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post #1 of 16
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Hi there, doing a completely new build to celebrate by graduation from high school to university. Here are the parts:

Case: NZXT Switch 810
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW
Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
RAM: 2x4 GB Corsair Vengeance (1600, CL 8 timings)
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4
HDD: 1TB WD Black
PSU: Corsair AX750
Fan controller: Lamptron FC5 V2

Water cooling parts:
CPU Block: XSPC Raystorm
GPU Block: XSPC Razor GTX 680
Pump/Res: XSPC D5 with dual bay reservoir combo
Radiator: XSPC RX360 with 3x Cougar Vortex fans.
Fittings: Compression fittings

The parts have just been ordered, should arrive in a couple of days biggrin.gif
post #2 of 16
sounds like it is going to be a nice build! make sure you take plenty of pics!
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post #3 of 16
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The parts arrived!




post #4 of 16
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After six hours of putting it all together I stopped for the night. The Switch is a great case to work in, and I can tell cable management will be a breeze. Applying the TIM to the CPU was a bit nerve wracking, as I'd never done it before, but I think it turned out ok, with no TIM being spread over the edge of the CPU when I installed the Raystorm block. The GTX 670 FTW is massive, pictures online just don't do it justice. One problem I have run into though is that two of the screws on the 670 PCB just won't come loose, I must have tried for an hour to get those things to unscrew! I'm going to try wrapping the screwdriver head with a thin piece of rubber or cloth, to try to get more friction, but any other advice would be greatly appreciated! It would be a darn shame to have the 360 rad only cooling the CPU : (


post #5 of 16
subbed. looking great so far smile.gif
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post #6 of 16
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Tried the rubber grip with the GPU screws, didn't work, the screws are pretty much stripped now. Going to run it with the air cooler until I can get a mate who know's what he's doing to drill them out. Another roadblock came up, this time with the radiator. Due to the Sabertooth's thermal armour around the I/O shield, I can't actually fit on the ring of the compression fitting mad.gif I foolishly decided to see if the tubing would hold anyway and got some major leakage. Luckily, nothing was plugged in and all the components still work. For now I'm going to hold off on the water cooling and just run the rig on air.
post #7 of 16
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Yet more problems. I was trying to remove the roof section of the case for easy access to the radiator, but some of the screws are in too tight. Major deja vu. And DON'T BUY MONSOON FREE CENTRE COMPRESSION FITTINGS, they don't work as advertised, the compression ring was so tight around the tubing I couldn't even screw it down, even when using some Vaseline as lubricant. Hoping I can return them ans swap them out for some XSPC fittings, which I know for sure will work. In the meantime I'll use some clamps to secure any tubing. I came up with a solution to the radiator-mobo clearance problem, I'll just drill some extra holes in the roof and move the radiator back slightly biggrin.gif Here are some pics of the rig as it is now, with everything wired up and running



post #8 of 16
sounds like you're very unlucky with this build mate D: sorry to hear everything is poping up to slow you down with your build D: but best of luck with those GPU screws. be a shame if the pcb was to be damaged when drilling. personaly i know a shop near mine that sells a handy tool for removing screws with damaged heads, for when you chew up the cross section. works a treat
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post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by AngelZest View Post

sounds like you're very unlucky with this build mate D: sorry to hear everything is poping up to slow you down with your build D: but best of luck with those GPU screws. be a shame if the pcb was to be damaged when drilling. personaly i know a shop near mine that sells a handy tool for removing screws with damaged heads, for when you chew up the cross section. works a treat
That tool sounds like it's exactly what i need, do you know what it's called or have a picture of it?
post #10 of 16
yeah mate, here is a youtube vid, even better. shows you how it works smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbqbKb8aB8
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Water cooling Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit LG CINEMA 3D Monitor Razer Arctosa 
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