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[Build Log] Project Maximus [Caselabs SMA8, X99 EATX, 3way 980Ti - full watercooled)

post #1 of 39
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Hey Guys,

since over 2 years im checking the status of a lot of work logs in this forum, and now its my turn.

Project Maximus

Actually im waiting for my case, i think it will be in Germany (where im living) in the next 2-3 weeks (mid Juni).

Hardware

CPU: i7-5930K (maybe i7-6950X)
GPU(s): 3x MSI GTX 980 TI 6GD5T OC
RAM: 64Gb Corsair Platinum DDR4 2800MHz CL14
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 512Gb / 850 Pro 1Tb
Case: Caselabs Magnum SMA8
PSU: Corsair HX1200i Platinum
Mainboard: MSI X99 XPower AC

Water cooling

CPU: Bitspower Summit EF
GPU(s): Bitspower VG-NGTX980TIMG Acrylic
Pump(s):Laing DDC mit Bitspower Magic Cube
AGB(s): Bitspower DDC Upgrade
Radiator: Bitspower Leviathan Slim 280, Leviathan Slim 360, Leviathan Xtreme 480, Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 560 (oder Hardwarelabs)
Fans: 15x NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM / 12x NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM
Fittings: Bitspower Matt Black
Tubes: Bitspower Crystal Link 12mm
Liquid: Mayhems Pastel Black und Purple (self mixed)
Heat-conducting paste: Cooler Master MasterGel Maker Nano
Control: Aquaero 6LT
Lighting: AquaComputer Farbwerk

Whats planned?

I will produce and use a few S-Lights, one of them integrated in the watercool loop. The tubes im going to use are all Bitspower clear.
The CPU and mainboard (fullcover block) will become its own watercool loop, the 3 GPUs another one.
Color scheme will be black and purple, all Mayhems Pastel. I will make my own purple, with Pastel White and Puprle Dye.

Each radiator will become fans on both sides, just to be sure to have the maximum good temperatures.

I will make all cables by my own, in the old way. Meaning of "oldschool" - with Heatshrink and without cable combs, but still perfect.
Im producing cables since a few years, i think i know what i have to do. xD

Problems

The big S-Light which will be integrated in the loop, seems to be a problem.
I can produce that S-Light by my own, but the rails for the water is something, i can not do alone.
So i have to find a german company who is able to make exactly what i have planned.
But - this will not be a problem, which can not be solved.
post #2 of 39
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Just a few pics at the beginning.


























Edited by Nutzer - 5/26/16 at 12:00pm
post #3 of 39
Great looking build. Looking forward to seeing it done. Just curious why you went with the 980ti's as the 1080's are about to be released. I'm about to start my build soon, is the reason why I ask and am stuck on a 980 ti sli setup vs a single 1080.
post #4 of 39
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I can tell you - its because of two reasons.
1) Bitspower have coolers for the 980Tis right now
2) The 1080 is not faster than the 980Ti (around 15%, thats it)
I mean - both overclocked!

Another reason is - if DirectX 12 is working like im thinking right now, i can play pretty well with that 3 GPUs.
If not, i have to change the system wheee.gif

As you can see - if you think you are a nerd, look at me. biggrin.gif

(Ah, another reason for everyone to buy the 980Ti instead of 1080 - its pretty much cheaper and, as mentioned, just a few percent less power)
post #5 of 39
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Its a good start, but still a few things missing.



post #6 of 39
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One card missing, its on my way







post #7 of 39
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I think i rotate the coolers of one of these RAM-blocks.















post #8 of 39
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One fan for you, one for you... xD













post #9 of 39
subbed.

TCO
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 5930K @ 4.5Ghz Asus Rampage V  GTX 980  GTX 980 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 4 Gb Q... Dominator Light Bar Kits x 2 Crucial 240 SSD  Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda Crucial M500 512 SSD Crucial M500 480 SSD EK 480mm Coolstream XTX x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Tons of Fittings Supremacy Evo Copper EK  XSPC 240mm Radiator V3 x 2 Swiftech MCP35X PMW Pump DDC x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Rampage V Mosfet WaterBlock Original CSQ NB Eloops B12 - 2 1300rpm  Phobia 8way 4pin Fan Controller x 2 Ek Single Link CSQ Bridge x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Z Tank (Clear) 250mm x 2 980 WaterBlocks x 2 Ek DDC Pump Top (Acrylic) x 2 Primochill 3/8" x 1/2" OD Clear Tubing 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Bitspower 12mm Acyrlic Tubing 19" x 4  XSPC 3/8" x 1/2" Compression Fittings x 12 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Crossover 324K 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Qnix 2710 Perfect Pixel 1440p  EVGA 1300 G2 CaseLabs SMA8 Darkside 12" Led Lighting  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k Asus Strix Z270i Gaming GALAX 980TI HOF Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2400  
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial 512 SSD EK Supremacy EVO White Bitspower 150ml Reservoir POM White x 2 Swiftech 18w DDC x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower 980ti HOF Waterblock (Clear)  EK SE 240mm Slim Radiator EK XE 240mm Radiator x 2 EK DDC Plexi top x 2  
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional NEX Moba White Pro EVGA 650 G2 Caselabs S3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
I7 5930K @ 4.5Ghz Asus Rampage V  GTX 980  GTX 980 
RAMRAMHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666mhz DDR4 4 Gb Q... Dominator Light Bar Kits x 2 Crucial 240 SSD  Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda Crucial M500 512 SSD Crucial M500 480 SSD EK 480mm Coolstream XTX x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Tons of Fittings Supremacy Evo Copper EK  XSPC 240mm Radiator V3 x 2 Swiftech MCP35X PMW Pump DDC x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK Rampage V Mosfet WaterBlock Original CSQ NB Eloops B12 - 2 1300rpm  Phobia 8way 4pin Fan Controller x 2 Ek Single Link CSQ Bridge x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Z Tank (Clear) 250mm x 2 980 WaterBlocks x 2 Ek DDC Pump Top (Acrylic) x 2 Primochill 3/8" x 1/2" OD Clear Tubing 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Bitspower 12mm Acyrlic Tubing 19" x 4  XSPC 3/8" x 1/2" Compression Fittings x 12 Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Crossover 324K 
MonitorPowerCaseOther
Qnix 2710 Perfect Pixel 1440p  EVGA 1300 G2 CaseLabs SMA8 Darkside 12" Led Lighting  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k Asus Strix Z270i Gaming GALAX 980TI HOF Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 2400  
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial 512 SSD EK Supremacy EVO White Bitspower 150ml Reservoir POM White x 2 Swiftech 18w DDC x 2 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower 980ti HOF Waterblock (Clear)  EK SE 240mm Slim Radiator EK XE 240mm Radiator x 2 EK DDC Plexi top x 2  
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 Professional NEX Moba White Pro EVGA 650 G2 Caselabs S3 
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post #10 of 39
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It seems like you are the first one, TCO - thanks for that!

A lot will follow, the next days.
But im still waiting for the case, it should be here end of the next week.
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