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pmachado August 11, 2014 02:56 PM

Optimus Primo
 

Disclaimer 1: This is my first actual build log so please bear with me. I know starting a build log without a single picture is frowned upon so I will try and get some up ASAP.

Disclaimer 2: Although the reference to Optimus Prime this is NOT a Transformers inspired build. It's my version of a play on words for the "main character" of this build, Mr. Enthoo Primo.

Disclaimer 3: I am in no way experienced with photography and all the photos taken won't be with a DSLR or even a point-and-shoot. Nope they will be taken with my BlackBerry Z30. I will do my best to take good pictures.

A lot of the parts I already have and currently running with in the system. However, I will be doing a full tear down and once all new parts arrive I will begin this build. Below is what I will end up with using my existing parts and new parts when completed.

Hardware List:

Case:
  • Case - Phanteks Enthoo Primo
  • Case Fans - 4x 140mm Phanteks 140mm


Components:
  • CPU - AMD FX8350
  • Motherboard - Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
  • Memory - 8GB Corsair Dominator GT CMT8GX3M2A1866C9
  • SSD: Samsung EVO 250GB
  • Power Supply - Corsair AX860
  • Power Supply Accessories - Corsair Professional Individually sleeved (Type 3, Generation 2) RED
  • Video Card - EVGA GTX770 Super Clocked (2GB)

Cooling:
  • CPU Waterblock - XSPC Raystorm
  • GPU Waterblock - EK-FC770-GTX-Nickel
  • Reservoir - EK D5 X-RES Top with 204mm Clear Tube
  • Pump - Swiftech MCP655-B
  • Radiator 1 - Phobya GChanger 480mm (Push/Pull)
  • Radiator 1 Fans - 8x 120mm XSPC 1650's
  • Radiator 2 - XSPC RX360 (Push/Pull)
  • Radiator 2 Fans - 6x 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-45's
  • Fittings - Various 1/2"ID, 3/4"OD Matte Black Bitspower Compression Fittings
  • Tubing - 1/2"ID, 3/4"OD DarkSide - Flexible Tube (aka XSPC Clearflex)
  • Coolant - Distilled Water with Dazmode Protect and Feser View Active Dye - Blood Red

pmachado August 18, 2014 04:34 PM

Update: 08/18/2014

Finally had some time to get working on my rebuild but still waiting for some final parts.

I got started on refinishing the Phobya radiator I purchased from a DazMode forum member. Had scratches on several parts obviously from moving in and out of case(s).

BEFORE:

http://i.imgur.com/2dwVrWC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WL7wB6V.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/4TrDaOA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/bweRsLs.jpg

AFTER:

It's still curing so I've only taken 2 pictures but will taken more once cured.

http://i.imgur.com/3IXc5RL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TdP4HUn.jpg

The fans to go with the radiator. 8 XSPC Xinruilian 1650 I also got from gdesmo.

http://i.imgur.com/F6bavOK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HoSU2m1.jpg

A few pictures of some other hardware I have planned for the rebuild.

GPU Waterblock - EC-FC770 GTX

Also purchased this "second hand" from Akira749. The moisture in the block is from leak testing.

http://i.imgur.com/q4IxW2U.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/h8qtMqX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ObyhLKn.jpg

Corsair Individually Sleeved Cables (Generation 2)

It was really hard to get good pictures of the cables as the sleeving has a bit of a sheen to it and the camera on my Z30 had a hard time focusing because of it.

http://i.imgur.com/yvLHPNu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/efgR8wj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mCjwpOS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pQlTFQj.jpg

That's it for now. Should have remaining items by the end of the week and hopefully actually can start the rebuild this weekend.

pmachado August 24, 2014 06:46 PM

Forgot to post this update here.

Update 08/23/14:

Got pretty much the rest of my parts in. Have started tearing down my current rig.

Few more pictures of the Phobya radiator I painted. Turned out pretty good.

http://i.imgur.com/oviCeVE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/JnnPss3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PdWWm8x.jpg

A bunch of pictures of some of the other items for the build.

http://i.imgur.com/aa7HTTJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kHAsyHh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/HCG76x7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cXFes4v.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QRK8MUe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/anhmkih.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ld7j7s9.jpg

pmachado August 24, 2014 06:47 PM

And for fun a few pictures of my original/current setup which I have started tearing down.

http://i.imgur.com/m2jpC87.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nBUpdL4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/VWSFDid.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Co4NmTh.jpg

That's it for now but more to come soon.


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