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EDIT: 6/19/15 The Division E3 Dark Zone Footage!!

My Facebook Page[/URL and Youtube

This is the Build Log you have been waiting for (Myself Included)

It will Revolve around the X99 Socket as I am currently Using the Z87 Socket myself with an overclocked 4770K @ 4.564Ghz
My Current Rig is The Compromise I will be keeping it and not breaking it down. All parts that Will Be Used in The Division will be brand new.

Parts That Have Been Purchased as of 1/8/15
Parts Needed
At this point I am sure I am forgetting something.

THe Coolant Purchased
I might also use a pastel green with a dye If I need it darker. I am planning on using distilled water on the Loop for the I7 5930K and using 2 loops with their own DDC.

Each Loop will consist of a 480mm and a 240mm Radiator. I want Green coolant flowing through the cards because of Nvidia's colours.

I don't Have Many Pictures so Far, Kinda saving the anticipation for the Case.







UPDATE: The Case Right Now




Skip to around 19:00 To See computer. We spoke for a while

Just a couple Shots so Far. I will be using my Dads heat gun from his woodworking shop to remove The Ek badges and Sand down the CSQ Frosted tops and anything waterblockish.

I will be painting a 480mm Rad and a 240mm Rad Completed White ( I think this is what I am using) Also have the Gloss spray from them also in case I like the Look.

Ek Bridges Purchasedfor the GPUS. I want to see the fluid as you can tell from my parts. I am facinated with the looks and performance parts ( try to be at least informed about quality and reasoning behind part choices)

Couldn't find a reason to not build something of this nature after dealing with the quality problems of a Corsair 750D. (screw holes to thin, etc, build quality) So I chipped up after many questions and forked out 700 USD for the Caselabs Sma8. Didn't go pure white on the outside because People will touch it and the paint would show it. Stayed white Inside to reflect light

Darside LED 12in Strips :purchased

@snef @geggeg @akira749 @IT Diva @Gabrielzmand the input of many, many others for helping me come to my decision about Looks and part choices. All were based on others trial and tribulations, I am merely the builder with a little bit of cash. Lets see how this one turns out.

THe Cautious One

PS: I appreciate anything that happens from here on out. Comments, questions, Disagreements, Agreements, Critiques, words of Love and Passion.

Hyperlinks to Progress (Since we talk about a lot of things other than the Build
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1. Radiator Measurements
2. Fans Came In!
3. Radiator Painting
4. Case Arrives!!
5. PSU/ Fan and Rad Assembly # 1
6. Fan and Radiator Assembly # 2
7. Pump and Reservoir Demensions to Radiators
8. Outside Video Of Case (more Pics above the Video)
9. USB 3.0 Installation, Second Radiator Painting
10. 480mm Rad Install with Reservoir to Show Fit # 1 (Video and Pic)
11. Polishing WaterBLocks
12. Outside photos of 980 WaterBlocks and Processor Blocks
13. Painting Corsair Dom Plat Heatsinks
14. 90degree on top of 250mm Reservor. 1mm Fit to Radiator
15. Radiator and 120mm (lower) Installation
16. Motherboard BLock install and Heatpipe Removal
17. 1st Motherboard shots in Case
18. Motherboard spray Painted and Case Shots (Scroll down after)
19. [ URL=NIckle]http://www.overclock.net/t/1534836/build-log-caselabs-sma8-gunmetal-white-two-tone-2011-v3-socket-the-division/620_20#post_23567855]NIckle 980 Backplates
20. Dual Res Pics With Fittings
21. Test Loop VId (Before Fluid) !!
22. WE HAVE BOOT! (SHows me dancing and Test loop running)
23. Excellent shot of Full Board (Blocks, Ram (painted) On Silk
24. Filled up case Shots (Board, Res, Radiators, Pumps)
25. SSD and HDD INstall
26. Drain Port Measurements (Next to PSU)
27. 512SSD and 980 Arrive
28. 980 Waterblock and Placed on Motherboard (Great Pics)
29. BUilding Wood Desk for SMA8
30. Case Vs Personal Desk Comparison Photots
31. Fittings Install and Next page is Passthrough INstall for Midplate
32. Rigid Tubing to Passthroughs and Molex Removal of Pumps to Pass-thorough Wall
33. All Tubing installed Execpt One (Good Light Shots)
34.Coolant added and Videos of Cycling Coolant!
34. Interview with Foxhole Gamer/Shows Adding Coloured Coolant to system
35. Night Shots and Custom Cables!
36. Blue Berry Pastel Is ADDED
37. FINAL PHOTOS (OUTSIDE AND INSIDE WITH LEDS
 

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for sure I want to see the result
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Snef , I owe you tons, I appreciate all the help just getting to this point.
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You had me at gunmetal/white SMA8
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I didn't want to steal the All white SMA8 That some People (
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Snef) have Used already
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Thanks!! I look forward to seeing what my mind will accomplish

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Fans are on the way!!




Im ready to see these things. I wanted white in the Case and LED Dark in the bottom of the case
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Let's check this out, sounds promising. Good luck.
Thats what Im talking about! You and @emsj86 pushed me to do the Log!!
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I'll always lurk around for the CaseLabs builds.
Look forward to seeing how this one takes shape
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I'll always lurk around for the CaseLabs builds.
Look forward to seeing how this one takes shape
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YES!! I am so Ready! I like the white one your Sittin' On Too!!
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You've been doing your homework, this should be a nice build . . . .

Pretty nice parts choices so far.

