EkLeCt1k (Water Cooled Mountain Mods Extended U2-UFO)
The White Asylum rig was my first attempt at folding and I have to admit that I kinda dig the concept :biggrin: so I decided to build a second folding rig!
So here it goesÖ
This new build is called the ę Eklect1k Ľ simply by itís cooling components origins.
First you have to understand that I donít usually use a ton of brands on a single build. Maybe 6-7 including tubing and coolant.
And this time itís a stunning 13 brands if you count the Phobya Bench :haha:. And also in this build it will be a mix of new, used and already owned components.
Thatís a very eclectic build and since I wanted to add an eclectic touch even in the name. So gamertag style it was :thumb:
Build setup/parts listing :
In Black are the new parts
In Blue are the already owned parts
In Red are the used parts (from HardwareCanucks and Overclock.net fellows and also from Ebay)
Case and accessories
I decided to switch the rig into a closed case. So I resurrected my Mountain Mods Extended U2-UFO :haha:
Also recently I removed the 580's and the 560 Ti's and replaced those 4 GPU's with 3 Radeon HD7970 :punk:
Reserved for final pictures!
Here are the completed build...:thumb:
EDIT : Pictures of the completed upgrade HERE
Thanks to those who subscribe!!! :clap:
Here's the first pictures :haha:
Before going under water I had to test if the motherboard, the CPU and the 2 GTX 580 were all working well so I tested them on air (except my trusty H100 since the CPU didn't come with a HSF)
The result was successful for everything! The CPU is overclocked at 4.2-4.3GHz. I also did a folding test with the CPU only and it was quite nice.
Here's a picture of the stock I have to stuff in this build :punk:
That's all for now...more updates tomorrow :thumb:
Oh! by the way...we have got to love Phobya :clap:
Really love the MIPS block... too bad they folded.
This build looks promising! Eagerly waiting completion. mmmm Phobya gummies. I LOVE Aquatuning.
Okay yesterday's update!
I removed the stock heatsinks on the motherboard to replace it with the MIPS waterblock. I have to say this block look is stunning!
Sorry for the blurry pictures :doh:
Second job was the installation of the blocks on the 580's...and I hit a "rock" :blarg:
The first one was the Heatkiller and it was a charm to install and DAMN it looks good :biggrin:
The second one was the Aquacomputer one and this is where I hit a "rock"...one of the screw post near the processor failed on me and I still don't know how. So I went online and bought a second Heatkiller and since I will have 2 Heatkiller block I also bought a Heatkiller bridge :thumb:....so this little "rock" cost me some money but it is what it is...
Here's some pictures of the GPU's
The 2 GTX 580 with the blocks (of course the one with the Aquacomputer block is for archive now :bleh:)
And the precious :biggrin:
Here you see what broke on the Aquacomputer block
That's all for now. Next step is CPU block and radiators/fans installation...
I leave you with an artsy shot just for the kick of it :thumb:
Damn, those HeatKiller blocks look amazing. I was so close to purchasing them for my rig (for a GTX 680) as they also have a sweet looking back-plate. Sill not sure if I made the right choice going all acrylic (with EK blocks) - the Heatkillers would've fit in brilliantly with a shining silver theme.
I'm sorry but that's not even close to enough fans...... :haha:
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