Final Photos Post 236
Hello everyone out there! So I've been a member for a few months now, but I haven't been extremely
active, and this will be my first build log. But I just wanted to share my experiences with everyone out there, and hopefully get some ideas from other members out there along the way. Well I'm not too big on introductions, so let's jump into it?
As the title says, this will be a transition build, from my Corsair 600T SE white, into a NZXT Switch 810, so I think the name for the build ~The Switch~ fits wells. I've been in the 600T for less than a year now, and while I've enjoyed it very much, I've never been 100% satisfied with it's ability to house all of my water cooling components. I was bit hard by the water cooling bug, and have been on a never ending "tinker fest" since. So here are some stages the 600T has been through...
This is the very first configuration I had, all of the components came from a EK H30 Supreme HF 240 Kit
Then I moved into external radiator mounting
Eventually I decided I must have
my cards water cooled as well, so I sold my GTX 570 SOC's which no one made blocks for, and bought two 570 HD's with EK blocks.
Got the cards under water, while adding a second rad that could fit inside the 600T without modification.
That lasted a while until a buddy of mine gave me a 360 rad he didn't need, so the loop changed again.
The thought to sell my 600T and move into something a little more water cooling friendly had crossed my mind before, so that's why I sold the MNPCTECH side panel, and was back with the original here.
And lastly this is how the 600T right at the moment, I tore the whole loop apart and went back to air while I decided what I was gonna do.
SO, hope that wasn't too much for everyone, let's get into what's coming up for this
The core components of the build are not really changing, just swapping from the 600T into the Switch 810CPU
Intel i7 920Motherboard
EVGA X58 SLI3 131-GT-E767Graphics
2x EVGA GTX 570 HD's with 2560MB of memoryMemory
12GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws X SeriesPSU
And of course all of these will be housed in their new home, the NZXT Switch 810, and everything will be going back under water
The case is currently in transit, and should be there by Tuesday 2/21/2012
Now just a quick look at some of the water cooling components.
Plenty of fittings, some are used from before, and some are new.
For tubing, I'm still using PrimoChill, just UV blue this time. Tested it out when it first arrived, looks kick ass
I've got the 5.25 bay res and the cylinder res to choose from, not sure which I'll use yet .
All the blocks
A look at the whole gang
I've got three radiators to work with, I'll definitely be using the XSPC RS360 at the top, but I haven't decided which 240 I'll use at the bottom of the case. I like the EK 240 because I painted it white when I had used it in the 600T, but it might look funny having a black rad up top and a white rad on the bottom, maybe I should paint the RS360 as well? The other rad is a Black Ice GT stealth X-flow.
The Black Ice 240
The EK 240
The Black Ice GT Stealth was very loud with my Gelid Wind PL's on there, so that's another reason I'm leaning towards the EK rad.
And lastly, like I said, most all the core components are staying the same. For hard drives, I was using a Crucial M4 64GB SSD for the OS, and a Western Digital 1TB black for storage. Well over the past few months I have become worried about running out of space on the SSD, so I decided to get another for RAID 0, and of course I'll still be using the WD for storage.
Well thanks for taking a look! Any questions or comments please feel free to post. The case will be here in the next two days, but I won't begin work on it right away. Tomorrow the 20th is the beginning of the February Foldathon, so I wanna have the 600T up and running for that in addition to my 775 rig that's my full time folder.