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Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:35 PM

Borg Cube - Mountain Mods Extended Ascension
 
The short version...
The Borg Cube
http://public.blu.livefilestore.com/...rg%20Cube.jpeg
http://freesmileys.smiliesuche.de/al...ilies-0011.gif I am Intel of Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. http://freesmileys.smiliesuche.de/al...ilies-0046.gif

Motherboard
i7 950 @ 4.6Ghz 1.55v @ 200x23 with Koolance CPU-370 waterblock (highest stable clock 4.8Ghz @ 1.6v)
3 x 2GB (6GB) Ram g.skill ddr3 2000 @ 1.68v 2000Mhz 9-9-9-24 1T with 3 x Koolance RAM-35 Waterblocks with sliding connectors
1 x Gigabyte X58A-UD9 with 1 x EK-FB KIT GA X58A (UD9) Full Board NB/SB waterblock

Graphics
1 x 5970 @ 1000/1300 1.3v EK waterblock (2 GPU)
2 x 5870 @ 1000/1300 1.3v EK waterblocks (1GPU per card)
1 x 8800Ultra nvidia for physx

Media
OS 2 x Vertex 2 128GB SSD Raid 0
Games 2 x Vertex 2 128GB SSD Raid 0
Files 2 x Seagate 1.5TB Raid 1
DVD 1 x LG BH10LS30 Bluray RW
Backup 1 x 3TB Seagate USB 3 Goflex Desktop Drive

Water Cooling
4 x Blackice GTX 360 rads (push-pull fans with rad air boxes front and back)
24 x coolermaster 2000rpm 90CFM 120mm silent fans (R4-L2R-20CK-GP)
2 x Exhaust Fans - coolermaster 2000rpm 90CFM 120mm silent fans (R4-L2R-20CK-GP)
1 x Aquaero 5 XT controller
6 x Poweradjust 2 Ultra slave controllers
2 x Koolance FM17N Flow meters

Monitoring
12 x Temp Sensors made up of-
Air Temps
T15 Ambient Air Temp
T13 Rad Air In Temp
T7 Internal Air Temp
T14 Rad Air Out Temp

Water
T1 CPU Water in
T2 CPU Water out
T3 CPU Water Res out
T4 GPU Water in
T5 GPU Water out
T6 GPU Water Res out

HardwareTemps
T8 CPU Temp
T16 GPU Temp

Power, Case & Display
1 x Cooler Master 1250W PSU
Mountain Mods Extended Ascension Horizon XL-ATX Case
3 x 24" Acer H243H Eyefinity LCD + 26" ASUS LCD

Peripherals & Gaming
Logitech G13 Pad
Logitech G19 Keyboard
Logitech Performance MX Darkfield Laser Mouse
Saitek X52 Pro Stick and Pro Pedals
Track-IR 4 Pro
Logitech Z5500 5.1 Sound system
Ohhh and an ultra cool red chair that makes it faster too ;)
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...975.JPG?psid=1

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...c/IMG_1976.JPG

Setup for some serious Action...

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...155.JPG?psid=1


A couple shots of the beast.
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...968.JPG?psid=1

https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...=1&ck=0&ex=720

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...969.JPG?psid=1

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:36 PM

The Bits Part 1
 
The Bits...
Case
http://w7st5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...ion.jpg?psid=1

1st Stage bits
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...nboxedkit1.jpg

UD9 Mother Board assembled with GPUs and Water blocks
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...rd-loaded1.jpg

Before the shrouds were added.
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1.../fanonrads.jpg

The Shrouds
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/newbits1.jpg

Rad with Shrouds
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_1189.jpg

New Lapped i7 950 and CPU-370 block
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_1738.JPG

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:36 PM

Assembly Build No. 1
 
First Rads and Board installed

https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_0888.JPG

Still installing bits....
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_0903.JPG

