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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Bakunawa

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DirectOverkill, 22 Nov 2011.

  1. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    Hello friends!

    Some time has past since I decided not only to build, but also display computer for all doubters, non believers (in power and beauty of water cooling) and people who are generally interested in hardware.

    As a log must have a title I named mine after a dragon in Philippine mythology that is often represented as a gigantic sea serpent. It is believed to be the cause of eclipses.
    It appears as a giant sea serpent with a mouth the size of a lake, a red tongue, whiskers, gills, small wires at its sides, and two sets of wings, one is large and ash-gray while the other is small and is found further down its body [source: Wiki].
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    Cooling equipment:
    CPU blocks: EK-Supreme HF - Full Nickel
    GPU block: EK-FC6990 Nickel with backplate
    VRM block: EK-MOSFET ASUS P8P67 - EN (Nickel)
    RAM block: EK-RAM Dominator - EN (Nickel)
    Reservoir: EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Plexi
    Pump: EK-DCP 4.0 (12V DC Pump)
    Radiator: EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (360) & EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140)
    Fans: Xigmatek XLF-F1256 Blue - 120mm
    Fittings: EK-PSC Fitting 10mm - G1/4 E-Nickel & EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Nickel

    more to come soon..
     
  2. Canardwc

    Canardwc @French_fab_factorie

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    still No designs to show us?
     
  3. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    There is a design, but I have to wait for a post to be published and confirmed by admin.
    So here we go.

    I was most confused about the case and the size it was needed to put all the hardware inside. Mouse excluded
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    then I came across with this one
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    dragon alike figure was just something a BIG YES! for me as I did not feel comfortable doing custom design on sides of case.

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    and then black spray painted
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  4. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    While the case was away and getting dry I had block EK-FC6990 block installed onto card
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    a CPU block is pure mirror finish job
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  5. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    A close up of PSU
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    Before with pre installed 140 fan by coolermaster
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    and after with a big XTX radiator :rock:
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  6. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    Positioning of blocks is more or less final
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    A GPU block and a sound card are very close. Now I understand why ppl worry when going with SLI. This is not a work for ppl with two left hands.:nono:
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    A close up to Voltage Regulator Module water block
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  7. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    HDDs are set. 2 Teras should last me for a while. And man am I glad I bought them before the flooding in Thailand. The prices now are outrageous.
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    I was first thinking positioning a pump right under HDDs, but that would involve some cutting and a case was already painted
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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    While was at it and checked for all the space I thought another radiator would not hurt :D
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    And I was not wrong!

    ..after all the hard work a man needs to cool off. Got a freebie from ek along my order. Nice gesture:)
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    A lovely reflection in backplate of work done so far.
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  9. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    Bring on the tube routing!:cooldude:
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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    A final look of tube routing is something like this:
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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    Adding a RAM block:
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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    Installing reservoir:
    I decided to go with bay reservoir as front of case looks just plain boring.
    Since ppl reported lots of draining/bleeding problems with Koolance RP402x2 I went with ek here as well. And it has a nice spinner so you can check all the time if a flow exists:)

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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    A final look of tube routing is something like this:
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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    I think blue coolant goes well with blue motherboard's aluminum stock sinks.
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    And the final product
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    At this point I would like to thank to Tiborrr@EKWB for great installation hints and to Eddy for making such a great water cooling stuff. Cheers!

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    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    More photo with front mask on. I had to get new ones as the original one got broken.o_O
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    UV Ekoolant under LED light.
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  16. Canardwc

    Canardwc @French_fab_factorie

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    Hi,

    It looks good. :thumb:

    But it's a case mod! Not a scartchbuild!!! :nono:

    You made a mistake.

    Otherwise, good luck!
     
  17. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    it looked good until the hose routing, thats too much hose! really overconsumed!
     
  18. rastaman46

    rastaman46 What's a Dremel?

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    Can u call that modding?

    I can say its just assembling...
     
  19. jamsand

    jamsand Minimodder

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    Re-painted therefore modded, doesn't always have to be taken to the extremes so often found here.

    Good start mod on!
     
  20. DirectOverkill

    DirectOverkill What's a Dremel?

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    My bad. Don't beat me over it.:hehe:

    It works well. If you have any other suggestions, make a sketch and post it. If I will like it, then I will try to apply it when I drain the loop.

    Thank you.
     

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