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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Vlad7692 View Post

Loving it so far!
What kind of temps do you think I'll get if I Crossfire my 7970's? I have a MSI Mpower as well.

Thats a bit of a loaded question. Probably best for another thread.
post #12 of 22
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LED color options with the Apogee Drive 2:


To make the white one I cut a piece of plastic and scuffed it up to diffuse the light from the LED:


Finished:


Test fitting the motherboard:


Had to drill a few holes in the top of the case to offset the rad:


Not a whole lot of room, but enough clearance for the RAM and everything else:


Looks good, front rad in. There is so little space in the front that you need to drill a hole for the drain port as there is only space for the top rad caps and not the bottom:


Next step is drain and fill port hole drilling and an out of case system test. Wish me luck!
post #13 of 22
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A small update for tonight. I have cut and grommeted the hole for the fill port:


Easily accessible for checking reservoir level and topping up:


Also Cut and grommeted the drain port:


I have assembled the rads with phobia and XSPC fan gaskets, I have also installed the bitspower temperature sensor and koolance flow meter:


And finally I have installed the heatsink for the Aquaero Lt, as well as started making a low profile molex connector. The Samsung 840 Pro bracket has also been treated to some carbon fiber di-noc:
post #14 of 22
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Ghetto test bench up and running. Startup memory test says memory is fine. Prime 95 says the i7 is not DOA. Core temps seem pretty even, never more than 3 degrees from one-another. All cores 70-75 degrees under load with stock cooler. May not have to delid after all:


Nothing like a furry doughnut to make sure the card wasn't a shiny brick out of the box:


Train leaving for waterblock land. All aboard!:
post #15 of 22
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Bam!:


Looks good:


I think I'm about ready to start filling the case. smile.gif
post #16 of 22
That Titan looks very sharp, dressed in all black!
   
\Project\ SS3D
(8 items)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 @ 4GHz ASUS Rampage III Extreme PNY GTX 670 3-Way SLI Mushkin Enhanced Ridgeback 3 x 2GB 1600 DDR3 @ ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256GB SSD ASUS DVD Combo Drive Dual Custom Water Cooling Loops Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VW266H 25.5" 1920 x 1200 monitors in Nvidi... Max Nighthawk X8 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard Dual Corsair HX1000 PSUs on separate circuits Modded Mountain Mods Ascension  
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Logitech MX518 1800dpi Dual XTracPads Ripper XXL ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD558 headphones 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770S ASRock B85M-ITX Intel HD Graphics 4600 8GB (4GB x2) Mushkin Enhanced Stealth DDR3 1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 470 Series 64GB SSD Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Lite-On CD/DVD Combo R/W Drive Noctua NH-L9i 95mm SSO2 CPU Cooler 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NF-R8 80mm Fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Acer H274HLBMID Black 27" LED backlit LCD 'Orange' cheap piece of flea-ridden flat keyboa... 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PicoPSU-150-xt 12V DC-DC ATX power supply Rosewill RC-CIX-01 BK Glossy Black Steel Cube M... Logitech MX518 XTracPads RipperXXL 
AudioAudioOther
ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCIe sound card HiFiMAN HE-400 Headphones Your mother. 
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post #17 of 22
Nice one ! thumb.gif
i worked and working with the carbon fiber tooo .................on my first MOD !
And You need a black KEYBOARD rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 22
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Front of the case filled:


Picture of the Silverstone fine mesh magnetic fan filters:


Motherboard in:


Coolaboroatory Liquid ultra TIM paste on the 3770K:


Pump and Titan installed:


Starting to look like a computer now, might even be leak testing tomorrow:
post #19 of 22
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OK last update for a couple days. The plan is Im at the point where I need to poach the ssd's and one of the HD's out of my current rig. Next is finishing the wiring and a 24 hour leak test. Once the system is up and running Ill be posting the build video and some pictures of it complete. Ill then have a final video where Ill go over overclocking, benchmarks and other relevant info. Wish me luck!

All plumbed up:
post #20 of 22
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My 3.5 1TB WD black drive wouldn't fit, So I had to pick up a 2.5 500gb WD black for my Pro Tools Audio drive:


Intel 80gb for system drive and a 60gb OCZ for an extra games drive:


Always a good idea to have lots of paper towel on standby in case of a leak:


The wiring on the back wasn't too hard, some tricks I use is using a heat gun to warm up the wires and shrink tube to bend them into the shape I need to make for an easier fit:


That "should" fit when the doors closed...:


Finished!:


I think I made the right choice with the EK waterblock and backplate:


Wish I had a little more in my budget for sleeved power cables, oh well:


I am very happy with the finished look of this build, a lot of hard work realized:
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