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jimbo_0002

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#1 7 years ago

Ok guys so It took longer and was much more expensive then expected but its finally done!

Feast your eyes

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So I ended up gettting a second 580 last minute which bought up cost a bit and just little things like fitting not being able to fit and have to order more at $20 bucks a pop it adds up. Also because of the floods in Japan I could not get the Gentle Typhoon fans so I ended up getting coolermaster fans 2000RPM 90CFM 19dBA (best ones I could find from retailer)

Everything else is what I talked about and got recommend in the other thread so thanks to all the guys who helped me out.

I thought about modding my side door but decided not to and just made up myself a plexi door using magnets to hold it on, and made a bottom psu cover which fitted perfectly in the case untill I put the motherboard in haha so Just had to keep chopping till I could fit it which was a bit annoying but couldn't be helped.

I have to questions for other watercoolers, what kind of temps should I be getting? Im getting around 30-35 Idle for CPU and about the same for GPU maybe a bit cooler.Second question is that my res water level has dropped quite a bit in the last few days theres no leaks so is it just evaporating or is it bubbles just escaping and dropping the level??

Thanks hope you enjoy the pics if you wanna ask me anything or want more pics just ask ;)




MoreGun89

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#2 7 years ago

It's beautiful! Love that it gives you the status readouts on the front panel :D


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#3 7 years ago

The water level dropping is normal. It's just air bubbles. Just keep topping up, it'll stop after about a week, getting slower each day.

Idle temps mean feck all. What load temps are you getting?

Also, what rad is that, RS360/SR-1 or something?

Edit: Oh, and very nicely done. A very clean, sharp machine indeed. Much better than my ghetto-looking pile next to me. :P




jimbo_0002

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#4 7 years ago

Thanks guys, I had some better photos of the insides but files were to large and couldn't be bothered editing them down.

I havn't prime95 or anything only thing Ive down so far is play BF3 and I think it was getting maybe 10c hotter or around that.

I plan on doing a bit of OC'ing soon so was just curious to find what kind of temps I could expect

The rad is the Black Ice GT Extreme 360, I had to go slighty ghetto on it to fit it in the case because the case only supports a 240 Rad so I have the fans in push push pull to be able to fit the thing in




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#5 7 years ago

That is a beautiful machine. Makes my brand new build look like a piece of shit with cables hanging all over inside the case. =p




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#6 7 years ago

Very nice.

I'm surprised that you had all the questions you did, with routing skills like that!

What's this about having fans in push-push-pull, though? That's a complete waste of space! Push-pull is sometimes worth the extra space and cost (but this is rare), and stacking fans really does nothing except make more noise. Not sure if that was a typo or not, but just an FYI...

Still... I'm with 'shroom on this one. Makes me glad that I went for a sort of chemical-industrial look with my box! (Otherwise I'd have to be super jealous) ;)

As for your watercooling questions, the temps sound pretty good. Just a little higher on the CPU than I see, and and maybe 6-8ยบ higher on the GPU. The res level will drop whenever your pump is running, though it may not be noticeable, and should lessen with time. I'm pretty sure that this occurs because there is air in the loop, as you can't compress liquids. Most of what you're seeing, however, is probably air escaping from the loop. Just keep topping the res off periodically (don't fill it all the way unless your machine is turned off, you only need to keep enough water in it so that your pump isn't sucking air.




jimbo_0002

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#7 7 years ago

by push push pull I mean i have 2 fans on the top of the rad over the CPU part and the pull is in on the bottom of the rad in the last slot in the drive bay, ill have to take a photo with all plastic outer cover to show you what I mean. I'm still waiting on some more white sleeved cabling for the gpu for finishing touches

I'm currently in Vietnam on a holiday but when ill get home ill start ocing and see what temps are like and see of this venture was worth while haha




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#8 7 years ago

Ahhh, so you have three fans in total, two pulling and one pushing, then? That's unique, but a nice solution to cramped space. It certainly seems to have worked, aesthetically.