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Discussion in 'Water Cooling' started by zer0signal667, Jun 1, 2004.
NB-eLoops with Phanteks Halos. =)
I think I would be the same. You can use a bunch of 90° fittings, and while that drives up your initial cost of not only the those fittings but additional compression fittings as well, you save the cost of the bending mandrels since you only need a pipe cutter, chamfer tool, and insert, not to mention the time saved withi making the bends.
The cutter, bending cord and other stuff is a pittance compared to fittings. I've done both and it's really tough to make the "economy" case for going the fittings route. It's just so much easier. Changing a tubing run take minutes instead of an hour, bending, scrapping and rebending... again though, I just never got that good at it. XD
It's not finished but it's working 100%. I still have to do the following:
1) Install tubing - I went soft to make it faster and I will use the compression fittings in my kids PCs so no waste here. I am gathering the parts slowly for the swap.
2) Lazer cut some acrylic parts I have designed. I.e. a plexi shroud I am using to block the to 5.25'" bays that I use for 2X Hot Swap HDDs with a 120mm fan at the top - thermally controlled for their cooling.
3) I intend to get custom cables for the Corsair AX1500i but not from cable mods since I want 15AWG wires.
4) I need to install some LED strips at the bottom of the case (power and holes already there)
5) I need to change tubing of the external lines going to the radiator (ZMT tubing - have it).
6) Working on an idea to conceal the cables coming out from the MO-RA 420 Pro external RAD I am using.
7) Might add a second MO-RA 420 and integrate the two in a custom construction when I find the time.
8) I am also thinking of getting a CableMod vertical GPU mount kit.
This is in a Coolermaster Cosmos 2 case with the tempered glass side panel that came out with the Cormos 2 anniversary edition. I have made certain modification and have added an extra 120mm fan (Front Intak) at the 5.25" bays (below the hot swap disks that I moved up).
There are 17 fans total and 6X Sensors all hooked up on the motherboard (9X Corsair ML140Pros on the High Amp (3A) header) + the Fan Extension Card that came with it. They work great through Asus Q-Fan in the Bios but I might be tempted to get an Aquaero in the future for their software - not that I need though.
Well, here's mine. EK Supreme block, EK mainboard block, eVGA 980Ti Hydrocopper. DDC pump and Thermochill PA120.4 radiator. Trusty old Sandy Bridge 2600K at 4.4GHz.
Since I noticed one of my old Vue videos on the news headlines on HardOCP I thought I would update what's been going on with my system now. I have retired Vue as I went through 2 bottles already and while it didn't give me problems like many others (besides the limited usage) I decided not to go Vue again. Now that I have an external radiator (phobya 1080) it would cost too much to replace the fluid with Vue. Instead I will go with X1 Mayhems clear for now. Maybe Pastel in the future.
Very nice! What size/model radiators are those?
Here is my refresh.
For college football, I had a few modifications done .
Had a LSU logo 3D printed to replace the EK anti-cyclone piece.
Also, purchased a PSU cover with the tiger eye laser cut.
I've caught hell with the lighting. So just rolling all purple right now. Once I figure out how to use it the plan is to go dim purple with the fans flashing in subtle gold.
Wow, some great looking builds in here. Thanks for the inspiration to break down and finally do something with my systems!!
This is my work in progress and my first try at custom water. Waiting on 9900k and 2080ti FTW3/waterblock....
Looking pretty good, doing some test fitting to get comfortable making bends, or are you going to keep those segments?
I don't think I ever bothered posting my rig, I can never get a good shot of it, and I never really cleaned up my wires enough. It's still in my old CM Stacker that I painted & modified back in 08.
The reservoir is hidden in past the two pumps, I have to take the top cover off and fill through a hole I drilled, and front access through the 5 1/4" bays is the only other means of access. The system was originally for a q6600 on an evga 790i ftw mobo w/ chipset block & dual 260 core 216 gpus. This design has some major flaws, most significant in that you can't take out the pumps, top radiator, or the reservoir without fully dissembling the system. It did serve it's purpose of fitting in the restricted space, since the bottom bays were reserved for the 5x 1TB drives I had on that Raid controller between the gpus.
