1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Phenom's Year End Rebuild Log

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MxPhenom 216, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Hello TPU, Welcome to my 2013 Year End Rebuild log.

    I am making this build log a bit early, as I have begun to order all the bits and pieces for doing the build this week so that I will have the parts at home when I am done with this semester of school to go home and do it mid December.

    This build will consist of changing cases from the 500r I currently have to the new Obsidian 750D, and a complete upgrade of my water cooling, including the addition of adding my 780 into the loop. With 2 new radiators, reservoir setup, and a nifty way of doing a drain port, all thanks to a user at OCN who introduced me to the idea.

    List of Parts for Build
    EK FC Titan SE Waterblock (Or 780Ti block)

    Alphacool XT45 360 Radiator

    Alphacool UT60 240 Radiator

    EK-DDC X-Res 140 CSQ

    Fittings (Angle fittings, monsoon kit)

    PrimoChill Advanced LRT WHITE 7/16 ID

    EK-UNI-Holder-D5

    Drain Port fittings

    DEMCiflex Magnetic 240mm filter


    EK X3 250 Reservoir tube


    What is in red has been ordered, and on its way.

    Stay tuned for future updates. Hopefully will have one tomorrow since radiators should be coming.

    Loop Plan. Note: Colors of drawing are no correlation to what it will actually look like. Tubing is not red.


    [​IMG]

    pump/tube res > 360 radiator > CPU > GPU > 240 > pump/tube res

    I always say this, but I am hoping this will be the last thing I do with this computer till at least next summer. :)
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
  2. Loosenut

    Loosenut

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    846 (0.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    169
    Location:
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Can't wait to see your ideas
    MxPhenom 216 says thanks.
  3. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,414 (3.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,494
    Interested to see how it turns out. Sub'd.
    Haven't seen many 750D builds yet...
    MxPhenom 216 says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Radiators came. (Forgot to take pictures and post them before I left to head back to school for the next 2 weeks) Just made another order. Took advantage of the black Friday discount sales and free shipping at Frozen to order the following.

    EK DDC X Res 140 CSQ
    Fittings (monsoon 6 kit, and angle adapter fittings)
    Primochill Advanced LRT White tubing
    EK-Uni-Holder-D5'
    EK Uni Holder-Adapter for DDC pumps
    DEMCiFlex 240mm magnetic filter (Filter for bottom radiator)

    Now I just need to order the 250 X3 reservoir tubing and GPU block.

    Still debating on getting a see through acrylic EK 780ti block or wait for the Nickel/Acetal to come in. Leaning towards the Acrylic.
  5. james888

    james888

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,244 (3.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    Didn't feel like jumping up to the 80mm monsta radiator version did you?
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    No because it looks retarded. Way to big.
  7. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Loop plan added.
  8. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Final thing ordered. GPU block. Will start building when I get home Saturday. Stay tuned for a ton of pictures!
  9. james888

    james888

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,244 (3.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    So a difference of 20mm can make something look retarded? Ok. Ha.

    By getting these alphacool rads you must know they perform well. The 80mm perform the best with the right fans.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Meh, id get the XSPC AX radiators before getting a Monsta rad.

    The Monsta rads are just too damn big, and I wouldn't be able to have my res and pump where I want it to be mounted too if I put a Monsta rad at the bottom.
  11. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Okay guys, so have a bit of a hang over after an end of the semester party at school last night. Got home earlier today and unboxed everything. Here's a picture of everything. Lots more coming in the next few days.


    Going to run to the store tomorrow after the Seahawks game, if I don't go Mountain Biking, and pick up a few gallons of distilled water and vinegar to flush out these radiators.

    [​IMG]
    adulaamin and PHaS3 say thanks.
  12. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Small Update: Flushed Radiators with hot vinegar and distilled water mixture, and put together the pump and reservoir combo. Would have done a bit more, but local hardware store did not have the screws I was looking for, so need to travel a bit further to a larger one tomorrow. Hopefully ill come back with what I need. Also need to go pick up my dads drill.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Really would like to have the larger tube reservoir, but FrozenCPU and PPCS are taking their sweet time to get anymore in stock.

    [​IMG]

    Fitting Angle Adapters: 90 to go up to the top radiator, the 45 to come from the bottom rad.

    [​IMG]

    Hopefully lots more coming tomorrow.
  13. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Bigger Update:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    PHaS3 and adulaamin say thanks.
  14. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Another quick one. Finally got the bottom rad in. That was a pain in the ass!


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    So far its looking pretty damn good. Need to get the GPU block on, thatll be tomorrow. Just need to run to the store again and get some Torx screw drivers. Might have left mine back at my apartment.

    Also got to order this.

    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...B_8xWay_Block_MMT-PCB-4-83.html?tl=g47c17s424

    To get connect all the fans to one spot. Rather then using a ton of y cables, and having a ton of clutter at the back.
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
    PHaS3, james888 and adulaamin say thanks.
  15. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2006
    Messages:
    10,736 (3.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,164
    IIRC, they sell res tubes by themselves if you want a bigger one but already have caps, etc.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  16. james888

    james888

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,244 (3.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    No push pull on that bottom rad?
    Crunching for Team TPU
  17. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    They do, but the size I want is out of stock everywhere ive looked.

    No, not unless I feel like I need it later on
  18. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    13,743 (4.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,766
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Phenom, please measure distance between MOSFET cooler and first DIMM slot across the socket and let me know!

    Thanks!
  19. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Will do. give me a sec.
  20. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,414 (3.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,494
    Nice updates:toast:
    MxPhenom 216 says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  21. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Thanks! I'm pretty excited about it.
  22. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    @cadaveca Looks to be exactly 4 inches.
    cadaveca says thanks.
  23. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Well, went to the hardware store since I need a T6 or smaller bit for the 780, and came home with a big set of them, and turned out the lowest it went to is T8. Unfortunately the box didn't have the sizes so I had no idea. Just by eye balling it, I thought the smallest would work. I guess not. SHIT! Time to go back! :banghead:
  24. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Update: More Pictures!

    Including what most people like seeing the most, naked gir....errrr........graphics cards.

    What I got from hardware store. Spray paint, and thing of bits that I ended up taking back.


    [​IMG]

    Getting ready to strip her down.
    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Probably the cleanest stock TIM application ive ever seen.

    [​IMG]

    @cadaveca Your card is missing this.

    [​IMG]

    Cleaned up.

    [​IMG]

    painting the heads

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    precision cut.
    [​IMG]
    cadaveca and adulaamin say thanks.
  25. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,563 (6.79/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,023
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Another Update: Last one of the night.


    [​IMG]

    Might have put a bit much on, but tried to spread it best as possible. Was told that spreading a thin layer is better for when putting a block on a GPU then just doing a dot and done.

    [​IMG]

    Backplate shot.

    [​IMG]

    had to snip a small piece off. didn't realize needed to screw in the backplate at the left most screw, but theres a nut holding it there, and didn't want to undo it. So that's my small mod of a solution.

    [​IMG]

    Top view. Nice clean looking block.

    [​IMG]

    Installed. Temporarily for pictures. Taking card back out to do some cabling, that I cant do with it in.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page