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Project IAMEXTREME (SR-2 Build)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by xxh1tm4nxx, May 4, 2011.

  1. xxh1tm4nxx New Member

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    Hello guys....my first buildlog here on TPU. Last build wasnt up to mark and had a lot of problems in it. So decided on scrapping it and getting on with a whole new build with much better and drool worthy specs.

    Heres a little shot of my last build.

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    Now onto new stuff. Lets list down the specs first

    Motherboard: EVGA SR-2
    CPU: Intel Xeon E6545 x2
    Ram: 12GB G.Skill (still thinking on which one)
    HDD: 1x 120GB SSD + 1x 256GB SSD Already own. Might add another 2 SSD's, still thinking on that too.
    GPU: Sparkle GTX 480 Tri SLi (already have these and dont wanna jump to 5 series. Will upgrade to 6 series when it launches)
    PSU: Silverstone Tek 1000W + 800W
    Casing: Little Devil V8 Inverted HPTX
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    Watercooling Specs: Most of the stuff i already own from my previous builds, so just gonna list down stuff that i need to order.

    2 x EK HF CPU Blocks
    1 x EK Coolstream 480 Radiator
    1 x XSPC 360 Radiator
    Tygon Tubing
    Feser One Red Coolant
    Bitspower Blood Red compression fittings (trying to get a hold of these directly from bitspower)

    Build has been sponsored by the following manufacturers. Special thanks goes to them:)

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    Lets start with a couple of pics that i took of the hardware that has arrived.

    A couple of days ago, my motherboard and processors arrived.

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    Hooked this up quickly on air cooling to see if the board was DOA or not and if everything was running fine out of the box. Was glad to see that it did:D

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    All ok!
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    Awaiting the Silverstone Psu's to handle 3 x gtx 480's. Also finally took pics of accessories that came with the board.

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    got down to sleeving lately.....i wanted to see first if i should go with just orange black or throw a little grey in too. Here are the results...quick happy with this look ill be honest.

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    Bistpower Stuff arrived

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    today the tubing arrived....finally found one in size which was orange coloured. Here are the amazing pics:p

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    Thats it for now. thanks for watching. currently waiting for the case to arrive so i can start planning on how to put everything in together.
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    WOW :eek: Amazing hardware man:toast: all I can say iz MORE PLS:)
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    very nice
  5. xxh1tm4nxx New Member

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    small update...casing should arrive in a few days now....its been in the country for a day or two but i dont know where its been roaming around:p

    Also thinking of making a external rad box to house 3x360 radiators to cool the gpu's. Something like how DD makes one.
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    Looks like an epic build is coming this way.
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    Definate sub, looks like a great build, just wandering how did you get sponsered by Bitspower and Silverstone?
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    i hope i am not invading your personnel space but may i ask which country are u from?
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    ok back here after a week with some good updates. First of all had a chat with bitspower and requested some more items which are now being sent over. Ill try to keep them as a surprise. But something else came in today and i must say FINALLY...so lets do the unboxing of the unboxed shall we?

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    Only problem that i encountered with the case as yet....or maybe it isnt a problem...the front HDD fan panel is a bit bent towards the inside...like some1 punched it. Can be fixed though so no biggie
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    I saw those cases for sale on XS a while back. Just one question though: what is that post by the rad mounts in the last picture? Is that some kind of pump or res mount?
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    Subbed :D

    I love the look of your last build and this one looks like it's going to be friggin' awesome as well!
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    That is a psu holder bracket

    Thanks:)

    installed the board for a quick overview on how to route the tubing and cables. I must say even after installing the board there is plenty of space present.

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    OMG that case is a monster! Having the board in there really gives the image some scale. What are the dimensions?
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    * dimensions LxWxH is 650*220*720 with legs/stands
    * 10 x expansion slots
    * space for 5 x HDD's on anti vibration legs
    * space for 8 x SSD's inside
    * 4 x 5.25 slots
    * space for PSU and watercooling in the bottom
    * all screws for motherboard, DVD's, PCI cards....etc
    * antivibration screws for HDD's
    * 4 x ALU legs/stands with screws
    * 2 illuminated switch for power on/off and restart with cables
    * space on the bottom for 2 x 480mm or 2 x 360mm radiators with 2 x L holders (adjustable)
    * on the top of the case, space for 480mm radiator (4 x 120mm)
    * support for all motherboards
    * support for EVGA SR2 motherboard
    * support for 4 WAY SLI motherboards
    * dual PSU support (optionally)

    EDIT:Look forward to seeing the rest of this build :)
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    Wow that case really is a monster . . . support for 3x480mm rads without any modding :eek:

    Can't wait to see the rest of the build :D
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    Whats that tiny little PSU you are using.... Oh its a 1500watt TT... lol that case is massive!! I want one.
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    thanks for the appreciation guys....yes the case really is monstrous. You need some time just to get used to its size...anyways got done sleeving the 24 pin connector. This is how it looks.

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    I like the orange better than the red, nice mix with the grey/black.

    I thought my TJ07 was big untill I seen your two cases side by side.Keep up the good work.
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    It is a monster indeed. :eek:
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    Actually, a lot of people on other forums said that having red with orange would look a bit out of place, but what they didnt notice was that having 3 gpu's and then a sound card in pci slots would basically cover up the red that every one is seeing so much. Unfortunately the rams that i got are red too (gskill ripjaws) but theres nothing that i can do about them so they will have to be like they are. Plus when i will have orange tubing and orange coolant running through blocks, im sure red wont be noticeable that much. Atleast i hope it isnt.
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    Yeah the GPU's should cover the red PCIe slots, so no worries there.

    Any chance of painting the heatspreaders on the Ripjaws to match the orange ?
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    That sleeving looks really nice.
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    I wanted to do that for my last build but a lot of people suggested that painting heat spreaders would affect the heat dissipation of rams. Sounded risky so didnt try
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    Never tried myself, but cant see it making a real big difference to temps with a good fan blowing on them.
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    true...rams should be here in a few days....will see what i can do.

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