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Old 09-05-17, 06:06 PM
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huh, never thought I'd say this, but that's a damn-fine use of cable chains... that's a wicked idea.. stealing that for sure.
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Old 12-05-17, 05:23 PM
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I have great news!
Alphacool and Aquatuning are sponsoring my build! Special thanks to Matthias and Eddie for their help and persistent chat! I’m really happy and a little overwhelmed, with these parts I am able to bring this build to a whole new level.
The package gives a first impression of what’s coming:



My anticipation was nothing compared to the unpacking itself:



Short first overview what I am going to do with all this stuff:

- second 420 mm radiator (modell NexXxos ST30) will be located behind the existing one, like initially planned
- both radiators are connected with quick disconnect couplings; by this they’re fast and easy to remove for cleaning
- new VPP755 pump with „Eisdeckel“ covers will replace my old DDC
- all old 8/6 mm couplings are replaced by 13/10 mm “Eiszapfen”
- in the viewable main area I am going to use hard tubes with 16/13 diameter. Got all stuff needed, even a heat gun and bowing aid.
- got two versions of the “Eisblock” CPU cooler, one very new in acrylic, one in chrome. And a additional modding cover

First look at the new couplings. What a difference to my old ones!



I’m not absolutely sure how to do the final tubing, depends on how all components fit together. Plans are like this:



There’s one “big” problem with the new pump: it’s really huge compared to the DDC! By this the pump needs a new location, there’s not enough space underneath the reservoir. It will most likely take place behind the power supply.



And then there’s the question with the CPU cooler: which one shall I use? Which combination?

While thinking about it I had to take a look at my old CPU cooler. I used coolers of the Alphacool NexXxos series for three times, then I switched to the Phobya. Now I going back to the roots!



The „Eisblock“ made from polished acrylic is quite new. Don’t know if it’s even available on the market yet.



Had to put a LED on it. It has 4 mounting holes for 5 mm LEDs:



Any ideas/suggestions for the CPU coolers?

With this update this worklog is completely up-to-date to the actual status of the project. But there’s still a long way to go…
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Old 21-05-17, 11:24 AM
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This week I could not proceed as expected. I started milling the new holders for the second radiator, but could not finish my work. This weekend there’s no time to go to the workshop. But there are other news:
First, Aquatuning did a second shot and send me this Norprene-tubing. I don’t like the transparent tubings, they all have problems with opacity and their general life span. The Norprene is made for extreme life expectancy and heavy duty use. And I love the industrial look, I even am not going to remove the descriptions on it.



Then I’m really proud and happy to introduce my second sponsor: bequiet! supports my project with their great Dark Power Pro 11 power supply with 850 W, and 6 pieces 140 mm Silent Wings 3 fans. Special thanks to the team and especially Julia!



I was looking for a new power supply, because my actual bequiet! Pure Power is quite old and lacks any modular cable management.



And I am really impressed by the quality and design of the Dark Power Pro. Never thought that something profane like a power supply would be able to get me this excited.



Had to do a first try:



I’m so inspired by the look that I am going to change my plans. Plan was to use a CNC to mill a very complicated aluminium cover which would have been integrated in the wall between the main room and the power supply. Now I’m thinking about just doing a cut-out in the wall, so you can have a good look at the power supply, its fan and the electronics beneath the fan. This would intensify my industrial look.
What’s your opinion?

The fans are of superior quality as well. I really appreciate the details. The frame is shrouded with rubber, and there are three mounting concepts. There’s a click-system for directly mounting it to a case, optionally directly on the wall or with 1 mm distance for ultimate decoupling. I’m going to use the third option with “normal” screw fixation. The holes are completely isolated with rubber, too. Due to the unusual shape of the main frame without covering the edges, I have to redo my holding system for the radiator. It’s going to be a lot of work, but there’s one big advantage: I get 10 mm more space in height. This is especially useful for the new radiator on the back.







Till I can proceed milling my parts I am working on some detail planning. And I am waiting for a soldering station to be delivered to start with some cable work.
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Old 21-05-17, 05:26 PM
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Stunning Build log so much detail, Keep up the good work mate I'll be keeping a close eye on this.

Beautiful work buddy.
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Old 21-05-17, 07:16 PM
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Stunning Build log so much detail, Keep up the good work mate I'll be keeping a close eye on this.

Beautiful work buddy.
Thanks man! I'll do my very best
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Old 25-05-17, 05:14 PM
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I worked on the configuration of the CPU-cooler for the last few days. Couldn’t decide which to choose, so I just tried out all of them… this is the result:



Any thoughts about it? Which one do you like most?
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Old 25-05-17, 07:58 PM
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clear top, blue mount chrome nuts.
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Old 25-05-17, 08:00 PM
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clear top, blue mount chrome nuts.
I'm with Alien on this choice.
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