Simplicity II Extreme (discontinued)

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July 25th 2009
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Key Features:
High Rated Intel CPU NVIDIA Graphics Custom Paint Job Water-cooled
System Specs:
  • Case CM ATCS 840 Black Acrylic Side Panel
  • PSU Corsair HX1000
  • CPU Intel Core i7 920 D0 2.66Ghz
  • MB eVGA X58 Classified e759
  • NPU eVGA Xeno Pro
  • RAM Corsair Dominator GT 1866Mhz CL7 12Gb
  • VGA XFX GTX285 XXX
  • SC Creative X-Fi Fatality Titanium
  • HDD Hitachi 160Gb Vista 64bit (waiting for SSD)
  • HDD Seagate Barracuda 500Gb Storage
  • HDD Western Digital Caviar 500Gb Storage
  • DVD Lite On DVD read/write
  • Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
  • Keyboard Razer Lycosa
  • Mouse Razer Mamba
Performed Mods:
Watercooling parts: Koolance CPU Waterblock 350 Acetal - 2pcs Swiftech MCP655 Vario - 2pcs Bitspower MCP655 Mod Top - Bitspower NB/SB Waterblock - Bitspower Mosfet Waterblock - EK 5.25" Bay Spin Reservoir Acetal Version - Feser TFC 360 Radiator - Black ICE GT Stealth 120 Radiator - Koolance Compression Fittings ID 1/2 OD 3/4 - Bitspower G1/4 Silver Shiny Triple Rotary 90 Degree Connector - Bitspower Silver Shiny 45 Degree Connector - Tygon Tube R3603 ID 1/2 OD 3/4 - Feser F1 Cooling Fluid UV Blue - 5pcs CM Fan 90CFM Blue Led - 2pcs 30cm UV Cathode. Performed custom painting on mobo tray by spray paint, and cable management, also 90% cables are custom-sleeved. New Loop (Dual Pump->Reservoir->360Rad->CPU->Mosfet->120Rad->NB+SB->120Rad)
This is my first water-cooled RIG, i like it so much! took m3 almost 5 days to finish this build, looking forward to build better one. Next Build by 2011 - Simplicity III Noir
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47 Comments on Simplicity II Extreme (discontinued)

#1
jtbond008
Kickass Hardware

That's What I'm Talking About..........good Hardware
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#2
phanbuey
YES... great hardware, great WC system, great case - i give it an A+ :D.

But you need to put up some pics of the finished build!
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#3
steelkane
off to a good build,, Lets see what kind of finisher you are. Also awesome fish & bird in the first pic
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#4
Unregistered
im with everyone else this thing should be screaming fast when its finished, also i the fact that you went with the DO stepping i7, was that intentional? either way it will take what ever you could possibly throw at it.
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#6
TheSheriff
MaximusE
stock cooler? O_O
I don't think he bought lc only for the mb lol... as he said, the system is not yet ready.

nice until now but I will vote the finished system
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#7
MaximusE
yes but he installed the cooler so he will keep moving on. not removing components..
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#8
Bjorn_Of_Iceland


Looking good. That board block really gives out good layout and curves. Id like to see how you fit the Fesser on top ^^. Or does HAF already have screws to fit the 120x3 rad on top?
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
The case is a CM ATCS 840 not a HAF.

Its looking good,i have a PA120.3 and its massive so it had to go on top of my silverstone TJ09.
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#10
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
tigger
The case is a CM ATCS 840 not a HAF.

Its looking good,i have a PA120.3 and its massive so it had to go on top of my silverstone TJ09.
Your right, thought it was a haf at first glance.


@Howard,
Dont forget the biocide, that UV light will accelerate algae growth. Nice layout for a first time liquid cooling build. I see youve been reading and researching a lot. ^^
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#11
Unregistered
Nice hardware chasis a little small.

l would prefer a bigger chasis for your hardware,giving you that powerful Rig look.

Very nice job though.keep up that hardwork.
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#12
Howard
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Your right, thought it was a haf at first glance.


