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Project: After Thought, 10th October

simmonsz

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Hi Guys

First build log here! [MENTION=191]Hellfire[/MENTION] and I have been working on a wall mounted steampunk themed computer, with custom water cooling. We’re already quite far in (few tweaks and polishing to do), but another friend ([MENTION=30039]OPiA7E[/MENTION]) recommended posting our progress on the forum. The system has been made for high-end VR gaming, running the HTC Vive.

Computer Specs:
  • Intel i7-7740X
  • ASUS PRIME X299-A
  • Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8GB
  • XPG SX7000 512GB
  • Corsair RMX 650W
  • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4


Water Cooling Specs:
  • EK-CoolStream PE 480 (Quad)
  • TUBE PrimoChill PrimoFlex (Bloodshed Red)
  • EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi (incl. pump)
  • EK-ACF Fitting 13/19mm - Copper
  • EK-RES X3 250 - White
  • EK-RES X3 250 - White
  • EK-FC1080 GTX G1 - Nickel


Additional Items:
  • AverMedia Live Gamer HD (Capture Card)
  • 4x Corsair SP120 RGB LED Fans + Control Unit
  • 2x Thermaltake Gaming PCI-E 3.0 X16 Riser Cable
  • Analogue Voltage meter
  • Copper piping
  • Copper clamps
  • 1x PCI-E X1 Riser Cable (to come / be installed)
  • Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B (to come / be installed)
  • Analogue Amp meter (to come / be installed)
  • And one big piece of wood!


There are a few additions we want to add on, mostly cosmetic (some serving a small purpose), for example an amp meter, sitting just under the voltage meter. Might look to add an industrial light too, if we have the space. Other than that we plan on adding a Raspberry Pi3 (Just to the right of the capture card), hooked up to the fans covering the radiator for control over the mode/colour/speeds.

There’s been a few learnings from this, as it’s been our first time building a wall mounted computer. As you’ll see in one of the videos below, we decided to call the PC ‘After Thought’, as there was some rework that was done, and luckily for us some of the cabling just about fit. All in all good experience for the next one (some time in the future).

Filling Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSO9RV1NlMA

Power On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-DYs5yJw0s

Hope you guys enjoy, and once the absolute final version is done I’ll be sure to upload that too!

p.s. log of photos in follow up posts. Latest image attached to this post
 
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Thanks :) Yeah would have been great. We did think of hard line piping, but that was an after thought :eek:
 

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Look at us hard at work and it's not even done yet. All our builds we'll put on here in the future :)
 

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Would Love to see if you ever decide to change it to hardline copper piping for the cooling.
Nice build though.
 

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