For LinkedKube: Water-cooled final system

By red1776
May 12, 2013
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  1. Here ya go T, the final product...well probably not :)

    2.2Kw Holodeck 7

    AMD-FX-8350@5.2GHz
    Gigabyte GA-990-FXA-UD7 (rev 1.1)
    16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133 MHz
    4 X HD 7970 Quadfire
    1x Corsiar AX1200W
    2x FSP Group X5 500W =1000W
    1XNexXxos XT45mm x 360mm Rads
    2 x NexXxos XT45mm x 240mm Rads
    1x NexXxos XT45mm x 120mm Rads
    3X VPP-655 Pumps
    1X Phobya DC-12-400 Pump
    Koolance 370 CPU Block
    4 x Heatkiller GPU X-3 Waterblocks
    Rad Fans: Coolermaster Excalibur
    Bitspower & Monsoon Fittings
    Primochill Advanced LRT Tubing
    Case CoolerMaster Cosmos 2
    Heatkiller X-3 Multilink Quad Bridge
    BitsPower Z-Multi 250mML Reservoir
    Eyefinity 3+1 Extended 5760 x 1080-25" Monitors

    I did end up going full parallel on the GPU's They go from idle @ 28c to 36c under load (Heaven 4.0)

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,103   +726

  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,363   +260

    That is simply epic!
  4. TheDreams

    TheDreams TechSpot Booster Posts: 423   +32

    How much did that cost you?
  5. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,103   +726

    Considering the CPU+mobo ($400), 4x GPUs ($1600), 4x4GB dominator RAM ($250), PSU ($350). That by itself is about $2500. The waterblocks will probably get you to about >$3000. Then you add in the case and SSDs/HDDs. You do the math ;).
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62

    JC is on the right track. There is $1800 in cooling system so it's kind of nuts.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,103   +726

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  8. TechGamer

    TechGamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 402   +31

    same reaction I had when I saw that makes me little rig look like crap near his
  9. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 865   +167

    Red's machines are always beastly!
  10. TechGamer

    TechGamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 402   +31

    you know that your cooling system literly costs double my rig right?you rich son of a billionare. if only I had the money :) first thing id start with is to beat your rig fair and square just wondering if u went full out on the gpu's why didnt u wait for the centurion to come out or a sandybridge-e
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62

    well....the short answer is that this rig is on top 20 benchlists on OCN, in the Futurmark HOF, sitting in the middle of heavily OC'd 3770/3960's with 4 x GPU's. There is a lot of bad info out there. I have a great deal of fun with that :)
    BTW, I own a 3770K
  12. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,103   +726

    He is a supportive of AMD. We need more of them! Plus, SB-E is 2 years old and is getting outdated.
  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,363   +260

    I do wonder, what case is that your using? And what hard drives / SSD's? Just intruged thats all :)
     
  14. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62

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    Hey Burty :)
    Thats the Cosmos 2 and HDD are Seagate Barracuda's and Corsair Force GT 240's

    A couple better case shots
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  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,363   +260

    Oh my sweet lord! I need me one of those, but probably less graphics cards since I game on one screen, I think 4 beasts would be a bit overkill xD

    I was already sold on the cosmos 2, your just sealing the deal!
  16. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62


    I will sell ya one for a mere retail+20% :p ;)
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  17. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TechSpot Booster Posts: 375   +64

  18. AllEyezOnM3

    AllEyezOnM3 Newcomer, in training

    Hey bro can u add some more pics of your gpu link and the gpu waterblocks?
  19. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62

    Here ya go :)
    occ-3.jpg occ-10.jpg occ-14.jpg occ-12.jpg occ-14.jpg OCN_wc_2.jpg
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  20. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +228

    This is just sick. I can't get across how jealous I am... even if I had the funding I'm too scared to go with real liquid myself.
  21. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 865   +167


    We're in the same boat, LNCPapa. I can't tell you how many times I've set aside money for a liquid cooling setup just to scrap the project. The thought of potentially F'ing up a couple thousand dollars of HW is just too scary for me.
  22. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,103   +726

    Yeah. What if the tubing broke? A tube that costs about $2 can ruin your $5000 PC.
  23. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62


    Thats why I don't buy $2 Tubes :D
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  24. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,103   +726

    Most tubing costs $2 on Frozen CPU.
  25. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Topic Starter Posts: 5,847   +62

    1) I defy you to show me tubing on FCPU that is $2.00
    2)$2.75 a ft gets you very high quality tubing
    3) I have never heard of tubing breaking that was not user error/abuse/improper installation (and that is extremely rare)
    I would not try to cram watercooling down anyones throat, but watercooling failure is overwhelmingly caused by improper installation, mixing metals (mostly transitional and non transitional) like copper and aluminum. Basically not following directions or thinking the laws of physics, fluid dynamics don't apply to them.
    I know its a pithy quote to say " a $2 part ruining $5000 machine" , however think about how many " $2" parts are in a PSU that if any one of them went sideways would roast the entire system. and the GPU, and the MB, etc. My point is that even an expensive build is full of .98 cent - $5.00 components that could let loose and destroy the works.

    BTW, I am not dogging ya JC :) just another perspective :)
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