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[Case Mod/Build Log] Dimastech Watercooled Test Bench/Open Case, GTX Titan, EK Clean Blocks, Portrait Surround.

post #1 of 33
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Hi guys,

No more watercooled army green Corsair C70. Wanted more radiators for watercooling (two 360mm monstas), quieter case that requires less fans but maximum cooling for benchmarking and surround gaming, something I can easily take apart and add components to without having to dissassemble to enitire loop and wanted a case that could support all that but also could showcase the components so I'm going to try an open test bench build.













Idea for the build is as user friendly as possible with a solid and moddable foundation. Can disconnect the tubing to the components and lift the whole motherboard and all componets off the case without disturbing the pump and radiators etc and work on it separately to the rest of the case and then place back on and reconnect and go. Nothing worse than draining a whole loop just to add something or change something minor. So will do this in stages to refine it for the future. First basic stage of the build is already done.

Looks it will be all black, black case, black sleeved cables, black coolant with clear tubing, black PCBs, EK clean acetal copper waterblocks and over all just black on black industrial type look to it with some nickle/metal fittings like the quick disconnects and the orange highlights of the motherboard. Inspiration for this is kind of stealth matt black on black muscle car type of thing. My sort of style.

Sleeved PSUs look great but having access to them and cable routing/tubing is essential for this to be as user friendly as possible so I want mine at the front between the radiators, the reservoir above it on the top level and have all the HDDs, cables etc all hidden in the middle of the roof of the case. Kind of want it to be appealing from all four angles if possible.

The end build will be this:

Dimastech Easy V3 Bench Matt Black

i7 3930k overclocked to +5000mhz with EK clean acetal copper block
Gigabyte X79 UD7 with EK acetal copper mosfet block and chipset heatsink
Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz 32GB RAM with EK clean acetal copper blocks and modules (or Samsung Green if I can find it)
GTX Titan SLI overclocked to 1189mhz core and 3450mhz memory with EK clean acetal copper block and backplate (maybe 3-Way SLI if I can find 120hz screens I like)
Samsung 840 Pro 240GB SSDs in RAID0
WD VelociRaptor HDD 320GB removed from heatsink
Corsair AX1200i PSU with Corsair black sleeved cables

Alphacool Monsta 360mm Radiators x2
Monsoon Compression Fittings matt black
Koolance 90deg Elbows
EK 90deg Elbows
Koolance G1/4 threaded QD3 Quick disconnects on all radiators
EK X3 Reservoir 150
Koolance 450S Pump at 18V
Koolance CTR-SPD1224 24V Pump Controller
XSPC D5 Acetal Pump Top
Mayhems Oil Black coolant
Clear 1/2ID 3/4OD PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT tubing
Cougar HDB PWM 120mm Fans black
Cougar HDB 140mm Fan
Silverstone Sleeved SATA Cables black

Dell U2412M Portrait Surround (until we get 60hz 4K or thin bezel 120hz monitors)





Latest completed version of the build.

First Version/Update Three of the Build (Click to show)







See below for the build from the start to its current state.

Let me know what you think.
Edited by thestache - 6/12/13 at 1:36am
    
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post #2 of 33
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Let's get started.

Version One of the Build.

Assembly (Click to show)

Don't have all the parts yet but will be updating the build in bunches as I go, for now I'm using the left over parts I have from my Corsair C70 build. GTX Titan and motherboard all ready with blocks installed. And small bunch of watercooling parts for the moment until the first big upgrade.







Case arrived this morning. Was a lot bigger than expected...





Case was covered in marks and clumps of the packaging so had to clean it with alcohol to get it all off.



Fans fit the shape of the holes perfectly. Looks great.





May as well get started and put it together. (only have green EK coolant now, will get black with the first upgrade of the build.)



Time to mount to PSU. Sure many people will dislike this but I want something different and think it'll look great. Mounted it on the Dimastech pump stand that came with the case. Turned into a nice little pedestal. Just used double sided tape to stick it in place for now. Will screw it in place with the first big update when I start cutting and drilling the case.





Bangas bro!



All right so I've always wanted a case with a fan cooling the back of the CPU and VRMs. Just because. And since this motherboards VRM sizzle at 90deg sometimes figured it couldn't hurt. Fan didn't fit underneath the standoffs. Was a few mm too tall so threw it underneath for the time being instead. With the first big update I'll cut a bigger hole and screw the fan in. Fan is the 140mm Cougar HDB. Stuck it there with double sided tape of course. My favourite.





