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Scratch Build – In Progress Project THINKTANK - Finished [High Res Photos] 18th April: Post #45

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by GamerIDGoesHere, 25 May 2013.

  1. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Thank you! :D I'm taking a quick break during Christmas, but will be back in full swing next year (Maybe even just before New Year)!
     
  2. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Back!

    UPDATE!!!!! Finally.... :lol:

    OK! So I am almost done with putting all the components in the new case.

    CPU cleaned and ready for waterblock

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    CPU and RAM blocks installed now :clap:

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    Motherboard now put in the case with blocks on top

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    1st GPU cleaned and ready for waterblock

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    Old vs New comparison

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    Done 2!

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    And All 3 are blocked up and installed in the case

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    That's all for today, I would have done this sooner, but I've been really busy and I want to make sure I get the watercooling right, so I've waited till I have the most amount of time available to do this.

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  3. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    UPDATE! And another one tomorrow and the day after that definitely :)

    This is my 90 degree fitting which I am now using as a way to drain the loop if I need to as well as keep it going.

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    First tubing has been done! :rock:

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    Attaching my primary drive at the back of the case using super strong velcro for easy removability and minimal noise levels

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    Here it is installed in the case

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    And a final shot of everything on the motherboard

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    That's it for today, but come back tomorrow as I will be finishing the tubing, fixing problems that shouldnt exist, and adding in the reservoir.

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  4. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    It works!

    UPDATE!

    So I finished up the tubing, and as you can see here I also added the reservoir

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    More tubing down the bottom using the routing holes in the case

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    The mess that is all of my extensions and things

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    All the power supply cables I need that need to be plugged in to their respected places

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    Now I sort of forgot to take photos after that and basically I put everything together and began filling it up, here is how it looks now, everything works, except that LED on the 3rd hydro copper :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash: apart from that its all good :)

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    I did a few benchmarks and things, and I got some decent results, the CPU is now clocked at 4.7Ghz and I'll overclock the GPU's later today.

    Tomorrow I will post hi res photos of the finished build, and eventually I will buy green LEDs and replace all 3 of the hydrocopper LEDs so that they all work and match, but for now I'm just happy it works :clap::clap:

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  5. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Fin!

    So here is the finished project in all its high res glory. I've also decided to rename the project now that its finished.

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    So this is the final product, I'm quite happy, the only criticisms I have are: I would have liked to use straight tubing everywhere, but maybe that's a project for later. Oh and the GPU led's will have to be replaced at some point. Other than that, I think it turned out pretty fantastic. I may post benchmarks at some point if I bother to get round to it.

    Till the next time
    - Dan

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  6. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    I think it looks pretty cool.

    One criticism I have is the LED strip around the inside of the case; because of the full transparent side panel, you can see the entire strip; it doesn't look as clean in my opinion.

    The rest looks nice though, well done.
     
  7. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Thanks mate, yeah I noticed that as well, I couldn't really figure out any good way of hiding them though. Don't suppose you have any suggestions?

    - Dan
     
  8. Ocelot

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    Well done man!

    Maybe you could make a black acrylic rim around the window and hide the LED strip behind that.
     
  9. GamerIDGoesHere

    GamerIDGoesHere www.^.com

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    Yeah maybe, thats quite a good idea actually, maybe when I replace the LED's in the hydro coppers I'll do it then.

    - Dan
     
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