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[Build Log] Walt's Second Formula (HAF932, 4770k, Asus Max Formu, Swiftech H20-320 Elite)

post #1 of 15
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Hello everyone,

This is my second build, and second time using an ASUS formula board. My first one was using the x48 chipset. I'm primarily going to build this rig for gaming, however I want to somewhat future proof it as well. I plan on a Mild overclock.

Parts list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rampagewalt/saved/3lmo

I will be mounting the Rad horizontally on the interior-top of the case with the fill port up and will cut out a hole on the top of the case and do some kind of fill port.

So I guess I need some advice here:
  1. Ram: What Brand and Model?
  2. I would like 16 GB, but not sure which is better for gaming, 2x8gb or using all channels and doing 4x4gb.
  3. I have read that Negative pressure is needed when water cooling, but I don't understand why?


Edit: 1/7/2014
Current parts:
  • Haf 932
  • Asus Maximus Formula VI
  • Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
  • Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  • Corsair AX760i PSU
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit)
  • MSI 6950 Twin Freezer II 2 GB (I know i'm using an outdated card, but I figure I will upgrade it later on and then water cool it, but for now i think this will be fine).
  • Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 997104 - Timing 9-9-9-27, Cas Latency 9, Voltage 1.5V
  • 2 Noctua NF-P12's
  • CM 1402512SEDN 140 x 140 x 25mm fan rated at 1200rpm 57CFM(fan came with case)
  • 2 CM A23030-10CB-3DL-L1 200 x 230 x 30mm fan rated at 700rpm 75CFM (fan came with case, one mounted on side door as intake)
  • CM A23030-10CB-3DN-L1 200 x 230 x 30mm fan rated at 700rpm 75CFM (fan came with case)
  • 100 WHITE Aluminum POP Rivets 1/8 x 1/4 Grip 4-4
  • 100 BLACK Aluminum POP Rivets 1/8 x 1/4 Grip 4-4
  • Swiftech H20-320 Elite Series Liquid Cooling Kit - Universal Mount (H2O-320-Elite)
  • 2 IandH Silver KillCoils - Antimicrobial .999 Fine Silver Tubing / Reservoir Strip
  • PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 1/2"ID x 3/4" OD - 10ft Retail Pack - Elegant White
  • 2 Swiftech Lok-Seal™ Compression Fitting G1/4 Thread - 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD - Black


Edited by totaleclipse82 - 2/17/14 at 9:35am
post #2 of 15
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reserve
post #3 of 15
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Purchased :
  • Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model 997104 - Timing 9-9-9-27, Cas Latency 9, Voltage 1.5V
  • Rosewill RX-C200 2.5" SSD / HDD Aluminum Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay
  • ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

I had been waiting on newegg to restock that ram, got the email in this afternoon and made these purchases soon afterwards.
post #4 of 15
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Case broken down:


Painted:


Motherboard CPU hole enlarged:


Front Case panel cut out to house 4 120 fans:


Aluminum Fan frames:


Mock up:


Mock up 2:


I'm going to bend and mount Modders Mesh (honeycomb style to match) to cover the fans so they are not exposed
Edited by totaleclipse82 - 2/13/14 at 2:16am
post #5 of 15
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Decided to ditch the aluminum and instead try my hand with acrylic.


This will be the frame.

Instead of mesh for the front, i'm going to get black acrylic and cut it similar to the frame pictured. Ditch the two plastic pieces that run vertically and bend the black acrylic.

I also picked up 4 SP120 Quiet PWM fans for the front.
Edited by totaleclipse82 - 2/13/14 at 8:32am
post #6 of 15
Looks promising!!! About the negative pressure, I don't really know, but through inference, I would guess because unless your watercooling EVERYTHING, any parts under air aithout a fan (RAM, Mobo heatsinks) will create heat, and passive heatsinks will mean the heat will just sit there. Negative pressure wil be affective and pulling that heat out of the computer. No clue if that's right, but it's my guess.
     
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4770K Asus Maximus Gene Vi EVGA GTX 770 Corsair Dominator GT 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Corsair 240 Gb GTX Neutron EK-FC770 GTX - Nickel (Original CSQ) 4XBitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Triple Rotary 90... Corsair AF120 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
4X Bitspower Triple Rotary Connectors 1XBitspower G 1/4" Rotary 45 Degree IG 1/4" Ext... 3XBitspower BP-MBWP-C61 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4... 1XBitspower BP-MBWP-C63 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2XBitspower G1/4" Stop Fitting with O-ring - De... 2XMonsoon Free Center Compression Fittings, 3/8... 1X Lamptron 30W - 8 Channel Aluminum Rheobus - ... EK-BAY SINGLE RES CSQ - Acetal 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-D5 X-TOP CSQ - Plexi EK-FC Titan SE Backplate - Black Alphacool Tubing AlphaTube HF 13/10 (3/8"ID) - ... Mayhems Pastel Ice White Concentrate - 250ml 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
8X Bitspower Mini Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting ... 2X Bitspower BP-MBWP-C64 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/... 2X Bitspower BP-MVV-MBK Mini-Valve - Matt Black Windows 7 Proffesional 
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Cooler Master Storm Trigger Corsair AX850 Corsair 350D Cyborg M.M.0.7 
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Razer Scarab Logitech G35 Red 3D Carbon Fiber Sticker Matt Dry Vinyl - 12...  NZXT Sleeved LED Cable Kit - 2M - White 
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4X Anodized Thumbscrew - Red LutroO's Stiff Line PET Custom Sleeving - 50 ft... LutroO's Heatshrinkless method heatshrink - 4 ft. 
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post #7 of 15
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Clear Acrylic frame is mounted to front case panel with black rivets.

Fans are now mounted to the front case panel.

It was painful mounting the fans to the acrylic because I did not want the screws to go all the way to the other side of the fan mounts. The nut is inside of the fan mount. (you can see this in the first picture, there are no view-able screws/nuts. I mounted them this way because i'm not sure how i'm going to mount the exterior acrylic yet. I could have tapped the acrylic and screwed into those threads... still might do that if this causes vibration.

So I had to buy all new screws / washers / nuts. I used M4 screws (.7x16), m4 washers, m4 lock washers and m4 nuts.

View from outside:


Inside view of front panel:


Current resting place of the system while i load OS and configure everything. This picture can probably be added to the ghetto forum smile.gif
post #8 of 15
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Pre-fitting the hoses and seeing how low the radiator will hang:



Acrylic back piece is cut:


Making sure I can fit all of the PSU wires through that hole, pretty tight fit:


Back piece riveted in with white pop rivets:


Time to move onto LED's that will glow under the motherboard (I stole this LED and Acrylic idea from RomeoKilo's build found here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1422597/build-log-corsair-c70-with-twin-xspc-ax360s)
post #9 of 15
I really like what you are doing with your build. It is very similar to what I have in mind for mine. I will be putting a 480 on top and a 360 in front and I plan to use acrylic around the motherboard tray and add a full cover for the power supply area. I have all my parts and have started the build
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I really like what you are doing with your build. It is very similar to what I have in mind for mine. I will be putting a 480 on top and a 360 in front and I plan to use acrylic around the motherboard tray and add a full cover for the power supply area. I have all my parts and have started the build

Makes the case look really clean when it is done. Do you have a build log started?

Let there be light!

Edited by totaleclipse82 - 3/16/14 at 6:26pm
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