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[Build Log] White Russian - 900D, 780 HC Classy SLI, Delidded 3770k

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I've had the desire to build a white themed loop for a while now, and with the release of the GTX7xx series I thought it would be a good time to do it. Unfortunately that didn't quite turn out to be the case as my semester in college is proving to be the busiest I've ever had (5 classes, treasurer for the robotics club, club project lead, co-host of a college radio show) and progress has been and will be slow so I hadn't planned on a build log, but a few people asked for one so here we are. While I was contemplating what to name it, or if I should name it at all, I came across my favorite movie and the answer became obvious...
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White Russian

The mockup:

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The parts list:

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CPU: Delidded i7 3770k
MB: ASUS Sabertooth Z77
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666
GPU: 2x EVGA GTX780 Hydrocopper Classified (Serial #'s 000001 and 000002 wink.gif)
PSU: Corsair HX1000 EVGA P2 1000W
Storage:
  • Intel 520 240GB
  • 1TB WD Caviar Black
Case: Corsair 900D
OS: Windows 7
Cooling:

[*] Radiators: 2x Alphacool UT60 480mm
[*] Pump: Swiftech MCP655
[*] Reservoir: EK X-Res 250
[*] Blocks: EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Acetal
[*] Fluid: Mayhems Pastel White
[*] Fans:
  • 16x Corsair SP120 Quiet
  • 5x Corsair AF120 Quiet
  • 1x Corsair AF140
[*] Tubing: Primochill Elegant White 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
[*] Fittings:
  • 7x Bitspower Compression Fitting - Matte Black
  • 4x Bitspower Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting
  • 4x Bitspower 90-Degree Rotary Compression Fitting
  • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Thread 90-Degree Dual Rotary Adapter
  • 2x Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 50mm
  • 1x Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 30mm
  • 1x Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 20mm

[*] Other:
  • EK D5 X-Top Acetal Pump Top CSQ
  • Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 LT
  • EVGA Pro SLI Bridge
  • Bitfenix Alchemy Sleeved Extensions
  • EVGA EVbot


Lighting: Custom HitLights Cool White Flexible Ribbon LED Strip (16.4 Feet)

Loop: Res>Pump>Lower UT60>Upper UT60>CPU>GPU1>GPU2>Res

Why a 3770k? Not only did I already have one handy from a Christmas sale last season, turns out it's quite a clocker and a prime candidate for delidding.

Undervolt:


Overclocks:




and yes I stole cyphon's post format cuz it looked so damn clean
Edited by Supacasey - 1/13/14 at 8:02pm
    
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subbed!
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I was hoping there would be some kind of Big Labowski reference lol
I'll stick around for this one.
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Almost the exact same build I just completed last night. Same case, tubing color, and fans even. Except I got 3 780 hydro copper classifieds. Should be a good build!
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Subbed! I am planning to do almost the exact same build except with plain distilled water and white tubing instead of white coolant. Could you say, when you do mount the reservoir, if you had to drill holes for it or not?
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Originally Posted by SkitzoPhr3nia View Post

Almost the exact same build I just completed last night. Same case, tubing color, and fans even. Except I got 3 780 hydro copper classifieds. Should be a good build!

It's tempting to just trade them for Ti's at this point but between the fairly negligible performance bump and the fact that they're both literally serial #1 and 2 (For real how cool is that) I'll just stick with these.
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Subbed! I am planning to do almost the exact same build except with plain distilled water and white tubing instead of white coolant. Could you say, when you do mount the reservoir, if you had to drill holes for it or not?

I originally planned straight distilled too - hence the white tubing - but I thought it might look kinda funky having a full reservoir that didn't match so I decided to just throw in the Mayhem's. I did my homework, it doesn't appear to have any negative side-effects like a typical dye such as staining or gunk for a couple years so I figured why not.

You'll definitely have to drill, or tap out the pre-existing mobo standoff screw holes. The screws that come with the res are too thick for them.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Supacasey View Post

It's tempting to just trade them for Ti's at this point but between the fairly negligible performance bump and the fact that they're both literally serial #1 and 2 (For real how cool is that) I'll just stick with these.

Those 2 780s will keep that processor busy if your running on one monitor. I had to OC my CPU to 4.7 just to get over 90% usage on the 3 of my cards across 3 monitors.

I am using the white tubing with distilled water and will have a clear res in it. I think it might look strange so I might add some dye to it later.
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Subbed for delicious white russians :thumb:

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Two months ago:









Aaaaand now:



So far what I've primarily been doing in my spare time is fitting things - namely the radiator and pump - to see where everything would be going and what fittings I'd need, as well as flushing the radiators. One of the UT60's looks clean after about four flushes. The other took a few dozen and two gallons of distilled.

Also, tip for anyone using Alphacool rads, you're going to need washers. This wasn't a fun discovery.

    
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Ha I dont think I could live with myself if I had all that stuff laying around for 2 months. I get too excited and have to put everything together ASAP! I think that a lot of radiators come with bolts that have those same size heads. 2 of my magicool radiators were the same way. And you should be glad you got the quiet edition corsair fans. I got the high performance and my systems is louder watercooled than it was before lol.
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Samsung 850 Pro Seagate Barracuda WD Black Custom Cooling Loop 
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Windows 8.1 64bit Asus PG278Q ROG Swift QNIX 27" Rosewill Mechanical Cherry MX Blue 
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EVGA Supernova Classified 1500W Corsair Obsidian 900D R.A.T. 7 X Trac Ripper 
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Creative SoundBlaster Recon 3D Bigfoot Killer 2100 
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Intel Core i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe Nvidia GTX 770 Mushkin Redline 
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