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akira749 June 24, 2013 04:35 PM

EkLeCt1k (Water Cooled Mountain Mods Extended U2-UFO)
 
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/eklectik.jpg

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
  • Mountain Mods Extended U2-UFO
  • NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller


Components
  • ASUS Rampage III Black Edition Motherboard
  • Intel i7 980x CPU
  • Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 12GB DDR3-1600 RAM
  • NZXT HALE90 V2 Series 1200W 80PLUS Gold PSU
  • XFX HD7970 Black Edition Video Card
  • HIS IceQ X2 HD7970 Video Card
  • Sapphire HD7970 Video Card
  • WD VelociRaptor 150GB 10000rpm HDD (2x) in Raid 0


Cooling
  • Swiftech Helix 120mm Fans (12x)
  • XSPC Xinruilian 1650rpm 120mm Fans (6X)
  • Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 120.3 Radiator (2x)
  • Magicool HEXA720 120.6 Radiator
  • Alphacool D5 Vario Pump
  • Monsoon Series Two D5 Premium Dual 5.25Ē Reservoir
  • Koolance Black Compression Fittings 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD
  • Koolance Black QD4 Quick Disconnect 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD
  • Koolance Black 90 degrees Swiveling Angle Fittings
  • PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 1/2"ID x 3/4"OD Clear
  • MIPS ASUS Rampage 3 Black Edition Fullcover POM Motherboard Waterblock
  • XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock
  • Swiftech KOMODO-HD7970 GPU Waterblock (3X)
  • Swiftech CrossFireX 3X Bridge for Komodo HD7900
  • Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant


Sleeving
  • MDPC-X Shade 19
  • MDPC-X White


EDIT :

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:

akira749 June 24, 2013 04:36 PM

Reserved for final pictures!

Here are the completed build...:thumb:


EDIT : Pictures of the completed upgrade HERE





http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3166s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3167s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3168s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3169s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3170s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3173s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3174s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3176s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3178s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3179s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3181s.jpg

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3184s.jpg

Thanks to those who subscribe!!! :clap:

akira749 June 24, 2013 05:05 PM

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)

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3046s.JPG

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:

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3065s.JPG



That's all for now...more updates tomorrow :thumb:



Oh! by the way...we have got to love Phobya :clap:

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3066s.JPG

Bungwirez June 26, 2013 12:34 PM

Really love the MIPS block... too bad they folded.

Pabz0r545 June 26, 2013 12:59 PM

This build looks promising! Eagerly waiting completion. mmmm Phobya gummies. I LOVE Aquatuning.

akira749 June 26, 2013 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bungwirez (Post 717121)
Really love the MIPS block... too bad they folded.

Yeah too bad :sad: and the block look awesome! Picture below :thumb:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pabz0r545 (Post 717130)
This build looks promising! Eagerly waiting completion. mmmm Phobya gummies. I LOVE Aquatuning.

:biggrin:





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!

BEFORE
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3068s.jpg

NAKED
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3069s.jpg

AFTER
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3072s.jpg

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:)
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3073s.jpg

And the precious :biggrin:
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3079s.jpg

Here you see what broke on the Aquacomputer block
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3080s.jpg



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:
http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3083s.jpg

bjcsoln June 26, 2013 03:59 PM

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.

akira749 June 26, 2013 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bjcsoln (Post 717157)
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.

Sure EK and Heatkiller are different in terms of look but you won't be disapointed with EK blocks...I usually only have EK waterblocks on my GPUs

shirazi_r June 26, 2013 05:08 PM

http://www.lgti.ca/hwc/IMG_3065s.JPG

I'm sorry but that's not even close to enough fans...... :haha:

akira749 June 27, 2013 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shirazi_r (Post 717180)
I'm sorry but that's not even close to enough fans...... :haha:

I'm not sure what you mean but there's 12 fans for 2 360mm rads in push-pull...


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