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[Build Log] "War Machine 2" [Caselabs SMA8]

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Intro

Time for a new build. Earlier this year I build War Machine 1 http://pcpartpicker.com/b/yPwV3C which was a nice build, but I ran into some heat issues with the case. Which are explained in the pc part picker link. So I am going to start ripping that down soon and build War Machine 2!

Hardware

CPU: Intel Core i7 6850k
MOTHERBOARD: Asus ROG Rampage V Edition 10
MEMORY: 32GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR 3200 14-14-14-34
GPU: 2x Asus 980ti Strix OC (From War Machine 1)
STORAGE: 512GB Samsung 950 NVMe, 400GB Intel 750 PCIe, and 1TB Samsung EVO SSD (From WM1)
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200w (From WM1)



Case

CaseLabs SMA8 (BLACK)

39mm Ventilated Top Cover
Flex Bay 120.3
Radiator Mount 140.4
XXL Clear Window


Fans

11x 120mm be quiet! Silent Wings 2
4x 140mm be quiet! Silent Wings 2
1x 80mm be quiet! Silent Wings 2


Water Cooling Info

Motherboard or CPU: EK-Supremacy Nickel and Mosfet Cooler from old Rampage V

GPU: I already have the EK 980ti strix edition blocks for my cards

Radiators: Hardware Labs Nemesis 360, 480, and 560 GTS radiators

Pumps and Res: 2x Aquacomputer PWM pumps, 2x Aquacomputer tops, 2x Aqualis Res Nano Glass no fountain.

Control: Aquacomputer Aquaero Pro 6 and 3x PowerAdjust 3

Fittings: Bitspower with 16mm Hard Tubing

More to come soon, but here some pics of the stuff coming in.






Edited by alexwill22 - 7/16/16 at 6:15am
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She is ready for that work...





Some more pics...









The Rampage V edition 10 is beautiful! I am going to install a i7 6850k.


Now we can get started!
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That's all for tonight
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Hey, why no updates here rolleyes.gif

Have you installed thde monoblock?
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Hey don't give me that look...smile.gif

I got a little busy, but the build is done and honestly, I forgot about this thread. Here's the other story, the original res setup bothered me. The aquacomputer regualar 880ml res without the fountain setup are very restrictive. It took too long to fill the loops and my pumps sound like they were struggling at 3000 rpms, it took two weeks for me to get all the air out of the loops. Plus I had the wrong rubber insert to bend the tubes and had weird bulges on the bends. my temps wasn't where they should be for this setup. At idle I should have been around 24c, I was at 32c. So when the monoblock came out, I waited until PPC got it in stock and grabbed it along with the correct rubber insert since it was in stock now and brought the replacement parts for the res to change over to the fountain flow. After it was built it was magic. My pumps are quiet, my loop was filled much faster and my temps are incredible.

Here is the first build






Here's a snippet of the new build, sorry for the tv refection, I will put up better final pics later...

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So you had Evo+VRM and now on monoblock


What do you think about this monoblock, is it worth to get this comparing to separate CPU abd VRM?
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Without the UV leds...




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Originally Posted by rioja View Post

So you had Evo+VRM and now on monoblock


What do you think about this monoblock, is it worth to get this comparing to separate CPU abd VRM?

To be honest, I am not sure because of the flow issue with the original setup. On the CPU I was getting an average 35c at idle with a 4.3GHz oc and VRM was 36c. When I was benchmarking I was getting around 73c to 76c and the VRM was at 50c. Now with a 4.4GHz oc I get 26c at idle and the VRM and PCH are at 29c at idle. Benching the highest temp for the cpu was at 68c and the VRM and PCH stayed under 47c. Before the monoblock the PCH was anywhere from 40c to 45c at idle and when pushed it was at 60c to 65c.

So right now, I am completely happy with the monoblock, I am not sure if it because of the improved flow or the block is making the difference. I just have to adjust my fan mappings again and I am sure I can get better results with the cooling.
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Here is the pic of the aquaero...





Edited by alexwill22 - 9/3/16 at 3:38pm
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