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    Default ***Danger Den Black Series - Tower 26 Build Complete!***

    Hi All,

    First off this forum is the best out of the three i frequent, Great help and fast replys.

    Big thank you to the usual suspects, Dr Death, Deton, Bully Dog.

    So here are my pics of build complete, Even i didnt think it will come up so good. I was going to do a more detailed build log but am really lazy right now. Especially after the long hours i put into this build. This is my first water cooling build and was a real joy to build it.

    Would like to get some feed back on my build and ask any questions and i will answer them.

    Below is the hardware list and pics, Lots of pics! & a short video.

    Case - Danger Den Black Series - Tower 26
    Motherboard - Gigabyte UD9
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    Optical Drive - Pioneer Blue Ray Writer
    HDD - Seagate 320GB 7200rpm
    SSD - Intel X25-E 64GB
    CPU Water Block - Koolance CPU-360 (CPU), Rev1.2
    GPU Water Block - Aqua computer aquagraFX GTX 480 nickel-plated
    Radiator - Black Ice SR1 420
    Tubing - 3/8" Acid Green UV Danger Den Tubing
    Fittings - Bitspower Compression Fittings
    Lighting - Logisys Dual UV 300mm Cold Cathode Light System
    Pump - DD / Laing DDC-12V 12 Watt Version 3.1 With Acrylic Pump Top
    Reservoir - DD-RAD-Reservoir
    Fan Controller -Lamptron Touch
    Fans - 3x Thermaright TY-140 for Rad & x2 Scythe 80mm S-Flex SFF80B for rear exhaust.

    VIDEO>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykDOu22p_QU<<<VIDEO





















































    Last edited by manfur; 24-01-2011 at 23:11.

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    Nothing to worry about. Install it and enjoy!

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    nickle plating usually don't get stain, try a luke warm soap water wipe it off if you have any luck if not then you can try a little bit of table salt with lemon juice, make it into paste and use soft cloth to clean it off.

    Regarding to the swirlling marks, big fullcover water block with multiple stepped base is very hard to machine it perfectly smooth. As long if you don't feel the lines by run your finger nail over it then you are good to go.

    BTW, stain doesn't hurt the block performance.

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    BTW, that is a kickass looking block!

    How much did it set you back?

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    about $100 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    about $100 bucks.

    Great value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    BTW, that is a kickass looking block!

    How much did it set you back?
    I paid more than the average joe cos im in Australia,
    It was $150 Au It was from an Australian supplier, http://www.thekoolroom.com/

    I think its worth it, check out GTX480 Water block round up http://skinneelabs.com/gtx480-fc.html

    I wanted the nickel plated Danger Den but got sick of waiting for it, Been weeks.

    AquagraFX Gtx480 Block is good in all areas only bad thing is its a little restrictive with flow.
    Allthough Aqua computers left out the spacers with my card at Manufacturing, I had to improvise and make my on spacers for the backing plate.
    Last edited by manfur; 24-01-2011 at 05:54.

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    Nice hardware there Manfur! Looking forward to a build log, the swirl marks on the waterblock is normal
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    Nice hardware selection and massive case.

    Is it 13mm thick arcylic and how you keep the fingerprints of it?

    How is CPU temps since you have it last in the loop?

    BTW, well plan tubing route.

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    More like 10mm thick, this is my first Acrylic case and i have to say Danger Den cases feel Extremely strong for acrylic, It does not bend or move at all once assembled. I weighed it today as i was curious about the weight as i was moving it around, felt very heavy with the water inside. It was 23Kg.

    Finger prints was not so bad, I got the Novus 2oz Cleaning Kit from Danger Den for $15 for 3 bottles. One for general cleaning another for light scratches and another for heavy scratches. The light cleaning one helps keep dust off aswell once applied. I just keep a micro fibre cloth handy to give it a quick wipe.

    My temps are good. Today it is 37c outside and 33c in my room. This is why i had to go with water cooling especially with the GTX 480. Australian summer is hot! Anyways @ stock clocks it is a very comfortable 30c for CPU and 35c for GPU. Under heavy load and overclocked my temps are high 30s for CPU and High 40s to low 50s for GPU. Thats a 30c improcement from my old aircooling. Very pleased and relieved all went well and no leaks at all.

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    Very, very nice !!!

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    Looks Gr8 M8 well done...time to throw a shrimp on the bar-b and drink back a few Fosters.

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    Phenomenal!

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    Stunning! good job mate!
    Very nicely done!

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    Hey Congrats Manfur you made the DD front page with your build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    Hey Congrats Manfur you made the DD front page with your build.
    Thanks, I have just purchased second GTX 480 and will be joining the sli club soon.
    Will post pics when completed.

    Im curios to see if my temps will be good in one loop.

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