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    Default Project Bile Labs

    This is going to be my first big project that i'd like to share with everyone here. I've been on these forums for many years now and have always been in awe when it came to the PC Modding Community. So i decided to start logging in the beginning processes of a super big Desk PC. For now this thread will be a place holder for future updates for videos and pictures.

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    King Slayer Nylon XL Pro Gaming Mouse Pad
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate (Blue Switches)
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    Blue Yeti Pro Microphone
    Logitech C920 Cam


    I'm currently in the works of putting my first custom water cooling setup together. The kit consists of:

    Water Cooling Loop:
    Alphacool NexXxos Monsta Radiator 540
    Swiftech MCP655TM Water Pump
    Alphacool Eisbecher Lite 250mm Reservoir
    Watercool HEATKILLER IV Pro CPU Block
    Barrow G1/4" Flow Indicator
    Enzotech G1/4" to 1/2" ID, 5/8" OD 90 Rotary Compression Fittings
    Enzotech G1/4" to 1/2" ID, 5/8" OD Compression Fitting
    Enzotech G1/4" 10mm Male to Male Rotary Fitting
    Enzotech G1/4" 3-way "T" Block Fitting
    2 of Enzotech G1/4" Plug
    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Paste
    3x Silverstone AP181 180mm Fans
    Masterkleer PVC Tubing 13mm ID, 16mm OD (1/2" ID, 5/8" OD)
    PrimoChill Liquid Utopia


    Project Bile Labs-wc-kit.jpg


    Water Pump Project Bile Labs-wp1.jpgProject Bile Labs-wp2.jpgProject Bile Labs-wp3.jpgProject Bile Labs-wpbox1.jpgProject Bile Labs-wpbox2.jpg

    Radiator Project Bile Labs-rad1.jpgProject Bile Labs-radend.jpg

    CPU Block Project Bile Labs-cpublock1.jpgProject Bile Labs-cpublock2.jpgProject Bile Labs-cpublockbox1.jpg

    Flow Meter Project Bile Labs-flowmeter1.jpgProject Bile Labs-flowmeterbox1.jpg

    Fittings Project Bile Labs-fittings1.jpgProject Bile Labs-fittingmale2male.jpgProject Bile Labs-fittingstraight1.jpgProject Bile Labs-fitting901.jpg



    Along with all of this, testing the water system, and doing some mild OC test trials. I'll also be building my own Desk PC. The idea came when i was looking for a new case to fit the rad in. I was eyeing one of the Caselabs Magnum SMA8 Case, but was hard pressed to see that the cost for one of those is a paychecks worth. I figured i could maybe build something around the same price or less but have way more room to do work on. So i decided to tinker around in AutoCAD to try to come up with something i'd want and have the flexibility to customize whenever and whatever i want, at an arms length away. With no restricted space whenever something needs fixed. So the rough draft of what i'm aiming for looks something like this.

    Project Bile Labs-unknown.png

    The color of the desk has no relation to the end product. Just something in place rather then just having lines all over the place. Havent really made up my mind on the dimensions yet. But the desk right now will be 80" on the outside, 60" on the inside, 20" width and the hard part to figure out right now is the depth (6" - 8") of the desk. In order to fit certain parts in it without obstructing anything. I also want to be able to sit comfortably and going back and forth whether i want a corner or extruded 1/4 pie sitting area.
    The desk will also be height adjustable with the push of a button. Im thinking 2 or 4 between the cabinets and the desk. I want to make sure these actuators will be short enough to bring the desk to a minimalist height, but also being able to go high enough to stand comfortably while I work.

    I think i made a good purchase on the watercooling stuff. Other then the Rad, i'm happy how this is coming together and excited to put the system together and do some tests. If you guys have any suggestions or feedback, i'm all up for the criticism. Ill post updates on everything, along with videos of my progress. Thank you.
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    Default Re: Project Bile Labs

    WOW!! it's got me excited and I'm the one just looking in
    I don't know what I could add to this project that would make it any better then what you have shown here.
    Keep us in the loop with plenty of pics I simply love what your doing.

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    Wow, this looks great and promising. Looking forward for the upgrade. Remember .

    Always look beyond the limits...

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    Default Re: Project Bile Labs

    Wow. Excellent Project Bile!

    My woodcrafting skills certainly aren't up to something this ambitious! Props to you sir!

    My only comment on the desk part is that you may want to do some seated measurements to make sure your chair, and knees will clear the bottom of the "case" compartment without much cursing and pain. Optimal height for a desk surface varies with your height, and build, but it's usually around 28-30 inches. Subtracting 6-8 inches from that yields just 20-22" clearance under the desk.

    Is that a floating monitor stand or just an example of the covering for the right hand side of the desk? If a monitor stand, are you planning on just 1 monitor? If more than one, you may want to re-examine your 1/4 pie option, as placing 2 or three monitors on your desk might be awkward unless you put them entirely on one side or the other...

    Very cool. I'm a bit envious. Look forward to seeing how this progresses!

    Scott

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    Thanks for the comments so far guys, definitely appreciate it. This'll be a project that'll take me some time. Ill be installing a monitor mount of some sort because i want to have less stuff sitting on top of the desk. Here is the tricky part, and Scott already knows. This is something i've been trying to figure out and thats the height of the desk. The problem lies with trying to figure out what depth I want the top to be. Right now im figuring 6"-8", depending on what route I take mounting the radiators and where I decide to place the intake and exhaust spots. Something else I am trying to make up my mind on is the keyboard/mouse arrangement. Either on either side of the desk (Left or Right), have a rounded piece extruded from the corner to sit the equipment on top of, or have some sort of boom arm with a small table on it, where i can adjust it to how i see fit. Im still working out the spots to install USB ports, Audio Jacks, External HDD docks, Speaker setup, Acrylic or Glass for the table top, drive bays, the list goes on. I want this to be something I can also take apart in 5 pieces, to be able to move it whenever i need to. Ill def have alot of work ahead of me, but this is something i am looking forward to completing.

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    No rush, do it well.

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    After receiving all my parts 2 months or so ago, I finally stopped procrastinating and put the loop together, finally! I did have an oops moment when I started filling it up for the first time. I forgot to plug up the drain end of the rad after switching some fittings around for easier fill. Needless to say, some of the water ended up spitting out the drain hole and onto the floor. Reason why you should never power the PC you have the loop in. But now that I have this baby together and running without any other leaks, I'm happy with how it's turned out so far. Not impressed with the temps right now, 36C idle and maybe 70C max on full load running at 4.6GHz. This is coming from my experience using the previous Scythe ASHURA CPU Cooler that was able to achieve 25C at idle and the same max 80C. Maybe i'll have to redo the thermal paste on it but at least i know the loop can handle loads without any problems so far. So without further ado, I present the first step of my project. Hope you enjoy.

    https://youtu.be/7nWqQdiMUGc

    One thing i did forget to incorporate into the loop was the flow indicator. But since the Res is sitting horizontal for the time being, I can tell if water is actually flowing or not. Plus it sounds like a nice quiet waterfall

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    monkey like.
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    Looking good!

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    I like it.

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