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Forum: Project Logs 02-09-16, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Costas
Thanks...! BTW - the quarter acre house...

Thanks...!


BTW - the quarter acre house block and 'PUB' around the corner is still fairly prevalent Downunder (especially so here in Adelaide) - So had to build to suit the local conditions...:D
Forum: Project Logs 02-09-16, 12:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
2nd GPU added and final plumbing complete. ...

2nd GPU added and final plumbing complete.

Coolant fill was a tad over 4.5 Litres...:eek:

Even with all those 90 degree fittings etc - Flow with pumps running at 100% is a tad over 1.4 GPM......
Forum: Project Logs 21-08-16, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Costas
Asus Formula VIII motherboard fixed into its...

Asus Formula VIII motherboard fixed into its resting place.

This allowed me to finalise the tubing from the top radiator down to the inbuilt VRM water-block, then to the CPU and then into the...
Forum: Project Logs 21-08-16, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Costas
Added two more Bitspower valves to facilitate...

Added two more Bitspower valves to facilitate complete draining of coolant in areas which would normally have coolant get 'stuck' due to uphill/vertical runs of my tubing.

...
Forum: Project Logs 20-08-16, 02:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
The rotameter is a central feature and I wanted...

The rotameter is a central feature and I wanted to ensure that it it was highlighted when running the rig.

As it comes with no lighting as such I pondered on the best method to give it some pop.
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Forum: Project Logs 14-08-16, 02:41 AM
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Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
Build so far amounted to this...... ...

Build so far amounted to this......


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/CvhZiW.jpg




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/zrrcoU.jpg
Forum: Project Logs 14-08-16, 02:33 AM
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Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
A bit of detail around the interconnection from...

A bit of detail around the interconnection from the mid Alphacool UT60-560 rad to the lower Alphacool Monsta-560 rad.

As the lower rad is much thicker I had to also incorporate a horizontal offset...
Forum: Project Logs 14-08-16, 02:26 AM
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Posted By Costas
Next step was to install the third and lowest 560...

Next step was to install the third and lowest 560 rad into the lower pedestal section.

Once that was complete a drain valve was installed which required a small bracket so that the Bitspower valve...
Forum: Project Logs 12-08-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Costas
EK's Dual D5 CSQ pump top kitted out with a pair...

EK's Dual D5 CSQ pump top kitted out with a pair of Aquacomputer USB D5's.

I reckon this was one of the very last Dual D5 CSQ pump tops in captivity when I installed it. Unfortunately these...
Forum: Project Logs 12-08-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
At this point in time I had to knock up some form...

At this point in time I had to knock up some form of mounting bracket for my dual pump assembly.

The base cover on the Caselabs case is manufactured from thin gauge aluminium and is not designed...
Forum: Project Logs 12-08-16, 09:48 AM
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Posted By Costas
.......a few more components added Alphacool...

.......a few more components added

Alphacool XT45-560 sized rad up top now installed as well as an Alphacool UT60-560 in the mid chamber.

Phantek PH-F140MP fans setup for push pull operation.
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Forum: Project Logs 12-08-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
The Caselabs STH10 will fit them however I do not...

The Caselabs STH10 will fit them however I do not really like the main motherboard section of the STH10 as its designed to accept the much larger & less common HTPX sized motherboards.

This makes...
Forum: Project Logs 12-08-16, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
Thanks...glad you are enjoying the build. ...

Thanks...glad you are enjoying the build.

I'll have some more pics up shortly.
Forum: Project Logs 12-08-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,326
Posted By Costas
Nevermind the PC... Awesome work in crafting that...

Nevermind the PC... Awesome work in crafting that skull...
Forum: Project Logs 11-08-16, 03:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
View at the rear of the main panel. First up...

View at the rear of the main panel.

First up was the fill port setup - With a bit of luck the fill port lined up with a factory cutout in the top of the SMA8. A small square shaped piece of scrap...
Forum: Project Logs 10-08-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
2x Modified XSPC reservoirs configured for...

2x Modified XSPC reservoirs configured for parallel operation and Rotameter installed...!

You may note that the reservoirs and rotameter are offset to the left of the main motherboard panel (as...
Forum: Project Logs 10-08-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
One of the unique features of my build (IMO...:D)...

One of the unique features of my build (IMO...:D) was the inclusion of a fully fledged rotameter.

From the outset I wanted to include a visual flow meter device that was a tad more 'engineering'...
Forum: Project Logs 06-08-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
Modification consists of cutting an internal...

Modification consists of cutting an internal keyway for the addition of a Bitspower Aquapipe-1.


Bitspower Aquapipe-1:


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/661/JUNrRc.jpg
Forum: Project Logs 06-08-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
Déjà vu runs a dual reservoir configuration but...

Déjà vu runs a dual reservoir configuration but within a single loop design.

The reservoirs are configured for true parallel operation.

This allows me to achieve a symmetrical layout within the...
Forum: Project Logs 06-08-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
Fan choice came down to the relatively new EK...

Fan choice came down to the relatively new EK Varder series Vs Phantek's MP series.

I ended up opting for the Phantek PH-F140MP fans as these had IMO a much smoother/quieter fan profile when I...
Forum: Project Logs 06-08-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
The Caselabs SMA8 is designed to carry 560 sized...

The Caselabs SMA8 is designed to carry 560 sized rads in its lower bowels but only a 480 sized rad up top.

I really wanted to install a 560 rad up top so the top section required enlarging. With...
Forum: Project Logs 05-08-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,564
Posted By Costas
Déjà vu - Liquid Cooled SMA8 with a twist

Hi to you all from DownUnder....!

Déjà vu was completed earlier this year, however I only stumbled in OC3D'd forum the other month so I have decided to post up a build thread for our friends...
Forum: Asus UK Customer Care Forums 24-07-16, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,253
Posted By Costas
Thanks..! If I get keen I can add a build log...

Thanks..! If I get keen I can add a build log (completed of course...) onto OC3D for UK folk.



CPU is 6700K running @ a comfortable 4.8GHz.. Runs @ 5GHz but Vcore is a bit high for my liking...
Forum: Corsair Customer Care Forum 22-06-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 55,200
Posted By Costas
I can confirm that the demo bug/issue noted above...

I can confirm that the demo bug/issue noted above by Grey_beard has been resolved in firmware v2.05.

I was having keyboard detection issues on powerup due to the demo mode kicking in way too early...
Forum: Asus UK Customer Care Forums 21-06-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,916
Posted By Costas
Just another tip for next time - You can actually...

Just another tip for next time - You can actually reboot directly into a UEFI bios from Windows 8 or 10 simply by holding down the Shift key while selecting Restart...
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