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"Skynet": Water Cooled HAF X (840mm radiator, 990X, Tri-SLI EVGA 580 Hydro Coppers)

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Got all the new hardware installed biggrin.gif

Swapped out the RX240 for an RX360
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Clearance shot
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New tube routing
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990X now rests beneath the cpu block
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Grabbed another 580 Hydro Copper
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Managed to get my hands on one of the $47.99 (normally $180) X-Fi Titanium HD's from the Best Buy sale biggrin.gif
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Better shot of the HAF 932 Black Edition side panel
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Vote my HAF X for HAF of the month! http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/1130235-september-haf-club-case-hall-fame.html

Finally, got my first water cooled rig up and running after about a month of piecing together everything. I had a really good time putting her together and modding the case, which was also a first for me, at least this extensive of a mod anyways. I really took my time in finding exactly what parts I wanted to use as well as researching why I should or shouldn't go with one part or another.

Very happy with how she finally came together, both in appearance and performance (haven't managed to break 40c in furmark, yet..) cool.gif

I was able to get my hands on a Limited Edition Performance-PCs.com EK full cover block in full "blood red plexi", which I found to be extremely rare. I haven't even been able to find a single photo of it online kookoo.gif So I decide to make it the focal point of the build and kept everything else black to further highlight that.


I wish I would have started a build log, initially. I do have photos from most of the build process, excuse the barrage of pics tongue.gif


Before she went under the knife and got her feet wet. Had 480sc SLI and a Venomous X cpu cooler
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Taping the top off for cutting
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Front view with the 480 rad installed
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Rad clearance
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Front panel attached with some minor trimming to clear the 480 rad
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Top panel grill support and dust filters removed for better airflow
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Backside of the top panel, 3 tabs had to be removed to clear the fan
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5.25 drive covers also had the supports cut and dust filters removed
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Lower front intake got the same treatment
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Rear shot, removed the pass-through covers
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Top panel attached with perfect fitment
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AP-15s installed
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240 rad installed with push/pull AP-15s
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Edited by saer - 10/21/11 at 4:23pm
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Limited Edition Performance-PCs.com full cover EK block in blood acrylic
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Installed
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Hydro Copper FTW 2s
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Installed with bitspower d-plugs running in parallel
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Trying to figure out the pump/res setup
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EK Supreme HF
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Came with the silver mounting kit but ditched for the black
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Going with a blood red acrylic top instead of the acetal
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Installed
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Pump/res installed
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Mocked up the block and fittings to figure out tube routing
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Shot of rad clearance with plenty of room to mount the 140mm fan
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Birdsnest redface.gif
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Mounted all my drives in the back (1 HDD, 3 SSDs)
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Fillport
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Drainport
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Some wire management
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Leak testing
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HAF 932 Black Edition side panel
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Can your HAF X "pop-a-wheelie" ? biggrin.gif:D:D
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Anyone ever noticed this ? "Winning" tongue.gif
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Final touches that I want to do are, custom make a 5 led setup running off of one 2 pin(is this even possible?) so that I can fill the 3 led holes on the mobo block and 2 holes on the cpu block with red leds and make them all pulsate like the standard "E" on the northbridge heatsink.

Possibly switch out the 240 for a 360, since I have the room for it smile.gif

Find another HAF X psu cover to cut in half and completely cover the wiring

Vote for my HAF X for HAF of the month! http://www.overclock.net/computer-cases/1130235-september-haf-club-case-hall-fame.html
Edited by saer - 10/2/11 at 2:49pm
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post #4 of 64
Wow..... Nuff' said.

You've got my vote.
Edited by lostmage - 10/2/11 at 2:45pm
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Very nice build! Congrats! If i'm lucky, i should be getting all my parts in a week or two (most likely two, because most of the stuff isn't in stock where i'm buying), and the final result will be a lot like yours, except i'm going to try to get away with only a gtx480 and 8 3k rpm fans to cool the cpu and both gpus. Now i'm even more impatient! D=
    
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Wow impressive modification ever! You oughta post this in EVGA modding section forums. They'd likely make you a winner with some prizes man.
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Very nice. Makes me want to do the front mount 240 rad.
 
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post #9 of 64
absolutely beautiful build, though i wouldnt of gone with the EVGA HC2's though, those blocks are VERY restrictive, i would of bought some reference cards and thrown some nice blocks on them.

Nonetheless, that rig is to die for, that red chipset block and cpu block combo is absolutely SICK!!!
    
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wow extremely nicely done eek.gif
wish my rig would be that organised lol
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