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Hello everyone, I'm very excited with this build over summer. Been lurking and looking on the forum for a while but recently have been really starting to enjoy is and posting much more. This is not my first ever build however my first build log on OCN. Some new parts being used and some from the previous build. This time however I'm going to slightly mod the SM8 I have. I'll be adding in a basement/mid plate to give that cleaner look and hide the psu and pump. Main theme is going to be Black and Orange (trying to get away from the Red and Black ROG theme). Hopefully I'll try and get this build done by the end of the month. Hope you all enjoy the log (I'm not very good at taking good photo's) and hopefully this is worthy of a sub from some of you
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Main Hardware

• CPU: Intel Core i7 5820K Haswell-E 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 [✔]
• Motherboard: Asus X99 Deluxe ATX LGA 2011-v3 [✔]
• RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4 2666 MHz [✔]
• GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified ACX 2.0 [✔]
• PSU: Corsair AX860 ATX 860 Watt 80+ Platinum [✔]
• SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive [✔]
• SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive [✔]
• HDD: Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hard Drive [✔]
• Case: Caselabs Merlin SM8 [✔]

Watercooling

• EK Supremacy (Clean CSQ) w/ EVO Plexi Upgrade Kit [✔]
• EK FC 980 Classy Block [ ] ← When released in January February
• EK-Mosfet Asus X99 - Nickel [✔]
• EK-CoolStream XTX (480) [✔]
• EK-CoolStream XTX (240) [✔]
• EK-Res X3 250 w/ MultiportTop [✔]
• EK D5 Vario w/ Bitspower v2 Top [✔]
• Mayhems 15 ml Orange Dye [✔]
• E22 12/10 mm Tubing [✔]
• Cougar CF-V12HP Vortex PWM (x6) [✔]
• Noiseblocker NB-Multifram M12-P (x6) [✔]
• Noiseblocker NB-Blacksilent Pro PLPS (x7) [✔]
• Many Bitspower Black Sparkle Fittings [✔]

Other Stuff

• DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable 5.5" Modular LED Strip (White) [✔]
• DarkSide CONNECT Dimmable 7.5" Modular LED Strip (White) [✔]
• Caselabs Accessory Plate (x2) [✔]
• Caselabs Horizontal Accessory Mount [✔]
• Ensourced Custom Sleeved Cables [✔]
• Lamptron FC Touch Fan Controller [✔]

Sleeving

• 24 Pin Motherboard Cable [✔] | • 8 Pin PCI-E Cables (x2) [✔] | • 4+4 Pin CPU|EPS Cable [✔]

 

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Sounds like a fun project
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I've always wanted to try watercooling but it's very expensive and I wouldn't have a clue where to start!
Subscribed haha
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Sounds like a fun project
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I've always wanted to try watercooling but it's very expensive and I wouldn't have a clue where to start!
Subscribed haha
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It is expensive, I find it a really fun hobby though also. Many good people here on this forum can help you out
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Update: 10/1/15

Some pictures of the some of the hardware and the build so far. Rads are in and fans as well. Now waiting for the the 980 Classified next week and also the EK X99 Mosfet block. Hopefully get some more done this weekend.


 

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Haha I like the orange fans, very nice
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Maybe you should get a fan controller (if you haven't already) for the front panel, I have one and they are really good for when you want it quiet or to crank it up when you are playing games or whatever. Apart from that they look pretty cool, mine has an lcd with temperature readouts too.
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I'm not sure if you could get one to fit with the orange theme though, maybe build your own!
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Though I've heard some cases have it built in, either way if they are the PWM fans might be worth getting one.

Looking nice though!
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Haha I like the orange fans, very nice
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Maybe you should get a fan controller (if you haven't already) for the front panel, I have one and they are really good for when you want it quiet or to crank it up when you are playing games or whatever. Apart from that they look pretty cool, mine has an lcd with temperature readouts too.
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I'm not sure if you could get one to fit with the orange theme though, maybe build your own!
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Though I've heard some cases have it built in, either way if they are the PWM fans might be worth getting one.

Looking nice though!
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There is a fan controller in there
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In the 4th last picture, its a Lamptron FC touch

http://www.lamptron.com/product/controllers/fc-touch/
 

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Ah ok I didn't see that
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I was wondering what was going to drive all those fans!
Looks great!
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No problems
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SUBBED!
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Excellent
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Update: 19/1/15

Hey everyone, just an update on a Monday
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. Sleeving is all done from Ensourced Customs (they look fantastic). Drilled the holes into the Caselabs plates to fit the Bitspower through hole fittings. Most of the EK blocks are fitted, the 980 Classy is begging for a waterblock. Res is also mounted now to the case. Enjoy
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As it stands at the moment
 

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Very nice cabling!
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Cool looking water blocks too!
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Nice colour choice
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Thanks
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. Was not sure about the Orange at first but now has grown on me.
 

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great job!

my Ensourced cables are coming in tomorrow!

Can't wait to get them installed on my desk im building.

Lets see some more!
 

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great job!

my Ensourced cables are coming in tomorrow!

Can't wait to get them installed on my desk im building.

Lets see some more!
Awesome stuff, you wont me disappointed in the quality
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. What colours have you planned for yours?
 

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That's the pic he sent me
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The look great! Again, you wont be disappointed.
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