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Well after a fair bit of nagging from friends I finally decided to create one of these build log thingies.

Not all parts have arrived yet but majority of which are expected to arrive in the next week or so with the exception of the motherboard block which may take longer.

Please ignore my bad photography skills and/or grammatical errors. (Although I do like constructive criticism)

Specs:

CPU : i7 3930k, I ended up with 2 of these somehow from a previous friends build. I will be trying out each to see which is better smile.gif

Intel batch number for the Malaysian Chip is L203B270
Intel batch number for the Costa Rica Chip is 3133B464

MOTHERBOARD : Asrock X79 Extreme 11
RAM : 32gb of Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 9-10-10-30
GPU : 4 x ASUS Geforce GTX Titan 6gb
PSU x 2 : Enermax Platimax 1500watt, Enermax 1350
HDDs: 8 x 256gb Samsung 840 Pro HDD's in Raid 0
FANS: 30 x Gelid UV blue Wing 12's (120mm) which will run at 50% speed and are near silent.
CASE : Mountain Mods US2UFO Extended with custom side panels specially designed and made - thanks to Ben from Mountain Mods for his assistance answering my stupid questions smile.gif
SLEEVING : 60+metres of Modsmart Kobra UV Blue / Modsmart Kobra heatshrink (Every single cable in this build will be sleeved)
FAN CONTROLLER : Lamptron Touch (8 channels , 30 watts a channel - enough to run 3 fans a channel)
LIGHTING: 4 UV light bars controlled by a lamptron 4 pot inventer which will be wired so it can be turned on our off using a 22mm momentary switch. 4 x LED 5mm's for the front reservoir, again which can be controleld by the button.
SOUND : Sound Blaster ZxR
HDD Racks : 2 x Vantec EZ Swap F4 MRK-425ST-BK Removable Rack's to allow 8 hdd's to be hot swapped if one dies or as required.

Water cooling parts:

Water block for CPU : EK Supremacy Acetal / Nickel
Water block for MB : Custom South Bridge Block, thread can be found here, http://www.overclock.net/t/1305449/asrock-extreme11-custom-waterblock, special thanks to cpachris and nateman_doo for making these custom blocks, they are going to look great. Mosfet block will be provided by MIPS
Waterblocks for GFX, 4 x EK Geforce GTX Titan Waterblocks
Pumps : 4 x Laing D5 vario's rebranded by koolance to 450 pumps
Reservoir : Bitspower
Radiators Loop 1 (CPU,Motherboard,Ram) : 2 x 360mm Alphacool Copper Radiators
Radiators Loop 2 (GPU's) uses a MORA3 (960mm , 9 x 120mm fans)
Tubing :
Fittings : Mixture of Bitspower and Enzotech fittings.
Fluids :
Monitoring and Control : 2 x phobya temperature sensors, 2 x Aquacomputer 400l flow meters, 2 x Koolance CTR-SPD24X2 Dual 24V Pump Controller , 1 x aquacomputer Aquaero 5.

Parts i am currently waiting on :

EK GTX Titan Waterblocks + Backplates

Special Thanks
Greig from https://www.gammods.com.au/store/
Nateman_doo & cpachris from Overclock.net forums
Mary from http://performancepcs.com
Bill from http://www.frozenCPU.com
www.pccasegear.com.au - Australia's premier PC part distributor.
Sergui from the koolroom - www.thekoolroom.com.au. He is extremely helpful and enabled me to order a MO-RA3 Radiator from Germany which are impossible to find in Australia.
Michael from MIPS - http://www.mips-computer.com/. Extremely helpful and expedited the mosfet block I ordered.

I am sure there are more people who belong in this list, overtime I'll add them all.

