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03-30-2020 05:03 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Lutfij View Post
Oh, so that's what it was! I thought you were priming that loop - silly me

You're telling me? I've held onto the case in spite of facing so many set backs - there was a time where I was contemplating on selling the case and be done with it, due to financial constraints but I held up the constraints and soldiered on. Given how long ago the case was and how recently Fractal had designed a case that's near similar in volume as the Compact Splash chassis but doesn't even get it's hardware layout right, let alone the thermals let alone being able to accommodate custom watercooling, proves testament that the case is da bomb!

This COVID-19 thing might be a good thing, with me stuck at home and now I can devote my time to pulling off the custom paint jobs on both cases. Then again, it also means I'm not earning anything right now :'(

Oh you're referring to the Jeffins'sLaw case, huh? Yeah that wasn't bad. Also, congrats on the catch(with fiance)!

Also, hope everyone on the Brotherhood is also doing well...? You and I can't be the only two reading this thread, now can it?
Haha, just sippin on some "OW MY FINGERS"... delicious pain

Well, I think this case is amazing. It sounds like we were in the same situation in regards to wanting to 'move on'. I've wanted to get a different case that can house components without the PSU covering up motherboard but then I think to myself "why does that matter?". Optimus Tech has some great videos on alternatives and I appreciate the builds he does but many of the cases he recommends are $300+, big oof. The new Fractal looks great but the cooling is incredibly sub-par, another big oof. Compact Splash is here to stay in my house; I hope to never need to get rid of it! I agree with you about the age of this case and the fact that *in the past few years* cases are finally getting competitive in this size! Incredible.

Sorry to hear about the income issues with COVID-19. I have been fortunate with my remote work job but that is not very common. I hope things get better for you but I worry about <insert political climate and opinions here>. What paint job plans do you have?

Yes on Jeffins'sLaw case; I missed that one. I wanted to keep the 4790k in the compact splash and go with more radiators in the M-ATX version; maybe use the D-ITX ASUS motherboard with the 3950X. I really just wanted more cooling... rendering is not something I care about (I only game and program on this system).


Anyway... hopeful we aren't the last few. I've seen some amazing updates from other members recently and it got me excited to do more with my splash! The top exhaust vent was not my idea at all!

I attached pictures of the 4790k build I previously had.
03-30-2020 03:19 PM
Lutfij Oh, so that's what it was! I thought you were priming that loop - silly me

You're telling me? I've held onto the case in spite of facing so many set backs - there was a time where I was contemplating on selling the case and be done with it, due to financial constraints but I held up the constraints and soldiered on. Given how long ago the case was and how recently Fractal had designed a case that's near similar in volume as the Compact Splash chassis but doesn't even get it's hardware layout right, let alone the thermals let alone being able to accommodate custom watercooling, proves testament that the case is da bomb!

This COVID-19 thing might be a good thing, with me stuck at home and now I can devote my time to pulling off the custom paint jobs on both cases. Then again, it also means I'm not earning anything right now :'(

Oh you're referring to the Jeffins'sLaw case, huh? Yeah that wasn't bad. Also, congrats on the catch(with fiance)!

Also, hope everyone on the Brotherhood is also doing well...? You and I can't be the only two reading this thread, now can it?
03-30-2020 03:01 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Lutfij View Post
Nice to see those images Also, I noticed the cathode's...nostalgic vibe coming from that build. You might want to reduce the length of the tube that connect the CPU block with the GPU block. Use warm/hot water on the tubing ends to make the tubing flexible/malleable to slip onto the barbs.

Also, custom length cables would do you good in terms of airflow inside the chassis.

I thought you got the case from someone else prior to making my post prior to this one, then I noticed you were on the roster where I got the number for your chassis It's nice to see you still rocking the case/build.


I really enjoy the light fill of cathodes. LEDs are terrible at emitting clean and uniform light. I have an LED strip in the back illuminating the reservoir but I can't really stand it; the individual LEDs are like spotlights. I haven't found a good diffused replacement for the cold cathodes. AliExpress has some such as https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000406...49522406Cxh9Lj but I can't use my 5V header on this board as nothing can plug in without bending the pump PWM header or RAM slots due to bad board design.

