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    Corsair 800D: Project Rampage

    Hi, I am from Singapore and this is my first ASUS ROG motherboard and also my very first attempt to do up a full watercooling rig. What inspires me to create or start off this project is to fulfill my dream of having a cool looking rig which not only performs well but also staying cool at all time.

    Project Rampage is completed recently and below is the work log which will shows the progress made for the past two months.



    Latest Pictures:






    Internal Rig 01 (Previous Rig Setup)






    Specs are as follow:

    Systems:

    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
    i7 Intel 3930K C2
    Corsair Vengence 8 X 4GB DDR3 1600 CL9
    MSI 680GTX Twin FrozrIII X 2 (SLI Mode)
    Seasonic X1250


    Drives:
    Western Digital 1TB Black Cavier (Application Drive)
    Seagate 2TB Green (Storage Drive)
    Samsung 810 128GB SSD (Games Application Drive)
    ADATA SP900 128GB SSD (Boot Drive)
    Sony 24X DVDRW

    Enclosure and Fan Controller:
    Corsair 800D (Custom Paint White)
    Lamptron FC5V2 (For controlling all of Radiator Fans)
    Lamptron Touch (For controlling LEDs Strips)

    Audio:
    Audioengine A5 (white)
    Audioengine S8 Subwoofer (white)
    Audinst HUD MX-1 USB DAC

    Display:
    Samsung S27A850D (27 Inch)

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    Watercooling Components:


    Water Blocks:
    EK Supreme HF Nickel Plexi X 1
    EK 7970 Nickel Plexi Full Cover Blocks X 2
    Bitspower Universal Galaxy Nickel Plexi 4DIMM X 2
    Koolance Rampage IV Extreme Nickel Motherboard Water Blocks

    Reservoir:
    EK Multioption X2 250 Advance
    Koolance RP450X2 V1.2 (Removed)

    Radiator:
    EK XTX 360
    EK XT 240

    Pumps & Tops
    Swiftech MCP655 X 2
    Bitspower Mod Kit (Matt Black) X 2
    Bitspower D5 V2 Pump Top Plexi X 2

    Fans
    9 X Gentle Typhoons AP12
    1 X NZXT 140mm

    Fittings & Extenders
    42 X Bitspower Compression Fittings 3/8 ID 5/8 OD
    2 X Dual Rotary 90 Degrees (Bitspower)
    16 X 45 Degrees Rotary (Bitspower)
    17 X 90 Degrees Rotary (10 EK, 7 Bitspower)
    3 X 45 Degrees Extender (Bitspower)
    1 X 60 Degrees Extender (Bitspower)
    14 X Extender (6 X Bitspower, 8 X EK)
    2 X 20mm Extender (Bitspower)
    2 X 25mm Extender (Enzotech)
    2 X 50mm Extender (Phoyba)
    4 X Phoyba G14 Male to Male Rotary
    2 X Bitspower D-Plug (1 Inch)
    2 X Bitspower MINI D-Plug
    6 X Bitspower Multi Transfer Adapter
    2 X Koolance Multi Transfer Adapter
    3 X Bitspower T Fitting Rotary
    1 X Bitspower T Fitting
    6 X Male to Male fittings (Feser)
    2 X 20mm Extender (Bitspower)
    13 X Stop Plug (2 Bitspower, 11 Feser)
    1 X Sealing Plug (Bitspower)
    1 X Flow Indicator (Bitspower)
    4 X Crystal LED Stop Plug (Bitspower)
    4 X Case Panel Fittings (Feser)
    1 X Temperature Sensor Plug (Bitspower)
    5 X XSPC Barb
    2 X Feser Barb
    3 X Koolance Quick Disconnect (Female 3/8 ID Male 5/8 OD)
    2 X Koolance Quick Disconnect (Threaded G1/4)
    3 X Koolance Quick Disconnect (Male 3/8 ID Male 5/8 OD)
    4 X Koolance Dual VID Fittings
    1 X Koolance RP450X2 Serial Pump Fitting
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    Below are the few initial illustrations of how my early stages of planning how the loop is going to be. Among the three drafts I was leaning towards the loop order of Config 3.

    Config 01


    Config 02


    Config 03


    Final Loop Order:




    The final decided loop order had included the second reservoir which is the Koolance RP450X2 Bay reservoir and also the last minute decided purchases of 2 pieces of Bitspower Universal Galaxy Nickel Plexi 4DIMM Blocks.

    With a total of 6 different waterblocks and lots of angled rotaries extenders fittings to be used, I worried a lot about the flow.

