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Welcome to my build log now sponsored kindly by EVGA, FrozenQ PC Mods, IceModz, BitFenix,EK Water Blocks and Hardware Labs Performance Systems







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Background

My first ever build originated late last year with the Corsair 900D, Asus Maximus VI Formula, i7 4770k and dual AMD R9-290x cards all on a custom loop. But even before I could finish the loop, the mining craze hit and I sold off my Hawaii cards for a small profit and went with 2x EVGA 780 Ti Classified KPEs instead. So that went well for a few weeks till I realized a single Corsair AX1200i jsut wasn't enough power for this system when benching on water. I began looking towards CaseLabs then and put on a feeler post on Craigslist to sell the 900D. Then the magic happened biggrin.gif

I traded my 900D (As seen below during the leak test stage) plus some cash:
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Excuse those potato pictures since they were taken with excitement without setting up my dSLR. As @cpachris said, I really made out like a bandit in this trade. That is a TX10-D with pedestal and extended top along with plenty more goodies. So now, I do a massive benching/gaming rig on one side and one that's, well, just there for my girlfriend to replace her aging laptop that is pretty much a desktop these days due to the degraded battery.

Update log

1) Component list for side 1 and side 2

2) Fans, fans, fans.. and a fan controller too!

3) How many radiators? All of them!

4) Cougars on the SR 1 560

5) Push-Pull Mo.Ra assembled

6) Temporary assembly: 4770k + 2x KPEs

7) Unboxing the EVGA 1300G2, re-fitting the Aquaero 6 XT with correct brackets, testing out the NZXT Grid and Swiftech PWM splitter + Diva 'Dapter

8) Cleaning and remounting the Koolance 380i, adding the EK block to 2nd KPE

9) 4850 W of power

10) Cleaning out the flexbays and rads

11) Powdercoating color samples part 1

12) 5250 W of EVGA power

13) Visual overview of the EVGA Individually Sleeved PSU Cable Kit

14) Powdercoating color samples part 2

15) Final color selections (Hint: Bisque Speckle won)

16) Trying out the EVGA cables in the case, EVGA joins as a sponsor and getting some rads ready

17) FrozenQ PC Mods joins as a sponsor with news of their new reservoirs

18) Swiftech mcp35x and mcp35x2 meet the Mo.Ra (and some QDCs too!)

19) Powdercoating done!

20) Assembling the pedestal

21) Assembling the case

22) Mini studio set up

23) Unboxing the Yate Loon 140x38mm fans + EVGA EVBot, BitFenix joins in with their Alchemy Connect LED Strips and Fury 750G PSU

24) EK joins in with the Supremacy Evo CPU block

25) i7 5960x

26) Haswell "K" family portrait

27) Hardware Labs joins in with their Nemesis GTX 560 and GTS 480

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Components for side 1: Modelling/Benching/Gaming

Main Components
Platform: x99
Processor: Intel i7 5960x (Anticipated, not obtained yet)
Motherboard: Undecided
Ram: DDR4, brand/model undecided
GPUs: 2x EVGA 780 Ti Classified K|ngp|n Edition cards (Bought)
PSUs: EVGA Supernova 1600G2 (Obtained)
OS: Windows 7 (Bought)
SSD: Undecided
HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 1 TB 7200RPM (For Steam, bought)
HDD: Toshiba 3 TB 7200RPM (For backup and storage, bought)
External HDD: Hitachi 4TB USB 3.0 (Bought)

Cooling

1) CPU/Motherboard/RAM loop

CPU Block: EK Supremacy/Koolance 380I (Have the Koolance block, will see if the EK block is better for Haswell-E)
Motherboard block: Depends on the board (Undecided)
RAM block: Undecided, depends on if DDR4 even benefits from watercooling
Radiators: Alphacool Monsta 480mm (Bought)
Fans: Corsair SP120 QE PWM push/pull on the Monsta (Bought)
Fan controller: Aquaero 6XT w/loop temperature sensors and flow meter
Reservoir(s): FrozenQ Mods 400mm Liquid Fusion Cylinder in Fluorescent Red (Bought)
Pump: Laing D5 (Undecided on exact model)
Tubing: Primochill Advanced LRT Clear in 1/2" x 3/4"
Fittings: Assortment from various brands
Coolant: Undecided

