Yup they are installed the same way connected to separate USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard. The NZXT CAM software is able to control more than one of them.
I made sure to top it off as much as I could when I filled it. I did this by attaching a tube on one of the front radiator ports to bleed air out and attached another tube on the other port to act as a temporary reservoir to fill more water in. The radiator I have has multiple ports on it so I could do this. It took a while to bleed all the air out, but eventually I got all of it out.
The table legs I bought are currently not offered anymore, but this is a good alternative:
VIVO Black Electric Stand Up Desk Frame Workstation, Single Motor Ergonomic Standing Height Adjustable Base (DESK-V102E) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KGDGNK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ngVhCbH7K4XG5
They are Koolance G1/4 6mm ID and 10mm OD (1/4" ID 3/8 OD) compression fittings.
The AIO pump is holding up well. I guess I got a lucky pump :)
The pump from the x62 and x52 are exactly the same, so there will be no difference in water flow at all.
Great ITX build! I for one am addicted to watercooling small builds because of the challenge :)
If I might recommend something that may help add more radiators to your loop, XSPC released some super slim radiators called their TX series and they definitely come in handy for small watercooled builds. They perform pretty well for being only 20mm thick and if you slap a slim 15mm fan on them that's only 35mm of space taken up.
Kudos for 3D modeling your own directional water blocks. What program is that? Fusion 360?
Yes you can. You just need to provide power to the screen via USB
I got the screen here: https://www.amazon.com/GeeekPi-Monitor-Resistive-Interface-Raspberry/dp/B01L6O2NEE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1537816940&sr=8-2&keywords=geeekpi+5+inch
The case is something I designed in CAD and 3D printed myself. If you don't have access to a 3D printer, I am selling the case here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263848067811
I have an SFX power supply, so I cut a hole on the SFX to ATX adapter bracket since there was extra space around it. You can certainly cut a hole on the back side of the case to run the cable if you don't have an SFX power supply. I would also recommend using the DVI port if your card has one, since that is rarely used nowadays, but is actually useful in this application to save your HDMI port for something else.
I have the STLs up on Thingyverse. Here's the link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3092365
It's not as bad as others say. I haven't experienced anything totally unbearable. I simply use it to monitor temps, so I can't speak for the auto overclocking features it has for gpu/ cpu. However, imo if anyone wants to overclock, they are better off doing it from the bios/ uefi for cpu and more focused and hardened gpu overclocking apps like evga presicion xoc or msi afterburner. Doesn't hurt to give it a try though and see your results for yourself.
Magnificent! Magnificent! Maaagnificent! +1
Wonderful! Looks great and I bet it performs great as well ;)
Didn't realize that your card had limited support from most waterblock manufacturers, but I may have found a solution. EVGA sells their Hydro Copper waterblocks separately from the ones paired with the card: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=400-HC-5599-B1. This one says its compatible with your card.
I noticed that you are only cooling the CPU with your custom loop. Any plans to add the GPU into the mix? Seems like a little waste seeing that you have two 360 rads in the case.
Here's my post on Ebay where I'm selling it: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263620239597?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
It can work with the standard fans, you will just need to offset the front fan mount of the H200i forward by using resplacement long screws instead of the short thumb screws that secure the mount to the case by default. The Ultra Sleek Prolimatech fans however will surely give you the clearance to fit the rad and fans in the front using the default configuration of the case.
I used the heatsinks with adhesive thermal pads linked below and the way I did this was by applying them to the surface of the mid-bracket that gets left on the card when you remove the stock air cooler. That mid-bracket contacts the VRMs with a thermal pad and you can put those adhesive heatsinks on the bracket to help it dissipate more heat. The bracket doesn't interfere with the G12 so you can leave it on since it helps give the card more rigidity.
Hope this helps!
If you're still interested, I've setup an Ebay page to sell the case to wanting buyers.
Thanks! I just used the existing holes for the SSD bracket to mount the case using screws. I show the back of the screen case in one of the pictures. Lol I have another guy asking to buy one from me as well. I placed the price for $12 plus shipping.
It's the NZXT CAM software.
Not too sure. The card length on the Strix and Poseidon are the same, but the fan shroud on the Strix looks like it expands pass that more than the Poseidon. I am barely getting by with the Poseidon already...
The case is unfortunately too short depth-wise. Have you looked at the Kraken M22? While it won't cool as well as an X52, it is more flexible in mounting spots.
The block/ pump itself has a copper cold plate. The stock radiator that comes with the Kraken however is aluminium, but they prevent corrosion by using a specific coolant mixture. I don't know what that mixture is, so I had to buy copper radiators to keep the metals all the same. This also makes it much easier to just use standard coolant than always needing to buy a special coolant.
Wow! Really love the custom artwork on the reservoir and other panels, especially the graphics card backplate. Just awesome!
