Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › [Build Log] - The Big Budget Boomer Box (aka, the "BBBB")
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Build Log] - The Big Budget Boomer Box (aka, the "BBBB") - Page 80

post #791 of 3982
Finally the forbidden package arrives! Cheers! Have a glass of red wine on me! biggrin.gif


Cannot wait for udpates!!! thumb.gif



Oopss....just read your other thread. This is the AT not the AC! mad.gif


Well the good news is you have new gear and we get updates!



I didn't know that the Aquacomputer aquaero 5 XT was back in stock! I would have ordered one. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Quest99 - 7/23/12 at 9:12am
post #792 of 3982
Ordered a ASUS 670 TOP, and a razer deathadder Friday. The wait is killing me, like how it kills all of us when we are expecting a package. My 670 should come tomorrow.
Edited by General121 - 7/23/12 at 9:34am
Wrecking Ball.
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus p8z68-v/gen 3 Asus 670 top 16 GB (total) G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD Crucial M4 256GB ASUS 24x CD/DVD drive Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home viewsonic 27 inch 1ms response Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudio
razer deathadder turtle beach x12 Sennheiser HD280 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS p8z68-vpro/gen3 Gigabyte 7950 3gb Gigabyte 7950 3gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz G skill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz Crucial M4 512gb ssd Corsair H100i 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria 1440P 27" IPS Ducky OCN Cherry MX blue Silverstone 1000w NZXT switch 810 
Audio
ASUS xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
Wrecking Ball.
(18 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Asus p8z68-v/gen 3 Asus 670 top 16 GB (total) G.skill ripjaws 1333mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB 7200rpm HDD Crucial M4 256GB ASUS 24x CD/DVD drive Corsair H80i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 home viewsonic 27 inch 1ms response Corsair AX750 NZXT Switch 810 
MouseAudioAudio
razer deathadder turtle beach x12 Sennheiser HD280 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS p8z68-vpro/gen3 Gigabyte 7950 3gb Gigabyte 7950 3gb 
RAMRAMHard DriveCooling
GSkill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz G skill Ripjaws X 8gb 2133mhz Crucial M4 512gb ssd Corsair H100i 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria 1440P 27" IPS Ducky OCN Cherry MX blue Silverstone 1000w NZXT switch 810 
Audio
ASUS xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #793 of 3982
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

They came! Quick pic below....more pictures tonight of the stuff.


Woop Woop! wheee.gif
My Rig
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500k MSI P67 XFX Radeon HD 6850 Patriot 1600L 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Maxtor 7H5 western digital wd10ears seagate st500 Swiftech Apogee 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Extreme Swiftech MCP Technofront Challenger Heatkiller GPU-X2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCR120 Windows 7 Ultimate Viewsonic  Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair 750 Coolermaster HAF932 Gigabyte M8000X Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2500k MSI P67 XFX Radeon HD 6850 Patriot 1600L 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Maxtor 7H5 western digital wd10ears seagate st500 Swiftech Apogee 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Ice Extreme Swiftech MCP Technofront Challenger Heatkiller GPU-X2 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCR120 Windows 7 Ultimate Viewsonic  Microsoft Sidewinder X6 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair 750 Coolermaster HAF932 Gigabyte M8000X Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #794 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quest99 View Post

I didn't know that the Aquacomputer aquaero 5 XT was back in stock! I would have ordered one. rolleyes.gif

FrozenCPU has 13 A5 XT's left. I also got an LT because I need more than 6 power adjusts. I don't want to run more than 8 fans per PA2, so I'll stick the LT somewhere as a second aquaero, and put in some additional power adjusts.
post #795 of 3982
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpachris View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by barkinos98 View Post

that helix res drool.gif my friend ordered one with blood red/white and it looks killer biggrin.gif +rep for killing the waiting time

Thank you sir. FrozenQ does a nice job.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sortableturnip View Post

Someone was up late last night wink.gif
Res looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the parts you ordered from Aquatuning come in today

They came! Quick pic below....more pictures tonight of the stuff.




Quote:
Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post

I'm sure my wife would let me make a crazy case like yours, if I'd theme it similarly to yours. tongue.gif

Your wife is clearly a very intelligent woman. wink.gif
eek.gif a smartphone pic!
post #796 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Poweradjust 2 Ultra Pictures

Everyone has seen pictures of PowerAdjust 2's before, but here are pictures of my new ones. This is what comes in the box:




In addition to the actual PowerAdjust unit, you get a USB cable, an AquaBus cable, Power cable (3pin to molex/3pin), and a super handy manual written in German. wink.gif Here are some shots of everything taken out of the packaging:




Here are some shots of the PowerAdjust 2 unit itself:







Here is a closeup of the "AquaBus" cable. Its a fan cable, so please don't ever pay for one of these thinking you really need it. Any 3pin fan cable will do.




The sleeving on the "AquaBus" cable leaves a lot to be desired. Its a kind of netting that still shows all of the wires underneath it. These will need to be redone for sure.




