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RIIIExtreme/980X in HAF 932 Watercooling build (With Pictures)

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I already completed this build on air, (with 2xGTX-480s) however I want to put it under water. I'm going to start this build log in an attempt to keep track of my progress in converting my computer over for my first attempt at a water cooling loop. I will be doing the GTX 480's later on in their own separate loop about a month from now and will update the build log when I get there.

Main Parts List:
Coolermaster HAF 932
Intel Core i7 980X
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
6x2GB G.Skill PI DDR3 1600 6-8-6-28 Timing (Will drop down to 6GB when it comes time to go extreme OC! )
2x Vertex LE 100GB SSD's (RAID 0) Mounted inside a 3.5 in bay case
2x EVGA Superclocked GTX-480's
Panasonic BD-RW drive (overkill I know!! but I sure do love my movies)
ABS Majesty 1100W PSU (is going to be replaced before I do my GPU Waterblock Loop)

Computer Pics as is now before the W/C Build:



Poor cable management etc etc... I know right!

Cooling Parts List(CPU and some GPU loop parts):
Swiftech MCP 655 x2 (one for now - one for the future )

EK Dual Loop D5 Black Acetal Top
Black Ice GTX Xtreme 120mm Rad

Black Ice SR1 140mm Rad

Koolance Compression Fittings 3/8ID 1/2OD
Koolance CPU-360 Rev 1.1 (Gets prints so easy!)

Indigo Xtreme Thermal Interface Material

EK Rampage III Extreme Full Cover Black Acetal/Nickel Waterblock

Bitspower Single Bay(5.25) Res (temporary until I get 2x Multioption Res set up)

Koolance VL3N QDC Fittings



CPU / Mobo Loop is going to be laid out as:
Res > Pump > 120MM Rad > CPU Block > 140MM Rad > Mobo Block > Res

Reasoning behind my loop and use of 2 Rads is that I did not want to do any sort of major internal case modifications and I want to safe the 3x120MM Mount Space in the top of the case for the GTX-480's and all their mini-oven goodness.

Planned GPU Loop Configuration is:
EK Multioption Res / Pump combo > 360mm Rad > EK GTX 480 Nickel + Acetal blocks in a Parallel configuration (I may add a 3rd GTX-480...) > Res

I am going to put pics up as soon as I can locate my camera!!! Cell Phone Pics suck. I won't start the re-build till I can document with Pictures.

Everything I have listed here is what i have as far as parts go. I am looking at doing any sort of draining of the system via the quick disconnects and a tube hookup for each loop. I will bleed with a funnel and a hookup into the top of my HAF 932.

Any comments on the loop? I don't want anything external and I am always open to new ideas.

I will be doing some significant (though not extreme) overclocking as soon as I am underwater. I want to see what this 980X is REALLY capable of.

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
Edited by bwatt22 - 6/5/10 at 9:20am
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X ASUS Rampage III Extreme 2x GTX 480 12GB GSkill CL6 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xOCZ Vertex LE 100GB Panasonic BD-R Win7 Ultimate x64 30in HP + 24in LCD TV 
PowerCase
ABS Majesty 1100W Cooler Master HAF 932 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X ASUS Rampage III Extreme 2x GTX 480 12GB GSkill CL6 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xOCZ Vertex LE 100GB Panasonic BD-R Win7 Ultimate x64 30in HP + 24in LCD TV 
PowerCase
ABS Majesty 1100W Cooler Master HAF 932 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X ASUS Rampage III Extreme 2x GTX 480 12GB GSkill CL6 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xOCZ Vertex LE 100GB Panasonic BD-R Win7 Ultimate x64 30in HP + 24in LCD TV 
PowerCase
ABS Majesty 1100W Cooler Master HAF 932 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980X ASUS Rampage III Extreme 2x GTX 480 12GB GSkill CL6 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xOCZ Vertex LE 100GB Panasonic BD-R Win7 Ultimate x64 30in HP + 24in LCD TV 
PowerCase
ABS Majesty 1100W Cooler Master HAF 932 
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Any updates on this? I've got an R3E and HAF 932, looking to watercool
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.21 GHZ 1.3v ASUS Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5850 CF Mushkin Redline PC312800 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertez 2 120 GB SSD, 2x WD Caviar Black RAID 0 Lite On DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hannspree 20" HDMI monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 930 @ 4.21 GHZ 1.3v ASUS Rampage III Extreme ATI Radeon HD 5850 CF Mushkin Redline PC312800 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertez 2 120 GB SSD, 2x WD Caviar Black RAID 0 Lite On DVD burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Hannspree 20" HDMI monitor 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G9x 
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