[WORKLOG] Scorpion King 2.0 - Scorptec Build Log

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  1. SCORPTEC

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    So, for PAX Melbourne this year, we here at Scorptec were given the opportunity by Microsoft to build a system for their display. Not just any system - we could essentially do whatever we wanted within a budget of $10k. The kicker? Our system (and three others) will be voted on by attendees, and the system voted the best will be given away to one very, very, lucky voter.

    If anyone reading this is there or going over the next two days, drop by the Microsoft stand, tag #WIN10SCORPTEC in a tweet, and you enter the draw to win!

    In the interest of myself and a couple other guys giving a helping hand speccing and building this monster, we snapped some pics along the way. I thought some people here may be interested, so I'll share those now.

    Introducing, the Scorpion King 2.0...

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    Components:
    • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K
    • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170X Gaming G1
    • RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4
    • SSD #1: Kingston HyperX Predator m.2 PCIe 480GB
    • SSD #2: Kingston HyperX Predator m.2 PCIe 480GB
    • SSD #3: Samsung 850 EVO 2TB
    • GPU #1: Gigabyte GeForce GTX980Ti G1 Gaming
    • GPU #2: Gigabyte GeForce GTX980Ti G1 Gaming
    • PSU: Corsair AX-1200i
    • Case: CaseLabs Mercury S8

    We originally planned on using Samsung 950 Pros, but they were delayed in getting to Australia. We opted for the Kingston's as a worthy replacement.

    Cooling:
    • 12 x Thermaltake Riing RGB 120mm High Static Pressure Fans
    • 12 x EK HDC Fittings 16mm G1/4 Nickel
    • EK Supremacy EVO Elite Edition Intel 115x CPU Waterblock
    • 2 x EK Full Cover VGA Blocks EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Nickel
    • 2 x EK Full Cover EK0FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Backplate
    • EK XRES 140 D5 PWM Pump/Reservoir Combo
    • 2 x EK CoolStream PE360 Triple Radiator
    • EK HD Acrylic Tubing - Between around 2.5-3m used all up, including some... "test" pieces
    • EK Pastel White Coolant

    So, we started off with a CaseLabs Mercury S8, which almost anyone on this forum would be able to tell you is an utterly gorgeous case, and a pleasure to build in. We had it painted white by them pre-delivery, and then powder coated select parts red once we received it.

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    Fitting the Thermaltake Riing fans to the case.

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    Fitting some more fans to the radiators.

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    Attaching the EK Thermal Pads to the one of the GPUs before fitting the blocks.

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    Fitting the CPU block to the motherboard.

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    Block fitted and secured in place!

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    Tubing between the two GPUs and the custom painted backplates. We originally planned on using a terminal, but couldn't source an acrylic in time, so opted for just straight tubing.

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    SLI bridge provided by Nvidia, custom painted by us, came out looking much better than I was hoping I think!

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    Components all installed, ready to start the tubing.

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    Hacksaw skills.

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    Silicon insert for bending the tubing.

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    Bending by hand using a heat gun. In hindsight, would buy out of 10 a proper bending tool.

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    Tubing that was used between GPU #2 and Radiator #2.

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    Installing the VRM/Mosfet -> CPU tubing.

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    She fits!

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    View from the other side as the tubing install begins.

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    We sprayed a number of things including the backplates, pictured below is the mount for the pump.

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    Loop is filling! Love the look of the coolant.

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    Filling the loop from the other side.

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    Fancy photoshoot photos start from here. Loop all filled, system all cabled and running.

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    Fancy shot #2

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    Fancy shot #3

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    Fancy shot #4

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    There we go! Hope that's been enjoyable. If you're heading to PAX, drop by the Microsoft stand to see the system in action, and enter the draw for a chance to win this absolute beast. See you guys there!
     
  2. juzz86

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    Looks nuts!

    What did you think of Riing fans, as fans? Eyeing them off for my next kitout.

    Lovely work :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the props. Very pleased with how it turned out.

    The Riing fans are nice! I love them aesthetically. Honestly, don't have much in the way to say about their performance, but they kept the system nice and cool. Not at all loud, either.

    The RGB controller is slightly fiddly, but we ended up just running them white, anyway. So didn't have to mess around with it too much.
     
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    Wicked, cheers for the thoughts. Again, top-notch work :thumbup:
     
  5. Flat-6

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    Really like the black exterior, red interior with white highlighted hardware pix.
     
  6. headin2001

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    Great build guys.

    I like the fact you've kept it clean and simple, without any gimycs. Theme has worked well keeping with the colour scheme of the G1 branding.

    You should be proud. Great work.
     
  7. brad81

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    Gorgeous work
     
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    Amazing work Scorptec :weirdo:

    I like how you have kept everything clean and organised. Looks like a lot of clear, concise planning went into the project.

    Your pictures look awesome :thumbup: the white liquid looks like ice
     
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  9. Paulie_AU

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    Nice build guys.

    I agree with using bending blocks makes for much more consistent bends.
     
  10. grrrr

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    10 characters of sexy
     
  11. xRdawGz

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    I'm in love. nice build!
     
  12. Cruise

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    I want one.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

    Very happy with how everything came together!
     
  14. Kosti

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    Damn!

    Wish I had 10K to spend on a build, no wait I spend half that and Yellow Jacket is still not finished 5 years later, :lol:

    Nice work!
     
  15. Jakusonfire

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    Lol, Poor Kosti. By the time its finished Aquacomp will have released all new gear and you'll have to start again.

    Side note:
    Are there are any completed Aquacomp based loops/logs? It seems like they always start off strong, spending a fortune on the gear but then just peter out.
     
  16. Ravennoir

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    So was it given away, who was the lucky bast... person who got it ;)
     

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