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Profeus - Republic Of Gamers 900D Fully Overclocked/Water Cooled Rig - Build Log

Profeus
Level 9
Hey guys so I have posted an original forum post for my Corsair 600T build from which I have learnt so much from all of you and doing over a year of research/building to create... It was also my first ever attempt at a water cooled and over clocked rig.

OLD BUILD FORUM LINK HERE
OLD BUILD PICS LINK HERE


After many realisations, the biggest one being over heating issues due to not enough radiator surface area for cooling... I have decided to buy a better case to base my build on and with it I am water cooling every single component in the rig.

Here is my journey to building the ultimate monster of a build that I have ever made in my life, I have spent over $7K AUD on this project to date and am finally ready to begin pulling my not so old 600T build apart to evolve it into this machine.

I cant wait to over clock this rig and see what kind of temps I can maintain doing it! 😄

Here are the components for the build, this will be updated when required...



INTERNAL COMPONENTS

Chassis
1x Corsair 900D Super Tower Case
Motherboard
1x Repulic of Gamers Rampage IV Formula Motherboard
CPU
1x 3rd Gen i7 3930K
Overclocked at 4.7GHz stable @ 1.375v

Memory
1x 16GB Corsair Dominator GT RAM Kit (4x4GB)
Running at CL 9,11,10,27-T2 at 2133MHz @ 1.510v

Graphics Cards
2x Republic of Gamers Matrix 7970 Platinum graphics cards in Crossfire
Core Clock 1130MHz @ 1237v

Memory Clock 6600MHz @ 1605v

Running 13.9 drivers

Hard Drives/Solid State Drives
2x Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Drives
Running in RAID 1 Array

2x 2TB WD Caviar Black Hard Drives
Running in RAID 0 array

2x 4TB WD Caviar Black Hard Drives
Running in RAID 0 array

Power Supply
1x Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Modular Power Supply
System Monitoring and Fan Controllers
2x Corsair Link Commanders - Including Cooling and Lighting Nodes (Complete System Monitoring)
2x Corsair Link Cooling Kits
Optical Drive
ASUS BW-12B1ST High Speed Bluray Burner
Monitors
3x 24" ASUS VE248H 2ms LED Monitors
Running 6048x1080 Resolution - Mounted on Triple Monitor Stand

Operating System
Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


LOOP COMPONENTS

Water Blocks
1x XSPC RayStorm CPU Waterblock for Intel LGA 2011
2x EK CSQ FC7970 Matrix Full Cover Waterblocks
1x EK CSQ MOSFET ASUS RF4 Waterblock
2x EK CSQ RAM Dominator Waterblocks
2x EK CSQ D5 X-TOP Pump Covers
Radiators
1x XSPC EX360 360mm x36mm Radiator (Front Mounted)
1x AlphaCool NexXxoS Monsta 480mm x80mm Radiator (Top Mounted)
1x AlphaCool NexXxoS UT60 480mm x60mm Radiator (Bottom Front Mounted)
1x AlphaCool NexXxoS UT60 240mm x60mm Radiator (Bottom Rear Mounted)
1x XSPC 240mm Radiator Gasket
1x XSPC 360mm Radiator Gasket
2x XSPC 480mm Radiator Gasket
Fans
14x Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-P Bionic Loop 120mm Fans
Pumps
2x XSPC D5 Vario - Fully adjustable water pumps
2x Phobya Noise Destructor V1 - For Pump Decoupling
Fittings
28x XSPC G1/4 1/2" Compression Fittings
14x EK-PSC 45° G1/4 Adapters
18x EK-PSC 90° G1/4 Adapters
8x EK G1/4 Extenders
6x Bitspower G1/4 Muti-Transfer Couplers
Loop Tubing
6x PrimoChill PromoFlex Pro LRT Tubing UV Red 1/2" Inner Diameter + 3/4" Outer Diameter per meter
Reservoirs
1x Bitfenix Water Tank Z-Multi 250 ICE Red Reservoir 270mm Tube Reservoir
1x Bitfenix Water Tank Z-Multi 150 ICE Red Reservoir 170mm Tube Reservoir
1x EK RES X3 Internal Tube 12/16 140mm
Temperature / Flow Monitoring
1x Bitspower G1/4 Temperature Sensors
1x Bitspower In-Line Flow Sensor


