Reply 100 of 170, by x0zm_
Just when I think my wallet is safe.
Cut acrylic is on its way. Awesome new SATA sleeving from MDPC is here. Even more storage for the PC will be installed shortly. What more could you want?
I was doing research for my 2005-2006 PC build that I was going to build in honour of World of Warcraft: Classic announcement. A nice AMD FX-55, 7950Gx2, all that sweet stuff I wish I had when I was playing 12 years ago. I was researching what blocks are still available for the Gx2 aside from the Koolance one from performance PCs. I remembered Aquacomputer made one so I went to their site. What do I find?
A forward port GPU block, full copper and acrylic, still in production and in stock, Made In Germany block that will not only fit the Voodoo5 5500, but specifically mentions the GeForce2 as well!?
30 Euros each. That's 90 Euros for three, plus shipping (and likely minus 19% VAT tax), plus another pump and reservoir, plus fittings.
The downside? They are G1/8 threaded instead of G1/4. That means soft tubing only, since those are the fittings they sell. They also sell G1/8 threaded male to G1/4 female, but that starts getting ridiculous by the time you go G1/8 to G1/4, to 90 degree fitting, to compression fitting.
I could run soft tubing for it. It would look stupid as hell with all the rigid tubing right above it. Or is it a nice contrast between that new and oldschool? I don't even know anymore. 😢
The mind says no but the heart says yes. I've come this far already. I'm so close to being done. It's turning out better (and more expensive) than I ever dreamed of. At least it's something I can add after the fact. I don't have to do it now, I can do it later. I'm relieved to know something does exist, and it will do exactly what I want without resorting to dodgy mounting (CPU) or questionable quality blocks (Thermaltake) or basically guaranteed awful blocks (no-brand Chinese chipset blocks).
Here's three pictures I took today when I was sharing something on Discord, that shows my front panel under UV light, and my new MDPC SATA sleeving.
(Imgur really hates compressing this image)