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I might have made a build log already, can't find it, oh well... new one!

Current specs:

HAF X
AMD FX 8120 Zambezi 3.1 GHz (4.35GHz OC no V OC)
Asus Crosshair V Formular - Z (BIOS 1302)
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB dual channel blue (10-12-11-28-46 at 1866Mhz FSB: 3:14)
Sliverstone Strider Plus 850W silver

PCI:
Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 (GV-R929WF3-4GD Rev 1.0) (GPU/VRAM OC)
Gigabyte GTX 670 Two Fan OC edition
Generic TPlink WIFI card

SATA:
WD Black 3TB
WD Green 1TB
Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB
Lieton optical disc, DVD, DVD-/+R, DVD RW, CD, CD-/+R, CD RW, BD, BD-/+R, BD RW

Cooling:
3x Bitfenix 230mm and 1x 140mm fans
3x NB-eLoop B12-P 120mm fans
XSPC Acrylic Pump/res with D5 OCCool
x8 XSPC G14 1/4 Barbed fittings
Primochill UV Purple tubing
XSPC AX360 radiator
XSPC AMD waterblock
Phobya Gchanger 360mm rad
Cheap pack of 50 assorted pipe fittings
Darkside Connect 12" modular LED strip - UV - Black Sleeved
EK Coolant Pre-mix UV blue
Lamptron CW611 Liquid cooling controler
1x Asus Crosshair V Formula VRM Mainboard water-block
2x EK R9 290 Full coverage water-blocks acrylic and nickel-plated

Cables:

Silverstone CP06 4-in-1 SATA Power Adapter
2x Phobya SATA3 Cable with Safety Latch 30cm Black
Phobya SATA3 Cable with Safety Latch 15cm Black
Mod/Smart Kobra SS 24-Pin Motherboard Extension Cables - 16" - Black / UV Purple
Mod/Smart Kobra SS 8-Pin 12V EPS Motherboard Extension Cables - 16" - Black / UV Purple
2x Mod/Smart Kobra SS 8-Pin PCI-E VGA Extension Cables - 16" - Black / UV Purple

I didn't know these Kobra SS cables were EXTENSION cables... Awesome cables for next to nothing. Until I realized I can buy a cheap set, the same type of cables and then mutilate them to fit male to female.

Able to buy these fans for total of $210 AUD and they look stunning, though maybe switch from white LED to UV. The two top 230mm fans were a pain to mount, had to remove some plastic both case and one fan, done with diagonal cutters and worth the 40 minutes.





Jeez, Noise Blocker fan's await 4 way splitter, due to no stock, these are still in their box. Doesn't hurt to test tongue.gif









Draining Sysprep from my system.
Preparing cooling loop done using Primochils Sys-prep, now tip upside-down so I can finnish you!

Still draining.

Stripped down HAF X 942. Oh my











Before.

Re-paint.

Wala!







Latest pics with new fans and taken with new Nokia 1020!:

Graphics issues log:

Ok, so it's been two days I have been trying to get my GV-R929WF3-4GD card up and running with not much to celebrate. Right now I am on my desktop watching speedfan showing me my R9 RPM of 0, even though I am able to control speeds with the +/- buttons. I don't know why Gigabyte have put 3 4,000+ RPM fans on these, oh well.

1st log, booting, normal, on windows loading screen, Three distinctive black lines appear with heavy multicolor graining. Sometimes before even getting to loading screen, black screen happens, Sometimes BSOD.

2nd log, even if your'e able to run the 13.XX drivers, good luck not having these troubles come back. In Sauerbraten (Cube 2 Game) for instance, some textures were heavily.. well rainbow type reflections, light-maps weren't correct, even the BSOD didn't make me too happy. Solution (so I thought) Noticed the frame-rates were above 200FPS, enabled v-sync, I managed to play another 5 minutes without rainbow type reflections on some textures or anything out of the ordinary.

3rd log, what I did before is connect both my GTX 670 into the 1st slot and my Radeon R9 290 to the second slot with my Nvidia card to my monitor. Installed 13.12 AMD drivers and decided to switch between displays... with blue covered screen with heavy graining, not BSOD but like it. First RMA applied.

4th log, did some research it could be that VRAM is too high causing memory leaks. Down-clocked and ready to game... NO BSOD while playing Sauerbraten. Memory usage (dynamic) went from 93MB to 357MB, temp from 45 to 47. VDDC current 29A. VDDC current in 3A. For about 20 minutes before I exited. Managed to play Supreme Commander FA for an hour before exiting. I guess those readings are normal.

