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Project Nightfury ***Completed***

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Project Nightfury (aka. Liquid Fusion)

***Completed***



Main Components

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Power Supply: Enermax Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT
Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI E758
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
RAM: 6GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000MHz
GPU 1: EVGA GeForce GTX480
GPU 2: EVGA GeForce GTX480
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Edition
Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB in RAID0 (Operating System)
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Velociraptor 600GB in RAID0 (Operating System)
Hard Drive 3: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB (Media Library)
Optical Drive: Sony External Slim Bluray Combo Drive
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC-2 6-Channel Fan Controller (45 Watts per channel)

Loop 1 (Blue)

Tubing: PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Blue Tubing 1/2" ID
Coolant: Distilled Water
Reservoir: XSPC 5.25" Black Reservoir Bay with Blue LED
Pump: Swiftech MCP355
Pump Top: XSPC DDC Pump Top
Radiator 1: Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX140
Radiator 2: Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX140
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF Copper Plexi
Motherboard Waterblock: Enzotech EVX-58 Full Cover
Fittings: 1/2" Fittings and Angled 1/2" Fittings
Flow Meter: Thermaltake Flow TX Plus
Fans: Delta AFB1212SHE 120mm Fan (x2)
Fan Adapters: Bitspower 120mm to 140mm Fan Adapter (x2)
Thermal Paste: Shin-Etsu X23-7783D
Thermal Pads: EK High Quality Thermal Pads
PSU Cable Mods: Modright Black Single Braided Extenders (Various)

Loop 2 (Green)

Tubing: PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Green Tubing 1/2" ID
Coolant: Distilled Water
Reservoir: XSPC 5.25" Black Reservoir Bay with Blue LED
Pump: Swiftech MCP355
Pump Top: XSPC DDC Pump Top
Radiator: Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX360
GPU Block 1: Koolance VID-NX480 GTX480 Waterblock
GPU Block 2: Koolance VID-NX480 GTX480 Waterblock
GPU Backplate 1: EVGA GTX480 Backplate
GPU Backplate 2: EVGA GTX480 Backplate
Fittings: 1/2" Fittings, Angled 1/2" Fittings, Y-Split 1/2" Fittings
Flow Meter: Thermaltake Flow TX Plus
Fans: Delta AFB1212SHE 120mm Fan (x3)
Thermal Paste: Shin-Etsu X23-7783D
Thermal Pads: EK High Quality Thermal Pads
PSU Cable Mods: Modright Black Single Braided Extenders (Various)

Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 4/28/12 at 4:31pm
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Project Nightfury Build Progess

Part Arrivals and Photos

1. Fan Adapters, Chipset Waterblock, CPU Waterblock, Flow Meter
2. Reservoirs, Pumps, CPU Loop Radiators, Fan Controller
3. Tubing, Fans, second Flow Meter
4. GPU Loop Radiator and Pump Tops
5. First Hard Drive
6. GPU Waterblocks
7. Soundcards
8. Straight Fittings and Y-Blocks
9. Angled Fittings
10. Lots of Fittings, Wired-LEDs, KillCoils, G9X Mouse
11. Cable Sleeving and Hose Clamps


Pre-Build (08/16/2010) - Links: 1

1. Final farewell POST of "Into The Void".
2. "Into The Void" disassembled.
3. Preped for parts arrival.


Day 1 (08/17/2010) - Links: 1,2

1. Case set up.
2. Power supply installed.
3. Basic cable routing.
4. Motherboard installed.
5. GTX480's - foam strip removed.
6. GTX480's - thermal paste replaced.
7. GTX480's - High Flow bracket installed.
8. GTX480's - EVGA backplate installed.
9. GTX480's installed.
10. Memory installed.
11. CPU installed with stock cooler.
12. Cables connected.
13. System powered on and POST passed.


Day 2 (08/18/2010) - Links: 1,2,3

1. Backup of "Into The Void".
2. 3-Way RAID0 installed.
3. Backup restored to "Project Nightfury".
4. Windows booted.
5. Drivers installed.
6. SLI enabled.


Day 3 (08/19/2010) - Links: 1

1. Various drivers and applications installed.
2. A few games and benchmarks ran
3. Conclusion: CPU's stock speed slowing down GPUs slightly (for now)
4. "Into The Void" completely disassembled and put in closet for upcoming sale


Day 4 (09/18/2010)

1. Prepared all tools, boxes, and parts for primary building.
2. System completely disassembled.
3. Purchased single braided cables from local Microcenter.
4. Purchased various screws and rubber washers.


