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Water Cooling in a Obsidian Series 900D

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Knight091, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Knight091

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    I broke down and got an Obsidian Series 900D. They were in stock and I garbed one. I love case modding but the case I got is way to small for what I want. The new case will be here some time next week. I wanted to get this case from the start but no one had them in stock. I am going to take my time with this build this time around and get all the parts correct and make a bad ass build. I want a computer you see and go WOW..... MY last build was not that. More to come...;)





    UPDATE

    O DEAR GOD.....O_0



    I need help with finding good fittings and rads etc for this build. I will be getting everything from this site. Thanks for your help.

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php
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  2. d1nky

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    whats wrong with the stuff you got?!

    just get different fittings for change of directions, get matching fans all over.

    i dont like this case, from the side it looks like an old T.V haha
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    I LOVE THIS CASE... I like everything Corsair makes. I love their PSU and cases etc. Their build guilty is great. You have to pay 500 USD or more to get the same build guilty. I had a 800D with a past system but sold that computer for a huge profit. I ether could have gotten a Caselabs case or this. The Caselabs case was over 600 USD this was half the cost and to me looks a lot better. I love the way this case looks. It is huge and has a look of power just sitting their but at the same time screams high end computer. Also we have Caselab cases at work and I get sick of seeing them ALL THE TIME.

    On the water cooling I will probably stick with all the same stuff but thinking of getting a good 480 for the top. I was also thinking one pump may have a problem pushing water around a loop in a case that large. Was thinking it would be better to have two loops one for the CPU,mosfets and the other for the two gtx 690s. I also want it to look a a lot better around the CPU that it does now. I will get fittings to make that happen.

    PS... that girl in the last vid is HOT....ya just had to post that...lol :p
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  4. d1nky

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    dont lie, ya got the case because of the video ahaa her voice is damn sexy talking tech lol

    ok shes boring after a while!

    are you going to mod the case? colours? stencils?

    i been thinking about making lasers for in mine, but i need a big resistor and like 10+ laser pens lol

    a couple of those res's in the 800D would look good in there.

    and didnt someone say not to have two loops, one bigger powerful one is better?


    sorry to offend ya case, but it does look like a tv from the side with nothing in. lol
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    No I did not get this case because of her...but if she was promoting one it may have been a deal breaker..lol. Yes I will mod this case but I will have to make it look PRO. The case speaks for itself. I want to use more fittings than tubing around the mother board and cards. I am thinking of getting a new 480 rad for the top and use my current 3 fan rads for the bottom.

    Update

    I am looking at doing my loop like this.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/3562.html

    I like the clean way he did the loop around the CPU and mosfets. My new case is a lot larger than this case so I will have more room for stuff.

    I also love this set up as well.

    http://images.bit-tech.net/content_...-obsidian-900d-review/900d_side-1280x1024.png

    A better look at the Corsair build..:)

    Corsair Obsidian Series 900D - Loaded with 4 Radia...
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    that is one clean looking watercooled loop! (second link)

    usually theyre all bundled up and messy but thats sleek as hell
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    Yes the 2nd one is great. The problem is all the fittings are crazy $$$ Look at all the things in the computer...CRAZY.... I love the look but dam....

