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decided to make another computer desk but this time with watercooling. I'm only part way done. Few weeks left

 

Just the table

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dropped it in

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made some adjustments for support

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getting close..

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Making progress. Finally got the desk built and in place. Now I just need some more water cooling parts. So expensive! I have everything but a MB block and a rez/d5 combo unit. Don't need either but it would look cleaner.

 

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Finally got around to setting up the water. Had to order about $130 of extra parts I didn't have laying around. So far CPU is 50C under Prime95 and the GPU is 34c looping Heaven Bench.

 

On air cooling before the tear down

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removing the heatsink for the 780Ti

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Cleaned off the GPU!

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Thermal pads!

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All together now :)

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I think a bomb went off!

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Leak testing.

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Yeah I just went to Lowes and got 2x8s, some planks and cut them up. Made it 28~x44" so the plexi would fit without cutting it. I didn't draw it out first so I ran into a lot of problems to solve after the fact. Like how low will the shelf be? do I have room to fit everything on? I ended up making another smaller shelf below the big one for the power supply. I didn't measure so the hard drive cage won't fit.. :wallbash:

 

Took an old case and punched out the rivets. Still had issues with it being straight. Better off to make custom standoff if I thought of it first.

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Decided to add a motherboard water block after having to keep a fan on the VRM heatsink. Seemed like it defeated the purpose of watercooling if you have air cool it anyways.

 

After installing the block, I realized it was a big hassle. I should have bought one of those motherboard/cpu monoblocks because of spacing issues. My original idea of the connectors was completely different and I was forced to have it setup the way it is :/

 

I also initially forgot to look closely at the cpu block since it came used from ebay. Well...I found a bunch of gunk inside the block. Took it apart and cleaned it up, it should drop the temps a few more degrees. So when you buy used stuff on ebay, make a note to take apart anyways even if you think its not necessary.

 

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