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[Build Log] The Doctor & Seahawks (Updated)

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Cleaning this initial post up.

Below you can see quoted what I originally wrote. All I have to say is I must have been tired when I wrote it.

Back Story -- I purchased two Dell Precision 690's from a friend who picked them up at auction from our PUD. They had no HDDs in them but did have the following specs.

Stock Dell 690 Case

Original Specs (Click to show)

750W Chassis (hers):
  • CPU: 1x Xeon 5160 Dual Core processor
  • RAM: 4x 1GB PC5300 FB ECC Registered
  • GPU: nVidia Quadro® NVS 285 (since changed to an nVidia 7800 GTX temporarily)


1000W Chassis (mine):
  • CPU: 1x Xeon 5130 Dual Core Processor
  • RAM: 4x 1GB PC5300 FB ECC Registered
  • GPU: BFG 8800 GTX OC Edition
  • Extra: OEM Memory riser to expand to 64GB of RAM

Complete | Ordered | Have to Purchase | On Hold

750W Chassis (hers):
  • CPU: 2x Xeon 5160 Dual Core processors
  • RAM: 8x 1GB PC5300 FB ECC Registered
  • GPU: TBA


1000W Chassis (mine):
  • CPU: 2x Xeon 5355 Quad Core processors
  • RAM: 16x 2GB PC5300 FB ECC Registered
  • GPU: BFG 8800GTX OC
  • CPU Waterblock: 2x Swiftech Apogee HD w/Socket 771 mod kit
  • GPU Waterblock: Koolance vid-282 -- Ordered 10/28
  • Reservoir/Pump: XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir w/Pump -- Purchased from OCN user
  • Radiator: Swiftech mcr220-qp 240mm Radiator -- Purchased from OCN user
  • Fittings: TBA
  • Tubing: Primochill Crystal Clear 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD
  • Coolant: EKWB EK-Ekoolant UV BLUE (premix 1000mL)

Plans --
I have outlined what I hope to do to each system in the "Future Specs" spoiler, but I want to delve a bit deeper into why I want to do this. I already have plenty of gaming rigs. I have plenty of computing power, and wanted to do a couple of special builds. I don't see many people resurrecting older hardware that can still hang fairly well with newer systems.

I am trying to decide on color schemes at the moment but have settled on blue, white and black for hers, and am trying to decide for mine whether to have the black or just stick with red and white. I think the black will give me more opportunities to have a clean layout. With both of these systems I am going to take an idea I found on a build log on *ahem* another site and use a black aluminum mesh to cover my motherboard so the nasty green color does not stand out.

-- Update --
As many of you have seen on the title of this work log, I have updated my theme to support the Seattle Seahawks! Regardless of your preference on teams, I really like the color combination that can go into this rig and my team is the Hawks. I hope y'all can see this for the modification that it is. This is my first real foray into modifying a PC beyond hardware. I hope you enjoy!

See below post for index.
Edited by vaeron - 1/19/14 at 11:36am
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Index --
RAM for 1kW Chassis
Pics of RAM, front panel, and motherboard
First bit of paint going onto the case.
Cutout of the side panel window.
Painting the Power Supply and internal fan.
Beginning of the re-build.
The Hawks rig assembled and running.
Edited by vaeron - 1/19/14 at 11:36am
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considering i work on a precision 690, i can't wait to see this build. also, don't really know about watercooling them, my suggestion is to choose a water cooler that comes with brackets and then custom make your own brackets to fit the fan holes. LGA 771 is pretty rare
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Update -- 1/19/2014

Seahawks Rig Painted, Modded, and Assembled!



Edited by vaeron - 1/19/14 at 11:37am
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Reserved for final pictures.
Edited by vaeron - 9/11/13 at 11:19am
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Cool idea mate, good luck finding those parts smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx View Post

Cool idea mate, good luck finding those parts smile.gif

Thanks, as I have progressed to the point of getting ready to cut I realized, and at the right time too, that she would be far happier with a Doctor Who themed case, so I will be transitioning the colors to blue, black, and white, and doing a large "DW" cutout on the side of the case instead of the cougar. I have also changed the title to reflect that change.
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I'm hoping to have the big cosmetic work done before the Chrismas special of Doctor Who this year but I may be cutting it close with how much I am working.

Sent from my Galaxy Note 2
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Update:

I ordered 16x2GB of PC5300 FB-DIMM ECC registered. for the system, I also ordered 2x Xeon 5160's for my other Dell 690 and will be testing the motherboards to ensure the second socket is good.

Sorry for the blurry picture but as you can see I have now loaded the 16 DIMMs into the memory risers and tested to make sure that all of the RAM was being read. To test it I am loading up Win 7 64bit.



I will take some new pictures tonight when I get home from work and hopefully they will look better. I'm going to peruse through the different photography of case posts to see if I can't learn how to take some better pictures of my rigs. It's been interesting as I keep flipping back and forth between 3 different builds. I have this one, another 690 that I haven't figured out a theme for, and my main rig that I want to make black and green. Once I have more of the parts for these I will update. I'm hoping to order the Xeon 5355's next check but the gf wants to get a new couch (which for some reason dips into my spending allowance) wth.gif
Edited by vaeron - 9/2/13 at 1:47pm
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Update:

Pictures of the process

The two memory risers loaded down with 16x2GB of RAM


The teardown has begun


The front where the EK 2 bay reservoir is going to sit.
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