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x7900D Build Log Corsiar 900d asus RIVE Dual Loop Titans

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  1. abirli

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    [Build Log] x7900D Build Log Corsiar 900d dual loop titans LED Mid Panel!

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    Hi and Welcome to my First Build Log!

    Working Title for this project is x7900D because it is an x79 system in a Corsair 900d!

    i was fortunate to get the 900d form one of the first shipments from Amazon, This case is huge! i've never seen any case this big before in person!

    I got lucky with a lot of these parts, finding them on craiglist or ebay for cheap.

    The Specs:
    Motherboard: Asus RIVE
    Processor: I7 3930k
    SSD- OCZ Vertex 4 256 x 2 in Raid 0
    PSU- Corsair ax1200
    Case- Corsair 900D
    Ram- Kingston Hyper x 1600mhz x 32GB
    GPUs- Evga Titans

    The Cooling:
    Coolgate 480 Rad
    Coolgate 360 Rad
    EK Supremecy
    EK Titan Blocks
    Ek 250 res
    Ek Res/Pump combo
    Switfech MCP655
    1/2" fittings
    a ton of Corsair AF and SP fans


    now for some pictures. This is my first time trying to take nice photos so please dont hate on me too hard. i used my bed sheet that is wrinkled and my iphone :D

    This case is massive!
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    Now, i've always wanted a Asus Rampage board but i hate the red and black color scheme, i was so happy to see the Black RIVE only to find out it wasnt a production product, so i painted mine! i didnt get too deep into the RAM slots because they wouldnt be visible
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    Heres the CPU
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    Corsair AX1200- my Neighbor gave this to me for free!
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    This is just half of the fans! i have a total of 17 fans i think?
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    Ram
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    Coolgate 480
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    SSDs, these already had the OS on them so i had to make sure i kept them in the right order
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    Pump- this thing was way bigger than i though (thats what she said :D)
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    EK res
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    and one of two Titans
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    More photos to come, thanks for looking!

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  2. silkstone

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    Subbed. Some pretty sweet parts you have there. Did you test the board after painting it?
     
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  3. abirli

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    Thanks dude, and yep! it works! :toast:
     
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    subbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbeddd!
     
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  5. abirli

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    Update

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    I want to take a second and thank Corsair, especially George from Corsair, for providing amazingly fast customer service to me. My 900D had a few small chips and cracks in the window due to manufacturing error, George emailed me and said that they would send me a new window. They sent a new window from China over night to Pennsylvania.

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    Again Thanks Corsair, you realized there was a problem and you made it right
     
  6. abirli

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    ok update #2

    as i said before Corsair sent me a replacement for my cracked panel, what i didnt know was that they'd send me a whole new door panel! thanks corsair! this ones perfec:thumb:t

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    Here is some more of my parts, now with wrinkled back drop and a better camera!

    the TITAN(S)
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    EK Clear Plexi Water blocks for the Titans
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    These things are shiny!
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    EK Bay Res and Pump
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    EK HF Supremacy Clear - i got anxious and mounted it before i took a photo
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    Coolgate 360 Radiator
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    Box full of Corsair SP120's High performance edition
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    Photos together:
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    Thats it for today, heres a teaser of whats to come:






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  7. abirli

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    Thanks everyone for taking a look, now that all the parts have been shown, its time to MODDDD

    First thing i did was Paint the RAM. This is a temporary soultion until i save up for Dominators.

    My color scheme is going to be black with a blittle white =]

    so i masked them up, and started priming
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    Once dry i sprayed it with flat white
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    I think it turned out pretty good =] using flat paint saves me all the time of sanding and respraying
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    For the black dimms, i used my favorite paint ever, plasti dip! this stuff is awesome. in case you dont know aht it is , its platic rubbery paint that peels off when your done with it. so i masked the dimms up sprayed them with a couple coats of plastidip and peeled off what i wanted to show through.


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    Thats it for this update, more to come!

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    Subbed! Awesome parts! :toast:
     
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  9. d1nky

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    so glad you done something with those dim sticks!

    what you doing with the cables?

    looking great!!
     
  10. abirli

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    Thank you! :toast:




    Ha thanks dude, ill be sleeving them, i've got some MDPC sleeve


    UPDATE





    Ok Last update for the weekend, i've got to go work in New York This week so i have to wait till thursday to do more.

    Whats every ones opinion on progress photos, showing how i did what i did? do you prefer just seeing the finished product or seeing how i made/assembled it and then the finished product?

    anyway, i installed the fron intake fans, Corsair AF120 Queit Edition

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    the cables are too short, ill have to fix these later

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    I also installed the Corsair AX1200

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    looks so far away!

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    Next i mounted the EK bay res and pump combo.

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    But it didnt fit ;(

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    so for the first time this project, i busted out the dremel and my new Tungsten bit

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    i had to route like a 1/4' more to fit it

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    Thats better

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    Next i made the plexiglass back plate for the SSD's

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    Mounted the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD's and decided to Carbon wrap it, in white

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    Unti lnext time, heres something to tide you over =D



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  11. abirli

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    UPDATE

    Finally got back from work and went right back to work....on the rig!

    Got some new goodies!

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    Using the templates i made before, i traced them onto the new pexiglass.

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    Now to cut

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    And Sand

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    Can any one guess what i did wrong? SMH:mad:

    No worries, i have a Doctorate in making do!

