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Work in progress MercII.1 - Rad / Shelf Mod update

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SSWilson, that huge block over the rad is EK's flat reservoir (one of their newer products)- it comes in a 120,240 or 360 (with or without pump) configuration. I decided to match the rad size for consistency, as well as to use it to spread the lighting effect.
 

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Okay, time for some more pictures..I ended up making some brackets using aluminum strapping, and then bolted it to the GPU backplate. Actually turned out quite well, and gave me some good options to mount the GPU exactly where I wanted it.

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Okay, and here is the rig again (after a complete strip down to fix the random error with it not booting and the POST hanging on the memory reset.

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Now, here is a bit of a problem I noticed when I didn't do a very good job beveling the edges of my tubing. Looks like I might've scraped a small bit off one of my o-rings? I think that is what this is. I had to drain the loop one more time and I tried to get it out but looks like I lost it somewhere..Hopefully it wont end up getting stuck in a tight spot and clogging the loop.

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So on the second rebuild she posted and the loop like like it was still running fine some time for the zap strapps!!! Here is the back view - note the same strapping material used to mount the GPU was used to mount the PSU.


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And here is the back all cleaned up - Again I was glad when I realized that I didnt need to mount any extra drives - the 3TB of M2s is more then enough, meaning I could mount the PSU where there are supposed to be external drives.

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Here is a bit of a hack job (my dremel skills need a lot of work) but I moved this panel from the right side to the left side - you will see in upcoming pictures that the left side of the rig is more accessible. This way now I dont have to lean way over to try and turn the rig on.

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Now for some of the cleaned up shots (although I haven't tacked down the wiring for the LCD yet, that will come soon)

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Here is a bit of a closeup of the LCD panel the flow meter, and the cheesy yet effective black electricians tape over the fly-away cable connector for the GPU.

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And by using my own custom mount for the GPU it reduced the overall depth required. If I used the P3 GPU mount, it would've been at least 2 more inches out and a bit higher. I was shooting for having it as close to possible flush with the rad, and below the CPU block so it could be clearly seen. Turned out almost exactly as planned!

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And only a few real cables that can be seen - and of course (if you noticed my post in the buy and sell), here are some nice cables from CableMod that I did not get 20% off on..

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