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[Build Log] Project Qcgold2

post #1 of 6
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Hello.
First of all, this is my first build log but second project I'm doing. My first project started in 2010 and was made from old cases I had lying around and some acrylic sheets. It went through alot of different changes over the last 2 years so the final product wasn't as perfect as I would have liked.

For this project, I'm gonna do about the same thing, but will try to do not as many mistakes I made with my first build and make it a little bit bigger. Also, I'm gonna 'try' to make it look like a more professionnal build.

Here's a pic of my first build in it's current state:


The hardware will be the same in both project, and it consist of:
MB: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
CPU: Intel i7 930
GPU: AMD Radeon 7970
RAM: Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz
SSD: Corsair F120 (I will maybe upgrade this)
HDD: 4x WD Caviar Black (2x500Gb & 2x1Tb)
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W

Watercooling;
EK LT Cpu block
EK FC 7970
EK Res
XSPC 360 Res
D5 Vario Pump
Bunch of compression fittings
Zalman 6 fan controller

Thats it for now. I will update as the project evolve.
Here's some teaser pics;
Enjoy



Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
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Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
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post #2 of 6
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Ok, there we go.
Took me a while to decide how I would do it, and then to start working on the project.
Finished product isn't perfect and there is still some things im gonna change in the future.

The wc parts:


Finished assembling the sides/top/bottom how I wanted:


The rad:


Little paint job:


So I decided to use my old acrylic panel of my old build (this is subject to change in the future):


added hinges (sp?), cutted holes for wires and tubing and side acrylic to cover the holes of the old cases:





The res:

Edited by Qcgold - 2/22/13 at 2:03pm
Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
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Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
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post #3 of 6
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Tubing:






Wires (too bad they are blue, perhaps gonna make some green ones when I can):

Edited by Qcgold - 2/22/13 at 2:08pm
Qcgold
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
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post #4 of 6
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Here comes the final (for now) product:






gonna be adding some green LEDs soon.
Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
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post #5 of 6
I like the creativity of hacking 2 cases together, that's awesome! thumb.gif

What were the initial 2 cases you fused?
post #6 of 6
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Random generic cases
Qcgold
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Qcgold
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz Gigabyte X58A-UD3R MSI 7970 6Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x WD Black Caviar 500Gb Raid0 Corsair F120 2x WD Black Caviar 1Tb Raid0 EK DCP 4.0 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK FC7970 EK Supreme LT XSPC 360 Rad Windows 7 Pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U3011 Saitek Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W Custom 
Mouse
Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
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