I might reduce tubing length, this is the 6th or 7th set of tubes I've swapped due to staining or plastisizer leeching as part of my yearly/bi-yearly maintenance. I find the low hang of the CPU to block tube makes it easy to fit the power supply in the case. The bitspower fittings are NO FREAKING JOKE trying to compress the tubing on them. Hot water is needed for sure; you can see my coffee cup of hot water heating a piece of tubing in my post above.

I agree about the custom sleeved cables, it has been on my list but every time I take the case apart I forget to measure the lengths... The top exhaust fans help pull the air from front straight up. Having correct cable lengths would be the icing on the cake. Once I stop messing with this build I will be doing that. Gotta laugh at myself complaining about cable cost when I went with an Optimus block and delid kit.


This case has been in action since 2013! I am a very proud owner of it, nothing is quite like it! It is a love/hate relationship; I love it because it makes the upgrading itch go away and I hate it because upgrading anything is torture on my hands. My fiance thinks I am insane. I wish I could have jumped on the Micro-ATX version as well...
03-30-2020 01:49 PM
Lutfij Nice to see those images Also, I noticed the cathode's...nostalgic vibe coming from that build. You might want to reduce the length of the tube that connect the CPU block with the GPU block. Use warm/hot water on the tubing ends to make the tubing flexible/malleable to slip onto the barbs.

Also, custom length cables would do you good in terms of airflow inside the chassis.

I thought you got the case from someone else prior to making my post prior to this one, then I noticed you were on the roster where I got the number for your chassis It's nice to see you still rocking the case/build.
03-30-2020 11:32 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Lutfij View Post
CS #092, identify your innards!

LOL, how you doing man? The moment you mentioned OptimusPC's waterblock, you had me. i9's...not such a good idea actually in spite of having 360mm's of radiator space. What fans are you working with? The fact that you also have 40mm fans on the VRM's would indicate that you shouldn't be on the i9, or at reduced clocks to be on the safe(system reliability) side.
hahahaha.


I've had #92 since the case first dropped. Had a 4690k and a 4790k with an ASUS VII Impact until this last December when I found a smoking deal on the 9900k and Asrock Z390 ITX board on reddit.


ASRock Z390 ITX/ac
Intel i9 9900K @ 4.9 (4 cores loaded), 4.8 (all cores loaded)
32GB G.SKill Trident Z 3200 Cas 14 @ 3600c14
1080ti @ 2050mhz
Corsair SF750

Optimus Signature V2 CPU block, EK 1080FE GPU block, EK DDC with 100 res, Bitspower fittings, Noctua AF-12x25 fans and three Noctua 40mm fans.


It's been a battle to overclock both CPU and GPU with this case, the 9900k is a space heater for sure. EK Velocity was the first block I used and then purchased Optimus to give the small company a shot. I found that the 'all intake' setup caused massive motherboard temps and the PSU was exhausting extremely hot air. I bought the three 40mm fans to place in the rear grills by the PSU hole but found that they were needing to run at 100% during gaming (and well afterwards) to get mobo temps under control.

I went through the work of finding M4 screws for mounting radiator with fans exhausting out of top and tried my hardest at installing a thicker 120mm rad using the EK mount which unfortunately did not work due to spacing (I hoped that offsetting would clear mobo). Temps are now rock solid and I don't have increasing motherboard temps (rarely goes up more than 5C during load), PSU is far happier and the 9900k is under control.

HOWEVER, the 9900k is still a heat demon and was going above 90C in synthetic AVX2 stress tests (large data sets). I then delidded and went Conductonaut... Temps are down a bit but not perfect.

[EDIT] Forgot to mention that the VRMs haven't given me any issues at all. I decided to give the RAM and VRMs some extra help since I had the 40mm fans sitting around. Computer is rock solid without the cooling and even with the 'space heater' mode previous to exhausting top fans. RAM temps doesn't exceed 50C and SSD (on same heatsink as VRMs) doesn't exceed 37C or so. It's a happy system!


