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    Project Oceanus

    Hello to all Xtremesystems users,today im here to present to you my most recent watercooling project. First the choice of the case was a personal choice,due to the case having lots of modding potencial and pf course of the dimension of it also helped ,it also alowed the instalation of a different radiator setup, that?s rigth im going to use four radiators in this project,im glad the case has wheels or it wouldnt move.

    The case choosen for the project is a Phobya WaCoolT UltraBig case,the case is basicly a beast,and it?s very easy to work with due to the screws system.




    The name of the project is due to the massive amount of water it will have in the watercooling system.




    Oceanus (/oʊˈsiːənəs/; Greek: Ὠκεανός Ōkean?s pronounced [ɔːkean?s]) was a pseudo-geographical feature in classical antiquity, believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to be the divine personification of the World Ocean, an enormous river encircling the world.

    Strictly speaking, Oceanus was the ocean-stream at the Equator in which floated the habitable hemisphere (οἰκουμένη, oikoumene).[3] In Greek mythology, this world-ocean was personified as a Titan, a son of Uranus and Gaea. In Hellenistic and Roman mosaics, this Titan was often depicted as having the upper body of a muscular man with a long beard and horns (often represented as the claws of a crab) and the lower body of a serpent (cf. Typhon). On a fragmentary archaic vessel of circa 580 BC (British Museum 1971.11-1.1), among the gods arriving at the wedding of Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis, is a fish-tailed Oceanus, with a fish in one hand and a serpent in the other, gifts of bounty and prophecy. In Roman mosaics, such as that from Bardo he might carry a steering-oar and cradle a ship.

    Some scholars believe that Oceanus originally represented all bodies of salt water, including the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the two largest bodies known to the ancient Greeks. However, as geography became more accurate, Oceanus came to represent the stranger, more unknown waters of the Atlantic Ocean (also called the "Ocean Sea"), while the newcomer of a later generation, Poseidon, ruled over the Mediterranean.





    Hardware: Will be revelaed later.

    Watercooling: The list is a little big but i will post it here later as well.

    Now the part that you like of course...the PHOTOS:rock:



    Unboxing of the case:



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    As i said previously it has lots of space to work with and for all the hardware i want to use in it.


    Watercooling :















    Just a little preview of some of the watercooling material and cabling i will use in the project,still missing a few details on the material as well,for it to be perfect and to route the watercooling loops as i desire:thumb:

    Now the most important,the sexy case photos :














    Just look how small the mini-itx motherboard looks inside the case hahaha,and of course i think i migth rent some space of the case as a hostel if anyone is interested in speding some holidays in Portugal just ring me:thumb:

    The Oceanus project wouldnt be possible withouth the help of Aquatuning.de,many thanks to them,if you look for watercooling material for a build dont hesitate to drop by at their website!!

    Supported by:




    Regarding the case you can expect a facelift,start to the case paint,altougth i love black,i must change the color of it,the case is now at the paint shop:thumb:
    Last edited by Raiden; 08-18-2014 at 10:44 AM.

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    Naw, just leave it like that. Beautiful just the way it is

    This build looks really promising, though. If you're doing multiple loops, I think it'd be neat to see different colors in each loop, but only a miniscule difference. Like a blue-green and a teal. Just my $0.02, I trust you're going to make this look amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottALot View Post
    Naw, just leave it like that. Beautiful just the way it is

    This build looks really promising, though. If you're doing multiple loops, I think it'd be neat to see different colors in each loop, but only a miniscule difference. Like a blue-green and a teal. Just my $0.02, I trust you're going to make this look amazing.
    Thanks Scott,i think i will go for another option then the ones you mentioned. Wich are pretty good but i got other plans.

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    Got some fresh news for you!


    Small preview of the case painting :





    Frontal panel already painted



    The painting is not finished yet! Hope you like it..;D

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    Hello,

    Quick update before holidays:







    Waterblock of a Gtx 770 and backplate,pushbuttons for the front panel,look how shiny the block is:rock:


    Gaming:


    Some headsets i own,wich should or will i use in this build???:thumb:


    And...the colour of the sleeving:




    Wich of this colors should or will i use? can you guess?

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    WOW looks like I missed some fun, thanks Fugger for cleaning this up !

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    Nice build! Can't wait for updates.
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    Nice build! Can that case support 200mm size RADs in front/top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmaxx View Post
    Nice build! Can that case support 200mm size RADs in front/top?
    Yes,it can,im going to use a 240 mm in the front of the case.


    All the cooling compatibility list of the case in here :

    Cooling:

    Front Option for 1 x 280mm Radiator*
    Option for 1 x 200mm Radiator*
    Option for 1 x 240mm Radiator*
    Option for 1 x 180mm Radiator*
    Option for 1 x 140mm Radiator*
    Option for 1 x 120mm Radiator*

    Rear Option for 1 x 120mm Fan

    Top Option for 1 x 480mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 420mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 400mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 360mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 280mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 240mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 200mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 180mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 140mm Radiator**
    Option for 1 x 120mm Radiator**

    Bottom Option for 1 x 480mm Radiator***

    Option for 1 x 420mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 400mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 360mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 280mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 240mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 200mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 180mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 140mm Radiator***
    Option for 1 x 120mm Radiator***

    Left Side Panel Option for 1 x 180mm Radiator****

    Option for 1 x Phobya Nova or Super Nova using Nova Box Mounting Kit*****

    Right Side Panel Option for 1 x Phobya Nova or Super Nova using Nova Box Mounting Kit*****

    Midplate Option for 1 x 480mm Radiator******1

    Option for 1 x 420mm Radiator******1
    Option for 1 x 400mm Radiator******1
    Option for 1 x 360mm Radiator******1
    Option for 1 x 280mm Radiator******2
    Option for 1 x 240mm Radiator******2
    Option for 1 x 200mm Radiator******2
    Option for 1 x 180mm Radiator******2
    Option for 1 x 140mm Radiator******2

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    A teaser of the case painting:


    Front and the interior of the case:






    Front panel of the case:





    Interior and back panel of the case:






    Front and interior of the case:








    Side panel in wich there will be a Phobya 1080 rad.



