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post #51 of 102
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Do you guys think I need a case fan for the motherboard section, exhausting out the back (or blowing air in?) considering that I already have everything under water?
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Do you guys think I need a case fan for the motherboard section, exhausting out the back (or blowing air in?) considering that I already have everything under water?

I would have it blowing out to keep dust out of your case. Nice build I am going to do something similar but not as crazy smile.gif
post #53 of 102
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I would have it blowing out to keep dust out of your case. Nice build I am going to do something similar but not as crazy smile.gif

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a fan blowing out (my only fan in the main chamber) create negative pressure, thereby actually sucking dust in through the other holes?
post #54 of 102
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a fan blowing out (my only fan in the main chamber) create negative pressure, thereby actually sucking dust in through the other holes?
Yep. I don't see any need for a fan in the main chamber. All your heat-producing components are water cooled, so any fans you introduce will only bring in dust. If anything, you'll want a filtered intake to maintain positive pressure.
post #55 of 102
Looking very nice man! Yeah My components are pretty ridiculously expensive overkill...I'm not sure what descriptor is above that but yours is it smile.gif

I would definitely promote some airflow in the main section, even with a monoblock theres still benefit to getting some low level aiflow over a variety of components on the motherboard. Originally I had a fan feeding in the front and one exhausting out the back for airflow, with some 40mm fans pushing in for positive airflow.

Couldn't find any 40's that werent really noisy though so flipped the front fan in to get the positive airflow.
post #56 of 102
You're tempting me to paint my MB to remove the red as well.

Looking good. thumb.gif
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960X Rampage V Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC+ SLI'd 64GB Corsair LPX 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
Other
Some other knickknacks. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
OC'd 3930K Asus Ramp EVGA 780 6GB SLI'd 32GB Mush E.Red 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2 Case Labs M8 + Ped Yep. 
Mouse PadAudioOther
The desk. Sure. Some other knickknacks. 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5960X Rampage V Extreme EVGA 980Ti SC+ SLI'd 64GB Corsair LPX 2400 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
Other
Some other knickknacks. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
OC'd 3930K Asus Ramp EVGA 780 6GB SLI'd 32GB Mush E.Red 2133 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2 Case Labs M8 + Ped Yep. 
Mouse PadAudioOther
The desk. Sure. Some other knickknacks. 
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post #57 of 102
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Looking very nice man! Yeah My components are pretty ridiculously expensive overkill...I'm not sure what descriptor is above that but yours is it smile.gif

I would definitely promote some airflow in the main section, even with a monoblock theres still benefit to getting some low level aiflow over a variety of components on the motherboard. Originally I had a fan feeding in the front and one exhausting out the back for airflow, with some 40mm fans pushing in for positive airflow.

Couldn't find any 40's that werent really noisy though so flipped the front fan in to get the positive airflow.

Yeah, I suppose I'll just put a 140 in back to blow air in and maintain positive pressure.
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You're tempting me to paint my MB to remove the red as well.

Looking good. thumb.gif

You ought to! Red and black is very...Late 90's. It works for certain builds, but it's getting tired.

I just put up my new video, in which I go through the process of painting the mobo and putting on the blocks:
post #58 of 102
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A couple brief updates for you guys....

First off, the people spoke, and I listened. Nostromo 2016! I took off the waterblocks and --lightly-- polished them up, leading to clearer tops. I think this achieves the right balance:





Also, the cables from UPC (Ultimate Personal Computers) are done! Big shout out to those guys, they look great.











And, finally, a little sneak preview of what's coming next.



Cheers!
post #59 of 102
Nice build log. Sub'd!
post #60 of 102
Nice Build Very Similar To Mine. Should Be Epic
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