@Howard,
Dont forget the biocide, that UV light will accelerate algae growth. Nice layout for a first time liquid cooling build. I see youve been reading and researching a lot. ^^
QBjorn
yep thx for reminding bro, but i'm using Feser UV Fluid, isn't that good enough for anti-algae things?
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#13
mhikevin
I voted 10/10 because:

wow,coz it's nice,clean, sexy built..
it's perfect for me..

here's mine, hope it's nice for u too..
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2229.html
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#14
huraco
exactly how its has to be! 9/10!
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#15
[DGK]
Pro Status Cable Sleeving right there. +8 i've been watching this Rig since it started,Hows that Xeno pro workin fer ye?i've got my eye on that....unfortunately no room for my set up
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#16
Howard
[DGK
]Pro Status Cable Sleeving right there. +8 i've been watching this Rig since it started,Hows that Xeno pro workin fer ye?i've got my eye on that....unfortunately no room for my set up
thx! yep about that Xeno Pro, there's slight increase of performance, but slightly! let's say for ping, before using it is around 150 after Xeno Pro like 120-130. so it's obvious there whether u really want it, but for eye candy? why not.. hehe
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#17
[DGK]
Howard
y but for eye candy? why not.. lol!
Ic thanx for a heads up on that,
Eye Candy? ye tru dat.
your looping is True to the taste,could you share some idea on my Looping-im having a Real hard time tryin 2 Dual loop my Raven
Rig->http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2243.html

thnx in Adv
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#18
Howard
[DGK
]Ic thanx for a heads up on that,
Eye Candy? ye tru dat.
your looping is True to the taste,could you share some idea on my Looping-im having a Real hard time tryin 2 Dual loop my Raven
Rig->http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2243.html

thnx in Adv
oh it's u, i love ur build u know! i voted 10/10, but somehow it was removed, don't know why either..

well, lemme learn it, and let u know later!
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#20
[DGK]
Howard
well, lemme learn it, and let u know later!
lookin 4ward to that-
Trying to hit 4Ghz on that i7? Lemme know your stats when u manage to hit it-im only peltier cooled ATM,im focusing on WC-ing my GPUs-*
Start off with these settings-then try for 4ghz and lemme see your Load temps.

standing by.
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#21
mummie
nice, outstanding WC! Minor mods keep a rig tidy and this is doing great in that respect!
9/10
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#23
steelkane
Looks really good, is your flow going into the chipset first, if yes then your cpu is at the end of the loop getting the hottest water,, och for temps at 4Ghz
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#24
Howard
steelkane
Looks really good, is your flow going into the chipset first, if yes then your cpu is at the end of the loop getting the hottest water,, och for temps at 4Ghz
hey thx bru!
my loop is CPU --> Mosfet --> Chipset NB+SB --> Radiator
i've done some tests of Prime95 or OCCT, with 4.3Ghz and 4.0Ghz settings it ran pretty hot at full load (71'C) when ilde over 45'c, it's too risky..
so, i stay at 3.2Ghz at this moment, until i got brighter idea of low temp/volt 4.0Ghz.
any idea?
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#25
steelkane
I think you'll see better temps,, if your pump flows to the rad first, I have a Coolermaster V10 on a classified setup & see 60c under full load @4Ghz.

Noted from your pump manual

It is preferable to directly connect the RESERVOIR DISCHARGE to the PUMP INLET (no other components between pump and reservoir)
you have the whole loop.
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#27
Howard
steelkane
I think you'll see better temps,, if your pump flows to the rad first, I have a Coolermaster V10 on a classified setup & see 60c under full load @4Ghz.

Noted from your pump manual

It is preferable to directly connect the RESERVOIR DISCHARGE to the PUMP INLET (no other components between pump and reservoir)
you have the whole loop.
thx for your suggestion! yea, that's what i been worrying bout, seems i messed up with the flow a lil bit, maybe i'm waiting for next case then will re-construct a new dual loop with better planning.. Obsidian 800d is my next favorite, but from what i heard airflow of this case is not too optimal. let's see how much i can afford lol..
this x58 build has killed my wallet, sooo badly!
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#28
Howard
olivervista
such a powerful rig you got there, man!
thx, but OC-Wise it is not yet, until i found better setup, hehe..
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#30
Howard
Chicken Patty
flawlessly done howard :toast:

10/10
toast ~
for better RIG !!! haha..
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#31
Chicken Patty
Howard
toast ~
for better RIG !!! haha..
:laugh: won't get much better than that, but there is always room for improvement :D
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#33
Howard
Chicken Patty
:laugh: won't get much better than that, but there is always room for improvement :D
speaking of improvement, a future single PCB dual GT-300 already on my xmaz wishlist!
hope mr.santa claus won't miss this! lol..
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#34
Chicken Patty
Howard
speaking of improvement, a future single PCB dual GT-300 already on my xmaz wishlist!
hope mr.santa claus won't miss this! lol..
:toast: Nice. I'm sure he won't. Santa loves PC modders :p
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#35
Keny_Robert_Keen
Hehe, good luck with that! :D BTW, got the Zalman fan controller?!
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#36
Chicken Patty
Keny_Robert_Keen
Hehe, good luck with that! :D BTW, got the Zalman fan controller?!
me or Howard?
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#37
Keny_Robert_Keen
Chicken Patty
me or Howard?
Howard. But I don't mind anyone getting one; is a cool thing, only for the power metter! :D
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#38
Chicken Patty
Keny_Robert_Keen
Howard. But I don't mind anyone getting one; is a cool thing, only for the power metter! :D
I have a Zalman, but the older six channel one. Its great!
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#39
Howard
Keny_Robert_Keen
Howard. But I don't mind anyone getting one; is a cool thing, only for the power metter! :D
uhmm, Zalman! i've thought of that earlier, but still on pending!
or maybe i'm too lazy for cable management again, cuz this RIG is real heavy to move.

