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Build Log - Project Ultra Magnus

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March 28, 2012 6:11:45 PM

Hey everyone. I am starting to upgrade/water cool my rig so considering I will basically be taking the whole thing apart and putting it back together I thought I'd throw together my first ever build log. I just ordered all the needed parts so I'm just gonna throw a list of components up and then start posting pictures and details along the way. Enjoy and please post any questions/comments you might have.

Specs:
Cooler Master HAF X case
i5 2500K CPU
ASUS Maximus Extreme IV (Rev.3) motherboard
4x4gb Corsair Vengeance Low Profile
XFX Radeon HD 6970
Rosewill Bronze 1000W PSU
64gb Crucial M4 SSD
120gb OCZ Agility 3 SSD
500gb Samsung Spinpoint HD
2tb Samsung Ecogreen HD

Water Cooling;
XSPC Reservoir/Pump Combo
XSPC Rasa CPU Water Block
XSPC 240mm Radiator
Black Ice GTS Gen 2 Stealth 140mm Highest Performance Radiator
EK-FC6970V2 Full Cover GPU Water Block (w/corresponding back plate)
1/2'' Barbs
Danger Den 1/2'' UV Red Tubing

I'm switching over from a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO cooler so I will also be comparing the temps between the two. Air Cooled my i5 2500K OC'd to 4ghz idled around 29 degrees celsius and running prime 95 topped out around 76.

Planned loop cycle. Res->Pump->240mmRad->CPU->140mmRad->GPU->Res
a c 324 K Overclocking
March 28, 2012 6:29:24 PM

Are your WC components already purchased, or just tentative?
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March 28, 2012 6:43:06 PM

I had the XSPC items from a previous build but all the other water cooling components I ordered this morning. Depending on the flow rate I might upgrade the res/pump but I'm gonna wait to see how it works out before I jump the gun on that.
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a c 324 K Overclocking
March 28, 2012 6:50:33 PM

Also, loop order doesn't really matter when it comes to temps, the main thing you want to consider is your res feeding your pump, but with a pump/res combo, you have this covered.
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