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They’re huge! And also sold out!

Seems I got the last two of these brand new Vardar 140mm PWM F3 ER Extended Range. Performance PCs says more should be arriving next week along with the brand new EK CE 280mm dual radiators, unless EK is in short supply then it could be longer.

Already have two of the new EK XE rads for the S8S, but you know how it happens, middle of the night and your subconscious keeps tugging at you demanding you use ALL seven Flex Bay slots available with the S8S instead of leaving the one at the bottom solid covered and serving no purpose. And you know how good the EK 120 PWM 2200rpm ERs are with that low low 25% duty cycle down into the 300rpm range, so why wouldn’t the 140mm PWM 2000rpm ERs be just as inaudible and push even more air? Another argument, the 38mm fan/rad mount I got special from CL, and the thick 60mm EK XE rad protrudes so deep into the S8S chassis toward the motherboard tray I cannot see but less than half of the Aquaero 6 and PowerAdjust 3 Ultra installed on the accessory mounting plate, and overall it looks kind of strange, when not using the entire 140mm width available on the Flex Bay rad mount.

Hmmm, so I went with 2 EK 140 2000rpm ERs, and the brand new EK CE 280mmx45mm dual rad to fill up and complete the look of the 7-unit Flex Bay entirely with pure ventilation/heat exchange, and ordered a new 140.2 Flex Bay grill rad mount, reducing the overall thickness from 38mm+60mm=98mm to 25mm+45mm=70mm, that’s 28mm less, little over an inch. What did I lose? Two extra inlet-outlet ports that comes with the XE rads, but the removable top cover on the EK CE rads with the EK logo is symmetrical so I can reverse it and the G ¼ ports will then be toward the rear of the rad, no big deal, one extra step. Still going with the EK XE rad for the lower left compartment in 25mm push/pull, but I’m really excited how the S8S is going to look from the front with all seven Flex Bays used for a single purpose, and that does hold to a minimalistic and industrial theme.

Oh and these EK 140 ERs came with the stickers exactly placed at 12:00, high noon, not 11:00am like two of my EK 120 ERs, I’ll use those two in the lower left chamber on the PUSH side of the XE rad, the non-visible area of the build.

The EK XE 240x60mm rad with 38mm fan mount (first pic) would offer amazing cooling, hoping for the same or better with the EK CE 280x45mm with 25mm fan mount, so I took a leap of faith, since reviews for the brand new EK CE rads are not yet available.

Two EK 140mm ER PWMs $50
New CaseLabs Flex Bay 140.2 grill/rad mount with shipping $50
New EK CE 280mm dual rad with tax $80

Ouch! Mods to an ongoing build in progress. I blame EK biggrin.gif










Believe this photo from the EK website was the most convincing. Sweet surface area.

EK-CoolStream-CE_vs_SE_800poster_zpsmzflk9qd.jpg

Edited by iBruce - 8/25/15 at 8:43pm
     
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Blame lack of self control. EK had nothing to do with that biggrin.gif lulz

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Blame lack of self control. EK had nothing to do with that biggrin.gif lulz

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Sup Ceadder?

Haha, really thought I would have this “Inaudible Mr. Wellsburg” build finished around April once I saw the new parts announced at CES, then I thought “easily by July” once the dust settles after Computex, but I’m still waiting for Klevv Cras DDR4 to release the white LED version announced in January and the Seasonic 850watt Titanium PSU announced in June, but the very worst is EK keeps releasing new and better fans and rads, all summer long, I can’t keep up, they are really on a streak of great products.

I won’t let the Seasonic Titanium PSU hold me up, I’ll get a lesser PSU and replace it later, but the Klevv DDR4 in white and the new EK X-RES EVO in solid clear plexi are pushing my build day out farther and farther. It’s really ok, I have the Z77 build now in the test bench to get my work done, and this X99/S8S build was never intended to be rushed, I could have completed it in February when the case arrived if I needed a 2ndary rig immediately, but the idea was that it be composed of all parts announced and released in 2015, and build it in the background at a leisurely pace while getting work done on the Maximus V Extreme. But the M5E mobo is now one month out of a 3-year warranty and yea, if it breaks, not certain what I’ll do, really need to come up with an emergency plan.

