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Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2013
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Default Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2013 - 12-20-2013, 08:54 | posts: 21,532 | Location: Guru3D testlab

The Guru3D Rig of the Month December 2013 was made by Jeroen Timmermans aka Timmy and he has made something maybe a little weird to look at really. But weird is good, as that is something unusual and ...

Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2013
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 09:14 | posts: 3,843 | Location: Sweden

nice
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 12:38 | posts: 250 | Location: Oslo

Nice design. Very unique.

Does it provide coffee too?
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 13:47 | posts: 3,473 | Location: UK

Never seen anything done like this before, very unique indeed. Almost looks like it belongs in a Modern Art Gallery.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 15:10 | posts: 4,956 | Location: London

That's epically awesome.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 15:43 | posts: 178

I kind of like this, it does look unusual. Reminds me of some kind of weirdly elaborate Chemistry Lab Experiment!
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 17:24 | posts: 108

Nice design. Like the solid watercooling tubing.

Definitely need to upgrade those graphic cards though. Having all that fancy liquid cooling on old cards like those is completly pointless considering a bog standard new card without watercooling would out perform it.

Also never saw the non-full cover graphic card waterblocks before with the little heatsinks on every individual VRM! Wouldn't have though they would work without massive air cooling on them.
   
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Default 12-20-2013, 17:31 | posts: 2,881 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

Wow...just wow, Great work of art Timmy....
   
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Default 12-21-2013, 01:25 | posts: 707 | Location: The Frozen North.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXA338ro1mo
Looks awesome. Very creative. I assume it can be used to make espresso too, yes?

But seriously: You did all that work, spent all that money, and then you put and Core i5 in there, not a Core i7? Really? Why? Did you run out of money? Do you think Core i7 is overkill? I really want to know.
   
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Default 12-21-2013, 01:37 | posts: 4,337 | Location: Serbia, NS

Something different indeed. Good job man.
   
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Default 12-21-2013, 16:06 | posts: 10 | Location: Belgium

Thank you all for the nice comments !

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Nice design. Like the solid watercooling tubing.

Definitely need to upgrade those graphic cards though. Having all that fancy liquid cooling on old cards like those is completly pointless considering a bog standard new card without watercooling would out perform it.

Also never saw the non-full cover graphic card waterblocks before with the little heatsinks on every individual VRM! Wouldn't have though they would work without massive air cooling on them.
Last week I upgraded to two R9 290's so the graphic cards are finally up to date . The reason why I've chosen for a universal gpu block and not a full cover block, is because on the long term the universal block is much cheaper.
And performance wise there is also no reason to pick a full cover block above a universal block. I don't know if it's because of the copper piping, the gpu block or the combination of both, but currently my GPU's (R9 290) are running at 30 degree on idle and around 42 while gaming.
The heatsinks on the Memory modules are being cooled by the fans on the radiator.

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Looks awesome. Very creative. I assume it can be used to make espresso too, yes?

But seriously: You did all that work, spent all that money, and then you put and Core i5 in there, not a Core i7? Really? Why? Did you run out of money? Do you think Core i7 is overkill? I really want to know.
For benchmarking or other CPU intensive programs the I7 will beat the I5 whit his hand in his pockets.
But for gaming at 1080p a I7 is overkill a I5 @ 4.4Ghz will give you almost if not the same fps as a I7 extreme edition that cost more then 3 times as much as the I5.


Sadly enough one of my MCP 355 pumps died two days ago . And i'm currently looking for a way to fix it, the PCB doesn't look damaged and it makes a clicking sound when i plug it in. Is there maybe anyone here that has any experience with this ?
   
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Default 12-23-2013, 16:02 | posts: 108

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Thank you all for the nice comments !

Last week I upgraded to two R9 290's so the graphic cards are finally up to date . The reason why I've chosen for a universal gpu block and not a full cover block, is because on the long term the universal block is much cheaper.
And performance wise there is also no reason to pick a full cover block above a universal block. I don't know if it's because of the copper piping, the gpu block or the combination of both, but currently my GPU's (R9 290) are running at 30 degree on idle and around 42 while gaming.
The heatsinks on the Memory modules are being cooled by the fans on the radiator.

Sadly enough one of my MCP 355 pumps died two days ago . And i'm currently looking for a way to fix it, the PCB doesn't look damaged and it makes a clicking sound when i plug it in. Is there maybe anyone here that has any experience with this ?
Two R9 R290s. Nice. Makes much more sense now you can watercool these. Are you going to get full cover blocks for these or just use the GPU blocks you have? I thought it was better to use the full cover blocks and include all the voltage regulators too in the cooling - they apparantly need cooling too.
Any way the R290s are probably fast enough at stock speeds and going from my experience with the 7990 you only need the watercooling if running Eyefinity which really pushes the fan speeds to max (running BF4 across 3 x 1920x1200 monitors + the extra width for the bezel gaps). I can only run with no AA and the fans get really loud. Thinking of watercooling myself again soon. I have the Koolance CPU block but no 7990 block. Need a new pump, radiator and resevoir too. Not cheap in total. Probably get EK stuff now.

Don't know about your clicking motherboard. This was watercooled wasn't it? Surely this has some sort of overheat protection built in?
   
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Default 12-23-2013, 16:04 | posts: 1,385 | Location: Portugal

It´s different, it deserves the win, but it doesn´t really shake my giggity o meter.
   
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Default 12-23-2013, 16:37 | posts: 1,453 | Location: Outer Banks, NC

That is a fantastic design! Great job
   
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Default 12-23-2013, 20:46 | posts: 7,597 | Location: Sunny Scotland

Totally love it.
   
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Default 12-25-2013, 23:56 | posts: 10 | Location: Belgium

Thanks for the comments guys.

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Two R9 R290s. Nice. Makes much more sense now you can watercool these. Are you going to get full cover blocks for these or just use the GPU blocks you have? I thought it was better to use the full cover blocks and include all the voltage regulators too in the cooling - they apparantly need cooling too.


Don't know about your clicking motherboard. This was watercooled wasn't it? Surely this has some sort of overheat protection built in?
I will just to keep using the GPU block and put some extra heatsinks on the voltage regulators. After four days non stop mining they where 98 degrees Celsius without heatsinks. Since they can reach a max temp of 125 degrees they should be fine .

For the pump, I found a new PCB for only 20 Dollar and also ordered a new pump just to make sure I have a working pump if the PCB fix does not work.
   
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