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Project Absinthe – Part VI

Contents: All articles in this series Already to part 6 of this series and I still haven’t assembled anything resembling a water cooling loop – with the exception of getting both radiators mounted. And that’s mainly because I need to do some more test fitting. This time it was putting the pump where I’d planned […]

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Project Absinthe – Part V

Contents: All articles in this series I picked up the order from my local FedEx office, which included: 2 x Swiftech 90-degree single rotary fittings 10-pack Primochill Rigid Revolver compression fittings 2 x Koolance bulkhead tank fittings 3 x 140mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans Okay that’s not entirely correct. They sent me dual-rotary fittings instead […]

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Project Absinthe – Part IV

Contents: All articles in this series The night after posting the previous section, I got right to work on advancing things as best as I could. I mounted the 240mm radiator where I had suspected it would need to go, which is right in front of the front 140mm fans. And it had to be […]

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Project Absinthe – Part III

Contents: All articles in this series Let’s start with a proof of concept in a bid to do something different. For making hardline water cooling loops, most everyone is using acrylic or PETG tubing (note: do not use polycarbonate, as it can be destroyed by propylene glycol and ethylene glycol). But one thing that few […]

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Project Absinthe – Part II

Contents: All articles in this series Progress on Absinthe would have continued on Saturday had a little shipping concern not gotten in the way. Instead everything had to wait till Monday. This wasn’t a major deal as I had a parts installation for my personal computer to handle in the mean time, and I was […]

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Computer build tip: Cable management

Walking through Wal-Mart one afternoon, I saw these and got a bright idea:   And that bright idea was to use these for cable management in a computer case rather than a butt-load of zip ties and whatever cable management holders happened to exist in my Corsair 750D. I was putting a SATA RAID card […]

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When overnight isn’t

Amazon really screwed up this time. The morning of July 3, I ordered a new computer power supply. The order I placed had the option of Saturday delivery, to be delivered July 5. As I’m an Amazon Prime member, that "overnight" delivery comes at a much reduced rate, and I was charged only $6 to […]

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Project Absinthe

Contents: All articles in this series Project Absinthe started life as an upgrade from an AMD X2-3800 system running Windows XP. Here are the current specs on the system (PCPartPicker.com list) CPU: AMD FX-8350, running at stock speed with stock cooler Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Graphics: Zotac GT 620 2GB Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro […]

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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Part IX

For just $6, I was able to overnight a $160 power supply. Pretty sweet deal, courtesy of Amazon Prime. Anyway. I ordered the RM1000 power supply to go in my wife’s computer, and overnighted it courtesy of the great rate Amazon gave me. Plus as putting the new power supply into her machine would be […]

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Water cooling build in my wife’s computer – Part VIII

Previous: Introduction, Parts I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII The day after posting the last part, the AlphaCool CPU water block was confirmed delivered in Germany. I’m definitely curious as to what they’d find. And the next day, I got the GTX 660 in the mail back to EVGA. I’m thinking the reason […]

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