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[Build Log]

Purple Reign


Goals
My goals with "Purple Reign" is to be a very clean minimalistic build while achieving optimal cooling. I plan to keep it a mostly black theme with the purple coolant giving it a good contrast!

Hardware list
CPU: Intel i7 4790K
MOBO: Asus Z97 Maximus VII Hero
RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133mhz C9
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Classified
STORAGE: 1x Samsung Evo 1Tb SSD / 1x Kingston Hyper X M.2 240Gb SSD
CASE: Fractal Define R6 Blackout TG
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850w G2

Water cooling parts
CPU: EK Supremacy Evo Acetal
MOBO: Ek-Mosfet Asus M7G Acetal+Nickel
GPU: EK-FC980 GTX Classy
Rads: EK-CoolStream PE 360 + EK-CoolStream SE 240
Fans: 3x EK Vardar F4-120ER Black + 2x EK-Vardar EVO 120ER Black
Pump/Res: EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 + EK-RES X3 - TUBE 250 Upgrade
Tubing: Mayhems Ultra Clear Tubing
Coolant: Mayhems Purple Pastel
Fittings: All compression Fittings and Angled rotaries will be Barrow in Black Matte
 

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Im still waiting on the Release of the Define R6 Blackout here in canada but im sure it will be here around March.<br><br>
Here is a couple things i picked up this week to go into my new build!<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192252/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192252" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192252/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192253/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192253" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192253/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 500px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192254/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192254" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192254/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192255/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192255" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192255/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 500px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192256/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192256" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192256/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 375px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192257/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192257" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192257/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 500px"></a><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192258/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="3192258" data-type="61" src="http://www.overclock.net/content/type/61/id/3192258/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 500px"></a>
 

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"Purple rain, purrrrpleee rain"

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Finally Newegg.ca opened preorders for the Define R6 TG Blackout, so just got to wait on that to release, in the meantime I should have some more goodies arriving in the next week or two!
 

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Here is a small update, received some more stuff for my build, 980 Classy with Ek Block and Backplate , EK Acetal/Nickel Mosfet Block, and Mayhems Purple Pastel Coolant




 

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Almost brought that case for my build.Can't wait to see the finished product.
 

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Any updates?
 

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Any updates?
I just sent a my 4790k and a buddies to be delidded at a friends, should have more pics up soon, still need to decide if im going hard tubing or soft tubing before I order fittings.

 

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What kind of bins are these two? I had a 4.7GHz that ran at 1.31v and can push 2666MHz-1T all day long. For gaming, I was able to run it at 4.9GHz with 1.4v and same RAM speed. It was mighty for 4c/8t, in terms of sheer clock speed.
 

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What kind of bins are these two? I had a 4.7GHz that ran at 1.31v and can push 2666MHz-1T all day long. For gaming, I was able to run it at 4.9GHz with 1.4v and same RAM speed. It was mighty for 4c/8t, in terms of sheer clock speed.
Honestly never pushed mine past 4.6Ghz daily as I never had proper cooling to run at 4.8Ghz , only ever used EVGA mITX cooler and 120m AIO..

This loop with the delid should help me test the limits, and I’m not to sure how hard my buddies pushed his chip yet.
 

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Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
Couple more pics of the delid process


 

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Hey guys sorry for the lack of build updates, been waiting for the case to become available so the builds been in limbo. Good news tho my case shipped out last night and it should arrive next week.

I might be selling my EK-XLC Predator 360 if I can find a buyer, and just buying a EK PE360 Rad along with a tube res, even tho I been eyeing the Phanteks Glacier R220 Res/Pump combo but its not available in Canada yet..
 

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Well I finally got my Define R6 TG Blackout Edition and I couldn't be happy with the build quality for this case! I started to install my used EK-Mosfet for my Mobo but decided to order brand new thermal pads which should be here by the end of the week for a lot more updates.

After test fitting the EKWB EK-XLC Predator 360, ive decided thats not the route I want to take and will be ordering a PE360 and Pump/Res combo soon.

Here is a couple pics of the sexy case.



 

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So today I ordered a bunch of stuff to pretty much complete my build, just have to order fittings next week after I put my build together to decide on all the fittings I need

Monday or Tuesday I should receive
- EKWB PE360
- EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 + EK-RES X3 - TUBE 250 Upgrade
- Mayhems Ultra Clear Tubing

this long ass wait finally coming to an end, not to much longer before this start to look like a completed build!
 

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Ive received some more parts for the build and ended up finally installing my EK-Mosfet-M7G, very happy with how it looks installed.. just need a couple washers to install my EK Supremacy Evo Block.. Still waiting on the pump and res to arrive!



 

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
EK Supremacy Evo and Corsair Dominator Platinum Ram Installed! Now time to start wiring this case up and start test fitting everything.



 

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He is most the main components installed, and wired up, just waiting on the res/pump so I can test fit all the rads and order the fittings needed. Loving this Build so far!


 

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My Res/Pump Arrived!


 

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Got most my water-cooling stuff installed but ended up running into clearance issues with the 280 rad with fans installed, which won't clear my ram and leave enough room install a fitting on my mosfit.





 
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