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The Kraken


I was inspired to make a black and white build, and decided to try something different and make a reservoir using a Kraken rum bottle. It would suit the black and white build plus using some black liquid would give off the image of it being cooled using rum.



Picking the case was a long and difficult task but finally decided to go with the Thermaltake Core P5, this would display the custom hard line loop I'm planning along with the reservoir if I can get it to work properly. Sadly my core p5 was missing a pump bracket in the box and got in touch with Mike from Thermaltake here on Overclock and he really helped me out! I ended up receiving two of the brackets so I worked out how to include both into this build.

This shall be my first build posted on here, along with this will be my first time using hard line tubing. Set myself a rather fun challenge but hopefully it shall turn out well.

Parts:


  • Case: Thermaltake Core P5
  • CPU: i7 6700k 4.8Ghz Delidded from the Silicon Lottery
  • Mobo: Asus Maximus VIII Formula
  • RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum Series 16GB 3200Mhz
  • GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Superclocked - On preorder
  • SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB
  • PSU: Corsair AX 860 - Reused from old build
  • Fans: Corsair SP120 x8 - Reused from old build
  • Cables: Black and White Cable Kit from Cable Mod
  • Fan Controller: NZXT Grid+ V2 Internal Digital 6 Fan Controller



    Water cooling Parts:

  • CPU Block: EK Supermancy Evo White Edition
  • GPU Bock: EK 1080 Flexi Nickel
  • Pump: EK-XTOP D5 PWM Plexi with Pump
  • Tubing: Primochill 13/10mm White
  • Liquid: Mayhems Pastel Pure Black
  • PrimoChill Revolver Compression Fitting Black 13/10mm x14
  • Bitspower Mini Valve Black
  • Bitspower White Plug
  • Barrow 90 Angle Fittings White x14
  • EK CoolStream PE 480mm Radiator



Sadly I lost a few of the photos while putting some of the components onto the case along with photos of the invidual components but I'm sure everyone has seen that before anyways. Lets start the first photo dump of what did survive.








As you can see in the picture above how this build is going to go, was trying to envision in my mind how to work out the bends and fittings.



Then I made this monstrosity to connect from the bottom of the bottle to the pump.



With a few things worked out, bends were made and cuttings the tubes to the correct length became. Having an extra pair of hands definitely came in handy here.







Turned out pretty well considering my first bending hardline tubing, but doing a 90 degree angle isn't hard compared to some of the crazy builds I've seen on here.



Had to pop out and buy this drill bit, this will allow me to drill through the metal plate which the bottle rests on.



After marking out the size of hole roughly I will need under the plate, I shall start off using this drill bit to make a small hole before changing over to the step drill bit and finish it off to the correct size.







Now you see can how the monstrosity you saw earlier will line and fit through the hole we drilled, by luck this happens to line up perfectly with the center of the bottom of the bottle. This will make drilling the glass rum bottle a little easier task along with sealing it up and making it water tight.

Tomorrow's task shall be drilling a hole out of the lid of the bottle for the tubing to go through along with drilling the hole at the bottom of the bottle, and try and make it all water tight.
post #2 of 9
Cool idea, like seeing an interesting reservoir
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Sadly as you shall see in the photos, the first attempt at drilling the hole through the bottom didn't go as planned. Due to the massive cracks I won't be able finish the hole with this bottle and I will have to scrap it. Now I must decide to try again with another bottle or find a different method to make a hole through the bottom

If anyone has any suggestions please fire away!





post #4 of 9
Look up the person that made a reservoir out of a fanta bottle, might be able to help you
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Look up the person that made a reservoir out of a fanta bottle, might be able to help you

Shall have a look! Thanks
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Look up the person that made a reservoir out of a fanta bottle, might be able to help you

Shall have a look! Thanks

Look into getting a diamond grit glass drill, like this one:



No matter what kind of bit you use, you must use it with a cooling lubricant, such as water or cutting oil. Also, the back side of the glass being cut needs to be backed up. Since you are cutting a bottle, I suggest using the largest diameter wood dowel that will fit in the neck of the bottle. You have to use light feed pressure and pull the bit away often to let it and the glass cool down. Otherwise, heat will build up rapidly while drilling and will crack the glass.
     
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Look up the person that made a reservoir out of a fanta bottle, might be able to help you
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Look into getting a diamond grit glass drill, like this one:



No matter what kind of bit you use, you must use it with a cooling lubricant, such as water or cutting oil. Also, the back side of the glass being cut needs to be backed up. Since you are cutting a bottle, I suggest using the largest diameter wood dowel that will fit in the neck of the bottle. You have to use light feed pressure and pull the bit away often to let it and the glass cool down. Otherwise, heat will build up rapidly while drilling and will crack the glass.

I did regularly apply water while drilling, but this is great information! Thanks for the help.
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Took awhile to get my hands on a bunch of empty bottles to use. Went ahead and bought the diamond grit drill bit which Lady Fitzgerald suggested. It worked like a dream! It made such a nice clean cut through the bottom of the bottle. As you can see here finally no cracks!




While waiting for the bottles to arrive to only other update would be painting the RAM heatsinks from the standard Corsair Silver to White.




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Update:

Got too busy to continue the build until last weekend but here we go!

After finding some waterproof glue to attach glass to metal, a extender was placed into the hole we drilled through the bottom of the bottle, the extender was glued into place then glued was placed around the extender to ensure a water sight seal.

I would taken pictures of the gluing process and making sure it's water tight but sadly I simply didn't think about this until I had already assembled the bottle into place.



The pipe connecting the bottle had to be redone, as everything wasn't aligning up correctly after the extender was glued into the bottle.





Finally my GTX 1080 arrived after a few issues, after testing it was working properly without and coil whine, disassembly of the card commenced.







Graphics card with it's brand new EK waterblock installed finally placed into it's new home. The fittings luckily lined up well the CPU and the pump fittings, making my life easier without having to worry about doing more an a 90 degree bend.



Last but one pipe installed, slowly getting closer and closer to the end.



After ensuring all the fittings were tight, and paper towels are down to help notice any potential leaks.



The first run using H20 pure was a success, no leaks at all the system was given a good flush through




The pure black mayhems liquid turned out to be much more grey than the black I was hoping for. Such a shame but we continued on and got it all filled up.

Shall post some more final pictures soon, plan to do some finishing touches along the lines of wrapping black tentacles around the white tubing to match the whole Kraken theme. I'm also planning to get a vinyl wrap to put on the back on the case with the Kraken logo.


Considering it's my first time using hard line tubing, I think it didn't go that badly. Few pipes aren't as straight as I would like but I think it's going to look great after the finishing touches are in place.



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