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It's been a while since I built my rig, it gave me quite some satisfactions and never had troubles with it until now!
I've been able to bring my CPU overclock up to a stable 4.6/4.8GHz with ease, but as the temps reached the lower 70°C I decided to stop there. My GPU finds itself comfortable in the 90°C+ range when I game hard, so the thought of OCing it is pure utopy as of now!
I also would like it to be more silent, and even though my AP-15s are not so noisy, I'm looking for even more!
The solution to this my friends, as you will all agree, is watercooling!

I'm a stubborn planner when it comes to my build, so I took myself [more than] enough time to read reviews, hear suggestions and designing my possible loop.
I also decided to change the color scheme, which will be black with some hint of blue, silver and inevitably red (damn you ASUS Maximus!).
The name has been changed too! Crimson Blade is dead... and to its place shall arise...

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NAVIGATION:

✓ Initial Build log
- Boxes in the mail
- Watercooling! (coming soon...)
- Sleeving (future project)

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THE INSPIRATION:

Skyrim erased my social life, Bethesda you did it again xD
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Nocturnal is the Daedric Princess of darkness, luck, and the night, known as the the Mistress of Shadows, The Unknowable.
...and so my build shall be, dark and silent, especially at night when I need it the most!

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SPECS:

Processor: Intel 2600k @ 4.8GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme RoG (Socket 1155)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4GBx2) 1866MHz 9-9-9-24
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX580 Superclocked 1536MB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb WD1002FAEX Sata III
CPU cooling: Corsair H70 in push-pull exhaust
Optical Drive: LG BH10LS30 Blu-ray writer
Fans: 2X Schyte Gentle Typhoon AP-15 + Corsair case stock fans
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Monitor: Samsung PX2370 23" FullHD LED 2ms

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BUILD LOG:

I smoothed up a bit the whole log, I removed some of the unnecessary photos and made some order. Nothing new here but you might want to take a look of what I did until now. So here it is!

Mobo on place! The 800D is massive, it can hold whatever you need! Let's make use of this space!
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Some tools and the Builders Bible (ASUS manual hahaha) on top:
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Sorry bro, seems like there's no place for you =/
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The power of the Sun in my hand! At the beginning I just went to the best CPU available, but eventually it turned out to be one of my best purchases ever! One of the best performance/energy saving ratio ever seen!
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Socketed! It almost feels like sex when this baby is going in so easily xD
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Close up shots:
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RAM ready on the go. Strange enough, I've been sold the 1866MHz kit 0,50€ less than the 1600MHz
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. Good for me!
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They even put a Nanosuit on these DIMMs... boy world is going mad...
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PSU time. Another well though purchase, system stability is a must if you plan overclocking!
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Gaaaah! Raaaawwwwrrr poweeeer!
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The beauty is in the details:
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Let's move on to the hot plug bay!

1!
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2!
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3! Done!
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This is for anyone who had an hard time mounting the H70 on a 1155 Socket. The screw holdings go this way:
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And the bracket must be clockwise-rotated a bit, otherwise the holes won't fit:
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The rest is a cake!
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Optical blu-ray drive from LG. Does its job.
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Let's connect!
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This small dude saved my arse. It is a patch cord for the 8pin EATX12V motherboard plug, since the PSU cable was too short to reach the MoBo port. Just when I almost gave up, cursing Corsair for not including a longer cable, I found it the case box! Thanks Corsair for thinking about me
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ASUS RoG beautiful back ports cover
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My holidays in NY city, here the skyline panorama... oh noes, wait, this is the back of my GTX580
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This beast is like a skyscraper!
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My cable management sucks
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I'll have a better chance to fix it after sleeving... for now it's hidden so who cares!
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DONE!
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All in place!
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True power unfold
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Fresh Win 7 installation:
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Ready to go! Dovakhiin dovakhiin! =D
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THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR STOPPING BY AND GIVING A LOOK, I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS LOG! MUCH HAS BEEN DONE BUT EVEN MORE MUST BE ACCOMPLISHED!

I also hope you will have loads of comments for me! I'm not close-minded, I appreciate everyone's point of view. If you decide it needs some improvements, send me a tip! If you decide it sucks, tell it but explain why so I can change what's wrong.

PEACE!
 

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None of the pictures work....
 

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Is it just me or are all those images you just linked broken? "The image or video has been moved or deleted"

edit: oh not just me
 

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Pictures are starting to work. System looks great! You're going to have some great fun with that rig.
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Finally! So much work and then I screw up with the pics... great
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That looks great. Rep+ for you! Keep us posted.
 

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Hey your build is nice you going to Watercool it (other then the h70-or h60 or whatever)

OHHHH
where you hotswapable drives controllers are
What you should do is make a little case that would cover that but thin enough to not cover the fan at all( ill make a diagram soon)

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Originally Posted by odin2free;13200658
Hey your build is nice you going to Watercool it (other then the h70-or h60 or whatever)

OHHHH
where you hotswapable drives controllers are
What you should do is make a little case that would cover that but thin enough to not cover the fan at all( ill make a diagram soon)

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it comes with one he is either missing it or not using it. Nice build looks exactly like mine except I have a gtx 570, and the upgraded sata hot swap backplane
 

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I recommend putting the 800D On your desk on either the left or right. A case this large is mean't to be seen. And it gives you that cubicle look if you're desk is long enough to support it.
 

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Loving the cable management. +Rep
 
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