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Poison Apple

MAJOR UPDATE: After receiving a rather generous check from Uncle Sam, I have decided to turn this into a complete overhaul of my system!

2011 here I come! Yes that's right, I'm ditching 1156 for good and moving to 2011 with an i7 3820!

New System Parts List
  • ASRock x79 Extreme 6
  • i7 3820
  • 32GB (4x8GB) Mushkin Blackline DDR3 1600 (To be expanded to 64GB at a later date)
  • PC Power and Cooling Silencer MKII 950W PSU

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Ok guys,

This is a combination case mod and watercooling project that I have been planning for a very long time. I have already done most of the work to the case it's self, and stupidly didn't think to record any of it mad.gif
Behold!
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As you can probably tell this is an Apple Powermac G5 chasis that has been fully converted to ATX and has been given a shiny new black paint job!

Why?:
The reason for choosing the Powermac G5 case for me was simple. I work as a refurb tech at a computer recycling company, and we receive Powermac G5s by the pallet load. Whenever we have a unit with a faulty logic board, that beautiful case gets dumped into aluminum scrap. My boss lets me buy certain items at metal scrap value, so I am able to get these cases for unheard of prices!

I've been planning a water cooling build for a while and when deciding on a case for it, the nearly full mesh design of this case stood out as the obvious choice. It's been a lot of work getting the case to this level of completeness and finishing quality, and while there is still a good deal left to do, I feel like it's time to start planning my loop, and buying components.

The Loop:


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Let me preface this by saying that this will be my first loop, so some of my theories about arrangement of parts and direction of flow may be incorrect.

My plan is to have a 3x120mm Rad in the bottom, and a 2x120mm rad at the front. My theory is that the hottest liquid should hit the bottom rad first, so that most of the heat gets vented before it reaches the second rad. That way the air in the case is not the super hot air fresh from the cpu and gpu, only the leftover heat once rad #1 gets done with it. Please correct me if I'm wrong here though.



Parts List:

  • Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 LC
  • Swiftech MCR320 Drive 3x120mm radiator with integrated MCP350 pump
  • XSPC RX240 2x120mm
  • Bitspower Water Tank Z Ultra
  • 5x Yate Loon D12SH-12 High Speed 120mm fans
  • 11x XSPC 1/2" Barbs


    I will be adding to this parts list over the coming week, please feel free to comment on any of my parts choices. Thanks!

Edited by XPC - 4/24/12 at 9:25pm
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It's best to have positive pressure so you'll be better off having all of the fans on the radiators blowing in with a faster fan exhausting out the rear. Don't forget that even if you didn't have an exhaust fan that with PCI covers that have openings will nearly eliminate the need for exhaust fans (most ppl don't realize this). .

It can definitely be done for that budget. Do you prefer performance, quiet, or a noticeable humm?

edit: beautiful case btw
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post

It's best to have positive pressure so you'll be better off having all of the fans on the radiators blowing in with a faster fan exhausting out the rear. Don't forget that even if you didn't have an exhaust fan that with PCI covers that have openings will nearly eliminate the need for exhaust fans (most ppl don't realize this). .
It can definitely be done for that budget. Do you prefer performance, quiet, or a noticeable humm?
edit: beautiful case btw

Thanks for the tip, So I should have both radiators set up as intakes. My only question about that is how will that hot air effect other components in my case that are not part of the loop, such as my passively cooled graphics card for my third monitor, and my motherboard's chipset?

As for what I want noise wise, I'd like to keep the noise around the same or less than what I have now with all air cooling. Not even remotely silent, but not quite a jet turbine either. I would be happy with a humm as long as it's not overbearing. My main reason for going with water cooling is to increase performance, I have no need for a silent PC.

Also I appreciate the compliment.
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Added some parts to the parts list. Comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!
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internal temps with both blowing in should be within 1-3c of when it was exhausting, so not enough to actually make a difference.

As for fans it depends on how much you want to spend and how much clearance you have. High speed yate loons would be great, just remember to put them on a fan controller so you don't have to have them at full blast all of the time. At $5 each they're a great budget fan. If you have a little more clearance the 2000 rpm Scythe ultra kaze is solid. Tons of static pressure and pushed much more air than the yate, but it's also 38mm instead of 25mm tall. At ~$10 they aren't too hard on the bank. Other than that a noiseblocker pl series or gentle typhoon would work great, but they are much more expensive. Worth the money bc of their noise to performance ratio tho.
 
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Looking forward to this, and as fat_italian_stallion said, in a larger case like this, if you have all RAD's as intake, with dust filters, the amount of positive air flow will be fine as lone as you have some openings on the case on the rear side.

Definitely subscribed to this build.
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UPDATE!

I got a good deal on a Swiftech MCR320 Drive with an integrated MCP350 pump

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I then proceeded to do the solder mod to convert it to an MCP355

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Bottom of the case with the cutout marked

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Cutting the cutout

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Test fitting the radiator with a trio of random fans that I had lying about

I will be ordering fans and a cpu block this week. Stay tuned!
Edited by XPC - 4/1/12 at 6:45pm
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I love the look of these cases and thought about doing it so many times.

props to you sir!

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Thanks for the support guys!

