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[Build Log] Project Abyss

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finally got the first 2 coats of paint onto the desk came up much better than i was expecting.
Carbon Vinyl arived have aplied it to the false floors and decided to seperate the back devider
and mount the Resivior between them will get to work on that later today  anyway time for some more pictures

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Another fan of your fans haha, I used to run Ultra Kazes with my old TRUE on my Core2Quad system :)

 

nice how loud did they get
Not too loud, since I had a fan controller and had the speed set to the absolute lowest they'd spin up at. Sooooo quiet and they still cooled amazing, full blast didn't seem to help appreciably. I'm guessing their massive 38mm style might have a part to play in their multitalented ways.

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Another fan of your fans haha, I used to run Ultra Kazes with my old TRUE on my Core2Quad system :)

nice how loud did they get
Not too loud, since I had a fan controller and had the speed set to the absolute lowest they'd spin up at. Sooooo quiet and they still cooled amazing, full blast didn't seem to help appreciably. I'm guessing their massive 38mm style might have a part to play in their multitalented ways.

 

 

true i tested them over the weekend not as loud as i was expecting but 6 running full ball you sorta notice it... in the next room

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How do you get sponsors for a build like this? I see most of these build logs have them.

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got some time over the weekend to get some more work done. decided against the single back seperator
and have gone for 2 with a mini cave in the middle looks a lot nicer provides that little bit more room.
have been trying to decide whether to add another reservior (or 2) behind and under the main reservior
not sure how it will look guess once i paint the new deviders and get the top on will make a decision.

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finally have time to post some more details about the build, top of the desk is pretty much complete
just have a couple of holes to drill for the watercooling tube and knock up the base, i had a fiddle
around with the fridge idea during the week and came to the conclusion that was stupid enough to even
consider it... didn't pan out but no problem as the 2 radiators will easily  be enough for the rig.
got round to cleaning the dust and crap out of the desk and wipe it down i was actually quite impressed
how well it came up... now all that's left is new temp sensor displays (wanted red got blue) and also
a 2nd reservoir to mount with the pump as a fill-port for the whole thing.

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finally had some time Monday to get a little work done on the build, firstly i finished mounting the LED's and UV Tubes,
and have had time to get one of the radiators mounted along with the power supply/s (one on display) and have got most of
the tubing in ready to mount the Mobo just have to get around to finishing the base for it and drag it back inside to set
it all up.. didn't take into account the size of the doors

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LED's after i fixed the switch problem that burnt out one of the cables... lack of sleep does that
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The Red Temp sensors finally arrived got them in looks far better over the blue ones. thinking of using them on the next build

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Power Supply Fit in wasn't sure how it would look but it looks better than having nothing in that gap
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hi all sorry for the lengthy time this project has taken unfortunately work commitments get in the way of
free time. just a quick update finally finished setting up the water loop, and have one of the 2 Motherboards
in. will have the glass top arrive sometime in the next 2 weeks and maybe even decide to buy a RevoDrive 3x2 240gb
for the C drive on the main workstation even though i have had some bad luck with the RevoDrives in the past.. 3
different cards all failed within 6 months of use.. the original RevoDrive, RevoDrive 2 and RevoDrive 3.

here's some shots of the motherboard and cpu water-block installed
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Finally got some time to get the first computer up and running in the desk got the GPU water-block attached
and getting some nice temps under idle around 25-29 GPU and 35-45 CPU under full load jumps up to 39/40
for the GPU and around 60 for the CPU with a light overclock to 4.3Ghz for now but only have the fans
attached to one radiator as i realised i ordered the wrong length screws for the 38mm thick fans.

The GPU board. it doesn't look like much when you take the stock cooler off
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Had a problem with the Water-block Not sitting flat over the GPU so after removing the block and putting it back on
i forgot the back plate...
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Some low temps should be good for a decent OC
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and finally what happens when you forget to clean the inside of your case for 2 months
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Managed to get time to mount the HDD's for the First Computer and had time to get some photos

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Also just realised that the UV lights have stopped working but few photos with the rest of the lights on
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Unfortunately found out during the weekend that the glass for the top has still not been made as the Glazier has been on leave
but hoping that they work something out.
Hopefully over the weekend i will have time to install the Server and replace the UV lights and maybe get a light to put directly behind the Reservoir to illuminate the Blood Red Die as i noticed that it does not react to the UV light.. even though
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Last post for the Build finally got round to finishing it off last weekend and the glass has arived.

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SSD for the Server
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and of course a small GPU to get video out
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Quick install of Win7 and than a bit of a tidy up

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Finally got the camera out of the desk to take some photos of everything under the glass.
on another note ventilation is not great going to have to address this with more fans around the desk
also the reason why the Server water cooler is sitting outside the desk anyway here are final photos
also with the last Light for the Water Reservoir

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I'd like to thank EKwaterblocks for there support during this project

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