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    Hardware
    - CPU: Intel i5-2500k
    - GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 770 JetStream 2048MB
    - MB: ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3
    - RAM: 4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile blue 1600MHz CL9
    - SSDs: 2x OCZ Vertex 3 120GB (Raid 0)
    - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W CM
    - Case: Cooler Master Stacker 810
    - HDD: none
    - ODD: none

    Cooling
    - CPU cooler: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal Edition
    - GPU cooler: EK Water Blocks EK-FC770 GTX GW - Nickel + Backplate
    - Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 360mm
    - Reservoir: Alphacool Repack Dual Bayres 5.25"
    - Tubing: Alphacool AlphaTube HF 13/10
    - Fittings: Aquatuning straight screw-on 13/10
    - Coolant: Alphacool Cape Kelvin Catcher
    - Pump: Phobya DC12-260
    - Fans (push): 3x Noctua NF-F12
    - Fans (pull): 3x Akasa Apache

    Peripherals
    - Monitors: 2x Samsung SyncMaster BX2431
    - Keyboard: Logitech K270
    - Mouse: Logitech G400
    - Headset: Sennheiser PC 300 G4ME
    - Controller: Xbox 360 Wireless for Windows
    - TV: Samsung UE40C6000

    Overclocking
    - CPU 24/7: 4.8GHz @1.35v
    - CPU max stable: 5.1GHz @1.45v
    - GPU 24/7: 1254MHz core / 7010MHz RAM @1.200v
    - GPU max stable: 1293MHz core / 8208MHz RAM @1.212v
    Last edited by Nedda; 2013-08-11 at 02:12 PM.

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    Damn Nedda, couldn't you have tidied that up a bit? D:

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    Unfortunately the case (fairly old) doesn't support proper cable management and the straight fittings were dirt cheap (2,19€ per unit). My next build will definitely look better with some 45°/90° fittings and a Corsair 900D case. Waiting for six-core Ivy Bridge / Haswell though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedda View Post
    Unfortunately the case (fairly old) doesn't support proper cable management and the straight fittings were dirt cheap (2,19€ per unit). My next build will definitely look better with some 45°/90° fittings and a Corsair 900D case. Waiting for six-core Ivy Bridge / Haswell though.
    While you don't have much to work with there are still some things to fix up, could manage the cables a bit better. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Why are you using so many seperate small hard drives. That must be noisy having 7 harddrives.
    I imagine he's just never replaced them.

    I mean hell, MAXTOR?! That's one company that no longer exists.

    @Sigma, replace your HDDs with new ones asap. Those are probably on the verge of death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Damn Nedda, couldn't you have tidied that up a bit? D:
    Quote Originally Posted by solvexx View Post
    While you don't have much to work with there are still some things to fix up, could manage the cables a bit better. :P
    Problem solved ladies and gentlemen. It's SOLVED!



    Also added two pics to my original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    Why in God's name did you order a $260-300 1200W! PSU?

    The SSD is more acceptable but still questionable (Agility 3)
    What's wrong with his PSU?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogulkhan View Post
    What's wrong with his PSU?
    It is way to much for his needs. Could have saved money there and spend it on other parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogulkhan View Post
    What's wrong with his PSU?
    More coil whine I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    It is way to much for his needs. Could have saved money there and spend it on other parts.
    I see. Thanks for letting me know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I imagine he's just never replaced them.
    I mean hell, MAXTOR?! That's one company that no longer exists.
    @Sigma, replace your HDDs with new ones asap. Those are probably on the verge of death.
    Indeed I have never replaced them, just moved them from one machine to another, They have served me well. There is Nothing of real value on the, anything of value such as photo's and Documents, are backed up to a DVD. There is very little noise from them and until I start getting reports of bad sectors then I see no need to replace them.

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    Small update, more to come in the following months.
    Picture sucks because a) phone b) 3.53 am c) flash d) just put it together e) dust



    Case: Fractal Design Define R3
    Optical Drive: Random DVD+-RW
    Motherboard: Z87X-D3H because colourschemes and more expensive motherboards add literally nothing I'd want
    CPU: i7 4770K probably at stock since I haven't booted it yet
    CPU-cooler: Noctua NH-D14 with the fans moved to bottom/front, replaced with NF-F12's
    Sound card: ASUS Xonar DX
    GPU: MSI reference GTX 680
    Fan controller: Fractal Design's included one which I have since picture taken plugged in again
    PSU: first Corsair TX650 correct side up
    RAM:
    2x4 GiB Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.65v (works correctly in)
    2x2 GiB Corsair XMS3 1600 MHz 9-9-9-24, 1.65v (dual channel btw)
    Storage:
    160GB Intel 320
    1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
    2TB Samsung EcoGreen F4
    3TB Seagate Barracuda @ 7200rpm
    Case-fans: (yay for variation)
    1 NF-F12 front-intake
    1 NF-P12 front-intake
    1 NF-P14 FLX bottom-intake
    1 AP-14 rear-exhaust

