Hi all, So after patiently waiting for my S8 to arrive its here and i can crack on with the build.
I came up with a general theme for the build centring around a Neptune/Poseidon blue black theme.
I collected lots of idea's but was a bit hesitant as I've built computers before but never a custom water-cooled one. Sitting down one day I was looking at Jay Z Two Cents, 'Skunkworks' and thought, hell yeah I can do this...gulp. However in a smaller form factor to sit on my desk as my everyday driver.
Seeing a few builds with Mayhems Blue Berry and that fitting with an aquatic themed build I got busy planning.
I intend to get some laser etching done to the S8 side and front panels,
some custom GPU back plates
because I wanted to go double d5 pump and because of the architecture of the S8, I wanted to build an acrylic bridge to support this spanning the width of the case
I guess it is going to be a long project given the nature of what I want to do with lots of custom details, but that's half the fun. also at time of building, the z170 motherboards have arrived, I want to go with a 980ti so also waiting for EK to release the correct water block for an Asus 980ti. Anyway here's the spec's
Neptune's Lair Specs
Chassis CaseLabs Mercury S8
Graphics Cards Asus GeForce GTX 980 ti Strix OC Edition
CPU Intel Core i7-4790k Haswell 4.0GHz (to eventually to switch out to a I7 6700K)
Motherboard ASUS Z97 Tuf Mark 1 (waiting for Asus to release a Z170 Rampage and if not then the MSI titanium z170)
Memory Avexir 16Gb 2133 (4x4GB) blue LED
Storage 2x Samsung Evo Pro 850 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive 256G
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Power Corsair RM860 ATX Power Supply
Cables Custom Sleeved
Cooling CPU Block - EK Supremacy EVO (Nickel/Plexi)
GPU Block: EK TBD
Radiators: EK Coolstream XE x 2 360 custom painted
Pump: Alphacool VPP655 Variable Speed Pump w/ RPM Monitoring - Single Edition x2
Pump Housing: Bitspower D5 Pump Modding Kit - Blue x2
Bitspower Dual D5 Mod Top (Acrylic Version) - UV Blue
Pump Top: Bitspower Z-CAP II With G1/4" x3 ( Clear Acrylic Version )
Reservoir: Bitspower Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 100 (Clear Acrylic Cap),
Fittings: Bitspower Matt Black various
Tubing: E22 12mm OD acrylic tube
Coolant: Mayhems Blue Berry
Fans: 12x Corsair AF/SP Quiet edition,
I won't bore you with the rest.
Laser etched acrylic backplates x2
Cables and Sleeving
Case labs window panelling etching.
Painting Radiators, various misc items.
Custom hard tube bending
Polishing of acrylic blocks
So wish me luck, any advice or feedback is warmly received as this is my first water-cooled build,
Edited by Dimps Maldoon - 10/29/15 at 6:32pm