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So my plan is:
1. Install waterblocks to GTX 480
2. Install pump in resivoir
3. Install fans and radiators
4. Route tubing
5. Leak test
6. Install RAM
7. Intall, BLURAY burner, SSD, HD, Fan controller
8. Toss some voodoo south louisiana mojo bones
9. Turn on
10. Start some temp testing for baseline
11. Start to unleash this beast, temps permitting.

One piece of advice needed: With a bay resivoir, it has 3 holes, (not including in this model, the pump isinstalled in to res.) I would like to have an external res port, but did not order. Is it worth the time? If i only had to give some 1/2inch tube slack to pull res out for topping off water, i wouldnt bother, but am a little worrieed about leaving enough slack in pump power cable to make this possible. Short version, worth the time to cut a hole, install fill port, vs pulling res out of front as needed?

Sorry, 1 more: These EK blocks are beasts! Does anyone try to give the boards some extra support?

Actually 2 more: Have any of you seen the optional backplates for these waterblocks? They do look sweet, but to my inexperienced gut feeling it seems tho watercooling, they might inhibit releae of heat from the back of the cards, any thoughts?



Edited by RacWisco - 8/19/10 at 7:26pm
    
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Nice! Cant wait for more pics!
     
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Niiiiiiice, bro! How are you going to install that 24-pin connector?
    
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Its an extension cable. Im going to plug it in.
    
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My recommendations:

1) You don't need a 980x unless you plan on making your rig a server. There isn't a whole lot that supports 6 core processors. A "cheap" 930 would be good but I would recommend any of the i7's that have unlocked multipliers since your going all out.

2) I would suggest the Crucial C300 256GB SSD for an OS drive. I have one, they're very nice! The only SSD that is 6Gb/s and it has nice IOPS. The worst part about it is the lower write times BUT it has amazing reads (and that's the important thing ).

3) With your budget and the quality of rig you want to build I would recommend a 480 water block from AquagraFX

4) As for RAM, I would suggest ordering directly from Corsair
Edited by Dankebudz - 8/20/10 at 12:51am
post #127 of 262
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1. I already own a 980 x
2. I already own the corsair SSD
3. I already own the EK waterblocks
4. I already own the RAM
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post #128 of 262
Do you not realise he has purchased all of this already?
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Me thinks he didnt read anything but the first post.
    
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No I read it, that's just what I would recommend. The parts you have don't exactly make sense. But, enjoy spending money.
Edited by Dankebudz - 8/20/10 at 7:54am
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