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[Build Log] low budget multimedia/gaming watercooled - Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced

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Im working abroad and since my laptop really isnt a gaming machine i wanted something small/silent and not too expensive to play with...sometime ago i already purchased an used watercooling setup so i had some parts to start with (its not going to be built to spec with new watercooling parts to keep it low budget...).

I got the case some days ago to see how the parts fit in and just now ordered the PC hardware and additional parts for the watercooling.

Its not going to be something ueber special its my first mini-ITX and watercooling build. Still hope some people will like it being low budget bang for the buck or whatever.

Got the Asus H77 board since its really not that much more expensive then the ASROCK B75 and i wanna use the RAID and overall got the nicer layout. Didnt go too cheap for the PSU either. Its a very quiet one and got enough power for my needs and cable management and only 45cm long cables...

Cooling Hardware owned:

Radiator : Innovatec 120mm Radiator (x3) with frame fitting ODDbay
Pump : Innovatek HPPS Plus - 12V Pump

Cooling Hardware ordered: 10/11 arrived 10/17

CPU cooler : Watercool HK CPU LGA 1155/1156 Rev. 3.0 LC
Misc : Fittings, Pump decoupling, etc:

http://www.aquatuning.de/shopping_cart.php/bkey/6b686645cdc969dce9a278efd6f9b9da

PC Hardware owned:

Case : Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
HDD : 3.5" 1000GB 7200RPM Samsung
HDD : 3.5" 750GB 7200RPM Samsung

PC Hardware ordered: 10/11 - picked up 10/12

MoBo : ASUS P8H77-I
CPU : INTEL Pentium G860 3.00GHz
RAM : CORSAIR 8192MB Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 KIT
PSU : BE QUIET! Pure Power 430W CM

PC Hardware still needed :

SSD
Monitor
Graphics card(GTX650ti vs some passive cooled card like HD7750)

Tools owned:
GlueGun
Soldering iron
Various Screwdrivers,pliers etc.

Tools aquired: 10/16

Dremel

Built

To save some space (for the drives) ill use the pump without the default Eheim reservoir and will be using a T-line/custom made reservoir.
Pump in the lower part of the HDDbay upper first sleed still usable. 120mm Radiator sitting in ODDbay.


Edited by TornadoBUD - 10/17/12 at 10:55pm
post #2 of 9
Looks cool, i'll be really interested to see more progress, subscribed!
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post #3 of 9
Interesting... do you have a better camera you could use? smile.gif
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post #4 of 9
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Yes i need a real camera. wink.gif Its just a very pood mobile phone cam but i will make better pics later.

I got the pc hardware today and the watercooling stuff i ordered is on the way from germany biggrin.gif

I might get this super silent tiny little awesome pump here : 49 x 49 x 24mm and still 100 liter per minute flow. got some really positive review.

Alphacool DC-LT Ceramic - 12V DC Pro. bundled with plexi top just 30 Euro... that still fits the budget plan. I will see how the big Eheim pump will perform in the case...

http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p13015_Alphacool-DC-LT-Ceramic---12V-DC-Pro.html
post #5 of 9
Update!! biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 9
Yes, I can't be the only one sporting a watercooled CM 120 Elite.
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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Back biggrin.gif

Changed the RAM to CORSAIR 8192MB Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 1600MHz CL9 KIT on monday. Got the Dremel on tuesday(well some other brand). Put the hardware together with the stock cooler to see if it runs. Still no monitor... Yesterday watercooling hardware finally arrived and had some time to try out the Dremel and took the computer to my mate who also happens to be my neighbour. His reaction was "this is a computer?" tongue.gif Plugged it in to his LED TV via HDMI. Im pretty impressed by the Asus EFI. I need to ask someone to lend me a better camera ... you could say thats a real budget build. Anyway wont look too pretty since its my first build. I just wanna have it technically working and then learn and work on details like cable sleeving and pimping the case.
post #8 of 9
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What can i say i spent the last week riding my motorbike in Hungary and Slovakia. The last warm days this year biggrin.gif

Today i bought a M4 tap and wrench to make some custom mountings for pump decoupling. I kind of forgot to order the base plate for pump decoupling but anyway thats more creative and the big purpose of the whole thing is to be busy during winter when i wont ride the bike anymore tongue.gif
post #9 of 9
this build is as gud as dead?
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