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[Build Log] The ZX11 - Case Labs TH10, Watercooled, Z68, GTX 580 SLI

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I figured that it was time for an upgrade, and as long as I was upgrading, why not REALLY upgrade?

Specs:
CPU: i7 2600K
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme - Z
GPUs: 2x EVGA GTX 580 3GB Hydro Copper 2
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600
SSD: 2x Intel 510 120GB RAID0
HDD: WD 2TB Caviar Black
PSU: Corsair AX1200
Case: Case Labs TH10
Optical: Undecided
Sound: Creative X-Fi Titanium HD
Headphones: Sennheiser HD555 (modded to HD595s)

Cooling:
Rads: 2x XSPC RX480
CPU Block: Koolance CPU-370
GPU Blocks: 2x EVGA (Swiftech) Hydro Copper 2
Pump: Swiftech MCP-35x w/ Heatsink
Reservoir: FrozenQ Liquid Fusion
Tubing: Primochill Black LRT 1/2 ID 3/4 OD
Fittings: Bitspower Shining Compressions
Coolant: Distilled Water + Killcoil
Fans: 16x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15
Fan Controller: Lamptron Touch
TIM: Prolimatech PK1

Already Have:
Monitors: Dell U2410 & Dell 2407WFP
Keyboard: Logitech G15v2
Mouse: Logitech G500
Speakers: Logitech Z-5500
Mic: Logitech USB Desktop Mic
UPS: APC Back-UPS XS 1300
Mousepad: SteelSeries QcK+

Table of Contents:
Note: I will try to take as many pictures as I can and get them to turn out ok. If there is anything you want me to take more pictures of let me know!
Edited by Z-95 - 8/15/11 at 9:54pm
post #2 of 45
Thread Starter 
First shipment has arrived!

Today I got a box from Amazon and a box from Aquatuning!




Inside the Amazon box I got:

PSU: Corsair AX1200


SSD: Intel 510 120GB


HDD: WD 2TB Caviar Black


And inside the Aquatuning box I got:

16x Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15s and some 4-way Y cables



Think I'll have enough fans?

More should arrive tomorrow!
Edited by Z-95 - 7/28/11 at 4:38pm
post #3 of 45
This is gonna be cool. Sub'd.
My System
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K @ 4.5GHz ASUS Maximus VI Hero Z87 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
750GB Samsung 840EVO 256GB Crucial M4 150GB Velociraptor 1TB Samsung F1 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 64-bit 27" Qnix QX2710 96Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Ultimate Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G500s 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Func Surface 1030 Asus Xonar Essence STX M-Audia AV 40 Polk PSW10 Sub 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K @ 4.5GHz ASUS Maximus VI Hero Z87 Gigabyte GTX 980 Ti G1 Gaming 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.Skill Trident X DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
750GB Samsung 840EVO 256GB Crucial M4 150GB Velociraptor 1TB Samsung F1 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Asus DRW-24B1ST Phanteks PH-TC14PE Win 10 64-bit 27" Qnix QX2710 96Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Ultimate Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Logitech G500s 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Func Surface 1030 Asus Xonar Essence STX M-Audia AV 40 Polk PSW10 Sub 
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SUBBING FOR GREAT GLORY! And because it includes things I like; Z68, Gentle Typhoons, & Case Labs cases.
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
SUBBING FOR GREAT GLORY! And because it includes things I like; Z68, Gentle Typhoons, & Case Labs cases.
Hey, reading my previous posts is cheating (unless you got Z68 from ZX11?)

Mainly I'm still nailing down a few parts so the list isn't complete even for me yet. Most of it is though--a couple things were changed from those posts too

Amazon needs to get some stock in soon or I'm gonna have to order from Newegg.
post #6 of 45
I guessed ;D
Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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Test Bed
(24 items)
 
TTTbox
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K  Biostar TZ774XE Power Color AX5770 1GB 4x4GB 1866Mhz 9-10-9-27-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Western Digital Green 2TB Samsung Spinpoint M4 500GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Intel X-25M G2 80GB Lite-On BluRay Drive Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2212HM Deck Legend Frost Tactile Silverstone Strider Plus 750w Custom Acrylic Test Bed 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G500 Cooler Master Storm Tactics FPS Beyer Dynamics DT-990 600ohm Samson MediaOne 3A 
AudioAudioOtherOther
FiiO E09k QOGIR FiiO E17 ALPEN Microsoft Lifecam Studio Blue Yeti Pro Microphone 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10-A5800K ASRock FM2A85X-ITX Radeon HD7770 1GB 2x8GB 1866mhz C9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2TB 5400 RPM  24x DVD Drive Noctua L9A 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Home Premium 32" IPS TV Logitech K400 Seasonic G360 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Logitech K400 Trackpad Custom 2.1 Home Theater Setup 
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I know where all the Gentle Typhoons went!

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post #8 of 45
Thread Starter 
Second shipment has arrived!

Today brought me 3 more boxes from Amazon.


My CPU block came--I went with the Koolance CPU-370:

with all its accessories

The base is nice and polished

Here is a view of the microfins


My tubing also came--black Primochill:

I went with 1/2 ID 3/4 OD

I tied the tubing in a knot to test the LRT (Low Radius Tech)

I think this will do nicely in my case


Lastly, my RAM came--16GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600:



First post has been updated with the new parts!

I also put in orders for my CPU, Mobo, and GPUs at Amazon. Unfortunately, they are all out of stock so I'm hoping they will get some more stock in soon!

Now I gotta wait until Monday for some more parts to arrive--my Sidewinder order should be coming then
post #9 of 45
Thread Starter 
Surprise Saturday Shipment

Today FedEx brought me a surprise shipment on Saturday.


My TIM came--Prolimatech PK1

Also, my fan controller came--Lamptron Touch

And all my fittings! Bitspower Shining Compressions

I got 14 in total

I tested one on my tubing

A pretty good fit

Unfortunately, two won't fit on my CPU block --I'll have to figure out what kind of angle I'll need to buy



Monday should bring my Sidewinder order with the bulk of my WC gear
Edited by Z-95 - 8/12/11 at 11:42pm
post #10 of 45
Thread Starter 
Sidewinder Shipment Arrives

My Sidewinder shipment arrived today bringing lots of goodies!


The biggest items in the package were my rads--two XSPC RX480s

They look nice!

My pump also came--Swiftech MCP-35x



I also bought the heatsink for the pump and a 80x15mm Delta fan

I got 50 feet of wire sleeving and 10 feet of heatshrink as well as some black fan headers--no ugly cables in this build!


A Koolance VL4N QDC set (might need to order another one too)

Lastly, a few different accessories. Some fitting O rings, a killcoil, and a PSU jumper

And a set of UV cathodes and a tubing cutter



I can finally begin some work now by sleeving all my fans, pump, UV cathodes, etc.
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