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Project Sandstorm - 800D (4770k, GTX 780, custom WC loop)

post #1 of 6
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Hello again all!

I wont bore you with a boring introduction, so without further ado' (drum roll please...)


PROJECT SANDSTORM

This will be a commissioned project for my 23 year old brother. He lives in St. Lious (aprx 5 hours away) and has entrusted me with a substantial budget to make him his dream computer...hopefully I don't screw it up too bad wheee.gif

P.S: I am still honing my photography skills - please excuse.

PC parts list as follows:
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800d (delivered)
[/FONT]CPU: i7 4770k (delivered)
RAM: *Corsair Vengence PRO 16GB (2 x 8gb) (delivered)
HDD: *Seagate Barracude 2tb (delivered)
Mobo: Asus Z87 Pro Socket LGA 1150 (delivered)
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GPU: Geforce GTX 780 (delivered)
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PSU: Corsair AX860 (delivered)
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*No SSD - customer does not want currently, will upgrade later if wants - only using 2 slots of RAM, another easy future upgrade*
Watercooling Parts (there was a delay from the company i ordered from so they are all still in the mail)

CPU Block: EK Supremacy Clean CSQ - Gold (shipped)
GPU Block: EK-FC Titan FC - Acetal (shipped)
GPU Backplate: EK-FC Titan SE Backplate - Acetal (shipped)
Pump: Swiftech MCP655 (shipped)
Pump Mod kit: Bitspower mod kit and pump top - Acetal (shipped)
Resevior: EK-RES X3 250 (shipped)
Radiator: Coolgate 360 rad (shipped)
Fans: Corsair AF120s (x3) (shipped)
Tubing: Primochill Tubing onyx black (shipped)
Fittings: Bitspower compression true gold or brass (unbought)
LEDs: White (unbought)
MDPC sleeving!!!!! Vanilla Sands and Black (delivered)

As more parts come in I will continue to update with pictures. Please be patient however, this project could take up to 6 weeks to complete!!!
Edited by zharbison - 11/3/13 at 3:54pm
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
MDPC-X Sleeving has arrived!! Thanks again Nils! cheers.gif

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My workstation

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A little bit of work (this is my first time sleeving so its slow going, but i like the results so far! biggrin.gif)

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post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
ustom painted 800d fans (took me HOURS to pick out the color, but i am rather pleased with the results, finished with a matte coating over the gold spraypaint)

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Coming along slow, but it is still coming! biggrin.gif
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Ill be first to sub! Looking forward to seeing the sleeving and some unique colors.
My System
(18 items)
 
Wifes' System
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V Extreme 3x EVGA GTX 780 Classified Hydro Copper 32 GB Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Seagate Barracuda WD Black Custom Cooling Loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 64bit Asus PG278Q ROG Swift QNIX 27" Rosewill Mechanical Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova Classified 1500W Corsair Obsidian 900D R.A.T. 7 X Trac Ripper 
AudioOther
Creative SoundBlaster Recon 3D Bigfoot Killer 2100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Nvidia GTX 770 Mushkin Redline 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 Pro H100i Corsair AX760 Cooler Master Cosmos 2 Custom 
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My System
(18 items)
 
Wifes' System
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ASUS Maximus V Extreme 3x EVGA GTX 780 Classified Hydro Copper 32 GB Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 Pro Seagate Barracuda WD Black Custom Cooling Loop 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8.1 64bit Asus PG278Q ROG Swift QNIX 27" Rosewill Mechanical Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA Supernova Classified 1500W Corsair Obsidian 900D R.A.T. 7 X Trac Ripper 
AudioOther
Creative SoundBlaster Recon 3D Bigfoot Killer 2100 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Nvidia GTX 770 Mushkin Redline 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 Pro H100i Corsair AX760 Cooler Master Cosmos 2 Custom 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Update!

Most WCing gear is in now, however, as opposed to posting a montage of unboxing pics, I will just post them as they get integrated into the rig itself. (adds more suspense xD)

EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Gold Plexi

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Bitspower MODKIT and MODTOP

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More custom paint work (AF120 fan rings and AX860 PSU)

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Let me know what you think.

*The loop construction will have to wait as there has been a significant change in plans regarding my compression fittings, I am having to change from Bitspower to Monsoon fittings.:
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hello again family! :wave:

Its been too long since we last spoke, but good news, I have an update for you! So sit back, relax and enjoy :cinema:

EK FC Waterblock for GTX780 (backplate is currently on the way, will be EK as well)

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Fully modded MCP655 pump with sleeved cables

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EK Multioption 250ml res installed

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Coolgate 360 Rad and Corsair AF120 fans with custom painted fan rings

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Custom loop final design

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The fillport will go directly into the radiator, and between the res and pump, the tubing will fall below into the PSU chamber where I will install a drainport. Multiple 90* and 45* adapters wil be used, but as opposed to spoil the details you will just have to wait until the next update :lol:wink.gif

soooooo, TTFN, or Ta-ta for now!
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