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[Build Log] Obsidian Beast - upgrade

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So I recently build my 1st water cooled rig and I have decided to make some few upgrades. Here are the components of the original build:

The build:
  • Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
  • PSU: Corsair AX 1200i
  • RAM: Corsair Dominator DDR3 2400MHz 16GB Kit w/4x4GB XMS3 DHX, CL9-11-11-31, Platinum
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 Ghz 8MB
  • MB: ASUS Maximus V Formula, Socket-1155
  • OPTICAL: Plextor Blu-Ray Writer PX-B950SA
  • SYSTEM HDD: 2 x Samsung SSD 830 Series 256GB 2.5" OEM (raid 0)
  • STORAGE HDD: 2 x Western Digital® VelociRaptor 1TB (raid 1)
  • GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB PhysX CUDA

Water cooling components:
  • PUMP+CPU block: Swiftech Apogee Drive II - LGA 1155/1156/1366
  • FANS: 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm - 1850 rpm
  • Coolant: EK - Ekoolant - Blood RED - 1L
  • Fittings: EK compression fittings
  • RAD: XSPC EX240 - Black
  • RES: Bitspower 5.25 Bay Reservoir (POM Version)
  • TUBING: MasterKleer - 12,7/9,5mm - 3/8" (10mm)
  • GPU BLOCK: EK - FC680 GTX - Acetal CSQ + EK - FC680 GTX Backplate

Here is a picture of the current setup



I kindda regret the fans, because they are not PWM controlled and I not happy about the performance (CPU is about 31 celsius and GPU 52 celcius at max load). So I'm replacing the FANS, the tubing and the fittings..

Replacement list:
  • FANS: Noctua NF-F12 PWM - 120mm
  • TUBING: Tygon R-3603 - 19/12,7mm - ½" (12mm)
  • FITTINGS: Bitspower black matt compression fittings
  • MB full block: EK-FB KIT ASUS M5F - Nickel
  • RES: EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Acetal CSQ

I am also gonna try to do something about the cable management and maybe cable sleeving.. any suggesions or questions are welcome! I am currently waiting for the Bitspower fittings from a german retailer.. so it will probably be a couple of days before I get them. I am also considering trying some RAM waterblock, because the fitting on the Swiftech Apogee Drive II is just touching the left ram block, which obviously is not ideal.. check out this picture:

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1st step with the upgrade project done.. I dismantled the computer and installed the motherboard waterblock (EK-FB KIT ASUS M5F - Nickel), new fans and new reservoir. See above post for details on components.
Now I'm waiting for the Bitspower fittings to complete the computer.

New reservoir (EK-BAY SPIN Reservoir - Acetal CSQ)


New motherboard waterblock (EK-FB KIT ASUS M5F - Nickel) and fans (Noctua NF-F12 PWM - 120mm)

Edited by teros - 10/26/12 at 12:24am
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD 1TB RAID Windows 10 64 Bit Crossover 27Q ( 2560x1440) 
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