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[Build log] NZXT Switch 810 'Leviathan'
06/21/2013



Introduction
Welcome to my first build log! Now I don't exactly know how to go about a build log, but we'll see how it turns out!


Reason for Upgrading?
Well I've always wanted water cooling and custom sleeved cables. After getting my reference 7970, and discovering how loud, and hot it runs, I decided to finally bite the bullet and invest in a custom water loop. I was able to buy alot of the loop from a friend here in NZ, which helped me out alot. As for the sleeving, I love the looks of sleeved cables, and the fact that they actually look GOOD.


Colour Scheme
The main colour theme will be white/black and blue. I'm going to try weed out any colour that doesn't match the theme, namely by custom sleeving (eventually). I also may or may not paint certain pieces inside of the case, I want to avoid 'overdoing' the blue accents. I'm going to be using five Corsair SP120's with the blue ring to match the build too.


Mods
Well along with the hardest mod, sleeving, I will also be replacing the factory plexiglass window with a thicker, nicer piece that I've ordered, and I will be cutting some kind of patterned gaps into the front panel to allow more airflow. I will also be mounting the HDD and SSD to the rear of the motherboard tray as to allow the front 240mm raditator to be mounted vertically. I've also got a 12" UV cold cathode that I'm going to mount to the top of the case, right next to the 360mm radiator likely.


Plan
I'll basically update things as I progress, and I'll make sure to take lots of pics along the way! The rest of the water loop should be here in roughly 2-3 weeks, and the sleeving wont happen for a good long while. If I need to do any cutting I'll have to get a dremel.

Hardware! Core Components (Click to show)
Intel 3570K
Asus P8Z78-V Pro
Asus HD 7970
Samsung Wonderam 8GB (may upgrade to 16gb)
Antec HCG750W (upgrading to modular 750 or 850w)
Asus Xonar D1
NZXT Switch 810
Samsung 830 128GB
Western Digital CB 1TB
Water Loop (Click to show)
EK Supremacy Nikel Acetel CPU Block
Heatkiller GPU-X³ 7970 Block
EK Coolstream XT240
EK Coolstream XT360
XSPC D5 Vario / EK DS X Top
Bitpower 3/8ID 5/8OD Fittings
Bitspower Water Tank-Z Multi 150
5x Corsair SP120's
Primoflex Advanced LRT Blue UV tubing


If there is any way you think I may be able to improve this Build log, please share!
Edited by snipekill2445 - 7/3/13 at 11:03pm
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+1 for glow on the font


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6/22/2013

Well I finished the new Plexiglass side panel window! Only took around an hour and a half.
Had a hiccup along the way, but it would be no fun if everything went smoothly right? tongue.gif



Now, less talking, MOAR PICS!

Original window (Click to show)
Bending clips to take window out (Click to show)
Original plexi removed (Click to show)
Taped up, and almost ready to mount new plexiglass sheet (Click to show)
New plexiglass on (Click to show)


Now it didn't go straight onto the case, the plexi was just a few mm too long at the back, so I used this awesome tool to cut a small strip off!

Didn't fit back onto case, so some chopping was required! (Click to show)
Panel next to tool and knife (Click to show)
New plexi installed! (Click to show)

Edited by snipekill2445 - 7/22/13 at 4:47am
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post #5 of 47
Looks good. thumb.gif

Will you be using paracord for sleeving or regular sleeving? Colour or just white?

Cheers

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post #6 of 47
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of buying some sleeving from either Lutro or maybe MDPC, haven't decided yet.

I need to get all the sleeving tools too! tongue.gif
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post #7 of 47
I bought mine from Lutro (paracord) as well as the tools . . . good quality and quick turnaround. If you are planning on using paracord to sleeve I would definitely recommend Lutro's paracord tool, it saved me hours of snagging headaches thumb.gif However, I believe MDPC can't be beat for regular sleeving selection.

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post #8 of 47
Loocking good thumb.gif, suscribed.
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post #9 of 47
I am so pleased to see that thicker plexi go on, since you have it extending over the whole panel it should add quite a bit of rigidity, I love a solid feeling case smile.gif
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