I'd look at proportioning your rad space though, so that the GPUs, assuming 2 in SLi, get 2/3 of the total space . . since each one can produce as much heat as the CPU.

Darlene
We will remove that heat with those full Ek waterblocks Diva! (Unless you are referring to something else?)

THe Cautious One

EDIT: Also I would Like to Paint these White

 

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gunmetal and white...this is gonna be sweet. Curious what combination you went with.

y u no 560? 140 fan choices? You want the top and side fans to match?
 

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I'll always lurk around for the CaseLabs builds.
Look forward to seeing how this one takes shape
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YES!! I am so Ready! I like the white one your Sittin' On Too!!
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

You've been doing your homework, this should be a nice build . . . .

Pretty nice parts choices so far.

I'd look at proportioning your rad space though, so that the GPUs, assuming 2 in SLi, get 2/3 of the total space . . since each one can produce as much heat as the CPU.

Darlene
We will remove that heat with those full Ek waterblocks Diva! (Unless you are referring to something else?)

THe Cautious One

EDIT: Also I would Like to Paint these White

You said each loop would have a 480 and a 240 . . . .

What I'm getting at, is that a 240 and a 480 is monstrous overkill for a CPU/mobo loop, but then shy by comparison for a dual GPU loop . . . I'd look at putting two 480s on the GPUs and the two 240's on the CPU/mobo loop . . .

Or a 480 and both 240's on the GPU and one 480 for the CPU/mobo.

Whichever makes for better tubing runs.

The idea is to at least roughly apportion rad space proportionally to the heat producing capability of each loop.

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Fans are on the way!!




Im ready to see these things. I wanted white in the Case and LED Dark in the bottom of the case
Thats what Im talking about! You and @emsj86 pushed me to do the Log!!
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Well, every build log I can actively follow is a great experience, and getting to know "famous" people. Definately more fun watching someone doing it, instead of watching the photos of the final state.
 

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gunmetal and white...this is gonna be sweet. Curious what combination you went with.

y u no 560? 140 fan choices? You want the top and side fans to match?
That is and always will be a great question. I choose the 480s and 240s due primarily to the restrictions I feel in size for the working bays. A 240 as intake in the middle of the Sma8 will allow me to have the entire middle divider in tact without having to have the little square in the corner. The 240mm In the bottom will be in front of the PSU, from what I gathered from the community it might have been too big as a 360mm to fit in front of the PSU without running into the cable connection area.

I like to buy things in pairs if I can (To be honest lol)

The 560mm I felt was a little overkill although I think that in my mind I didn't plan on "Cutting or Modding" anything and would rather just screw and boot you know? I am quite nervous of drilling the mid-plate for the pass throughs' already

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You said each loop would have a 480 and a 240 . . . .

What I'm getting at, is that a 240 and a 480 is monstrous overkill for a CPU/mobo loop, but then shy by comparison for a dual GPU loop . . . I'd look at putting two 480s on the GPUs and the two 240's on the CPU/mobo loop . . .

Or a 480 and both 240's on the GPU and one 480 for the CPU/mobo.

The idea is to at least roughly apportion rad space proportionally to the heat producing capability of each loop.

Darlene
Really?? This is the first I've encountered a discussion of appropriate heat dissipation from the GPUS? Even the low power consumption of the 980 architechure would still warrant that much Rad space?

The Cautious One
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Well, every build log I can actively follow is a great experience, and getting to know "famous" people. Definately more fun watching someone doing it, instead of watching the photos of the final state.
This is a valid point and a great one. I am not "famous" but would really like to churn out a great setup!

EDIT: Sorry about the Double post guys
 

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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

You said each loop would have a 480 and a 240 . . . .

What I'm getting at, is that a 240 and a 480 is monstrous overkill for a CPU/mobo loop, but then shy by comparison for a dual GPU loop . . . I'd look at putting two 480s on the GPUs and the two 240's on the CPU/mobo loop . . .

Or a 480 and both 240's on the GPU and one 480 for the CPU/mobo.

The idea is to at least roughly apportion rad space proportionally to the heat producing capability of each loop.

Darlene
Really?? This is the first I've encountered a discussion of appropriate heat dissipation from the GPUS? Even the low power consumption of the 980 architechure would still warrant that much Rad space?

The Cautious One
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Originally Posted by aka13 View Post

Well, every build log I can actively follow is a great experience, and getting to know "famous" people. Definately more fun watching someone doing it, instead of watching the photos of the final state.
This is a valid point and a great one. I am not "famous" but would really like to churn out a great setup!

EDIT: Sorry about the Double post guys
Even the lower power of the new cards is still more for each one, than an i7 E CPU.

Some balance between heat producing capability and the loops heat extracting capability gives you similar delta t's for both loops and lets each one operate similarly.

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Even the lower power of the new cards is still more for each one, than an i7 E CPU.

Some balance between heat producing capability and the loops heat extracting capability gives you similar delta t's for both loops and lets each one operate similarly.

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Would this comparison or analogy be accurate in my assumption of Heat] 980 = 165w x 2 = 330w (Stock Voltage No Overclock) 5930K Stock is rated at 140TDP (is this wattage?) then if you were to overclock it would be_____ ?

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Subbed. Will be following this for sure. I agree with Darlene. Each 980 will be at what 150 w? 200W? that is the same or higher that the x99 cpu. Just to give you an idea in the chessboard I have a 5960x at 4.5 GHz and is on the 560 loop. I got a delta of 2 C under gaming. In the sli titan loop (240+480) I got a delta of 5-6 C.
 
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