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Xigmatek Elysium Full System Watercooling

After my Asus MarsII watercooling project has “failed”, I went on with my two GTX Titans. I was long undecided whether I want to invest money again to set up or leave the system as it is with an unused radiator, reservoir and pump.

In November I decided to create a list with all watercooling components which I would need to cool the entire system with one watercooling loop. Unfortunately not all parts were in stock at that time, especially the availability of the black 19/13 Monsoon Rotarys was unknown. I let the whole thing fall back a little, I had less time anyway and many things were going on.

Now in January everything was in stock and I decided to order. My 25th birthday was coming, so I made myself a gift.:D

Hardware:

Case: Xigmatek Elysium

PSU: Enermax MaxRevo1500

Mainboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme

CPU: Intel Core i7-3960X

RAM: 4x8Gb G.Skill RipjawsZ 2133Mhz

GPU: 2x Asus GTX Titan SLI

Watercooling Parts:

Pump: Alphacool VPP655-T12

Reservoir: Phobya Balancer 250

Radiator: Watercool Mo-Ra3 360 PRO

Tubing: Masterkleer UV red 19/13mm

Motherboard: EKWB RE4-Kit Acetal+Nickel CSQ

CPU: Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos HF

GPU: Aquacomputer Kryographics nickelplated + Watercool backplate

Everything arrived on January 10th, the only thing missing was the R4E motherboard cooling kit, which @svl7 ordered and paid as part of our PS4 deal. Thanks again. ;D

On Friday the 17th everything was ready to install. As always, not everything went according to the plan, learning by doing and problem solving as usual. I removed the AX850 PSU and the H100 from the top of the case and also tried to clean the whole case a bit.

After 5 hours everything was mounted in the Xigmatek Elysium case again and the system was ready for looptesting. My room looked as if a bomb had exploded. I did a looptest for almost 6 hours, checked the system afterwards and found no leak. I changed the pump to the Enermax 1500W PSU and started the machine. Temps were all good, I did a clean install of Windows 8.1 Pro, until late afternoon the system was ready for some testing. I changed back to my Logitech G19 to be able to monitor the system temps using HWinfo. (Thanks @Mumak for your amazing tool ;D).

I overclocked my i7-3960X to 4.5Ghz and the two GTX Titans to 1155Mhz (core; memory stock), highest temperatures reached were 57°C for the CPU and 50°C for the GPUs with a room temperature of 19°C having the four 180mm radiator fans at minimum speed (~40% = ~300RPM) with full speed (700RPM) max temps are 5-10°C lower.

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Some work still needs to be done, I want to sleeve the second GPU powercable and the currently existing temporary solution has to be replaced with a proper installation. The list with parts I need is already prepared, I'll order in the next days...

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So nice to see a giant radiator. Seeing people buy kits with tiny ones and getting temps over 60c is an insult to water cooling.

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So nice to see a giant radiator. Seeing people buy kits with tiny ones and getting temps over 60c is an insult to water cooling.

Yes, the Mo-Ra3 series from Watercool is awesome :triumphant::P and after a bit of use I have to admit it's totally needed to have something like this if you have a 6core CPU with a SLI/Crossfire setup.

I quickly made a few benchmark runs: i7-3960X@4.7Ghz, GTX Titans@1156/1500 (core/mem)

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The package has arrived, tried some possible variants to replace temporary solution. However, I currently have no time to do the modifications. I'll do it in the second half of February.

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Hello guys

My GTX Titan system is gone, I had an incredible opportunity, that I didn't want to miss out. :welcoming:

I stumbled on a system of which I have long dreamed of, the guy, who was the owner offered me an exchange with my current system with no additional costs.

I thought about it for a second and decided to take on this opportunity.

:beauty:

Here it is, my "new" system:

Housed in a beautiful steel housing, are an almighty Asus P4P800 SE motherboard combined with the ultimate power of a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz processor with beautiful DDR 200 ramsticks. Graphics power is provided by a Nvidia Geforce FX 5700LE card.

:65:

After a bit of cleaning and repasting, the system is performing like a beast, nothing in comparison to my previous machine.

:36_002::80:

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Three months after the required components have arrived, I finally found time to replace the temporary loop solution with a proper solution and to sleeve another PCIe power cable. :D It was once more quite tedious, this single cable took me 2h to sleeve :sulkiness:, but the effort is worth it. :witless::) PC plastic surgery ftw :greedy_dollars::anonymous:

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Next step: optimize cable managment

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