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Water Urban T81

by Typhus_sw


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Date Published

July 28, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

4.5 GHz

CPU Temperature Under Load

70.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.04 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5 GHz

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C


Update: Made custom Perspex door.

Before I put anything I would first like to say cable management in this case is rubbish, so much so that I felt like tek screwing the back on, obviously I didn't but was tempted to destroy the whole rig out of frustration. Anyway got a new mother board and thought I should do a new water cooling build with PETG instead of flexible. Not finished but probably won't be updated for a while because I'm using it. Things to do would be a couple bends need re-doing, will be making acrylic cover for PSU, also will be doing another acrylic panel in front of the front 360 rad with a support behind it so I can remove the current support for the doors. Will be making single acrylic door, etc. etc.

Specs that I couldn't put on the parts list:

Water Blocks: EK-Supremacy EVO CPU water block EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal (Rev.2.0) VGA block EK-FC R9-290X - Acetal+Nickel (Rev.2.0) VGA block couldn't get copper to match 2x EK-FC R9-290X Backplate - Black, One wouldn't fit because it was the OC card which I will get machined out to fit. The other card is a reference card as I purchased it when it come out for my other rig.


Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm

XSPC EX360 rad, from my other build as I replaced watercooled card with air cooled and didn't need the extra rad.

Reservoir, Pump and Tubing: XSPC D5 Photon 170 Reservoir/Pump Combo XSPC D5 Aluminium Screw Ring Black XSPC PETG Tubing Clear 14/10mm 50cm 2 Pack XSPC G1/4 Black Chrome 14/10mm PETG Triple Seal Fitting EK Ekoolant EVO Blood Red Premix 1000mL Coolant

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the_legendairy_cow 1 point 45 months ago

post a pic of the full triple monitor set up. but the whole build looks awesome.

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Posted, probably should have turned them on but didn't think of that until I was posting the picture.

ryan2pro 4 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Was this built before r9 390x came out ?

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Yeah, first card was when the R9 290x come out, second card just before they launched the 390.

ankousmachine 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

i have a question on ur cm sickle fans, are they noisy at all? how much air do they push or pull?

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Airflow is good, especially for rads, from memory at full speed it is 3mm h2O. they are noisier than I thought but this may be due to the case itself or the fact in my other rig I have sp120 quiet editions with the voltage adaptor. Need to have good flow through the front rad though to keep the cards cool, AMD after all.

ComputerBubbles 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Great build. Some questions though about the case. Would you build in it again? & Do the front intakes get enough air?

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

I would build in it again, Front intakes get plenty of air, my front rad is in push pull though so not sure if this helps but the air comes mainly from the side vents, it could also come from the gaps around the door if it needed more but my fans run around 40% and I can feel the air from them on the psu. Only thing I never liked about the case was the cable management room and lack of tie down points in the back, which putting it nicely is absolute rubbish. I will eventually get some adhesive tie down points for cable ties and do it again but if I was to do another build in the case I would prepare for this. Probably doesn't help that I custom mounted two hard drives and the controller for led lighting strip back there though cause I could have hid cables there if I never.

ComputerBubbles 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Yeah its a great looking build. Thanks for the advice. Currently building a computer to run 2k maxed out for a friend

jambii420 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Very clean build. Love the red!

What sleeved cables did you use?

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 2 points 45 months ago

Cheers, sleeved cable kits from pc case gear.

hawkeye1 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

The case makes a lot of difference in a water cooled build. You did a very good job of it. I like your choice of parts, I am partial to EK water blocks. They have Fury X water blocks and back plates now. You really ought to try M2 SM951, you have the MB for it. Maybe next time. lol Nicely layed out and executed +1

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Cheers, will be looking at getting a m.2 x4 ssd eventually, will need to be black to fit the aesthetics though, was looking more at the Kingston HyperX, Thanks

akula2 1 point 45 months ago

Interesting build, my vote.

Well, what's the full system TDP?

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Haven't had it go over 50°c for CPU and Gpu while gaming, so it stays pretty cool, especially for the graphics cards I'm running. At idle it's around 20 with ambient temps of around 17

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 42 months ago
jgperson 4 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Every time I see watercooling with rigid tubing I feel like I made a mistake. But then I remember how much easier mine is to work on and feel better. Like the build. I should have gone X99 too but oh well... It is done now.

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 2 points 45 months ago

Cheers bud, it doesn't take that much longer to do rigid but definitely a lot more fiddly, if you plan your bends right not to hard though. To be honest X99 is a bit overkill but I wanted the new ddr4 and this build was done before skylake so that's what I went with.

abelnafrada 1 point 42 months ago

Hello, do you mind me asking the measurements for your "custom Perspex door" and where you purchased the materials? It looks really nice and I don't like the stock doors since it doesn't unlock easily when you push button. Thanks!

Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

It's 10mm thick perspex, to get the size i just measured it and sent the size to a local supplier who cut and machined it for me.

CodyScott 1 point 39 months ago

For that custom door to work did you just slide it in? and the measurements are just the metal to metal parts on the side right?

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Typhus_sw submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Thanks, will do when I have got everything done on it, this probably won't be for a while now though cause I am currently using it.

brodosaur 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Jipster, just got you to 2000 comment karma. Keep it up!

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