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Project [Insert Name] - Enthoo Primo - Rigid acrylic - Red

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Welcome to my first build log ever :) I don't really have much to say really, it was an awesome experience and I hope I did a fairly good job considering that, for a first timer, I might have set my standards a bit high and had a few difficulties here and there but I personally think it turned out great. Anyways, please enjoy the few pictures I took during the process  :lol:
 
COMPUTER PARTS LIST:
 
CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Primo
CPU: Intel 4770k
MOTHERBOARD: Asus Maximus VI Formula
GPU: Asus GTX 780 DCuII
RAM: G.Skill RipJawsX 2x8GB 1600Mhz 
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 1TB
SSD: ADATA SX900 256GB
PSU: Corsair AX760 760W
 
WATERCOOLING PARTS LIST:
 
PUMP: Alphacool VPP655 w/ D5 HF Top
TUBING: Primochill 1/2in Rigid Acrylic Tubing (RED)
FITTINGS: Primochill Rigid Revolver Compression Fittings
RADIATORS: 1x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 480mm + 1x Alphacool NexXxos Monsta 480mm
RESERVOIR: 1x Primochill CTR Compression Tube Reservoir 240mm  1x Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250mm
CPU BLOCK: EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Acetal
GPU BLOCK: EK-FC780 GTX DCII - Acetal/Nickel
RAM BLOCK: EK Monarch X4 - Acetal
COOLANT: Distilled Water + Primochill Liquid Utopia
 
MISC:

 

MONITOR: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM

KEYBOARD: Ducky Shine 3 
FANS: 8x Scythe GT AP-15 + 2x Phanteks case fans (forgot the name..)
OHTER FITTINGS: Bitspower aqua pipe, mini-valve, 90 degree barb fitting, HF barb fittings
OTHER TUBING: Primochill Advanced LRT
REPLACEMENT PARTS: EK-RAM Monarch Module
OTHERS: ModSmart cable bundlers, IC Diamond TC

 

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First package :)

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Got all excited at the sight of this

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What was inside

 

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Removed heatsinks

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New heatsinks preparing to be installed

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Watercooled-ready RAM

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Wanted to keep everything clean so I did buy the clean top to replace the default

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Removed GPU heatsink

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Installed waterblock

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Case stripped of most doors and covers

 

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Test the core components and it posted :)

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Flushing radiators

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Had to remove a rubber gromet to fit the monstruous Monsta rad on the bottom. It was pretty tight but it fit :)

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Bottom fans installation

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Top fans installation

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Connecting fans to the hub

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CPU and RAM installed

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Ghetto scotch pump mount

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Simple draining system

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Holes were not punched for the antennas to pass through, weird. Had to do it myself

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Preparing to drill holes to mount reservoir on the pretty awesome reservoir bracket

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Motherboard and reservoir installed w/ fittings

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Mess around the back

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Slightly better, had to remove the power supply for a moment there, which is why no psu cables yet

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First attempt at cutting and bending tube. Was off by a bit

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A few tubes ready to go

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Tube..melted..so i ran out of rigid tubing and had to resort to a piece of soft tubing instead. Fortunately we don't see it too much (see below)

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All the tubing installed, including the piece of soft tubing coming out of the bottom of the reservoir. Not too bad, mostly hidden by the side panel afterwards

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Leak test

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Okay so my reservoir cracked, i made a post previously about how i went about to finding out. Here's a link to it if you're interested http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/96238-primochill-advanced-crt-reservoir-to-avoid-rant/ . PS: the case behind that is a BitFenix Phenom M I bought part of the small build I was doing for my sister at the same time as I was dealing with the leaking. I might post some pictures later on if you guys want, nothing fancy really ahaha, pretty messy too

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New leak test with Bitspower water tank z-multi

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And voilà!

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I don't really like how the final pictures turned out but I just wasn't able to take a good shot, forgive me for that. Either way, thank you for checking out my first ever build log and hope you have enjoyed :)

 

*Trivia: Had to plug the 4-pin that came out of the fan hub to the cpu fan header as FanXpert2 didn't recognize the fan hub anywhere else and wouldn't allow me to control my fans rpm. I also had planned to leave my rig on my table but heck was it bigger than I expected (very similar to 800D) and it was realllyyyy heavy. I might add some LED strips on a later date but for now I'm satisfied. 

 

Keyboard and mouse pictures added below http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/106614-project-insert-name-enthoo-primo-rigid-acrylic-red/#entry1448518


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You deserve a pat on the back good sir


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Love it.
Only thing I'd change, is adding some kind of LED lighting to the interior so you can see more of the beautiful handiwork. :wub:


Current PC:

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Mothballed PC:

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

You deserve a pat on the back good sir

Thank you sir :)

 

Love it.

Only thing I'd change, is adding some kind of LED lighting to the interior so you can see more of the beautiful handiwork. :wub:

I'm considering it, just on a later date :)


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awsome.


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shouldve used fiji water rather than walmart water


 

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the enthoo primoo is a beautiful case with tons of great features (lol, my friend got one and uses it for his phenom II x4 and 7870 and some crappy super flower psu xD);

it took us a solid 30 minutes to figure out all the cables/connectors even with the manual  :lol:

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Posted · Original PosterOP

the enthoo primoo is a beautiful case with tons of great features (lol, my friend got one and uses it for his phenom II x4 and 7870 and some crappy super flower psu xD);

it took us a solid 30 minutes to figure out all the cables/connectors even with the manual  :lol:

Yeah it took me a while to understand that the extra cables were for LED strips...never seen them before ahaha but it is a beautiful case :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Great job on the build

 

great choices all around

 

great case and was digging the glamour shots :)

Thanks :) Glad you enjoyed my glamour shots attempts ahaha


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Posted · Original PosterOP

love that case :o

It is indeed a beautiful case :) Phanteks did a fantastic job, even more considering it's their first computer case attempt ever


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Just realized I never actually posted pictures of my keyboard and mouse so here it is  :mellow:

 

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Ducky Shine 3

 

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Logitech G602

 

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Monkey wanted in  :huh:


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Subbed!

Just wondering what you used to remove the RAM covers?

I have heard so many different ideas from freezing to heating to just brute force!

Also do you know if removing them voids the warranty?

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Subbed!

Just wondering what you used to remove the RAM covers?

I have heard so many different ideas from freezing to heating to just brute force!

Also do you know if removing them voids the warranty?

Thank you :)  I simply heated the ram first to make the glue holding the heat spreaders more malleable. Then I used a normal plastic ruler, the ones with a little angled down edge (smth like that http://i.imgur.com/e73k1go.png), to slowly ply off the heat spreader. Compared to other tools I've seen people use, a plastic ruler is easy to find lying around, has the advantage of being able to apply even pressure everywhere since it's longer than the ram itself, and since it's plastic and less sharp, has less chances of harming the ram itself. 

As for the warranty, I'm pretty sure it voids it so just be careful; it's pretty easy though so don't worry  ;)


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Lookin good. Not so sure about that tubing...but each to their own.


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Lookin good. Not so sure about that tubing...but each to their own.

Thanks :) I'm not entirely satisfied with my tubing runs either; definitely could have done a better job with cleaner bends. I did want to try out hard tubing which seemed more durable and less of a pain to deal with in the long run versus soft tubing but it was definitely not easy to work with. I might take another shot at it in a few years but for a first build I'm content  ^_^ not to say it would've been pretty time consuming and expensive to start over ;p


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Update?

I have a few things planned for December, mostly aesthetic changes to the build and upgrading my audio setup but nothing right now. I'll definitely update then :)


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