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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by duhjuh View Post

do it and then wc your video card as well maybe even your vrms?...make use of all that cooling!

The GPU will be watercooled, as well as the VRMs once I get ahold of the Northbridge heatsink from a Maximus V Formula. I know it uses smaller diameter tubing but I'm gonna use a splitter just before it and merger after it I think.
Red Rover
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
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Red Rover
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intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
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Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
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post #22 of 28
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small update: I'm waiting to receive my reference XFX 6950 2GB in replacement to my non-reference model that I've already sold off, and an EK block and backplate to dress it up once I get the rest of the loop. I'll probably pick up at least one of the rads later this week so I can do some more measurements and mods. By the dimensions I got online, it's going to be a tight fit at 20.5" which is exactly the length of room I have in the bottom of the case. I'm glad I have the M-ATX Maximus V Gene model instead of the Formula or Extreme, because they would be too tall to fit the rad sitting underneath it. I'll have to cut out the bottom of the mobo tray and 1, maybe 2 of the lowest PCIE slots in the case to make room for the rads to sit where I want them. the rads will sit level with the bottom of the doors, which leaves about 1/2-3/4" underneath them, which is likely where I'll move the SSD and 2.5" SATA 120GB HDD that I got for free to use as a data storage drive.
Red Rover
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
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Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
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Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
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Red Rover
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
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XSPC Xinrulian 120mm (x8) 
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post #23 of 28
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Did a lot of cutting and grinding and even a little bit of welding last night to my case. Here's a couple pics. It's rough right now, but I'm just waiting on the rest of the glue to dry before I sand it and paint it.


Here, the most obvious mod is the cut motherboard. I used the dimensions I found online for the Swiftech 480mm rad to measure and mark my cuts, and I gave myself a couple mm room just in case. The rads will have to butt up against the back to fit, so I had to cut outthe bottom 2 and a half PCIE slot covers as well, so an M-ATX mobo like mine or an M-ITX would be the only way to fit these rads where I want them in this case. I also took off the 5.25-3.5" adapter I had been using as a floor for the 5.25 cage and spot welded the original floor in it, still 1 bay less than stock. Still havent decided what I'm going to do for the bottom of the case rear wall, so for now nothing is further modded there than necessary for fitment.




This cutout is for a mod you will find out more about in the future thumb.gif




Here you can see that, not only did I decide where my power extension cable will terminate, but that I have it cut out and glued in place already, and will be able to hide the entire cord biggrin.gif. The onlt part of the cord you will see inside is the 90* plugged into the PSU. I also have the case door notched out so it will fit, since they overlap. Hopefully I'll be able to post updates on it tonight.
Red Rover
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
Other
XSPC Xinrulian 120mm (x8) 
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Red Rover
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
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XSPC Xinrulian 120mm (x8) 
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post #24 of 28
Must say this build really did inspire my switch build. I have to give credit to Phelan for all his advice he has given me on my build thumb.gif
post #25 of 28
Looks like a very clean and detail oriented build. I am eagerly awaiting its completion. I also really like what you did with your power supply! Since your going op on your water cooling, will you adding a ram block as well?
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i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 AMD R9 290 Corsair Vengence 16Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
120 GB SSD Cooler master air heatsink for CPU  Custom Water for GPU Windows 7 
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LG 20" Microsoft ergonomic Corair 700 watt Cougar Challenger 
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i5 2500K Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 AMD R9 290 Corsair Vengence 16Gb 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
120 GB SSD Cooler master air heatsink for CPU  Custom Water for GPU Windows 7 
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LG 20" Microsoft ergonomic Corair 700 watt Cougar Challenger 
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Logitech MX 510 Custom 
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post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by sayaman22 View Post

Looks like a very clean and detail oriented build. I am eagerly awaiting its completion. I also really like what you did with your power supply! Since your going op on your water cooling, will you adding a ram block as well?
this is the old log before I reorganized my build log for version 2.0 link is below thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by KurruptAus View Post

Must say this build really did inspire my switch build. I have to give credit to Phelan for all his advice he has given me on my build thumb.gif


Thanks Kraus, did you know that this is the old version of my build log though? I completed this build quite a while ago. The log is here.
Red Rover
(25 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
Other
XSPC Xinrulian 120mm (x8) 
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Red Rover
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2550K Asus Maximus V Gene XFX 6950 reference Avexir CORE series red LED 16 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120 GB SSD WD Blue 2.5" ASUS DVD-RW Win7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Acer 23' LED LCD 5ms monitor Cooler Master Storm Trigger XFX 750w  
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom Full Tower in White/Red Logitech G600 generic red/white/black mouse pad Sony 520w stereo 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Bitfenix single-sleeved cable extensions Red Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech MCR420-QP Swiftech Apogee Drive II 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Swiftech Maelsrtom EK FC6970 waterblock NZXT FS200 (x5) NZXT FX120 (x1) 
Other
XSPC Xinrulian 120mm (x8) 
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