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Desk Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by RichB, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

    I am building a Desk PC similar to Linus but my hard lines will be visible.

    Parts are

    Palit 2080ti with XSPC Razor

    RM100 Corsair 1k watt PSU

    Gigabyte Aorus Master

    i9 9900k with XSPC RayStorm

    32gb Vengeance 3000 RAM

    2 x 360 Copper Rads

    Approx 1 mile of XSPC 14mm Black Chrome tubing

    Approx 1000 14mm black copper elbows from China and XSPC compression joints

    2 x Alphacool Helix Res

    6 x LED fans

    2 x 800lph Cube type pumps

    4 x 1 Tb WD DHH

    1 x 500Gb M.2

    25mm MDF

    Undercoat and Black Hammerite Paint

    The legs from my old desk

    1 x 8mm tempered glass top

    1 Jet fighter power switch

    3 x 27" 1440p screens plus a 4th old 27" on pyramid stand...I intend to upgrade this to a wide 4k

    Soundblaster Katana

    Im sure i will be adding USB hub, other fans and LED but not till finished.

    A Smart speaker to control home lights and other speakers and TV

    Ive been working on this a month and have all main parts and the plumbing loosely fitted today .

    I will be testing the plumbing in the next few days and if all is well will fit all the parts.

    This is my first attempt at a water cooled PC so please wish me luck....

    I have youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClQjWALLASJAdkaqgamuXGQ/?disable_polymer=true
  2. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

  3. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

  4. Chris [BEANS]


    Joined: Dec 30, 2003

    Posts: 6,390

    Location: Bigger box!

    This has massive promise!!! Looking forward to working my way through the videos...
  5. Alan1969

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 16, 2019

    Posts: 1,034

    Location: Leek staffordshire

    Wow. That is going to be awesome.
  6. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

    Thanks..Its moved on a bit so will do another vid soon.
    I had to reflash the board.
    My LED fans and pumps have pin connectors with a molex.
    I was hoping they all got power from the board but it seems they all need the molex.
    Am i right that RGB fans and D5 type pumps only use the pin connectors, not the molex?
  7. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

    My freezod pumps seem a bit rubbish, i had 5 so far from China, 3 broke so got refund, 2 in now seem weak so i was thinking of upgrading to 2 x d5s and have seen this
    Question is can this run the 2 loops if do a bit of pipe cutting and make some sort of T piece.
    Please look at vids so can answer
  8. UnLuckyBenski


    Joined: Dec 28, 2017

    Posts: 4,088

    Location: London

    Simple fluid dynamics apply. If you want the same flow in each branch as if they were separate loops, you need double the flow from your pump/s. If you set the pumps to a normal flow rate, you will have roughly half that flow rate through each branch.

    Serial pumps don't allow any extra flow rate compared to a single, they are better at overcoming resistance. Meaning they would deal better with a longer loop, or more components in series, etc.

    You really don't need two loops for a 2x block and 2x radiator setup. That's a pretty standard amount of components, a D5 will have no issue with those in a single loop.

    You could use the series pump setup so that you have redundancy in case one pump fails.
  9. Jay85


    Joined: May 22, 2010

    Posts: 3,903

    Location: Up S*** Creek

  10. koooowweeee


    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Manchester

    Mile of tubing ? Well at least you'll have enough for the rest of your life and your children :D
  11. Joelw291


    Joined: Jan 1, 2020

    Posts: 11

    Location: England

    This looks really cool, keep posting updates, subbed!
  12. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

    Hi All
    Just an update on the desk PC. Not quite finished yet, a bit of cladding, edging and cable tidying to do, filling the reservoirs but its nearly there and it is a flipping fast PC.
    Gaming and work are a dream and with 4 screens, or 5 if i split the ultra wide everything is so smooth and fast. The screens are all different so it does stutter a bit, theres a 1080p a 1440pIPS a 4kIPS and ultra wide1440IPS so it seems to stress NVIDIA app a bit.
    I havnt used the laser thermometer yet but before i put the glass on the cpu & gpu were virtually cold/warm to touch when playing SW Fallen order across all 3 screens on highest.
    Theres a video here. once properly finished i will do a nice hd video.
  13. RichB


    Joined: Nov 28, 2013

    Posts: 99

  14. Badger_grr


    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 246

    Very nice, whats the music on the last video?
  15. ezekial


    Joined: Jan 2, 2012

    Posts: 193

    That is super awesome! I would love to do something similar once I have space for a home office. Will definitely be referring back to this. It's nice to know you've built it yourself as well. Really satisfying!