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post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by ccRicers View Post

Oh, I meant the top of the case.
The extended version of your case that I was referring to is a taller version with empty space on the top for a top rad.

Then you can have

[Radiator]
[Motherboard]
[Radiator]

As your case layout. With only an extra volume of 2L as you said. A volume of around 16L is still pretty good for the components you have inside.

Ah, the "top" you talk about is the bottom. See the next post biggrin.gif
But yea, adding a second 240mm radiator (45mm) usually takes up +2 liters.
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Originally Posted by iFreilicht View Post

This is awesome, ATX can be SFF, too^^ I like the T-joints on the panels, that's pretty creative.

Thanks, the T-joints is working really well in keeping the panels together and the case stiff.
Though the more traditional setup with a motherboard plate would make the construction even more rigid (but also larger).

And not just ATX, but E-ATX ;-)
post #12 of 21
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Update Time
So I got all the last parts and got them installed.
But no more talk:










Really like the aurora fluid, even though it's only version 1, it still functions perfectly.

The case is fairly easy to work with as long as the cables are installed before the pump (d'oh) wink.gif
If one would go SLI, the radiator needs to be switched (including position of fan mounts on the case) so the ports are at the front of the case.
But possible nevertheless thumb.gif

For the pump I made some alu extenders which works well with the decoupling rubber from EKWB (very little vibration into the case).
Also it fits just perfectly with only 2mm between the pump and the fins of the RAM (Corsair Dominator)

I haven't had time to do any benchmarking yet and I have already dissembled it so I can polish those block biggrin.gif
But that should be done within the next days and then more and better pictures will come smile.gif
The Aurora just didn't pop that well in the block, which is why I will polish them.

I will properly also change the Antec fans into some little less noisy at higher RPM. Perhaps some Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm as they also supply a great pressure. (Motherboard can control the RPM of them).

For now I will run with the PSU outside the case, until either a silent SFX unit comes along or I produce an updated case the will fit ATX PSU (with the extender part).
Really looking forward for the new Titanium PSU from Silverstone that looks to be ~15cm in length and 850W rolleyes.gif
The platinum 750 SFX-L also looks interesting, but will it be silent?
Edited by Fruergaard - 11/19/15 at 9:32am
post #13 of 21
Yo, where's the power supply? tongue.gif (just kidding, I read your whole post)

I think some EK white Vardars would do you well for what you have going on in the case. You can keep the clear fans in the front. I like how everything is see-through from that direction.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by ccRicers View Post

Yo, where's the power supply? tongue.gif (just kidding, I read your whole post)

I think some EK white Vardars would do you well for what you have going on in the case. You can keep the clear fans in the front. I like how everything is see-through from that direction.

They do add a "see through" feeling, but they are not that silent. And I do like silent PCs wink.gif


Should have time enough to polish the blocks today, so update will come later thumb.gif
post #15 of 21
Wow that liquid looks stunning, you need polished blocks to make that look even better indeed.

Wouldn't you have to change the routing to the CPU a bit to get an SFX-L PSU to fit?

Also, to get SLI/CFX configurations to fit a bit better, couldn't you move the rad to the front a little bit so the tubing fits in the top back of the case, above the rad instead of below?
post #16 of 21
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Polish update (Warning, lot of pictures)
So as stated before, to really get the Aurora fluid at its best, the blocks needs to be polished.


One of course needs to take the blocks apart:


This is the first time polishing any water blocks. I followed the guide of lowfat:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1477681/polishing-acrylic-guide-tips-tricks

After grid 1000:


And after the polish:




Compared with a non polished SLI block in two light settings:



The sanding and polishing was fairly simple and straight forward. The only problem was the channels in the mono block.
Hard to get, so it isn't perfect, but I'm happy with the result.

Installed again:



And then leak testing with some demineralized water and some green Mayhems dye:








And there was no leaks thumb.gif

So back on the motherboard and GFX they came:



I have not had the time to reassemble the PC :-(
Hopefully that should be done within one of the upcoming days so I can see the result with the Aurora and do some bench testing thumb.gif
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by iFreilicht View Post

Wow that liquid looks stunning, you need polished blocks to make that look even better indeed.

Wouldn't you have to change the routing to the CPU a bit to get an SFX-L PSU to fit?

Also, to get SLI/CFX configurations to fit a bit better, couldn't you move the rad to the front a little bit so the tubing fits in the top back of the case, above the rad instead of below?

Yes, a SFX-L would hit the fittings currently going from the GFX to the CPU. But not impossible to change that routing.

I don't think there is room. One can only move the radiator 10mm towards the front. And there is no room to the sides.
So I don't see how you would route the tubing in such a configuration?

My best idea for SLI/CF was to flip the radiator so the ports was at the front, and remove one of the fans (or go slim fan) to allow for tubing thumb.gif
Edited by Fruergaard - 11/21/15 at 2:20pm
post #18 of 21
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post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by Fruergaard View Post

Yes, a SFX-L would hit the fittings currently going from the GFX to the CPU. But not impossible to change that routing.

I don't think there is room. One can only move the radiator 10mm towards the front. And there is no room to the sides.
So I don't see how you would route the tubing in such a configuration?

My best idea for SLI/CF was to flip the radiator so the ports was at the front, and remove one of the fans (or go slim fan) to allow for tubing thumb.gif

Hm I thought you could move it forward enough to fit the tubing between the radiator and the back of the case. But if there's not enough room, so be it. Not gonna make the case any larger for that, huh? wink.gif

Yeah that works, too. Maybe you could even make a new top panel to allow the rad to be moved back a bit more, then you'd not have to throw out one of the fans.

The polished blocks look great, by the way, can't wait to see that juicy liquid flowing through them!
post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hello
Sorry that this build didn't go any further.
I got a sweet deal on the motherboard and case so I sold it and began building a new:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1592443/project-raw-v2-0-custom-aluminium-itx-case

This is much more "show off" orientated and a bit smaller (though only hold mATX or ITX) thumb.gif

If anyone would like the files for the case in this build log (RAW v1.0), give me a PM wink.gif
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