    Asus Maximus 5 Extreme
    ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SAT...
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turb...
    Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX670 2GB X 3
    ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit G...
    CPU Block
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_498_490&products_id=34841
    GPU Block X 3
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=35204
    Top 480 Radiators (520x123x47mm)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_457_667_668&products_id=26778
    Bottom Left 480 Radiators (552x124x30mm)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata..._info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=33849
    Pump x 2
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=59_201&products_id=24737
    Reservoir x 2
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_318_659&products_id=35998
    Front and Bottom Right 240 Radiators (278x124x30)mm x 2
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata..._info&cPath=59_457_667_1075&products_id=34155
    Fittings
    BP G1/4 Black Matte 7/16 ID 5/8 OD x 25
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_614&products_id=26556
    BP G1/4 Black Matte 90 Degree x 10
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_620&products_id=26764
    BP G1/4 Black Matte 45 Degree x 10
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_620&products_id=26452
    BP G1/4 Black Matte Rotary 90 Degree x 10
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...fo&cPath=59_346_393_611_629&products_id=27723
    BP G1/4 Black Matte Rotary 45 Degree x 10
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...fo&cPath=59_346_393_611_629&products_id=26460
    BP G1/4 Stop Fitting x 10
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_612&products_id=26450
    BP Matte Black Dual G1/4 (22-31mm) x 4
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_766&products_id=35668
    BP Matte Black Dual G1/4 (41-69mm) x 4
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_766&products_id=35775
    BP Matte Black G1/4 Extender 15mm x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29802
    BP Matte Black G1/4 Extender 25mm x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29808
    BP Matte Black G1/4 Extender 20mm x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29805
    BP Matte Black G1/4 Extender 30mm x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29811
    BP Matte Black G1/4 Extender 40mm x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29814
    BP Matte Black G1/4 Extender 50mm x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_616&products_id=29817
    Tubes 20 feet
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_413_292&products_id=24504
    Draining Valve x 2
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_623&products_id=32810
    Top Water Fill Set x 2
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...t_info&cPath=59_346_393_623&products_id=28425
    Cables x 10 (Both)
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=26878
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...e=product_info&cPath=34_289&products_id=26879
    Cable Management x 10
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=44_80&products_id=3207
    Cable Management x 6
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...ge=product_info&cPath=44_80&products_id=26021
    Powered Fan Multi ports (8) x 2
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1..._Block_MMT-PCB-4-83.html?tl=g47c121s424#blank
    Powered Fan Multi ports (5) x 2
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1..._5xWay_Block_MMT-PCB-8-53.html?tl=g47c121s424
    NB/SB Block
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1..._EK-FB_ASUS_M5E_-_AcetalNickel.html?tl=g30c89
    Dremel Grinding Stone x 4
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004UDIT/?tag=tec06d-20
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    you expect anyone to go through those links pahahah!

    couldnt you just edit and say prices...... :slap:
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    Yes but it would not be as fun..lol....:p
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    OK Ive just looked at some, seems theyre times x number of fittings. so yea thats a LOT of money on fittings.

    are you rich? lol
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    No I am not rich...... I do ok but ya spending a grand just on fittings is crazy. I am thinking of doing the CPU and mosfet fittings but the rest with tubes but places right so they look great and not going all over the place.
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    Jeez 1k on fittings....... id use air and get a better system lol
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    I added up all the fittings they got and it is over 800 USD.....O_0
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    put together some of your thoughts so far so we all can see.

    list of items or pics.
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    I will do that. I want to get the case first then get a feel of it then come up with ideas.


    Update

    I had to reorder the case. The site I was getting my case from was taking to long to process. I looked on Newegg.com and they had them in so I got it and paid $397.97 for the case with 3 day shipping....

    UPDATE

    here are some parts I am thinking on.

    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 480mm

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=33849

    Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 - Full Clear Acrylic Version

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=35201:c5dc25994f9510fe2abb75afd3c0fa5f

    ModMyToys Acrylic LED G1/4 Plug - Red/Red

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34201

    EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=37570:6be98b579cbe58b06c58bd8f944215d9

    Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 90-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4"

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27477

    Bitspower G 1/4" Rotary 45 Degree IG 1/4" Extender - Black Matte Finish

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=26460

    Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Rotary Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4"

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27893

    Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM Quiet Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fan - Set of Two

    (5) http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=37776
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    That is a pretty good guess and its actually spot on :toast: Fittings alone actually cost around $950 including taxes. That's lot of bling that cost a lot of ching!
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    Perhaps go with something besides Bitspower. They are almost double the price after all... Not really justified either.
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    Yes that is true Bitspower are $$$ but I like them and they look a lot better. I also like that they can turn after I install them. Here are all the parts I have picked out so far.


