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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Sumerian Cry (26/04/2013) UPDATE

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by g1lgamesh, 12 Dec 2011.

  1. g1lgamesh

    g1lgamesh Minimodder

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    Graphics Card Update

    First MSI GTX 570 GPU arrived in the post.

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    After a few hours testing I decided to remove the HSF and go water cooling.

    Specialtech kindly sent me a water cooling block for my GTX570

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    Standard grey gunk on the GPU CORE

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    After Cleaning the GPU RAM

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    Now I must say that the XSPC Razor 580/570 Gpu block is one of the easiest I have ever worked with.

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  2. g1lgamesh

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    Building the case chassis

    As I said earlier, this is a MM ascension case, so I straight away sent it to be re-powder coated
    as the original was to be honest shoddy work and a finger print magnet (mirror black)

    Now SOME people find that there are a great many issues with MM cases, such as the lack of basic wire management proper ventilation for the psu etc. However I thought that i would build the case and the whole setup (that is components and water cooling etc) in order to evaluate this.

    Came back from the powder coaters and to be honest im not too impressed. The colour I chose is a light graphite but in some parts it has an orange-peal effect.

    Does anyone know how to over come this, considering this is a metallic colour and as such has a clear protective coating on top?

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    damn that orange peal plus this is a bad photo anyway.

    By the way I had to drill a 5th centre hole (5mm) of each FOOT mount for the LED to be placed

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    still the powder coating is at least better than what came as standard.

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    ok issues so far that i need to resolve for this mm case

    No basic wire management
    No intake hole for cool air into the PSU

    im still not too impressed with this powder coat, however for now ill assemble the case and see how it goes that is what needs to be modded then afterwards the case will be re-powder coated.
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  3. g1lgamesh

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    more parts have arrived

    Nice set of RAM arrived from GEIL aka Triple channel ddr32000 aka 12 gig of EVO 2 RAM!

    All the way from Taiwan

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    Thank you very much GEIL

    Bought a load of nice ENZOTECH Chromed compressons from specialtech.co.uk

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  4. g1lgamesh

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    More case Images

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    and no that is not the keyboard im going to use! :p hahaha

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    I will continue to build this PC as I said before to spot where everything is not quite right with the mountain mods case, and once completed a GUN-METAL GREY powdercoat will be used.

    Spare PSU blanking plate

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  5. NoobNeb

    NoobNeb Enthusiastic Lurker

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    Nice work log really looking forward to seeing this when it's done :rock: Is one system going to be folding 24/7 with 2 extreme systems in the one box or do you have other plans??
     
  6. g1lgamesh

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    both are going to be extreme systems akak 2x msi x58 mobo's one will be for general work and folding, the other for overclocking and gaming
     
  7. g1lgamesh

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    More parts arrived

    I should have put this before graphics card HSF removal really but oh well!

    Building on the bmotherboard tray for first stage testing


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    (this will eventually form the basis for a possible fourth or even a fifth loop)

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    Building the PC

    Remember folks I am test building this PC until it is completed in order to find out exactly what can be done with this case:


    Right first loop built (cpu loop) using the 140.3 rad

    this is after thirty-six hour leak test.

    No -wet or damp paper towels -all set to go

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    First my apologies for the lack of quality in the photos here, at the time my battery on the DSLR was charging! So i just used my handy phone camera bnleaaaaah

    Previous to all this i leak tested the pump/res bays and the xspc 360mm that is going for loop 2

    so all we need to do is pipe up wrap towels around all joints and off we go

    piping up for 2nd loop

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    Four bitfenix PCIE cables arrived.

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    Wire managment:

    As you all know mountain mods cases HAVE NO WIRE MANAGEMENT AT ALL! (please feel free to nag MM to do this)

    So since this is a temporary build (until I make my own wire management) good old tie clamps and cables ties will have to do.

    Looking at the photo below you can understand my frustrations.

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    OK THE BUILD UP RESULTS MAJOR UPDATE!

    As I explained through out this build, that I planned on building the whole rig up to a fully functioning system, in order to judge what can be improved upon and changed.

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    I have not installed the 2nd motherboard as of yet, due the issues encountered i.e that one needs to manufacture a wire management system and to re-powder coat the case.

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    Lamptron Vandal Switches

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  10. g1lgamesh

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    Just going to redo the top panel as the MSI logo is going to go there!
     
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  11. Pranja

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    Sumerians would be proud of this. :D
     
  12. g1lgamesh

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    cheers Pranja :D
     
  13. g1lgamesh

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    still got a lot of work to do on it though:(
     
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    Looking very very good man !
     
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    OK update folks

    Mayhems Aurora fluids and KOOLANCE RP 402X2 RES arrived (stand by for pic updates please)
     
  16. Pranja

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    Can't wait to see pics.
     
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    Right as you all know I like to insist on quality products.

    Going through many of the usual fluids, such as various manufactures Distilled water and substitutes I finally seleted MAYHEM's Range of fluids www.mayhems.co.uk

    In my opinion they seem to be innovating nicely.

    So out comes my light tent and here are a few photos:D

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    Here we have the X1 performance fluids, the QUAD Distilled Pure H20, the PASTEL coloured fluid (this one ICE-WHITE) and finally a little of Mayhem's AURORA fluids (more on this later)

    As you may have noticed and yes IT IS PEARLESCENT and this is NOT a photoshop job:d

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    In order to further display the pearlescent particles, I have added some red dye also from www.mayhems.co.uk

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    add a drop of deep blue and we get this:D

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    Finally the new res, Here i have added some 3mm WHITE LED lights and two SWIFTECH MCP 355 (liang DDC ULTRA equivalent)

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    Koolance RES box

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    The Res itself

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    ENZOTECH 1/2" ID Compression fittings

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  18. r1sKas

    r1sKas Orange or White? Lets mod!

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    Will you enter coca-cola? xD That liquid looks like it xD

    Love your frozenQ res (frozenQ right)!? Really shiny! ;D
     
  19. g1lgamesh

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    yep its frozenq bud

    the green lightup one that is.

    HhHAHAHA DOES DOESNT IT thats 4 drops of red mayhems dye to ONE of deep blue and then 2 more drops of red
     
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    Love it Christopher!!
     

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