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Aqua Blue: 3960X (Soon to be 5960X) 780Ti Custom Watercooling, input wanted!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well, this is my first try at an worklog, so I guess we just gotta hang on and see where it goes! wink.png

This project would have been impossible without:
Digital Impuls
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They gave me good prices, and they are the only ones who has the case I wanted!

 

A little bit of "history"

This is actually only my first attempt at many thing, two of them are Custom Watercooling, and Custom wiring! I already had some of the components, one of them was the motherboard, since the motherboard was blue, and i actually really like the blue/black combo very much, I desided to go with it! My other inspiration for the blue color was the ocean, and not the light blue at the shores, but the pretty deep blue far out in the ocean!
 
Parts:
Case: LD Cooling PC-V8
 
CPU and Mobo, X79 UD3 + 3960X w/ EK Supreme HF Acetal (black)
 
GPU: 780Ti
 
PSU:Enermax Maxrevo 1350W
 
RAM: 16gb Corsair LP
 
Storage: 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Evo and one Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Fans: 12x Alphacool/NB eLoops
 
Screens: Asus PB278Q, 2x Samsung 1920x1200, 2x Dell 1920x1200
 
 
Watercooling:
 
Pump: Swiftech MCP-655 w/ Alphacool top
 
Ress.: EK Res X3 250 With multitop and acrylic tube
 
Fittings: EK Compression Fittings, 90 Degrees, 45 Degrees
 
Radiators: EK XT 480 + EK XTX 480
 
EK Supremacy Acetal+Nickel CSQ
 
Aquacomputer 780TI Plexi block
 
"Mods"
Since the case is quite large, and pretty brilliant I do not have to do many mods, but here are some I am going to do:
IO Ligths wired to "restart" switch
Add wheels to it? (so it is easier to transport, it is amongst other things going to go to The Gathering)
Fillport?

 

Pictures!

NB! There are LOADS of them!

 

Org post:

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08.02.2014 post and pics!

 

 

Update!

 

I must say, I am happy with the SSD RAID results!

 

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I just started at a new school, and I am also currently moving, so no more updates for a little while!

 

 

Update 14.03.2014:

What has been keeping me busy:

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Update: 29.06/2014

Got a new GPU, and tried some stuff:

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Never use the "sponge" EK gives you with the reservoar!

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More pics:

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Update 30.07.2014

Got the Aquatuning package, and did a setup while waiting to go acrylic (No more in stock :()

I have also decided I want to do a different solution where the CPU and GPU are in parallel, and that is the only tubing showing

 

Pics:

LOVE theese eLoop fans, they totally CRUSHES the SP120's (Going to swap all my fans to theese!)

Don't like the monsoon fittings that much, but got the whole 6-pack for 20$

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Update 20.09.2014

 

Got some new cables in:

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Looks cool. I like little devil cases, a little overpriced imo.  :P


i5 3570 | MSI GD-65 Gaming | OCZ Vertex 60gb ssd | WD Green 1TB HDD | NZXT Phantom | TP-Link Wifi card | H100 | 5850


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In the specs it says he used a LD Cooling PC-V8...

ugh, i feel noobish :( i have the dark theme on and i guess i missed that because the text on that was set to black. 


i5 3570 | MSI GD-65 Gaming | OCZ Vertex 60gb ssd | WD Green 1TB HDD | NZXT Phantom | TP-Link Wifi card | H100 | 5850


“I snort instant coffee because it’s easier on my nose than cocaine"


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Looks great!

Thanks!

 

Looks cool. I like little devil cases, a little overpriced imo.  :P

Yeah I know, but i actually got a "good deal" on it from a retailer here in Norway ;)

 

ugh, i feel noobish :( i have the dark theme on and i guess i missed that because the text on that was set to black. 

Everyone makes mistakes, no worries! :P

BTW: When I got the case, the 900D was not out yet ;)


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Yeah I know, but i actually got a "good deal" on it from a retailer here in Norway ;)

 

Everyone makes mistakes, no worries! :P

BTW: When I got the case, the 900D was not out yet ;)

I like the LD case that has the green, it looks sooo cool but im not doing a green build :P Are they as difficult as everyone says with the 15 sidepanel screws? 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

How did you get the Corsair Link?

