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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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