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Project X - Build log (Planning phase)

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by stealth80, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Nhirlathothep

    Nhirlathothep Active Member

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    HI!
    i think u did a fantastic job, precision and style!

    but the case u started with it s horrible, this thermaltake is one of the uglier case in the universe!
     
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    stealth80 Member Guru

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    Thanks, the case isn't a supermodel for sure, but for a horizontally mounted motherboard for less than £200 you get what you pay for lol. It also has bags of space to make it into something pretty :)

    Photo bucket decided it didn't wanna link to my pics anymore, so 3 hours later I have almost finished.

    Had a chat with Mick over at Mayhems today and he confirmed that the Coolants and Blitz kit will arrive tomorrow with a something special as an added bonus ....
     
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    stealth80 Member Guru

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    Update 06/03/15

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    Just had some goodies arrive from Mayhems!

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    A pretty large box in which contained:

    2x 1 Ltr Pastel Red

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    1x 1 Ltr H2O Pure

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    2x Blitz Pro 2
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    1x Blitz Clean Basic

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    Thanks again to Mick at Mayhems!
     
  4. stealth80

    stealth80 Member Guru

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    What's in the box ?

    2x Mayhems 360mm Havoc Radiators! Quad pass, triple chamber, can't wait to try these, but first I need to paint the primer to match the case, back to annoying the wife!

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    Nice paint free threads!

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    Ready for painting, a quick layer of white primer (although it's primed I feel going white needs to be over white primer ) before painting

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    stealth80 Member Guru

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    Rads primed and working on the top coat now

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    These radiators look great, unfortunately I can't test them yet cause watercooling.co.uk can't get an order to me having paid on 26th Feb for an in stock item!

    Rant over, the rads are painted and ready to refit:

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  7. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Do the picture size rules not apply here??

    I'm only on a 1080p res not 4k so pleeeeeeease make the images smaller
     
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    Radiators all fitted now, 8 hours work and it doesn't look much different :)

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    Hopefully the remaining compression fittings will arrive on Monday with the EK chipset and CPU Blocks
     
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    Sorted it, the pictures resized on all the other forums and they were fine on here from photo bucket, got a little messed when switched over to Imgur
     
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    stealth80 Member Guru

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    So i decided to paint the reverse of the PCIE adapter for the Samsung XP941 as the green wasn't really fitting with the colour scheme

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    and my assistant (or so he thinks)

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    Seems Royal Mail have lost my package containing all my compression fittings so this may be all I have for a few days

    at least I received some of my goods today!

    My blocks arrived :clap:

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  12. stealth80

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    Spent some time today working on the cable management around the motherboard tray and got the CPU and Chipset blocks fitted, just waiting on those compression fittings to arrive today, had an interesting chat with watercoolinguk.co.uk today which ended in no more information on where the hell the fittings are:

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    Postman came today with not one, not 2, but 3 parcels

    My remaining fittings

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    Quickly got everything connected, carried out a few hour flush and then filled the system. Done some leak checks just bleeding it now:

    Love that block!

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    Had to take the fittings out from the CPU > Chipset as there just wasn't enough room to bend the hose:

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    Reservoir filled (well the cpu loop)

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    Just gotta get the EK Block now for the 970GTX, but that is going to have to wait as I have to go away with work tomorrow
     
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    Slight change to the cpu > chipset blocks

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    Loving that PWM plug there

    So i'm about to go away with work for a while which puts this build on hold for a little while, so heres my to do list (for me as much as others!)

    Ek 8mm extender needs fitting to the Chipset block as you can see in the picture its not quite parallel.

    Order and fit EK 970 ACX + Nickel Backplate.

    Order 1x XSPC Chrome 90 degree fitting (not in stock at the moment). This is the final fittings for the GPU loop.

    Figure out a way to either make the bitfenix recon work with the pwm hubs and ek pwm pumps or buy a new fan controller. Or buy 4x fan pwm splitter cables for the 8 fans and find another way of controlling the pumps (must avoid connection to motherboard)
     
  15. red6joker

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    Very nice build, Love the red and white scheme.
     

  16. stealth80

    stealth80 Member Guru

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    Hey thanks, I did toy a little with keeping the case black and going black/green but the case looks sooooo much better in white! Will look great once I get the GPU loop done
     
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    WOW, what a great job! Have the same case with 3 480 rads in it! (2 XSPC RX480 v3s in the top and an EK Coolstream 480PE on the right side). Someone mentioned how ugly it is. As a fairly new water cooler, I LOVE the room it has:)
     
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    Wow 480 x3 thats a lot of cooling! I was going to go with 2x 360 one in top one in the bottom and really wanted to customise the case so that meant moving a 360 alongside the other in the roof then painting my old 240mm white and fitting that in the lower section. Unfortunately I'm away with work for a while now so the rig won't be finished for a couple of months at stage that is soooooo close lol!

    thanks for the comments, you should post a build log of your build, the x9 still seems rare
     
  19. Sycuss_MoO

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    Its looking really nice and clean. Keep up the great work! I think the x9 is rare cause not many ppl have room for this sized computer.
     
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    Hey thanks, got a lot of work to with the pump and fan speed control, got a plan for that, but unfortunately means more spending =p
     

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