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Kinda like my name suggests, I like to go big or bust. Im working on a new build that is a 5x1 27''monitor setup and at 5400x1920 there's a lot of power required to drive it. Im making the plunge and finally jumping into liquid cooling solutions. I was originally going to build the computer into a desk like display case so the monitors sit on top of glass and under it is the rig, but with 5 monitors I was afraid the glass would break and just crush my dreams. However after seeing Show4Pro's wall mount build I was inspired. Below is the specs I am looking at. The really nice part is these cards don't use crossfire adapters its all through the PCIE3.0 link so it will help with wall mounting. I have 0 experience with LC setups and read the guides and posts people had made, but would love input from the community.

The bright side is we just got 6 feet of snow in upstate new york, I guess I can open my window and start an early thaw.

The mounts the components are mounted on will be printed off on a MH3000 by ORD Solutions. Im also contemplating printing the tubing, and mounting hardware for the tubes. This will take some R&D though and probably be a later project.

Computer Components:
Processor - Intel Core i7-3930K3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor
Motherboard - ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79
Video Cards x4 - PowerColor R9 290X 4GB 512-bit
RAM 32GB(8x4gb) - CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 2400
Monitors x5 - ASUS VN279Q Black 27" 5ms
Hard Drives(RAID0) - Western Digital WD VelociRaptor 500GB 10000 RPM
SSD(RAID0) - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 28GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Power Supply - ENERMAX Maxrevo 1500W


Liquid Cooling Components:
Reservoir - FrozenQ NovaCore 220 Reservoir - Black Rails
Processor Block - Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos XT Series - Nickel Plated - Socket LGA 2011
Video Card Block - Aquacomputer Kryographics Hawaii Radeon R9 290X Full Coverage Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel / Acrylic
Pumps - Bitspower Dual D5 Mod Top Extreme w/ Dual MCP655 Pumps Installed
Radiators Video Cards - Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator - Black
Radiators CPU - Black Ice GT Stealth 120 X-Flow Radiator - Black

Wall Mount Shopping List
TBD


Below is the proposed layout. The orange is tubing, blue reservoir, teal pump, red radiators.

Edited by BigOrBust - 1/19/14 at 8:46am
post #2 of 9
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I contacted manufacturers of the chosen components trying to get their mounting specifications, the motherboard is ATX and thats for the most part governed by open source specifications to qualify for the ATX form factor. Here is a few hours of design work later and the motherboard mounting plate. Its missing the holes to mount it onto the wall, so Ill probably go back and add them eventually. the size of my print area, 11.18 x 11.18 x 7.55, will make this print have to be two pieces frown.gif There is a .5 inch buffer on each edge currently so that the glowing edges can be seen more readily and it will help protect the component.



Edited by BigOrBust - 1/19/14 at 3:59am
post #3 of 9
Nice! I like wall mounted puters so this is good! Quick question, why not go for a 4 th r9 290x?
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I had originally designed for 3 but after looking more into the benchmarks of how it scales from 1-4. I decided to indeed do 4. The layout has 4 but I guess I never updated the specs. Wall mounted is worth it when its done and a ***** when in the process. Most people take for granted the work that goes into cases etc. Wall mount is nice when its done but terrible when your trying to make it.
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Well after spending the better part of the afternoon debatingbeing schooled on hydrodynamics and just how much cooling power will be required. The layout changed more into this:




Shout out to ZytheEKS for helping come up with a balanced solution to run every card in parallel and prevent temperature differentials when overclocking the **** outa all 4 cards. All tubing just became acrylic now too... Im a glutton for punishment like that.
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Subbed, this is gunna be a sexy beast!

How much HDDs are you going to raid? You could almost just go with 250GB Solid State Drives for the price of those 500GB, unless you need a crap ton of disk space.

How do you plan to route the PCI-E Expansion bridges? They don't like to twist and turn from what I understand.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z Radeon R9 290X Generic 1333MHz R.A.M. 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steel Series Merc Fatal1ty 1000Watt PSU DIY Rig 
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Wester Digital 5400RPM HP CH20L "The Russian Winter" Windows 8 
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post #7 of 9
Is that big red rectangle the radiator? imo using 4 radiators looks better than 1 giant one if you do the piping all nice and symmetrical.

One issue I had with my wall mount is the noise of the pumps. I'm using the regular D5 vario pumps but running both at the lowest setting. At higher settings the noise would be clearly audible over the other components. Luckily having 2 loops helps with the temps with the low flow rates. Having 2 GPUs in parallel yielded 7°C difference between max and min flow rate.

With your current layout, the 500mm PCIe extender might not reach the right and left most card.
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This whole projects changing a bit. I am still trying to design the wallmount pieces for printing and this hardware is going to waste. I bought a 900D and am going to fill it with the equipment for now and then later on just resell the case and mount it on the wall when done. The challenge is coming from I am printing all the hardware minus the screws, and after seeing someone else have issue with people touching the components I am also building risers on the mount so theres a protective cover on top of the hardware. Its just taking all my time to design and probably be another month of refinement. However I will update when its done, and then probably start selling the parts as kits so everyone who like the wall-mount style can do it without all the heartache.

Heres the current direction...

Everything is either in the living room and there was a miscalculation on the hardware for the watercooling loops so I am missing a few connectors. They should be here in the next 2-3 days and well get this thing assembled. Im going to put up a twitch.tv feed when I go to do it so people can see the build live as well as pictures when its all done.

Specs -
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Processor: Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E 3.4GHz LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74930K
Video Cards: 4x ASUS R9290X-DC2OC-4GD5 Radeon R9 290X 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-19200CL10Q2-64GBZHD
SSD:Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N480GBGTXB-BK 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Monitors: 5x ASUS PB298Q 29" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight Panoramic LCD Monitor AH-IPS
PowerSupply: 2x CORSAIR RM Series RM1000 1000W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 900D CC-9011022-WW Black Aluminum ATX Super Tower Computer Case

Peripherals -
MST Hub: Club3D SenseVision - Multi Stream Transport (MST) 1-3 DP Hub Model CSV-5300U
Power Supply Connector: APEVIA CVT24Y 12" 1 x 24PIN TO 2 x 24PIN Cable


Water Cooling -
Radiator: 2x Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480 Radiator - Black
Fans(push/pull): 16x Silverstone Air Penetrator AP121-RL 120 x 120 x 25mm Fan - Red LED
CPU Block: Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos XT Series - Nickel Plated - Socket LGA 2011 (21585)
GPU Block: Aquacomputer Kryographics Hawaii Radeon R9 290X Full Coverage Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel / Acrylic (23581)
Pump: Koolance PMP-500 G1/4 Thread Liquid Cooling Pump (PMP-500)
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