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Alexander Ji

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Alexander Ji last won the day on July 28 2014

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    Philadelphia, PA
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    Everything about computer
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  1. You can mount SSDs in one of three directions, horizontal with connector on left or right, and vertical with connector on bottom. If you have drives with labels at different directions, you can always align them.
  2. A computer case design Let me know what you think Again. It is a design. Size comparison to one of the biggest cases, one of the smallest ones and one of the popular ones. Left to right, Silverstone RVZ 01, Bitfenix Prodigy, my design, Corsair 900D Keyshot VR is also available: I do not want to show the link to my personal website and get my thread deleted again for advertising, but I have to provide a way for you to see this VR I spent days to render on my computer. A short demo of different layouts, still rendered for days so you can see my design better: http://youtu.be/IRw7jOIApSI
  3. Finally Water Cooled It has been a while since my last post, and I finally got sometime to get these photos organized. Very close, but with all XSPC parts, fitting isn't a problem. 90 degree fitting is from EK because XSPC was out of stock from where I made the purchase. Testing pump and flushing radiator in my kitchen sink This power adapter is from the lighting kit in my previous RV01 mod. [LINK] I modified the socket to convert to a Molex. Green rust is gone. The waterblock I got custom made for Quadro 4000 has minor problems to fit, shown in red rectangular. I had to remove a piece to get enough clearance, but I couldn't remove too much and damage the screw hole. Two different cards with two different waterblocks may just have their ports aligned. This was on sale on newegg for $8 after MIB. I want all red LED in my case. Cosmos II has an LED switch built-in, but it is 12v all the time. Red LED has 1.8v to 2.2v forward drop so I had to put 6 of them in serial and connected to 12v. Home made PWM fan hub and LED hub. This is how the stock fan is wired. LED bulbs don't have a separate connector meaning I cannot switch them on and off. This fan is 3 pin, meaning RPM is controlled by voltage. The plan I have here is to connect all LED bulbs to a separate connector so I can control them separately. I decided to move all my 3 SSDs into optical bay area, and route cables for drives through here. 5.25 tray is from my old Raven 03 case. The small cage was on sale on newegg for a few dollars. CPU block in position This 480 radiator foam gasket is very useful other than reducing vibration from fans. The middle section is quite big so I used it in several other occasions. Here is a bracket from home depot painted black to mount D5 pump to bottom of my case. Here is res mounts. Magnetic tape and some fine steel mesh painted black can turn into any dust filter you need. After 4 Hours of leak testing I was so surprised that it dd not leak a single drop. This is my first attempt in water cooling. Another angle.
  4. Here is mine: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/499-powermac-reloaded-a-gift-for-my-girlfriend-over-100-pics-in-page-1-alert/
  5. Watercooling Parts Unboxing A big box from performance-pcs 1/2in ID, 3/4in OD tubing Very well packed. No damage at all. EK D5 PWM pump, somehow this was priced the lowest among all similar models. For budget reasons, I did not go for any fancy pump tops. To me, XSPC designs the best looking waterblocks. Raystorm performs pretty good to me. Temp probes. 1 for air intake, 1 for hot water going into radiator, and 1 for cool water going out of radiator. I want to see how my loop performs, and if I need more radiators. To keep cost down, I am using barb fittings when they are not seen. Fancy and expensive parts. EK 90 degree rotary adapters. I wanted to go with XSPC rotary adapters, but they were out of stock on performance-pcs, and a lot more expensive at other places. They stay nicely together. The cheapest tube res I could find at this size. Again, to me, XSPC designs the best looking waterblocks. GTX 680 razor new style waterblock. 480mm radiator gasket. I have been using Silver 5. This time I want to try something different. XSPC tube cutter. A bit expensive for what it does. Not perfect cut every time. I am very glad that they keep all the form part together. You will see why. Custom made waterblock for Quadro 4000. A friend of mine made this and mailed it to me from China. My pump or pump top does not come with o-ring. I bought two of these, one as backup. My 480 radiator was bought used. Seller said it was for review purpose, and not used after reviewing. Unfortunately, it did not come with stop fittings or screws. These XSPC ones look better than the flat copper ones anyways.
