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kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:19 PM
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6018/utuk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/utuk.jpg/)

Sponsors
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1808324/ (https://imageshack.com/i/gv2an1j)
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1808325/ (https://imageshack.com/i/05goyuj)


Final Build Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic74gyYGoRo


Project Rampage II: Caselabs STH10 Build
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1647194/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/yffl.jpg/)

Project Rampage II Latest Images:


Top Chamber Side Panel
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/297/sq0i.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/sq0i.jpg/)

Overall Shot of the Mid Chamber Loop (Motherboard and GPUs)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/842/v1yk.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nev1ykj)

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Loop Order
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/202/g48k.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/5mg48kj)

Dual D5 Pumps with Bitspower D5 Mod Kit and V2 Pump Top (Mid Chamber)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/833/f5qp.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n5f5qpj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/854/5hq4.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nq5hq4j)

Tri SLI 780TIs
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/836/ovqr.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n8ovqrj)

After more than a year I complete Project Rampage (http://forums.vr-zone.com/project-logs/2093452-project-rampage-corsair-800d-upgrading.html), I am back again. Not much changes in my components. It will be more of a change of casing and addition of radiators to this built. Color scheme of sleeves might change but will be making use of the remaining, red/black/white sleeves I have.

Links to various Project Rampage Logs and Achievements

VR Forum Project Rampage Build Log (http://forums.vr-zone.com/project-logs/2093452-project-rampage-corsair-800d-upgrading.html)

Winner of Guru3D Rig of the Month March 2013 (http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/guru3d_rig_of_the_month_march_2013,1.html)

ASUS ROG Project Log Forum (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?17816-Corsair-800D-Project-Rampage)

Overclock.net Project Rampage Build Log (http://www.overclock.net/t/1278500/build-log-project-rampage-corsair-800d-full-wc-setup/30)

Official ASUS ROG Case Modding Forum (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?37122-Build-Log-Project-Rampage-II-Caselabs-STh10-680-GTX-SLI-Full-WC/page2)

Above links are places where I would share my project logs and gather information on technical issues faced during the period of building Project Rampage.

Shortcuts to various build progress

Custom Spraying GT15s (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661403&postcount=7)
Building Caselabs STH10 (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661410&postcount=11)
Back Panel Fittings (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661413&postcount=14)
Poweradjust 2 Mounting Plate Prototype (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661416&postcount=16)
Hex Radiator Grill (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661421&postcount=19)
Poweradjust 2 Mounting Panel (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661427&postcount=22)
Side Panel (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661426&postcount=21)
DIY Lightbox (http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4661427&postcount=22)


Project Rampage II Details

This project log will consists and document the progress of Project Rampage II. There will be frequent updates of the progress and sharing on technical issues faced and modding ideas to the fellow forum members.

I had made my order of Caselabs STH10 and its color will be the same as my current 800D which is black and white.

I had requested for the color of the interior to be full black. I did thought of getting total white but white will be harder to conceal stuffs. So I requested for custom color combination and It will look like my 800D but with upgraded and increase of space.

Rig's Components:
Intel i7 3930K
ASUS Rampage 4 Extreme
Corsair Vengence 1600 8 X 4 GB
Gigabyte 780TI GTX X 3 (Triple SLI)
Kingston Hyper X 3K 120GB SSD X 3(Sponsored)
3TB Seagate Barracuda
Seasonic X1250
Caselabs STH10

Current Watercooling Components
Bitspower Summit (LGA2011) Clear Plexi
Bitspower Universal Galaxy 4DIMM Clear Plexi (Nickel Replated)
Koolance RIVE Waterblock
Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 water block X 2
Aquacomputer Kyrographics Acrylic Glass Nickel 780 TI X 3
Aquacomputer 780TI backplate X 3
Swiftech MCP655 (Speed Control) X 3
Bitspower D5 Mod Kit Matt Black X 3
Bitspower D5 Pump Top X 3
EK 250 X2 Reservoir
Lamptron Touch (controlling LED strips)
Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 Pro (fan controls/LED Controls)
Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro (fan controls/Pump Controls)
Aquacomputer Poweradjusts 2 USB X 3 -5 (pump controls/fan controls)
Aquacomputer Flow Sensor
Aquacomputer LED Amp (custom)
Bitspower Compression / Rotaries / Extenders Fittings (silver shining)
Koolance QDC / SLI Vid Connector Fittings (silver shining)
Phobya Extenders (silver shining)


Proposed Changes of WC Components

4 Radiators:
Phobya G Changer V2 360
Alphacool Monsta 360
Alphacool Monsta 480
Additional D5 Pump with Bitspower Mod Kit/ Bitspower V2 Pump Top



Proposed Fittings and Tubing
E22 10/12mm Acrylic Tubing (Clear)
Bitspower Multi Link Adapter C47 X 36

Proposed Blocks/ Backplate
Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 Waterblock X 2

Fans
Gentle Typhoons X 11
Enermax Magmas X 12


Filters
Demciflex Caselabs 4 X 120mm Flexbay
Demciflex Caselabs Btm Chamber X 2
Demciflex Caselabs Flexbay 360 X 1
Demciflex Caselabs Top X1

For the fans setup, I am minimizing the use of fans as my rig is in my room and so is my baby as well. Dont wish to have a turbine or engine room and disturb my baby's sleep. So I propose to set all of my raidator fans as Push only.

Placement of Components

Radiator
2 X Radiator - Bottom Chamber
1 X Radiator Flex Bay

Reservoir
Motherboard Chamber

Pumps
Motherboard Chamber

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:20 PM
After I made my purchase of the Caselabs STH10 I had a lot of ideas. As this case has endless and massive amount of space.

I had finalized a few things.

- Radiators (1 x XSPC RX360, 1 x EK XTX 360, 1 X EK XTX 480)
2 X 360 rads, 1 X 480 rads doing Push Config.

- Radiators to be mounted at the bottom chamber and RX360 be mounted at the flex bay

- drain loop be at the bottom of the casing (Using T Joint Fitting to create the drain loop)

- Mid and bottom chamber have their own pair of Quick Disconnect. This will allow easier draining and removal of radiators.

- DIY a lightbox

- DIY frosted LED light bar at the front panel side vents

- Using E22 tubings and Bitspower C47 fittings

- Coolant will be using Mayhem Pastel Red. Should be able to reuse them as just used them around 1 month only. I have additional 1 bottle of the pastel red concentrate.

- All 5 inch devices to be mounted at top chamber with PSU.

- Planning to install a HDD Cage at the top chamber
(Will have to check with caselabs if its possible)

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:21 PM
Did up a sample of how my STH 10 will look like
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1617269/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/yffl.jpg/)

Same color scheme as my current Corsair 800D but just different casing.

For my order of Caselabs STH10, I had order the following additional accessories.

- 2 X 480 Radiator Stand
- 1 X 360 Flex Bay Radiator Mount
- Silverstone USB 3 I/O Panel
- 3 X 5.25 Inch Bay Mounting (Short, adjustable)

As you can see from the sample image of how my STH10 will look like. The ventilated doors will only be at the bottom chamber. I am intending to mount all of my radiators down at the bottom chamber.

My top chamber will be used to mount all of my 5.25 inch devices which includes the following.
- Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 Pro
- Aquacomputer Poweradjust Panel (Poweradjust 2 USB X 2)
- DVD Optical Drive
- Lamptron Touch (still considering if I should migrate this to the new casing as LED light controller)

Reason for the device to be mounted at the top is to be able to hide all of the unsightly cables, temperature probes and PSU cables at the top leaving the mid chamber free from unwanted sight of cables.

I might also create custom mounting holes for HDD cage to be place at the top chamber as well. But for now, I only have 1 X HDD and 2 X SSD which all can be mount behind the mobo panels.

Right now I am considering the following radiator to add on to my current radiator which is EK XTX 360 and EK XT 240 (Will replace my EK XT240)

1. Alphacool Monsta 360
2. Alphacool Monsta 480
3. XSPC RX360
4. EK XTX 360
5. EK XTX 480
6. EK XT 360
7. EK XTX 480

I am intending to install either 3 X 360, 2 X 360 with 1 X 480 or 2 X 480, 1 X 360 Radiator. I might be overkilled in getting 3 Radiators, but that is put in place just in the even I decided to add in my GPUs in my loop.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Had gotten a 1 X XSPC RX360 radiator, so now I am considering to get either a EK XTX360 or EK XTX480.

Proposed Radiator Mounting
Flexbay 120 X 3 (Front): XSPC RX360
Bottom Chamber (Bottom): EK XTX 360 and EK XTX 480 or double EK XTX 360.

As I have a XTX 360 and RX360 rads and do not wish to replace them. If I were to place 480 and 360 together, it would seem the 360 is a bit out of place. So I might as well install dual 360 at the btm to make it look "Balance".

Fans config I am planning to go Push config only as the rig be in my room with my baby sleeping in it. Really hoping dont wish to turn my bedroom into a turbine room. For those with babies will know, babies wake up at the slightest sound... I dont even dare to cough at times cause my baby cfm will wake up and cry and my wife would give me the Death Glare....


I had also contacted Bitspower Taiwan and will be ordering fittings directly from them. Shipping is a lot cheaper than PPC and discounts is given if quantity hit a certain amount. Below list is items which are shared by me and Hianyiaw whom is working on his WC loop also. But his items are more pricier than mine. So I guess my pockets will burn a smaller hole than his.

Lets have a look what we are ordering muahahaha....



Bitspower Order List
1. G1/4" Silver Shining Multi-Transfer Adapter BP-WTP-C03 X2
2. G1/4" Silver Shining Multi-Link Adapter BP-WTP-C47 X44
3. G1/4" Silver Shining Temperature Sensor Stop Fitting BP-WTP-CT X1
4. G1/4" Silver Shining Stop Fitting BP-WTP-C06 X15
5. Silver Shining T-Block BP-TMB X1
6. G1/4" Silver Shining CaseTop Water-Fill SET BP-WTP-C04 X8
7. Crystal Space L-Block BP-LB-CL X2
8. G1/4" Silver Shining T-Rotary IG1/4"X2 Extender BP-TR-C X1
9. silver dual g1/4 extender 20mm BP-WTP-C72 X2
10. silver mini snake style dual g1/4 extender BP-MSR X5
11. silver aqua pipe 1 BP-WTP-C17 X1
12. dual d5 mod top Pom version BP-2D5TOPP-BK 1
13. dual/single d5 upgrade kit 250 black Pom cap BP-D5TOPUK250P-BKCL X1
14. z cap II with 3 g1/4 BP-WTZPC2-BK X1
15. silver anti cyclone adapter BP-WTP-C46 X1
16. g1/4 silver d-plug set mini BP-WTP-C28 X5
17. Silver valve with black handle BP-MVV-SLBK X1
18. silver anti twist adapter BP-DR-C X2
19. O-Ring Kit For Bitspower Dual D5 MOD TOP (Deep Red) BP-ORK2D5MT-DRD X2
20. O-Ring Set II BP-WTP-O502-BK X1
21. G1/4" Silver Shining Mini Dual G1/4" Extender BP-WTP-C42 X2

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Just an update.

I have a total of 2 pairs of QDC currently in my rig and 2 X Male QDCs in my fitting inventory.

Was considering to get 2 pairs of new BP QDC but that will look a bit of rojak and want to keep the QDC brand used is Koolance.

So I went to US stores to order... To my horror, VL3N is EOL!!! PPC, sidewinder, FrozenCPU all sold out.

