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Project Idle

Main goal and reason for the name - After this project I hope to chill out on building for awhile, suppress that upgrade itch I'm sure we're all familiar with.
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This is my first build where I have a sponsor backing the project, so very excited and grateful for that.

Big thanks to EKWB
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Rundown of some of the main components

CPU - Core i7 3930K
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Motherboard - ASRock X79 Extreme4-M
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Memory - 16GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws X
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GPU - My good 'ol GTX 690 cooled by a EK-FC690GTX waterblock (new plexi top provided by EK as I polished the old one and didn't like how it turned out)
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Picked up a new backplate for the 690 as well.
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Excuse the dust
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CPU block is the EK Supremacy. Side note, the polishing I did with the CPU block actually turned out alright, but since I wanted to GPU and CPU blocks to match I requested a replacement top for that as well.
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Storage -
A 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
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A 3.5" 1TB WD Black and a 2.5" 750GB WD Black. Reason I picked up the smaller 2.5" drive is just in case I want to use the larger drive bay area for other stuff.
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PSU - Silverstone Strider Gold S Series 850W SST-ST85F-GS. This PSU has a depth of only 150mm, so figured the more compact the better with this case. Also as you can see, not done with the sleeving yet. Only have part of the 24 pin done and one PCI-E 8 pin.
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Look at some more of the watercooling goodies
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Both rads were provided by EK - the EK-CoolStream PE 360 and the EK-CoolStream PE 240. These rads are sexy IMO and I've always wanted to try them out.
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Fittings for this build are also courtesy of EK. Using 7/16" x 5/8" compressions and CSQ 45's and 90's. Kind of went trigger happy here with all the pics I took, my apologies.
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For this build, I ditched the MCP35X and went back to a D5.
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Too many pics?? More to come soon.
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Nice pics
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Originally Posted by mironccr345 View Post

It's never enough pics!

Looking good Mike. You're photo editing skills are over 9000!!
Thanks man!
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Originally Posted by derickwm View Post

Looking forward to it
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Oh hi.
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I will gladly follow this!

Jeffinslaw
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Looking to be sexy for sure!
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In! Those PE rads look nice.
I like them too.
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Nice pics
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waiting for update
Update coming soon, thanks.
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Yeaaaahhhh, I'm so subbed
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<3 PE Rads.
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In, I'm a fan of Mike's work!
Hey stick, welcome!
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Nice parts, subbed
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I actually like the D5 with EK hardware. It looks a lot better without an integrated res on top.

If you ever decide you want to get rid of the heatshrink on pump cables, you can pop the bottom of the D5 off and sleeve the wires all the way into the unit. Anyway, great start!
Thanks for checking it out, and the suggestion. Might go ahead and try that, since I've still got a ton of other things to sleeve. Only thing that worries me is fitting the wires, with sleeve on them, through the hole on the bottom of the D5, but I might be able to persuade them in.
 

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