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Old January 1, 2013, 06:25 PM
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Welcome to my build log. Hopefully there will be some good pictures, modders porn, for some and a little humor at times. Although I'm not much at jokes, I do manage to get the odd one in there.
So I won this CM Storm Stryker in the only Canadian Watercooling store Daz Mode's, monthly give away draw. You get entered when making a purchase. I won the Novmember draw.
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Computer Hardware.
  1. CM Storm Styker
  2. Intel i7-970 Hex Core @3.2GHz
  3. Asus P6X58D Premium mainboard
  4. A set of Asus Geforce GTX 560Ti 448 Cuda cores 1GB DDR5 for SLI setup.
  5. 24GB of Kingston Hyper X 1866 DDR3
  6. M4 Curcial SSD 128GB
  7. OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 120GB
  8. Seasonic Platium Series 860 watt
Water Cooling Hardware.
  1. Two D5 Lainge Pumps (DazMode Storm D5 Strong 8-24v )
  2. EKWB, EK-D5 Dual TOP G - Black Acetal
  3. Koolance, Dual 24V Pump Controller
  4. Koolance, Radiator, 3x120mm 30-FPI Copper
  5. EKWB, EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
  6. EKWB, EK-CoolStream RAD XTX (240)
  7. EKWB, EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel)- 1 in hand and 1 on order
  8. Bitspower, Reservoir Z-Multi 250 (POM Version)
  9. Bitspower, CPU Block Summit EF (Intel) (Acrylic Top Version)
  10. Bitspower, Universal RAM Module Water Cooling Set For 6 Banks 6-DIMMs
  11. Various Bitspower Silver Shining angled adapters, spacers, valves
  12. The Feser Company, 3/8" x 5/8" Compression Fittings.
  13. The Feser Company, 5 - Triberwerk 120mm x 120mm x 55mm, 62cfm @ 21dba fans
  14. G-Vans Legion-V2 fan controller
Currently undecided options
Fluid and Tubing colour.
Who know's what else may appear durring the build.
I have a load of blue and white LED's, MDPC White, Black and Blue Magic sleeving to choose from.
This case will be under going several mods to get everything in, and looking good.
I have this picture in my head of how everything will fit in.
So will be a bit of a test of my space relations aptitude :).
This will be mainly white, not sure if I'll use black or blue as the highlight colour. Or should I use both?
For fuild I have a bottle and a ½ of Ice Dragon Nano fuild but may just use a transparent blue fuild.
Oh ya blue is my favorite colour so don't be surprized to see that colour in the build.
Plus it works with the blue heatsinks on the mainboard.


Stripped this sucker down so we could get a loook under the hood.
So these handles will need tobe removed reworked and remounted. They are in the way of my 360 rad. The small handle at the back will only be removed to allow easy drilling for the rads port holes.

The rats nest that is a sleeving night mare and a cable management horror.

figuring out what to do with that USB3 cable. h'mmmm

First mod has started , placement of the Koolance 360


Hard to see from this angle, but the rad has been offest 20mm closer to the widow side of the case to allow more space between the fans and the mainboard.
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Old January 1, 2013, 09:40 PM
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wow Hooded you are lucky to win such a nice big case
really nice clean photo's
medusa hell on that front IO
look forward to seeing how you overcome that
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Old January 1, 2013, 09:46 PM
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Depending on your MB colors and such I'd think going with some straight white tubing would look pretty stellar (even better if those fittings were gun metal. That being said with something like an ASUS ROG line up red or black would work nicely with the case's scheme too.
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Old January 2, 2013, 05:06 AM
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Thanks folks.
If i want white tubing I'll just use the Ice Dragon Nano fuild as it's solid white. I'm leaning towards the transparent blue fluid with clear non uv tubing. Still ponderingthe thought though.
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Old January 2, 2013, 08:52 AM
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I've heard something about you should avoid coloured fluid because it might get your water blocks dirty and filthy over time or something about the dye affecting the blocks. I don't know much about it but if I were to do such a build I would get non-colour fluid and coloured tubing instead.
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Old January 2, 2013, 09:08 AM
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I don't like solid colour tube. Just my personal choice. I like to watch the micro bubbles while filling ;)

Ice Dragon has no dye in it. One of the best coolants on the market imho. The details about IDC Ice Dragon Cooling: Technology Background

Thinking about using Koolance LIQ-702 Liquid Coolant, High-Performance (Blue) has anyone tried this stuf out? Would like to hear some feed back on those fluids.
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Old January 2, 2013, 09:44 AM
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I've heard something about you should avoid coloured fluid because it might get your water blocks dirty and filthy over time or something about the dye affecting the blocks. I don't know much about it but if I were to do such a build I would get non-colour fluid and coloured tubing instead.
I ran pre-mixed Feser UV Red for over 2 years in my last build. Other than some light staining on the clear tubing and reservoir, I had no issues. The blocks are fine, they don't gum up at all. I will advise to stay away from Primochill dyes, I've had an issue with them separating out and blocking flow through blocks, but I haven't tried any other add-in dyes since that experience 3 years ago.
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Old January 2, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Ah the rest of my sleeve showed up :)

I took some more pics of the top rad so you can see it's positioning better.
The cut out.

Front view with rear handle in position

Rear view

And with the handle in place
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Old January 2, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Great Scott! It's the TTL Orca! Color scheme will be much better than his IMO.
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Great Scott! It's the TTL Orca! Color scheme will be much better than his IMO.
I hope not. Don't think the black sleeve will be used but I might. Just like a woman I can't decide lol.
I don't plan on destorying my case to put a couple big ass rads in either. I'm planning to make use of the top 3 5" drive bays.
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