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Cases Corsair Obsidian 800D watercooling build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sh0cKeR, 8 Jul 2010.

  1. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    This is basically a small build log based around using watercooling in the 800D. If anyone asks, this is definitely not for me but a family member who wanted a reasonably extreme computer compared to their current system. I'll be uploading pictures of the various main parts, as well as stages in completing the build. Hopefully, its appealing to the majority of people here on Bit tech and might help someone with ideas on watercooling the 800D or another case.

    The components:
    Core i7 920 D0 - Will be overclocked to 4GHz
    Gigabyte X58A UD5
    6Gb Corsair Dominator 1600MHz
    Corsair HX850W
    Evga GTX 285 SSC SLI - I donated the cards :D
    Samsung Spinpoint F1 1Tb
    2 x 150Gb Raptors

    The loop:
    Laing MCP 655 D5
    XSPC RX360 radiator
    Swiftech Apogee XT waterblock
    Black Ice SR-1 120mm radiator
    2 x EK FC285 rev.2 waterblocks
    Black Ice SR-1 140mm radiator
    XSPC 1/2"ID 3/4"OD tubing
    Bitspower 150ml cylindrical reservoir
     
  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    If this is a build log, you might want to drop it in the Project Logs forum mate.
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    But would the guys over there appriciate a regular build? I'm under the impression that the project logs subforum is mainly for mods and scratch builds.
     
  4. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Hey, I've essentially just posted my build log there, little bit of modding (I drilled a hole and braided some fan cables), and no-one's kicked up a fuss.. Stick it up in the Project Logs duude.

    Throw in a bit of modding for good measure though :thumb:
     
  5. Ph4ZeD

    Ph4ZeD What's a Dremel?

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    Don't sweat it about a regular build. My mod was pretty boring but don't be intimidated by some of the sick mods that go on in there, people like myself which are still new to modding and watercooling would love to see a project log like the one your describing.
     
  6. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Exactly, we all have to start somewhere, and the seasoned modders may be able to offer you advice.
     
  7. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    Update:

    My components arrived, but i'm still waiting for the EK D5 Pump top and the Enermax Apollish green fans. Here are some pictures:

    Evga GTX 285:
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    EK FC285 waterblock:
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    Swiftech Apogee XT waterblock:
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    Radiators and Bitspower reservoir:
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    Corsair HX850:
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    Main components:
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  8. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    Installing the EK FC285 waterblock on the Evga GTX 285:

    The bare PCB with thermal pads applied:
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    Putting spacers on the waterblock:
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    The front:
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    The back:
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  9. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    I hope you didn't forget to put thermal paste on the GPU.
     
  10. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    I did that after the picture :D
     
  11. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    //Installing components in the case//

    - Firstly, I decided to mount the RX360 radiator with Enermax Apollish fans in the roof of the case.
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    - Then after putting the CPU and the RAM on the motherboard, I installed that in the case.
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    - I had previously installed the EK D5 pump top rev.2 on the Koolance branded D5 as well.
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    - Then the GPUs were installed.
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    - Some pictures inside:

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    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    //Update//

    Installed some tubing:
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    And, a new reservoir by EK as I found I couldn't mount the bitspower one:
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  13. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    //Update//

    The build is 99% finished. Only drivers and Anti Virus are needed to be installed, as well as some games :D

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  14. Spongeblunt

    Spongeblunt Captain of Your Face

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    That's reasonably epic for a family build, they planning on securing a few years of high-res gaming with that? :)
     
  15. shoxicwaste

    shoxicwaste Minimodder

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    Sick build
     
  16. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    //Update//

    After wrestling with high temperatures and other issues, I've finally finished the build and have a 5970 to replace the previous gtx 285s:
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  17. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    I just looked in on this, nice build. I think the way you connected your SLI blocks may have been wrong though, as the water wouldn't go round the block at all...
     
  18. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Dude, that looks seriously sweet!!!

    Personally I would have tried to hide the pump in one of the 5 1/4 drive bays, maybe just above the res?
     
  19. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Haha sneaky, you moved the RAM to the correct slots between posts :D
    Also, i agree the plumbing on your GPU blocks is wrong.
     
  20. Sh0cKeR

    Sh0cKeR a=2(s-ut)/t²

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    I know it was wrong, so I ended up changing it immediately. By then however, I had wanted to put a 5970 in anyway. A quite stupid error, but I guess I was tired after 10 hours and didn't notice it.

    I did originally try putting the pump in the bays, but firstly it blocks me from putting an optical drive in and secondly it was far to cramped and fiddly to arrange tubes in the space to allow me to move the reservoir out to fill/drain it.
     

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