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[Build Log] ~Silver Smurf~ Caselabs S8 with Pedestal - First Watercool

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After years of reading OC build threads, I finally dove head-first (no helmet) into my first water-cooled build. Big thanks to @BazG & @fast_fate for seeing whats possible with the S8. Also a big shout-out to Jayz2cents that got a noob like me eased into this crazy hobby.

So I took the route of buying parts without a complete idea of what exactly I wanted to do with the loop. And since there was my first go at a build, I needed to get some hardware in my hands to get a sense of proportions, etc. An expensive lesson, but I learned a lot.

The heart of the build is the Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Edition motherboard. I'm really excited to see how the silver & blue match up in the final product.

I also mistakenly bought 4 EKWB XE Rads instead of 2, so it will be fun to get them all to fit in the S8 thumb.gif
~ Main Components ~ (Click to show)
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Whoops decided I didn't want/need this
  • i7 6700k
  • Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium
  • 16GB Ripjaws DDR4 3200
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980ti G1 Gaming X1
  • Samsung V-NAND 950 Pro m.2 X1
  • Corsair AX860
  • Aquaero 6 Pro
~ Main Cooling Parts ~ (Click to show)

Whoops decided I didn't want/need this
  • Bitspower BP-2D5TOPAC-UVBL Dual D5 Mod Top (Acrylic Version) - UV Blue
  • Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kit V2 - Black Sparkle Finish
  • Aquacomputer D5 Pump Mechanics with USB and Aquabus Interface
  • Bitspower Flow Indicator (BP-FI-CLBKBK) - Clear/Black/Black Sparkle
  • Aquacomputer Flow Sensor 'High Flow' G1/4 for Aquaero 5/6 , Aquastream XT Ultra and Poweradjust
  • Aquacomputer farbwerk USB, aquabus version
  • EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 - Nickel
  • EK-FC980 GTX Ti WF3 Backplate - Nickel
  • EK-XTOP DDC 3.2 PWM Elite - Plexi
  • EK-FB MSI Z170A XPOWER TE Monoblock - Nickel
  • EK-Vardar F2-120 (1450rpm) High Performance Liquid Cooling Fan
  • PrimoChill 1/2in Rigid PETG Tubing - 36in - Clear (12 Pack)
  • CableMod C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit - Black/White
  • CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip UV - 60cm / 30 LEDs
  • CableMod WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip White - 60cm / 30 LEDs
  • EK-RES X3 250 Reservoir
  • EK-RAM Monarch X4 - Water Block for Corsair Dominator Ram - Nickel
  • EK-DBAY D5 MX - Plexi
  • EK-CoolStream XE 360 (Triple) X 4 (four)
  • CableMod Cable Combs (4-28 Slot) - Clear
  • EK-RES X3 - Tube 400 (354mm)
  • EK-UNI Pump Bracket (120mm FAN)
  • EK-UNI Pump Bracket (120mm Fan) Vertical
  • EK-RAM Monarch Module - Black (2pcs)
  • EK-RES X3 - Multiport Top - Black
Cooling Accessories (AKA bankruptcy by fittings) (Click to show)
Whoops decided I didn't want/need this
  • EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 Fitting - Black Nickel X gagillion
  • EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Black Nickel X gagillion
  • EK-AF Angled 2 x 45 G1/4 Fitting - Black Nickel X gagillion
  • Bitspower BP-MVV-CBBK Mini-Valve - Carbon Black x?
  • EK-Cable Y-Splitter 3-Fan PWM (10cm) x?
  • EK-AF T-Splitter 3F G1/4 - Black Nickel x?
  • EK-AF Extender 20mm M-M G1/4 - Black Nickel x?
  • EK-AF Extender 20mm M-F G1/4 - Black Nickel x?
  • EK-AF Extender Rotary M-F G1/4 - Black Nickel x?
  • EK-AF Extender 8mm M-F G1/4 - Black Nickel x?
  • EK-AF Extender 12mm M-M G1/4 - Black Nickel x?
  • EK-AF FillPort G1/4 - Black Nickel x1
  • Mod/Smart Wire Saddle - Clip Style - Mini - Black
  • Phobya 4Pin PWM to 6x 4Pin Fan Splitter PCB
  • (UN)Designs Infinite Pump Bracket (for DDC pumps) - Vertical Version - Black
  • splitters x gazillion


Some initial pics:



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Cool man! cant wait to see how it turns out. thumb.gif
X99/980Ti Sli
(19 items)
 
NAS Server
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 5820k 4.4@1.22v ASUS X99 Deluxe MSI 980 Ti Gaming 6G MSI 980 Ti Gaming 6G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 500GB WD 10k raptor samsung 840 EVO SSD 120gb (OS) Crucial M550 SSD 128gb (main game) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1Tb WD Black Corsair H100i  Windows 8.1  Acer Predator X34 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70cherry mx red EVGA 1000w G2 Corsair obsidian 900D Corsiar M65 RGB 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair MM300 Extended Edition Logitech Z506 Razer KRAKEN 7.1 CHROMAA 
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X99/980Ti Sli
(19 items)
 
NAS Server
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 5820k 4.4@1.22v ASUS X99 Deluxe MSI 980 Ti Gaming 6G MSI 980 Ti Gaming 6G 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 500GB WD 10k raptor samsung 840 EVO SSD 120gb (OS) Crucial M550 SSD 128gb (main game) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1Tb WD Black Corsair H100i  Windows 8.1  Acer Predator X34 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70cherry mx red EVGA 1000w G2 Corsair obsidian 900D Corsiar M65 RGB 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair MM300 Extended Edition Logitech Z506 Razer KRAKEN 7.1 CHROMAA 
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Awesome budy. Went through your parts list and its a great looking list and a very nice mobo and also thanks very much for the mention.looking forward to this build.
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