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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 11:00 PM - Thread Starter
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EDIT: Replaced the 7970s with 780 Ti's!

Hey guys, bought a new case to replace my antec 1100 and i just finished the build. I wont put in alot of descriptions but if you want to know something just ask in this thread.

HARDWARE:
Asus rampage IV formula
intel i7 3930k
G.Skill Ripjaws Z 4x4gb 2133mhz
2x sapphire 7970 OC edition
120gb kingston hyperX SSD
Seasgate barracuda 2TB HDD
Corsair AX1200
Corsair Carbide Air 540
NZXT 5ch fan controller

WATERCOOLING:
XSPC Raystorm cpu block
2x EK-WB CSQ 7970 gpu block
alphacool XT45 360 radiator
XSPC ex240 radiator
bitspower black fittings
EK xres 140 d5 pump top combo
XSPC d5 vario pump
primochill LRT 7/16 UV blue tubing
XSPC and EK radiator fans

During the build:






fancy shots (well as fancy as i can manage...)














Theres an SSD in there... i mounted the ssd cage using dbl sided tape. does the job.
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That case is ridiculous!!!! I guess that's why you have to keep it in the back garden, lol biggrin.gif

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Very nice, love the purple tubing and it looks like the case worked well for the build.

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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 12:40 AM - Thread Starter
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tubing is supposed to be UV blue but unfortunatly unless it is under UV light it looks purple. Ill post pics when its nice and dark and have my cold cathodes installed. case is perfect for my hardware really happy with the outcome.
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Think you could of gone 60mm think rad in the front? that looks real real close

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not in 360 mate because u need room for the fittings when u have them on the bottom of the rad, and u need them on the bottom when u have a 240 up top.
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Whats your temps looking like?

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Your title is wrong, please change it my OCD is killing me smile.gif I didn't know Intel came out with a 3630k tongue.gif

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Your title is wrong, please change it my OCD is killing me smile.gif I didn't know Intel came out with a 3630k tongue.gif

lol ok done.

@farenheit85 cpu doesn't go over 61deg when stressed with OCCT and its at 4.5ghz, and cpus dont go over 42deg and they are both at 1100/1600 each. they both hover around 28-30deg when not under load. all Celsius.

i just got some new UV cold cathodes and some corsair sp120 fans for the rads. man they are loud but they do move some air! good thing i have a fan controller.

heres some really crap pics! enjoy! my case sits on a coffee table that is lower then my desk, hence the 2 pics to get it all in.


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got a couple more sp120 fans to get the top 240 rad in push pull. but with my current fitting setup they don't fit buttkick.gif

unless I could be bothered to drain the loop and fiddle with the watercool fittings and set up, the 2 brand new sp120 fans are sitting on my shelf for a rainy day. good to have spares I guess.

also this case isn't the best for HDD storage so I had to go outside the case. I got one of these: Silverstone DS322 plus 2x2tb Seagate hdds. the enclosure can be set up in raid 0 and its usb 3. I was getting around 80mb/s transfers so pretty happy. The enclosure looks similar to the 540 case so fits with the theme.
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