Went to Dazmode store which is Canada based store, he has the stock and is 2 X female QDC with g/14 thread! But when I check out, it seems they dont ship to Singapore. So tried to ship to Vpost and yet they dont ship to the state which Vpost is based. TMD!!!

Tried emailing Dazmode and response is, Sorry we dont ship to 3rd party shipping companies and we only except paypal or credit card. TMD, if I dont use CC to pay I use Kim Zhua (Hell Notes)..... Pea sized brains....


So went to Amazon and found out they have the barb version of VL3N Female so hooted two of them. Total dmg for 2 X Female QDC with shipping is $59

At linkecomputer which is based in Hong Kong they have 1 X threaded Female QDC, I also hooted it as well.

So in total I paid close to $90 for the QDCs I need. Huat Ah....

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:23 PM
Today went down to my local hardware heaven to purchase the following items.

- SKIL Heat Gun
- 1500 & 2000 Grit Sandpaper
- Small File for filing the tubes
- 4 X Gentle Typhoons AP15

As for now I am leaning towards for push or pull config only. If I were to mount Push Pull config, I believe my wife will kill me for having a turbine in our room.

Beside the noise factor, the the width of the Fans + Rads would be 25mm + 80mm + 25mm X 2. It will be 260mm back to back which I believe STH10 internal frame width is only 246mm.

If I were to do pull or push config, the total thickness of the rads and fans are only 210mm which gives the rads some breathing space.

But I might be considering to acquire 3 more Gentle Typhoons to my EK XTX360 to do push and pull config which are mounted in the flexbay of STH10.

By the way, thank you knightraven for selling me the QDC which now in total I have 5 pairs.

I have two more female QDC coming from US. The female threaded QDC which I ordered from Hong Kong is OOS.

I ordered from linkecomputer which is based in Hong Kong. I email and asked if they still have stock for it. They told me there are stock for it. After I paid, they email me notifying me that the stock had the wrong SKU on it and was the male variation. So had no choice but to make a refund for it.

But right now I have 5 pairs QDC and the plans for them are.

2 Pairs QDC - Bottom Chamber Radiators
2 Paris QDC - Flex Bay Radiator
1 QDC - Use as spare

Right now, I had also increased the numbers of fittings needed as I am leaning towards creating the same parallel fitting design on my board but with different design.

I am leaving the design aside for now till my E22 tubings arrive.

Currently Hianyiaw had help to order a total of 25m of E22 tubings for four of us. I am ready to bend some stuff muahahaha.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:24 PM
I had also done up the layout of flow and components placement for the new build.

Components Layout
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3271/7haj.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/7haj.jpg/)

Tubing Loop Layout
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3346/nsgp.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/nsgp.jpg/)


The above loop layout is almost identical to my current loop. But I be using the acrylic tubing to create some special bends in my built.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:25 PM
For Project Rampage II, I had purchased most of the stuff/ equipment for the built.

I had ordered fan hubs, fittings, cable management clips, fans from Performance PC. It is due to arrive very soon, hopefully this week.

For my fittings, I had also placed my order of close to $450 worth of fittings today from Bitspower Taiwan.

As the Bitspower C47 Silver Shining are out of stock at the moment. I will have to wait for the stock to replenish before they are able to mail over by EMS.

For Bitspower Silver Shining C47 fittings alone, I had ordered 36 pieces of them. I had also order 8 additional pieces of Bitspower 90D Rotaries and 4 pieces of mini D Plugs from Performance PC.

Reason I gotten the 90D Rotary and D Plugs from PPC, is because Bitspower Taiwan are selling much more expensive compared to PPC.

I had also bought all of my fans for my built.

11 X Gentle Typhoons AP15 (7 Reused from current built)
3 X Enermax Magmas

Fans Assignment
480mm Monsta Radiator - 4 X Gentle Typhoons
360mm Monsta Radiator - 3 X Gentle Typhoons
360mm EK XTX 360 Radiator - 3 X Gentle Typhoons
Top Intake - 3 X Enermax Magmas
Rear Intake - 1 X Gentle Typhoon

Airflow
I am creating a Positive Airflow in my rig which all of the fans will be doing intake (Except for btm chamber radiator fans).

In order to keep the dust at bay, I am ordering Demciflex Filters for my built. Demciflex had served me very well for the last 2 years on my HAF X and current Corsair 800D.

I will show the steps on dismantling Gentle Typhoons in the next post with some pictures. Hoping that with the pictures link, it could give some guidance to people who are trying to paint their Gentle Typhoons.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:26 PM
Painting Gentle Typhoons
I had took some images for reference, hope it will be useful for fellow forum members/modders who are keen in coloring their Gentle Typhoons.

Removal of Sticker (voiding of warranty)
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/832/cf7a.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/n4cf7aj/)

Use a lighter/ heat gun to heat up the stickers to ensure no residue left behind for easy removal of the sticker.


Close Look at the C Clip
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/703/wdy2.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/jjwdy2j/)

I used two tweezers and a magnet to remove the C Clips. Magnet is used to attract the C Clip it if the C Clip were to fly out (It does happens very often)

Holding onto the fan blade, I used one tweezer to hold one side of the C Clip and used the other to ply it open. Do note that the C Clip will be very likely to fly away so make sure get the magnet close to the C Clip when removing.

If you lose your C Clip = $20 down the drain. :D

Dismantled Gentle Typhoons
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/46/o6u6.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/1ao6u6j/)

After dismantling you will have the following parts. Pls keep them in zip lock bag to prevent any item lost.

- Gentle Typhoon Frame
- Gentle Typhoon Fan Blade
- 2 X Ball Bearing (one with fan blade, one removal from the rear of the fan frame)
- 1 X Spring
- 1 X C Clip

Completed Gentle Typhoon
http://imageshack.com/a/img12/2214/p477.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0cp477j/)

After dismantling the fan blades, use the spray paint and paint the blades. One tip, paint the blades in thin layers. Wait for each layer to dry before applying the next.

After the blades are painted, fix the blade back to the fan frame. Do remember to use the magnet as well when fixing the C Clip.


Thank you for viewing.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Was busy spraying color on my newly bought AP15 and Enermax Magmas for the past two days.

Gentle Typhoon and Enermax Magmas
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/298/67jd.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/67jd.jpg/)


Came home today and guess what arrives. My Female Koolance VL3N Barb had arrived. Been waiting for the past 1 week plus for it. Right now I have a total of 5 pairs of QDCs, I might order 2 more pieces of VL3N Female Threaded and 1 more piece VL3N-MG Male Thread to have 6 sets of QDC with 1 pc as draining tool.

Koolance VL3N 3/8 Barb
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6647/v396.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/v396.jpg/)

Koolance VL3N Quick Disconnects (G1/4 Threaded, Compression, Barb)
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/4373/8bsu.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/8bsu.jpg/)

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Was busy the whole weekend, and looking forward for my Caselabs STH10 arrival.

It finally arrives yesterday evening.
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/585/6n06.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/g96n06j/)

Rushed home like a young boy to open his present. When got home, I saw the package lying at the doorstep. Freaking huge package.

Opened the package and found out something amiss....

Some of the parts that I had ordered separately are all in white instead of black.

I had custom the black and white colors, Exterior all white except for flexbays are all black.

Interior wise, all black.

The parts that I ordered all came in white,

- HDD Cage
- Short 5.25 Adjustable mounts X 3
- 480 Radiator Stand X 2


Even the 4 sets of 5.25 mounts are white too....

Worst case is, the HDD cage is bent!

I had yet to fix them up and yet so many issues. So discouraging.....

So I sent them email notifying them about this issue and hope they could give me a solution...

As I need to drill some holes for reservoir mounting, I cannot fix up the whole case yet.

So visually, I see no errors or faults on the casing so I am hoping nothing goes wrong with the panels.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:29 PM
In order to be able to fix up the case, I will need to get the Chassis Divider holes to be done. I had no confidence in getting it done without scratches onto the case so I had to send it down to MOPC today.

At MOPC, all thanks to Kenclass he had helped to give me more ideas in my built include the mounting of holes.

Instead of just drilling 2 X M3 Holes for the reservoir clips, a buddy of mine suggested me to drill G 1/4 holes instead.

In total 3 X G1/4 holes were drilled which I will further explain the use of them later.

As for now, I am waiting for the replies of Caselabs and hope they can help to resolve the issue by replacing the parts...

I am expecting a few shipments in the upcoming weeks when includes,

- 2 - 3 Koolance QDC,
- 40m of Red Sleeves
- 20m of Grey Sleeves
- 30m of White Sleeves
- 20m of Orange Sleeves
- PCI E Connectors (Red)
- Cable management clips
- PCI E Extension cables (80CM) X 4
- 1M LED Strips (White) X 2
- 3PIN Fan Cable (80CM) X 2
- Enermax Magmas X 4
- Heat Shrinks (Red/Black/White)
- ATX Modding Tools
- 3 Pin Male Connectors (Black)
- Bitspower Fittings (close to $800 of fittings combined with Hianyiaw)
- Demciflex Filters (For Caselabs STH10)

I had also bought additional fans recently.

5 X Enermax Magmas
1 X Corsair Airflow Ram Cooler

The ram cooler is to be used with my row of 3 Aquacomputer PowerAdjust 2 USBs. As there are no aircooling solution for the Poweradjusts so I intend to use the ram cooler to cool them.

In total now which includes my incoming orders of 4 X Enermax Magmas, I have the following number of fans.

- 12 X Enermax Magmas
- 11 X Gentle Typhoons.
- 01 X Corsair Airflow

I am intending to do Push and Pull for my 360 Front Flex Bay radiator, and Pull config for both rads at the bottom.

Fans Config
6 Magmas - 360 XTX Radiator (Flexbay - Push and Pull)
4 GTs - 480 Monsta (Btm Chamber - Pull)
3 GTs - 360 Monsta (Btm Chamber - Pull)
1 GT - Rear Exhaust
3 GTs/ Magmas Top Intake

I will have a total of 6 spare fans GTs/ Magmas which I will decide again when I gotten hold of the Monsta Rads. I am still hoping I could do a push and pull config for both the Monstas.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Spent a total on 3.5 hours just to fix up the STH10. Took my time as I dont wish the screw driver to go flying and scratch the case.

Fixed up the Main Frame of the STH10, Its MASSIVE
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/153/o0s8.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/49o0s8j/)
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/89/6kvt.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/2h6kvtj/)

After fixing it up, I started to plan for the relocation and placement of the HDD cage and 5.25 inch bays.

Completed STH10
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/14/i404.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0ei404j/)

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:30 PM
Been buying all the stuffs required by this Project Rampage II for the past 3 weeks.

My orders from Demciflex had finally arrive today, and expecting for my Bitspower fittings to arrive today as well.

Been lurking at Tao Bao and hooting lots of modding stuffs there. It is modder's heaven there as they have lots and lots of items over there for modders.

I am just hoping that the quality of the sleeves to be on par with MDPC.

I had decided to hoot another Aquaero 5. I bought this off from a bro in VR Forum which he said he had no use for his Aquaero 5 XT. So I gladly told him I could have made full use of it.
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/826/41x4.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/my41x4j/)

Collected from him and found out that it came with black faceplate and also waterblock which is very sweet deal for me.

I also bought 1 X Poweradjust 2 USB, 1 X Aquaero 5 Waterblock and also some additional cheap phobya stop fittings and dual G1/4 transfer adapters which collected from Bro Inoran.

