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post #11 of 16
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Update with some more parts

Here's the Samsung 840 pro 256GB SSD:



And the i7 4770k


Not a new part, but here's the monitor, the old apple cinema display


And a few of the Corsair SP120 fans (I got 16 for push/pull on both 480 radiators)


So there was a problem with the asus motherboard port cover...it does not fit the ports quite properly, which is most problematic for the wireless antenna connectors and the bottom right audio jack. You cannot screw down the connectors fully for the wifi, and the audio jack was initially caught behind the opening so was not fully accessible. At first I was trying to pry to get it to fit, but I ended up cracking the bottom right audio port frown.gif I played around with the motherboard screw tensions a bunch. What ended up "working" was to the wedge the ports into the panel while still out of the chassis, then, while holding both components together, fit it into the case and screw down the motherboard.

Now the audio jack is at least fully visible and not stuck behind the panel, but the alignment issue is still present and there is still a problem getting the connectors to fit. I thought about contacting asus but don't want the hassle so will just move forward. Anyone else run into a problem with these panels? Google showed a couple other complaints like this. The problem exists even when the motherboard is removed from the case, so this is not a problem with the corsair case alignments...looks the panel is just not cut quite right.


Finally, just for fun, here's a pic of the back ports of the titan



Still can't decide how to do the loops....put the aquaero with the GPU or with the CPU? Which loop to do in white liquid/acrylic and which green/flexible? Trying to picture how the colors will balance...

I also just found the special edition white aqualcool ut60s which look great but unfortunately there is no 480mm version. Thought it would complement the white color theme well. Anyone know if 480mm versions will be coming out in white? For now I'll order a normal black one.


I just placed a few big orders today. Given the cost, kinda wishing I had spent some of the $ on a second titan; would've definitely been more cost efficient in terms of improving gaming!

More to come soon.
post #12 of 16
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I was tired of waiting for the dominator platinums to come in so I went out to a local store and got this so I could boot up:


Here's the NZXT USB expansion module...got two of 'em:




And aquacomputer parts!


Here's the aquaero:





And the water block for the aquaero:



The mounting bracket for the aquaero:


Here is one of the 4x 3pin fan cable splitters I got...planning on hooking up one of these to each set of 4 radiator fans:


More goodies:


Kryographics frontplate!




And a titan kryographics backplate!



The cooling mount for the backplate:




With such a pretty gpu cooling block, it seems wasteful to just have it facing down and not visible. Anyone know how I could do a build like this where the graphics card is rotated 90 degrees along its long axis? http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/882/aurora13.jpg

Could I use a pci-e ribbon riser or something like this? http://www.circotech.com/1u-1-x-16x-pci-express-riser-card-with-7cm-flex-cable.html?gclid=CO2I5bjQ2rgCFQyk4AodMGoAQA

Thoughts on how I would mount it?
post #13 of 16
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Got a whole bunch of supplies!
LED lights (white and green)


Bitspower fittings:


Mayhems Emerald Green Dye:


Mayhems Pastel Ice White Dye:


Aqualis xt 450ml reservoir, with built in fill level sensor




XSPC tubing:


Aqualis holder:


Aqualis box:


Blow off:


PK3 thermal compound:


Arctic cleaning kit:


Some bitspower fittings:


Soldering Iron:


Solder:


White sleeving kit:


Resistors:


Wire:


Mini Hacksaw:


Wire strippers:


Dual link DVI:


Modsmart black sleeving kit:


Coping saw:


Alphacool UT60 radiator:

post #14 of 16
That is quite the haul for a first build! OCN has one of the best communities I've had the chance to be part of and everyone is excited to help!

As a tool continue to study build logs and use that knowledge for this build and if you have questions just ask!

When deciding how many and what type of fittings to go with just do what everyone says take a piece of paper or take a picture and use ms paint or something and design your loop. Create multiple loops to figure out the best layout .

As for the rigid (acrylic) tubing that would be a project for later down the road in my opinion. Flexible tubing is way more forgiving and will give you a chance to get your feet wet.

A little advise: make sure you test your loop for leaks before you call it good. Also is you are using compression fittings do not over tighten them. When you have to disassemble it you will need to turn into the hulk! Remember to take your time and do not rush anything you literally have hundreds of dollars in parts.

Good luck with the build, I'm excited to see it when you finish!
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wow dude subbed!
awesome parts you got there, and +1 for apple products *brofist*
 
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post #16 of 16
is the fan cable splitter + your fan controller able to hold 16 fans ? and what speed do you plan on running them ?

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