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The X79 chipset is supposed to run hot. LGA2011 CPUs draw lots of power so more VRM heat. More memory channels and lots of PCIe lanes also mean more northbridge heat. The southbridge shouldn't be that hot though, unless its heatsink is linked with the northbridge's (which is usually the case).

Now, I'm sorry for what I'm going to say, but you should probably redo the tubing. That Primochill PrimoFlex Pro LRT is known to cause many plasticizer problems. You wouldn't want to ruin those nice waterblocks. Use Advanced LRT instead. You won't be happy to find out that it's much harder to work with, but the tradeoff is worth it IMO.
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The X79 chipset is supposed to run hot. LGA2011 CPUs draw lots of power so more VRM heat. More memory channels and lots of PCIe lanes also mean more northbridge heat. The southbridge shouldn't be that hot though, unless its heatsink is linked with the northbridge's (which is usually the case).

Now, I'm sorry for what I'm going to say, but you should probably redo the tubing. That Primochill PrimoFlex Pro LRT is known to cause many plasticizer problems. You wouldn't want to ruin those nice waterblocks. Use Advanced LRT instead. You won't be happy to find out that it's much harder to work with, but the tradeoff is worth it IMO.

I think the AE11 is also a little exceptional here as the LSI chip and two PLX chips also add to the heat generated. Definetely not worth that annoying little fan that used to be there that's for sure.

That's a pain - funnily enough I probably should have known this.... I actually bought the Primochill tubing because my original Tygon tubing on a setup I used to have was doing just that.. I won't be taking the risk so I'll definitely switch it out. Thanks for telling me! smile.gif
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No major progress but I had two deliveries today!



Before Christmas I got in contact with a company called Locker Group here in Perth and had some perforated aluminium sheeting cut to size. Finally rocked up today. The sheeting will be used for rear ventilation for the desk. One piece will be used as backing for the PC drawer in place of MDF panels, this should provide plenty of ventilation (it's a large opening). The next piece will be for the cable run inside the desk - should give the power boards etc. some ventilation.


The largest piece of aluminium has a different purpose though. All the computer hardware will sit on this piece of sheeting allowing you to see everything underneath - acrylic rigid tubing will be run underneath creating a vein-like effect of green and blue water cooling tube. If you recall a few posts up I had painted two large MDF panels black and said they would all be used for the PC drawer. This will create a multi layered effect.

Now for some hardware!


Had a nice large package delivered.. what could it be..


Just a couple of Corsair RM1000 power supplies wink.gif The reason I opted for the power supplies is because of the neat feature where the fans in these units don't even start spinning until you draw more than 400 watt. After that they do not exceed more than ~12dB until about 700 watt. Of course this is just what Corsair have said so once I get into the build I'll tell you just how quiet these things are wink.gif I'm also well aware of how overkill 2000 watts actually is.. so no need to remind me smile.gif There is a reason for it!



Enjoy!
Edited by jrule2 - 1/8/14 at 10:25pm
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Progress update? smile.gif
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Don't have a whole lot to report but here are a few pictures smile.gif




Painted the sheet of mesh that the hardware will sit on. Did it in matte black to keep the reflection minimal.




Started mounting some hardware on the sheeting to get a feel for the layout. Just used some nuts to fasten the motherboard risers to the sheet. In the ideal world all the holes would line up making life easy - it is not the ideal world. Need to make some cuts and holes for tubing, cables, mounting etc. Once I start sleeving some cables I may even get away with threading the wires through the mesh and then joining the connectors. If it's neat enough, and looks good I'll probably do it (will save me a lot of cutting too).





The reservoirs are purely for aesthetic here so they are going to be mounted horizontally (as you will have seen in one of my previous posts). FrozenQ Helix reservoirs in green and blue; one for each loop.


This is basically what the final product should be like.. Just imagine some tubing, cables and some other surprises wink.gif (might try different orientations for the SSDs as well)

That's it for today.
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Absolutely amazing build! Subbed. thumb.gif
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nice update thumb.gif
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Thanks guys smile.gif



Decided to start assembling the drawer that will hold all the computer components now it's all painted.


The rivets and screw holes are not the prettiest but that's alright, this part will never really be seen.



Mounted the front of the drawer thumb.gif The front and sides of the panel are being laminated.




All done. Just need some handles now! Well, not really done - still needs another piece of MDF and some perforated sheeting covered in computer goodness wink.gif

Next couple of weeks I should get a lot done. Going to place a few orders - more fittings and tubing for the radiator case, some Primochill rigid tubing and fittings for the computer (I'll be doing some bending wink.gif )

I'll also be grabbing some cable sleeving and a lot of connectors - time for some cabling!
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It was too hot to do much this weekend so..




The perforated sheeting for the rear of the PC drawer was not spot on (didn't fit..). Sort of my fault upon measuring the opening again I realised my original measurements were slightly off.. Knew I had to do some slight alterations anyway since the inner welds are not ground right back. I rounded the edges of the sheeting and reduced the length by about a 1-2mm. The sheet now sits there nicely. I haven't attached it yet but I'll do so using tabs probably in the next day or so.



Same story for the rear of the cable compartment/run. I will need to use quite a few tabs on this piece to ensure the sheet does bow outwards.


Obviously this is for ventilation and none of this will be seen. I may even throw a couple of the Noctua fans I have kicking around onto the inner face of the sheet and use them for pulling air out of the desk.
Edited by jrule2 - 1/19/14 at 7:14am
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coming alone nice, keep up the good work, its giving me lots of ideas biggrin.gif
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