Time for the HDDs. No RAID0 for now and I think I might even mount the HDDs underneath the case eventually. Is a lot of room under there and might be neat. For now I'll stick them to the roof. With my mate double sided tape.





Starting to get a feel for cables and routing. Where things could and need to go.



Alright. Tubing was annoying. Had it all planned with a radiator each side and that of course doesn't work for this temporary mock up. Might not have enough elbows either. Not good.





Looks good with the pump in place but no, isn't going to work, need an extra elbow because the tubing just pulls off the GPU block. Going to have to move the elbow from the intake on the radiator to the GPU block. Which sucks because nearly every build I've done with Monsoon compression Fittings, one fitting leaks on the radiators. They hate me for some reason. Double rubber seal them, nothing seems to work, one always leaks.



Didn't turn out how I wanted but looks fine I guess. Runs from pump into the GPU block, to CPU block, to radiator and then back to the reservoir.



I know this thing is going to leak. But can't get another elbow so will have to do.



Starting to work.







Looking good.



Time for the power buttons. See if I have any clue how to do this...





Power button works but have no idea what terminals to connect the LEDs to. Wont connect the reset button until I get another black cable. Red will not do.



Waterloop done. Ready to fill it and leak test it. Just pretend the green is actually black.



For a cheap pump top/reservoir that nobody ever talks about or uses this little acrylic XSPC thing is pretty dam cool. Fills easy, works good and I'm a fan of it. Also for $30 it was a steal and the only pump/reservoir I could find at the time I could mount sideways. All others were vertical and just don't have the room for that in this case.

Filling the loop is going well. Lots of bubbles...







If only I actually liked bubbles.



Girlfriend made cupcakes. Time for a break and new game of thrones.





Leak testing still going well. No leaks so far. Time to take the paper towel off and some pictures with the cables neatened.











Build is up and running and working. But that dam fitting on the radiator is leaking. Still hasn't dropped yet and it's taken around 5 hours to get to that size. So might leave for a bit and see what happens. Might just tighten it or get another elbow and re-fill the loop.







Prime 95 for a few runs. CPU isn't going over 55deg which is good and GXT Titan didn't go over 33deg in Valley. So it's time to test it out with some games I think.

I'll take photos with a real camera when I have the first overhaul of the case and components and start modding it.
First Update/Better Pictures and a Leak (Click to show)

Update.

Leak is fixed. Just needed to tighten the fitting slightly and some better pictures during the day. iPhone 5 camera can't handle low light.









Now to figure out how to mount the tube reservoir and fit all the quick disconnects on the radiators and reservoir with the space available.
Second Update (Click to show)

Update.

Added some quick disconnects (Koolance QD3 threaded disconnects) and re-routed the tubing a little to trial some more symmetry and what it'll look like when finished and with the other radiator and reservoir installed.

Did have issues with the thread on the GTX Titan block. Fittings aren't screwing in straight anymore which made me rather nervous. Worked in the end but not sure about their longevity.











Also I've decided I need an XL ATX motherboard to fill the bench up properly because regular ATX boards are too small. Pretty unhappy about that. Honestly didn't think the size of the bench would have increased so dramatically since the last version of the Easy bench. But either way with the limited selection of XL ATX boards the Gigabyte X79 UD7 is what I want to run. With the clean EK acetal copper blocks to match. Just need to find a board.
Third Update Before Major Redesign of Case, Modding and Version Two of the Build (Click to show)

Update.

Have decided on what I'm going to change and how and some new pictures to explain why and how I'm going to mod the case.

I'm planning on cutting up and filling the roof of the case to fit the motherboard symmetrically in the middle with a fan cooling the underside of the board.

Will also be mounting my HDDs to the roof. Cutting a hole out for the PSU power cable, cutting cable management holes, screwing in the PSU pedestal, mounting the pump controller under the case and cabling etc.

The loop for the case has been very difficult to figure out with the radiators and the quick disconnects with right angles and adding a X3RES to the front of the case etc. Will have to have the inlet and outlets on the reservoirs at the front of the case and pumped turned but should work well and be user friendly in the end which is the whole point.













Think up any ideas let me know. Keen to hear what people think, or don't think about the PSU in it's current place. Lol.



Modding case now. Pictures and updates soon when it's finished and working so I can upload pictures.
Edited by thestache - 6/11/13 at 10:23pm
    
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Update.

Version Two of the build.

