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[Build Log] - Tiamat Reborn - The End Game

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Overview, Current Parts, Proposed Parts List

2. Additional Parts List

3. Mountain Mods Case Unpacking/Initial Build

4. Pedestal Assembly

5. Main Unit Assembly


6. Drive Bay Install

7. Liquid Cooling Parts/Reservoir Mockup

8. More Parts/Fan and Reservoir Assembly

9. Pedestal Assembly/Acrylic LED Test

10. Final Acrylic LED Shots

11. MOBO Install and New Toys

12. The Loop, Part I

13. Water Loop Question - IDEAS WELCOME/NEEDED!

14. Water Loop Drain Setup

15. Sleeving and Water Cooling Parts

16. ARGH! (#@%$&)+@#$*!!!

17. My Paracord Approach - Sleeve it and They Will Come

18. Sleeving is Officially Complete!

19. Pedestal and Pedestal Drain Complete

20. What a MESS!

21. EPIC FAIL!

22. We Have Water!

23. FINISHED!

OVERVIEW
I recently built my sig rig - Tiamat - and had fun up to a point. I am ditching the case and water cooling bits for a new build. The reason for this is I built Tiamat to try and keep my mind off my mother's illness that ultimately took her life on Halloween this year (of all days, right?) I simply cannot look at it anymore. So to cheer myself up I decided to go bigger, better, faster, meaner, etc etc. Tiamat Reborn - The End Game will be based off of the current components in my sig rig, but with heavy mods to the water cooling and case choice. Here is a list of current components and then we will get to the good stuff!

Current Parts
i5/2500k OC'd to 4.8 stable
ASUS P8P67 Deluxe
Corsair Dominator 8 gig
2 x EVGA GTX Hydro Copper 2 3072mb
OCZ Agility 3 240 SSD + 2 x WD Caviar Blacks 1tb (in Raid 0)
Corsair 1200 PSU
Koolance CPU-370 Block
Koolance Memory Cooling Blocks
2 x Koolance PMP-400 (I may swap these out although they tested decent here - CLICKY)
3 x Alienware OptX 23-inch 3D monitors (I am in LOVE with these)
Windows 7, 64 bit

NEW PARTS
CASE - Mountain Mods U2-UFO with Pedestal.
COOLING - Upping the game to 1/2" running 2 360 Rads (XSPC RX360s), 2 Danger Den Reservoirs, 2 EK DDC X-Top Rev 2 pump tops
FANS - Using my Noiseblockers and adding 4 more for the larger rads. I will be using Enermax T.B. Silence fans for everywhere else (all 11 locations).
MISC - I am still trying to decide on all the remaining parts - connectors, tubing, wiring, fan controllers, lighting.

So this is a MAJOR change over what I had going. Check my old build log.

I need to finalize all my wiring needs, screws, what fan controllers to use (I will be using a total of 17 18 fans), and whether to go compression or barb this time. Here are some pics for now. More to come.

My case setup is different than this pic (I cannot pull the graphic off the MM CYO Builder Screen). Mine will have a clear acrylic top with both left and right sides having 1/2 windows. I will also be flipping the front so the fans are on top.
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The pedestal - mine has 3 120 fan cutouts on 3 sides and a 3 bay optical cut out in the front
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Here is the graphic I put together that will be etched into the top acrylic window.
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My case is being delivered tomorrow so I should have pics up soon.
Edited by ScribbyDaGreat - 5/23/12 at 3:03pm
   
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Here is the graphic I put together that will be etched into the top acrylic window.
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Cant wait to see that!
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Me too! I am really nervous about how it will turn out. The guys at MM said it will be fine. We'll know tomorrow!
   
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Sitting in my office, trolling Overclock.net, waiting on UPS. I keep telling myself to work, but I just won't listen. Glad I'm the boss!
   
