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My First Build Log EVER!


This build log is a little late since I actually have most of this thing together but whatevers, haha. A friend of mine recommend that I post my build up, but I was so pumped I kinda just threw it all together and forgot to document along the away. But I'll post up what I did manage to snap...so here we go!

Core Components
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z170 S
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700
RAM: Ballistix Sport LT 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
SSD: 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO
HDD: 1 TB Western Digital Blue
PSU: Corsair RM750
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic
Keyboard: CM Storm Quickfire XT w/Cherry Brown
Mouse: Logitech G602 Wireless
Monitor: ASUS PB278Q 27" WQHD IPS
Mouse Pad:Glorious XXL

Cooling Components
CPU Block: EK Supremacy EVO
Pump / Reservoir: PrimoChill Frosted 120mm w/ D5
Radiator: XSPC EX240
Fittings: EKWB Black Nickel
Tubing: Primochill Advanced LRT
Intake Fans: Phanteks 140SP
Exhaust Fan: Corsair AF140
Rad Fans: Corsair SP120

Just a little background on the build:
Main reason why this build got started was the 6700. I got the i7 thanks to a buddy of mine hooking it up. I didn't really need a new PC, but the CPU gave me an excuse to get started, and since I never tried to watercool anything I figured, why not? Yeah, it might be a waste of time/money since I could get away with just basic air for the CPU but oh well; I always loved the way nice watercooled builds looked. From there I checked out 1151 mobos and saw the white camo Sabertooth and I KNEW I had to do somewhat of a white theme hence the basic obvious name OREO tongue.gif .

The builds gonna be for gaming, photo editing, and just the overall daily driver. Can't OC the CPU but I'll definitely be trying to OC the GPU. I know I know, super backwards with the locked CPU on water and GPU on air but I'm pretty srue the GPU will get the water treatment down the line (especially with the rate some of my buddies are hitting me with the peer pressure). My old build will go to my GF so she can have a decent video editing rig. Either way don't expect much but do expect something. ENJOY!biggrin.gif
Edited by CaselxASD - 7/14/16 at 10:51pm
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Pics
Going into the build I told myself I would shoot as much of the pics as I could simply on my desk on the giant mouse pad. I'm sure I'll miss some things but everything except for the case itself and final build pics will probably be shot that way. Kind of a picture overload, but anyway...to the pics! ENJOY!biggrin.gif

Mobo and CPU - ASUS Sabertooth & Intel i7-6700
As soon as I saw this board I knew I had to have it. Might be because I don't follow hardware as close as others, but this was one of the coolest looking boards I've seen in awhile.





RAM - Crucial Ballistix
I'm almost convinced that Crucial had the Asus board in mind when they came out with these. I know it probably isn't related at all but it works out for me, haha.thumb.gif



Power Supply - Corsair RM750
I actually took this PSU from my last build and put a new PSU in the PC that's going to my GF since it didn't need anything close to the 750W. I mean I don't think this build would either, but better safe than sorry.


Case and Rad Fans - Corsair AF140 / SP120
With so many fans to choose from I went with form over function. I didn't get a shot of the Phantek fans but I think these Corsairs look great and they'll still definitely get the job done.

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Reservoir - Primochill
I forgot to get a shot of the tube with the pump attached but you can get the idea. You can also see the box of tubing in the back.



Radiator - XSPC EX240
Went with the XSPC rad because I was lazy to get a different one and paint it. There were a few other white rads out there but I heard decent things about XSPC and the price was right. If I was mislead please let me know!



Storage - Samsung 850 EVO / WD Blue
I really wanted a fancy NVMe 950 Pro but wayyy too pricey. This combo should be able to definitely hold me over though.



CPU Waterblock - EKWB Supremacy EVO
I know EK makes a monoblock for the Sabertooth S, but I figured the water was already a little over the top the mono would have been beyond. Plus I actually like the look for the heatsinks and everything. Again form over function... I'm terrible.rolleyes.gif




Video Card - ASUS GeForce 1070 GTX Founders Edition
Before people chime in with the whole, "If you skipped the water you could have got a 1080" (which is very well true, haha tongue.gif ) I wasn't originally planning on getting a 10x0 series card. I had a 970 ti that was gonna get pulled out of my old PC and added here but the 760 ti that I got from my brother that was gonna go in there crapped out. This was all after the watercool stuff was already purchased, so I figured eh, I can splurge a little bit... but not too too much and the ASUS card was in stock so I jumped on it:D. I'll get screens of it OC'd in a few.




