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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Rik1254, May 15, 2014.

  1. Rik1254

    Rik1254 Well-Known Member

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    So I've been pretty absent lately, cancers (not me) a bitch right?

    So I've been trying to distract myself with my car and now I'm back on the computer.

    The old rig had to go, too big and it got in the way of my screens while I was in bed....big no no.
    So here's the new baby
    [​IMG]

    Ok it's only 1 image, but you get the idea.

    Now its:
    Corsair 250d
    I5 2500k
    Asus p8z77-i
    8gb Kingston hyperx
    tx650m
    H100i
    830 ssd
    3tb hdds

    It's a baybeee

    Now if you've built an itx build before, you'll know the constraints of space with anything other than a fully modular psu (although even these have issues). So here's part 1 of my quest for space

    Part 1: gpu
    Previously I have braided these blue and white, and fitted well in the 500r. Now the white looks a little tatty and dated, so as a complete contrast, I'm going orange and carbon.
    In addition to this colour change, I'm also going to shorten the cables (poorly due to shoddy soldering skills). What this space

    Open the front and there's no room for a fan due to the pipes of the H100i, but even if there was room, what space would it have to push air around?

    [​IMG]

    Side view
    [​IMG]

    So I then shortened the cables
    [​IMG]

    And the result
    [​IMG]
    The extra orange is the sata cables

    [​IMG]

    The space is noticeable, but not enough.

    Next part: cpu 8 pin

    For this stage, warranty will be voided so I can make it as neat as possible by routing the braid into the psu case. Good thing it's 3 years old now :)
     
  2. dJabba

    dJabba eTeknix Staff Forum Mod

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    Looking good so far, makes me hungry to get back to work on my own mITX build I have here that is dusting away at the moment.
     
  3. IanDrexP

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    Good pick on the case! Will keep an eye on your build :)
     
  4. Aruffell

    Aruffell The Don eTeknix Staff Forum Admin

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    Lovely choice of chassis mate :D
     
  5. tjlainas

    tjlainas New Member

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    looks awesome!
     
  6. Premevv

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    Cool build in a small form factor!
     
  7. TheGravyWalrus

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    I have to say, nice work on the cable management, especially with that form factor!
     
  8. Rik1254

    Rik1254 Well-Known Member

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    And I'm back on it.
    Seeing that I'm now self-employed (Thanks Andy :D), I've got a little bit more time on my hands.
    Following a little push from @Greybeard, I'm going to attempt a WC build inside the 250D. It has been done before, but very little coverage.

    So here are my new, revised plans:
    - Re-attack the cables: I'm going to have to order in new sets from Corsair as I superglued and soldered my previous attempt
    - Custom water cooling with rigid pipe: This will be my first attempt at rigid pipe work. I'm going to have to rip open the case to find a suitable spot for radiator(s), I'm not 100% sure if I want to add in the GPU, it will require more/ larger radiators and require some extra piping magic.

    Tools part list:
    - Pipe bender
    - Cable tools
    - Good soldering gun
    - Wire crimpers
    - Glue gun

    Watercooling and cable part list:
    - Rigid pipe
    - Cooling liquid
    - 115x socket CPU block
    - GTX 970 block (Gigabyte G1 gaming specifically)
    - Pump
    - Reservoir
    - Radiator(s) - This will be the last part as I'm not 100% on the sizes I need yet
    - Cable braid
    - Lengths of suitable cable
    - PSU cable blocks - I'm not 100% sure if the AX range is universal in terms of the modular cable blocks that will fit into it, or if they are model specific

    If I've missed anything from these lists, let me know; I don't want to get to a key stage and realise I don't have the part I need.

    This will be a slow process, I will be fitting this in around my reviewing and daily life. It will probably end up being "Ill bend a pipe while this test runs".
    I'm undecided on the colours of this also, my current motherboard is the ASUS P8z77-I Deluxe, so massively blue and my RAM is also blue, so maybe the cliche white and blue theme; I'll let you guys decide.
     
  9. Atomfix

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    This is going to be a good one to follow.
     
  10. Rik1254

    Rik1254 Well-Known Member

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    Well I've just priced it all up, £400+ :(

    That isn't even with coolant

    *goes searching for sponsors* :p
     
  11. Aruffell

    Aruffell The Don eTeknix Staff Forum Admin

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    Hit me up Rikki. I'm sure we can get you some discounts through our partners :)
     
  12. Rik1254

    Rik1254 Well-Known Member

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    Well I've done a bit of measuring, measured up the case and also my ideal parts (the smaller the better here)

    Overview
    [​IMG]

    Front view
    [​IMG]

    Side view
    [​IMG]

    Rear view
    [​IMG]

    Only issue I can see is the clearance here with the 180 back over the GPU :/
    [​IMG]

    All measurements are correct, the only measurement I don't know was the bend angle, so I've allowed 17mm in each direction

    Just incase you need it:
    Green - Cooling blocks
    Yellow - Radiators
    Blue/ Orange/ Red - cooling pipes in proposed temperature
    Teal - Fittings
    Pink - Reseviour/ pumps
    Brown - Already owned parts


    Part list:
    Rad 1 - Coolgate G2 240mm -- Chunky rad that is only 272mm long, means it will fit in my 278mm wide case

    Rad 2 - Hardware Labs GTS Xflow 240 -- The ports are in the right place I looked at other cross flow rads, but they all had the inlet/ outlet in the wrong place.

    CPU block - Any -- Doesnt really matter what, as long as it matches the GPU

    GPU block - EK970 GTX WF3, the only block for my card -.-

    Reservoir/ pump - XSPC X2O 420 -- A half decent pump/ res combo that is really short, around half the size of a standard 5.25" drive


    I can already see an issue with the cables, I'm going to have to source some 90 bend SATA cables, but upward bend or I could flip the drives.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
  13. Imran Tayab

    Imran Tayab New Member

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    I'm starting to regret buying such a big case.

    Good luck on your project, looks good so far. :)
     
  14. graciemilligan

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    Thank you for your idea, it help me in my project
     

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