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Scratch Build – In Progress MegaDeblow - Desk Build **COMPLETE**

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Deblow, 30 Jan 2014.

  1. Deblow

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    Finally my 12v push on/off switches have arrived
    Will be used for the UV/LED lighting.


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  2. Deblow

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    Stared working on the pump & res base,
    a total remake but just a bit bigger than the 1st one i made and now has a hole for the pump instead of hiding the pump in the bottom compartment

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    the fan was just there to hold the base up as i fitted the carbon, hole will be housing the pump

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  3. Deblow

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    New switches fitted in working, 1st for the LED master on/off, 2nd and 3rd are for the UV lighting on/off
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  4. Bladesingerz

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    Very nice, looking forward to see the rest.
     
  5. Deblow

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    Thanks Bladesingerz,

    Ordered myself some black tights ( wife got a bit suspicious when they arrived lol)
    and some thin light wood to make a fan hole cover, this will go on the base of the desk near the PSU, and will eliminate the need for 120mm fan dust covers

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    Here i have covered a old triple RAD fan extension, this will hold the 3 intake fans on the uper right side

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  6. Deblow

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    old triple RAD fan cover cut down to a double for the lower air hole near PSU

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    Wrapped ready for cutting

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    The PSU and RAM

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    Another fan cover wrapped and cut

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  7. Deblow

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    Took some doing, but Finally worked out a way to keep the matrix LED's

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    14/04/2014 - Just noticed i forgot to add the fan photos, so here they are
    CM Jet Flows - plane black no LED's

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    Nice to have 2 speed controllers included with the fan, 1200rpm & 1600rpm

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    forgive the sawdust didn't look that bad without the camera flash lol
    removable rubber ends!, if i had not already cut the wood i would have removed the four fan ends and cut circles not squares as the fans are about the same thickness as the wood and would have looked great.

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  8. Deblow

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    RADs and pump in place along with the new pump carbon wrap cover (RES base)
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    Needed to extend most the fan wires, forgot to take a pic
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    The converted triple RAD fan holder fitted to replace the wood that was there on the test build
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    redone the sides with new wrap, the triple RAD shown here was not in the test build,
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  9. Deblow

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    made some blocks to raise the RES a inch higher, i might get a clear pump top in the future and light it????
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    The tubing covering the GPU bridge can be removed, and atm its no longer on, cant decide if i like it on or of lol
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  10. Deblow

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    New wrap added to the front, new switches and new fan controller
    also partially covered the blu-ray drive
    under the blu-ray is my drink holder (converted DVD drive)
    the bottom bay holds my main OS SSD drive

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  11. Asouter

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    Congrats on the Nomination ... build is coming along nicely
     
  12. Deblow

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    Ah, I've just seen the Nomination :D
    That's great, but will it matter that the projects not completed yet?
     
  13. Deblow

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    You can just about see the LEDs for the matrix cards on the sides near the volts - + buttons
    they can be moved around a bit but i think they look best on the sides
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    Most lights fully working now, water flowing nice, temps looking good

    Getting close to complete :D
     
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    that's all the pix for this weekend,
    more to follow later next week
     
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    No it doesn't matter if it's complete yet, motm is about open projects that still have progress happening. it doesn't matter what stage your build is at :)
     
  19. Deblow

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    Thanks Asouter, i understand now iv had a good look at the other entries :D

    anyway, iv been doing some quick temp tests before i finish of the build,

    here's all my temp info for now -

    CPU @4.6
    GPU's Core @ 1260MHz, Mem @ 1800MHz

    Idle temps = (This test was done after all the 3D marks and gaming)
    CPU = 34c
    GPU1 = 29c
    GPU2 = 30c

    Water Temp before RADs = 26.1
    Room Temp = 22.6
    FANs at lowest settings


    3D Mark (default settings) did 4 tests back to back and until the temps was at the max
    CPU = 58c
    GPU1 = 44c
    GPU2 = 45c

    Water Temp before RADs = 33.3
    Room Temp = 22.1
    FANs at lowest settings


    Heaven Bench did about 3 full tests at max settings back to back and until the temps was at the max
    CPU = 55c
    GPU1 = 39c
    GPU2 = 40c

    Water Temp before RADs = 29.5
    Room Temp = 21.6
    FANs at lowest settings


    1 hr playtime on Grid 2 (maxed out)
    CPU = 54c
    GPU1 = 42c
    GPU2 = 43c

    Water Temp before RADs = 33.1
    Room Temp = 22.3
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    All this was done with the fans on the lowest settings, as when im gaming without a headset i don't like the noise
    I will do more testing when the desk is done, but for now im more than a bit happy with the GPU temps
    i was hitting 85c and even up in the 90s when i was on air with the fans on 100% and that was only running at 1100MHz on the cores

    The OC on the cards and CPU is stable and i haven't messed with it much during this build, i could probably hit 4.8 on the CPU and possibly 1300 on the GPUs if im lucky

    3D mark score was 12751
     
  20. Darkened

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    You've made really nice progress with the desk and it's looking good.

    If you've checked my OM thread, you'll know that I really do mean that you work fast :hehe:

    Also laughed at the image of you arguing with your wife on getting new dust filters and how it gives you a good reason to linger in the lingerie section :lol:

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