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So far that's all the pictures I got. I got the case pretty much all filled up with everything and I'm just trying to figure out how I want to route the hose and everything. I know I'm missing a few pics of parts like the fittings and Phanteks fans, maybe I'll puil them out and snap a couple quick ones. If not I'll definitely grab some pics soon with everything hooked up or right before then.
Edited by CaselxASD - 7/14/16 at 10:59pm
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Attractive product shots!
Looking forward to seeing your build.
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So I got everything in and did a test run. I got no leaks, woo hoo!! Only problem is I ran the tubing one way and tested it, but after letting it run just pump only for awhile I decided to change how they ran so I'll have to test it again. But it was definitely a good feeling to start the pump on my first water loop and have it all go smoothly... now that I said that I'm sure I'll run into a problem any second now...redface.gif

Now for the instant drop-off in picture quality. My apologies, like I mentioned, I was so pumped to get this thing going that pictures were an afterthought. I'll definitely take some better pictures when it's all up and running for sure though.

Initially after putting the mobo in and where I decided to mount the pump/res


Here is how I initially ran the tubes I kind of liked how they were all overlapping and everything but it did look a little busy.


Layers and layers of paper towel during the leak test... and they all ended up dry! biggrin.gif


So, I'll get some better pics of how it sits now. The tubing is all on the pump side and I'm leak testing againnn now. So if I'm all good leak wise I'll get some solid pics and update again! Thanks for checking it out.
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Time for another build update I'll try to keep it short and sweet. biggrin.gif

No real major issues the PC has been running stock just fine. I flipped the radiator to get the lines all shorter and cleaned things up a bit. I also removed the panel that the top rad mounted to and just mounted directly to the top of the case. I'll be OC'ing the card soon, I'm also thinking about putting the GPU on water...

But now to the PICS!
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Here's how the Oreo currently sits with the rad flipped and mounting to the top directly.



Funky Angle to get a close up of the EKWB Supremacy EVO and the Crucial Ballistix Ram



Got on of the Stormtroopers to watch over the Oreo's innards. He's just there for intimidation since we all know he won't hit anything. biggrin.gif



So all in all, I'm pretty happy with how the build came out, but I can definitely say it isn't done especially since I've been really considering putting the GPU on water also and maybe any another rad to go with it. Either wayyy....

Thanks for checking it out!
post #6 of 10
Awesome pics and build, but did i read wrong its only a 6700 not a 'K' ? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Throw a 'K' in there and get that gpu on water thumb.gif
Nice build!
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Originally Posted by Mazda6i07 View Post

Awesome pics and build, but did i read wrong its only a 6700 not a 'K' ? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
Throw a 'K' in there and get that gpu on water thumb.gif
Nice build!

You did not read that wrong tongue.gif It sure is a Non "K" 6700 in there! I'd love to throw in a "K" but that would cost a pretty penny considering that I didn't pay for the non "K". But who knows, when Kaby Lake comes around maybe I'll have the extra funds to throw one in there. biggrin.gif

In regards to the other thing you mentioned... biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Ask and you shall receive!



Went with that Plexi EK Waterblock...




How she sits now...




Added another XSPC EX Series Radiator to the mix, this time a 280 that I eneded up mounting on the top since it wouldn't fit up front without taking the panel leading to the basement. Since I have a 3.5 spinning under there to the top the 280 went. I got the Phanteks fans that came with the case matched up with them and the SP120s are still working with the 240 jsut now up front.

Switched up the Stormtrooper for a cool black and white Deadpool. Now I think it'll be "Done" for awhile now. wink.giftongue.gif Only thing would be LEDs which I already got ready to go in and then the wait for that possibly Kaby Lake "K". But then there's hardline redface.gif ...nah I shouldn't... Should I? biggrin.gif I might try to get pics when the LEDs get in plus more just random close ups. Now to OC the GPU and see what speeds I can get to and how low the temps stay biggrin.gif

Thanks as always for taking the time to check this out!!
Edited by CaselxASD - 8/6/16 at 9:00am
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Soooo now some GPU OC Results.

I messed around with it yesterday and was able to get a stable GPU clock of just about 2.14ghz (2139mhz to be exact) and Mem clock at 9272 and the water keeps it all cool with a max temp of 43C. biggrin.gif



The graph is after running the Valley Benchmark. Speaking of here's the valley score:


And here is my Firestrike score:


Overall definitely happy with the results. thumb.gif
post #9 of 10
Hey man,

I just came across this build as I'm betting ready to water cool in the same case. Question for you. Did you have to mod the top of the case to mount the radiator fans directly to the top? How well did they line up with the existing vent holes at the top of the case? Would a 360 rad fit at the top doing what you did?

The build looks awesome man. Good job!

Thanks!
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Did you have to mod the top of the case to mount the radiator fans directly to the top? How well did they line up with the existing vent holes at the top of the case? Would a 360 rad fit at the top doing what you did?

All I did was remove the Radiator panel that slides out and just didn't use it. Once I took that out I just mounted the radiator to the top vents in the case.

I'm pretty sure you can mount a 360 since a 360 is supposed to fit on that removable panel. The holes for some of the mounting spots lined up with the 140 fans, but when I tried with the 240 rad and 120 fans and all pretty much lined up... not perfectly though, so a little forced persuasion was needed but I was able to use it without adding or modifying any holes.

Hope that helps!
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