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[Build Log] "Crimson Origin" - Silverstone SG10 SFF / External Waterbox / Crossfire X / Asus Maximus V Gene / Red and Black Build

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The Introduction
Hello fellow OCN members, welcome to my first build log. This build will be built around the upcoming Silverstone SG10, an elegant and compact mATX case that allows you to put just about anything you want in it. I’m still in the process of collecting parts for this build and I figured I would share my experiences with the community. This is my first (sort of) build, so please give me advises along the way! Thanks biggrin.gif
Hope you enjoy!

The Name
I have always been terrible with names, in fact, I don’t even know how or why did I come up with this one. Please kindly ignore the name if you have problems with it.

The Plan
I’m planning to keep this clean and simple. This build isn’t going to be super outrageous with 2x titans or anything like that, this will just be your average gamer build. The theme I’m going for here is a red / black theme, with Paracord sleeving of matching colors.
As for water cooling, I am still quite undecided, so that will come much later in the log.
Update: I have changed my plans regarding water cooling and will go for a somewhat over kill external setup that i can potentially reuse for later builds.

The Stuff (Subject to Change)
Hardware
Case: Silverstone SG10
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon 7950 x2
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X 16GB
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 240GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB
PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W

Watercooling
Watercooling components inspired by SV’s White Ninja, as seen HERE
The temps he got with these Chinese Watercooling Gear really suprised me, as they are even better than some of the higher end products we find here.


Totals to about 500 USD including DHL shipping and customs.
Plus some small stuff at FrozenCPU and some other places.
I simply don't have enough budget to go for full cover blocks. Why are they so expensive ;A;
Specific links will be provided upon request.

Misc
Thermal Compound: Noctua NT-H1
LEDs: 1M Red 5050 LEDs
Sleeving: 100ft Red 550 Paracord, 100ft Black 550 Paracord
Wood: I will be supplied a free piece of 4' x 8' x 1/2" plywood from HERE.

The Box
The waterbox will be constructed using 1/2" plywood, and will be spray painted black. It will house a full size ATX power supply (I happen to have a spare OCZ ModXStream 600W lying around) and a 3.5" fan controller. The box measures 7" x 18.5" x 21.5" (177.8 mm x 469.9mm x 546.1mm), which is comparable to smaller sized mid-tower cases.


Rough model done in sketchup, with size comparison with a 24" monitor and the SG10 Chassis.

Power supply. fan Controller and pump will fit in the basement.

18 fans in push pull. i expect it to sound anything but quite.

Most of the parts should arrive tomorrow, Tons of Pics to come! biggrin.gif
Edited by Iceandele - 5/22/13 at 4:50pm
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Edited by Iceandele - 5/23/13 at 7:24am
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im following your build. smile.gif

i wonder how u wil do the universal cpu cooling tubing. gonna have the same challenge when mine arrives.
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im following your build. smile.gif

i wonder how u wil do the universal cpu cooling tubing. gonna have the same challenge when mine arrives.

Thanks!
If it all works out, i will probably just connect the two directly seeing as the tubing is fairly flexible.
If it doesn't though, I will probably have to end up getting a 2 extensions and 2 90 degree angles for the cards.
something like this:

Edited by Iceandele - 5/23/13 at 8:47pm
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Looking forward seeing the finished product on your build. Subbed!
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Little update on the parts!

Pictures are kinda crummy ATM, until i get my setup going. please bare with me.. tongue.gif

Managed to get this at Canada Computers Open Box for 150 + Tax, Not a bad deal I’d say!


Unfortunately, it seems like it has been used before, just a couple of minor scuffs and scratches.


Pins look alright, no bent pins in sight.


While I was there, I was also able to grab some Sapphire 7950s OC for only 299 on sale. I’ve heard many great things about this particular version of the card.



Failed attempt at an artsy shot.


And some thermal compound and misc stuff.

Edited by Iceandele - 5/23/13 at 8:39pm
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Subbed! I have a similar theme in my head right now!
     
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Got some new stuff today, will do an update in just a little bit. wheee.gif

I got a couple of questions though:

Would this do the job for cleaning and filling of the water cooling? or do i need some lab/medical grade stuff?


As for the sleeving, I was thinking:

GPU:
RBRRBR

24 Pin:
RRBRRBBRRBRR

8 Pin:
BRRB

What do you guys think?
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The water is fine as long as its distilled, especially for a flush. With less expensive components my main concerns would be: Mixed metals causing corrosion issues and leaks. All of the pieces you showed claim to be all copper but you never know what metals may also be present. I also think trying to just run tubing between your gpu coolers will result in kinked hose. Be sure to do plenty of leak testing and once everything is dialed in I would look into adding a corrosion inhibitor and a biocide in your loop. I have the same motherboard so I am looking forward to seeing what you can do with the build! I am also going with a red/black color theme and I think your sleeving choice will look great. I lucked out and got my board open box for $120 at microcenter and convinced the girl to take $40 off of it since they had started doing a $40 off deal with the i7-3770k I had bought a few weeks before.
Edited by petriedish81 - 5/25/13 at 11:21am
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The water is fine as long as its distilled, especially for a flush. With less expensive components my main concerns would be: Mixed metals causing corrosion issues and leaks. All of the pieces you showed claim to be all copper but you never know what metals may also be present. I also think trying to just run tubing between your gpu coolers will result in kinked hose. Be sure to do plenty of leak testing and once everything is dialed in I would look into adding a corrosion inhibitor and a biocide in your loop. I have the same motherboard so I am looking forward to seeing what you can do with the build! I am also going with a red/black color theme and I think your sleeving choice will look great. I lucked out and got my board open box for $120 at microcenter and convinced the girl to take $40 off of it since they had started doing a $40 off deal with the i7-3770k I had bought a few weeks before.

Thanks! regarding the mixed metals. i've actually asked the seller about this, he assured me that everything the water will have contact will is copper. And i already ordered some of these from FrozenCPU http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11744/ex-liq-154/IandH_Dead-Water_Copper_Sulfate_Biocidal_PC_Coolant_Additive_-_15_mL.html?tl=g30c103s186 , you think they'd do a good job as an biocide?
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i7 3770k Asus Maximus V Gene Sapphire 7950 OC Sapphire 7950 OC 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB Samsung 1TB Custom Chinese WC Box Windows 7 Ultimate 
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Silverstone Strider Plus 850W Silverstone SG10 
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Intel i7-2600 Dell Motherboard MSI 7770 Ghz Edition Samsung 2x4 GB + Hynix 2x2 GB 1333mhz 
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Seagate 500GB 7200rpm LG Blueray Burner Windows 7 Ultimate OCZ ModXstream 600W 
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Dell XPS 8300 Case 
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Intel Core i7-3770k Asus Maximus V Gene PowerColor 7990 Avexir Core Series Red 16GB 1600Mhz 
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM Phobya CPU-Cooler UC-2 LT EK-FC7990 Full-Coverage Water Block 
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Alphacool DC-LT Ceramic - 12V DC Pro AGB Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 120mm Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 180mm CrossOver 27" 2560x1440 IPS Monitor 
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Silverstone Strider Plus 850W SilverStone Sugo Series SG09 MicroATX Mini Tower  ASUS - Xonar Essence STX 
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Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › [Build Log] "Crimson Origin" - Silverstone SG10 SFF / External Waterbox / Crossfire X / Asus Maximus V Gene / Red and Black Build