Right now I have dual Aquaero 5 with 3 X Poweradjust (Might hoot two more Poweradjust)


Some might comment that AQ6 is coming soon in Oct. But since I had bought AQ5 Pro and 3 X Poweradjust and their accessories, I dont wish to waste my time and money to puchase the AQ6 which I think will easily hit $300 for the highest end model.

I might be running both if the AQ5 Pro and AQ5 XT independently since I wont be utilizing the USB 2 ports anyway. I am not sure if its possible but I will tryout soon to test the working condition of the newly bought AQ5 XT.

I might be customizing the Triple Bay flex bay panels in order to hold the 5 X Poweradjusts (if I were to buy over the 2 X Poweradjusts) as the color of the mounting bay for Poweradjusts seems to have a ligher shade of black comparing to the rest of the faceplate of my STH10 and the Aquaero 5.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Sneak peak at what arrive today at my door step.

Bitspower Fittings
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/28/l945.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0sl945j/)

My Haul
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/202/lgmc.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/5mlgmcj/)

Jayson's Loot
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/855/8ix5.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nr8ix5j/)

My Platoon of Fittings (more in my current rig)
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/12/r3uh.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0cr3uhj/)

I guess I am more or less ready for the migration really soon.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:31 PM
Today just gotten two more Poweradjusts 2 Ultra. Now in total I have 5 Poweradjusts 2, 3 X Poweradjusts 2 USB amd 2 X Poweradjusts 2 Ultra.

Aquacomputers Poweradjust 2 Ultra
http://imageshack.com/scaled/large/59/ambx.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/1nambxj/)

As the top chamber 5.25 bay I can only utilize 3 slots, I am planning two bays to be use for my Aquaero 5 XT and Pro, one bay will be using it either for my Poweradjusts Mounting Bays or my DVD drive.

The Poweradjusts 2 Mounting Kit can only mount 3 X Poweradjusts, I will have to find ways to mount the other two Poweradjusts 2 Ultras.

My options are as followed

- Remove the PA Mounting Kit and drill 6 X 4 Holes onto the 2 Slot Flex Bay slots/ Fan hole plates to secure all of them onto the interior of the Top Chamber

- Create a mounting plate for 2 X Poweradjust 2 using acrylic (Easier to create and cut) and mount them at Top Chamber.

kaiqi07
09-09-2013, 05:32 PM
Today came home early and decided to get something done. Since my demciflex and fittings had arrived. So decided to fix them up.

Since most of the components are still in my rig or still yet to arrive. So I decided to work on the tube routing behind the motherboard tray.

The whole idea is to keep the motherboard tray as neat and clean look.

Tubings and fittings on motherboard tray
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9301/uu8q.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/uu8q.jpg/)

Inlet to Reservoir + Fill Port
http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/5633/ijnk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/844/ijnk.jpg/)

Decided to use this G1/4 Reservoir Inlet port as a fill port as well.

Fittings used for this setup

1 X Bitspower Mini D Plug (Front Side)
1 X Bitspower T Joint Rotary
1 X Bitspower 30D Rotary Extender
1 X Bitspower Case Panel Fittings
1 X Bitspower 30D Extender
1 X Koolance VL3N- MG (Male Threaded QDC)
1 X Koolance VL3N-F10 (Female Compression Fitting QDC)
1 X Koolance Inline Filter


Installed a pair of QDC so that I could allow coolant to flow into the reservoir instead of flowing to the radiator.

Reservoir Inlet + Fillport
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2206/eoqw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/eoqw.jpg/)


Reservoir Outlet + Pump Inlet + Reservoir Drainage
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7963/j66n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/580/j66n.jpg/)

The set of fittings allows the coolant from exits from the reservoir and re enters to the pump. The bottom of the bottom T Joint Rotary is planned to be used as a drainage for the reservoir.

Fittings used for this setup
2 X Bitspower T Joint Rotary
1 X Bitspower Case Panel Fittings
1 X Bitspower Mini D Plug (Front Side)
2 X Bitspower Stop Fittings (One Installed)
1 X Bitspower Ball Valve (Yet to install)
1 X Bitspower Multi Link Adapter (Front Side)
1 X Koolance male to male G
1 X Koolance SLI Vid Connector

I had decided to use full tubing for the rear panels and will be using full acrylic hard tube (E22) at the front of the casing.

This is so that I could installed Quick Disconnects to allow removal of components/ draining possible easily.

kaiqi07
09-10-2013, 06:06 PM
Went to buy some acrylic today as wanted to DIY myself a lightbox. Planned earlier to get Kenclass to make me one, but decide to DIY myself instead.

While waiting for my acrylic to be cut, I had an idea to create mounting bay for my 5 X Poweradjusts 2.

So I made a quick calculation of the dimension of the Poweradjusts Mounting Bay, and ordered the required acrylic.

After gotten the materials, I sat down and start to think how could I mount them and how should I design it. After designing them, I rush down to get it laser cut out.

Here are the end results. This will be mounting horizontally on the top chamber side rail.

Front View of Poweradjust 2 Bay
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/4061/6l2u.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/6l2u.jpg/)

Rear View of the Poweradjust Mounting Bay with Project Rampage Logo
http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/5830/cu4c.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/713/cu4c.jpg/)

(Do note the rear panel's protective sheet has yet to be peeled off)

After getting them laser cutted, I found out that the mounting holes are slighting off .... Guess I have to manually use hole file to file the holes bigger...

kaiqi07
09-13-2013, 06:17 AM
Stated earlier that I will be working on a Lightbox for my STH10.

I did a few failed prototypes which results in lots of materials destroyed.

This is the closest or best I had done up so far. Personally I will try to DIY myself as much as I can as it gives me a sense of achievement especially when all works well.

Below is the blueprint for my lightbox, it is not a full midplate lightbox due to I be mounting a Flexbay Radiator on the front.

Blueprint of the STH10 Lightbox
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/690/ncla.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/j6nclaj)

Will post the completed lightbox once I collect my materials and get them fix up tonight.

kaiqi07
09-16-2013, 03:50 PM
Had new plans for my EK XTX 360 radiator.

Instead of using those off the shelves fan grill, I decided to make my own.

Used illustrator to draw out the rad grill and screw holes.

Planned Radiator Grill EK XTX360
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/46/9dwg.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/1a9dwgj)

kaiqi07
09-16-2013, 10:25 PM
After done up my drawing for the hex radiator grill, I sent them for cutting. Cut 2 pc of them with two different sizes of hex. When place 2 pc of different hex sized of holes together it will create a contrast between two of them.

Hex Radiator Grill
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2514/mlmm.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/mlmm.jpg/)

Hex Radiator Grill Showing Full Length
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3576/du99.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/du99.jpg/)

Hex Radiator Grill Color Images
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8153/4ros.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/4ros.jpg/)

I had also done up the side panel for the Poweradjust which I will take the pics tonight

kaiqi07
09-24-2013, 03:05 AM
Been busy for the past week with my fan grills, light box and also the top chamber side panel for my 5 X Poweradjusts 2.

I am glad to announce the completion of all of the stuffs above.

I had been busy for the past weekend creating new cables for my Aquabus, resleeving the 3pin fan extension cables, USB cables and custom myself a new PSU molex extension cables for my 5.25 devices (2 X Aquaero 5 and 1 X optical drive / Lamptron Touch)

I had also bought lots of stuff from Tao Bao and had received partial of the $300 SGD shipment which includes lots of modding stuffs.

Since right now both my Aquaero 5 has blocks for them, it will bring a total of 9 waterblocks in this loop.

I also had bought a Aquaero Flow Sensor to monitor my flow rate.

With the increment of components, I will have to plan my loop again which I had done up the planned loop. I am planning to install the Flow Sensor either at the top chamber or at the back panel.

Updated Loop Order

http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/405/49ny.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/b949nyj)

kaiqi07
09-24-2013, 05:36 PM
Tonight came back early so decided to mount some stuffs....

Had been drawing plans, measuring, planning and laser cutting stuffs for the past two weeks. I had completed the following items.

- Lightbox
- Side Panel
- Poweradjust mounting panel
- 2 X Gloss Black 360 Rad Grill
- 2 X Barley White 360 Rad Grill
- ASUS ROG Logo (Had yet to plan where to mount it yet)

Beside the laser cutting, I had also spent my last weekend sleeving the Poweradjusts Aquabus cables and DIY my own molex extension cables. I had also decided to change the color of my sleeves to all white.

Side Panel
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/297/sq0i.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/sq0i.jpg/)

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/1967/tpyo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/tpyo.jpg/)

Screws for the Poweradjusts 2 on the Side Panel
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2785/uggz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/uggz.jpg/)


Side Panel Mounted onto STH10
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5910/alxm.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/alxm.jpg/)

kaiqi07
09-24-2013, 05:37 PM
Poweradjust 2 Mounting onto Side Panel
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/9974/8kin.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/8kin.jpg/)

Custom White Sleeved Aquabus Cables
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9196/zbv2.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/zbv2.jpg/)

Test Mounting with triple 120mm Enermax Magmas
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3950/zpof.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/zpof.jpg/)

Custom made Lightbox at 17mm High
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1761/id82.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/id82.jpg/)

kaiqi07
09-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Collect another parcel of modding materials for my built. I had spent close to $400 on Tao Bao recently.

Stuffs I had bought are

Sleeves
- 3mm Sleeves (Red, Black, Grey, White, Orange) 20 - 40m each color
- 4mm Sleeves (Red, Black, Grey, White) 20 - 30m each color
- 3.2mm Heat Shrink (Red, Black, White) 4m each
- 4.6mm Heat Shrink (Red, Black, White) 4m each

Cable Management
Cable management C Clips - 20 - 40 of each sizes
Cable management bar clips - 10 - 20 of each sizes
PVC Fan Filters - 8 pc
Rubber rings for fan screws
plaster spacers
red mobo standoffs spacers
3pin fan extensions - 80cm X 7
molex spiltters - 5 pc
USB Extension cables - 2 pc
HD Audio Extension cables - 1 pc
2pin Switch/Reset Extension cables - 4 pc
USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 cable - 1 pc
Molex to Sata low profile convertor - 1 pc

Fittings
Koolance Male to Male fitting - 5 pc
Koolance 10mm Extender - 4 pc

Cables Modding Tools
ATX Removal Tools (Set)
3Pin Fan Molex - 60 pc Black 40 White
Female Molex (Black/White) - 30 each
Male Molex (Black/White) - 30 each
Molex and 3pin Fan pins - 100 each
Seasonic 24pin Sleeved Cables - 1 pc
Seasonic 6pin Sleeved Cables - 4 pc
Seasonic 8pin CPU Cable - 1 pc
Seasonic Molex Cable - 1 pc
Seasonic Sata Cable - 1 pc
6pin 80cm PCI E Extension Cable - 6 pc
24pin 60cm Extension Cable - 1 pc

Lighting
1m White LED strip with 70cm cable with 3pin - 2 pc
2m RGB LED strip - 1 pc
RGB controller
LED controller

Some images of the items bought are shown below.

Cables Sleeves
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/543/syx2.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/f3syx2j)

Cable Management Clips
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/845/qie3.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nhqie3j)
Spacers and Rubber O Rings for Fans
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/96/ruxd.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/2oruxdj)

LED Strips
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/809/ywgz.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/mhywgzj)

kaiqi07
09-26-2013, 11:03 AM
For lighting, I had prepared the following.

