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ARK MKII

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ikem, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. ikem

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    The old case mod can be found here: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/serene.174774/

    ARK (not the boat, but known for Eternal Darkness)

    This time I would like to add some water into the mix. The case was designed for water in mind, since I got it back in 2011, but I have never had the time or money to do it. Well an opportunity came buy and I decided to finish it.

    Here is the OCN build log with some more pictures.

    Specs are:

    Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 16core/32thread
    ASUS Z9PE-D8
    8x2gb Crucial Tactical Tracer 1600
    Dual MSI HD 7870 Hawk Edition
    Crucial M4 64GB OS Drive
    Kingston HyperX 120GB Games Drive
    10TB of Storage.
    Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850w

    Scythe Kaze Fan controller
    XSPC EX360 Crossflow
    XSPC Single DDC Res
    DDC Pump
    Phobya 1/2x5/8 Compression Fittings
    1/2x5/8 Durelene Tubing
    Dual EK Supereme HF CPU Blocks with 2011 kit
    Dual EK Supremecy VGA Bridge Editions with Dual Parallel Bridge
    3x Cooler Master Blade Master Fans on Rad
    1x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15
    1x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-29

    Lutro0 Customs Telilos and Stiffline Sleeving
    Bitspower 360 Rad Grill
    Lian Li v1200b

    Here is a before pic:

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    Here is the bare bones CPU loop before filling. The Res as been modified a bit. The internal tube has been taken out, and the old fill port has been sealed, with a new fill power drilled and taped at the top.

    The pumbing was routed to the angle in the Lian Li case, to make a nice clean entrance. The pump primes very fast, since the outlet is on the top.

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    This is how it is running right now. I didnt think that I was going to get GPU blocks, but did. Mayhems white with Blue die is the perfect combo.

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    I still have to re-sleeve the PSU, and finish the loop. Everything should be in this week. Here is how the sleeving is going to go.

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    Some other shots:

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    You can see the levels of the res from inside the case.

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  2. Vario

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    Sweet! Dual sockets are awesome.
     
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    can you play games with it?
    if yes, is there a real gain in games that are cpu hungry?
     
  4. ikem

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    I do play game, but use it mainly as a photoshop/vegas workstation.

    Unless the game is insanely multithreaded, i dont really notice a difference. Since the cores only boost to 2.8ghz. Heck even some games wont run, unless I turn off hyperthreading.
     
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  5. ikem

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    polishing has started!

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  6. Vario

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    Cool looks great!
     
  7. ikem

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    well after a little progress this weekend, my Lutro0 order didn't arrive so I couldn't finish the wiring.

    i think everything is coming together. any recommendations? I am probably going to rename the build on completion too.

    Routed some of the cables under and tucked them up nicely.

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    Started on the PCI-e power cables.

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    After I cut the chunk off the top, I had to make sure it was polished to the same degree as the other faces.

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    yes, it is flowing correctly... just looks weird since it is RATX.

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    Some Heatshrinkless sleeving done. Just have anouther 8 pin, 24 pin, and 2 6 pin pci-e to go.

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