Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › "the rebuild v1.5" custom case fx 8150 build
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

"the rebuild v1.5" custom case fx 8150 build - Page 2

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
update: first round of water cooling parts came in today.








no slr so this will have to do....




enjoy
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
so during the unboxing process and the fondling of all my new toys I discovered something that alphacools QA department definetly shouldve caught gunner.gif







really guys? the **** is this ****?
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 18
Looks like handling damage before it was shipped. Definitely RMA.
Destrto3
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Radeon R9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... SanDisk Extreme 240 Western Digital WDC WD10 EARS 1TB Seagate ST2000DM 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB EK Supreme LTx (AMD) Windows 8.1 Sceptre 32" LCD Flat Panel TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator ThermalTake TR2 RX 850W Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooler Master Devastator 
Audio
OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
Destrto3
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Radeon R9 270X Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ... SanDisk Extreme 240 Western Digital WDC WD10 EARS 1TB Seagate ST2000DM 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-222BB EK Supreme LTx (AMD) Windows 8.1 Sceptre 32" LCD Flat Panel TV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Devastator ThermalTake TR2 RX 850W Corsair Obsidian 750D Cooler Master Devastator 
Audio
OnBoard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 18
paint finished isnt the best either.

subbed
MONSTA GHOST
(2 items)
 
 
THE DUAL
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k msi z77 mpower evga 690 g skill ripjaws z  
CoolingCase
aquacomputer airplex 840mm rad xigmatek elysium 
  hide details  
Reply
MONSTA GHOST
(2 items)
 
 
THE DUAL
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k msi z77 mpower evga 690 g skill ripjaws z  
CoolingCase
aquacomputer airplex 840mm rad xigmatek elysium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
So its been a minute, figured its about time for a nice sized update.

so first off let me preface this by saying never order expensive parts when you've had a few beers. My choice of a caselabs merlin was great, but being slightly buzzed I greatly underestimated the amount of size i needed and purchased the SM-5 model. Woops. So once it arrived and I realized my mistake I had to rma it and order an SM8. Not a big deal other than time lost. SM-8 showed up earlier today and boy is she pretty



test fitting the lower 2.140 rad and the psu (definetly not doable in an SM-5)



So once this hurdle had been overcome it was smooth sailing through the rest of the assembly right? WRONG. Major mistake number 2: I ordered a heatkiller board cooler block set for a crosshair V formula, I have a crosshair V formula-Z. whats the big difference you might be asking yourself? its one very annoyingly placed capacitor in terms of the NB MOSFET cooler, (please ignore the thermal paste, we were drunk and its been redone with the pea method since then)


At this point I'd pretty much had it with RMAing parts and waiting forever to get this project done. I've got a baby due in less than 14 days and if this build doesnt get done before, then who knows when it will. So running low on patience and beer to ply my helper with, i took the only logical solution: dremel the living **** out of it. fortunatly as you can see from the photo below my helper actually has half a clue on how to use a rotary tool and he did a pretty good job, we threw a piece of heat shrink over the offending capacitor to help prevent any possible shorts.



So with that out of the way all the problems with heatkiller are solved right? WRONG AGAIN. this universal chipset cooler (meant for the sb in this kit) is honestly one of the most poorly thought out designs on the market. there is absolutly no way to get this thing to fit in sli or crossfire, and getting it to fit with even one 7970 was such a pain in the ass that i just went back to the stock air cooler for the southbridge. If i could throw this thing through the window of their design studio, then i would probably already be on my way there.

But i digress, with the majority of the bull**** dealt with it was time to finally start assembling a loop smile.gif. I think from here on out i'll just let the last few pictures do the talking.






so thats it for today. goal is to get the aqualis and aqueros in tomorrow so i can start leak testing the loop. maybe this might actually get finished by the end of the weekend smile.gif
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 18
Dremel FTW again thumb.gif
MONSTA GHOST
(2 items)
 
 
THE DUAL
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k msi z77 mpower evga 690 g skill ripjaws z  
CoolingCase
aquacomputer airplex 840mm rad xigmatek elysium 
  hide details  
Reply
MONSTA GHOST
(2 items)
 
 
THE DUAL
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k msi z77 mpower evga 690 g skill ripjaws z  
CoolingCase
aquacomputer airplex 840mm rad xigmatek elysium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 18
Thread Starter 
leak test almost done



still a lotta bubbles in the rez, and the water level seams to have dropped, does it look like the right about of loss in bubbles (marked by the painters tape, hi and low)



double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
double decker
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
5930K x99 Asus ROG 980 ti kingpin 980 ti kingpin 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator Platinum ddr4 samsung 950 pro  intel 750 1.2tb alphacool rads (120x4x45 1450 rpm notuca) (140x... 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
win 10 ROG pg348q k70 rgb Corsair 1200axi 
CaseMouse
Caselabs SMA8 R.A.T. 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 18
make sure you tilt your case to get any air out the rads, and fill up your res a little more
MONSTA GHOST
(2 items)
 
 
THE DUAL
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k msi z77 mpower evga 690 g skill ripjaws z  
CoolingCase
aquacomputer airplex 840mm rad xigmatek elysium 
  hide details  
Reply
MONSTA GHOST
(2 items)
 
 
THE DUAL
(6 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k msi z77 mpower evga 690 g skill ripjaws z  
CoolingCase
aquacomputer airplex 840mm rad xigmatek elysium 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › "the rebuild v1.5" custom case fx 8150 build