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Built a test bench as I was unhappy with what was available in the market and the DF 85 case I have wasn’t enough to contain a watercooling build I’m planning for the next month or so. Its easily the biggest case I’ve owned, but still nowhere near enough to hold a GTX 560 rad or heater core. (Hint for Aus members, 2 month old DF 85 case available)

I’m planning on leaving it as is for now, with the addition of a shroud or two, made by me, for the radiator and the motherboard. Dimensions are 600 x 450 x 265 roughly. The GTX 560 will have a slight overhang, but not enough to cause instability. You’ll notice that the corners are not perfect, this was a very rough build, which I may touch up later. If I do, it will be steampunk with some mild etching acid, various metal leafs and/or different drill pieces.

Total cost of materials was about 170, with about 20 dollars worth of rubber sheeting to rest various components on. A little on the expensive side, but I used quite strong materials for the frame and connectors for longevity. There will be no motherboard tray; brass standoffs will be screwed directly into the acrylic with the motherboard on top.

The following components that I already have will populate this bench:
-I5 2500k
-HD 6970
-Gigabyte Z68 UD3R
-Corsair Force 3 SSD
-3 HDDs
-HX 750

Audio Equipment:
-Musiland MD10 DAC
-G&W headphone amp
-SSMH headphone amp
-AKG K701, on a headphone stand I’ll add later

The watercooling build I’m planning will consist of:
-Aquacomputer Kyros Cuplex HF
-Aquacomputer aquagratix 6970 nickel
-DDC with XSPC top
-Phobya Balancer 450
-GTX 560
-Primoflex white ½ ID tubing
-Either Enzotech compressions or barbs

Parts are at least two weeks away due to stock, closer to a month or over. I’ll be running the loop with Mayhem’s deep blue UV dye, with hidden and muted UV lighting around the edges of the plexi. Is it safe to use a corrosion inhibitor/biocide such as Liquid Utopia? I’ll have nickel plated copper, copper and brass in this loop, although from companies whom I haven’t seen any issues with regarding corrosion. Initially, I was planning on using distilled + dye + silver, but I’ve noticed lots of issues with blocks recently with just distilled and silver, Should say this is also my first WC loop!
Edited by mir- - 10/25/11 at 10:27pm
My System
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k GB Z68X UD3R HD 6970 16 GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
120 GB Corsair Force 3 Dual DDC-1, Watercool top Aquacomputer HD6970 Block Heatkiller Rev3 Copper CPU block 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
HWL GTX 560 Phobya Balancer 450 W7 24'' Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Noppoo Choc Mini Corsair HX750 Custom RAT7/G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Smooth/Control MD10 DAC G&W Amp AKG K701 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k GB Z68X UD3R HD 6970 16 GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
120 GB Corsair Force 3 Dual DDC-1, Watercool top Aquacomputer HD6970 Block Heatkiller Rev3 Copper CPU block 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
HWL GTX 560 Phobya Balancer 450 W7 24'' Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Noppoo Choc Mini Corsair HX750 Custom RAT7/G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Smooth/Control MD10 DAC G&W Amp AKG K701 
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post #2 of 4
this is cool.
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Intel Core i7 3770k MAXIMUS V GENE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Hydro Copper Vulcan 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 1TB 840 SSD Koolance CPU-380i XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC EX120 120mm Radiator Silverstone AP181 Fan Gentle Typhoon AP15 Windows 8 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LP3065c DasKeyboard Ultimate Model S Seasonic X650 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 Audioengine D1 USB DAC Parasound 2125 Amplifier 
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Intel Core i7 3770k MAXIMUS V GENE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Hydro Copper Vulcan 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 1TB 840 SSD Koolance CPU-380i XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC EX120 120mm Radiator Silverstone AP181 Fan Gentle Typhoon AP15 Windows 8 Professional x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LP3065c DasKeyboard Ultimate Model S Seasonic X650 Silverstone TJ08B-E 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700 Mionix Propus 380 Audioengine D1 USB DAC Parasound 2125 Amplifier 
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Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro-80 Closed Studio Headph... Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Definitive Technology Studiomonitor 450 
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Thread Starter 
Forgot to attach pics!










Edited by mir- - 10/25/11 at 11:04pm
My System
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k GB Z68X UD3R HD 6970 16 GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
120 GB Corsair Force 3 Dual DDC-1, Watercool top Aquacomputer HD6970 Block Heatkiller Rev3 Copper CPU block 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
HWL GTX 560 Phobya Balancer 450 W7 24'' Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Noppoo Choc Mini Corsair HX750 Custom RAT7/G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Smooth/Control MD10 DAC G&W Amp AKG K701 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k GB Z68X UD3R HD 6970 16 GB G.Skill 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
120 GB Corsair Force 3 Dual DDC-1, Watercool top Aquacomputer HD6970 Block Heatkiller Rev3 Copper CPU block 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
HWL GTX 560 Phobya Balancer 450 W7 24'' Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Noppoo Choc Mini Corsair HX750 Custom RAT7/G500 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Razer Goliathus Smooth/Control MD10 DAC G&W Amp AKG K701 
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Looks like you forgot again
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Diamond Radeon HD 7970 Diamond Radeon HD 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB Heatkiller Waterblocks! Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCase
Seasonic X-850 Mountain Mods H2gO, black wrinkle, Left H Windo... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 1.428v Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 EVGA 570 SC SLI@ 900/2000 1.1v G-Skill Ripjaws 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial C300 128gb Samsung F4 2TBx4 Raid5 LG Bluray Combo GPU - HK GPUx3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CPU - HK Rev 3.0 360+120 Rads, Gentle Typhoon AP-15s Win7 Pro x64 Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX750w Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9 Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 945 MSI 790FX-GD70 3x HD 5870 G-Skill Ripjaws 2x2gb Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Seagate 320gb CPU - XSPC Rasa GPUs - XSPC 5870 & MCW82 RS240 & EX240 
OSPowerCase
XP Pro Seasonic Platinum 860 Fractal Arc Midi 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Gene Micro ATX LGA2011 Diamond Radeon HD 7970 Diamond Radeon HD 7970 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB Heatkiller Waterblocks! Windows 8 Pro 
PowerCase
Seasonic X-850 Mountain Mods H2gO, black wrinkle, Left H Windo... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 1.428v Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 EVGA 570 SC SLI@ 900/2000 1.1v G-Skill Ripjaws 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial C300 128gb Samsung F4 2TBx4 Raid5 LG Bluray Combo GPU - HK GPUx3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
CPU - HK Rev 3.0 360+120 Rads, Gentle Typhoon AP-15s Win7 Pro x64 Samsung SyncMaster XL2370 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX750w Cooler Master HAF X Logitech G9 Razer Barracuda AC-1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 945 MSI 790FX-GD70 3x HD 5870 G-Skill Ripjaws 2x2gb Blue 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Seagate 320gb CPU - XSPC Rasa GPUs - XSPC 5870 & MCW82 RS240 & EX240 
OSPowerCase
XP Pro Seasonic Platinum 860 Fractal Arc Midi 
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