Well It's 4am here so I will leave you with some teaser pics of parts that have already arrived or I have started to work on. I warn you that the next week or so will mostly be spent finishing off the sleeving in the build. (which is around 60 meters) so there may not be an abundance of updates (unless you like pics of sleeving? smile.gif )

In no particular order- larger images are available on request smile.gif

Misc Sleeving of PCI-EX and ATX8 pin - still many many cables left to sleeve. Not the most professional job you've ever seen but its as much patience as I can handle smile.gif




Stock 4gb GTX 680 Gainward, 2.5 slot cooler was never going to work for Quad SLI though.





First of the 4gb GTX 680's fitted with EK waterblock and backplate.






and then they multiplied to 3




Aquacomputer 360mm aluminum fin radiator with replacement black sides.





CPU up close



EK supremacy block - until get a chance to install it I won't be removing the film smile.gif




Fittings, fittings and more fittings, Mix of Bitspower and Enzotech pieces. As I use more and more of these i will take more photos





Corsair 2 x 16gb Dominator Platinum C9 ram kits





Asrock x70 Extreme 11 waiting for its water blocks





Fans waiting to be put in.





Aquaero for monitoring water flow rates



XSPCReservoir and two D5's




Watercool MORA3


Edited by soth - 2/28/13 at 11:00pm
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Unfortunately I did not have much time to work on the project today as I had other work related commitments.

The GVANS 4 port cold cathode inverter arrived today. I was quite impressed at how light the unit is compared to other inferior brands that have large and heavy inverters that often produce a large amount of heat.

Over the weekend I will be rewiring the harness so that the cathodes can be turned on and off with a touch of button at the front of the case.




In what little spare time I had today I experimented with a hot glue gun to see If I could create SATA 3 leads without heat shrink. Please see the photos below to see how they it turned out.

Personally I am quite happy with them considering I've never sleeved SATA cables without heat shrink before. I do not expect there to be any problems with these cables so i am 99% sure they will be the cables used for the finalized build.




The Lamptron FC8 fan controller also arrived late today. At first I did not like the wiring loom as it consisted of 3 x molex connectors (often running from a single molex cable and having no effect on the controllers performance.

However tomorrow I will be removing the molex wiring harness and will be creating my own sleeved harness that connects directly to the MOLEX PSU port o draw its power.

Hopefully these images below will help to explain what I am talking about with the harness and why it needs to go smile.gif





I also received a large amount of sleeving and replacement molex connectors from performance pcs today. This will be an ongoing process but the goal is to ensure all wires are sleeved in this build eventually.



Two additional OCZ Agility 3 240gb drives arrived today (I now have 4 total) .



Tomorrow I will hopefully be receiving 4 x 128gb Samsung 830 SSD's. Once I receive them I will take pictures of the Samsung and Agility Drives, including the Vantech Hot Swap

That is it for today, its 1:30am and I'm very tired , thanks for taking the time to read my walls of text and have a great weekend smile.gif


On another note can anyone please help me decide whether or not to use UV reactive fluids and clear tubing in the loop instead of distilled water and colored tubing.

In my previous builds I have always used distilled water with 99.9 x silver strips and copper sulfate (dead water). These builds have always used normal full color tubing and have never caused any problems.

So the two options are:

Option 1) Use distilled water with silver/copper sulfate and colored tubing (in this case blue).
Option 2) Swap over to some Tygon 3603 or similar clear tubing and use EK Coolant or similar

It's also worth noting my build has a large koolance filter fitting immediately following the reservoir outlet which would prevent the bulk of any material and can be cleaned easily using a bitspower d-plug fitting. Please see the pictures below to see what I mean:






I would be very grateful to anyone who can provide me some advice on the above smile.gif
Edited by soth - 10/4/12 at 10:45am
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New Enermax Platimax 1500w PSU arrived today (had a 1350watt Enermax previously, but after some calculations I realized it would not handle such a large load)

There are 2 PSU cutouts on the mountain mods case so worst case scenario I may need to add another PSU to the build to power it all.

I was surprised at how quiet and small this unit is considering its output.

In the past I have had Silverstone ST1500 / Corsair 1200ax power supplies which could become quite loud with load and were considerably larger.

