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Project: Antikörper (Mercury S8 & Pedestal)

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Hello everyone,

Since I am new here, I thought I'd start off by introducing myself. My username is antikorperviral, although I'd prefer it styled as Antikorper Viral. You all can call me Viral though.

This is going to be my first ever watercooled build and I am nervous and excited. I have never bent hardline tubing but it will be a first for me. I have some experience building systems but not like this. I will be posting pics of parts as soon as my Mercury S8 pedestal status are changed to complete.

I will provide a list of components here that I have so far and will edit this first post once more components arrive.

BTW, with the arrival of Zen and Ryzen, I plan on switching to AMD if the benchmarks prove to be better and more stable than Intel's.

Components:
Motherboard: Asus Rampage 5 Edition 10
CPU: Intel Core i7 6900k (LGA-2011-3) OC to 4.0 ghz
GPU: EVGA GeForce 980ti x2 in SLI with Bridge
RAM: G.Skill Trident Z 64 gb (4x16) @3000 mhz (Will add additional 64 for up to 128 gb)


Peripherals:
Monitor: Dell 27" S2716g 144hz @2560x1440 with g sync.
Keyboard: Corsair K70 with Cherry MX Red switches.
Mouse: Corsair Scimitar MMO Mouse, Gray.
Sound: Teac 101-DA USB amplifier
Headphones: AKG 553 Pro
Microphone: Blue Yeti Blackout Edition

Watercooling:
1 EK ASUS R5E10 Monoblock
2 EK Titan X GPU Waterblock
1 EK Parallel Waterblock bridge
2 EK Ramblocks x4
2 EK RAM modules x2
14 Corsair SP120 Fans for case and Radiators
1 Alphacool VCP655 D5 Variable Speed Pump.
1 Bitspower Mod Top, Clear
1 Bitspower D5 Mod Kit, Black Sparkle
1 Bitspower 150mm top upgrade kit, Clear.
2 Bitspower drain valves, Black Sparkle
1 Bitspower Aquapipe, Black Sparkle
1 Bitspower Anti Cyclone Plug, Black Sparkle
1 Aquacomputer Aquaero 6xt
2 Aquacomputer Poweradjust 3 Ultra
1 Aquacomputer Farbwerk LED controller.

More posts for parts will come shortly. Please provide any advice or stories about your builds.
Edited by antikorperviral - 12/19/16 at 6:15am
post #2 of 5
No need to go for so much RAM and that's coming from someone who has 32gb of RAM on the x99 platform. Rather go for 8 sticks and some stylish ones with high speed.
Don't. Go. With. 980ti.
The 1080 outperforms it by miles and miles. Go for that instead. Look up some benchmarks.biggrin.gif
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Lol. I already bought the 980 TI's do sorry about that. I'm switching to the Titan X Pascals, the rumored 1080 Ti's , or the new AMD graphics cards. Which ever offers the most promising performance gains. I want the most amount of RAM for stability testing and VR painting. I also plan on streaming my digital painting sessions so that much RAM may be justified. I know that I don't need that much but just for craps n' giggles I'm curious to see what that much RAM in my system will do. smile.gif
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No need to go for so much RAM and that's coming from someone who has 32gb of RAM on the x99 platform. Rather go for 8 sticks and some stylish ones with high speed.
Don't. Go. With. 980ti.
The 1080 outperforms it by miles and miles. Go for that instead. Look up some benchmarks.biggrin.gif

Ram disks come to mind, and if there's any kind of multimedia editing going out it never hurts to have more ram to work with. Even some BOINC applications take upwards of 10GB of ram per work unit.

For general gaming use though, I'd definitely agree about 64-128GB being well into overkill territory ^_^
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 2TB SATA3 Maxtor 2TB Black LG DVD-RW Cryorig R1 ultimate 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit BenQ VP2210 BenQ VP2210 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova 1000G2 NZXT Phantom 820 Black Roccat Nyth Steel Series Worgen 
AudioAudioAudio
JDS Labs O2 + ODAC Rev.B AKG K712 Audio Technica ATH-M50X 
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Kingston 64GB SSDnow 200 CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Pro 240 Windows 7 64 Bit Dell E2213H 
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Logitech G15 v2 EVGA 1000w G2 Open Bench Table Corsair M95 
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JägerWulfe
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Gigadestroyer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4770K Gigabyte Z87X-OC MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G Golden Edition G.Skill Triden-X 16GB DDR3-2400 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 2TB SATA3 Maxtor 2TB Black LG DVD-RW Cryorig R1 ultimate 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit BenQ VP2210 BenQ VP2210 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova 1000G2 NZXT Phantom 820 Black Roccat Nyth Steel Series Worgen 
AudioAudioAudio
JDS Labs O2 + ODAC Rev.B AKG K712 Audio Technica ATH-M50X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Maximus V Formula EVGA GTX 780 Classified Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Kingston 64GB SSDnow 200 CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Pro 240 Windows 7 64 Bit Dell E2213H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 v2 EVGA 1000w G2 Open Bench Table Corsair M95 
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3' wide battle mat 
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So here I am working on fitting a pass-thru to the bottom of the pedestal. I used one of my step bits to guage how much is needed to drill to get the pass-thru to fit at the bottom of the pedestal.



After drilling away more than than what I needed, I decided to fit the pass-thru anyways. It is still secure despite the hole now being 22mm instead of 20.
You see the result here below.


I also installed the temperature sensors, stop fittings, some multi-link rigid compression fittings and 90 degree rotary fittings from Bitspower to the bottom radiators.



Here is what the set up looks like when it's almost done. I need to measure the amount of tube to be used. I also plan on including a drain valve somewhere in this part of the build.



That's all for now. I'll post pics of me test fitting the components and messing the routing since that is all that is left of this build.

Thanks for commenting! biggrin.gif
Edited by antikorperviral - 3/2/17 at 5:18am
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