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post #11 of 18
Looks good! Will be one crazy build if everything works out.

There's some good models of different radiators here if you need: http://scc.jezmckean.com/
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aibohphobia View Post

Looks good! Will be one crazy build if everything works out.

There's some good models of different radiators here if you need: http://scc.jezmckean.com/

You have no idea how much i googled for different models lol, thanks for the link. When it gets a bit closer to when the watercooling part of the build comes around im gonna jump into sketchup again and try to get it exact. Ill be building the core of the system in 2 weeks (Everything but 1 gpu and the watercooling stuff) and the rest will be done in late February.

I might hold off on the GTX970's to see how the AMD cards do though. The leaked benchmarks ive seen have a nice TDP for the 380x's that i could work with if i ran a non-k or -s part cpu (Leaked TDP is 195W, so 2 would be around 400W and then 100W for most of the other components leaving 100W of leeway). If the size is right, the leaked benches are close, and the TDP is true than i might go that route in the spring.
post #13 of 18
I'm really hoping the new AMD cards are as efficient as the leaked benchmarks say. I usually go AMD for video but the crazy performance/watt of the 980s made switch for my new build.
post #14 of 18
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Im a big AMD fan, but i care more for whats gonna give me the best bang for my buck. Hopefully AMD's new cards will come out at a great price point. If the 390/390x is sub $550 (what the 980's are going for) ill end up going with them based solely off the leaked benches and specs. AMD is the king of price/performance in my eyes since the 7000's series.

Hopefully the cards are no longer than 267mm. If they are longer than 250mm i can fit them in the case and just run some tubing in front of the cards instead of behind the psu as planned. If thats the case ill be using rigid tubing to make it look better and ill probably try to run the tubing in a parallel config so all the tubing looks like a solid connection of tubing running through the front of the case.

Its all rumors though so you never know. Ive decided on most of the parts now for the main part of the system to be built soon.

CPU: I7-4790 (wont have room to overclock anyways, might as well get the non-k part and save ~$40)
Mobo: Asrock Fatality Z97m Killer
Ram: 2 Options:
1) Avexir white led 2x4gb 1600mhz
2) G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x4gb 2133mHz
Case: Evga Hadron Hydro (obviously)
New PSU: Silverstone SX600G
Storage: 256GB SSD (Not decided on brand, will go with whats on sale and has good performance)
*Storage2: Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" HDD (If i have the room in the case, still fooling around with sketch-up to find positions. If needed I have a 1tb external drive i could use)

Watercooling and GPU's in the spring (early March 2015)
GPU('s): GTX970's SLI or R9-390x/380x (Depending on TDP, card length, and cost)
GPU Block('s): EK Nickel compatible blocks preferably.
CPU Block: EK-Supremecy EVO Nickel
Radiator Top: Alphacool UT45 240 Radiator
Radiator bottom: Black Ice Nemesis GT Stealth 240 Radiator
Pump/Res combo: Alphacool DC-LT ceramic
Tubing: Primochill PETG 1/2'' Clear rigid tubing (with primochill hardline compression fittings)
LED: Neopixel LED strip (Multicolor and programmable, undecided)
Fans: 3x Scythe slipstreams (2 for bottom rad, 1 for front panel)

This will run me over my budget by ~$200 if im using the GTX970's, but I can make room for a sexy build thumb.gif Just wish i could make the extra room to go X99. If I decide to go the AMD route then the build will use 1 gpu at start and a second will be added during the summer when my summer job starts back up.
Edited by ChainedHope - 12/9/14 at 9:25pm
post #15 of 18
Looks good except for the CPU. Do you mean no room as in power or temps?

I'm running a 5930K and SLI 980s off the 600W but even at full load (Prime95 + FurMark at stock clocks) I was only pulling ~512W from the wall.
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Aibohphobia View Post

Looks good except for the CPU. Do you mean no room as in power or temps?

I'm running a 5930K and SLI 980s off the 600W but even at full load (Prime95 + FurMark at stock clocks) I was only pulling ~512W from the wall.

From what I calculated as the worse case scenario was around 480W total from the system but if i overclock the GPU's that can go up to around 560W (based off people pulling 40W more from the wall when overclocking the GPU's). Id rather have the GPU's overclocked over the CPU. Also if i go the AMD route with the rumored 195W tdp per card then that also plays a part in it since im undecided. Im just assuming i wont have room to overclock.

Actually i just noticed the i7-4790k is on sale for $305 over at superbiiz (might grab it since its only $20 more)
post #17 of 18
I just though I should mention here that this case will even take small mATX, yes small mATX, motherboards without modofication. Specifically, I have tried it with an ASUS H81M-A. WIth this specific motherboard the PSU will cover the sata ports and the front panel connectors, which you will have to connect in advance, after having taken the psu out first. The reinstall PSU and carry on building.

I believe this is very exciting as H81M-A or similar motherboards are very cheap, in most cases cheaper than ITX motherboards and somebody who is after a budget tiny gaming build, this info is very useful.

PM me for more info.
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PowerCase
XFX 750w pro series antec 100 
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by traxevc View Post

I just though I should mention here that this case will even take small mATX, yes small mATX, motherboards without modofication. Specifically, I have tried it with an ASUS H81M-A. WIth this specific motherboard the PSU will cover the sata ports and the front panel connectors, which you will have to connect in advance, after having taken the psu out first. The reinstall PSU and carry on building.

I believe this is very exciting as H81M-A or similar motherboards are very cheap, in most cases cheaper than ITX motherboards and somebody who is after a budget tiny gaming build, this info is very useful.

PM me for more info.

Yeah it is possible. Right now the mobo is sitting in the case with the included PSU but im wanting to add a 2nd card and watercool so some modding is required. Also wanted positive air pressure since i live in a dusty environment so some extra modding was needed.

I have a build log of sorts started right now: http://www.overclock.net/t/1531698/build-log-the-acorn-evga-hadron-hydro-matx-mod

The build is on hold right now til i get the extra money to do the rest.
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