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Project-SMA8 Dual Loop

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Day187, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Project-SMA8

    HI all and welcome...

    I have been running my X99 system for a couple of months now, so some of the hardware I had already, I've always wanted a Caselabs case so here goes....

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    Hardware
    Intel i7-5820K 3.30GHz (Haswell-E @ 4.5GHz)
    ASUS ROG Rampage V Edition 10
    G.Skill 32GB F4-3200C14Q-32GTZ+
    Samsung 1TB SSD 850 PRO SATA x 2 (RAID 0 Gaming drive)
    Samsung SM961 Polaris 512GB M.2 (OS drive dual boot)
    WD Red 3TB 5400rpm SATA 6Gb/s 64MB X 2 (Backup)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW
    EVGA SuperNova P2 1200W '80 Plus Platinum

    Case
    MAGNUM SMA8 BLACK
    Caselabs front 140.3mm fans
    Caselabs Single Wide Magnum Top Covers (39mm Extended Ventilated)
    sLight ambiBlack for SMA8 ATX
    PSU Cover: PSU Cover - Ventilated
    Radiator Side Mounts for the Lower Chamber: Add one 120.4 (480)
    Radiator Side Mounts for the Lower Chamber: Add one 140.4 (560)
    Reservoir Mount (MAC-517) x 2
    DEMCiflex CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 Lower Side Dust Filter
    DEMCiflex CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 Top Dust Filter
    DEMCiflex Caselabs 140.3 Flex-Bay Grill Dust Filter

    Warercooling
    EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition
    EK-FC1080 GTX FTW - Acetal+Nickel
    EK-FC1080 GTX FTW Backplate - Black
    EK-XRES 205 Revo D5 PWM combo x 2
    EK-CoolStream PE 480
    Black Ice Nemesis GTX 560 Radiator - Black
    EK-CSQ Plug G1/4 (for EK-Badge) - Black Nickel x 6
    EK-HDC Fitting 16mm G1/4 - Black Nickel x 20
    EK Water Blocks EK-AF Ball Valve (10mm) G14 - Black Nickel x 1
    EK Water Blocks EK-AF Angled 90 Degrees G1 / 4 inch - Black nickel x 7
    EK-AF Angled 45° G1/4 Black Nickel x 2
    EK-AF Extender 6mm M-M G1/4 - Black Nickel
    EK Water Blocks EK-AF Extender 30mm M-F G1/4 - Black Nickel
    EK Water Blocks EK-AF Extender 8mm M-F G1/4 - Black Nickel
    Barrow G1/4" Matte Black Rotary Cuboid T (3 way) Fitting Adapte
    EK Water Blocks EK-RES X3 Holder 60mm (2pcs) x 1
    EK Water Blocks EK-HD PETG Tube 1216mm 500mm (2pcs) x 3
    Aqua Computer Temperature sensor internal/external thread G1/4 x 2
    XSPC 480mm Radiator Gasket x 2
    XSPC 560mm Radiator Gasket x 2
    Alphacool Acrylic Double Bending Tool 12-14mm and 16mm - Black
    Alphacool Silicon Bending Insert 100cm for ID 1/2" / 12mm hard tubes - blue
    Mayhems Blitz Pro Cleaning System
    Koolance QD3 Female Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Barb for ID 13mm (1/2in)
    Koolance QD3-MSG4 Male Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Male Threaded G 1/4 BSPP
    liquid ???

    Accessories/Cables/Fans/etc
    Aqua Computer SPLITTY9 x 3
    Aqua Computer High-Flow Flow Sensor
    30cm PWM Fan Extension Cable 4 Pin Male Plug to Female Socket Lead x 2
    ModMyToys 4-Pin Female-to-Female Cable 24" / 60cm x 2
    Strom/SATA cable internal 4Pin Molex to SATA 15cm
    Phobya 2 Pin 300mm Extension Cable : Black x 1
    Phobya 2-Pin Extension Female/Plug - 60cmx 2
    Phobya 4 Pin PWM Extension 60cm - Black x 2
    Phobya Y-Cable 4Pin PWM To 3x 4Pin PWM 30cm - Black
    Corsair ML120 LED Red 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan x 5
    Corsair ML140 Pro LED Red 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan x 3
    Themaltake Riing 140mm x 4

    Remaining
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW?
    EK-FC1080 GTX FTW - Acetal+Nickel?
    EK-FC1080 GTX FTW Backplate - Black?