Dual 5mm White LED w 70cm Cables - 2pc
Dual 3mm White LED w 70cm Cable - 1pc
Dual 3mm Red LED w 30cm Cable - 3pc

RGB LED Strip 2M - 1pc
White LED Strip 1M - 2pc
White LED Strip 1.5M - 1pc

I will be using the white LED bulbs (5mm and 3mm) for my Bitspower D5 pump tops and also my EK CPU block.

Lightbox - either the 1.5M White LED (Installed) or the 2M RGB LED

Case Interior (Btm Chamber/Top Chamber) - 1M White LED Strip.

I am trying to keep the casing with all white LED with little accent of red.

Wish to have the coolant (Pastel Red) to be the focus and create the contrast with the surrounding.

hero1
09-27-2013, 08:11 PM
That case is beautiful, handsome beast! Nice project. Subbed!:)

kaiqi07
10-01-2013, 04:37 AM
Was kind of busy this weekend, so just manage to did some custom length cables for my SSDs.

Custom length Seasonic SATA power cables.
http://imageshack.com/scaled/800x600/571/x487.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/fvx487j)

I dropped by Sim Lim Tower yesterday evening after work, wanted to just get 10m of 18AWG cables. In the end, I toyed the idea of soldering stuffs. So I bought a cheap soldering iron and some flux. Went home and tryout soldering. Gosh... It is so easy to solder.

Since right now, I have the tools for soldering. I will try splicing my 120mm radiator fans. this will ensure that cables will be routed and managed nicely within the rig. Will try to do 3 X 120mm 3pin > Single 3 Pin to be routed to the Poweradjusts. This means that those 6 XModmytoys Fans Distrubution PCBs and Swiftech PWN 8 X 3pin I had bought will be wasted.... I think I might just use the Fan Distribution PCB to connect all of my LEDs to them instead.

kaiqi07
10-02-2013, 06:52 PM
Today went over to Sim Lim Tower to get my 2 metre of RGB LED to be spilt into 1.5m and 50cm respectively. Could have done it myself but since I just learnt soldering for only 2 days so decided not to take the risk of ruining my new LED strips.

I also removed my current Aquaero 5 Pro and 2 X Poweradjusts 2 from my current rig. Installed waterblock onto the Aquaero 5

Aquaero 5 Pro with waterblock installed
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/812/h1q8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/707/h1q8.jpg/)

I also gotten news that my radiator had arrived. Since it had arrive which also means I am ready to go on full throttle on the build.

kaiqi07
10-03-2013, 06:45 AM
Today, my wife received a mail from Taiwan. Kingston is officially sponsoring me a SSD for my current build Project Rampage II.

As I am not at home to receive the package, my daughter shall have the honor to help her daddy to open the package.

Sadly that I am still at work when the package arrive, I will have to wait till I get home tonight then I could checkout on the SSD itself.

Currently I have the following SSDs.

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
ADATA XPG SX900 128GB
OCZ Vector 128GB


In terms for outlook wise, I love the stealthy look of HyperX 3K, I will be able to test the performance of this new addition after my rig is up. For now lets view the pictures.

Parcel from Kingston
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/703/2gqi.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/407/2gqi.jpg/)

My Little Zeus revealing whats inside the parcel
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/5553/hzw3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/hzw3.jpg/)

Kingston Hyper X 3K 120GB SSD
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4051/aw69.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/aw69.jpg/)

kaiqi07
10-06-2013, 03:52 PM
Was really busy this weekend, but managed to get some stuff accomplished.

I collected my radiator on thursday, sadly one of the radiator's paint is peeling so had to repaint the radiator.

Since I be painting the radiator, I decided that I should paint both my Aquaero 5s faceplate and mounting plates.

Aquaero 5 XT and Pro on STH10
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7958/wki8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/wki8.jpg/)

Aquaero 5s Waterblock Fittings and Setup
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2663/fxac.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/fxac.jpg/)

USB Cables and Aquabus Linked to Aquaero 5s
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5563/wb8a.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/wb8a.jpg/)

kaiqi07
10-06-2013, 04:04 PM
I had also mount all of my Poweradjusts 2 USB/Ultra into the top chamber of my STH10. I also custom create Aquabus cables for the whole setup.

Poweradjusts 2
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/5606/punq.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/punq.jpg/)

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7582/4hiy.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/4hiy.jpg/)

For Project Rampage II, one of my key goal is to create a very neat cable management. As there are a total of 3 radiators which means I have a minimum of 10 fans on them. To create a neat and tidy fan cables management, I decide to do a very simple mod.

I had connect all of the 480 radiator fans and solder all of them cables into one single cable.

Radiator Fan Cable Mod
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8168/klwl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/klwl.jpg/)

Radiator Fan Cable Mod Completed
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/2505/hbxx.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/hbxx.jpg/)

Case Internal lighting Mounted
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9820/bpoi.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/bpoi.jpg/)

Lightbox Test
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/1381/92py.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/92py.jpg/)

kaiqi07
10-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Lastly for this weekend update is the unboxing of the newly sponsored Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD. Had only managed to find time to unbox the SSD today.

Was really impressed with the built quality of the Kingston HyperX 3K SSD. The whole casing is made of metal which makes it feel and look more durable than other brands of SSD I owned.

Kingston HyperX 3K
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/6911/xuam.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/xuam.jpg/)

Packaging Interior of Kingston HyperX 3K
http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3470/rmkw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/rmkw.jpg/)

Kingston HyperX 3K with Mounting Kit
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/359/gtnt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/gtnt.jpg/)

Overall I am impressed with the SSD in terms of looks and build quality. The only complain is that, Kingston should have used Black Mounting Kit instead of the supplied blue one.

hero1
10-07-2013, 11:23 PM
Nice work with the cable management. Keep it up.

kaiqi07
10-09-2013, 03:58 AM
Last night I received the big bulk of my modding stuff shipment which includes.

- 3mm White Sleeves (40m)
- 6mm White Sleeves (20m)
- 3mm Titanium Grey Sleeves (20m)
- 4mm Titanium Grey Sleeves (20m)
- USB 3.0 Extension Cables (flexible)
- ATX pins
- Molex Female pins
- Molex Male pins
- Fan 3 pins
- Y extension cable for 4pin LED strips
- White 3pin Fan connectors
- Seasonic Custom Cables 24pin
- Seasonic Custom Cables 6pin PCI E X 2 Sets
- Seasonic Custom Cables 8pin CPU
- Seasonic Custom Cables Molex Extension X 2 Sets
- Seasonic Custom Cables Sata
- Red/Black PCI E 8pin Cables
- Black 10mm Heat Shrink
- White 8mm Heat Shrink
- White 10mm Heat Shrink

For the Seasonic custom molex and sata cables I might have to redo a few of them due to the length is not long enough as I had made some changes after placing the order. Glad that I now have most of the tools needed to custom my own PSU cables.

kaiqi07
10-17-2013, 06:29 PM
Poweradjusts with Aquabus and Molex Cables
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4642/6opx.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/6opx.jpg/)

Custom made aquabus and molex extension cables. Used both white cables and white sleeves to attain pure white for the cables.

Drain Valve 01 Installed
http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/8632/dv4j.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/dv4j.jpg/)

This is one of the two draining valve I be installing. This drain valve is located at the bottom of the res (via rear panel). The other drain valve will be located at the lowest point of the case which is at the dual Monsta Rads.

Aquacomputer Flow Sensor
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/1941/j3vx.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/34/j3vx.jpg/)

Floating Reservoir
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6049/bdxz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/bdxz.jpg/)

abvolt
10-18-2013, 04:00 AM
Your build is looking really nice.

kaiqi07
10-21-2013, 05:00 AM
As I foresee I will need more 90D Rotaries, Anti Twist Rotaries, and Aqua Link II fittings, I ordered more of these fittings yesterday.

I also gotten two sets of bitspower quick disconnect bringing in to a total of 7 sets of QDCs in my inventory. But I wont be using all of the QDCs, I gotten extra QDC as they are all of different mounting options (Compression/ Barb/ Inner Threaded/ Outer Threaded).

Quick Disconnect Location:

1. Reservoir Intake
2. 480 Monsta
3. 360 Monsta
4. Aquaero 5 XT
5. Extra Set for Draining.

I had also done a simple mod to my RGB LED controller's infra cable length. As the default cable is just 10cm, and I had two of the controller. I came up with the idea of both units sharing the same infra sensor, so I did a mod by soldering the two units' infra sensor cables together and then extend the length of the cable to 60cm.

Soldered the cables of two RGB Controllers' Infra cable to one sensor
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/845/ifnf.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nhifnfj)

I had also purchased an additional 360mm radiator. I actually dont have to purchase this new Phobya G Changer 360 radiator as I have an EK XTX360 in my rig currently. But to cut down the down time of my rig during migration. I decide to purchase this new radiator. By doing so, I could start to mount the radiator into the rig and plan out where to drill the G 1/4 holes for pass through from mid chamber to top chamber.

Was considering a 30mm and 60mm radiator but went ahead for Phobya G Changer due to the thickness (I do know thick =/= better cooling) and also the number of ports available.

Collected the radiator last night and removed the logo sticker as it might be an eye sore (not thats its ugly, it looks good actually). I also did a quick flush of the radiator to ensure the radiators are free from nasty stuffs.

kaiqi07
10-21-2013, 03:34 PM
Updates:
Removed all of my rad and did the old school way of flushing radiators. Shaft the water house onto my 3/8 5/8 tubing and screw it into my radiators. Turn on the water and let it run for 3 - 5 mins each.

As one of the radiator is pre owned, color dyes (gunk) still can be found after flushing for very long. In the end, mix warm water with white vinegar and flush it, and it is sparkling clean with just tiny traces of blue coolant left.

kaiqi07
10-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Radiators for Project Rampage II
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/844/fclp.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/9153/rkdy.jpg


Notice any difference in the radiator beside its thickness? Actually two of them are Alphacool and one is from Phobya.

Phobya G Changer looks exactly the same in terms of built, radiator housing etc with Alphacool. I bet them came from the same factory.

kaiqi07
10-23-2013, 02:13 AM
Update:

I had ran out wires for customizing my 3pin cables, so went down to purchase 100m roll of cables from Sim Lim Tower. This will solve the problem of endless trips down to Sim Lim Tower whenever my cables run out.

My earlier shipment of goods from Tao Bao includes a RGB LED 4pin Y Splitter and additional 2m of RGB LEDs. I have no complains about it only that all of the plugins are all female for the Y Splitter.

I went down to Sim Lim Tower to get them to customize a Male to Male 4pin cable for the Y Splitter so that I could plug it into the RGB LED controller.

LED related stuffs done at Sim Lim Tower:
- daisy chain 2 X 1M RGB LED Strips
- soldered wire connect for 1M White LED Strip
- Male to Male 4pin cable

I also bought some 16mm Sleeves to tryout some tube sleeving. As last night I was busy soldering fans and fixing them up to the Phobya G Changer 360 (flexbay radiator) so I dont have the time to tryout the tube sleeving.

Sneak peak of my Flexbay Radiator's double stacked hex grill
http://imageshack.com/a/img5/4495/e03d.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/05e03dj)

Instead of showing the radiator fins through the hex grill, I had installed 3 X 120mm fan PVC mesh sandwiching between the grills and the radiator. I am happy with the overall outlook of this radiator setup so far.

