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[Build Log] Project: Gray Son (SMA8)

Poll Results: What color scheme should I paint my Vardars?

 
  • 33% (4)
    Black frame, black blades, red inner ring - they'll look like the Alpenfoehns currently installed
  • 50% (6)
    Black frame, gunmetal blades, red inner ring - blades will match the case
  • 16% (2)
    Gunmetal frame, black blades, red inner ring - frame will match the case
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 205
Thread Starter 
I'm in the process of overhauling my daily driver, InfernalMachine, and decided to start a build log for it. This upgrade will be two-fold, part one will consist of moving into the SMA8 and water cooling my second GPU. In part two I'll be changing to acrylic tubing and splitting the loop into two loops. The two parts will be a bit spaced because of financial restraints. With this kind of upgrade I feel a name change is in order. InfernalMachine is actually a poke at the machine because it used to give my no end of trouble. My color scheme is black, red, and dark gray, with white for the fluid. I ordered the SMA8 in Gunmetal so Gray Son seemed an appropriate new name, and those of you who read DC Comics will also probably catch the Nightwing reference thumb.gif.

Current Specs:
  • i7 4770K
  • Asus Maximus VI Formula motherboard
  • EVGA GTX 780 Ti (two)
  • 16gb G.Skill Trident X RAM
  • Corsair AX860 EVGA 1300 G2 PSU
  • Coolermaster HAF X CaseLabs Magnum SMA8

Cooling:
  • Alphacool XT45 triple 120mm radiator Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 480GTS radiator
  • Alphacool Monsta single 120mm Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 560GTX radiator
  • Noctua NF-F12 Alpenfoehn Wing Boost 2 Plus PWM EK Vardar PWM fans
  • Corsair Link Commander Mini fan controller
  • Swiftech MCP655 pump w/ EK pump top
  • EK D5 Vario pump
  • EK Supremacy CPU block
  • Koolance EK GTX 780 Ti block (two)
  • EK X3 110ml 250ml res (two)
  • Primochill Advanced LRT tubing EK ZMT tubing & Primochill rigid tubing

Misc:
  • Corsair K70 Mechanical keyboard
  • Razer Naga MMO mouse
  • BenQ XL2420TE 24" monitor
  • Asus 22" monitor (don't know/remember the model)
  • MXL 770 cardioid condenser microphone
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Presonus Audiobox 22VSL audio interface
  • AKG K 240 MK II headphones




The current setup.


A look at the inside. GPU #2 looks so sad with no block.


SMA8 Ordered!


Other Stuff ordered.
Edited by MadHatter5045 - 9/29/15 at 6:39am
post #2 of 205
Thread Starter 
My SMA8 is here!!! wheee.gif I'll update again this evening (after work) when I put my 560mm radiator in the bottom.





Edited by MadHatter5045 - 12/18/14 at 6:23am
post #3 of 205
Woah! That's one bad-ass case drool.gif
Normandy
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Galaxy S5
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4690K Gigabyte Z97 D3H XFX 290X DD Kingston HyperX Fury 1866 MHz (1X8) 
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Samsung EVO 850 500gb WD Caviar Green 2TB 2x 500GB WD Caviar Black/Blue Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX QX2710 27" 1440P Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Cooler Master GX-750W Bitfenix Colossus 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Control Edition Soundblaster Audigy RX 7.1 Denon AVR 1507 7.1 Surround System 
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Fiio E17 ALPEN DAC/AMP Sennheiser HD 558 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2Q Q8300 @3.0 GHz MSI P45-Neo2 HD 5450 Samsung 2x 2 
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Samsung 160gb Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit Brandless Mid-Tower 
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Adroid KitKat 4.4.2 5.10" - 1080x1920 2800 mAh 
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Normandy
(19 items)
 
Secondary rig
(7 items)
 
Galaxy S5
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690K Gigabyte Z97 D3H XFX 290X DD Kingston HyperX Fury 1866 MHz (1X8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Samsung EVO 850 500gb WD Caviar Green 2TB 2x 500GB WD Caviar Black/Blue Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
QNIX QX2710 27" 1440P Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Cooler Master GX-750W Bitfenix Colossus 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Deathadder Razer Goliathus Control Edition Soundblaster Audigy RX 7.1 Denon AVR 1507 7.1 Surround System 
AudioAudio
Fiio E17 ALPEN DAC/AMP Sennheiser HD 558 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2Q Q8300 @3.0 GHz MSI P45-Neo2 HD 5450 Samsung 2x 2 
Hard DriveOSCase
Samsung 160gb Win 8.1 Pro 64-bit Brandless Mid-Tower 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.50GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Adreno 330 2GB 16GB Internal Storage 
OSMonitorPower
Adroid KitKat 4.4.2 5.10" - 1080x1920 2800 mAh 
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post #4 of 205
Nice! Looking forward to seeing your progress!
post #5 of 205
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crouch View Post

Woah! That's one bad-ass case drool.gif

It is a joy! I haven't been this excited/over the moon about a case since my very first build, and that's mostly because there are no compromises just endless options biggrin.gif! I highly recommend it thumb.gif.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SynchroSCP View Post

Nice! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Thanks! This is the first time I've kept a log like this so it should be a lot of fun smile.gif.
post #6 of 205
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Originally Posted by MadHatter5045 View Post

Thanks! This is the first time I've kept a log like this so it should be a lot of fun smile.gif.

Doing the same with an S5 build, first to get it up and going with flex tube and then later with acrylic.
post #7 of 205
Nice case! Subbed.
post #8 of 205
Thread Starter 
Got my Black Ice Nemesis 560mm rad installed biggrin.gif.





post #9 of 205
good, Looking forward to seeing your progress!thankssqv7BB
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