Originally Posted by metallicamaster3;15456548
Absolutely MAD! Not a gamer yet you've got nearly double the cash dumped into your rig compared to mine, and I'm a hardcore gamer... simply mad! What do you plan on using such a beast of a machine for?
Subscribed to this thread. I LOVE these kind of build threads. The case customizations and the endless possibilities of watercooling combinations really tickle my pickle.
As an end user at work, I've lost touch of the technology out there. I mainly wanted to build a computer for knowlege, and to keep up with latest hardware. However, in researching... I was blown away with what people are doing with computer builds. I was a semi-gamer in the past, and I do play the PS3 with my sons... so I will be taking advantage of this hardware playing BF3.
Originally Posted by van13330gg;15456584
Wow and this is a first timer?
My wife thinks I'm insane... lol...
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher;15456585
Looking good so far! Keep it up
Thanks... UPDATE: 01-NOV-2011
Finally installed my rads after thinking if I should filter them or not. Decided just to filter the bottom rad only... because I think that is where most dust is in my office.
One thing I have to mention on the swiftech rads, the holes don't line up well with the standard 120mm fan holes. I read the same issue on reviews... and it was true in my case. It was a pain bought after screwing it once... it was hard the second time around.
Here is the bottom of the case (note: finally got the feet back on the case again.
Sealed the bottom fan with some one sided foam tape:
I know I installed the shrouded fans before....
.... but was a pain to get the nuts on the screws with this installed
It wasn't impossible, but it took a while to get the screw threading in the nut started with little room with the rad in the way. If i had to do it again... I would drill, punch, and tap. I'm going to look into some type of threaded inserts... so I'll be able to maintenance later on.
I'll be making extention cables for the fans to connect to the fan controller, and sleeving them... tomorrow or the following days. After that... installing the water blocks on the mobo. UPDATE: 08-NOV-2011
Tonight I worked on some cable management. Cable management sucks... but it's the only way to keep the cable police quiet... lol...
The way I have the cables exiting worked best for me to route the cables into the PSU compartment. I lost a lot room with the 240 rad in the way.
Tested if I could close the side panel.... and....
It closed with ease....
Next... installing water tubing....UPDATE: 11-NOV-2011
Still working on wire connections and cable management...
Worked on the tubing, but it isn't finalized. I'm still waiting on Koolance QD's, and not satisfied on the tightening on my compression fittings. Didn't realize how hard it was to work with compression fittings. My fingers are torn up.
After I get my koolance QD's, I'll connect tubing to the upper rad, and reservior. Hope I feel a little more confident when I start water testing my loop. Getting close, but not quite there yet.FINAL STAGE: 15-NOV-2011
Everything is all installed... wires tied down, and water tubing is completed. Tested fan controller, fans and lighting again, and all is working.
Next, water testing over the weekend.FINAL STAGE: 19-NOV-2011
I haven't updated my thread in a while because... I've been enjoying my computer.
Currently playing BF3...
Although it took me a long time to build... since I wasn't sure what I was doing... I am really happy how it came out. I learned a lot from this experience... and look forward to learning more on another future build. Thank you all for the kind words and support... and thank you for taking this awesome journey with me.
For the record... the hard to bleed Koolance RP-452x2 issue isn't the case with rev 1.3. After I turned my case upside down, and it didn't take long to bleed.