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LEPA EXllusion 240 AIO Mods

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cyris69

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Hey everyone, first time poster here. Just thought I'd share my experience with this AIO cooler upgraded to full quad rad and 250 res.

System Specs:
Rampage IV Black Edition
i7-3930k
32gb 1866 HyperX Beast Ram
Zotac 980ti Amp! Edition
Seasonic 1250 PSU
Thermaltake Core P5 (green)
LED strip kit
LEPA EXllusion 240 AIO Cooler

So I wanted to get some better performance out of my aging system so upgraded my cooling to get some overclocking on. Granted I used to run this system at 4.5ghz but nothing really pushes my system so much to warrant the extra heat and wear/tear so just kept it around it's boosted 3.8ghz. Running a aida64extreme stability test I would see upwards of 70-80C package temps, my radiator would get hot and just wasnt cutting it in the long run. This is what got me to look into expanding this AIO to suck out more heat.

Now I can run a stable 4.7 and keep it around mid/high 60's. However to me and just gaming I don't need it quite so high especially since the pump is going to be the limiting factor in performance at this point. I let my board just auto to 4.25ghz and never hit 60C on stress tests. Basically if anyone is looking to get a custom loop build but not quite comfortable enough then this AIO is perfect besides being really hard to get a small bubble bled out of the cpu block but I use it as a flow indicator as it still pushed quite a bit of water surprisingly. This was a budget build since I had the AIO and if I ever want to upgrade to GPU cooling etc all I need is a pump and cpu block.

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cyris69

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Me like tech stands! Nice!

Thanks man, I've always wanted a bench/open air case for many years and then saw this Thermaltake case and had to have it. I got the green for a zombie type theme with red everything else. Once I can find/afford a PSU wire kit in red that will be my next venture. Being a broke tech lover sucks some times, took SEVERAL months of saving to get the case, rad, res, and tubing. All in all pretty happy with it and wanted to show others with this particular AIO what you can do with it later on.
 

jaytarang92

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Nice! That looks awesome . I have been trying to find some information about the tubing size. Also what res did you use? I was also considering just selling my lepa and just buy the EK kits they sell.
 

Alaric

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Nice! I almost got that TT stand for a friend's build, but she "doesn't want to dust" so we went a different route. And please tell me that isn't a magnet holding that screwdriver and what looks like a handful of screws. :)
 
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cyris69

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Nice! That looks awesome . I have been trying to find some information about the tubing size. Also what res did you use? I was also considering just selling my lepa and just buy the EK kits they sell.
This was temporary until I went full loop with pump. However to be honest, if you have this it will work fine.

Res is A phobya 250 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CS13HZY
Radiator is XSPC EX480 Radiator https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006K1DZ3C
Tubing is PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8in. x 1/2in https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A9ZDJJA
GPU cooler is EKWB EK-FC Titan X 980 Ti Water Block (Nickel Acetal)
Pump is Swiftech MCP50X https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OWKVYR2/
CPU Block is XSPC RayStorm Pro Black WaterBlock https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0178T22VK/

Also used XSPC G1/4" to 3/8" barbs https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NODEEBQ/
And Alphacool Eiszapfen G1/4" to 10mm ID, 13mm OD Compression Fitting, 90° Rotary https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ER0BZ70/

Not a recent but is an updated image, added on that long bar in top left a fan to blow over ram and NB since it's heavily OC'd but amazingly GPU is coolest part and has a custom bios job:
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Nice! I almost got that TT stand for a friend's build, but she "doesn't want to dust" so we went a different route. And please tell me that isn't a magnet holding that screwdriver and what looks like a handful of screws. :)

The case is amazing. Yes those are a bunch of very strong neodymium magnets. I used to make my own brand/design of 3d printed ecid box mods and those were the mags for the lids. They are just handy for pretty much everything and nowhere near a hard drive. My HDD is behind CPU then the rest are SSD.
 

Alaric

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I generally try to keep all "very strong neodymium magnets" away from electronics, but if doesn't give you any issues then cool! Maybe the degaussing ring for my screwdrivers is excessive. :)
 

AtariPC

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Hey Guys, new to the forum, not new to computers.... I love my Lepa 240 Exllusion, however I'm super ticked it will not be getting an AM4 mounting upgrade... As for super strong magnets vs. electronics, From an engineering background I can tell you the only current piece of hardware subject to permanent damage on modern rigs is the HDD. And even with that most HDDs need to be placed within 2 cm of a nearly 10 guass field to be at risk for data loss. In the old days when we had less protected HDDs, floppies, and CRTs we had major problems with magnetics. but with the loss of the latter two technologies and the hardening of the first magnets don't play much of a danger role anymore. Unless you have that magnet moving constantly you wont even have to worry about induced electrical interference. Nearly every manufacturer of current HDDs provides sufficient shielding to modern 3.5 Hard drives. You can still have trouble with 2.5 inch Hard drives because size limitations prevent adequate distance to be achieved for magnetic protection. most fans and motors are also similarly protected from mild to moderate field interference.

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maxfly

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thanks for sharing cyris! thats a great way to get the most out of an aio. im sure you will motivate others to try the same type of upgrade.
Welcome to OCF Atari! we appreciate the heads up ;)