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[Build Log] My Hex Gear R40 Dream Build

post #1 of 38
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This will be a log of building my Hex Gear R40. The pics will mostly be with my OPO, since I don't have an actual camera, but I will try to make the best of it.

I am reusing:
- Intel 3930k
- Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz CL9, 16 GB
- Laing D5 Vario pump
- EK Supreme HF Nickel Plexi

The new:
- MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G
- ASUS Rampage IV Gene X79 (used)
- Corsair AX860i
- Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD
- Hex Gear R40 matx case, white
- EK 360 PE radiator
- EK 240 PE radiator
- EK XRES 140
- EK FC-980 GTX Ti TF5 block, nickel plexi
- EK FC.980 GTX TF5 backplate, nickel
- Bitspower Black Sparkle fittings.
- E22 12/10 acryllic tube
- Teleios sleeving
- Noiseblocker PL-PS 120mm fans.

The case comes flatpacked.



Some of the new goodies!



As you can see, I have a bit of sleeving included. This is mostly for pump, power button etc. I would very much like to make an entire set of cables, but I am still a bit intimidated by the thought! smile.gif
Edited by Idef1x - 6/15/16 at 11:22am
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post #2 of 38
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Let the mess commence!



It is starting to look like a case. I must admit I hard a hard time putting this thing together. The case is surprisingly heavy with a weight of 14 kg. I had a few issues with some panels, but P0pe from Hex Gear was super helpful and sent me new panels as soon as I sent them the pictures.



And the SSD goes in. A good tip from the manual thumb.gif

Edited by Idef1x - 10/1/15 at 6:16am
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post #3 of 38
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Radiator goes in:



Getting ready to sleeve the start button and the pump smile.gif





Drilled holes in the mounting plate for the pump and reservoir. I shifted the reservoir 4mm off center to fit the gpu after some test fitting. It really is that close.









Edited by Idef1x - 10/4/15 at 1:05am
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post #4 of 38
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Reservoir goes in!



As you can see, shifting the pump and reservoir a tiny bit off center was quite necessary biggrin.gif

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post #5 of 38
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I really had a hard time figuring out a loop, but this is what I ended up with. Most of what I had planned out did not work due to different dimensions than what I initially thought before getting hands-on with the case.



Edited by Idef1x - 10/2/15 at 6:19pm
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post #6 of 38
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Late night shot of the system running with pure distilled water in its veins wink.gif

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post #7 of 38
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Kind of final product. Cables are still not done, but those are gonna take me a while thumb.gif





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post #8 of 38
This is some luush, man - deserves more attention!
post #9 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TachyonicBow View Post

This is some luush, man - deserves more attention!

Thanks a bunch! smile.gif I am quite happy with the end result. It's still lacking some custom cables and some of the tubing can perhaps be a bit more tight. biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 38
Any idea what colours you're going with for the cables?
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