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    [Worklog] Cosmos S Dual Loop

    Update #1 - Red Sleeving?

    Update #2 - HDD and Window Mods

    Update #3 - Sleeving Continued

    Update #4 - Rad and Pumps Mounted

    Update #5 - Almost There!!


    Firstly a bit of background - after I completed my first wc pc a couple of months ago my partner said - I love it can you build me one? So that is where it all started...then another Aussie XS member (I am sure you all know Disruptfam) said he was selling his parts from the v2000 tri-loop so I grabbed what I could to use towards this build. I am still waiting for a few things before it can be all put together but I have enough to get started

    So without further ado:

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    E8400
    Asus P5Q-E
    2gb Corsiar PC8500 Dominator + fan
    8800GTX
    HX620
    Cosmos S
    Zalman MFC1

    Watercooling stuff
    MCR320
    MCR220
    2 x DDC3.2 (one with Petras top & one with xspc restop)
    Microres
    EK Supreme
    EK 8800GTX block

    I know you all hate posts without pics so I best not dissapoint...








    Love the EK block!


    Throw in some Tygon R3400 tubing




    Next thing to do is start some sleeving and also work out how I am going to mount the 220 rad + pumps to enable simple tube routing.
    Last edited by Dangals; 08-11-2008 at 03:48 PM.

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    Subscribed!

    Where are you gonna mount the MCR 220?

    Also, whats the dimensions of ur tubing?

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    At the moment I am thinking of having it in the lower section of the drive bays standing vertically - only issue with that is that the 320 cuts into the top drive bay - which means I either have to modify the current drive cage or get some different mounts for the hdd's.

    Tubing is 3/8ID 5/8OD with 1/8 wall thickness - great tubing - using the same stuff in my own build so when disruptfam said he had some as well I just had to snatch it up!!

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    really glad you are putting them parts to good use mate

    suscribed!!!
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    Woot. Looking good and I can't wait for more updates.

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    Looking forward to seeing more of this build.

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    nice build

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    Small Update

    Well haven't been able to get much done as I have been so busy with work - plus took the missus to see the new Cirque Du Soleil last night which was really good!

    Was able to get a bit of sleeving done - thought I would try something a little different for this build and keep with the red theme...







    What do you think?

    Today I am going to get out the dremel and remove the mesh up top that is between the rad and the fans and work on mounting the 220 rad.

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    ATX sleeving looks great, what diameter sleeve did you use and what diameter shrink tubing?

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    +1...I agree the sleeving came out perfect. Nice job
    • Case : Silverstone TJ07 Black
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    • Board : ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77
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    sleeving is 1/8" for both the sleeving and heatshrink...took about 8-9 cables to get into a groove and the rest were easy.

    I will need to get some more sleeving to finish off the pci-e cables and 8pin mobo cable as I only got a little bit to see how it would turn out.

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    WOW!

    That sleeving has looks like it has been done by a PRO!!

    Nice WORK!

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    I tried using 1/8 sleeves with 1/8 shrink tubing, but the tubing won't go over the sleeve so I can't stuff the tubing into the connector for a cleaner look.

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    bloody oath you sleeve like a champ wanna sleeve my psu hehe
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    First of all, subscribed and second, that sleeving looks so awesome. Are you going to color coordinate the inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utnorris View Post
    First of all, subscribed and second, that sleeving looks so awesome. Are you going to color coordinate the inside?

    Utnorris
    Well the thought had crossed my mind - I am not going to be painting the inside of the case at this stage but if I can find a mb that is red/black that would be good - I was considering the DFI P45 board as it is black/orange....still undecided on the mb.

    Quote Originally Posted by disruptfam View Post
    bloody oath you sleeve like a champ wanna sleeve my psu hehe
    perhaps - I still have to sleeve the pci-e cable and 8pin cable for this build and then I am also sleeving the cables for my TJ07 build when I have the last couple of parts for that as well...

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    WOW!

    That sleeving has looks like it has been done by a PRO!!

    Nice WORK!
    thanks for the compliment!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaane View Post
    I tried using 1/8 sleeves with 1/8 shrink tubing, but the tubing won't go over the sleeve so I can't stuff the tubing into the connector for a cleaner look.
    yeah I found this to be the case at the beginning but I stuck with it and worked out a method for it....you just have to have patience and nimble fingers.

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    nice parts

    black/red great combination

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    Small Update #2- as previously stated with the 320 rad sticking out into the top drive bay it makes it impossible to use either a optical drive or the HDD bay device in the top without some sort of mod.

    I ended up making some small cuts to the original HDD bay device to allow it to fit in "around" the 320 rad....hard to explain - let me just use some pictures instead.

    original bracket


    modified bracket


    which then fits in like so




    I also used the dremel to remove the mesh from the top section of the case



    and also the plastic mesh from the inside of the top grill



    Oh and that mesh/fan arrangement for the side window that looks like this



    has now been replaced with this



    Next thing to do is decide on a motherboard (tossing up between the P5Q-E and the DFI DK-P45-T2RS-Plus) and also the mounting of the 220 rad in the front drive bays.

    I am also awaiting some more sleeving to continue working on the various cables I will be using.

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    Looking good so far keep it up man.... Can't wait to see the final Red/black theme... Sub'ed
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    Since you are going to be running an E8400, have you considered getting the Biostar P45 board that was used to break the OC'ing record?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138118

    I have used Biostar before and I do like the bios menus. I was thinking of getting one for myself, but I have an Asus Blitz Formula and I would have to sell it first, that's the problem with upgrading, . Anyway, just an idea.

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    Very nice Subed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utnorris View Post
    Since you are going to be running an E8400, have you considered getting the Biostar P45 board that was used to break the OC'ing record?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138118

    I have used Biostar before and I do like the bios menus. I was thinking of getting one for myself, but I have an Asus Blitz Formula and I would have to sell it first, that's the problem with upgrading, . Anyway, just an idea.

    Utnorris
    I have had a good look and I think that I will change to this board - it is the same price as the other two here in Aus so thats a bonus! Thanks for pointing that out! Should be able to have this by the weekend!

    Nothing to update today - waiting on some more sleeving plus still working out the best way to mount the pumps and the 240 rad.

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    Dangals What brand of sleeving is that.... I like it because its a deep red most sleeve kits red is like a pinkish color that I have found.... Thanks and maybe a place to buy it too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChiefElmo View Post
    Dangals What brand of sleeving is that.... I like it because its a deep red most sleeve kits red is like a pinkish color that I have found.... Thanks and maybe a place to buy it too!
    Yeah that is what I thought too but then GAM told me he was getting in some new techflex stock and it wasn't the UV reactive type (which looks slightly pink). Here is a link to where I bought it from....no idea where to get it in the states

    http://www.gammods.com.au/store/inde...roducts_id=877

    Funny you asked I just had a delivery of another 12m of the stuff to continue with this build...8Pin down, 2 x pcie and various to go....pics when done

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    Sleeving update!

    As promised some more pics of the sleeving I have been doing...

    2 x 6 pin PCI-E cables - done


    8 pin mb extension - the reason the plug is left off will be explained with the next picture


    Passed each cable under the bar one at a time and then connected them to the plug




    Still got a few more things to sleeve but that is enough for today....once the motherboard arrives then I can really get cracking with this project!

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