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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from colinreay in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    I totally forgot to post this video.
     
     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from Str8f4c3 in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    BUILD COMPLETE
    It took a lot of brain power to turn this case which isn't normally for water cooling into something magnificent but the build quality of it is very good so I was able to do a lot of customization of it (much of which was inside to leave the outside looking clean).  I thoroughly enjoyed building this computer for the previous reasons and because....overkill dual loops is clearly a fun way to go.
     
    Below are the pictures. A video will shortly follow.
     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from Str8f4c3 in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    I totally forgot to post this video.
     
     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from colinreay in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    BUILD COMPLETE
    It took a lot of brain power to turn this case which isn't normally for water cooling into something magnificent but the build quality of it is very good so I was able to do a lot of customization of it (much of which was inside to leave the outside looking clean).  I thoroughly enjoyed building this computer for the previous reasons and because....overkill dual loops is clearly a fun way to go.
     
    Below are the pictures. A video will shortly follow.
     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from Anthony_95 in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    BUILD COMPLETE
    It took a lot of brain power to turn this case which isn't normally for water cooling into something magnificent but the build quality of it is very good so I was able to do a lot of customization of it (much of which was inside to leave the outside looking clean).  I thoroughly enjoyed building this computer for the previous reasons and because....overkill dual loops is clearly a fun way to go.
     
    Below are the pictures. A video will shortly follow.
     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from tj1795 in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    BUILD COMPLETE
    It took a lot of brain power to turn this case which isn't normally for water cooling into something magnificent but the build quality of it is very good so I was able to do a lot of customization of it (much of which was inside to leave the outside looking clean).  I thoroughly enjoyed building this computer for the previous reasons and because....overkill dual loops is clearly a fun way to go.
     
    Below are the pictures. A video will shortly follow.
     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from colinreay in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    Glad everyone prefers the one I prefer, that makes it easy.
     
    PICTURE DUMP TIME.
    Watercooling parts are in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!













     


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



     
    Too sexy





     
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from TheCamba in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    BUILD COMPLETE
    It took a lot of brain power to turn this case which isn't normally for water cooling into something magnificent but the build quality of it is very good so I was able to do a lot of customization of it (much of which was inside to leave the outside looking clean).  I thoroughly enjoyed building this computer for the previous reasons and because....overkill dual loops is clearly a fun way to go.
     
    Below are the pictures. A video will shortly follow.
     
    Picture Dump





















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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from hearthofsin in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    BUILD COMPLETE
    It took a lot of brain power to turn this case which isn't normally for water cooling into something magnificent but the build quality of it is very good so I was able to do a lot of customization of it (much of which was inside to leave the outside looking clean).  I thoroughly enjoyed building this computer for the previous reasons and because....overkill dual loops is clearly a fun way to go.
     
    Below are the pictures. A video will shortly follow.
     
    Picture Dump





















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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from colinreay in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    Video Update 2:
    Cutting and drilling the case. This is the part you absolutely DON'T want to screw up....Make the wrong cut and need a new case. 
     
     
  11. Informative
    guitarhero23 got a reaction from elfensky in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    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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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from theninja35 in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    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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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from stconquest in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    Video of some progress + some more planning and drilling
    https://youtu.be/x-brLL1z3W4



    Holes for reservoir mounts

  14. Like
    guitarhero23 got a reaction from colinreay in [Build Log] DEEPCOOL Tristellar Dual Watercooling Loops   
    Video of some progress + some more planning and drilling
    https://youtu.be/x-brLL1z3W4



    Holes for reservoir mounts

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    guitarhero23 reacted to Bhav in Don't you think they're making quite big deal outta nothing?   
    Well for one when I was growing up, computing and I.T education was non existent, and you know all that time kids spend on the Internet? Yea, I was learning about computers that way.
    Being given a head start on computer education is definitely not a big deal. Neither was that kid who dismantled and put a clock back together in a pencil case.
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from CelluloidRacer2 in [Build Log] **White Metropolis** A Water-Cooled Modular CaseLabs S5+Ped Build (Featured Build Log Winner, Possibly for Sale!)   
    (This is not sponsored, unfortunately, I just wanted to include some of the manufactures in the title picture)

