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    I think I may have figured it out. I reassembled...

    I think I may have figured it out. I reassembled the CPU block incorrectly. I had the flow across the micro channels instead of through them. And they're a bit clogged. Maybe time for a new cpu...
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    I ran the self-test on the power supply and got a...

    I ran the self-test on the power supply and got a green light on it.

    I think clogged micro-channels on the CPU water block from the previous red-dye coolant degrading. I'm going to take apart the...
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    Overheating with low temperatures?!?

    I have a strange situation with my build.

    Worklog is here:

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?288598-Red-Dragon-SFF-build

    My computer runs fine for about 10 minutes and shows...
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    https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%...

    https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_4371.jpg
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    Pump gave out. Time to go shopping again. ...

    Pump gave out. Time to go shopping again.

    https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_4359.jpg
  6. Thread: Magic Smoke

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    Here's the damage. Looks like the board itself...

    Here's the damage. Looks like the board itself might be damaged, so replacing the chips might not solve the problem.
    ...
  7. Thread: Magic Smoke

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    Wasn't the fan. Was the motherboard. Guess I...

    Wasn't the fan. Was the motherboard. Guess I need to find an old Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard to buy.
  8. Thread: Magic Smoke

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    Looks like it MIGHT just be a fan motor burning...

    Looks like it MIGHT just be a fan motor burning up.. which would be great news because that would cost me exactly $0 to fix, because I already have a spare fan. Guess I'll see the next time I get...
  9. Thread: Magic Smoke

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    Magic Smoke

    Well... working on my old "blue on black" computer to try to re-do the lighting and water cooling loop and wiring... I made a classic mistake.

    I plugged in the power supply to test out the...
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    Done.

    Done.
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    It's working! Not done yet, but operational. ...

    It's working! Not done yet, but operational.

    http://valid.x86.fr/5zjpcr
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    I got the motherboard back. Different serial...

    I got the motherboard back. Different serial number, guess it couldn't be fixed easily. Starting to work on it again today.

    Question... can I just cut off the extra cable length on the front...
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    My red sleeve and heat shrink arrived today,...

    My red sleeve and heat shrink arrived today, along with some new SATA cables and the fan power distribution board.
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    Now to install the CPU into the motherboard,...

    Now to install the CPU into the motherboard, install the motherboard into the case, and install the gpu into the motherboard, and connect all the cables and tubes....

    Except....

    DISASTER!
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    Adding in one more 8-pin power connector, now...

    Adding in one more 8-pin power connector, now ready to plug the 24-pin back in.

    One 6-pin for SATA power, one 6-pin for fan, pump, and lighting power, one 8-pin for PCIe power, one 8-pin for CPU...
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    Opening up the motherboard box. Note the "do not...

    Opening up the motherboard box. Note the "do not disturb" doorknob hanger. Too funny! I love it.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_4043.jpg

    So here's the...
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    Now to figure out the routing of the cables. ...

    Now to figure out the routing of the cables.

    How big is the big motherboard cable? Will it fit?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_4016.jpg

    Looks like it...
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    Fittings mounted to reservoir. ...

    Fittings mounted to reservoir.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_4011.jpg

    And to the other blocks.
    ...
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    Installed red o-rings that came with the...

    Installed red o-rings that came with the fittings.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_4002.jpg

    Now to plan out the cooling loop.

    Looks like I got the wrong...
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    Now for the radiator and push/pull fans. ...

    Now for the radiator and push/pull fans.

    Unboxing the radiator gives a radiator and some screws.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_3958.jpg

    Checking...
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    Now for the HDD's. Unboxing an OEM HDD gives...

    Now for the HDD's.

    Unboxing an OEM HDD gives you... well... just the HDD. They're cheap like that.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_3988.jpg

    I like the...
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    Next the SSD. ...

    Next the SSD.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_3974.jpg

    Inside the box:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_3976.jpg
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    Now to add the power supply to the case. ...

    Now to add the power supply to the case.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_3951.jpg

    Opening up the power supply box yields this.
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    Here's the stack of parts. ...

    Here's the stack of parts.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/Bolas/Red%20Dragon%20SFF/IMG_3923.jpg

    Opening the reservoir box.
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    Red Dragon SFF build

    This is my second build ever. First build was here.

    I learned from this build, and I learned that no matter what components I picked, there was always something else I should have chosen instead....
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