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<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><i>Hello all. Welcome to the build log for my first entirely self-built computer (and epic vanity project), <b>IRONBEAST</b>, which I have finally got around to start posting for your amusement. All questions, friendly critique and speculation about my sanity are entirely welcome. I hope you enjoy reading it.</i></div>
<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Contents</span></b></span></div>
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<ul class="bbcode_list"><li><b>Introduction:</b> <i>Post #1</i></li>
<li><b>Project Overview:</b> <i>Post #2</i></li>
<li><b>Background:</b> <i>Post #21</i></li>
<li><b>Build Status, 4th March 2015:</b> <i>Post #21</i></li>
<li><b>Design Overview:</b> <i>Post #57</i></li>
<li><b>Project Progression:</b> <i>Post #67</i></li>
<li><b>Components Selection, Part One:</b> <i>Post #85</i></li>
<li><b>Manifold Prototype:</b> <i>Post #95</i></li>
<li><b>Components Selection, Part Two:</b> <i>Post #156</i></li>
<li><b>RayStorm Lighting Test #1:</b> <i>Post #167</i></li>
<li><b>Fan Backlighting Test Pictures:</b> <i>Post #187</i></li>
<li><b>Subfloor Assembly Renders:</b> <i>Post #218</i></li>
<li><b>Lower Radiator Configurations:</b> <i>Post #256</i></li>
<li><b>Upper Expansion Ports, Concept Renders:</b> <i>Post #271</i></li>
<li><b>Lower Expansion Ports, Concept Renders:</b> <i>Post #294</i></li>
<li><b>Phase Three Test Rig Design, Part One:</b> <i>Post #403</i></li>
<li><b>Phase Three Test Rig Design, Part Two:</b> <i>Post #441</i></li>
<li><b>Build Status, 26th July 2015:</b> <i>Post #650</i></li>
<li><b>Intial Benchmark Tests, 3DMark Fire Strike:</b> <i>Post #666</i></li>
<li><b>Motherboard Cooler Design:</b> <i>Post #754</i></li>
<li><b>Radiator Configuration Testing, Part One:</b> <i>Post #790</i></li>
<li><b>Radiator Configuration Testing, Part Two:</b> <i>Post #793</i></li>
<li><b>Phase Three Test Frame Construction, Part One:</b> <i>Post #856</i></li>
<li><b>Phase Three Test Frame Construction, Part Two:</b> <i>Post #865</i><br><b>...</b></li>
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<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Introduction</span></b></span></div>
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Making my own computer is something I have wanted to do for almost 10 years, but have never had the time or the resources to properly devote to it. Thus I have always ended up being boringly pragmatic and buying off the shelf – until now. I know, I know. If I had even half a brain I would start with something simple, something restrained and sensible, something practical; but as you can probably guess from the name, I’m not going to. This is the best (and quite possibly only) opportunity I am going to get for the foreseeable future to dedicate myself doing something more than an ‘ordinary’ build - something a bit special.<br><br>
As such I am, against my better judgement, going pretty much the whole hog first time out. The project will include extensive case modifications (including new metalwork), a full watercooling system, some custom paintwork, bespoke case lighting and ultimately a little overclocking too. It’s definitely going to take a while, as I’m tiptoeing rather cautiously through each stage of the process. I will be relying very heavily on my CAD skills and modest engineering abilities, plus the sage advice of people here, to make a success of this.<br><br>
And on that note:<br><br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373602/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2373602" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373602/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 569px"></a><br><i>Angle One, with side panel</i><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373603/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2373603" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373603/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 547px"></a><br><i>Angle Two, without side panel</i><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373604/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2373604" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373604/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 518px"></a><br><i>Angle Three, without side panel</i><br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373605/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2373605" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2373605/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 485px"></a><br><i>Angle 4, without side panel</i></div>
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These are a few render images of what I intend to try and make - generated using the CAD model I’ve created whilst planning the detail of the build. This is, for those that are interested, an ‘assembly model’; made up of individual part models of the various components. It will allow me to post a series of exploded and sub-assembly renders deconstructing the design, showing you stage-by-stage how I intend the build to be made (hopefully you can then point out all the places where I’ve been unusually stupid).<br><br>
I will be trying to include as much content as I can in the build log; including drawings and diagrams, 3D renders and work-in-progress photos. (Warning: there will also be wordy and longwinded bits where I start to ramble on about stuff, apologies in advance.) You might have noticed that the Ironbeast design has some ‘unconventional’ elements to it, and a somewhat unusual layout. There are also a few other interesting features I have planned that the model doesn’t show. I’ll be explaining all these ideas, and the motivations behind them, in detail as the log progresses.<br><br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;">Things to expect:<br><br>
• A powerful X-99 based workstation build<br>
• Extensive custom watercooling setup<br>
• 4-way SLI or Crossfire graphics<br>
• Non-standard layout with centred and recessed motherboard<br>
• Clean aesthetics with concealed cables and pipework<br>
• Bespoke-made programmable lighting rig</div>
 