Edit: typos ftl
Little ITX machine, Big water cooling
Water temperature never higher than 6 K to room temperature, with a complete silent operation. The external radiator perfomance is surely overpowered, but I love the silence now.
ah yes, one of the baddest of the bad! the stc-t01, at the time they were as good as it got! still have mine boxed up in the basement. i cant see myself ever getting rid of it. one of these days ill finally get my mono block so i can finish up my next iteration of overkill haha. great rigs everyone!
Finally put this together.
Fractal Design R6
Asus Z370 Prime A
Seasonic 750 gold prime
Samsung 850 pro
Samsung 850 evo
Apologies in advance for the crap pics. My phone is a ZTE and I didn't think to take any rig pics until after I had put it back under my desk. Next time I clean it I'll take some better photos.
Anyway, here's my gamestation. Specs in sig. I've been water cooling for a very long time and none of these parts are new except the tubing. The block is an Apogee GT adapted to AM4, Swiftech micro res, 240mm rad mounted on the back of the case, and a trusty Eheim 1048 pump. All of this is an an old skool all acrylic case that used to hold an E6300 and then a 2500k.
Load temps are in the 44-45C range depending on ambient. The computer runs around the clock and is mining when I'm not playing a game.
Nice kit, similar to mine.
I also use an Eheim 1048 with an Apogee XT block on a 6700K. Soon to have an Ncore direct die block, woohoo.
The 1048 has been running 24/7 for around 14 years, its amazing!
I use a car heatercore for my radiator which takes 2x140mm fans.
My res is a T-piece with a short bit of pipe to capture air, bunged up with a marble lol.
All 1/2" ID pipe.
I love my 1048, they really are amazing. So durable and quiet. They make great pumps for systems that are on all the time because they don't run off 12v, so are a little harder to wire up when you only want a pump to run when a PC is on.
I've also built less frequently used water cooled computers and I've had two 12v pumps die on me. One was a no-name Chinese pump I got off Amazon for $20. It just burned out / quit one day, it is totally DOA. The other was a more expensive pump marketed for use in PC cooling. That one developed an internal short and kept tripping breakers or the PSU internal protection circuit. They died and the 1048 just keeps going.
I also used a heater core with this kit at one point, and then I bought a used 120mm rad off a forum. I upgraded to the 240mm rad when I was cooling both my CPU and GPU and needed some more heat dissipation.
This is my work in progress. Going to be cooling a 9900K. Heard they run hot. Not sure about the loop design in that I have no drain port and that my pump doesn't stand up well vertically. Guess it will need some sort of a stand or something? If anyone could advise?
hmm are you going to be able to fit a gpu in there? you should start a new thread in the watercooling section. youll likely get more responses.
I can't tell from this angle, but maybe they're going to mount the card vertically?
Theres plenty of room to mount a gpu as the res is more forward in placement than it seems.
Here is my first custom loop in my new system build. I got some more changes planned and I may redo a couple of the pipes I did.
EK quantum water block
Primochill ddc pump in white
Primchill fittings in white
Primochill 480mm radiator in white
View 71 case that was black and painted white.
Seasonic snow silent prime
Gskill trident rgb 16 GB 3200 14-14-14-34
1 TB evo 970
240GB OCZ vertex 2
EVGA 1070 FTW
Enermax rgb fans
Asus Prime x470-pro
Can't seen to be able to post pics in this thread.
Here is a link to an album.
well done. the case looks sweet! the rad almost vanishes into the case. it makes it look like the tubes going into it are just suspended there
Thanks, I manage to shoehorn in a 480 where the spec's say 420 max. So I got lucky with this goof and honestly happy with the result.
Now that I'm all done I want to start over. Very much tight quarters in there. GPUs almost not fit!
Thermaltake Spedo Case
Gigabyte Z390 Master MB w/ 9900K Cpu
Heatkiller IV - AlphaCool Nexxus 240mmx60mm Rad - Coolgate 360HD Rad
Primochil Bloodshed 7/16 tubing with Bitspower 7/16 fittings
Clocked her up to 5.0 Ghz @ 1.325v max temp under Prime95 SmallFFT @ 60 - 70 Deg per core
Looking good, buddy! Well done! =)
I only wish I had a little more room in there to fit a 2080. May need a full pci-e riser kit to make that work.
