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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2013, 05:30 AM - Thread Starter
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So....
Some weeks back while browsing the net looking for water cooling solutions for my 2 gforce 480's
I red on this forum that the Silverstone RV02 weren't any good for water cooling rigs.

Well i had a look at mine a thought to myself that with a few modifications hare and there i could fit a 3 x 180 mm radiator in it with fans that is smile.gif
And i was right.

Bare in mind these modifications are a bit extensive.

stuff to put in.
1x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 180mm Triple.
3x Silverstone 180mm Air Penetrator.
1x Alphacool TPP644 pump.
1x reservoir make unknown.
2x Koolance 480 blocks.
2m 13/10mm black hose.
2l black coolant.

Yes i'm going with black. "not a good idea ill tell you why later"

Here we have the cabinet with some hardware in it to make sure the radiator and fans could fit with the gpu's


I'm running the cpu with a closed loop corsair 120mm push pull water cooler
cpu - AMD FX-8120.


Then i used a drill to remove the rivets for the bottom and the drive bay.
Reason is vary simple.
The only way to fit in an Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 radiator is to mount it on the bottom plate and then rivet the plate back in place.
Ill also have to remove some of the drive bay and back plate. hoping it wont screw to much with the case stability.



Now to remove some of the back-plate and drive bay. gonna remove about 9 cm of the back-plate.
This mod is function over form so i'm not gonna pay that much attention to detail.


I'm of curse grinding the edges to make them smooth.


Now for the bottom. I'm gonna remove the grill and the indents for better airflow and also because the indents would be in the way.



Here i have put in the radiator and fans. forgot to take pic of the process but suffice to say that it fits.




I put in the reservoir just in front of the drive bays so there is only just enough room for 3 bays in the top.
for me that's plenty as i have 4 ssd's in one bay a dvd drive and one 2 tb hdd.
The filler port fits nicely in the top.



And lastly the pump and gpu's



So i thought it was done smile.gif
But as i soon discovered this design had 2 major flaws.
The pump. Its to damn powerful for this rig / reservoir. the air bubbles never reach the surface in the reservoir the pump just pulls them back in the system.
The black hoses. I cant get a proper grasp on where there are trapped air when the hoses are black.

Now one would suspect that the cabinet would be unstable with all that support gone but no. its actually quite sturdy.

I'm gone make some changes to this build and will post the results.
1. I have ordered a step modulator for the pump so i can turn it down.
2. I'm gonna order thicker clear tubing 19/13mm.
3. I'm gonna make a cover for the radiator.
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I might also paint it but i cant decide what style and color it should be.
any suggestions are welcome.
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I'd suggest getting a bay reservoir (XSPC or Koolance for example) that can allow a D5 pump like yours inside. smile.gif

I'd also add that CPU to the loop, that rad is way overkill for just the GPU's, add that CPU too! Check my build log, I also had a watercooled RV02. biggrin.gif

The "NoMoreUpgradesUntilXmasPC" Build Log


GPU's: HD5850 > HD5970 > 2x HD6970 > 2x GTX580 > 3x GTX580 >
> 2x GTX680 > 2x HD7970 > R9 290X > 2x R9 290 > GTX970 > 2x R9 290X >
> GTX980Ti > 2x GTX980Ti > 2x GTX1080 > 2x GTX 1080 Ti







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good idea actually.
something like this.
http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p15380_Alphacool-Repack---Single-Laing-D5---Dual-5-25-Bay-Station.html

for the cpu i'm waiting a bit.
Wanna buy a proper Intel i7 with motherboard before i buy a block for the cpu.
but when i have that i'm gonna add that to the loop.

Was wondering if i can put the cpu block in a parallel loop with the gpu blocks.
like i have done so far with the two gpu's?

anyways this is my first custom water-cooling build.
with some time money and suggestions from you guys i hope to build an awesome rig out of my RV01.
Not changing this cabinet ever.

found some blue cold cathode tubes in one of my used hardware boxes. "have a few of those smile.gif"
So here is the assembled build so far


having some spacing problems with the top cover. working on a fix
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Thought i should make a detailed report on the hardware in my rig / setup.

on the left.
  • MB: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5
  • CPU : AMD FX-8120
  • RAM : Corsair 16GB DDR3 1866MHz (4x4)Vengeance
  • Storage: 1 x 2TB WD Green. 4 x OCZ Vertex 3 SSD - 60GB - raid 0
  • GPU : 2 x Geeforce 480 SLI
  • PSU: 1200 w Thermaltake "I think"


on the right.
HP ProLiant MicroServer running (Minecraft FTB server, TS3 server, FTP/HTTP server)
  • CPU: Turion II Neo, Dual-Core, 1.9 Ghz, 64bit.
  • RAM: 2 x 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 ECC
  • Storage: 1 x Western Digital VelociRaptor 64GB System. 2 x 500 GB WD blue raid 0

as kcuestag suggested i have ordered a new reservoir.
have also ordered new 45 degree fittings and 19/13mm clear tubing.
will be here in about 3 days.
Hopefully this will solve my problems and give the rig a neater look on the inside.
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Don't do parallel cooling, also, you can buy a waterblock now, most are compatible with ALL sockets. thumb.gif

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So. i got my new stuffs today smile.gif
Here it's installed.



Now as you can see the loop is now much more neat.
........................................................
If only everything went that smoothly.

Turning my pc on my screen did not tern on.
so i had to go through it all.
I found out it was the gpu's that did not work.
So now i had to test them individually.
Here i am draining my pc for the second time today.



Tested the cards and what do you know. one was fried.
so now i'm running a single gtx 480 on a d5 pump with a 3x180 mm radiator.
Overkill much.

So to make a long story short. i have to get me some new gpu's and it's not gonna be the 480's smile.gif
gonna take a few months before this rig is fully build.
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I'm closing this buildlog.
Ill open a new one for this case but it will be a bit different. have some stuff on the way in the mail that will radically change how this case looks.
Suffice to say that i'm aiming to enter a MOTM sometime soon. maybe Jan or Feb. most likely Feb as i have birthday there and some extra cash to spend on the hardware.
For now the changes will only be to the case itself.
Hopefully the new log will be up and running during next week.
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