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Envy MK II - Caselabs Mercury S8! Featured Build Log!

Update time on the build! Part 1!

 

Drilling hole for the drain port at the bottom of the first radiator.

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 1 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 1 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

360 radiator with fan grills and 90 degree fitting for drain port.
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Watercooling overhaul! Part 1 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

Two SSD's which will be ran in RAID 0

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 1 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

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Part 3!

Flushing the radiators and priming the new pump!

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 3 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

Extra holes were made to allow the tubing to go into the basement where the pumps would be living.

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 3 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

 

Getting things ready for its new case!

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 3 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

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Part 4!

Assembly of the system has begun!

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 4 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 4 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

 

Lots of acylic bending went on! Very pleased with the bends! Got nearly all the bends first time except for the CPU to graphics card. Took multiple goes because of the amount of bends needed.

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 4 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

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Part 5!

Started leak testing and bleeding the loop!

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 5 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 5 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

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Watercooling overhaul! Part 5 by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

Part 6 and glamour shots will be coming very soon! Also the Shak mod cables will be installed and they look so sick! 

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I think I'm in love. HaHa

Job well done so far dude. The green/black theme it's a nice choice.

Gratz.

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I think I'm in love. HaHa

Job well done so far dude. The green/black theme it's a nice choice.

Gratz.

Thanks man, wait til I upload the other pictures! The green, black and grey cables look so sick! Just waiting for the 24 pin in the post now...

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good build but wouldnt it be better to get angled connectors rather then bend each acrylic tube? i think it would look better! ALSO! are you gonna paint the m8 green? that would look siiiiiiiiiick!

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good build but wouldnt it be better to get angled connectors rather then bend each acrylic tube? i think it would look better! ALSO! are you gonna paint the m8 green? that would look siiiiiiiiiick!

I prefer the look of the bends compared to fitting ones, I just think there is too much metal! Would of been a lot easier to use the fittings though... seeing as some of the bends (CPU to GPU) were a right bitch to do!

The M8? My phone green! I think my phone would look awesome green! but prefer the silver currently!

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That green is gorgeous. Seriously, thats amazing. Cant wait to see more pics!

I done been through a whole lot. Trial, tribulations, but I know God - Kendrick Lamar


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You apocalyptic dingleberry - James 'Captain Slow' May

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Subbed! There really needs to be a way to sub without posting on mobile. Very nice build. :)

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Well I have got some bad news... I turned the computer on yesterday morning and the ethernet port had stopped working. I have tried troubleshooting the problem but it is looking like it doesn't want to work.

So I may have to take the watercooling loop apart again and RMA the motherboard to get this sorted. I don't want to have to add a ethernet card to get it to work if I have too...

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Well I have got some bad news... I turned the computer on yesterday morning and the ethernet port had stopped working. I have tried troubleshooting the problem but it is looking like it doesn't want to work.

So I may have to take the watercooling loop apart again and RMA the motherboard to get this sorted. I don't want to have to add a ethernet card to get it to work if I have too...

wow -.-

 

that sucks sooo much 

5.1GHz 4770k

My Specs

Intel i7-4770K @ 4.7GHz | Corsair H105 w/ SP120 | Asus Gene VI | 32GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 2x GTX 780Ti| Corsair 750D | OCZ Agility 3 | Samsung 840/850 | Sandisk SSD | 3TB WD RED | Seagate Barracuda 2TB | Corsair RM850 | ASUS PB278Q | SyncMaster 2370HD | SyncMaster P2450
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Ah dang.. Sorry for the bad news :( hopefully it gloats sorted quickly.

Gloats sorted? I orginally read it as "goats" sorted haha

I have put a Nic card into the machine and working out whether I can be bothered to send it back or not... Laziness is king at the moment. Wait til my 24 pin comes whether I will send the motherboard back or not...

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Well finally have some good new!

I have now completed the build! I decided not to RMA the motherboard and just put a Nic card in. They are tiny and can be barely seen!

Not the best picture I know but you can see how little you see of it...

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Nic card by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

 

Also the 24 pin turned up after being altered and it looks so sick! I am so happy with the quality of the braid, the length and the overall worksmanship that has gone into making this! Big up to shakmods.co.uk for sorting these out for me!

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Braided 24 pin by Mat Teague, on Flickr

 

I have also ran a little overclock on my RAM! After a lot of tweaking and a few headaches I was able to get it working! I am now running 32GB of 2200mhz RAM! They are running at 12 12 12 36 too :D

I have also managed to get my overclock to run in adaptive mode! I couldn't get it to run in this mode for a while until I updated the BIOS. Here is my overclock which I have just benchmarked for 5 mins, I have previously run it for 6 hours but just wanted to show my Max CPU temps I am getting! I might put some more volts through the processor and see if I can hit 5GHZ as, if I move the voltage up to 1.21 I can hit 4.7ghz! But 4.6GHZ off of 1.2v isn't too shabby!

 

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Overclock! by Mat Teague, on Flickr

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They will be coming soon! Got to setup my backdrop and lights for it!

Can't wait!!!

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