2) GPU loop

GPU Block(s): EK GTX 780 Classy in Acetal/Nickel (Bought)
Radiators: Watercool Mo.Ra 3 Pro 9.140, Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 560mm
Fans: Gelid Wing 14 in push/pull on the Mo.Ra (Bought), Undecided on the SR1
Fan controller: Same Aquaero 6 XT as above + secondary voltage controller for Mo.Ra fans (Undecided)
Reservoir: FrozenQ Mods 400mm Liquid Fusion Cylinder in Fluorescent Blue (Partly bought)
Pump: Swiftech mcp35x2 or the upcoming mcp50x2 (Not bought)
Tubing: Primochill Advanced LRT Clear in 1/2" x 3/4"
Fittings: Assortment from various brands
Coolant: Undecided

Peripherals
Monitor: Dell U2713HM (Bought)
Keyboard: Undecided
Mouse: Roccat Kone XTD (Bought) but may change it since I recently converted to a claw grip style gamer
Speakers: Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II (Bought)
Headphones: Sennheiser HD598 w/FiiO e17 (Bought)

The cooling here isn't set in stone, I got plenty of space to put in a Phase change unit for the CPU but I am not a big fan of the noise. I might also consider a Bong cooler as the front flex bay compartment will be mostly unoccupied. I am open to thoughts and suggestions!

<div class="post-sig post-sig-limit shazam usersig-click"><div class="reparse-sig-lineheight"><div style="text-align:center;"><b>Reviews</b><span>: </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1638379/ocn-labs-acer-xr382cqk-bmijqphuzx-38-freesync-monitor/0_50">Acer XR382CQK Monitor</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1632881/ocn-labs-netgear-nighthawk-s8000-gaming-streaming-switch/0_50">Neatgear Nighthawk S8000 Switch</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1509787/my-review-of-the-ek-supremacy-evo">EK Supremacy Evo</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1510189/my-review-of-the-corsair-graphite-380t/0_50">Corsair Graphite 380T</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1516369/my-review-of-the-swiftech-mcp50x-pump/0_50">Swiftech MCP50X</a><span> </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1520512/the-quad-rad-roundup/0_50">Quad Rad Roundup</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1526779/user-review-of-the-swiftech-h220-x/0_50">Swiftech H220-X</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1530984/user-review-of-the-phanteks-ph-tc14pe/0_50">Phanteks PH-TC14PE<br></a><span> </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1551158/sponsored-review-of-the-ek-fc-asus-x99-rve-monoblock/0_50">EK Asus x99 R5E Monoblock</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/products/tesoro-gram-spectrum/reviews/7424">Tesoro Gram Spectrum Keyboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/products/cherry-mx-6-0-keyboard/reviews/7436">Cherry MX 6.0 Keyboard</a><span> |</span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1604461/user-review-of-the-gigabyte-x99-phoenix-sli-motherboard/0_50">Gigabyte x99-Phoenix SLI motherboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1613371/sponsored-corsair-k70-rgb-rapidfire-keyboard-review/0_50">Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Keyboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1531984/user-review-of-the-hwlabs-black-ice-sr2/0_50">Black Ice SR2 360</a><br></div></div></div>
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Components for side 2: Productivity

Main Components
Platform: Z87
Processor: Intel i7 477k(Bought)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus 6 Formula (Bought)
Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x8 GB 1866 C9 Kit (Bought)
GPUs: AMD R9-290 (1 bought, possibly more depending on the scaling performance of an MRI imaging software in OpenGL)
PSU: Something 500-600 W max (Undecided)
OS: Windows 7
SSD: Samsung 830 512 GB (Bought)
HDD: Toshiba 3 TB 7200RPM (Bought)

Cooling
CPU block: Either EK Supremacy or Koolance 380i (See above for Side 1)
GPU block: Undecided
Motherboard block: EK M6F Acetal/Nickel
Radiator: Phobya G-Changer 120, XSPC AX480
Fans: Corsair SP120 QE PWM (Bought)
Fan Controller: Undecided
Reservoir: Bitspower Z Multi Water Tank 400mm (Bought)
Pump: Swiftech mcp35x (Bought)

