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CraigWatson

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Some of you may already have seen this in my build log and various other posts, but thought I'd post a few shots of my rig here anyway:

Original Watercooling (October 2008)
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Revamped Watercooling (March 2009)

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After a new Dye Bomb....

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Update

Well after a pretty big re-hash of the WC loop, here's the latest set of photos of Galileo:

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Nice Craig,now you can take the protective film off the EK res bay.:D

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:lol: There's no film on there. Some coolant leaked through the cap when I was bleeding the loop (didn't have it tightened properly) so that's what you can see on the right-hand side.

Not sure what the bubbles are on the acetal around the spinner, but it's inside the o-ring so it still seals fine :)
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looks very nice tho man, you allways seem to get a few little bubbles around. give them a knock and they should come out tho.

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Tubes look awsome, so much better without coils



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wow really does look so much better, can i ask though how have you connected the tubing to your rad, ive only got a single bay xspc res but ive had to put it right down the bottom bay to be able to get the tubing onto my tipple rad?

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The angle of the tubes from the graphics card fitting look a little odd as though the tubing isn't fully seated or has slipped.

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The angle of the tubes from the graphics card fitting look a little odd as though the tubing isn't fully seated or has slipped.


I know the tubing looks a bit precarious, but I have definitely tightened the compressions and leak-tested it for a good few hours, so it's definitely safe. The CPU-GPU hose looks the strangest, but it's all good :)

wow really does look so much better, can i ask though how have you connected the tubing to your rad, ive only got a single bay xspc res but ive had to put it right down the bottom bay to be able to get the tubing onto my tipple rad?


I've used 45-degree rotary barbs on the rad, so the tubing doesn't run downwards, so there's less interference with the res. With my old XSPC Bay res, I did have to position it further down the rig, but the EK Spin is only half as deep, so it doesn't extend as far back :)
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hmmm might have to invest in some sometime then, might be able to get mine looking a bit neater :)

cheers for the info

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Tbh i loved the black and red with the coils, thats was diffrent but really really nice. The again i really like the green only.
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dude howd you get your colours to come up so well? what lights are you using?
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There's two UV tubes in the rig - half of the four-lamp kit that WCUK sold back in April/May 09 - not sure if they still sell them. Think they're Sharkoons but not too sure.

The secret is a camera tripod and long exposure - half a second on most of the newer photos (minus coils). Coolant is Thermochill EC6 UV Neon Green :)
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very nice indeed mate. i is jealous. will try the exposure thing next time i take pics of my rig. cheers.
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That res looks really nice.

think i should get this or the dual xspc res Craig?

whats your thoughts on it, quality, finish and materials


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Personally, I'm leaning away from bay reservoirs now, but it's just a personal choice - the EK Spin is decent though - it's moulded from solid acetal, not plastic so it's a pretty hefty unit. Finish is pretty much perfect as well.

The only downside for me is that I've had to fill it to the brim to stop an annoying "trickle" sound as the coolant made its way down the waterfall, and there was a vortex effect on the outlet that basically made it impossible to bleed.

Also, if your case has guide rails for 5.25" drives, you'll need to chop them, because the res is completely flat on both sides, so because it spans multiple bays, the rails will be in the way.

It's a great concept and really well made though, it just has some fairly minor problems. My next rig (Discovery) will be using EK Multi-option cylinder reservoir(s) so I won't have anything in the bays :)
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Thanks Craig for your thoughts, might be one of my choices then or a bitspower one if i can find one,

even with the minor problems this res sounds pretty good.



also guide rails doesn't matter for me as i dont have them.





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