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"Project Iceberg" The Ultimate Water Cooled Gaming Wall

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been building and repairing PC's as a hobby for 12 years now but for the last few years I've had this idea of wanting to wall mount and water cool all my game consoles and PC. I liked the idea of having everything in one place. I need to start off by saying that i'm completely aware there is no significant benefit to water cooling game consoles, please understand that its purely an aesthetic thing for me. I love the look of anything water cooled so lets face it, at this point water cooling a potato would look pretty good to me. I was living alone with a mortgage so this dream was financially out of reach for me, moving back home recently removed that obstacle and finally allowed me to realize my dream. All up the main bulk of the project took me a few weeks to complete but 100% completion took a couple of months, for some reason its the final little things that seem to drag and take up a lot of time. The project consists of an XBOX 360, PS3, PS4 and Intel/NVIDIA PC (i5-4670k/GTX 970). Thats all cooled by a Quad, Dual and single radiator with 2 D5 pumps pushing the coolant. I'm pretty happy with the end result though if one day I happen make a new 2.0 version of it there are a few things I would change. either way I hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

 

It starts with a 2mm sheet of aluminium

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Test fitting begins

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Screwing in motherboard standoffs 

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Marking out the PCI-E cable slots

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Cutting the slots

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Testing & Mounting

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xbox 360 mounted. 

 

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PS3 Mounted

 

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Retrofitting an XSPC CPU waterblock on the PS4

 

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Marking the XBOX 360 DVD Drive for cutting to expose dvd

 

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Mounting the PS4 Blu-Ray Drive

 

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Progress shot

 

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PS3 Control Board Mounted

 

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Desoldering and extending xbox 360 RF Module PCB

 

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Cutting & mounting xbox 360 RF module pcb

 

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Cutting xbox 360 dvd drive hole

 

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Radiators mounted, xbox dvd drive mounted.

 

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New Parts Have Arrived!!!

 

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Starting the Backlit Company Logos

 

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Undercoat Applied 

 

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Perspex cut for logos

 

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Painting the perspex

 

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Painted the Logos

 

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White topcoat painted

 

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Logos mounted, board mounting begins. xbox mounted, ps4 started.

 

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PS4 power supply and blu-ray drive mounted, PS3 Mounted

 

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GTX 970 mounted

 

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Asus sabertooth mark S mounted

 

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More close up photos...

 

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Progress shot

 

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Fittings & Tubing installed.

 

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Tested the logos I made and realized there wasn't enough light shining through the paint. A few minutes of research later I found the Translucent perspex i needed to achieve

the glowing look I wanted, purchased.

 

Couldn't remove the vinyl logos I made off the perspex without damaging them so i got new ones professionally made with a much better result.

 

stuck them on the new perspex I cut and wallahh!

 

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Wall mounts mounted and LED strip lights installed

 

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Testing time...

 

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Some glowing shots...

 

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At this point I couldnt find any more 7/16 clear tubing so I changed from barbed to 1/2 inch compression fittings and got new 1/2 inch tubing.

 

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Its complete

 

More photos....

 

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Ran a switch for the cooling system (pumps, fans, led strips)

 

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And this is where i finish....It was a long and fruitful journey..

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like where this is going definitely want to see the finished product!


The Beast [Case -  Corsair 750D CPU - I5 4670k @ 4.3ghz 1.2V CPU cooler - Hyper 212 evo Mobo - MSI g45 z87 RAM - G.Skill Z series 4*4@1866mhz GPU - Gigabyte windforce 3x r9 290 Storage - SSD, samsung 840 evo 120gb HDD, Western Digital Blue 1tb PSU - SilverStone Strider silver 80+ 750WPeripherals [Monitor - ASUS VS239 IPS 23" Keyboard - Corsair K95 Mouse - Mad Catz RAT 7]

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Wow, this looks like it is going to be great :D

 

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CPU: Intel Core i5 4460 | GPU: XFX r9 280x DD BLACK OC EDITION | RAM: 8gb Kingston HyperX Fury 1600Mhz | Mobo: Gigabyte h97n-WIFI | PSU: EVGA 600B | Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 | Cooler: Stock intel | SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120gb | Storage: WD 150 gb

CPU: Intel Core i7 4710MQ | GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 850M | RAM: 8gb Corsair 1600Mhz | Mobo: Metabox WA50SJ Motherboard | Case: Metabox WA50SJ case | Cooler: Stock | SSD: Sandisk 256gb

:wub:  :wub:  :wub: 

Best purchase this year, bcuz forza

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Badass!


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CPU: Intel 4790k | MB: Asrock Z97 Extreme6 | GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming (+200, +250) | CASE: NZXT H440 (Black & Blue) | COOLER: Full EK 240mm CPU Loop | RAM: 16GB Hyper-X Fury (4x4GB @2133mhz) | STORAGE: Seagate Barracuda 1TB & Hyperx 120gb SSD | PSU: Corsair RM650 | SCREEN: Benq G2750 | LIGHTING: Deepcool RGB LED Kit | KEYBOARD: CM Devastator | MOUSE: Logitech G502 | HEADSET: Hyperx Clouds White 

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Awesomeness inbound


Cpu: Intel i7-5930k Mobo: Asus Rampage V Extreme Ram: G.skill Ripjaws 4 4x4gb 2666mhz Gpu: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming 
PSU: Evga Supernova G2 850W Storage: Samsung 850 Pro SSD 512gb Case: Phanteks P400S CPUcooler: Corsair H110 OS: Win 8.1

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Gotta catch 'em all!

Awesome.


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very nice, REALLY like it, but @georgeghazi why on earth did you waste carbon fiber like that? 


STEAM NAME: JewishBacon GPU  Sapphire dual x R9 280x OC edition CPU core i7 4770k stock speed COOLER H100i  CASE Fractal R4 Window Black  MOBO MSI gd-65 gaming Storage 1TB WD Blue drive, 1TB Samsung 7200 rpm, 120 GB OCZ SSD, 64 GB WD Blue ssd  RAM 12 GB @ 1600 Ghz kingston RAM  MiscNZXT HUE, disk read/write, 2x 21 inch 1920x1080 monitors   

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Posted · Original PosterOP

very nice, REALLY like it, but @georgeghazi why on earth did you waste carbon fiber like that? 

 

Because its cheap vinyl wrap and not real carbon fibre? and thats all the shop had available :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

please be hardline, please be hardline, PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSEE BEEEE HARDLINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

couldnt afford hardline atm. but the first update I make on it will be just that :)

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WOAH shiiiit now that you watercooled the consoles can you oc them? just thought of that


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Because its cheap vinyl wrap and not real carbon fibre? and thats all the shop had available :)

well it had me fooled, and Ive worked with prepreg carbon like that! Its a great setup you got? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

well it had me fooled, and Ive worked with prepreg carbon like that! Its a great setup you got? 

Thanks :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

WOAH shiiiit now that you watercooled the consoles can you oc them? just thought of that

you probably could but I wouldnt have the slightest idea how lol

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