Day 5 (09/19/2010) - Links: 1,2 *Lots of Pics*

1. Fan adapters installed on 140mm radiators.
2. All fans installed on radiators.
3. Radiators installed on case with rubber washers for cushioning.
4. Reservoirs prepared for installation.
5. Fan controller prepared for installation.
6. Pump tops install on pumps.
7. Stock CPU heatsink taken off motherboard.
8. Stock chipset heatsink taken off motherboard.
9. CPU and chipset wiped with alcohol pads.
10. Thermal paste and thermal pads applied where needed.
11. CPU waterblock installed on motherboard.
12. Chipset waterblock installed motherboard.
13. Motherboard prepared for installation.
14. Attached Modright single braided cables onto PSU connectors.
15. Installed bottom case 140mm stock Corsair fan.
16. Installed 120mm Cooler Master hard drive fan.
17. Motherboard installed into case.
18. Fan controller installed.
19. Reservoirs installed.
20. All cables routed prematurely and connected to appropriate places.


Day 6 (09/20/2010) - Links: 1

1. Video card (1st) and waterblock (1st) prepared.
2. Backplate removed.
3. High Flow Bracket removed.
4. Shroud removed.
5. GPU heatsink removed.
6. RAM and VRM heatsink removed.
7. All wiped with rubbing alcohol.
8. Thermal pads and thermal paste applied to waterblock.
9. Video card PCB installed onto waterblock.
10. Backplate installed.
11. Single slot bracket installed.
12. Waterblock LED's installed.


Day 7 (09/21/2010) - Links: 1

1. Video card (2nd) and waterblock (2nd) prepared.
2. Backplate removed.
3. High Flow Bracket removed.
4. Shroud removed.
5. GPU heatsink removed.
6. RAM and VRM heatsink removed.
7. All wiped with rubbing alcohol.
8. Thermal pads and thermal paste applied to waterblock.
9. Video card PCB installed onto waterblock.
10. Backplate installed.
11. Single slot bracket installed.
12. Waterblock LED's installed.


Day 8 (10/12/2010) - Links: 1

1. Raw setup fully installed and operational.
2. CPU overclocked to 4.2GHz LinX stable (Proof in link above)
3. Idle CPU Temperature - 32*C
4. Max CPU Temperature - 64*C
5. Idle GPU Temperature - 33*C
5. Max GPU Temperature - 45*C


Day 9 (10/18/2010) - Links: 1

1. GPU core overclocked to 900MHz (Proof in link above)
2. Idle GPU Temperature - 32*C
3. Max GPU Temperature - 57*C


Day 10 (12/07/2010) - Links: 1

1. 3DMark 11 benchmark tested (Preliminary)


Day 11 (12/07/2010) - Links: 1

1. 3DMark 11 benchmark retested (Final Proper)


Day 12 (01/20/2011) - Links: 1

1. 3DMark Vantage benchmark tested


Completed (06/05/2011) - Links: 1

1. Photos of completed system (4+ months running without an issue)

Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 6/5/11 at 8:22pm
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I'm having some trouble finding true UV colored tubing (a purple-like hue). I refuse to use dyes after all the clogging stories I heard. The closest thing I found was this tubing that is UV Blue but looks somewhat purple. Unfortunately, they are out of stock even with that. Link Here

Anyone know of tubing that is UV Clear, UV Black, or UV Purple? Something that will truly light up as UltraViolet?
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I think I was finally able to find the tubing that I need. Took me a while but I think this is what I'm going for.

Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD) Anti-Kink Tubing - Black

The Feser Tube features UV active tracers that cause the tube to visibly glow when Ultraviolet (UV) light hits the material in the house. A standard UV Cold Cathode (CCFL) tube or UV LED light works well with the hose.

Features:

* PVC (Polyvinylchlorid) Material
* UV reactive properties
* 5 years uv stable
* Smooth surfaces inside and outside
* TFC – Feser Tube Logo applied every 800 mm
* Highly flexible


Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 5/18/10 at 10:57am
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can't wait to see it finished thought about Coolant color or you gonna use Cold Cathodes ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Faisal11iraq View Post
can't wait to see it finished thought about Coolant color or you gonna use Cold Cathodes ?
I'm trying to stay away from dyes, they tend to separate from the coolant and clog up the pump and waterblocks so I'm sticking to the regular clear coolant with UV reactive tubing and UV cold cathodes.
Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 5/18/10 at 11:29am
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Motherboard is coming in this weekend.
Edited by Open1Your1Eyes0 - 5/22/10 at 11:47pm
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Motherboard has just arrived and test working.

Should be getting the case next paycheck and then I'll be ready to set it up with the basics.
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Slight delays on the rest of the parts. Having car troubles and the expense is going to delay it one more paycheck.
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Sucks about the car trouble and the delay.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Open1Your1Eyes0 View Post

Feser Tube Active UV Hose - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD) Anti-Kink Tubing - Black

The Feser Tube features UV active tracers that cause the tube to visibly glow when Ultraviolet (UV) light hits the material in the house. A standard UV Cold Cathode (CCFL) tube or UV LED light works well with the hose.


Now, the listing shows it as UV reactive, but the color is listed as black. And indeed the tubing looks to be solid black. So what color does it show when hit with UV light?

Looking forward to seeing this come together just to see how the tubing looks. I saw that black tubing last month and was thinking about it myself.
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