    Purpose and Main Idea:



    I wanted a build that was if a small form factor, allowing easier transportation when LANNING without sacrificing cooling power when home and overclocking. I also wanted to create as clean of a build visually as I could which is where the idea for this came from. I developed a quick disconnect system from S5 to pedestal allowing me to separate the two. The name "White Metropolis" started out because I was trying to brainstorm a name that wasn't cliche with a white build and choose it with no intention of including it in the build theme. That all changed when I got inspired by city silhouettes. In this build you will find the silhouettes of major cities all across the world such as Hong Kong - China, Bangkok - Thailand and Jakarta - Indonesia because of how they looked. I've hopefully succeeded in tying all these things together in a visually appealing, high detail design. Windows all around led for designing ideas that complement the computer no matter which side you look at it,no matter where you view it from you get a different and equally pleasing view.

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    The idea is to have the main cabin of the S5 be easily detachable with the bottom. So when home I'll be running a decent overclock through the 240 rad up top and a 360 rad in the pedestal. When I'm using it portable I will detach it from the pedestal (QDC's) and through the use of a Bitspower Valve redirect the flow.

    See rough sketch of the idea here (Changed a couple things but you get the point:



    Current State: COMPLETE CLICK HERE FOR ALL FINAL PICTURES
     
     
    I am considering selling this so that I can build something else. My creative itch never stops: Email me at ghcustompc@gmail.com for more info if interested



    Theme:
    I've seen love and hate comments for white builds but this is my personal rig and ultimately I gotta go with what I want so it'll be white with a little darker than sky blue accents all throughout the case.

    Most of the goods (Minus case of course):



    Main Components:<p>
    Case - CaseLabs Mercury S5 w/Pedestal (White, XL left Window, Large Top Window) (Acquired)

     
    CPU - Intel i7-4790k (Acquired)
    Motherboard - ASUS Gryphon Z87 w/Armor Kit (Acquired)
    Memory - GSkill 16Gb 1866 (4x4GB) (Acquired)
    GPU - EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 (Upgrading to next GTX or 390x. Dont have time to wait now) (Acquired)
    SSD - Samsung EVO 120Gb (Acquired)
    HDD 1: 1 TB WD Black (Acquired)
    HDD 2: 2 TB WD Green (Acquired
    PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA 850w G2 (Acquired)
    Watercooling Components:<p>
    CPU Block - EK Supremacy EVO (Nickel/Plexi) (Acquired)
    GPU Block - Bitspower VG-NGTX970ESACX (Nickel/Plexi) (Acquired)
    Radiators - XSPC ex360 and Black Ice Nemesis 240 GTS (Acquired)
    Ram Block - EK Monarch x4 (Acquired)
    Pump - Swiftech M​CP35X (Acquired)
    Pump Housing - EK DDC Hea​tsink (Acquired)
    Pump Top - EK-D5 X-TO​P Pump Top​ CSQ (P​lexi) (Acquired)
    Reservoir - Bitspower Tank Z-Multi 150 (Acrylic top/bottom) (Acquired)
    Fittings - Bitspower Deluxe White, EK-ACF (White), Koolance QDC's, (Acquired)
    Tubing - E22 12mm OD acrylic tube (S5), PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8in. ID X 1/2in (Pedestal) (Acquired)
    Coolant - Mayhems Blue Berry (With Ocean Blue) (Acquired)
    Miscellaneous:<p>
    Ensourced custom cables (Acquired)
     
    Darkside lighting (Acquired)
    Fans - Bitfenix Spectre 120 (Acquired)
    OCN Link
     