    Test fit

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    Mirror panel on the bottom? hmmm :D

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    It still has the protective film over it, hence why it looks dirty

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    Unfortuanely its almost impossible to score and snap off a 3/4" strip 23" long with out it breaking in two, so i have to order some more.

    Until next time
     
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    Small Update

    While waiting for my acrylic cement to arrive, i sleeved the front panel and the ek res

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    I used the lamptron tool to get the fan pins out, terrible for ATX pins but awesome for Molex and Fan pins

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    before sleeve

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    after sleeve

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    I used MDPC sleeve, i've used many others before and i finally sprung and bought some. It really is the best out there. it may not be the tightest non-see through weave but if you're serious about sleeving you'll making your own cables anyways, or at least tape up the ones you've got

    oh and its thE best heatshrink i've ever used.

    thats it until the solvant comes in. i may mount GPU blocks in the mean time

    until next time!
     
  13. Flibolito

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    Very cool. Keep it coming!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Tiny Tiny update, while figure out how i'm going to do what im doing haha

    i dremeled a hole in some spare plexi to see if one of my ideas will work... i love this tungsten bit!


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    I think we'll be just fine :thumb:
     
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    You use MDPC-X srink too??? What size of heatsrink you use for fan connector???
    Usual little for sleeve PSU or size for SATA cables???
    Build is fantastic, 3930K is still best Intel option for build and today.
    I only can imagine Dominator Platinum LED lights with that EK blocks and everything insted of Kingston HyperX. :D
     
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    i like it!

    i put perspex in my window and the faintest touch ruins it! bet plexiglass is worse, be careful!
     
  18. abirli

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    I used the mdpc sata for the fan header and the small for the connection at the fan itself.

    thank you

    yeah it can be fragile, this is 1/8" so it should be able to withstand some pressure
     
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    Small Update

    didnt get a chance to work on the rig at all this weekend, but i did manage to install the water blocks on the Titans

    Heres the tools, notice the t6 torx missing, i had to run out and get one

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    the Block

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    The Card

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    Heatsink removed

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    Cleaned off the GPU

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    Mounted on the cards =D

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    and heres a sneak peak at the major update coming

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    Thanks!
     
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    UPDATE 6/11!!!

    Ok so here it is! the major time consuming part of my build is finished! now it all should be smooth sailing.

    many of you may know what it is i've been building, but for those that dont, i'll let the pictures speak for themselves? :p

    first the how to:

    Start off by marking your measurements and clamp it down, measure twice cut once!

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    After all that plexi cutting and aluminum cutting, a new disk is needed

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    cutting metal generates a lot of heat. it actually melted my clamp!

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    Now that the metal pieces are cut, i made a stencil for the remaining layers and transferred it to the plexi. this layer is frosted

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    uh oh storm clouds! tornado watch for my area last night

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    hmm?

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    got anxious and didnt even take the tape off! i needed to know it worked right away!

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    And now i present to you, my illuminated mid panel for the 900d!!!!!

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    not that this is done all thats left is the loops, sleeve some more plexi and overclocking, them finally game time!

    thank you
     
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    Very nice build, the mid panel is sweet.
     
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    looks cool.
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    Thanks!

    Thanks man

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    Ok Update Time

    where i last left off was with the mid panel completed. now its time to mount the reservoir. so using the template i made before i measured and cut the holes for the bottom piece, the bottom piece isnt a circle so i have to make the bottom layer different than the top two

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    looks like my epoxy broke off, i fixed that then:thumb:

    heres how it looks once back in!

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    i also mounted the ssd's

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    marked cut lines for wires

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    Cut the holes

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    i didnt take any pictues of the wires :mad: but what i did was cut and splice two power connectors so 10 wires into 5 then soldered on enough wires to route them to the bottom. i also had to make new crimps for the connectors. and i sleeved it all

    Next project i undertook was the radiators. i didnt want to run 6 fan wires up top and 8 down below so i cut, soldered and spliced them. now there is only going to be 1 wire per side.

    measure/cut/strip/solder/sleeve/crimp/sleeve/test

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    finished product

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    i think i went a little heavy on the shrink at the joints but other thank that this side is done! only one more for the top rad and two more for the bottom :thumb:

    Thanks
     
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    UPDATE Time.

    things are starting to finally come together, i had a good bit of time this weekend to sit down and crank out the work!

    First copied my template over to the white plexi and cut it out. i also marked and cut holes for the cables

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    Once that was complete, it was time to cut the black plexi piece, so i transferred the template over. and scored it

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    but when i went to snap it it broke :mad: :doh:

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    so now that piece is ruined. but not to fear i have an idea to get me close to where i wanted to be!

    so i did some masking

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    and bought out my trusty friend PLASTI DIP!!! i love this stuff

    tacked it up

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    layer 2

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    layer 3,4,5,6!

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    peeled the tape off, and there ya go! not exactly how i had it planned but until i take the measurements and what not for the black plexi piece, this will do.

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    oh in the mean time while the paint was drying, i decided to redo the ssd panel. the carbon got all dirty and i wasnt happy with the cuts

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    Installed

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    I also tackled most of the sleeving! i originally wanted to use heatshrink, as i think if you can pull it off perfectly it looks the best. but after many tries, my hat goes off to you all who use heatshrink, it is so hard to get a consistent and uniform look for it even with the tools!

    so i went the shrinkless route

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    8 pin and 4 pin cpu together

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    24 pin

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    getting close!

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    and i leave you for now with some extra led panel bonus picks

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