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[BL&VL] Gold Rush -= The Voters Choice Build:750D, 780Ti-SLI, Delidding, Sleeving, Acrylic Tube, 2x420 rads =-

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Welcome to another build, this build is going to be focused on performance and art, the best of both worlds. Along with that it will also have the viwers choice of parts. Each item (within reason) will be posted before purchase as a poll to see which is most liked by the community. I will post the results of each poll and then move onto the next item once purchased. Each Entry request will be posted on the first page of this thread as a poll, and after a week or two of voting I will go out and order the parts, obviously this does have a budget and I will take request from you guys and discuss the best options or alternatives if the item is too pricy.
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Documentation

I will be taking as many pictures as I can, as well video logging the entire process and posting that on my youtube page and submitting it for you to see. I am learning how to take better and more detailed and helpful video so I can pass on the education I have received from you and my experiences to others.

Methodology

I am hoping that once I am completed this build it will be a flagship build for me encompassing all the custom work I can do and show off my talents for color schemes and innovative creativity. I chose black and gold because these are fairly rare and am tired or the red, blue or even green looks on builds these days.

Main Components:
  • Case - Corsair 750D
  • Motherboard - ASUS Z87-DELUXE
  • CPU - Intel i7-4770k
  • Graphics Card I - Zotac GeForce GTX 780Ti AMP
  • Graphics Card II - GeForce GTX 780Ti
  • Power Supply - ULTRA x4 1000W Modular Gold Edition
  • HDD 1 (SSD) - Intel 530 series 256GB
  • HDD 2 (SSD) - Crucial M4 512GB
  • CPU Block - EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Gold
  • Radiator 1 - XSPC EX420 Triple Fan Low Profile
  • Radiator 2 - EK-CoolStream Radiator XTC (420)
  • Pump - Fully Modded (D5) 12 VDC Water Pump - Gold
  • Thermal Paste - Coolator Liquid Ultra
  • Reservoir - Phobya Balancer 250 Gold Plated
  • Coolant - Mayhems Pastel Pure Black
  • Case & Radiator Fans - NoiseBlocker Pro PK3
  • Acrylic Tube - EK Hard Tube 12/16mm
  • Lighting - Darkside Dimmable Rigid LED Strips
  • Cable Sleeving - MDPC Vanilla Sands and Black custom sleeving
  • GPU Waterblocks - Bitspower Nickel Plated Acrylic Top
  • GPU BackPlates - Bitspower Back Cooling Panel Carbon Black
  • RAM - TBD
  • Fittings - TBD
The rest will be voted on and purchased as the build progresses

Voting Results:
Voting Poll 1 Results: (Click to show)
Poll 1 - Which Case Is best for Aesthetics water-cooling options and not to BIG! [12/09/13 - 12/27/13]
[*] Corsair Obsadian 750D - 66% - Winner Purchased 12/27/13
[*] Corsair Obsadian 900D - 33%
Voting Poll 2 Results: (Click to show)
Poll 2 - What 420 Rads should I get! [12/09/13 - 01/01/14]
[*] EK-CoolStream Radiator XTC (420) Winner Purchased 01/01/14 front rad
[*] XSPC EX420 Triple Fan Low Profile Winner Purchased 01/01/14 Top Rad
Unfortunately due to space requirements and config structure, I was unable to use the poll winner for my purchases.
Voting Poll 3 Results: (Click to show)
Poll 3 - 140mm Fans Should I use?! [12/09/13 - 01/18/14]
Voting Poll 4 Results: (Click to show)
Poll 4 - What Graphics Card config should I go with [01/18/14 - 03/18/14]
Voting Poll 5 Results: (Click to show)
Poll 5 - What 780Ti waterblock should I get [03/19/14 - 07/22/14]


Picture Listing
Power Supply - Ultra 1000W X4 Gold Edition Modular Power Supply (Click to show)



CPU Water block - EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ Gold Edition (Click to show)






SSD Hard Drive - Intel 530 Series 240GB Solid State Drive (Click to show)





Corsair Obsidian 750D arrival and breakdown (Click to show)







Radiator fitting and pump / res arrival (Click to show)












10x's Noise Blocker Pro PK3 Mayhems Pastel Pure Black (Click to show)










Res Mount Version 1 (Click to show)





















Res Mount Version 2 & motherboard fitting (Click to show)


















Gloss Paint Test on Rads and Backplate (Click to show)






Acrylic paneling, fitting and Lighting (Click to show)







Delidding CPU (Click to show)







EK Gold CPU Block install (Click to show)






GTX & Zotac 780Ti's (Click to show)










Motherboard Painting (Click to show)



Final Fan Painting (Click to show)




Bitspower Water Blocks & Backplates (Click to show)










Final Re-Assembly (Click to show)


































Video Log Listing
Gold Rush Part 1 - Part arrival, Corsair 750D teardown & Modification for dual 420 Rad configuration (Click to show)
Gold Rush Part 2 - Rad fitting, painting, custom pump bracket and more (Click to show)
Gold Rush Part 3 - Contest Winner Announcement, Complete rebuild of side panel & More (Click to show)
Gold Rush Part 4 - Custom Paint, Final Mounting, Lighting, Acrylic Plating (Click to show)
Gold Rush Part 5 - Delidding, Final paint assembly, 780TI waterblock install and more (Click to show)

Edited by darwing - 8/19/14 at 10:31pm
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I feel as though the 900d is a little big for my liking, what else is available that has the water cooling capabilities of the 750d and 800d but another manufacturer?

Please suggest other options as I want to have two tube reservoirs and it is looking like the 750 D cannot accommodate for this easily.

Power supply has arrived in all it's glory! thumb.gif
  1. Power Supply - Ultra 1000W X4 Gold Edition Modular Power Supply




Edited by darwing - 12/14/13 at 9:38am
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I have ordered the SSD its a Intel 530 series 240GB I'm going to have to get it painted gold and black.

CPU block has arrived and pics up smile.gif
  1. CPU Water block - EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ Gold Edition









Edited by darwing - 12/14/13 at 9:34am
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I have received the SSD its a Intel 530 series 240GB I'm going to paint the corner gold so the black cover will only reveal a little gold corner smile.gif

SSD Pics are up ! smile.gif
  1. SSD Hard Drive - Intel 530 Series 240GB Solid State Drive






Edited by darwing - 12/22/13 at 3:18pm
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Subbed. Can't wait to see more photos thumb.gif
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Yesterday my 750D received and there is only one word to describe it. It's AWESOME!!! You know what? Just go for 750D.
Edited by vilius572 - 12/24/13 at 8:11pm
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Originally Posted by DizZz View Post

Subbed. Can't wait to see more photos thumb.gif

Thanks, It's going to be a long build with TONS of Mods, I like the 750D, but the front is a disaster, as well the 5.25" bays need to go immediately. There are going to be some custom pain jobs to get the black and gold to stand out as well dual reservoir, one with black fluid and one with gold (If I can..)

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Yesterday my 750D received and there is only one word to describe it. It's AWESOME!!! You know what? Just go for 750D.

yea I;m probably going to go with it, but would really like some other suggestions along the same lines, not the size of a 900d but with clean aesthetics, and a simple scheme wink.gif I'll post some more pics after the holidays,

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!
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Oh man. Merry Christmas. This thing is going to look awesome! I love gold builds! I've always loved that gold Murderbox on MDPC. On another note, grab the 780ti, better performance and SLI support.
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Very excited for this build
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So subbed will there be tutorials im interested in devling into acrylic tubing curious what the learning curve is
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