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post #11 of 22
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UPDATE #2

Ok guys, a quick update. I have about half of my loop right now, so I decided to get the CPU under water now!

Change of plans in the form of a Heatkiller 3.0 LC!
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Old Xiggy Dark Knight ready to be removed
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CPU cleaned up and ready for thermal compound.
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AS5 applied
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Waterblock mounted
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Motherboard fitted back in the case.
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Temporary CPU only loop set up and leak testing.
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I decided to try pushing my 860 a little bit and this is what I got!
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At lower multipliers I got the Bclk as high as 215 MHz stable, but I hit a wall at ~4.35 GHz no matter how much voltage I used, nor what multiplier/baseclock combination I used. I think that this is just all that my particular chip can do above ambient. It looks like I'm going to be upgrading to a Sandy, or Ivy soon.

I'm taking the case to be powder coated on Thursday. Hopefully it will be done early next week!

More updates to come!
Edited by XPC - 4/10/12 at 8:33pm
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post #12 of 22
Definitely a fairly unique case and design; interested to see the final product!

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post #13 of 22
I've only built one computer so I have a long way to go until I feel comfortable doing a water cooled build, but I love the look of them. Definitely subbed! thumb.gif
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post #14 of 22
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Tiny Update:


I dropped the case off to be powder coated today. They say it will be about two weeks with their current workload.

I also purchased the XSPC RX240 rad and an EK Acetal/Nickel block with backplate for my GTX480.

Stay tuned for more updates!
Edited by XPC - 4/12/12 at 7:10pm
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60GB Mushkin Chronos SSD Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 EK FC 480 GTX XSPC RX240 
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post #15 of 22
I was actually thinking of doing this a while ago!, but realised that I didnt have the correct tools to make it look good :/. Really looking forward to this biggrin.gif, looks good so far!
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post #16 of 22
I love the way that case looks. Very unique design if you ask me. Any plans of adding in some green maybe? I think it would flow well with the black...maybe an outline on the front of the case?

Either way, looks great. Psyched about updates thumb.gif
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post #17 of 22
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UPDATE: Major changes have occurred with my system, see the first post for updates on that!

I received my RX240, and I have to say, I'm in love with XSPC products. This rad is just top notch compared to my Swiftech rad in build and finish quality. My MCR320's fan mounting holes are not properly aligned, so I can only get 2 or 3 screws in per fan, which is fine, but it still speaks negatively to the quality of the rad. The RX240 is perfectly aligned, not a single complaint!
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With Yate Loons installed!

I also got my EK FC 480 GTX water block and backplate!

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I should be picking the case up from the powder coaters on Thursday, so many updates are on the way!

Stay tuned!
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60GB Mushkin Chronos SSD Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 EK FC 480 GTX XSPC RX240 
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post #18 of 22
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UPDATE:

What's this?

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I wonder what's inside...

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Core i7 3820
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32GB Mushkin Blackline DDR3 1600
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer 950W
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ASRock X79 Extreme 6
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Also
my case came back from the powder coaters.

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It may not look much different in photos, but it is worlds better in person. Big shout out to Indy Powder Coating, if you're in the Indianapolis area, they do good work.


More Updates to come!
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60GB Mushkin Chronos SSD Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 EK FC 480 GTX XSPC RX240 
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Subbed! I'm planning on doing a water-cooled G5 mod as well. Trying to fit a dual 180mm radiator in front as people have fit two 200mm fans in the front. That powder coating looks great!

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post #20 of 22
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UPDATE

Alright, so most of this build is completed at this point. Lets see what I've done.


For the front panel USB connections, ASrock provided this lovely USB 3.0 dongle.

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I needed to cut it down so that I could get the spacing right to fit the existing holes at the front of the case.

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I checked the spacing, and glued them to a piece of angle aluminum. Sadly I don't have a photo of that, but here they are mounted in the case.

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Now the new motherboard mounted in place! This ASrock X79 board matches the colors of the mod much better don't you think?

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The hard drives are mounted to aluminum brackets with heavy duty velcro. They are silent, and very easy to remove if needed!
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The Loop


So this is a shot of the loop completely hooked up and leak testing.
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As you can see, I didn't use a reservoir this time. It was a PITA to remove all of the air from this loop, I won't be doing this again!
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The RX240 is installed using only velcro. I was going to make a bracket out of aluminum, but the limited space in this case ultimately persuaded me to go with something a little simpler. It works wonderfully though!

So a random idea hit me last week. I have all of this lovely looking water cooling gear in there, and I won't even be able to see it. So I got on McMaster Carr and ordered a 24"x24" sheet of tinted polycarbonate.

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Trusty old table saw!
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Cut down to size
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And fitted in place!
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For this picture I simply shined a flashlight inside of the case, but the ultimate plan is to light it up from the inside with some LEDs. I think this is a very cool and elegant solution for a case window. It's just about the sleekest way to do it.

What's left?

I will be adding a second 480 as soon as I find a matching EK Nickle Acital block at a good price. I'll be integrating a fan controller inside of the case. Various cosmetic improvements.

Also, you'll notice that the back of the case is wide open. I am going to cut a new tinted polycarbonate plate for it soon.


Stay tuned for updates! We're almost there!
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60GB Mushkin Chronos SSD Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 EK FC 480 GTX XSPC RX240 
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Core i7 860 4.3ghz 1.44v Asus P7P55D PRO Gigabyte GTX480 1.5GB 16gb G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 1333 
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Mushkin Chronos 60GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HP Lightscribe DVD-RW Xigmatek Dark Knight 
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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 
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