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Don't know why I haven't swung by here before, but I'm subbing now. thumb.gif
Welcome to the fun! thumb.gif

Here are a few pics of what has happend since last time.



The latest items: New red fittings, a 90 degree fitting, 3x silver coil and a 240cm RGB LED kit


new vs old, turned out great!


normal fitting changed out with the new 90 degree.. gave the feeding tube a much smother bend smile.gif
The other fitting is the QDC that allows me to connect the 1080 rad.
It looks really messy tight now.. still figuring out what to do with the last 40cm of LED.. think Im just gonna cut it off.


A minor cutout to give me access to the new res filler port.


The colors obviously looks much better in real life smile.gif the "white" is waaay too blue on this photo.

Lastly, a short video of the RGB kit

Sorry for the quality of the pictures/video
I will try to get my hands on a better camera soon.
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 1/31/14 at 8:42pm
 
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So you're basically converting that from a blue build to a red build? Looks great.
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sort of speak smile.gif if you read the log, im pretty sure I mentioned the reason wink.gif
when I build my loop, I didnt know what colors my Mobo would have.. so once I got the new hardware, I changed to red / black.
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Looks great.
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The red fittings ended up looking really great! How loud did the 1080 rad end up being?
 
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well.. they are 180mm at 900 rpm, so they are next to silent.
I lowered to 700 for total silence.
Im running 4.6ghz @ 1.3V atm.. temps never goes over 65C in IBT, Prime95, AIDA64 or full F@H and around 50-55 in normal everyday use and F@H medium.
Will be lapping the IHS tomorrow
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 9/3/13 at 5:58pm
 
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Ok.. I decided to hold the lapping for now.. my temps are fine and core diff is 2-3 degrees~ and I will loose my warranty if I start lapping it..

I got my 840pro and.. pause:

unpause: a bat just flew in my window tongue.gif good thing I had a net near by ^^

Anyway.. Samsung 256GB 840pro and SanDisk extreme pro 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive

So pretty ^^


HDD before 830 in my old p35 board <---> 830 in P35 board

Boot time + programs on P35 chipset



830 in Z87-GD65 <---> 840pro in Z87-GD65


And my 3.0 USB ^^
I did a clean win7 installation with it. From cold boot till first windows startup:less than 5min ^^
Thats darn fast imo tongue.gif
Then came the updating, installing of programs, drivers, tweaking the system... took another 2 hours ~ -_-


I decided to stick with 4.6GHz since it runs at "low" volt and seams vary stable / work willing.
And here are my final stress test

4,6GHZ @ 1.3V, 20 Runs IBT: 75, 75, 73, 73, (Ambient: 26C, Water: 28-29C)
Normal Gaming load: 45-55
Idle: 28C (Ambient 24C, Water 24,2 ^^)
I will try to push it to 5.0 just for fun.. but no promises!

Since we are lacking towards the end on this, my first Water Cooling and heavy case modding build, I thought I would show you what is stashed in my attic wink.gif

Behold! The Great Cardboard Mountain. All the boxes from the entire project smile.gif (minus the one for the cabinet)
Now I can finally throw it out ^^

I will get a better camera and do some nice pictures of the finished project. Might take some time though.

The End!
?
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 9/26/14 at 4:11am
 
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Part 6. DIY Back Plate:


I know I havent posted "final" pictures of the project yet, so here is a few, I will do my best to get more smile.gif


Also.. Good news!
I figured my next project for this build log.
As you can see on the photos, I still need to clean my res (lazy me).
The back of my GPU, or tho it is black, it is still not too pretty with all the stickers and what not..
So I started looking at different backplates that would fit my card.. One thing that struck me, was that more or less ALL of them has some type of text on them, and ofc they are all written so they would face the right way in a normal case.. but this is a standing GPU and therefore the text is gonna be up side down.. also I dont really care for all the visible screws on other backplates.

What to do?... Got it! A costume backplate!
So I searched the forum and found that it has been done before, but not that many times it seams..
I also saw a post using printable labels to make some cool design for the plate! really nice idea!
So Im gonna ordered some A4 self adhesive sheets and start playing with designs and making a template for the backplate.
I still dont know what material I will make the plate itself from.. probably some 1-2mm plexi or something.

My GPU never reaches 50 degrees while gaming (sweeet) so I doubt I will have to cut any vent holes in the backplate?
What do you guys think?
Edited by GaMbi2004 - 10/12/13 at 11:21am
 
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Looks amazing! and great temps on the card. The custom plexi plate idea is very interesting, you could even drill in the same 3mm holes the xspc block has and add LED lights to that as well. I don think you'll need any vent holes but it might be a good idea to put thermal pads behind the GPU die area.
 
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Good tip about the pads!

The 3mm holes would require me to use atleast 4-5mm plexi, witch I dont have, and I doubt I will be able to make the cuts as smooth as XSPC, so the light wouldnt be the same..
Think im gonna stick with something thin. great idea though! I might try it out if I can get my hands on some thicker plexi

I will put up a poll once I get further with this project, but here are a few candidates for the plate graphics:




I personally like the OCN a lot since it kinda has same "texture" as the other side of the XSPC block
The dragon is the same one that is sitting on top of my chipset tongue.gif
and the last one is just Zoidberg ;D

Post ideas if you want a graphic in the poll tongue.gif
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