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900D build - Leviathan

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone I wanted to share my build. Components:

 

Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H

I7 3770 K @ 4.6  **Update: reduced to 4.4 while I get the overclock sorted out** 

32 GB of Vengance Ram

Gigabyte GTX 670 OC cooled by XSPC VGA block with EK 680 top plate to cover the PCB

XSPC Raystrom kit along with RX 360 (awesome thick rad!)

Additional EX 360 rad

Using 1/2" ID tubing and I'm thinking a pump upgrade is in the future or just adding a MCP655 to the mix

2 SSD's - one for OS X Mountain Lion (Intel 330 120 GB) and one for Windows 8 (Samsung 840 Pro 256GB)

2 x 2 TB Seagate Barracuda's in RAID for Data/USER files

1 x 3 TB Seagate Barracuda for backups.

I'm running 3 Apple Cinema Display Monitors: 1 x 24" LED in the Centre and 2 x 23" on either side for the surround

Rat 7 mouse

Steelseries keyboard

XL gaming mouse mat

HX 750 for power but might add another PSU just for HDD's and the 750 for the rest.

 

I named this build the Leviathan after the Ancient Water God (LINK).  I knew that when I saw this case I wanted it.  I paid for it in full in February and just got it 3 days ago.  Worth the wait!!  Having seen some stellar installs in this case I wanted a different color combo other than the black/red.  Blue has always been my favorite color so my accents on the Mobo were helping to highlight and I chose EK UV Lime Green as the contrasting coolant color.  So far I'm really liking it.

 

Just got the loop done and so far no leaks. Just wanted to share my progress. Will update shortly!  

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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That's really nice, but you went a little overkill on how much rad space you put in there, but I guess you have a 900D...so why not use the space. :P


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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Ye I am wondering why it is upside down. Is it because you are trying to bleed the loop of any bubbles.


XYPHER AMD FX8350 @ 4.6Ghz ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AMD RADEON HD 7970 @ 1140Mhz 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE 1600Mhz OCZ VERTEX 3 240GB SSD Corsair H100i 1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA FRACTAL DESIGN DEFINE R4 CORSAIR K90 MADCATZ RAT 3 iiyama ProLite B2480HS 24"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Sorry I'm having a weird problem. When I upload the pics it flips them upside down. I will update later with better pics and more detail


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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I think I fixed the pics. Lots more to come


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Oh nice we just need some illuminated shots of this beast. Also is that 670 on a 680 pcb?

Yes it is. Gigabyte wind force factory OC 670 which uses the 680 PCB


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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So I completed my build.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I didn't have the patience to take pics along the way - was too excited!  

 

 

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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This is an awesome rig, nice job! I'm rather jealous, it puts the current state of mine to shame.  ;)  I like the fact that you're using both windows 8 and mac OSX.

oooh and the name, love the name  :lol:

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What liquid are you using? I really like the green and black look.

EK UV reactive Lime Green.

This is an awesome rig, nice job! I'm rather jealous, it puts the current state of mine to shame. ;) I like the fact that you're using both windows 8 and mac OSX.

oooh and the name, love the name :lol:

Thanks! I love the name too! Great minds think alike! ;). I use OS X as my primary system and Windows 8 is just for gaming.

add lighting = perfect :D

I have some UV cold cathode kits on their way. Will take more

Ics after its installed.


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Thanks! I love the name too! Great minds think alike! ;). I use OS X as my primary system and Windows 8 is just for gaming.

 

 

I've never fully used OS X yet, maybe sometime soon. I really want to try some DAW's on it and see how it compares to the stuff on windows

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so I have had the computer on for 3 days straight but I still air moving through the waterloop!!  Any ideas on how to get them out?  I have move the case every way i can in order to bleed out the air.  No leaks but i can still see trapped water bubbles.  Not easy to move around either since the case + components + 2 bottles of coolant = 80 lbs+


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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thanks for the compliments guys!  Loving the new computer.  I'm having some trouble with my overclock though.  I'm trying to reach 4.7 GHz.  No luck.  Not sure if I have a bad chip or not.  Won't boot past 4.6.  BSOD on startup.  I'm really hoping to retain speedstep (different power cycles and frequencies - used on demand) but it looks like that might not work.  

 

Currently:

 

-disabled CPU LLC

-base voltage of 1.225V

-dynamic voltage of +0.035

 

Under Prime 95 testing 4.6GHz is stable for a few mins then BSOD.  I did notice that the voltage gets up to a fixed point of 1.33V @ 4.6GHz.

 

I'm a newbie to overclocking but looking into de-liding the CPU for cooler temps.  I have invested a fair amount of $$$ into the watercooling setup and I know its good components.  Idle temps are between 24-31C which I'm really happy with.  Really annoyed with the overclock though.  

 

Will keep working on it.  If anyone has any good guides they can recommend, please share the wealth of knowledge.  And let me know if I have to give up on the idea of keeping Speedstep working.

 

Thanks!


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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if your system won't boot it's not a temp problem. your cpu just can't clock higher. But 4.6GHz isn't bad at all

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Posted · Original PosterOP

if your system won't boot it's not a temp problem. your cpu just can't clock higher. But 4.6GHz isn't bad at all

 

4.6 is not stable.  It is for a few mins then it BSODs.  Is it because of the Speedstep?  Do I need to have a fixed frequency?  I would love to retain Speedstep if possible.  I have backed it down to 4.4 GHz for now.  Works like a charm.  I guess I can settle on that if I have to.


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is amazing the tubing looks so good!!

Thanks!


My build:  Leviathan  Case: 900D  CPU: i7 3770K (watercooled)  Mobo: Z77X-UD5H GPU: EVGA GTX 780 Hydro Copper GPU: MSI GTX 780 watercooled PSU: EVGA 1300W G2  RAM: 32 GB Corsair Vengance  HDDs: 1 x 120 GB Intel 330 SSD (OS X); 1 x 256 GB Samsung 840 pro (Windows 8); 2 x 2TB Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0 Data OS X); 1 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda (OS X backups)  Monitors: 1 x 24" Apple LED Cinema (center); 2 x 23" Apple LED Cinema (surround)  Watercooling: 3 rads, CPU, GPU, GPU, MCP655 pump, Lots of fittings, EK reservoir, EK UV Blue coolant.  Updated build: Leviathan 2.0

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