Project Orthrus - Smallest SLI mATX case (V2)

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by LukeD, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. LukeD

    LukeD Limp Gawd

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    By the way a small update where I'm at with all the testing.
    I'm waiting for some 1/4" 10/13mm fittings from Alphacool to get here.
    Somehow when i was ordering all the water cooling gear I managed to overlook the amount of fittings ill need.
    Its very painful to have to wait for the gear to get here ( ETA Friday ) so my testing will commence then.... In the meantime I do have another small teaser for everyone ....

    Looks like the last and final test (everything water-cooled) will be going ahead :)
    The top GPU will support normal full card water blocks, like those from EK or Bitspower, but the bottom GPU will support universal GPU coolers only (due to the terminals on the full card GPU water blocks exceeding the reference card height limit for the bottom GPU in the case)

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  2. Please do not use such clear colour font! For those of us who use a white background it is very hard to see!

    Regarding the pictures....I fail to see the difference between #2 and #3. So you drilled holes for test #3 but temperatures are worse?!?!?!?! And where exactly did you trill the wholes if you have the psu on top?!
     
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    Font colour of what ? On the pictures ? On the forum I'm using the default font / colour.

    Please read my post and look at the picture more carefully.
     
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  5. LukeD

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    Hi Leandro,

    Yes, Li-Heat is my riser supplier of choice right now. Their cables are really great quality and the exact thickness that I need.... not to mention nice and black :)

    Unless something drastically changes I will be using them as a supplier for this case :)
     
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    What would be the maximum free VGA space?

    I hated this block model from EK, now I love it! LOL :D:D:D:D:D
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    We still have salvation! To use block full on both VGA!
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    http://shop.xs-pc.com/xsp/XSPC-Full-Cover-BLADE-Nvidia-GTX-1080-Waterblock_58870.html

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    Sorry for the photos too big, but does the space that has between the VGAs I could put some block of xspc or aphacool?
     
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    For the top GPU slot the maximum space clearance above the GPU for a g1/4" terminal is about 26-27mm.
    For the bottom GPU there is no clearance so the XSPC water block won't work.
    I think the alpha cool one will with 2x45 adapter from EK twisted into an S-shape.
    I actually bought an alpha cool to test however, i bought the wrong revision (m5) and i was supposed to buy (m0) for the reference 1080. Silly me didn't do my research and bought too quickly.
    hence my second purchase was the universal GPU cooler.
    But yes, i think that EK and alpha cool will work :)
     
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    hahaha just kidding - it is your case! And that's exactly what prototyping is for, right? ;) I'm sure you did a great job.

    Thanks for the welcome - happy to be here! We've been keeping tabs on the build from afar, but it's nice to be a part of the conversation sometimes too.
     
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  9. LukeD

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    Definitely good to have Protocase representation on the forums :) I'm sure lots of people will have many questions for you ;)
     
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    The text prava quoted is an example of when you used a light-grey color, which is very hard to read for those of us using the "light" (e.g. with white background) theme/style here on hardforum.
     
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    Thank you backfeed. I fixed it now. I didn't realise that had happened. I copied and pasted the text out of notepad and a [/COLOR] tag was inserted. I've removed it now. Should be better hopefully ;)
     
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    Here's a little teaser while i get all the thermal results together ;)

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    Finally managed to whip this up. Updates in the first post as well. Thermal images coming soon as well.

    Benchmarks - Noise / Power Consumption / Temperature:


    Test Configuration:
    CPU - Intel 6800K (@3.4GHz)
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB)
    MB - EVGA Micro 2 X99
    GPU 1 - nVidia GTX 1080
    GPU 2 - nVidia GTX 1080
    CPU AIR Cooler - ID Cooling IS-VC45
    GPU AIR Cooler - Founders Edition Blower
    CPU AIO Cooler - Kelvin S24
    CPU CL Cooler - Kelvin S24 (cpu block/pump combo)
    GPU CL Waterblock 1 - EK-FC1080 GTX - Nickel
    GPU CL Waterblock 2 - Koolance GPU 220
    Thermal Paste - EK


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    Fahrenheit version:


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    And here are the thermal images corresponding to tests 6, 7, 8 and 9 from the above table

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    I've just ordered one of those for a test fit ;)
     
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    Good benchmarks, temperature 8 and 9 for me are good, I live in a very hot country, if I can use the same with these temperatures for me it's very good!

