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Old 06-01-17, 07:20 PM
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Hey mate, couldn't help but notice the water jet cutter. Is that a techni waterjet machine by any chance?
Hey Kleptobot, I don't know what brand it is, but I'll have a look on Monday and get back to you.


So, now I had all of the parts in and ready for the tube bending.
borrowed a heat gun from my sparkie mate and I was up and running.
I had purchased EK acrylic tube and EK fittings.
I watched a few YouTube vids to see how it was done.
One guy said that if you were a first timer into hard tube bending you'd better buy twice as much tube as you need cos you WILL make mistakes.
I was like, "yeah right, I"m a tradesman, I can use a tape measure, I'll be fine"

I needed something to give me a constant radius so I went to the local hardware store and bought a small pulley block and pulled it apart and used one of the wheels.
Screwed it to a piece of timber and I was in business.
Now I had been very anxious about the tube bending from the outset but I don't know why I was so worried, tube bending is so easy!
Famous last words.
Should have taken notice of that YouTuber when he said "buy twice as much tube as you think you'll need"


here is my "bending jig" along with a few mistakes (there were many)



you guessed it, got halfway and ran out of tube!








So again, it was back online to PC Case Gear in Melbourne for some more tubing

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Old 07-01-17, 01:38 AM
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A couple of days later and I had heaps of extra tube

Finished off the runs and now it was leak testing time.
Filled it with distilled water and laid down paper towels to catch any drips







Ran the test for about one day, no leaks, yay.

I wanted to go with red coolant.
I had been reading about the various coolants available and there were a lot of horror stories where coatings had tarnished, copper had been stripped from one component and deposited elsewhere etc, etc.
Then read some interesting posts by some Australians who had been using coolant made for the automobile industry, ie: car radiator coolant (not anti freeze)
A couple of guys had been using it for years with no detrimental effects.
One guy had not drained his loop for over 12 months, when he did the water block heatsink was as clean as the day it was fitted.
So this is what I have gone with, red car coolant mixed 50/50 with distilled water.
The colour is more pink than red so I'm looking for something to add to it to give a little more colour.
I have a couple of red LED's in the base of the pump and was thinking of maybe some red LED strip lighting in the case to see if that would bring out more colour.

coolant



I also purchased this




the rig











Initially I had some issues with air in the system, one GPU was running 15° C hotter than the other, but after a lot of tipping and a bit of shaking I managed to dislodge the air and I have both GPU's within a couple of degrees of each other
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Old 07-01-17, 01:44 AM
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Great job man! That coolant blends in nicely.
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Old 07-01-17, 02:49 AM
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Thanks Bartacus


I've put together a quick vid.
It's not real flash as I did it with my GoPro camera.
First time Iv'e made a vid with voice over so don't be too hard on me

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Old 07-01-17, 09:40 AM
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I love the tube between the GPU and the res. Reminds me of a water slide

Great work man, proper bang tidy that !
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I love the tube between the GPU and the res. Reminds me of a water slide

Great work man, proper bang tidy that !
Thanks mate
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Old 07-01-17, 10:14 AM
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All you need now is a GPU back plate
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Old 07-01-17, 10:27 AM
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would be nice, but hard to find for the right price
Also very hard to find
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Old 07-01-17, 11:18 AM
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In stock here: http://shop.watercool.de/epages/Wate...Products/16005

But as you said the price has to be right for you.
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Old 07-01-17, 06:45 PM
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thanks for that Ady6UK, but €30 for the back plate + €40 for shipping is a bit out there mate
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