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<div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Project Overview</b></span></span></div>
<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><i>A quick at-a-glance summary of component choices, and then a space for me to post some pictures</i></div>
<br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><b>Components List:</b></div>
<div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">System:</span><br><br>
Case:<br><i>1x Corsair Obsidian 900D (with extensive modifications)</i><br>
Processor:<br><i>1x Intel i7 series 5960X Haswell-E</i><br>
Motherboard:<br><i>1x ASUS X99-E WS</i><br>
Power Supply:<br><i>1x Corsair AX1500i 1500W</i><br>
RAM:<br><i>8x Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 3000MHz 4GB</i><br>
SSD:<br><i>1x Samsung XP941 512GB</i><br><i>2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB (1 initially, spaces allocated for 8 max)</i><br>
GPU:<br><i><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">4x ???</span> *</i><br><i>3x Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti in SLI (EVGA, Superclocked ACX 2.0+)<br>
1x Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black (Gigabyte, Reference Design)</i><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Cooling:</span><br><br>
CPU Cooler:<br><i>1x XSPC Raystorm</i><br>
GPU Cooler:<br><i>4x ??? **</i><br>
Motherboard Cooler:<br><i>Custom made cooler</i><br>
RAM Cooler:<br><i>Stock air cooled or integrated with motherboard cooling</i><br>
Pumps:<br><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"><i>3x Laing D5 PWM with custom painted Koolance covers</i></span><br><i>3x Aquacomputer D5 with speed signal and custom painted Koolance covers</i><br>
Reservoirs:<br><i>2x Alphacool Cape Fusion Core with custom sleeves</i><br>
Radiators:<br><i>1x Alphacool NexXxos ST30 Full Copper 480 (nearside mount)<br>
1x XSPC EX240 Multiport (offside mount)<br>
1x Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 480 GTS X-Flow (top mount)</i><br>
Fans:<br><span style="text-decoration:line-through;"><i>16x Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition (custom painted)</i></span><br><i>12x Corsair SP120 PWM Quiet Edition (custom painted)<br>
4x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 (custom painted)</i><br><i>4x Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition (custom painted)</i><br>
Tubing:<br><i>Clear PVC, potentially some clear acrylic/chromed copper in places</i><br>
Fittings:<br><i>Various from Monsoon, Bitspower & XSPC</i><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monitoring and Control</span><br><br>
Primary Controller:<br><i>1x Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 Pro, with heatsink and waterblock</i><br>
Supplementary Microcontrollers:<br><i>3x Aqua Computer Poweradjust, with heatsinks</i><br>
Sensors:<br><i>Aqua Computer Temperature Sensors, inline and surface contact<br>
Aqua Computer Flow Sensors, ‘high-flow’ and ‘MPS’ type (potentially others)</i><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Lighting:</span><br><br>
LEDs:<br><i>Adafruit Neopixel programmable RGB LED strips</i><br>
Fibre:<br><i>3mm side-glow optical fibre</i><br>
Controller:<br><i>Arduino Mega 2560 R3</i></div>
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* The choice of graphics card remains undecided, other than I want to do a 4-way SLI/Crossfire. The upcoming nVidia GeForce GTX Titan II (assuming that is what the 'full-fat' GM200 powered card is to be called) is currently the top contender, pending release of performance specifications.<br>
** Consequently, the choice of waterblock for the graphics cards also remains undecided.<br><br><i>Edit 05/03/2015. The new GM200 card has been announced as the Titan X. We know very little about it yet beyond a picture. I want it.<br><br>
Edit 04/04/2015. Persuaded to wait and see AMD’s offering. My patience is waning fast.<br><br>
Edit: A few modifications to the components list, GTX 980 Ti added to the list of contenders for the graphics card<br><br>
Edit: 05/06/2015. Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti is now top contender, performance close enough to the Titan-X for a considerably reduced cost. Still waiting on AMD's Radeon 390X, Fury and Fury-X.<br><br>
Edit: 17/06/2015. Fury pricing looks good. Awaiting performance benchmarks.<br></i><br><i><br>
Edit: 30/06/2015: Fury X benchmarks are rather disappointing, 980Ti looking likely. The rumoured price reduction on the Nvidia cards might decide it.</i><br><br><i>Edit: 13/07/2015. Opinion poll favours the 980Ti (see post #569) with the potential option of a 3 + 1 configuration with the Titan Black</i><br><br><i>Edit: 23/07/2015: Final GPU selections are three Nvidia GeForce GTX 980Ti, EVGA Superclocked ACX 2.0+ version, and one GeForce GTX Titan Black, standard reference design from Gigabyte. (Bad luck AMD, you made a good rival card - just not quite good enough to win through. Maybe next time.)</i><br><br><div class="bbcode_center" style="text-align:center;"><b>Photo Gallery:</b></div>
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Nearside Renders and Close Ups: <i>Post #1, Post #37</i>
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Offside Renders WIP: <i>Post #62</i>
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Phase 1 Test Rig Construction: <i>Post #21</i>
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Manifold Construction: <i>Post #95</i>
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RayStorm Lighting Test #1: <i>Post #167</i>
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AF140 Fan Backlighting Test #1: <i>Post #187</i>
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Looks like an engine <img alt="smile.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/smile.gif"> I like it already.<br><br>
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Yes, I will have to sub to this. The design looks really interesting!<br><br>
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Thank you all, nice to know people like the look of it at least! You can expect a bit more stuff to be posted in the next day or two.
 

