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post #671 of 1680
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ok, so I don't know what happened, but for some reason the leak detection line in the bottom of the ice chest says that there is a leak. that in it self does not bother me, but I have not put any water in the cold side of the system yet. so, I think it is due to the fact that there is so much heat in my house, and the ice chest is a open box right now. so, I think that condensation is happening, even now at the bottom of the ice chest. rather than worry about it, I ordered new leak detections lines, and the power lines for them. I will use a small gripper to run the new lines into the bottom of the ice chest. well, I knew that I would have a few more little issues to deal with, I just wasn't expecting this to be one of them. rolleyes.gif
post #672 of 1680
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http://imgur.com/a/jmD0K





ok, so here are a few pics of the build where it is at now.
I am still waiting on a few parts to finish out the colds side water loop. then I will do some functionality tests on the TEC's, to make sure that they do not stall, or cause condensation on the TEC assembly. I will also do some functionality tests on the PC components, to make sure that they are all functional. then I will seal the ice chest lid, do a chamber dry on the ice chest, and replace the air inside the ice chest with nitrogen. once the ice chest is good, and dry, I can start the fun stuff, benchmarking, overclocking, and getting it all stable at higher clocks rates for the hardware. once that is completed, I can start doing the really fun stuff, playing video games on my computer with this new cooling rig. that is the whole point for me doing this, so that I will be able to play todays games, with my older hardware.
post #673 of 1680
Wow, latest pics really give a good view to the massive scope of this build.

I thought *I* had a ton of crap in my build but this takes the cake lol. I can't wait to see it done!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 4790K "Relidded" @ 5ghz <50c Asus Sabertooth Z97 MK1 OC'd RX580 8GB OC'd RX580 8GB 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
2X4GB Patriot Viper Extreme 1TB Velociraptor 10k RPM + Crucial 128GB SSD Two Arqtik TEC Chillers in Series Archimedes TEC block w/TN669 TEC 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Two Ported/tapped MCP655 Pumps 2x Black Ice GTX 480 Gen2 Rads DD dual drive bay Res with LCD water temp monit... GPU Loop: Modded Enzotech Sapphire CPU blocks, ... 
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36x Globe 120mm 80cfm server fans Win 10 Pro Mint 15(KDE) 4K 28" Samsung U590D 
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Logitech G710+ Mechanical CM Silent Power M 1000watt Main, OCZ Z850W Slave Custom Mountain Mods Extended-Extended Ascension Logitech G502 Proteus 
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Homemade 16ga 304 Stainless pad, Neoprene backed Aune T1 DAC Various Tubes: Mostly switching from 60's GE "S... AKG K7XX Headphones 
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Intel i7 4790K "Relidded" @ 5ghz <50c Asus Sabertooth Z97 MK1 OC'd RX580 8GB OC'd RX580 8GB 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
2X4GB Patriot Viper Extreme 1TB Velociraptor 10k RPM + Crucial 128GB SSD Two Arqtik TEC Chillers in Series Archimedes TEC block w/TN669 TEC 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Two Ported/tapped MCP655 Pumps 2x Black Ice GTX 480 Gen2 Rads DD dual drive bay Res with LCD water temp monit... GPU Loop: Modded Enzotech Sapphire CPU blocks, ... 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
36x Globe 120mm 80cfm server fans Win 10 Pro Mint 15(KDE) 4K 28" Samsung U590D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ Mechanical CM Silent Power M 1000watt Main, OCZ Z850W Slave Custom Mountain Mods Extended-Extended Ascension Logitech G502 Proteus 
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post #674 of 1680
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Originally Posted by Puck View Post

Wow, latest pics really give a good view to the massive scope of this build.

I thought *I* had a ton of crap in my build but this takes the cake lol. I can't wait to see it done!

thanks.
when I am ready to add the cascade water chiller upgrade to this build, I will create some sketches in paint of how it will be constructed, and where it will be placed onto the table top. as I really think this might be the right way to go with this build, as far a getting the water temperatures down to a even lower level. I am hopping that I will have another 4 years to complete this upgrade, before I actually add it to the build.
post #675 of 1680
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ok, so here is a quick break down on how I am doing the all of the power needed for this rig, starting from the wall breakers to all of the rigs 6 X power supplies being used for this rig. first I have 3 X 20A plugs, each one of these plugs has it's own 12AWG wire that goes from each plug to its own 20A breaker for a total of 3 X 20A breakers that gives me a total of 60A AC potential power for this rig. second I have total of 3 X SMC 1500 APC UPS power units each one will be plugged into one of the 20A plugs so that I am using all 3 of the 20A plugs and taking advantage of the use of all 3 of the 20A breakers. third I will have one of the standard computer power supplies and one TEC power supplies plugged into each of the 3 X SMC 1500 APC UPS power units, so that I am evenly distributing the power consumption across all three of the UPS power units. it is my hope, that by doing it this way, I will have created a adequate power grid for this build.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/23/16 at 9:45pm
post #676 of 1680
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oh, happy day.
http://imgur.com/aiPtz16

the parts I have been waiting for have finally arrived biggrin.gif

now I can finish the cold side water loop and fill it with liquid. start my testing, oh yes, what a happy day. thumb.gif
post #677 of 1680
Looks like a busy weekend coming up.
post #678 of 1680
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http://imgur.com/9bJfbPX

ok, so there is a lot of stuff going in this little area there is the res/pump combo, a second pump, the flow meter, the water temp sensor, and my fill, drain, and flush, system. I will spend the next couple of days trying several different configurations on all of this hardware, until I find a configuration that I like, and works.

it was easy to get all of it in on the hot side.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/24/16 at 1:04pm
post #679 of 1680
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ok, I have a question.
where should I put the water temp sensor on the cold side water loop?
should I place the water temp sensor just before the TEC assembly so that I know how hot the water is getting after it goes through the PC components? or
should I place the water temp sensor just after the TEC assembly so that I know how cold the TEC's are getting the water going to the PC components?
I know that the cold side water loop will never reach a equilibrium temp, because I know that even on a standard water cooling loop, there is a 2C to 3C difference in the water temp from before the radiators, when compared to the water temp after the radiators. I would think that with a TEC water chiller setup this difference in water temp from before the TEC assembly to the water temp after the TEC assembly would be even greater. I was thinking about placing it after the TEC assembly, so that I would know how well my TEC's are working, but I would like to here others opinion on this matter, as I can place it on either side of the TEC assembly at this point.
well I do have two water temp sensors left so I could do one on both sides of the TEC assembly.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/24/16 at 2:31pm
post #680 of 1680
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well are you guys and girls ready for a cost out on this build? tongue.gif
It will be pretty insane, no rational person would do this, but anyone doing this kind of build in the first place, is not all that rational to begin with biggrin.gif

**edit I have updated the cost out on the first page**

ok, so it's $4635 total for this water chiller cooling solution.
Edited by toolmaker03 - 6/24/16 at 10:19pm
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