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Intel 5930K / SLI GTX980 / Corsair 750D / 4K Setup - MDPC - XSPC

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Build has been reworked. I was continuously unhappy with the white tubing and the positions. I also painted the interior white while leaving the exterior of the case black. This was done to enhance the white & black aspect of the build. The coolant was planned to be Mayhems Blueberry Pastel, but I'll be draining it in a couple months to move and saw it as a waste.

Cabling was neatened significantly.

Loop was redone in a completely parallel fashion. The XSPC Raystorm Pro is directional, but the copper block could be flipped while retaining the top cover orientation. My temperatures are actually better now than they were. I did, however, have to bump my D5 pump speed up to 2800 to maintain good flow rates.

The XSPC LEDs were replaced, as they dimmed over time and were not consistent color-wise, note the purplish tint in the old photos of the thread. I had to drill the holes oout on the GPU waterblocks, as they were a tiny bit under 3mm.

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Finally had the feeling that I should share my build and progress in case anyone out there in the world is interested.

Decided to build a 4K PC for gaming, photo processing, and video editing. Sold my Core i5 2500K / GTX 780 PC.

My focus is a powerful system with subtle appearance and near-silent operation. I'm not a fan of feeling like my wife is blow drying her hair right next to me anytime I play a game.

Did things a bit backwards. Purchased my monitor first, an ASUS PB279Q. This caught my eye as it was a brand new release, only in Japan at the time. 4K IPS single panel with 5ms response time, 60hz, and great ratings for color accuracy and everything.

Then, I ordered a case. I'm a fan of picking up off-the-shelf cases and modifying them to my needs. I thought about picking up a Caselabs case, but decided against it, as I wanted a look other than "industrial." As soon as my Corsair 750D showed up, I got to modifying it. I removed the optical bays, hard drive cages, and SSD mounts. Drilled out some rivets, cut some metal, and installed a custom acrylic panel. Happy with the outcome, I purchased all the hardware components. My intention was to water cool everything down the road.
Core build done in Jan 2015

Core Components
Intel Core i7 5930k - 4.6ghz / 1.28v / 1.8v input
ASUS X99-Deluxe Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4-2666 - 2800mhz / 1.35v (The early adopter price and options screwed me here. Would like to upgrade soon)
EVGA GTX980 Superclocked [Reference] x2 - 1450/1762/1.22v
Corsair HX1000i - 80+ Platinum
Crucial MX100 512GB x2 (I regret this decision. May be moving to an 850 EVO and 950 Pro soon.)
Western Digital 4TB Black
Phanteks PH-F14MP x8
Phanteks PH-F12MP x2
Noctua NH-U14S
ASUS PB279Q
Samsung 24" 1080p monitors x2

Future Plans
I would like to move up to 64GB (8x8GB) of DDR4 soon. Not necessarily because I need it, but because I like the look of full DIMMs. I'll water cool the RAM at this point.
Looking at water cooling my VRM, looks like EK is the only one that offers a block for my board. May have to get one and mod it to please my eyes.
After these blocks are added, I'll probably split my system up into two separate loops.
SSD swap may happen
The entire interior surface will be redone in some way. I'd like to introduce a whole brushed appearance and get rid of the carbon fiber crap.





A year later....... I was at an awkward stage. I hated the supplied power supply and other cables. MDPC was down for relocation and I wasn't a fan of any other types of sleeving, not to mention I wanted to be able to say I did it all myself. Custom lengths of wiring would also be necessary, and I'd rather do all the measuring, cutting, and pinning myself. Well, not too long ago, MDPC opened back up! Placed an order and got to work.

I eventually got tired of the acrylic panel. It was too flexible for my liking, even at 5mm. I tore that out a few weeks ago, cut some more metal, and installed a 3mm aluminum panel in its place. I made this panel overlap the motherboard tray extension a bit, since I was starting to get ready for water cooling.

Mounting the reservoir/pump was a pain in the ass, due to having two panels to drill through and awkward positioning to measure. I eventually got it done and mounted it. Currently awaiting the rest of my parts to arrive.

I will say that I'm a big fan of XSPC components. Not sure why most builds incorporate nothing but EK, Alphacool, Swiftech, or Bitspower. Other than the Photon's awkward filling issue, I feel XSPC offers a much more refined appearance.

Water Cooling Components
XSPC Raystorm Pro (Should've gone for the white one I think)
XSPC Razor x2
XSPC Razor Backplates x2
XSPC D5/Photon 270
XSPC EX420
XSPC EX280
XSPC EX240 Multiport (Part of my drain plans)
XSPC 14mm PETG Tubing (Trying this out. Acrylic was used in my last build.)
XSPC G1/4 Temperature Sensor / LCD (We'll see how long until I get tired of the viewing angle)
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
Phobya 8-fan PWM splitter
Liquid will be distilled water and silver coil (I don't like the idea of additives or dyes. I flush/refill my systems every 6 months)




I'm always open to feedback, criticisms, and recommendations!

to be continued...
Edited by Silverstone-Z - 10/21/16 at 2:07am
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Well, got my stuff in finally. USPS lost my original package, so I had to reorder everything.

Turns out XSPC tubing is a bit short. I had intended to keep a squared appearance with 90 degree bends. I wasn't able to do this. :/ Maybe down the road I'll redo the tubing. May move into a different case, so the tubing may wait until then.

Who said you couldn't fit a 240mm radiator with an HX1000i in the bottom? tongue.gif
The 240mm radiator is a multiport. A hole is drilled out under one to allow easy draining.

Build is finished.




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Edited by Silverstone-Z - 3/17/16 at 5:35am
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The sleeving looks quite a bit better in the last picture of the first post. Any specific reason why you changed it?
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Just trying something new. I still have some cleaning up to do inside.
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Are you kidding? So glad you did not do all 90° angles, those looks sweet, and that little bumpout is awesome.
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Haha, why not 90 degrees? I think it's just a slight tendency to stay with same or similar directions. The angles kinda bug me, but I think its been growing on me.
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Build updated in original post.
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