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NZXT Build! Aqua S

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  1. Retell

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    yeah that was 3 months ago, I'm still a bit surprised I remembered asking about it in emails:D
     
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    You need a top notch case to put that beast of a system in. So you must be using this new beastly NZXT case........

    [​IMG]:eek:
     
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    This case will most certainly not be pink, I assure you.
     
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    Any clues as to which case you'll be using yet?
     
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    @Retell : for that Phantom, im sure it will look much better if you use a lighter shade of pink.
     
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    but u should take phenom black ....
     
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    i wanna choke you :p

    love the build! :toast:
     
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    I still at this time cannot tell you anything about the case, but I can say that it still hasn't shipped from overseas :(.

    Today's Update!
    System was brought to life. Fully hooked up, using interim RAM and SSD until I get the Kingston stuff tomorrow.

    A few spec changes.
    • Corsair 1200w PSU instead of NZXT Hale90 1000w
    • Black Ice Xtreme 140 instead of Black Ice Xtreme 280
    • Pump change, cannot remember the model, will update tomorrow.
    • Not using 2600k :cool:

    Starting it up went great, exactly 0 leaks and booted up perfectly. Considering using a second sequential pump. Overclocked to 5ghz using the ROG pre-selected voltage settings which burned in for 30 minutes without a problem and never broke 62C. This was my first experience with these new EFI touch BIOS, quite a new experience. My pretentious goal is 6ghz and if anyone has any tips or suggestions I'd love to hear them. No pics today, will add some tomorrow.
     
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    Damn I hate not being in the loop, I'm off to see if I can figure it out:p
     
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    Haha Peet, I can safely say I do not believe you will be able to figure it out. :p
     
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    Are you still using the same motherboard?
     
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    *shakes fist* Guess I will have to wait for your pics then.
     
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    Yes, I only have changed what is explicitly stated.
     
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    2700k?
    duuude
     
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    Oooh, I hope I like it. I just picked up a Hale 1000W and I'm needing a new case soon. :)
     
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    Well Retell, you are right, my contact came up short with any info:(

    Can I sign a NDA and get in the loop?:roll:
     
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    We may be able to do something. It'll have to wait until next week :) Helping me would my 5ghz problem couldn't hurt your odds :p
     
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    Updates!

    [​IMG]

    09/29/11 - IT LIVES! Fully hooked up, using interim RAM and SSD until I get the Kingston stuff tomorrow. Starting it up went great, exactly 0 leaks and booted up perfectly. Considering using a second sequential pump. Overclocked to 5ghz using the ROG pre-selected voltage settings which burned in for 30 minutes without a problem and never broke 62C. This was my first experience with these new EFI touch BIOS, quite a new experience. My pretentious goal is 6ghz and if anyone has any tips or suggestions I'd love to hear them. Also forgive the mess, the pump is going to be mounted horizontally and I needed to make sure the res would fill in that orientation.

    09/30/11 - Today we got our goodies from Kingston, it was torture both physically and emotionally to rip those heat shields off the RAM, they were damn good looking. I drained the fluid and swapped out the RAM and increased my hatred of the quality on the Koolance Ram-33. After much deliberation, I decided to swap out the RAM-Chipset line for hard fittings, I believe they look better and are far easier to put back on after removal, as well as not pushing on the RAM. I also setup 2 Sentry Mixs to control the 8 fans on the radiators, which make going from airplane take off to crickets very easy. The SSDs were setup in RAID 0 and are hella fast. The rest of the day was spent doing the other stuff I am in charge of, as well as swearing under my breath for not being able to get passed 5ghz. I am working diligently in my personal time researching a solution and cannot wait to go back into work on Monday, have a great weekend everyone!
     
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    what became of this build?
     
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    The build was completed. I am getting it show ready now. :) Should be public soon, we had a few delays.
     
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    It has been quite some time since the original Aqua S post. Well now I can finally begin to unveil it. This is actually the second build, it had already been built in a pre-production case for photography and for CES I decided to change a few things and move it into a final unit. :)


    • Below are the final specs:
    • Case :)
    • Intel i7 2700K
    • Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z
    • 16Gb DDR3 Kingston HyperX
    • 120 GB Kingston HyperX
    • 120 GB Kingston HyperX
    • NZXT HALE90 1000W
    • EVGA GTX 580
    • EVGA GTX 580
    • EVGA GTX 580
    • EK-Supreme HF - Full Copper
    • EK-FB ASUS Max4 Extreme - Plexi
    • Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 570 / 580 -Hole Edition
    • Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 570 / 580 -Hole Edition
    • Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 570 / 580 -Hole Edition
    • x4 Koolance Ram-33 Water Blocks
    • Watercool HTF4 3x140
    • Black Ice GT Xtreme 140
    • Pump Koolance PMP-450S with Reservoir
    • 12X NZXT FX-140
    • 2X NZXT Sentry Mix
    • 3X NZXT White 2M LED
    • NZXT Cable Black Extensions on almost everything

    More pics will follow on the first day of CES.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Glad I resurrectedthis, what ever that case is, it looks pretty boss :)
     

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