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Old 06-09-15, 11:57 AM
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CURSE YOU, STOP GIVING ME IDEAS WHICH MAKE ME WANT TO REDO MY LOOP!!!

Seriously though, I'm really, really digging this! The chrome Raystorm looks the business too.

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Old 06-09-15, 12:26 PM
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CURSE YOU, STOP GIVING ME IDEAS WHICH MAKE ME WANT TO REDO MY LOOP!!!

Seriously though, I'm really, really digging this! The chrome Raystorm looks the business too.
He he, look away!

Cheers Alpenwasser, the chrome Raystorms are worth quite a bit now apparently.
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Old 06-09-15, 01:10 PM
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He he, look away!

Cheers Alpenwasser, the chrome Raystorms are worth quite a bit now apparently.
Haha, yeah they were a limited run or something like that, right?
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Old 07-09-15, 07:23 PM
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Haha, yeah they were a limited run or something like that, right?
Not sure, but the normal copper ones have gone up in price too, probably due to the cost of the raw material.
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Old 08-09-15, 04:50 PM
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Update

Another day, another update

First, a nice easy modification to the Silverstone FT02 - upgrade the USB ports on the top of the case to USB3.0. I bought the case so long ago before it came with USB3.0 at the top.



Next, is some retrospect, although you could consider it cheating . The next few parts are things I did last year (see my last project Black In Control) but are relevant to this build to illustrate the project as a whole.

I modified the Corsair AX1200 PSU and the air intake of the FT02 by changed the original fan of the AX1200 (because it was crap and making a high pitched whine) to a Noctua, much better, and dremelled out the restrictive fan guarding of the FT02. Made sure the filter still fitted though.



Again, another part done last year but this is more relevant - the cooling part of the build - the combination of the Watercool MO-RA 4x180 radiator and Aqua Computer Aqualis reservoir. I think that's enough radiator and fans to handle overclocked i7 4770K @4.7GHz, 2x 980Ti's and a motherboard chipset .



In the image below, 1. Aqua Computer Aqualis and USB D5 pump, 2. the bracket mounted to the radiator, 3. the Aqualis base and pump fitted, and finally 4. the borosilicate glass reservoir fitted (the tubing was not the final routing).



This was connected to the case by use of some Koolance Quick Disconnects (QDCs).





Next is some maintenance to the above radiator and reservoir, then moving on to some more mods, thanks for reading!
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looking very nice mate. Have you tried the 4 x 180 rad for and idea on it's performance ? I've been curious amount the 2x version, for that new Silverstone case with the HEPA filter
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looking very nice mate. Have you tried the 4 x 180 rad for and idea on it's performance ? I've been curious amount the 2x version, for that new Silverstone case with the HEPA filter
Yeah, I've been using the MO-RA for almost a year and it handled the load of an overclocked i7 4770K and two 780Ti's more than admirably. When the pc is idling it runs in passive mode if I have the window open. With the four 180mm fans it's very quiet too, and also makes an effective bug masher for any insects that get too close!
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He, now you've just reminded me that I still have a MoRa laying around here somewhere with nothing to use it for. And two SR-1 240s. Curse of water cooling I suppose.
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When I reached the left 980Ti I wasn't entirely happy with the routing of the pipes for it.

~snip~

So I went with a kind of staggered overlapping layout which I like better. This is the final layout, well, until I replace the copper pipes with the chromed copper - the pipes fitted will be my templates so that I don't waste a lot of the chromed tubing.





~snip~



Still lots to do, with further modding to the 980Ti's. Please leave a comment if you'd like and I'll update again soon!

Really like the staggered tubing at the last card. This will look amazing in chrome.
I've never water cooled but do like the looks of parallel loops. Just look cleaner IMHO and if they don't affect performance what's not to like. Nice work! - very jealous!
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Update

Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates, life got in the way as it does but I have been busy modding behind the scenes. This post is going to be a bit wordy but with plenty of interesting pictures.

I really wanted to crack on and get the mods to the 980Ti’s that I intended. There will be destruction! I still wanted to use the computer so thought I’d only remove one 980Ti, mod it, then swap it. As the loop is parallel a simple bypass in place of the removed card would just have meant the water would go straight in and right back out again, so I had to “dead end” the pipework where the removed 980Ti once was fitted. I thought this would have done it, but oh no…



So I went with a simple return pipe and crushed the middle of it so that no water could flow through it. This worked



Here is a summary of my intended mods for the two 980Ti's, some of which I have already mentioned:



I shall cover each of the above mods in more detail when I get to them in the flow of the project.

First up, modifying the vapour chamber heatsinks. I first started on one from a Titan (non X) cooler that I got earlier, this type is bare metal, silver in appearance.

In reference to the image below:

1. The stock cooler from a Titan.
2. Marked up the required cuts using the mounting bracket from the water block.
3. Rather than use a Dremel I tought I'd save some time and use my circular saw. As I had no idea as to what was in the "vapour chamber" of the heatsink, I wore all the PPE - goggles, ear defenders, gloves and double filter mask - See no evil, hear no evil, feel no evil, smell no evil!
4. Unfortunately it's not the best quality cut finish.



Then I thought I'd use the circular saw to cut the thicker area of the heatsink that contacts the GPU core.... this didn't go so well!



The saw blade must have caught something; it ripped the heatsink from the clamp, almost taking my finger with it, thankfully wore my rubber coated gloves. Hey folk, always use PPE! Just as well it was the test heatsink, it's scrap metal now.



Scapped the idea of the circular saw and went back to the trusted Dremel.



Both Titan X sacrificial heatsinks cut. The masking tape was in place to see the marking for cutting but also to stop the fins from vibrating while cutting.



Have you ever wondered what's in the vapour chamber of the heatsinks? So did I, and I had to flatten them anyway for mounting, so time to open one up.





Emm...interesting..


That's all for now, more soon!
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