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Project Verse build log - updated with pics! (22/04/2010)

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Hey guys,

Almost all of my parts are here, so I thought I'd start my build log with filler posts. I know if I don't start it now, I'll get too lazy once I get to play with everything and simply forget to do it. I'm no pro modder, but I can do simple mods (using a dremel, saw, drill). My build won't be anything revolutionary, but I know people love to see classified/TJ07/dual loop builds, so hopefully some people like it. The theme will be just a standard red/black build, hopefully with a powder coated case.


Anywho, onto the good stuff, the parts:

CPU: Intel Xeon W3530 Batch: 3001A092 (Xeon equivalent to the 930)
Motherboard: EVGA X58 Classified E760
Memory:3x2GB G.Skill Tridents DDR3 16000
PSU: Enermax Revolution 85+ 1250w (think it's called the evo in the states)
HDDs:2x 500GB 7200.12 Seagates
GPUs:2x ATI radeon 5870s (one sapphire, one msi)
Case: Silverstone TJ07 (black, with side window) modded

CPU block: EK supreme HF Acetal
GPU blocks: 2x EK 5870 Acetal + Nickel
Motherboard cooling:EK full cover WB
Radiator #1 Thermochill PA 120.4 Quad Radiator
Radiator #2 XSPC 240 Radiator
Pumps: 2x Swiftech MCP355
Resevior: XSPC dual bay res
Tubing: Black Tygon Tubing 1/2"
Fittings: 8x Black Matte Bitspower G1/4, 6 x Bitspower true silver G1/4, two 3/8s for the TC rad etc.
Fans: 8x San Ace 1011s for the rads
Coolant: Distilled Water with PT nuke
Fan Controller: Lamptron FC-5

90% of my components are here already, I'm just waiting for my case to come in stock, and for my Sidewinder order with my pumps to come in. Both should be here within a week, but until then I will be cooling everything on an open bench, with my megahalems. Also I do not have my second rad yet, and have not decided on gpu blocks. Pretty sure I'm going to go with the EK ones though.

Some initial, low quality pics are provided below. No time to get some pretty shots done, they'll come later.

I'm definitely going to post up pictures later tonight, however as I just got my cpu/mobo/ram in today I'm dying to get it set up!
Edited by Drin - 5/9/10 at 8:48am
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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Well, I said I would get it setup first, but I realised a build log isn't that interesting without pics. So here we are!

Picture of most of the components in this shot. Not all of them have arrived, and the HDDs etc had OEM packaging. It was hard trying to fit everything in!



Picture of the rig I'm currently typing this up on, my trusty old phenom II 940. The cards and PSU arrived before a lot of my other components, so I had already tested them.




Unboxing my cards when I first got them:



MSI 5870 stress tested at 1GHz core:



Sapphire 5870 stress tested at 1GHz core:



They are all basic pics, but without my case here yet I can't show anything interesting till I get some benches done. Speaking of which, I think its time to get started!
Edited by Drin - 4/22/10 at 1:15am
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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Logitech g15 rev. 2 Enermax Revolution 85+ 1250W TJ-07 Death Adder v2 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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Nice rig, have to see that =)
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Originally Posted by twm.7 View Post
Nice rig, have to see that =)
ty! I really hope it'll turn out well, going to be putting a lot of effort into this.

I'll have some pics up by tonight for sure (some are already on the forum) but nothing major - have to make sure everything works first!
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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Updated with some pics! All drivers and bioses downloaded (not sure which is best) so it's time to start installing the classified
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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2x 7200.12 500GB Raid 0, 2x 2TB WD greens Liteon iHAS324 Win 7 Professional x64 24" Samsung 245b 
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