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Old 02-01-08, 11:15 AM
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Mr. Smith cleans up!

The picture below was my rig a few months ago, since then I have swapped out the GTS for the GT but have not fitted the mcw60 to the GT, it is still in the loop sat in my case as I'm too lazy to take my loop apart!

I ordered a dremel for some cable management. The cutting disks are awful so I ordered some diamond ones. When they arrive I can sort things out.



OK, the red squares highlight issues. Some I can deal with, some I can't, so suggestions welcome.

1. Hard drives.

Problem: Looks messy and the sata cables are pulled taught.

Solution: I'm going to turn the hdd tray around, possibly move it across. This hides the sata and power cables.

2. Big mess of unused psu cables.

Solution: Not really sure. I need access to these so when the 9800gtx drops I can grab the extra 6pin pci-e cable or hide the one that’s out and grab the two 8 pin pci-e cables... Maybe some mesh to stealth?

3. Mobo power cable.

Solution: Again not too sure. It seems too tight to cut a hole in the mobo tray and route behind?

4. Molex power for fan controller.

Solution: Cut a hole in the other side of the 5.25" bay and route the cable behind, out of sight.

5. Pump placement.

Solution: possibly a la Llwyd and stick it in the bottom to the left of the HDD rack?

6. Fan cables.

Solution: I've got extension leads so I'll be routing those behind the 5.25" bays.

7. 24 pin mobo power.

Solution: Same as a lot of the cable issues, I'm cutting behind the 5.25" to route cables.

8. D-tek block inverted...

Solution: The outlet is supposed to be above inlet so I just need to flip it 180.

9. Res barbs, heavy kinking.

Solution: Move the res...

10. Res placement!

It's not in a good place; the tubes are kinked to the max. I was looking at this from Aqua and was going to put it lying down horizontally above the psu?

I need to make better use of the space and clean up. The only thing I need to order is 10-odd foot of masterkleer and a new res…

What do you all think?

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Old 02-01-08, 11:38 AM
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Gonna look sweet once it's all finished.. Mobo power cable sucks for management.. Wish you could disconnect from the PSU to get some good management
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Old 02-01-08, 12:36 PM
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Your loop is confusing me..do you have two res's?
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Old 02-01-08, 01:31 PM
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Your loop is confusing me..do you have two res's?
I can see why you would think that looking at the pic again...

The top set of tubes on the left that look as if they are coming from a bay res are actually just the in/out from the rad, the ones below that are to the pump. The only res is the micro res!

Do you think the EK res linked in my OP is a good option?
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Old 02-01-08, 02:57 PM
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i wish you good luck Mr. Smith!

im still sitting here, already given up.....lol

[edit]if you do get the EK Res, i hope you have a good idea where to mount it, i've heard the vortex is a major problem[edit]
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Old 02-01-08, 03:33 PM
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That is sad to hear... Can you not get a refund on it or credit?

I planned to lie the res horizontally over the psu... I'll update the pic later...

Can't do anything until the cutting disks arrive and I get a bit of input re the res. I don't think I can keep the micro due to kinking... Might have a think tonight...
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Old 02-01-08, 10:15 PM
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[edit]if you do get the EK Res, i hope you have a good idea where to mount it, i've heard the vortex is a major problem[edit]
The version 2 res's have fixed this issue :P
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Old 03-01-08, 08:45 AM
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The version 2 res's have fixed this issue :P
Is this a v2 res?
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Old 03-01-08, 09:10 AM
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Correct - updated the pictures they were the old ones

and if you have an extremly powerful pump there always the add on here
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Old 03-01-08, 11:23 AM
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Correct - updated the pictures they were the old ones

and if you have an extremly powerful pump there always the add on here
Aaah, I see now. Thanks for the replies so far

I guess there are a couple of things before I order:

- I am using the DDC ultra which is pretty poweful, do you think I need the anti cyclon device given I will be lying the res down?

- I plan to lie the res down horizontally on the partition above the psu. Are there any known issues using the res in this orientation?

- Can I get another holding bracket for it?

Out of interest what detrimental effects does this cyclone have on the loop?

Cheers mate, once I have ze answers I can order
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