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    Core P5: The Black, Chrome and Hardline edition

    I have finally finished Unfortunately, I have no storage space left to upload images so here is a boring link to my gallery A few things to note if you attempt something like this: the Thermaltake PCIe riser cables are unstable as hell and often simply relax out of a decent connection. Time will only tell what this may do to my cards but so far tests show no damage despite a rough positioning period. The heatsinks' on the Intel 750s are very stubborn, be careful but be brave... I tried to make a video of dying the water but it was a dismal failure lol Crazy, self destructive hardware aside, I am very happy with it
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    Core P5: The Black, Chrome and Hardline edition

    I highly doubt I will see any benefit The 750s come with decent heatsinks to minimise heat throttling and do a good job of it. I also use a Dimm drive when I game so the 750s would barely even warm up. I just can't help myself when it comes to playing with hardware ps. Dimm drives and NVME PCIe SSDs do very little for your game but for a tech fetishist they spit out some nice numbers. It takes 31 seconds to load my entire Fallout 4 folder with mods (39gb, @18,000files) to the Dimm drive. I would consider OC'ing the SSDs but, the Dimm drive shows little gain beyond slightly shorter load times so I wouldn't bother. ... though now you have me thinking, it would be a fun experiment.
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    Core P5: The Black, Chrome and Hardline edition

    I finally have everything and spent all weekend building but the last bend was extremely tricky and I used up all my pipe I have more in the mail and will finish in the next few days but in the meantime, here is a little teaser...
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    Core P5: The Black, Chrome and Hardline edition

    While I wait for the final parts, I have been playing with the dye. I won't ever use coolants or wetting agents etc. but I am going to dye the water black provided I can find a safe dye. I've chosen a Nigrosine dye first and made a little video of how it behaves. I have a sediment test running but I doubt it will settle, it seems very much soluble.
  5. My plan is pretty simple: A complete rebuild of the waterloop while migrating to a Thermaltake Core P5, using hardline PETG with almost all new parts (original build here). No LED lights, no colours or coloured water, just black and chrome and, nickle... and some copper.... tsk tsk. The actual PC components: CPU: Coore i7 5930K MOBO: Asus X99 Deluxe RAM/dimmdrive: 80gb (4*8 +4*16) Corsair Vengeance 2666Mhz GPU: Asus GTX 980 reference (waiting for the TItan XP to magically appear) OS Disk: 2x 240gb Intel 535 (RAID1) Game Disk: 2x 400gb Intel 750 PCIe NVMe (RAID0) And, to hold it all together Thermaltake Core P5 GPU: EK FC980 (carried over from current build) Motherboard: EK FB ASUS X99 mono block Storage: 2x EK I750 Res: EK X3 400 Tubing: PETG Fittings: A boatload of EK fittings Pump: Laing D5 (still going strong) w/ EK pump top Radiator: 360mm XSPC + 120mm Swiftech (both from the last build) Fans: 4x Corsair ML120 I am waiting on a few more parts to come in and will hopefully be able to put it together this weekend. But, I fear the PCIe 4x extension cables for the 750s' may even take a couple weeks to arrive from China but hopefully not. In the meantime I am amusing myself with Sketchup: *The render below uses models for many parts I am not using, it is just a way for me to get an idea of how to run the line.
  6. I still have a lot to do before I can close it up and am too tired to do a long post just yet but I wanted to say that the VRM block from the X79 is very close but without 5mm riser plate it won't fit. No huge surprises there, except maybe that every other dimension was perfect. You will see what I mean in the pics later.
  7. Hahah! Surely it will be something just as counter-intuitive... I am pretty sure the copper is exposed where the fins are, which is the most important part at least
  8. Will do but I have so many pics in this thread I need to remove some to add more! Oops Not much to see yet. It is still just a pile of pretty boxes. Also, while I am here. I noticed a while ago, that the thermostat probe had dissolved and left black shit inside the blocks. I got rid of the probe and spent a while cleaning most of it out but is there an easy way to get the last of it?
  9. In case anyone is interested I will try to log my upgrade here. New Parts: CPU: i5930K RAM: 16G Venegance DDR4 2666Mhz Mobo: Asus X99 Deluxe GPU: Nvidia GTX980 I have all but the parts except new GPU waterblock, once that arrives I will be able to get to work. After a closer look at the X99 Deluxe motherboard and I am confident that the VRM will fit the waterblock from my X79 Sabertooth. When looking at the comparison gif I made (It's poor work I know) it seems like the VRM has moved a little but uses the same configuration. The chipset is not even close. We will find out soon enough
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    Socket 1155/2011 Oc Competition Thread

    Thanks Lab Rat, that was my first thought but I figured it could be a competition to see who could run the highest stable speed.
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    Socket 1155/2011 Oc Competition Thread

    Thanks for your input, very helpful Although you may need to clarify a bit further, I am unsure how someone 'digs up' a thread when it is pinned at the top of the board already. LGA2011 is still relevant to my knowledge, so why not? Thanks, If it was not used why have a section for it in the OP?
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    Socket 1155/2011 Oc Competition Thread

    I am curious. Why are there no Prime95 results? When I built my current machine a few years ago I did a 24hour burn-in at 4.7GHz, on the 3930K. Would this have been worth posting? I am about to do an upgrade so maybe in a month or so I will have something better
  13. Hello again, Long time no chat. It's time to upgrade I have a pretty good idea of what I am doing now but I have a question regarding a bit of Frankenstein'ing. Question 1, I have the Koolance CPU-370 block for my 3930K which is an LGA2011 chipset. I am looking to upgrade the cpu to a 4760k which is an LGA1150. This chipset will fit an LGA2011v3 board but I am not sure if the waterblock will also be compatible. Do I have anything to worry about? Question 2, I have the Koolance MB-ASSTX79 Full Coverage Waterblock for my ASUS Sabertooth X79. As I am upgrading My CPU I need to upgrade this motherboard, it is LGA2011, not LGA2011v3. As LGA2011 has more bandwidth I would prefer to use it but the biggest reason I want to use this chipset is that I have found the ASUS X99 Deluxe, which looks remarkably similar to the Sabertooth X79. Even if I can not fit the Sabertooth waterblocks onto it, the layout means I will not have to refit all the plumbing. Plus it is a kick ass board. The layouts are below, the only thing I can see different is that the PCI Chipset heatsink has an extra heatsink running next to the CPU mount, but if my experience with the Sabertooth is anything to go by: that heatsink is likely just a block of anodized aluminium pressing, raw, against the capacitors. I doubt it is doing much. Sabertooth X79 Layout X99 Deluxe Layout What are my chances of pulling off this trick?
  14. I couldn't remember who convinced me to do it but if it WAS you, you are a champion!
  15. One year later: Just completed the first clean of the system. There was a little bit of algae in the res but when I opened the blocks there were no deposits at all That's with only distilled water and a silver coil after a year! I ran some clean water with about a cup of concentrated peroxide for a day to scrub away any life forms. Otherwise it has been solid as a rock. On a side note, draining is a pain!
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