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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Goldrush

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Evandure, 19 May 2020.

  1. Evandure

    Evandure New Member

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    Project Goldrush
    Hello @ all!
    Welcome to my Project Log! First of all I want to give you a short introduction of myself. My name is Silas, I'm 25 and coming from Germany. I just graduated as a mechanical engineer and began modding computers in 2016. My first build was an ATX Powermac G5 mod and it turned out like this:
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    Being not only my first mod but also my first watercooling loop to be assembled, of course i made some mistakes. With a lot more experience I am starting my new build Goldrush. Why i chose that name will be obvious in a moment. However first of all let me list the components used:
    - Lian Li PC O11 Dynamic XL
    - MSI X570 Ace
    - AMD Ryzen 3700X + EKWB Supremacy EVO Nickel/Plexi
    - 64 GB Crucial Ballistix + EKWB RAM Monarch X4 Nickel/Plexi
    - Gigabyte 980 ti Gaming G1 + EKWB Block Nickel/Plexi
    - be quiet! Straight Power 11 750 W
    - 10x NB-eLoop B12-2
    - Watercool Heatkiller Tube 150 D5
    - 2x Alphacool XT45 360
    - 1x Alphacool ST30 360
    - Samsung SSD 850 Evo and 860 Evo

    Currently the computer is used with air cooling:
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    The colortheme of the build is white and gold. The nickel plated blocks wont fit in very well so this will need some work. I already did the CPU and RAM coolers, GPU block is tbd. So let's have a look at some sweet Electroplating!
    Before:
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    Plating:
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    After:
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    Hope you guys like it.
    Have a great day!
     
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  2. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    sweeeet :clap:, brillant idea :grin:, very nice result :thumb:
     
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  3. ivory2k19

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    I know your german worklog on Hardwareluxx always nice to meet some friends :thumb:
     
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  4. Evandure

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    Today I got some work done in CAD and the loop design is progressing. The run comes from the top radiator into CPU block. The connection between CPU and RAM was especially tricky, as i want to avoid the straight connection between the two, most builders seem to use with the monarch. So I use a 45° and go with a 90 bend horizontally into the RAM block. Due to very limited space in this area push in fittings will be used here. Finally the loop continues from RAM block to the back wall of the case and enters a pass through fitting, which leads to the back compartment of the case.
    Got you two quick renders of the design.
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  5. Canardwc

    Canardwc Gentel-Mod'R

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    Nice gold color!
     
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  6. Evandure

    Evandure New Member

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    I spent some more time in CAD but I think the work done to the Heatkiller Tube is a little more interesting. I made a replacement plate for the stainless steel plate in the reservoir to allow to install a internal tube to connet pump inlet with top Port of reservoir. This will enable me to top the reservoir off completely. A secondary reservoir in the back of the case will manage pressure and volume stabilisation.
    I also modified the Rods found in the Heatkiller Tube to house RGB stripes. One for each rod. The original lighting effect is a bit weak imo.
    I also made some mounting threads for the fans. Have fun with the pics!
    Working on milling machine and lathe:
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    New Heatkiller Insert:
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    Heatkiller Rods for LED:
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    eLoop Mounting:
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    Sorry for small pictures but i can't upload them any bigger.
     
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  7. ciaognep

    ciaognep Member

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    ekwb are the best cooling products!
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Love what you are doing. :D
    For bigger pictures, you need to go to each individual picture in the album after uploading. There is a bb code to the right of the pic. You can copy the code and paste it in your post. :thumb:
     

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