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[Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, back again with a followup build to me last one "White Metropolis". Follow along for the fun.


Theme:

I went through many ideas of what type of theme to have and I decided I wanted to go with something will a Blue/Black/White/Grey theme because I found THIS picture and liked how the colors worked together and came up with some sleek design elements to go along with it. Then I saw that Bitspower has some blue fittings and figured....Well I could make this a nice dual loop where one loop is ALL BLUE (fluid, pump mod kit, and fittings) and the other is ALL WHITE (fluid, pump mod kit, fittings) and the case is black, of which I will add some grey elements which hopefully will give an overall variety yet be cohesive at the same time.

This is certainly going to be an interesting case to work in....
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The dual loop concept will kind of depend on how quickly EK releases 3rd party blocks for the 1070 line of cards. If they don't right after release I will likely fully build the one loop while saving room for the other and leave the GPU air cooled until they do.

Expect quality pictures and videos along the way. The build will be finished by early July.

Parts List:

  • CPU: Intel i5-6600k
  • GPU: GTX 1070
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4 Avexir CORE
  • MOBO: MSI H110I Pro Mini ITX
  • CASE: Deepcool TriStellar (Side Windows) Mini ITX Desktop Case
  • SSD: 3x 240GB Kingston V300
  • PSU: DEEPCOOL DQ650ST
  • FANS: 5x Deepcool GS 120 61.9 CFM 120mm Fan



Watercooling List:

  • CPU Block: EK Supremacy EVO
  • GPU Block: TBD
  • Reservoirs: 2x Bitspower Tank-Z 250mm
  • Radiators: 2-3x EK Coolstream SE or Black Ice Nemesis 120GTS
  • Pumps: 2xEK-D5 Vario Motor
  • Fittings: Bitspower Royal Blue and Deluxe White
  • Tube: e22 12mm acrylic
  • Dye: Mayhems pastel White, Mayhems Blue


Misc Items:

  • Lights: Darkside LED
  • Cables/Connectors:


Custom Items:

  • GPU Backplate: 3 layer lasercut acrylic
  • SSD Design: Picture design that spans all 3 SSD's
  • Paint: Case elements, PSU, etc
  • Case modifications


Progress: COMPLETE

  1. Build Log Created
  2. 5/25/16 GPU Backplate Design
  3. 6/1/16 SSD Design
  4. 6/2/16 Watercooling parts are in + res/pump/mod kit put together
  5. 6/10/16 Video Progress + Some Drilling
  6. 6/22/16 Video Update #2 - Cutting, Drilling, Pass Thru Fittings, Reservoir Mount
  7. 7/5/16 Update+Video update #3. Tube Runs, Tube Bending, Leak Test Loop #1, more
  8. 7/9/16 BUILD COMPLETE. FINAL PHOTOS
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Posted · Original PosterOP

GPU designing:

going to be 3 layers of acrylic stacked on top of eachother with the design cutout slightly shifted, which will allow it to be a 3D multi color backplate.

Layer 1 (White):

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Layer 2 (Blue):

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Layer 3 (Black):

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Stacked preview:

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Stacked Render:

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Them V300's tho.You do know that those are some of the least reliable drives on the market right? I mean, they make Seagate look good. 

 

Also, EK has already confirmed that they will have full-cover waterblocks at release for the GTX 1080/1070. I know on their page that it says it's for the Founders Edition, but just remember, the FE card is the same PCB as the reference cards, with a special cooler. So, it's the same PCB.

 

Otherwise, I wish the best of luck to you! I will be following this thread because I like watching these build logs :3

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28 minutes ago, positivePXL said:

Them V300's tho.You do know that those are some of the least reliable drives on the market right? I mean, they make Seagate look good. 

 

Also, EK has already confirmed that they will have full-cover waterblocks at release for the GTX 1080/1070. I know on their page that it says it's for the Founders Edition, but just remember, the FE card is the same PCB as the reference cards, with a special cooler. So, it's the same PCB.

 

Otherwise, I wish the best of luck to you! I will be following this thread because I like watching these build logs :3

Thanks for the comments!  The build is going to be shown at the DEEPCOOL booth at trade shows before I get it back so as a first cooperation with them I wanted to minimize the cost I had to put in to it so yea, the SSD's were a cost saving measure.  

 

In terms of the 1070 I'm looking to not have a FE one (cost increase) vs EVGA, which is why I'm hoping for a block for ANY 3rd party one ASAP.  But yea good point, as long as EVGA will sell a reference card at $349 I can just get that block. I'll probably order it either way ahead of time as soon as it's available so they don't go out of stock. 1070 is going to be the card to get for value like the 970 was.

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Way too much  hype.


NCASE M1 i5-9600k  GTX 1080 FE Z370N-WIFI SF600 NH-U9S LPX 32GB 960EVO

I'm a self-identifying Corsair Nvidia Fanboy; Get over it.

