Build Log: P3/V5500/GF2Ultra Water Cooled Build - A Marriage of Retro and Modern

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Re: Build Log: P3/V5500/GF2Ultra Water Cooled Build - A Marriage of Retro and Modern

Postby x0zm_ » 2017-12-21 @ 02:48

Got around to doing part of the final run-through and testing on the actual PC today.

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Gotta keep that CPU cool.

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Installed this, because I apparently didn't install it before.

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ModArchive dump and the other files work just fine after formatting on Win10 and copying files over. Still need to load up the second drive.

Happy that everything still works and didn't decide to die on me since I last turned it all on. :cool:
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Re: Build Log: P3/V5500/GF2Ultra Water Cooled Build - A Marriage of Retro and Modern

Postby x0zm_ » 2017-12-28 @ 03:22

Busy over Christmas, haven't had time to do much. Got around to flushing radiator today in preparation for assembling the loop and filling it.

I present to you - the importance of flushing radiators before putting them into a loop.

Flush #1:
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Flush #3:
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Flush #8:
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Flush #14:
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Don't want that shit floating around and clogging up stuff. :lol:
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Re: Build Log: P3/V5500/GF2Ultra Water Cooled Build - A Marriage of Retro and Modern

Postby Richo » 2017-12-30 @ 20:46

I flushed my radiator with phosphoric acid and HCl 5:1 with the pump for 1 hour and 2 water flushes to be clear. Total flush time 3 hours. Try this when you flush your system next time, it also prevents future corrosion. Copper and the phosphate will react and leave a anti corrosion layer on top of the copper, while not affecting heat transfer :cool:
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Re: Build Log: P3/V5500/GF2Ultra Water Cooled Build - A Marriage of Retro and Modern

Postby x0zm_ » 2018-1-12 @ 03:30

Interesting, didn't know about that. Thanks for the heads up!

Not many updates lately. Family, working, more important things. But I've been doing things quietly in small chunks here and there.

I've all but finished the case mod parts. Here's a few small pics of what I haven't shown yet.

Case backplate design.
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That powder is pigment, and not something I've talked about in this thread at all. It's the last part of the case decoration. I'll show my prototype, though the final thing will be thicker and larger.

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It's basically a mixture of PVA glue & the pigment on the right, cheap super glue and pigment on the left.

Apply it to some fishing line or something else, and you get nice fluorescent drips.

I'll use this to make a sort of "leaking" effect coming out of some strategically chosen fittings, possibly to fill in the drip area on the case backplate and have it ooze down onto the PSU shroud, as well as stringy bits dangling from the case roof or something. Just to give it a bit more of a 3D effect. The top of the case looks very sad.

The most likely fittings are the ones sitting above the top GPU, so it can drip down onto the GPU plate and then sort of hang off the edge of it which will hide the messed up paint job on it :lol:

My plan is to form it with some spare fitting and spare tubing I have onto double sided tape, so I can then place it into the case without it being permanent.

It was easy enough to get the effect I want, it just required some experimenting with different materials.

Hardware News:

I finalised the setup of all the drivers, games & software. Made an image of that installation so I can revert to it if I have to. The 4th hard drive is now partitioned and filled with both ISOs and a Slackware installation.

I plan to install more games as I collect them, but all the main games I play are already on it.

I can FINALLY give a final hardware list. After so many revisions, here it is:

Case: Modified Corsair 570X RGB Tempered Glass Case
CPU: Pin-Modded Tualatin Pentium III 1.4GHz
Motherboard: AOpen AX34-U
RAM: 2 x Micron 256MB SDRAM PC133 CL2
AGP Graphics Card: Canopus Spectra 8800 (GeForce2 Ultra, non reference design)
PCI Graphics Card: 3dfx Voodoo5 5500 PCI
Sound Card: Guillemot Maxi Studio ISIS
SATA Controller: Promise SATA150 TX4
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB
HDD 1: Samsung 80GB 7200RPM
HDD 2: Seagate 80GB 7200RPM
HDD 3: HGST 120GB 5400RPM (2.5")
PSU: Corsair CX850M

Stay tuned for further updates, hopefully sooner rather than later.
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