Update Four. Major Redesign, Modding the Case, New Motherboard and New Waterloop. (Click to show)

Alright so time to start modding the case. I really dislike the layout of the case and how the motherboard is positioned in the upper right corner of the case, how the holes for tubing and cables aren't symmetrical and the layout is very linear as far as options for placement go. So I'm going to mod it and try and rectify as many of the issues as possible and also cut a hole for the fan cooling the underside VRMs.

I'm going to build the case around a Gigabyte GA X79 UD7.

Here's a picture to demonstrate how it looks centred.



Looks much better.

But first time to re-mount the pump and deal with the pump cabling and where I will put the voltage controller for the pump and the cable management to it. Cut two holes. One for the cable to the pump controller which will run through the fans and behind the radiator and one behind the PSU for the pump cables to go under the case where the cables and pump voltage controller will go. Also the hole is for the PSU power cable so it isn't hanging out the back of the case any more and runs underneath.







Disassembled the build and sold the X79 Sabertooth and will mod the case while I wait for the new motherboard. Heres a scale layout for the new motherboard standoffs, where the fan will go etc.



Time to cut the hole for the fan and drill some mounting holes.





Bit of a rough cut but it'll do for a job with the dremel until I smooth it out with the jigsaw.

Now time to drill some mounting holes for the HDDs. I'm going to take my VelociRaptor out of it's heat sink and mount it to the case with some thermal pads using it as a giant heatsink.





Time to trial drilling the stand off holes and tapping them with M3 threads for the stand offs.





Success. But dam I hate tapping holes, never fun. Will wait until I receive the motherboard before I drill and tapp the rest of them.

New toys.

EK Monarch DIMM Module heatspreaders and motherboard waterblock.



Awful heatpads on the RAM. Was like glue and took ages getting it off of the memory chips. EK heatspreaders look beautiful and clean. Going to run them without the waterblock until the clean versions come out. Shame about the green PCBs but oh well, won't keep this RAM very long. Finally found some Samsung Green I think'll jump on.





Finally got the motherboard.

Is a pretty thing. Hopefully it's good. Will be my first ever motherboard that isn't ASUS, hopefully it isn't the last.



Time to drill and tapp the holes and hopefully I don't mess up.







Tapping is never fun. Also drilled a hole bunch of holes for cable management. Since I'll be running all cables pretty much under the roof of the case.

Success. It lines up well enough that it works. Lol. Looks good and fills up the case nicely.



Time to mount the waterblocks and start assembling the motherboard ready for the build.

Looks like a nice board without the stupid heatsinks.

Worst TIM I've ever seen. Hard and took probably 15min at least, while watching TV scrubbing at it with a q tip and metho to get it off.







Stupid motherboard was broken out of the box and the bracket that holds the CPU was never pressed in properly for some reason. Going to be fun trying to get it on.



Ended up putting it in this position and pushing on it until it pressed in. After stressing about it and trying gingerly for close to an hour was like oh well just go for it. Thankfully it worked without breaking anything.



Smooth sailing from here hopefully. Lol.





Time to mount the motherboard to the case and start the cable routing and tubing for some things like the HDDs and pump etc.









Very hard to show the cable routing and how I had to get creative with it. It was incredibly neat and will be. Guess if you can't see it then it is. Not cable tying the stock power cables but will with the sleeved ones when I use them.



Moutherboard mounted and cables done. Tubing from the mosfet to the CPU also done.



Dam PCI bracket holder doesn't line up properly. Is too tall so had to space the standoffs higher and then it was too high for the holder. Too high is better than too short but as long as it holds it just enough it's okay.



GPU and tubing in. Tubing when I have the RAM blocks will go from the GPU to the RAM instead of the mosfet but everything else will stay the same because I really like the curves and lines so want to keep it similar to this.



More cables and CPU tubing from the outlet mock up. Is looking good. CPU outlet will go to the radiator and then back to the reservoir and then to the pump.









Testing the tubing for the reservoir and fitting three tubes through the small tubing hole.

Hole isn't big enough to use a Monsta radiator which I had feared for a while. So I'll either have to cut the hole bigger or make my own custom test bench in order to use two Monsta like I originally wanted. Think I might make my own bench. Kind of hate this thing.







EK X3 Reservoir, tubing and coolant arrived so I can finish the build.

This XSPC tubing is the worst tubing I have ever used ever. Wow it's awful. It's soft as anything, stick to other tubing and pulls on it, not fun to work with at all. Will replace it with PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing with the next update which the rest of the build already has but I ran out and couldn't find any in stock anywhere. Might have to buy 10m or something and keep it for a rainy day because I ain't running out again.