I will find time to take some pictures of the radiator tonight using my DSLR.

kaiqi07
10-24-2013, 01:51 AM
Flexbay Radiator Mount: Phobya G Changer 360 V2
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/600/enum.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/goenumj)

Phobya G Changer 360 Port Options
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/28/t6no.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0st6noj)

I will be installing Red LED Strips into the Flexbay Fans which include my 360 Flexbay radiator mount and 120mm Flexbay fan mount.

These LED strips will be thermal controlled, their brightness will be determine by the system temperature.

abvolt
10-24-2013, 02:17 AM
That really looks awesome

kaiqi07
11-02-2013, 07:32 PM
This weekend is bad for me as my PSU is burnt out. This is the 3rd time that it broke....

Since my PC is downed, I took this time to fixed up various items. This includes revamping the rear panel cables as well as fixing up the fittings linkage in the bottom chamber.

Bottom Chamber Dual Monsta Rad's Drain Valve
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/703/6ev7.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/jj6ev7j)

This simple drain valve is made up of various fittings. They are Bitspower 90D Rotary, Bitspower Aqualink I, Bitspower T Joint Rotary and Bitspower 15mm Extender.

This is place at the lowest point of the case, draining could be easily done by plugging in a tubing.

I had also spent my past week busy doing up the Flexbay 120mm Fan Mount and 360mm Flex Bay Radiator Mount. I had installed LED strips which is controlled by Aquaero 5. These LEDs are expected to lit up

FLex Bay Mount LED Test
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/545/u67q.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/f5u67qj)

kaiqi07
11-03-2013, 04:49 PM
Update:

As wife was sick so had to take care of her and baby. So during my free time I thought of doing a simple mod for the SLI Bridge.

Custom SLI Bridge Cover. Tried to install LED Strip to make it glow but it did not turned out nice so decide to leave it without any LED.

Custom Hex Design SLI Bridge Cover
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9498/l1g8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/l1g8.jpg/)

kaiqi07
11-05-2013, 01:16 PM
Update:


Drilled a total of 5 X G1/4 ports today. 4 were drilled onto the mobo panel and one of the top chamber covers.

So what do I do with the holes?

Back Panel: The Three Towers
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2619/a8k0.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/a8k0.jpg/)

The newly drilled holes were installed with a Panel Pass Through fittings which were to hold on to T Joint rotary at the back.

The T Joint rotaries will act as a pillar to route the inlet and outlet of water pipes. I had also changed the placement of the QDC to the T Joints as well. So I call this, The Three Towers!

kaiqi07
11-06-2013, 11:19 AM
Mini Update:

Been thinking for a while to custom a faceplate for the front panel bays. Since most of the watercooling components' placement had been set and wont be making much changes. So its time to focus more on the aesthetics of the casing.

As i was fixing up the Aquaero 5s power and managing the cables, I felt that I had to do something about the inbetween gaps for the 5.25 devices and flex bay plates. So I came out with an idea. Custom a four bay faceplate with Aquaero 5s cutouts, the remaining 2 slots will have a logo cut out as well.

Since I be cutting out the logo on the two bays, I be creating a mini lightbox as well to lit up the logo. Logo will be lit by using RGB LED strips controlled by my Aquaero 5 LED Amp which is on its way from Germany.

I will be mainly using RGB LED strips which will change color in sync with the casing temps.

Location of RGB Strips:
- Mobo Chamber - 1.5m
- Front Panel Side Vents - 25cm X 2
- Front Panel Logo - 40cm X 1
- Bottom Chamber - 1M X 2
- Top Chamber 60cm X 2

All of these strips will be hooked up to the Aquaero 5 LED Amp which is said to be able to handle 20M of RGB LEDs.

Design of Custom Front Panel Faceplate with Aquaero 5 cutouts
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1732904/ (http://imageshack.com/i/31wvskj)

kaiqi07
11-06-2013, 06:24 PM
Update

Went to get some acrylic and sent for it to laser cut my 5inch bay faceplate. I also bought some extra acrylic to create a small light box.

Front Panel Faceplate with Aquaero 5s Mounted and RGB LED Strip Installed.
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/5599/uba8.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/uba8.jpg/)

kaiqi07
11-12-2013, 11:48 AM
Update:

Earlier, I spoke about the idea of creating a custom rear panel for this build. To create a panel is easy but what is the use of the panel? So I gave it a thought, beside just a simple panel to cover the mini hex holes, I want to illuminate it.

Design of the Panel
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/12/aebc.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0caebcj)

Since Project Rampage II core design revolves hex so I had decided to create hex shape holes on the panels that will illuminate.

It is a 4 layers panels design. The whole setup will be secured using the 4 X 4mm holes on the 120mm

I had choose to use 5050 LEDs to illuminate the whole panel. Brightness will be in sync with my lightbox.

The panel had sent for laser cutting and will only return within these few days. Hope when returns, my measurements are correct and fits perfectly.

kaiqi07
11-13-2013, 05:34 AM
Update:

After finalizing the design and measurements of the rear panel. I sent for the acrylic to be laser cut.

As the rear panel is going to be mount onto a mobo tray, so the panel will have to be a few millimeters smaller than the mobo tray itself.

The whole panel itself is divided into 4 different panels, Base, Frame, Lighting Panel, Cutouts.

Total thickness of the whole panel is 11mm for the 4 panels.

Below is the image of the panel mounted into the casing itself. Perfect fit.

Rear Panel Test Mounting
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/849/dvah.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nldvahj)


After test mounting, I went ahead to spray paint the sides of the panels as all of them are of different acrylic. I used matt black to cover the border to prevent light to leak out from the sides before using acrylic glue to blue the pieces together.

As the whole panel is lit by 5050 LEDs which are known to be very bright. Like I predicted, there bound to be hot spots could be seen very clearly. Increasing of the thickness of the lighting panel is a must. So I used some remaining acrylic to elevate it. The sweet spot is additional 8 or 9mm. But if I were to go that thick the whole panel would be close to 20mm. So I chose to go for 6mm instead.

I will order two more pieces of lighting white of 3mm each to send for cut tonight.

Rear Panel LED Lighting Test
http://imageshack.com/scaled/1024x768/208/f6yk.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/5sf6ykj)

kaiqi07
11-23-2013, 06:56 AM
Bidding goodbye to my dual 680s. I am intending to get 2pc of 290X running crossfire. Will be ordering Aquacomputer's 290X blocks with EK backplates.

Reason for EK backplate is because of its clean finish which I have some idea for the backplates.

A few items had recently arrived as well.

Aquacomputer Stainless Steel Filter
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/9009/fx9h.jpg

Aquacomputer Stainless Steel Filter: Rear of filter with dual ball valves
http://imageshack.us/a/img854/1306/jadb.jpg

Aquacomputer Stainless Steel Filter: Front view with see through window
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/172/0uuu.jpg


Partial Bitspower Fittings (rest of half in two other rigs)
http://imageshack.us/a/img577/5361/t16b.jpg

Bitspower 90 Degree Rotaries
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/154/r5l5.jpg

Bitspower T / L / Q Joint Rotaries (9 more in my rigs)
http://imageshack.us/a/img191/5051/kcpl.jpg

Bitspower Triple Snake Rotaries
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/7526/0ws5.jpg

Bitspower Compression Fittings and Multi Link Adapters
http://imageshack.us/a/img585/1788/5k6e.jpg

kaiqi07
11-25-2013, 10:51 AM
Updates

Since I will be upgrading my rig and be building a new built. I decided to part with my trusty MSI GTX680 SLI.

I been struggling to resist to head back to the red camp but the prices of 290X is really irresistible.

Last night while surfing the forums and found out that 290X now facing black screen issues. The same issues which caused me to head back to green camp every time ( 6970 xfire > 580 SLI, 7970 xfire > 680 SLI)

Today went to read up more and seems more and more people are affected. So I ditched the idea of getting a pair of 290Xs. So whats the next option, Titan and 780Ti. Titan, too ex and older tech so its out of the list. Decided to purchase two 780TIs.

Since the shop I purchased from have no stock for two identical brands, so I gotten both similar priced 780TIs which are Zotac and Gigabyte.

Zotac and Gigabyte 780TIs
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/6733/b8wv.jpg

Nvidia 780TIs
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/1215/79x2.jpg

Rear view of 780TIs
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/7002/s8ss.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/s8ss.jpg/)

Glad that I retain in the Green camp and never jump ship. Next will be targetting Aqua Computer's 780TIs nickel acrylic glass blocks and backplates.

kaiqi07
11-27-2013, 02:28 AM
Updates:

Instead of adding my dual DDC as backup pumps or creating a second loop. I decided to just purchase another D5 pump to create a triple D5 pumps in series. Reason of adding the additional pump is due to the increase of angle rotaries and blocks in the built comparing to my current Project Rampage build which I am using now.

Stuffs that I be purchasing are

- D5 Pump
- Bitspower D5 Mod Kit (Matt Black)
- Bitspower D5 Pump Top V2 (Clear Plexi)
- Bitspower Ball Valve with Silver Handle (Silver Shiny)
- Bitspower Clear Plexi Universal Galaxy Top (Ram Block Top) X 2

My current ram block's plexi just cracked due to my carelessness. I had screwed in too tight and caused the plexi to crack slightly. Does not leak for now, but to be safe I ordered replacement parts for it. As my Bitspower ram blocks are older design (clear flexi), the newer batch are frosted. So I had to ordered a pair to change both of the top.

As I be getting Aqua Computer's Kyrographics Acrylic Glass for both of my 780Ti. I will need backplates for them as well. But there are issues with the AQC 780TI backplates being too tight. After installing the backplate, RIVE users wont be able to mount the GPU onto the 1st PCI E slot as the I/O panel will be blocked.

Does anyone knows if EK backplate could be use with AQC blocks?

kaiqi07
12-01-2013, 04:20 PM
Updates:

Last week I bought 2 pieces of 780TI GTX, one is Zotac and the other was Gigabyte.

Due to worry that might have compatibility issues (yes I know they are all reference), so I called up the shop and request to change my Zotac to Gigabyte. Wish granted and the Zotac was exchanged which now both my 780Ti are Gigabyte.

After I purchased both of them, the thought of doing Tri SLI is strong. So I called up the distro and asked if they could help me arrange to see if there are anymore stock for the gigabyte 780TI reference card. As the new stock came in which are the Gigabyte 780TI windforce, the reference version will soon be history.

Glad that the distro managed to secure one last piece for me and today went down to make my purchase.

Gigabyte 780TI GTX Tri SLI in boxes
http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8923/k81l.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/k81l.jpg/)

Gigabyte 780TI GTX Tri SLI Lined Up
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3139/e7qg.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/e7qg.jpg/)

Gigabyte 780TI GTX Tri SLI
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/903/w09m.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/853/w09m.jpg/)

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7237/ou11.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/ou11.jpg/)

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/6936/wva4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/28/wva4.jpg/)

I had also ordered additional set of Aquacomputer Kyrographics Nickel Acrylic Glass 780TI with backplate for this newly acquired 780TI. Can't wait for the blocks and backplates to arrive.

kaiqi07
12-03-2013, 04:00 AM
Updates:

I removed both my Bitspower Universal Galaxy DIMM4 blocks (Nickel) and Aquaero 5 blocks (Copper with Stainless Steel plate). Bitspower DIMM Blocks, started to flake, which explains the reason why I have to go for removal of nickel and nickel plate them again.

As most of my blocks in my loop are nickel, so I decided to plate my Aquaero 5 copper blocks as well.

Do note that one of the Bitspower Universal Galaxy DIMM block has nickel flaking appearing various spots. As I had painted one of the Aquaero 5 stainless steel cover plate before, I had used dremel to remove the paint (bad move) which explains the uneven surface.

