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[BUILD LOG] Acqua. A sleek, copper and white-accented, M10 build; Version 2.0

If you were unfortunate enough to see my first Acqua build log and watch it crawl along ever so slowly as I attempted to make progress while deployed overseas for a year, I apologize to your eyes.
To see the painstakingly slow progress I speak of, you can check out Version 1.0 here.

Fast forward a few months and I've finally settled back into home sweet home America. Fortunately for everyone, myself included, deployment does wonders to the "Sick a** gaming rig savings fund", and the time has come to put it to good use. We've got a soft budget of $7,500 $10,000 12? lmaosmiley.gif for the tower and monitors, though I'm sure we'll go a little more if needed wink.gif
Since virtually no part will be grandfathered over from my first build log, it was only suiting to create an entirely new log.

With that being said, let's get started!

Intent and Purpose

  1. To game at 5760x1080 where appropriate.
  2. To game three instances of 1920x1080 where intent 1 is not appropriate.
  3. To have a great time building and optimizing a rig that will hopefully, last me a couple of years.
  4. (Extension of #1) To power this beauties:


Table of Contents
1. Hardware List
2. Color Theme Polling
3. MDPC-X Winner!
4. Initial Components
5. Custom Desk Built!
6. CaseLabs M10 Delivered!
7. 5 Monitors Mounted Supreme!
8. Quad Monsta Rads Test Fit
9. Custom Powder Coating Pics
10. Rad Flushing
11. CPU, RAM, Mobo Blocks Installed
12. Quad GPU Blocks Installed
13. Case Fans Sleeved!
14. 24 Pin Sleeved, PowerAdjust II Assembly
15. Operation Filtration
16. AQ5 PowerAdjust II Mounting Plate, Copper Edition
17. Journey into the Pedestal Pt. 1
18. Custom Filters & Other Goodies Arrive
19. Journey into the Pedestal Pt. 2
20. Pedestal, the Reckoning
Edited by Khepira - 4/17/13 at 10:52pm
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Hardware List and Status:

Props and +Rep to Cpachris for a great Hardware List format!

Here is the legend.
Green means I’ve already got it.
Orange means its been ordered (yellow text isn’t real legible).
Red means I’m still deciding/researching the item, or waiting because I don’t yet need the part.
I’ll update this Hardware Status as things change:

Case

CaseLabs M10 w/ 120mm Top & Pedestal


Main Guts

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Extreme
GPU: 4x EVGA GTX 680 4 GB'S
Memory: 32 GB, Corsair Dominator GT 1866
PSU: Seasonic 1250-X



Storage

OS Drive: 2x 256 GB SSD Kingston Hyper X in Raid 0
Raid 5 Array (for storage): 3x 3 TB Seagate Barracuda 7400 RPM
Raid 0 Array (scratch drives): 4x 256 GB SSD Hyper X in Raid 0




Cooling

Radiators: 4x Alphacool Monsta 360 Radiators
Pumps: 2x D5 variant (Swiftech MCP655’s)
Pumps2: MCP35X2
Pump Top: 2x Koolance Performance Acetyl
Reservoir: 2x AquaComputer Aqualis
Radiator Fans: 24x NZXT FN120RB 120mm
Case Fans: 6x NZXT FN120RB 120mm
Case Fans: 2x NZXT FN140RB 140mm
CPU Waterblock: XSPC Raystorm
GPU Waterblocks: 4x XSPC Razor
Motherboard Waterblock: EK-FB ASUS M5E - Nickel + Acetal
RAM Waterblock: XSPC Razor
TIM: Artic Silver 5
Tubing: Clear or White
Fittings: Bitspower White, Bitspower Black, and Koolance Black




Monitoring and Control

AquaComputer Aquaero 5 XT
AquaComputer Aquaero 5 LT
4x AquaComputer Power Adjust USB Ultra
2x AquaComputer Flow Sensor Block
Lamptron FCTouch for Case Lighting
?x Water Temperature Sensors: AquaComputer
?x Air Temperature Sensors: AquaComputer




Misc

Monitor: 3x ASUS MX27 LED
Monitor2: 2x ACER 23" LED
Soundcard: External 7.1 CreativeLabs Surround/COLOR]
Sleeving: MDPC-X; white, color-x, and vanilla sands
Speakers: Studio Monitors & Logitech 5.1 in A/B
Blu-Ray/DVD Reader/Writer: ASUS BR Writer 12x External
GPU Backplates: 4x GTX 680 FTW

Edited by Khepira - 4/17/13 at 11:03pm
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Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD x 4 Segate Barracuda 7200 3TB SATA 6.0Gb/s x2 LG Electronics 14X Internal SATA Blu-Ray Rewriter Custom Cooling - See Details In The Comments 
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Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8 Pro and Ubuntu 12... Asus VG278H 27-Inch 120Hz 3D Monitor x3 (Surround) Dell U3011 - Accessory Monitor Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.7 Gaming Keyboard 
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Sounds like it will be a cool build.
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[OCZ] Agility 3 360GB [OCZ] Vertex 4 120GB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB [Seagate] Barracuda 3 TB 
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Looking forward to this build. subbed!
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