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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 06:38 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone!

I think this was long overdue, but here goes nothing biggrin.gif. I've always wanted to make a build log, but a little hesitant, why? I honestly don't know. I settled on 911 as my rig's name a while ago; inspired by Need For Speed Most Wanted (I just like playing as a cop) tongue.gif. I've gone a little far already, but i still have a lot to do, so stay tuned!

RIG SPECS:

CPU: Intel Core i7 5930k
Mobo: MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition
RAM: DDR4 Kingston Hyper X 3000Mhz CL15 16gb (x4 4GB)
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 (x2)
PSU: Corsair HX 1050w
SSD: 256gb Crucial m4
HDD: 500Gb Seagate 7200RPM (x2)
OS: Win 8.1 Pro
Case: 600t

COOLING PARTS:

CPU: XSPC RayStorm High Performance Acetal waterblock
GPU: EK-FC970 GTX WF3 - Nickel (x2)
GPU: EK-FC Terminal DUAL Parallel - Plexi
GPU: EK-FC970 GTX WF3 Backplate - Black (x2)
RES: XSPC Photon 270 Tube Reservoir Reservoir
RES: Monsoon Series Two Premium Bay Reservior
PUMP: MCP655 PWM
PUMP: Alphacool DC-LT 2400
RAD: XSPC EX360 Crossflow Triple 360mm
RAD: Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 240mm
RAD: Phobya G-Changer 120mm Ver. 1.2
Fans: Corsair SP 120mm Fans
Tube: PrimoChill 3/8" x 1/2" Rigid PETG Tubing
Fitting: Rigid Revolver Compression Fitting 3/8" x 1/2" Diamond Knurled - Anodized White
FC: Scythe Kaze Master Pro Fan Controller

ACCESSORIES:

KB: Corsair k70 RGB
Mice: Cyborg RAT 5
Mice: Razer Naga MMO
WC: Logitech c920 1080p Webcam
HP: Logitech G35
Audio: Logitech z623 200w Sub Woofer

WORK BEGINS:

UPDATE 1: Cutting The 600T

UPDATE 2: PSU Fan Change

UPDATE 3: Painting The Case, Backplate, Fans, e.t.c.

UPDATE 4: Mini Photoshoot featuring Mobo, and GPU + EK waterblock

UPDATE 5: Installation of Core Components

UPDATE 6: Leak Testing!

UPDATE 7: Cable Management

UPDATE 8: Cooling Performance and Overclocking
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Update 1: Cut Cut Cut tongue.gif

My trusty Dremel is doing all the cutting.The 600t isn't really the best choice for watercooling, but i've grown attached to it, so modifications are necessary! thumb.gif. I already cut the top to fit a 360mm RAD before, but making some changes now. I also cut the front to fit a 240mm rad, and i took off one of the lower bays just to make it look cleaner when the Alphacool monsta rad is installed. I'm using galvanized metal to seal the spaces and make it look less ghetto.

I'm not super excited about the PSU cover i randomly made, but i'll see where things go, and if it can be cut to a proper length to fit perfectly.



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So why are you covering the PSU?

My HX 1050w i got on a budget last year is semi modular, and i don't really feel like changing it for now. The extension cables are somewhat ugly (It might look okay to others, but i'm somewhat a perfectionist) haha.

I might not end up covering it, but if i can get a nice looking custom cover, i'll do so.
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Update 2 Speaking of Power Supplies smile.gif

The stock fan on the Corsair HX 1050w is ridiculously loud, i mean like jet engine loud lol, and idk why i never thought about changing it all this time (I guess warranty?). Oh well... I got my soldering iron and went to work biggrin.gif.

The noisy fan redface.gif


Work begins



Installed and tested thumb.gif The AF 140 is just magical, plus that white LED adds a little more bling lol
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Update 3: Painting biggrin.gif

Paint used: Rustoleum flat black, Plastidip white, Plastidip black.

I use Plastidip on items i don't see myself holding on to for a long time because it's easy to peel off. The backplate actually came out better than i expected, and the CPU block plate was slightly off; it's supposed to be white, but it looked more like cream color (I might have OCD) lol. I repainted my PSU also (didn't take a photo), painted the fans and the rings flat back, painted case internals flat black just to make it look new again, and also did some retouching on the externals smile.gif. I already painted a few components before, so i'll show those off in my next update.









Oh look, it's a wasp (I had to kill like 3 of these things today, if only they left me alone, i wouldn't commit such atrocities) redface.gif
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Update 4: Mini Photoshoot for Motherboard + 5930k, and GPU with Waterblock + Backplate (i'm not a pro photographer, just having fun) biggrin.gif. Time to prep all items and put this build together.

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Thanks for watching! biggrin.gif
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Lookin good. How many cans did it take to paint the chasis and as for the fans did you scuff them or just paint over them. Looming forward to a finish product

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Lookin good. How many cans did it take to paint the chasis and as for the fans did you scuff them or just paint over them. Looming forward to a finish product

Originally, i used 2 cans for both side panels and exterior (when i went from white to matte black), but now i used about half a can to retouch the entire thing. The fans were already glossy black, but i wanted matte, so i just painted over them with rustoleum flat black, and also did the same for the interior.

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