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    December Project - unnamed

    Solution for the filling issue? - use more hose! But need some fittings to do so, these look a lot like im going to do plumbing on some kind of house issue with the design/colors these have Am now waiting for a package before I can continue... C'ya later...…..
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    December Project - unnamed

    It's about time I re-boot this. I would have wanted to do like a Christmas calendar with daily updates, but I got off to a late start as I spend most of yesterday sleeping, because I send my family out of the country so I can have the whole house to myself (that's the way to do it the right way!). You have maybe seen my earlier thread: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/939704-project-caution-overclocked-crossfire-7970-x58-extreme-xeon-corsair-800d/ I never got around to do any actual work due to have 2 kids, house, work, wife and a life. If anything then now is the time when most of that is out of the way for a while. Today is just a little intro, then tomorrow I expect real work to be done.
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    December Project - unnamed

    Hehe another thought, did you know this thread is on 4 different pages at the same time? I can almost fit all 4 in a reasonable resolution on my 32" monitor at the same time. Tweak.dk Overclock.net LinusTechTips Bit-tech.net Daily I converse and write in both English and Danish, so why not share the tech enthusiasm
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    December Project - unnamed

    Came to think about, I have not shared the latest pictures other than on my Instagram (I'm @_at0mac_), sorry There was the day I cleaned fans and soldered a broken one And there was a day I mounted the top panel and test fittet the CPU rad with fans on The new flat top in metallic blue and chrome air filter looks soo mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm imo. Most likely you have never seen a Corsair 800D like this before
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    December Project - unnamed

    Came to think about during test-fitting of CPU loop that its almost impossible to fill liquid in that loop... I can't unmount CPU block because of the way the GPU radiator is mounted. I can not mount the CPU radiator full of liquid, because I cant measure the CPU tubes correctly before the CPU radiator is placed where it should be. I don't want to mount and unmount everything more than I have to. I want to mount the CPU rad so its res is facing towards the front, the res is an eyesore and the CPU tubes will be shortest this was for maximum pressure on the CPU There is standard G 1/4 in the res on CPU rad, but its placed almost all up against the front, right above the DVD drive. Im thinking of making a fillport somewhere with some standard water cooling parts... It just got even more complex and expensive... Let me remind you, I still don't know if the hardware is actually alive (its dang old, and I forgot to test it before I exploded it all to pieces and am trying to make it into a full build again), also I don't really need this PC, its just a hobby when I await some other newer tasks to hit me Come back later for more............
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    December Project - unnamed

    I know its been over 1 month since last post and the thread have been dead silent, I have been really busy with "real life" and ideas evolve over time and changes the original plan a little Oh, and I've started playing a "new" game - Sea of Thieves, that takes a load of time too So, what I wanted to update you on is, I have painted the new toppanel like 7 times, 2 black layers and 5 blue, with a little sanding in between for total smoothness, takes a really really long time too My radiator is only 240mm for the CPU, so looked bonkers having a 3x120 space in the top panel on the 800D cabinet, im sorting it by remaking the top, it will be all worth it, just wait. Sneak peak: I'll Be Back.....
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    (build log) Killer Panda PC - Z370 X Code