Peripherals
Monitor: Acer 1080p Monitor (This is what she has now, I really want to get a better one for her soon)
Mouse: Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Keyboard: CM Storm Trigger w/Cherry MX Blue switches
Speakers: Undecided

<div class="post-sig post-sig-limit shazam usersig-click"><div class="reparse-sig-lineheight"><div style="text-align:center;"><b>Reviews</b><span>: </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1638379/ocn-labs-acer-xr382cqk-bmijqphuzx-38-freesync-monitor/0_50">Acer XR382CQK Monitor</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1632881/ocn-labs-netgear-nighthawk-s8000-gaming-streaming-switch/0_50">Neatgear Nighthawk S8000 Switch</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1509787/my-review-of-the-ek-supremacy-evo">EK Supremacy Evo</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1510189/my-review-of-the-corsair-graphite-380t/0_50">Corsair Graphite 380T</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1516369/my-review-of-the-swiftech-mcp50x-pump/0_50">Swiftech MCP50X</a><span> </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1520512/the-quad-rad-roundup/0_50">Quad Rad Roundup</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1526779/user-review-of-the-swiftech-h220-x/0_50">Swiftech H220-X</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1530984/user-review-of-the-phanteks-ph-tc14pe/0_50">Phanteks PH-TC14PE<br></a><span> </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1551158/sponsored-review-of-the-ek-fc-asus-x99-rve-monoblock/0_50">EK Asus x99 R5E Monoblock</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/products/tesoro-gram-spectrum/reviews/7424">Tesoro Gram Spectrum Keyboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/products/cherry-mx-6-0-keyboard/reviews/7436">Cherry MX 6.0 Keyboard</a><span> |</span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1604461/user-review-of-the-gigabyte-x99-phoenix-sli-motherboard/0_50">Gigabyte x99-Phoenix SLI motherboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1613371/sponsored-corsair-k70-rgb-rapidfire-keyboard-review/0_50">Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Keyboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1531984/user-review-of-the-hwlabs-black-ice-sr2/0_50">Black Ice SR2 360</a><br></div></div></div>
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I fully anticipate this thread turning into a Derick 2.0 build log, so go ahead. The multiple times I change my mind about hardware, this thing will likely never end either biggrin.gif

While I prep up the room and see how the lighting is for better pictures, may I offer people the chance to view some GPU porn?

Unboxing the KPE

Watercooling the KPE

<div class="post-sig post-sig-limit shazam usersig-click"><div class="reparse-sig-lineheight"><div style="text-align:center;"><b>Reviews</b><span>: </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1638379/ocn-labs-acer-xr382cqk-bmijqphuzx-38-freesync-monitor/0_50">Acer XR382CQK Monitor</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1632881/ocn-labs-netgear-nighthawk-s8000-gaming-streaming-switch/0_50">Neatgear Nighthawk S8000 Switch</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1509787/my-review-of-the-ek-supremacy-evo">EK Supremacy Evo</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1510189/my-review-of-the-corsair-graphite-380t/0_50">Corsair Graphite 380T</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1516369/my-review-of-the-swiftech-mcp50x-pump/0_50">Swiftech MCP50X</a><span> </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1520512/the-quad-rad-roundup/0_50">Quad Rad Roundup</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1526779/user-review-of-the-swiftech-h220-x/0_50">Swiftech H220-X</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1530984/user-review-of-the-phanteks-ph-tc14pe/0_50">Phanteks PH-TC14PE<br></a><span> </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1551158/sponsored-review-of-the-ek-fc-asus-x99-rve-monoblock/0_50">EK Asus x99 R5E Monoblock</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/products/tesoro-gram-spectrum/reviews/7424">Tesoro Gram Spectrum Keyboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/products/cherry-mx-6-0-keyboard/reviews/7436">Cherry MX 6.0 Keyboard</a><span> |</span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1604461/user-review-of-the-gigabyte-x99-phoenix-sli-motherboard/0_50">Gigabyte x99-Phoenix SLI motherboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1613371/sponsored-corsair-k70-rgb-rapidfire-keyboard-review/0_50">Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Keyboard</a><span> | </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/t/1531984/user-review-of-the-hwlabs-black-ice-sr2/0_50">Black Ice SR2 360</a><br></div></div></div>
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