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Time to start this up. biggrin.gif

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Preamble:
Seems like this has been a long time in the making. I've been researching watercooling for over a year now, following the watercooling club, researching and planning. Now it is about time to make the final purchases and get this thing put together! Kickstart My Heart (in sig) is going to get wet. Putting the CPU and both GPU's under water. The primary reason for all of this will be noise. These 290s are terrible with there "leaf blower" reference design fans. (This is going to be really funny when you see the parts list) So in the quest for performance, silence and to expand my hobby, watercooling seems to be the next step. This will be my first custom loop, and the saying "Go Big or Go Home" will apply here. It will be slightly overkill in some ways tongue.gif So follow me on my journey if you like, post your comments, suggestions, critiques, and have fun. thumb.gif

Components:
Phanteks Primo case
Gigabyte Z87 UD4H
Intel i5 4670k
MSI r9 290
XFX r9 290
4 x 4GB Samsung Wonder Ram
Various SSD, HDD
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w G2
Creative Z Sound Card

Watercooling:
Alphacool XT45 480mm rad
Alphacool UT60 480mm rad
Barrow 65mm x 200mm reservoir
BP, XSPC, EK Fittings
1/2" x 3/4" Primochill Adv. LRT Bloodshed Red tubing
EK Acetal 290 blocks
Aquacomputer 290 back plates
EK dual parallel bridge
EK Supreme HF Full Copper CPU block
Swiftech MCP50x
12-16x Delta AFB1212SHE PWM fans

Mods:
Custom bottom radiator grill, original idea by @maskymus (see example here, love it!)
Custom fan splitter, powered direct from PSU
Custom fan controller TBD
Additional case lighting
Possibly some PSU cable sleeving
Possibly changing window out for clear version
A bit of case "trimming" to make things fit

Table of Contents
1. OP, Hardware to be used, Final pics - Link
2. Build preview pics, with links to full post updates - Link
3. Best thread quotes - Link
4. Video? Future upgrades/ideas pic - Link
5. Credits and Thanks - Link

Final Pics:
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Build Preview Pics
Links to single posts with lots of pics should be added to the small previews here.

Cutting out bottom mesh, to be replaced with custom 480 grill

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Prototyping custom fan power/PWM adapter

Link to post

Mountain of W/C Parts biggrin.gif

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Modding for top Radiator (hot template action)
Template Download:
alphacool-xt45-ends-real-size-template-V2.pdf 395k .pdf file
**Always double check printed template for correct measurements. (printer settings, file differences, etc may come out incorrect)


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Blocking and Plating r9 290's (with mods) ph34r2.gif

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BEFORE: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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Video Update, Future upgrades, Ideas, Pics
I'll try to do a video of the completed build and post here, also reserved for any other ideas/mods pictures that I may highlight here.

Hmm, I had an idea about making a custom 5 1/4" bay panel that has one of those XSPC LCD temp screens, as well as a "Turbo" button... We'll have to investigate this idea a bit later ph34r-smiley.gif


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Potentially the most important post of all! Going to list contributors, friends, any 3rd party helpers here that makes the build possible.

@Ramzinho - great friend and master deal finder, probably something from this rig was bought cheaper due to him biggrin.gif
@ehume - advice on rewiring the Delta fans and general fan info
@Unicr0nhunter - advice about Primo modding
@bond32 - sold me the nice clocking XFX r9 290, MCP50x pump and some other W/C stuff
@r0ach - sold me the MSI r9 290


Misc. Help
@Blackops_2 @exodus1500 @DewMan @JaredLaskey82 @aka13 @brian-phanteks
@BramSLI1 @Domiro maskymus @By-Tor

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Motherboard
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wifi
GPU
AMD 5700 XT
Hard Drive
Crucial P1
Power Supply
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Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X
Operating System
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