  6. I love FT 03 and I love FT 03 mini even more. Unfortunately, I own neither one of them. Is it possible to reposition the PSU? Make exhaust facing up, intake facing back? green is motherboard, gray is graphic card and black is psu.
  7. Laser cut acrylic template. Pretty much any spacing you can imagine can be done on this template.
  8. MDD version is BTX layout I believe. PCI bracket needs more work than Quicksilver. Have fun modding.
  9. What is your HDD spacing? I might be able to provide a SATA cable that looks slightly better. This is how I punch SATA so all the wires are straight.
  10. If you plan to use copper tubes, there is another way to bend. Fill the tubes with soapy water and freeze them completely. Then bend and let it defrost. As in this:
  11. I have watched a lot of water cooling builds. All I did was look at my case and all components, start from one part adding block and fitting and keep adding those numbers. I need 10 fittings, 2 on each part, 1 CPU block, 1 GTX 680 block, 1 Quadro 4000 block(not included in the order. I had it custom made 2 years ago), 1 rad and 1 res for now, 5x2=10 fittings. But I also need a barb for filling and an extra one just in case. My radiator was bought used, and it did not come with any stop fittings, that is why I ordered some. Reading through other good build logs helps me a lot.
  12. A big leap forward Here is a list of parts I just ordered. Yes, water cooling upgrade is coming. 6 x XSPC G1/4" Plug - Black Chrome Finish (XSPC-G14-PLUG-bk) $8.94 2 x XSPC G1/4" to (13mm) 1/2" Barb Fitting - Black Chrome Finish (XSPC-BBSP1412-BK) $3.98 1 x Phobya Balancer 250 Matte Black (PH-45335) $36.95 1 x EK-D5 PWM Motor (12V DC PWM Pump Motor) (EK-D5-PWM-MOTOR) $89.99 1 x XSPC 480mm Radiator Gasket (XSPC-RAD-GASKET-480) $2.95 1 x XSPC Razor GTX 680 - Full Cover VGA Water-Block with Multiport Connector (New Style) (XSPC-RZR-GTX680-NEW) $99.95 1 x EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black Nickel (EK-PSC-90-BKNK) $5.95 1 x Polypropylene "T" Fitting 1/2" - Black (T-FITTING-1/2-BK) $1.99 1 x D5 Pump Replacement Parts Kit (D5-PARTS) $1.95 1 x *** NEW *** PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Bloodshed Red (PFLEXA10-34-R) $24.99 1 x *** HOT *** Arctic Cooling MX-4 Ultra Premium Thermal Compound with High Thermal Conductivity - 4g (ACTC-MX4-4G) $9.95 1 x *** HOT *** XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock - Intel (XSPC-RAYSTORM-INTEL) Fitting Size 1/2" Barb for 1/2" ID tube $49.99 2 x *** NEW *** XSPC G1/4" Plug with 10k Sensor - Black Chrome (XSPC-G14-10K-SENSOR) $9.98 1 x Phobya Premium Thermal Sensor Cable (PH-71005) $2.95 1 x Primochill Polypropylene Insert Plug 1/2" - UV Colors (PC-F-PLUG12-UV) Fitting UV Color UV Red $1.99 2 x Laing 12V D5 Pump Replacement O-Ring (D5 / DD12V-D5 /PMP-450/ MCP655 Series) (MCP-OD5) $1.50 10 x XSPC G1/4" to 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD Compression Fitting - Black Chrome Finish - V2 (XSPC-COMP-1234-BK-V2) $39.90 Sub-Total: $393.90 FedEx (Ground Home Delivery (3 days)): $14.55 Discount Coupons: MOTHER14-8 : -$31.51 Shipping Insurance declined: $0.00 Total: $376.94
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