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Case Mod - In Progress Project Thief -Completed 11-2014 -2 CPUs,8 GPUs,4 Loops,6 Pumps,50 Fans,2TB SSD

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stren, 20 Dec 2011.

  1. stren

    stren New Member

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    I wish - but no, I might be able to get an SR3 for the workstation, but the gaming rig will stay X58 for now. Later on I may add a 4P folding system but that won't be for a while. Money isn't that flush ;) Some other TX10-D owners have said they plan to do 2 SR-3 systems, obviously they can't yet but I haven't seen anyone put an SR2 in there yet, I guess people are waiting for the SR3
     
  2. stren

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    sneak peak

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  3. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    That thing is a monster, I'll be keeping an eye on this one :)
     
  4. stren

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    Well guess what came today:

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  5. Mambro

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    That case is CRAZY! Really interested to see what you do with it.

    I am planning a new rig in the soon future and case labs have really caught my attention. They look like wonderful cases. Althought im thinking more the lines of an MH10. I think trying to make the most out of TX10 is a little outside my budget.

    All the best with your build. Looks really good so far.
     
  6. stren

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    Thanks Mambro. Yes the TX10 is a challenge in many ways lol.

    My testpack of monsoon fittings arrived today, these are the 3/8 ID 5/8 OD

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  7. stren

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    Seeing as my boss gave me the week off (why not a raise?) for having to work like crazy the last month I decided to test out some of the components that came in on my workstation. for the last few months it's been running the H100 cooler, now it's time to switch it to partial watercooling.

    In the end the workstation will have two loops:
    1 - CPU (raystorm) - mora 140.9 - dual D5 varios
    2- GPU (8800gt) - GPU (9800gt) - motherboard - DDC-1 - RX360

    The GPU's only do 2D, so there's very little heat on loop2. Both loops will eventually run with low speed yates and I'm hoping it should be close to silent while giving excellent overclocking performance on the cpu.

    As I don't have 4 D5's yet (still one short) I'll be temporarily running this loop with a DDC. I picked up one of the NOS ones from bmaverick, they're not that powerful but this won't be driving a critical loop. I picked up an xspc acrylic top (later I'll run some dye for the money shots):

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    However the XSPC screws don't fit the old DDC's so I had to drill out the holes a bit larger

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    Done:

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    Then with the EK 250 res fitted. I used a bitspower shining silver male to male rotary fitting to attach them:

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    Also remember that talk about the acyrylic vs delrin 8800gt blocks, well I ordered the acrylics and they arrived the other day:

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    They do look sexier!

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    Taking apart the 8800gt:

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    Then I realized I didn't have any non-conductive TIM left, so I put it to the side and put the 9800gt in for now. Built up the temporary cpu loop in the torture rack

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    Kind of a funky radiator setup - the torture rack only supports 240 rads, so I ran 2 fans in push and 2 fans in pull. I have 12 more gentle typhoons coming from the ocn group buy:

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    Then more stuff came:

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    Fan adapters for the gtx 560, plus rubber fan isolators. Not sure if they'll do much but they were cheap if I bought the adapters, so I picked some up:

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  8. davenoelperkins

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    Just bought a pack of the same monsoon fittings because of this thread. so beast :)
     
  9. crazyg1zm0

    crazyg1zm0 Well-Known Member

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    I need to find a UK distributor of those fittings as they look stunning.

    Loving the look of this build will be watching with interest
     
  10. stren

    stren New Member

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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    stren New Member

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    So I'd been suffering wrist pain after pulling 20 hour days working on CAD stuff. This isn't unusual when I'm forced to use a bad mouse or a bad setup, but my trusty G5 on a bare desk wasn't cutting it. I decided to try a "gaming" mousepad and thought I'd check out a razer deathadder while I was doing it. After a few weeks of it I actually prefer the feel of it despite the construction feeling less sturdy and having less features than my trusty G5. The G5 now gets relegated to the gaming rig as I game less than I work :(

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    Also parts for my lightsabre came in ;)

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  12. stren

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    Seeing as we're all a bit bored waiting for the case to come home, here's some more hardware:

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  13. stren

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    Tease mode activated

    A box arrived

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    You said flap :rolleyes:

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    The largest usb flash drives known to man and some awesome sauce:

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    Sometimes the front view is better than the back:

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    Opening a door:

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    Socket 2011 is bigger than I thought:

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    Inside the box is two more boxes:

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    - Curiously only a 2x CFX cable, but yet 2/3/4x SLI cables
    - The sata 6gbps cables are black with partly white connectors as opposed to full black for the rest of the cables.
    - The OC key that plugs inline with your monitor doesn't support high res monitors - bit of a fail there Asus. Shouldn't affect me as I can use the USB cable from my other rig anyway
    - It would be nice if the back of the backplate was also black rather than the shiny tin foil like other boards

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    And the last tease for the night:

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  14. pp.amorim

    pp.amorim I'm satisfied with my E5300

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    OOhh man! giant case, amazing!
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That caseis just mental...I want 2..

    I can't wait to see how this thing turns out
     
  16. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    loving this build mate cant wait to see more :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  17. stren

    stren New Member

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    Thanks :)

    Me too - it's going to be an interesting project

    Welll.. hold on one second then....

    I'm having second thoughts about letting Cheesecake build the res's. I have some interesting ideas myself about what do with them and it'd be nice to have something truly custom and unique. We'll see, I'll do some planning in the background and see what I come up with.
     
  18. stren

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    Seeing as Peteski wanted to see more - I had some time for another photo session because the cpu doesn't get here for a few days:

    Took the board out:

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    Took the ram out, seems to be the fastest I've seen at 1.5V with 4GB sticks.

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    Installed the ram, note that the polarity is reversed on each side, which makes sense if they flipped the pinout on the chip.

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    The paint job on the fins wasn't that even - some sticks definitely got more coverage:

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    Time to take off the heatsink in preperation for the EK full cover block:

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    Only the VRM area had thermal pads on the back and front of the heatsink:

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    Looks like Asus have moved away from that horrible yellow TIM they had on the R3E:

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    The VRM area with heatsink removed:

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  19. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    man that mobo is sweet as .cant wait to see the ek block on there :rock: :rock: :rock:

    P.S thanks for the pics :D
     
  20. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    This is all just, so very insane!
    Keep up the overkill!:thumb:
     

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