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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 08:20 AM - Thread Starter
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[Build Log] TT Core P7 "Bucket List 2.0" Corvette Tribute Build - Carbon Fiber Hard Tube and BP Fittings Overload!

Hello!

It has been over five years since my last build log. "My 900D Water Cooled "Bucket List" Build - Rigid Acrylic Tube Adventure!" This build has been running flawlessly for the past five years. It has had no issues whatsoever! I am sad to see it go, but.....

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..........it is time for a hardware upgrade and a new build! So This is my new build log. This build will have a loose theme based on my other favorite hobby....My Corvette! I purchased the 2015 Z51 Corvette over 4 years ago and have treated it like a PC build! with over 50 modifications including a supercharger upgrade bringing the horsepower up to 700! I have a massive build thread --->HERE<--- for anyone who is interested.

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This build will be using the Thermaltake Core P7 open case. It will give me more than enough room for some massive watercooling. I will be using 16mm Carbon fiber tubing and unlike my last build, it will involve a TON of fittings since carbon fiber tubing cannot be bent!

Here is my fairly complete parts list with commentary on each component.

Main Components

1. Case - Thermaltake Core P7 - (This case only comes in a black finish, so I will be painting it white to match my Corvette!)

2. CPU - Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX - (I have decided to move to a AMD Threadripper platform since I have a usage split of about 50/50 between content creation and gaming!

3. Motherboard - MSI X399 MEG Creation - (Simply the best motherboard for Threadripper 2 CPU's)

4. Memory - 32GB G.Skill Flare-X F4-3200 C14 (Samsung -B die memory which will overclock well)

5. Graphics Cards - (2) NVIDIA RTX 2080ti in SLI! (enough said!)

6. Power Supply - EVGA 1600W T2 - (should easily be enough power for this system!)

7. Sleeved cables - (I have ordered two sets for the EVGA 1600W powers supply Alchemy 2.0 and a Cablemod set...I will see which one is best) Went with BitFenix Alchemy!

8. Monitors - (2) LG 32UD59-B 32-Inch 4K UHD LED-Lit Monitor with FreeSync

9. TBD Corvette Logos, etc...(decided on actual logos from the front and rear of the car plus a "supercharged" emblem!

10. Storage - (2) 512 GB Samsung 970 Pro NVME drives, and a 1TB Intel 660p NVME drive (Not sure if I will RAID-0 the 970 pros...)

Water Cooling Parts

1. CPU Block - EK Supremacy RGB sTR4 Threadripper water block

2. GPU Blocks - I have a choice....EK 2080ti blocks backplates...joined by a 3 slot terminal block

3. Memory blocks - (2) EK-RAM Monarch X4 blocks

4. Radiators - (3) FESER TFC X-changer 480mm Radiators (I already have three of these and will be re-using them...I do not think they are made anymore)

5. Rigid Tubing - 16mm OD gloss Carbon fiber tubing (Really wanted to bring the carbon fiber aspect from my Corvette into the build, so I thought this would be a good idea)

6. Pumps and Reservoirs - EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM sleeved pumps. Each with multiport tops (I will be changing out two of the reservoirs with EK-RES X3 400mm tubes)

7. RGB Fans / RGB controller - TBD still working on this...

8. Fittings - Bitspower White fittings...all types (oh yes...I bought a ton of them. I am not sure if I have all that I need since I really have not decided how the water cooling layout will be done.) ended up using 118 fittings in this build.

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Almost all the hardware I purchased from my local Micro Center. It IS heaven for PC nerds like me!

I am sure I have left something out, so I will update this first post as needed...Stay tuned! This is going to be a fun build...Next post will be a recap of my painting the case parts...Can't wait to get this build started!!

-M

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Sounds like it's going to be awesome, I have the same PSU (and car lol)
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CHILLER DESTRUCTION
Build Log - White Voodoo
Test Bench
(8 items)
White Voodoo
(14 items)
CPU
9900K
Motherboard
Not sure yet
GPU
Titan RTX 2085/7256
Hard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Cooling
Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-2000
Case
Cardboard Box
Monitor
AOC Agon AG251FZ 240Hz
Audio
Built-in Monitor Speakers (3 watt)
CPU
Intel Core i9-7980XE @ 4.3 GHz 1.10v
Motherboard
Asus Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce WB 1080 Ti SLI 2037/6318 1.09V
RAM
G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL14
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB
Power Supply
EVGA 1600 T2
Cooling
HWLabs Nemesis GTR 420+280 Rads
Cooling
(7) Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM Fans
Cooling
EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM
Case
LD Cooling PC-V7 280/420
Operating System
Windows 10 LTSB
Operating System
Linux Mint 19.1
Monitor
NEC PA271W 2560x1440
Keyboard
Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2
CPU
Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz
RAM
48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066
Hard Drive
120 GB Samsung 750 Evo SSD
Hard Drive
2 TB Western Digital Green
Hard Drive
2 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM
Power Supply
650W Delta PSU
Case
1U Rackmount
Operating System
Ubuntu Server 16.04
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hydroplane View Post
Sounds like it's going to be awesome, I have the same PSU (and car lol)
I hope it will be...nice blade silver Grand Sport!

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Quote: Originally Posted by managerman View Post
I hope it will be...nice blade silver Grand Sport!

