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Lian Li clean mod, HOMEBUILD watercooling

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ZeroHerO, 4 Dec 2006.

  1. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO New Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm 75% done needs wirring, lights and gpu coolerblock, but could not wait to post a few pics.

    I finally got around to getting a new case. And I decided to do a retro mod around a Lian Li pc7077.

    1. Watercooling, heads homebuild.
    2. Plexi window.
    3. Lights (green)
    4. neet wiring.
    5. Discrete

    Here are the specs after burndown, read more in the log.
    System Specs anno 2005: MB: Asus P5W dh Deluxe
    CPU: Intel Duo2 dualcore 6300
    Ram: A data DDR2 1066Mhz 2x1024
    PSU: OZX PowerStream 600watt
    GPU: Asus 7600GT
    Controler: Promisse Fasttrack TS4 SATA150 & SIL3114 4 ports SATA RAID kontroler,
    soundboard: X-Fi fps
    DVD-RW+-: Plextor PX716A
    DVD-RW+-: NEC 3500A
    HD:
    4x80Gb RAID0
    2x160Gb RAID1
    2x80GB RAID0
    Sony floppy

    watercooling:
    Radiator: Alphacool tripple120
    Pumpe: Laing D4½ basic
    Reservoir: AquaComputer
    coolinghead CPU: ZeroHerO model p402
    Kølehovede Chipsæt: ZeroHerO model CP02
    Kølehovede GPU ZeroHerO model 6800GT01 under konstruktion

    Resevoir mounting
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    Pump right in the reservoir
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    A lot of wirring wich needs to be sorted, especially the flat X-Fi cable
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    More comming soon
     
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  2. Klekkus

    Klekkus New Member

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    Looks real nice. Good work on the connectors for the HDD's ;)
     
  3. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Looks good but please, no elbows?
     
  4. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO New Member

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    #2 don't worry the elbows are temporary :)

    Today I'm lrefitting all the fittings today with Omnilock, :) also I have installed presbolts in the radiator, since the thread in the radiator is pretty crappy.

    More pictures this weekend.

    Next week I'm redoing the cables so it will look tidy :)

    ZeroHerO
     
  5. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO New Member

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    Fatality, major NOOB mistake, ... and I made it F... !!!!

    Well the headline tells it all, I made a gigantic NOOB mistake. When I remountet the watercooling, I tightened the screws to the chip cooler to hard. I startet up the watersystem, to test for leaks and to get the air out of the system. 7 hours later I came home and looked for leaks, nothing wrong here like I expected. So I plugged the psu in set up the system, and fired her up. Half way into windows, the bad smell appeared. All those, wo like me have fried a cpu, knows the smell. :eeek:

    (once with an earlier computer Ii fired the pc up, and smelled the smell at the same time I noticed my cpu block was hanging free in the case, forgot to mount it, real nice)

    The smell was there and the pc would not boot, something was fried. It turned out one og the chip mounts, had been pulled from the motherboard, but I did not notice it, DANG! I saw it on pictures later, had I only checked the pictures before starting her up. :duh:

    Anyway, I had a LAN 6 days from frying the MB, so I tried all the Forums I knew to see if anyone had a used Asus p4c800 E-deluxe, no luck. Thank god December is such a cheap month (irony).

    There was nothing to do all I could get was micro ATX with the 875 chipset, screw that, I want a full ATX. So I had to bitre the bullet and order a new system.
    I ordered:
    Asus p5w DH-deluxe motherboard
    Intel Conroe Core2 Dual 6300
    A-data extreme 2x1024Mb 1066Mhz DDR2 ram
    Asus 7600GT (waiting for the DX10 cards :clap: )

    And did some of the wiring, installed the whole system from scratch and went to LAN.

