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Just finished my setup. (almost)

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November 26, 2012 2:06:59 PM

I'm still waiting to purchase a 7970 and add that and I'm waiting for a front 200mm radiator to come in the mail. What do you think for my first build?




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a b K Overclocking
November 26, 2012 2:36:59 PM

Looks good. You are going to WC the 7970 right? You might want to cut the 5.25" covers to somehow fit the reservoir. It would really finish the case.
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November 26, 2012 3:19:47 PM

That my friend, was a great idea. Thank you!



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a b K Overclocking
November 26, 2012 3:35:26 PM

There you go. That looks great. Want to list your build? I can see an intel sticker and asus sticker.
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November 26, 2012 3:38:08 PM

Sure, not sure why it's not coming up in my signature.

Corsiar 600T
ASUS Rampage III Gene
Intel i7 960 OC@4.1GHz
Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD
Gigabyte ATI 6870HD
Corsair Dominator GT 12GB 1700MHz
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a b K Overclocking
November 26, 2012 3:50:51 PM

Looks nice. I built my first computer a few months ago and would like to watercool my next build. How much extra work was that for you?
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November 26, 2012 3:56:05 PM

It was actually pretty easy if you have basic automotive knowledge. It's like a mini car cooling system. The one thing that was hard to discover was jumping the power supply to test the system without turning to comp on. Take a paper clip and plug it into the green and any black wire on the 20pin connector.
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a b K Overclocking
November 26, 2012 4:14:58 PM

Well I am a mechanical engineer so I'm pretty sure I could figure it out :) 
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a c 324 K Overclocking
November 26, 2012 5:47:11 PM

So why the RAM block and red coolant vs. GPU block and plain distilled?
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November 27, 2012 3:48:23 AM

The RAM cooler was part aesthetic and par functional. The ram would get warm and the pump is much quieter then those cheap fans corsair gives with the Dominator GT's. I wanted to keep everything as cool as possible as the x58 NB (especially the Gene) gets pretty hot. The Ekoolant wast used because I think it looks cool and Ekoolant already contains an anti-algae additives. I've read multiple posts about how its garbage and you should only use distilled water with a kill coil but, I like it and all my blocks are clear so I can see any build up.
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2012 12:24:57 PM

You are planning to WC the 7970 right?
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November 27, 2012 12:50:33 PM

Yea I still have to get a 7970 and a block. I ordered a 200mm rad for the front of the case right from antec's website about 2 weeks ago and it still hasnt come yet. Why do you ask?
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2012 2:30:24 PM

rubix made it sound like you weren't going to. What's your monitor situation like? I really hope it's more than a single 1920x1080.
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2012 2:48:20 PM

Is that a catleap? I have a feeling it is and if so would you recommend it? I've been looking at getting one.
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a b K Overclocking
November 27, 2012 5:13:47 PM

Good to hear. I was looking at a $300 one though. I'd rather buy 2 more 1920 monitors for that price.
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a b K Overclocking
November 28, 2012 2:00:48 AM

I would turn the cpu block 90* to the right for better aesthetics btw looks amazing. Btw thank you you have given me an idea to hide my bay rez.
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