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Project Ultima [Build log]

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Hey all,

You may know me as JA90 or JA159 on forums and by my last big watercooled build Project Cristal Toxin, and here I'm again with something a bit more crazy for all of you  :)

 

Project Ultima will be largely sponsored build by 4 part manufacturers and a few local businesses.

And first things first, a big Shout-out and Thanks to all of the sponsors and the biggest of them (for now) are:


1. DOO EKWB

 

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2. Bitspower International Co., Ltd.

 

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3. Cooler Master Technology Inc.

 

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4. Icemodz

 

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5. DOO Potez

 

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Now, the short description of the project :)

 

In one sentence, Project Ultima will be a both side wall mounted, enclosed rig with double loop water cooling system, with bent solid acrylic tubing, for all major components.

 

I know that very small number of people likes to read boring long descriptions, so I present to you screenshots from my Sketchup drawing of the build ! :)
(Don't mind my modeling skills, I'm not a designer and the drawing was made to make my life easier with this complicated build and not everything in this drawing is they way it will be, so stay tuned)

 

SO LETS GO !

 

Lets start with a few pics without explanation and I'll explain the details later ;)

 

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So, the details.. The start and reset button will be mounted on the bottom right part of the table, with or on USB 3.0 external hub. Also on that side, custom made headset holder.

 

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From the bottom, you can see the 2 vents (intake and exhaust) for some airflow for the main part of the rig (which will be filtered).

 

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The back side of the wall will accommodate firstly fans and radiators (with drain ports), to get heat and noise out of the computer room (which was the point of the project), and modem, router, NAS, fan controller (or Corsair link) etc.

Don't mind the red lines, they are power lines in the wall, so I just marked them to take them in consideration, not to kill myself when I'm drilling. :)

 

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Bottom part of the main rig area will house PSU, 4 fans (2 intake and 2 exhaust, bottom one's will be a bit faster), all of the cables (custom extensions that will go behind the removable MOBO and SSD's panel) and drain valves for both loops.

 

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Top part of the main rig area will house Custom made reservoirs with fill ports and removable top panel for ease of access.

 

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And finally, the main rig area itself.

Removable panel which will hold the motherboard and 2 or 4 SSD's with custom 45 degree cut plexi "backplates". 2 separate loops, first for CPU, MOBO, RAM, and the second one only for GPU's.

 

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More detail about the rig and all the custom stuff I will do for it will be explained while I post my progress, and one more thing I didn't mention is the configuration of the rig..

 

For now, the parts I have ready for this rig are:

1. Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5;

2. Intel 4770k;

3. 4x4GB Corsair Dominator GT 2133MHz;

4. 2x MSI 7970;

5. 2x120GB Intel 330series SSDs (I'm waiting for Corsairs confirmation on 2 of GTX Neutron 240GB);

6. Silverstone Strider+ 1000W;

7. Cooler Master Aluminium series peripherals;

8. Corsair fans and link;

9. Lots of EKWB's and Bitspower's blocks, pumps, rads, fittings, tubes, etc.

 

And that will be it for now, I will start posting my progress shortly (cause I already started working on it) and give me as much feedback as you can, I'll be happy to reply and take in consideration all of your suggestions and comments ! :)

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Exexe    23

Izgleda zanimjivo, btw. rad u sketchupu neizgleda loše kao što govoriš :)

Veselim se progresa.

Pozz

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First of all, all of sponsors for this build have been great sports and people I've encountered have been really easy to work with and strike a deal..

 

But, I would like to give a special thanks to Cooler Master's teams from Netherlands and Serbia, because I approached those guys & gals with a proposal and they accepted it, coordinated NL and SR teams, and sent me the items I asked for in a matter of days, even before I started any serious work on this build!

 

I was mesmerized by their speed and of course quality of stuff I got.. And I'm using them for a while now, and they are just top notch..

And I forgot to mention, I asked them for peripherals for this build, and they are Cooler Master Aluminium Series:




 

It's time for some photos !

 

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As you know, this is a big project and it will go on the wall and transform a space around it visually.. So I decided to transform my room accordingly :)

 

It will go on the all black wall (and I will make an IMC sticker for the glass above the door)

 

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And finally lets start with actual work on the build :)

 

The build idea started when I decided to take apart some excess furniture from plywood, and I realized that I have enough to build a crazy system I always dreamed off... So, there were 2 ideas in my head, desk or wall-mount?

Both ideas were good and with rads on the other side of the wall, but at the end I decided not to go with desk idea just because of "leg space problem" (cause I'm tall and I need my leg room) and difficulty of draining (cause I often change components and draining the desk is very difficult in regard to a wall-mount, where you can see from my plans how I handled it).

 

So, lets go... These are roughly cut boards to size by my friends at Total Design Bor

 

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Leftovers :D

 

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And then came the assembly of frames, motherboard panel and the desk part itself

 

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And the rest of boards that are waiting to be drilled and assembled

 

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Well, some pics got lost when I updated them, so here they are now :)

This is the cover for power cords extensions, 3 of 4 vertical panels and cable cover (behind the monitor):

 

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Thanks, trudim se :D
 

I tested hardware I have for this build and it all works ! :D
I bought that stuff a while ago (except GPUs), before I even started this build, and never tested it so far, cause I had Cristal Toxin running and just wanted to upgrade it.. But I come up with a plan for Project Ultima, and that upgrade prolonged until now... So here is a little proof :)
And btw, I have blocks on GPUs, so I couldn't put them on with the rest :(
 
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