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[Build log] "Dream Machine" 900D build

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Hey all, since I've read my fair share of build logs and been creeping around for a while I'll post mine since it's finally happening.

My plan is to basically do a full rebuild of my Sig rig starting pretty much from the ground up and going as all out as I can afford lol. Budget is going to be $4000 and i am located in Australia so bare that in mind if adding any suggestions.

The colour scheme will be red and black (not very original but to hard to find everything in green like I wanted - open to suggestions or ideas) but going to be mostly black with red accents throughout.


Parts List:
Haf-X - Case (Already got)
Asus Maximus VI Extreme - Mobo
Intel i7 4770k - Cpu
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16gb red - Ram
2x Gigabyte gtx 780 - Gpu
Xonar d1 - sound card (Already got)
HX1050 - psu (Already got)
2x Samsung 250gb - SSDs (Already got)

Watercooling:
XSPC 360 rad -Already got
XSPC dual bay res/d5 pump combo - Already got
XSPC Raystorm CPU block - Already got
XSPC 120mm rad
8x gentle typhoons
2x XSPC gtx 780 waterblock
2x XSPC gtx 780 backplates
Primochill black tubing
Primochill silver coil
BItspower blood red compression fittings
8x Bitspower Anti vibration Gaskets

Ideas:
For the case I plan on painting it all gloss black except for the grills and a small section on each side which will be a dark blood red. I also want to remove the side window and make it take up almost a whole side of the case and possibly have the Hafx logo frosted into the perplex window near where the psu is.

Inside the case it will be kept simple, mostly black with red highlights here and there mostly on the motherboard, RAM and wiring.
A few red leds in the waterblocks but nothing to bright.
Going to rewire everything, custom length cables and wires, remove everything no needed (front usb headers and such), sleeving will be all black with the end row of wires red and red connections.

Thats all the ideas i have for now, feel free to add anything, this is my first real time modding or doing a build this big.

Edit:
Build is going to take place in a 900D now i have done some more research. More room and just generally looks like a funner case to build in. Might become 2 Custom loops now as well and potentially RAM and mobo water cooled.
Edited by Sporkisian - 8/13/13 at 7:19am
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I found this very difficult to masturbate to
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If you belonged here it would be easy to masturbate to;)
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post #5 of 9
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First update: ordered everything and should be here within a few days, on my phone atm but will update with a full parts list tonight.
Thought a but more about the mods I want to make:
I want to put mesh along the bottom blocking view of the psu and pump but still allowing for good air flow
sleeve whatever cables are going to be seen such as power leds and usb headers
putting in a few cold cathodes just to see how it looks but might take them out
considering a stealthed DVD drive or I'll just get a usb one
might remove all the hard drive cages and mod the 5.25" for my hard drives and then cover that in mesh as well for a stealthed look
Will be painting the inside of the case as well, hard drive cages, motherboard tray and rear io and pci slots red and the rest either left of gloss black

worked out the design for my waterloop as well i think, it's still a rough idea till I actually get the case and gear
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post #6 of 9
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Okay so got a massive package today smile.gif almost everything I need, just waiting on t balancer and some other fans and small bits and pieces.
parts list has changed a fair bit, here's what's going in now!

Revised parts list:
Corsair 900D
Intel 4670k I5
Corsair vengeance pro 2133mhz 16gb
palit 780 x2
Seasonic xp-1000
Maximus vi extreme
Artic silver

watercooling:
Alphacool compression fittings matte black
black ice 360mm rad
xspc 360mm rad
xspc 120mm rad
xspc raystorm cpu block
Ek titan xxl gpu block and backplate x2
8x gentle typhoons
4x corsair sp120mm
primochill black tubing
bitspower frost black tube res
D5 vario pump

along with various noise reducing stuff and small misc stuff

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post #8 of 9
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Test bench set up to see if everything works, seems to be all good, turns on and posts which is good enough for me.

now to sort out The waterloop design and start nodding!! Had to restrain myself to not just say stuff it and get it going now!! Haha
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post #9 of 9
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Sleeving various cables tonight, it's my first try at sleeving properly so wish me luck

Starting with SATA cables because they seem to be easy enough and hopefully turn out alright

Painting will start tomorrow, got everything i need, just need to drill all the rivets out, unscrew it all and get sanding i suppose, hoping to have it all done within the day so i can get to putting it all together asap

I've also revised how my loop is going to look, im now going to mount my res sideways along the bottom of the window with my pump underneath. Hopefully it ends up looking alright and i'll find a way to mount it easily
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