El_Capitan Posted July 8, 2012 Posted July 8, 2012 (edited) Bishop245 and Boinker are working on their Xigmatek Elysium build at the same time I am working on mine. I figure I'll finally start a worklog as this is going to be one interesting build for me. First, I attached six spare NZXT fans in push/pull on a 120.3 radiator on the top with a used Swiftech MCR320-QP radiator I got for a really good deal. I also attached an 80mm fan on the top rear of the case where a PSU would go. All will be pushing outside the case, as the only intake I will have will be the side case 200mm fan. I also placed where my Blu-Ray Optical drive will go (using a standard DVD-RW drive as a placeholder). Above and below that will be two Dual Bay reservoirs that will have Swiftech MCP655-B pumps. It will take some maneuvering. On the back-side of the case, I attached a Scythe Slip Stream Slim SY1212SL12L 120mm fan to help cool the backside of the motherboard where the CPU will go. Second, I took apart the HDD cages. I will be using 2 Crucial M4 512GB's in RAID 0. So, I plan to attach my Swiftech MCR220-QP attached to just one HDD cage, and not using the 2nd that comes with the case. It's pretty sturdy. On it are four Xigmatek fans. I installed the first dual-bay reservoir after attaching the SSD's to the HDD cage, and then attaching the HDD cage to the dual radiator. I'm able to screw in the HDD cage to the case, but not the dual-bay reservoir. That is held in place by the front of the radiator (I had to put it in first). I also attached fan protectors on the outer fans. In order to fit a dual-bay reservoir, I needed to remove some of the 5.25" holders. Instead of using a rotary tool, I just kept bending the holders with a wrench until it got a clean break. I finally got time to put everything together. Still no Epic Maingear T1000, yet, I want to see how well this thing cools before I use it for comparison's sake. Everything but the tubing and fan connections are in place. I plan to use the 120.4 with push/pull Noctua NF-P12's at 7V's for the motherboard and graphics cards, and the 120.2 and 120.3 for just the CPU. One other problem I have left is the front panel needing to be modified in order to fit around the 120.2 radiator. I'll get to that part last. I decided to use two colored tubes. Red tubing to indicate one loop that goes from the 120.4 radiator to my motherboard and graphics cards, and Blue tubing to indicate the other loop that's dedicated to just the CPU with both the 120.3 and 120.2 rads. Finally closed my system up with my side panel. Next up will be my finished front panel with a video of my setup while running! Edited July 23, 2012 by El_Capitan Quote Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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