Lighting looks really blue in this picture but it's actually white.
My Enermax Liqtech 360 finally went downhill so it is high time I threw my custom loop in.
Most of my system specs are in my sig, but here is a list of the parts I used for this:
Bysksi A-Ryzen ThV2-X (compatible with TR4 and AM4 mounts)
Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 360 - (that red thing up top)
3x Enermax UCTBP12P-C (twister bearing pressure fans - very good fans repurposed from the outgoing Enermax AIO cooler)
Barrow 190mm res/DDC pump top
Laing v3.25 DDC pump (non-rebranded)
Primochill clear 3/8 ID - 5/8 OD hose
A handful of 3/8" / 10mm barbs + Clamps (not compression fittings)
Again it is not built to be pretty so very few concessions are made to hide wiring or add disco lights.
At stock speeds this thing does not go past 54C with both Prime95 (small ffts) & CPUz stress functions running. Later on I may see how fast I can push it while staying at a comfortable heat/noise envelope
Custom rad bracket courtesy of ModMyMods, and it was time for a coolant change so I decided to join the 2% club!
Really nice, how do you like the 'case'? I have a 420 rad and am tired of my Define XL and thinking of moving to one. Also, what are the fans?
I absolutely love my Core P5. IMO, it's the ultimate modder's case. It's sturdy, well-built, and the simple geometries it uses means that making custom parts for it (like that rad bracket!) is a pretty straighforward thing to do. I love that it displays your hardware and that you can very easily remove the window if you prefer. I don't like the glaring smudge-magnet, myself. Also, as you can imagine, it makes working on something like a custom loop into a breeze. You'd think having the fans out there would be noisy, but I find that since they aren't pulling through any meshes or grilles, they're much quieter than they were in a case. My D5 pump at 3000 rpm is the loudest part of the machine at idle, and the fans under load are audible, but just sound like... whoosh, not a zillion whispered whistles. It's also really nice being able to just grab a can of air and clean the thing right on your desk without needing to disassemble it. It also collects a lot less dust than move normal cases I've owned (somehow - still scratching my head on that one.)
I've been through a few cases in the few years that I've been back in the PC building scene, and this one is far and away my absolute favorite. I have no intent to move to a different case.
The fans are NB Eloops with Phanteks Halos on them. =)
Here's my current water rig nothing special compared to the insane setup you guys are running. I might have to take it all down and switch tubing as the current one was left over uv tubing which looks a bit dirty. (pc specs in signature).
Shee, it's more polished than any of mine. Looks good!
You filed you loop with milk??!! OMFG!!
j.k. It looks great.
1) Upgraded the remaining GPUs to Titan RTX.
1) Upgraded CPU to i9-9980xe. Started running some CPU-heavy workloads and needed more cores
2) Upgraded two of the GPUs to Titan RTX. Needed more VRAM. Considering upgrading the other two GPUs to match.
Still a work in progress, but here we go...
First of all, I'd like to make an excuse for the spaghetti tubing: it is set up so that any component section can be hot-swapped to create a functional loop no matter which single failure happens. It isn't quite as clean as it could be, but the extra tubing lengths are required to support that without kinking. Also, the reservoir levels will be evened out once this purge is complete.
Secondly, a little backstory:
I'm a mechanical engineer who routinely has GPU-intensive workloads (renders and various simulations), with jobs sometimes running multiple weeks. I had built the smaller 2-GPU rig in my sig and it was (and is) wonderful. Some new business came in which would benefit from (and pay for) having two more GPUs. Turns out that that rig wasn't physically large enough to handle four watercooled GPUs and the associated bits, plus I needed a CPU with more PCI lanes. An upgrade was required, and scope creep came rushing in.
I needed space for, at a minimum, two 360x60mm rads plus fans plus pump. But wouldn't it be nice to have extra GPU cooling capacity, like twin 360x60mm rads? And then maybe a 240 for the CPU? Seems like it could be useful to set the GPUs up on two standalone loops, for redundancy. You know, if I added QDCs, I could hot swap those loops. Hmmm... looks like the 1000D is one of like three cases that can fit this. Oh wow - it can support twin 480s up front? And so on.....