Here is the power cable. The 3pin is attached to the power out on the PA2, and its setup to use with pumps. The molex connector goes to the pump and the other 3pin is for reading rpm's. I'll probably tinker with redoing these and making the output from my fan just a 3pin and connect it directly to the PA2 without this split.




Here are some fun pics of what 6 of them look like lined up.








asg and several others have done some much prettier wiring of these, so I'm going to take a stab and doing some custom wiring for the AquaBus and the power cables. My thought is to put most of the PA2's down in the pedestal, so that there is airflow moving across them all the time. I'm connecting a fair amount of fans to each one, and I've heard some people talk about the thermal protection kicking in with only a few fans attached when they were undervolting them. So I want to make sure these stay cool. There should be great airflow between the two radiators down in the pedestal.

More later......
post #797 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Pictures of my two new AMS Radiators. Getting these makes me remember why I wanted them in the first place. I find the copper incredibly beautiful. I got two 360's. There are lots of port options, and they feel incredibly well built.









And here are some pictures just sitting them inside the case, so you can see what the copper looks like with my crimson color. I love it. I had been waiting to see if I was going to like copper, and putting these in here seals it for me.






Even though I love the copper, I need to do something about the aluminum side panels. Copper will be the accent color, so I need to minimize or eliminate any of the silver/chrome/aluminum finishes in the case. I'm going to do the sides of the AMS radiators either black, or powdercoat them white.
post #798 of 3982
Chris,

Just me, but I don't think the copper looks good with your color scheme. I would paint them personally, but that is just me.
Congrats on getting the AC Gear. Did you get the H20 block for the A-5?
DUALBRAIN
(15 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
  hide details  
Reply
DUALBRAIN
(15 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Xeon X5680 Xeon X5680 eVGA SR-2 eVGA GTX 780 Ti 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
eVGA GTX 780 Ti 24 GB Corsair Dominator Samsung 840 Pro Aqua Kryos x 2 CPU, Aqua Nickel Ti x 2, MIPS MB... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate Dell U3415W Func KB 460 & Happy Hacker Pro 2 Corsair 1200 AXi 
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH 10 Func Audio Engine A5+ 
  hide details  
Reply
post #799 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by theseekeroffun View Post

Chris,
Just me, but I don't think the copper looks good with your color scheme. I would paint them personally, but that is just me.
Congrats on getting the AC Gear. Did you get the H20 block for the A-5?

Copper's not for everyone....but it floats my boat. Got the girlfriends seal of approval also.

Yes, I got the water block. Two of them actually. I'm going to run one aquaero XT and one LT. I didn't want to take up another 5.25 bay with a second XT. From what I've read about AquaSuite....my guess is I won't use the remote control or the touchscreen buttons much anyway. Trying to save some 5.25 bay space for a lighting effect I've been thinking about. My plan is to have the XT hooked up to 6 PA2's, each running the following:

PA1 - Pump 1
PA2 - Pump 2
PA3 - 8 push fans on pedestal 480 rads
PA4 - 8 pull fans on pedestal 480 rads
PA5 - 8 push fans on top 480 rads
PA6 - 8 pull fans on top 480 rads

The LT will have between 4-6 poweradjusts, with the following mapped out so far:

PA1 - Pump 3
PA2 - Pump 4
PA3 - 6 push fans on the AMS rads
PA4 - 5 exhaust fans on back of case
PA5 - 2 push fans on back 280 rad in pedestal
PA6 - 2 pull fans on back 280 rad in pedestal

That should leave the 4 channels on the aquaero free for miscellaneous case fans and/or lighting.
post #800 of 3982
Thread Starter 
Pictures of flow and temperature sensors.

I got 3 flow sensors, not because I'll have 3 loops, but Electrocutor has been tinkering with a design that does include some subloops and running certain items in parallel, so there will be different flow at different parts of the loop. It's still a single loop....but its a very complicated single loop. tongue.gif Obligatory box shot:





Items out of boxes:



The AquaComputer flow sensor is a great looking little device:



Some artsy shots:




If you look back at the 3 pins coming out of the flow sensor....they are set fairly wide apart. This cable is required to connect it to either a PA2 or the Aquaero unit. For the life of me, the only reason I can think of to make these pins that far apart, is so that people will feel like they need to buy the cable from Aqua instead of just using an extra fan header. And the cable does NOT come with the flow sensor, so be prepared to buy one. If you can find one of those big funky 3pin headers, it would still be easy to make one yourself....but I wouldn't know where to start looking. But, I'll still make it a custom length and get it sleeved.




And here are some other sensors.



I'm planning on having multiple water sensors and lots of air temperature sensors. The charts/graphs coming out of the Aquasuite look like they could be a lot of fun, and the more sensors you have, the more ways you have to control all the items hooked up to the Aquaero.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › [Build Log] - The Big Budget Boomer Box (aka, the "BBBB")