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[Build Log] compact splash #021 - SFF mITX water-cooled build, 7970, 2500K

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Hello friends, thanks for checking out my second build log on OCN!

The case this build is based around is a small form factor mITX case designed by OCN member She Loved E. It is number 21 in a limited run of cases built between April and November 2013.

Table of Contents:

  1. Component list and final build photos (Posts 2 and 3)
  2. First attempt at a Jarrah radiator stand
  3. Compact Splash delivered: Unboxing
  4. Initial build





Build log first post text V1.0 (Click to show)
Many thanks to She Loved E and to the very well known Dwood for the opportunity to own my own Compact Splash mITX chassis.

I have always found the idea of SFF computing to be very appealing and thought that one day i may give a water-cooled mITX or uATX build a go. Stoked that it is finally happening biggrin.gif

SLE's original build log for Compact Splash project available here
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Edited by beanscene - 12/10/13 at 2:55am
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Main component list

  • CPU: Intel i5 2500K
  • MOBO: Asrock Z77E-ITX
  • RAM: 2x 8gb G-Skill Trident-X 2400MHz
  • GPU: Sapphire Dual-X Radeon HD 7970
  • SSD: 250Gb Samsung 840 Series
  • HDD: WD Scorpio Blue 1TB 2.5"
  • PSU: Silverstone ST45SF-G
  • CASE: Compact Splash - Satin White with I/O and fillport

Water-loop

  • CPU BLOCK: XSPC Raystorm
  • GPU BLOCK: Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X³ 79X0
  • RAD 1: XSPC EX240
  • RAD 2: XSPC EX120
  • RAD 3 (External with QDC's): XSPC AX360
  • FANS: 6x Scythe GT-AP15s
  • PUMP: Laing DDC-1T
  • RES: Bitspower DDC Mini Water Tank Plus
  • FITTINGS: XSPC Black Nickel
  • TUBING: Duranlene 7/16 ID 5/8 OD
  • COOLANT: DI water with Mayhems dye


Edited by beanscene - 1/7/14 at 2:18am
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Edited by beanscene - 5/1/13 at 9:49pm
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Pretty much the exact same watercooling I specced out for mine. Can't wait to see you working on it and figuring out all the hassles - I won't be able to start my build until June smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kennah View Post

Pretty much the exact same watercooling I specced out for mine. Can't wait to see you working on it and figuring out all the hassles - I won't be able to start my build until June smile.gif

I might have the same problem, the case will arrive closer to the end of my university semester.. so i might not have much time free until after exams are over D: Haswell is set to launch in June I think.. and Australians get their tax returns back around the same time so i may even wait and get a shiny new 4670K and Z87 mobo.. who knows! thumb.gif Looking forward to see everyone's logs so much!
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2x Laing DDC-1T pumps have been ordered from Bmaverick, so stoked i found out about him selling those.. got 2 shipped to me for less money than it would cost to just buy one anywhere in Australia.

For my reservoir i have decided to go with a Bitspower DDC Mini Water Tank Plus instead of the XSPC res. It looks nicer, and has a much better thought out inlet/outlet port layout.



I ordered 3 more EK 90 degree rotaries, 2 more 45s and some 10mm extenders this week and they came today, getting quite a nice amount of fittings!
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Power supply arrived yesterday


Sitting next to it's big brother.. did not realise how small SFX really is.


Dwarfed in a full tower case!
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Pumps from Bmaverick came last week, mayhems pastel white, watercool 7970 backplate, and a bunch of fittings came the week before and today the mailman brought me my bitspower res, duralene tubing, and more fittings all from sidewinder computers. Everything is now in my hands except for the case which i am eagerly awaiting.





Test ran the new motherboard yesterday... bad idea. I am hoping the fact that it gave me several blue screens and then refused to turn on is related to me not doing a fresh windows install... ive tested all my gear separately from the mobo and everything is fine. Now everything is back connected to my z68 extreme 4 working 100% and i am thinking i got given a dud mobo.. lucky i bought it locally warranty shouldn't be an issue.



I have also decided on quite a few changes to the build theme:

I think i counted about 4 other people who were planning on grey/white/blue themed compact splash builds confusedsmiley.png:... so that idea was quick to go!
An external radiator is being added to the loop in this configuration:



I bought an AX360 when i got the new mobo and the EX120, i was planning on making a base for it out of wood, probably Jarrah or Marri (native Australian timber). This has given me the idea to incorporate wood into the whole build. Hopefully this will allow me to make this build a bit more unique compared to just choosing a colour scheme for coolant and sleeving! biggrin.gif


Edited by beanscene - 5/1/13 at 10:24pm
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How am I not SUBBED yet? wink.gif

Can't wait til you get the case.... looks like other than that and the mobo you're ready to go! You're not the only one who's had issues with that board. Brick & mortar stores ftw (thank goodness thats where you got it!)

Can't wait to see what you come up with to integrate wood. Should make for a really unique build. thumb.gif
 
Compact Splash
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Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
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Compact Splash
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3220 Intel DQ77KB Integrated. What. Corsair 1x8GB Laptop Memory 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
Plextor 128GB mSata SSD Ubuntu Delta PA-5M10 None. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.7GHz ASRock Z77E MITX EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB SSD XSPC EX120 + EX240 XSPC Raystorm Copper EK FC570 GTX SE (rev. 1.1) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Swiftech MCP35X pump 3x GT AP-15 fans Tecnofront nano res one million bitspower fittings 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Dell U2410 Silverstone ST45SF-G Scratch built 14.75L prototype 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i7-3770k @ 4.8GHz [DELIDDED] ASRock Z77E Samsung Low Voltage 2x4GB Crucial M4 128GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
WD 80GB 5400RPM Corsair H100i ubuntu 13.10 18" Dell Ultrasharp (4:3 Free Oldskool Edition) 
PowerCase
Silverstone ST45SF Compact Splash Prototype 
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Yeap , very unique indeed! I' ve been subbed but haven't found the time to post until now smile.gif really digging the XSPC AX rad thumb.gif

Co-incidence that the pre prototype case had beanscene in there tongue.gif ?
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