If the M5E is programmed to stop working shortly after the warranty ends, and that does happens, I don’t know, could go ahead and get the X99 WS board and the 5820K and some very inexpensive DDR4 memory, test and run all three components in the test bench as an interim rig, yea, that’s probably the best plan in a crisis, thinking about it though, sort of gives me a stomach ache. sadsmiley.gif
     
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Hence my want of a weigh station case. biggrin.gif lulz

I know how you feel though. My build is just sitting on the desk waiting for me to continue building. September is here and PDXLan is 2 months away blushsmiley.gif

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I agree, the test bench is ideal as an interim rig while awaiting other parts to become available for a build and for testing new parts within the 30day window, and as an eventual secondary rig, plan on using it for all three purposes. Also much less expensive than other CL cases and the external 360mmm mounts absolutely sold me, the overall asymmetric aesthetic and the ability to mount up to four of them, I only ordered two with mine.

More Mercury S8 Test Bench goodness. The 980 KingPin is so large, had to redo one tubing run just to negotiate around it, so when it first arrived, would only mount in slot number 4, haha, looks silly in that position but the gunmetal gray shroud does blend well with the CL gray powered coat, and picked it up during the EVGA 16th anniversary event for $499, very good price, only wish I had gotten two, it was purchased for and will eventually be part of the S8S. Used three of the AquaComputer inline G1/4 temp sensors for water temp coming off the CPU, the radiator, and the pump, they work so well, were made for the Aquaero 6. This pic off the pump, the temp raises only 0.1C, that slight increase must equate to cooling of the D5 as the coolant passes. And that EK plexi pump top is simply gorgeous, damaged one of the EK black stop plugs while constructing the loop, all work came to a halt, know how frustrating that is when you have a million water parts scattered around the office? Emailed PPCS, and the great and wonderful OZ also known as Duke came to my rescue, he understood my dilemma, and pulled the EK part(s) for me within an hour. Of course he did make me bring him 6 servings of Chinese food as reciprocity… that man knows how to strike a deal. biggrin.gif

Last pic, that’s the EK Supremacy EVO nickel plexi CPU block X99 variant for the S8S. What EK does is set up this X99 specific block with the jet plate and flow insert for only Intel X99 CPUs, and no other Intel motherboards and no AMD mounts or inserts are included, also comes with special pre-assembled X99 mounting hardware, and they take $10 off the price of the more universal Supremacy EVO. Still in the bag, ready to go as soon as I get the green light from Klevv on the white LED DDR4.

The CaseLabs 140.2 Flex Bay grille rad/fan mount shipped, I’ll put up some pics mounted with the EK Vardar 140 PWM Extended Range fans and EK CE 280 rad, mounted in the S8S next week when all parts arrive. Until then, have to go out for storm preparations, seems we have a Category 1 hurricane arriving Monday afternoon. redface.gif

http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-temperature-sensor-inner-outer-thread-g1-4.html
http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-supremacy-evo-x99-nickel.html







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Edited by iBruce - 8/27/15 at 7:18am
     
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“CaseLabs has sent you a package”

A very smart cut-out engineered into the 140.2 Flex Bay fan radiator mount, that allows fan cables to be routed out the side of the housing, since there’s really no space at all to feed them down the bottom (or top) and out of the fan shroud to your controller. The smaller 120.2 fan/rad mount on the other hand does not have or need the open cut out for cable feeding since the smaller size 120mm fans leave empty space on either side of the shroud. With the 140.2 I feel like I’m taking advantage of all the frontal surface area the 7-unit S8S Flex Bay has to offer, very thoughtful addition, thank you CaseLabs, one very happy customer, I’m overwhelmed and overjoyed with S8S ownership, and haven’t even powered it up yet.

