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My phase change cooled custom test bench system with 3930K/Titan

Even though my build has already been completed I thought I'd do a small recap build log in here since some people might find it interesting :)

So basically the build consists of:

a custom built (very cheap plywood + spray paint) test bench

Littledevil PC-V2 single stage phase change cooling system

A couple of Coolstream radiators from EK (360 and 240)

XSPC H20 750 pump/res

The proper computer hardware itself changes pretty often but the primary stuff includes:

i7 3930K at 5.3GHz stable (1.53v needed)

Rampage IV extreme with EK waterblocks (old style, none of that circle sillyness)

16GB of corsair vengeance (yes I need to replace this stuff haha)

ASUS GTX Titan (max clocks at the moment with a custom BIOS are 1254MHz stable)

Some secondary stuff includes:

Crosshair V formula

FX 8320 at 5.2GHz stable, benching 3d up to 5.7GHz at around 1.75v.

GTX 590, GTX 480, dual 5870s etc.

So let's just start with a few finished pics before moving on to show the building process:

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In the next couple of posts I'll posts some pics from different points in the building process :)

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So I built the bench itself back in 2011 when I didn't have an X79 setup or my phase change cooling system yet. It was originally meant for watercooling only.

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And the finished build back when I was on P55 and only using watercooling:

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After getting X79 building pics:

Waterblock installation:

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Drying the motherboard due to insulation that had formed:

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Insulation process, kneaded eraser, electrical tape, paper towels and armaflex :)

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Installing the mobo on the mobo tray and starting with the tubing, kind of tricky getting everything to fit since the evap of the phase change unit requires quite a lot of space:

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After that I technically had everything done but since then the rig has been through some adventures with DICE, and other forms of extreme cooling.

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Yeah completely fine for daily use.

The phase change system has been in use for about a year now, as long as the insulation is good there's no reason to worry. Sure it's a bit louder than your average watercooled system but who wouldn't want temperatures of around -50C to -30C? :p

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Hehe... I love this rig. Seen it on other forums as well. :)

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Badass. I love the way this huge cooling unit still looks classy on your desk.

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awesome, had the same idea for my x79 built if i ever get to it anytime soon, but with out the phase change....

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I think i'm in love! That is one of the coolest builds i have seen besides the computer in the desk builds.

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I think i'm in love! That is one of the coolest builds i have seen besides the computer in the desk builds.

Thanks :)

It's really been a learning process, I only built my first rig in 2009 and after that I've been all about just going crazier and crazier with my cooling solutions. Next up is a custom sub-zero system for the titan made from an old AC unit, should be fun ;D

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Thanks guys!

Oh' date=' I know this one from OCN! Looks awesome.[/quote']

Yeah I'm a moderator on OCN so I obviously spend most of my time there. Glad to come and chill on other forums sometimes too tho!

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Man I have the same lamp! :D

PC: CPU: Intel i7-4790 MB: Gigabyte B85N RAM: Adata 4GB + Kingston 8GB SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB GPU: XFX GTR RX 480 8GB Case: Advantech IPC-510 PSU: Corsair RM1000i KB: TBD Mouse: Logitech G305 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK Headphones: Sennheiser HD555
Phone: Samsung Galaxy S7
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Congrats on the feature.... always nice to see a fellow OCN'er on here, haha.

3930k | RIVBE | 32GB Dominator Plat. | Titan XP | Intel 750 1.6TB | Mellanox 10Gb NIC | AX1200i 

Custom TJ07 | 2xD5 pumps | EK Supremacy EVO | EK Titan XP | EK RIVBE Block | Cu Tubing | 25x120mm Rad

Samsung U28D590D 4K | Leopold Otaku w/Browns | Corsair M65 | Corsair SP2500 | Sennheiser HD595

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Man I have the same lamp! :D

yeah IKEA for the win :p

Congrats on the feature.... always nice to see a fellow OCN'er on here' date=' haha. [/quote']

sup.

I'm out of my comfort zone without my moderator badge :/

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Man I have the same lamp! :D
yeah IKEA for the win :p
Congrats on the feature.... always nice to see a fellow OCN'er on here' date=' haha. [/quote'] sup. I'm out of my comfort zone without my moderator badge :/

I bet, lol. It's kind of weird seeing you as a normal member, lol.

3930k | RIVBE | 32GB Dominator Plat. | Titan XP | Intel 750 1.6TB | Mellanox 10Gb NIC | AX1200i 

Custom TJ07 | 2xD5 pumps | EK Supremacy EVO | EK Titan XP | EK RIVBE Block | Cu Tubing | 25x120mm Rad

Samsung U28D590D 4K | Leopold Otaku w/Browns | Corsair M65 | Corsair SP2500 | Sennheiser HD595

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Welcome to the linustechtips forum Alatar nice to see you take some time from being awesome in the subzero ocn forums. BTW your making me too jealous as my TEC arrangement just cant compete on temps.

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Nice job Alatar!

BTW your bench is featured on the live stream. :)

OCN FTW!

CPU: i7 9700K@5.3, 5.3, 5.2, 5.2, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1, 5.1

cache x47, AVX offset 0

Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero

RAM: Patriot Viper Steel 2x8gb@4000, Default CL17, testing new timings

PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750 G3

Mon:  LG 27GL850-B, 144Hz Nano IPS - G-Sync compatible/Freesync

GPU: EVGA 1080ti SC Black Edition w/ G12 bracket

Sound: Odac + Fiio E09K

Case: Fractal Design R6 TG Blackout

Storage: MP510 960gb and 860 Evo 500gb

Cooling: CPU: Kraken X62 - GPU: Kraken X42 - both with Noctua NF-A14's

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Thanks guys!
Oh' date=' I know this one from OCN! Looks awesome.[/quote'] Yeah I'm a moderator on OCN so I obviously spend most of my time there. Glad to come and chill on other forums sometimes too tho!

I knew it!.

Im loving the build man. (Disturbed117 from ocn btw) :D

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The lantern accentuates the paint on your wall and the "what looks like a sphinx" very well. Excellent photography. And rig of course.

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