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    Core x71

    Changed some fittings and new tubing,looks a bit more tidyish. Thanks for looking.
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    Testing it all First test is the easy one. Knowing I'll only need the 12V supply, and I was likely to make a mess of the SATA power soldering, there are no traces for the 5V and 3.3V pins in the PCB, essentially giving myself breathing space if solder crosses over the connections. Also I can use the ground wire furthest from the 12V wire to avoid any short-circuiting there. Hooked up Sacrificial PSU, sacrificial motherboard (because I've lost my jump starter, don't have paperclips and don't have male ATX crimps to make one), Noctua fan to load the 12V rail, hit the switch and... Success! Bright, blinding, flaring success! I shan't put up another 3 pictures of the same blinding light, but suffice it to say all 4 headers work like a charm. The bigger test is the fan splitter. Initial load works perfectly. Full power going to the LED strip, nice and bright LED to glow that power icon. Didn't let it run for long as all that's coming off a single fan header on the motherboard 😬 The crunch comes tying everything together with the Asus fan extension card. I'm going to use the CPU fan header purely to monitor pump speed, so the 4 radiator fans will come off the extension card, and in turn one of those channels will drive the fan splitter so the 3 ML120s all work in unison. So let's set up a rat's nest of cables and boards. The chunky braided cable is female-female PWM fan cable coming off port 1 of the extension card and into the fan splitter for the trio of ML120s on the 360mm radiator. Port 2 will drive a Noctua NF-A12x15 sat on the single 120mm radiator. There will also be a Barrow temperature probe hooked into the extension card too. Excellent! And a quick test with the horrendous Asus Fan Xpert shows the ML120s reporting their RPM correctly and fully controlled through PWM. So, that's the PCBs covered in this neverending build log. Next up is to measure wire lengths for the proper fan cable and the front panel connectors and get those cable looms made up. Thanks for reading as always, stay safe and wash your damn hands 😎 Back soon 👍
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    Bill Owen

    It's 2020 and WE'RE BACK!!!!

    just dont touch anything or anyone, and we'll be fine.
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    Tundra EVO - EVO 2020 update

    a friend of mine recently got a 3d printer and, naturally i've been taking full advantage of that getting a host of plates, brackets guides and minor tools designed and printed my cabels from Pexon came in so i had to cut the case a bit more to make room for the cabels down the back of the case so with that done i installed the cables and worked them in to place, here is a before and after one of the goals was to make the loop easy to work on and clean up the look of it, top side of the case just needs rotated cpu block and new tubing the bottom is however another challenge, in the image below you can see that the pump is basically wedged in place by the tube coming off the rad/res, so its impossible to remove easily, plan is to run the pump of a 90 degree bend of the backside of the 4 way block also the parallel tubes going to/from the cpu/gpu are not parallel with anything, not each other not the roof of the basement, this is because the radiator sits 4mm too far inside the case and would push against the fittings hopefully i can fix that soon. i'm currently working on learning fusion 360 but coming from sketchup is hard.. i'm waiting for my top motherboard tray bracket to be printed along with some more bending guides i drew up that's all for now
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