X3 Reservoir is a lot nicer than I expected. But it's EK and everything they make is elegant and beautiful so I shouldn't have been surprised.





Wonder if I could have used the underside/bottom ports with the Monsoon fittings but oh well, used the extenders to be safe and you can't tell they are there really. Might fiddle with it next time I pull the build apart.



Gingerly drilled some holes and mounted the reservoir.



Wow this tubing was horrible to get through that hole and on that angle.

I heard that the EK X3 Reservoir's holder wasn't very good and that made me worried because it'd need to be good to hold it in place with the pressure being put on it by the angle of the tubing. Anyways that was total nonsense because the thing holds it with ease. Very nice considering how much pressure is being put on it. Again I shouldn't be surprised, it's EK.

Didn't even need to tighten the alan key holes for the reservoir. Held it beautifully without.



Very glad I managed it without kinking the tubing or having it warp in any way at all and this tubing is very soft.



Alright, enough being proud of myself. Time to remove the reservoir and finish the loop.





Success. Looks awesome.

Tubing runs like this. Pump>GPU>Mosfet>CPU>Radiator>Reservoir>Pump.

When I add the RAM blocks, extra radiator and SLI the GTX Titan it will run like this. Pump>Radiator>GPU>GPU>RAM>RAM>Mosfet>CPU>Radiator>Reservoir>Pump











Alright time to finish cabling and fill this thing.



Please forgive me for what I'm about to do. Lol. Yes the coolant is green. No I am not that much of an Nvidia fanboy. I couldn't get Mayhems Oil Black coolant so I will postpone the black coolant until it's in stock and I'm doing an order. Not paying $20 for postage just for a $15 item when I can wait a week or two and get it with a bunch of parts. Not that superficial or desperate.

Yes it looks horrible with the orange I know. But just pretend it's black.







Took a long time to do it but got there. Reservoir isn't full and have no idea how I'm going to get it full but have so many issues with the motherboard and it being rubbish that the reservoir can wait.

Here are some pictures of the build.

Nearly finished. Can't wait to have it done all ready for hopefully a 4K screen soon.











And now the case's space is used perfectly. Much better than it was.



Will rip out the Canon 1D and take some nice pictures of it later in the week once the motherboard has stopped giving me grief.

Seriously at this point the motherboard is the worst thing I've ever had the displeasure of owning/using. Utter rubbish BIOS and issue after issue and I haven't even stuck my CPU at 5000mhz yet or the RAM at it's rated speed and timings. Still can't get my SSD to boot or the fans to work. But it does boot now that I fixed the B2 post code I was getting. Anyways happy thoughts...

Looks pretty.

Let me know what you think.
Edited by thestache - 6/12/13 at 1:34am
    
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post #4 of 33
awesome work, love the cupcakes, send me one smile.gif.
good luck.
edit: first comment.
post #5 of 33
I like it, good job sir!
    
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post #6 of 33
I like the look! Nice work so far, I will keep my eye on this one smile.gif

But damn, those fittings are sexy! Never seen those before, and now you just added one more thing to my buy list hehe!

Cheers mate
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Thanks for the kind words guys.

The fittings are really nice looking. A pain in the ass to use compared to a regular compression fitting or barb but they do hold tubing pretty tight and look different so the extra time and hassle is worth it. Just if ever you use them don't tighten the outer ring around the inner ring too far or it pushes the inner ring off of what it's screwed into and once that happens then it's close to impossible to get the outer fitting off of the inner fitting. They just screw off the block or radiator as a single piece with the tubing intact instead of two pieces and I have several sitting around that I can't get back into two pieces to use. Still trying to figure out to take them apart when they get like that without ruining them. Have 5-6 just wasted.



Tricky case to do what I want with. All the holes I want to drill and the spaces of the case I want to use are occupied by the radiators.
    
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post #8 of 33
Looks great (the cupcakes) tongue.gif

Are you experiencing the high pitch noise everyone are complaining about from the cougar PWM?
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Looks great (the cupcakes) tongue.gif

Are you experiencing the high pitch noise everyone are complaining about from the cougar PWM?

Thanks.

I've been using these fans for around a year now and never noticed something like that. Putting my ear right up against them, couldn't hear anything like that. Little bit of coil whine from the PC but fans are all good.
    
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Update on how I'm going to mod the case and some new pictures.
    
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