    I like the news!

    Is it not possible to use the direct connections of the block, would be perfect to by the two VGAs in the loop with the same block. (photoshopped)
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    Or cut/sanding a little of the part that secures the connections to the point of fitting an angle.
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    Could it be that this angle would be to use this xspc block in the second VGA?
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    Dimensions:
    Length: 23mm
    Width: D16mm
    Height: 19mm

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  17. LukeD

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    I think it might be possible to use just the block itself.
    Also the low profile fittings.
    I should have this XSPC water block in 1-2 days I'll let you know then :D
     
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    Leandro, where did you find this picture ?
    I'm trying to find more information about this exact block because it seems like it doesn't have screw holes for the terminal ?

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    In the rush of work I just forgot to mark that it was a version I made in photoshop, sorry
    How I want it under that terminal that way!
     
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  20. LukeD

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    Lol me too ;) we'll find out shortly :D i should have the water block today.
     
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    So a little bit of bad news .... looks like the connectors on the XSPC water block are not threaded below the water block.
    As it stands , the current terminal will be obstructed by the PCIe riser cable in the card above. Which is a shame.
    The good news is that you can just get an acrylic terminal made with the terminals pointing out sideways or sticking out a bit more.

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    XSPC does not facilitate our life! LOL
    I'm here thinking, use four screws a little longer to fasten it from the top side, make a thread in this two holes from above and fix the connectors straight.
    Does the block hole fit to fit a G1 / 4 connection?
     
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    Yeah that's what I'm going to do, is get a plastic shop to drill some acrylic for me i think :)
    The hole looks like G1/4" just not threaded.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it!
     
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    Another block that would be perfect for the project but a VGA would not fit I think it is higher.
    ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm
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    Just a quick update guys.

    Ive been travelling a lot for work recently so haven't had much time with the project, however....
    I'm still working on getting some custom terminals made for the XSPC water blocks. It seems to be quite challenging for my local plastic places in Australia.
    Once I have that done I'll be able to complete the build and finally show it off a little ;)

    In the meantime there is one other thing I'm trying to sort out, but since its a surprise I can't divulge any more information on that :)
     
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    These TT cables won't work because they have a straight connector, not an L-shaped one. L-shaped is required for this case.
     
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    NDA dropped...tell the Illuminati it's time to spill the beans! :)
     
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    So
     
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  33. LukeD

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    I'm still working on that :)

    In the meantime here's a little tease of my own build that I'd like to keep in the case :)

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    Playing around with the 1080 Ti's .... (aka ... the FSP octopus attacks !!!!) :)

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    some interesting facts ...
    Flex SLI bridges as still as good if not better than HB :p

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    7700k overclocking is not all its hyped up to be (i guess it depends on the resolution) :p

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  35. LukeD

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    Here's some more interesting benchmarks:

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    Coming up on a month with no activity here, I suspect the Illuminati actually got to LukeD and picked him off for such forward thinking, LOL.

    I got a 1080 about 4 months ago because it was forced upon me to get a new graphics card instead of being able to wait for the 1080Ti, anyone got suggestions on the best (most cost effective) route for upgrading to a 1080Ti from my normal 1080?
     
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    Hey Omen and everyone else waiting on an update...
    I've been travelling for work for the last 3 weeks, which has made it impossible for me to work on this project.
    Unfortunately that's the nature of my work.

    I'm still alive however and I will have some news soon (tm) ..... i promise :)

    In the meantime, another little teaser:

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    I have been following for a little while now but finally decided to sign up to this forum just because of this build! Looks great and can't wait to get my hands on one if/when they are available to us plebs!
     
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    Awesome ! Welcome to the forums. Im humbled by your support :) Wish i could spend more time on the case and build right now, but looks like i'll be away from home for another 2 weeks at least. But words like yours help me reinvigorate me to pursue the manufacturing of the case :) Much appreciated !
     
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