240mm AIO R11 project

Reg72

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I have managed to complete a project on a R11 Chassis that turned up in my local area.
The case had no Cpu/Gpu/HDD/Memory but did have a Motherboard (LGA1200) and 1000w PSU.
And it was in the Lunar White clor scheme.
As a Owner of the R9 I'm very aware of the air flow issues and that it would need drastic action to correct these before thinking of running a 10 core cpu overclocked.
The R9 has a warranty so I decided to leave it alone.
But I have decided to use the darkside panels with the Lunar LED to make the New R11 that bit different.
Bellow are some pictures of my build so far.
Parts installed to R11
  • I9 10850K
  • Gskill 32Gb 3200mhz ram
  • HP black nvme 1TB
  • Msi RTX 3070 x2 Ventus
  • 4x Thermaltake toughfan 12's
  • Corsair H100i rgb pro xt
Yes its a 240mm AIO
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Reg72

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Hi! Marvellous work! Do you mind share how exactly to put 240 aio within the black panel? I am intended to do so but have no clue how. Appreciate your advise so much. Thanks.

I will at the weekend get the cover off to take some more pictures.
I have used the Dark side of the moon case with My R9.
The R11 turned out to need a motherboard replacing so I had to transplant everything over or risk upsetting the warranty people.
But the 240mm AIO has made a huge difference to the way the R9 with the I7 9700 behaves.
Temperatures are normally 8c over room temp rising to 54c under heavy sustained load, I play Star Citizen and its really stupid heavy on all cores.
The fans to cool the Radiator ( Hold your laughter ) are the 2 stock 3000rpm fans on a Noctua splitter.
No pre bios warnings, and they don't need to ramp up there rpm to maintain the temperature, So they remain silent.
Intake fans are the thermaltake Toughfan 12's aka Noctua clones.
In summary its a 100% improvement.
And I will be doing the same on the R11 once I have all the bugs worked out from it.
 

Reg72

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Here are a few more pictures of the biild.
I just did 3 hours in star citizen.
9700 non k cpu.
16gb hyper X ram
Msi Rtx 3060 12GB gpu
If you know the game you will also know it eats cores and threads.
The cpu got up to a whole 50°c.
And gpu reports 53°c
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keenz88

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Hi, thanks for uploading those photos.

I can see that you’re placing the aio radiator on the top black panel. And we need to cut some parts of the black panel to fit in the aio radiator. But do we need to cut part of the steel chasis? No?
 

Reg72

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Hi, thanks for uploading those photos.

I can see that you’re placing the aio radiator on the top black panel. And we need to cut some parts of the black panel to fit in the aio radiator. But do we need to cut part of the steel chasis? No?
He buddy.
No I had to remove some of the top inner black panel.
The radiator sits on to the chassis steel with the upper plastic wrapping around it.
You have to put the hoses to the front as the psu is all kinds of in the wrong place.
But it is actually not hard to do.
And the benefits of 50c on the cpu under full load make it worth it in my eyes.
 

keenz88

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He buddy.
No I had to remove some of the top inner black panel.
The radiator sits on to the chassis steel with the upper plastic wrapping around it.
You have to put the hoses to the front as the psu is all kinds of in the wrong place.
But it is actually not hard to do.
And the benefits of 50c on the cpu under full load make it worth it in my eyes.
Ahh, now i have clearer picture. Meaning to say, the radiator is sitting on top of steel chassis. Then the top black panel literally need to be cut a hole to fit the radiator.

Just to double check, the steel chassis doesn’t need to be cut, right?
 

Reg72

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Ahh, now i have clearer picture. Meaning to say, the radiator is sitting on top of steel chassis. Then the top black panel literally need to be cut a hole to fit the radiator.

Just to double check, the steel chassis doesn’t need to be cut, right?
Yes the chassis need to be cut to allow the radiator to breath.
I cut enough to allow the fans and the hoses to drop down.
Leave some metL at the corners for the radiator to rest on.
Add some think rubber or adhesive foam at these points to protect it.
I used high density foam around the radiator to secure it.
It does not move and helps channel the hot air.
 

Reg72

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Completed the Project.
Dark-side R9 MKII I'm calling it.

Spec is
I7-9700
32Gb Corsair dominator
EVGA Rtx 3060 12GB
1TB NVME + 1TB Crucial SSD + 2 TB HDD
Corsair RM 650 PSU
Corsair H100i RGB Pro XT
2X stock fans on Exhaust
2X Thermaltake ToughFans 12's on Intake
Lunar Light Light bar on side panel with matching rear black panel.
Chassis floor drilled for more airflow.
Inner front bezel baffle removed for airflow.
High density Foam cut for around radiator to promote Air pathway.

Runs cool
Runs Silent
Looks better with the Extra LED zone
 

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