Fan testing
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...4/IMG_0922.JPG

https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...4/IMG_0923.JPG

Leak testing
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_0937.JPG

A mass of wiring and fan controllers to later be replaced by an Aquaero 5 XT and Poweradjust2 controllers
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...w/IMG_0933.JPG


Before the age of Compression Fittings and kool koolance adapters and fittings..
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...U/IMG_0934.JPG

Finally running.... Filters to follow along with 4th Rad and 2nd loop and bunch of compression fittings and new Bay Res with 4 D5s.
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...4/IMG_1636.JPG

Filters installed now I found the right length screws!
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_1662.JPG

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:36 PM

Assimilation No. 2.
 
4th Rad arrived along with new CPU block. You will be assimilated... resistance is futile!

https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_1728.JPG
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...Q/IMG_1738.JPG

Ahhh the joys of Quick disconnects and removable MB tray!
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...E/IMG_1746.JPG

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...M/IMG_1754.JPG

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:37 PM

Assimilation No. 3
 
You will be Assimilated... resistance is futile!
2 x Koolance 452X2 Res and 4 x D5 pumps for 2 loops.
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_1824.JPG

1st Res & 2 D5s Assimilated.
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...k/IMG_1762.JPG

2nd Res & 2 D5s Assimilated.
https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...n/IMG_1770.JPG

4th Rad Assimilated.
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...Q/IMG_1772.JPG

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...A/IMG_1782.JPG

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...Y/IMG_1778.JPG

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:37 PM

Assimilation No. 4.
 
Koolance fittings you will be assimilated.. Resistance is futile.

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...M/IMG_1802.JPG

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...M/IMG_1805.JPG

Aquaero 5 XT and 6 Poweradjust 2 Ultras.. You will also be assimilated.. Resistance is futile.
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...w/IMG_1114.JPG

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...8/IMG_1165.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...4/IMG_1162.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...g/IMG_1171.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...g/IMG_1186.jpg

Temp Sensors...
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...o/IMG_1124.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...M/IMG_1148.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...Q/IMG_1214.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...8/IMG_1234.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...c/IMG_1229.jpg

https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...o/IMG_1975.JPG

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:37 PM

Controller Software
 
Controller Setup
Aquaero 5 XT Master Controller
Ch1 PA2 Fans
Ch2 D5-1 GPU Loop
Ch3 Exhaust Fans
Ch4 D5-2 GPU Loop

Poweradjust 2 Ultra Slave Controllers
Ch5 CPU Rad1 Fans
Ch6 CPU Rad2 Fans
Ch7 GPU Rad1 Fans
Ch8 GPU Rad2 Fans
Ch9 D5-1 CPU Loop
Ch10 D5-2 CPU Loop

Flowmeter 1 CPU Loop
Flowmeter 8 GPU Loop

Temp Sensors
T15 Ambient Air Temp
T13 Rad Air In Temp
T7 Internal Air Temp
T14 Rad Air Out Temp

T1 CPU Water in
T2 CPU Water out
T3 CPU Water Res out
T4 GPU Water in
T5 GPU Water out
T6 GPU Water Res out
T8 CPU Temp
T16 GPU Temp

Sample Settings screens
http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...Rx/Sensors.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...Controller.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...4K_Db/fans.jpg


Aquaero screenshots
http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025508.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025531.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025548.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025630.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025618.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025647.jpg

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-23_025657.jpg



Here's a 15min Furmark run with 15min cooldown.
What an amazing piece of technology!
Reallllly quiet for normal computing and light gaming, but an absolute powerhouse when required. All seamlessly controlled.

http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...-loadtest1.jpg


http://w7sp5a.blu.livefilestore.com/...t-1cooloff.jpg

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:37 PM

Benchies
 
https://blufiles.storage.live.com/y1...P-Cat10.5A.jpg


https://blu1.storage.live.com/items/...z-Vantage2.jpg

Phatboy69 July 4, 2011 06:37 PM

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