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Old 05-06-16, 11:38 PM
Zafus Zafus is offline
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Exclamation Project Log: Red Run

Okay so I've been thinking about a custom loop for a while now and finally after a few years decided to get into it. I'll need some help though!
I had no idea it was so expensive, but I'm now committed! Parts ordered, it's happening!

I'll be moving some existing hardware into a new case, potentially upgrading my GPU (1080 / 1080 Ti, hello?) along the way:

I'm hoping that ASUS makes a Poseidon version of the 1080, otherwise I'll most likely go for an EVGA Hydro Copper - I'm unlikely to buy a block for my Gigabyte card, I'd rather just put it in my ITX system.

Specs consist of:
Corsair Air 540
i7 4790K @ 4.8 GHz (1.3v)
Corsair Vengeance @ 1866 (16 G
Gigabyte Xtreme Gaming GTX 980 Ti @ 1452 MHz
ASUS Maximus VII Formula
1x Samsung 850 Pro (128 GB, boot)
1x Samsung 850 Pro (256 GB, games)
EVGA SuperNova P2 1kW (with Cablemod cables)

I've made a start with some of my parts, most of them haven't arrived yet:

Parts list:
EK-ACF Fitting 10/16mm - Black - 14 (more than needed for potential upgrades, other systems, options)
EK-AF Angled 90° G1/4 - 6 (most likely to be used for the CPU to GPU and GPU to reservoir)
EK-Supremacy EVO RED Edition - 1 (red or dead)
EK-CSQ Plug G1/4 - 2 (just for the reservoir)
TUBE PrimoChill PrimoFlex™ Advanced LRT™ 15,9 / 9,5mm - 1
XSPC D5 Photon 270 - 1
XSPC Hose Cutter - 1
Anti-Static Gloves - 1 (glass reservoir, tempered glass side panels, fingerprint magnets)
Velcro Strips - 2 (to be used for mounting the reservoir, for lack of hardware and desire to drill holes in my case)
EK-ATX Bridging Plug (24 pin) - 1
EK-Cable Y-Splitter 3-Fan PWM (10cm) - 3
Lian Li PC09 - 1 (unless you have a better suggestion with similar aesthetics)
EK-CoolStream PE 360 - 2 (any suggestions, there's room for a thicker front-facing rad?)
EK-Ekoolant EVO Blood RED (premix 1L) - 2 (pour and pump job, right, no further additives needed?)
Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC - 9 (any other alternatives? Not using the Corsair SP series anymore; circular fans for rads, nope!)

I'll update the spreadsheet linked above as I go along.

My planned loop is as follows:
I could really use some feedback in this region as I'm new to watercooling!

A question regarding the pump though; should I have it run at 12v via the molex or have the 3-pin on the CPU? Keeping in mind noise isn't too much of a factor given closed back headphones. I'd have concerns for the pumps longevity or lifespan running it at 12v continually though.

Oh, and my first post!

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Old 07-06-16, 12:24 PM
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The Asus motherboard should be able to control the voltage via the 3pin, but the pump is rated to run at 12v so won't affect the longevity. Doesn't the pump have a manual speed dial on it?
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Old 07-06-16, 12:50 PM
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I hope you dont oversaturate your case with red lighting like you have above, it will severly reduce aesthetics and detract the beauty of the components and cooling.

You have good parts in there but I cant see them because im blinded by red LED
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Old 07-06-16, 05:53 PM
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The Asus motherboard should be able to control the voltage via the 3pin, but the pump is rated to run at 12v so won't affect the longevity. Doesn't the pump have a manual speed dial on it?
Yeah; it does, wasn't sure which to use.
I may just run it at 12v then! Thanks!
I recall reading up on the flow rates effect (or lack of) on the overall system temps; especially given I'll only be running it through the VRM, CPU and a single GPU.
I'll just go with 12v unless you (or anyone else) suggest otherwise?

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I hope you dont oversaturate your case with red lighting like you have above, it will severly reduce aesthetics and detract the beauty of the components and cooling.

You have good parts in there but I cant see them because im blinded by red LED
Yeah, I was thinking about just getting a Hue+ for white 24/7 or some magnetic LED strips, though RGB case lighting is built into the PC09.
Only issue with that I suppose is that the case is aluminum, so magnetic strips may not be an option unless I use some adhesive pads, but that could be untidy; plus hiding them with an entirely glass front and side panel could be a challenge. I'll have to see what the included RGB lighting looks like.

Just for you though:


Don't mind the dust, part of why I've oversaturated everything in red to cover it up
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Old 08-06-16, 05:41 PM
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CPU Block and the compression fittings arrived!

Once the 90° fittings arrive (should be here Friday along with some other bits) I'll do a test fit of the block and see which fittings I prefer.
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Old 10-06-16, 06:55 PM
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90° fittings arrived! Along with the jumper, fan splitters, and caps!


Once the case is released I should have it early July, provided it comes out in the UK near the US release date.
I'll be ordering the radiators at some point (payday, June, probably), likewise I'll get the fans.
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Old 06-07-16, 12:49 AM
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Okay so we're past mid June which was the expected release date for my case of choice, the Lian Li PC-09.

I've been tempted by another, the Parvum L1.0.
As a result I've put together a really (really) rough loop design.
Apologies for the angle, I can't find a side-facing image anywhere!

I'm a little concerned for the run from the pump to the top radiator, or would this be okay?
Furthermore the run from the GPU to the front radiator, as I suspect it'll be working quite hard for that - unless this is fine, I'm uncertain
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Old 08-07-16, 08:45 PM
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Whats in the beaten box?

The Parvuum L1.0 ATX of course.
Unfortunately though, the case has shipped without the power button, mounting screws, hardware, and is missing instructions!

Not really delaying me as I won't be ordering the remaining 3 radiators and fans until the end of July, but still.

First time Overclockers has failed me, hoping they'll send the missing bits after I've spoken to them tomorrow.
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Old 08-07-16, 09:46 PM
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Best of luck to you getting every part you need in working order! Pretty weird that a case would ship without a power button of all things.
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Old 09-07-16, 03:18 PM
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Best of luck to you getting every part you need in working order! Pretty weird that a case would ship without a power button of all things.
Thank you! Yeah I thought it pretty odd that it'd be missing some of those parts, they got the USB3 header included at least (I suppose, even though I'll ever use it)

I have however spoken to Overclockers now and they've given me two options.
Firstly, I should be expecting a call back from Parvum some time next week to see if I can't get them to just send out the missing parts.

Should that not happen, or they are unable to supply the parts for whatever reason, I'll speak to Overclockers again. They told me today that they'd send me a new one out for Monday but that they had none in stock, so what I could do is order another case, different color, take the parts which I'm missing, and then ship that one back to them.

But I did also do a test just to see the scale of things, and I'm liking what I see!
Don't mind the old dusty Sabertooth:
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