Before Plating Process
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/706/z96n.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/jmz96nj)

Bitspower Universal Galaxy DIMM4 After Plating
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/208/kdmq.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/5skdmqj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/855/jthz.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/nrjthzj)1

Aquaero 5 Water Blocks After Plating
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/542/y8v1.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/f2y8v1j)

Leak Testing the blocks
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/13/wixi.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/0dwixij)

After running the simple setup for 30min, no signs of leaking. Glad I had made the choice and went ahead to nickel plate the blocks. As these blocks have screw threads, so plating thickness can't be too thick.

kaiqi07
12-04-2013, 02:05 AM
Updates:

Today received 3 items from PPC (thanks Bryan for it).

- Bitspower D5 Mod Kit (Matt Black)
- Bitspower D5 V2 Pump Top (Clear Plexi)
- Bitspower Mini Valve (Silver Shiny)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/202/ti3o.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/5mti3oj)

I had ordered a few other things from Tao Bao as well.

- Dual 6pin PCI E for Seasonic X1250 (2pc)
- 4 X Molex Extension for Seasonic X1250
- Aluminum feet
- Bitspower 90 degrees rotary extender (4pc)
- 0.5mm Thermal Pad 20cm X 20cm
- 1mm Thermal Pad 10cm X 10cm (2pc)

abvolt
12-04-2013, 04:58 AM
Wow what a system your going to have dude awesome...

kaiqi07
12-05-2013, 06:08 PM
Updates:

Upon collection of the Bitspower D5 V2 pump top and mod kit, I fixed the kit to my newly bought D5 pump. In total I have 3 sets of the D5 with Bitspower kit for this build which one of them are running my current rig. I had also applied carbon fibre film on all of my pump's mod kit as well.

D5 with Bitspower Pump Top and Mod Kit
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1966/hcmw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/hcmw.jpg/)

Rear view of the D5 pump with Bitspower kit
http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9030/msqs.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/msqs.jpg/)

Close up of D5 Mod Kit with Carbon Fibre Film Applied
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/3295/fo2e.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/826/fo2e.jpg/)

For the upcoming stuff to do list includes:
- Create a I/O Panel Cover
- Create a SSD Mounting Plate
- Soldering 5mm LEDs (5 Sets of 2 LEDs)
- Soldering 3mm LEDs (3 Sets of 2 LEDs)
- Fixing up all LEDs
- Routing of cables (LEDs/Fans)
- Mounting blocks to my 780TIs
- Modding of AQC 780TIs backplate
- Nickel Plating of 780TIs backplate
- Nickel Plating of EK HF Supremacy block
- Tear down of current rig
- Migration of rig
- Leak Test

I had sleeved almost all of my items. I am expecting a small shipment from Tao Bao to arrive during the 3rd week of December. I am hoping that I could receive my AQC shipment soon by then.

Stuff which are arriving/ ordered:
- Dual 6pin PCI E Custom Cables
- Dual 6+2pin PCI E Custom Cables
- 8+4 CPU Custom Cables
- Aluminum Case Feet
- Bitspower 90 Degrees Rotary Extender (4 Pieces)
- Aquacomputer Kyrographics 780TI Acrylic Glass Nickel (3 Sets)
- Aquacomputer 780TI Backplate (3 Sets)

kaiqi07
12-09-2013, 04:57 PM
Updates:

As wife is not around for these 3 weeks, I finally have the time to get more things done.

First, I had sleeved both my rear panel and mid plate lightbox cables. I had also sleeved all three of my D5 pumps' cables as well.

I am almost done with all of my sleeving and left with the soldering of all of my LEDs (RGB/ White LEDs).

As for the casing, I decided to start on some cable management on all of the cables that are leading from Aquaero 5s/ Power/Reset switches as well as front panel USB 3.0 cables.

Here are the results, do note it is still in progress. Will be doing some simple mods at the rear panel.

Rear Panel (In Progress)
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/7244/atxx.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/34/atxx.jpg/)

Front View of the Rear Panel Cable/ Fittings Routing
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7432/4r65.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/4r65.jpg/)

Mid Chamber
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/2518/ibn4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/ibn4.jpg/)


As for my pumps. I had decided to place the pumps in front of my flex bay radiator with the rear mod kit facing outwards.

My next plan is to create a mounting plate for my SSDs which also acts as a cable cover to hide all of my PSU cables routing to various components (Mobo, GPUs, SSDs)

Antronman
12-10-2013, 01:39 AM
I really don't get the point of custom cooling systems. It's not like you plan on overclocking the CPU to 10GHz. And even if you were, you could buy a Der8auer for much less.

r104_for
12-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Nice!

kaiqi07
12-10-2013, 07:31 AM
I really don't get the point of custom cooling systems. It's not like you plan on overclocking the CPU to 10GHz. And even if you were, you could buy a Der8auer for much less.

If thats what you think. I bet u felt the same for Ferrari or Lambos. I don't think you get it why ppl would get them when it is just a vehicle which sole purpose is to get you from point A to point B.

Antronman
12-10-2013, 07:35 AM
Same for Ferrari or Lambos. I don't get why ppl would get that when it is just a vehicle which sole purpose is to get you from point A to point B.

That one is being flashy. And I find that the general reaction from a person telling them you have a lambo or a ferrari is much more amazed than the reaction you get when you tell them you have a custom cooling system on your build.
Still a great build though, and really shows off the practicality and sexiness of the Obsidian 350d.

kaiqi07
12-10-2013, 11:02 AM
That one is being flashy. And I find that the general reaction from a person telling them you have a lambo or a ferrari is much more amazed than the reaction you get when you tell them you have a custom cooling system on your build.
Still a great build though, and really shows off the practicality and sexiness of the Obsidian 350d.

Haha, not using a 350D. I am using Caselabs STH10. miles apart from 350D...

Its up to individual on how far they are willing to go for custom watercooling. One could settle and contented with a simple $100 AIO or $300 custom loop. But for me and some willing to go as far as spending thousands on it. Returns are a sexy rig by my side and constantly cooled card.

Custom watercooling benefits GPUs the most and not on the CPU. Have you tried running SLI or Tri SLI on air cool? I honestly dont think air cooling could maintain 50 + C on load for all cards. But with custom watercooling it could handle effortlessly.

Honestly speaking, try showing lambo or ferrari to my wife's folks. They wont even care and just know that its a "sports" car and won't even know its a lambo.

Its all about appreciating the stuffs you are working on. If its something doesn't interest you, it will never interest u at all..

Just like you cant tell the difference between a caselabs and a 350D. Can't blame you as its not your interest or something you will appreciate.

Antronman
12-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Holy crap, NVM I posted it on the totally wrong thread.

kaiqi07
12-15-2013, 03:19 PM
Updates:

I had custom made more stuffs. These cards are meant to help in my cable management and had done a few prototypes to archieve the end results.

- Cables (24p/ 8p/ 6p Panel Pass Through to be mounted on the mobo plate.
- Mobo plate rear panel with cover
- SSD Mounting Plate
- Cable Clips (24p/ 8p/ 6p/ 14p)
The cable clips are designed and cut. The goal for these cable clips are to replace my previous method of using zip ties to cable manage the cables. Using these comb like clips, I just have to snap the cables into place and it will be held tightly and firmly in place. I am very pleased that this method works and I will get more cut as the Seasonic 24pins for CPU are actually leading out to 27 cables. So will have to create the 27pins design for the 24pin cables.

Custom Design and Laser Cut Cable Clips
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1793722/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/809/lfa7.jpg/)

Different Sizes Cable Clips
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1793723/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/jhef.jpg/)

Cable Clip Installation on 8Pin ATX
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1793724/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/404/b582.jpg/)

Installed the 8+6 Pins Cable Clips to my GPUs
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1793725/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/hj0c.jpg/)

http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1793726/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/thcd.jpg/)

I also did a simple modification to my SLI cover. I bended the hex acrylic fit the metal cover nicely.

Bended Hex Design on SLI Cover
http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/1793727/ (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/zefe.jpg/)

I will take the pictures of the Cable Pass Through Panel for the Motherboard Tray within these few days as I need to do some changes to the dimension and adding more holes before I could mount it in.

kaiqi07
12-15-2013, 03:20 PM
Purchase Updates:

- Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD
- Bitspower Summit CPU Block for Intel (Clear Plexi)
- Bitspower Air Exhaust Fitting (Silver Shiny)
- Bitspower 10mm Extender (Silver Shiny) X 3

I had decided to replace my EK HF Supremacy CPU Block. Was deciding between AQC Kyros and Bitspower Summit till I decide to go with the Bitspower due to its Clear Plexi.

I also bought another Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD to pair with the sponsored one. Intend to run Raid 0 with both of them.

Bitspower Summit Intel Clear Plexi
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/6747/51s7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/51s7.jpg/)

http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/40/ihyt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/ihyt.jpg/)
Bitspower Air Exhaust Fitting
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1968/qnar.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/qnar.jpg/)

hero1
12-16-2013, 07:36 PM
I like the bitspower summit block. Moooaaarrr!

kaiqi07
12-18-2013, 07:44 AM
Update:

I had purchased a Logitech G700s to replace my aging Cyborg RAT 9 and also 2 X Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200RPM HDD for my media and games storage drive. Will try to mount them at the bottom chamber at the rear of the casing. I am still deciding on how to mount them securely.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/541/u5m0.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f1u5m0j)

I also did some mod to the rear panel.

I had design the rear panel in various layers.

- Base Plate
- Routing Plate (For routing cables)
- Cover Plate Base
- Top Plate (SSD Mounting)

Rear Panel
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/802/q3s0.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/maq3s0j)

I had also done up the 24p and 3 X 8 + 6p PCI E Cables pass through panel which I will take the photos tonight. This is not the final design as I intend to do some minor changes to the 3 X 8 + 6p PCI E holes.

All RGB LEDs soldering, sleeving had completed as well. The next phase of my modding is left with fixing in the LED strips and routing of all cables in the rig before I will start my migration sometime this weekend or next week.

I will be collecting some items today which includes,

- Seasonic Custom Cable (4 Pin Molex Extension)
- Seasonic Custom Cable (8 + 4 ATX CPU)
- Seasonic Custom Cable (Dual 6+2Pin PCI E)
- Seasonic Custom Cable (Dual 6Pin PCI E)
- Dual PSU Startup PCB X 2
- Black Aluminum Case Feet
- 50cm X 80cm Extra XXL Mouse Pad

I still have the following items awaiting to be delivered

- Seasonic Custom Cable (24pin CPU)
- Seasonic Custom Cable (Dual 24pin CPU for dual PSU Setup)

EnthusiastBuild
12-18-2013, 02:14 PM
Awesome mate!

They should sell those cable clips.....

Cheers and keep up the good work, loving it!

bbs428
12-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Stumbled upon this thread and read with interest all you have done so far.
I love the attention to details and your enthusiasm. So many excellent ideas and applications to the build.
I am beginning to understand the dedication and money behind a machine of this caliber.
Someday I'll attempt something nice like this also but until then...

I'm following along and enjoying your creativity.

kaiqi07
12-19-2013, 05:13 PM
Updates

Last month I purchase a Aquacomputer Stainless Steel Filter and found out that I had no place to mount that beauty. So in the end I went to trade for another CPU block. Right now beside the new Bitspower Summit, I have another BNIB unused Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos XT.

