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Project Frost Dragon

post #1 of 12
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The goal of this project right now is to get everything installed in the 750D, so I have a system that is a bit more mobile, as a few LANs is coming up.
I have also planned some more upgrades and to mod the case, but that is later.

Also this will not be a fast build, as this is a refresh of a project that I have spent 1,5-2 years on already.

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PARTS LIST

P - Pending
O - Ordered
H - Have

MAIN PARTS
  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D Air flow version - H
  • MB: Asus Rampage V Extreme X99 - H
  • CPU: Intel i7-5930K - H
  • GPU: Gigabyte G1 980ti 2 way SLI - H
  • RAM: Crucial DDR4 2133MHz 32GB (8x4GB) - H
  • PSU: Leadex Platinum 2000W (8 Pack) - H

STORAGE
  • Samsung SM951 NVMe 512GB - H
  • Crucial MX100 SSD 512GB - H
  • WD AV-GP 4TB - H
  • WD Black 1TB - H

COOLING
  • Corsair AF140L (stock fans) - H
  • EK Vardar F4-120ER 2200RPM PWM - H
  • Phobya Xtreme SUPERNOVA 1080 radiator Full Copper - H
  • Phobya Nova 1080 Box Bricky - H
  • Phobya Nova 1080 Box faceplate - Bricky - H
  • EK-FB ASUS R5E Monoblock Nickel - H
  • EK-RAM Monarch X4 Clean CSQ Nickel - H
  • EK-RAM Monarch Module Black - H
  • EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Nickel - H
  • EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Backplate Black - H
  • Laing DDC-pump 12V DDC 3.25 18W - H
  • Alphacool Eisdecke Laing DDC Plexi top V.2 - H
  • Alphacool Eisdecke DDC/D5 single reservoir for Alphacool Eisdecke top - H
  • Alphacool Laing DDC metal bottom - black nickel - H
  • EK Pump mount - H
  • Alphacool Cape Cyclone mounting clips 2 pcs 60mm - black - H
  • Custom reservoirs (300mm) - H
  • Passive heat sink for aquaero 6, black - H
  • EK-Tube ZMT Matte Black 16,1/11,1mm - H
  • EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm Black - H
  • Koolance quick release connector G1/4" inner thread to male (High Flow) incl. bulkhead coupling QD3 - H
  • Koolance quick release connector 16/10mm (ID 3/8" OD 5/8") female (High Flow) QD3 - H
  • Bitspower Mini Valve Matt Black - H
  • Bitspower Plug Carbon Black - H
  • Bitspower Elbow 90 degree Matt Black - H
  • Mayhems Pastel Extreme White - H

OTHER STUFF
  • aquaero 6 PRO - H
  • Scythe Himuro HDD Cooler/Silencer - H
  • Nanoxia Sleeving - H
  • Aqua Computer farbwerk - H
  • Aqua Computer RGB LED strips - H
  • Akasa 120mm fan filter - H


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TO DO
  • Take apart the old build done
  • Get all the parts - done
  • Build the pc - done
  • Check mod potential - done - need a new case

Edited by Chiobe - 2/15/16 at 5:18am
post #2 of 12
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Did some thinking about how I want the structure of the case it self to be.
It will take some work, but it will showcase things quite nice.

post #3 of 12
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So much for trying to start the build today. Now I need to deal with RMA and get a new one shipped.





post #4 of 12
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The old build is almost apart now, so I'm making progress:


But while I was taking it apart, so did I find something I didnt want to. No idea how or when it happened.


The days 2nd problem comes from the new case, as the punch-out metal didnt co-operate and I ended up with a bigger hole then planned (wanted just the inner circle removed)


And then the only washer I could find that seemed big enough, is 2 mm or so too little (can only fit if I file done the threading).
So guess I need to ask on work if they have one in right size, if not so will I need to file the washer till it fits.
post #5 of 12
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The front of the case is dealt with for now.

It will be interesting to see how this heat sinks hold up. The main reason for these are to reduce hard drive noise, while hopefully not increasing the temperature.
Plus it gives me option, for when I mod the case, as these are more flexible for mounting positions then a regular hard drive solution.





Then there is Aquaero, which hopefully solves my control fan issue. To make sure it can handle whatever I got, I got the heat sink for it.



Which mean the front looks like this (didnt remove the plastic on the screen, as the case will be moved quite a lot still):

post #6 of 12
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Pump with the built on reservoir is done, except sleeving which I will get to tomorrow.

Took some work to find the right mounting solution, as what came with it didnt work. So I ended up using a 120mm fan cover from the Caselabs case, with the EK D5 pump mount. Also put in an extra fan with fan filter, to help create better positive pressure.




post #7 of 12
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Needed to change the pump and fan setup, as the PSU cables did not clear the fan.

Also sleeved the pump cable while I was at it, as the black-yellow-blue combo did not fit my current Black-White color scheme (will be White-Black after modding).


post #8 of 12
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Its getting there.





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post #9 of 12
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It might not be the cleanest runs, but between what was in the way and the tubing, so is this what i ended up with.

The cable management is dont that great ether, but with a lot of too long cables that needed to go almost to the same place, so is there a limit to what you can do.

I'm not happy with the solutions I had to go with, like fan cables out of the front and USB+RBG controller corner behind the pump. But as a setup so will it work till I can afford a Caselabs case, in a few months time.

Will do leak testing and such tomorrow, so final pics should come Sunday.
It will also be interesting to see how a 1080mm rad performs with my setup.




post #10 of 12
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The cleaning solution is still running its course, but I just wanted to say this:
I havent had a single leak with this setup.

When I had the Primochill hard line setup, so did I have leaks (bad bends and bad parts design). Same with just EK barbs and zip ties (the tubes twisted the fittings out of position). So guess going with the correct parts is needed to get a leak free setup.

Not to mention the time save of going soft tubing vs hard tubing. Took me just a few hours to do soft tubing, while the hard tubing took almost a week.
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