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CP's Watercooled 690II Project Log

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  1. Chicken Patty

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    Well, the last project as some of you might know, never really got done. I started off with i7, ended up with AMD, started off with one card, ended up with two of others. Just didn't work out. Now I shall try again. This will be a water cooled log in the future. I plan on doing a custom loop for the CPU only. I am having some slightly higher than expected temps on the NB on this board, I will attempt to fix by re applying new TIM and checking out the mounting system to make sure the HS is making full contact with the NB. If that doesn't solve the problem I will be water cooling the chipset as well.

    I had this rig setup on a tech station to work on the case, but since I'm not going to be starting off as quick as I wanted to I decided to put it in the case now and start figuring out what I want to do with the case in the meantime. So for now here are the specs:

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    Project Phases:

    -Phase 1 - Sleeving
    Update #1
    Update #2
    Update #3 (re-did front panel connectors)
    Update #4 (Finished and routed front panel connectors)
    -Phase 2 - Water Cooling Components Placement
    Update #1 (Lower Radiator Placement)
    -Phase 3 - Cable Management
    Update #1 (Pre-eliminary Cable routing)

    Current state as of last update:

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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
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    This is what it looks like right now. had to add a Fan on the PCI Wherever rack to cool the NB a bit.

    [​IMG]
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    Anybody have any ideas as to where to mount the HDD's thy is not the drive bays or the HDD Cage?
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    MM do a fan mounting system CP, cant see many fans though :roll:

    good luck with the project btw buddy :p

    EDIT: external esata cage maybe?
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    Can you link me? Posting from phone, would make it a lot easier :)
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    well, i would make some sort of mounting on that plate you're gonna put where the cardboard is,

    like this, so you have them vertically standing? if you know what i mean

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    @don
    That seems like a good idea but I'll need the plate first which I don't have yet.

    @I have three, I only use one.

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    I'll check out the links now. E-Sata cage would be great!
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    That MM 120 mount looks like a winner!
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    Guys, I got these generic HDD Drive bay enclosures from a buddy. I was happy as heck because they have a fan for intake and one for exhaust so it solved my mounting and ventilation issues for my HDD's. However, with the enclosures installed the PC was really really slow sometimes wouldn't even boot. Do I need to configure something, or do they just suck major balls?

    EDIT: The ones I have are almost identical to these, just don't say Kingwin and it has fans on front and back.

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    Ok, so since the HDD Drive bay enclosures sucked, I used them to my advantage :D Took them apart and left what I needed to mount the HDD's in there :toast:

    HDD's installed in Drive bay
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    The empty space down below. Perfect space to use to mount some water cooling gear. Hmmm :rolleyes:
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    regarding your cpu fan, why not mount it so it push the air up instead?

    and nice work on the HD's :D they just need a black coat and they're done :D
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    I was planning on taking out my mobo to apply new TIM to the chipset cooling and swap the fan then. I guess I'll do that today. Oh and yeah, on the final stage I'll go ahead and give that a black coat to blend in with the case :)
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    Anybody got any links to where I can purchase some aluminum or steel plates so that I can start working on the plate for the case?
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    Here is a picture of the back side. Up next, water cooling!

    What do you guys think of the back side?
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    Where I got my aluminum was from Onlinemetals.com I got aluminum 5052. They'll even cut it to the size you need. So, be even easier for people that don't have time to cut. Or tools to do so.

    Now, I'm not pulling up no damn chair.. I'm under your bed, waiting for you to sleep!


    As for the HDD.. I was thinking of just placing my ssd in my case, then grabbing a hdd cage or nas for everything else.. That way you can unplug, and go.. No need to worry about placements in a case...
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    Hmm, not bad at all, thanks.

    I was thinking NAS too, but it's more money and I don't want to invest on that right now. Maybe later I will.
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    I'll keep that in mind CS, thanks a lot bro :toast:
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    Looks nice CP.....what case is that?
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