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Water Cooling in a Obsidian Series 900D

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

  1. m1dg3t

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    How many of these threads are you going to make? 1 is enough. No need to clutter up the forum looking for attention...

    It's not even really a mod per say, just adding WC :toast:
     
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    LOL knight ya crazyyyy bastard! ya send me a link for one and i find another..... ya probably make tpu need more server storage space with all this :laugh:
     
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  3. Knight091

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    I am planing on covering up the back plate holes that are not used. I am going to make a cover for the back plate and cover it with carbon fiber. I am also going to make a cover for the bottom part and also cover with carbon fiber. I will plan on getting the same Corsair fans like you have.
     
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    gdgd, they do look a bit ugly tbh... grommets and things!

    try not to overdo it with carbon fibre... car enthusiasts sometimes go way too far and it looks dog ugly. less is more i think.

    keep it up, ya seem like you have it all planned out and the eye for it.


    im starting a new mod, but im skint so its slow and no fancy hardware ahaha... well till pay day!
     
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    I think using the carbon fiber on the bay cover and the back plate as well as the bottom half case cover will be enough and not to much. Just right and I will not use any more. I am thinking of not getting the clear pump and just hiding all the water cooling but what you see in the main part of the case.

    UPDATE

    I am going to make the bottom half cover light up red. I am going to get acrylic and lights. I will make holders for the support of the lighting and acrylic. I will make a frame then place in the back board to keep the light out of the boom then the lights in and then the smoky see though acrylic. The lights will be place around the edges and glow red.

    Finished Concept. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ya I am CRAZY.....my post just copy each other...lol....:p
     
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    Do they even make 4 fan Xflow RADs? I thought they were only up to 3 fan units? Might want to DBL check that
     
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    Threads merged, please refrain from multiple threads on the same exact topic in the future.
     
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  9. Knight091

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    You can on most. You just have to use the drain plug. The you eather have to plug one outlet or use both outlets and use a tube spliter to make it one onec more. It can be done...;)

    I have two 360 rads on the bottom of the case. So by the time the water hits my 480 rad it will be cool. Both 360 rads cooled my entire computer before this new build. The 480 rad is just to cool it even further.
     
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    I didnt realize they were putting g 1/4 ports on the bottom of RADs, i'd still DBL check to sure you can use it for an in/out because of how some RADs are designed it may affect performance (temps & flow)

    Shouldn't be a problem for them to confirm. It would definately help with routing the tubing! :)

    Did you decide to hide the pumps now? If so, i hope you cancelled the dress up kit. That $200 could be better spent ;)

    With all that RAD surface you should have an amazing ^T! You might even be able to keep it at ambient temp under load!
     
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    What do you think of the idea below in the pic? I do this to get an idea of lay out as well as a rough idea of how many parts I will need.


    Here the bottom of my case with the flow of the rads. Still waiting on money to come in...sigh

    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW ive never seen someone plan a waterloop like you do!

    does rad - rad work any better?

    if say rad1 cools down to X temp, would rad2 cool anymore. especially if X temp is close to ambient anyway.
     
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    It can help if Rad1 doesn't cool the water all the way down to ambient, but if it does, Rad2 won't do much help.
     
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    Ya I ALWAYS plan out everything. When I am spending money of fitting and stuff that is up to 700 USD I plan a lot. I also like doing it. After all I am a game artist. I may have also taken 3 years of class in how to design water dams and other things. The flow of water has always fascinated me. The power of it. When I was a kid playing in the sad at the beach I would not build sand castles like normal kids. I would build working dams and water ways. I even designed a working water lock to get my toy ship from lower land to higher land on the beach. I would have to use my water bucket to trasfer water to make the locks work. I started flying real air planes at age 13 and got my pilots licence at 15 years old. I wanted to be a fighter pilot then apply to NASA to fly the shuttle. Still want to go into space. Dying trying to go up does not bother me. After all I would go out doing something I loved doing. I am dyslexic but never let that stop me. I do not spell well and math is a pain the the ass. I get hard math but it is the easy math that does not make since. After all Newton and Einstein and other great thinkers we were also dyslexic. People called us stupid. The problem is normal people do not understand us. ;)


    Rad 2 is there to make sure the water is cool. I also have two 360 rads and want to use them along with the 480 rad up top.
     
