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This will be my first build log on this forum but I've been building computers for a fair while, I wasn't really planning to do a new build this year but I saw the new Case Labs Bullet series and then things kinda got out of hand.
For now this machine will be air cooled but it's not unlikely that I'll end up putting it under water at some point.

So the parts:

Case: White BH4 - Have
Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-X99M-GAMING 5 - In the post, hoping gigabyte have ironed out all the kinks in their bios by now
CPU: Intel i7-5820k - Ordered
GPU: Currently looking at nVidia 1080's as the power use is low enough for me to SLI them on an SFX PSU, need to find some in stock though, tossing up between the Gaming G1 or one of the EVGA ones.
RAM: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2400 - Ordered, didn't go anything too fast as I know how picky some of these x99 boards can be, especially the gigabyte ones
PSU: Silverstone SX700-LPT - Have
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i? I like the Dark Rock TF but I'm not sure if it will fit with the ram either side of the CPU

I'll also be cannibalizing a Samsung 850 256gb SSD and a 4TB HDD from my current build as well as my mechanical keyboard and Dell 4k Monitor.
As far as cabling goes im on the fence between trying my hand at custom sleeving and just buying some pre-sleeved, something white anyway.

Here's a couple of pics to start, I'll be taking more of the case soon and will start building once the motherboard arrives.





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32GB Corsair DDR4 2667MHz WD caviar black 4tb Samsung evo 850 250gb Windows 10 
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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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32GB Corsair DDR4 2667MHz WD caviar black 4tb Samsung evo 850 250gb Windows 10 
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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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post #2 of 17
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The least exciting part of my build arrived today, my M.2 Wifi module.



Newegg may have gone overboard with the box though

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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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post #3 of 17
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Made up a ghetto infinity curve and took some better product shots. The Motherboard, CPU and Ram should arrive around Tuesday next week.
The Case:





PSU:




The SFX PSU is quite a tight fit with the drive cages, I plan on picking up a SSD adapter for the Hard drive cage so I can remove the SSD one and free up some room.



Thankfully the cables on this particular PSU are on the shorter side.
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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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post #4 of 17
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My CPU and RAM beat my motherboard to me, hopefully it's here tomorrow.

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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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post #5 of 17
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My Motherboard arrived and I also ended up picking up a Dark Rock TF as although a H100i fits in the case its a bit too tight for my tastes.
I'm currently using my 980ti which is a bit long and does not leave space for a fan at the front but I will replace it with a 1080 soon which will be shorter and a bit lighter on the power usage.









The Dark Rock only fits with my Ram/Mobo in this orientation thankfully it's just short of the graphics card.

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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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32GB Corsair DDR4 2667MHz WD caviar black 4tb Samsung evo 850 250gb Windows 10 
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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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Im here

TCO
     
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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 
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Seagate 7200 Rpm Baracuda Crucial M500 512 SSD Crucial M500 480 SSD EK 480mm Coolstream XTX x 2 
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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 
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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 
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by TheCautiousOne View Post

Im here

TCO

Good to hear.

Currently waiting on GTX 1080 stock, although if the cash is sitting there too long it might become dual 1070's.
There is also the possibility of waiting for Vega although I'd be quite surprised if they fell within the TDP range I'm after, still you never know.

I'm also looking to replace the front fan(s), I'm finding the combination of sound and vibration to be a bit annoying on the one I have now. I like the look of the White LED Corsair Mag-Lev fans, should solve my vibration problem anyway.
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post #9 of 17
Damn, I have an S3 right now and wanted to go to an S5 or BH4. I was hoping the BH4, but I don't think I would get my EK Predator to fit nicely in there without doing some modding.
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Damn, I have an S3 right now and wanted to go to an S5 or BH4. I was hoping the BH4, but I don't think I would get my EK Predator to fit nicely in there without doing some modding.
The predator would be alright, although you would need to cut the tubing a bit shorter and swap out the fittings for 45 or 90's. You also lose the front fan on the side the predators on but it shouldn't matter too much. The main problem with the H100i was the tubings length.
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Dell p2715q Corsair k95 rgb Silverstone SX700-LPT Case Labs Bullet BH4 
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