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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Ciddy, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Ciddy

    Ciddy New Member

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    Hi guys!
    I've started modding my PC two month ago. In the last two weeks i decided to change to a water cooling system and thats why i want to post my worklog here and hear your opinions about my work.

    The parts of the water cooling are already on their way, so I am looking forward to have them here soon to make some good pics for you.
    I am very happy to announce that a huge part of the water cooling components are sponsored by Aquatuning and Phobya. So a big THANKS to them for their generous support.
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    Lets get to the beginning of my mod, a simple and cheap case
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    and the hardware (at that time a Phenom II X4 955 BE)
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    but then I want an appropriate case to my hardware so i bought an Silverstone FT02
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    due to a lot of hardware failures I finally returned the CPU, MB and RAM and got some new stuff
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    and thats the new GPU
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    here you can see the current status
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    I already realized a stealthmod for the ODD
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    and here you can see the sleeved 6 Pin cabels
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    Hardware:
    Mainboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
    CPU: Intel Core i7 930
    RAM: 3x 2GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800U CL8-8-8-24
    GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5870
    SSD: Intel X25-M G2 Postville 160 GB
    HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
    ODD: LG GGC-H20L
    PSU: be Quiet! Straight Power E7 CM 580W
    Case: Silverstone FT02B-W Fortress

    water cooling
    coming soon

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  2. Ciddy

    Ciddy New Member

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    due to a CPU problem and a lot of work I had no time for Updates
    but heres a big one

    first of all the LC components
    EK Waterblock @ 5870
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    HK 3.0
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    reservoir
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    pump with Bitspower cover
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    Radiator damits kühl bleibt :9
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    Aquaero with blue color filter foil
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    Bitspower fittings <3
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    couplings
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    Shoggy sandwich for the pump
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    thats it with the components
    and here are pics of the cuts and drilled holes I made
    one for the fillport
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    massiv cuts at the HDD bay
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    including one for the I/O ports
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    a cut to get the pump in the right position
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    some drilled holes to place my radiator outside of the case
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    two holes for tubes and one as a fan connector
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    <3 my drill, easy working with it
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    and here are some "final" shots for the pump spot
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    and from an other angel
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    heres a special construction of flow and temp sensors that is right before the water leaves the case
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    and outside the case, here I use the couplings
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    as the original res holders suck i just used some sleeve to create my own holders
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    and thats how the holder looks in action
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  3. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    holy shit, this is NICE

    Subbed for epicness
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    Simply to put to words bro, iz WOW!!, all those pics looks awesome, and those water cooling components look top notch, great modding too man:toast: can't wait to see it finished:rockout:, keep em coming:D


    Lol, you looked better before Don:laugh: jks
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    Looking good. Can't wait to see more.

    Thanks for posting the project log here.

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    Holy god! That is really amazing! Congrats man that is aweeeeesome!!!
  7. lyndonguitar

    lyndonguitar I play games

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    HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So cool man!!

    I wish i had one of those
  8. Ciddy

    Ciddy New Member

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    thanks folks
    heres a minor update

    in my last pic you can see that the power and reset button have an unwelcome glow that doesn't fit the concept
    here you can see the two switches
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    I just used insulating tape to fix it and it works
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    I will place the res a little bit more to the right so its above that switches and the most important thing is that there is no more glow
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    Lol did you just place 2 little stickers on them???:laugh::laugh::confused::confused:
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    Hi CHAOS KILLA:

    Yea he does, because he doesn't want to lose waranty, and the effect is the same. The power and reset button are unfortunately very ugly with their green and red LEDs.

    greez ;)

    @ Cid: go on ;)
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    Hey bro:toast: ok I see now, fair enough, looks like it does the job if the LED's are ugly:p

    Nice red stick of RAM you got:laugh:
  12. Ciddy

    Ciddy New Member

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    yeah I cut the insulating tape to the right size that it goes all around and to the top so there is no red or green glow anymore

    I know its quite simple and nothing special :)
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    It looks good to me bro:toast: I was just wondering what it was:laugh:
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    Cool stuff!

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    here's an other small update

    this time I put the pump and the res together to their final position in the case
    first I cut a noise-absorbent mat to fit the ODD bay
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    and here a pic of the res holder
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    the res in its final position (as you can see on the picture the switches arent modded cause this is an other mainboard)
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    and a closer shot
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    an other noise-absorbent mat to fit in the ODD bay
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    res is finished so here is the pump
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    I hope the decoupling will work well like this
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    a shot from the backside
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    finally I placed an underbody light
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    the cabling for the light right beside the pump
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    I need a few more BP fillports then I can assemble the system and then i can start working on my acrylic covers
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    whats going on in the resevoir? looks amazing.

    awesome. makes me jealous lol
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    epic.
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    :respect: :respect: Great shots too man, WOW
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    @AUTOgod: the water comes from above and creates fizzy water in the res

    heres an other update hope you like it :)

    first of all I started with my beta cover for the ODD/HDD bay
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    right after cutting-out
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    I forgot to take more pictures of the progress so heres a shot of the cover that already fits into the bay
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    a drilled hole for the tube
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    and a special cutout for the mainboard
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    and here is the beta
    I think I've learned a lot with the beta. The final acrylic will be of a better quality and black so i decided to paint this thing black
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    then I started with the bottom fan and the isolating mat there
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    the sleeved fan
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    and an other shot
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    here you can see the installed fan
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    one more thing that is worth to show you (I hope so :) )
    a little detail made of mesh
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    fitted and edged
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    and painted in black
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    the final result
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    and the little brother :D
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    both of them
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    thats it with the update
    I hope I can continue soon but I am stil waiting for BP fillports

    and I ordered some more stuff from MDPC-X, most of the rivets will be changed then
  20. Ciddy

    Ciddy New Member

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    heres an other minor update with the installed covers

    the bay cover
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    the one for the IO port
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    and to cover the switches
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    Awesome. I particularly like that mesh cover for the IO port; so clean!!

    Amazing work man.
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    I knew one day somebody might watercool a FT02. But really the FT02 was designed for air cooling. 90 degree motherboard, 180mm fans, etc...
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    @fluxc0d3r: thats why they have an radiator holding in there accessory right?

    I made a cover for the PSU, its a beta like the bay cover
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    and here my changed front panel
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    I ll add an eSATA port in the next step

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