=== 2014-12-20 Project Finished === === update Sunday 07-12-14 === The current status: =========================== =========================== =========================== Hi All, I would like to share my build with you guys Far from finished, not in a hurry, so I'll take my time. It's a watercooled system in a Red Harbinger Cross Desk. Hardware: UNKNOWN yet I want to finish my watercooling setup first, then I'll look for nice pieces of hardware Any recommendations for hardware I appreciate! Cooling: Watercooling, will use Bitspower Gold/Brass fittings and Mayhems UV White coolant. With Primochill clear tubing and Arcylic tubing mixed. === update 26-05-14 === Picked up a Cross Desk! It JUST fits in the back of my car AAaaaaand mounted together: === update 16-07-14 === Collected a bit of stuff I will use Bitspower Gold / Brass fittings Super Flower 1200W PSU Lamptron FCT fan controllers BitFenix Pro Red fans NZXT LED controller BitFenix black/gold cables 2x EK-CoolStream PE 360 Radiator 2x EK-CoolStream PE 480 Radiator 3x EK-D5 PWM Motor 12V DC PWM Pump Motor 5x EK-Cable Splitter 4-Fan PWM Extended === update 07-08-14 === Played with the pumps and pump mods/tops EK-D5 PWM Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Kit Gold Bitspower BP-D5TOPAC2-BK Acrylic Pump Top The boxes: Content: Screw it all together and you'll get: With some fittings: And with their friends I think it looks quite awesome Put the True Brass fillports into place: === update 11-08-14 === A little bit of black sleeving for pump wires: I'll guess I'm going to place the pumps like this: === update 13-08-14 === I got my reservoirs from Bitspower, special made for my build with brass top and bottom! They will be placed in this way: I got my watercooling setup almost complete and I'll start building soon === update 16-08-14 === Sticked a Neoprene Gasket on to the radiator: Another inside the Cross Desk: The 35mm screws were JUST long enough to get the radiator mounted, needed to use a lot of force :S When drilling holes in the bottomplate for the pump mounting, I used the wrong drill (for wood) and it broke, damaging and scratching the surface :'( So I replaced the pumps, the pumps are now placed over the scratches, so you don't see my clumsiness. === update 20-08-14 === This will be my power supply: 1200W Super Flower Leadex 80Plus Platinum - White 100% modular And the 2x EK-CoolStream PE 480 Radiatoren mounted. === update 30-08-14 === When you use screw fittings, your skin will tear apart. I can advise anyone to use these gloves you can buy at your local home depot: Saves a lot of finger skin I've put the tubing on the pumps and radiator on the right today Also put some UV LEDs under the pump tops: === update === I had a plan for a custom radiator grill for the inside of my two 360 radiators. Sw333t drawed something nice, we worked that out and got it lasered out of acrylic, behold... prototype 1: It has some minor errors and need some improvements, that will be fixed in the final version. Already look pretty awesome I think. So without grill, the radiator looks like this: Here are some pictures with the prototype grill mounted: The logo is an "inlay", so you don't have to put in the logo (blue and red parts). Or we can make the inlay in a different color, for example white. Then you'll have a black grill with white logo. This way, our grill can be used in every build, whatever the color scheme === update 13-09-14 === I've been playing with my reservoirs today. Put the Red Harbinger FMJ Covers over my Bitspower 250 reservoirs. And between the reservoirs, two Bitspower BP-FI-CLKBTB flow meters. It all just fits! The fittings on the left and right reservoirs aren't identical, because I'm not sure yet what fittings I'm going to use. And it all looks a bit dark now with the black FMJ covers, but with white (with backlight) coolant in the reservoirs, it should look really nice Furthermore I've connected all fans to a Lamptron FCT fan controller. Below 60 degrees I'll let the fans run at 40%, above 60 degrees all fans will run 100%, pretty handy Also installed a NZXT HUE RGB LED Controller. Placed the supplied 2 meter LED strip in the front of the Desk. And installed 30CM RGB ledstrips plus controller in each feet. Pictures: A lot of cables beneath the Desk :S Hope I will get it flat enough to screw the bottomplate back on. And an overview of my work place === update 17-09-14 === Drilled some holes for the reservoirs and wires for the Ledstrips. Cut the Ledstrips to right length and placed it like this: And with the reservoirs back in place with the Ledstrips underneath it Hate it when radiators get all dusty. So I placed a Demciflex 360 filter and a Demciflex 480 filter on the intake radiators. These filter have the same size as the radiator grill, so the screws were in the way. Drilled some holes in the filters to make it fit: I wanted to use a standard Blu-Ray player/writer, but after installing, it doesn't look that great So I purchased a SilverStone SOB02 slim/slot-in BR player/writer. Put this in a SilverStone SST-FP58B, and now it looks pretty neat Also put two temperature sensors/displays in a 5.25 frame. And then we have this: That's it for today === update 22-09-14 === And bigger pictures Loop is going to be filled with this setup, a 250 reservoir on the second inlet of the pump. Between the inlet a Bitspower valve with 2x BP-TBWP-C42. When loop is filled, I can close the valve and easily remove the Reservoir. (credits to l3p for coming up with solution) And the loop filled with Mayhems Pastel white UV coolant: I'm using 8 Bitspower quick disconnects, this allows me to fill the loop already. When I have the hardware, I can just connect it to the loop without too much hassle Also when I need to replace/remove something, it's a piece of cake! === update 23-09-14 === I didn't like the UV LEDs color in the pumptops, so I changed it to white LEDs, I think this looks a lot better! The reservoir area was a bit too dark. So I placed below the RGB strip, a white ProAce LEDstrip. These strips really give a bright good looking light! And with lights off, it looks like this: === update 04-10-14 === Some more pictures And a short clip And I got my hardware, except for the G.Skill DDR4 modules, in backorder for about 2-3 weeks === update 28-10-14 === An update of what is done lately I want te replace the stock grey acryl panels with red ones. And here they are: I had this idea in my head, painted it with my Paint Skills: Then l3p worked it out with his mod skills: It was really a troublesome job which l3p rather won't do it again The panel is 1.6mm thick, so it requires a lot of patience and strength to saw out the logo's. A lot of respect towards l3p for still finishing the job!!! I had to saw out a piece in the "backpanel", otherwise the RH logo will not glow. Drawed the outlines: And the piece is out: It's perfect like this: Backpanels screwed back on: And finished!!!