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[Build Log] "Big Bang Theory" 3930k XPower II Dual loops - Updated 02/02/13

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Plan
So I finally get to go through with a build for my self! This build will primarily be used for work, but i do love a good game rolleyes.gif. Unfortunately it will also likely be the last build I can do for my self with current generation hardware for quite a while. I do have a plan, but I'm open to any suggestions you guys have smile.gif. This Build will be a few phases as well.
First, is to get all the main components set up.
Second, is to get a case and get it all water cooled.
Lastly, is to go fully tubeless! wheee.gif

Status
I should get the first update out over Winter break (week after next). You will have to excuse my terrible photography skills for now as i am new, and only have a point n shoot Ultrasonic rolleyes.gif, but please give me any advice you have smile.gif

Current Pictures
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Parts List Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Main Components
  • [Have] 3930k
  • [Have] MSI XPower II
  • [Have] G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB 2400 MHz
  • [Have] (2x) 512GB Vertex 4
  • [Have] (2x) HIS IceQ X2 7970
  • [Need] Lepa G 1600
Watercooling
  • [Have] XSPC Raystorm
  • [Have] XSPC XPower II block
  • [Have] (2x) XSPC RAM
  • [Need] (2x) XSPC 7970
  • [Have] (2x) MCP35X
  • [Have] (2x) EK 150 Multi Res
  • [Need] (2x) NexXxoS Monsta 480
  • [Have] (20x) Cougar 120mm PWM
Case
  • [Need] CL MH10
  • [Need] PSU support (MAC-123)
  • [Need] Flex-Bay HDD cage (MAC-102)
  • [Need] (2x) SSD mount (MAC-124)
  • [Need] Flex-Bay 5.25 HD (MAC-127)
  • [Need] Flex-bay 120mm fan (MAC-113)
  • [Need] Casters HD (MAC-185)
Fittings
  • [Need] Moonstone 3/8 x 1/2 Compression
    other then that i have no idea at the moment, but I'll look into it more when the time comes smile.gif
Misc.
  • [Need] New Headphones
  • [Have] Corsair M90


Posible Other Componants
  • External DAC
  • Mech Keyboard
  • GPU back plates from DWood

Color Scheme Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



the first 8 and 6 pins go together, and the second 8-pin will be mobo power, and the second 6-pin will be the one that goes into the mobo. I like the idea of a 4 color scheme, but I'm not sure how well it will work. The coolant on top will be orange and bottom, purple.

Updates
Edited by eskamobob1 - 2/3/13 at 2:27pm
Big Bang Theory
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old meets new
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell 22" (1680x1050) Sony 17" (800x900) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Wolf king 
PowerCase
Ultra X4 1600W CM HAF X 
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Big Bang Theory
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old meets new
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell 22" (1680x1050) Sony 17" (800x900) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Wolf king 
PowerCase
Ultra X4 1600W CM HAF X 
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post #2 of 112
Subbed man! Looking forward to see what you can do! thumb.gif

Wenis
 
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Mushkin chronos deluxe 240gb Raystorm EK waterblocks Windows 7 pro 
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Auria eq276w Logitech g510 Corsair ax 1200 Caselabs sth10 
MouseAudio
Logitech g500 Bose  
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6600k ASUS Maximus VIII GENE EVGA GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX G. SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2x16GB) 
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Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-E 3.0 x4 Corsair Hydro H105 Windows 10 Home 64 bit Logitech Orion Red 
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Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Mushkin chronos deluxe 240gb Raystorm EK waterblocks Windows 7 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Auria eq276w Logitech g510 Corsair ax 1200 Caselabs sth10 
MouseAudio
Logitech g500 Bose  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6600k ASUS Maximus VIII GENE EVGA GTX 1080 SC GAMING ACX G. SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2x16GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-E 3.0 x4 Corsair Hydro H105 Windows 10 Home 64 bit Logitech Orion Red 
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post #3 of 112
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wenis View Post

Subbed man! Looking forward to see what you can do! thumb.gif
Wenis

TY for the sub!... i cant wait either biggrin.gif... unfortunately, seeing as most of my classes are dangling on these final grades a true update is going to have to wait until atleast thursday rolleyes.gif
Big Bang Theory
(15 items)
 
old meets new
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell 22" (1680x1050) Sony 17" (800x900) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Wolf king 
PowerCase
Ultra X4 1600W CM HAF X 
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Big Bang Theory
(15 items)
 
old meets new
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell 22" (1680x1050) Sony 17" (800x900) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Wolf king 
PowerCase
Ultra X4 1600W CM HAF X 
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post #4 of 112
Subb'd needs moar photos tongue.gif

I kid, look forward to it bro.
post #5 of 112

If you havent already bought the xspc 7970s, get something else. its vrms are passively cooled. 