Mine may be the slowest build ever in CaseLabs history yet out of the four CL cases I’ve built into, this the slowest I believe will also be the most satisfying. Building my office dream machine in the background and not missing a single day of work, as simple as it may sound, the concept of owning two very functional rigs simultaneously is absolutely priceless.

Thank you CaseLabs! smile.gif







     
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Just ordered the EK CE 280mm from PPCS, the nice people there assured me as long as we don’t receive a full blown CAT hurricane, the shipment from EK will arrive as scheduled and on time from Slovenia sometime on Monday Aug 31.

Sadly still no reviews for the EK CE radiators. Yet.

Hoping they perform as well as the XE range, although preparing myself for a slight thermal performance dip, and that's still ok, only cooling an Intel 6-core and single graphics 240x60mm plus 280x45mm medium fpi, low pwm fan rpm, should be more than enough.

https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-coolstream-ce-280-dual
     
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Jay finally,

got the 980Ti KingPin video up. "Forehead Goatee" biggrin.gif



Edited by iBruce - 8/28/15 at 6:23pm
     
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Thought about using these AquaComputer Airplex rads, many many times. They do look really nice, the black and silver aesthetic would really work well in the S8S, but (knew that but was coming), yes they use very high grade materials during manufacturing and the beauty really does jump out at you, but they cost about twice as much and perform half as well (oversimplified) as similar EKs and XSPCs and the Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX line.

They are very beautiful, and I understand why people use them in their builds, but the performance numbers simply are not there, low fan rpm 120mmx25mm single bank, they place near the top, and that’s their best showing, and the XSPC RX and Nemesis GTX do much better same config at half the price. Then recently AquaComputer unveiled a newer type of rad similar but less expensive, forget the naming, they placed very average during all testing.

Not certain why the AirPlex radiators place so average to poor and have since launch in 2013, love the way they look yet it seems there’s more to the making of high performing rads than simply high end raw materials. And don’t believe the modularity function ever really gained any real popularity at all. Dear God, they are beautiful though, love the way they look in this video S8 build.

Here’s a 280mm listed at $170, roughly twice as much as the EK CE 280mm I'm picking up tomorrow.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/radiators/aquacomputer-airplex-modularity-rad-system-280mm-alum-fins-one-circuit-stainless-side-panels.html


These AquaComputer AirPlex rads are a left brain/right brain struggle for me, like putting a humidifier and a dehumidifier in the same room and letting them fight it out.

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Edited by iBruce - 8/30/15 at 8:23am
     
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Thought about using these AquaComputer Airplex rads, many many times. They do look really nice, the black and silver aesthetic would really work well in the S8S, but (knew that but was coming), yes they use very high grade materials during manufacturing and the beauty really does jump out at you, but they cost about twice as much and perform half as well (oversimplified) as similar EKs and XSPCs and the Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX line.

They are very beautiful, and I understand why people use them in their builds, but the performance numbers simply are not there, low fan rpm 120mmx25mm single bank, they place near the top, and that’s their best showing, and the XSPC RX and Nemesis GTX do much better same config at half the price. Then recently AquaComputer unveiled a newer type of rad similar but less expensive, forget the naming, they placed very average during all testing.

Not certain why the AirPlex radiators place so average to poor and have since launch in 2013, love the way they look yet it seems there’s more to the making of high performing rads than simply high end raw materials. And don’t believe the modularity function ever really gained any real popularity at all. Dear God, they are beautiful though, love the way they look in this video S8 build.

Here’s a 280mm listed at $170, roughly twice as much as the EK CE 280mm I'm picking up tomorrow.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/radiators/aquacomputer-airplex-modularity-rad-system-280mm-alum-fins-one-circuit-stainless-side-panels.html/quote]

These AquaComputer AirPlex rads are a left brain/right brain struggle for me, like putting a humidifier and a dehumidifier in the same room and letting them fight it out.
biggrin.gif



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