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post #1 of 7
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All right guys and gals, I want to start a new build. It starts with a 900d case, lots of corsair fans, ek radiators, blocks and reservoirs, dual pumps/loops and many more goodies.
Some things have not been decided. I would like some input. First things first: should I wait for the ivy bridge e cpus that should be coming out in the fall or just stick with a 3930k/rampage extreme board(I may go with am extreme cpu just for kicks)?
Second: I want to use 2 blue ray drives. I'm planning on stealth mounting them (is that the correct terminology?). I would like to drill like a 1/16" hole in front of the drive light. What do y'all think of that plan?
I ordered fans and the case already.
post #2 of 7
I believe Ivy-Bridge-E should be out a little earlier than next year although you can never expect Intel to be on-time. Both Sandy-Bridge-E and Ivy-Bridge-E run off of the same architecture so if you really wanted you could get Sandy-Bridge E now and upgrade to Ivy when it comes out (hopefully) keeping the same motherboard. If you can spare the time, you will get better performance from Ivy-Bridge-E.
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PAIN
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3930K P9X79 PRO GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 970 Samsung  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung  Crucial M4 64GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB ASUS 24x DVD Burner 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
NH-D14 Windows 7 Ultamite 64 bit Arch Linux ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" HDMI Widescreen LC... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Combo mk520 Seasonic X Series 650W NXT Phantom 410 Logitech Combo mk520 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti  Samsung  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
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post #3 of 7
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It's been 3 weeks since I got my fans. I bit the bullet and ordered parts more parts.
2x alphacool xt45 480mm radiators,
Ek d5 pump top,
Ek 250mm reservoir,
Koolance 13mm straight and 90° barb fittings.
Corsair sleeved psu cables.
I'll post pictures once they are in.
I already have a Koolance d5 pump, a Koolance 240 and 120 radiators, ek supremacy wb, 2x gtx 680 ftw with ek was, bunch of fittings and like 20ft of tubing.
Next weekend will be insane.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
Here are build pictures.

EK Supremacy waterblock and a Koolance chipset block my room mate had laying around. We also added a small stick on heat sink for the marvel controller.



I managed to fit a 360mm radiator down there... It was very tight but I managed to push the cables out of the way enough.


All radiators installed.


Motherboard, GPUs, reservoir and pump went in without much drama.


Most of the tubing is complete.




All in all, it was a fun project. Took me most of the weekend to finish thing up. I had 2 issues. The first was my bad stun.gif. I grabbed the wrong o-ring for the EK pump top.I also have a Koolance 450X2 bay reservoir. The EK and the bay reservoir use a very similar (same diameter and sealing loaction) o-ring, however the Koolance one is like 0.5 to 0.75mm thinner. I picked up the wrong one and the pump leaked. The second issue was cavitation. If you notice there is a small rheostat above the reservoir. I had to drop some of the voltage from the pump. At full power I had cavitation.

What do you guys and gals think? Any recommendations as to what to do about the cavitation so I don't have the rheostat there?
post #5 of 7
Question.. I see u have a 850w PSU.. is that enough to run all those fans and other power hungry components within the case? I would like to see the power ratings for the entire on l case( on load and idle), hope its not too much to ask for.. I intend on getting this case and I too have this same PSU

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Last time I did a power test I used the indicated power from my ups. I had 3 monitors and the computer running crysis 2 at max settings and it was pulling some 600-650, including power for one of the monitors. This test was done when the components where in a 600t with 6 fans. The only difference is the extra fans. With a long power supply you can't put a 3x120 where I have mine.
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