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that is one nice render. Subbed!!!!!<img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"><img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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<b>Subbed</b> broo <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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I love the symmetry you're going for, best of luck. I kind of wish that there were more options for a fully fleshed dual res system other than CaseLabs
 

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This looks pretty serious, it's gonna be awesome. Subbed!
 

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Is there such a case that has mid MB mounts or are you gonna have to make it yourself?
 

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My jaw hit the <b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:72px;">FLOOR</span></span></i></b> when I saw the first set of pictures.<br><br>
When you finish this system, it will be in my dreams for YEARS to come!!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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Subbed. The renders look awesome <img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif">
 

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Thanks everybody! All these nice comments, I really didn’t expect people to be that interested.<br><br>
Hopefully I should have a bit more stuff posted for your entertainment later on today.<br><br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/1544054/build-log-ironbeast-a-fully-watercooled-x-99-quad-gpu-900d-build#post_23614067" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>VeerK</strong> <a href="/t/1544054/build-log-ironbeast-a-fully-watercooled-x-99-quad-gpu-900d-build#post_23614067"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
I love the symmetry you're going for, best of luck. I kind of wish that there were more options for a fully fleshed dual res system other than CaseLabs</div>
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Thanks, I’m glad you like it. Makes a change from my family laughing at me – the symmetry is a bit of a personal obsession.<br><br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/1544054/build-log-ironbeast-a-fully-watercooled-x-99-quad-gpu-900d-build/10#post_23616899" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dragonsyph</strong> <a href="/t/1544054/build-log-ironbeast-a-fully-watercooled-x-99-quad-gpu-900d-build/10#post_23616899"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
Is there such a case that has mid MB mounts or are you gonna have to make it yourself?</div>
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It’s a bespoke modification, a custom made two-piece mounting plate to replace the standard 900D motherboard tray. I don’t think there are any standard cases that have a centred motherboard.<br><br><div class="quote-container" data-huddler-embed="/t/1544054/build-log-ironbeast-a-fully-watercooled-x-99-quad-gpu-900d-build/10#post_23616951" data-huddler-embed-placeholder="false"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>EngageTheSun</strong> <a href="/t/1544054/build-log-ironbeast-a-fully-watercooled-x-99-quad-gpu-900d-build/10#post_23616951"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br>
My jaw hit the <b><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:72px;">FLOOR</span></span></i></b> when I saw the first set of pictures.<br><br>
When you finish this system, it will be in my dreams for YEARS to come!!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="thumb.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.overclock.net/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></div>
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Nice dreams I hope. Not the sort that I get, where you wake up at three in the morning worrying about flow rates…
 

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Okie Dokie Lets go Subbed<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2354001/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="2354001" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/2354001/width/200/height/400/flags/LL" style="; width: 200px; height: 150px"></a>
 

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Good luck!<br><br>
How do you plan to utilize the fibre?
 

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Good luck!<br><br>
How do you plan to utilize the fibre?</div>
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Thanks. I'll be explaining the case lighting in detail a bit later on; but in short the side glow optical fibre is being used wherever I need to take light from the Neopixel strips to places where there would normally be a conventional wired LED. So the Raystom block, the reservoir lighting, etc. You can see it in the renders, just in front of the angled pipes at the top of the reservoirs.
 
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