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Hi all been building my own PC's for years thought I would try water-cooling this time. this will be my build log. I have started the log a little late as parts have started coming in and some testing has been done.
here we go thanks





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Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0... ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... 
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G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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Windows 10 Predator Z35 BMIPHZ 35C Monitor EVGA 220-P2-1600-X1 80 PLUS Platinum 1600 W 10 ... Case Labs SMA8 
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G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #2 of 129
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Still waiting on the case but got a start on the testing






had one bad stick of the ram RMA'd
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Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0... ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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Windows 10 Predator Z35 BMIPHZ 35C Monitor EVGA 220-P2-1600-X1 80 PLUS Platinum 1600 W 10 ... Case Labs SMA8 
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Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0... ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #3 of 129
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Mounted the video card water block and backs pretty painless





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Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0... ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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Windows 10 Predator Z35 BMIPHZ 35C Monitor EVGA 220-P2-1600-X1 80 PLUS Platinum 1600 W 10 ... Case Labs SMA8 
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Intel Core i7-6950X 25M Broadwell-E 10-Core 3.0... ASUS RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12G-P4-2992-KR 12GB SC... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #4 of 129
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CPU water block also pretty painless





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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #5 of 129
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As you can see I am storing everything back in original packing until the case comes in ... and working the plan out in my head, oh and asking tons of questions... ok let me have
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G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #6 of 129
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Still waiting on case.... damn they mean it when they 6-7 weeks... on the other hand I bought some sleeved extensions and thy came in... very nice
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #7 of 129
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still waiting. doing some painting getting ready.....
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #8 of 129
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Still waiting on case but hey as I wait I think hey I need that and buy HD audio extender.....usb 3.0 extender does anyone see this
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (8 x 8GB) 288-Pin ... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 512GB SATA III 3-D Vertica... SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3-D Vertical ... ekwb 560 
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post #9 of 129
Subbed! Good luck with your build. I had a lot of fun my first time watercooling.
post #10 of 129
Looking good! what case did you go with?
    
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Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB  SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD  LG CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X  Swiftech H20-220 Elite Series Liquid Cooling 
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EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W  Cooler Master Storm Stryker  Logitech G900 Chaos Wireless Spectrum RGB  Logitech X540 5.1 
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HyperX Cloud Revolver Reeven SIX EYES II fan speed controller, 6 chan... Aquacomputer Aquabox Professional 5.25" Bay Res... Logitech G13 Game Pad 
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Logitech G29 Individually Sleeved Cable Set for EVGA -Red Custom water cool chiller! Swiftech auxiliary pump 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Constellation ES.3 2TB  SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SSD  LG CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 6X DVD+RW 8X  Swiftech H20-220 Elite Series Liquid Cooling 
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Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit  ASUS PG279Q ROG SWIFT 27" BenQ G2400W (for monitoring systems)  Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum RGB Mechanical  
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EVGA SuperNOVA 220-P2-0750-X1 750W  Cooler Master Storm Stryker  Logitech G900 Chaos Wireless Spectrum RGB  Logitech X540 5.1 
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HyperX Cloud Revolver Reeven SIX EYES II fan speed controller, 6 chan... Aquacomputer Aquabox Professional 5.25" Bay Res... Logitech G13 Game Pad 
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Logitech G29 Individually Sleeved Cable Set for EVGA -Red Custom water cool chiller! Swiftech auxiliary pump 
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2nd 350w power supply for 2nd water pump & chil... 
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