i7-4770 and Dual R9 290X with Liquid Cooling in a Corsair 750D
i7-4770 and Dual R9 290X with Liquid Cooling in a Corsair 750D Build Log
First off, I would like to thank in advance for any and all feedback and support.
In this build, I will attempt to tame a hot running Haswell CPU and 2 fire breathing AMD Radeon R9 290X GPUs in Crossfire with a custom liquid cooling loop. This will be my first attempt at setting up one. I sure do hope this goes well!
I intend to use it as a workstation and for 4K gaming eventually (looking at getting the Dell 24" UP2414Q 4K monitor). I also want to achieve cool and quiet operation.
The Main Components
Liquid Cooling Components
UPDATE: The Main Components
I plan to drive to FrozenCPU tomorrow, in order to pick up most of the liquid cooling parts. I also look forward to ordering the remaining liquid cooling parts along with the fans, connectors and fasteners.
Build your toys up.
Build your system check that everything is working on air.
Use the motherboard box ( board on the cardboard top)
If somethings dodgy out of the box you want to find it now not when its under water.
Edit: 4770 not 4770K ??
smart minds think alike.
UPDATE: Liquid Cooling Parts Part 1
More liquid cooling parts to come...
I would like to use the VT-d extension for my Linux VM but it is not a requirement. I also want to try writing software that uses the hardware transactional memory instructions. The 4770K does not have that extension or instruction set.
I did not plan to overclock this system anyway but I may try to undervolt the CPU for cooler and quieter operation.
Why does Intel always cripple their highest mid-range overclockable processor (asking rhetorically)?
I would pay an additional $20 or $30, maybe even $50, more than a 4770K for a processor that all of the features enabled and is overclockable.
I was not aware of Intel's Games
OK check :)
Great component selection. Keep us posted as everything unfolds. Should be a beauty!
It is currently sitting on a big brown cardboard box on my desk now. So far, everything works and it is installing Windows 8.1 right now. I will post some photos of it tonight.
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