I yet to decide which to use, but traded for it first and decide later which one to use.

Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos XT
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/8380/e34m.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/571/e34m.jpg/)

Bitspower Summit
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1198/tlad.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/132/tlad.jpg/)

Both are great looking blocks. But I have to comment that AQC Cuplex is indeed very very well built. Very solid and felt it was made with quality workmanship and materials. Thumbs up AQC!

Bitspower Summit on the other hand, is a lot lighter in terms of weight due to plexi top but the sexiness lies on the top itself. Huge and clear plexi. So each of them has its pro and cons.

As I am doing some importing of custom cables, I had also ordered a set for myself. Here are some samples of the cables I have on hand.

Custom Seasonic Cables
http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7643/uhtg.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/29/uhtg.jpg/)

Heatshrinkless Sleeving
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5066/dzca.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/dzca.jpg/)

Flexibility Test
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5364/jvfh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/jvfh.jpg/)

Personally I love the custom cables, not only its very very flexible, heat shrinkless and also there are no text imprinted onto the cables!

I had also did a very very simple mod. I added installed a pair of RGB LED strips to the front panel vent holes. These vent LEDs are hooked up to my Aquaero 5 and will lit different colors according to the system temperatures.

Front Panel RGB LEDs
http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/6697/s3qh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/811/s3qh.jpg/)

As for now, I am at 80% of completion. I will be doing the tearing down of current rig and migrate the components into the STH10 very soon.

But even so, my blocks for my 3 pieces of 780TI GTX had yet to arrive.

kaiqi07
12-21-2013, 06:31 AM
Updates:

For the past two days, I was finalizing the cable routing and also mounting up all of the cables into the STH10.

Earlier, I had done up a Cable Pass Through Panel for my build and I am very happy that it works perfectly. Had slowly and painstakingly removed each cable and sew through the panel yesterday and the results are very nice.

Cable Pass Through Panel
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/962/2b24.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/2b24.jpg/)

Cable Pass Through Panel with Custom Cable Clips
http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4858/21da.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/21da.jpg/)

Cable Pass Through Panel Mounted
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9647/jnob.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/41/jnob.jpg/)

Cable Pass Through Panel Mounted with 24pin and 6 Sets of PCI E
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7393/gnyw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/gnyw.jpg/)


Dual D5 with Bitspower Mod Kit and V2 Clear Plexi Top
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/4669/anx1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/585/anx1.jpg/)

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2931/vc95.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/89/vc95.jpg/)


From the above photos, The cables were all tied with my custom clips and were pass through the cables holes on the panel. This had helped to cable managed my huge chunk of cables a lot as just the PCI E cables alone have a total of 42 cables and if include my seasonic 24pin (it has 27 cables in total). it has a total of 69 cables.

For Rear Cable Management, I leave it as it is for now till I migrate all of my parts in. I planned to migrate all of my parts into the STH10 tomorrow.

I had also started sawing the E22 rigid tubes into manageable sizes as well. Hoping all these preparation will help in hasten the completion of the rig.

bbs428
12-21-2013, 05:47 PM
Wow!
I really like that cable pass through panel... along with everything else!
Your blending of technical art on a machine, with a sense of harmony and order is very appealing.
Can't wait to see it completed!

kaiqi07
12-24-2013, 01:38 AM
Updates:

I started dismantling my current rig and started the work on the rigid tubing on the ram blocks, CPU block as well as RIVE blocks.

Not an easy task just to measure the correct length accurately and cutting them.

I also did a small mod to cover the I/O panel.

I/O Panel Cover
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/850/67tm.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nm67tmj)

Motherboard Blocks with Rigid Tubing
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/850/2t7j.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nm2t7jj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/40/pcwx.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/14pcwxj)

kaiqi07
12-24-2013, 01:57 AM
Updates:

This morning I received two email from Kingston and Caselabs. Caselabs decided to sponsor a XXL door for my build. That is really generous of them as I need the XXL door to showcase my works on the rear panel.

As Kingston had sponsored me earlier with a Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD. They will be sponsoring another SSD for my build which will be replacing all of my SSD to all Kingston. That is really nice of them.

Xmas came early, I be heading to Vietnam soon for my year end holiday. Sadly, I won't be complete the whole build as planned. Will mount in all of my components within these two days and start leak test by tomorrow. I am hoping I can receive my Aquacomputer 780TI blocks soon.

kaiqi07
12-25-2013, 10:08 AM
Updates:

Loop is all done. All cables are also tidied. Now what is left is to fill the loop up and start leak testing. As this is my first venture into hard tubing, I am eager to see the end results. Sadly, that the Aqua Computer 780TI blocks and backplate yet to arrive.

To prep for the arrival of the blocks, I had decided to install QDC to enable me to add in the GPU later.

Here are some images of the end product after 4 months of hard work, planning, manufacturing custom parts, and also new components. Come January 2014, the blocks will arrive and the whole build will be complete. Hope by then my sponsored caselabs window and kingston SSD will arrive as well.

Sneak Peek: Project Rampage II Mid Chamber
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/827/ylns.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mzylnsj)


Sneak Peek: Project Rampage II Rear
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/853/i2os.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/npi2osj)


This marks a milestone for my Custom PC building. I had pushed myself pretty hard in terms of design, and planning. A lot of details and thoughts were put into the minor details. Putting my ideas into reality. I could not had done this without lots of friends from this forum. I can't wait for the whole build to be fully complete.

Thanks again everyone and hope you all will enjoy this festive season with your love ones. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance. Be going away to meet my wife in Vietnam. Cant wait to see my daughter and wife. Miss them dearly...

kaiqi07
01-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Finally back from my trip.

Currently as stated earlier, both my AQ5s ran into some issues. AQ5 XT literally is a brick and AQ5 Pro is running fine but cant communicate with my PC.

I will heed Shoggy of AQC advice to do a hard reset on both and hope both will be alive.

In the event if my AQ5 XT is dead, I will proceed to purchase a AQ6 to replace it.

Few things that arrive during my absence in Singapore. Caselabs sponsorship panel had arrive. Kingston sent me a calendar and yet to receive their SSD. So hope will receive it soon.

kaiqi07
01-13-2014, 01:56 AM
Updates:

I had purchased a Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro to replace my Aquaero 5 XT.

I had gotten the Pro version to goes with my Aquaero 5 Pro which has the same design.

Aquaero 6 Pro
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/138/fpvw.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/3ufpvwj)

Aquaero 6 Pro Unboxed
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/812/h0fv.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mkh0fvj)

Since there is a change of hardware, I will have to redo the front panel design to dual Aquaero Pro and also took the chance to cut two different cutouts.

1. Dual Aquaero Pro with 4 bays screw holes
2. Dual Aquaero Pro with 3 bays screw holes

I had also decided to redo the mini lightbox for the front panel which I had laser cut the frame and cover for the mini lightbox.

I am glad to also receive the sponsored Caselabs STH10 XXL Window panel and Flexbay (Ventilated 3 bay) cover from Caselabs. I will post the photos of the dual XXL side window tonight.

I am still waiting for the arrival of the Kingston 3K HyperX from Kingston as they had decided to sponsor my second drive.

I will be also receiving my Aquacomputer 780TI acrylic glass blocks and blocks (3 Sets) today. Had been waiting for its arrival as it is one of the last few parts to complete my build.

For the past few days I had done the following.

- Sent my top chamber side panel to cut a window
- Fixed up my Aquaero 5 Pro (flashed and reinstall Aq5 Pro)
- Programmed the Aquaero 5 Pro to adjust LEDs (Lightbox, Rear Panel, Flex Bay, RGB brightness/ color), Pumps (Pump Speed), Fans (Speed Control), Alarms (for Flow Sensor).
- Fixed up 3 pairs of 5mm LEDs (white) for my 2 X Bitspower Universal Galaxy 4DIMM, 1 X Bitspower Summit


I am intending to fix up 2 X 60cm strip of LEDs for my top chamber side window. WIll be using RGB LED strips which will be control by my Aquaero RGB LED amp.

To date I am please that I am able to accomplish and improved from my previous build "Project Rampage".

- Custom laser cutout and design
- Improved cable management
- Ease of draining coolant
- Fully automated LED, Fan, Pump control
- Modular/ ease of removal of radiators
- Performance increase (Hardware/ Thermal control)
- Panel pass through cables

Right now, I foresee that I will complete the Project Rampage II in late January or early Feb 2014.

kaiqi07
01-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Updates:

After months of waiting, my Aqua Computer Kryrographics 780TI blocks and backplate finally arrived.

Went to pick them up and was eager to open the packages. Once again I am impressed with the built quality of German stuff.

3 Sets of Aquacomputer Kryrographics 780TI Nickel Acrylic Glass
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/543/t89o.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f3t89oj)

Aquacomputer Kryrographics 780TI Nickel Acrylic Glass
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/39/vcsk.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/13vcskj)

Aquacomputer Kryrographics 780TI Backplate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/89/mlbo.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/2hmlboj)

Aquacomputer Kryrographics 780TI Blocks and Backplates
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/571/h8pq.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/fvh8pqj)

Finally, all of my stuff arrived. I just need to find time to drain the loop and mount the blocks onto the 780TIs.

I had took some images of the motherboard loop as well as the cable pass through panel

Motherboard Loop
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/706/kvbu.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jmkvbuj)

PCI E Cables Pass Through Panel
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/811/7rz0.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mj7rz0j)

maximus
01-14-2014, 04:51 PM
Man this is awesome,cant find words,well done work:)

kaiqi07
01-16-2014, 06:53 PM
Updates:

I did a fairly simple mod to my new Kyrographics Backplate. As Rampage IV Extreme top PCI E slot and I/O panel gap is very slim (3mm). I will have to do some modification to the new backplate (4 - 5mm) in order to be able to slide in the GPU with backplate to the first PCI E lane.

What I had done is simply saw the edge off. Using a saw to saw off a 25 X 30mm piece off and file the edges down. After filing the edges, I used my matt black spray paint and coat the edges.

Here are some images of the end results of this fairly simple mod.

Modification to Kyrographics 780TI Backplate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/36/8lmb.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/108lmbj)

Top (original), Bottom (modded)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/843/k5uf.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nfk5ufj)

kaiqi07
01-22-2014, 03:33 AM
Updates:

I found some time this week to start to work on my 780TIs. I had ordered a canister of Plasti Dip matt black for my PCI bracket.

I wish to paint my PCI bracket to black to be able to fit into the theme and yet be able to remove the paint easily if RMA (Touch Wood) is needed.

So the solution is Plasti Dip, not cheap but well worth the money.

This is the end result of Plasti Dip on my PCI bracket.

Painted PCI Bracket with Black Silicon Dust Caps
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/22/uic7.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/0muic7j)

Before Mounting AQC Kyrographics 780TI Acrylic Glass and Backplate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/703/kxfc.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jjkxfcj)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/703/kxfc.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jjkxfcj)

780TI Stock Cooler Removed
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/69/i8pv.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/1xi8pvj)

AQC Kyrographics 780TI Block Mounted (Closeup)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/834/z3iv.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n6z3ivj)

AQC Kyrographics 780TI Block Mounted
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/35/7vn8.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/0z7vn8j)

AQC Kyrographics 780TI Block Mounted with Backplate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/34/xfj6.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/0yxfj6j)

kaiqi07
01-22-2014, 03:53 AM
Updates:

After installing 3 sets of 780TIs blocks and backplates. It it finally time for me to mount them into the rig. This is one of the major phase of my build which marks my build really close to completion.

