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First i would like to thank my sponsors, for without them this build would not be possible. i would also like to say that my sponsors only asked that i be patient because......well i dont got it like that.










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Welcome, would like to thank everybody for showing up, this is my first build log here on OCN i have been a member for a couple years and im on this website religiously although i rarely post. the reason for this build is very simple, to have two systems in one rig. A year or two i started searching for a case that could house two systems and i find a few but they just didnt fit me and my style ... i guess. some time last year i found the case labs website and didnt pay attention to it because i didnt see the tx10-d, but some how some way i found stren's (memeber of OCN) video on youtube ( i think it was youtube) and all i can remember saying was good god what the hell is that. Now this project is a year in the making, meaning i have been ordering part for it since last year and i have all those parts its just that the case was the last piece of the puzzle (thank you tax season). As i said this is my first build log so be easy, i may not go into a lot of detail like others do but i will try to document everything that i do. Now you may be asking yourself why call it the utopia project (or you probably dont care, im still going to tell you anyway), well basically because i want these two platforms to work perfectly like a utopia. i have one side that has an AMD cpu and the other side has an intel cpu. i like to support both sides because if AMD goes out of business intel is just going to get lazy and we dont want that. right now im still wondering if i should switch out my 1090t and get an FX-8320, ill be hitting the local microcenter tomorrow so i may come home with one.

Intel Platform: (system is currently watercooled)
Use = Gaming only
i7-3770k (yes i delid it and what was def worth it) @ 4.5ghz
Asus Maximus V Extreme (got this board for the same price as a formula, crazy)
Corsair dominator 8gb
2x msi r7970
ocz 60gb ssd
ocz 120gb ssd
corsair 1000w power supply (might get the 1200w and put this on the AMD side)

AMD Platform:
Use = CAD work and everything else
AMD 1090t (may change to FX-8320
Asus Crosshair V formula
corsair dominator 8gb
1x Sapphire 6950 1gb version (i know, i know, waste of money but its sill works)
ocz 60gb ssd
WD 1tb hdd
antec 500w power supply (may change to 1000w currently being used on main rig)

so lets begin:


Current Intel system


closer shot


current AMD system


Installed the mobo waterblock, better work


gotta drain this thing some how right


fill ports, T line and more drain line fittings


fittings


ummmm more fittings


uh oh look who decided to join the party


these things were bigger than i thought


i was going to get the bitspower reservoir but i just like these better for some reason

Thats it so far..........................o wait one more thing heres a teaser



biggrin.gif STAY FREAKIN TUNED

Edit:
final PICS
Edited by holgate - 4/1/13 at 10:34am
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Well made some head way today not too much though. I dissembled both of my systems, i installed some new blocks on my intel system and put in some tubing. the tubing i decided to use was the primocill advanced even though the pro had some major plasticizer issues. Im currently flushing the two rads that i was using before and i put the gpu blocks and the cpu blocks in some lemon juice and ill just let the sit over night. I also couldnt help myself so i drove to microcenter and picked a FX-8320, now i just have to update the bios on the crosshair v, although i should have done that before but whatever. i forgot to give a list of water cooling parts that ill be using ill try my best to note everything:

AMD side (single loop):
1x EK supreme HF CPu water block
1x EK corsair dominator series
1x Ek crosshair V motherboard block
1x 12v phobya water pump
1x EK multioption res X3 150
12x bitspower regular fittings
3x bitspower 90d triple rotary fittings
2x bitspower 90d dual rotary fittings
3x bitspower 45d dual rotary fittings
1x EK 240 rad
1x EK 360 rad

Intel side (dual loop):
1x EK supreme LTX intel water block
1x EK corsair dominator series water block
1x EK Asus MVE full motherboard water block
2x EK 7970 water blocks
2x 12v phobya water pumps
2x EK muiltoption res X3 250
22x bitspower regular fittings
2x bitspower 90d triple rotary fittings
6x bitspower 90d dual rotary fittings
2x bitspower 45d dual rotary fittings
2x Coolgate quad 120 rads


New loop and new cpu and ram block installed on the MVE


AMD system has never been water cooled before, im using my old cpu and ram block which arent even a year old and new mobo block


removed the EK blocks from 7970s


vga blocks in lemon juice


cpu block in lemon juice

thats all folks see you later (sorry for the crappy cell phone pics)

EDIT: name was changed because i forgot that there is another build log with the same name, so out of respect i changed my build log name.
Edited by holgate - 3/2/13 at 5:16pm
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forgot to mention got an email from carla at case labs (my new best friend) the TX10-D is being shipped monday and i got the two day shipping so hopefully itll be here Wednesday (hopefully)
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Looking forward to seeing this monster! Going to be an amazing build! thumb.gif
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UPDATE TIME 3/4/2013

not much going on got some stuff in today:


PROOF THAT I GOT THE 8320



8x CORSAIR SP120 HIGH STATIC PRESSURE FANS


PURCHASED SOME BITFENIX ALCHEMY SERIES SLEEVED CONNECTION EXTENDERS (IM SORRY BUT I DONT HAVE THE PATIENCE TO SLEEVE MYSELF, IVE DONE IT BEFORE AND I HATE IT)



INSTALLED THE 8320 AND THE WATERBLOCKS FOR THE RAM AND CPU ON THE CROSSHAIR V AND DID SOME TUBING

oh yeah i got an email from case labs again with a fedex tracking number, the case is scheduled to be delivered on wednesday and the package is 90 pounds, going to need a hand truck
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