Update time, finally!!!
All the parts for both my computer, and a friend’s computer that we are building at the same time.
We had to build the rigs in my kitchen and this is a makeshift gate to keep the cats out.. Needless to say it lasted for about 2 minutes.
He found a way to observe quietly.
The open air setup that was being used.
Ready to dismantle!
Motherboard stripped of heatsinks and fan.
Thermal Pads applied for the water block.
Both blocks installed.
Bare 7870 pcb.
Thermal pads and TIM applied.
Both 7870s with water blocks, ready to go
Trying to catch how the mirror-like finish is on the EK Supremacy.
Motherboard and video cards with all 5 blocks installed.
RAM and 7870 backplates added.
Hex-head screws I ordered for the board.
Stock 900D front setup.
Alphacool 480 UT60 w/fans added in basement.
Alphacool 360 UT60 added in top w/fans.
Testing the fans at 12v/7v/5v for noise levels.
Running some tubes. Too many angles!
New front setup w/provision for drain valve.
Ready to fill.. or so we thought.
All going well..
Until I saw this.. And I don’t know how I caught it mid-picture. This must have been the instant it started.
Turns out that the o-rings I received with my FC-Bridge from EK were defective. And no, I did not mix them up with the o-rings that came with the video card blocks. I talked back and forth with EK and did not want to wait for replacements to be shipped so I sourced my own. The green matches absolutely nothing but at least no leaks!!
After leak issue fixed, real leak testing begins.. and we’re all good!
Some tubing runs..
Some LEDs added, which cannot be seen with side panel on, only the light they give off. I also wired the LED strips into a 12v remote to be able to control them.
Cable management in process.. 840 Pro mounted in top left, under the pcb that powers the fans at 5v.
Drives before Raid..
After Raid 5 configured..
Getting ready to cut, extend, re-crimp, and sleeve the 12v remote wires..
Finished setupEdited by Chef Bobert - 7/10/13 at 5:25pm