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Crazo_Nova_

by Crazo_manic

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52 Comments

Details

Date Published

July 30, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

5.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

980 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz

Description

Bits power Acrylic fittings EK water blocks 1X 240mm by 30mm Rad(Top) 1x 240mm by 45mm Rad(front) 4X swiftech Helix 2X Sp120 quiet edition 1x Noctua Nfp-12 (Exhaust) Phobya 6touch fan controller NZXT Hue Slight modification done Working on Custom Acrylic Side panel 3X 1440p monitors from Asus are currently out of stock(be uploading the pics once ive receive them)

Turning my dreams into reality :D Love taking challenges, they just bring satisfaction when i've knock them down. Well, Thanks to the feedback given by 9DeT and some others. ill take you, the viewers, the insights to how i came out with the plans for built Craz_Nova_.

  1. I wanted a triple 1440p monitor setup(which explains 2x290)
  2. It's part of my challenge to myself. Bending acrylic Tubing without the use of 90 degree fittings which to me was childs play and something anyone could do. I NEEDED A REAL CHALLENGE
  3. I believe 'less is indeed more' so i "downgraded from a switch 810 to a 600T. Fitting all that i wanted, involved modding(Using a dremel for the cuts at the front to fit my push pull config)

Alright! With all that said, let's hop into the thinking process. From the start i knew i needed at least 2 240mm radiators to cool off my r9 290s and wanted to fit a bitspower flow indicator that means i had to remove all the drive cages as well as the base to it. Well, a 600T won't exactly let you fit a 240 in the front so i cut a rectangular opening(dimensions depending on how thick your rad is with the 2 pairs of fans) on the bottom so as to fit my hard disk into one of the 5.25 bay slot. With that settled, i then when on to mount my X-top with my Switchech D5 vario onto it and my 150ml rad.

note, A X-Top is essential in any water-cooling built so as to mount the pump, which is otherwise useless without it. Think it this way, they are sexual organs :X

Now that all that is said and done, planning the flow to go clockwise or anti-clockwise was essential, YOU HAVE TO THINK WHICH IS BEST TO BLEED THE LOOP. So, i went with clockwise, pump-res-fitting-flow indicator-bottom r9-top r9(series config)-cpu-top rad-front rad. Take note the material in which you pick for your entire loop must be uniform as overtime due to metal-liquid corrosion it will actually change the colour of your coolant. galvanic corrosion they call it. Something to learn for all :D For acrylic tubing all you need is the acrylic fitting, the right size tubing inner diameter and outer diameter, and a bunch of 90 degree fittings. One note of advise- its always good to have slightly more fittings then you need to ease the process. ALRIGHT ALRIGHT.. TOO MUCH OF SOMETHING IS NOT GOOD. WELL, HERE I AM TO PROVE TO YOU THAT THAT ISN'T TRUE WITH ALL THINGS(: Estimate roughly around 2 fittings per loop excluding the 90 degree ones. A heat gun is essential to banding acrylic so is silicon tube to prevent the acrylic from breaking off inset it when heating and use it to assist you with banding after marking the spot. Sand the ends with 300grit sand paper to fit the tubing into the fitting. Flush the loop with distilled water to prevent contamination and then drain it again if you want a colored coolant add it, if you desire a clear coolant replace it and add a kill coil or a few drops of anti-corrosive liquid. Spend sometime watching Singularity computers and you will have a better understanding! GOOD LUCK! God bless ya all.

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istealunderwear 9 Builds 3 points 57 months ago

That cable on the Noctua fans is giving me OCPD. Other than that looks good. I would like some more money shots.

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

Hehe. That's there to tease ya haha(:

9DeT 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Really nice build, you should put in a couple more shots from different angle and maybe just detail a bit more the whole idea and choiices you had to make during the build. I'm sure most people would be curious to know more than just 4 lines and 2 pictures :)

+1

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Be uploading soon(:

bbakker09 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

You should try and update the pricing a little, I'm sure this build was much more than $2253.

NeonMane 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Ohhh, sexy! +1 for watercooling and the 2600K.

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Thanks!

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

This is a good build, there is simply no other way to put it. +1

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Thanks mate!

CanadianPenguin 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Wow! +1 More pics please! :D

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Will do. Thanks

Dannycaseyy 1 point 57 months ago

congrats on the 5.2Ghz oc! nice build

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Haha, Thank you(:

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

I hope those Swiftech fans have the same specs as the Corsairs on your front rad. Otherwise, the push-pull is useless.

(Hint: Replace one of the pairs of fans with matching ones...)