Thanks,

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Thanks, sterling blue metallic actually but it does look silver in that pic. The colors are very similar, depending on the lighting sometimes they look the same.

I like the stage 2 side skirts on yours, I might add those to mine eventually. Where did you buy yours? I picked mine up from Kerbeck in Atlantic City

CHILLER DESTRUCTION
Build Log - White Voodoo
Test Bench
(8 items)
White Voodoo
(14 items)
CPU
9900K
Motherboard
Not sure yet
GPU
Titan RTX 2085/7256
Hard Drive
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Cooling
Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-2000
Case
Cardboard Box
Monitor
AOC Agon AG251FZ 240Hz
Audio
Built-in Monitor Speakers (3 watt)
CPU
Intel Core i9-7980XE @ 4.3 GHz 1.10v
Motherboard
Asus Rampage VI Apex
GPU
Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce WB 1080 Ti SLI 2037/6318 1.09V
RAM
G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL14
Hard Drive
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB
Power Supply
EVGA 1600 T2
Cooling
HWLabs Nemesis GTR 420+280 Rads
Cooling
(7) Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM Fans
Cooling
EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM
Case
LD Cooling PC-V7 280/420
Operating System
Windows 10 LTSB
Operating System
Linux Mint 19.1
Monitor
NEC PA271W 2560x1440
Keyboard
Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2
CPU
Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz
RAM
48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066
Hard Drive
120 GB Samsung 750 Evo SSD
Hard Drive
2 TB Western Digital Green
Hard Drive
2 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM
Power Supply
650W Delta PSU
Case
1U Rackmount
Operating System
Ubuntu Server 16.04
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hydroplane View Post
Thanks, sterling blue metallic actually but it does look silver in that pic. The colors are very similar, depending on the lighting sometimes they look the same.

I like the stage 2 side skirts on yours, I might add those to mine eventually. Where did you buy yours? I picked mine up from Kerbeck in Atlantic City
Love the Sterling Blue Metallic...A rare color for sure...I bought my Stage 2 side skirts from RPI...painted in Carbon Flash...

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The case is now painted white! I did not do anything fancy with the painting since most of the case will be covered up with components and water cooling! I used some Rust Oleum gloss white...3 coats of base coat and 3 coats of clear. I think it turned out good!

Next up trying to figure out the motherboard and GPU configuration as well as the power supply mounting.

-M

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Update: 1/7/19

Spent all day yesterday moving forward with this build. I wanted to get the motherboard blocks mounted so I could mount the motherboard.

Mounting the EK sTR4 block was no problem. Next up was the RAM waterblocks. I have used these before and had no issues. This time around the G.SKill memory required significant effort to remove the factory heat spreaders. The side with the memory chips was no problem. the side without the memory chips used some type of Stark Industries adhesive. It took a great amount of heat and slow steady pressure to separate the heat spreader from the memory stick. My finger tips are quite sore today!

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Next up was mounting the motherboard and the Videocard Riser platform....

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I had heard that the Thermaltake PCI riser cables were not so great, so I decided to go with these better cables.. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Next was drilling out the holes for the EK reservoir/pump on the left panel. It is nice that they include a drilling template!

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I decided to try these RGB fans. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used these new fans on the front of the Feser 480 Radiator (from my previous build) and some Corsair fans (form my previous build) on the rear of the Radiator

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Hopefully I will be able to get the 2 remaining pump/res combos and radiators mounted this week!

-M
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Making slow progress. Here is the update from this past weekend:

1. Was able to mount the 2 remaining pump/reservoir combos and radiators (and fans)
2. Made new holes to mount the power supply bracket. Needed to do this because the EVGA 1600W T2 is so large that the normal mounting covers up the cable pass through hole.
3. Ran all the Power supply cables to the rear of the case
4. Installed the EK Vector 2080ti waterblocks and test mounted.
5. Made a temporary support for the video cards - will need this since my new PCI express extension cables are not compatible with the core P7 mounting brackets...This support piece will allow me to have the cables attach to the card, but "float" below the cards...

Next up will be routing all the cables necessary that have to go to and from the motherboard. Since once everything gets mounted it will be very difficult to run cables through the pass through holes.Will also be figuring out how the

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1/24/19 UPDATE:

1. Finished installation of the Video cards in the Thermaltake vertical bracket. Ended up using these PCI-E risers https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1 since the other ones I ordered were to thick and too long. The worked perfectly with the Thermaltake mounting brackets.

2. Removed factory terminal blocks on the video cards and installed the EK terminal block.

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3. Moved the Power supply mounting brackets to allow for the power supply cables to pass through to the rear of the case.

4. Ordered a custom shroud for the power supply.

5. Ran all the power, peripheral, and RGB cables to the motherboard

6. Began installation of the fittings! So far I have used over 70 fittings!! Still need some more to finish.

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Next up will be installing the cable combs on the power supply cables, finishing the fitting install, and then start the installation of the Carbon fiber tubing.

Stay tuned!

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UPDATE: 1/25/19:


Was able to finalize the fitting configuration last night. I have to go pick up some more fittings today and I should be ready to start cutting the Carbon fiber tubes to size this weekend!

I will be receiving 4 liters of EK-CryoFuel Solid Concentrate Coolant today...I am not sure that will be enough.........

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