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post #1 of 381 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 02:05 AM - Thread Starter
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Hiya, going to be moving platform to make rendering faster for my new gameplay channel and stuff. Anyways; without further adieu:



So, I've always wanted to do a powerful mATX build, but I need to keep it watercooled. I can't stand noise. I finally settled on a case and some components, and I figured now's a good time to get started. I'm planning to go a bit nuts on the watercooling side of things here, but it's only as far as my wallet will take me. This is pretty much (as I said in the opening line) that this is for my gameplay channel, check it out here.
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Hardware:
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini - modded, of course.
CPU: Intel 2600k.
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z.
GPU: AMD 6990.
RAM: 8GB Corsair XMS3 (possibly temporary).
PSU: Corsair HX-650.
Storage: 2TB (External), maybe an SSD if funds allow; just for booting and some programs though, nothing special.

Cooling:
CPU: EK LTX, Copper.
GPU: EK 6990 Nickel/Acetal block.
Radiators: XSPC EX360, EX240, EX240, w/ Arctic Cooling F12's.
Pumps: D5 w/ XSPC Res Top.
Reservoir: XSPC Res Top.

Yes, that's 840mm of cooling in total, in an mATX case.

I've always loved black and red builds, and that's no different here. The case will be all black, as is. Rads, fittings and pump too. The tubing will be red; I've tried dyed water and it's not giving me the desired effect, so red tubing it is. Also the sleeved cables will be black (connectors) and red (sleeving), not to mention the motherboard is themed black and red, so it's sort of the basis of the build.

We'll get this under way soon, shall we?


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Worklog diary:

The idea.
Update #1, Cable workings.
Update #2, The case.
Update #3, parts, parts and more parts!
Update #4, some watercooling gear.
Update #5, some teaser shots.
Update #6, 6990!
Update #7, Everything installed with problems.
Update #8, Very-almost-nearly finished!


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So far, we have:
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So we've got some grills in! The 360 is good on all accounts, the 240 in front might move up a bit and there's still another 240 to come (and go in the bottom) which I'll do when I get back.
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How I mounted the res.

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Additions to the family!

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Updated shot :3


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Here are the pics! No window shots (again) because the mounting system failed me so I'm figuring out another one. No little trademark thing on these photos because I don't have photoshop on this computer.

New loop order/setup.


Actually managed to get both fans on that radiator and internal.


Top radiator only has one fan.


Those pump cables are really unattractive...


Probably my new favourite shot.


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its finished and no pics? jk tongue.gif


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But yeah, it's all in the works. Will be a slow to get started, fast to finish log probably. Gotta get ridda all my 1366 stuff first, then buy new stuff and get it all shipped here. I just like the set out my logs before I start putting pictures up thumb.gif

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Jesus, I was literally open-mouthed for about 10 seconds.
Looking forward to this!
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Being a huge CoolerMaster-turned-Corsair-turned-Fractal fanboy, I am looking forward to this. This is sooo much more ambitious than the 240 rad I am going to put into my Arc Midi LOL.

Gonna keep an eye on this!

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