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Wow those looks amazing.
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We're going to use Fractal's awesome XL Black Peal.
Yus! make sure you have a good camera on set....i know it makes all the difference in the builds i follow
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Sorry it's been a while since we've updated. I've been out on a long vacation because of a death in my family

I'm back now, and we're just about ready to resume the project!!

Here's most of the parts we'll be using for the builds.

EK Bay Reservoir
(2) EK GTX560 blocks - (EN) Nickel
(2) EK 2.2 pumps
EK HF CPU block - Nickel (EN)
EK SLI Serial Bridge
EK CoolStream 360 & 240 Radiators
(16) G1/4 Black EK Compression Fittings (ID1/2 - OD3/4")
Black / White ID1/2" - OD3/4" tubing.


EVGA P67 FTW Motherboard
Intel Core i5 SB 2500k
(2) EVGA GeForce GTX 560 VGA's
Corsair Dominator 1866MHz (2 x 4GB) RAM
G.Skill RipJaw 1600MHz / 1866MHz (2 x 4GB) RAM
Corsair HX1050 Power Supply.
(1st Computer) Corsair 800D PC Case - Not pictured
(2nd Computer) SilverStone TJ11 PC Case - Not pictured
(3rd Computer) Danger Den LDR 29 PC Case - Not Pictured
WD Velociraptor (10,000) 320MB HD
WD Caviar (7,200) 2TB HD
NZXT (Black / White) Single Sleeved Cable extensions


There's a lot of other parts and accessories that aren't pictured, but I will be uploading more pictures later today, and finally start the actual build log of the PC.
I'll be doing some leak testing on the cooling parts later today, so I'll update once that's been started



Edited by Nefsis - 9/26/11 at 10:28am
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My sincere condolences about your loss, Nefsis

On the other hand, that'll be a monster EK cooled PC! I gotta ask my colleague if they have sponsored anything in this build and if not - maybe we can find something you need

Regards,
Niko
    
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Would like to see pics of the TJ11, that thing is beautiful
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*grabs popcorn*

this will be good =D.

(btw, really sorry for your loss)
    
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Nefsis, sorry for your loss.
Keep your chin up and do not let it dishearten you.
Hopefully you will find some joy in the hobby.
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Nefsis, sorry for your loss.
Keep your chin up and do not let it dishearten you.
Hopefully you will find some joy in the hobby.
Thank you for the kind words

I've always found some peace in building computers. It's been a great way for me to kind of get out of my head for a while when focusing on the build.

I will update with some more pictures this weekend - I haven't had much time after work. The good news is that I leak tested all the cooling parts and everything worked great. Although I used barbed fittings just to test all the parts and they seemed to leak a big in certain areas, which could have just been because I didn't tighten the clamps that much. I'm hoping once I install all the EK Compression Fittings, I won't have that problem...
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Here's another group picture You can see that the GTX 560 Ti's are now taken apart and ready to be assembled with the EK-GTX560 Water Blocks.

UPDATE: It actually took me about 2.5 hours on EACH video card to get the water block installed. Taking the stock fan off > cleaning it and removing all thermal pads / thermal grease / dust > measuring and cutting new thermal pads > reapply pads > reapply thermal grease on chip > place all the block spacers > seat the Nickel half of the water block (so you can see where you're placing it) > make sure all contact points are correct and touching the block > screw it down > install the Acrylic half of the block > screw it down > rinse and repeat for the 2nd VGA card > checking the 2nd GTX560 and remembering you didn't seat the block spacers... Priceless...





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Some of you might be asking - "Why the hell do you have so many RAM modules??"

Answer: Testing.

After the build finishes, we'll be doing some heavy duty performance testing on all the products.
We will be making How-To videos on how to stress test, stabilize, and overclock newly installed RAM modules. The Corsair Dominator RAM (2x4GB) 1600MHz will be tested first, and installed during the building phase. Once tested, we will then switch to G.Skill and test a few different models. We have G.Skill (2x4GB) 1600MHz / 1866MHz & (4x2GB) 1600MHz RAM which we will be stress testing as well for performance and stability.


The last phase of testing will be all out overclocking. We'll be overclocking pretty much every product we have that has the ability to overclock. We're going to push everything to it's absolute limits on water cooling until we find it's unstable point. Again, we'll make How-To's on how to (safely) overclock VGA / CPU / RAM / MoBo....

Here's a list of things we have planned for the testing phase:


1) 6 Hour MAX stress test / maximum heat testing / load test / stability test
2) 24 Hour application load test & stability (running different benchmarking tools)
3) 72 Hour stress test and load test (running different benchmarking tools)
4) 30 day Folding@Home endurance & stability test
For the 3rd test, the application testing includes heavy game benchmarking, overclocking for optimum FPS gaines, heat readings, and multi application load times, and preformance.
For the 4th test, each computer will run F@H for 30 days, 24 hours/day using all cores + dual VGA's - we'll test end stability, cooling minimums / averages / maximums
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