    Peripherals and stuff:
    Keyboard: CM Storm QuickFire TK blue
    Mouse: Logitech MX518
    Mousepad: Steelseries QcK
    Gamepad: Xbox360 for PC, wired
    Headset: Sennheiser PC360 G4ME
    Speakers: Some expensive 500 USD ones, too tired to look it up, too lazy to learn it by heart
    Monitor: Loaned my good one away to a friend who's doing photo-editting, so some 24" TN 1080p


    Things to do tomorrow:
    * Dust off
    * Format C:, install Win8
    * Swap SATA-cables for included Black ones
    * Order a pretty Noctua-fan to replace the last ugly Gentle Typhoon (wow those things have poor sleeving)
    * Switch to black zip-ties
    * Swap the floppy-connector from Molex to the one from PSU because sleeving (edit: on sound card)
    * Try to figure out how you can make PCI-E cables look less horrible with the stacked design.


    Things to change before year is up
    * 2x Samsung 840 256 GB not in RAID
    * AX860 since Be Quiet!'s Dark Power won't fit with a bottom fan -- and the white or blue pre-sleeved could be nice.
    * Fractal Design Define R4 white, or Fractal Design Arc R2
    * NZXT-GPU cooler, you know the ones whom hold Asetek designs (2)
    * Consider new GPU-options, whether additional GTX 680 or two new AMD ones if they come in less than the GTX 780


    Potential further future yet, CPU+GPU+GPU single loop cooling
    Last edited by tetrisGOAT; 2013-07-28 at 02:19 AM.

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    * Try to figure out how you can make PCI-E cables look less horrible with the stacked design.
    Have you tried routing them through the bottom grommet (the one your SATA cables are routed through)? They would look better if they weren't looped over the top of the card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Have you tried routing them through the bottom grommet (the one your SATA cables are routed through)? They would look better if they weren't looped over the top of the card.
    Yeah, I figured. When I had the P55-board, it worked better because I could "hang" them off of the cords because the clip was broken.

    I will probably do like with the sata-cables and run them around the back-panel (tried the sata-cables through grommets, didn't like the forced bend)

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    Why 2x 840 256gb but not raided instead of a single 500gb (or at that price, you can probably look at the 750gb 840 evo)?

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    For dual boot reasons.

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    Was a long day yesterday. Had to replan the loop to make it look tidy, also discovered that my desk couldn't actually fit a 900D so I need to mod it a bit. I was able to make it 95% finished though so I will now present to you:

    The Abomination Lemmiwink's first custom watercooling project since 2008's Serpent ( No pics available though )

    Specs: i7 3770K @4,8Ghz - Maximus V Formula - 16GB Dominator Platinum @2400Mhz - Gigabyte GTX TITAN @ 1170/7200 - Samsung 830 256GB - WD Black 1TB - Corsair AX 860i
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 900D
    Cooling: EK Supremacy Acetal+Copper - EK FC Titan XL with backplate - 250mm EK tube res /w Laing D5 built in - EK XTX 480mm Rad - Corsair Cooling and lighting kit - Corsair AF 120x3 + 140x1 - Corsair SP 120 Quiet PWM edition x4 - All tubing is Primochill Advanced LTR crystal clear 3/8ID 5/8OD - Monsoon free center red fittings + some bitspower/EK fittings/blinds etc.

    Total price for system: approx 4300 euro (Norwegian prices)

    Started off by installing the MB into the case. Also cleaned the CPU with Isopropanol.

    Got the res and CPU block installed, all ready for tubing.

    Here we got the first stretches of tubing. Everything going smoothly so far.

    Loop complete at this time, running the pump to check for leaks.

    Loop is waterproof, started installing the fans etc.

    To be continued.......

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    Looks awesome! I love water cooled PCs.

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    Looks nice lemmi, good job so far.

    Edit: Bottom tubing looks a tad bit too short.
    Last edited by Majesticii; 2013-07-28 at 09:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Looks nice lemmi, good job so far.

    Edit: Bottom tubing looks a tad bit too short.
    It's intentional, I wanted a tidier look with no long stretches. It's kind of a reaction to alot of peoples over excessive use of tubing. I'm open to suggestions though, my own ideas are not always perfect. You think I should add 5-6CM to it?

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