 

Otherwise, looking forward to the build.

Project - ARC
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Project - ARC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV GENE AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (HD7970-DC2T-3GD5) G.Skill 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. Skill G. Skill G. Skill Vertex 4 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Liquid Windows 8 ASUS VS278Q-P Black ASUS VS278Q-P Black 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
ASUS VS278Q-P Black LG Flatron IPS234W (secondary monitor) Seasonic Platinum 1000w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
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Project - ARC
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Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV GENE AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (HD7970-DC2T-3GD5) G.Skill 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. Skill G. Skill G. Skill Vertex 4 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Liquid Windows 8 ASUS VS278Q-P Black ASUS VS278Q-P Black 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
ASUS VS278Q-P Black LG Flatron IPS234W (secondary monitor) Seasonic Platinum 1000w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
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post #6 of 112
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by barracks510 View Post

If you havent already bought the xspc 7970s, get something else. its vrms are passively cooled. 

Otherwise, looking forward to the build.

i actualy just found that out recently... i am debating going EK 7970, but idk how well they will go with my build and they will cost nearly $40 more a pice frown.gif... im still trying to decide on that one though smile.gif

EDIT: and thanks for the sub guys smile.gif
Big Bang Theory
(15 items)
 
old meets new
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell 22" (1680x1050) Sony 17" (800x900) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Wolf king 
PowerCase
Ultra X4 1600W CM HAF X 
  hide details  
Reply
Big Bang Theory
(15 items)
 
old meets new
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
3930k @ 4.1 GHz Big Bang Xpower II HIS 7970 ICE X2 HIS 7970 ICE X2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB @ 1833 MHz Vertex 4 512GB Vertex 4 512GB H80i 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Auria 27" (2560x1440) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Lepa G. 1600 
CaseMouseAudio
HAF X 942 Corsair M90 Senheiser S170 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Q6600 EP45-UD3P Sapphire 5870 ASUS 5850-Top Direct CU 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR2 Dominators 1x 80GB samsung H70 XP Pro 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell 22" (1680x1050) Sony 17" (800x900) Auria 27" (2560x1440) Wolf king 
PowerCase
Ultra X4 1600W CM HAF X 
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post #7 of 112
Sub'd for the whole thing. Can't wait!
post #8 of 112

question: how are you going to go tubeless? bitspower extenders? If that's what your into, then i dont think $80 makes that much of a difference.

 

also, the ek csq blocks look A LOT nicer in real life than in the pictures (IMO)..... if that helps to decide.

Project - ARC
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Project - ARC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV GENE AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series (HD7970-DC2T-3GD5) G.Skill 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. Skill G. Skill G. Skill Vertex 4 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Liquid Windows 8 ASUS VS278Q-P Black ASUS VS278Q-P Black 
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RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
G. Skill G. Skill G. Skill Vertex 4 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom Liquid Windows 8 ASUS VS278Q-P Black ASUS VS278Q-P Black 
MonitorMonitorPowerCase
ASUS VS278Q-P Black LG Flatron IPS234W (secondary monitor) Seasonic Platinum 1000w Fractal Design Arc Midi 
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post #9 of 112
subbed bro!
     
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Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
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128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB Samsung External 
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OSX Sierra Retina Display 13" Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 Magsafe 2 60W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
MacBook Pro Retina 13" MX Master QCK JBL Flip 3 
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Sennheiser CX300-II Status Audio CB-1 TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Adapter 
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Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
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eLoop B12-2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 10 MX239h 
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Core i5-5257U Logic Board Iris Graphics 6100 8GB  
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128GB My Passport 1TB easyStore 4TB Samsung External 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
OSX Sierra Retina Display 13" Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 Magsafe 2 60W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
MacBook Pro Retina 13" MX Master QCK JBL Flip 3 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser CX300-II Status Audio CB-1 TechnoShield Blue Marble Skin Magsafe to Magsafe 2 Adapter 
OtherOtherOther
Thunderbolt Ethernet Adapter Apple Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter Griffin Mini Displayport to HDMI/DVI Adapter 
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i7-4770k  Sabertooth Z87 Reference GTX780 w/ Backplate Dominator GT 4x4GB 2000MHz 
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Corsair Force LE 120GB Barracuda 2TB Pioneer Bluray Writer Corsair H80i 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
eLoop B12-2 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 Windows 10 MX239h 
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Subbed for sure! As for name ideas, maybe play off the your motherboard? Big Bang could go many different ways with military or science themed names. thumb.gif
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