    Here are the pictures:

    The error
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    Fitting the radiator
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    tjecking the fans, their looks only, I would have liked the Aerocools turbine 3000, but they were sold out.
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    Pressbolts, the thread was crappe in the reservoir, so I took it appart and pressed bolts in, with fresh steel thread
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    looks good, brown but good. And they are very noisefree.
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    Indsidelook at the reservoir, pump and radiator mounting, works really sweet.
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    7 hours before burnout (the Chinasyndrome), watersystem is running leaktest.
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    Another look at the reservoir mounting, I really like this mounting I think it looks a bit high tech/industriel ore something. And it´s effecient, you can hardly hear the pump.
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    Another picture of the mistake, if I had only seen the picture before firing the up the pc, .... :duh:
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    The new ...aircooled system, I cant wait to I am finished building the new waterblocks. Aircooling is very very noisy, I had forgotten all about that.
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    Hoping to post the new waterblock in january, prefereble sooner.

    So now I am looking at the following to be done here in december and january:

    1. Put black sleve on the cables
    2. mount black connectors
    3. sort the cablemounting (50% there)
    4. make a socket 775 waterblock
    5 make a 7600GT waterblock
    6. Mount red lights also in the resservoir
    7. Paint the front covers black
    8. cover the last dvd-rw drive
    9. Mod the fans (space between wings and their case is to big)
    10. making the 7/12 volt fancontrol (done), needs mounting though.
    ZeroHerO (no more cChinasyndrome for me please.) And merry X-mass and holliday to ya all. :clap:
     
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  6. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Sorry to hear 'bout the CPU :( frying stuff is always sad, especially when the fault is so clearly one's own mistake.

    Pretty impressive array of HDDs you have there. Waiting for my 320 GB to arrive. :sigh:
     
  7. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    I know I should say this, but dude, reading about your "waffle iron" made me laugh for like half an hour xD


    Nice fans btw :eeek:
     
  8. Evenge

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    This project looks nice!

    Keep up the good work! :thumb:
     
  9. ZeroHerO

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    A little more work done

    Well I haven't had time to do the waterblocks yes, but they are drawn to the cobberplate :dremel:

    But some work I have done, the two 12/7 volt fan switches is done and mounted, including a on/off for the 3 red cold catodes.

    The switches are mounted og the back of the case. Yes I need to close the fanholes and fasten the wires here :D
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    The hole around the reservoir now has a cool red glow
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    The front aslo glow red now
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    The indside, the SATA and creative lacrids will be hidden by a aluplate.
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    Still needs to be done
    1. CPU waterblock
    2. GPU waterblock
    3. Water on chipset and power on motherboard
    4. Close the 3 fan holes in the back of the case
    5. Redo the 2 fandholes in the front for the 2x120mm fans for the disks
    6. Some plexi on the side


    ZeroHerO
     
  10. jegerjon

    jegerjon New Member

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    Looks sweet, but why post the log on this stage?

    A bit danish: ser godt ud dude :D
     
  11. saxman

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    looks good. I am amazed at the number of HDD's you are working with there. How many are you running???
     
  12. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn New Member

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    Sweet, not very many mods, kinda standard. Good tho!
     
  13. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO New Member

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    Answers:

    Saxman, I'm running 8 hd´s

    Kylelnsn, It's not all done, but it's gonna be pretty standard, it's a retro mod, and I´m putting the most efford into watercooling the system, homemade blocks :dremel:

    Jegerjon: takker, hvorfor ikke poste nu, jeg glemmer bare halvdelen ellers ;-)

    mvh ZeroHerO
     
  14. Andreoid

    Andreoid Anfi-tec Staff

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    i dont really understand what iss retro at this mod??

    this is sth retro for me
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  15. ZeroHerO

    ZeroHerO New Member

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    Anderoid: Well thats a retro radio, the first casemods were lights, round cables, plexiglasside and cables that were sitting nice :), thats a retro mod to me, today you have alot more extreme mods :)

    ZeroHerO
     
  16. matt.slysnake

    matt.slysnake Banned

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    Looking good :thumb: :clap:

    and lol :D

     
  17. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    hey the mod is kinda growing on me and i understand where you are coming form on the retro type theme
    another questioin on the hdd's ..... how much storage have you got there?
    and you must have to have some active cooling on it right?
     
  18. matt.slysnake

    matt.slysnake Banned

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    Love the look of the front case, simplistic.
     
  19. Heero195

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    I would agree, very clean case. Well thought out internals. Just not seeing the retro moding though.
     
  20. matt.slysnake

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    Yeah I don't really see the retro either, I think it looks too slick for retro :rock:
     

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