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    That is so much radiator I am not sure is necessary.
     
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    yea maybe it would be better after the gpu blocks then feed cpu vice versa.

    i would think that big rad would get the temp down to near ambient (dependant on oc/ambient etc)

    knight that sounds awesome! i saw the pic with the jet! im shit scared of heights lol! isnt there a great mix of people on TPU!
     
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    You can never have to much radiator. Anyways if I ever get new parts and cards etc it will always cool them. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Words of wisdom :toast:
     
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    Think you will like the last drawing I did. What you think?



    Concept under the case mod for the rez and drive bays. I forgot about the fill port to refill the rez. That is why I do these drawings. The fill port will be on the right side of the case. I will just have to take off the back panel and refill it.

    [​IMG]



    Finished concept for rez and drive bays with the carbon fiber and cover for the HD bays as well as the mother board back plate covering up any holes that are not used for wiring.

    I have put the hard drives outside and on the side of the modded drive bays. I am going to get mesh that looks like this and make HD cages and mount them. I am also going to put the same mesh over the ram to tie it all together.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Still don't understand why you need so much radiators for CPU/Mosfets and 2 690s. All you should really need is a 360 at the top, and then a 480 at the bottom for all the heat off the 2 690s. Other wise you are kind of wasting a lot of money, and add unneeded restriction to the loop with the extra radiators.

    I say it will be a waste of money, but who am I to talk, I just got a 780 to replace a 680 lol :eek:
     
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    I already have the two 360 rads. I am going to get a top 480 rad as well. I will have my two D5 pumps working as one big pump to help push the water around the water loop. I will have one pump talking water in and feeding into the second pump that will push it out to the system. Two power house pumps working together. Do not think I will have any problem with water power. :)
     
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    You must either make 100k+ a year or not have to pay bills, taxes, etc. lol

    The fact of the matter is though, that the water can only be as cool as your ambient temps. It can never be cooler unless you are using a TEC unit, or some sort of phase. At this point you shouldn't really need the 480 radiator, since the 2 360s will be able to handle all the heat perfectly fine. If I was doing your build. I would put 360 at the top, and the other either at the bottom or front of the 900D. and run the loop as follows res/pump > 360 > VRM > CPU > GPU1 > GPU2 > 360 > Back to the res and pump. Then itll hit the other 360 to dissipate heat from the water further if the first 360 didn't do it all.
     
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    I have thought about it and I am going to go with a black and white and red STAR WARS theme build. I am a BIG Dark Side guy..... ya do not like the Jedi lol.... What you think?

    I got these coming for the mod.

    ABS Plastic Sheet - .1875" Thick, Black, 24" x 48"

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007HAZ57Y/?tag=tec06d-20

    Carbon Fiber Film Twill Vinyl Sheet Roll Wrap - 48" 3D Carbon Fiber (White)

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009WXJDXQ/?tag=tec06d-20

    Red Devil 1170 Plexiglass Cutting Tool

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BZZ1D0/?tag=tec06d-20

    Stanley 42-470 48-Inch High Impact ABS Level

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002OAFG8/?tag=tec06d-20

    Oatey 30916 ABS Extra Special Cement, Black, 4-Ounce

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FSQUNI/?tag=tec06d-20

    What do you think about the parts and the Star Wars case mod idea?
     
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    TBH i wish ya would do it already lol

    im messing, i love the red/black themes.

    is there any pics youve seen for inspiration or ideas?

    this was kind of my inspiration
    hnqj1.jpg

    inspiration.jpg
     
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    I have to get a washer and dryer today so the money I set for the computer is now going to that. It sucks but we have to have clean cloths lol. I am getting the things from Amazon today as well as some water cooling parts but not all of them. No I have not looked for inspiration for my build. I like to come up with it on my own. :)
     
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