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Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:34 am

I have decided to water cool the streaming PC.

Day 1

Here are all the components.

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Intel 4790K

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Asus ROG Maximus Gene VII

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Corsair Vengeance 2 x 8GB of 2133Mhz Ram

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Asus Strix 750ti GPU

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2 x Aver Media Live Gamer HD Capture Cards

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Samsung 750 Evo 250 GB SSD

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WD Black 4TB HDD

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Corsair AX760 Platinum PSU

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EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel CPU Waterblock

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EK-CoolStream PE 240 (Dual)

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EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 PWM (incl. pump)

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EK-UNI Pump Bracket (120mm FAN) Vertical

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EK-Vardar EVO 120ER Black (2200rpm) Fans

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Y- Splitter cables for Fans

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EK-HD Tube 10/12mm 500mm

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A whole bunch of fittings

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EK-CryoFuel Acid Green Concentrate 100 mL

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And lastly the case :)
Phanteks Enthoo-Evolv mATX Tempered Glass Edition in Black

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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:12 am

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Motherboard Box
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Manual
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Contents
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Zip ties
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Nicely organised screw box
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Pump mount
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The bare case
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io sheild
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CPU waterblock contents
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waterblock
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What you get in the box
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Checking the Jets
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Replace the Jet
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Screwing it back together
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The Backplate rubber
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Checking screws
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Installing backplate
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Screwing it all down
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Adding the thermal compound
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Looking sexy! shh stop taking to yourself
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Installed motherboard into case
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Installing Power Supply
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Realizing that you should probably add the cables you need 1st
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Now installing the Power supply
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and thats what it looks like from the front
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Installing capture card 1
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Installing capture card 2
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Installing the GPU
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Adding the SSD
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Looking good there ;)
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Now for the HDD
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I think it looks like a person, don't you?
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Installed
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Comparing Fans
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:13 am

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Its Radiator time
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When you first open the box
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You get all the screws and tools you need
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Bubble wrap, safety first
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Tadaa!
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Mmmm Radiators
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Clean crisp distilled water
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Time for the flushing process
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Rinse and repeat
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When they are all dry, we can install the fans
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All installed, but Daaaaam its was a tight fit!
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Bottom Rad
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Top Rad
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Check out the clearance
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I even had to remove a screw that holds the top of the case on, as it was stopping the Rad to move all the way to the left. :(
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:07 pm

That case has some serious issues when watercooling with a radiator on top.
I advise you to mod the top to make more vent holes or to tape off the sides of the radiator when installed.

Problem is that the top has very little airflow with the small amount of vent holes. That in combination with the fact that the top radiator bracket has a good 1,5 to 2cm still above it until the actual top of the case makes it so that the air takes the least restrictive path and just recycles to the sides of the radiator back into the case. So you will cool the radiator with the air that just went through it and that makes things hotter than they should be.

I sold my Evolv ATX for this reason and just got a better case for watercooling.

Edit: Just noticed it's the mATX version. Maybe it's better on that one but it looks closely the same.
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks for the advice.

I have seen people modding the tops, so I may do the same :)

*Also welcome to the forums 8-)
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:44 am

This is looking great, can't wait to see more.. and hopefully all goes smoothly for you Sili :)
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:44 am

so did you make youtube video?
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:54 am

Would love to see this process in a video or live stream. Wish you would do more :D
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Re: Water Cooling the Streaming PC - Build Log

Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:58 am

Videos are soo much work... I have 2 up on the channel from the last build... just haven t finished editing the rest of it :(

So this time I just gonna go with pics :)

And thanks Sulver, yeah the challenges have now started to arise. :-o

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