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Selective Colour - T.B.D. Server hardware, custom loop

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I'd like to warn you in advance that this build is in its planning fase. I'm typing this on its predecessor which has to go before this is started.

Now let's get rid of that serious tone!
Hi there and welcome to my build log!

I am TTheuns, which you may have seen written to the left of this sentence. I have been Warning: Abandoned plans! (Click to show)
a member of Overclock.net for almost two and a half years now, and I have been following tons of amazing build logs here. I set up my own build log for the first time when I built my current rig, on which I skipped documenting the build process because there was anticipation of a custom loop.
That never happened. Now after a year of owning that PC, I realised I wanted something a little smaller.
So this build's goal is to have a portable yet powerful computer, which I will take with me to university instead of one of those underpowered or overpriced laptops. (That is if they will let me redface.gif)
At home its position will be on my desk, proudly residing beside my monitors.
planning this build for a while, before deciding to flip my direction once again, and build my gaming rig in SFF. The plan here, however will be partially maintained for a server build. The build won't be too high end, it's supposed to be a hybrid between a file/media server and a HTPC.
Overall I'm going for grayscale colour scheme, with some coloured accents. Hence "Selective Colour".
Warning: Abandoned plans! (Click to show)
Now for the components:
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 5930K [Carried over from previous build]
  • Motherboard: Asus X99-M WS
  • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 2400MHz 4x4GB
  • Graphics Card 1: Galax GeForce GTX 1080 HOF
  • Graphics Card 2: Galax GeForce GTX 1080 HOF
  • SSD 1: Plextor PX-512M8PeG with heatsink 512GB
  • SSD 2: Plextor M7V 256 GB
  • SSD 3: Plextor M7V 256 GB
  • SSD 4: Crucial MX100 256 GB [Carried over from previous build]
  • HDD: Toshiba DT-1ACA300 3TB
  • Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 [Carried over from previous build]
  • Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini R2

The cooling will consist of:
  • Temporary Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
  • EK-Supremacy EVO Acetal + Nickel
  • EK-RAM Monarch Module black
  • EK-RAM Monarch X2 Acetal + Nickel x2
  • Diamond Cooling GTX 1080 HOF Acetal + Nickel x2
  • EK-D5 Revo PWM (this will be hidden since I prefer the older square tops and the round top doesn't fit in with any of my build.)
  • EK-XRES X3 250
  • EK-CoolStream SE 240
  • EK-CoolStream SE 360
  • Corsair ML120 Pro (plain or white LED)
  • Mayhems Pastel Coolant (Colour to be decided)
  • Clear PETG tubing
  • Singularity Computers reservoir mount
  • White Primochill RevolverSX fittings (with one in a random colour)
  • Lots of 90 degree fittings

For those interested, the peripherals that will be used with this system are hidden under one of these spoilers: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Syke! tongue.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is the one you were looking for. biggrin.gif
  • LG 27UD68W monitor
  • Custom Whitefox 65% keyboard [Still own its predecessor which has to go first, a Ducky Shine 3 TKL Cherry MX Blue with white LEDs]
  • Roccat Kova white (2015 model) [Still own its predecessor which has to go first, a black Logitech G600]
  • Beyerdynamic DT990 headphones [Owned]
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 headphones
  • Kanto YU5MG [Still own its predecessor which has to go first, Labtec Arena 2.1]
  • Glorious PC Gaming Race White XXL desk mat (with some metal plates to cover the logo's. This is the only desk mat I could find that has small logo's that can be covered up easily.)
  • Glorious PC Gaming Race Mouse Wrist pad gray
  • Glorious PC Gaming Race Keyboard Wrist Pad Compact gray
  • White XBOX One V2 controller
  • Logitech G27 wheel, pedal, shifter combo. [Owned]
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Syke! tongue.gif

If you stuck with me for this long, congratulations. I am a very chaotic person, so my posts will not be a very coherent story as you may have noticed. Thank you for reading it all the way through.

Edited by TTheuns - 8/17/16 at 4:02pm
The Regulator
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K MSI X99S SLI Plus MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 Corsair Hydro Series H105 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC i2369Vm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 DK9087 Cherry MX Blue White LED EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Corsair Graphite 230T Logitech G600 
AudioAudio
Labtec Arena 485 2.1 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 
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The Regulator
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K MSI X99S SLI Plus MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 Corsair Hydro Series H105 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC i2369Vm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 DK9087 Cherry MX Blue White LED EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Corsair Graphite 230T Logitech G600 
AudioAudio
Labtec Arena 485 2.1 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 
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post #2 of 4
Sounds cool. I'm in. smile.gif
Hot n Bothered
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690k Asus Sabertooth Z97 MkII 2 EVGA GTX 980 FTW PNY 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston 2x Kingston v300 120gb RAID 0 WD Blue ASUS 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 7 HP w2408h NZXT HALE82 V2 
CaseOther
Corsair 450D I have pretty lights.  
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Hot n Bothered
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690k Asus Sabertooth Z97 MkII 2 EVGA GTX 980 FTW PNY 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston 2x Kingston v300 120gb RAID 0 WD Blue ASUS 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 7 HP w2408h NZXT HALE82 V2 
CaseOther
Corsair 450D I have pretty lights.  
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by white owl View Post

Sounds cool. I'm in. smile.gif

Great to have someone on board!
Edited by TTheuns - 5/3/16 at 1:29pm
The Regulator
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K MSI X99S SLI Plus MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 Corsair Hydro Series H105 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC i2369Vm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 DK9087 Cherry MX Blue White LED EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Corsair Graphite 230T Logitech G600 
AudioAudio
Labtec Arena 485 2.1 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
The Regulator
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K MSI X99S SLI Plus MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 Corsair Hydro Series H105 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC i2369Vm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 DK9087 Cherry MX Blue White LED EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Corsair Graphite 230T Logitech G600 
AudioAudio
Labtec Arena 485 2.1 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
RESERVED FOR UPDATE

Major change of plans:

CPU: Intel Core i7 6800K
Motherboard: ASRock X99-E ITX/AC
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2x16Gb 2400MHz
GPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
SSD1: Plextor PX-512M8PeG with heatsink 512GB
SSD2:SanDisk Ultra II 960GB
HDD: Seagate Laptop HDD 4TB
PSU: Silverstone SX700-LPT
Case: Dan Cases A4-SFX

Now if that tiny form factor isn't hard enough, I'm going to add some watercooling to it. (Externally) Using the following components:
-EK-XLC Predator 240 (purely for the radiator setup)
-EK-Supremacy EVO Acetal+Nickel
-EK-FC 1080 GTX Acetal+Nickel
-EK-ACF fittings
-EK-ZMT Matte Black tubing
Edited by TTheuns - 8/13/16 at 8:30am
The Regulator
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K MSI X99S SLI Plus MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 Corsair Hydro Series H105 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC i2369Vm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 DK9087 Cherry MX Blue White LED EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Corsair Graphite 230T Logitech G600 
AudioAudio
Labtec Arena 485 2.1 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
The Regulator
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 5930K MSI X99S SLI Plus MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial MX100 Corsair Hydro Series H105 Windows 10 Pro 64 bit AOC i2369Vm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine 3 DK9087 Cherry MX Blue White LED EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 Corsair Graphite 230T Logitech G600 
AudioAudio
Labtec Arena 485 2.1 Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
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