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J7SC 04-07-2019 02:57 PM

[Build Log] Orca & Rucksack
 
Hello and welcome to the 'Orca & Rucksack' build log... :)

This project commenced back in November '18 as part of a series of builds - five in total. Some of the other builds were full servers or workstations. Even those were fun, even rummaging through boxes in our store room for things such as water cooling parts...

Also, some years ago, I did a fair amount of XOC overclocking (then put it all aside)...so once the workhorse projects were completed, I took an inventory of what was left over...5+ MPC655 pumps, 8 rads, tons of fittings, hoses and fans, in addition to a phase cooler, LN2 pots etc (neither of those used in the Orca/R build - yet).

So the Orca & Rucksack build took shape...After deciding on new purchases such as MSI MEG Creation X399 with 2950X TR, 32GB of TridentZ Samsung-B and 2x 2080 Ti water-cooled GPUs, the system was first running in its prototype format in late December '18. Unlike most other builds I have done, this is a full custom build, with a heavily modified Thermaltake Core P5 case (lots of drilling, cutting and Dremel tooling). The GPUs both have solid copper tubing (including 90 degree elbows). One of the most difficult challenges was to 'hide' the 5x XSPC 360/60 RX rads with a total of 20x 120mm fans, along with 4x pumps and make the look of the build different, fun and interesting.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...1&d=1554710197

J7SC 04-07-2019 02:57 PM

Before I turn to some of the actual 'step-by-step' build log, here is a quick parts summary of parts - and some select pics of the outcome:

Major parts list for 'Orca & Rucksack:


- MSI MEG X399 Creation
- AMD Threadripper 2950X (16c / 32t) @ 4.225 GHz all core
- 32GB GTZR RGB - Samsung B-Die RGB (3866 nominal)
- 2x Gigabyte Aorus 2080 Ti Xtreme WB (factory water-blocked)
- Thermalake Core P5 'case'
- Heatkiller IV TR CPU block
- 2x XSPC RX360 and 2x MPC 655 for CPU custom loop
- 3x XSPC RX360 and 2x MPC 655 for GPU custom loop
- 6x Corsair ML120 fans, 5x Noctua 120mm, 9x GentleTyphoon fans 120mm (3K rpm)
- solid copper tubing and Primoflex LRT tubing
- 2x Swiftech Micro rev2 reservoirs
- Antec HPC Platinum 1300w PSU

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...2&d=1554710324

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...8&d=1555279458

J7SC 04-07-2019 02:58 PM

...more pics of the outcome...

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...8&d=1554710308

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...0&d=1554710308

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...2&d=1554710197

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...4&d=1554710452

J7SC 04-07-2019 03:14 PM

more pics with focus on the GPU plumbing and RGB lighting...


https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...6&d=1554710308

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...8&d=1555279458

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...0&d=1555279458

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...0&d=1555279458

J7SC 04-07-2019 04:38 PM

...as with many builds, there are shiny things in boxes to think about when starting the build for real :)

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...4&d=1554710197

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...0&d=1554710197

Hydroplane 04-07-2019 04:46 PM

Nice, I love the design of those Core cases

J7SC 04-07-2019 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Hydroplane (Post 27925202)
Nice, I love the design of those Core cases


Tx Hydroplane :) ...yeah, from now on, this type of open case is my starting position for other build-plans...!

Before, I either tried to stuff way too much in a 'rectangular case', with bad airflow to boot, or worked with several 'open benches' that after a while looked like real-life Kraken monsters (> w-cooling tubes for quad-GPUs, CPU etc)

Hydroplane 04-07-2019 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by J7SC (Post 27925226)
Tx Hydroplane :) ...yeah, from now on, this type of open case is my starting position for other build-plans...!

Before, I either tried to stuff way too much in a 'rectangular case', with bad airflow to boot, or worked with several 'open benches' that after a while looked like real-life Kraken monsters (> w-cooling tubes for quad-GPUs, CPU etc)

Mine already looks like a kraken monster, or a mad scientist lab lol. Good temps tho :D

J7SC 04-07-2019 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Hydroplane (Post 27925238)
Mine already looks like a kraken monster, or a mad scientist lab lol. Good temps tho :D


:D ...Nice ! I lived that for several years until several Krakens (all w/ multi GPUs w-cooled) had spilled out of the home office into the living area - the women in my household threatened to '''help''' me and organize it all...that was the impetus I needed, because their knowledge of electrical things is, ahem, '''spotty'''

J7SC 04-07-2019 06:04 PM

Unboxing the first Aorus 2080 TI Xtreme WB...they are very big and very heavy !

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...8&d=1554710197



Mounting card 1 into the test bench (a Z170 SOC Force)...A lot of RGB everywhere :sad-smile - but great clocks right out of the box

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...2&d=1554710069



...GPU 1, please meet GPU 2...for GPU 2 it is time for a basic bench and leak test, albeit just for a temporary setup before the Orca & Rucksack build gets serious

https://www.overclock.net/forum/atta...0&d=1554710069


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