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2 minutes ago, guitarhero23 said:

1070 is going to be the card to get for value like the 970 was.

1070 is already getting confirmed as having performance matching Titan X. But it only costs $400. 

 

Worth.

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The builder of White Metropolis? InstaSUB! I like the look of the backplate, really want to see the 3d effect of it in photos (if that is what your going for.)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, colinreay said:

The builder of White Metropolis? InstaSUB! I like the look of the backplate, really want to see the 3d effect of it in photos (if that is what your going for.)

Well 3D as in multi dimensional, maybe I used the term loosely but it isn't going to be a painted piece of acrylic or even a different color underneath like in white metropolis. It'll be 3 layers. So more like "3D effect" per say. Thanks for following along!

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16 hours ago, positivePXL said:

Performance PC's has custom designed EK Supremacy MX waterblocks, you can get one in one of the predesigned styles, or you can make your own design and they will lazer etch your own unique design: 

http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-supremacy-mx-cpu-waterblock-custom-modded-plexi-the-matrix.html

I've thought about it from them but 1: Don't really like the look of the MX blocks as much and 2 I don't believe it fits my board.

 

Welp........ There goes all the $$$. Pictures of the case broken down and some painting work coming later today/tomorrow


ITEMS ORDERED

Product Name SKU Price Qty Subtotal
Subtotal $1,119.54
Shipping & Handling $29.07
Discount (Memorial Day 2016 10% Coupon) -$111.95
Additional Fees $27.64
Grand Total (Excl.Tax) $1,064.30
Tax $0.00
Grand Total (Incl.Tax) $1,064.30


EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block - Nickel/Plexi

EK-SUPREMACY-EVO-NP $77.95
Ordered: 1
$77.95
E22 Clear Extruded Acrylic Tubing - 12/10mm - 100cm

E22-TUBE-12-10-100 $8.95
Ordered: 3
$26.85
DarkSide Connect G2 Dimmable 12" Rigid LED Strip - White

DS-0600 $17.99
Ordered: 2
$35.98
ModMyToys 4-Pin PWM Power Distribution PCB - 6-Way Block

MMT-PCB-4P-64P $5.50
Ordered: 1
$5.50
ModMyToys 4-Pin PWM Female to 4 Pin Female Extension Cable Black - 12" Sleeved

MMT-FC-44-12BKS $3.50
Ordered: 1
$3.50
DarkSide CONNECT Extension Cable - 19" (Type 9L)

DS-0338 $2.50
Ordered: 2
$5.00
EK-CoolStream SE 120 (Slim Single)

EK-RAD-SE-120 $39.99
Ordered: 2
$79.98
Mayhems Silver Coil 99.999 Pure Fine Silver

MD-SILVER-COIL $6.99
Ordered: 2
$13.98
Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kit - Deluxe White Finish

BP-D5MA-WH $52.50
Ordered: 1
$52.50
Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kit - Abrasive Blue Finish

BP-D5MA-ABL $49.95
Ordered: 1
$49.95
EK-D5 Vario Motor (12V DC Pump Motor)

Pump Cable
2 x No, leave stock cable
Sleeve Color
2 x Black
Heatshrink Color
2 x Black
EK-D5-BARE-MOTOR $79.99
Ordered: 2
$159.98
Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 250 (Clear Acrylic Cap)

BP-D5TOPUK250AC-CLCL $49.95
Ordered: 2
$99.90
Bitspower BP-D5TOPACS-BK D5 Mod Pump Top (Clear "S" Model)

BP-D5TOPACS-BK $54.95
Ordered: 2
$109.90
Mayhems Non Stain Blue Dye - 15ml

MD-NS-DYE-B-15 $8.95
Ordered: 1
$8.95
Bitspower G1/4" Royal Blue Enhance Multi-Link For Acrylic Tube OD 12MM

BP-RBLEML $9.50
Ordered: 10
$95.00
Bitspower G1/4" Royal Blue Case Top Water-Fill SET

BP-RBLWP-C04 $9.95
Ordered: 2
$19.90
Bitspower Case Top Water Fill/ Through Hole Fitting Set - Deluxe White

BP-DWWP-C04 $9.95
Ordered: 2
$19.90
Bitspower G1/4" Deluxe White Enhance Multi-Link For Acrylic Tube OD 12MM

BP-DWEML $9.95
Ordered: 9
$89.55
Mayhems Pastel Coolant - 1 Liter - White

PASTEL-WHITE $19.95
Ordered: 1
$19.95
Bitspower Royal Blue Mini Valve With Black Handle

BP-MVV-RBLBK $28.95
Ordered: 1
$28.95
Bitspower BP-MVV-DWBK Mini-Valve - Deluxe White With Black Handle

