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Sandy Bridge Rackmount Build

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by musicjerm, 30 Jan 2011.

  1. musicjerm

    musicjerm New Member

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    My new Sandy Bridge rackmount build (pre-liquid cooled)

    Lian Li PC-C32B Case
    Antec 1000 Watt Power Supply
    ASUS P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard
    Intel Core i7 2600k Processor
    Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz Dominator Memory
    EVGA GTX 480 (Return RMA from a GTX 295 :))
    Intel X25-M 80GB Solid State Drive
    Intel X25-M 160GB Solid State Drive

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    I would like to do a chiller under the system or find a good rackmount solution with radiators. I also have a second GTX 480 but don't think I'll take advantage of SLI so it probably won't end up in this build. I've really had a hard time trying to figure out how to chill this system and have it look good. I wish Hailea made chillers that just slid right into a rack :) If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.
     
  2. aquatuning

    aquatuning New Member

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    I think you Should Attach THIS inside/ to the side of the rack ;)

    That would be all sorts of epic :thumb::rock:
     
  3. musicjerm

    musicjerm New Member

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    I was actually looking at that. Do you happen to know if the radiator stand is rack-mountable? The dimensions seem about right...
     
  4. aquatuning

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    it was not designed with that in mind im afraid but if its the right size mod it :p
     
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  6. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    You sure that Quiklok rack/table is a standard 19" wide (internally)?

    It looks like one of these to me: http://www.quiklok.com/catalog/?p=productsMore&iProduct=469&sName=Z-612

    Love it by the way! :thumb:
     
  7. musicjerm

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    It is a standard 19" rack but from the inside of the mounts it measures 17.75 inches or roughly 45cm. the width of that stand is 42cm so I'm only off by 3cm - That should be no problem with some rackmount ears and a little bit of modding :) If anyone has a better idea I'm open for that as well... Thanks for the comments too!

    I also forgot to mention the handywork of my buddy Mike who cut the window into my side panel. He did a great job!
     
  8. musicjerm

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    Alright here is the liquid cooled product.
    Liquid Components Used:
    EK HF CPU Block
    EK GTX 480 Block
    EK Radiators (2 x 240)
    Swiftek D5 Pump with EK Top
    Koolance Quick Disconnects and Compression Fittings
    Tygon 1/2" ID Tubing
    Feser UV Blue Fluid (still need to add UV lighting)

    This system was built at our Local A to Z Computers here in Riverdale Utah.
    Thanks to my co-worker Mike for his help with the window and some minor case/psu mods.

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  9. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    With those rad fans on the outside of the case, what is the noise like?
     
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    Noise lvls are very low. Its almost completely silent. The only fan I can really hear is the PSU fan. Temps are also very cool about 50c under a full load. Overall I am very happy with how this build turned out.
     
  11. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    This is a mint build. Genuinely impressed.
     
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    This. Great work!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Beautiful build! Makes me want a rack myself now.

    Are those external connectors disconnectable without spillage?
     
  15. Tom @ CCL

    Tom @ CCL AKA: Yewen

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    One of the best classy watercooling builds I have seen, great to see someone doing something a bit different.
     
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    They worked without spilling a couple times but the female ends no longer seal, so what I think I'm going to do is get a couple spare male ends and make a "U" to close the seal on the female ends when I'm transporting it.

    Thanks again for all the comments. I posted this build on a couple other forums and this is the only place that really seams to care.
     
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    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Top notch stuff :) What kind of temps are you getting?
     
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    GPU sits at about 60c when I'm gaming, cpu is around 40c

    Running fur mark and prime95 for a couple hours the GPU hit 70c and the CPU hit 66c, that is while gpu is clocked to 850mhz (stock 700) and cpu running at 4.8ghz (stock 3.4)
     
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    Because bit is awesome <3
     
  20. Guest-23315

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    Stuff like this seriously makes me consider getting a rack for my next set up - Great way of combining all my PC and guitar gear. Also, the idea of building up a dedicated HDD rack and fully isolating it all is seriously temping.
     

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