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[HYDRA]™ - the Giant Workstation / 5+Ghz Gaming Battlestation on Intel X299

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SharkGTX

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Some photos of the motherboard with 9900X, 64Gb of TridentZ 4200Mhz 19-19-19-38 1.4V RAM, EKWB and DIMM.2 module with Samsung 9700 Pro 1Mb with EKWB:





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Hardware...


One of my fittings box (I have 7 of them, and more than 90 Bitspower fittings), custom sleevs, SLI fittings
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RGB setup for my table and monitors on the wall (I will control all of this from my iPhone)
 
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Guys, I think that it would be a good idea to sleeve all tube in black! Like all other stuff in this build
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Why do you set up your radiators that way? If the ports are 1-6, from left to right, you go from 2 to 4, then 3 to 5. Why not go from 2 to 3 and 4 to 5? Easier to run the tubing? Just curious. Also at least with my Nemesis GTX, they state that a specific port is to be used as inlet and another as outlet, depending on the direction of airflow. This is because its constructed like 2 thin crossflow rads stacked. Wasn't sure if most 60s were made this way or not.
 
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Because one of my TFC Xchanger 360 was damaged and I had to change it to XSPC RX360.
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And all these 3x360 radiators has 60mm thicknes in their cooling part, but XSPC RX360 in a middle has more thicknes of its BODY (not the cooling part). And I can't combine them 2-3 an 4-5 because of their different hight
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And I vant d othis even with 2 different expensive Bitspower fittings:
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How it was before the radiator damage...
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But I guess, that it would be even better with sleeved tubes:
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And these radiators don't have specific Inlet and Outlet holes). RX360 in the middle:
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By the way: you don't like this tubes+radiators setup from the point of aesthetics?
 
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SharkGTX thanks for clarifying! Looks like an amazing build, looking forward to more updates :).
 
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It has begun!!! (c) Mortal Kombat movie

Eventually I received my case from metal work:
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And some additional stuffs for it (metal addons, some fittings, cables, screws, cable organizing stuffs)
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And RGB light for my table and monitors:
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The [HYDRA] case:
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Upper panel:
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See you)
 
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Table RGB-test + Front radiators testing + Assemble the Pedestal with my huge 2x TFC MONSTA Extreme Edition radiators

Here you some rgb behind the table and monitors:)
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Separate cell phone for RGB-light Wi-Fi control:
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I decided to change the tubes configuration on the front 3x360mm radiators:
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Let's do some leak tests:
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And fan connection power tests:
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Let's assemble the Pedestal

Ok, let's start from huge 2x TFC MONSTA Extreme
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Let's free the Pedestal and assemble it from the beginning
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Want to see some comments from you guys)
 

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I think this is an epic level build Shark. I'm curious how much of a diminishing return you'll get with this much radiator surface area. Not that it's a bad thing, just curious is all. My only critiquing comment would be now that you've relocated the tubing in the pedestal radiators they look to be at a very tight bend radius which could cause kinks or leaks at the fittings due to excessive side load. But if this doesn't happen it's all good. Once the case is buttoned up no one will be the wiser.

That's about it. If I haven't said it enough I'll say it again. Looks great! Looking forward to more progress.
 
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I think this is an epic level build Shark. I'm curious how much of a diminishing return you'll get with this much radiator surface area. Not that it's a bad thing, just curious is all. My only critiquing comment would be now that you've relocated the tubing in the pedestal radiators they look to be at a very tight bend radius which could cause kinks or leaks at the fittings due to excessive side load. But if this doesn't happen it's all good. Once the case is buttoned up no one will be the wiser.

That's about it. If I haven't said it enough I'll say it again. Looks great! Looking forward to more progress.

Tnanks for the complex comment. Aswering:
*About enormous radiator surface: The water temp delta In/Out must be ~1C. Each of Monsta Radiators are equal to thick 60mm - 3x360 formation radiators. Thats why I have effectively 9x360mm radiators :)
*About tubes in pedestal: I dont understand you... Are so saying about this straight line tube on the last picture? If yes - I used the same straight line tube in these holes from 2011. And there are no leaks. I have very expensive Bitspower fittings and enough strength to fit them well.

By the way: I will use ONLY straght lines in this build EVERYWHERE, when you can see them from the front side of motherboard. And everywhere when I can in other places. I will prove that [3/4 OD / 1/2 ID] tubes CAN look like hard tubing and be ideal straight.

If I want to overcome the CERBERUS - I have to fill this build with my money, blood and soul...

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This is awesome its going to be a beast of beast.

This build would be the CERBERUS killer...

My last huge project: [CERBERUS] (2011) with 3x27 IPS monitors
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Oops. My mistake. Not in the pedestal, in the front panel. I was referring to these two hoses and the Bitspower fittings. I have had the barb style Bitspower rotory fittings fail (more than one actually) due to excessive side load. Sorry for the confusion.

I actually remember your Cerberus build. LOL Man was it that long ago already?

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Yup) Its me)))
It was in 2011) This build would be MUCH better

About the Radiators:

Ok, I will will change the tubes via 2x 10mm adapters in left and right radiators, which allows me to do straight tubes to the middle radiator, like this:
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Pedestal video, entire HYDRA-case without hardware yet. Hardware will be inside very soon!

Video of MAX fan's rpm and comfort rpm sounds
Disclamer: I am not a video blogger, not a streamer! I don't have good mic, and iPhone can't record noise properly! In real life the fans noise is MUCH more quite!!! And in comfort mode (600-1200rpm) the noise is in comfort.
SORRY FOR RUSSIAN in video. Its for my friends. See the RPM on fan controller!

THIS IS IT! The HYDRA case with Pedestal. But without from panel. I want to redo some things on it)
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And this is case on my huge custom table with my triple monitor (27+43+27 inches) setup (without final cable management of course) - just for understanding of the size (1010mm!!!)
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Just nice photo
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The building is continuous!

I changed the 3x360 radiators tubes connection configuration!
ONE 3pin connector controls ALL 18x 120mm fans via Lamptron FC5v2 (it has a 30W per channel)
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I created a Hydra sticker for m y PSU (it was inverted tech specs there... not pretty, ist it?), and now it looks great
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Lets set this front panel to its place! Everithing is fit well
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But not Koolance RP452x2... It's too long for this case 5.25 back panel...
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And I have too cut this back panel to fit RP452x2 in dual 5.25 section
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See you next time)
 
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Ok guys, let's sleeve our pumps cable. I have 3x D5, so lets go!
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And now its time to start assebmle the motherboard with all [CPU+ EKWB Monoblock + RAM] on it
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Let's add the SLI
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And combine)
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