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HiTi December 15, 2013 01:25 PM

case change
So my fortunes changed a bit, and I am able to restart this build and hopefully will get a chance to play bf4 before the New Years.
Here is a breakdown of parts already purchased

Corsair Air 540
i7 4770K
more sleeving and terminals
A 240gb ssd
2 x 4GB DDR 2400 ( thanks wedge)
128Gb Crucial M4
CoolerMaster silent hybrid pro 1050 ( thanks crowrobot )

H20 gear already purchased or used over
new tubing or acrylic and fittings
TFC X-changer 360
240mm Black Ice stealth
EK supremacy nickel plexi
TFC compression fittings
DDC pump with ek csq top and res
D5 vario pump with EK v2 top
Cougar 120mm black turbines ( not the best..but seem quiet and push some air)
2 x Coolit Elite and Thermaltake gpu power supply to power the elite's

Things I have to pick up

Radeon 290 (non x)
EK full cover block for above card
possibly new rads...undecided

*removed* Asus Maximus VI Formula (thanks Bobbylo)

I am really up in the air ( oh that was bad) about the elites. If I do actually manage to get them into the case, it is going to be a plumbing and wiring nightmare, then there is always the possibility of condensation. I may just pass on doing this until I get a larger case or another system.

HiTi December 15, 2013 01:25 PM


HiTi December 28, 2013 09:45 AM

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small update
Picked up a MSI Z87 GD65 Gaming board, wasn't my first pick in motherboards but I got it for $139 after rebates. I wanted the Hero or the Maximus vi formula, but I am on a pretty tight budget on this one. I just hope I'm not disappointed at my choice.
Also picked up a Seagate 240 gb ssd,primochill tubing,and some various fittings.

Now I've all but given up on installing the two elites into this case. I can't come up with any scenario where they would look decent in the case.So I'm just going to try to keep it as basic and clean as possible.

Here are where I chose to install a fill port for the reservoir and a drain port for the system. By the looks of the pics, I got a lot of painting to do.
I also mounted the reservoir to the roof on the psu side. I want to keep the motherboard side of the case as clean as possible.

HiTi December 28, 2013 09:49 AM

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Really disappointed at this Primochill advanced LRT tubing. I only run either distilled water or EK premix fluids and I have never ran into this staining before. Maybe I got a bad batch?
Either way, I really hope my new order of primochill doesn't do this

lowfat December 28, 2013 09:52 AM

Sorry to say but my Primochill Advanced LRT did the same.

HiTi December 31, 2013 06:02 PM

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Small update again
Got some packages today, still waiting for the motherboard and still haven't decided on a gpu

Fortier January 9, 2014 08:35 PM

Have you decided on a CPU yet?

HiTi January 18, 2014 05:54 PM

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Small update again. Work has been unusually hectic for this time of year. My i7 4770k arrived,but I still can not for the life of me decide on a gpu. Really looking to see what Mantle may or will do for BF4. ( which really is the only reason this is being built)
Anyhow, I've been picking away at the wiring with the little time I've had. Also need to come up with a mounting location for the ssd's. I'm thinking about a dark piece of acrylic in place of the unused 5.25" drive covers and mounting them behind it on another piece of back lit acrylic. Or I just may make a cover panel for the motherboard tray and flush mount them there.
I'll update a few photo's with some progress once I find the SD adapter

mcyuke February 12, 2014 07:58 PM

Hopefully you'll be able to hit us with an update or two at some point!

I just got one of these cases last month and I'm really enjoying it.

I'm just using an H110 that was included in the purchase of the case but I always love seeing custom WC loops.

HiTi March 28, 2014 09:11 AM

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So plans changed big time
loved the AIR 540, but just wasn't happy with the placement of hardware and wiring no matter which way I went. So i ended up grabbing this

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