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My Rig - Caselabs M8 / 4770K / MSI Z97 Gaming-9 AC / 290X

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Edit: Moved to Intel so my build is here now smile.gif Hello Intel people!

My build is already in progress and I completely forgot that I had an an account here so I'd figure that I would finally start posting so enjoy the pictures and the commentary smile.gif

Hardware List:

Hardware:
Intel Core i7 4770K
MSI Z97 Gaming-9 AC
16 GB AMD Gaming DDR3-2133 kit
Sapphire R9 290X
Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Professional
Crucial M550 128GB M.2 SSD
(4) HGST 4TB Deskstar 7200 SATA
5.25" to 4 3.5" SAS/SATA Hot swappable bay
LG Bluray-RW SATA
Corsair AX 1200 Power Supply
Case Labs M8 w/ Extended Top
Alchemy White LED lighting kit
MDPC Sleeving Black, Titanium Grey and Red.
MDPC Black and Red Heatshrink
MDPC Cable management clamps

Dell U3011 30" LCD
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard
Razer Deathadder 2013 Mouse
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Speakers
Astrogaming A-50 5.8 GHz Wireless Headset

Water cooling hardware:
Koolance PMP-400 pumps
(2) Koolance DDC pump tops
(2) Koolance DDC Heat sinks
(2) EK Multioption 150 Advanced Reservoir

Aquaero XT 5 with (2) PowerAdjust 2
Koolance HX-CU1020V 360mm Radiator
EK CoolStream XT 360mm Radiator
Phobya G-Changer 360mm Radiator

(16) Gentle Typhoon AP-14 120mm 1450 RPM fans

EK Supremacy Acetal/Copper CPU block
EK R9 290X Acetal/Copper waterblock
EK R9 290X Red backplate
(20) Enzotech G1/4 (3/8" ID x 1/2 OD") compression fittings
(2) Koolance VL3 3/8" ID QDC fittings
(2) Aqua Computers in-line temperature fitting
Aqua Computers flow meter
15 Ft. Neoprene 3/8" ID tubing
Edited by ohms - 7/4/14 at 5:08pm
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I am skipping the pictures of when the build was in the CM HAF-X and the Silverstone FT-02 and I'm jumping straight to the last 2 days where i've been building it using the XSPC H1 Cube.

Here she is! The cube has arrived smile.gif The packaging is definitely better then what I've seen the MM cases shipped in.
h1cubebox2.jpg

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In the middle of assembling it
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Heres one of the packages with some of my miscellaneous crap
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Some stuff from Nils - sleeving, heatshrink, those funky cable management rings
mdpcsleeving.jpg

My Swiftech 6900 series Komodo Full coverage GPU blocks (I hate the picture, the new picture on the 6990 Epsilon is sooooo much cooler)
komodo6900.jpg

Koolance Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard block
ch4eblock.jpg

Koolance 120mm x 3 and 120mm radiators with a nice matte black finish
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My Aquaero 5 XT, (2) PowerAdjust 2, Inline Temperature sensor, and Flow meter.
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My Bluray-RW and my SAS/SATA HD Canister. I am gonna have to debadge the Thermaltake off the HD canister before Waterlogged sees it and never lets me live it down.
satabaybluray.jpg

Some soldering and sleeving work for the hotswap bay cables. Before and after pictures!
satasoldering.jpg

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Here is the Phobya G-Changer 360mm rad dressed up with the Enermax White Cluster fans.
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All my 5.25" bay devices installed - Bluray RW, HD SAS/SATA Hotswap, Aquaero 5 XT, PA2, Koolance 402X2

Do you notice the horrible 2mm gap above all the top 5.25" bay devices? Bad BAD machining on the part of XSPC.
h1cubewip2.jpg

Top view - work in progress
h1cubewiptopview.jpg

Retarded problem with my case thanks to XSPC's bad quality control. I fixed it by drill the holes into an oval shape so I could slide the mounting screws down more and I had to use nuts to hold down the mounting screws.
h1cubeproblem1.jpg

After the little set back I finally got back on track

Here is a shot from the top of my motherboard mounted with the EK Supreme Full Cu nickel plated, Koolance CH4E block along with my 6970's with the Swiftech blocks, my Geforce GT 240 and my KillerNIC 2100. I'm still contemplating if I want to use my MCW-80 on my Geforce. The next picture after that is my Hotswap bay loaded up.
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hotswapbay.jpg

Here is some additional shots, I have finished deciding which way my tubing will route but I am missing a few fittings to finalize everything so everything will have to wait about a week. This will give me time to finish up some sleeving. :rofl:

Please excuse the mess inside the case as I haven't gotten around to my wire management yet!

