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[Build Log] Pegasus Project. First Build. 4960x, P9-X79E-WS, 3x Titan Hydro Copper, D-Frame, AquaComputer 720xt

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It's my first build. I think I've gone crazy but I've been saving for while now and I think it's time I build one instead of paying someone else to do it. I need a computer for visualization/cad/gaming.looking to game in 3D Surround. Looked fun on the YouTube smile.gif I have to travel a because of work and haven't owned a non-laptop in a very long time. frown.gif I've never built a computer- but am tech savvy and have built a 3D printer and a few other tech odds and ends... I used to swap out sound blaster cards on my x2/3/486 about every six months for the new kings quest/ wing commander series. Man, Myst was super slow on a 4x cd rom drive.
Most of the parts will be here in a week or are here already. It's been months and months of research. Long nights of staying up on the iPad in bed and looking up reviews. I love this case, but there's just no room for rads so I will be "outsourcing" cooling to an external unit.

Here's a list of the parts:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ChgoYoshi/saved/21Ai

Here are the pics so far: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagoyoshi/

Thanks for checking it out and ill keep posting on how it goes. Comments, criticisms, suggestions are appreciated as I'm going at this by myself and could use some feedback.
Thanks, Nate
Edited by ChgoYoshi - 7/24/13 at 2:15am
post #2 of 13
Man that looks cool 3 titans going to be good that case is awesome shame about the lack of room for rads
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Windows 7 ult HP 24" 1920x1200- samsungs24"x3 Microsoft Sidewinder x6 OCZ Technology 1000W Max Performance Modular PSU 
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Third screen arrived today. Got two of them used on EBay. One had "gunk" (looked like from rubbing against styrofoam and tape inside of case. Unfortunately they're were two minor scratches on it as well. After cleaning it they aren't as bad as I first saw.

Thinking of returning it because nothing was noted about it or it was damaged during shipping (they're was no cover or protector over the screen during shipping. Even some plastic probably could have avoided it. Looks like it was scratched from the base.

Anyway, had anyone ever returned something through eBay? I could live with it if I really had to- but if its a simple process and no hard feelings sort of thing if pull the trigger.

Thanks!
Nate
post #4 of 13
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Pulling the trigger on the water block.
Going with the AquaComputer cuplex kryos XT .925 silver edition. Should work well in tandem with the Aqua external cooler.

It's like a car- the last 10HP are the most expensive of all.
post #5 of 13
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Fans came in. Added some pics and spent some time researching acrylic and water. Thinking UV orange. Going to play around with SSD and order Additional high flow
pump tommorow.

External WC did not arrive. UPS said they tried- but I was home all day so don't see how I could have missed them. Delivery set for tommorow. Will know more about tubing when I see the Aquaduct in the flesh. Remote and os look a little daunting so going to scour for a .pdf manual. Have only been able to fine the Mark III version.
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Water cooler, PSU, and first set of cabling arrived today. Looking at all of the cables premade by Enermax made me rethink the cable sleeving project.... for about 30 seconds. Then I felt the cable sleeving and wire jacket. Looking forward to the rest of the sleeves from X-MDPC. So many pins....
Aquaduct is wider than I thought, but also not as tall. Looks gorgeous. Changed mind on the waterblock (again) Did not go with the silver .925 after a long night of looking into it. Just can't justify the cost, even for this build.

Ordered the high flow pump and temp sensor from Aquacomputer along with the UV lighting.

So many packages to keep track of! Keystone building blocks are coming together nicely I think.
I don't have anything really to base it off of (except for others pictures of their rigs) but going to do my best.

Going to look for aquacomputer software online as it didn't come with the shipment.
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3d printed SSD holder didn't work out. Two days gone :@(
Chin up and moving forward.
Bought a adaptor and am just going to use the drive bay.
Looking for a way to mount another fan next to the chipset radiator. Brainstorming...
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post #8 of 13
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More pics of fan and mounting issue


post #9 of 13
Thats an insane first build! Cant wait to see how it will look when its finished.
post #10 of 13
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Finished stage one of PSU sleeves but ran out of female molex pins. The ones at Microcenter were the wrong size.
Ordered more along with a few model connectors I forgt about.
Mdpc-x cables were amazing to use on a first build.

I gave up on single layer cable sewing as I had the wrong thread and it really was just getting frustrating. Came up with my own way that will work but needs a lot of perfecting.

Stage one of rigid acrylic tubing build done. Still have return line, cleaning, and polishing to tackle. Fun to do, and you feel like your doing some breaking bad s&$t while your doing it. But a really tough thing to master.

Flipped open the cover on the MB CPU to find two pins are bent :@(

Newegg was great about the RMA but its still an RMA :&(

Going to give me time to work on water cooling and finish cable sleeving for gpus and mobo as I have the PSU side to do still. Had to months molex to
Fit with enermax and still have to test all cables.

Good build week after a frustrating weekend of wrong pins, running out of sleeving, and not really feeling like I ha accomplished a lot.

Excited about getting in the 4960x. Only (hopefully) a month away. Last piece of the
Puzzle left out there and then it's all about making it work and taking my time to do it well.
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