[Build Log] Project Glacier -= GTX 780 O.C | i5-4670k O.C. | Water-Cooled | XS-PC Raystorm =- - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

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Welcome to another build, this build will encompass the beauty of water and ice together, in a water-cooling build. This build will be focused on aesthetics and performance, demonstrating the power of the GTX 780, while showing off the cool blue glacier interior.

This will be a white and blue theme with custom modding to the side panel window as well as any removal of drive bays in order to get as functional and clean of a look as possible.
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Main Components:
  • Case - Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition
  • Motherboard - Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
  • CPU - Intel i5-4670k
  • Graphics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 780
  • Power Supply - Corsair Professional HX850W
  • Ram - Corsair Vengeance Pro Blue
  • Hard Drive (SSD) - Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB
  • Hard Drive SATA - 1tb Western Digital
  • Tubing - XSPC FLX Premium Grade PVC Tubing - 1/2" ID (3/4"OD)
  • Fittings - Low compression silver fittings 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
  • Coolant - Mayhems pastel blue berry
  • Llighting - 3x' White Rigid LED Lighting Strips & XSPC blue&white LEDs
  • Radiator - BLACK ICE SR-1 140mm
  • Reservoir - XSPC Dual Bay Reservoir + DDC pump
  • Fan Cooling - 2x's 120mm + 4x's 140mm cougar blue LED
  • Optical Drive - LG DVD RW
  • Big Window Mod | component & case painting | HDD cage removal & more!

Stay tuned for pictures and videos of the modding and how it is coming together, I will have frequent updates and the Gold Rush - build Log will be put on hold as I work steadily on this project smile.gif
Initial Parts: 780 and case (Click to show)











Modding starts, Big window and front Rad! (Click to show)
















Case Painting and Part arrival!! (Click to show)































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Rad and Component Painting (Click to show)







Motherboard and Painted block (Click to show)





Starting the Tubing and Fans installed (Click to show)




780 Backplate (Click to show)









HDD Mounting and Side Window (Click to show)


















Filling The Loop Mayhems Blue Berry ;) (Click to show)






HighRes Pics! (Click to show)

















Video Build Log From Start To Finish (Click to show)
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SUBBED AND IT AIN'T EVEN WROTE YET biggrin.gif Looking forward to this!
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SUBBED AND IT AIN'T EVEN WROTE YET biggrin.gif Looking forward to this!

LOL I'm glad you did! Some parts came in, and will be adding more this weekend but I need to start the modding of the side panel first wink.gif














After receiving the case, there are going to be ALOT of mods, instead of a dual Rad I'm going to have to use a single 140MM rad instead of the 240, however we are only going to be watercooling the CPU.

I'll post pics of the window mod and Radiator mod this weekend wink.gif
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The Parts are so pretty! lol biggrin.gif
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Nice parts, a proper gaming and OC build that will last good a long time.

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Picked up the drivebay res that I wanted wink.gif waiting on the pump and fittings, as well going to use clear/UV blue coolant wink.gif



So after I did all the measurements I started the modding, the first was the big window mod, I left enough overlay to have it come out like the stock window, only bigger and will attach by some buttonhead screws, as well put white trimming around the siding so it covers up any metal fatigue wink.gif





It's going to look unreal once I'm done with this window mod.. just don't know why companies don't do this in the first place? This case is extremely small to be called mid-tower, even smaller than an antec 900, but after I cleared the front HDD cages it opened up a ton and gives me room for the 140MM thick rad in the front and dual xspc drivebay wink.gif



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So I'm ordering some of the fans, white trim, acrylic, 140mm Rad and Pump, so hopefully we will be able to start to see some things come together soon wink.gif

Let me know how bad you want to see that blue inner glow of the Glacier ! thumb.gif
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wow that's some amazing progress it's looking sweet and its not even done!thumb.gif
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That case looks so much better with that window, get yourself some u channel trim around it and it would look great. Also looks great with the HDD rack removed. Now to sleeve those front panel connectors i assume?
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Good choice with the bay res/top combo. I highly recommend that xspc res for the ddc pump, it saves so much space and make tube management easier.

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