Koolance TMS-200 Software Thermal Interface Controller is also a nice choice though!

oh yea, and i hate cables!!! haha..
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#40
094145
yo,bro i voted 10/10 because that's a dream rig u got there..awesome hardware,awesome cooling and awesome looping,would like to see u watercooled the gfx as well.is a heart pain for me because after a few months i buy the HAF 932 and the ATC 840 came out,shud have gotten that casing if i can,but well cant always change later i will gone broke.lol
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#41
Howard
094145
yo,bro i voted 10/10 because that's a dream rig u got there..awesome hardware,awesome cooling and awesome looping,would like to see u watercooled the gfx as well.is a heart pain for me because after a few months i buy the HAF 932 and the ATC 840 came out,shud have gotten that casing if i can,but well cant always change later i will gone broke.lol
yo bro!
once again salute to ur looping system! i like the idea very much with that continued flow from rad 1 to rad 2, but sadly, i cannot fit 2nd rad in my case this moment..

cool and thx!
yea GFX, i got plan, waiting for GT-300 dual GPU and later will figure out how to fit another Feser 360 inside the case, quite a problem, cuz here in HK it's hard to mod case, our living space is so limited lol.. but am eyeing on Corsair 800D, that case might save me a lot of trouble for painting and cable management at first!


will stop this endless pursue of new items at this moment, my pocket is out now lol~
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#42
Keny_Robert_Keen
Howard
yo bro!
once again salute to ur looping system! i like the idea very much with that continued flow from rad 1 to rad 2, but sadly, i cannot fit 2nd rad in my case this moment..

cool and thx!
yea GFX, i got plan, waiting for GT-300 dual GPU and later will figure out how to fit another Feser 360 inside the case, quite a problem, cuz here in HK it's hard to mod case, our living space is so limited lol.. but am eyeing on Corsair 800D, that case might save me a lot of trouble for painting and cable management at first!


will stop this endless pursue of new items at this moment, my pocket is out now lol~
Howard, You can fit two rads one on top of the other, using the same space one would use, you only have to moddify one of them to take 4 barbs or to buy one that allready has 4. The speed of the coolant inside the rad has less importance than the amount of air cooling it. Important is to have a bigger surface to cool. You can use up to 9 fans to cool those stacked rads but for space consideration 3 fans with a bigger power are preferable. The noise will not be an issue being in between the rads. ;) on average, a single "normal" 360 rad can extract at least 300W of heat from your system, using 3x36-60CFM. You can find easily fans with 80CFM or more to use with stacked rads and with a noise of less than 23 db. The fans you see on my rad can barely pull 40CFM (if that much with those dust filters) and have to extract more than 350W with that crappy rad I have :) Let me know the TDC of your intended system if you need any performance advice.
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#43
Howard
Keny_Robert_Keen
Howard, You can fit two rads one on top of the other, using the same space one would use, you only have to moddify one of them to take 4 barbs or to buy one that allready has 4. The speed of the coolant inside the rad has less importance than the amount of air cooling it. Important is to have a bigger surface to cool. You can use up to 9 fans to cool those stacked rads but for space consideration 3 fans with a bigger power are preferable. The noise will not be an issue being in between the rads. ;) on average, a single "normal" 360 rad can extract at least 300W of heat from your system, using 3x36-60CFM. You can find easily fans with 80CFM or more to use with stacked rads and with a noise of less than 23 db. The fans you see on my rad can barely pull 40CFM (if that much with those dust filters) and have to extract more than 350W with that crappy rad I have :) Let me know the TDC of your intended system if you need any performance advice.
thx bro, much appreciated!!!

