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BUILD ORIGINATION
Welcome to my first build log! I originally got hooked on researching and building computers in late 2011 when I saw the Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case, and being one of those ignorant little teenagers who like glowing lights (No offense to any one who does), and I decided I wanted to build a computer. For the past year and a half now, I've tried to learn all I can from OCN, and PCpartpicker forums. Both have been a great help!! I've built two other lower scale builds on air before, but this is my first Water cooled build, and my first build over one grand (and two). Since the beginning, my tastes have changed a little...

BUILD CONCEPT
I sort of imagined this build being a baby size, red white and black themed build that was similar to the 900CSQ on here (and yes, I had this plan before he built it), the thing that I was aiming for that I found to be most similar was the "atmosphere" of the build. The differences between color and size will include different blocks (EK Clean Plexi Blocks), the actual parts, and this probably won't look quite as professional in all honesty, even though I intend to make it the best it can be!

EDIT: This build has created an atmosphere of it's own that I could have never imagined, and I've learned to grasp concepts from other builds, but put twists on them to make it your own unique blend of ideas.


PARTS LIST
Well, I've thought about this part for a while, and am pretty sure these are the ones I want, so feel free to criticize, but please make sure you're not missing anything before you speak:

Stuff Used
  • Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Corsair Dominator GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memor
  • Corsair Neutron Series GTX 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
  • EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card[/S]
  • Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
  • Asus Maximus Gene VI mATX Motherboard[/S]
  • Corsair Obsidian Series 350D CC-9011029-WW Black Aluminum / Steel MicroATX Case with Window
  • Mad Catz M.M.0.7
  • Cooler Master Storm Trigger Cherry MX Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • 1 x***NEW*** NZXT Sleeved LED Cable Kit - 2M - White
  • Red 3D Carbon Fiber Sticker Matt Dry Vinyl - 12" x 12"
  • Anodized Thumbscrew - Red
  • LutroO's Stiff Line PET Custom Sleeving - 50 ft. of Black, Red, and White
  • LutroO's Heatshrinkless method heatshrink - 4 ft.
And now the water cooling parts...
  • 1X EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ
  • 1 x*** HOT *** EK-FC770 GTX - Nickel (Original CSQ)
  • 1X EK-BAY SINGLE RES CSQ - Acetal
  • 1 xEK-D5 X-TOP CSQ - Plexi
  • 1 x*** NEW *** EK-FC Titan SE Backplate - Black
  • 1X Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 360mm
  • 1 xAlphacool Tubing AlphaTube HF 13/10 (3/8"ID) - Black (Semi-Transparent)
  • 1X Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm
  • 1X Swiftech MCP655 Special Edition 12 VDC Pump With Speed Controller
  • 1X Mayhems Pastel Ice White Concentrate - 250ml
  • 1X E22 Clear Extruded Acrylic Tubing - 12/10mm
  • 8X Bitspower Mini Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting - Black Matte Finish
  • 2X Bitspower BP-MBWP-C64 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4" Extender - 40mm
  • 6XBitspower BP-DBRWP-C48 G1/4" Deep Blood Red Multi-Link Adapter - Mini- Set of 2
  • 7X Bitspower Dual IG1/4" Matte Black 5-Way Rotary Snake-Style Adapter
  • 2X Bitspower BP-MVV-MBK Mini-Valve - Matt Black
  • 4XBitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Triple Rotary 90 Degree G 1/4 Male to IG 1/4" Female Fitting
  • 1XBitspower G 1/4" Rotary 45 Degree IG 1/4" Extender - Black Matte Finish
  • 1XBitspower G 1/4" Matte Black Dual Rotary 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter
  • 3XBitspower BP-MBWP-C61 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4" Extender - 20mm
  • 1XBitspower BP-MBWP-C63 G1/4" Matte Black IG1/4" Extender - 30mm
  • 2XBitspower G1/4" Stop Fitting with O-ring - Deep Blood Red Finish
  • 2XMonsoon Free Center Compression Fittings, 3/8" x 1/2" Single - Red
  • 2X Corsair Air Series SP120 Performance Edition High Static Pressure 120mm Fan (2 Pack)
  • 1X Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition High Air Flow 120mm Fan
  • 1X Lamptron 30W - 8 Channel Aluminum Rheobus - Black (FC-8)


