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[Build Log] NZXT H440 "Chaos II"

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It's been a long time since I had a steel case as I've been working with Lian Li cases for as long as I can remember! So, I was in need of a new project as my old water buffalo was getting long in the tooth, so I decided to try a mid-tower water rig instead of my standard full-tower.

Anyway, the following is a detailed list of the components I've used to date:

Chaos II Infrastructure:
NZXT H440
Gigabyte Sniper G1 x87
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB
Intel i5-4760k
EVGA GTX 760 x2
Seasonic X-850 PSU
SanDisk Extreme II 240Gb (OS)
SanDisk Extreme II 480Gb (Data)

Thermal Management:
Alphacool NexXoS ST-30 360mm Rad
Alphacool NexXoS XT-45 360mm Rad
Alphacool NexXoS GTX-760 Full Block x2
XSPC Intel RayStorm CPU Block
Swiftech MCP-35x Pump
NB-eLoop BP-3 x6
NB-eLoop BP-2 x1
BitsPower Z-Multi 250
BitsPower Compression Fittings 3/8 x 5/8

Attire:
Lutro0 Custom Sleeving (Green, White & Black)

Mods:
Full HD Cage Removal
Modified Window Treatment (Maybe)
Top and Front Air Screens (Maybe)
White Carbon Fiber Skin (Maybe)

First things are to dissemble and measure for Thermal Placement:


Edited by Tweakin - 11/8/14 at 3:51pm
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Thanks! I just hope I can pull off what I'm envisioning! Compared to some of the builds in here, well lets just say my skillset is not in the same league!
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Not much new on the build as some additional parts didn't come as expected, but I was able to complete one of the remaining two internal mods I wanted. I hope to have this completed and mounted this week. This is the back of the HD Cage.



I plan on modding the window so that the rad and res just "peak" out from behind the cage.



With the roof on and the rads mounted



Thinking the rads may need to be white to stand out more


Edited by Tweakin - 3/24/14 at 4:27am
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ermmm this is gonna need to have more pics
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My Bitspower plugs and remaining NB e-Loops finally arrived. These have been backordered all over the place! I also ordered some Gigabyte Green LRT to match up with the Lutro0 sleeving, if and when it arrives...




The last of my illumination also came in...I'm trying it out in my test case.




I'm planning on dimming these down and mounting behind the MB for a glow effect. It's hard to tell from the photo but it is really bright. I am still waiting on some Bitspower 90's for the front rad (yep, backordered also), along with yet another replacement PSU and new SSD, but this will not hold up the build. I'm hoping to flush all the rads this week and start painting as I finished all the metal work.
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Ah, you made a build log.
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Everything else came in today except for the Lutro0 sleeving...So I can't sleeve the psu or the fans yet...

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