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post #11 of 21
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Hello subscribers, its been a couple of days since any updates. Finally I was able to make some progress, pictures below.

Water loop connected and running, no leaks. (Pending GPU.. waiting for that sweet 1070...)


Installed the intake fans (SilenX EFX-12-15 74.0 CFM 15db @1400RPM)


An inside view, most cables running under the steel plate.


This is pretty much how its gonna look like as a final product. I could wrap the monitor cables together.


I had the WC and Fans running for about an hour. So far I'm very satisfied with how this project is turning out.

Even though the system is not completely silent, the noise is just about whisper level. The pump is PWM, so I wonder if it is already running at max/reg speed.

Until next time!
    
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post #12 of 21
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Motherboard installed, everything is connected. Ready to fire it up...


IT LIVES!!!!!!


BIOS. Systems in the green. Im gonna let it run while I watch today's Copa America matches.


ASUS GTX 1070 has been ordered. Waiting for shipment and delivery.
    
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post #13 of 21
Looking good!
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post #14 of 21
I shall sub this insane build biggrin.gif
     
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post #15 of 21
So I like this concept and I've seen some other people do it and i probably will do something related to this concept, but why watercooling? it doesn't sense portability wise. Heavy and easier to break/ leak. Anyways as always Sub-a-dub-a-do!
post #16 of 21
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So I like this concept and I've seen some other people do it and i probably will do something related to this concept, but why watercooling? it doesn't sense portability wise. Heavy and easier to break/ leak. Anyways as always Sub-a-dub-a-do!

Thank you for your interest. I picked watercooling because its a better cooling solution for temperature, requires slower fans, which means less noise. It didn't make my system much heavier, the total weight is less than 40lbs. And that weight I can lift and carry without issue.

There could be leaks, but I am mitigating that risk with quality tubing and compression fittings, and there is space underneath the steel plate with esd foam that can absorb and retain any leaks, or so I hope.

I thought it would be interesting to build a watercooled desktop, that would be truly portable and wx/dust proof. Have never seen that before.
    
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post #17 of 21
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Build complete


painted the steel plate in order to prevent corrosion in the event of a water leak...













It's operating as it should. I'm just running it and looking for instability, leaks, etc. No OC yet.
    
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post #18 of 21
this is so dope
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post #19 of 21
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this is so dope

Thank you. It has been running fine so far. Time to play some games!
    
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post #20 of 21
Came across this build looking at all the recent "All-in-one" or "LAN" builds. Looks great! Interestingly enough, my recent all-in-one (see the BUTLER P-47 build log) looks to be in the same weight class (it's also water cooled); I'm already thinking of my next build and how I can get the weight down.

Do you find your cooling loop does ok with the change in orientation between carrying and operation (do you get new air pockets in the rad/block)?
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