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Thought I would post this build even though I have used some of it in my other build. It is still a complete build only things missing now are 360 rad from the top the R9 290x and the ssd. This was my first water cooled build hence why I used flexible. Originally in the build I only had the cpu cooled with the top 360 rad with 2x Gigabyte OC 7970 in crossfire. When overclocking this build I wasn't happy with the cpu overclocks and decided to delid. Most I got out of the system was 5.00Ghz but wasn't 100% stable (could run aida64 stress test easy but not IBT in very hard). For daily use I clocked it back to 4.8Ghz until I decided to upgrade the 2x 7970 for an R9 290x which I ended up water cooling from when it arrived to battle amd's sht temps. I am fairly happy with how it turned out but still had a couple things I wanted to do with it, mainly a custom clear acrylic door. Once I purchased a second R9 290x though instead of finishing this build I decided to start my latest one, maybe one day I will get motivation to do the final touches on both these builds.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy as ****, gg good sir though thats a way overkill PSU

  • 55 months ago
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He may want to crossfire in the future.

Or he did it because he can.

  • 55 months ago
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It was originally crossfired with 2x 7970's as in the last couple picks. I now have a 600w in the case and an old 7850 as I have moved the Psu and graphics card into my new build, thanks for the compliment though much appreciated

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

r8'd 8/8 m8 gr8 b8 in my housing est8 when my neibours mastab8 and I check some prost8

+1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Wana d8 m8?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

sont be l8 m8

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You m8 are 4 d8s l8

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

m8 , you are str8 to the point. lets be m8's for now

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ok m8ty

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Not entirely sure what happened. I put 4 sugars in my tea. Maybe that explains it.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

nah, the walls were bouncing off me ;)

Sugar and caffine can do alot to man.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

it's called b8 m8. It's a drug that personally I'd r8 8/8 while you menstru8 on our d8. Don't be l8

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it! Have you considered picking up the white bitfenix alchemy LED Strips 2 in white? Love the lights as they are, but white makes everything look even better in my opinion, just a thought!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, haven't thought about other lighting to be honest, the led strip in this is from a lighting store and I wired it up to the fan controller on the case so I could dim it. Case fans have custom curve in bios through mobo headers. Due to my new build I'm still trying to figure out what to do with this one, nas or media pc? So not much point changing lighting

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I read the description and excuse me if im being an idiot but what are those pictures of those chips for? They are square like a cpu but they have such small heatsinks and why is it so dirty?

But other than that nice build! I think its kinda funny that your case and psu make up more than half the cost of my build but to each his own.

Nice job! +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Delidding. He popped the top off his CPU and replaced the stock TIM under the cover for better temps. Not for the faint of heart.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, i never thought of doing that

Thats insane

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

INSANE IN THE BRAIN

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Those Power-puff Girls really hurt you lol

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, yeah worth it temps wise, lost around 10+ degrees on each core, Intel really cheaped out on the Tim they used under the heat spreader.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Any build the staff comment on deserves congratulating

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

gorgeous!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh lawd, gotta love the 600T. Nice work. This looks amazing.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That loop looks slick as **** (sorry for the language, but this is the first thing that came to my mind seeing this one :p ).

Amazing work on this build. Hope you enjoy! +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have some serious issues with this build. All (I'm not sure of the orientation of your front/side panel fans, though) of your fans should be reversed to improve natural airflow resulting in better temps...

Rear fan should exhaust...

Front fan should intake...

Top fans should exhaust...

Bottom fans should intake...

(Side panel fans should also intake...)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This was something I had overlooked at first glance but my sysadmin asked as well. The radiator is at the bottom, and we can only imagine it's blowing the air out. Does it move enough that the hot air isn't just rising right back in if that's the case? If that isn't the case and it's sucking cool air in, does it get enough air flow being at the bottom of the case and wouldn't the warm exhaust from the radiator then just blow up into the case as well?

Again, I think it looks great, but the question is now stuck in my head, what's the radiator doing down there? I never cared for the idea of a front mounted radiator simply because the hot air is still in the case, but I do understand pulling cool air in over it before it enters the case may cool more than taking case air and blowing that over a radiator and expecting it to cool too.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks all so far for the positive feedback. The front 200mm fan is intake, which feeds cold air to bottom rad which exhausts out the bottom, then goes through the power supply (not the best for psu but better for case temps) and also would channel out the sides etc. The remaining air from the 200mm cools bottom half of the case, top 360 rad fans exhaust out with the rear fan blowing cool air across the top of the case into these fans (pic 4 was just a test fit and not the fans I ended up using). Main reason was to try and keep a positive pressure inside the case and keep the rads cool, closest thing I could come up with.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

@pldgd contrary to popular belief this isn't always true, especially when the air is coming through a radiator. If I was to change my bottom fans they would suck warm air into the case heating up the mobo etc and what would make that worse would be to have the back fan aswell as the top exhaust, by the time the air gets to the vrm, memory etc. It will be hot, also the air flowing out the top radiator would be hot giving me worse temps with the front intake only cooling the drives then being exhausted straight out the top. Before you reply aswell I have had it running the way you suggest and nearly every component in the case was hotter. Also top is already exhaust and the pic with the fans on top was a test fit, I am running sp120qe on all rads

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Awwww yissssss

(+1 btw)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks killer but I don't understand the top intake bottom exhaust. It goes against everything I have seen before. It seems to work well anyways so +1 I guess.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers, there is plenty exhaust already bottom and top rad, if I had done back exhaust also case would have had too much negative pressure to which it can't get enough air so fans suck air from every nook n cranny creating more dust inside the case. Plus just because the case manufacturers sent it this way doesn't mean they know how it's being used. Especially when I cut the floor out for the bottom rad.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna eat it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

looks like smurfs!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

First delidded CPU I've seen on pcpartpicker, I would expect some higher quality tim under an i7

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you mount your storage like that?

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers, deliding is pretty easy as long as you take your time and are careful, admittedly I was a bit nervous while I was doing it but temps dropped around 10+ degrees on each core though so well worth it

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats the third job?

  • 55 months ago
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  • 55 months ago
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Thanks heaps

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  • 55 months ago
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Have to agree (though half the pictures aren't showing up for me).

  • 55 months ago
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Thanks heaps

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