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My first build log on OCN. This build will take quite a while as it will involve a little light modding, lots of watercooling, and above all more money than I have.

I was cruising the cases in the for sale thread about a month ago and came across an interesting case. It was the Case Labs M8 and it was for sale locally! I thought about it for about 2 weeks and finally came to the conclusion that I had to have this case. (Thanks to XNine for helping to make this happen!)

It's been sitting in my shop now for a couple of weeks and it is now time to get the ball rolling.

I present the AquaCube build log.

Parts list:

Scavenged from current build:

Core Components:
Intel I-7 2600k have
Asus P8P67 Deluxe have
Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1600mHz RAM have
2-Hitachi SATA III 2TB hdds have
Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD have

Core Components to be added:
Corsair AX1200 PSU have
Corsair AX 650 PSU
2-MSI 6950 Reference 2gb GPUs

Watercooling:
Watercool Heatkiller 3.0 CPU cooler (Special Edition Nickel/Black) ordered
Watercool Heatkiller MIPS nickel motherboard cooling blocks Have
6950 GPU blocks and associated connectors TBD
AquaComputer Aquaero 5 XT PRO controller have but changed to Pro because of XT shorting issues
Aquacomputer Poweradjust 2 (x2) ordered
AquaComputer flow and temp sensors (x3) ordered
AquaComputer Aquastream XT Ultra pump(s) have
AquaComputer Aquatube reservoir(s) (black) have
AquaComputer Airplex Modularity 360mm radiators (copper fins/stainless side panels, one circuit)Have 1
Bitspower matte black compression fittings have

Misc:
MDPC-X sleeving have
22 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 OR Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-S3HS fans have

Case:
Case Labs M8 w/ dual drop in 360 rad mounts on top
Reverse ATX
Full windows on both sides (Have to order one side still) have

Here are a few current photos:

Current Build (Corsair 600t)

IMAG0076.jpg

New M8 Case:

IMAG0027.jpg

IMAG0028.jpg

IMAG0030-1.jpg

IMAG0029.jpg

Note: I will not be using the pedestal on this build.
Edited by longroadtrip - 12/22/11 at 10:45pm
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Status Updates

10/08/11 Shipping update (No photos)
10/09/11 Small sleeving, front panel update (photos)
10/15/11 Reservoir, case parts, fittings update (photos)
10/27/11 Case internals...painting (photos)
12/15/11 Aquaero arrives...fan stickers made (photos)
12/22/11 Multiswitch, AMS rad, MoBo block arrive
Edited by longroadtrip - 12/22/11 at 9:53pm
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Edited by longroadtrip - 10/8/11 at 9:22pm
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Love the case. Why two psu's? I would think the 1200 alone would be more then enough.
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The AX650 will run the watercooling and lighting systems. The AX1200 is for the system itself. I wanted to make sure I had a lot of headroom on the PSU's for future expansion...especially if I get the surprises I have planned for this build.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by longroadtrip View Post
The AX650 will run the watercooling and lighting systems. The AX1200 is for the system itself. I wanted to make sure I had a lot of headroom on the PSU's for future expansion...especially if I get the surprises I have planned for this build.
Now...THAT is intriguing! Can't wait to see what system would need an AX650 just for watercooling.
    
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Now...THAT is intriguing! Can't wait to see what system would need an AX650 just for watercooling.
yes wow... i am very interesten in the WC hardware that will be goin into this rig...
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^^This. I can't wait! Subbed.
   
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