but if i stacked feser 360s, then i would need to cut the top panel, u know those beasts r thick.. and i don't wanna do that, i've seen some people managed to fit 2 rads with separate loop, in a silverstone cases. that's total awesome, nice and neat, but also silverstone is not my favo, so i'm learning how to fit 2 360 feser rad in corsair obsidian 800d with separate looping, one for CPU, Mosfet, NB+SB and one for future quad SLI gpus, and maybe i will use 2 pumps, of course bigger reservoirs..

thx, peace out!
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#44
Keny_Robert_Keen
Howard
thx bro, much appreciated!!!

but if i stacked feser 360s, then i would need to cut the top panel, u know those beasts r thick.. and i don't wanna do that, i've seen some people managed to fit 2 rads with separate loop, in a silverstone cases. that's total awesome, nice and neat, but also silverstone is not my favo, so i'm learning how to fit 2 360 feser rad in corsair obsidian 800d with separate looping, one for CPU, Mosfet, NB+SB and one for future quad SLI gpus, and maybe i will use 2 pumps, of course bigger reservoirs..

thx, peace out!
Waw, that corsair obsidian is the case I want too!:D Unfortunately On my cave they won't sell it! I think I could fit 2 360s on the side panels, on top, with the fans inside to help the tubes not to kink! Push-pull config or pull only if enough space left between rads for admission. I advise you to use only a fill port and no reservoirs since those are just restricting the flow after they do the job of purging the air from the system. Unless are really cool reservoirs! :D Actually You can fit the rads outside the case, in the back but you know I'm crazy about fitting everything inside already! LOL I have a small 220V / 75W waterpump used in the heating systems; I wanted to fit that in my case but thanks God I didn't find fittings for it! :))
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#45
Howard
Keny_Robert_Keen
Waw, that corsair obsidian is the case I want too!:D Unfortunately On my cave they won't sell it! I think I could fit 2 360s on the side panels, on top, with the fans inside to help the tubes not to kink! Push-pull config or pull only if enough space left between rads for admission. I advise you to use only a fill port and no reservoirs since those are just restricting the flow after they do the job of purging the air from the system. Unless are really cool reservoirs! :D Actually You can fit the rads outside the case, in the back but you know I'm crazy about fitting everything inside already! LOL I have a small 220V / 75W waterpump used in the heating systems; I wanted to fit that in my case but thanks God I didn't find fittings for it! :))
haha.. u can always order it directly from Corsair USA or neighbouring countries..
can't imagine how it gonna be if u fit in that pump!!! lol..

btw thx a lot for u advices bru, and i got some new inspirations thru your suggestion, well let's wait and see how it goes for my future obsidian, and the main problem is, i'm broke now after this mod! lol..
actually i want to powder-coat or even anodizing the aluminium case, in mainland china so many anodizing factory it's cheapy (HK close to China), or mass mod the case, sadly here in HK, places r small, so i became discouraged somehow..
so usually, i order parts from other countries and used a lil imagination, then i assembly it here in HK with minor mod!!! and thx to HK's free tax policy.. otherwise i'll be double broke!

hey come on, cyprus is a great place from what i heard, u should be glad living in that isle, no?
still about 8 times bigger than HK though hahaha..

peace out!
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#46
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Howard
hey thx bru!
my loop is CPU --> Mosfet --> Chipset NB+SB --> Radiator
i've done some tests of Prime95 or OCCT, with 4.3Ghz and 4.0Ghz settings it ran pretty hot at full load (71'C) when ilde over 45'c, it's too risky..
so, i stay at 3.2Ghz at this moment, until i got brighter idea of low temp/volt 4.0Ghz.
any idea?
Your rad is adequate imo. It must be a drop in pressure. Koolance 350 is a pressure loving block. The +/- 5 psi head pressure from the D5 might not be enough for the whole loop. Try using dual pumps or something like this:



thing reaches 12 psi..
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#47
Howard
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Your rad is adequate imo. It must be a drop in pressure. Koolance 350 is a pressure loving block. The +/- 5 psi head pressure from the D5 might not be enough for the whole loop. Try using dual pumps or something like this:

http://www.skinneelabs.com/Pumps/DDC/XSPC/DualTop/DDC_XSPC-Dual_mounted-03.jpg

thing reaches 12 psi..
oh thx, but maybe i run out of space inside the case (too lazy lol), surprisingly i just ordered Feser TFC 120mm to fit in the middle between (pump -- New Rad -- Res) hope this will solve further heat issues on my RIG. currently is summer here, average temp of my RIG is around 30'c everyday @ 3.34Ghz vCore 1.22V, it's pretty unacceptable for me though.
perhaps i should mass re-arrange the entire loop pretty soon..

but anyway, thx for reminding me..
peace out!
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