    Planned Mods:
    Paint - Many, Many Parts White with Blue accents (Armor Kit, Monarch Modules, Supremacy Bracket, Radiator, Pump Housing, EK-UNI Holder, SSD, GPU Backplate, etc
    Custom Acrylic:
    -Laser Cut Backplate for GPU (2 layer, metal with acrylic behind)
    -Laser Cut Midplate
    -Laser Cut PSU Cover
    -Mounting Plate
    -MOBO tray cover
    Polished Acrylic BlocksBitspower Pass-throughs
    Quick Disconnect System (Thumb Screws?)
    Pump in unique spot to be shown off
    Stealth-mount HDD's instead of SSDCables
    Possible Custom LED logo
    Possible Laser Engraving
    Cutting the case
    Custom res mounting
    Custom pump mounting
     
    Expect many progress photos, videos, and other fun things. I plan to make any videos I do of progress be on the interesting/comical side but we will see how it goes. I'll do my best to provide quality pictures and I will ask for feedback along the way on design choices. I have waited for a while to start the build log because I'm not one who wants a 4 month build log to keep people waiting.

    Progress:

    3/26/15 - Polishing Blocks
    3/31/15 - Painting
    4/6/15 - Micro Center + SSD Design Ideas
    4/8/15 - Case Arrival
    4/12/15 - Case Mods Pt.
    14/15/15 - Case Mods Pt.
    24/18/15 - Laser Cutting + GPU + Backplate
    4/23/15 - Sleeving + Vinyl + PSU Cover + Test Fit + More
    4/24/15 - Hardline Tubing Preview
    5/2/15 - Loop Complete + Partially Assembled + Filling Loop
    5/6/15 - FINAL PICTURES
     
     
     
    Video Catalog:
    EK Polishing Trip To Microcenter Laser Cutting + GPU Backplate Day Off = Guitar Hardline Tubing Preview Quick Disconnect Case Preview http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/335796-build-log-white-metropolis-a-water-cooled-modular-caselabs-s5ped-build/?p=4901753"]http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/335796-build-log-white-metropolis-a-water-cooled-modular-caselabs-s5ped-build/?p=4901753"]Quick Disconnect Pedestal Overview (Build Complete)
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from Frankie in [Build Log] **White Metropolis** A Water-Cooled Modular CaseLabs S5+Ped Build (Featured Build Log Winner, Possibly for Sale!)   
    Update:

     
    Update #6 Laser Cutting + GPU
     
    Did a lot of work today (10 hours) and although I did so much I feel I have so little to show for it!
     
    Anyways. I have done some more painting (had to redo a bunch because I had a couple items fall victim to Plastidip being fragile)

     
    I also figured out my way to sort of "lock in" the pedestal to the s5 with a click in system using....The CaseLabs side panel connections! I had them send me some extras. It works great!




     
    Now for the Exciting bit. LASER CUTTING
     





     
    GPU: (Notice the Bitspower logo inside the block, grey matches cables. Silver has been whitened with vinyl.)












     
     
     
    Lastly here is a little video of the laser cutting. Enjoy!
     

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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from alpenwasser in The Water Cooling Gallery   
    Build Log
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from TJStamp in [Build Log] **White Metropolis** A Water-Cooled Modular CaseLabs S5+Ped Build (Featured Build Log Winner, Possibly for Sale!)   
    FINAL PICTURES:

     
    Well guys it's been a long journey and I learned a ton.  Thanks for sticking around.  I'll let the final pictures speak for themselves. Also check out the video at the end for a walkthrough of the thinking behind the valve and pedestal quick disconnect system which was the inspiration as to why I made the build the way I did. Now I just need some sponsored parts so I don't have to wait 3 years to build again!
     
    I would apologize about the amount of pictures but I just have nothing to hide so I'll show you every angle!
     
