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Apollyon

Preface
The purpose of this build is to set myself a challenge, build a portable gaming rig and to conduct my year 12 research project on it. This is also my first build log so go easy on me! biggrin.gif

I sort of cheated with this build log because I already received all the parts for the build. Initially I bought the case, motherboard and sleeving to see how it would all fit, and to start sleeving. Then I bought the cooling but couldn't install it because a. my PSU blew up and b. I didn't realize I need 3/8" tubing for the pump. So after saving up a bit more cash I bought 3/8 barbs, tubing and a new psu. I used a temporary psu to do some very basic tests in terms of temperatures and noise with stock air cooling in the mean time.

What I'm trying to achieve
Performance wise I'm after a rig that will be able to play the latest games with decent FPS. It will be occasionally transported for lan parties and so on, and this is one of the reasons I chose such a small case. I'll also be using it for photo (maybe a bit of video) editing, and apart from that I just want a snappy/responsive computer.

In terms of cooling I'm aiming to achieve temperatures which are better than stock air cooling. Hopefully I'll be able to keep both the CPU and GPU under 70c while gaming. To make things even harder for myself, I want a silent, or near silent computer. Of course fan speed will be an issue here but I am much more worried about the pump. Fan wise, I'm replacing every fan (including the psu) with a noctua.

Parts list
Silverstone SG05 450W Gold Full Modular
ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini
Intel i5 2500k - Already own
EVGA GTX 560 Ti - Already own (it will have to do for now)
Intel x25-m 160GB - Already own
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB
Heatkiller full coverage GTX 560 Block - Already own
Clear 3/8" tubing
3/8 barbs
Heatkiller Rev3.0 CPU Block
XSPC EX120
EK Laing DDC-12v Pump
Swiftech Micro Res
x2 Noctua NF-F12
Noctua NF-B9
Sleeving from MDPC

Photos coming soon!
Edited by Aleckazee - 9/12/12 at 5:11am
    
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Group photo. Minus the case and I won't be using those compression fittings



Size of the motherboard compared to an iphone







80 Gold Full modular power supply





Sleeving from mdpc



















I'm a bit of a fan tongue.gif


Edited by Aleckazee - 9/8/12 at 4:41am
    
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Some shots of it with air cooling. can't believe I didn't take one with the psu and gpu in at the same time doh.gif too late now.



using tx650 while I waited for new psu



temps! The case cover was on for the tests (and I still had the original psu installed). I ran prime95 for 10 minutes (it reached those temps after about 8 minutes and stopped it because I didn't want to run it that hot too long. Please also note that this was done right after the thermal paste was applied so I didn't give it time to "set", I'm guessing they would be around 5c if not 10c lower (that's about how much my laptop dropped after freshly applied thermal set).
Then I ran Xtreme in-burn for once again 10 or so minutes. once it reached 90c it didn't go up for a while. They were just quick tests, just to get an idea of temperature difference between air and water.


Edited by Aleckazee - 9/9/12 at 6:59am
    
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Water cooling temps

10 Minute test to compare with 10 minute air temp test


And a full test


This is obviously a temporary setup. Next I'll be sleeving, just need to work out what's happening with the psu first. After that I'll secure the pump and res in place.










Edited by Aleckazee - 9/12/12 at 1:58am
    
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thanks, i'll have a few more pics up and temps tomorrow
    
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I've got the temp tests done for stock air cooling (amazing temps. amazingly high that is.) anyway, the new PSU I bought is making the exact same crackling sound as the first psu I had (which blew up). I turned the computer off right away. WHAT IS GOING ON!?!? I haven't tampered with the psu at all, I've changed power cords and plugs but the crackling continues. Is there anything on the actual hardware side itself that could be causing this?

EDIT: I don't know if this helps but when I was using my TX650 as a temporary psu, it made the crackling noise sometimes when it was plugged into the power board but not at all when it was plugged directly into the wall.
Edited by Aleckazee - 9/9/12 at 1:42am
    
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anyone?
    
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