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Old 05-07-18, 08:35 AM
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More goodies came in today.

Watercooling Bonanza



ID/OD 12/16mm Tubes x6
EK Cryfuel Navy Blue x3
EK FC1080Ti FE Waterblock. x1
Bitspower bomb of fittings and rotaries






So many to go through. I absolutely love these fittings. Such good quality.





20 mins later.. I know it shouldn't take that long but I was enjoying the Ol' classic Bladerunner as I unraveled these packs







They added a nice little gift this time as opposed tot he table mats I usually get. Little "Dranog" baby as they always seem to label it






And no sooner did I unpack this little thing. I got another little things attention. So yeah, I don't get to keep the gift very long.




Grabbed myself another SSD as well which was on offer.


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Old 05-07-18, 08:42 AM
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Nice ! love those fittings, classic BP. Cute dog too man, I would probably get distracted too we used to have a Yorkie, he was great fun.
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Old 05-07-18, 08:45 AM
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Nice ! love those fittings, classic BP. Cute dog too man, I would probably get distracted too we used to have a Yorkie, he was great fun.
If I am on my knees working on the case (cant use it on table or desk because its too effing heavy with it fully loaded) He lays inbetween my legs on his back wanting cuddles haha. He is awesome.
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If I am on my knees working on the case (cant use it on table or desk because its too effing heavy with it fully loaded) He lays inbetween my legs on his back wanting cuddles haha. He is awesome.
Aww lol. I've been toying with getting me a wee dog for ages. Problem is my landlady said no pets but I am starting to think jeff her tbh. Don't want anything big though, so a chihuahua would do (short haired).

Managing to hold off atm but I don't really fancy another winter alone. So we'll see
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Old 05-07-18, 09:43 AM
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Aww lol. I've been toying with getting me a wee dog for ages. Problem is my landlady said no pets but I am starting to think jeff her tbh. Don't want anything big though, so a chihuahua would do (short haired).

Managing to hold off atm but I don't really fancy another winter alone. So we'll see
Love him to bits, best company ever. Whenever I argue with my partner, he comes over and settles alongside me.

So yeah as some may know I already had a 1080ti card that was underwater
Considering I bought a waterblock only means one thing. Overkill time.

I have been planning this case for a while and during that time I put my gpu on ice, and popped my old 980ti into a spare rig.




Have to admit, I tested the exhaust cooler on the Gainward. It runs temps 15C lower than the FE at higher clocks. Very impressed with it to be honest. Obviously the cards will sync once in SLI, but still, I wish I had grabbed another golden sample from Gainward.

Price wise I picked this one up for around 6990Nok. That is around £650. I do believe the rumours of prices returning to Normal are try. For those in Norway, there are still around 15 of these cards left on Komplett so get them while you can! Very good little performer.

Also did a little test fit with the fittings on my recoloured waterblock. Quite happy with it. Managed to get the gentle fade of black to silver on the outlet just right.



My only concern now, is that I am not sure if Navy Blue coolant is going to look right with this build. Black and blue has gone together nicely in the past but may look better with some green coolant instead. I'll have to give it a small test.
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Old 07-07-18, 10:05 PM
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So today was blocking day. About time to start on the assembly of the build.

Grabbed some terminals to see how it would look.



First thing I did was block up my current 1080ti once again. And straight away it hit me...
We have a problem. Had to block up the second card to confirm.


Old version of the FC Titan/1080ti Founders edition





Additional card blocked up with default terminal. Yep... plain as day. The new version of the block has the terminal inlet/outlet shifted further along so cannot align them properly.




An unnecessary expense but had to be done. Saw a few additional parts which I thought I would pick up.






I think its a bit of a disgrace that we don't get these provided with the blocks by default. Cannot understand why I have to pay for these.











New blocks added, along with multi GPU terminal connector.









Cascade reservoir assembled ready to be added to the radiator.









That is all for today. I'm still limited from achieving my end goal as I need to get the top fan tray from Corsair. Luckily I have a good friend visiting family there at the moment so she will receive the package and bring it back with her. I don't want to wait that long so I will begin working on a intermittent solution while I wait for it and some mirror vinyl on its way next week.

Next stage for me is to figure out how I mount my Aquaaero 6XT in the case, and also utilise the mirror vinyl to reflect the LEDs I intend to use.
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Old 13-07-18, 09:33 AM
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Thanks to a good friend visiting her family in the US. She was willing to accept the order from me and bring it back with her when she returns to Norway

So a $95 dollar order just dropped to a measly $19.94


I also have some mirror vinyl on its way and some premium black wood vinyl to cover my horrid pine desk which i have used as a painting/work station longer than I should have. These should arrive later today.

I just hope thie mirror quality finish is as true as they stated. I tried ordering one previously and it looked more like silver/chrome finish which is no where near a true mirror depiction.
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Old 13-07-18, 10:16 AM
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That's awesome man. Should save some headaches that
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Old 13-07-18, 11:19 AM
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That's awesome man. Should save some headaches that
I just hope she isnt packing heavy and forces the fan tray to warp.

Based on my current setup so far, I don't think 2x 480s in the top will work as it will jam the Q Block at the top of my reservoir. Since I need that clear for coolant filling I might go for dual 360s.

On top of that, I am toying with the idea of 2 360s in the top, with one being a thick rad and one thin to get a staggered approach when you look in. So thick rad at the back and thinner one in front. No idea how it will look but a tiered radiator inverted step "might" look cool.
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Old 13-07-18, 11:37 AM
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If it does warp it should be pretty easy to get straight again. Just bolt it directly to the rad without any fans etc and it should be fine

As you probably know "A goal without a plan is just a wish" so I would get anything you want in there in there to save you seriously messing around later. That's one thing I learned about water cooling, don't f&@k with it after the fact...
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