Worklog "SILVER SURFER"

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"ODYSSEY", in actual fact a perennial sea trip. In this sense, the self-made manufacturing of a dream custom gamer computer with several months of construction time. The project planning started in October 2017. Beginning in January 2018 new computer components / parts will be added day by day, month by month as well as step by step. The goal will be a silent high-end gamer computer based on the unique and limited to 500 units worldwide, yacht themed computer case "PC-Y6A - ODYSSEY" (a special edition by "Lian Li") with a custom liquid cooling as well as a decorative building and RGB LED lighting ... at long last a gamer computer in (german) perfection and state of the art. The color of the computer components / parts will be reduced to a few specific colors (silver, black nickel and black as well as blue cooling liquid). One component will be also the self-made wooden wall mount (with built-in triple radiator and 3 fans) in order to cool the computer as well as present the finished computer as an eyecatcher. I'll document the design, construction and mounting of the computer parts with photos ... in this respect also a guide to replica for interested computer enthusiasts. For all interested, more pictures will follow. The idea of this approach matured due to lack of time on my side in contrast to the very time consuming and work intensive manufacturing of this computer as well as in relation to the meaning of the computer case name "ODYSSEY". Regardless, this project and/or the computer will not be called "ODYSSEY", but will get the just as meaningful project and computer name "SILVER SURFER"!
 

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(1) WALL MOUNT

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Upper wooden board after sawing opening for liquid cooling [triple] radiator and drilling holes for mounting base stand

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Lower wooden board after sawing opening for 3 liquid cooling fans and drilling holes for mounting shelf console

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Wall mount after gluing (upper wooden board, wooden strips and lower wooden board) and grinding as well as before oiling

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Wall mount after oiling (with "BIOFA Arbeitsplattenöl")

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Wall mount (bottom) after mounting shelf console

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Mounted wall mount
 
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(2) MACHINING & BENDING

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Yacht hull after drilling holes (diameter 20 mm) for liquid cooling fittings (Pass Through) for [triple] radiator [red arrows] and cutting threads M3 for fixing liquid cooling reservoir cover [blue arrows]

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Yacht hull after drilling holes (diameter 20 mm) for liquid cooling fittings (Pass-Through) for liquid cooling pump [red arrows]

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Yacht hull after drilling holes for fixing liquid cooling fan [red arrows] and brasive cutting for mounting space for liquid cooling fan [blue arrows]

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Yacht hull after drilling holes for fixing liquid cooling pump [red arrows]

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Yacht hull after drilling holes for screw heads of screws for fixing liquid cooling pump [red arrows]

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Yacht hull after cutting threads M4 for fixing base stand [red arrows], drilling and filing long hole for cable feedthrough for power, DisplayPort, USB and stereo audio jack cables [blue arrow] as well as drilling hole for liquid cooling fan cable extension [green arrow]

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Base stand after drilling holes for connection with wall mount [red arrows] and yacht hull [blue arrows]

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Mainboard / graphic card rack after drilling and filing long hole for cable feedthrough for DisplayPort, USB and stereo audio jack cables [red arrow]

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Liquid cooling reservoir cover after brasive cutting size [red lines] and drilling holes for connection with yacht hull [blue arrows]

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Liquid cooling fan grill after brasive cutting size [red lines], filing mounting space for liquid cooling fittings [blue arrows] and liquid cooling hard tubing [green arrow] as well as painting the machined surfaces
 

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Liquid cooling hard tubing (flushing pipe) after drilling hole for water outlet [red arrow], shortening pipe with pipe cutter [blue arrow] as well as cutting and grinding LEGO building block [green arrow]

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Cable Clamp after cutting thread M3 for fixing with yacht hull
 

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Liquid cooling hard tubing (pump outflow) after bending, shortening, chamfering and deburring

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Liquid cooling hard tubing ([triple] radiator inflow and [triple] radiator outflow) after shortening, chamfering and deburring

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Liquid cooling hard tubing ([slim single] radiator inflow) after bending, shortening, chamfering and deburring

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Liquid cooling hard tubing ([slim single] radiator outflow / reservoir inflow) after bending, shortening, chamfering and deburring

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Liquid cooling hard tubing (reservoir outflow) after bending, shortening, chamfering and deburring

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Liquid cooling hard tubing (pump inflow) after bending, shortening, chamfering and deburring
 
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(3) ASSEMBLY

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Wall mount after placing 3 liquid cooling fans for liquid cooling [triple] radiator as well as mounting fan cable Y-Switch, fan cable extensions, liquid cooling [triple] radiator, 3 liquid cooling fan grilles and base stand

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Wall mount (bottom) after mounting 3 liquid cooling fans and 3 liquid cooling fan grilles

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Yacht hull after mounting liquid cooling pump, liquid cooling fittings and liquid cooling hard tubing (pump outflow and pump inflow)

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Yacht hull after mounting liquid cooling reservoir, flushing pipe, liquid cooling fittings and liquid colling reservoir cover

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Yacht hull after mounting cable feedthrough for power, DisplayPort, USB and stereo audio jack cables as well as mounting liquid cooling hard tubing (reservoir outflow)
 

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Yacht superstructure / ship's bridge after gluing case badge, mounting steering wheel (after painting and wrapping with cotton twine) as well as gluing (with double coated film tape) captain figure "Jack Sparrow"

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Yacht hull after gluing case badge

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Yacht hull after gluing case badge
 

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Yacht hull after mounting liquid cooling fan for liquid cooling [slim single] radiator

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Yacht hull after mounting liquid cooling [slim single] radiator, liquid cooling fittings (Angled 90°) and liquid cooling fittings

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Yacht hull after mounting liquid cooling hard tubing ([slim single] radiator inflow), liquid cooling hard tubing ([slim single] radiator outflow / reservoir inflow) and liquid cooling fan grill

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Yacht hull after mounting liquid cooling hard tubing ([triple] radiator inflow and [triple] radiator outflow)
 

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Wie gut sind diese passiven Kühlkörper
und wie viel in etwa bringen sie?
Die Verarbeitungsqualität dieser Kühlkörper finde ich persönlich hervorragend, sehr passgenau. Die Montage mit den 2 Halteklammern ist etwas "tricky", aber bei sachgemäßer Umsetzung letztendlich kein Hexenwerk.

Gemäß Hersteller EK Water Blocks soll dieser Kühlkörper zwischen 7 und 30 °C Verbesserung bringen. Ein englischprachiger Test (EKWB EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink Review - Legit Reviews) hat zumindest die 7 °C Verbesserung bestätigt. Ich denke aber, es hängt insbesondere sehr stark davon ab, inwieweit der Kühlkörper am Luftstrom im Computergehäuse partizipiert. Bei guter Belüftung sollten vermutlich 10 bis 20 °C Verbesserung möglich sein. Eine 30 °C Verbesserung halte ich persönlich für etwas zu hoch angesetzt, aber ich lasse mich diesbezüglich gern eines Besseren belehren. Ein weiterer, deutschsprachiger Review / Test:
 

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Nettes Projekt, ...
Ich musste ja meine 960 Pro wegen der schnelleren Datenübertragung (Z97-Board) per Adapter in den zweiten PCIe verbauen.
Ein Passivkühler ist auch beim verwendeten KryoM.2-Adapter dabei. Max. Temperatur 41°C (23° Raumtemperatur).
Idle ist die SSD auf dem selben Niveau wie die WD-Raid-Platten, welche direkt im Luftstrom eines langsamen 140-er-Lüfters hängen.
Temp. schwankt dabei immer so um die 30°C.

einzelner Passivkühler:
KRYO

Den KryoM.2 für PCIe gäbs auch mit Wakü, ... ;)
 
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Mainboard after mounting primary (master) drive [red arrow]

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Mainboard after mounting SSD block (heatsink / passive cooler) [red arrow]

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Mainboard after mounting backplate rubber gasket and metal backplate

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Mainboard after mounting mounting mechanism for liquid cooling CPU block (4 x M4 thumb screws and plastic washer) [red arrows]
 

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Liquid cooling GPU block after mounting liquid cooling terminal

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Liquid cooling GPU block after applying thermal compound

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Graphics processing unit (GPU) of the graphics card after dismantling stock air cooler and cleaning and insulation of electrical contacts with nail polish

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Graphics card after applying thermal compound on graphics processing unit (GPU)
 
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Thermal pads for liquid cooling GPU block after cutting

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Graphics card after applying thermal pads

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Graphics card (back) after mounting liquid cooling GPU block as well as before mounting graphics card backplate

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Thermal pads for graphics card backplate after cutting

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Graphics card backplate after applying thermal pads
 
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