It's fun to cram this much into the case. I should have gone with a 3950X or similar but I would have spent more and I wouldn't have had the fun experiences!

[EDIT2] I tried to fix color balancing issues of my phone but struggling (attached another with different color temp applied). I'll eventually take some 'pro shots' with a white balanced calibrated camera but for now... Imagine it is a 5000K white instead of blue.
03-29-2020 02:19 PM
Lutfij CS #092, identify your innards!

LOL, how you doing man? The moment you mentioned OptimusPC's waterblock, you had me. i9's...not such a good idea actually in spite of having 360mm's of radiator space. What fans are you working with? The fact that you also have 40mm fans on the VRM's would indicate that you shouldn't be on the i9, or at reduced clocks to be on the safe(system reliability) side.
03-29-2020 01:39 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hefner View Post
Hello everyone,

Here is a little update on my current setup. I managed to put an SFX-L PSU and a D5 pump into the Splash somehow. I use a multiport radiator which is connected directly to the fillport. When I'm bleeding the loop I connect a reservoir to the fillport, and on the other side I have a bleedport which results in a surprisingly quick bleeding procedure. When the bleeding is done, I remove the excess liquid from the reservoir with a syringe/little tube and remove it from the loop. None of the D5 pump reservoir combos would fit the splash, so this was the only option I could think of.

I had to be quite picky with the pump top too, as using the frontal ports would make routing the tubes to the CPU block quite difficult, and not very aesthetically pleasing. I had to heighten the pump mount with some spacers, so the side port would line up with the CPU block. For future builds in the Splash I am looking at designing a custom pump mount which is height adjustable, as I expect not all CPU block ports to be at the same height. I could also of course just swap for smaller/bigger spacers lol, but that would be less elegant. I was thinking of having it 3D printed, but any input is welcome of course.


Sorry for the horrible photography, lol. I wish everyone the best in these difficult times. Stay healthy, and stay inside.

Hef
Wow! WOW! Holy crap wow.

That is very impressive to see so much radiator packed in there and the hardline setup. I like the space reduction with the D5!




My Compact Splash has been fighting to cool a 9900k... I have Optimus waterblock on this beast and I have also applied strategic 40mm fans on RAM and VRMs.

I have gone with exhaust out of top to reduce internal temps, used the EK DDC 120mm mount with 'vibration reduction' mounting of DDC... I ran into massive issues with space but resolved with a 90* and stubby barb fitting... WHEW.
03-28-2020 09:12 AM
Lutfij Nicely done there!

Moar pictures and ofc, the list of parts used. I think you also changed the rad setup in there...?
03-28-2020 09:07 AM
Hefner Hello everyone,

Here is a little update on my current setup. I managed to put an SFX-L PSU and a D5 pump into the Splash somehow. I use a multiport radiator which is connected directly to the fillport. When I'm bleeding the loop I connect a reservoir to the fillport, and on the other side I have a bleedport which results in a surprisingly quick bleeding procedure. When the bleeding is done, I remove the excess liquid from the reservoir with a syringe/little tube and remove it from the loop. None of the D5 pump reservoir combos would fit the splash, so this was the only option I could think of.

I had to be quite picky with the pump top too, as using the frontal ports would make routing the tubes to the CPU block quite difficult, and not very aesthetically pleasing. I had to heighten the pump mount with some spacers, so the side port would line up with the CPU block. For future builds in the Splash I am looking at designing a custom pump mount which is height adjustable, as I expect not all CPU block ports to be at the same height. I could also of course just swap for smaller/bigger spacers lol, but that would be less elegant. I was thinking of having it 3D printed, but any input is welcome of course.


Sorry for the horrible photography, lol. I wish everyone the best in these difficult times. Stay healthy, and stay inside.

Hef
03-10-2020 01:00 PM
Lutfij Now that you mention it, I miss EKWB's Thinkcell where people could voice their suggestions on waterblock designs.
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