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So I finally get to go through with a build for my self! This build will primarily be used for work, but i do love a good game
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. Unfortunately it will also likely be the last build I can do for my self with current generation hardware for quite a while. I do have a plan, but I'm open to any suggestions you guys have
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. This Build will be a few phases as well.
First, is to get all the main components set up.
Second, is to get a case and get it all water cooled.
Lastly, is to go fully tubeless!
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Status
I should get the first update out over Winter break (week after next). You will have to excuse my terrible photography skills for now as i am new, and only have a point n shoot Ultrasonic
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, but please give me any advice you have
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Parts List
Main Components
  • [Have] 3930k
  • [Have] MSI XPower II
  • [Have] G.Skill Ripjaw Z 64GB 2400 MHz
  • [Have] (2x) 512GB Vertex 4
  • [Have] (2x) HIS IceQ X2 7970
  • [Need] Lepa G 1600
Watercooling
  • [Have] XSPC Raystorm
  • [Have] XSPC XPower II block
  • [Have] (2x) XSPC RAM
  • [Need] (2x) XSPC 7970
  • [Have] (2x) MCP35X
  • [Have] (2x) EK 150 Multi Res
  • [Need] (2x) NexXxoS Monsta 480
  • [Have] (20x) Cougar 120mm PWM
Case
  • [Need] CL MH10
  • [Need] PSU support (MAC-123)
  • [Need] Flex-Bay HDD cage (MAC-102)
  • [Need] (2x) SSD mount (MAC-124)
  • [Need] Flex-Bay 5.25 HD (MAC-127)
  • [Need] Flex-bay 120mm fan (MAC-113)
  • [Need] Casters HD (MAC-185)
Fittings
  • [Need] Moonstone 3/8 x 1/2 Compression
    other then that i have no idea at the moment, but I'll look into it more when the time comes
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Misc.
  • [Need] New Headphones
  • [Have] Corsair M90

Posible Other Componants
  • External DAC
  • Mech Keyboard
  • GPU back plates from DWood

Color Scheme



the first 8 and 6 pins go together, and the second 8-pin will be mobo power, and the second 6-pin will be the one that goes into the mobo. I like the idea of a 4 color scheme, but I'm not sure how well it will work. The coolant on top will be orange and bottom, purple.

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Subbed man! Looking forward to see what you can do!
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TY for the sub!... i cant wait either
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... unfortunately, seeing as most of my classes are dangling on these final grades a true update is going to have to wait until atleast thursday
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Subb'd needs moar photos
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I kid, look forward to it bro.
 

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If you havent already bought the xspc 7970s, get something else. its vrms are passively cooled.

Otherwise, looking forward to the build.
i actualy just found that out recently... i am debating going EK 7970, but idk how well they will go with my build and they will cost nearly $40 more a pice
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... im still trying to decide on that one though
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EDIT: and thanks for the sub guys
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subbed bro!
 

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i actualy just found that out recently... i am debating going EK 7970, but idk how well they will go with my build and they will cost nearly $40 more a pice
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... im still trying to decide on that one though
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EDIT: and thanks for the sub guys
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The NEW style now is a full cover waterblock I believe that cools the vrms also
 

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question: how are you going to go tubeless? bitspower extenders? If that's what your into, then i dont think $80 makes that much of a difference.

also, the ek csq blocks look A LOT nicer in real life than in the pictures (IMO)..... if that helps to decide.
I plan to use acrylic tubing when I go "tubeless"... Also, I actualy kinda like the CSQ design, I'm just worried about it not matching the rest of my blocks
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Subbed for sure! As for name ideas, maybe play off the your motherboard? Big Bang could go many different ways with military or science themed names.
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That's a great idea... Ty
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The NEW style now is a full cover waterblock I believe that cools the vrms also
Nah... The "new style" is just an acrylic plate that goes over the top of the old block so that it looks like the raystorm and such I'm prity sure... I'll look into it though
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question: how are you going to go tubeless? bitspower extenders? If that's what your into, then i dont think $80 makes that much of a difference.

also, the ek csq blocks look A LOT nicer in real life than in the pictures (IMO)..... if that helps to decide.
I plan to use acrylic tubing when I go "tubeless"... Also, I actualy kinda like the CSQ design, I'm just worried about it not matching the rest of my blocks
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Subbed for sure! As for name ideas, maybe play off the your motherboard? Big Bang could go many different ways with military or science themed names.
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That's a great idea... Ty
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The NEW style now is a full cover waterblock I believe that cools the vrms also
Nah... The "new style" is just an acrylic plate that goes over the top of the old block so that it looks like the raystorm and such I'm prity sure... I'll look into it though
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You could call it, *The Final frontier*

Although if you do I might be forced to kill you as that's what im planning on calling mine
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You could call it, *The Final frontier*
Although if you do I might be forced to kill you as that's what im planning on calling mine
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done and done
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... lol... jk... ill think of somethign after my brain isnt fried from taking a 4 hour test in 2 hours
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done and done
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... lol... jk... ill think of somethign after my brain isnt fried from taking a 4 hour test in 2 hours
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Military themed name...fitting for the way the motherboard looks: "Armed and Dangerous". Dual meaning if you are like me and dangerous when tinkering!
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Military themed name...fitting for the way the motherboard looks: "Armed and Dangerous". Dual meaning if you are like me and dangerous when tinkering!
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lol... i like the name, but this will by no means be a military theemed build (the sole reason i got the mobo blocks tbh was to get rid of the HSs)... i got the board because i like MSI and loved the features... as soon as i get rads, those crayon heat sinks will be comming off
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you should name it parking ticket cause its got fine written all over it. GiGGiDi GiGGiDi DOO
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