Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery

    
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #411 (permalink)  
Old November 22, 2008, 10:42 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 439
Default

Talk about edge of seat!

This is gonna be epic.
  #412 (permalink)  
Old November 23, 2008, 09:50 AM
Lithotech's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Vancouver Rain Belt
Posts: 409
Default

Anyone seen the latest issue of MaximumPC magazine? There is a review of an oil cooled PC, the first ever to mass produced.

It's called the Reactor, coming from a company called Hardcore Computer, it wieghts in at 110lbs and is completely priprietary custom.

Braineater and this thread is the first thing I thought of when I saw the Reactor. Of course, nothing like this build, but still has some eye catching ideas and worth a look from anyone watching this thread. You never know, what you may see in the Reactor might give you and idea or two on your own build.

It's up on their home page, here:

Home

It's in late stages of development, with a few bugs and issues still. The amazing thing is that they will mass produce these things, prices starting around $3600 USD.

It looks OK I guess, but what I really like about it is the fact that they have departed from just about all standards set for ATX, and damn near every piece and screw is custom made. Parts of it really have an aircraft quality look to it. This is a drawback for those that may want to upgrade things down the road, but Hardcore assues that they will sell, and even install, upgraded parts for this beast.


.
__________________
eVGA 680i SLI (A1) P31
Intel Q6700 Kentsfield | Scythe Ninja-B | Antec Tri-Cool 80cfm
4GB (4x1024MB) Corsair Dominator 8500
boot: 4x WD Caviar SE16 250gb SATA2 Raid-0
backup: Seagate 500gb 32mb SATA2
eye: eVGA 9800GTX+ SC 512mb 770/2.25ghz
candy: Samsung 940B-HAS | X-Fi XMusic | Pioneer DVR-212D SATA
juice: PC Power & Cooling 750Quad | Cooler Master HAF932
steering: Logitech G15 & G5 | E3D Pro/Momo Wheel | X-530's

Last edited by Lithotech; November 23, 2008 at 09:56 AM.
  #413 (permalink)  
Old November 23, 2008, 11:18 PM
JoetheMobster's Avatar
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 29
Default

I immediately thought of this post too Lithotech when I saw the article in MaximumPC!

anxiously awaiting updates......
__________________
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE RAM 8Gb Corsair XMS3 Mobo Gigabyte GA-770T-USB3 GPU XFX 7870 Double D Monitor Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW Cooling Coolermaster Hyper 212+ OS Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
  #414 (permalink)  
Old November 23, 2008, 11:56 PM
kirk_d's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 223
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by death_hawk View Post
Talk about edge of seat!

This is gonna be epic.
Exactly what I was thinking!
Holy Toledo.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Opty 170(naked) @2600 | Abit AT8 32x | EVGA Vanilla 8800gt 650/1625/950 | 2gb Ocz Pc4000Eb@260 | Audigy Gamer | Tx650 | Cm690 |

WC Loop: DD Cpx-Pro | HWL 240 Xtreme | D-Tek V2
  #415 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2008, 06:45 PM
BrainEater's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,529
Default

Hehe , that's such a funny pic.

------

I'm sorry I have no update today.I've done a lot of work , but no pics......I'm just going over things ( specifically pump mounts/enclosures) in my head.....

I can tell you this :

I won't be doing vacuum jackets on the piping.It makes more sense to use nitrogen insulation for the plumbing . The main coolant resevoir will be the only vacuum component.

------

I've seen the 'reactor'.Probably the day it came out on the 'webs.I do keep up on submersion cooling....

It's nice work to be sure.

I'm of the opinion , that anyone that would seriously consider a submersion rig for 24/7 operation , could (and should be able to ) build it themselves for a lot less than 3600$ US.

__________________
Intel 3930k /rIVe/32 Gb vengeance LP/Nvidia TITAN/760/760/Intel 520's/WD raptors/etc...
  #416 (permalink)  
Old November 24, 2008, 09:48 PM
kirk_d's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 223
Default

"Hehe , that's such a funny pic. " Unquote: BrainEater

Dude, congrats on the project. I didn't mean that comment in a derogatory state.
What you're do'in there, is Stellar!

Please remember though, that all the different components, that make up your build, are all gonna expand and contract at different rates, based on temps. All the different materials that make up a board, are going to expand and contract, at different rates.
(especially if you drop below Zero)

If you were to take the system to that state, and leave it there.
You'd be fine.

Chances are though, that isn't gonna happen; Not for 24/7. Not for a consumer level system.

You should join the Army, Navy ,Marines; Tell 'em your idea.
__________________
Opty 170(naked) @2600 | Abit AT8 32x | EVGA Vanilla 8800gt 650/1625/950 | 2gb Ocz Pc4000Eb@260 | Audigy Gamer | Tx650 | Cm690 |

WC Loop: DD Cpx-Pro | HWL 240 Xtreme | D-Tek V2
  #417 (permalink)  
Old November 25, 2008, 12:08 AM
3 of 7's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nanaimo BC
Posts: 919
Default

Wow, my eyes are burnin'.. I just saw this thread for the first time this evening ( I'm new here) and have been glued to it for the whole 42 pages.... ( Minus an hour or so where I was laughing my ass off at the "Rendered" thread.)
Well done lad, both innovative and professionally executed.
Can't wait till the filling/benching begins!
  #418 (permalink)  
Old November 25, 2008, 07:48 AM
BrainEater's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2,529
Default

Thanks guys !

------------

Quote:
Originally Posted by kirk_d View Post
Please remember though, that all the different components, that make up your build, are all gonna expand and contract at different rates, based on temps. All the different materials that make up a board, are going to expand and contract, at different rates.
(especially if you drop below Zero)
Yessir.

Thermal contraction will be an issue at the -70ish this rig will run at.A good portion of the materials , from the borosilicate glass , to the entirely stainless steel pump , were spec'd with this in mind.

Despite my efforts , stuff might still fail from it.We are gonna find out !

__________________
Intel 3930k /rIVe/32 Gb vengeance LP/Nvidia TITAN/760/760/Intel 520's/WD raptors/etc...
  #419 (permalink)  
Old November 25, 2008, 07:54 AM
TopDogZero's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ajax, Ontario
Posts: 558

My System Specs

Default

So been to this thread before, quickly glanced over the last post and left. I thought this was about water cooling and it didnít spark my interest, any way didnít have much to do last night so had a look from the start of the thread (that was about 10:00PM),... so I woke up late this morning after reading this till 2:00AM (luckily I work weekends). Someone used the term EPIC and it surly is, they also use the terms crazy and genius and I think you sir are both . Iíll definitely be checking on this on a daily from now on.
  #420 (permalink)  
Old November 25, 2008, 05:20 PM
hightest's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: calgary
Posts: 386
Default

wow awesome braineater/ just spent atleast half a day getting caught up 2 snuff up in this thread 2

did u ever do any work 4 b rock b4 i have family friends that work there/ gotta luv the grasshopper

im tunned/be safe
__________________
Man all this computor stuff is 2 addicting.Even thou i dont need 2 i allways wanna upgrade.
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes