Monday, April 30, 2018

Project Ecthelion: Fittings and Loop Design

For this build we will be utilizing a dual loop setup.  The First loop will be opaque white and will cool the CPU and Motherboard via a MonoBlock from EK.  The Second loop will cool the 2x Nvidia Titan X's in SLI.  The color will be blue, and using the same liquid additive that looked great in my Project Open Core (build log here), Mayhems Pastel Blue.

The Tower 900 case allows for some interesting design choices.  You can keep all of the "prettier" parts of the build towards the front of the case, and showcase nice hardline bends, while keeping the less attractive parts of the build hidden in the back, and leverage soft tubing for easier setup. Here is the diagram I made for this build to figure out how things would layout, and get a final fitting count.

For the fittings, as before I will primarily be using Monsoon Hardline fittings and various Barrow fittings for the rest of the build.  In addition to the dual loops, I have also built in a drain tube using flex tubing and a ball valve for easy fluid changes.

Next up we will start "modding" some of the hardware to match our color theme.

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Project Ecthelion: Thermaltake Tower 900 Build (Intro)


It's time for another custom Liquid Cooled build, and this time we are utilizing the MASSIVE Thermaltake Tower 900 case!  This is a commissioned build, using some extreme hardware, and I am really excited to get started.

Will feature dual liquid loops, one for the i9-7980 Extreme CPU, and the other cooling 2x Nvidia Titan X Pascals in SLI. We will incorporate a little bit of acrylic work to clean things up, along with some painting, and RGB lighting.  Take a look at all the components below to see just how impressive (and powerful) this build will be when completed. I present Project Ecthelion!

Project Index

Component List

Component Type (PC Hardware)

  • Case Thermaltake Tower 900 White  x1
  • Motherboard ASUS Prime x299 Deluxe  x1
  • CPU Intel i9-7980XE Extreme 18 Core Processor  x1
  • RAM G.SKILL 64GB (4 x 16GB) TridentZ Series DDR4 PC4-27200 3400MHZ  x1
  • Video Cards Nvidia Titan X Pascal  x2 SLI  x2
  • GPU Backplate Titan X Design x2 Color Backplates  x2
  • SSD NVMe Samsung 960 Pro M.2 2TB x2 (RAID)  x2
  • SSD 2.5in Samsung 860 EVO 1TB x1
  • Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 80+ PLATINUM, 1000W  x1
  • Custom Cables Blue and Black sleeved  x1
  • OS (Dual Boot) Windows 10 x64 / OSX (HackinTosh)
  • Fans / Lighting NZXT RF-AR140-C1 HUE+ & Aer RGB140 Fans Bundle Pack  x1
  • Lighting NZXT HUE+ Extension Kit LED Strips  x2

Component Type (Liquid Cooling)

  • Reservoir / Pump Thermaltake Pacific PR22-D5 Adjustable D5 Pump/Reservoir Combo  x2
  • Fans (Radiator) Corsair ML120, 120mm Magnetic Levitation SP Fan (2-Pack)  x3
  • Radiator XSPC EX360 High Performance Radiator  x2
  • Tubing (Hard) Monsoon Hardline PETG Tubing 1/2" ID, 5/8" OD (16mm) 36inx3  x1
  • Tubing (Soft) PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8in.ID x 5/8in.OD Tubing Bundle (10ft pack)  x1
  • Fittings Monsoon to 1/2" ID, 5/8" OD Hardline Eco V2 Compression Fittings x6  x3
  • Fittings Barrow G1/4" Fittings (Various)  x46
  • Fittings XSPC G1/4" Ball Valve, Black Chrome  x2
  • Waterblock CPU EK X299 Monoblock  x1
  • GPU Waterblock Watercool HEATKILLER for Titan X Pascal - ACRYL Ni  x2
  • Coolant Additive Mayhems Pastel Concentrate White - 250ml  x1
  • Coolant Additive Mayhems Pastel Concentrate Blue - 250ml  x1
  • Misc Barrow Replacement G1/4" O Ring - 10pcs - Blue  x2

Component Type (Mini Case Display)