    Now on Builds.gg https://builds.gg/builds/killer-panda-pc-z370-x-code-7716
  8. Update as of 21/6: Starting to build up the new thread for the system to compare this against, the older brother to the Killer Panda. Go check it out here ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 24/5-18 13:19 (sorry for the delay) FINISHED PICTURES, LETS REVEL THIS PANDA! A big thanks for everyone showing an interest in this build, it's been a long journey and it does not stop here, I'm still not done with the closet to put it in or the new desk setup, so will do some little updates as that comes along to. But the main attraction is done: It's a really really tight fit to make everything I wanted possible in this case, but I did it! Bonus beauty shot: My re-made GPU cooler and active m.2 cooler is both working like a dream That slim 15mm fan was a really good idea, on top of a AquaComputer Kryo M2 Everything from my extended PSU mount, to my external EPS cables and my tons of fans are blending in pretty neatly IMO. If I had not made a long build log about it, then you would probably not have a clue about all the work I have gone trough, I have exchanged every screw and pop rivet in the case, painted, put vinyl, drilled and more on all surfaces. It was already a very rare and unique case to begin with, now even more so. And now, the killer panda! The really strong sunlight played monkey tricks on me, it is red and black, not orange, will try and get better pictures indoors another day. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Desktop update! This is the front logo seen from indoor light, more like how it looks in real life. The black aluminum and black vinyl is almost the same tone, so it's only in very specific angles and light conditions that the panda is visible, it's a shy animal. The closet setup at the spot it was intended to be right from the start. You can also kind of see the 3x ML140 Pro white light fans there suck air up to the upper compartment, where the other 2x ML140 fans are placed on the inside of the air ducts - with the help of the 2x ML120 inside the ducts to draw the hot air out. Works better than I could have hoped for actually, at idle the CPU is staying around 40C with a very warm room temp of 27C because of summer. Tried to take pictures so you can see the helping mirrors, they are mostly for a purpose other than *bling*, but actually they are more useful when the system it not finally installed and the system can be pushed around a little, as I can way better look behind it and inside it, to see if everything is installed the way I intended it. Remember, it is a closet after all, there is really limited space and I have to stand on something to reach there, so to get all the help I can i.e. to plug in a cable behind, that is a huge bonus. Speaking of mirrors, I did the same behind my big a$$ monitor. Here it's slightly easier to show you what the purpose is. I can see the inputs! Looks like this from the front, the "bubble" at the end of the table is my brand new Hue Go lamp that I just picked up, am charging it now to play around with tomorrow. Same setup looks something like this at brighter light. Sorry for the colors, my camera and indoor light is not the best combo so tried to compensate in post process and ended up at this. From another angle If you wonder why I have 2 keyboards, then the wireless Logitech one is connected to 2 machines below the table, where I'm also hiding my music DAC I use for well yea, music, and right now my surround headset is plugged into one of the machines, my "Mini3" i3 based tiny magnetized PC that can carry it's own weight under one of the desk shelves. The other one is an even lower powered Linux machine only used to browse the web on, if I don't need any power for anything extra, build both of them out of scrap parts I had laying around from other builds that are worth too little to sell but are too good to throw away. I'm trying to keep it pretty clean with no visible cables under the desk, mainly because my son loves to stay under there when I play games, so he can watch a movie or sleep. Stay tuned if interested in a last update about the numbers of this PC, all the specs and benchmarks. Cheers m8 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ORIGINAL POST: I have for now the better part of 3 months been trying to plan out what to do to re-build my gaming PC. It's about time to start logging it as work is now underway. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interruption: As of 20/5-2018 I can now foresee the future and put a deadline on the build: The Big Reveal Deadline Thursday 24th of May at 12:00 midday (GMT+1) Danish Time (I'm from Denmark) I am still not sponsored by anyone, or have anyone help with building it, it's all my own doing and there is a ton of parts, so assembly is not super quick, sorry. More than 16.000 people have seen the 4 threads there is showing of this work: Bit-tech.net Overclock.net Tweak.dk Linus Tech Tips Back to the original program.... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A little story first, I build my first PC when I was 10, so I have 20+ years of hobby experience in building and using computers. I'm not a IT pro by any means, I work in a total different area of expertise as my daily job. I currently have 7 desktops and 3 laptops, all purpose builds for the tasks they need to do. This one is my primary PC, my gaming PC. I reside in Denmark, northern Europe, and here specialized hardware like the things I would like to use, usually cost more than other places and is hugely difficult to get your hands on, so I might not use the exact same components as you would, because I can't get them here or can't afford them. Because of that last fact, keep in mind I don't speak English natively, but it does help me I have lived in multiple countries and have a African wife who I'm speaking English with daily. This is not going to be a quick build, I do have a family with two little kids and a lot of things to attend to. The panda is my favorite animal, its starting to be quite rare, its usually calm and its neutral colored - that's going to be a bit of a theme here for this build, not overly much but a bit. Lets get on with it! The build so far looks like this, a full on mess, as parts are starting to get chosen, ordered and delivered. As you can kind of see in the picture, the PC is inside a closet, as I really hate noise and I want it locked away when I'm not home in case of theft (I have one time had a break in and now since then fortified my house, as I don't even want to tempt a thief ever again). It looks a bit like this: I'm an Sketchup addict, I admit that. So for months I have tried to plan out the build by spending many many hours drawing up parts. Now I have kind of given up and just order the things I know I want and hopefully my idea will come to life. This is the only parts im perfectly sure of how to fit in my case, the CPU block, the radiator, fans, motherboard and gpu. The rest will be figured out as they arrive. The parts as of now: Asus Maximus Code X Z370 motherboard Intel i5 8600K Der8auer Advanced Edition CPU 16 (2x8) GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2400MHz CL10 RAM Zotac Amp Extreme GTX 1070 graphics card Corsair Force MP500 120GB NVME SSD for boot 500 GB backup HDD for live recovery drive (in case I tinker too much and something wacks up) 1TB WD Black for games, 2,5inch drive (because its way quieter than the 3,5inch version and still really awesome) Corsair ML120 120mm fans (right now its a pair of 140 on my prolimatech cooler, but will of course be removed when I have the CPU block, I have a tower of Corsair ML fans laying around). Phanteks 120mm Halos Lux fan frames HW Labs Nemesis GTS 240 white radiator (not installed yet) EVGA SuperNova G2 750watt Gold PSU Koolance 702 coolant (not installed yet) All sorts of wire extensions to make it pretty. A panda sticker A blood spatter sticker Bamboo tape When I assembled it as of now in the temporary state, it hit pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/h929TW I have a pump, top and housing on the way in the mail from UK and a Alphacool reservoir from Germany also on the way. Fittings to be determined, same as tubes, block I want a heatkiller IV Pro but have not ordered it yet.
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    December Project - unnamed

