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Old 01-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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For the lack of a better name I have title this build "Black & Red". This is my first build back into water-cooling after 7/8 years. The build is sponsored mostly by Enermax and the site.

PC Hardware:
MB: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme (Have)
CPU: Intel I5 2500K (Have)
Ram: G.Skill Rip Jaw X 8GB 2133MHz (Have)
SSD: Dual Crucial M4 128GB (Have)
PSU: Enermax Revolution87 1000W (Waiting)
Case: Enermax Fulmo GT (Waiting)

Water Cooling Haardware:
Rad: Swiftech MCR220-QP (Have)
Rad: Swiftech MCR320-QP (Have)
CPU block: Swiftech Apogee HD Black (Have)
Pump: Swiftech MCP655 Variable (Have)
Pump Top: EK D5-X (Have)
GPU block: Swiftech Komodo 6900-2 (Need to Order)
Res: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 250 (Have)
Tubing: Primochill UV Red 1/2 ID 3/4 OD (Have)
Fitting: Various but looking at the Monsoon Center Cuts (Deciding)
Fans: 12 Enermax UCTB12P, 2 T.B. Silence Red LED 120mm (Waiting)


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Old 01-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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A snapshot of the items that we have to start the build. Not pictured is the pump top, res and other misc. Thanks goes out to Enermax for their shipment of fans, case and PSU. Peter you are the man.



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Old 01-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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that's looking nice Tony we def need some worklog pics as it starts to come together
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James, your wish is my command. LoL.

Today, finally got a chance to actually do some thing to the case besides look at it.

I stripped the case of all its external panels and wiring. And drilled out the HDD cage because the 240 rad would not fit in the bottom of the case. Funny thing about the case is the front fan is screwed in like normal, but the HDD cage is rivetted in. So, if the fan was to fail you would have to rivet out the HDD cage to remove it.

A look at the inside of the case before I gutted it.




HDD all lonely.






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I guess I can start prepping the rads for placement. Dont have anything else to do right now. The fans will be placed in a push/pull configuration for better cooling performance.





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Old 01-30-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Last week got a shipment from Frozen CPU for the new Monsoon compression fittings. These things are sweet. Ordered the matte black ones but placed a second order for some shiny black ones to better match the rads.







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Some shots of the components with their new dressings. The res is not pictured as I am thinking about goiing with a larger than the 150ml one i have.





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A little teaser. I did some test fitting to see how things would look. I am impressed. But there is too much room around the rads for my liking so I put in an order for some arcylic sheets: red and black.





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Today, I get a chance to break out the Dremel Saw Max my wife got me for my birthday. Got some arcylic sheets to practice cutting and bending. But have to run tot he store to get the heat gun for bencing.

Everyday something different comes to my head on what I can do to enchance the build, so this may take longer than I thought.

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Awesome shots Tony looks like things are coming along nicely. It looks like you could fit a 140 by 3 rad in the top maybe??
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