Custom DB4 build

Discussion in 'Worklogs' started by Raiju, May 3, 2017.

  1. Raiju

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    I finally have some time on my hands to start building in the Streacom DB4.

    See review [H]


    The plan is to go with a gtx1050ti passively cooled. I want to use the front and right panel for the gpu so I am moving the cpu cooling to the left.

    The HDplex Streacom hybrid for the cpu, the holes are slightly offset but the pipes seem to fit nice without forcing them.

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    If all goes well stress testing the G4560 should start in the next few days.
     
  2. Raiju

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    Got it up and running, it's been stress testing 3+ hrs. Got up to 65C fairly quick but it stays there. It is about 18C here.

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    yup, that's naked

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    Still not sure if I keep it like this or try to mount again because I have 5C difference in the cores.
     
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    Did the psu next, didn't want to go with the overpriced and ripple disaster ZF240 Fanless 240W ZeroFlex PSU. So I went with the trusted sf450, to get it in there I did the following.

    mounted four standoffs on the inside of one of the panels

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    I used the thick thermal pad that came with the db4

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    Then I bolted the pcb to the panel, the pad got nicely squished against the vrm's

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    Very happy with the results so far, cables are a perfect fit

    top view

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    side

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    I think I am going to hook up a buzzer to the fan connector, not expecting it to happen but this way I will know when the psu wants to spin up so it will be a overheat warning

    While I was at it I changed the resistor from the power led, it is no longer bright as a dying sun

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    Gpu left, went with a gigabyte, waiting for heatpipes to finish off.
     
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    I have all the parts now to finish the build.

    Glued on some heatsinks just to be sure, I used expoxy mixed with aluminiumoxide. Installed a buzzer to the fanout.

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    Heatsinks on mobo, chipset got freaking got

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    the 1050ti prepped

    gpu001.jpg

    no idea why the pic is usd??
     
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    And I ran out of tim, oh well still need to bend the pipes for the gpu.

    This time I used shims because I wasn't happy with contact between heatpipes and panels

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    I found a use for the copper cpu shim, this should keep the vrm's happy

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