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Transferred thread over to Water Cooling Section

So I finally have the chance to complete a computer build!

First off I would like to thank OCN and the members here for I have gained massive amounts of knowledge for this build to happen. So I'm here to share my experience on the journey I'm about to take that many before me have taken. thumb.gif

Just so everyone can understand the reasons I purchase the items I do. I'm looking to use this computer as an gaming rig, but I will also be running multiple VMware Servers on this computer also. I also plan to straight Pipe my build thanks to the informative guide Pipe Bending 101 by B Negative.

Any thoughts on what I would be best on ordering on CPU Block, Card Blocks/Back Plates, Pump/s, Reservoir. I am all ears. thumbsupsmiley.png

These are some of the parts that I will be looking to order tonight/tomorrow unless there is a reason I should change them.

EDIT: Updated Order List 1




Ordered Correct CPU Cooler 03/20/2013


I'm still iffy on the motherboard as this time I was able to acquire more funds all of sudden that allows me to upgrade to a little bit better motherboard for my purposes so I'm looking at the ASUS x79 Sabertooth.

And I know everyone is probably wondering by now what case will be used for these pieces of eye candy. Well I have that one covered already. biggrin.gif



My case will be arriving on Tuesday and I'm needing to order all my parts by tomorrow afternoon to make sure they are all here on Tuesday also so any alterations will need to be made sooner than later preferably. thumb.gif

PRON UPDATE

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Ignore the date on the pictures I know its wrong. I am not using my camera. redface.gif

So I immediately came home yesterday after work and I am greeted by three shipping boxes. biggrin.gif



Initial thought are school what is school I have a machine to build!!! But alas I held out from the impulse to miss class last night. I still believe I made the wrong decision there... rolleyes.gif

However back to the CASE PRON!

So when you have three boxes to open which do you open first the small ones or the big one first. thinking.gif

Well I decided to start with the big one first since I've always loved the Case Labs Cases.



I have to admit I have read many build logs with Case Lab cases stating the packaging is superb for these chassis. I would have to agree wholeheartedly that the packaging is superb. The next pron will I give is the M8 Chassis out of its shipping box which was suspended in the middle by four wrap around corner pieces of dense blue foam. Now I have seen packaging of a lot of expensive equipment before and I must say the packaging that Case Lab does takes the whole cake. See the plastic used to wrap the case its so thick its not even funny your not going to be getting through that plastic by no means easily with out a very sharp knife. I would estimate the plastic to be at least 3-4 mil thick if not 5 mil.



And the M8 unsheathed.



Front View



These next pictures are taken inside after I came home from school last night. 03/19/2013

Here is what the packaging of the inside looks like. Talk about not allowing anything to move.



Inside of the case with out the packing paper.



And here are all the extra parts you get with the M8. This picture does include some of the parts used for installation of the grounds on the motherboard removal tray. biggrin.gif




Okay so now some HARDWARE PRON

Hardware Displayed on top of the case.


Sabertooth x79




Checking the pins for the CPU



Checking the DIMMs



Checking the PCI-E


Checking the VRM Heat-sink


Checking the TUFF


Now for some other Hardware Pron biggrin.gif

Intel I7 3820



Crucial M4 256GB



What? You all still want more pictures? You all are animals!!! biggrin.gif

HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary 16GB




Last but not least that arrived while creating this post. biggrin.gif

Corsair SP120 High Performance Edition







More will come tonight if not tomorrow. thumb.gif

Update: 03/25/13

I know I said I would get these pictures up a about two days ago, but real life intervened. Hope you enjoy not to many pictures at this time wished I had more to upload, but alas I do not. frown.gif

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011








This heat sink no lie is massive and is well worth the money you spend on it. I mean it covers almost the entire board!!! lmaosmiley.gif

Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition


The Corsair AF120 Quiet Edition fans are not to bad they are quite, but being practically deaf makes them almost silent. rolleyes.gif I think I prefer the high performance though on my fans just for the higher out put.

Components being installed









At this time thats all the pics that will most likely be uploaded till possibly next month. I may try to buy a few pieces this check but rent comes out of this coming check frown.gif
Edited by Drierwor - 3/25/13 at 7:35pm
post #2 of 61
I beleive the H100 is a sealed kit. You won't be able to do hard pipes, or even regular plastic pipes with that.
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

I beleive the H100 is a sealed kit. You won't be able to do hard pipes, or even regular plastic pipes with that.

Appreciate that heads up. I forgot to mention, it will probably be a month or two before I get all the funds and items ready for WC. Since I don't have any idea what RAD, CPU Block, pump / pumps or GPU Blocks / Back Plates. I have to buy a cooler regardless and I do plan to do a little OCing while waiting and the most decent air cooler I could find was about $74.96. So I figured I would go with the H100i while waiting. If this seems like a bad plan let me know.
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Save money and get maybe a Hyper 212+ or something and stick with a mild OC till you get the funds to go all out. I just think going the H100... well you're so close to the cost of going custom water on the lower side of things.
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With the Corsair, once you get your custon WC parts, your corsair parts are pretty much useless. I would suggest the Swiftech H220. A bit more expansive but you can integrate the parts in your future custom loop. Kinda just upgrade your kit if you will. Have a look at a great review by Martin here.

With the H220, you already have a pump, block, and rad you can use again. With the Corsair, you can't upgrade, you can use it as a fancy paper weight tho....

Cheers cheers.gif
Edited by PepeLapiu - 3/17/13 at 8:25pm
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Save money and get maybe a Hyper 212+ or something and stick with a mild OC till you get the funds to go all out. I just think going the H100... well you're so close to the cost of going custom water on the lower side of things.

What are you referring to as Hyper 212+?
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Originally Posted by PepeLapiu View Post

With the Corsair, once you get your custon WC parts, your corsair parts are pretty much useless. I would suggest the Swiftech H220. A bit more expansive but you can integrate the parts in your future custom loop. Kinda just upgrade your kit if you will. Have a look at a great review by Martin here.

With the H220, you already have a pump, block, and rad you can use again. With the Corsair, you can't upgrade, you can use it as a fancy paper weight tho....

Cheers cheers.gif

I'm looking over Martins review now. I may have to look around because from what I've gained so far from his review it should be around $150.00, but where I'm purchasing from its $220+ for it... frown.gif But I'm already getting sold because of the pump that comes with the kit has 60K hours life. thumb.gif
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What are you referring to as Hyper 212+?

Yes, he means the Hyper 212+. It can handle a good 4.2gHz overclock. Any more, and you are pushing temps.
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Yes, he means the Hyper 212+. It can handle a good 4.2gHz overclock. Any more, and you are pushing temps.

Ah!!! The cooler master CPU cooler. doh.gif humm its tempting considering I can get it for an easy $40... could use the other funds to purchcase other items at this time... thinking.gif still reading the H220 review so Ill decide after I read the review. biggrin.gif
Edited by Drierwor - 3/17/13 at 9:17pm
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I agree that the h220 is also a good choice over the h100.
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