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Hello everyone out there! So I've been a member for a few months now, but I haven't been extremely active, and this will be my first build log. But I just wanted to share my experiences with everyone out there, and hopefully get some ideas from other members out there along the way. Well I'm not too big on introductions, so let's jump into it?
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As the title says, this will be a transition build, from my Corsair 600T SE white, into a NZXT Switch 810, so I think the name for the build ~The Switch~ fits wells. I've been in the 600T for less than a year now, and while I've enjoyed it very much, I've never been 100% satisfied with it's ability to house all of my water cooling components. I was bit hard by the water cooling bug, and have been on a never ending "tinker fest" since. So here are some stages the 600T has been through...

This is the very first configuration I had, all of the components came from a EK H30 Supreme HF 240 Kit
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Then I moved into external radiator mounting
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Eventually I decided I must have my cards water cooled as well, so I sold my GTX 570 SOC's which no one made blocks for, and bought two 570 HD's with EK blocks.
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Got the cards under water, while adding a second rad that could fit inside the 600T without modification.
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That lasted a while until a buddy of mine gave me a 360 rad he didn't need, so the loop changed again.
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The thought to sell my 600T and move into something a little more water cooling friendly had crossed my mind before, so that's why I sold the MNPCTECH side panel, and was back with the original here.
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And lastly this is how the 600T right at the moment, I tore the whole loop apart and went back to air while I decided what I was gonna do.
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SO, hope that wasn't too much for everyone, let's get into what's coming up for this
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The core components of the build are not really changing, just swapping from the 600T into the Switch 810
CPU Intel i7 920
Motherboard EVGA X58 SLI3 131-GT-E767
Graphics 2x EVGA GTX 570 HD's with 2560MB of memory
Memory 12GB of G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series
PSU Corsair AX850

And of course all of these will be housed in their new home, the NZXT Switch 810, and everything will be going back under water
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The case is currently in transit, and should be there by Tuesday 2/21/2012
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Now just a quick look at some of the water cooling components.
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Plenty of fittings, some are used from before, and some are new.
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For tubing, I'm still using PrimoChill, just UV blue this time. Tested it out when it first arrived, looks kick ass
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I've got the 5.25 bay res and the cylinder res to choose from, not sure which I'll use yet .
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All the blocks
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A look at the whole gang
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I've got three radiators to work with, I'll definitely be using the XSPC RS360 at the top, but I haven't decided which 240 I'll use at the bottom of the case. I like the EK 240 because I painted it white when I had used it in the 600T, but it might look funny having a black rad up top and a white rad on the bottom, maybe I should paint the RS360 as well? The other rad is a Black Ice GT stealth X-flow.
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The Black Ice 240
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The EK 240
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The Black Ice GT Stealth was very loud with my Gelid Wind PL's on there, so that's another reason I'm leaning towards the EK rad.

And lastly, like I said, most all the core components are staying the same. For hard drives, I was using a Crucial M4 64GB SSD for the OS, and a Western Digital 1TB black for storage. Well over the past few months I have become worried about running out of space on the SSD, so I decided to get another for RAID 0, and of course I'll still be using the WD for storage.
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Well thanks for taking a look! Any questions or comments please feel free to post. The case will be here in the next two days, but I won't begin work on it right away. Tomorrow the 20th is the beginning of the February Foldathon, so I wanna have the 600T up and running for that in addition to my 775 rig that's my full time folder.
 

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Great build, love 600t neat finish. But yea the switch 810 would definitely give you ample headroom to WC the **** out your rig. Got a phantom myslf, haven't WC yet but in the future I plan to. Your build would be the kinda finish I would hope for, can't wait to see the transition
 

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You'll like the Switch Mike, lots more space
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I got the 1st sample of the Switch off the assembly line last November, to mod for NZXT's Hotel Suite at CES.
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Thanks Bill, I'm thinking I will like it a lot more with all the space. I loved your mod of the case, had me very interested in the case since then. If you make a full acrylic side panel for it, be sure to let me know hehehe
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Seeing how clean of a build you did with the 600T, can't wait to see how the 810 will look.
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Thanks bro! Make sure you get yours up here too, I wanna see how yours goes as well
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Great build, love 600t neat finish. But yea the switch 810 would definitely give you ample headroom to WC the **** out your rig. Got a phantom myslf, haven't WC yet but in the future I plan to. Your build would be the kinda finish I would hope for, can't wait to see the transition
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Oh man, that is sweet! Mine gets here tomorrow.
That's awesome! Never in my life have I been so excited about the delivery of a case, I came home from work and hung out working in the garage for like 2 hours until it showed up.
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Thanks Bill, I'm thinking I will like it a lot more with all the space. I loved your mod of the case, had me very interested in the case since then. If you make a full acrylic side panel for it, be sure to let me know hehehe
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Thanks bro! Make sure you get yours up here too, I wanna see how yours goes as well
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You'll like the Switch Mike, lots more space
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I would LOVE a full acrylic side panel as well!
 

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Well I didn't get any feedback about the rads being different colors, so I just went ahead and painted the RS360 white as well to match. The more I imagined it in my mind, decided it would look best matching. Did it while sitting in my garage waiting for the Switch to be delivered. I'm busy with work during the week, so real happy tomorrow is Friday and I can make some progress
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Well I didn't get any feedback about the rads being different colors, so I just went ahead and painted the RS360 white as well to match. The more I imagined it in my mind, decided it would look best matching. Did it while sitting in my garage waiting for the Switch to be delivered. I'm busy with work during the week, so real happy tomorrow is Friday and I can make some progress
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How'd you do that? and how/where can I get it done?
 

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How'd you do that? and how/where can I get it done?
Like I said, I did it while waiting for the delivery. I do all my painting. Just scuffed up the surface a little with some sand paper, masked the areas that I don't want painted, sprayed with some automobile primer, and then paint using multiple thin coats. This is the paint I use.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&safe=off&rlz=1C1CHKZ_enUS436US436&q=duplicolor+engine+enamel&gs_upl=&ix=sea&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=979&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=10223149636439472348&sa=X&ei=ePFGT66YLarh0QHDi-3zDQ&ved=0CE4Q8wIwBA
Dupli Color Engine Enamel, it's great stuff. I've used several different colors, painting metal surfaces, plastic, acrylic, and it always turns out pretty good.
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was it difficult? I have an all-white build planned and this would be awesome!!!
No not real hard at all. You just wanna take your time with masking to prevent overspray, and when painting use light thin coats. The paint will run real fast if it's applied to heavy.
 

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Well FINALLY, after working all week, and completing the "honey do list" today, I got to tear into my Switch. Just a couple shots of getting the case out of the box. I have to say like others have, when you get to see the case in person, it really looks great, really. Watching all the videos on YouTube, and looking through the pictures online, they just don't do it justice. I am really impressed with what I have seen so far
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Well it's cold in the garage, it's late, and I'm trying to get my drink on
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So that's it for now, tomorrow I will have the whole day to start tearing the 600T down, installing blocks, and moving into the Switch.
 

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Well FINALLY, after working all week, and completing the "honey do list" today, I got to tear into my Switch. Just a couple shots of getting the case out of the box. I have to say like others have, when you get to see the case in person, it really looks great, really. Watching all the videos on YouTube, and looking through the pictures online, they just don't do it justice. I am really impressed with what I have seen so far
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Well it's cold in the garage, it's late, and I'm trying to get my drink on
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So that's it for now, tomorrow I will have the whole day to start tearing the 600T down, installing blocks, and moving into the Switch.
Product team is watching your thread with great anticipation
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, glad your first impressions are good.
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