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Hello All! Add me to the list. Just completed my build. It took a very very very long time but I was able to stuff in a 280 55mm rad on top and 360 55mm rad in front. I do not recommend this to anyone as it limited my access to tighten fittings and limited the options for routing the rigid tubing.

I originally wanted to get a 900d and have very simple clean straight bends but once I saw the grey 540 case I instantly fell in love. I was determined to get all my new parts to fit..and even though it is not the taste that many go for it is exactly what I was going for in the end.

Hope someone out there enjoys my build as much I do. Cheers.
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Welcome! I like it alot. What are the specs?
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Originally Posted by Wiz766 View Post

Welcome! I like it alot. What are the specs?

Thanks. The specs are below along with my box of goodies arriving from FrozenCPU.

Gigabyte FXA - UD7 MOtherboard
AMD - FX 8350 CPU
2x Diamond 7970s
Corsair 1200w AX1200i PSU
Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866 (4x4)
Intel SSD 128gb
Western Digital Black 2TB and 750gb HDD
Corsair Air 540 in Grey
4x Corsair 120 Quite edition White LED Fans
2x Corsair 140 Quite Edition LED fans
2xSwiftech MCP655 Variable Speed 12v Water Pump w/ G1/4 Thread Ports
Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 360
PrimoChilll 1/2" OD Rigid Revolver Compression
Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized - 280
PrimoChilll 1/2" OD Rigid Acrylic Tube
XSPC Photon 270 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir
Lamptron 20W - 4 Channel Aluminum Rheobus
NZXT Premium Sleeved Bright LED Kit
XSPC LCD Temperature Sensor V2 - Black
XSPC LCD Temperature Sensor V2 - White
2x PrimoChill Vortex Black POM Visual Flow
Bitspower G1/4 Thread 90-Degree Rotary
5x Tailed White 3mm LED
XSPC AMD Block
2x XSPC 7970 Full cover block.
EK 990Fxa-UD7 NorthBridge/SouthBridge/Mosfets block Black

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Damn, went all out! I like! Can you take some pictures of clearance between the Photon 270 and GPUs and side wall? I ordered the Photon 270 Pump/Res and am worried about clearance. I would love some shots of that so I can start thinking of ways to mount of make it mount properly. biggrin.gif
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I was wondering about the 270 as well. I considered fabricating some sort of stand-off for the bottom area so the top would mount flush to my single 120mm radiator.
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Pretty well complete - for now - with the exception of some wire management in the back compartment. Going to clean it up a little bit when I can find my soldering iron tongue.gif Huge thanks to everyone who helped me get all the stuff together I needed for this build! Temps in the mid 20's idle.
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Coming soon:
  • Adding a second watercooled 780Ti Kingpin
  • Bumping the power from the 850w BeQuiet! to the 1200w BeQuiet! PSU

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Build:
  • Corsair Air 540 Case - I custom painted the red motherboard tray and front/top grill's
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (delidded)
  • Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N
  • BeQuiet! Dark Power 10 850w PSU
  • 16gb - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
  • Intel 525 Series Lincoln Crest mSATA 240GB SATA III
  • 2 - 1TB WD HDDs
  • LG Bluray drive

Water-cooling system:
  • 10 x XSPC G1/4" to 3/8" ID, 5/8" OD Compression Fitting - Black Chrome Finish
  • 1 x XSPC RayStorm Intel Faceplate - Red
  • 1 x XSPC RX360 Triple-Fan Radiator V3 - Black
  • 1 x Laing DDC-pump 12V DDC-1T
  • 1 x XSPC Raystorm CPU/APU Copper Waterblock - Intel
  • 1 x Monsoon Series Two DDC Premium Dual 5.25” Reservoir - Red
  • 1 x PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 10ft Tubing - 3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD - Pearl UV Orange
  • 1 x EK-FC780 GTX Classy - Acetal + Nickel GPU block
  • 1 x EK-FC780 GTX Classy Backplate - Black Rev2.0
  • 3 x Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan
  • 1 x PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8in. x 5/8in. Tubing (10ft pack) - Bloodshed Red
  • 1 x Koolance G1/4" Brass Inline Drain Valve Fitting - 4 Port
  • 2 x XSPC G1/4" Thread 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD Low Profile Compression Fitting - Black Chrome

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I removed the top and bottom grills to paint them red.

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Back compartment view - I drilled out the motherboard tray pop rivets and gave it two coats of red paint.

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Front view

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Motherboard and CPU block mounted.

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Painted the PCI covers as well. Starting to assemble it together.

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I placed a 12" True Red Logisys True-Color CCFL Light Bar across the top for lighting.

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You can see the Koolance drain valve in the bottom of the case/loop. I am not real crazy about how the loop looks though.

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Blue PCI-e connectors!? Why blue!? I might swap them out at some point with black or red ones.

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Close up of the EK-FC780 GPU block and the backplate (MUST be revision 2.0 for Kingpin owners)

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Back compartment - I am glad I went ahead and painted the back too. I cut a vertical slot for an additional 5.25 drive (LG Bluray). Monsoon was mounted vertical as well.

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Close up of back of the reservoir - Upper left is the fill port, which was a pain to use because it kept getting air locked.
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Originally Posted by Wiz766 View Post

Damn, went all out! I like! Can you take some pictures of clearance between the Photon 270 and GPUs and side wall? I ordered the Photon 270 Pump/Res and am worried about clearance. I would love some shots of that so I can start thinking of ways to mount of make it mount properly. biggrin.gif

Sure. I can tell you I had to of course mount the rear fan on the outside, i was able to screw the bottom of the res intro the bottom vent holes. However for the top I had to get gcreative with heavy duty double sided tape and zip ties.

The clearance between the res and GPUs is about 1.5mm and about 3 mm from the side cover. I think it really stands out and fills that left side of the case well..no regrets..lol.

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Awesome! Thanks for the fast pictures! I got heavy duty industrial Velcro and will be mounting fan on exterior as well.
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Originally Posted by eth3rton View Post

Pretty well complete - for now - with the exception of some wire management in the back compartment. Going to clean it up a little bit when I can find my soldering iron tongue.gif Huge thanks to everyone who helped me get all the stuff together I needed for this build! Temps in the mid 20's idle.

Temps:

Quick question, how did you put the extra bay for the 5.25" drive? Pictures?

Thank you
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