Lol. Its literally a piece of wood I got from the hardware store with old longboard wheels screwed into the bottom for feet :)
Yes, I filled it from the ports on the front 240 radiator. It required some flipping of the case to get the water moving fully through the loop, but once I got it filled enough there was no issue with flow.
Indeed the warranty is invalid for what I have done to the pump. I am aware that the pump will eventually fail, but I am really curious to see how long that actually is. Without many accounted experiences with setups like this, I kinda took it upon myself to be a guinea pig of sorts for testing. Hopefully, nothing too drastic will be affected and the worst would just be a pump swap. I too thought that this pump would not be capable of cycling water through the loop with all the components it has to go through, but surprisingly it does. Surely, not as much as a D5 is capable of moving, but enough to keep the CPU and graphics card adequately cooled.
Lol. Yes, its the first thing I said in my description :)
Got it on Amazon. It's a little pricey, so if you want to search around for a cheaper one, just search for "perforated metal sheet". They have some on Ebay as well.
Thanks! I never experienced VRM temp problems with the stock installation of the G12 on the Strix 1080TI, however I like to err on the side of caution and went ahead and installed adhesive heatsinks on them anyways. Better cooling never hurts. I did try putting the 280 rad on top, but it only made a 1-2C less difference and I liked the way the 240mm looked on the top better b/c I can run push/pull on it. I never tried the rear intake b/c of there being no dust filter there, but I read that that has negligible difference as well. Also, the AER RGB fan has its light on the front side :P I go for looks over small temp improvements, but you can always go the other way. That's just me. Hope that helps! If you do have anymore questions, I'd be glad to answer them :)
This is headset stand I have:
And the lights I'm using are Lifx bulbs:
You can always play around with the fan speeds and find what suits your liking.
Around 1000-1200 RPM.
I run them at zero on idle and then ramp them up a little when gaming.
The only x299 mATX motherboard I know of is the EVGA X299 Micro and it is compatible with this case:
Lemme guess...you main Reinhardt? Haha! I love the creativity in your build! "Mountain Dew" coolant, turbine fans, custom paint job, and the sick LCD side panel...all of it is just beautiful. Nice work! Winkyface*
Just a generic black mouse pad off of Amazon.
Thank you for the compliment! Yes, there is only one 360mm rad and it actually keeps a 6700K and GTX1080 quite cool.
Total weight of my PC is around 15kg. Tempered glass does weigh more than an acrylic side panel, but I definitely would recommend it for the premium look it gives a case (it is also more scratch durable and clearer than acrylic). However, if you're traveling with it you just need to make sure its well protected so that it doesn't break in transit.
If you want a really mobile build, I would recommend the Phanteks Evolv ITX. It now has a has a tempered glass version that is basically a smaller version of mine. However, that's only if you're willing to give up some motherboard connectivity and RAM capacity.
No modding needed to leave the backplate and mid-plate/ bracket thingy on with the G12. It fits on really easy without interfering with anything.
I actually have all my fans hooked up to my motherboard via 4-pin fan splitters. The only fan I have attached to the cable coming off the Kraken cooler is the one on the Kraken G12 bracket and I have no issues controlling that. Make sure your CAM software is up to date. If it is, try pushing the fans to 100% and listen if it gets any louder. If they get louder, then your fans are being controlled and you may just have loud or faulty fans. If the sound stays the same, then that means they are stuck on 100% and there may be something wrong with CAM or the cable from the cooler. Hope this helps! Let me know if you find anymore info.
Thank you! I was actually running BOTW on the Cemu emulator. I had to search it up myself as I had only heard about it from people commenting on this build and suggesting I try it out. Fairly easy to setup and I'd give it a go if you were interested :)
Fortunately it does not. There is just about a millimeter of space between the graphics card backplate and the 4 bottom DIMM slot retention tabs. I have read that some custom backplates, like ones you would install along with waterblocks like EKWBs, are thick enough to interfere and cause the card to tilt a little. So unless your using a custom backplate, most AIB card backplates won't touch.
Thanks! I would say two X62's might fit if you didn't install a rear fan and had the top rad pushed all the way to the back. It would be a tight fit, but it seems possible. I opted for the X52 as I wanted to install a rear fan.
Yup! Out of some piece of wood from Home Depot and longboard wheels for legs :)
No copper shim needed here my friend. The G12 bracket fits onto the Strix 1080 Ti with no issues. Yes, I was able to leave the midplate on as it did not interfere with the bracket. Your Strix 1080 lacks the midplate, so there should be no issues using it.
I do have the Kraken X62 in the front. It is a tight fit in the front, so anything bigger than X62's radiator unfortunately may not fit.
Thank you! The desk top is the Ikea KARLBY birch counter top mounted on a height adjustable desk: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AUYOF9W/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1.
Less pictures of the EVERY SINGLE THING IN THE BUILD and more of the actual PC itself. Great work though and congrats on the feature!