1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Case Mod - In Progress Project Iced Blood - Mayhems/Primochill Sponsored - COMPLETE 15/02/16

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stealth80, 5 Feb 2015.

  1. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    I can't wait to see the final photos :thumb:
     
  2. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    should be re-starting this build in a few weeks and all the parts are ordered so i guess i will be complete by the end of the month, just in time for the final fantasy expansion and The Witcher 3!
     
  3. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Are you going for acrylic :)
     
  4. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    Haha no it looks nice but I've spent far too much on compression fittings now and I'm sure they aren't compatible, if I had to buy more I think the wife would string me up!
     
  5. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Haha she doesn't have to know :)
     
  6. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    She would notice without a doubt lol hopefully she will upload some photos of the gpu block soon and I can carry on with the log
     
  7. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    Well I'm finally home and got everything installed and after a minor angry moment with EK everything seems to be working.
    After 3 months away the original pastel red had turned to a murky red, not sure what happened here but I had to carry out another flush of the CPU loop and refill it.
    I've also installed the waterblock and backplate from EK for my 970GTX and on the first boot I seen a small flash and smell of burning. I narrowed it down to the GPU and it seems that the instructions are garbage ..... an area of the back plate touched onto some part of the PCB and caused a short. However it seems that a god must love me as I removed the backplate tried to boot again and everything worked. Just ran a few 3D benchies and everything seems stable, im counting my lucky stars today, but still incredibly pissed at EK...

    Just leak checking now and I will post some pics up tomorrow.
     
  8. Vognen

    Vognen Minimodder

    Joined:
    2 Oct 2013
    Posts:
    271
    Likes Received:
    12
    Hooray! Can't wait to see it finished, and glad to hear you didn't suffer more damage from your accident :thumb:
     
  9. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    leak checks finished and after 2 hours of prime95 (26.6) it aint gone above 56C on any core. From what I understand CPU temp is usually lower then the core temps so im pretty happy with this. Sits at max core 29C under idle. Will get photos up tomorrow, got a few more bits to do including a larger extender for the Mobo chipset block, which will require a drain and fill of the CPU loop. Also need to fit cable combs to the PCIE cables
     
  10. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Glad you don't have any damages to the GPU!Did you overclocked the cpu?
     
  11. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    Just trying now to see how it goes, downloading the Realbench suite from Asus
     
  12. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    Well it's almost there, still need to drain the cpu loop and change the extender on the chipset block. Also considering some Hyper X Fury ram sticks to add a little more white to the motherboard area.

    [​IMG]

    Water block now fitted, just annoying that you can't actually see the good work the EK guys did

    [​IMG]

    A little look around the far side

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: 27 Jun 2015
  13. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Awesome :thumb:
     
  14. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    had the gpu at 1500/7200 last night and gpu temp hit 34C at the highest under load, maybe some head room here
     
  15. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    The coolant lost it's colour pretty quick for some reason, so carried out a full drain and flush using Mayhems Blitz Cleaning Kit and then topped up using some fresh Red Pastel. Just waiting on my new memory to arrive now :)


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  16. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    Well the memory arrived and its now fitted so i guess that this is now complete, it's taken a lot longer than i wanted it to, but then working away for 3 months probably didn't help! :roll eyes:

    Here's the ram all fitted:

    [​IMG]

    Thanks again to Mick at Mayhems for providing the 360mm Havoc Radiators, all the coolants and the Blitz Pro Kit :clap:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Thanks for reading :thumb:
     
    Last edited: 6 Aug 2015
  17. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    Excellent job mate :thumb:
     
  18. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

    Joined:
    1 Feb 2015
    Posts:
    343
    Likes Received:
    8
    PSU Died last week, the only thing I haven't replaced within the last 12 months .....

    But it gave me an excuse to fit a Fractal Design R3 Newton 1000w White Edition (duh)

    [​IMG]

    Leaves me some room for another 970gtx having just tried Witcher 3 on my 4k TV.... it didn't go well!

    Also got some more cable extensions ordered with Sharkmods
     
    Last edited: 6 Aug 2015
  19. Vognen

    Vognen Minimodder

    Joined:
    2 Oct 2013
    Posts:
    271
    Likes Received:
    12
    Sorry to hear about your PSU, but as you said. Always a nice excuse to buy something bigger :naughty: My 750w XFX recently died on me as well, with the refund I got I ended up buying myself an eVGA Supernova, despite it's pretty much overkill for me :D
     
  20. rrmitko

    rrmitko Minimodder

    Joined:
    14 Jun 2014
    Posts:
    131
    Likes Received:
    2
    1000w is always better than 600w :rock:
     

Share This Page