Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › [Build Log] Polar Vortex - WC HTPC in Bitfenix Prodigy
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Build Log] Polar Vortex - WC HTPC in Bitfenix Prodigy - Page 2

post #11 of 94
Thread Starter 
No silver showin in this build. Blacking out the CPU block thumb screws




Edited by cyphon - 1/10/14 at 2:24pm
post #12 of 94
Have you decided how you'll be mounting the pump yet?
post #13 of 94
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mushbert View Post

Have you decided how you'll be mounting the pump yet?

Yes, it attaches directly to the res which is mounted via velcro to the HDD drives. I will have to see how bad vibration is, though. If it is a lot, then I will get a rubber pad to put under it to absorb some of the vibration.

Hard to see the velcro, but it is there wink.gif

post #14 of 94
Whoops, I didn't notice that pic actually showed it in the case! Seems sound, and it will be interesting to see what the vibration is like. The steel in these Fractal cases is quite different from that of the the Antecs I've used in other builds.

I'm working on moving a system into an Arc Midi R2, which brought me to your Crowbar thread. I will be using the both 5-1/4" bays for optical drives however so I'm still thinking on where to mount the D5... At this point I'm guessing it might go on the case floor where the drive cage sits in the factory config.
post #15 of 94
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mushbert View Post

Whoops, I didn't notice that pic actually showed it in the case! Seems sound, and it will be interesting to see what the vibration is like. The steel in these Fractal cases is quite different from that of the the Antecs I've used in other builds.

I'm working on moving a system into an Arc Midi R2, which brought me to your Crowbar thread. I will be using the both 5-1/4" bays for optical drives however so I'm still thinking on where to mount the D5... At this point I'm guessing it might go on the case floor where the drive cage sits in the factory config.

With the Arc Midi R2, If you do not want to use the 5.25" bays for the pump, then a lot will depend on what radiator configuration you will be using and how many 3.5" bays you will need. And the Steel in the Fractal cases is ridiculous...it can take like 10 shots with a shotty and still hold up

Not trying to be mean, but I would like to keep this thread focused on the Prodigy build. If you have some more questions on the Arc Midi R2, please post something in the Fractal club thread, I frequent it and a lot of others familiar with the case do as well. Plus others that have similar questions will stand a better chance at seeing it there thumb.gif if you want to know something specific to Crowbar, please post in the Crowbar build log or PM me.

Fractal club: http://www.overclock.net/t/838683/fractal-design-case-club
Edited by cyphon - 1/10/14 at 10:10pm
post #16 of 94
Subbed for jealousy mad.gif lol jk. I got my own small build in the works and it will own yours biggrin.gif

Looking forward to seeing what you do with this build cyphon
post #17 of 94
No problem, I'm not looking to derail anything. Looking forward to seeing what comes next, and thanks for the link. thumb.gif
post #18 of 94
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuntfly02 View Post

Subbed for jealousy mad.gif lol jk. I got my own small build in the works and it will own yours biggrin.gif

Looking forward to seeing what you do with this build cyphon

Challenge accepted
post #19 of 94
As long none of the reservoir edges are touching steel, I think the Velcro on the pump/res will absorb more vibration than you think. I'm looking forward to seeing some progress pics thumb.gif
BlackOut
(13 items)
 
Living Room HTPC
(11 items)
 
Bedroom HTPC
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670K Gigabyte Z97N-WiFi Zotac GTX 980 ti Reference 16gb Hyper X 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 256gb Raijintek EreBoss Core Edition  Win10 Pro x64  LG 29UM57-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK w/ MX Browns Silverstone Strider Platinum 550 Raijintek Styx Logitech G700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 2100 Intel DH61BEB3 mATX XFX 6670 2GB 8gb GSkill Ares DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk SSD Plus 120gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Arctic Freezer 11 LP Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
47" LED TV Corsair CX430 SilverStone Grandia GD05B HTPC  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 MSI G41TM-E43 GT 610 2GB Corsair DDR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
64GB Crucial C300 WD Green 500GB Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Win7 Ultimate x64 
  hide details  
Reply
BlackOut
(13 items)
 
Living Room HTPC
(11 items)
 
Bedroom HTPC
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 4670K Gigabyte Z97N-WiFi Zotac GTX 980 ti Reference 16gb Hyper X 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 256gb Raijintek EreBoss Core Edition  Win10 Pro x64  LG 29UM57-P 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm QuickFire TK w/ MX Browns Silverstone Strider Platinum 550 Raijintek Styx Logitech G700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 2100 Intel DH61BEB3 mATX XFX 6670 2GB 8gb GSkill Ares DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SanDisk SSD Plus 120gb SSD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Arctic Freezer 11 LP Win7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorPowerCase
47" LED TV Corsair CX430 SilverStone Grandia GD05B HTPC  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 MSI G41TM-E43 GT 610 2GB Corsair DDR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
64GB Crucial C300 WD Green 500GB Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Win7 Ultimate x64 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 94
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

As long none of the reservoir edges are touching steel, I think the Velcro on the pump/res will absorb more vibration than you think. I'm looking forward to seeing some progress pics thumb.gif

That was my thought as well smile.gif

I had like 4 shipments arrive between yesterday and today. Just gotta go down and have the doorman get them for me. Updates will be coming smile.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › [Build Log] Polar Vortex - WC HTPC in Bitfenix Prodigy