    By the way, most of these progress updates have also been showed off on my Instagram, if interested then there is more to show in there, I only collect and do a bigger update here when I feel there is something interesting enough to show https://www.instagram.com/_at0mac_/
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    December Project - unnamed

    I still have not given up on this project, it just takes quite a while, mainly because a lot of it is disassemble, paint/mod, assemble - and that alone takes tons of time... Beside that there is still a job to deal with, a family and some stuff because we own a house, so everything takes time. I think its about time you guys get a proper update. One of the things I have done, is to disassemble one of the graphics cards and change thermal pads - and that alone was surely about time! The blue ones are the new ones, I switched out one pad before I took the picture, oops. This graphics card is pretty insane... MATRIX-HD7970-P-3GD5. Disassembled and its build like a tank! No matter all the work, it was sure worth it. By the way, I still dont know if any of the hardware is faulty. But I have taken the chance and installed the best old-school CPU I have laying around, I just hope the BIOS can handle it without a BIOS flash. I even lapped it as it was not really equally flat in all corners. I guess my luck with hardware is greater than most, have not really been measuring a lot in this build, I just wing it, and see here how close it was that the CPU block would not fit, damn. Seriously, there is 1mm of space! It is after all an AIO, så the tank is build into the rad, but it was too boring. The build is car inspired, so I have wrapped the rad in gold heat shield like you do with engine parts on track cars. I dont know when next update will come, by now this build is more art than practical, so its even a surprise to me if it actually runs when I first time turn it on... but honestly, at this point I dont really care if it dont, its just pretty to look at. See ya!
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    Genuine nichicon UFW caps?

    A little bit of googling and i guess you have better luck in the forum here to figure it out: https://www.badcaps.net/forum/index.php
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    December Project - unnamed

    Almost made it possible in December, but not fully finished. Hit a few roadblocks on the way and now the family is back home from their long holliday, so im again workerant, houseowner, family dad and husband - bit of a puzzle to be modder on the side, so I will return with more progress whenever possible. Its not like I actually need this pc, this build is purely because I can sort of thing... See ya'!
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    December Project - unnamed

    20. December Spoiled my moods by getting a bike stolen. 21. December Got introduced to the game Ring of Elysium and ended up playing it for pretty close to all day with friends getting a good amount of wins. 22. December Last christmas shopping done 23. December Picked up a free christmas tree, wrapped presents and a lot more 24. December Pleased with I named this thread December project, and not christmas project. Everything did not go as planned, but the month is not over so I might actually still be able to turn it on before new year. Taking a small christmas break with family, so no work will be done the coming days, but Ill be back later with more mods. Merry Christmas
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    December Project - unnamed