But upon installing the GPUs into the rig, I found out that due to the GPU port's height gave me some issues. I am unable to mount the GPUs with 2 Slots options and had to use the 3 Slots due to the height of the GPU ports. This means I can only run the GPUs at 16X 8X 8X, but it will cost minimal frame rate lost.

I am using parallel flow for my GPUs, this will ensure a normalized temps for all of the GPUs. Flow rate will not be affected as I am running a single loop with triple D5 pumps. I had observed my flow rate and 5% decrease in flow rate after mounting the 3 sets of 780TIs.

For the changes in PCI slots, it also means the custom SLI cover cant be used in this build. I will have to redesign a new SLI bridge cover.

But on the positive side, due to the increase space in-between the GPUs. I will have a clear view of the beautiful acrylic glass of the blocks and also able to show more of the crystal links for the SLI links.

GPUs temperatures are great. Idle temperatures are hovering 26 - 31 degrees Celsius. I had yet to test my temperatures on load, but so far during gaming it never hit 40 degrees as far as I observed.

Here are some of the sneak peaks of how the setup looks like.

Overall Shot of the Mid Chamber Loop (Motherboard and GPUs)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/842/v1yk.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nev1ykj)

Inlet to GPUs from D5 pumps
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/819/km4f.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mrkm4fj)

Inlet to Bitspower Universal Galaxy from GPU
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/713/ebe1.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jtebe1j)

Antronman
01-22-2014, 04:52 AM
I wish I could spend hundreds of dollars on a caselabs rig...you lucky dog. Looking good!

abvolt
01-22-2014, 05:23 AM
A thing of beauty great job dude..

kaiqi07
01-22-2014, 03:00 PM
More Sneak Peaks
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Loop Order
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/202/g48k.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/5mg48kj)

Dual D5 Pumps with Bitspower D5 Mod Kit and V2 Pump Top (Mid Chamber)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/833/f5qp.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n5f5qpj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/854/5hq4.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nq5hq4j)

Tri SLI 780TIs
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/836/ovqr.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n8ovqrj)

kaiqi07
01-24-2014, 03:48 PM
Updates:

Here is the image of the modded Ducky Shine keyboard.

White Top with black caps Ducky Shine White LED
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/841/cn9j.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ndcn9jj)


Before modification
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/856/kb02m.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/nskb02mj)

This simple modification was done to have it goes with my rig color scheme.

kaiqi07
01-27-2014, 02:26 AM
Modification Recap:

In this post, I will list down the modification I had done so far for my Project Rampage II build.

Modification and Custom Works Completed
- Mid chamber G1/4 holes drilled
- Filling plate alteration
- Top Chamber Panel (Project Rampage II Logo)
- Top Chamber Poweradjust panel
- Flexbay panel Aquaero 5/6 Pro mounting plate
- Custom Lightbox
- Custom rear panel with lightbox
- Two sets of double layered hex fan grill (360mm)
- Custom cable pass through panel
- Custom rear panel cable management panel mounting
- Custom rear panel cable management panel cover (act as SSD mounting plate)
- Front panel vents lightbox
- Custom lightbox for front panel Aquaero 5/6
- Custom cut top window chamber window
- Custom made Aquabus cables
- Custom made PSU cables (for Aquaeros and Poweradjusts)
- Custom made LED RGB strips
- Custom made LED 5mm (White) for D5 pumps/ CPU and Ram Blocks.
- Swapped default anti vandal switch (Blue LED) to anti vandal switch (White LED)
- Modded Geforce GTX LED
- Change color of the default top cover of keyboard to white (black and white theme)
- Custom made SLI cover
- Custom length/color PSU cables
- Custom made cable clips for PSU cables (24pin, 8pin, 6 pin, 14pin)
- Custom color fan blades (GT15 and Enermax Magmas)

Above are just the list of mods that I had done on the build. I am very glad that all the mods that I had done are not just for aesthetics but more for functional purposes.

All LEDs (all Lightbox, Front Panel vents) in place are not just for illumination. They are all thermal controlled which brightness and color will change in tune with the system temperature. This applies to the radiator fans as well which are controlled via Aquaeros/ Poweradjusts to adjust their speed according to the system temperature.

Been running the rig for the past few days after my GPUs blocks are installed. I am very impressed with the temperatures of my GPUs.

Running single loop with Tri SLI 780TI (Parallel Flow) and the temperatures observed are as show below.

Ambient: 26 - 28 degrees

Idle 780TIs: 27 - 33 degrees (for all three cards)

Load 780TIs: 36 - 40 degrees (for all three cards) *observed during running 3Dmark13 Firestrike and gaming.

idle CPU: 36 - 40 degrees

load CPU: 42 - 48 degrees

Due to single loop design, the temperatures of my CPU are higher due to loop order (GPU > CPU). Overall I am impressed and satisfied with the temperatures I am getting and will try to further OC my GPUs once my home's electrical issues are settled (required to change circuit breaker due to my PSU bursting it....)

kaiqi07
02-11-2014, 02:17 AM
Updates:
I had finally replaced the faulty Aquaero 5 XT with the new Aquaero 6 Pro. I had to redesign the whole of front panel plates to accommodate the Aquaero 6 Pro as it has different cutouts comparing to the Aquaero 5 XT.

But for sure, now it has a uniformed look due to the both the AQ5 and AQ6 are the PRO versions.

I also decide to do up some cover plates for my SSD, PSU as well as SLI Bridge.

Custom PSU Cover Plate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/268/rwtn.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/7grwtnj)

For my SLI Bridge I had used the design "Flow" to indicate the directional of coolant flow.

Custom SLI Bridge
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/191/wyxa.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/5bwyxaj)

Custom SSD Cover Plates
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/545/k2ur.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f5k2urj)

All of the above custom plates had been cut and I will take more images of them tonight after mounting them.

Right now, I am just left with the Top Chamber window to be cut. So close to completion!

kaiqi07
02-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Updates:

I am glad to receive the 2nd sponsored Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD from Kingston. This new SSD will replaced my ADATA SSD which was used for my operating system bootup drive. I am glad to have all of my three SSD to be of the same brand and have the unified look.

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD Sponsored from Kingston
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/59/ip7y.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/1nip7yj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/819/dtwz.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mrdtwzj)

Since all of the SSDs and components had arrived. I started to work on the minor improvements of aesthetics of this build which includes cutting cover plates for the various components.

After designing and drawn out the design for my custom plates for PSU, SSD and SLI bridge. I sent the drawings to be laser cut.

As the rear panel has a very tight mounting space, I would have to use a 2mm acrylic for the SSD plates.

Here are the end results of the cover plates.

Custom SSD Cover Plates:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/844/dskf.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/ngdskfj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/198/2pif.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/5i2pifj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/691/3xf7.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/j73xf7j)

Custom PSU Cover Plate
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/543/t3ii.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f3t3iij)


As I had made changes to the PCI E slots, I could not use the previous SLI cover that I had made. I had to redesign the whole plate again, instead of the earlier planned "Flow" design. I decided to use hex shapes instead. Using a 2 ply design to create the same contrast that I had done for the rest of the design for my Project Rampage II.

Custom SLI Bridge (Redesigned and remake)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/513/f9i9.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/e9f9i9j)

I had also removed the faulty Aquaero 5 XT and replaced it with Aquaero 6 Pro. Relooped and also redo the whole of Front Panel Aquaero Cutout.

Dual Aquaero 5 Pro and Auqaero 6 Pro Panel
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/546/55b4.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/f655b4j)

I be doing a simple mod to my rear panel to have a light bar illuminating the rear panel and also getting my top chamber window cut as well in the coming weeks.

kaiqi07
02-18-2014, 03:15 PM
Updates:

While waiting for my case panel to be cut, I decided to do some minor upgrades to my peripherals. Sold off my AKG K550 and gotten a white AKG Q701 to compliment my rig's white build.

AKG Q701 White
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/809/8kpn.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/mh8kpnj)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/716/0jc0.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jw0jc0j)

I had also gotten a new DAC and speakers for my new build. I had purchased a new Aktimate Maxi active speakers as well as Audiolab M-DAC (silver).

Will find some time to take the audio setup as well as the build when I am free.

kaiqi07
02-20-2014, 01:13 AM
Sneak Peak

Below are some pictures taken of the current state of my build. All mods and loop is done finally, and last left the top chamber window to be cut.

Project Rampage II - Top chamber window to be cut
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/577/p08t.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/g1p08tj)

Above image shows demciflex filters installed at the front grill which was brilliantly stealth and camo with the black panels. It also shows the side vents light box as well. I had also swapped the default power switch with a White LED anti vandal switch and also installed silicon dust caps to camo the USB/ audio headphone holes. The silicon dust caps are installed to ensure there are no other other than black on the front panel device could be seen as well as keeping dust away from my rig.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/837/6irs.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n96irsj)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/600/s29g.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/gos29gj)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/703/8547.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/jj8547j)

Above images are mainly from the mid chamber images, I will show more images of top chamber as well as the rig's exterior and overall shots.

Antronman
02-20-2014, 02:04 AM
If the 900D is the king of cases, the STH10 is a god.

kaiqi07
02-24-2014, 04:31 PM
Updates:
Since my rig is more or less done up, so I am concentrating on pimping my audio setup.

Replaced my AKG Q701 with Beyerdynamic T90. Less leakage from the T90 as the Q701 was leaking badly and wife complained.

Had also custom made two pairs of Belden cables, one pair RCA to RCA (Audiolab M Dac > Schiit Lyr), XLR to RCA (Audiolab M DAC > Aktimate Maxi)

This is the colorized imaged of my audio setup.

Project Rampage II Desktop Audio Setup
http://i.imgur.com/Z8j7JQ7.jpg (http://imgur.com/Z8j7JQ7)

Beyerdynamic T90 and Sennheiser Momentum Infiniti Red Bull
http://i.imgur.com/ACp1Zvp.jpg (http://imgur.com/ACp1Zvp)

iRiver AK100 with Vorzuge AmpDuo, UM Miracles, Rooth Elpis
http://i.imgur.com/FXBChqL.jpg (http://imgur.com/FXBChqL)

hero1
02-27-2014, 10:15 PM
Great work kaiqi. Love it!

kaiqi07
03-11-2014, 08:36 AM
Thank you!

kaiqi07
03-23-2014, 06:33 PM
I wish to announce that the build Project Rampage II is officially completed. I will soon upload the final build images as well as video of the build.

kaiqi07
03-24-2014, 02:39 AM
Thank you everyone once again for the support.

Below is the youtube link to the video I done up for Project Rampage II.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic74gyYGoRo

kaiqi07
04-28-2014, 02:49 PM
Good news, Project Rampage II was voted one of the two best rig of the month in LinusTechTips for the month of March 2014. It was featured in their Live Streaming WAN Show on 25 April 2014.

Here is the link to the show. Its at around 1hr 30min~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydCMJHdVZHc

Goggle Eye
05-11-2014, 04:57 PM
Like the color combinations and fans. More pictures please looking great.

graphic
05-11-2014, 05:05 PM
wow.... amazing... congarts on awesome work man :)

kaiqi07
05-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replaced my Ducky Shine (1st Generation) with Ducky Shine 3 Limited Edition Year of the Snake Aluminum (with Grey Keycaps)

http://i.imgur.com/ioh3tRo.jpg (http://imgur.com/ioh3tRo)

http://i.imgur.com/UKtYma4.jpg (http://imgur.com/UKtYma4)