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Hey guys, This is my first ever fully planned build/build log so you'll have to bear with me!

What I am doing is pulling some of the new parts I have in my current rig and adding a few things and making some changes. This will hopefully be an all in one day/weekend build once I get all the parts. I doubt that will happen because I like to change my mind on everything... constantly! LOOL..

This build will also hopefully be 100% recorded for my Youtube channel, where I will post build logs and reviews and such.

So lets get at it. I guess first I'll show you what I'm coming from. I started out with My NZXT Phantom in White and an AMD Phenom 2 X6 1090t and Asus M5a88-v evo motherboard with 8GB of G.Skill Sniper 1600 ram. I have done lots of upgrading to it with several different cards and other things, and now have it to the following.

OLD PHANTOM - DONOR!

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Case - NZXT Phantom 400 - White
CPU - Intel Core i7 - 3820
MB - Asrock Extreme4 x79 LGA 2011
Ram - 8GB G.Skill Sniper 1600mhz memory (9,9,9,24)
GPUs - 2 Asus DCII GTX570s
PSU - Antec HCG 900w
SSD - 64GB Crucial M4
HDD - WD 2tb Green - Storage/movies, 2 1TB WD Black Drives
Cable Extensions from Bitfenix
Corsair h100 - cooling the CPU
Asus BD-Rom


I love this case and I really don't want to part with it, but I felt it was time to branch out and try something a little more extreme and something that I haven't seen anyone else try.
I know to most people this will be a fairly tame build, but I wanted to be original so please let me know what you think.

THE PLAN!

First of all... Gotta ditch the Phantom ...

and go with this

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The NZXT Switch 810 SE - Gunmetal.

The reason I have chosen this case is simple, I love NZXT. They make amazing cases, there is nothing wrong with my phantom, but this case just screamed my name. It has fantastic airflow, great looks, an amazing color and most of all, lots of room and options.


Most everything else from the phantom will be making its way over to the new case, because I've already spent most of my time upgrading it. LOL I went with the 2011

I will also be buying another 8GB of the G.Skill Sniper Ram, as well as another H60 (for a total of 2), and a couple more colored cable extensions.


So what my plans are now is pretty simple. Obviously I plan on installing the components I have in, but the 1 major change I will be doing is I will be "watercooling" the graphics cards. I had originally done this with a bracket from Dwood on my Asus DCII 6950. This is where i feel that the rig will stand apart a little. The switch 810 provides a really unique opportunity to use the CLCs in a very efficient manor.

If you guys aren't aware, a user here Dwood, Makes custom bracket to run CLCs (Corsair Hydro and Antec Kuhler) to cool graphics cards. This has been around awhile, but they do provide great cooling on a cheaper budget. I will probably catch alot of flak for using 3 watercooling, but I'm not completely comfortable with watercooling, nor do I like the maintenance of it. I plan on mounting my 2 h60s to the Graphics cards and using the Switch 810s unique feature of the adjustable drive bay fans to mount my radiators.

For those of you who haven't seen it, here is what I'm talking about!

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I think this presents a great opportunity to try this out and have a little fun.

As for now I plan on doing my "Tubing Mod" on all 3 loops to give it some color, probably green. and I have a few other ideas. I know it is a fairly simple process, but I still wanted to bring it to you guys!

I hope you guys will stick around and watch me through my trials!

MunneY
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planned to buy n build an Ivy Bridge + 670 when I get back to uni inside this same case
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Ok guys, I'm going to dig this up and try to get some more advice from you!

I have since built this rig and well, here is teh results i started with.





I am running a

3930k on an Extreme4 motherboard. (Cooled by an H100)
16gb of Samsung Memory at 1866
2 Crucial m4 64GB SSD's
Asus Reference GTX 680 (Cooled by an H60)


I am going to switch the SSD's over to my new rig I'm building and add a 256gb soon.

What i need from you guys are some opinions.

This is how the Case sits as of last night. I moved some fans around and changed my Cable Extensions over.













My plans are to add an NZXT Hue and go with a Green color on the inside. I was also going to cover my tubing over like i have done in my signature or this picture



My concern is I was going to color them green like the cables... but I'm afraid with the lighting and the cables and the tubing all being green, it may be to much.




Any an all suggestions would be appreciated guys!
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Very nice.
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I think that all green would look cool.
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Quote:
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I think that all green would look cool.

I appreciate that man... I really do... I think I'm just gonna go for it LOL... If it looks bad I can change it later!
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My favourite builds are in Prodigys, CM Storm Troopers, CM Cosmos II, and NZXT Switch 810. This looks like it will be cool.
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So... Its been like 3 months and I am "FINALLY" done with my rig... I think :-D

I was saving my 1000th post for this, but I caved and uploaded a deal... Oh well! Please leave me some feedback!

Final specs.

i7-3930k @ 4.5Ghz
Asrock Extreme4 X79
Kraken X60
16GB Samsung Low Pro Memory @ 1866 9-9-9-24


Asus Reference 680 at 1210/6500
Cooled by H60
Zotac Reference 680 at 1210/6500
Cooled by H60

Samsung 840 250GB
Seagate 2tb 7200
WD Green 2TB 7200
2x WD Black 1TB

Asus BD-R
Antec 900w HCG
NZXT Hue Lighting
Green Bitfenix Alchemy Cable Extensions


















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Ok, so I'm gonna dig this up again, and post some before and after pictures.

Alot has happened since I last posted in this thread... which I guess will be ongoing because I'm addicted to upgrading HA!

I've dropped the SLI GTX 680s for SLI GTX 780.

They are EVGA SuperClocks!
















There are my glamour shots for how it is right now... and that being said... lets get on with the changes


Currently its cooled by a NZXT Kraken X60, and it does a good job at 4.5Ghz, but when you start pushing it, it doesn't like it. I have decided that its time to quit being a baby and go Custom Loop. I have never done a custom loop, so this will be my first dive in, so cut me some slack!

I decided I was going to try to buy some parts off here and fill in the rest with parts from dealers.

What I bought on OCN

Swiftech Apogee 2 w 2011 bracket and a bunch of fittings (20 in total). The fittings were a mix of XSPC Compression and bitspower compression.
(yes I know this is not the best option, but I thought self-contained might be good for my first step)



I also bought the following from Performance PCs


  1. 1 x Magicool Slim Profile 3X140mm Radiator - Black (MC-RADI420) = $59.95
    Fitting Size 1/2" OD
  2. 1 x Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 400 - Full Clear Acrylic Version (BP-WTZM400AC-CL) = $43.95
    Nozzles No Nozzles
  3. 1 x *** NEW *** PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD - Crystal Clear (PFLEXA10-34) = $24.99
  4. 1 x *** NEW *** Mayhems Dye - 15ml Emerald Green (MD-DYE-EG-15) = $8.95
  5. 1 x *** NEW *** Mayhems Biocide Extreme (MD-BIO-EXT) = $7.95
  6. 1 x Bitspower BP-WTT-70ML Bitspower Fill Syringe (BP-WTT-70ML) = $4.50
  7. 1 x IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip (IANDH-KILLCOIL) = $6.99


I plan on adding the GPUs in once I get more money. I'm thinking about adding 2 Swiftech Komodo Blocks because I love the look. I will also be adding a 280/240mm Rad in the bottom when that time comes.

My real plan is to try to get an H630 and do some modding, but who knows If that'll happen!

Please let me know what you think and feel free to point out anything!
Edited by MunneY - 8/7/13 at 11:25am
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