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post #1 of 164 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 10:16 AM - Thread Starter
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I had initially posted my build log over here, but this might be a better spot.

This will be my second water cooled PC. I've been raiding as a mage in WoW since Burning Crusade, which has inspired the theme for Arcane Sanctum.

Arcane Sanctum
Design Considerations
Colour Scheme, I want the flexibility to adjust my colour scheme with my fluid selections and/or the RGB lights. Over the two years I've had my Primo build I've changed the colour scheme many times, and having the red/black on my hardware has restricted the combinations I've been able to set. For this reason, I'm setting a conservative understated colour theme with my hardware that will be black/gunmetal/white.

Dust Control, I plan to filter all of my intake fans with something simple to clean, and maintain positive pressure (with empirically tested profiles). I haven't yet decided how I will filter the fans, but as soon as I have received the Caselabs case I should be able to determine how simple removing the front radiator panel to access fan-mounted filters would be, and go from there.

Filling, I had a single port top with my Primo build and found I would simply remove the cap and tilt the reservoir out of my case to pour directly from a gallon jug of distilled water to flush/fill. With glass tubing this won't be possible, and so I've opted for a three-port top to simplify filling the loops.

Draining, I will try out the Bitspower Exhaust fittings on the top ports of my 480mm top mounted radiators. These will be accessible with the top cover removed. If they don't work out as I'd like, I may install 90 degree fittings with Quick Disconnects and a length of tubing for atmospheric pressure to the top of the loop when draining. Drain valves will be installed at the bottom of the loop (the drain ports on the Alphacool 360s).

Tubing, 90 deg perpendicular runs only, with the exception of the memory to the monoblock (too crowded to be clean otherwise). I want to show off the glass tubing, but not be too crowded.

Dual Loops, One loop for the GPUs, and a second for the Monoblock & memory.


PC Components received
Case - Caselabs Magnum THW10
CPU - Intel x99 Broadwell-E, i7 6850k 4.6GHz (pre-binned by Silicon Lottery)
Memory - 8x4GB DDR4-19200 (2400 MHz) G Skill Ripjaws 4
GPU - 2x ASUS 1080 Founders Edition
PSU - Corsair AX1500i
OS Drive - Samsung 950 PRO M.2 NVME 512GB
Motherboard - Asus Rampage V Edition 10
Monitors - Desk Mounted 3x2 setup. 3x ROG Swift PG27AQs in Surround (lower level), 3x Dell U2412Ms (upper level)
Monitor Stand - WSGF Ultimate, I already had a Wall-Mounted 1-over-3, so I only needed the XL upgrade kit for the 27" ROGs
Cables, custom from IceMods

Water Cooling Components received
CPU or Motherboard Monoblock - EK Plexi/Nickel RVE10 Monoblock
GPU Blocks - EK Plexi/Nickel (transparent), Nickel backplates
Memory Blocks - EK Plexi/Nickel (transparent) Monarchs with Nickel heatspreaders
Pumps - Alphacool VPP655-PWM, custom sleeved cables
Pump Upgrades - Bitspower D5 MOD TOP
Pump Upgrades - Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kit V2 - Black Sparkle Finish
Reservoirs - Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 250 (I may have to adjust the tube size as we start building, also have two 300 tubes on hand)
Reservoir Upgrades - Bitspower Premium Female G1/4" Black Sparkle Aqua-Pipe II Fitting
Reservoir Upgrades - Bitspower Z-CAP II With G1/4" x3
Reservoir Mounting - Singularity Computers Ethereal Dual v2 (Black)
Radiators - Dual top mounted Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 480mm. I opted for 480mm over 560mm for flexibility with filling, draining, and fan control. More on this later.
Radiators - Dual vertical mounted Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm.
Fans - 21x DarkSide Gentle Typhoon Performance Radiator Fan (550-1850rpm) 58cfm - Black Edition PWM, all custom sleeved
Fan PCB - 5x ModMyToys 4-Pin PWM Power Distribution PCB - 8-Way Block UPDATE: I will be replacing these with SPLITTY9s as they report inconsistent RPM speeds back to my AQ6.

