When we was during the new PDXLAN event, we saw hundreds of cold law PCs. Many of these PCs paint large hours of investigation, planning, shopping, assembling, as good as fabrication. One of the stand-out PCs during this eventuality was called “Epidemic” built by Jon Hansz of Gresham, Oregon. Here, we can see Jon with the Epidemic Personal Computer as good as the duplicate the May 2012 emanate of CPU Magazine which featured the full-length essay covering Epidemic (notice it’s additionally upon the cover as well).
Jon is an electrician by traffic as good as enjoys fishing, camping, Personal Computer gaming, fabrication, as good as box modding in his gangling time. Regarding Personal Computer gaming, Jon has been during it for the while, 20+ years. When Jon set out to set up Epidemic his prophesy was clear: set up the idealisation gaming Personal Computer which would showcase his craftsmanship in the electric wires as good as courtesy to item throughout.
Let’s take the discerning demeanour during the little of the settlement as good as execution highlights of this law PC. To begin with, you’ll notice which it’s huge. The CASELABS Magnum TH10 box measures 25” high, 26” deep, as good as 15” wide! This creates the little beast proportions:
When we initial saw the Epidemic Personal Computer in person, we pronounced “WOW”. After the notation or so of receiving it all in, multiform questions as good as observations came to my mind. That’s the lot of fans- how many have been there? How prolonged did which Personal Computer take to build? Look during all which glass cooling…
In total, there have been twenty-nine fans upon this PC. Jon outlayed the lot of time researching fans, as good as was sold about the sound turn as good as the colors. After an lengthened search, Jon staid upon the Phobya Nano-2G fans which have the little engaging capabilities as good as specs. These fans have been quiet, using during 10-25 dB, as good as they additionally await PWM carry out for non-static speed operation.
Control of these fans is rubbed by the Sunbeam Rheosmart 6-channel section which can expostulate thirty watts of energy per channel. This air blower controller is utterly stretchable in which it supports both involuntary mode (motherboard PWM vigilance as input) as good as primer mode around the rheostats upon the front of the panel. Even with twenty-nine fans using we didn’t listen to them when station subsequent to the Personal Computer (granted, this was not the still environment). With 4 LEDs educational any air blower as good as the sum of twenty-nine fans (for 116 LEDs total), the fans give this Personal Computer the really energetic look. One of the pointed sum we beheld upon this Personal Computer is the actuality which the LEDs indicating air blower operation upon the air blower controller have been red, only similar to the rest of the enlightenment upon this PC.
These fans have been good during relocating air, though this complement additionally uses H2O cooling to pierce feverishness from the CPU as good as GPU. With ½” Danger Den DreamFlex tubing, Black Ice SR1 radiators, the D5 pump, as good as the Koolance CPU-370 waterblock, this cooling complement is setup for critical feverishness transfer. Perhaps the many eye-catching partial of the cooling setup is the FrozenQ Fusion twin brook fountainhead as seen here:
This fountainhead gives Epidemic an courtesy removing “sci-fi” demeanour that’s only undiluted for this PC.
I was additionally vacant by the electric wires in this PC. Jon took the perfected proceed to handle up this pc, together with rewiring all of the vital handle runs in the Personal Computer as good as adding law sleeving. To give we an thought of the work involved, the sleeving work alone took Jon about 60 hours (and he’s the veteran electrician!). In further to using law electric wires as good as sleeving, Jon additionally sewed the handle bundles together so which the swapping red/black settlement would “flow” properly. Very cool!
There’s really the lot of courtesy to item in this PC, something which we can conclude as the associate Personal Computer builder. As we might have guessed, Jon spends many of his time upon this Personal Computer using games. Some of Jon’s the one preferred titles have been Battlefield 3, Call of Duty, Diablo 3, as good as Borderlands.
Jon is already seeking brazen to his subsequent build. It will be formidable to surpass what he did with Epidemic, though I’m seeking brazen to saying his subsequent origination whatever it is!
- CPU: Intel Core i7 2700K (link)
- Motherboard: EVGA Z68 (link)
- GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra Hydro Copper (link)
- RAM: sixteen GB Mushkin extended redline (link)
- Case: CASELABS Magnum TH10 (link)
- Power Supply: Corsair ax1200, entirely modular (link)
- SSD: (2) Corsair 120 GB Force GT, Raid 0 (link)
- HDD: Samsung 2TB
- Fan Controller: Sunbeam Rheosmart 6-channel (link)
- Fans: (29) Phobya Nano-2G twelve PWM Silent
- Radiators: (1) Black Ice SR-1 480, (1) Black Ice SR-1 360 (link)
- Pump: D5, ½” equipment (link)
- Water Block: Koolance CPU-370 (link)
- Tubing: Danger Den DreamFlex (link)
- Reservoir: FrozenQ Fusion twin brook fountainhead (link)
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