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Thanks M3nta1, for the vote of confidence. As a follow up to my build after performing the minor surgery, I am very glad to announce the computer fired up nicely so far. No OS installed yet but my i5 4670 is running at 26 degrees at idle with the Raystorm water blolck. No indication of any strangeness or quirkiness with the motherboard.

As a side note, I was blown away at the amount of time it takes to sleeve all the cables in a normal build. I would estimate (percentage wise) 75% for sleeving and cable management and 25% for everything else. Here are my spec's:

Corsair 350D Case
ASUS Gryphon Z87 Intel
i5 4670K 1150
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
G.Skill Sniper Series (2x4GB) 1866
Seasonic SS 760XP2 PSU
XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ EX240 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res
Primochill Advanced LRT tubing 7/16" x 5/8"
Monsoon Free Center 6-pk matte black 7/16" x 5/8"
2- Corsair SP 120 PWM High Performance Edition Fans
2-GELID Solutions Wing 12 PL Silent 120mm PWM Case Fans
Lutro0 Custom 550 paracord Royal Blue
Video Card- TBD
Windows 7 Pro x64
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Thanks M3nta1, for the vote of confidence. As a follow up to my build after performing the minor surgery, I am very glad to announce the computer fired up nicely so far. No OS installed yet but my i5 4670 is running at 26 degrees at idle with the Raystorm water blolck. No indication of any strangeness or quirkiness with the motherboard.

As a side note, I was blown away at the amount of time it takes to sleeve all the cables in a normal build. I would estimate (percentage wise) 75% for sleeving and cable management and 25% for everything else. Here are my spec's: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Corsair 350D Case
ASUS Gryphon Z87 Intel
i5 4670K 1150
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
G.Skill Sniper Series (2x4GB) 1866
Seasonic SS 760XP2 PSU
XSPC Raystorm Extreme Universal CPU Watercooling Kit w/ EX240 Radiator/D5 Pump/Res
Primochill Advanced LRT tubing 7/16" x 5/8"
Monsoon Free Center 6-pk matte black 7/16" x 5/8"
2- Corsair SP 120 PWM High Performance Edition Fans
2-GELID Solutions Wing 12 PL Silent 120mm PWM Case Fans
Lutro0 Custom 550 paracord Royal Blue
Video Card- TBD
Windows 7 Pro x64


Yeah sleeving takes a lot of time. But you should definately put some pictures up! Show off that new water loop and sleeved cables.
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Here are a few pictures of the build on a Corsair Obsidian 350D:



The 2 pics above show what the 350D looks like from the factory in its skeletal state. This case was a pleasure to work with. I would do another build with this case in a flash.

Unfortunately, the black brushed aluminum on the reservoir above does not match the black look on the front removable door, but hey, it looks decent when in person.

The picture above shows the D5 Vario pump attached to the XSPC res. I have already sleeved and heat-shrinked those wires in black 550 paracord. Also shown is the matte black monsoon fittings. I mistakenly bought a pack of UV blue o-rings. They don't show up under the barb fittings after tightening so I just went with the black ones that came with the 6-pack kit.

Those Corsair SP120mm fans are awesome. I highly recommend them. Another great feature in this build is the Seasonic Platinum fully modular 760w psu. What a nice piece of hardware.

I was able to find an 8" SATA cable that fit perfectly in the length I wanted. Otherwise, what to do with any extra cable would have been a big challenge to figure out.


It is hard to see in the picture above but the fitting towards the inside on the radiator closest to the 24 pin power connector sleeved cabling is a 45 degree unit. (Phobya revolvable adaptor, knurled, matte black). That made a slick bypass around the sleeved cabling without interference. It was especially nice having that adaptor revolvable when finding length for the tubing and attaching. The Gelid Blue LED fans worked great in my push/pull configuration. The Corsairs are pushing from the front, Gelids are pulling from the rear. Nice airflow through that XSPC radiator. So far I have 26 degree Celsius at idle in ambient 21 Celsius. My i5 4670 is oc to 4.0Ghz and temps are approx. 52 degrees Celsius under load running AIDA64 stress test at same ambient 21 deg.C...........no complaints here.
Edited by buddio - 4/24/14 at 5:12pm
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Very very nice thumb.gif That block looks right at home.
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