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Giveaway 8086k - Custom EarlKase Integrated Loop - *Modding Intensifies*

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Won an 8086k from the Intel Sweepstakes. Decided to heavily mod my DeepCool Earlkase. Really loving this sweet Optimus waterblock.

My goal for this case was to have the loop serviceable by only removing the front panel. The Earlkase uniquely provides a removable mesh that allows access to the reservoir. I had a wild idea to "integrate" the loop into the case using the front vertical partition, from there it spiraled out of control. I wanted to also have the handle for the drain fitting and a drain port passing through the front of the case, simply remove the front panel, remove drain block-off plug, screw in a hose and turn the handle to drain. I intend to add a fill port at the top, but for the most part it is "done", if there is such a thing as "done"
Will update with RGB/UV lighting later today.

 

8086k (will be delidded)
Aorus Gaming 7

16GB G.Skill CL15 3000mhz

GTX1070 with EKWB block (cut to fit)

2x Samsung 850 Evo

Optimus Waterblock
Swiftech MP50X
XSPC Ion Reservoir
XSPC 280mm top rad
Nemesis GTS 240mm front rad
Arctic F12 Push/Pull on both rads

Seasonic 750W Modular

 

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This is a pretty excellent looking mod. I'm not going that far with my 8086k, I'm still looking for motherboard recommendations. Need mad SATA ports AND m.2, so the space required for something like this isn't available. You gonna get those LED fittings to really show off?


I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - The venerated Hyper 212 Evo (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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26 minutes ago, EV0LUTI0N said:

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Might want to check your memory install there if you are planning on running it in dual channel mode... (You need to move the far left stick to the far right slot)
 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, Spotty said:


Might want to check your memory install there if you are planning on running it in dual channel mode... (You need to move the far left stick to the far right slot)
 

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Are you sure that is the case with this motherboard? I had thought that was odd as well, the manual was a bit obscure and seemed it wanted those first two slots for dual channel

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 hours ago, airdeano said:

great build, but that tubing covers a majority of the build..

all that tubing is what i see, none of the gud stuff..

I might pull it back to 3/8ths tubing, its a little less intrusive.CaseFront.thumb.jpeg.69ee2147de3feb101f6eee6638aa1fb8.jpeg

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8 minutes ago, EV0LUTI0N said:

Are you sure that is the case with this motherboard? I had thought that was odd as well, the manual was a bit obscure and seemed it wanted those first two slots for dual channel

The image I posted was taken from your motherboard manual. (Gigabyte z370 gaming 7)

 

Don't forget that they aren't labelled in order 1,2,3,4 with how they're arranged in the board. If you look at the image from your motherboard manual or the small print on the motherboard, they're actually arranged as 4,2,3,1.

 

It's also pretty standard for dual channel memory to use alternating slots.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
12 hours ago, Spotty said:

The image I posted was taken from your motherboard manual. (Gigabyte z370 gaming 7)

 

Don't forget that they aren't labelled in order 1,2,3,4 with how they're arranged in the board. If you look at the image from your motherboard manual or the small print on the motherboard, they're actually arranged as 4,2,3,1.

 

It's also pretty standard for dual channel memory to use alternating slots.

You are correct, I must have mis-read it last night. I finished around 3AM lol. I remember thinking "weird, i've never seen it done like that before"

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