Edit: Found where you got it from

About that! The Corsair Link software works crap, specially with the fans :(

 

I like the LD case that has the green, it looks sooo cool but im not doing a green build :P Are they as difficult as everyone says with the 15 sidepanel screws? 

I don't notice it anymore, but in the start it may be a little annoying ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Shit, I accidentally voted 2 stars when I was going to vote 5. Shitty phone...

anyway, I'm looking forward to see how the case look and how the sleeving will look inside it :D

(again, sorry for the wrong vote...)

Hehe, it's ok!

 

Thanks! :)

 

The sleeving is MDPC-X Grand Bleu, and Lutro0 Paracord -black ;)


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why are those thingys dont work 


If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough it will be believed.

-Adolf Hitler 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

why are those thingys dont work 

 

Somehow, the forum screwed the thread up, but I will fix it!

Sorry it took some time, but i fixed it! ;)


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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK, so I have just got some money, and I am buying 2011, probably a 3930K/3960X/3970X and a MSI Big Bang X79


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OK, so I have just got some money, and I am buying 2011, probably a 3930K/3960X/3970X and a MSI Big Bang X79

 

3930k/4930k would be your best bet, if you have a small peen and want to make up for it get an extreme edition


Stuff:  i7 7700k @ (dat nibba succ) | ASRock Z170M OC Formula | G.Skill TridentZ 3600 c16 | EKWB 1080 @ 2100 mhz  |  Acer X34 Predator | R4 | EVGA 1000 P2 | 1080mm Radiator Custom Loop | HD800 + Audio-GD NFB-11 | 850 Evo 1TB | 840 Pro 256GB | 3TB WD Blue | 2TB Barracuda

Hwbot: http://hwbot.org/user/lays/ 

FireStrike 980 ti @ 1800 Mhz http://hwbot.org/submission/3183338 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11574089

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3930k/4930k would be your best bet, if you have a small peen and want to make up for it get an extreme edition

Yeah, I am probably going to try to buy used ;) If not I am going for 4930K ;)


Network/Homelab build log Main PC: "Aqua Blue"  Server: 15TB+ "Blue Lightning"

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Yeah, I am probably going to try to buy used ;) If not I am going for 4930K ;)

 

u can prob get a 3930k for like 400$ on ebay pretty easily, but be careful not to get a dud :P


Stuff:  i7 7700k @ (dat nibba succ) | ASRock Z170M OC Formula | G.Skill TridentZ 3600 c16 | EKWB 1080 @ 2100 mhz  |  Acer X34 Predator | R4 | EVGA 1000 P2 | 1080mm Radiator Custom Loop | HD800 + Audio-GD NFB-11 | 850 Evo 1TB | 840 Pro 256GB | 3TB WD Blue | 2TB Barracuda

Hwbot: http://hwbot.org/user/lays/ 

FireStrike 980 ti @ 1800 Mhz http://hwbot.org/submission/3183338 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11574089

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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK, just got my 3960X in the post, now i need a mobo!

Help me choose: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/70474-x79-motherboard/page-2#entry967759


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3960X is crushing folding@home :D

That's what multi-core CPUs are made for. :D


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Posted · Original PosterOP

OK, so just an mini update, I've started school as an Electrician, and I'm probably going to take IT next year, but anyways, I've been really busy, but since it is christmas, I just got some time to start with this project again!

So this is what is happening:

  • A dude on a Norwegian forum is going to 3D Print a SSD holder for my EVO's
  • I need GPU Waterblocks!!!
  • I need another RAD, because I've decided on dual loop! :D (Already have pump and ress)
  • I need this to get delivered: Clx6nM5.png
  • I ditched the LEPA 1600W Idea, when they told me earliest delivery was February, so i bought this: :D (I think I am going to go with Seasonic 1000W platinum ;))
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Ps: A comment is the best feedback!  :blush:


Network/Homelab build log Main PC: "Aqua Blue"  Server: 15TB+ "Blue Lightning"

1800x, 32GB RAM, 2x1080Ti, 2.5TB+ SSD Storage, 3x2560x1440 and 1x1920x1200 monitor

My website: http://mariusjs.me/

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