    Aquaero 6 pro in transit :)

    Strip down the old PC

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    Clean radiators with Mayhems blitz cleaning kit

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    12 hours later...
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    Day
     
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  2. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Top radiator and DEMCiflex Top Dust Filter installation.

    I started to put the case together and mounted the top radiator (EKwebs PE 480mm) to see if it would fit in the extended top with there only been 1mm difference between thickness of the radiator and the extended top.

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    Fits perfect, I could not use the 480mm radiator gasket longer screws needed, I did not use a gasket with my old system the Corsair ML anti vibrate mounts did the job well.
     
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  3. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Front fan installation

    Corsair ML140 Pros and DEMCiflex 140.3 Flex-Bay Grill Dust Filter
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  4. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    water pumps installation

    Installed the CPU & GPU water blocks and res/pump combo a little drilling required but it all went smooth.

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  5. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    CPU Loop

    Tubing for the CPU loop. just need to tidy the ends..

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    Day
     
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  6. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Fans and pass-through holes

    Added a Corsair ML1120 exhaust fan.

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    I decided to go with the Thermaltake riing 140mm fans for the bottom radiator.Has I found this mod to enable 4/6 fans on one controller

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    Drill bits came today so did the holes for the GPU loop..

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    Day
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2016
  7. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 6, 2012

    Posts: 9,394

    Location: Wigan

    Sorry bud, but you need a better camera for a build like this.
     
  8. ALXAndy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 23, 2010

    Posts: 9,985

    Location: West Sussex

    You took the words straight out of my mouth.
     
  9. Smffy

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 4, 2015

    Posts: 2,880

    Location: London

    Tidy little shopping list you have there, about to do something similar so look forward to seeing how it goes!
     
  10. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    The pictures are pretty bad, I'm going to get a better camera today, and retake pictures where I can....my bad

    Day
     
  11. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Bottom Rad and fans

    Put the fans and the fittings on the bottom Rad and added some fittings for the gpu loop, I also discovered I need some longer PETG tubing for the return from the rad to the res/pump (GPU loop)

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    Fittings including drainage
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  12. ALXAndy

    Sgarrista

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    Posts: 9,985

    Location: West Sussex

    Much better pics :)

    That rad is huge !
     
  13. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    big rad ready for future upgrades and to fill the space :D

    Thinking about pre ordering the new EK-FB ASUS R5-E10 Monoblock RGB Edition

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    but its not shipping till the 17th October..

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  14. Day187

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    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Morning delivery

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  15. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Fitted the Aquaero 6 I had to cut the bracket so it would fit, with the rad been so big..
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    Done all the plumbing for both loops, also got around needing extra tubing by putting the flow metre inbetween the tubing (picture below)
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  16. whyscotty

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Wigan

    Looking good :)
     
  17. wordy

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 30, 2005

    Posts: 6,784

    Location: Rotherham

    Needs more fans.
     
  18. Ken

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 28, 2004

    Posts: 1,013

    Top rad has fans pulling air into the case leaving only your single rear fan as exhaust?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2016
  19. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    The top rad fans are pulling air out of the case, my last build I had the fans pulling air into the case, so I'm going to try this way for now..

    Just finishing off testing loops for any leaks, then I will report back with some stress testing temps..

    My flow sensors is not working and needs be sent back :/

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  20. Day187

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 125

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent (UK)

    Been running the system for about 30 hours, stressing and gaming and temps are as follows

    ROOM TEMP 23C
    GPU IDLE 27C
    GPU LOAD 40C
    CPU IDLE 27C
    CPU LOAD 42C

    the system is a very quiet :)

    Day
     
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