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[Completed] Serious Black, A Journey (All Black, Custom Water Cooling)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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Intro

With this build I wanted something that would be able to:

 

» Process demanding applications

» Entertain my infrequent gaming kicks

» Have room for expandability

» Be my entertainment and networking hub

» Look awesome

» Act as a solid workhorse

 

 

Parts

Hardware

CPU Intel Core i7 4770K
MB – ASUS Gryphon Z87 mATX

GPU – Gigabyte R9 290x 

RAM – Kingston HyperX Beast (2 x 8GB) 1866Mhz

SSD – Samsung 840 EVO 250GB (x 2) Raid 0

HDD – Seagae Barracuda 3TB (x 2) Raid 1 

PSU – Seasonic 760W 80 Plus Platinum

Firewire Card  Vantec UGT-FW200


 

Case + Fans + Acc.

Case – Corsair 350D (w)

Case Fans – be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (120mm x 1) + (140mm x 2)

RAD Fans – be quiet! Shadow Wings (120mm x 2)

Lighting – BitFenix LED Strip White 30mm (2)

Cables – BitFenix Alchemy Extensions

Other – Koolance Radiator Mounting Screws

Other – Gryphon Armor Kit

Other – Noctua 40mm NF-A4x10

Other – Custom PSU shroud


 

Water Cooling

CPU – EK Supreme LTX - Acetal CSQ

GPU – EK Cooling Block Rev 2.0 - Acetal

Fittings  EK Compression Fittings

Radiator  EK High Performance CoolStream 240

Radiator  EK High Performance CoolStream 120

Pump  Laing D5 Vario
Reservoir  EK D5 X-RES 100
Tubing  PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 3/8in. ID x 5/8in. OD
Coolant  Mayhems - Oil Black concentrate (diluted) 
 

 
Quick Links

 

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- Earache


BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Cant wait. Bring on dem pics.

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CPU: Intel Core i5 4460 | GPU: XFX r9 280x DD BLACK OC EDITION | RAM: 8gb Kingston HyperX Fury 1600Mhz | Mobo: Gigabyte h97n-WIFI | PSU: EVGA 600B | Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 | Cooler: Stock intel | SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120gb | Storage: WD 150 gb

CPU: Intel Core i7 4710MQ | GPU: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 850M | RAM: 8gb Corsair 1600Mhz | Mobo: Metabox WA50SJ Motherboard | Case: Metabox WA50SJ case | Cooler: Stock | SSD: Sandisk 256gb

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Best purchase this year, bcuz forza

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here's the parts spread. I'm hoping to get the case assembled today, but it will be a busy day!

 

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BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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looking forward to seeing this.

 

Have a 350D + gryphon myself.

 

Are you doing to add the thermal armor?


Corsair C70 Black Windowed | Asus Sabertooth Z87 | i7 4770k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4GB 1866Mhz | SLI GTX 780 Classified | Corsair AX860 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 2x2TB WD Green


Corsair 350D Windowed | Asus Gryphon Z87 | i5 4670k | Corsair H75 | Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 2x4GB 1600Mhz | Corsair RM550 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 4TB WD Green.


Bitfenix Phenom ITX White | Asus Z97i-Plus | Pentium G3258 | Noctua NH-L9i | Kingston HyperX Fury White 2x4GB 1866Mhz | Silverstone Strider 550 | Crucial M.2 120GB SSD | 4x5TB WD Red. (work in progress)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

looking forward to seeing this.

 

Have a 350D + gryphon myself.

 

Are you doing to add the thermal armor?

 

Personally, while I feel the thermal armor looks good, it's a bit gimmicky. I won't really need the additional temp sensors so I decided to go without.


BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Personally, while I feel the thermal armor looks good, it's a bit gimmicky. I won't really need the additional temp sensors so I decided to go without.

 

 

definately a gimmick, but as you say, adds aesthetics, which is the only reason I added it to my mobo. I never used the sensors either.


Corsair C70 Black Windowed | Asus Sabertooth Z87 | i7 4770k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4GB 1866Mhz | SLI GTX 780 Classified | Corsair AX860 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 2x2TB WD Green


Corsair 350D Windowed | Asus Gryphon Z87 | i5 4670k | Corsair H75 | Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 2x4GB 1600Mhz | Corsair RM550 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 4TB WD Green.


Bitfenix Phenom ITX White | Asus Z97i-Plus | Pentium G3258 | Noctua NH-L9i | Kingston HyperX Fury White 2x4GB 1866Mhz | Silverstone Strider 550 | Crucial M.2 120GB SSD | 4x5TB WD Red. (work in progress)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was looking forward to putting together the case myself, but to my dismay it came pre-assembled. On a sharp note, it gave me time to install the case fans.

 

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BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Setup to make sure it would post. Relief and a sign of good things to come.. Soon!

 

I'm going to start the actual build tomorrow.

 

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BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Am I the only person to not test my components and just build away? I love the gryphon, it's saber tooth AMD brother is my wallpaper


i5 4670k| Asrock H81M-ITX| EVGA Nex 650g| WD Black 500Gb| H100 with SP120s| ASUS Matrix 7970 Platinum (just sold)| Patriot Venom 1600Mhz 8Gb| Bitfenix Prodigy. Build log in progress 

Build Log here: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/119926-yin-yang-prodigy-update-2-26-14/

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Was it hard for you to get those be quiet fans?

