Hey guys never did a "build log" before so since Im doing a digital scrap book for my client I figured what the hell!!!
So this is an insane build and Im still waiting on a few things to arrive but as you can see I already have 3k worth of water cooling
It should hopefully end up being among the nicer Air 540's you may ever see
He wants everything on its own loop so the temps can be monitored individually and everything can be pushed to the limits.
This is really a pretty Amazing little design of a case and it really lets you rout things in a different manner to really show off the hardware and not the rest of the garbage, plus there's just TONS of usable room. I'm in no way endorsed to say this, but I'm really digging it.
As far as hardware we have-
- The Corsair Carbide Air 540
- 1 Core i7 3970x
- 64gb Corsair Vengeance
- Asus Geforce Titan 6gb(soon to be 2?)
- 4X Samsung Pro 540 SSD (Raid 10)
- ASUS Xonar Essence STX
- Corsair AX1200i PSU
- EK Supremacy Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Block (Clean Nickel)
- EK Motherboard block nickle plated (Acetal)
- EK Monarch Ram Modules
- 2 X EK Ram Blocks ( Nickel CSQ )
- EK Titan block and back plate
- 360mm Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized
- 240mm Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized
- 120mm Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 Low Air Flow Optimized
- 3X EK D5 X-RES Top 140 - Acetal 3x 100mm tube and soon to be 1x100mm tube & 2x60mm tubes for clearance on the backside
- 3X Swiftech MCP655-PWM
- and a **** load of fittings (Monsoon and Bitspower)
That covers most of the hardware and a heap of other stuff so it should get interesting!
At 4.8ghz and a bunch of tweaking it was already topping charts in every major desktop and cpu based benchies, cant wait to get the loops finished!
7.30.13 First Log entry\ uploaded pics
7.31.13 added Poll \screwed up my frozencpu order
8.1.13 order more crap\knocked out the GPU Block\ Note to self: Wipe the droll
So here's some pics to start it of and a video link of all the water cooling craziness!!!!
hers a vid link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeQ6Tl3eM0I
And some starter pics...
A heap of goodness
All mocked up for testing
Try cutting 256 of those little guys then peel of both sides of plastic and see how your fingers feel
Are you mocking me?
Two for 1... little sound dampening and some scoots
Edit: Oh yeah and since I'm putting 3 120mm's in front of the radiator and wont be able to use the front dust cover I trimmed it and placed it on the bottom to cover the holes since it is magnetic.
With the castors I epoxied them on with JB WELD which bonds like steel. On the two wheels on that side of the case you can't cover the entire bottom of the base with epoxy because the cases bottom side has an indent. So for those two wheels there is a holo part underneath on one corner of each of the castors which leaves perfect clearance to get the grill underneath the caster bases and still be able to easily slide it out for cleaning .Cough..Corsair do it...cough cough
My client has 7 dogs and it's probably best the inside of the case doesn't turn into a wolf man especially now that its raised of the ground.
Holes drilled (cut,ground down,and shoot at with some FMJ's ) for the backside radiator. That case steel fought me every inch of the way and ground the hell out of a few pretty solid grinding bits in the process. I'll give it to Corsair they use some solid ass steel!
I couldn't even use the cordless Dremel but for some cleaning up, had to go with the corded for some extra hp.There's some grommets on the way so hopefully after a little elbow grease and some rubber skirts it should clean that up nicely,more importantly the compression fittings are clearing now
Edited by onereactor - 8/1/13 at 2:08pm