Fittings, All Bitspower Black Sparkle unless otherwise noted received
G1/4 Enhanced Multi-Link Adapter - 12mm OD Rigid Tube
Shutoff Ball Valves (x4)
5/8/10/20/25/30/40mm Spacers
Male/Male Adaptors
90 Degree Rotary Adaptor Male/Female
90 Degree with Dual Inner G1/4" Extender
3/8" - 1/2" Straight Compression Fittings (Black Nickel for rear compartment)
Temperature Sensor Stop Fitting
"T" Fitting
Air-Exhaust Fitting

EK-AF Pass Through G1/4 - Black Nickel (I didn't like the look of the Bitspower pass through fittings)

Tubing received
Ultra Clear 3/8-1/2" Tubing
None Chamfer PETG Link Tube OD 12mm (initially doing the loop in PETG before making cuts with the Mayhems Glass)
Mayhems Glass 12mm Tubing
Update: The glass cutting failed. The tool I had to score the glass walks if there isn't enough pressure on the glass, but shatters it if there's too much. The margin for error is incredibly small and I'm not confident I could make the number of cuts necessary to complete my loop. Sticking with the PETG for now.

Flair/Accessories received
Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT USB Fan Controller (/w replacement Blue LED front cover)
Aquacomputer Passive Heatsink for Aquaero 6 - Black
Aquacomputer Front Faceplate for Aquaero 5/6 XT Aluminium - Black
Aquacomputer Mounting Plate for Poweradjust 2 USB - Black Anodized Aluminium
Aquacomputer Poweradjust 3 USB - Ultra-Series (x2)
Aquacomputer Passive Heat Sink for Poweradjust 3 - Black (x2)
Aquacomputer farbwerk USB, aquabus version
Aquacomputer RGB LED Strip, IP67, Black, Length 50cm
Bitspower Flow Sensor (BP-FS-CLBKBK) - Clear/Black/Black Sparkle
Bitspower X-Station Power-Extension II - Male Version - UV


If there's anything in particular you would like to see as this project progresses, please let me know.
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Way to Go Spirillum, this guy is so awesome! biggrin.gif +rep for grand decision making abilities. tongue.gif


So happy you moved your build log over here, as to include many more great CaseLabs people who may enjoy your glorious build.



Psssst: his hardware is off the charts - high end amazing top shelf. wink.gif
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Way to Go Spirillum, this guy is so awesome! biggrin.gif +rep for grand decision making abilities. tongue.gif


So happy you moved your build log over here, as to include many more great CaseLabs people who may enjoy your glorious build.



Psssst: his hardware is off the charts - high end amazing top shelf. wink.gif

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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In for the sub train, let's show this thread some love! wubsmiley.gif
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Just waiting for that Rampage motherboard (that should be arriving any day now).



A quick warning about the Nickel Monarch memory heatspreaders: they scratch very easily, so I'm leaving them wrapped in foam until they're ready to go into the mobo. One side of one of my modules has a couple of noticable scratches on the one surface, just from having it on my desk and moving it around a bit as I was trying to line up the heatspreaders on the memory with the previous sticks.
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I finished benchmarking my current build.

I ran:

Fire Strike Extreme
Fire Strike Ultra

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Doom


I also looped Fire Strike Extreme to stress test and record temperatures/voltages etc to compare against Arcane Sanctum.


World of Warcraft and GPU Overclocking
There are great benefits to be had by overclocking your GPU when you play on higher resolutions. These were my results comparing my OCd setup to stock.




Raising the average fps from 63 to 72 makes everything feel much smoother. On my previous build I had to tweak graphics settings to maintain 60 fps. With this one, it was as simple as some tweaking.
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Spril, I just got my RVE10 replacement today. Thank goodness it was not another engi sample. Hopefully yours comes right quick thumb.gif
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Today EK released their much anticipated (at least, it was for me) water block for the MSI 1080 Gaming X, of which I had purchased two. To put it bluntly, it's the worst looking EK block I've ever seen. Liquid covering nickel plate? Only partial PCB coverage? No backplates available at launch? Costs more than the Founders Edition block? I can only speculate that this farce of a product was hastily shambled together in an effort to differentiate from the Sea Hawk EK X. Aesthetically, it is excrement.

Luckily for me, my Rampage V Edition 10 has been delayed (though it's expected on Monday) and I hadn't opened the boxes or removed the factory shrinkwrap from the MSI cards. I exchanged them for Founders Editions and ordered GPU blocks/nickel backplates from EK.




I also received my package from Icemodz. What hasn't been said about the quality? My photo absolutely will not do them justice, and I'm afraid we'll have to see these in the build to really appreciate them. As far as cables go, these make me want to feature them in my build instead of hide them. Truly exceptional work!!

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