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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 10:01 AM - Thread Starter
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This was my very first water cooled build. *will be moving build to a CaseLabs SM8 soon with major changes to loop and wiring, will be making a new thread soon*

Computer parts:
Ivy Bridge 3770k (stable at 4.8ghz)
2 gtx 670 FTW editions in SLI (1300mhz)
ASUS z77 Sabertooth motherboard
Corsair AX850
Nzxt switch 810 matte black case
16 gb corsair dominator platinum RAM
Plextor M3 256gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
ASUS optical drive
Corsair K90 Keyboard, Razer Deathadder mouse, Siberia V2 frost edition headset.

Watercooling parts:
EK supremacy cpu block
2x heatkiller nickel "hole edition" 680 waterblocks, 2 heatkiller 680 backplates
Swiftech MCP655 pump
XSPC Dual bay res V2
Bitspower matte black compression fittings
Coolaboratory liquid pro (delidded 3770K) with
XSPC RX360 radiator
Alphacool xt45 240mm radiator
3x noctua nf-f12 pwm fans
4x Corsair sp120 quiet edition fans
3x Corsair af140 fans
Durelene clear tubing (1/2 ID 3/4 OD)
Bitfenix white extension cables.

Hope you guys like the build smile.gif, will be posting lots of pictures soon.
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First order of watercooling parts arrived first. Unfortunately the white tubing had a bunch of blue scuff marks all over one side. However there was enough unmarked length to make my short loop thankfully. Also waiting on one fan that was on backorder from them (Sidewindercomputers).

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Cool, can't wait to see it! Subbed. thumb.gif

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(21 items)
CPU
[Intel] Core i7-4790k
Motherboard
[ASUS] Z97-DELUXE
GPU
[ASUS] GTX 980 Strix
RAM
[Corsair] Vengance Pro Series 16GB DDR3-2400
Hard Drive
[Crucial] M550 512GB
Hard Drive
[WD] Black 3TB x 2
Power Supply
[Corsair] AX750
Cooling
[EK] Supremacy EVO - Gold
Cooling
[EK] GTX 980 Strix - Fullcover w/ Backplate
Cooling
[EK] D5 X-RES Top 100 w/ D5 Vario
Cooling
[Monsoon] 3/8" ID 5/8" OD Compressions - Gold
Cooling
[XSPC] EX240 x 2
Cooling
[Corsair] SP120 x 5 / AF120 x 1
Case
[Corsair] Carbide Air 540
Operating System
[Windows] 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Monitor
[LG] 32GK650F-B
Keyboard
[Corsair] K70 - Red switches
Mouse
[Razer] Naga Epic
Audio
[Audio Technica] ATH-A700
Audio
[Antlion] ModMic
Other
[Lamptron] FC5-V2
CPU
[Intel] Core i7-960
Motherboard
[ASUS] Rampage III Formula
GPU
[EVGA] GTX 670 FTW 2GB
RAM
[Corsair] Dominator-GT 6GB DDR3-1866
Hard Drive
[Crucial] M4 128GB
Hard Drive
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB x2
Hard Drive
[WD] Caviar Black 750GB
Power Supply
[Corsair] AX850
Cooling
[XSPC] Raystorm
Cooling
[XSPC] EX360 and EX240
Cooling
[Scythe] Gentle Typhoon AP-15 x 5
Cooling
[EVGA] GTX 680 Hydro Copper w/ Backplate
Cooling
[XSPC] Dual-bay Res w/ [Swiftech] MCP655
Cooling
[Bitfenix] Spectre Pro Red LED - 140mm x 4
Case
[NZXT] Switch 810 Matte Black
Operating System
[Windows] 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
Monitor
[BenQ] XL2420TX
Keyboard
[Saitek] Cyborg V.5 Red LED
Mouse
[Razer] Naga Epic Red LED
Audio
[Audio Technica] ATH-A700
Audio
[ASUS] Xonar Essence STX
Other
[Lamptron] FC5-V2
CPU
[Intel] Core M-5Y10
GPU
[Intel] HD Graphics 5300
RAM
[Generic?] 8 GB DDR3
Hard Drive
[Generic?] 256GB SSD
Operating System
[Microsoft] Windows 10
Monitor
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Case and second watercooling order got here next. I LOVE THIS CASE. It is enormous, packed with awesome features, and super good looking. Only complaint I could think of is that the plastic matte black is a noticeably different black from the case panel, but I don't mind too much.
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Love the graphics card block.
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Got my whole work space set up, just need the computer parts.
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Figured I could mount the rad in the mean time, so I took the roof off the case and attached it with the 2 noctua fans I had so far.
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Switched the included green O rings for white Monsoon ones, which look WAY better.
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At last! The main parts arrived!
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This motherboard is AMAZING!
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If anyone is planning on getting a z77 sabertooth, get patriot viper xtreme memory. It goes with it perfectly.
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SSD looks great.
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At first I wasn't too keen on the look of the EK supremacy. However, after installing it I couldn't be happier. It goes perfectly with the motherboard.
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Got the pump installed.
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Unfortunately, the ring on the pump has ridges that just slightly interferred with the optical drive below it. All I had to do though was file the plastic ridges down a bit and it fit fine.
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Drilled a couple holes so I could use the stealth bay cover on the bottom drive.
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Ok to be honest, I am doing this after I finished everything lol. I'll just make it seem like it's happening at the moment. ANYWAY...
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Had a bit of a scare as I was trying to plug in the 8 pin power connector. I originally had a straight compession fitting up in the corner on the rad, and I then realized that there would not be room to hook up the tubing there, as the motherboard thermal armor was in the way. However I was able to screw in one of my 90 degree fittings up there and have it face outward so I could hook up the tubing.
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Took out all the screws from the graphics card to install the waterblock.
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After several painstaking tries I was able to get the graphics card block on.
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Started tubing routing. The upper left corner was a bit tight.
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Took a while to hook it up to the res but I finally got it secure.
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Cable management looks a bit messy, especially with all the extensions. However, it is actually very organized, and the side panel fit on with ease.
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Got it filled and booted up smile.gif
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Very nice and clean! Rep given! thumb.gif

Any reason why you went with a 360mm radiator instead of a 420mm?
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Very nice and clean! Rep given! thumb.gif
Any reason why you went with a 360mm radiator instead of a 420mm?

In these cases you can't fit a 420.
And yes does look good.

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Here are some pictures of the finished build. Hopefully I will get some better pictures of it once I get my hands on a better camera.
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Realized the sticker that came with the motherboard would actually look SICK.
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This is my temporary set up (lol) until my dad and I build a new desk for it.
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Hope you guys enjoyed smile.gif

Future updates include:
Add another 670, RX240 at the bottom,
More extension cables (internal USB and audio, EPS).
Might get some primochill coolant (just have distilled water and kill coil right now, don't want any corroision).
Also, thinking about putting some carbon fiber vinyl on parts, black or white not sure. If you guys have imput on where I should do that / what color feel free to comment.
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Any reason why you went with a 360mm radiator instead of a 420mm?
The reason for this is that the spacing on the 140mm holes is not standard, and I would have to drill some holes up top to make it work. Didn't really want to do that, so just went with a 360 which fit perfectly. Also the upper left corner is already super tight with tubing because of the thermal armor on the mobo, and I have a feeling the 420 would make it even more cramped since the fittings would be farther back.
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