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The Darwin Project
A H2gO H20 Build

Quote:
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
-Charles Darwin

I made my first dive into water cooling about six months ago, but that was, quite frankly, a half-assed attempt. It turned out better than I expected but it was too big and cumbersome. Size is a big limitation for me because I have to carry my desktop to and from college every break. The smaller and more compact the better. So began the evolution of my desktop. It went from being in a Cooler Master HAF 932 to a Lian Li PC-7FNWX to a Mountain Mods H2gO.

Also, I'm jumping ship from the AMD platform. Not that Bulldozer is a bad chip, but Intel is better for the price and for my needs. So long AMD.

Parts carried over:
  1. EVGA Superclocked 570 GTX
  2. 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm
  3. Samsung CD/DVD Burner
  4. Corsair HX750w
  5. Enzotech Sapphire Rev. A CPU Waterblock
  6. Swiftech MCW82

New Schtuff
  1. Powder coated MM H2gO w/big window and H-window biggrin.gifordered
    320
  2. Intel i5 2500k ordered
    320
  3. ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z MicroATX motherboard ordered
    320
  4. Micron M4 128gb SSD arrived
    320
  5. 2x XSPC EX240 rads arrived
    320
  6. XSPC DDC Res Top arrived
    320
  7. Moar Koolance QDC's ordered
    320
  8. Red Primochill LRT 3/8 ID 1/2 OD tubing

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Rad + res arrive
Edited by tamas - 12/21/11 at 12:17pm
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The Fedex guy decided to drop off some Christmas presents biggrin.gif

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480 mm of awesome raddage rolleyes.gif
Edited by tamas - 12/21/11 at 12:13pm
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Nice got to love The MM cases
H2GO BABY
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 Black Edition @4.013 ASUS Crossfire IV Extreme Sapphire 6950 O/C 950/1325 8G G Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD Vertex 3 120gb,HD 1.5 TB Win 7 Acer 24" Razer 
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955 Black Edition @4.013 ASUS Crossfire IV Extreme Sapphire 6950 O/C 950/1325 8G G Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SSD Vertex 3 120gb,HD 1.5 TB Win 7 Acer 24" Razer 
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RaidMax 750W Mountain Mod H2GO Razer Naga Razer 
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Nice got to love The MM cases

Thanks thumb.gif

Modding my fan controller to get rid of that pesky light

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The wonders of electrical tape

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No more pesky light smile.gif
Edited by tamas - 12/27/11 at 2:40pm
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New pics! biggrin.gif

The case! This thing is beautiful. The powder coat is amazing and I highly recommend it. wubsmiley.gif

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Leak testing lol

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Some artsy pics wheee.gif

399

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Now I hit a brief lull in my build because I forgot that my Sapphire block didn't come with a 1155/1156 mount mad.gif Waiting for my performance pcs order to come rolleyes.gif
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And it's complete! I'll have pics up shortly. I'm missing a 5.25" drive bay cover though thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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And it's complete! I'll have pics up shortly. I'm missing a 5.25" drive bay cover though thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

annndddd?? tongue.gif
POLARIS
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Red Alert SR-1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
Audio
Creative Aurvana Live! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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Logitech Illuminated Corsair 650TX Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech G9 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
Audio
Creative Aurvana Live! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
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Logitech Illuminated Corsair 650TX Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech G9 
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Damn upload speeds... taking three months for edited RAWs
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Samsung 840 250GB SSD H100 w/ 2x SP120 Antec Kuhler 920 w/ 1x SP120 Linux Ubuntu 10.10 
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Damn upload speeds... taking three months for edited RAWs

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Core i7 5930k Rampage V Extreme EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper EVGA GTX 980 Hydro Copper 
RAMHard DriveCoolingMonitor
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2800 256GB Samsung 850 EK Supremacy EVO Full Nickel ASUS ROG Swift 
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16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2800 256GB Samsung 850 EK Supremacy EVO Full Nickel ASUS ROG Swift 
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annndddd?? tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by dmanstasiu View Post

Damn upload speeds... taking three months for edited RAWs
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Rofl laughingsmiley.gif

You guys rolleyes.gif I just forgot to add them. They're on a different computer so I hope to get them up after finals.
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