally posted by tomash View Post
    Loving and hating it at the same time.
    Took me a week to build mine, still going strong 4 years later though and it will do for another year before I get back into a job next year and then maybe upgrade to a better quad and a single/dual GPU.

    only thing that really pushes mine is Metro 2033, so need a bit more horsepower for the newer games now.

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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    Radiator screwed to the floor of the case. No more movement. :D




    This edge will be hidden by the drive cage. :o




    More of the sleeving.
    Gonna do the 180mm fans next weekend when 3-pin connectors arrive.
    I'm sleeving the PSU cables this weekend - 24-pin hopefully tomorrow.
    Looking for some pretty scres for the fans too. Need them around 35mm long, M3x.5mm, with a 5.5mm head.




    Most of the tubing is in and secured. I will still have to take the mobo and the guts out one more time when remaining fittings (two 25mm G1/4 extenders to raise the radiator fittings above the fans) arrive.


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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    I got the 24-pin cable ready for cutting, crimping, and sleeving yesterday. Had a long day at work today, and another one tomorrow, so progress on this might be slow, but it will happen.
    Should I stick to the stranded wire that stock cables use, or should I switch to solid wire?
    Solid wire should have the same conductivity, right? I think it might be easier to shape it and give it the right flow behind the mobo, no? I've never done this, so I;m guessing here, LOL.


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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    Problem with solid core cable is the conductor can work harden and fracture if you need to do a lot of re-forming to shape and/or there's a lot of vibration.
    Anyone who's done it that can comment?

    While it's looking damned good, rather than use the stock PSU type colours, perhaps you can pick some of the special cable from an auto' or general electrical store that are black with different ID numbers mounded into the sleeve - that way you may be able to go all black for the PSU and other cables, using the number rather than colour for IDing them?
    Last edited by Gordo; April 11, 2012 at 08:44.

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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    Quote Originally posted by Gordo View Post
    Problem with solid core cable is the conductor can work harden and fracture if you need to do a lot of re-forming to shape and/or there's a lot of vibration.
    Anyone who's done it that can comment?

    While it's looking damned good, rather than use the stock PSU type colours, perhaps you can pick some of the special cable from an auto' or general electrical store that are black with different ID numbers mounded into the sleeve - that way you may be able to go all black for the PSU and other cables, using the number rather than colour for IDing them?
    Yeah, I'm picking up some black and red 18awg wire today. Stranded. :P

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    Re: Build log - X79 on water.

    I couldn't wait until tomorrow, so I got an early start.
    I still need to fashion a sticker for the center of the fan, but the fan is done. :D




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