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[Build log] My dream machine

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DefiantReaper

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I am going to start a build log with the following specs...
CPU: i7 6700K
GPU: ASUS GTX 980TI POSEIDON PLATINUM
MOBO: MSI Z170A XPOWER TITANIUM
PSU: CORSAIR AX760I
RAM: 16GB GSKILL RIPJAWS V 3000MHZ
CASE: THERMALTAKE CORE X71
SSD: SAMSUNG EVO 850 250GB

Water loop:

Pump: Phobya DDC 400
Rads: 2x HWLABS gtx 360
Res: Bitspower multi 250
Block: EK msi monoblock
Fittings: Primochill rigid ghost compression
Tubing: Monsoon rigid PETG 3/8 x 1/2

Other things...
CableMods Red sleeved cable set
NZXT hue + lighting
Raijintek boreas 120mm fan x9
NZXT sentry 3 fan controller
Thermaltake 10 port fan hub
4x cans of white plasti dip
3x cans if red plasti dip
1 can of metalized plasti dip
1 can of glossifier plasti dip

I am going to paint the case all white with some red accents. And replace the window into tempered glass.
This is my first attempt at rigid tubing and I chose PETG
I think this build will turn out very nicely super excited!
 

Witchdoctor

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Well it certainly looks like a lot of fun.
Are you sure on the vid card selection ?
With EK having so many full cover blocks that will provide liquid memory and power section cooling ?

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/water-blo...nvidia-geforce/geforce-gtx-9x0-titan-x-series

Here is another cabel solution

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/professional-individually-sleeved-dc-cable-kit-type-3-generation-2-red

maybe look at the Trident's , they would really fit this color scheme

Not sold on the fans ? never heard of them



best of luck, if you get a chance post some pics along the way
 
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I already have all the parts. And the reason I went with the poseidon is because of the no Hassel and the red logo I like haha

And I was originally going to get the TridentZ but I didn't like the black.

When I try to post pictures it is saying my file is to large?? :/ what am I doing wrong?

I already have the case and painted it along with the pump and backplate...

And the raijintek fans are actually very nice fans for cheap. I have been very impressed with them and they fit my build perfectly. Static is very good.
 
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Blaylock

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Defiant you will need to resize your pictures as there is a cap for file size. 2Gb per jpg iirc. The easiest Way I've found is to open the pic in MSpaint and do a resize. 80% or what ever works to get the file size down. You can post them by using the "Insert Image" icon or by picking "Go Advanced" and using the paper clip icon.
 

EarthDog

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Yep, exactly.. 2MB /picture. Resize them, save as JPG... etc.

Looks like a beast of a build. :)
 
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DefiantReaper

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Ok I will post pics as soon as I get home from work. As I'm on mobile right now.

Thank you Blaylock!

The paint job turned out perfect!
 

Witchdoctor

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All good bro, yes the Posiden is a lot less work in is a fantastic card in it's own right

Yea the black is a little dark, the other side of them with the red high light look spot on though ?

What kind of static pressure do they have. I could not find it which leads to believe they are more for moving air through the system than pushing air through radiators ?


Look forward to seeing this come together
 
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first go at the pictures let me know if they are too small...

anyhow...

the core x71 out of the box...


core x71.jpg



fully disassembled...


core x71 bare.jpg



window taped off....



window taped.jpg


the.... plati dip....



plasti dip.jpg



the core x71 painted... very very happy with my results... the metallizer and glossifier worked very well together...



core x71 painted.jpg



core x71 painted 2.jpg


core x71 painted close up.jpg


core x71 painted close up 2.jpg


core x71 close up 3.jpg



the insides... again very happy with the results...




core x71 insides painted.jpg



now to give you kind of an idea...



core x71 white assembled.jpg
 
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DefiantReaper

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Now some love for the MSI Z170A XPOWER TITANIUM..
man this board is straight up SEXY!


xpower box.jpg


mobo pic.jpg


mobo pic 2.jpg


mobo pic 3.jpg


now with the i7 6700k installed..


i7 6700k.jpg



cpu installed.jpg


monoblock? check :clap:


monoblock.jpg


monoblock installed.jpg
 
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DefiantReaper

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The Ripjaws V 2x8GB 3000MHz


ripjaws.jpg



The samsung 850 evo 250GB


ssd.jpg


now to the fans ill be using...


fans.jpg



mobo installed into the case...


mobo installed.jpg


980Ti installed along with the red accents to the case.. i kinda slacked off on taking pics of the video card


red parts installed.jpg


red parts installed 2.jpg


now to the lighting im using... NZXT hue+


nzxt 1.jpg


nzxt 2.jpg


the radiators... only took a pic of one of them since both are the same


rad.jpg


now to my very first bend with the PETG (which i thought went ok... better than i expected)


my first bend.jpg


now res to the pump...


my first bend 2.jpg



everything connected... no leaks!


no leaks.jpg


now behold the finished project!!!! GLORY PICS


finished 1.jpg

finished 2.jpg

finished 3.jpg

finished 4.jpg

finished 5.jpg

finished 6.jpg

finished 7.jpg

finished 8.jpg

finished 9.jpg

finished 10.jpg


the final touchup is to get rid of the thermaltake logo blemish lol

finishing touch lol.jpg

no thermaltake logo.jpg


and here is an idea of how much room you have to work with in the rear..


lots of room!.jpg


anyhow VERY VERY happy!!!


finished 7.jpg
 

Blaylock

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Wow. Beautiful build DefiantReaper. You don't get a grasp of how big this case is until you put a full ATX mobo in there. Cavernous. Reminds me alot of the Corsair 900D. Tubing and cable management looks fantastic. If this is your first time using rigid tubing I'd say you hit a home run on your first at bat.

My only question is on your intake fans. You don't highliget what your using in the front of the case. Do you have more intake than exhaust? It's not a huge deal either way, it's just easier to keep it clean that way.

Again, outstanding work sir.
 
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Thanks guys!! And Baylock I have 5 intakes vs 4 out takes. I'm going to buy another 2 fans to put in the front for intakes.
Currently still waiting for the tempered glass to come in. Should be in any day.
This is my first go at painting the whole case and rigid tubing. I did most of my bends by hand. I didnt really care for the monsoon bending sets :/
 
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Oh but I did run into a MAJOR issue...
My ASUS GTX 980TI POSEIDON was a defective unit.
I have started the RMA process and will ship it out tomorrow. Have heard that asus sucks at rma's :/ so I'll keep you updated.
Really weird though.. it worked perfectly fine until it hit load and it started sparking and smoking. I'm assuming it had a short in it somewhere because there is a black spot on the back of it between the pcie slot and fan plugs.
THERE WAS NO LEAKS SO IT'S SUPER WEIRD
Open to any suggestions or thoughts of why this happened.
BTW this is my first asus video card. I ALWAYS bought msi... so not to sure on asus cards now... big bummer