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Old 29-09-20, 09:09 PM
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Newish rig sorta kinda maybe.

So I bought a Threadripper board and CPU (1920x and X399 Carbon) to replace my ailing X99 rig. I was going to throw it into the Alienware case and put the H80i V2 on but well, I had a spare water block. This one.



At first I thought I would just shove it all in the silver Alienware (Dianoga) and bingo bongo new rig. Sadly I forgot that the silver Alienware can't really hold more than one 2.5" drive, so that idea was kinda screwed. I have about 5 hard drives I need in this new build.

IDK if you remember Dianoga, but here is the last shot of it running before it got stripped out.



That was an awfully long time ago. Maybe two years or more, IDK. I threw what I had into the Triad case and it's been used in that since. But it's annoying me once again because of its lack of cooling potential, so once again it will be shoved in storage.

Not sure what case I am going with yet but it will be water focused.



I know, it's a mess. The rest of the fittings are in a Quality Street tin lol. Thankfully I know where they all are. Some of them are nasty cheapo things, and I am not in the mood for them so I bought 5 of these.



I know I have some Monsoon chainguns in green and possibly silver that were in there, but it has been so long I just don't remember. What I did need was a way to use the D5 pump that is in there without the bay res thing. Mostly because cases these days don't have bays, but also because it has hairline cracks in the back (doesn't leak) but it looks like ass. Someone gave it all to me free (the EK 360 rad and the pump bay res).

So I got this.





Basically a nasty plain black top is £35. That was £33, for the pump cover, "top" thing and the stand. Cool beans.

I also ordered 3m of clear hose, and will be reusing my Bitspower Z tank 100mm. It should literally bolt straight onto the pump.

The rest will be coming out of the Alienware Triad (so Aorus PSU, drives, GPU etc).

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Old 30-09-20, 10:02 AM
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Right well now this is turning into something mildly exciting.

Last night I began the boresome task of trying to find a case. I found a few, but by the time I had them how I wanted them they were either £250 or I would have to take risks on a cheap case no one has reviewed and take my chances everything would fit.

I lined up several options (which I won't lie I wasted most of a day doing) but none of them really appealed to me. I decided to sleep on it, then order one when I landed at my mother's today.

And I nearly did. However for some reason this thing popped up.



Interesting. So I decided to look at the cases it would work in. See, most of these are around the same price (about £80) but unfortunately the cases they need to fit and work properly are north of £150. However, that one listed these cases.

PHANTEKS Enthoo Primo
PHANTEKS Enthoo Pro
PHANTEKS Enthoo Enthoo Pro TG
PHANTEKS Enthoo Luxe
PHANTEKS Enthoo Luxe TG
PHANTEKS Evolv ATX
PHANTEKS Evolv ATX TG
PHANTEKS Enthoo Pro M
PHANTEKS Enthoo Pro M TG
PHANTEKS Evolv X
PHANTEKS Eclipse P600S
PHANTEKS Enthoo Luxe 2

So I was like "OK, let's just run Enthoo and see how much we laugh".

I stopped laughing when this popped up on OCUK clearance for £59.



I couldn't have ordered it any faster. £148. Less than I was prepared to spend on just a case.

Oh and yeah, it won't look anything like this.

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Old 30-09-20, 10:24 AM
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You certainly have a lot of unique looking parts!

That CPU block is gorgeous.
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Old 30-09-20, 11:44 AM
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That block was £32. Amazing what you can get from China for peanuts tbh. It looks lovely all lit up too.

OK so I did the tear down earlier. Took a while. Got tons of fittings (5 Monsoon chain guns, few XSPC, three Monsoon fat ass rotaries etc).



Now let's see which of our sharp eyed members can see what I have screwed up.



Look back through the thread and tell me which part I ordered that I had to cancel lol.
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OK I now haz all the fittings.

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OK so maybe you noticed that I had ordered a D5 kit for a DDC pump lmao. DOH.

Thankfully I managed to cancel it. Could have sworn this pump was a D5

Got these instead, cost about the same.



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That ought to do the ordering.
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Ordered two kits of those last night. Issue is the ram I have is red, which is no good in a green themed build.

Then the issues started lol.

I watched a few reviews of the case on YT and they all complained about the packing for the case.



Now I can see why. Thing is, I didn't even order a windowed version. Am currently getting that sorted. Here is the clear coolant I ordered LOL



So aye, that's no good either.

Hopefully I can come to some sort of resolution on the case because it's fine otherwise (will explain later) and then I can start building in it.

The board and CPU came too. Never bought a second hand board that was so complete tbh. Like, everything is there.
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Sorted it with OCUK. First thing to do was take the entire chassis apart and change out the front 200mm white fan for two Eloop.



Frames were left over from the Alienware build.

Get rads ready (they have been cleaned) and fit the fans on etc. Then mount the top rad into the roof panel.



Mess



Fit the rads to the case, put the top back on.



Fit distro panel (temp, it still has plastic peel on it) and see if the vert riser fits.



And then tidy up.



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Fitted the first (and only for now) tube.



Was more of a test as to how much skin I was going to lose. Not as much as XSPC hose it would seem.
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