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post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old 05-03-2014, 08:09 AM - Thread Starter
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Well as i said in another thread it's long overdue but here we go biggrin.gif, pretty much covering this build from a closed loop CPU only to a complete custom loop. This is my first attempt at watercooling and likely not my last wink.gif (already planning on using my Glacer 240L on my 8320 and expanding it to my 7970, throwing all that stuff in a 450D)

Build Specs
3770k
G1. Sniper 3
GSkill 16Gb 2133 Ripjaws
Corsair 800D
Seasonic X1250
WD Raptor 600Gb
EVGA 780 Classified SLi
Ensourced sleeved cables neon green/black

Here's the rig as it sits right now with the 7970 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Horrendous Wiring :0


Cooling components
Swiftech MCR320 Quiet edition - received
EK XT360 - haven't ordered yet
EK XT240 - haven't ordered yet
EK Coolstream XT120 - recieved
EK 780 Classy waterblock - received
Bitspower Summit EF POM - recieved
Bitspower fittings - recieved
Primochill LRT Advanced 7/16 x 5/8 Crystal clear - recieved
Corsair SP120 quiet editions - received
Duplicolor Grabber Green ceramic paint - received
Bitspower 150ml reservoir Swiftech MCP 655/pump top combo - haven't ordered yet
Mayhem's Pastel Mint Green - recieved.

This will be the most expensive and largest project/build i've ever attempted. And if my golf clubs sell i'll more than likely throw a second 780 classy in there cheers.gif

It's to note this is my first build log as well, so it's not going to be as professional as some of the guys on here *cough* everyone *cough* lol It's also going to take me some time to get it together. It will be my next pay period before i can order the pump/res and maybe some cables and what i lack on my drainage valve.

Here's what i have so far. Also have to complement Dragonhunter at EOCF on the sweet deal he gave me for his 780 classy with the block already installed. Thanks man :thumbup: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Green Envy
(12 items)
Purple Haze
(12 items)
CPU
i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
RAM
16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 2133
Hard Drive
WD Raptor
Power Supply
Seasonic 850w M12II
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Case
Phantek Enthoo Pro
Operating System
Windows 7 64-Bit Home premium
Monitor
Asus VG248QE
Keyboard
Logitech G15
CPU
Ryzen R5 1600x
Motherboard
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX
GPU
Diamond 7970
RAM
G Skill DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
Western Digital Black
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo
Power Supply
Corsair SF600
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Cooling
Black Ice Nemesis L-Series 240 Stealth
Cooling
EK-FC7970 CSQ
Cooling
Mayhems X1 UV Purple
Case
Fractal Design Define S Nano
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Sub'd!! I can't wait to see what you do with her! thumb.gif


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That's a sexy looking card! good luck with the build

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Thanks guys i appreciate it, about to paint the rings on the corsair sp120s smile.gif

Wolfs be sure to post a build log wink.gif

Green Envy
(12 items)
Purple Haze
(12 items)
CPU
i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
RAM
16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 2133
Hard Drive
WD Raptor
Power Supply
Seasonic 850w M12II
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Case
Phantek Enthoo Pro
Operating System
Windows 7 64-Bit Home premium
Monitor
Asus VG248QE
Keyboard
Logitech G15
CPU
Ryzen R5 1600x
Motherboard
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX
GPU
Diamond 7970
RAM
G Skill DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
Western Digital Black
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo
Power Supply
Corsair SF600
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Cooling
Black Ice Nemesis L-Series 240 Stealth
Cooling
EK-FC7970 CSQ
Cooling
Mayhems X1 UV Purple
Case
Fractal Design Define S Nano
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Thanks guys i appreciate it, about to paint the rings on the corsair sp120s smile.gif

Wolfs be sure to post a build log wink.gif
I can't wait to see those fans afterwards! I slapped together a build log yesterday: PC Face Build Log


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Just got done, thanks to waffles3680 for point out grabber green duplicolor. Could've done better at parts but overall i'm pleased, will on be able to see sections of the rings anyway.



Green Envy
(12 items)
Purple Haze
(12 items)
CPU
i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
RAM
16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 2133
Hard Drive
WD Raptor
Power Supply
Seasonic 850w M12II
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Case
Phantek Enthoo Pro
Operating System
Windows 7 64-Bit Home premium
Monitor
Asus VG248QE
Keyboard
Logitech G15
CPU
Ryzen R5 1600x
Motherboard
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX
GPU
Diamond 7970
RAM
G Skill DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
Western Digital Black
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo
Power Supply
Corsair SF600
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Cooling
Black Ice Nemesis L-Series 240 Stealth
Cooling
EK-FC7970 CSQ
Cooling
Mayhems X1 UV Purple
Case
Fractal Design Define S Nano
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That card/block combo is all kinds of sexy! Btw, I used that same exact paint on the calipers of my 1995 Ford Escort about 15 years ago haha. It lasted for 3 years in the notorious upstate New York tundra so it should definitely last on your fans! You'll have a sick build when it's all done.


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Thanks man wish i would've actually put the block on the GPU, though i got it like that from a buddy on another forum. Gotta figure out how to clean it when everything comes in, guessing i'm just going to have to take it off and apart. Though i might just flush it.

Green Envy
(12 items)
Purple Haze
(12 items)
CPU
i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
RAM
16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 2133
Hard Drive
WD Raptor
Power Supply
Seasonic 850w M12II
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Case
Phantek Enthoo Pro
Operating System
Windows 7 64-Bit Home premium
Monitor
Asus VG248QE
Keyboard
Logitech G15
CPU
Ryzen R5 1600x
Motherboard
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX
GPU
Diamond 7970
RAM
G Skill DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
Western Digital Black
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo
Power Supply
Corsair SF600
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Cooling
Black Ice Nemesis L-Series 240 Stealth
Cooling
EK-FC7970 CSQ
Cooling
Mayhems X1 UV Purple
Case
Fractal Design Define S Nano
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Thanks man wish i would've actually put the block on the GPU, though i got it like that from a buddy on another forum. Gotta figure out how to clean it when everything comes in, guessing i'm just going to have to take it off and apart. Though i might just flush it.
I am by no means an expert but I bet you could just flush it, if you see anything after that, or it looks cloudy then disassemble it at that point. I'm amped to see how this build will turn out. I like green themes, especially when the green is contained and not too over done. I didn't want to do a black and red build but with my mobo having the red in it, I'll have to at least have touches of it here and there.


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I'm amped as well. Apparently consulting with Mick and some others I can just flush with bicarb on the GPU block. And for the radiators vinegar + distilled, then bicarb mix, then distilled wash.


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Green Envy
(12 items)
Purple Haze
(12 items)
CPU
i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
GPU
EVGA 780 Classified
RAM
16GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 2133
Hard Drive
WD Raptor
Power Supply
Seasonic 850w M12II
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Case
Phantek Enthoo Pro
Operating System
Windows 7 64-Bit Home premium
Monitor
Asus VG248QE
Keyboard
Logitech G15
CPU
Ryzen R5 1600x
Motherboard
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX
GPU
Diamond 7970
RAM
G Skill DDR4 3200
Hard Drive
Western Digital Black
Hard Drive
Samsung 850 Evo
Power Supply
Corsair SF600
Cooling
Cooler Master Glacer 240L
Cooling
Black Ice Nemesis L-Series 240 Stealth
Cooling
EK-FC7970 CSQ
Cooling
Mayhems X1 UV Purple
Case
Fractal Design Define S Nano
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