    19. December Are doing what I can day by day, yesterday I received some stickers to cover a few mistakes on my painted sidepanel:
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    December Project - unnamed

    18. December Sorry I have been little afk, but had some Christmas stuff to do. One of being, buying myself a present, a painters mask:
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    December Project - unnamed

    17. December Have started to fabricate the new top panel. Have come a little to a standstill as I think its about time I take my painting seriously and need to find a face mask with a good filter. Had quite the headache yesterday so that was not much fun. Not sure when next update will be, as im a bit dependant on the mask for now. But we are not far from the goal so stay tuned
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    building my first pc

    Yes the build looks fine, but like stated, the odd part is your cooler. H60 is pretty old, little on tbe smaller side, and to really get that cpu going you want a better way of cooling it. If its a budget issue then look for 650w psu instead and figure out a way to use the saving on better cooling. Psu is the only part in your list i would downgrade slightly and not loose performance
  18. Not long ago a friend of mines PC was going on and off totally random, i went to do the big inspection and found out a tiny drop of thermal paste had gone down the side and was touching 2 pins on his cpu. As the paste was arctic silver it is electrically conductive, so cleaned it off and swapped it for a smaller amount of a non conductive paste, just to be sure. Maybe you have the same issue.
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    December Project - unnamed

    16. December Started the day by laying down some "pipes", only 1 leak so not so much drama. Have I by the way said im using UV lights? Also been playing with my toy car, its not the correct blue hue, so am changing it up a little Follow along tomorrow for more mods
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    December Project - unnamed

    About the picture quality for now, I try to make them appropriate for the time period about 2010-2013 when this hardware was new. I was a Mac user back then, so there is a gap in my hardware knowledge this build is going to fill out. Its only the past 3-4 years I have been back to PCs where I belong.
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    December Project - unnamed

    15. December I see now I can actually not totally finish it before christmas, some of the last details are getting a little stuck in the post, so will not arrive until late december or in the new year. Damn it... But never mind, I will still be able to turn it on long before that, it will just not look totally as pretty as I wanted it to. Anyway, I have done some good work today.g. I started the day by bending some alu plates for a psu shroud, never done it before but i guess it turned out ok. I have mounted 2 of the 3 radiators I have mounted motherboard and one of the grapics cards, plus I have screwed on the super nice silver barb fittings If anything then this is actual old school to use barbed silver fittings. Also, I have cleaned the chrome front panel so it looks pretty damn nice imo... The real carbon fiber plate give it that extra magic and really makes it stand out. Not sure if I will have so much time tomorrow, I have a ton of things to do before its soon to be christmas, but lets see if there will not be a minor update
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    PSU good enough for build?

    like i said, as far as i remember the CX550 is a quality wise pretty good psu so I would stick to that. quality is key when talking about psu, they last longer and give more reliable power without noise and whine
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    PSU good enough for build?

    you already have it? i can see the Q300 I used in my friends build cost just 4-5$ more but seems to have both little better airflow and simpler layout. ofc its a matter of taste, just think you should know
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    PSU good enough for build?

    Earlier in the year I build this for a friend: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TW6scf That was with a 2600 (non-x) and a 650watt PSU and a 1060 6gb card, and it is running butter smooth. Your system here is quite similar, as far as I know the CX550 should be a better PSU than the one I used in his build (quality wise) so I will say you are just fine, but bigger never hurts if you have the budget for it, specially for overclocking. I see the motherboards are quite similar too, in my case it was a terrible experience at overclocking on this board, did not really get much better than the XFR2 could do on its own. VRMs are not very strong and it was finicky to adjust the timings on RAM. Maybe BIOSes have gotten better by now, I build this just a few weeks after Ryzen 2 had launched -by the way, what case will you use? seems to be the only component missing for a full system
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    December Project - unnamed

    14. December Look carefully at this sidepanel, because I suspect this will be the last time you see it like this I hope to get some good work done tomorrow and do some hardcore mods with paint, metalwork and glass!
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