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Thanks soooo much SU ... I'm really glad you find it interesting
... the best feeling in the world is being able to work a vision through to reality !
my original plan was that this project would go through stages of development -and- I would run benchmarks to compare those stages - that has happened so far ... but, after I ran the initial tests with the stock AIOs, I just felt I needed to move to get the Dragon tubes and Res installed as soon as possible - I really wanted to see the results . . . then, as soon as I did the CPU loop I couldn't stop, so needed to do the Hybrid straight-a-way . . . Is it practical ??? HECK NO !!! But, dang - it sure looks Sweet !!! (at least to me ! )
Quick edit> Added 4 more photos . . . the Dragon comes alive at Night !!!
Many thanks Raizr . . .
well, the coolant was originally just going to be Clear DP Ultra from aquacomputer . . . after some research, I needed something that would deal with mixed metals (after all - most PC AIOs are mixed metals and usually come with multi year warranties- go figure !) - AND - I was going to frost the tubes after bending (did a few trials and they came out great) . . . but I really wanted the tubes to 'POP' - so just decided to get the most highly reactive UV stuff available ... see how it goes - then change to whatever seemed like the next fun stuff when refill time comes up
so, after a little more research - decided on CF Acid Green UV (more reactive than the the Blue) - and I LOVE this stuff (for all sorts of reasons) . . . so it's acid green 'Dragon juice' running thru his veins !!! . . . and just for grins - I drilled an 'eye' into the side panel Dragon engraving and installed a 3mm Green LED attached to the MoB front panel HDD header . . . so you can see the Blood in His eye when he's awake !!!!!
Thanks MTP . . . just goes to show- even a 'nutball' can have a little fun with this stuff !!!!!
actually the best part was learning from so many very talented and intelligent people in this space - I am super grateful for that experience
Tet, your words are - over the moon !!! (sorry about that !) . . . Thank you
Yeah - the project has been a wacky and wonderful journey ... what I am most happy about is that, eventually I was able to work things out pretty much as I hoped for . . . that part wasn't very easy - but I left most of those details in the build logs
OM... you are completely Too kind my friend . . . I mean . . . Wow !!!, Thank you
posted my little project late last night ... woke up this morning to THIS !
. . . doing this project was total FUN ... sharing it is even FUN'er (!)
(what makes you think I measured them)? ... Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha !!!!!
(seriously) Thanks for the good words ... I really do appreciate it.
What I have learned from this project is that you can make just about anything happen ... you just need A LOT of perseverance ... AND, A LOT of Friends !
['Teeth' - Yikes, you're freakin' me out !!! ]
Thanks so much drferrell . . . it became a vision once I figured out I needed a 'theme'
- turning that vision into reality ... well, that's a whole 'nother story !
NOTE: All parts purchased in the EU primarily from Denmark, UK, and Germany. Build was completed in Denmark.
The prices indicated are calculations based on conversion of Danish Kroner (with 25% tax removed) to US dollars to reflect net of tax pricing.