    (2) Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 - POM

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=26442:82c57264e3c6b2e378fe785fa463479c

    (1)Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 480mm(480)

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=32766

    (1)Bitspower BP-2D5TOPP-BK Dual D5 Mod Top (POM Version)

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28420

    (2)D5 Pump Foam Mounting Pad

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...oduct_info&cPath=59_439_775&products_id=34927

    (2)PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Crystal Clear

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=36349

    (3)Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28078

    (10)Enzotech Compression Fitting G 1/4 Thread - for 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD Tubing - Matte Black

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=28357

    (4)Bitspower BP-MBCPF-HFCC5 G3/8" Compression Fitting for ID 1/2" OD 3/4" Tube - Matte Black

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29638

    (6)Phobya Angled Double 45° Adaptor Revolvable G1/4" to G1/4" Inner Thread - Matte Black Plated

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=35418

    (2)Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 90-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4"

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=27477

    (2) ModMyToys Acrylic LED G1/4 Plug - Red/Red

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34201

    Total $630.08 (with shipping)
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    no wonder its mainly me posting on your thread, the amount of work you make people do by looking at links haha

    be careful that some of those fittings are slightly different shades of black (or the pics wrong)


    whats this? Bitspower BP-2D5TOPP-BK Dual D5 Mod Top (POM Version
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    That is a two pump housing. It makes it simple to put two D5 pumps for a two water cooling loop set up. Ya I guess I should not post the links but I find it helpful when others do the same to make it faster for me to look up what they are talking about etc.

    UPDATE 06/11/13

    I finished my picks for the new water cooling stuff. Tell what everyone thinks.

    (2)Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kit - Black Sparkle Finish

    (1)Bitspower BP-2D5TOPAC-UVRD Dual D5 Mod Top (Acrylic Version) - UV Red

    (1)Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 480mm

    (2)Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 - Full Clear Acrylic Version

    (2)PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Crystal Clear

    (2)IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip

    (2)Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Male to Male Rotary Adapter

    (3)Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4"

    (12) Enzotech Compression Fitting G 1/4 Thread - for 1/2" ID and 3/4" OD Tubing - Matte Black

    (2) Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 90-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 1/2" OD 3/4"

    (2) ModMyToys Acrylic LED G1/4 Plug - Red/Red

    Total: $635.04 with shipping

    I am going to get 5 boxes of the Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition twin packed boxes from Amazon.com. They are much cheaper than from the water cooling site I am getting everything else. They are $139.95 with shipping.

    UPDATE 06/14/13

    O dear God this case is HUGE. The box and the case is so large I could put my dog and more and all the water cooling in my computer and still have room. This thing is crazy. Will post pics later today when I get my computer out of the old case and in the 900d. I am going to have to wait to power it up until I get all the new water cooling parts. I hope that will be in 2-3 weeks if not sooner.



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    Agreed, Bitspower is just a plain ripoff in my opinion.

    Have you taken a look at Koolance? They are pretty good, that's what I use :)

    PS: Do a good job with the build and you may tempt me on switching from test bench to 900d :)


    :toast:
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    O I am going to make this build look great trust me. It will make my last build look bad. I am looking at both these builds and going from that. I want a computer you see and makes you go wow not just cool. The 900D looks and feels high end. Not like a case they just slapped together. I have had the 600 USD computer custom case made for water cooling made by mountainmods and it did not look or feel like this case does.

    http://images.bit-tech.net/content_...-obsidian-900d-review/900d_side-1280x1024.png

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/3562.html

    No I have not looked at what Koolance has. Any good things I should look into?
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    Why the ST30 radiator? I would go with at least the XT45.
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    I am just looking around at parts. I have like 2-3 weeks before I get the new cooling stuff. If anyone would like to show me better parts than what I picked out please. Thanks
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    I'll be back in 30 mins and I'll edit this post :)

    Your list is good but we can make it better! :toast:
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