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This is my first log in a really long time, if ever. Its a short one because the build is pretty much over, but I figured I would share in case anyone needed some ideas on how to install a dual rad AIO cooler in a nzxt source 210.

Finally got around to assembling my desktop rig, as I don't have a ton of time, I had to get it done in a day. What I did isnt perfect, nor is it particularly beautiful. But it works, and I am installing windows updates as we speak!

This is my first build in a couple of years. My mother in law moved in last year some time and had been using my computer room, and I swapped over to an Alienware M18x which I loved but decided it was time for a desktop so I traded it off for an m17x+ some cash to help fund this build.

I just recently finished my basement/utility room to become my utility room/mancave since my wife is due to have our first child in 4 weeks. So I still don't have an office or a place for a desk. I can upload some pictures of the room and the desk I built in soon too.

Hardware:

Intel i5 4670k
gigabyte Z87x-UD4H
2x4gb Crucial ballistix Sport 1600mhz
120gb Samsung 840
Gigabyte GTX 770 windforce
Corsair HX750
Silverstone Tundra TD02
2 x 1 TB Samsung F3s
Nzxt Source 210




So I chose the Silverstone Tundra TD02 because it is not a copycat asetek or coolit unit, does pretty well in temperatures, and seemed to be pretty quiet. Not to mention I think silverstone makes a fantastic product. I used such a cheapo case because I had it kicking around from an old PC. Its in OK shape, couple scratches but in good enough shape that I don't mind using it.

I also knew full well I wouldnt be able to mount the radiator without cutting some of the case. Initially I planned on putting the radiator on top of the case, but the spacing wasn't right.



So then I thought, why don't I mount it in the front, which required a lot of cutting of the hard drive rack:






I also modified the front of the case to allow for more airflow, it probably didnt help a ton, but I figured it couldn't hurt. I shaved off a lot of extra plastic on the cover but made sure it would still be relatively hidden, I like the look of the case, and wanted to keep it simple looking






After modifying all that I wiped down the case and blew everything off using the compressor. I then began assembling the PC now that I had my radiator fitted




Looks like a pretty solid finish, the metal block is a lot nicer than the corsair H series cooler I had in the past.



Rest of the parts being fitted!




Only thing left to do is get one of these:

Evercool Dual Bay, 3 HDD enclosures

This will house my 2x1tb drives in raid, as well as my Samsung SSD. It should be here by Wednesday.

So... I got everything completed short of installing the 2 mechanical drives, not bad for finally having a Saturday free!

Next up us overclocking and some gaming, as much as I can before the baby arrives!

What do you guys think? any advice for overclocking these chips?
Edited by identitycrisis - 8/17/13 at 4:38pm
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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Nice build.
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For overclocking you should read this guide http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide. For overclocking I would probably set my ratio to like 42 and then set the vcore to like around 1.24-1.34v
Edited by Nexo - 8/17/13 at 5:31pm
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For overclocking you should read this guide http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide. For overclocking I would probably set my ratio to like 42 and then set the vcore to like around 1.24-1.34v

Thanks, I figured there was one of those kicking around. Appreciate it.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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