As you know I went with Zalmans Resorator for the silence…
The first thing to note is that since this is a Laptop MOBO, almost nothing is standard so I will go over how I overcame this as basically no water block unit will beable to use the standard mounting system
I received a CPU, and two GPU water blocks in my Kit, I will use the CPU and a GPU to cool their respective pars, and the third will Cool the MCH.
THE CPU: Since I cannot use the mounting kit included I used the CPU Bracket on the back of the MOBO as my mounting point for the waterblock. The hole alignment across the diagonal more or less match those of the thumbscrews of the tension bracket for the water block kit
Obviously there was no way anyone would be lucky enough that the threading would match so I needed to re-thread that bracket using a simple threading tool avail at most hardware stores…
As the thread is larger, best thread the MOBO too (to avoid cracking). Here you have a choice I recommend option two.
1)use the same thread size
2)use a larger thread size
I like (2) because then you do not need to hold the MOBO and bracket perfectly together to screw everything together and the weaker circuit board is simply wedged between the screw and the bracket.
Then with a little Arctic Silver Thermal Paste, you can attach the block:
THE GPU: The MOBO conveniently has two homes on it that the Zalman supplied screws and mounts screws into, but I recommend screwing through the holes and using a nut on the other side.
Again with the Arctic Silver Thermal Compound I attach the water block
THE MCH: Without making a custom bracket and retention method, this proved to be a difficult decision, but in the end I opted to us ARTIC SILVER THERMAL PASTE to attach the water block to the MCH…the trick here I found was
1)take your time
2)do not be sloppy
3)find something that will hold everything in place with a little pressure without you needing to be there
4)let everything dry before fiddling
Then I started connecting the tubing, which was a very easy process (NOTE: Check tubing connections and integrity by connecting everything together at least once before mounting and running with water for a 1-2 day period (see manufacturers recommendations)).
Connect the GPU waterblock
And there you are with the radiator in the background to see scale
And a close up
Well a hard drive and and a power switch and you are ready to go …
POWER SWITCH: The power switch needs to be ordered from one of the parts guys mentioned above, and it consists of a board that has the Power/HD/CapsLock/NumLock LEDS and the Power Button, and 3 hot keys.
It attached to the bottom of the MOBO using a little bit of cabling
43-8880S-031Wire Cable For Hot Key
77-88804-D04 Switch Key Board
This is an awkward little part that the main HDD is attached not just via a cable but a small board that attaches to the MOBO that sticks out of the main MOBO (more customization of enclosure will be needed).
Incidentally this piece doubles the attachment point for the MP3 Player to the mobo
71-880N-D07 HDD & MP3 Coverter Board
43-88800-010 Ribbon Cable
With Everything place… The system is ready to go (Preliminarily)
I installed WINXP OS, Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird, a few tweaking/performance tools, BFV and BF1942 played a few hours and now am writing this post on it…
Will keep everyone up when I find that enclosure and mount everything up proberly
I am going to quit posting here and continue on this thread:http://notebookforums.com/showthread...840#post507840