I caved... Quad GTX 580 UD with new AC waterblocks.. New 990X and new 1500W PSU

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by Phatboy69, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Phatboy69

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    Hi All,

    Had a guest staying for the last week so havent got much done.

    System is back together though, all running on factory air until my new blocks arrive while I complete the sleeving and pull-down all the pumps/rads/fans.

    Great news is that the replacement UD9 MB is running with new replacement SSDs and the flakey CPU OC behaviour has dissapeared!

    So everything is fixed and working and Im about 2/3rds done on the PSU sleeving and all the cables I've done so far work. This includes that beast of a 24pin with the 2nd PSU on/off cable! :)

    The hardest cables so far have been the GPU cables though, they have a 3wire to 5wire ground cable that is an absolute biatch to crimp and sleeve at the join!

    More Pics tomorrow!
     
  2. Phatboy69

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    The troublesome 3 to 5 wire 8pin GPU ground cable under construction...

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    1 finished and assembled GPU cable for 6pin and 8 pin.
    I only have 1 more of these to go.
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    Cables roughly installed.
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    Still a hell of a lot of work to do!!!!!
     
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  3. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    Dude that's insane. I wish I had your patiece and willpower to do something this awesome.

    BLEH!
     
  4. Brendruis

    Brendruis Maha Guru

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  5. kanej2007

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    Haha @ Phatboy, your system must rock having 4 of them beasts...

    Isn't 2 or 3 enough? :)

    All you need to do now is some cable management then your ready to game, enjoy!
     
  6. Phatboy69

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    I have stripped down all the water cooling gear and controllers now and worked out a new cable management and cooling loop plan that i think you guys will like!

    Lets just say it will be like night and day from the old cable shambles at the drive bays you can see in my recent pics! Control cables will be just about invisible!

    Im working through the fan cables and control wiring now which will take a few days because I have to strip everything back to bare components.

    Ill post a couple pics tonight with it stripped down and my progress on the control wiring.
     
  7. Phatboy69

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    System stripped back to bare essentials..

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    First Rad Fans Sleeved
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  8. Phatboy69

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    Finished Rads...
    3 in series for the GPUs and 1 for the CPU in the new config.

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    1 set of Res Pumps, LEDs and sensors sleeved ready for mounting and final crimping.

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  9. AMD4Sho

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    My roomate does sleeving for a local computer company for a living, so I am familiar with single braid sleeving as it is known. Personally I am a fan of a single sleeve over all of the wires, but that is mainly because I know that single braid is a pita. Nice job though!
     
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    this is....... PRON :D
     

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    ....not hungry anymore ....;)
     
  13. BLEH!

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    So that's about 4000W of heat dissipation power with all those radiators.
     
  14. Phatboy69

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    Got the laptop cardexpress to external PCIe kit today so I'll post a new thread over weekend on my experiences.

    Oh and I've successfully drilled and tapped the Res for the AC Tubemeter. Post pics laterz! :thumbup:

    Here's the pics of the Aquacomputer Tubemeter installed in the Koolance 452x2 Res. Finishing the 2nd res tonight.

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  15. Phatboy69

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    I've got all the rads mounted and test fitted the bay devices to make sure everything fits and reaches. It all looks much much better than before!

    I'll post some pics later.
     

  16. Phatboy69

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    Ok almost done.
    Just have 1 more GPU cable to do as more black 16awg wire only arrived yesterday.
    A couple more cables to sleeve including the front panel controls and a couple 12v runs for the power board in the middle.
    Mount the SSD cradle and sleeve.
    And re-crimp all the sensors.
    Fit blocks and tubing.
    Im expecting the blocks to arrive late next week.

    Here's the beast almost complete, everything fits as planned with minimal cables visible!!!


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  17. Matt26LFC

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    Epic Build! Can't wait to see it complete!!
     
  18. GeniusPr0

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    in 10 years of computers ive never seen such an epic pc built, ever. VERY NICE. holy !#$$! lol./
     
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    Just insane mate. Just one question... You made of money???
     
  20. Phatboy69

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    Pulled the fans off a GTX580 tonight to check the die size against the i7 and see if the indigo extreme will fit.

    Looks pretty good to me! The heat spreader on the 580 is slightly bigger which is safer than if it's too small! Also the actual GPU die is only about 60% of the size of the heat spreader so the hottest area will get full coverage.

    I'll know soon if its a fail or not... I expect my blocks this week and I can now use my laptop with the new external PCIe slot to reflow the indigo extreme on the GPU.

    580 with heatspreader removed. (not mine!)

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