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I just ordered the components for my next build, that will have many parts from my current setup.

I'm going to go for a black & white theme, a classic in the OCN forum and therefore I will have white dye, white single sleeved cables and a white front radiator.

The red from the mobo and the gold from the PSU might stick out a bit but hopefully the mobo is not very visible and the PSU's sticker can be painted over in white.

 

Parts List:

 

Case: Corsair 350D

CPU: i7 3770k @4.5  [current]

Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene   [current]

RAM: Samsung 2x4Gb @ 1866  [current]

GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SLI

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB + Samsung 830 120GB  [current]

PSU: Corsair AX750 Gold with white sleeved cables  [current]

 

Watercooling parts:

 

Reservoir + Pump combo: XSPC dual bay reservoir with a Swiftech MCP655-PWM pump

Reservoir + Pump combo: Koolance RP-452X2 Rev.2 dual bay reservoir with Alphacool VPP655 Variable Speed Pump 

Dye: Mayhems Pastel white

Radiators: Alphacool NexXxos UT60 white 240mm (front) + GT Stealth 240mm (top)   [current]

Tubing: XPSC Clear

CPU block: EK Supermacy Acetal  [current]

VGA blocks: 2x EK Titan block Acrylic + Backplate 

Fittings: Bitspower compression fittings 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD  [current]

Fans: x4 Scythe Gentle Typhoon @ 1850 RPM + x1 Corsair AF   [current]


Edited by CBZ323 - 12/26/13 at 6:44am
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I took out my watercooled GTX 670 and closed the loop again so I can use the computer till the watercooling stuff arrives (hopefully this saturday). I also wanted to test the 780's and see if they were working properly.

 

The 350D is much smaller and lighter than I expected, especially compared to my current Fractal Arc Mini. The main reason I want to switch cases is for the window as well as the quality of the screws. Fractal did a horrible job and the screws holding the PCIe plates were stuck and no matter how much you would turn them tey wouldnt come out. I ended up forcing them out and by doing so deforming the metal and now the cards can't hold in place properly, making the weight bend the motherboard.

 

 

 

My "old" GTX 670

 

 

After 9 months running with just Primochill coolant, the tubing had some white residue, I believe it's plasticizer and it's pretty obvious.

 

I got some weird artifacting (the green pixels below) when i run both 780's in SLI but after switching the cards' position from top to bottom and bottom to top they are working fine.I dont want to RMA anything but if I have to this would be the best time.

 


Edited by CBZ323 - 5/31/13 at 10:15pm
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Looks good. Subbed
 
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post #5 of 71
Sounds good, just keep an eye out for clearance between the 780 with backplate and the ram slots. Is a very tight fit. Cant wait to see how it looks with two 780's. I might have to do the same tongue.gif
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Sounds good, just keep an eye out for clearance between the 780 with backplate and the ram slots. Is a very tight fit. Cant wait to see how it looks with two 780's. I might have to do the same tongue.gif

I just looked and you are absolutely right. That is going to be a really tight fit (hopefully it fits)

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I just looked and you are absolutely right. That is going to be a really tight fit (hopefully it fits)

It fits but barely, one of the screws on the backplate fouls on the white clip of the ram slot. But you can "make" it fit...
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It fits but barely, one of the screws on the backplate fouls on the white clip of the ram slot. But you can "make" it fit...

Haha I'm sure I'll 'make' it fit.

 

The package from Frozencpu should arrive tomorrow since the weekend does not deliver with my shipping option :(

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Some new pictures. 

 

I got all the waterblocks from Frozencpu 

 

Old cooler vs new (backplate)

 

Front acrylic blocks

 

 

Backplates again:

 

 

Mobo + CPU block

 

 

Mock setup with top rad missing

 

 

Althoug it seems like there is enough space on the top, it's a VERY tight fit even with a single thin rad. I will post more pics with more components in and some tubing soon.

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