BP-MVV-DWBK $28.50
Ordered: 1
$28.50
Bitspower G1/4" Stop Fitting with O-ring - Black Matte Finish

BP-MBWP-C06 $4.99
Ordered: 2
$9.98
Bitspower Mini Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting - Black Matte Finish

BP-MBWP-C42 $4.99
Ordered: 4
$19.96
Bitspower Matte Black T-Block With Triple IG1/4"

1/2" Barb Fitting
2 x No Fittings
3/8" Barb Fitting
2 x No Fittings
BP-MBTB $7.99
Ordered: 2
$15.98
Bitspower O-Ring Set - 50pcs - Black

BP-WTP-O502-BK $3.95
Ordered: 1
$3.95
Custom Laser Work Products Charge

LAS-ACRYL-CUST $1.00
Ordered: 38
$38.00

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2 hours ago, guitarhero23 said:

I've thought about it from them but 1: Don't really like the look of the MX blocks as much

But that's why they're customizable ;_;

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, positivePXL said:

But that's why they're customizable ;_;

Sorry, meant meaning that I like the look of all clear vs black with a design cut out, at least for this one.

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It will be a tube routing challenge that I'm willing to accept.

First up, some pics: 
 

The Case:
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The cat got curious because the case matches her color.
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These are actual glass pieces. Very respectable quality on these and the case itself, it's beefy.
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SSD's Slide in and connect here, nice and easy and easy to swap.
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Some parts:
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These fans have individual cables with their own "cable comb" type of cable management, made out of some type of soft rubber..
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First up was some painting while I wait on the watercooling supplies, also installed the OS onto the SSD that I will be using as a boot drive by plugging it into my HTPC build.

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You might find that the V300s are about as fast (or a tad faster) than a regular 7200rpm HDD.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

SSD Design options:

If you see in the below picture, the Tristellar case holds up to 3 SSD's in the top section where I have a window so I have 3 SSD's and I plan to span one complete image across the 3 SSD's so it combines into one "mural".

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Which option do you guys like the best? Right now I'm leaning towards the first one. You can see where the image will end and start on the next SSD from the lines.

Option1:
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Option 2:
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Option 3:
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1 is the best


Alnair (Main PC):

CPU: i9-7900X with EK Supremacy RGB and SE 360 radiator

RAM: 32 GB Trident Z RGB 3000 MHz

MB: Gigabyte X299 Gaming 7

GPU: GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition

PSU: EVGA 850 G3

SSD: WD Blue M.2 1tb, Sandisk SSD Plus 1tb

 

Mistle (NAS):

CPU: Pentium G3258 with stock cooler

RAM: 8GB HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 MHz

MB: MSI H81M-E33

GPU: Intel integrated 

PSU: 500w Cooler Master

HDD: 2 x 2tb WD Red in RAID 1

 

Armakarth (NAS/3D modeling station/my old computer)

CPU: i7-4790K with Hyper 212

RAM: 8GB HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 MHz

MB: MSI Z97-G45

GPU: EVGA GT 740 SC

PSU: 750W Sentey

SSD: Sandisk SSD Plus 240GB

HDD: 2 x 2tb WD Red in RAID 1, 2tb Seagate Barracuda, 1tb WD Blue

 

The Pizza Cooker (server):

2x quad core 2.66 ghz Xeons

16gb DDR2 FBDIMM

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Glad everyone prefers the one I prefer, that makes it easy.

 

PICTURE DUMP TIME.

Watercooling parts are in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Taking the case apart more to figure out my tubing runs. This case makes it interesting, but I'm up for the task.
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Too sexy

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Some test fitting

Deciding on a clean and attractive tube run is proving to really test my brain.  I'm trying to keep a symmetrical outside of the case even though each side houses different things (MOBO vs PSU) and each loop is separate (CPU, GPU) so each side doesn't match.

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Unsure of which way I will put the radiator but seems to fit alright no matter which way I turn it.
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The PSU side doesn't have any mounting for a fan after I took the HDD cage out of it. I'll likely stop by the store and grab some thing sheet metal to form a mount.
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Depending on which way I mount the radiator will determine how far forward or back the reservoir goes but this was just for my own perspective to think and plan from.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Unfortunately I can't find ANY stock on a 1070....going to have to make the call soon to just get a 970 instead though I really don't want to do that, unfortunately this build has to be done for the beginning of July.

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I've gone through changing how I'm going to do my tube runs at minimum 20 times.  It's been a challenge because I want it to look nice and also I want it to be as symmetrical on both sides as possible even though because of the sections of the case each loop is cooling something in a completely different area of the case.  So with the loops needing to go to completely different sections I believe this is how I'll keep it the returns to reservoir.  Debating keeping/not keeping drains from being in the front of the case like that but having it there is just very functional and I don't think looks bad.


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