Conclusion, this is a driver issue and VRAM issue.

5th log, the next day I restart my system, the black screen game appears. Even worse, unable to get into desktop, BSOD errors like win32k.sys and memory management. Now attempted to use the earliest driver 13.11 9.4 BETA to see what happens while I've setup with both my cards in, GPU-Z, Speedfan and device-manager have not recognized R9 card. So rebooted, and sounded a beeeep beep beep beep and Q-LEDS are VGA and BOOT DEVICE, leading me to believe my R9 is absolutely useless. Disconnected my 670, put the R9 back into slot 1, same issue.

6th log, I have done some more reaserch and come up with nothing I can do to fix this, even tried driver sweeping on both cards due to switching card slot change. So now I have applied for an RMA. Still no reply from the first one.

I din't think that AMD drivers are THIS bad.

7th log, I have received my new Radeon R9, since the other one could not be fixed of course. Plugged it into my PC, CCC 14.1 beta v1.6 (13.350.1005.0), GV-R929WF3-4GD Rev 1, and my system runs fine. Nothing odd at all, driver is running, some details of the sensors aren't even reading on Speedfan or GPU Z 0.7.7, but did not launch into any game. Un-ninstalled Nvidia 334.xxx drivers and restarted... The issues came back again. Black flickering screen just before login prompt. After booting in safe-mode in event viewer, I discovered an error 0xc00000D4 that Windows failed to fastboot and so I switched it off. Still didn't fix it. Once entering auto-repair in boot process, it seemed that running system restore has fixed the black screen flickering and thus allowing me to boot into Windows 8 Desktop. On a strange note, for some reason right-click takes over 15 seconds to load drop menu and it doesn't show CCC. I checked my installation folder to find it empty. GPU-Z and Device Manager is showing I am running 'AMD Radeon R9 200 Series'.

8th log, After un-ninstalling ALL AMD software (except motherboard drivers/utils) I have finally, first time ever, a successful restart after un-ninstalling AMD software. But I still show as the driver being installed, no difference what so ever.

9th log, In-game on Sauerbraten, 60hz, nothing odd, temps at 40c, nominal 35-36. Not much load. Let's see how Planet Side 2 holds up.

10th log, after doing an hours more on driver research, I found that installing AMD display drivers without the use of CCC, to be much faster and not show up with a 'cannot detect video hardware' error. Un-installed the beta driver via device manager and switched back to 13.250.22.0 driver that came with my card.

11th log 12/07/14. updated with CCC 14.7. For some reason my Radeon card doesn't like me removing all Nvidia software off my system and goes to black screen after re-boot. This is regardless if my 670 is in slot 1 or out altogether.

GPU-Z and CPU-Z























Update 13/07/2014

In the next few weeks there shall big changes to my system, another R9 with two waterblocks and a Phobya Gchanger on the way! Needing to clean my loop out and while I'm at it, upgrade it.
Everything else hasn't changed, software, hardware etc with the exception that I'm not running BOINC with my 670 anymore.

Custom back-plating will be made on both the Gcards. High quality 2mm checker plate aluminum, currently under marking out and soon manufacture. You see my plate built for the PSU especially designed for the HAF X.














24/10/2014

Finally! It has arrived! Two R9 290 waterblocks, ACHV-Z waterblock, UV blue coolant, UV LED's, 360x360mm radiator and barbed fittings... Woops, forgot the bridge >< (there is no compatible bridge for these water-blocks... which is pathetic EK! you and your damn discrimination)

29/12/2014

Okay! I've put them in and waiting on my other Gcard in four months! So far so well, I've put the test into how well this has been holding up!







Temps taken in 19 degree ambient room temperature with high winds no thank's to my window coz I'm hella poor:













I'm not sure (in the perspective of an expert) but these are the lowest temps I've ever seen from my build! Even at 90-99% consumption both CPU, GPU and high VRM consumption. Sorry for the cable management, I plan on re-building the power-supply cover then adding mount's for the external radiator which are both easy to do... come on I wan't my workshop open!

As one might say "I will like your cooling loop, if it didn't look like intestines" I take that as a compliment as I LIKE GORY MOTHERF***ING THINGS?!

I'll add more pics and info later biggrin.gif
Edited by Jos8coreHead - 12/28/14 at 9:08pm
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It looks good. Cable management needs some attention but other than that it looks good
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Cable Management. do what you can with that tubing. also the current BIOS version for the CHV-Z is 2002. 1302 is a little over a year old now
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