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[Millennium] Watercooled Sandybridge - Corsair 350D - [Completed]

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Project Millennium

Goals

Elegance - Clean lines, minimal tubing
Silence - High quality fans on voltage adapters
Performance - Overclocking CPU + GPU

Overview

Welcome OCN, come along as I transform my current build into one that will hopefully last longer than 4 months. Most of the parts will be rehashed from an existing build and transferred into a Corsair Obsidian 350D. I chose the 350D after many hours of researching (3 months) shortly after I completed my Lian Li PC-A05N build due to it's short comings. I believe they say third time's a charm right? Well in my case, this will be case # 8! With any luck, my finicky self will wishfully be satisfied so I can move on to other and better things. (The S2000 is looking forward to spring weather and some track time!)


Main Components

Case - Corsair Obsidian 350D
Cpu - i5 2500k
Mainboard - Asus Maximus Gene IV-Z
Ram - 8GB Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz
Video - EVGA GTX 580 Hydro Copper2
SSD - 256GB Samsung 840 Pro
SSD - 120GB Intel 520
HDD - Hitachi Deskstar 2TB
PSU - Corsair AX650
Sound - Sound Blaster Z
Headphones - AKG Q701
Modmic 3.0
Mouse - Logitech G5
Keyboard - Corsair K90
Monitor - BenQ XL2010T
Fan Controller - Lamptron FC Touch

Water Cooling

CPU - XSPC Raystorm
Rads - XSPC AX240 + Alphacool ST30 240mm
Fittings - Bitspower Black Sparkle 3/8" 5/8" Compressions/Angled Rotaries
Tubing - Primochill Advanced LRT Black 3/8" 5/8"
Pump - D5 Vario
Res - XSPC D5 Tank
Fans - Scythe GT AP-15
Mayhems - X1 UV Blue

Current system

[The plastidip paint job has definitely seen better days]









[Picked up some new parts to add to the mix]

Phase 2 - Tear down and rebuild!

To be continued...
Edited by MR-e - 3/14/14 at 10:20am
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Subbed in anticipation of water cooled 350D thumb.gif
   
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Thanks! Had to throw on an old bed sheet before mom whipped out the feather duster redface.gif

"Get those things off my table before I beat your ass like back in third grade!"

Tear down and maintenance

Now for the fun part of every water cooling loop rolleyessmileyanim.gif

Cleaning out every in of block and rad!


Edited by MR-e - 3/17/14 at 11:31am
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ahhhh the classic bottle of lemon juice.thumb.gif
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Subbed. I'm always a fan of watercooling a 350D
 
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Good to see some 580 love. thumb.gif I will be watching this build log closely. biggrin.gif
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Big update!

The puter is up and the hamster is spinning that wheel furiously! Though, this didn't come without any hiccups along the way. During the first initial run, the CPU block had blown an o-ring and leaked ferociously into the socket and gpu!! Scared out of my mind, I quickly hit to switch to shut off the pump. Needless to say, my heart sank and I was dreading the thought of powering on the PC again. The saving grace was that I have a separate power source for the pump so only that was on when the leak occurred.

After disassembling the loop, I let it sit and dry over the course of saturday and sunday. Got home from work today and quickly threw all the parts back in the machine and ran the loop again. This time, SHE'S ALIVE!!! AHHH~ deep breath of relief if I say so myself. thumb.gif

Just finished with installing winders 7 ultimate 64 bit and ran the updates and installed all the necessary drivers. Next stop, sleep as this has been quite an ordeal from start to finish.

Didn't really keep a detailed picture log, so these will have to suffice. Thanks to all who joined and followed this log. smile.gif

Now for Pics!!

First mockup of fitting placement, quite pleased with the intended placement I decided to keep it unaltered for the final run.






A pic from the backside detailing the "cable management" rolleyes.gif
Mounting the SSD to the side of the drive bay proved quite successful thumb.gif
Not a bad spot for the fan hub against the radiator as well, keeps everything tidy and hidden from the other side


Tubing in place, leak test #2 successful! Next step was to install winders as I bleed the system of air




Put an adapter on my 3.5" HDD and stuck it in the drive bay, fits quite snug if I say so myself





I had some Acoustipak Sound Deadening foam left over from a previous build, so I layered the base of the 350D with it to absorb to vibration from the pump/reservoir


Now I know this statement may be quite unpopular with the crowd here, but I for one prefer the default corsair black sleeve cables to the individual sleeved looked. To me, it just looks a lot cleaner depending on the application. Threw on a demciflex 240mm filter up top to mask the ugliness of the vent tongue.gif


That's all for now, next step is to re-install everything and then off to Overclock land to get some more pixel pushing power!
Edited by MR-e - 3/18/14 at 7:21am
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I'm happy that little accident didn't fry any of your hardware.Nice build thumb.gif
   
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Corsair H75 Hydro series Push/Pull Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition High Sta... Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition High Air... Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
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Samsung Syncmaster P2470HD TV monitor Dell U2713HM Magicforce 68 Gateron Reds Coolermaster V850 
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OCZ Vertex 4 128gb Kingston 16Gb Micro SD Windows 10 Home 32-bit 10.1" IPS (1368 x 768) 
CaseMouse
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case - Blue Logitech M560 
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i5-4670 ASRock z97m Pro4 msi Gaming 280X  Kingston HyperX Savage 2x4gb @1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston ValueRam 2x4gb @1600 Mushkin Triactor 120gb SSD HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1Tb Cryorig C7 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 Purple LED X4 Windows 10 Pro  Samsung UE46D6500 46" 3D LED smart TV Anne Pro-Gateron Blues 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 1600MHz @ 1866MHz Western Digital 2TB Red  Samsung 840 PRO SSD 256GB Samsung 840 PRO SSD 128GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H75 Hydro series Push/Pull Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition High Sta... Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition High Air... Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Samsung Syncmaster P2470HD TV monitor Dell U2713HM Magicforce 68 Gateron Reds Coolermaster V850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 350D window Logitech G502 Proteus Core Corsair Vengeance MM200 Extended Edition Gaming... Creative Gigaworks T40 SeriesII 
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FiiO Olympus 2 E10K Beyerdynamic DT 990 NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller BitFenix Alchemy extension cables blue 
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TP-LINK TL-WDN3800 Sharkoon 5.25" Bay Extension 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Atom Quad Core Z3740 (1.33-1.86GHz) Intel HD Graphics(Ivy Bridge) 2 GB DDR3  32 GB eMMC  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 4 128gb Kingston 16Gb Micro SD Windows 10 Home 32-bit 10.1" IPS (1368 x 768) 
CaseMouse
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case - Blue Logitech M560 
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i5-4670 ASRock z97m Pro4 msi Gaming 280X  Kingston HyperX Savage 2x4gb @1600 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston ValueRam 2x4gb @1600 Mushkin Triactor 120gb SSD HGST Travelstar 7k1000 1Tb Cryorig C7 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair SP120 Purple LED X4 Windows 10 Pro  Samsung UE46D6500 46" 3D LED smart TV Anne Pro-Gateron Blues 
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To be honest, deep down inside I had hoped the system wouldn't turn on. That would have been a great excuse to upgrade from Sandy biggrin.gif
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