This is what my Aqua flow meter and drainage setup looks like. At the moment I just have a stop fitting after the valve but what I plan on doing is using a Unibit to drill a hole in the bottom of my case and I will then hook up a 90° triple rotary fitting which will go through the hole for my drain.
flowmeterdrain.jpg

Here is a picture of pretty much my finalized WC route. Where you see the mutiple extender fittings stacked on top of each other, I plan on replacing them with BitsPower 20mm extension fittings. If you look closely at the bottom (even though it's cut off) you will see that I did indeed put my MCW-80 on my Geforce GT 240 smile.gif It's my PhysX slave card.
wclayout.jpg

Here it is again, zoomed in a bit.
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Ugh, more sleeving to do...
sleevingnightmare.jpg

Anyway you guys are caught up now!

Enjoy!
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Here are some top view pictures for a better look at the entire case.

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post #4 of 143
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1 of 3 fan sets completed now (soldered and sleeved) It was a complete pain in the ass but worth while. As you can see in the picture I did miss about 1 1/2" of sleeving. I'll have to make sure I don't make that mistake on the next 2 sets.

I unfortunately have to take apart my 360 Rads so I can fix my Enermax White Cluster fans as I soldered together the RPM sensor lines which causes signal errors.

xigmafans360.jpg
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Re-worked Enermax White Cluster PWM 120mm x 3 setup. Took off the pre-sleeved junk and re-sleeved with MDPC-X red sleeving and fixed the RPM sensor wire from daisy chained to single.

enermax360fans.jpg

Here is my Phobya G-Changer 360 redone. I wasn't happy with the way the Enermax White Cluster fans turned out with the soldering and sleeving so I decided to take those off and re-solder and re-sleeve those and use them for the case exhaust. The radiator now has 3 Xigmatek XOS-1251 fans which I have daisy chain soldered (except the RPM wire) and sleeved.

Looks alot better then my initial job with the Enermax fans. I'm glad that I didn't settle for the "average" job and got it to where I wanted it to be.

phob360redone.jpg

Some newly purchased tools for my modding habit smile.gif Assorted wire cutters/pliers, Helping hand with magnifying glass, Torch (for heat shrink!), Irwin clamps and last but not least my Unibits. It almost seems like S&M gear laugher.gif

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Here is the Lamptron Vandal button installed, thanks to my trusty new Unibits the hole came out perfect! I thought these damned things came pre-wired but to my surprise they do not, thank god I had an old PC laying around where I was able to steal the front panel wires/connectors from.

lamptronvandalswitchins.jpg

I also used the Unibits to make myself a drain hole for my loop and I must say it was a perfect fit as you can see in the second picture.

drainhole.jpg

drainperfectfit.jpg
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I hate laying down this acoustic dampening material.

paxmate.jpg

Here is the main part of the case as well as the left and right side panels finished up. I just need to do the top panel after I am finished soldering/sleeving the last set of Enermax fans together.

On that note, I am off to work! I'm sure I'll be trolling the forums on my laptop inside of my ambulance smile.gif

paxcase.jpg

paxsideleft.jpg

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post #8 of 143
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I got around to some power tool work a few moments ago and I took my NZXT sleeved LED kit and I drilled out holes for mounting screws and the power button as well as a rectangular box to accommodate the brightness switch.

sleevedledcontroller2.jpg

Yes, I'm aware that the panel is scratched but I just had the time to do a fit test to see if it mounted. I should have time tomorrow to grind down the sides to make it look uniform.

Here is a shot of the back side of the case with the new holes for the power switch, the 3 selector brightness for the LEDs. It came out looking well I must say!

sleevedledcontroller.jpg


I got my sleeved LED kit mounted along the top of my case and my Enermax White Cluster fans all wired up, so here it is while I was running an LED test.

sleevedledkit.jpg

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Late update from June 10th.

Here is the leak test on it's 22nd hour. Still no leaks after getting home from work this morning!

leaktest24hour.jpg

I also got some sleeving done as well after getting home from work, I think it's time to to finish up some small odds and ends and put on the final touches and boot her up.

morenmoresleeving.jpg

I still have to sand off the white writing on the acoustic dampening foam and I'm still deciding if I want to repaint the case.
post #9 of 143
Holy ****. That's nice build!
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Lookin' sexy biggrin.gif
 
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Tray-load DVD Factory Windows 7 Pro 1080P "Ultrasharp" panel 
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ThinkPad W510
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 3840QM Quadro K2000M 4x8gb Intel 525 Series 240gb mSATA 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Tray-load DVD Factory Windows 7 Pro 1080P "Ultrasharp" panel 
KeyboardPowerCase
Integrated Big 'ol brick M4700 chassis 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 820QM 4318-CTO Quadro FX 880M 4x4gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
X-25M G2 DVD Stock Arch x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerMouse
1080P touch screen IPS Clicky Brick Adapter UltraNav 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4x Xeon E7440s HP DL580 G3 Motherboard Rev. 1.1 ATi Rage XL Samsung ECC DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
15K HP Ultra320 SCSI DVD Burner Bare Heatsinks + Chassis Airflow The Ever-Changing Distro... 
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Only For Diagnostics.. 2x1300w (Redundant, Delta OEM) HP 4U Rackmount 
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