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Nimble9 Nerds Out - Custom Water Cooled Computer and 3D printer build

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Nimble9, Dec 20, 2021.

  1. Mar 11, 2022 at 7:06 AM
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    Got the email about Fios being ready

    Bought the Verizon Router outright, and I'll pair it with my router (I'll change it to access point)

    Hopefully when it arrives I can just install it and be done, and cancel the installation

    Streaming games to friends here I come!
     
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  2. Mar 12, 2022 at 7:32 AM
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    M Flash made updating my bios super easy!

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    All done!

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    And this is why I went with soft tubing. I can swap parts super easy!

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    5900x ready for install!

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    Annnd done

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    Basically 15 minutes including the bios update to swap CPUs. I can’t wait to push this thing!

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  3. Mar 13, 2022 at 11:52 AM
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    Well yesterday was water block day!

    Last day for the temporary loop.

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    Teardown time

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    All cleaned up

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    Thermal pads and thermal paste on!

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    Active backplate installed in parallel

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    First run done

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    All done!

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    The mess from the install

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    First fill and leak test

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    95% done! Also, I swapped the fan to blow fresh air to help with the VRMs.

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    Ran a few games of halo peaked at 48c down from 68c so decent delta!
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2022 at 11:44 AM
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    Played for an hour last night and couldn't stand how loud the PSU was. Even with a headset on.

    Snagged this one on sale for $40 off! it's platinum and STILL cheaper than my 800w gold crap.

    https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categ...-Units/hxi-series-2017-config/p/CP-9020138-NA

    Review from OC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKEVaxhIzjY

    Last parts to upgrade are a replacement SSD for my HDD (YUCK, I KNOW) but maybe on black friday - https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-Inch-Internal-MZ-77E2T0B-AM/dp/B08QB93S6R?crid=3ANFS9JU0LYVO&keywords=2tb+ssd&qid=1647275039&s=electronics&sprefix=2+tb+ssd%2Celectronics%2C87&sr=1-4&th=1

    The build is almost complete!
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2022 at 6:29 AM
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  6. Mar 19, 2022 at 7:02 PM
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    Tossed the 870 Evo SSD and HX850 platinum PSU in.

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    File transfer with the original HDD:

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    New SSD

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    much more respectful speeds

    also the PSU is basically silent under sustained load so I’m ecstatic with the state of this machine!
     
  7. Mar 19, 2022 at 7:08 PM
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  9. Mar 23, 2022 at 5:34 AM
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    Okay I promise after this I'm done.

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    I'm convinced I can add another rad to the loop.

    Pump > GPU > Top Rad > CPU > Side Rad > Front Rad > Pump - In this Config, Front rad is intake and Top and Side Rads are exhaust

    Or

    Pump > GPU > Top Rad > CPU > Front Rad > Side Rad > Pump - In this config, the Side Rad would be intake and the Top and Front Rads would be exhaust

    I think option one makes the most sense.

    I can run a longer line from the CPU to the right inlet of the Side rad, from the left outlet of the side rad to the right inlet of the front rad and hopefully re use the run from the side rad to the pump to the front rad outlet to the pump
     
  10. Mar 23, 2022 at 4:15 PM
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    Verdict is in. I ran back too back speed tests and the wifi 6.0 card wins over power line.

    Power Line:

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    Wireless

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    the WiFi 6 card was easy to install, but annoying that it uses one of 2 USB headers I have on my MoBo. Had to order a splitter

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    at least the aesthetic matches my build

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  11. Mar 24, 2022 at 5:31 AM
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    Also this keyboard is amazing. Forgot to take a pic with out of the box but 10/10 would buy again

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    3rd 360 rad added!

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    And the cable management lol

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    To fit the 3rd rad in the front I had to modify the case a bit and get creative with the mounting. Happy with how it’s turned out.

    still waiting on my cables I ordered in February….
     
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    So you can overclock your controller on PC..

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    Also, after upgrading to FiOS my wife has having a terrible time with Zoom. Even though we have gigabit ethernet and she's close to the router, there was an "unstable connection"

    I did a bunch of research, and it turns out that SIP ALG needs to be disabled for Zoom.

    The only problem, is that the Verizon FiOS router doesn't let you actually turn it off. You can enable the device as a DMZ, but I needed to know her computer's IP and since it's a work laptop it's locked down and couldn't get that info in adapter properties.

    For shits and giggles I plugged in my old (not Wi-Fi 6) router from like 2015 and we had great stable internet. The range and speeds weren't as good but it worked and I was able to disable the SIP ALG.

    Returning the Fios Router and snagged this for $4 more than the Fios router:

    https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-Nighthawk-Gaming-6-Stream-Router/dp/B08FWNNWTB

    Should be good for whenever we buy a house as well and hopefully no more stupid internet issues!
     
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    I'm sure you already tried this and if it's locked down, maybe you can't even open a command prompt but did you try ipconfig /all?
     
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    locked down lol.

    system admin to get to that.

    i already got a refund from the FiOS router today after I dropped it off from UPS.

    i ordered a 100ft cat 6 cable and USB to Ethernet adapter so that there is a backup if the new router doesn’t work
     
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    Installed and configured this bad boy last night

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    I’m pretty happy with it so far. Speed test on phone

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    duma OS is fantastic. Lots to tinker with in here. Here are the results of the speed test on my computer which is a floor away

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    XR1000 router was actually bottle necking my performance

    upgraded to Orbi Mesh

    This is a floor above and not near the satellite.

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    these are the speeds on the router

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    I’m pretty stoked with that
     
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