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post #11 of 19
I'd wait 'till the 8000 series. Just to be safe. Subbed, mATX builds are my favourite. biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 19
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Build Day 2

I was tinkering around with UEFI and I can't believe how much things have improved over BIOS. I mean, you can update the "BIOS" via the internet from within the "BIOS"! Other cool features I found is a "Dehumidifier" function (no idea how that works but might prove useful considering this is a watercooled rig biggrin.gif) and a "sleep mode" that kills all LEDs when the computer is sleeping.



I haven't updated in a while because I was busy moving to a new apartment but now that things are mostly set up I have decided it's time to put together my loop! While tinkering with the 4770K I managed to get it up to 4.7GHz on stock cooler with minimal effort (although it clocked down to around 4.4 GHz due to thermal throttling when stressed). Surprised I was able to clock it so high on the stock cooler, I can't wait to see what I can do under water smile.gif.

First off, I filed down the metal separators in the 5 1/4" bays so that the Reservoir/Pump would fit in snuggly as follows:



Here it is with the XSPC face plate:



Since I forgot to order 2 extra compression fittings for the top radiator I will only be using the large front radiator until I get my GPUs (next Radeon series has been push to October... frown.gif). I'm surprised how easy to set all of this up considering this is my first watercooled computer.



Time for 24 hour leak test smile.gif. Set this up before going to bed and it didn't leak overnight. I just noticed the computer powering the pump doesn't have a heatsink on... XD oh well... (it's an old Sempron)

If everything is good once I come back from work I'll be slapping it on the 4770K and see how far it'll clock. Is 5.0 GHz a realistic goal?

 
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post #13 of 19
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Build day 3 and 4

Ran into a pretty big issue when starting to put everything together. Really n00b mistake on my part: Filling the water loop without putting the mount on the CPU block... I had to partiality drain the loop, detach the compression fittings from the block, add the mount then reseal the whole thing. Anyways, everything is good now and mounted the radiator in the front with the Corsair SP120s.



Everything together. Push/Pull on the front radiator, and two exhaust fans top and back. The two 5830s are so close together than I had to slip in a piece of foam between them so the fan of the top one would stop clipping on the bottom one. Next investment should be a DSLR... These phone pics really suck, the motherboard brown stands out much more than it really does and you usually don't see through the PSU sleeves. Another thing I should look into is a modular PSU, I barely use any of the cables and they'll have to sit at the bottom of the case.



Here is evertything closed up


The Corsair 350D beside the Fractal Design - Define R4 Black Pearl, another amazing mATX case


Overclocking

I set base at around 4.5GHz @ 1.26V as it is really stable and has reasonable heat output. Anything over 4.5GHz needs very high voltages and I can't seem to get it stable, I'll need to play around with the settings.

Here is a screenshot of the 4770K running at 4.5GHz @ 1.26V stress with Prime95 Small FFT. Temperatures stays below 75C at around 25C ambient. Really annoying that the temp of Core 1 is always 10+C higher than Core 3. Intel really screwed up with their TIM.
 
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post #14 of 19
So is there not a way to cover the reservoir with the original bay covers to hide it?
post #15 of 19
What temparature do you have on the GPUs?!?
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Originally Posted by Perdition View Post

So is there not a way to cover the reservoir with the original bay covers to hide it?

The front of the reservoir keeps it from sliding into the bay completely but with some trimming you might be able to get it in.

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What temparature do you have on the GPUs?!?

100% load by GPU Mining on BitMinter
gpu1 72C @ 55% fan speed
gpu2 82C @ 82% fan speed

I usually crank up the fans to 100% but after 2 years of running full speed 24/7 they don't spin too well and are quite loud (main reason why I wanted to watercool). I could usually keep both under 70C while mining in my other rig.
 
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post #17 of 19
I'm thinking about doing a very similar build. Did you ever get the top rad working?
post #18 of 19
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I'm thinking about doing a very similar build. Did you ever get the top rad working?

I'm still waiting on next-gen AMD Radeons before I rebuild the loop with the top rad in it. Should be fine with "slim" fans but they probably won't provide much cooling power. If you are to do a similar build just make sure you get a motherboard without a chunky heatsink on the top or get a slimmer radiator.
 
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post #19 of 19
I was planning on using that same motherboard!
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