     
     
    Studio Lighting









     
     
     
    Case LED's











     
     
     
    Pedestal Off




     
     
     
    Outside










     
     
     
    Pedestal Off+On Desk




     
     
    Pedestal ON+On Desk


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    All FINAL photos + Rest of build photos here: http://imgur.com/a/GlWI1
     

     
    Stay tuned for an overall build VLOG in the coming week that spans the whole build including things I never showed in the build logs.
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from FuzzyYellow in Featured Build Logs #003 - Voting Thread   
    You rock! I hope your build has been running nicely for you. I just upgraded to windows 10 and it broke my Internet connection....reverted back to 7 and it's still messed up. Gotta figure it out after work. Dammit Microsoft
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from CelluloidRacer2 in [Build Log] **White Metropolis** A Water-Cooled Modular CaseLabs S5+Ped Build (Featured Build Log Winner, Possibly for Sale!)   
    Update:

     
    Update:  
     
    I have made it to Micro Center and back and my voyage was successful! Please watch the video below, hopefully it's somewhat entertaining.  Store is pretty cool! (God YouTube is slow at offering full 1080)
     

     
     
     
     
    It's also time for another ask your opinion moment.  I'm messing around with some graphics for the SSD.  One is simply replacing the colors, and the other two are variations on pulling the name (Metropolis) into the build with some building silhouettes but I literally just came up with this idea today so I'm open to you picking one and liking it or offering ideas as to what I can do.  I will be covering the SSD with vinyl and attaching the graphic over that.
     
    Option 1:

     
    Option 2:

     
    Option 3:

     
     
     
    Expect massive updates this week and weekend as the case and remaining water-cooling parts arrive TOMORROW.
     
    I'll probably make an update later tonight as well as I am bench testing the componenets now that I have the CPU in hand although I am expecting some possible difficulties with the 4790k since I'm using a z87 board but hopefully ASUS Bios Flashback can help me with that...Will let you know
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from CelluloidRacer2 in [Build Log] **White Metropolis** A Water-Cooled Modular CaseLabs S5+Ped Build (Featured Build Log Winner, Possibly for Sale!)   
    FINAL PICTURES:

     
    Well guys it's been a long journey and I learned a ton.  Thanks for sticking around.  I'll let the final pictures speak for themselves. Also check out the video at the end for a walkthrough of the thinking behind the valve and pedestal quick disconnect system which was the inspiration as to why I made the build the way I did. Now I just need some sponsored parts so I don't have to wait 3 years to build again!
     
    I would apologize about the amount of pictures but I just have nothing to hide so I'll show you every angle!
     
     
     
    Studio Lighting









     
     
     
    Case LED's











     
     
     
    Pedestal Off




     
     
     
    Outside










     
     
     
    Pedestal Off+On Desk




     
     
    Pedestal ON+On Desk


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    All FINAL photos + Rest of build photos here: http://imgur.com/a/GlWI1
     

     
    Stay tuned for an overall build VLOG in the coming week that spans the whole build including things I never showed in the build logs.
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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from mrasian_guy69 in Featured Build Logs Competition #003 - Submission Thread   
    Forum ID: guitarhero23
    Build Title: White Metropolis
    Thread URL: Build Log
    Description:  I wanted a build that was if a small form factor, allowing easier transportation when LANNING without sacrificing cooling power when home and overclocking.  I also wanted to create as clean of a build visually as I could which is where the idea for this came from.  I developed a quick disconnect system from S5 to pedestal allowing me to separate the two.  The name "White Metropolis" started out because I was trying to brainstorm a name that wasn't cliche with a white build and chose it with no intention of including it in the build theme.  That all changed when I got inspired by city silhouettes.  In this build you will find the silhouettes of major cities all across the world such as Hong Kong - China, Bangkok - Thailand and Jakarta - Indonesia because of how they looked.  I've hopefully succeeded in tying all these things together in a visually appealing, high detail design.  Windows all around led for designing ideas that complement the computer no matter which side you look at it,no matter where you view it from you get a different and equally pleasing view.  Check out the log for all custom parts.
     
     

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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from Homicidium in [Build Log] **White Metropolis** A Water-Cooled Modular CaseLabs S5+Ped Build (Featured Build Log Winner, Possibly for Sale!)   
    geforce.com interview I did!
     
    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/yidiy-travis-simpson-white-metropolis
     

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    guitarhero23 got a reaction from ungreedy in Featured Build Logs #003 - Voting Thread   
    Thanks for your support. Good luck to all.
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