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Time to go slightly larger than adequate, with a possibility of returning whence I came.

This build will focus on aesthetics as it will be integrated into my home as a show piece. My friends are techies, so it'll serve as a good conversation topic during poker night!

Parts have been ordered and have them on hand, except for a few fittings and GPU Water Block. The build log has no real theme, other than sounding cool in my opinion.



Desktop Hardware:



Water Cooling:


Group photo of the Player Playa's


The Money Crew
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Edited by chibi - 3/21/17 at 12:13pm
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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Unit 01
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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Reserved
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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post #3 of 54
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Reserved
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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Reply
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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post #4 of 54
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Phase 1.0 - Test Fitment

With the arrival of the SMA8, I began to build just the sub-frame to mount hardware for test fitting and modifications.
I made sure to label every packaging wrap with specific panel identifiers as a reference point for future uses.


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Edited by chibi - 6/9/17 at 10:15pm
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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Reply
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
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post #5 of 54
Great parts for the build except for one thing. Why did you go for the Samsung 950 Pro when the newer 960 Series is out?
post #6 of 54
Best of luck, looks like it will be quite the build.
JiX
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-6850k Rampage V Edition 10 Evga GTX 1080 FTW2 Evga GTX 1080 FTW2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32gb (4x8gb) 2800Mhz Samsung 960 Pro 512gb Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK Predator XLC 360 Corsair ML 120 Pro LED Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG PG348Q 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL 2730z Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Corsair ax1200i Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M65 RGB PRO Corsair MM300 Astro A40 Senheisser HD650 
AudioAudio
Schiit Lyr 2 Schiit Bifrost 
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JiX
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-6850k Rampage V Edition 10 Evga GTX 1080 FTW2 Evga GTX 1080 FTW2 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum 32gb (4x8gb) 2800Mhz Samsung 960 Pro 512gb Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK Predator XLC 360 Corsair ML 120 Pro LED Windows 10 Pro Asus ROG PG348Q 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL 2730z Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Corsair ax1200i Caselabs SMA8 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Corsair M65 RGB PRO Corsair MM300 Astro A40 Senheisser HD650 
AudioAudio
Schiit Lyr 2 Schiit Bifrost 
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post #7 of 54
Interesting build, subbed. Got something similar going on myself, in white, but I'm not ready to start a thread about it yet.

I meant to ask, did you order your fittings directly from Bitspower? I'm getting ready to order mine and wanted to know if it makes a big difference pricewise, ordering from them directly (in contast to ordering from (e.g) PPCS, etc.)?
Edited by iamjanco - 3/18/17 at 5:35pm
post #8 of 54
Thread Starter 
Phase 1.01 - Test Fitment

I spent today testing the components and loading windows for some preliminary benchmarks. Everything loaded up like a champ so we're good to go with waterblock installation.
My Corsair kit landed smack dab in the middle, serialized as 351/500.


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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post

Great parts for the build except for one thing. Why did you go for the Samsung 950 Pro when the newer 960 Series is out?

Hi Boe, the 950 was a holiday gift. In my opinion, anything after SATA SSD's is so fast that it's not noticeable. At this point, it would be too much of a hassle / ungrateful to ask for the gift receipt to do a return.
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Originally Posted by DrFreeman35 View Post

Best of luck, looks like it will be quite the build.

Thank you Freeman, and welcome.thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by iamjanco View Post

Interesting build, subbed. Got something similar going on myself, in white, but I'm not ready to start a thread about it yet.

I meant to ask, did you order your fittings directly from Bitspower? I'm getting ready to order mine and wanted to know if it makes a big difference pricewise, ordering from them directly (in contast to ordering from (e.g) PPCS, etc.)?

Hello iamjanco, I did not order direct from Bitspower TW, so I am not sure of the price break, if any.
Edited by chibi - 4/24/17 at 9:26am
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
  hide details  
Reply
Unit 01
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6950X ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE Corsair Dominator SE - 32GB 
Hard DriveCoolingMonitorKeyboard
Samsung 950 PRO - 512GB Aquacomputer Aquaero 6 Pro Dell S2417DG Corsair K70 RGB 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2 CaseLabs Magnum SMA8 SteelSeries Rival 300 AKG K7XX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 54


Looks interesting, I wanna see where this will go smile.gif
post #10 of 54
Oh dear god. Monoblock and 1080 TI, my heart <3

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