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Wow, what a clean build! +rep! I lol'd at the GPU cooler's FAN not working. Of all things, you would think that would work out of the box. rolleyes.gif
Makes me want to try to convince my wife to let me upgrade!
Just curious, if its not too rude to ask, how much did you end up getting the case for?

I know right! Who would have thought the only thing not to work would have been the Fan. Thanks for the input!

I got the 400r case for $99 it was a damn steal! I'm extremely happy with the purchase and im super impressed with the quality of this case!

Hopefully you can convince your wife to let you upgrade!
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Just got my email from Performance-PCs.com that my EK H30 HF Copper Kit has shipped, I should have it tomorrow morning! Im so excited to see how it will come out. biggrin.gif
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Nice build i was trying to get to you before you switched cooler, (H100 is very decent) , I was going to suggest taking back the 6970 and getting a 7970 it would have been a bigger performance boost. Next time thumb.gif again nice build
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Nice build i was trying to get to you before you switched cooler, (H100 is very decent) , I was going to suggest taking back the 6970 and getting a 7970 it would have been a bigger performance boost. Next time thumb.gif again nice build

I thought about the 7970 an I'm still thinking about it but I'm not sure yet :/ I'm wanting to return the 6970 and just pay the 250 more but I'm not sure yet.


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I thought about the 7970 an I'm still thinking about it but I'm not sure yet :/ I'm wanting to return the 6970 and just pay the 250 more but I'm not sure yet.
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It's a really tough choice to make for sure. The 250 price jump seems a bit much if you ask me. SO the HIS 6970 is $370 and the 7950 is $450-470 and you can overclock those 150 mhz without even breaking a sweat and this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121489

would compliment the build like no other smile.gif So $100 more than you spent brings you more power and will blow the GTX 580 out of the water on most games.
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I thought about the 7970 an I'm still thinking about it but I'm not sure yet :/ I'm wanting to return the 6970 and just pay the 250 more but I'm not sure yet.
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Cool, throwing it out there, Im in the same boat kinna, Im buyung the ASUS Crosshair V Formula this weekend myself and I was upgrading my cooler. I read so much stuff on the H100 (I have the H70) and waterloop kits ($200-$300 range). The performance difference isn't that far off if your only coolinig the CPU. Im going water myself more for status then performance. But ya you have an aweseome AMD rig can't wait to see the finished pics. Ill do a thread myself when I complete the build this week (or next I heard most WL kits have to have AMD blocks ordered on demand) thumb.gif
 
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Cool, throwing it out there, Im in the same boat kinna, Im buyung the ASUS Crosshair V Formula this weekend myself and I was upgrading my cooler. I read so much stuff on the H100 (I have the H70) and waterloop kits ($200-$300 range). The performance difference isn't that far off if your only coolinig the CPU. Im going water myself more for status then performance. But ya you have an aweseome AMD rig can't wait to see the finished pics. Ill do a thread myself when I complete the build this week (or next I heard most WL kits have to have AMD blocks ordered on demand) thumb.gif

Thanks for the remarks, I'm excited to see your build hurry and get some pics up =) IF you come back in a couple of mins I will have the final pics of the Thuban Build with my new EK water-cooling loop.
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Nice build! Just wondering if the 240 rad from EK will fit in the top? or is it too thick?. Otherwise you could always external mount (make a little rad box that will fir 2x 240 rads so when u get ure GPU in the loop aswell itll fit nicely tongue.gif)

Dont want to sound like an ass tongue.gif but you could do ure cable managment better, have the 24 pin come out of the grommet which is above the current one, pull the gpu wires tighter, cut the zip ties off the fan header for the h100, pull the molex and the rest of the slack behind it (perhaps first lead the wire to the top of the case, then to the side). It should sharpen things up a bit tongue.gif but great build so far! and CANT wait to see the water cooled pics biggrin.gif
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Alright after a few hours and about 8-10 hours of leak testing I finally completed the install of my EK water-cooling loop. I have to say that EK has some of the best quality products I've seen The level of detail they put into their boxing/products is on par with Apple. *Which is my favorite =) *

Without any further waiting I have the final pictures of my water-cooling EK setup:

I was extremely impressed with how well everything was packaged! Way to go EK, you have found a customer for life!!

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EK-KIT H30 Supreme HF 240 (Copper) by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Lets open this box and see the goodies that are inside! WOW! Its packaged so well, EK does an exceptional job of putting everything together.

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EK-KIT H30 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Here are the instructions that come with the EK-KIT, very impressive! Only thing is they should update their instruction manual for their new RES/RAD that they put in this kit. This would help individuals that don't know anything about putting together a water-cooling setup. Don't get me wrong, they do provide a great overview of what to do, but it might help the new guys if it showed the exact parts you ordered instead of completely different ones.

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Box/Instructions by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Here is the EK-DCP 4.0 Pump

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Brushless DC Pump by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

CoolStream RAD XT 240

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CoolStream RAD XT 240.2 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

EK-Multioption RES 150[/B

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Multioption RES Box by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

EK-Supreme HF CPU Block (Copper)

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HK-Supreme HF by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Here are the 2x 120MM Fans

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2x120MM Fans by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Compression fittings and coolant additive, very impressed that EK put compression fittings in this setup its a great addition! Help ensure a secure fit!!

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Compression Fittings/Additive by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Everything out of the box! =)

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Everything Spread Out by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

So before we begin lets get a before picture =)

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Before by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Shall we begin? Let me prep the radiator

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EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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EK-CoolStream RAD XT 240 with Fans by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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Radiator Mounting I/P by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Next up, the CPU Block mounted to the Crosshair V. It looks darn good on this ASUS board!

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HK-Supreme HF by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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Supreme HF Block Installed by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Time to get the Multioption RAD ready, there is over 8 different ways you can do in/out through the rad, I decided to keep it simple and just do one at the top/one at the bottom front

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EK-Multioption RES X2 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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EK-Multioption RES 150 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Time to start tubing and get the water going!

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Tubing by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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Compression Fittings/Additive by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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CPU Loop 1 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

Leak Test time!

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Leak Testing by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

After the leak test, it was time to button up everything! I have to say everything went really smoothly, and was quite a joy to put together. I will have to upgrade it later to put a video card through the loop. =)

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All Finished by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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All Finished 2 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr

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All Finished 3 by Ancientfall1, on Flickr



Thats it for now! But i'm sure I'll be thinking of something else to do to this computer by the end of the weekend...stay tuned.....
post #30 of 35
Looks pretty good. Some suggestions to improve the looks: Get some longer/bigger black zip-ties for the res. Hide the radiator fan's cable slack behind the radiator. Bring the Pumps cable down behind the graphics card (there should be an cut out int the PCB for this) and hide the slack behind the PSU.
    
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