On a side note, I'm really displeased with the paint job. It looked nice when I first polished it up, but it's not proven to be very durable. It's picking up nicks and dings like crazy just from being moved around and worked on. I'm thinking about getting it sandblasted and powder coated instead. I'm going to go up to a local shop during this coming week and see if I can get an estimate.

I'm also planning on making an aluminum plate to cover the motherboard, Kinda like the ASUS Sabretooth motherboards have.

Stay tuned for more updates!
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Core i7 3820 @4.65GHz and climbing! ASRock X79 Extreme 6 Gigabyte GTX480 1.5GB @902/1804/1848 32GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
60GB Mushkin Chronos SSD Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 EK FC 480 GTX XSPC RX240 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech MCR320 Windows 7 Enterprise 3x Samsung SyncMaster 225BW PC Power and Cooling Silencer 950W 
Case
Apple PowerMac G5 ATX conversion 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 860 4.3ghz 1.44v Asus P7P55D PRO Gigabyte GTX480 1.5GB 16gb G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos 60GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HP Lightscribe DVD-RW Xigmatek Dark Knight 
OSMonitorPowerCase
WINDOWS 7 ENTERPRISE ASUS VH222H 21.5", 2X SAMSUNG SyncMaster 225bw 22" Rosewill Performance series 600W Lian Li PC-7B 
Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 
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The one Free-man
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 3820 @4.65GHz and climbing! ASRock X79 Extreme 6 Gigabyte GTX480 1.5GB @902/1804/1848 32GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
60GB Mushkin Chronos SSD Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 EK FC 480 GTX XSPC RX240 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Swiftech MCR320 Windows 7 Enterprise 3x Samsung SyncMaster 225BW PC Power and Cooling Silencer 950W 
Case
Apple PowerMac G5 ATX conversion 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 860 4.3ghz 1.44v Asus P7P55D PRO Gigabyte GTX480 1.5GB 16gb G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Mushkin Chronos 60GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HP Lightscribe DVD-RW Xigmatek Dark Knight 
OSMonitorPowerCase
WINDOWS 7 ENTERPRISE ASUS VH222H 21.5", 2X SAMSUNG SyncMaster 225bw 22" Rosewill Performance series 600W Lian Li PC-7B 
Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 
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Might want to back that aluminum plate with something to prevent shorts.
 
Project Atlantis
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3960X w/ EK Supreme HF  Asus Rampage IV Extreme w/ EK full cover Tri SLi EVGA GTX TITAN SC w/ EK full cover & Ba... 64 GB Dominator w/ MIPS Ram Cooler 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black 1x Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 560  Bitspower Pump Upgrade Kit 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 280 Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Dual Uber MCP655 Noiseblocker PK-3  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower Compression Fittings Lamptron FC-8 Noiseblocker PL-2 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB287Q 4K Steelseries 7G Custum wired EVGA NEX 1500 Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse Pad
Rat 7 Razer Goliathus XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 c0 @ 4.2 Ghz w/ 1.4v max 4.6ghz @1.55v w... Asus P6T6 WS Revolution w/ koolance nb/sb+mosfe... EVGA GTX 480 x3 w/ Koolance Vid-NX480 12gb Corsair Dominator 1600mhz w/ MIPS Ramcooler 6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5 Tb Seagate barracuda x3 LG Bluray Burner 2x SR1 360, RX 360, SR1 240, SR1 120, 2x MCP355... Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung t260 x3 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Silverstone st1200 Mountain Mods U2UFO w/ MM Pedestal Addition 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Razer Destructor X-Fi Fata1ity Logitech Z-5500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3840QM 650ti 8GB 1333mhz DDR3 256gb ssd 
OSMonitorPowerCase
OSX Mountain Lion Retina Display 85w Magsafe Power Adapter Aluminum Unibody 
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Project Atlantis
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3960X w/ EK Supreme HF  Asus Rampage IV Extreme w/ EK full cover Tri SLi EVGA GTX TITAN SC w/ EK full cover & Ba... 64 GB Dominator w/ MIPS Ram Cooler 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1TB Samsung EVO 850 2x 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black 1x Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 560  Bitspower Pump Upgrade Kit 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 280 Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 480 Dual Uber MCP655 Noiseblocker PK-3  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Bitspower Compression Fittings Lamptron FC-8 Noiseblocker PL-2 Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus PB287Q 4K Steelseries 7G Custum wired EVGA NEX 1500 Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse Pad
Rat 7 Razer Goliathus XL 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 c0 @ 4.2 Ghz w/ 1.4v max 4.6ghz @1.55v w... Asus P6T6 WS Revolution w/ koolance nb/sb+mosfe... EVGA GTX 480 x3 w/ Koolance Vid-NX480 12gb Corsair Dominator 1600mhz w/ MIPS Ramcooler 6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1.5 Tb Seagate barracuda x3 LG Bluray Burner 2x SR1 360, RX 360, SR1 240, SR1 120, 2x MCP355... Win 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung t260 x3 Razer Black Widow Ultimate Silverstone st1200 Mountain Mods U2UFO w/ MM Pedestal Addition 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Mamba Razer Destructor X-Fi Fata1ity Logitech Z-5500 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3840QM 650ti 8GB 1333mhz DDR3 256gb ssd 
OSMonitorPowerCase
OSX Mountain Lion Retina Display 85w Magsafe Power Adapter Aluminum Unibody 
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