I created a seperate space for the GPU and PSU (possibly a small 80mm fan to pull some from the CPU too) to exhaust outside of the main case. I am planning on just getting a water block for the main chip on the GPU. I would dremel the stock heat sink to allow the block to fit. This way hopefully all the ram chips and everything else will still be cooled with the stock heat sink and fan. I think I will just live with a thicker desk. Also the drawings not not exact, just to get some ideas out of my head so I can see them. I know there are parts that are not structurally sound.
Originally Posted by rtikphox
PLZ no intake radiators, nothing like having 35+c air heating up your internal hardware. Have the radaitors all exhaust. drill some couple 120mm intake fans in the front or back of the desk or filtered openings for intake. Also if you have space have a 5 gallon bucket for reservoir. Those stupid 500ml reservior serve almost no purpose and are a hassle as well as a water restriction. You almost have to place them tilted or else they look wierd and non-function in a computer desk flat. I mean in emergency those res only serve as 5 seconds of water before your pump runs dry anyways.
I've seen some designs they have the motherboard and hard drive in a higher ground as well in case of water leaks. Having it near the HDD pretty crazy. Anything pass 3 radiators isn't doing much as well. You're better off with bigger water reservoir for heating capacity. Unless you're running SLI and have a radiator between GPU and GPU component.
Also if you're already spending 100-200 dollars on wood make it have legs or at least a drawer. Nothing like someone banging on your wall or having it rekt by earthquake since u didn't bother making legs for your $1000+ pc parts.
Some video suggestions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQM1KzhYUsU
I did consider the rad as a intake would cause extra heat. I don't have SLI right now but I would like to have the option in the future. Would a 360mm rad be enough for CPU and 2X GPUs? I didnt think it would be. If I really would need more than 360mm of rad I can explore something different for the case.
Thanks for the tips on the reservoir. I have never water cooled, just researched it a bit. Do you think the MCP50X
would be powerful enough to do 3 devices, 2 rads, and move water up to the 'top shelf' (3 feet?) that would be above the monitor? There is lots of space up there for a large reservoir.
All of the components will be elevated from the bottom of the case. Mostly to run wires (neatly) and hide them with a second shelf that the devices would 'sit' on.
I have see those videos you posted and believe me if I had the space to do that I would really consider it. I'm in a small apartment right now. I am really shooting for a desk/shelf with everything in one small, usable space. My current computer is mounted on a wall, badly I might add, which is why I want to redo everything so it will be much cooler and easier to maintain. My monitor is also mounted right now.Edited by Treeific - 9/20/17 at 7:22pm