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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 02:23 AM - Thread Starter
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I've been wanting to make a dedicated folding maching stuffed with GPUs for a long time and now I can do it. I'm using an Azza Fusion 4000 Tower and everything will be watercooled.

Case: Azza Fusion 4000
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD70
PSU: Sparkle Computer Corp Gold Class 1250W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4
GPU 1: Galaxy GTX 460 768MB
GPU 2: Galaxy GTX 460 768MB
Fans: 15x120mm Aerocool Shark, 4x140mm Aerocool Shark
Fan Acessories: 120mm and 140mm Fan filters on external fans.

CPU Block: OCZ Hydroflow HF-MK1
GPU Blocks: Swiftech MCW60 + GTX460 adapter kit
Pump: MCP655 with G1/4" threaded housing
Reservoir: EK Multioption 250
Radiator 1: XSPC EX480
Radiator 2: XSPC EX360 Multiport
Radiator 3: EK-CoolStream Radiator XTC (140)
Tubing: 7/16" Clearflex
Fittings: Bitspower 1/2" Barbs, Bitspower 90 degree rotary (to be replaced by Koolance 90 degree rotary fittings), Bitspower G1/4 Extensions, XSPC G1/4 Extensions
SLI: Swiftech Tri-SLI bridge

Lets dive in. First I mounted the 480 and 360 rads and fans into the top compartment of the case. They will both be pulling air up and out of the top of the case.



Added a 120mm fan to the back to bring in cool air between the 2 rads.

Since there are so many fans I wanted to make sure I had good cable managment so that the air is not restricted anywhere.

And here are all of the fan cables behind the mobo tray. I'll be using 2 fan bus' to power all of them.

I removed the rear stock 140mm fan and added a 140mm rad on the back of the case. I'm a little upset that it does not fit inside the case. If I move the bottom rad up into the top compartment I may be able to but I would then limit the intake of the rear 120mm fan.


I attached some 90 degree fittings so that the tubing would have a more direct path.

Next installed the motherboard and PSU.

Attached the 2 fan bus' and connected all the fans. I wanted it to look cleaner but its hard with all the different lenghs. The side closes with no trouble so I guess thats a win.

Time for the watercooling! I installed the CPU waterblock.

Then I ran the tubing from the rear 140mm rad to the CPU block, then to the 360 rad.

I had previously installed the GPU blocks on to the GPUs so I started to attach them to the SLI bridge.

And the 2nd one attached. I put them in the case so I could check clearances.

I added the cables so I could see how it will look.

I added an old 24 pin and 8 pin extension and routed the cables.

Last up is the pump res combo. I am using a MCP655 pump and EK 250 Multioption res. I had previously bought a custom housing for the 655 so that it accepts G1/4" threads. I attached the res to the pump inlet and a 90 degree fitting for the inlet to the res. I am leaving the top port open to fill the res. Here is how it turned out.


I also added a ball valve to the bottom of the res so that I could add a tube to it and drain the system easier.

So here is how it sits today.

Cheers till next time,


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I bought a few things last night. Mainly fittings. Most of it is for connecting the 2 rads in the top compartment. I did some measuring and experimenting with the tubing and I found that I could make everything alot cleaner if I used a few G1/4" Extenders and 90 degree fittings. Below is what I got.

1 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C63 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 30mm (BP-BSWP-C63)
4 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C62 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 25mm (BP-BSWP-C62)
3 x Bitspower BP-BSWP-C65 G1/4" Black Sparkle IG1/4" Extender - 50mm (BP-BSWP-C65)
10 x Koolance Swiveling Angle Fitting, Single (NZL-LXG1)
4 x Bitspower G1/4" Black Sparkle Stop Fitting (BP-BSWP-C06)
1 x FilterRight 120mm Aluminum Fan Filter - Black (FR120-BK)
1 x FilterRight 140mm Aluminum Fan Filter - Black (FR140-BK)
1 x Phobya Temperature Sensor Outer Thread G1/4 with Display - Blue (PH-71171)

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Few problems. The 2 3-pin fan hubs were duds. I ordered them a while ago for like $1 a piece since they were on sale at PPCs. Oh well. For now I just used the 3-pin converters and attached them all together. Kinda a mess but I'll try to fix it later.

Also... I lost a GPU. My 3rd Galaxy GTX460 died somehow. Not sure but I might be screwed if I can't get the invoice from the eBay guy I bought it from.

But some good news! I was going through my boxes and found another GTX460! Its another EVGA GTX460 SE.

So I am going to add it to the loop. Here are all the parts it takes to water cool the GPU using the universal GPU block.

Here are 3 of the cards connected to Tri-SLI bridge.

Now for the last GPU I had to get "fancy". I took a 10mm male/male extension and attached it to a cheapO Danger Den 90 degree fitting. Then I made the connection to the GPU using an extra SLI fitting I had. The result was actually really really good. The port that isn't connected yet will be connected to the pump eventually.

All 4 cards!

I made like 4 more orders for more gear. I keep realizing I need stuff so I have to do another order. I will have a nice update later in the week with lots of fittings.

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Awesome build so far, can't wait to see more!

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I saw this link in the folders forum, I saw your motherboard with 5 slots looked it up on newegg and was shocked at the priced. Next pay check I'm ordering it.

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Now that's what I call a dedicated folding rig! I want that board too now.
My wife would kill me for the power bill though...complains as is with just a 570 and i7 920 folding 24/7 biggrin.gif Hmmm, I need to start making plans to bring my folder into my office.

EDIT: Just checked your stats...whoa drool.gif

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wow! I might have to get that mobo so I can add my 460's that are collecting dust!

Nice folding rig! thumb.gif

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Have you checked out this thread yet?

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I saw this link in the folders forum, I saw your motherboard with 5 slots looked it up on newegg and was shocked at the priced. Next pay check I'm ordering it.

If your end-game is a dedicated folding rig, Intel and a i7 folding bigadv is definitely the way to go - ppd/watt is much better 24/7 either in a VM or native Linux than lots of gpus

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Thats Awesome! I've never seen a watercooling SLI bridge thing you had going on there! I think I might need

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