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Old 19-01-13, 11:12 AM
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a Shinobi XL

Yeah I've finally decided to put up some pics of the rig I've been working on for the longest time. Or so it feels like anyway.

More as a year ago I decided to build a watercooled rig in a Shinobi XL. I've built a watercooled rig before but that was a long time ago. And I wanted to do it right. So I bought my parts and mounted them in the case on a aircooler. So I could test all the components and in the mean time plan out the build.
Specs:
Intel Core i7 3930k
MSI Big Bang Xpower II
Mushkin Blackline 16GB, PC3-17000, 1899MHz 4x4GB
Asus Radeon HD 7970
Corsair Force GT 240Gb
Corsair Neutron GTX 240Gb
Corsair AX850
Shinobi XL, Black Logo




While I was using the rig I bought the majority of my watercooling parts
EK-Bay Spin Reservoir
EK-D5 Dual Top
Alphacool VPP655 (D5) vario
Alphacool Nexxos UT60 360
Alphacool Nexxos UT60 240
XSPC Big Bang Xpower II Chipset Blocks
EK Suppremacy Acetal+Nickel
EK-FC7970 Acetal+Nickel / with Backplate

Over the year I had some health issues, wich required some minor changes in lifestyle so the project lay dormant for a month or 3. After that I picked up on it again and made some changes to the case. Built it back up, ordered some parts, Dissasembled, fitted them, Built it up again and so on. This has gone on for the majority of past year. Made some changes to the other rig too in between.

I'm not there yet, by far but progress is really starting to show and I really want to finish it now. Still waiting for some parts and some minor things need to be redone. Could still take a month or 2

So I'll post these teaser pics and let me know what you think of it. I'll take and post some more in detail photo's next time I tear it down, also showing off what has been done to the case.


Hooray for crappy Phone Camera's


Progress so far

Thank You to Tom, for Inspiring me to start modding again (and his cool SSD on MB stands mounting idea )

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Old 19-01-13, 11:29 AM
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looks really nice , you can see the time taken to think about the loop, ssd looks good :-) cant wait to see the finished rig
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Old 19-01-13, 11:40 AM
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looks sweet, loving the red black and white colour scheme
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Old 19-01-13, 11:56 AM
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Bottom of the mobo looks so empty, haha! Why are you using 2 8pins for the CPU? Just for looks?
Too bad the PSU isn't red! That would be so awesome!
I can imagine a lot of tubing in the CPU area. How's the loop going to go around?
I hope you're going to hide that molex under the res =)
Very good job so far =]
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Old 19-01-13, 12:50 PM
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Thank You for the great response guys

@madness777

Lol, Yeah I've noticed it too. It's a giant empty space below the Graphics card. Most likely a sound card and another graphics card will be added in time. Or some Fuzzy Dice Still undecided

The 2x8pin is indeed for looks, only one will get connected.

The entire PSU in red might be a bit much. Altough a red accent would be cool indeed. Maybe I could remake the AX850 sticker with some red accents. Will look into that.

It's gonna be tight to loop it up, still awaiting some fittings. The intention is to loop it so short and tidy as possible. Not really paying attention to loop order except res to pump.
Order will most likely be
Res-> Pumps -> 240 Rad -> VGA -> Chipset -> CPU -> Mosfet -> 360 Rad -> back to res

Yep Molex, will be wired trough a hole on the rearpanel just next to the pumps, As you see it's not connected yet, because I still need to cut the molexes off and put some other connectors on that fit trough the hole
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Old 19-01-13, 01:20 PM
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Thank You for the great response guys

@madness777

Lol, Yeah I've noticed it too. It's a giant empty space below the Graphics card. Most likely a sound card and another graphics card will be added in time. Or some Fuzzy Dice Still undecided

The 2x8pin is indeed for looks, only one will get connected.

The entire PSU in red might be a bit much. Altough a red accent would be cool indeed. Maybe I could remake the AX850 sticker with some red accents. Will look into that.

It's gonna be tight to loop it up, still awaiting some fittings. The intention is to loop it so short and tidy as possible. Not really paying attention to loop order except res to pump.
Order will most likely be
Res-> Pumps -> 240 Rad -> VGA -> Chipset -> CPU -> Mosfet -> 360 Rad -> back to res

Yep Molex, will be wired trough a hole on the rearpanel just next to the pumps, As you see it's not connected yet, because I still need to cut the molexes off and put some other connectors on that fit trough the hole
Haha! Fuzzy dice would look so unique!

I didn't mean the entire PSU lol, I meant like the sticker, yeah, like the new AX series from Corsair, or something! Would look cool!

I thought the loop is going to go around just like that =) I also think this is the best way, cuz warm water rises, plus, the top rad is going to be warmer than the front one, so a big + on that!
Will you be using painted fittings? And what color is the coolant going to be?
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Old 19-01-13, 01:44 PM
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Nice work here !

I'm deffo jelly !
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Hardware: Shinobi XL w.custom window | Msi Z77A-GD65 | i5 3570k | 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz | 7970 Lightning BE | AX 850 | SSD's: Samsung 830 128GB , Corsair Force GT 120 GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 750 GB | XonarD2X | Edifier S730 | iiyama prolite g2773hs-gb1 |

Watercooling: EK supremacy p/n | EK 7970Ltg. a/n | D5+EK Top | UT60 360 and 240 rads | EK X3 150 res. | Tygon 13/19mm | Bitspower C.fittings |


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Old 19-01-13, 02:27 PM
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Maybe a AX760 would do the trick? It's black with red text.
Btw, I like the neatness of the bottom (hiding the PSU cables), but it made me wonder how you're going to do connect the cables to the appropriate headers at the bottom of the mobo... Might just be an optical illusion, but it seems that the bottom SSD is right next to the headers. Running the cables above the SSD might not be as neat
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I love the SSD mount! but the time and planning gone into this i hope it turns out brilliant!
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Old 19-01-13, 04:16 PM
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Looks great Im not a massive fan of the inside of the Shinobi tho :/ Maybe this should be a project log?
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