 

I'm in the US so I was able to easily order my case fans from NCIX. However to get the fans for my radiator (NCIX doesn't offer them) I had to get them from the UK (eBay). I'm still waiting on them.

 

 

Am I the only person to not test my components and just build away? I love the gryphon, it's saber tooth AMD brother is my wallpaper

 

I'd rather spare the time disassembling the build by testing first. It's really not difficult and doesn't take long.

 

It makes troubleshooting way easier. If a parts defective you just box it back up and RMA it. Easy as pie.  :P


BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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I,m wondering if I should a build log. I'll list what I plan on found and you guys can tell me whether o not you want to see it.

Hardware

Mobo: Asus sabertooth z87

CPU : Intel Xeon e3 1230

GPU : pny gtx 770 reference cooler

PSU : corsair rm 750

SSD : Samsung 840 pro 120gb

HDD : WD black 1tb

RAM : corsair Dominator platinum 8 or 16gb

Other parts

Case : phanteks enthoo primo

CPU cooler: corsair h100i

Lighting : bitfenix alchemy white

Cables : nzxt sleeved white cables

Fans: be quiet pure wings

Would love reccomendations keep in mind sleek and clean.

Sorry to post on your build log but I felt mine would be of similar intrest . but it won't be for a little while. Can't wait to see your finished build. Have fun

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I,m wondering if I should a build log. I'll list what I plan on found and you guys can tell me whether o not you want to see it.

Hardware

Mobo: Asus sabertooth z87

CPU : Intel Xeon e3 1230

GPU : pny gtx 770 reference cooler

PSU : corsair rm 750

SSD : Samsung 840 pro 120gb

HDD : WD black 1tb

RAM : corsair Dominator platinum 8 or 16gb

Other parts

Case : phanteks enthoo primo

CPU cooler: corsair h100i

Lighting : bitfenix alchemy white

Cables : nzxt sleeved white cables

Fans: be quiet pure wings

Would love reccomendations keep in mind sleek and clean.

Sorry to post on your build log but I felt mine would be of similar intrest . but it won't be for a little while. Can't wait to see your finished build. Have fun

 

It looks good, but I don't really know what your intentions are with that build. Start your own thread under New Builds and Planning using the Build Plan and you'll get a bunch of feedback. PM me the link if you do.


BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Wheres da gryphons armor :o?

 

It looks cool, but I didn't want to waste the money on it considering I wouldn't even need to use the temp sensors. 

 

That being said, it is quite a sturdy motherboard. I suppose they really do call it TUF for a reason.


BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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As someone who owns a Sabertooth, how did you resist the thermal Armour? It looks so awesome! Yeah its gimmicky, but I did it for aesthetics.


CPU: 5930K @ 4.5GHz | GPU: Zotac GTX 980Ti AMP! Extreme edition @ 1503MHz/7400MHz | RAM: 16GB Corsair Dom Plat @ 2667MHz CAS 13 | Motherboard: Asus X99 Sabertooth | Boot Drive: 400GB Intel 750 Series NVMe SSD | PSU: Corsair HX1000i | Monitor: Dell U2713HM 1440p monitor

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what a setup mate

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On a random note are those fans any good? Are they good for cooling radiators and are they quiet?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

On a random note are those fans any good? Are they good for cooling radiators and are they quiet?

 

I haven't plugged them in yet so I'm not sure. I should have the build completed later today so I'll let you know.

 

Here's some specs for the fans I got below (Shadow Wings) next to some rad optimized Noctua fans. They're about twice as loud as Silent Wings but way better for this application.

 

120mm Shadow Wings

Noise level @ 12V (dB(A))29.7

Air pressure @ 12V (mm H2O)2.70

 

120mm Noctua NF-F12

Acoustical Noise  22,4 dB(A)

Static Pressure  2,61 mm H2O


BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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Nice to see bequiet fans used.

I have 4 silent wings 2 as intakes on my gaming rig


Corsair C70 Black Windowed | Asus Sabertooth Z87 | i7 4770k | Corsair H100i | Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x4GB 1866Mhz | SLI GTX 780 Classified | Corsair AX860 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 2x2TB WD Green


Corsair 350D Windowed | Asus Gryphon Z87 | i5 4670k | Corsair H75 | Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 2x4GB 1600Mhz | Corsair RM550 | Samsung EVO 250GB SSD | 4TB WD Green.


Bitfenix Phenom ITX White | Asus Z97i-Plus | Pentium G3258 | Noctua NH-L9i | Kingston HyperX Fury White 2x4GB 1866Mhz | Silverstone Strider 550 | Crucial M.2 120GB SSD | 4x5TB WD Red. (work in progress)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here's the MB, PSU, and drives in the case.

 

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BUILD LOGS


Serious Black ] [ 4770k ] [ EK ] [ GRYPHON z87 [ R9 290x [ 16GB @ 1866Mhz [ 500GB EVO [ 6TB Barracuda [ 760w 80+ Plat [ 350]


[ Project Lumos ] [ G3258 H100i ] [ GRYPHON z87 ] [ R9 270 ] [ 8GB @ 1866Mhz ] [ 250GB EVO ] [ 500GB WD Black ] Core 1300 ]

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