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[Build Log] 'Compact' Case Labs SM8, Watercooled, Rigid Tubing Stainless

Poll Results: Just curious is this the most stuffed SM8 you ever seen ?

 
  • 92% (26)
    Yes
  • 3% (1)
    No (do you have a link?)
  • 3% (1)
    No but not as organized.
28 Total Votes  
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By far its not my first attempt at building watercooled computer but it will be my first time using rigid tubing( most likely stainless). Name of the project 'Compact' is also the style I am going for - lots of parts really close to each other smile.gif

For this project I'm buying everything new except Case, PSU and DVD/Drive.

Hardware

Case - Case Labs Merlin SM8 (recycled from previous build)
M/B - ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU - Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E 3.4GHz LGA 2011
RAM - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 32GB (7-8-8-24) timings
GPU - ASUS GTX780TI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB (Triple SLI)
SSD - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB
Audio - Creative Sound Blaster Z 70SB150000000 5.1
PSU - EVGA SuperNOVA NEX1500 Classified 1500W (recycled from previous build)
Mice - LOGITECH G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse
Keyboard - Logitech G19s Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
Fan Cont - Aquacomputer aquaero 5 LT USB
Lite-On DL-8A4SH-01 8x SATA Internal Slim Slot-load DVD+/-RW Drive (recycled from previous build)

Waiting for "Asus ROG Swift PG278Q 27-inch WQHD G-Sync Gaming Monitor" to release so I can buy it smile.gif

Cooling components

2EA - Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm
1EA - Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 480mm
3EA - EK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII - Nickel + Acetal
3EA - EK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII Backplate - Black
1EA - EK-FC Terminal TRIPLE Parallel
2EA - EK-RAM Monarch X4 CSQ - Acetal + Nickel
1EA - EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ - Nickel + Acetal
2EA - Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pumps - With Speed Control
1EA - EK-D5 DUAL TOP G 1/4" CSQ - Black Acetal
1EA - EK-RES X3 250 Reservoir
20EA - Bit Fenix Spectre Pro LED Fan Series - 120mm - Red


Accessories

Silverstone FP58 Aluminum 5.25' Cover Bay for Slot-Loading Slim ODD - Black
Silverstone CP10 Slim-SATA to SATA Adapter - Black Sleeve
3528 SMD LED Strip Cuttable DC12V White black background
EK-UNI Holder 50/70 - Reservoir Brackets
EK-UNI Holder D5 V2

List is not complete getting late will update parts list later and upload pictures soon smile.gif

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Edited by Denis777 - 6/16/14 at 8:22pm

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Thread Starter 
Just few pics of my SM8 case smile.gif




Parts



My weapon of choice to shorten fan cables


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Decided to begin my build with installing Aquacomputer aquaero 5 LT USB, time to break out my Rivnut tool.

Thats how it looks with rivnuts installed behind motherboard.


View from other side.

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JägerWulfe
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Liufr (HTPC)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K Gigabyte Z87X-OC EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Classified G.Skill Triden-X 16GB DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 2TB SATA3 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ VP2210 BenQ VP2210 Logitech G710+ EVGA SuperNova 1000G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom 820 Black Corsair M95 Black Steel Series Worgen Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 
AudioAudio
AKG K712 Audio Technica ATH-M50X 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Asus Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Kingston Hyperx 4GB 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston Hyperx 4GB Kingston Hyperx 4GB Kingston Hyperx 4GB Western Digital 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit BenQ V2210 21.5" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ V2210 21.5" Logitech G710+ Corsair GS700 CoolerMaster HAF 932 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 2TB SATA3 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ VP2210 BenQ VP2210 Logitech G710+ EVGA SuperNova 1000G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
NZXT Phantom 820 Black Corsair M95 Black Steel Series Worgen Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 
AudioAudio
AKG K712 Audio Technica ATH-M50X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Asus Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 Kingston Hyperx 4GB 
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Kingston Hyperx 4GB Kingston Hyperx 4GB Kingston Hyperx 4GB Western Digital 1TB 
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LG DVD-RW Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit BenQ V2210 21.5" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ V2210 21.5" Logitech G710+ Corsair GS700 CoolerMaster HAF 932 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133ghz 8gb Samsung EVO  Seagate Fully custom water cooled 
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Windows 7 Professional LG 23" IPS 23EA63V-P Steelseries 6gv2 EVGA G2 1300 
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Corsair Obsidian 550D Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Razer Scarab Bose Companion 2 
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Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133ghz 8gb Samsung EVO  Seagate Fully custom water cooled 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional LG 23" IPS 23EA63V-P Steelseries 6gv2 EVGA G2 1300 
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Corsair Obsidian 550D Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 Razer Scarab Bose Companion 2 
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Thanks guys.
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Black M3 screws to secure fans to rads.

I got four of this sets (EK-RAD Mount Set) just for nice looking nylon washers lol screws that come with the set
are too short so i will use screws pictured above.




This is basically Laptop DVD-RW paired with Silverstone FP58 Aluminum 5.25' Cover Bay and Silverstone CP10 Slim-SATA to SATA. Why go thru all that trouble you might ask; well regular optical drive would not fit because of 480/60mm thick rad on top and 360mm rad in the front, I just don't have room for it smile.gif some people might have follow up question why don't you ditch optical drive all together and then just download everything because even windows could be installed via flash drive which is even faster, I am aware of that but for some reason I still like to buy my games on DVDs call me old fashion.


Now its time to install fans on rads will post some pics later on smile.gif thanks for watching
Edited by Denis777 - 5/18/14 at 11:22am
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I like the sleek look of the slot loader. I might do the same in my build.
How close of a match is the color/texture to CaseLabs black?
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I don't know what you mean when you say a regular optical drive won't fit? I've had two different drives in my SM8, no problem.
....or do you mean you just don't have room?
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