    So what do you think of the painting?



    Still missing the tray and other minor parts of the case.:thumb:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiden View Post
    Yes,it can,im going to use a 240 mm in the front of the case.
    Obrigado! Very many options to choose, seems as if 24/7 ambients would be possible for nearly any system with all that Hx capability

    Paint looks good, is it powder coated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmaxx View Post
    Obrigado! Very many options to choose, seems as if 24/7 ambients would be possible for nearly any system with all that Hx capability

    Paint looks good, is it powder coated?
    Very nice the reply in portuguese,if you wana learn more portuguese words just say it


    Well it?s not powder coated because that process is a bit expensive,its regular spray paint and it also helped having a good painter at my team,and the painting is still not finished,just wait for the final photos!
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    Front panel.



    Interior blue and white as i desired!:thumb:

    Today the wheater was bad to take photos,but maybe in a few days i will have some better photos of the work that has been done:thumb:

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    Even though it isn't powder coated the paint looks great! That shade of blue really "pops" should look really nice with some HW mounted!
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    Honestly thought that was powder coated!

    Paint is top notch!

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    Update:




    The Phobya case showing off the finished painting, exterior and interior was chosen the white color,and to highlight some parts of its interior was used the blue color, all four radiators were mounted withtheir fans, in this project i am using seventeen fans in order to achieve maximum performance of the water cooling system.




    Sleeving color sample.










    In this three photos you can see the quality of the painting and the future cable management.









    Begining of the sleeving in a 21 pin white extension.

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    Update:

    I got the GA-Z97X-Gaming 7:



    wich was red,but i decided to change the mosfets and chipset color to fit in this modding color shceme.

    So..





    They are now white:rock::thumb:

    And you can also see in full detail the sleeving on the 24 and 8 pins cables.


    Regarding the acrilics i will be using a few,but i can only show now the side panel:



    Yeah i have done a new side panel for the case,so now it can be a little bit easier to carry it or maybe not:thumb:

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    Well this monday started quite troubled with the start of the assembly of the watercooling system of this project, here is an update:





    Gigabyte Motherboard ready to receive the water block.






    Close up details of the mobo and the cpu block of Alphacool .





    Who find the back of the case sexy? aint itp

    You can n see the ssd pci express of Plextor that is being used as the main system disk.



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    The radiator of 1080 with the Phobya fans!






    Closeup of the sleeving, the curves and connectors used in the system (rads, res, cpu block)






    Closeup tubes CPU block, and the reservoir ready to be filled with liquid.




    Welcome to the red ligth district. Tap to easily drain the system ..




    Case:











    In these last three photos,you can appreciate all the work in general, are the details, the fans used, acrylics for disks that are being used in this project, the pump with a top of the Phobya wich is of nickel, currently the system in its first phase.

    If you show interest i can post a video filling the watercooling system !!!

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    Muito bom! Nice touch with the mosfets, sleeving looks good! Drain is smart, figured that out the hard way long time ago lol

    Any mods planned for the blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmaxx View Post
    Muito bom! Nice touch with the mosfets, sleeving looks good! Drain is smart, figured that out the hard way long time ago lol

    Any mods planned for the blocks?

    Yeah the drain is the best part of the modding,saved me 2 times only when i was filling this loop

    What do you mean by mods for the blocks?

    Mod the cpu and gpu blocks?

    Well the gpu will be difficult as this graphic card is not a reference and i cant find a waterblock for it wich made me very angy. And the cpu block isnt going to be this one,i wanted to mod a cover for the cpu block,but i can find a nice block in temperatures and that can be modded,maybe the new Swiftech,altough my favorites are EK wateblocks,but i can also maybe try to put some leds on the block. You got any ideas you want to share madmaxx?

    Im again assembling this watercooling loop because i got hardware problems,2 days before going to an event here in Portugal,so i will now change to an Amd setup,and hopefully tomorrow i will have all assembled(only cpu watercooling) because i must change Gpu or try to find other solution. I also wanted to use acrylic tubing in the next phase of this project. So Soon i will have news,maybe friday i will post a video filling the loop.

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    Hello to all,just a quick update:





    In these two images you can see that the case is already built,at least the first phase of it,i already build the watercooling system,altougth due to a hardware problem i had to change it to Amd.

    And well,here are some photos of the watercooling system:





    The Phobya cpu block with blue liquid of aquacomputer,also the conectors are from Bitspowers.


    And i was installing windows 10 in my machines,my office is a little bit messy,so dont see it hahahaha lol.



    2 rigs i currently own and will be taking to an event tomorow,soon more develpments of this project,keep folowing and leave your feeback,it will be apreciated!

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    Some footage of the Meet Up event in Vila Nova de Gaia my hometown. In wich i was present with my website members,and we took two cases to it.



    Lanparty area,my case and the gaming hardware i took.




    My 2 cases,the Phobya and Inwin 904 and the gaming hardware at the lanparty area.




    General view of the case.




    Front panel of the case,i still need the cables to plug in the reset push button.




    My desk at the event,hope you like it

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