View Full Version : My Overkill Bedroom HTPC

02-10-2016, 04:32 AM
So this is a Red Team build and will be used as an OverKill HTPC for my bedroom. Movies surfing and some light gaming will be all it does.
Think I'm going to install Windows 10 on it for shits and giggles. Will be hooked into 46" Sony Bravia TV

Phanteks Enthoo Pro (http://www.phanteksusa.com/products/phanteks-enthoo-pro)
Asrock Fatal1ty 970 Preformance (http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/Fatal1ty%20970%20Performance/)
FX 6100 6 cores AM3+ @ 3.5GHz (http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=772&f1=&f2=&f3=&f4=&f5=&f6=&f7=&f8=&f9=&f10=&f11=&f12)
2 - AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5870's in Crossfire (http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/5000/5870#)
ADATA SP900 M.2 2280 256GB (http://www.adata.com/en/ssd/specification/293)
AMD/OCZ Radeon R7 SSD-240G (http://ocz.com/consumer/radeon-r7-sata-3-ssd)
Western Digital 2TB Green HD (http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=780)
BitFenix Fury 750W 80+Gold (http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/power-supplies/fury/)
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz (http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-12800cl9q-16gbxl)

HeatKiller 3.0 CPU LC (http://watercool.de/en/heatkiller-cpu-rev30-0) block
2 HeatKiller GPU-X 58x0 (http://watercool.de/en/heatkiller-gpu-x) blocks
Darkside Triple LP360 Extra Slim Radiator (https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/triple-lp630-extra-slim-27mm-radiator/)
Darkside Multi-port Dual 120mm High Performance Radiator PXM240 (https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/multi-port-dual-120mm-high-performance-radiator-pxm240-70mm-pull-or-push-pull-only/)
Darkside Laing DDC 3.25 18W Pump w/ TACH (https://www.dazmode.com/store/product/dazmode_storm_ddc_3_25_18w_pump/)
14 EK HD Adapters 12/16mm - Nickel fittings (https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-hd-adapter-12-16mm-nickel)
2m EK-HD Tube 12/16mm (https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-hd-tube-12-16mm-500mm-2-pcs)
EK-DDC Heatsink Housing - Black (https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-ddc-heatsink-cover-black)
Bitspower G" Silver Shining Rotary 90 fittings (http://bitspowerwork.com/html/product/pro_show.php?products_id=421 2)
G" Silver Shining Aqua-Pipe I (http://bitspowerwork.com/html/product/pro_show.php?products_id=511)
Bitspower DDC TOP Acrylic Version (http://bitspowerwork.com/html/product/pro_show.php?products_id=1395)
DDC TOP Upgrade Kit 100 (http://bitspowerwork.com/html/product/pro_show.php?products_id=3482)
Bitspower Z-CAP II With G" x 3 (Clear Acrylic Version) (http://bitspowerwork.com/html/product/pro_show.php?products_id=2893)
3 Scythe Fast Kaze Maru-2 140mm 1700rpm (http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/kaze-maru-140mm.html)
5 Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-45 120mm 2150rpm (http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products/fans/gentle-typhoon-120-mm.html) on rads in pull

Darkside Dimmable Rigid Red LED's (https://www.dazmode.com/store/category/bare-modding-led-lights/) 3 - 20cm
Black Darkside Sleeve (https://www.dazmode.com/store/category/darkside-sleeve/)
Black Darkside Heatshrink (https://www.dazmode.com/store/category/darkside-heatshrink/)
Pins and Cable Connectors (https://www.dazmode.com/store/category/cable-modding-dyi-wiring/)

While this was a pretty straight forward build I still did a bit of modding.
In order to get a thick 240 rad in the bottom of the case I had to shorten the PSU cover by 150mm.
I also shortened and repainted the original GPU back plates to work with my HeatKiller water blocks.
Painted my flat black rads to black making a better match to the case.
Custom sleeved all wires including Front Panel Audio, USB2 and USB3. No cable left unsleeved. PSU came pre-sleeved with black para-cord.
Using 16mm hard tube for the first time I scraped about a metres worth, figuring out how to do nice bends and nice make double bends. Let me also say if you thought getting the soft tube on a barb was hard, that aint shit compaired to the effort required to make some of the connections in this build. I found making sure the O-rings and the tube are both good and wet before attempting to put tube in fitting.
I had to grind a small groove down the side of 3 of my fittings to be able to get them on the blocks. 1 for CPU block and 2 for GPU parralel setup. This required me match marking each fitting to each blocks port. With test mount to figure out where to grind.
Made a " thick spacer to use between my fans and rad, on the lower rad in pull. I was getting an annoying whistling noise when I had the fans at full speed. The whistling noise was much worse on my top rad and was the main reason I changed that to a push setup rather than make a " thick spacer for it to be silent in pull setup.
The spacer also allowed me to easily fit my drain setup on the lower port of my rad. This is the absolute lowest point of the loop and works great for draining/filling.
Made a couple small covers out of a piece of brass shim stock. A cover for crossfire bridge and one for my M.2 Adata drive on motherboard. Painted black on the out side, a few coats of Plasti dip on the component side.

I'm running all my cooling from a G-Vans 30 Watt/Channel controller. Yes I wish it was a Lamptron but it's not and it does work well. A left over from old build.
Pump on channel 1.
Top Rad fans on channel 2.
Lower Rad fans on channel 3.
My Darkside Red Rigid LED's on channel 4.

Case fans are being run from motherboard headers.



My GPU's are a couple older ATI 5870's I did some minor modding and painted IO plates


Some Night shots of build




Some shots with early morning sun light.










Still not the best pics but you can see the build at least :)

02-13-2016, 11:25 AM
nicely done build!

02-13-2016, 12:44 PM
Thank you doyll