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[Build Log] ATM i5-3570k, Xigmatek Elysium, GTX 670 4gb, and a full WCing loop

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Ok. So after a long debate and reading a bunch of other build logs, I decided to start my own "semi high end" build. This was probably a month ago. rolleyes.gif Since then I have put the majority of the build together with a few modifications on my original plan. As it stands right now, my build consists of this:

Case: Xigmatek Elysium
Hard Drives: 2x OCZ Agility 3 60gb in Raid 0, WDC Black 1TB
CPU: i5-3570k
Mobo: Asrock Extreme4 Z77
GPU: Zotac GTX 670 4gb (with a random asus 550ti as a physx card which is most likely overkill)
Ram: G.Skill Ripjaw 4x4 gb
PSU: Seasonic 1050w
Blu-Ray DVD-RW drive

Watercooling Loop as of right now:

Swiftech Apogee HD Black
Phobya Balancer 250 Res
Black Ice GT Extreme 360 Rad
Primochil LRT Black tubing
Swiftech MCP 655 variable speed pump
Assortment of Xigmatek Fans (all lingering around 90 cfm)


The big thing in this build I have wanted to do was modding. I decided to get my feet wet in the modding and overclock worlds, so I made this build. Its nowhere near completion. I have recently decided to make a few purchases for this build that will significantly change it. I am buying two Plextor M3P 256gb hard drives for my new Raid assembly, an i7-3770k because a friend will be driving by micro center soon biggrin.gif, looking into a 2nd GTX670 (most likely an EVGA 4gb FTW version, watercooling the two video cards, getting (most likely) 3 Asus 23inch IPS monitors for a portrait surround display, and adding some waterblocks to the cards and throwing them into the loop with another radiator, Ihave already been sleeving the cables on the PSU in a blue/white theme (was originally gonna do blue/white/black) but have since thought of changing this which I am open to suggestions on what colors to change the theme to. I really enjoy this case, but just dont see a blue/white theme mixing well into it. The ram will be changed to fit the color scheme later on as well once I have determined the theme (kindof leaning towards black/white or black/green at this point). SO far, I have managed to get the build up and running with a CPU only loop and have begun the overclocking process.As it stands now, I have my i5 clocked at 4.7ghz stable with 1.275v, my Zotac card up to 1254 boost block with ~+500 on the memory putting it in the general range of 1756. I will be starting on the ram soon to play around with it and see how I like it. I will post some logs of the benchmarks on these overclocks later on in the build as it is slightly late tonight and dont feel like running any tests atm :-\

Onto the modding process! As I stated earlier, I have already begun the sleeving. As for the case, well its had a few changed to it as well. The drive bays have been taken out completely by removing the front panel holding them in place. I have also added in a compartment to hide the PSU and wires in the bottom of the case. I am not completely satisfied with the way it has turned out as of yet, so I plan on fixing that later on. I will be adding some pictures of the build as I go along with it more, and am open to any suggestions you might have as to what to do next (especially color themes! lol). Hope you enjoy the build!





Some sleeve love as well!



Also, dont mind the DVD drive where its at, it will be moved! Along with the cables being hidden/managed eventually! lol
Edited by bpmcleod - 3/11/13 at 9:26pm
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Mind you this is my first true build. Any feedback on it would be great O.o
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Nice. A Little more cable management and your golden
    
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3 240 gb ssds + 2 2tb hdd for storage Corsair h100i Windows 10 64 bit 42" led lcd 
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i5 6600k ASUS Maximus viii hero gtx 1070 16 gb Crucial Ballistix Sport 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
3 240 gb ssds + 2 2tb hdd for storage Corsair h100i Windows 10 64 bit 42" led lcd 
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logitech Corsair 850w DiyPC D480-BK 
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I havent really started the cable management. I just got it up and running a little early to see how the ocing would go. You dont even want to see the back atm.
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