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Yup. Those are similar to the gentle typhoons which are better for the push Sp are otherwise useless to me. The only reason they are there is due to ascetics

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Reason being, if the CFM and static pressure for push/pull are not near-matches, the setup is no good. I just checked the specs on each set of fans, and they do not match at all, therefore reducing the effectiveness of that front rad by A LOT. Maximum CFM for the Corsair SP120 fans is 37.85, whereas the Swiftech fans push 55 CFM. The Corsairs also have a lower static pressure than the Swiftechs. No good, no good.

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Tested them before hand and they proved to work well as a team haha!

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

It's a well and good. Don't get influence by all those data out there on the Internet, most of them are unreliable. Test them for yourself to be sure. As far as I'm concern these work really well for radiators!

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

That's the thing, though. I have done testing on this... It has proven to be legit. What happens is extra air will now be trapped on the rad fins which will cause it to heat up, which keeps a bit of excess heat in your loop because it isn't being properly exhausted by your pull fans. You will actually see better temps by just using the Swiftech fans in a push config without any pull fans at all.

Also, whether you decide on push, pull, or push+pull config, depends on the speed of the fans you're running also. Low-speed fans tend to work better in a pull config, whereas high speed fans work best in a push config. Push+pull is always best no matter what though as long as you have matching fans on each side of the rad.

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Awesome build! +1

My only change would be the PSU, however I'm assuming you bought this awhile ago.

More pictures please!

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 2 points 57 months ago

Haha. Has the mass majority been fooled by the Internet or what? Why is everyone against ocz! It's great. The only one that offers custom sleeving right out of the box other then the EVGA supernova. It's been as efficient as my corsair from my previous built, no regrets making this purchase(:

Thanks anyways

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

More pics coming right up (:

RyneSmith 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Well awesome thanks for the positive review on them!

I will consider them next time for future client/personal builds :)

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Haha, thumbs up

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

+1 for organs!

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Hehe aren't they? Male female connectors XD

vikingXcore 4 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

you're so naughty. snickers

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Tsk. What? Isn't that just computers.. haha

plgdg 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Do you mind posting a CPU-Z validation for that overclock so I can see voltages and whatnot? How long did you stress test for with Prime95?

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

I'll upload that soon. Went with 1.5v n some extreme tweaking in the bios

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Hmm. How long a time I can't recall as it was my old chip and have already been oced a while ago and proven to be stable so didn't bother doing any other extreme test. Well if I've the time ill post the readings.. Be after my exams (:

JAR1337 5 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Definitely +1 from me, would love to see more pics though. Especially when you get the monitors set up ;)

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Well, in time to come after moving house. Thanks(:

I'll be updating ya!

aiymanmourad 1 point 57 months ago

what's your cpu voltage mate? great build +1

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Haha 1.5, ill find some time to lower it though. Right now its stable but my power bills are kinda the opposite lol.

andyramage70 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

What's the order of the components on the loop? You said clockwise so does it go Radiator, Radiator, Gpus, Cpu? If so wouldn't that bring warm liquid from the gpu into the cpu? Maybe that doesn't even matter, I'm just curious. I know absolutely nothing about water cooling so sorry if this has an obvious answer.

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Hmm, the thing about watercooling is that the pump moves the liquid at such fast speeds that it would'nt even matter. Generally the cpu will get a little hotter when i run it this way but not hot enough to feel unsafeXD

ooltazar 1 point 57 months ago

+1 For dat cpu clock :D

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Hehe.. its common lol. Just tweak the extreme settings a little and wahla(:

ooltazar 1 point 57 months ago

Please don't judge me, I'm just a mere peasant on this site

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Haha u got me wrong bro. Was kidding with ya (:

ooltazar 1 point 57 months ago

No I didn't think you were being mean mate I forgot to put a happy face in, my bad :D

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Haha we're all neutral n helping people out with tips n Configs (:

actechy 7 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Super clean, really good build!

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Thank you my bro.

C.D.S.T 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

That is one sick red and black co-ordinated custom water cooling loop you have there! Cable management is brilliant and amazed you got the 2600k CPU to clock that high (I too have that CPU but will be ocing to 4.5Ghz) +1 for such a solid build (and I know there's people that will go off at you for using AMD graphics cards...but those cards in SLI are probably damn brilliant for gaming [at like 150+ fps or something like that...] etc.

Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 48 months ago

Indeed, i thank you for your kind words(: Anyone can do it with a little determination and effort!

C.D.S.T 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

lol just realised my mistake... I said SLI instead of crossfire (you knew what I meant anyway)... XD

Sp00n115 1 point 40 months ago

Where did you get the fittings?

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Crazo_manic submitter 3 Builds 1 point 51 months ago

Thank you!