So this case is going to be pretty densely packed, and I don't have an exact plan for where everything is going to go, because if I did, I'm sure it would end up changing anyway. I'm fairly confident there will be room for everything and if there isn't, I intend to make room for it. Also, later after I have a little more money, I do intend to custom sleeve all my cables with red, black, and white heatshrinkless sleeving made by Lutroo.




I'll try to respond to all I can, and update with photo's as often as I can, but I do have a pretty busy summer ahead of me, so I may have chunks where there is no progress, but I'll alert you before then. I'll be out of town for 6 out of the 10 weeks in summer I have.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: If you see or know of any article pertaining to something about my build, or have ANY advice, thoughts, or suggestions, please share it with me so I can learn how to make this the best of my AND your knowledge (This includes any knowledge on getting a good photoshoot for the final pictures)! Thanks for all your support!!

UPDATES!!

  1. Corsair fans are here
  2. The 350D arrives.
  3. New and Improved Photos
  4. SSD, PSU, GPU, and RAM arrive!
  5. Intel 4770K and Cooler Master Storm Trigger are here
  6. First of the Watercooling parts are here!
  7. Another shipment for watercooling
  8. CPU Waterblock installed
  9. Water Cooling Parts arrive
  10. MOOOARR Watercooling
  11. Photo of Build Coming Together
  12. Some Cable Sleeving Progress
  13. Big Progress Made!
  14. My Setup for Filling the Loop
  15. Loop Filled

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I got my little Nikon point and shoot out to get a couple pics of the fans, and here's how they turned out in my little makeshift photobooth (I'll work on improving it):
They are 6 SP120 High Performance and 2 AF120 High Performance Fans




The 350D comes tomorrow! Also, once my sister gets back in town, I should be able to get a couple shots with her DSLR camera!

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Subbed. This is going to be an awesome build. The more pictures the better!


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Subbed. I think this is going to be nice!

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Subbed. This is going to be an awesome build. The more pictures the better!

Thanks guys! Always nice to have some support from experienced people like you. Pics of 350D later today!

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Thanks guys! Always nice to have some support from experienced people like you. Pics of 350D later today!

Experienced? Me? Where'd you get that from... tongue.gif

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CPU
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RAM
[G.Skill] Trident Z RGB 4x8 DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
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Hard Drive
[Western Digital] WD Black 3 TB HDD
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Power Supply
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Cooling
[NZXT] Kraken X52
Cooling
[Thermaltake] Riing 14 Blue Case Fan
Cooling
[Thermaltake] Riing 12 Blue Case Fan x7
Case
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Operating System
[Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
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Keyboard
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Motherboard
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UPDATE!!!!!!!
The Corsair 350D came and it is great! The quality is perfect, and it arrived with no harm done, and on time from amazon. It came with a 140 fan in the front and a 120 fan in the back, but I plan on removing both and replacing them with the SP and AF fans. The 350D:
The box wasn't that big:


It came with the regular packaging:


The 350D!!:


The interior is spacious, and looks just like I imagined it:


I already spotted the first potential problem, the power supply mount area has little bumps, do you think I should shave those down to fit the rad or put the rad on top of them?


Well, overall so far I'm super exited for how this will turn out. My only disappointment so far is the photography. I should be able to use the DSLR by tomorrow, and I'm still experimenting with setups and lighting. Any input on the bottom rad mount? Thanks! Now I'm hesitant on what to do: Since the motherboard isn't available to buy yet, I don't really want to order any of the components because I wont be able to test them to see if they work. Should I order the water loop while waiting?
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Maybe I worded it wrong. Always nice to have more help than just me on a build like this!

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I just ordered all the Hardware except for one of the 8gb RAM kits and the thermal paste. Should be here within this week/weekend!

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