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#1916244 Water cooled G4 Cube

Posted by ElAwesome on 19 May 2013 - 01:16 PM

Coming along nicely!

#1913847 Water cooled G4 Cube

Posted by ElAwesome on 09 May 2013 - 06:28 PM

How do you think it wouldn't suit the pump/block? As long as you get the right fittings, everything should work (in theory). The rad itself is probably perfect for your build, I'd say the money is well spent there.

#1913449 [Completed build] El's water-cooled Deskintosh

Posted by ElAwesome on 07 May 2013 - 05:33 PM

Hey people, looks like I'm presenting the first desk mod 'round here? Well, there you go! :) Hardware: ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Intel i7 3770k EVGA GTX680 SuperClocked Corsair Dominator 1600Mhz RAM 4x8GB 2x Samsung 830 SSDs 3x WD Caviar Green 1TB HDDs Seasonic X-750 750W PSU Cooling: EKWB Supremacy CPU block plexi/nickel EKWB RAM Dominator block plexi/nickel EKWB FC680 GTX GPU block plexi/nickel Phobya 250 reservoir Phobya 1080 NOVA rad Alphacool Laing D5 vario (don't know the exact model) 12mm Coppertubing with Bitspower Multi-Link SLI/CF C47 fittings 2x BeQuuiet SilentWings 140mm Apple PowerMac G5 case for radiator and pump Pictures: If you have questions, feel free to ask! I've got a build log in this forum: http://www.insanelym...final-pictures/ By the way, thanks PunkNugget for convincing me to finally build a hackintosh ;) It's been quite a whule since then, but you and GermanyChris over in MacRumors gave me in...

#1913440 El's Deskintosh - Final pictures

Posted by ElAwesome on 07 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

Thanks Baudouin! Final pictures Thanks for watching! Finally got this done :)

#1913439 Water cooled G4 Cube

Posted by ElAwesome on 07 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Hell yes a WC'ed cube :) I'm surely gonna follow this one!

#1912936 El's Deskintosh - Final pictures

Posted by ElAwesome on 05 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

Hey there, I got another upadet ready! The idea I got for the front was this one: I bought a acrylic plate that has a special foil on the inside. If there is some light behind the foil, it lets the light pass through. If there is no light, the foil acts as a mirror (I got this idea from another build, it was called Prodigy Mirror). That keeps my LEDs from lighting up the whole room, just the inside of my cage :) Some pics (I already put the upper glass plate on the cage): With the light on: The Deskintosh is finished now! I'm actually typing this post from it :) I'm gonna do the final shots soon! Waiting for my new camera body to arrive ;) Anyway, have some teasers:

#1911655 El's Deskintosh - Final pictures

Posted by ElAwesome on 30 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

Put some thermometers in place: Filling the loop Mayhems Blue Pastel - I really like it! Fits exactly the color of my sleeve.. Loop filled: Had actually quite a lot of leaks - no idea where all of them came from?? Anyway, got all of them done. I'll leave it overnight and check tomorrow again. Now on to some EKWB/Mayhems awesomeness: This is how the two parts are connected: A shot from underneath: I have something really cool in mind for the front. I don' really like it the way it is. Went to shop yesterday, they should be done by thursday ;) And soon I'll get my new DSLR (Canon 60D with a 24-105mm f/4 L lens), that will allow me to take some better photos ;) I'm almost done here, stay tuned!

#1910001 El's Deskintosh - Final pictures

Posted by ElAwesome on 23 April 2013 - 08:53 PM

Very Enervative build Well done Thanks!! Little update: I've been playing with the lightning today. Here are some pics: On the pictures it looks way more purple than it actually is. Really, it's just blue, no purple at all... I just fitted a small RGB LED strip inside, just to test how it works: I like it! Probably gonna place a larger RGB LED strip there, need to solder one... I still need to get another fitting to finally finish the loop, I need just one more -.- It looks like the Bitspower C47 are sold out in every shop near Switzerland, next one would be Highflow in Netherlands... I'm probably gonna visit some plumbing shops and check what they have! See you!

#1909170 El's Deskintosh - Final pictures

Posted by ElAwesome on 20 April 2013 - 10:53 PM

Finally, another update! The project isn't dead, I've been doing a lot of work in the past few days! I changed the plans a little bit. Instead of mounting everything directly on the desk, I'll mount the stuff onto another plate of glass which I'm going to put in the desk :) That keeps the desk a bit independent, and if I have to move it some time later, this will make it a lot easier... I started with building a case. Here is all the stuff I used: Measuring, slowly starting to get somewhere: Back panel and side panels done: And the front: The white stuff is velcro, so that I can take off the front panel to access the hardware. It doesen't look very nice, but I'm going to hide it later on! Marking the parts where I need to cut: Done! Motherboard riveted in place: Yep, that fits! Fan in place (I love those fans!) Reservoir also in place: I actually had to redo the pipe from the GPU to the res, mostly because it...

#1903813 [Build Log] Shifty G5/mATX Conversion

Posted by ElAwesome on 04 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

If you say that sometimes you got shocked by your case (which you shouldn't because that means that the stuff inside is also exposed to this static electricity), I would think about removing everything from the case and set it up on your desk, on a non-conductive surface (for example the package of your motherboard.) That way ground is fine. This might be a bit of a hassle, but at some stage it's worth a try.

#1902839 [Build Log] Shifty G5/mATX Conversion

Posted by ElAwesome on 01 April 2013 - 08:51 PM

I recently was using an Intel 80486dx2 rig, and had a look inside. It's from about that era (1999), and I must say I'm surprised that such a PSU is even going to power modern hardware :D The CPU was passively cooled, and I somehow felt a little stupid with my custom watercooling loop on my rig that had cost me half a fortune. Your PSU isn't really high quality - it's moe from Corsair's lower range. Your temps are very good by the way, with the stock cooler on my GTX680 I hit about 90 degrees while running BF3 for some hours on Ultra in 1440p resolution. I don't know if there is any way to test a powersupply in software - but I found this quote that might get your attention: "However, a failing power supply can often be the cause of problems you might not expect like random lockups, spontaneous reboots, and even some serious error messages." - some random internet page

#1892689 Grafting power plug from bottom to top of G5

Posted by ElAwesome on 27 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

I saw a few mods where the plug was on top, but to be honest they all looked not very clean. I would suggest to do as less metal work as possible to keep it really clean.. except if you really know what you're doing ;)

#1891067 El's Deskintosh - Final pictures

Posted by ElAwesome on 22 February 2013 - 12:37 AM

FINALLY FINISHED! Head over to page 2 for the other final pictures Hey guys, I've been reading here a lot now, and I wanted to share my current project with you. Meanwhile playing with the software, I was planning this build. Enjoy! My biggest inspiration was l3p's d3sk, I absolutely love it. So I decided to build something similar The name is made up from desk and Macintosh (Macintosh because I'm gonna dual-boot Win7 and OS X from it), just in case you wonder. Further down in this post you'll see an image of the desk where I'm going to place all the stuff. What do I want? -It has to be silent. Really silent. That's why I'm spending all this money on a water cooling setup. -It has to be really good looking. Another reason why I spent all this money on a water cooling setup. -It has to be really fast. I'm a semi-professional graphic designer, so I'm doing a lot of video editing, which takes up every bit of power you can throw at i...
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