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    Build Log: Water & Wood

    Water & Wood


    This is a desk build...in other words, it will be built into my desk. The desk is made from pine, which is why I'm calling this Water & Wood.

    Direct links to updates:
    1. motherboard tray slider installation
    2. GPU waterblocks and the fan wall
    3. more pics of the fan wall assembled
    4. first reassembly
    5. fill port and leak testing
    6. final loop flush
    7. PWM controller wired, and blocks cleaned & mounted
    8. first fulll assembly with water cooling
    9. initial temp testing, air VS water
    10. 1st dust filter built, and pump mounted
    11. work started on the front panel, and PSU sleeving complete
    12. work started on the front door and window
    13. work on the front door continues...until disaster strikes...also new air filter installed
    14. new GPU backplates installed ...then tragedy strikes the 2nd front door
    15. Impressive the difference proper tools can make
    16. Water & Wood is nominated for bit-tech's MOTM...VOTE FOR ME!


    Direct links to videos:
    1. water cooling components 1st flush
    2. custom PWM fan wall in operation
    3. loop flow demo
    4. 1700W from a 1050W PSU!!!
    5. window etching time lapse video
    6. Playing a little DCS A-10C with headtracking


    Parts list


    Water cooling parts


    I've got quite a few unique ideas for this build, but it's going to be slow going for another month or so. I'm still working out a full parts list, but many are asking about the build, so I wanted to give you something to look at while you wait

    Swiftech and Coldzero Team will be sponsoring this build, thanks a ton!



    Read my Maximus IV Extreme review here: part 1, part 2




















    I plugged the loop into Martin's Pump & Rad Optimizer to see what it said...of course there are a couple caveats
    • My rads are 420s, not 320s
    • My blocks are the new (more restrictive) design for the 580
    • My CPU is planned to be run in parallel with the GPUs


    idle (200W -- 1000RPM -- pump @ 50%)


    max load (1000W -- 2600RPM -- pump @ 100%)

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    This is going to be awesome.
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    Subbed. This is going to be epic for sure.
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    http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...ild-pc/4318067

    Have you seen that one? Drawing any inspiration from it?
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    Honestly, I think anyone who has ever entertained the idea of a project of this magnitude has seen that more than a few times. Don't forget the l3p D3SK.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=256952

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0r7if3r View Post
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/tech...ild-pc/4318067

    Have you seen that one? Drawing any inspiration from it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemonkin View Post
    Honestly, I think anyone who has ever entertained the idea of a project of this magnitude has seen that more than a few times. Don't forget the l3p D3SK.

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=256952
    Both of these are very cool projects, but mine will be more functional, and with less bling. Here is a hint: my inspiration is coming from the frustration of working in the confines of a case

    More soon

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    This is gonna be sick Miah. I'm excited to see what you come up with
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    this is gonna be sweet, subbed.
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    Oh boy

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    i like the quick disconnect idea definitely going into my next build
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    Quote Originally Posted by lolwut View Post
    Oh boy

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    Ditto.

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    It's Miahallen. Of course it's going to be amazing.
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    Nice start miah. I too am getting agitated at the fact that building a water-cooling system in my case is a PITA. Trying to fit a 320 in my case and it barely fits and looks like crap. Definitely going to be back for updates though.
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    Sounds like an awesome build Miah can't wait to see the end results and everything inbetween!
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    So, I'm waiting for the watercooling gear to arrive, but I've got a question for all of you...I'm thinking of using some new Koolance U-pipes, there are three versions at PPCs:
    CNT-RP402X2
    CNT-RP402X21
    CNT-RP452X2
    I'm going to have three MCR420-QP rads all mounted side by side, and I can vary the spacing as I please....


    ....at a bare minimum, the center of the inlet on one will be 35mm from the center of the inlet on the next (if the rads are mounted nearly touching one another). The problem is, I do not know the distance between the center of the ends of these U-Pipes. I think ideally, I'd like to have 40mm of spacing.



    If anyone owns these U-pipes, or the matching Koolance resevoirs, can you please measure these points, and let me know the spacing? Thanks

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    Ask and you shall receive my friend...

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    Join the "Benching Team" - We have secret sauce! - OptyTrooper: GPUs are for burning not playing games anyway
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    I done got Pinked...

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