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post #1 of 292 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 09:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Welcome to my build log smile.gif

The project was completed in June and July 2013, it was one of the first builds in the world (not counting factory/demo builds) with custom water cooling loop in Corsair Carbide Series Air 540.

At some point I was planing to change a few things (cable sleeving, the color of the case), but as I became a father smile.gif I had to slow down on my PC/modding hobby. I will be back, but most probably it will be completely new build.
Currently I have my HW in Fractal Design R4 case (all air cooled), water cooling parts waiting patiently for comeback wink.gif

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PICTURES OF FINISHED BUILD


HW LIST:

Case:
  • Corsair Carbide Series Air 540, modded front and bottom
Core HW:
  • Good old i5-750 OC-ed to 4.2Ghz 1.36V
  • ASUS P7P55D-E Deluxe
  • Kingston Genesis 4 x 4Gb @1600
  • GTX 670 Asus Direct CU II 2GB @ stock
  • SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB x 2
  • Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM
  • ASUS Xonar DX
Water cooling:
  • Koolance CPU-380I Water Block
  • EK-FC670 GTX DCII - Acetal+Nickel + EK-FC680 GTX DCII Backplate - Black
  • 3 x Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm
  • Swiftech MCP655-PWM-DRIVE
  • XSPC Tank Reservoir - Laing D5 / MCP655 w/ Blue LED Light - Acrylic
  • Bitspower black matte fittings 16/10mm (3/8 5/8")
  • Masterkleer 16/10mm (3/8 5/8") UV blue
  • Deionized water plus Mayhem's biocide
Fans:
  • Corsair SP120 x 12
  • Corsair AF140 x 1
Misc:
  • Phobya 4Pin Molex to 6x 3Pin Fan Splitter PCB x 3
  • Bitfenix Alchemy led strip white 60cm x 2
The rest:
  • Dell 2209WA monitor 22 inches, 1680 x 1050 (16:10)
  • SteelSeries Xai Laser mouse
  • SteelSeries 6GV2 keyboard
  • Sennheiser HD 380 Pro
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Subbed. I want to see what this case can do before I get one. Good Luck.

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My 540 coming friday. Subbed
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Subbed. I want to see what this case can do before I get one. Good Luck.
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Mine also is comming Friday ^^
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Mine also is comming Friday ^^
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Lucky guys! Mine won't be here till atleast Monday cause I live in MA.
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Damn...the box looks damaged! Hope the case is in pristine condition.
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