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Here's a picture of the new case (Xigmatek Elysium) next to Mercury's existing home. You can see how much larger the case is than a normal "Tower".

I actually put Mercury together in March, and you can see the specs in my sig. Now, I'm updating the chassis and WC system.
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post #2 of 49
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I'll update this post as I go.
  • ✔ Xigmatec Elysium "super tower" Chassis
  • Aquaero XT Pro + ✅ passive cooler.
  • ✔ Radiator: 3×140 — Black Ice SR1. This review is for the 360, but so was the review of the EK CoolStream I compared it with. The latter was "just OK", while the SR1 the champ for low fan RPM. Note that the overall length of the unit is 460mm, while some 420’s are longer. This is a consideration too.
  • ✔ 3 fans — according to this year-old fan roundup, "However, if you are looking for the absolutely best 140mm fan in terms of noise-to-airflow ratio, then you should check out our leaders: Scythe Slip Stream 140, Thermalright TY-140 andThermalright X-Silent 140." The TY-140 is the only PWM in the batch. Although it is an odd mount, I'll make it work anyway.
  • ✔ PWM 3-way Splitter.
  • custom shroud ✔ duct tape (no kidding!), various screws I'll need to get at Eliott's Hardware.
  • ✔ pump — Aquastream XT standard version, + G1/4 port adapters and vibration isolating mounts.
  • ✔ reservoir — Phobya Balancer 450 Black Nickel.
  • ✔ flow meter — from Aquacomputer + cable.
  • ✔ inline temp sensor.
  • lighting for reservoir.
  • ✔ Drain: ball valve, T fitting, G1/4 coupler.
  • ✔ tubing — ⅜〞ID / ½〞OD, Masterkleer.
  • ✔ no-kink coils, red.
  • ✔ fittings — compression EK-PSC 10/13 black × 24.
  • ✔ quick-disconnect — 2 sets for priming port. Koolance ♂ VL3N-M10S, ♀ VL3N-F10S
  • coolant
    • blood red dye
    • ✔ distilled water (local grocery store)
    • ✔ anti-microbial drops. “dead water” brand, 5% copper sulfate in DI water.
  • ✔ CPU block — Enzotech Sapphire after reading this thread. It has the best flow, and placed high in cooling benchmark.
  • motherboard cooling (Koolance)
    • VR: ✔ MVR-40 + ✅ 45° nozzle adapters.
    • VR: ✔ MVR-PLT84
    • NB: ✔ CHC-122 or 125 ✔ already have a block, but need ✔ 45° nozzle adapters.
    • SB: ✔ CHC-125
  • GPU (probably later)
  • ✔ HDD — Watercool Silentstar HD–Quad Rev.2, with 4 bottomplates.
  • hot-swap HDD mount cage — ICY DOCK MB953SP-B 3-in-2 trayless.
  • ✔ Optical: ASUS BW-12B1ST.

Edited by JDA,ugosz - 11/23/11 at 12:18pm
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post #3 of 49
You picked a great case, and I love the name of your rig. Subbed.
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post #4 of 49
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I named in Mercury in keeping with my space exploration theme. The Mercury MESSENGER mission was just arriving.

Here is the desktop: I took a picture of Mercury (the planet) and tinted it red and black. The Windows 7 theme colors use a rich red for the glass.
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post #5 of 49
looks good
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post #6 of 49
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If you happen to be my wife, don't read this.

Aquatuning: $193.62
Ebay: $160.00
FrozenCPU: $140.79
Koolance: $201.89
MicroCenter:$216.00
Performace PCs: $545.70

Grand Total: $1458.
Edited by JDA,ugosz - 11/6/11 at 5:07pm
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post #7 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by JDługosz View Post
If you happen to be my wife, don't read this.

Aquatuning: $193.62
Ebay: $160.00
FrozenCPU: $140.79
Koolance: $201.89
MicroCenter:$216.00
Performace PCs: $541.71

Grand Total: $1454.01
I hope her wedding ring was 10fold that for your sake
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post #8 of 49
you do realize the thread you linked to for the Enzotech Sapphire was 2 years old and newer blocks have come out
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post #9 of 49
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Re wife's bling:
Platinum has gone up, AAMOF.
Edited by JDA,ugosz - 11/13/11 at 1:22pm
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post #10 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
you do realize the thread you linked to for the Enzotech Sapphire was 2 years old and newer blocks have come out
thats what i was thinking... retro build maybe?
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