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Old December 30, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Heya fellow Canucks!!! Hello from Montreal!

I've known about this place for years (even bought my case based on this site's review) but never made time to actually sub to the forums. Now itt's done!

This is my second watercooling build (with my current build heading for four years old in February) ever.
I had fixed myself a budget, but that went to hell super fast of course. I wasn't set on any color/design choice, but once I landed on the EVGA Classified3 for my mobo, it was clear I was heading towards a specific build. Hence the name of the project, which is totally original, and reaches my inner writer soul.

Let us move on to the build!

Case..........Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower
Mobo.........EVGA X58 Classified3
CPU...........Intel i7 920 D0
RAM...........Dominator GT 6GB 3X2GB DDR3-1866
PSU...........Silverstone Strider Plus 850W
GPU...........PowerColor 5870HD
HDD...........Dual OCZ Vertex2 120GB SSD RAID0
Sound........Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium FATAL1TY Champion

Radiator.....Swiftech MCR320-QP Triple Radiator
CPU...........EK-Supreme HF - Nickel (Plexi Red from PPCS)
Mobo.........EK Waterblocks EK-FB EVGA X58 Classified - Nickel Red (from Sidewinder)
Reservoir....iandh SteathRes 225 Multi-Option Reservoir
Fans..........Coolermaster R4-L2R-20CR 120MM Red LED
Pump.........Swiftech Über MCP-655 (matte black finish, self modded)
Sleeving.....MDPC-X Black+Red
Tubing.......PrimoFlex 7/16" ID 5/8" OD Red+Black Tubing
Fittings......Bitspower Matte Black Compression
Coils..........PrimoChill Anti-Kink Coils - Gloss Red
Dye...........Mayhem Red with Silver KillCoils by iandh
Thermal......IC Diamond 7 Carat & Arctic Silver Ceramique

Fan cont....Lamptron FC-5 V2
Optical......LG Bluray (with Lian-Li besel)

Now some pictures. Will post more later next week with OC, benchmark and full case.

Thanks for looking!
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Old December 30, 2010, 09:08 PM
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Ooooh baby, most excellent work.
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Old December 30, 2010, 09:26 PM
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Your computer scares me, its so intimidating it puts my computer to shame. Very nice work.
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Old December 30, 2010, 09:31 PM
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Nice work,

Have you considered re-routing your loop? you could definately have less tubing by going,

Res > Pump > bottom of chipset out to top of chipset > radiator > cpu > res.

Just a suggestion.
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Old December 30, 2010, 09:37 PM
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Thanks for the praises :)

Great suggestion, vohiep84! I went res-> pump -> rad -> cpu so I could have the coldest water possible hit the cpu, but your fix actually makes more sense.

I'll be upgrading to a U3011 and 580GTX SLI in a two months, so I'll need to reposition the pump and redo the loop anyway at the time. I'll keep this in mind for future builds, though!
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