Octopussy

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Octopussy

The system is build around a CaseLabs TH10A case with some modifications.
It has four 480 Aquacomputer AMS radiators all in push-pull configuration with 32 black 120mm NB eLoop fans.
The fans are powerd by four Aquacomputer PowerAdjust 3 modules, 8 fans on each module. This allows to control the fans on each radiator individually based on water temperature. On thew HDD side, there are another 4 NB eLoop 120mm fans for cooling the HDDs. These are connected to an Aquacomputer PowerAdjust 2. The other case fans (two 140mm in the front on the mainboard side and one 120mm NB eLoop in the back) are hooked up directly to the Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT.

In addition to the fans, there are 4 RGB LED stripes connected to an Aquacomputer farbwerk LED controller (two on the top plate behind the fan grilles and two on the inside to illuminate the mainboard side) and a few RGB single LEDs to illuminate the reservoir. This reservoir is an Aquacomputer aqualis 450 on a D5 pump base with an Aquacomputer USB/aquabus D5 pump. Another Aquacomputer USB/aquabus D5 sits next to the reservoir combo.
Each radiator has its own inlet and outlet temperature sensors in addition to an air intake temperature sensor and a few temperature sensors distributed around the mainboard (VRM, memory etc.) Everything concerning the loop including the fans and lighting is controlled through an Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 XT.

There is only a single loop with PrimoChill hard tubes (PETG) and waterblocks on every crucial component*:
- Aquacomputer kryos XT CPU block
- 2x EKWB full cover GPU block including EKWB backplates for the Gigabyte Windforce 980TI
- 2x EKWB Monarch RAM blocks
- EKWB mainboard blocks (VRM and chipset)
- MIPS waterblock for the Adaptec RAID controller
(*) The waterblock on the ASUs 10GigE Network card is still missing and will be installed later. I just hadn't had any time to redo the hard tubing.

The case has some minor modification regarding an installed water filter (from Aquacomputer) in the top panel under the hood, a fill port (also on the top panel under the hood) and a drain port in the bottom panel. All air intake openings are covered with custom made DEMCiflex dust filters.

The hardware itself is a bit aged, build around the X79 platform with an i7-3930K overclocked to 4.8GHz all core with 1.42V vcore.
It has two 980Ti GPUs in SLI, also overclocked to 1520MHz core / 2000MHz memory.
There is also an Adaptec hardware RAID controller (also water cooled) which manages a RAID-6 storage array of 8 HDDs. The PSU/HDD side of the case is ventilated with 4 additional white 120mm NB eLoop fans.

Under full load the system is pulling ~1100W from the wall, hence the massive radiator space. In idle or lightly loaded situations, the system is near silent also thanks to its massive radiator space.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 195.00
Intel - Core i7 3930K
Socket: LGA 2011
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 346.00
ASUS - Rampage IV Extreme
Chipset: X79
CPU Socket: LGA 2011
Size: E-ATX
Graphics
$ 199.99
Gigabyte - Windforce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Graphics
$ 199.99
Gigabyte - Windforce
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Storage
$ 175.00
Samsung - 850 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
Seasonic - Platinum-1000 (discontinued)
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
CaseLabs - Magnum TH10A (discontinued)
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Acrylic
Cooling
Aquacomputer - CPU Block
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Aquacomputer - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Aquacomputer - Radiator
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - GPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 73.99
EKWB - RAM Monarch
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Tubing
Type: Custom Loop
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: Red
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: Black
Keyboard
$ 199.99
SteelSeries - Apex M800
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
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