Built By: MoarCores
This will be the build log for "The Liberator". A patriotic themed computer build housed inside of the monster STH10 case by Caselabs. My plans for this build include a dedicated watercooling loop for both the CPU/GPU, red/white/blue sleeved cables, an eagle etched (or painted) onto the side window of the case, and much more.
My intentions here are to create a unique build that not only serves the purpose of being my dream build but is also something that nobody else has as far as looks. This is also my first REAL watercooling build so I am hoping that people with more experience can look over what im doing in order to keep me out of trouble
At this stage, I am still gathering parts and knowledge so the build is a tad on the *not done yet* side. That said, I think I have all of the major components. The only things that I have yet to get are the rads, pumps, and some other small things like a fan controller. My intentions are to stuff all the rads up top. I know...with this case I have plenty of other places to stick radiators but I really want to keep all the rads up top so that I can keep a clean look on the bottom and on the front of the tower. I measured everything up and I *should* be able to fit two Black Ice GTX Xtreme 480's up on each side in a push/pull config along with having a GTX 560 up top in push/pull with the Bgears 120->140mm adapters. I have held off ordering these parts simply because they are what i'm the most unsure about as far as clearance. The pumps and other things will be down at the bottom with the two power supplies which makes me wonder how one D5 will fare with pushing the liquid all the way up to the top of Mt.Caselabs and through those restrictive rads. Other than that, for the time being i'm ready to start at least roughing things in. But I still need the rest of the watercooling components so I can start testing the hardware (save for the hard drives).
Here are some pictures of the parts stacked in the corner...just begging to be installed
For now, I am going to start with two MSI 290X Lightning's and down the road, I will install two more just in case I get cold down here in Florida