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Build Log: rebuilding Chimera

post #1 of 4
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well i had a ga-z68x-ud4-b3 and had to return it. i couldnt stand the boot loop issue. so i sent the cpu back to make sure it wasnt it as well.

heres what i got:
-ASUS P8Z68-V PRO GEN3
-i5 2500K
-Corsair Vengeance RAM 1866 mhz 8 gb
-H50 cooler(WC parts arrives today so will no longer have this)
-3 WD Caviar Blue 640gb HDDs in raid0
-1 60gb OCZ Agility 3 SSD for OS
-2 GTX 465s unlocked to 470s
-Zalman 850x Quiet Power Modular PSU
-InWin Dragon Ryder case
-2 22" monitors and 1 21.5" monitor (will be replacing the 21.5" soon)

heres some pics:


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i will post more pics once the WCing parts arrive



Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
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Chimera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
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post #2 of 4
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im a little disappointed in the watercooling. it keeps the gpu about 10 degrees cooler and the processor the same. i was thinking that i would get cooler than that. i am on a 4.5ghz on 1.35 vcore but still... that seems bad for water to be around 60 degrees at those clocks. im goin to try different fans and see if it helps any. way quieter though lol
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
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Chimera
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
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post #3 of 4
10C cooler from stock cooler? What's your ambient temperature? And you mean H-50 with water cooling? How do you cool your gfx card(s), I see one of them cooled with stock fan.
HAFNIUM Ver1.2
(14 items)
 
Hafnium
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HAFNIUM - H2O
(37 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 920 @4.41GHz(1.425V) Gigabyte EX58 UD5 powercolor r9 280x  sapphire hd 7950 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair Dominator 6 GB @1600MHz 2xSamsungF4 320GBRaid0, WD Green 1TB, Samsung 1TB Samsung Writemaster combo DVD Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260 25.5" 1920x1200 Logitech G710+ CM Real Power 850 W CoolerMaster HAF 932 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
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HAFNIUM Ver1.2
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Hafnium
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HAFNIUM - H2O
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 920 @4.41GHz(1.425V) Gigabyte EX58 UD5 powercolor r9 280x  sapphire hd 7950 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Corsair Dominator 6 GB @1600MHz 2xSamsungF4 320GBRaid0, WD Green 1TB, Samsung 1TB Samsung Writemaster combo DVD Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung T260 25.5" 1920x1200 Logitech G710+ CM Real Power 850 W CoolerMaster HAF 932 
Mouse
Logitech G700 
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post #4 of 4
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no h50 was on the cpu and im seeing 10 degrees better on it than with the h50. i had to rma a graphics card so i only have one right now and it is on water too. the gpu is getting 20 better than stock so that is great. i was just expecting more from the WC unit. i have an mcp350 and an ek supreme hf cpu block and a universal xspc gpu block
Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
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Chimera
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i5 2500k 4.8Ghz ASUS P8Z68-v PRO GEN3 Evga gtx 580 3gb Evga gtx 580 3gb 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
8Gb Veangence ocz agility 3 watercooled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
d3 - 23" acer led monitors Logitech G15 1050W modular custom built from scratch case 
MouseAudioAudio
CM Inferno afterglow wireless 7.1 headphones w/ mic x-fi titanium soundcard 
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