So it is time for my first (possibly last) build log.
The rate at which desktop PCs are going out of favour for mass consumption I fear in 4 years time I won't be building another case from scratch. As such I decided to splash out on a water cooling build for the first time.
Mistakes will be made. I'll document what I can. Still learning how to use the nifty features of this forum.
I hope for this build to be visually pleasing and at the same time O/C like a champ. Some decisions were made that go against aesthetics but favour O/C; being new I couldn't quite marry the two perfectly.Main PC
Intel Core i7 4770K
ASUS Maximus VI Hero Motherboard
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB
Corsair Carbide Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case
Corsair Vengeance Pro CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 16GB (2x8GB) DDR
Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD Retail Box
Corsair AX860 Platinum Power SupplyCooling
EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock Clean CSQ Plexi
XSPC Razor GTX Titan / 780 Waterblock
XSPC Razor GTX Titan / 780 / 770 Backplate
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 240mm
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 360mm
Scythe 120mm Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan
XSPC Premium Acrylic Reservoir for Laing D5 Pumps
Alphacool VPP655 Single Edition 12V Variable Speed PumpFittings & Bits
Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 45 Degree 3/8 Fitting
Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black 3/8 Compression Fitting CC3
Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary Angle 3/8 Fitting
Koolance QD3 Male Quick Disconnect G1/4 No-spill Coupling
Koolance QD3 Female Quick Disconnect G1/4 No-spill Coupling
Monsoon Anti-Bacterial Silver Cartridge G1/4
Phobya Temperature Sensor In-Line 2x G1/4 Inner Thread
PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing White 3/8ID 5/8OD 10ft
XSPC 360mm Radiator Gasket
XSPC 240mm Radiator GasketBays & Other
NZXT Hue RGB LED Controller
BitFenix Recon Fan and LED Controller Black
XSPC Twin 3mm LED Kit Blue
Phobya Noise Destructor V1 for Pump Decoupling
3pin Fan Power Splitter
Last nights effort:
All the kit... i wondered how all that fits into that little case
Current plan is to have 240 with fans on top of it on PULL. The 90deg fitting fits next to the fans on top and will route the hose to the back of the case. The 45deg fitting will go to CPU.
The 360 has angled fittings because that way I can fit the HDD bays without a collision. The 90deg to back of case holes; the 45deg to GPU.
The CPU waterblock is gorgeous!
I could use some help and advice on the rear.
Obviously (or not) I went for quick disconnects to drain. I could not get a G1/4 QC for that hose size so I stuffed around with a F-F temp sensor and a fitting... but it looks scary!
I can adjust the pump with a screwdriver through the back grill so that's not an issue. I moved the whole REZ back on the foam pad for balance because if you glue it straight on it will sag.