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Project Absinthe – Intermission and future plans

Contents: All articles in this series Well Absinthe is basically complete now. There’s not really anything left on it. Everything is installed that was planned to be, though there may be some adjustments in the future. I do plan to build out another water cooling loop in my own personal computer in the coming months, […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XIV

Contents: All articles in this series For the record, trying to drain a loop that has a vertical radiator with its fittings toward the top is a pain. But that was necessary before I could pull the tubing. And will be necessary again before putting in the coolant. Brasso is the polish of choice in […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XIII

Contents: All articles in this series Finally the day arrives that I can finish tubing out the build. The night before I made sure to get some tubing from Home Depot. In the afternoon I made sure to remind my wife to walk over to the apartment office to pick up the package. All was […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XII

Contents: All articles in this series While waiting for the overnight order to arrive, I took advantage of the fittings I did have to see if I could get tubing bent for the two runs I wanted to clean up. Everything is to be torn apart eventually anyway, so this provided a slight bit of […]

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Project Absinthe – Part XI

Contents: All articles in this series Finally we come to the part of the build that I have been looking forward to for weeks: connecting the dots. The first order of business, though, wasn’t running tubing, but testing the drainage system I had earlier worked up with fittings. I wanted to make sure everything was […]

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Project Absinthe – Part X

Contents: All articles in this series Wednesday didn’t see much action on Absinthe due to some thunderstorms that rolled through the KC area, so I took the time to plan out what was going to happen next. Obviously the graphics cards needed to go in before any tubing could be run, and I needed to […]

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Project Absinthe – Part IX

Contents: All articles in this series Monday was a night off from working on Absinthe. Tuesday I ended up staying home from work due to some dizzy spells that greeted me when I woke up. And anyone who has had those along with their stronger counterpart we refer to as Vertigo (thankfully he responded to […]

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Project Absinthe – Part VIII

Contents: All articles in this series Another Saturday was upon us! Time to get to work! The drain port was my first move. I knew I needed to cut a hole in the bottom for it, but how was the question. I tried Dremel blades at first and they didn’t do jack on that mark. […]

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Project Absinthe – Part VII

Contents: All articles in this series Orders have arrived and some more assembly has progressed. One concern I had with the loop at the end of the previous iteration was how I was going to add the reservoir into the pump and radiator setup at the front of the case. I didn’t really want the […]

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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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