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EDIT: 6/19/15 The Division E3 Dark Zone Footage!!



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This is the Build Log you have been waiting for (Myself Included)

It will Revolve around the X99 Socket as I am currently Using the Z87 Socket myself with an overclocked 4770K @ 4.564Ghz
My Current Rig is The Compromise I will be keeping it and not breaking it down. All parts that Will Be Used in The Division will be brand new.

Parts That Have Been Purchased as of 1/8/15
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Parts Needed Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) At this point I am sure I am forgetting something.

THe Coolant Purchased
I might also use a pastel green with a dye If I need it darker. I am planning on using distilled water on the Loop for the I7 5930K and using 2 loops with their own DDC.

Each Loop will consist of a 480mm and a 240mm Radiator. I want Green coolant flowing through the cards because of Nvidia's colours.

I don't Have Many Pictures so Far, Kinda saving the anticipation for the Case. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)







UPDATE: The Case Right Now






Skip to around 19:00 To See computer. We spoke for a while

Just a couple Shots so Far. I will be using my Dads heat gun from his woodworking shop to remove The Ek badges and Sand down the CSQ Frosted tops and anything waterblockish.

I will be painting a 480mm Rad and a 240mm Rad Completed White ( I think this is what I am using) Also have the Gloss spray from them also in case I like the Look.

Ek Bridges Purchasedfor the GPUS. I want to see the fluid as you can tell from my parts. I am facinated with the looks and performance parts ( try to be at least informed about quality and reasoning behind part choices)

Couldn't find a reason to not build something of this nature after dealing with the quality problems of a Corsair 750D. (screw holes to thin, etc, build quality) So I chipped up after many questions and forked out 700 USD for the Caselabs Sma8. Didn't go pure white on the outside because People will touch it and the paint would show it. Stayed white Inside to reflect light

Darside LED 12in Strips :Purchased

@snef @geggeg @akira749 @IT Diva @Gabrielzmand the input of many, many others for helping me come to my decision about Looks and part choices. All were based on others trial and tribulations, I am merely the builder with a little bit of cash. Lets see how this one turns out.

THe Cautious One

PS: I appreciate anything that happens from here on out. Comments, questions, Disagreements, Agreements, Critiques, words of Love and Passion.

Hyperlinks to Progress (Since we talk about a lot of things other than the Build biggrin.gif )

1. Radiator Measurements
2. Fans Came In!
3. Radiator Painting
4. Case Arrives!!
5. PSU/ Fan and Rad Assembly # 1
6. Fan and Radiator Assembly # 2
7. Pump and Reservoir Demensions to Radiators
8. Outside Video Of Case (more Pics above the Video)
9. USB 3.0 Installation, Second Radiator Painting
10. 480mm Rad Install with Reservoir to Show Fit # 1 (Video and Pic)
11. Polishing WaterBLocks
12. Outside photos of 980 WaterBlocks and Processor Blocks
13. Painting Corsair Dom Plat Heatsinks
14. 90degree on top of 250mm Reservor. 1mm Fit to Radiator
15. Radiator and 120mm (lower) Installation
16. Motherboard BLock install and Heatpipe Removal
17. 1st Motherboard shots in Case
18. Motherboard spray Painted and Case Shots (Scroll down after)
19. [ URL=https://www.overclock.net/t/1534836/build-log-caselabs-sma8-gunmetal-white-two-tone-2011-v3-socket-the-division/620_20#post_23567855]NIckle 980 Backplates
20. Dual Res Pics With Fittings
21. Test Loop VId (Before Fluid) !!
22. WE HAVE BOOT! (SHows me dancing and Test loop running)
23. Excellent shot of Full Board (Blocks, Ram (painted) On Silk
24. Filled up case Shots (Board, Res, Radiators, Pumps)
25. SSD and HDD INstall
26. Drain Port Measurements (Next to PSU)
27. 512SSD and 980 Arrive
28. 980 Waterblock and Placed on Motherboard (Great Pics)
29. BUilding Wood Desk for SMA8
30. Case Vs Personal Desk Comparison Photots
31. Fittings Install and Next page is Passthrough INstall for Midplate
32. Rigid Tubing to Passthroughs and Molex Removal of Pumps to Pass-thorough Wall
33. All Tubing installed Execpt One (Good Light Shots)
34.Coolant added and Videos of Cycling Coolant!
34. Interview with Foxhole Gamer/Shows Adding Coloured Coolant to system
35. Night Shots and Custom Cables!
36. Blue Berry Pastel Is ADDED
37. FINAL PHOTOS (OUTSIDE AND INSIDE WITH LEDS
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You had me at gunmetal/white SMA8 biggrin.gif

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You had me at gunmetal/white SMA8 biggrin.gif

lmaosmiley.gif I didn't want to steal the All white SMA8 That some People ( poke.gif Snef) have Used already cheers.gif
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Thanks!! I look forward to seeing what my mind will accomplish

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Let's check this out, sounds promising. Good luck.
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Im ready to see these things. I wanted white in the Case and LED Dark in the bottom of the case
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Let's check this out, sounds promising. Good luck.

Thats what Im talking about! You and @emsj86 pushed me to do the Log!!
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