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Blue Ice- liquid cooled PC build

Blue Ice- liquid cooled PC build

Here is my first liquid build. I call it Blue Ice. It has an I5-4690k Devil CPU on an ASRock Extreme 4 motherboard. I went all out and also paired it up with 2 Asus Poseidon GTX Video Cards and 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum Memory with Blue LED mod Added to them. I am running 2 separate liquid cooling systems. First loop runs thru a XSPC pump and 2 Bay Reservoir combo which is pared to a XSPC EX240 Radiator and running thru a Raystorm CPU cooler and back to the reservoir. The second loop runs through an XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario) to a XSPC EX360 Radiator then trough both the Asus Poseidon’s and back to the Photon 170. All of this is put into a Corsair 760T Case. All tubing is PETG with PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression fittings. Here is a list of parts that I have used and pics of the build. Only two things that I ran into ii had to do a little mod to is I mounted the Photon 1700 to the back of the motherboard tray. There were two holes that fit just right but I had to use spacers for one of the mounting holes was in the way of the SSD HD Drive holder. I also had to trim one SSD HD Drive holder to pass by the bolt that held the reservoir. I Also had to bend the second row bay supports down out of the way that held the 5 ¼ drives in the second bay because the 2 bay reservoir would not fit. To make it easier to fill the 2 bay reservoir I had to trim the front cover so that I could pull the from cover off and not disturb anything else to fill the 2 bay reservoir when needed. Here is the list of parts

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

Memory: 2x MEMORY COOLING CORSAIR CMDLBUK02B led upgrade kit

Video Cards: 2x ASUS PSDNGTX780-P-3GD5 GeForce GTX780 3GB GDDR5 PCI-e 3.0×16

Storage: 2X SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5″ 500GB SATA III TLC Internal (SSD)

Case: Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro – 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

Cooling: Raystorm 750 EX360 water-cooling kit– includes bay reservoir/pump- EX360 rad

Cooling: XSPC EX 240 Radiator

Cooling: XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario)

Cooling Tubes: 3/8″ X 1/2″ FROM FROZEN PC PRIMOCHILL 4 x 36″

Cooling Liquid: XCoolant x 3

Cooling Fittings: FROZENCPU BLACK ROTARY 90 ADAPTER

Cooling Fittings: PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings 4 Pack – Anodized Blue

Fans: 4x Corsair AF120 Air Series Blue LED Quiet Edition Case Fan

Fans: 2x Corsair Air Series AF140 Performance Series 140mm Case Fan – Quiet Edition

Other: PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Tubing Bending Kit

Other: SLEEVED CABLE SET EVGA 100-CU-1300-B9 R in Blue

Sources of the Parts are gathered from various companies but mainly from my main sources Microcenter, Newegg, and FrozenPC. Here are pics of the build.

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EVGA 1000 P2 power supply                      XSPC EX370 kit includes  2 bay reservoir/pump

raystorm CPU cooler and EX370 rad plus all parts

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2 bay resivour                                              raystorm CPU Cooler

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replaced with Corsair Blue led 120mm              tubing replace with PETG

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EX370 and EX240 Radiators

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this is where the 2nd bay supports had to be bent down to accommodate the reservoir

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EX240 rad installed with 2x 140mm Corsair blue LED fans

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760t came with built in fan controller but the wiring was a rats nest

i had to unplug 1 wire from each unit and rewire it to

make it more friendly to use.

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Z97 Extreme 4                                            2x SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500gb SSD

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Pimochill PETG                                          PETG bending kit works great.

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PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings 4 Pack – Anodized Blue

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XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario)

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this is where i had to add spacers to the          testing all parts before any customizing to

reservoir to make room for the SDD holder             make sure everything works..air cooled

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had to trim the one on the right to miss the bolt again on right when mounted

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Raystorm CPU Cooler                                 PSU and wiring to it

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CPU cooler installed          attempt to paint the red

VGA power cables to blue

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paint the ugly red to blue on Asus Poseidon cards

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running fans only for testing                            my first(second) bend of PETG

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first pipe in                                                      first pipe to rad and Photon 270

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first pipe to Photon

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pipe from bay reservoir to EX240 Rad          An  Asus video card apart and repainted cover

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First loop Completed

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first 2 pics is first loop completed                         loop 1 test for leaks          loop 2 started

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Corsair Dominators  second SSD drive and  Blue LED kit

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1st and 2nd loops under leak test..

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back of pc rats nest

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Dominators are in and the system is up and running. testing for leaks

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well i just received my braded cables the last piece of my project

here is the old painted cables yuck                      and my new cables

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so here is pics of my finished project BLUE-ICE taaadaaa.  enjoy.

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Post from iPad

Post from iPad

Ok so I haven’t been on here for a while and thought I needed to see what’s going on. I have access to a iPad from work and thought I test it out. I am not a big fan of iPad or any apple products. I just can’t find the right programs to use that not only work with what I use now but don’t cost an arm and a leg!! Anyway I downloaded the WordPress app and am takin in gift for a spin. It’s ok. Seen better apps but it works. I have some other articles that I would like to write but when it comes time to write I just get lazy. Hopefully I’ll get into a better mood and start posting more… Until next time. ……
Wait I see a microphone so… Is it like this story actually talking to the iPad to see how well it translates my to this post yes… Not bad in fact some of it was better than my laptop using dragon. Hmm if only I can figure out how to do the voice with my story monologue …… Ok times up

 

UPDATE.

this post was straight from the iPad using WordPress app but one thing is that it didn’t ask for icon, or which category to add it to and to add tags. so I edit it online with the stuff I needed.