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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So I've actually had this computer since January, and it has gone through a few changes since it was first built. Figured I should make a build log.

Here is how it started:
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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
Tax return came, and I decided to do some watercooling. I also noticed someone else who had painted their trim, so I did the same. I also couldn't find a place for my Black Ice GTX 120 radiator, so I cut apart the middle HDD cage to make it work. It wasn't until I re-did my fans and tubing that I realized how stupid I am.

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HDD cage looked like crap, so I covered it up:
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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Enjoyed the computer, but the Yate Loons were terribly loud, and somewhat defeated the purpose of the watercooling. So I bought some new fans, and got bored and swapped the blue power/HDD LEDs with red ones.

700
700
Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Finally decided to get the new fans put in, and re-do the lines, and fix the radiator in the HDD cage. After talking to an NZXT rep, Retell on this forum to be exact, I discovered that all I had to do was rotate the radiator 90 degrees and that it'd mount right up with the front fan... rolleyes.gif I felt stupid. I also figured it was time to get a proper drain line put in, as employing the help of my room-mates to drain my computer wasn't easy.

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And finally put together... mostly.
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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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Reply
Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
And a current set of photos, all cleaned up.

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Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
  hide details  
Reply
Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Future goals:

-I'm considering some lighting (probably white) as right now the only lights are the Power, HDD, and Motherboard Debug lights. Not sure yet.
-Another 7970
-Trying to figure out another way to mount a 240mm rad.
-Compression fittings of some kind
Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
  hide details  
Reply
Duty Mode
(15 items)
 
Deployment Rig
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Impact VIII GTX 1080 FE Corsair Vengeance LPX 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT Sandisk Ultra II Corsair H75 Windows 10 64-bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer Predator XB271HU Samsung S29E790C Corsair Strafe RGB w/Cherry MX Silent Corsair SF600 
CaseMouseAudio
NCASE M1 Razer Naga Epic Corsair Void Wireless 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 6700HQ 060W4T NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Soldered     Samsugn M.2 NVME 
OSMonitor
Windows 10 1080p 60hz IPS 
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post #7 of 9
wow, looks great! sub'd
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
500GB M.2 SSD [WD] 2TB Black HDD [NZXT] AER RGB 120 (x7) [NZXT] AER RGB 140 (x1) 
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[Barrow] D5 Heatsink/Reservoir/Heatsink [Barrow] White 1/2"x3/4" Compression Fittings [Primochill] Advance LRT Clear 1/2"x3/4" Tubing [Alphacool] NexXxos XT45 360mm 
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[Alphacool] NexXxos Monsta 240mm [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro x64 [ASUS] MG279 Freesync 1440p IPS [Razer] BlackWidow X Tournament Edition w/Vorte... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
[Corsair] RM850i w/custom cables [Phanteks] Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass [Razer] Deathadder Elite [Corsair] MM300 Extended 
AudioOther
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post #8 of 9
looks good.thumb.gif
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phenom 955 4.2ghz 24/7 msi 870a fuzion power edition 10+1 phase EVGA gtx 460 768 2x4gb kingston hyper-x genisis 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
seagate 7200 rpm 320gb none nzxt havik 140 H60 with dwood bracket 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
seagate 7200 rpm 320gb none nzxt havik 140 H60 with dwood bracket 
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win 7 pro 64 bit hp 2009m logitech 360 rosewill hive 550 
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nzxt phantom 410 white  logitech anywhere mx 
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post #9 of 9
Looking good, I love the baby phantoms! Almost made me wish I wouldve seen them before i pulled the trigger on mine, but I do love it biggrin.gif
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