    But personally, my main aim of this built is Looks > Temperature. I wanted a rig which is neat (less tubings running across the systems) and cool.
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    [B]Project Rampage starts off with purchases of 9 pieces of Gentle Typhoons and gotten them painted to Scarlet Red and gotten the wires sleeved up.

    Red Fan Blades Gentle Typhoons!!



    Sleeving done on my GTs
    [B]

    After painting the GTs and sleeved them all up. Next step I did was to paint the fan grills' frame.



    Planned to use a total of 2 X 120mm, 1 X 240 and 1 X 360 Radiators. Bought and flushed them but in the end, I shelved the idea of sandwiching the 120mm Rads and sold them off.


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    Army of Fittings (Initial purchases which resulted even more of them at a later date which counted to around 130 - 140 Fittings)





    Bought a Black and Decker RTX tool and started to custom cut 2 holes ( 1 X 240 Radiator Hole and 1 X 120mm Fan Hole)



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    Custom Made 5.25inch Bays Side Cover with Fan Hole


    Do note that the illustration above is without the 140mm fan hole. It was when I was going to get the acrylic material then I decide to include a 140mm fan hole. So I had increased the length of the sheet from 260mm > 400mm in order to accommodate the 140mm fan.

    Took the RTX Tool and Cut the 140mm Fan Hole and drilled screw holes for it.




    I had also custom made a PSU Chamber Acrylic Cover for the built. This will be use to cover the PSU Chamber as shown in the photo below. I also tested fit the SIde Panel Acrylic with the 140mm Fans and Fan Filter Mounted on.

    Securing the whole stucture using the 140mm Fan Screws. Instead of using normal screws, I had purchased Socket Heads screws for the built.

    Test Fitting the Panels



    Socket Head Screws





    Pretty happy with the PSU Chamber and 5.25 Side Bay Covers:
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    Had been tearing my head how to mount my 2 X MCP 655 pumps. Although Corsair 800D is consider a pretty spacious case, but when I start to place the WC components inside. The space in the case seems very tight. So I came out with an idea of how to place the two MCP655s !!!

    2 X MCP 655 Stacked together[/B]




    But I scraped the idea as the tower of Pumps actually blocked the view of the EK Reservoir and also restricted me a lot due to the tower.

    Besides brainstorming ideas of how to go about stacking/placing the pumps I had also took out one of my XFX7970 and strip him naked and fix him onto his new sexy outfit.


    BEFORE:





    AFTER:


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    Took a day off and started to fix up the radiators and some of the fittings into place to prep for the Final Setup Day.

    Casing Front View



    Casing Side View



    Casing Back View



    Casing 5.25 Inch Bays



    Koolance RP450 X2

    Replace my NZXT LX Fan Controller with this sexy little beast




    Custom made Acrylic to hide the 5.25 Bays and hold a 140mm fan



    24pin ATX Sleeved Cables



    PSU Chamber and Mobo Chamber

    Had custom made a pillar using a 5.25 cover as support




    EK XT240 Radiator Mounted



    EK XTX 360 Radiator Mounted

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    Interior (Test Setup)
    Installed the Sata Cover which hides the unglamorous cables from sight. Finally came in after ordering for 2 months. Below is the Test Setup of the Watercooling Loop which one of the 7970s with Blocks on installed.




    For all cables, I am using NZXT Sleeved Cables Extension and individually sleeved alternate cables to create the alt black and red cables. I used thin cable ties to keep the cables close to one another to maintain the clean and neat outlook.

    Koolance QDC lead from Koolance RP450X2 to 2nd Pump below




    Swiftech MCP 655 with Bitspower Mod Kit and Bitspower V2 D5 Pump Top



    Using Feser Case Panel Fittings and Bitspower D Plug to allow fittings to join up in between the Mobo Chamber and PSU Chamber



    Pipeline of Fittings with Bitspower Flow Indicator




    XFX 7970 with EK Nickel Block, EK Backplate and EK 7970 I/O Plate




    Custom Spray PCI Slots

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    Replaced my Razer Blackwidow Stealth and Razer Nostromo with this new Ducky Shine White LED Keyboard. Had bought a set of white on white key caps to go with it as well.

    Ducky Shine (White LED with White on White Keycaps)




    WASD LED light turned on



    My Current Setup




    Now my setup is almost full white except for my Cyborg RAT 9 and my Samsung 27inch screen which I not intending to bleach them to white hahaha.
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    Nice planning!

    Why do you need a second reservoir? Finally, how many pumps do you have built in?

    Not sure if I've got your "reserved" threads...

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