Project Mäcki

Project Mäcki by hitzestau

By Hitzestau - 30.05.2017

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We wanted to have something new to tinker with for some time – now we can start. Old and new are coming together in our new project called "Mäcki". Among other things, we have acquired a new chassis and a new reservoir.

We have already made trial run with the most important components. We wanted to see at the beginning, if everything fits as we imagined it or if there were any problems. Here is a glimpse at our chassis:

Project Mäcki by hitzestau

The hardware is perfectly suited for what we are going to do after everything is assembled. You find a complete list of all components at the end of the post. We want to mount the aquaero on the bottom of the upper ventilation grid. Since the four screws of the board unfortunately do not fit the structure of the holes of the grid, we have already commissioned a small metal plate. In the picture below, we have placed the aquaero on top to find the best spot to mount it.

Project Mäcki by hitzestau

Here are two more impressions from the combination of reservoir and pump:

Project Mäcki by hitzestau

In any case, the PCB of the GPU should not be longer as it is:

Project Mäcki by hitzestau

Besides the articles here in our blog in English and German, we have have also started a worklog in each of these forums:
Forum of pcgh.de (in German)
Watercool Forum (in German)
Forum of ocaholic.ch (in English)

Computer Hardware (26. Mai 2017)

Chassis: Fractal Design Define S Window
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97N-WiFi
CPU: Intel i7 4790K
RAM: Kingston HyperX Beast, 2400MHz, 16 GB
GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Ti SC
PSU: Enermax Platimax 1200 W
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 512 GB (2x)

WaKü-Hardware (06. September 2017)

CPU waterblock: Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Copper-Nickel
GPU waterblock: Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X GTX 780Ti "Acryl Edition"
Radiator Top: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm
Radiator Front: Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm
Reservoir: Watercool Heatkiller Tube 200 DDC
Pump: Laing DDC 12V DDC-1T Plus
Tube: Masterkleer 16/10mm
Liquid: Mayhems Pastel Red
Controller (fans and pump): Aquacomputer aquaero 6 XT
Fittings: Aquatuning Perfect Seal / 90 degree revolvable
Flow meter: Aquacomputer mps flow 200
Fans: Phobya NB-eLoop 1600rpm Bionic