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2020/01/11 21:40:52 (permalink)
A little teaser. This will be my drain/water out assembly.
 
This time I'll use 100% black fittings with some blue highlights, (where possible), and blue tubing.
 


 
Wish me luck. Since I never worked with PETG, I'm gonna need it.


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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/11 22:27:51 (permalink)
    main thing with PEGT tubing, is getting it just right, when doing a bend, makes sure you get not just the area you are bending but the area out side of it as well ..dont over heat to much it will cause twisting and warp to the tube .. use the heat gun on high just to gt it to start to bend then lower it to low heat .. and work from there ... hold the tube about 3 to 4" from the heat .. 
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/11 22:28:26 (permalink)
    also better to cut long then it is to cut short .. 
     
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/12 18:28:31 (permalink)
    Thanks, but bending is the procedure I wanted to avoid from the beginning. While I generally got the idea on how to perform the actual bends, I watched over a 1000+ tutorials, I still can't figure out how to make more than one bend and have everything align properly. I want to have all runs straight in all 3 axis, and while having one bend is relatively easy, as excess edges can be trimmed, making a second bend in the wrong place can end up making the run at an angle or not line up at all.
     
    With that said, I didn't plan on doing any bends and didn't even purchase any silicone inserts or bending templates. I'll be using angled adapters to connect the tubes, like these:
     

     
     
    I got 14 of those, and with 7 components that should be just enough, since there's a maximum of 2 changes in direction between 2 components.
     
    This is the kind of look I'm aiming for: https://imgur.com/a/YVY8j
    post edited by a213m - 2020/01/12 22:51:00


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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/13 22:20:52 (permalink)
    I like that, keep us posted
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/14 04:52:35 (permalink)
    looks like a nice plan to up the look of your loop

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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/15 20:49:42 (permalink)
    The new motherboard just arrived, but the CPU is still backordered. I guess I'm gonna have to start planning the loop now, at least I can always swap out the CPU later, the loop layout isn't gonna change with the new CPU.
     

     
    The black board will fit my scheme better.


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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/16 07:02:00 (permalink)
    Nice board
     
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/19 03:19:08 (permalink)
    While I'm still waiting for my CPU to arrive, in the meantime I decided to mod the waterblock I'll be using - EK's Velocity Plexi + Nickel, which is the most basic version, without any lighting. But since I'm currently using an RGB monoblock and I don't want to "downgrade" to a more basic looking block, I decided to fix that.
     

     
    I had an 8mm wide RGB LED strip lying around I was going to use, but the frame's inner depth is 6mm, so I ordered a single color blue LED strip, since that is my primary accent color. I initially ordered a 5mm wide LED strip, but the shop sent me an 8mm wide strip first, so I had to reorder again. The second time they sent the correct strip. The strip came with double sided tape preapplied. I took the block apart and stuck the LED strip onto the inner side of silver frame with the LEDs facing towards the center of the block. 
     

     
    I didn't want to run a cable across the board to the nearest RGB header, and soldered a trimmed fan cable I cut off an old fan. I made the power cable really short since there's a couple of fan headers right below the CPU socket, which I won't be using to power any fans, and they conveniently provide 12V needed to power the LED strip.
     

     
    The end result looks beautiful to me.
     

     
    Next thing I'll do is I'll remove the unused 3rd wire and sleeve the cable.
     
     


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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/19 03:53:32 (permalink)
    This is looking very good. Looking forward to more updates. 

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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/19 16:48:05 (permalink)
    Your stuff always looks really nice. I don't think you have to worry. Just take your time. 
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/01/26 23:08:05 (permalink)
    I gave up on waiting for 10980XE, it's pretty much a nonexistent CPU. Heck, I've seen 9990XE's in stock, but not 10980XE... So I decided to get a 9980XE for now. I think I'm gonna survive without the extra 4 PCI-e lanes for now.
     

     
    Preliminary testing being done:
     

     
    Ok, the last two photos with no peripherals or monitor connected and a skinny PSU power cable are for show only, but I already tested it properly yesterday, and so far everything is working as expected. Haven't tried overclocking it yet, but the CPU's MC appears to be better than my current 7920X.
     
    My current 7920X can handle RAM up to 4000MHZ, but 4200MHZ RAM is unstable - it fails at the beginning of Memtest86 Test 2, the system resets within seconds. A few months ago I tried a 9960X, but it turned out much worse, it couldn't even handle RAM above 3600 or 3800MHZ (don't remember exactly), or it would start dropping memory channels.
     
    The new 9980XE works fine with 4000MHZ RAM and it handles 4200MHZ RAM until Memtest86 Test 6 or 7 starts, then the system reboots. This already looks promising, I will probably have to play with SA and IO voltages, because I only enabled XMP, and didn't adjust anything else. But still, even if I won't be able to get the RAM run stable at 4200MHZ, running 8 sticks at 4000MHZ is pretty good for LGA 2066 based platform from my experience.
     
     
     


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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/01 00:39:49 (permalink)
    I assume water cooling is coming?

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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/01 10:20:41 (permalink)
    Looks pretty nice with the custom blue rgb, how do you like the encore board?  I've not seen anyone really use that board yet.
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/03 17:19:40 (permalink)
    @rjohnson11
    Yes, it will be watercooled, open build with air cooling was to test the  board against DOA. However I've run into some obstacles with the loop planning and it will look a bit differently from what I initially planned. It looked good on paper but in reality there's a few millimeters of offset here and there which can't be fixed with extenders and adapters without ruining the looks, and I have to rearrange the order to avoid angled runs. I feel like it might take a bit longer to complete, sometimes I feel like I'm stuck in a development hell, where I try to do something but overall there's no progress, because I'm constantly disassembling and rebuilding runs.
     
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    R6EE is a fairly new board, (just like 10980XE, except it can be bought), but you should be able to find a handful of reviews. I haven't tried overclocking the CPU yet, but the options in the BIOS are far more extensive from what I've seen on any of my previous Asus's X299 boards. Overall it's a solid board (it better be at $1000CAD price point), I was choosing between R6EE and Prime X299 Edition 30, and the R6EE features and benefits outweighed the E30 benefits.


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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/03 21:31:52 (permalink)
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    @DEJ915
    R6EE is a fairly new board, (just like 10980XE, except it can be bought), but you should be able to find a handful of reviews. I haven't tried overclocking the CPU yet, but the options in the BIOS are far more extensive from what I've seen on any of my previous Asus's X299 boards. Overall it's a solid board (it better be at $1000CAD price point), I was choosing between R6EE and Prime X299 Edition 30, and the R6EE features and benefits outweighed the E30 benefits.


    Yeah mostly I think most people on X299 are sticking with their old boards, if Intel could actually get some CPUs out to retail then maybe more people might go for that board since it's pretty killer.  Prime 30 is confusing since it doesn't seem to offer any more than the cheaper prime or strix models do.
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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/06 23:55:53 (permalink)
    I got all the tools and materials needed, what do you think of my first hardline runs?
     



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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/07 00:35:19 (permalink)
    a213m
    I got all the tools and materials needed, what do you think of my first hardline runs?
     



    Yes now that is looking great. How about a picture showing the entire build?

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    Re: Getting ready to build a PETG loop. 2020/02/07 00:48:47 (permalink)
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     How about a picture showing the entire build?



    Will do once it's done, the build is still in progress.


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