Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Mar 9, 2008.
PM me with your idea.
What memory cooler(s) are you thinking?
If I may make a suggestion on the CPU cooler... since you have opted to go with a mix of copper and aluminum, this would be a very nice CPU cooler that is low profile, supports your intention to keep airflow from front to back, AND uses copper heatpipes with aluminum fins, so it would tie your dissimilar metals together nicely.
Thanks VERY much for your input. (especially the measurements on the cooler, Nice) I am making my own blocks for the CPU and GPUs. For the memory I will be using Geil EvoONE memory (the heatsinks look and work cool)
The plan will be to keep the height to 7" on this comp. (cross ur fingers)
after seeing your comp I really want to emulate it (on a smaller scale of course)
I'd rather just have the total sum of money spent on the system, even though it looks rediculously cool and probably plays COD4 10x better than it looks. lol Phase Chane? That'll keep it under 7"
really good work, how much total cost
When I won my first mod contest (Ultra) a big part was because of TPU. The community was very supportive and this is my way to give back some of that support.
My idea when I build is to use parts everyone else does. When you watch mods that use $10K in hardware they look cool but its not something 99% of the world can/would do. I prefer to take parts that anyone else can use and make them better.
Another thing important to me is "Value" I have the time and skills so the crazy hand built case is something I do to keep busy but there is no point to spending $700 on a GPU when 2 $125 ones will do almost the same.
My mods are to show you some of the things I have learned and hopefully you will take them and improve on them further.
Ok looks like there may be a hardware change, May be Intel inside (I feel so ashamed).
I figured how to fit a dual 120mm rad and water cool both cards (3 dont seem to make enough difference) and CPU using the Swiftech Pump.
I will be swapping the series 1 pump for a series 3.2 and opening up the flow a bit.
I am looking at Hdds, I have 4 Hitachi Laptop 80 gigs in Raid0 but they are the 7k100 series and the 7k200 seem to be quite a bit faster. Due to changes I may run a pair of reg size Hdds, il have to see when the hardware starts showing up.
One thing I am looking forward to building is a custom shroud for the GPUs that use a molded in 120mm fan to cool them.
As far as case size it looks like 12" deep 10" wide and 7" tall. (if there is a smaller SFF comp with SLI and H20 I would like to see it)
Dude you do some kickass work.. Wanna mod an Antec 1200 for optimal air flow + WC and lots of hardware and wire management? I'm just too lazy. lol
LOL after I finish all this stuff for Nvision08 Il have a break. (I hope)
Hey good luck with that BTW.
Thank you, I am pretty excited having 3 of my cases there.
wow its been over a month.. guess I better get started on this.
Hardware change: AsusM3N-HT Del, AMD 9950, EVGA 9800GTX+, FSP Everest 1010 PS...Finally all showed up.
I am water cooling the GPU and CPU. Everything will attach to the CarbonFiber mobo tray (Mobo, Hdds, DVD and PS. Looks like I am going with 4 fans, 2 on the rad and 2 cross flow fans
Nice update, I haven't been following the 3dmark threads, so don't know if anyone has has 9800gtx+ yet, nor anybody with a 9950. I especially like the carbon fiber mobo tray.
Im not a big fan of the benchmarks, I would rather have a small cool running gamer. Once done I will see how far it can go.
This is more an exorcise in cooling, My thought is smaller case comp runs cooler.
i think this is better cpu cooler
thanks hayder.master but I am using this one (that is highly modded)
I am trying to remove 2" off the height of my other SFF cases (9") so a tall cooler wouldnt fit.
Here is a shot of the pump/block on the mobo
One thing I am doing is replacing the hose with copper tubing wherever possible. (takes up less space and removes heat where plastic hose tends to absorb it)
wooooooooow , really im interesting cuz im ask in other thread about water cool base pipe mode , so now i see you do it , can you show me mod part of this , and you are not only do it or mod it but you are show creative work
I took the cooler apart and notice it uses a DDC pump (swiftech 350 model)
First thing is to replace the pump with the 355 version. Because of its higher pressure its a bit better with multiple devices.
the next prob is position of the intake, exhaust. One other thing I noticed is the internal mounts imped the flow a bit (the 2 small raised bosses towards the center of the part)
With water cooling you might have to change the name.
lol, wait till you see what Im doing on the cooling. There is still gonna be Crossflo action on this comp.
I just got back from our local plastics place with some more Delrin. Im getting ready to make the new pump and GPU blocks.
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