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Hello Every 1 ,

I started water cooling around 2006 with a PNP Swiftech kit mounted to a Intel E8600 cpu inside a Antec 1200 case.I gain some knowledge from that experience but i was always craving more.I eventually parted out that build and removed myself from PC gaming for quite some time due to lack of passion for it.I realized late last year that deep down i truly had a passion for PC gaming,water cooling,the design process and everything that goes a long with it.I was late to the party but i invested in a 800D case and went with a full custom CPU,GPU loop and learned so much in the process.I am a firm believer in high quality hardware, and i dont mind spending the $ to get the desired affect i am searching for so that's what has brought me here.

Inspiration For This Build - I am a big horror movie buff and i am fascinated with anything Bio Hazard related so that's where the Toxic Green color scheme idea comes from.The main thing i wanted coming from a 800D was native dual 480 rad support and this case offers that and much more.I originally planned to upgrade to a 900D but when you compare the 2 cases the STH10 is on a different level.I wanted to do something unique and i have not seen any 1 else take a STH10 in this direction so hopefully everything works as planned.

I leave for U.S. Army Infantry basic training in April so progress will be slow at 1st but i promise to keep things consistent as time permits.




Hardware List -

Case:CaseLabs STH10 -Kawasaki Green

120.4 Radiator Side Mount X2

Flex-Bay 5.25 Device Mount - Standard Anti-Vibration X2

Fan Mount (120mm) - Flex-Bay X3


Mobo:Intel DZ77GA-70K(Current)-Replacement will be a Gigabyte G1.Sniper 4

CPU:Intel 3770K(Current) -Replacement will be a 4770K

GPU:Evga GTX 670 FTW X2

Memory:Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 1866MHz 2X4GB Blue LED,2X4GB Green LED

PSU:Corsair AX850(Current)-Replacement is yet to be determined.

HDD/SSD:Intel 520 240GB SSD,Intel 520 120GB SSD,Western Digital Green HDD 2TB X2

Monitor:Asus PB278Q 2560X1440

Keyboard:Corsair K60

Mouse:Corsair M60

Optical Drive:TBA

OS:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Water Cooling Components -

CPU Block:Koolance 380I Water Block

GPU Block:Aquacomputer Kyrographics Acrylic Glass Edition GTX 680 X2

GPU Back Plate:Aquacomputer

Pump:Swiftech MCP655 X2

Reservoir :Koolance RP-452X2 Dual Reservoir V2

Fittings:Enzotech Matte Black Various 1/2''X3/4" Compression Fittings

Tubing:Durelene Clear 1/2''x3/4"

Coolant:Mayhems Pastel Mint Green

Radiator:Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 480 X2

Fan Controller:Sunbeamtech Rheosmart 6 Fan Controller

Fans:Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 X8

Sleeving:MDPC -Shade 19,Toxic Green

Fan Lay Out -

Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 480 - Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 X4

Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 480 - Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 X4

Front Intake - Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro PL-2 1400 RPM X3

Rear Exhaust -Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro PL-2 1400 RPM
Edited by nyk20z3 - 4/7/13 at 9:16pm
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Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25in Reservoir V2 -

I went through 4 different reservoirs before i cam across the Koolance RP-452X2 and it truly is a masterpiece.The fit and finish,design and materials used are the best i have ever seen on a reservoir and i am proud to own 1.

I have it set up for serial operation and 2 Swiftech MCP655 pumps will be used for performance & redundancy.







Compression Fittings -

These are the current fittings i own but i dont plan on using any 90 degree fittings unless i really have two.I will most likely end up using just standard and 45 degree compressions, as well as any spacers,extensions i might need.

They have a matte black finish and a Bio hazard logo which is perfect for the theme i am going with.


Edited by nyk20z3 - 4/8/13 at 6:17pm
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post #3 of 35
Subed!

Color Good!
HW Good!
Case Good!

What not to like!!!!

Why not 4x480 rads and two loops? If it fits it should sits! biggrin.gif
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Sounds great; subbed.

Why are you going to replace the AX850? It is a fantastic PSU, and is more than enough for your system.
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Originally Posted by VasPoly View Post

Subed!

Color Good!
HW Good!
Case Good!

What not to like!!!!

Why not 4x480 rads and two loops? If it fits it should sits! biggrin.gif

I may add another rad at some point for extreme overkill lol but i feel like 2X480 is more then enough for my needs currently.
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Sounds great; subbed.

Why are you going to replace the AX850? It is a fantastic PSU, and is more than enough for your system.

I want something a little more overkill that will support Tri SLI if i decide to go that route.
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post #6 of 35
Good luck I will be keeping tabs on this thread. Looks promising.
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I am subbing to this one for sure. thumb.gif This going to be an awesome build. Good luck with your U.S. Army career. I am a former active duty Marine, and I currently serve in the reserves. I think you will love military life, so many places in the world to see, and so many opportunities available to you. smile.gif
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Good luck I will be keeping tabs on this thread. Looks promising.

TY i will do my best to provide a quality build.
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I am subbing to this one for sure. thumb.gif This going to be an awesome build. Good luck with your U.S. Army career. I am a former active duty Marine, and I currently serve in the reserves. I think you will love military life, so many places in the world to see, and so many opportunities available to you. smile.gif

TY for serving bro and i hope to be as good of a soldier as you where.

I am 28 now so i am going in later then most but i want the challenge it will provide as a whole and i can do something honorable in the process.They had no jobs in my current career profession (Electrical) so i felt Infantry was the best choice to get the most i could out of the army.

I will go in as an E3 and my contract is for 3 years so i hope to make a good amount of progress with in that time frame.
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Count me in for this smile.gif
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I am going with 2 Alphacool Monsta 480 rads and i need a quiet,high quality,high static pressure fan that will work well with these rads -

So far i have come up with these 2 solutions:

Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 1450 RPM,21 DBA

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10210/fan-654/Scythe_Gentle_Typhoon_120mm_x_25mm_Fan_-_1450_RPM_D1225C12B4AP-14.html?tl=g36c15s60

Noiseblocker BlackSilentPro PL-2 - 1400 RPM,20 DBA

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10212/fan-656/Noiseblocker_NB-BlackSilentPro_PL-2_120mm_x_25mm_Ultra_Quiet_Fan_-_1400_RPM_-_20_dBA.html?tl=g36c15s60

I know the Typhoons are a known favorite but i prefer the stealth look of the Noiseblocker fan.

Both are of high quality,price is similar,both should offer what i am looking for as far as noise/performance.

Any thoughts on these or other fan suggestions are welcome.

Decided on Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15's after some research and advice from a fellow OCN member.
Edited by nyk20z3 - 4/2/13 at 8:11pm
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