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[Build log] The Panda v2 [Core P5]

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Hello good people of OC Forums, so I'm delving into another build more of an upgrade in cooling and case then a from scratch build, I'v have The Panda V1 for almost 4 years now, and its time to update. for the curious here is The Panda v1:

 

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So for lets start:

 

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This radiator probably has a curse on it since, while I was flushing it slipped out of my hand and hit the bathtub floor, its a bit damaged on the side and I cut my hand in the process of trying to catch it, turns out those fins are pretty sharp.

 

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The paint cracked, so I had to fix that up, after cleaning it up and painting over, its not has noticeable plus I mounted in a way it was sort of hidden.

 

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So its time to start the build and the mess....

 

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Sry for the not so great photos but I'm using a cellphone camera lol, don't own a proper camera. Here's one of my shenanigans, I built a vibration dampener for the pump out of 4 layers of felt, got say it works pretty well, an annoying issue was that the pump bracket for the Core P5 doesn't come with the holes for the DDC pump, its only one of the most used pumps and it didn't get any love, meaning I had to make my own holes on the bracket.

 

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So with the pump, the cooler, and the radiator mounted its time to fit the tubing, I got say I'm a bit annoyed at how easily the tygon tubing at 16/13 bends on itself, starting to think I should had gone with a tube with a thicker wall, guess is too late now.

 

 

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1st leak test, pretty happy how it went, left it running for a couple of hours just to test it out.

 

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So with the lighting I was originally gonna go with cold cathodes, but the light wasn't strong and it was only lighting half of the cathodes no idea why, so I had some white flex lights from The Panda v1, and I put them to good use, had to go getho here since the flex light won't stay in a fixed position and its pretty annoying to fixate, so I just went MacGyver on it.

 

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Cable management, it took a while and I'm not that good at it =S

 

 

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So after doing all the cabling and starting to fill the system again, this time with Pastle White Mayhem, something was shorting my system, since nothing can go perfect 1st time around 20 mins later and a lot of tinkering I figured I had the flex light molex upside down, no Idea how I manage to do that. So back to filling the system, and finishing this up after 2 days of hard work and some frustration...

 

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Here are the money shots, I'll probably try to borrow a proper camera, but for now:

 

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Its not yet finish, some may have noticed there's an 8-pin cable extension for the gpu, that's because I bought 2 4-pin conector for the mobo thinking it would work, and its doesn't lol rooky mistake, so I used the one I had bought for the gpu instead because my psu 8 pin for the mobo didn't have the length. So i still need to order a 8 pin extension for the gpu, and during the week I'll make an psu cover out of white acrylic to hid the cables.

 

Hope you guys enjoyed it, I sure did, by the way, 1st time watercooling here =P Cheers

The Panda v2.5
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Intel Core i5-3570K [4.7Ghz] MSI MPower Z77 Asus Sritx 1070 Aura 2x Corsair Vengeance 4Gb  
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1TB Hatachi HDD Samsung 850 pro Outdated, Me uses pen drives. Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 34UC79G-B SAMSUNG LS22F350 SAMSUNG LS22F350 Steelseries 6G v2 
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Corsair RM850 Thermaltake Core P5 Corsair M90 Corsair MM200 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
1TB Hatachi HDD Samsung 850 pro Outdated, Me uses pen drives. Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 34UC79G-B SAMSUNG LS22F350 SAMSUNG LS22F350 Steelseries 6G v2 
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+1.

Nice looking rig.
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
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EK D5 Vario Top-X  Phobya G-Changer V2 360mm Phobya G-Changer V2 420mm Win 10 x64 Pro 
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Thank men =)

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K [4.7Ghz] MSI MPower Z77 Asus Sritx 1070 Aura 2x Corsair Vengeance 4Gb  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
1TB Hatachi HDD Samsung 850 pro Outdated, Me uses pen drives. Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 34UC79G-B SAMSUNG LS22F350 SAMSUNG LS22F350 Steelseries 6G v2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair RM850 Thermaltake Core P5 Corsair M90 Corsair MM200 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K [4.7Ghz] MSI MPower Z77 Asus Sritx 1070 Aura 2x Corsair Vengeance 4Gb  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
1TB Hatachi HDD Samsung 850 pro Outdated, Me uses pen drives. Windows 10 x64 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
LG 34UC79G-B SAMSUNG LS22F350 SAMSUNG LS22F350 Steelseries 6G v2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair RM850 Thermaltake Core P5 Corsair M90 Corsair MM200 
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