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    How's it going with the internals ?
    ie: Fitting the waterblocks & hoses.
    :cheers:
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    Unfortunately, it's not. :(
    The Hydor L20 pump I bought was supposed to have shipped with 3/8" ID fittings. It didn't, but that doesn't matter as I have to exit the pump in an immediate 90 degree angle anyway, on both inlet and outlet. I ordered a pair of John Guest speedfit elbows, along with the necessary 1/2"MPT to 3/8"FPT nylon adapters, but I won't have those til at least Friday. In the meantime, I've been looking at ways to mount the pump. It's pretty small, but it still hangs out past the case by 1/2" or so, which will be covered by the grenade bulge. I'm making my own HD bay using that Antec HD cooler heatsink, and planning on dressing it up with some plastic, and I will add a bracket so the pump just slides in using the same tabs it mounts to the suction cup base with. That'll make it easy to replace if I ever have to, as well as minimize hardware. Here's a pic of where the pump will mount, and you can see why I'll need those elbows.
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    thats a itty bitty pump compared to my eheim 1250 :eek:
    Or are your hand just THAT BIG? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    thats a itty bitty pump compared to my eheim 1250 :eek:
    Or are your hand just THAT BIG? ;)
    Both :D
    As small as it is, it's still a squeeze.

    The Hydor L20 is small, but it's perfect for this system. The Swiftech blocks are said to not restrict flow too terribly much, and work well in a low-flow system. The pump is rated at 185 GPM, and with a head of 4.4 feet. Other than a Via brand, it's the smallest pump I've found that's recommended by knowledgeable watercooling folks. I read about too many problems with the Via, and apparently it's noisier and hotter running than this one.:cheers:
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    surprising what a little clean up will do for a thread, now let's just hope it stays that way. :)
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E^vol
    Are there any companies who make a watercooled SFF ?
    Why not ? :idea:
    Because they're a pain in the neck! :laugh:
    Well, I did see a couple pics of some Taiwanese companies that produce either a watercooled system, or a kit for a SFF. Thing is, I didn't see any of them that were very powerful or worked very well according to specs or independent ratings. This is just my opinion, but a company in many respects is very limited. As a consumer, I can buy all of the best bits and pieces made by any manufacturer. A company is limited by the patents held by OTHER companies to only producing a product that doesn't infringe on those patents, or that isn't so cost prohibitive due to licensing agreements that they can't make a profit on the end results. You may also consider that the market for something like this is very small, and may not warrant a great deal of research and development dollars (or Yen) being spent on it. In the end, we as consumers can cherry pick the best of components with no limitations of licensing agreements, fear of being sued for breaking vendor contracts, etc...I kinda like the idea that even with my limited knowledge, I can produce a better performing system than the giant conglomerates. Hurray for independent tinkerers! :bounce: :bounce2: :woot: :thumb:
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    Just finished a test fit of the GPU waterblock....those guys that make the spec sheets are definitely NOT carpenters!:hammer:
    Looks like it's a bit more than 1.25 inches tall to me...
    OK, I can deal with this...just means my powerbulge is gonna be a little more pronounced. : peace2:
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    :eek: that's a bit more than a bulge! What are you going to do to remedy that oversight (their's, not your's)?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Pretty easy fix, actually. It's only 1/8" more than I was counting on. I have no idea what they were measuring, but this block is 1/16" taller than spec. The other 1/16 is my bad. I never actually removed the GPU HS and checked...I went on estimating where the top of the chipset was. As I said before, it's only 1/8", so I'll just add another layer to the powerbulge. It's tough to explain, but sometime this weekend I will be able to show you pics of what I originally planned vs. what I will end up with. : peace2: :cheers:
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    I see now about the angles on the vid card. I was under the impression that the connectors would face the back of the card not up.

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