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Super excited to see this build finished man! Sounds flipping awesome
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Thanks! I placed a couple of orders this morning for almost all the rest of my parts after I stayed up till 3 am scrutinizing everything (man where does the time go when you are a. gaming, b. drinking, c. with a hot woman, d. buying cool computer gear?) Here's the complete parts list:

From Koolance:
1 x Dual VID Connector, *Black* Adjustable 1 Slot Spacing (CNT-VDA2-BK)
6 x Fan Extension Cable, 3-wire (CBL-TMS05P)
3 x QDC (Extreme Flow) No-Spill, Male [For ID: 13mm (1/2in), OD: 19mm (3/4in)] (VL4N-M13-19S)
1 x CTR-SPD12X2 Dual 12V Pump Controller (CTR-SPD12X2)
3 x QDC (Extreme Flow) No-Spill, Female [For ID: 13mm (1/2in), OD: 19mm (3/4in)] (VL4N-F13-19S)
2 x Nozzle Single, *Black* Compression [For ID: 13mm (1/2in), OD: 19mm (3/4in)] (NZL-V13-19KG-BK)
1 x Nozzle Body, 5-Way Brass [no nozzles] (SPL-XUFY5B)

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13 x Bitspower G1/4" Matte Black Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting CC5 For ID 1/2" OD 3/4" Tube (BP-MB45R2CPF-CC5)
1 x Bitspower G1/4 Thread 90-Degree Rotary 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fitting - Matte Black (BP-MB90R2LCPF-CC5)
3 x Akasa 5.25" Bay to 2.5" / 3.5" HDD & SSD Adapter - Black (AK-HDA-01)
1 x Akasa 5.25" Bay All-In-One V2. Fan Controller / Card Reader / Multi Port Panel - Black (AK-ALL02-BK)
4 x Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-P 120mmx25mm Ultra Silent PWM Fan - 1000-2000 RPM - 12-29 dBA
2 x Lamptron 30W - 8 Channel Aluminum Rheobus - Black (FC-8)
1 x FrozenCPU 12V Ultra-Flex 30 LED Light Strip - Blue
1 x PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 1/2" ID 3/4"OD with 1/8" Wall - 10ft Retail Pack - Black (PFLEXP10-34-BK)
1 x PrimoChill PrimoFlex PRO LRT Tubing 1/2"ID 3/4"OD with 1/8" Wall - 10ft Retail Pack - Clear (PFLEXP10-34)

I still need to pick up screws for fans, screens, etc. But all in all I think I have everything on the way.
   
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Just a few teaser pics while I finish unpacking.

Big sucker!
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Box within a box - great packing!
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Add some peanuts . . .
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And everything comes out perfect! Multiple layers of cardboard, peanuts, packing was perfect!
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Here is the etching - looks amazing in person - a little tough to photograph. If you compare to the original in my previous post you can see it's spot on. NICE WORK MM!!
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That will look awesome with some lights behind it.
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Waiting on the last set of screws to dry so I can finish my rough assembly. Here are some pics of the pedestal assembly.

The front, back, and side panels:
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Back going on the base - these three 120s will have exhaust fans only.
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With bracing installed
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Front on - halfway there!
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It's a roller! Right and left sides will have XSPC 360 rads with Noiseblocker fans
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Wanna screw?
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Heh - had to put all those up. Here's the goodie bag - all the screws, etc.
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Optical Bay - cannot install as I forgot my stubby screwdriver at home
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Seeing this thing together makes me oh so excited for all my other parts to arrive. Still about a week away from it all coming in. Ok - my other screws are probably dry by now. Back to assembly. The good news is I won't have any more screw u pics to put up!
   
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Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D g15 corsair 1200ax 
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mountain mods u2-ufo rat 9 
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i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW gtx 560 gtx 560 
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Corsair Dominator Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Intel M4 ssd 
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TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW x 4 Corsair 1000 
Case
antec skeleton 
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i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW EVGA GTX 295 Corsair Dominator 8 gig 
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2 x Western Digital Caviar Blacks 1TB Blu-Ray Corsair H70 Everything else on air 
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Windows 7, 64  Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Logitech G15 
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Corsair 1000 Corsair 800D Logitech G700 
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i5-2500k asus p8p67 deluxe EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 3072 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2 3072 
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Corsair Dominator 8 gig ocz agility 240 Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
blu ray TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit ultimate Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D g15 corsair 1200ax 
CaseMouse
mountain mods u2-ufo rat 9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW gtx 560 gtx 560 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Western Digital Caviar Black 1 tb Intel M4 ssd 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
TONS - See Build Log windows 7 64 bit Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW x 4 Corsair 1000 
Case
antec skeleton 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 EVGA P55 FTW EVGA GTX 295 Corsair Dominator 8 gig 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2 x Western Digital Caviar Blacks 1TB Blu-Ray Corsair H70 Everything else on air 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7, 64  Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Alienware OptX AW2310 23-inch 3D F Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 1000 Corsair 800D Logitech G700 
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