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Tease!

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June 24 ... UPS Arrives with 3 Boxes

I had been waiting for these three boxes and so when he pulled up, I met him half way down my front path. He was carrying them all at once, in a stack. He handed them over and said 'The bottom one is heavy'. I knew that ... it was the CaseLabs box with the two tone Mercury S5.

The other boxes ... ASUS X99-M motherboard, i7-5820K CPU and Cryorig H5 Universal cooler.

Which one to open first? Too many decisions ...


Motherboard!

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Ok, motherboard first. Look at those reflective heat spreaders - the 2 x 8 power plugs got all cut up by the reflections. I guess I will need some sort of air flow in this case to make those work.

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Did I mention it was an ASUS X99-M motherboard? This one comes with wireless ... but I am building a desktop ... that will sit beside my desk and go no-where ... keep the wireless ... or remove it? I'll put that big decision off.

The other decision here is ... do I care about the super sloppy 'Crystal Sound 2' sticker placement? The right side needs to come up a good millimeter.


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Don't forget to line up your little triangles ... CPU chip to CPU chip slot. Have they always had those little guys?

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Mercury S5 Case

Here it is ... loosely assembled. I fully expect to pull this case down to its component parts a good dozen times over then next month or so. In my notes about two-toned color ... I asked for 3 white and 2 black PCIe covers. CaseLabs obliged ... I might mix up the order a little ... or change some of the colors ... who can tell?

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The above pic also shows one of the three (yes, three) solid drop in mounts that I ordered. Here is the top of the case ... with a window. Solid drop in mounts and a window. Seems like that will be a pretty boring view.

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Here is a picture of the mid chassis section. I always knew that my pump section wasn't going to fit in there ...
SketchUp from earlier (Click to show)
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... as well as information obtained from the S5 Technical Gallery ...
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... but I didn't think the issue would be as big as it is. I have a whole bunch of thinking (and modding) to do.


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Cryorig H5 Universal cooler

This is my third Cryorig cooler ... and you know that I have lots of their fans.

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Here is where I ask for some help. I want to test my motherboard, ram, cpu, etc, etc but I can't wait for my S5 build to be complete. I specifically ordered an air cooler just so that I could get this up and running.

But ... I haven't done this before ... well, not just with the components scattered all over the desk.

Here is my plan ... please chime in with your comments.

  1. Insert CPU chip into motherboard
  2. install cooler brackets and cooler (and plug fan in)
  3. install 1 RAM (need to check manual to determine correct slot)
  4. plug in 24-pin power cable / do I need one or both of the 8-pin power cables?
  5. plug in wired keyboard
  6. plug in wired mouse (find wired mouse first)
  7. plug in monitor (this motherboard does not have built in graphics)
    • Any suggestions welcome?
  8. turn on ... do I need to connect the CaseLabs vandal switch to the motherboard ... or is there another way?

Do I need a SSD / HDD connected? I am assuming it will boot into the bios without an O/S.

I've downloaded memtest86 onto a USB so that I can run some memory tests. Any other shake down tests I should be running?
post #204 of 601
I think you might need a GPU. It will post without a storage device.
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Originally Posted by nzphil View Post

I think you might need a GPU.

That seems like a very logical, fair and level-headed suggestion. My current computer with its 4 year old motherboard has built in graphics. I will pull my trusty GTX 550Ti out of it.
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It will post without a storage device.

Excellent - good to know. I have a small, spare SSD lying around somewhere ... I might duplicate my current system drive to it and use that.
post #206 of 601
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Update

Dogs wanted breakfast at 5 flipp'n am this morning. And then they wanted to be let outside. Ok, ok. Guess I will play too. Installed 1 RAM stick, attached the cooler (registered it with Cryorig too!), installed my GPU, connected PSU, keyboard, monitor. Had to buy a $5 mouse from Amazon as I couldn't find my wired mouse - no big deal.

Plugged it all in, connected up the power, turned the PSU on ... motherboard on / off switch (thanks iBruce!) lit up. Pressed it and the two digit scoreboard started cycling through a bunch of values.

Then the board turned itself off frown.gif. Oh Oh

And then the board turned itself back on and presented an ASUS X99 screen with the option to enter the bios thumb.gif

The system time is wrong ... but the date is right. I think I can reset that (will check the manual and google).

Edit: Actually, I couldn't find out how to reset the time. The manual says ...
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The main menu screen ... allows you to set the system date, time, language, (sic) and security settings

Except for me, I could change the language but hitting the down arrow jumped over date and time and straight to security. I will try again later.

Anyway, I added the other three sticks of ram and I am now running memtest86. This should finish in two weeks tongue.gif

Doesn't matter as I have plenty of case adjustments that need looking into (pump frown.gif)

Edited by ruffhi - 6/25/16 at 4:53am
post #207 of 601
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Connecting the Pedestal (Part 1)

My method of connecting the case to the pedestal (tubing only) is a direct lift from the method that StuttgartRob illustrated in his build log.

I have some 'soft' connect fittings that you can push together. I just need to put some holes in the right places on the bottom of the case.


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I used a piece of cardboard to get a trace of where the holes need to be ... then measure, check, check, measure, draw, stamp, drill, scream and drill some more.

Picture dump ...


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So ... did it line up? It did. I have moved on to trying to fit the pump. What a beast I have made.



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So awesome to see these updates finally!
 
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Crucial BX100 SSD 500GB EKWB EK-KIT L120 Corsair SP120 Koolance 2x140mm Radiator HX-CU1402V 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair AF140 Bitspower VG-NGTX960 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung Curved 27" S27D590C 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Strafe RGB Apevia Iceburg 680 watts Apevia X-Sniper 2 EVGA Torq X3 Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom 9750 ASUS M3A78-CM PNY XLR8 GTX 460 Corsair XMS2 (4 x 1GB) 
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Hitachi 5K500 Silenx 92mm EFFIZIO Corsair SP 120 Red LED Antec 500watt 
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Connecting the Pedestal (Part 2)

Yesterday I connected the pedestal to the main case for liquid. Today I connect the power.

cpachris in his BBBB build drilled holes and wired in 'plugs' (actually, fan connectors) so that he just had to run power to that location. A very neat solution but, from my point of view, it had one extremely minor draw back ... if he wanted to rewire his pedestal, he would have to cut the plugs off.

I decided to borrow on his general idea but provide a little more flexibility re future wiring needs.

One of the accessories that I ordered with my S5 was a 120.2 Bottom Accessory Mount in white. I must really like this particular part as I have my pump contraption sitting on the same item in black.

Anyway ... the 120.2 mount fits exactly between the S5 pedestal sides. Exactly. As if it had been made to go there.


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I have anchored the mount so that the top of it sits flush with the top of the pedestal. I drilled a fairly big hole in the mount and cut a channel to the hole. I can then run the wires (power, PWM) through the channel and sit them in the hole.

I removed the 140 fan cover from the bottom of the case ... and ... hey presto ... this brings the pedestal power, PWM control out right next to the pump wiring smile.gif.


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