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Small Update

Received a reply from nateman_doo earlier today,

He is currently leak / stress testing the custom x79 Extreme 11 water block's with water,

Here is a pic he sent me of the block, looks fantastic smile.gif



Looks like everything will line up well to swap the motherboard block, install the titan cards, the second psu and top radiator all at once smile.gif

I'm currently working on some custom made cold cathodes, they use round tubes and no square ends.

Pics of the custom cathodes will be posted tomorrow, I'll post a comparison picture of the old ones as well so you can see the difference smile.gif

Edit: I have spoken to Eddy from EK Waterblocks and the Titan waterblock back plates will be available around March 4th,

I have asked if he can add the cost of the backplates to my existing order plus any addition shipping and I am waiting for a reply smile.gif

Will keep you posted smile.gif
Edited by soth - 2/22/13 at 3:13am
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With all this hardware I want to see this thing on a scale once you've wrapped it all up. I'm thinking 35-40lbs easy.
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4 Titan blocks drool.gif
Love the progress.
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With all this hardware I want to see this thing on a scale once you've wrapped it all up. I'm thinking 35-40lbs easy.

Haha just in blocks probably.
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4 Titan blocks drool.gif
Love the progress.
Haha just in blocks probably.

It weighs over 30kg's already (filled), I can barely lift it by mself, its a good thing it has wheels.
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Cant wait!
Good to see a fellow modder who doesn't complain about all the csq design hustle!

My only problem with the CSQ design was the way they did the ports for the GPU blocks,

For the 680gtx blocks you were forced to use their SLI bridge to connect more than 2 together. This was due to the positioning of the in/out g1/4 holes being lower than the height of the card, rather than above the height of the card.

This is a 680gtx EK block, notice the g1/4 hole positions are lower than the top of the block/card



This is the new TITAN EK block, notice the g1/4 hole positions above the top of the block/card. This will allow me to finally use the bits power crystal links I've had stored for 6 months smile.gif



On to other things, I finished the first of my custom cold cathode's today. The reason I made these is because the lamptron/bitspower/generic brand cold cathodes do not maintain a bright light when using cables longer than 30cm. They are also bulky and the cathode in the center moves around a lot and can provide inconsistent light. In other words they are cheap and nasty.

This is a lamptron ultra bright cold cathode, notice the size of the tube and the glued square ends. If you attempt to use cable extenders on these products the lighting will dim (even as little as a 20cm extension)



The new cold cathode, smaller diameter tube, no movement in the cathode,



Side by Side



Side by Side cable lengths, notice the new one has a 50cm cable length, the lamptron only has a 30 cm cable. This picture also shows their size difference.



Originally I wanted to use the lamptron cold cathodes with a CCFL extension lead. However any extension lead or inverter I tried (i own 5-6 diff inverters) would dim the cold cathode light. I even tried soldering my own cable to the lamptron device, same issue with the dimming.

More pics demonstrating the size of the square based end compared to the rubber one.



Edited by soth - 2/22/13 at 3:23pm
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Just read 47 pages of this build log. All I can say is. wow.

You sir, are quite mad. but it's the good kind! I'm loving this build log. Definitely subbed, I'm looking forward to more updates.

What I find suprising, as a Kiwi, is the amount of W/C components you can actually get shipped to our place on the globe. Gives me hope for if I ever decide to Water-Cool smile.gif

Btw, 3-4 Titans? Insane, but awesome as hell. Honestly, I think that'd even bottleneck your CPU haha!
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Originally Posted by Demoscraft View Post

Just read 47 pages of this build log. All I can say is. wow.

You sir, are quite mad. but it's the good kind! I'm loving this build log. Definitely subbed, I'm looking forward to more updates.

What I find suprising, as a Kiwi, is the amount of W/C components you can actually get shipped to our place on the globe. Gives me hope for if I ever decide to Water-Cool smile.gif

Btw, 3-4 Titans? Insane, but awesome as hell. Honestly, I think that'd even bottleneck your CPU haha!

Glad you like it mate biggrin.gif

I think you are right on the CPU bottleneck, I will swap over to one of Intel's new ivy-bridge-e CPU's later this year.

Also confirmed by Nvidia you can run Quad-SLI titan's, So i will definitely be running 4 of them now smile.gif

Not the most exciting post in the world, but I finished my cold cathodes.

Making these was pretty simple, I ordered some tubing to size, cut some rubber stoppers and bought the internals from Jaycar (local electronics supplier).

I think you will agree from the pictures below that the result was worth the effort smile.gif







You may recall earlier in the thread I purchased a lighting control module from bitspower to replace the 2 pin LED control module.

It is much easier to work with molex cables attached to 2 x LED's than to work with 2 pin LED's and resistors.



The biggest problem with these modules is the base. The acrylic base sits on top of screws and will not sit flush on any area you attempt to mount them to without some kind of spacer.

The next two photos will help to demonstrate the above explanation. You will notice the screws raise the acrylic base by 1-2mm, creating an uneven mount.




So with that in mind, and to practice using the new plexiglass 80T saw blade, I've created a small cad drawing that will be used to create a flush base with tiny standoff's (that don't require a screw on the other side)





It's raining here currently, but once it stops I'll cut out the new base, practise sanding it and then screw in the standoff's / mount the module.

Still no news on the TITAN Gpu's from my supplier.

Edit: UPS may drop off the new lighter quick disconnects from koolance today, I'll take some comparison pics as soon as they arrive.
Edited by soth - 2/24/13 at 12:27pm
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So which ram cooling block guys?

Bitspower



EK CSQ

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Corsair



MIPS


Edited by soth - 2/24/13 at 4:50pm
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MIPs!!!!!

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