Hello OCN members! This is my first thread and work-log on OCN. The rig will be for a friend who wants to get his feet wet but does not know how. My friend currently has an Xclio A380 case, which is not a bad case, but it’s not meant for water-cooling. Instead of modding his current case to accommodate a loop, I suggested the Switch 810 case. It was a long shot since he doesn't like white cases. To my surprise, he likes the case! So here I am!
Enough Chit-chat, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here's Part One of The Build
-Part Two/Complete Build
Case: NZXT Switch 810 White
MB: Asus 990FX Sabertooth
CPU: AMD FX 8120
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 1000W
GPU: EVGA GTX 570 HD 2.5GB SLI
Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 1866 16GB (New)
SD: Corsair Force Series GT 240 SSD (New)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TBWater Parts
Radiator - Top Mount: Phobya G-Changer 420mm
Radiator - Bottom Mount: Phobya G-Changer 280mm
CPU Block - EK Supreme LTX
GPU Block's - EK GeForce 570 GTX SE
Pump/Res - XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir
Fans - NZXT 140mm
Barb Fittings - Bitspower Matte BlackUpdate 1: Goodies (Click to show)
Update 2: Test Fitting Top Rad in P/P (Click to show)
Update 3: Top Rad Mounted (Click to show)
Update 4: Bottom Rad mounted with some slight modifications to the front of the case (Click to show)
Update 5: Small Drive Support Mod (Click to show)
Update 6: Tight Fit (Click to show)
Update 7: Blocks and Tubes (Click to show)
Update 8: Components and Leak Testing (Click to show)
Update 9: Just a Nice Pic (Click to show)
Update 10: Stealth Bay Res (Click to show)
Final Update (Click to show)
Here's a few shots of the case!
A pic of the LED on the top front.
The bottom front mesh.
A teaser pic.
The top panel has small mesh on both sides for ventilation.
Just an average pic.
I'll probably only have two weeks for this build as my friend is a die hard BF3 player. So I'm sure he'll be having BF3 withdrawls the first day I take his rig.
I hope you guys enjoy and I'm open to any suggestions or questions through out my build.