Here is a link to the Silverstone ST1500W PSU so you can see just how much longer and larger the PSU is in size.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=226&area=en

Platimax PSU's operate at 89-94% efficiency at 20-100% load which is outstanding for a PSU of this size. (It would want to for the 400USD it costs!)

There are 6 molex power ports (small black ones) which will be arranged as follows with predominately custom sleeved cables:

1 x custom cable for the Lamptron FC Controller
1 x custom cable with 2 molex connectors for the motherboard (PCI-EX and additional power)
1 x 4 molex connectors (adapted from stock cable) to power 2 x HDD hotswap bays and lighting.
1 x custom cable with 2 molex connectors to power two of the Laing D5 pumps
1 x custom cable with 2 molex connectors to power the other two Laing D5 pumps






As you can see by the photos the PSU has more than enough 12volt rail to power the build smile.gif

I was also impressed that Enermax included a secondary PSU fan that can be fitted and used to control the fan speed manually. I doubt that I will be using the fan as I do not want to manually monitor or adjust it whenever the PSU is under load. But i imagine if you were benchmarking constantly it might be worthwhile.




I have purchased 2 x Vantec EZ Swap F4 MRK-425ST-BK Removable Rack for $40 USD Each

These caddies fit in a single 5 1/4' bay and can store 4 hot swappable SSD's. They also help to cut down on cable clutter as they only use one 4 pin molex connector for power.









I am in the process of replacing the stock 40mm exhaust fan with something much quieter that produces higher CFM. That being said the fan is in no means loud but I would feel better if I was using a fan that I understood the settings / make / model .

According to Fedex my 4 x Samsung 128gb 830 SSD's will arrive in the next few hours, I will take some more pictures then.
Edited by soth - 10/4/12 at 6:02pm
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First two OCZ Agility 3 240gb drives are now in their new home, they will be joined by two more towards the end of the build as they are in my current PC.

Once setup in RAID 0 using the LSI raid chip it should provide 845gb of free space for games and misc data. Not to mention the speed from running 4 SSD's in one smile.gif





When the other parts arrive shortly I will take some more pics of the Samsung drives and the second caddy filled with them smile.gif

My syringe of Prolima PK1 Thermal paste finally arrived from the U.S this morning (can't buy it anywhere in AU). I also have some IC Diamond 24 , Cool laboratory liquid ultra, Antec formula 7 and Noctua NTH1 thermal pastes that were left over from previous builds.



I may be able to do the CPU block and thermal paste today if time permits.

It's likely I will use the PK1 paste to begin with. In the past the Cool Laboratory Liquid Ultra has stained the nickel and it is notoriously difficult to remove. I find the Antec Formula 7 is hard to spread and the NTH1 paste is really only good when working on components that require a paste that is not electrically conductive. In my opinion MX4 is a better paste than NTH1 when working with electrically conductive chips.

If the PK1 turns out to provide bad results I will swap over to the IC Diamond paste first.

For the GPU blocks I used MX4 but I have unfortunately run out and cant find any available locally so I have ordered it in frown.gif

Remaining fans arrived today (30 total)

6 for the front 360mm rad (intake - 3 each side)
3 for the top 360mm rad (outtake)
18 on the 960mm rad (Outtake - 9 on each side)
3 misc fans for back panel (intake)




These fans come sleeved in black, but the sleeving leaves much to be desired so I will be converting all fan cabling to single braid (1 per wire) if possible and soldering 3 fans to a single cable.
Edited by soth - 10/4/12 at 8:42pm
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Wow, that's going to look amazing. Nice idea with the HDD caddy and the SSD!
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Normally I would have to say there is no such thing as "overkill" on ocn but wow this is quite something wink.gif Subbed Cant wait to see how it turns out thumb.gif
    
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The 4 x Samsung 830 128gb drives arrived about 15 minutes ago.

But unfortunately I'm really tired from work and do not have the energy to look at them now.



More pic's to follow tomorrow and thanks everyone for your kind comments smile.gif
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