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So it all started here with a tax return and a desire to have something I had made. I started with an Acer Aspire 5620 (which I'll show picture of a mod I made to the person I sold it too.) from Future Shop which I had upgraded the ram and the video card. I then went on to an Alienware Aurora ALX from Dell. Everytime I had an urge to upgrade, I was stopped short because of incredible limitations with the hardware and space within the cases. So I started looking around the net and found my new home, OCN. I already had a modded Alienware H50 in the case which they called "water cooling". But the cards and the fans were so loud I felt I needed to move to something bigger, something I made and pieced together. Well here I am.

I first started out for a new build with water cooling in mind. Looked around on the forums and decided on a full custom loop instead of the all in ones. I had also spotted the GTX580 Hydro copper II's. Taking a card apart was a little to hardcore for me at the time (though I think I'd do it anyday now). The first build log I had was really a trial and error, and had no idea what I was doing. Turned out my cooling logic was wrong. I had no affinity with keeping the side panel off, who would?!

So here I am with my new Dremel 4000, new gear from all over the place and ready to get to it.

First iteration

Here we see my first leak testing on two gtx's and an ugly looking sli loop. I was proud of it none the least. And when I had only two cards, well temps were ok. But I wanted more!


Second iteration

So I read around and 5760X1080 hit the mark. I needed three GPU's and 2D surround. I bought the third and got some SLI connectors as I knew that tubing and barbs were no longer an option. This is the second leak test one month after I had built and used it. Not much change here.


Now the fun stuff, though not finished...

I wanted Push Pull on EVERYTHING, and as we know the 650D is lacking in terms of space for the top rad. I also had a problem with heat as my two other rads were redundant due to the front 200mm pulling in hot air. So I devised a plan to have all the rads pull in and make myself a custom side panel with 4 exhausts. Calculate CFM and make sure I had positive air pressure to reduce dust. Get dust filters on all intakes. I also wanted to lap my CPU (I was getting courageous at that point). So without further ado here it is.

WORKLOG #1

Computer stripped out almost completely.


Rear Exhaust tapped. In retrospect, I might have gotten away with just leaving the grill there. But I'll be putting a custom grill in its place. I'm hoping it'll help with noise.


Most important part tapped. Top grill.

Front 200mm grill. After consideration and a couple beers, I decided not to cut it out due to structural integrety (gotta love Star Trek). I decided to keep the NZXT fan and do a push pull. The thing is NZXT in their omniscient ways decided to go with a not so bright mounting standard. So the holes needed to mount the fan and the rad would have put the holes terribly close to the edge. I decided against the cut. I also have no noise problems as other 650D users have stated... so.

I contacted BitsPower for this. They have two designs for thier rotary compression fittings, and I gather the longer ones are the older models. I have two of those fittings that were sent to me brand new from FrozenCPU and the nickel plating is starting to flake off at the edge of the nozel after only 2 months of use. I'll be sending them a picture of both tonight.

Block cleaned off from TIM

CPU is full of Shin Etsu.

Cleaned!!!

Sorry, old P&S Cannon A560. But the lapping begins. This is after like 15 minutes on 400.

After 30 minutes on 400 still.

20 mins on 800 did the following...

1200 for 15 mins.

Forgot to take a picture at 2000 grit. But this is 2500 grit about half an hour later.

I thought I had taken more pictures of this, but I guess I didn't/ Here's the EK MB block. not a great angle...

Here's the cut out for the top grill...

A view from below.

I messed up the rear a little as it was my first time cutting with a dremel... but it works for me.

A view from outside.

The koolance shroud fits!!!

Close up with rad and fans mounted.

And what I have done so far. Still lots of work but the toughest is done I think.





And now for some bonus content. How to fit a GTX 570 in an Acer Aspire 5620.












Stay tuned, I'm not finished... =P
Edited by Rognin - 8/2/11 at 9:49pm
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
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Corsair  2x Mushkin 240Gb SSD Raid 0  A lot. ST1500 
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FT02 Xonar ST 
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i5-2500K P8P67 WS Revolution Sparkle Calibre GTX 560 G.Skill 
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Hrmm, was late last night. I think I put this in the wrong child thread. Can a moderator move it to the proper one?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
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GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingPower
Corsair  2x Mushkin 240Gb SSD Raid 0  A lot. ST1500 
CaseAudio
FT02 Xonar ST 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K P8P67 WS Revolution Sparkle Calibre GTX 560 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force SSD WD Caviar Black BD combo Liquid 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 Ultimate AX650 500R 
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Synthetic Anatomy
(14 items)
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2700K Z68X-UD7-B3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 
GraphicsRAMRAMRAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
RAMHard DriveCoolingPower
Corsair  2x Mushkin 240Gb SSD Raid 0  A lot. ST1500 
CaseAudio
FT02 Xonar ST 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K P8P67 WS Revolution Sparkle Calibre GTX 560 G.Skill 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Force SSD WD Caviar Black BD combo Liquid 
OSPowerCase
Win 7 Ultimate AX650 500R 
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