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ive dabbled in system building before. built a couple of gaming comps.. nothing fancy. now ive decided to dive in head first. the corsair 800D seemed to be a good starting point for me. my goals are to end up with a solid system that will last 3-4 years before the upgrade itch hits too hard. also i want to run 3 monitors for surround gaming. ive been working on this for a bit so there is a little catch up to do.

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the first rad is a RS 360 in push/pull as exhaust in the top

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with the koolance radiator shroud
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frozen Q res.
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some of the inner plumbing. i saw this setup with the bitzpower pass throughs on a old thread here and decided to go that route. thats a swiftech MCP-655 in the bottom HDD cage. i know the wires are an eyesore so i did end up sleeving them in black.
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i was in debate on if i needed a 2nd rad or not but i decided better safe than sorry. thats a 2nd RS 360 with the same kind of pass through i did on the inside.
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i started thinking... my desk isnt big enough for this...
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and this is where we are currently...
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now im at the big decision point. and im torn as what to do. so ill take some advise on components to go with. guildelines are: intel CPU, Nvidia GPU (we have a history).

also im not sure if its worth it to WC the mobo and ram or not. advise would be appreciated. i dont intend to do any crazy OC, perhaps up to 4gHz but not much more.
post #2 of 15
Great work so far, I love the desk. The second rad is overkill. GL with the rest of your build.

(edit for reasoning)

I just finished my first WC build. I have an older i7 920 pushed to 4g, 2 6950's (both wet). I am running a 360 (thick) rad with fans only in pull. After an 8 hour gaming session niether of my cards ever broke 40c and the cpu was in the 41-43c range.

I'm in Charlotte to!
Edited by nicedart - 3/10/12 at 11:38am
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Great start... keep it up...thumb.gif

I did the koolance shroud push/pull rad at the top too. I went the opposite direction though. I felt pulling cooler outside air through the rad made more sense to me... but others have set theirs up like yours with no issues. I did the same for the bottom 240 rad too. The downside is... I have to shoot dust out of my system more frequently with my air compressor.

I know how you feel about deciding on components... I would say get the best for your budget... LOL... but you can take at my build in sig for ideas on what I did for my 800D.

Good luck with your build... and have fun.smile.gif
    
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Looks good so far. If you can stand to wait a month or two you can grab a Z77 + IB and possibly the first run of Kepler depending on if you believe the rumors. If you're itching to throw something together now grab a cheap P67 + i5 2500k + whatever graphics your budget will allow and stick it out til the top Keplers come out hopefully later this year.

Whatever you do it won't be enough and you'll keep adding/changing/tweaking thumb.gif

Just a warning

Oh yeah and about WC'ing the mobo: that's really up to you. I think the general consensus is that it isn't really necessary. Just make sure your pump can handle it as mobo blocks tend to be very restrictive. I'm not sure about a single D-5, someone else will have to chime in on that.
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Looks good so far. If you can stand to wait a month or two you can grab a Z77 + IB and possibly the first run of Kepler depending on if you believe the rumors. If you're itching to throw something together now grab a cheap P67 + i5 2500k + whatever graphics your budget will allow and stick it out til the top Keplers come out hopefully later this year.
Whatever you do it won't be enough and you'll keep adding/changing/tweaking thumb.gif
Just a warning
Oh yeah and about WC'ing the mobo: that's really up to you. I think the general consensus is that it isn't really necessary. Just make sure your pump can handle it as mobo blocks tend to be very restrictive. I'm not sure about a single D-5, someone else will have to chime in on that.

yeah, im currently leaning towards waiting for Z77 mobo's, ivybridge and kepler gpus. the asus ROG z77 board has a WC block already on it (dont have to WC it but you can) so thats pretty tempting. if we believe the rumors we will know something about kepler gpus tomorrow!
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Great start... keep it up...thumb.gif
I did the koolance shroud push/pull rad at the top too. I went the opposite direction though. I felt pulling cooler outside air through the rad made more sense to me... but others have set theirs up like yours with no issues. I did the same for the bottom 240 rad too. The downside is... I have to shoot dust out of my system more frequently with my air compressor.
I know how you feel about deciding on components... I would say get the best for your budget... LOL... but you can take at my build in sig for ideas on what I did for my 800D.
Good luck with your build... and have fun.smile.gif

thanks! smile.gif

love your build. ive been thinking about cutting holes for the fans like you have done on the sides. what did you use to cut those holes and to finnish the edges? im also slightly worried about having enough pressure going through both rads with my single MCP-655. i could easily throw in a bay res/pump combo and make it a dual loop system. not too sure if its necessary though.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by nicedart View Post

Great work so far, I love the desk. The second rad is overkill. GL with the rest of your build.
I'm in Charlotte to!

Agree that this is a very nice loop

Does overkill with rads exist on OCN? lol. REgardless, he states he doesnt plan on going past 4ghz. Assuming he's talking about a K series CPU, any WC is "overkill". But i digress, sexy loop!
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thanks! smile.gif
love your build. ive been thinking about cutting holes for the fans like you have done on the sides. what did you use to cut those holes and to finnish the edges? im also slightly worried about having enough pressure going through both rads with my single MCP-655. i could easily throw in a bay res/pump combo and make it a dual loop system. not too sure if its necessary though.

I just used a hand held jigsaw with sheet metal cutting blades. To clean up the edging, I used inexpensive u-channel from mcmaster.com (part no. 8510K11)
SBR Rubber Edge Trim, 1/32" Opening, 5/32" Inside Depth

It came out to like $8.00 shipped for 10 feet.
    
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by erayser View Post

Great start... keep it up...thumb.gif
I did the koolance shroud push/pull rad at the top too. I went the opposite direction though. I felt pulling cooler outside air through the rad made more sense to me... but others have set theirs up like yours with no issues. I did the same for the bottom 240 rad too. The downside is... I have to shoot dust out of my system more frequently with my air compressor.
I know how you feel about deciding on components... I would say get the best for your budget... LOL... but you can take at my build in sig for ideas on what I did for my 800D.
Good luck with your build... and have fun.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by erayser View Post

I just used a hand held jigsaw with sheet metal cutting blades. To clean up the edging, I used inexpensive u-channel from mcmaster.com (part no. 8510K11)
SBR Rubber Edge Trim, 1/32" Opening, 5/32" Inside Depth
It came out to like $8.00 shipped for 10 feet.

oh wow... i have a new favorite new website... thanks!
post #10 of 15
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today's 5 minute project is to add a drain port

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with the bitzpower drain valve

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