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[Build Log: 04DEC2011] - 24/7 Folder {i7-2600k | Custom Loop | GPU} Updated:12/7/2011

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This is my first build log so please be patient.

I've been folding on my SIG RIG for awhile now and recently decided that I wanted to build a 24/7 Folding/Server rig for some massive PPD. Well I tossed around the idea of Dual Xenon CPU's, and Pre-i7 CPU's, but in the end decided to go all out and get a i7 2600k. I found just what I wanted on ebay for around $285. Just a few days ago I ordered the rest of the required parts and hope to have this rig up and running by this weekend.

Here's the Parts list that I have.

i7-2600k

ASUS P8Z68-V

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500

SPARKLE SXS4501024D5SNS GeForce GTS 450

That's pretty much it on the Hardware front for now. I have a Hardwarelabs 280mm Rad that is going to handle cooling the CPU along with an EK Water block. Since I got the CPU off of eBay and voiding the warranty isn't an issue I decided to lap today. Build Log (Click to show)
Lapping (Click to show)
i7-2600k Pre Lapping:
450
i7-2600k Post Lapping:
450
The UPS Guy Hate me (Click to show)
Everything for both builds arrived today, going to have a busy weekend.
450
The Parts just for the Das Folder!
450
Progress 12/6/2011 (Click to show)
Unboxed Motherboard and installed CPU.
450
450
EK Waterblock
450
Waterblock and RAM Installed
450
450
Progress 12/7/2011 (Click to show)
Spare 280mm Rad and fans for push pull
450
Bay Reservoir Installed
450
Mother Board Installed
700
Loop Complete
700
450
More to follow once I get all the parts in. Will also have a build log of my SIG RIG getting some new cooling upgrades.

Going to start build within the next few days! Stay posted will link my other build to this one and vice-versa once I get it started.

Decided to get this going today, made good progress and just have to install the PSU and leak test before it's ready for an OS.
Edited by elchucko - 12/7/11 at 4:29pm
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omg what did u use to clean ur cpu like that drool.gif
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I used a technique called lapping. It voids the warranty so I wouldn't suggest it to anyone worried about that. Basically you take sandpaper of increasingly finer grits to remove the top layer and polish the underlying copper to a mirror finish. It is supposed to help with heal transfer by giving a smoother more uniform surface for the TIM and heatsink to make contact. I did it to an i7 920 I had so I had a kit lying around. I would have to check but I believe Frozencpu sells a kit that comes with everything you need. Since this will have a 280 Rad and water block just for the CPU I figured this may help reach a high overclock for folding.
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Case arrived today! Should have the rest of the parts tomorrow. Will have an update out tomorrow...
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do you know how much lapping helps on heat transfer? just curious.

(i could care less about my warranty as overclocking voids it as well)

edit: ive also heard it doesnt really add any benefits, but ive never done it or tested it so i have no clue
Edited by Hyperlite - 12/5/11 at 5:08pm
     
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Honestly I haven't really done any testing, but the concept seems plausible to me. You want to sand it down to an even smooth surface and polish it as best as possible to get a mirror shine. I haven't used polishing paste or anything just sand paper. Once I get it in a MB and up and running on water I can post my temps. What I should do is monitor my 980X un-lapped and then lap it to see if there is noticeable drop in temps. However with a 1k$ CPU I'm a little scared lol, I couldn't afford to replace it anytime soon.
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Originally Posted by elchucko View Post

Honestly I haven't really done any testing, but the concept seems plausible to me. You want to sand it down to an even smooth surface and polish it as best as possible to get a mirror shine. I haven't used polishing paste or anything just sand paper. Once I get it in a MB and up and running on water I can post my temps. What I should do is monitor my 980X un-lapped and then lap it to see if there is noticeable drop in temps. However with a 1k$ CPU I'm a little scared lol, I couldn't afford to replace it anytime soon.

I've always had this question: How does one make sure the surface is completely flat after the sanding? O_O./ Sorry if it's a noob question XD..
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Take a Razor blade and place the blade against the surface that has been lapped. Hold it up to a light and see if you can see any light coming through under the blade. Check the whole surface.
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I've always had this question: How does one make sure the surface is completely flat after the sanding? O_O./ Sorry if it's a noob question XD..

mirrors are also quite nice to use as they are some of the flattest household items people will have.
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Honestly I haven't really done any testing, but the concept seems plausible to me. You want to sand it down to an even smooth surface and polish it as best as possible to get a mirror shine. I haven't used polishing paste or anything just sand paper. Once I get it in a MB and up and running on water I can post my temps. What I should do is monitor my 980X un-lapped and then lap it to see if there is noticeable drop in temps. However with a 1k$ CPU I'm a little scared lol, I couldn't afford to replace it anytime soon.

i've heard/read that lapping makes a big difference onair cooled systems, but when watercooling is taken into consideration it doesnt provide as much of a notice. (ive read people get between a 4-8 C drop in temps from lapping on air cooled but only 1-2 C drop on water). Also, i hear it is recommended to lap whatever block you are using as well, to remove any imperfections on that as well.

i have a 3960x, and something about sanding down to the underlying copper on a 1k cpu just isnt comforting to me personally lol. if it honestly made a different, then id do it, but i have never seen an data using the exact same set up and same components (same cpu as well) and compared pre lapping to post lapping temps on air and water.

from my background in engineering and in contract manufacturing of circuit boards, i can see how lapping might be viable when using lower end thermal paste that might eb thicker and not flow over the imperfections of the chip as easily, but when you consider something like indigo extreme that actually gets reflowed in the installation/curing process, i just dont see how lapping would make any noticable difference.
Edited by Hyperlite - 12/6/11 at 12:49pm
     
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Hyperlite I agree! On my 1k 980X I'm not lapping because the cost to benefit just isn't there for me. However on a $285 part with no warranty I'm much more likely to mess around and see what I can get.

Edit: OP Updated with new Pics, actual build to start soon along with my TH10.
Edited by elchucko - 12/6/11 at 3:43pm
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Corsair Dominator GT WD Velociraptor Intel 520 Blueray 
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Creative X-Fi Corsair AX850 
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