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Old March 29, 2014, 08:35 PM
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Time for a new build. Again with Case Labs and with their new S8!!


This one is called « Hurrikaine » which is the name of the crystal used to fabricate Mace Windu's lightsaber. Sorry for all of you Darkside fans but i'm on the Lightside. After all my name is Luc


The color scheme I'm going with is very neutral. White case, black motherboard, white and dark gray sleeving with purple accent sleeving. All 4 radiators will be painted white.


As always, I hope you’ll like it so here we go!


Build setup/parts listing :


Case and accessories
  • Case Labs Mercury White Matte S8 + Pedestal
  • CaseLabs 120.3 Flex-Bay Rad Mount
  • NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller for now until the release of the EK-Ascendacy


Components
  • EVGA Z87 Classified Motherboard
  • Intel i7 4770K CPU
  • G.SKILL TridentX 16GB DDR3-2400 RAM
  • NZXT HALE90 V2 Series 1200W 80PLUS Gold PSU
  • NZXT HALE82 V2 Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze PSU
  • Gigabyte GTX 780 OC Windforce3 Rev 2.0 (3x)
  • Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb SSD


Cooling
  • Swiftech Helix 120mm Fans (12x)
  • Bitfenix Spectre Pro All White 140mm Fan (for rear exhaust)
  • Darkside DS360-P 120.3 Radiator (2x)
  • Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 120.3 Radiator (2x)
  • Alphacool D5 Vario Pump
  • Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (White "S" Model, Special Edition Version)
  • Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Mod Kit V2 - New Silver Shiny Finish
  • Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 - Limited White POM Edition
  • Bitspower G1/4 Enhanced Multi-Link Adapter - 12mm OD Rigid Tube - Deluxe White Fittings
  • Miscellaneous Bitspower Deluxe White adapters, extenders, plugs, etc...
  • EK-HD Tube 10/12mm 500mm (2 pack) (2x)
  • Monsoon Compression Fittings 3/8ID X 1/2OD White - for the pedestal part of the loop
  • Primochill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT Tubing 3/8ID X 1/2OD Crystal Clear - for the pedestal part of the loop
  • EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ CPU Waterblock - Nickel Plexi Clean CSQ
  • EK-RAM Monarch X4 CSQ RAM Block with the Acetal or Plexi Clean CSQ Top (bought both and will decide which one I go with)
  • EK-FC780 GTX WF3 - Plexi-Nickel GPU Waterblock (3x)
  • EK-FC780 GTX WF3 Backplate - Black
  • Mayhems Custom Color Pastel to match MDPC Purple OR X1 Oil Black Coolant


Sleeving and Lighting
  • MDPC-X White
  • MDPC-X Shade 19
  • MDPC-X, Purple
  • Darkside Dimmable Rigid LED Strip V2 (white or UV) or Cold White CCFL

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Here's the first pictures of the case the day I received it

Of course the traditionnal box picture!



The case in all angles and sometimes light saturated (sorry)






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Old March 29, 2014, 08:36 PM
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Here's some first picture taken today with the rads, the board and the GPU's in place just to give a general idea.

In a few angles







EVGA motherboard...a first for me but I like the layout and the 90 degrees connectors...ideal on an horizontal setup.



The monsters are in place!





That's it for now!
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Can't wait to see this project develop

Wicked case with soo much room

Tri sli...this project has the goods

Curious how that mobo performs
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Old March 29, 2014, 11:45 PM
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Can't wait to see this project develop

Wicked case with soo much room

Tri sli...this project has the goods

Curious how that mobo performs
Thanks FF

In fact the 3-SLI bridge is there only for fun. Since this machine is a folding rig, I won't use the SLI.

I'm as curious as you on the performances of this board...I hope I won't be disappointed
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I updated the first post for the components changes.

Also today I made a massive order with Daz and a tiny tiny one from PPCS. Go Canada!!!
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Update time!!!

I received almost everything for my build except the GPU blocks and a few knick-knacks

So let the pictures speaks!


As I said in the description of the build, all 4 radiators would be painted white.
They ended looking very very good. Especially the Darkside ones!!
I used the same process Snef do when he paints is rads and it works perfectly!!











Here's the fans. This time I'm only doing push config.
The Bitfenix is a 140mm for the exhaust.
And the NZXT fan controller custom painted white until the release of EK-Ascendacy.





Here's are the last hardware I was waiting.
The 550w PSU will be use to power the cooling stuff (fans, pump, controller, etc...)
This way the 1200w will power the motherboard and the 3 GTX 780.
The SSD will not go on the stealth plate and will be painted.





Here's the watercooling components I have so far. Still need those GPU blocks!
Obviously the mounting hardware of the pump top will be painted white.
This sides of the CPU block need to be polished and I need to choose which top will go and the ram block.





Here's the army of fittings!!!




On top of this picture is the EK-HD Tube.
On the bottom of the picture is Primochill Advanced LRT and Monsoon fittings for the pedestal run.





That's all folks!
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What is your impression of those acrylic compressions?
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What is your impression of those acrylic compressions?
Quality wise they look very solid. There's one o-ring on the base part like a crystal link and there's another o-ring in the locking ring.

Since I didn't install them yet I can't tell you if they work well. I will do soon
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Small update!

I received my GPU blocks and my backplates!








Also there's a big chance that the purple/violet/magenta (whatever you feel like calling it) sleeving and coolant will be ditched out of the project. I don't know if it will be replaced by something else and if it's replaced I don't know what color for now. Also I'm debating if I keep the name of the build since it was associated with the color accent...
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