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So my build is almost done and I thought I'd share a few pictures with everyone. Will be ordering a evga 680 SC and Shimian IPSI 1440p monitor when I get back from vacation. Will probably also water cool the card at that time.

FYI, this was my first build ~10 days ago.

And it was my first watercooling ~5 days ago, I couldn't help myself. Got done building and just had to do more! I will be picking up a 200mm red led Bitfenix Spectre Pro for the front, that corsair one is louder than everything else in the case combined and doesn't quite match.









I did have one question about my temps as well, reading from both Realtemp 3.70 and CPUID Hardware Monitor at idle I'm reading:

Core 0- 35c
Core 1- 24c
Core 2- 24c
Core 3- 25c

And at load in Prime95 all core's are at around 65c. Is it normal for core 0 to run that much hotter? Mind you I am still using the integrated graphics.

*Edit- My ambient is around 23c, house is set at 22c but this room is consistently warmer than the rest.

My rig:

Corsair 600t SE Case

ASRock Z77 1155 extreme6 motherboard

i5 3570k (4.5ghz Stable at 1.264v)

Samsung Low Profile 1600mhz 2x4gb Ram (1866 at 8-9-9-24-1t with 1.4v)

Corsair HX750 Gold PSU

Samsung 830 128gb SSD

Samsung DVDR

Water Cooling:

XSPC Raystorm CPU Block

Primochill Red 3/8"ID by 1/2" OD tubing

MCP35X Pump with attached reservoir (PWM controlled at 3500 rpm)

Black Ice GT Stealth 360 xFlow Radiator

Enzotech Compression Fittings

SHIN-ETSU X23-7783D Thermal Compound

Bitfenix Spectre Pro Red Fans
Edited by teamrushpntball - 9/3/12 at 10:42pm
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Looks great,one last thing to do,enter your rig spec in the rig builder.
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Didn't even know a 360 could fit in that thing....... o.o moar pics please or belated buildlog? Getting back on topic......maybe seating issue with the block? List your cpu to see if anybody else has issues?
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Had to remove some metal out of the top for the 360 to fit. Was surprisingly less cutting than i expected. When I get the GPU and go to install it I'll do a belated build log then to show where I cut to fit the 360mm radiator. And that was my first radiator block mount, and first thermal paste application so that could very well be the issue.
Edited by teamrushpntball - 9/3/12 at 10:47pm
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Had to remove some metal out of the top for the 360 to fit. Was surprisingly less cutting than i expected. When I get the GPU and go to install it I'll do a belated build log then to show where I cut to fit the 360mm radiator. And that was my first radiator block mount, and first thermal paste application so that could very well be the issue.

Reseating would help but if it's still doing that after then more investigation will be necessary frown.gif
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post #6 of 11
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So I just ran Prime95 for the last 30 minutes, and my temperature averages are:

Core 0- 63c
Core 1- 64c
Core 2- 63c
Core 3- 59c

Averages taken from RealTemp, CPUID was always within ~4c of RealTemp's readings. Does this seem about normal with at load temperatures? I notice under load I lose that Core 0 temperature outlier.

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Normally the temp differences should only be like 1-2 and more than that means you may have just not seated the block/cooler evenly.
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post #8 of 11
Looks normal to what all my rigs are when folding 24/7.


When you get some cash a nice upgrade in that case would be a 200mm rad in the front thumb.gif
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Haha yeah I know, that's just another $100 bucks it'll be eating out of my wallet soon enough. Leave for vacation this Friday, so when I get back (Or likely 4 days before I come home) I'm ordering my GTX 680, Shimian IPSI 1440p 27" Monitor and in all likelihood the stuff to water cool the gpu. Any suggestions on GPU full cover blocks? Or would it be worth it to just order an EVGA Hydro Copper?
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Ok, so I switched my mind and just ordered a reference XFX 7970. I'm about to place my order for my parts to water cool it and need some advice. Also, think I'll take it all apart so I can post pics of my cuts and modding for any future 600 modders.

So I'm ordering:
Swiftech Komodo Full Cover 7970 GPU Block
and
FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V series 250 ml Blood Red
6 x Corsair SP120 High Performance Fans

Will my 360 rad be able to handle both a GPU and CPU on it? I do intend to get a Phobya 200x200mm radiator (Well my wife is ordering it but won't give it to me until my birthday rolleyes.gif ).

I'm currently running the 3 Spectre Pros as Pulls, but there static pressure is pretty low. I'll be replacing them with the Corsairs, and putting 2 in Push/Pull on the underside of the radiator (Unfortunately the heatsink on the motherboard prevents one from being installed on the far left mounting).

Is it worth it to add in a 120x120mm Radiator on my rear exhaust?

And finally, should I be striving for more intake CFM or exhaust CFM? Top mounted 360 is currently exhaust. Thinking once all is said and done, it will be:

Top 360 Exhaust (3xPull on top of case, 2xPush internally.
Bottom 200 Intake (230mm Spectre Pro Push/Pull with 20mm Phobya Shrouds)
Rear 120 Intake (1xPull)
This will give me 54,400mm square intake surface area, and 43,200 exhaust. Or should I exhaust the rear Fan+Radiator as well?
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