Next came the GPUs I figured I should probably buy whatever is the latest gen GPUs for the two new ones. But then I thought, "wouldn't this be easier if all four GPUs were the same?"
And that's pretty much how I ended up at the final build spec. It's a wonderful workhorse. I haven't had a chance to do any overclocking just yet since I'm still waiting on the electrician to come run a dedicated 220V circuit for it. Even at stock settings, it manages to dim the lights on the existing 15A 110V circuit.
Without further ado, the build as best I can remember off the top of my head:
i9-9980XE @ stock clock
Asus ROG Rampage Extreme VI
128GB Corsair Vengeance LPX
2TB Samsung 970 EVO M.2
4x Nvidia RTX Titan
2x EVGA Powerlink (pumps block the use of 2 more)
2x Corsair 8-wire GPU PSU leads since I actually ran out of the ones included with the PSU. WTF. Still have plenty of floppy drive connectors though!
Nvidia NVlink bridge (cut down by 3mm in order to fit w/waterblocks in place)
Alphacool Eisbaer Solo
360x60mm Alphacool NexXxos UT60
Two loops, each composed of:
2x Alphacool Eisblock GPX-N
480x60mm Alphacool NexXxos UT60
Alphacool VPP655 PWM
Alphacool Eisdeck w/Eisbecher 250mm reservoir
To serve as an SLI bridge for each pair of GPUs, I bent a short section of hard tubing to connect blocks
Connectors and fittings:
6x Alphacool 45deg rotary connectors
10x Alphacool 90deg rotary connectors
8x Alphacool Eiszapfen HF quick disconnect
4x Alphacool HF 20mm Male-Female Extenders
16x Alphacool HF Compression Fitting
4x Alphacool Eiszapfen HT Compression Fitting
Alphacool Eiswasser Crystal Red UV-active, 2L
Alphacool Schlauch Alpha Tube HF 13/10, clear
22x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB
2x Corsair ML140 Pro (modification required to fit into case)
2x Corsair Commander Pro (one of them comes with the case)
5x Corsair Node Pro RGB Controllers (strictly speaking, only 4 are required, but dividing the GPU fans into sets of 4 makes config and troubleshooting MUCH easier)
Roughly 22,000x zipties used for cable management
Remaining to-do list:
Install Aura so that I can turn off the mobo RGB except during error states
The pump tray inside the 1000D isn't actually big enough to fit both GPU pumps as-is. It's too narrow by roughly the thickness of the button head screws between the two pumps. I need to buy dowel pins so that I can stick the two Eisdecks together without screws between them. This should bring the two reservoirs parallel to each other.
I designed a pair of SLI bridges and had them machined for me. I really should get around to installing those soon.
Adjust GPU loop tube lengths to allow for cleaner routing
Replace the Corsair controls with something that isn't toy-grade where possible
I might try running the GPUs as a single two-pump loop with two-rads (GPUs->Pump 1->Rad 1->Pump 2->Rad 2)
If I feel crazy after clocking the GPUs, I might add a second 360x60mm rad up top and then replumb things so that those run in series with the main GPU rads.
Make custom cables to clean up the rats nest in the back.
Get the second srew for the pump tray to screw in. One of Corsair's many cockups with this case is that there isn't enough vertical clearance on the pump tray for two sets of pump screws.
Leave an angry comment on every YouTube video which claims to have put twin 140s into the exhaust position. I KNOW YOU'RE LYING AND I HAVE PROOF.
And the images. First up, this is what it normally looks like while on. I have all fan lights set to off at normal operating temps.
In an alarm condition, the relevant loop lights will turn on red. This is with a simulated alarm condition in all three loops:
This is that same simulated alarm condition but with the glass side panel installed:
Going to tweak and add some things, but this it finally.
Nothing like your guys rigs but finally repaired my pump of my old loop and getting back into PC gaming.
Switech mcr320, d-tek fuzion V1 (modded bracket to work with newer cpus) and a phobya dc12-400 pump. Cooling my 4670k @ 4600hmz getting 30c idle, 69c full load in stress testing and 62c in games
Been meaning to redo the loop, but just can't be bothered. New build though!
Cleaned out the rig today, almost three years still going strong.