MODDING COMPONENTS

Cables
1x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved 24pin ATX Extension Cable 30cm Red
4x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved 8-Pin VGA Power Cable 45cm Red
1x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved 8pin EPS 12V Extension Cable 45cm Red
1x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved 4-Pin Molex Power Splitter Red
4x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved SATA III Cable 180 Degree 30cm Red
2x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved Molex to 4x SATA Power Cable Red
4x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved Internal USB 2.0 Extension Cable 30cm Red
3x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved Molex to SATA Power Cable 45cm Red
4x BitFenix Alchemy Sleeved 2pin IO Extension Cable 30cm Red
Lighting
2x BitFenix Alchemy Connect 60cm Red LED Strip (mounted in front grill of case)
3x Bitspower Dual 30cm Cold Cathode Kit - UV x6 Tubes Total
1x Bitspower Dual 30cm Cold Cathode Kit - Red
2x XSPC Twin 3mm LED Kits - Red
Modding/Tools/Logo/Other
1x Asus Republic of Gamers metal logo (9cm x 7.5cm CNC plotter cut ultra-thin metal using 3M 467 adhesive tape)
1x Perforated Aluminium Sheet 3mm Thick Powder Coated Black
1x ModSmart Cast GLS Fluorescent Modders Acrylic 40x40cm UV Red
5x EK Metal Brush Finish Badges
1x ModSmart Vandal LED Switch - Red, Momentary
8x Flexo PET RED Cable Sleeving 3mm (1/8") per meter
1x Phobya CPU and GPU Cleaning Kit 24g
1x Phobya NanoGrease Extreme 3.5g
1x PrimoChill Liquid Utopia Clear Additive 15ml
1x Lamptron Modding Tool Kit 6-piece
2x ModSmart U-Channel Molding - 2.4mm per meter
1x Dremel 4000
Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)
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Profeus
Level 9
Sorry for the reserved posts, from my last forum I realised when I finished that I wanted to have heaps of pics at the beginning of the build log and wished I had saved some slots for just that...! 🙂

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

Profeus
Level 9
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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

Profeus
Level 9
900D case finally arrived, time to start.

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Vector image template design I created for the base of the 900D case in Adobe Illustrator.

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Loop design for the graphics cards in parallel.

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Overall loop design.
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3mm thick perforated aluminium, powder coated black.

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Perfect fit for the bottom plate, now time to cut out the sections for the cables.

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

Profeus
Level 9
Filed all the edges for a perfect finish.

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Back of the case where the cables run, holes cut in the aluminium line up perfectly! 🙂

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Design layout for the logo I am cutting from the UV Red acrylic sheet.

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I decided to try and make the BluRay drive a "Stealth" drive, I will have to use the eject via the operating system but I think it will look awesome if I can pull it off... What do you guys think?

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This is all I have so far... I will update with more pics soon as the last parts arrive. 🙂



Hey guys update, most of the parts arrived so I started touching up the edging for the custom floor panel I made earlier and setup a makeshift loop to flush the radiators overnight... The AlphaCool Monsta 480mm radiator is HUGE...!!! I couldn't believe how big it is compared to my XSPC EX360 radiator from the 600T build... I am so excited to be finally able to do more work on this build...! 🙂

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I am still waiting on the AlphaCool UT60 480mm radiator to arrive from Germany as there were none available in Australia and I got sick of my order being put back 4 weeks in a row from PC Case Gear here in Australia... Also not happy with Corsair deciding to remove the Corsair Link Cooling Node from the market, I have had so many headaches with getting that one however I should have the Cooling Kit delivered by the end of the week.


Hey guys, so here is an update of what I have been doing with the build.

Top radiator in (AlphaCool NexXxoS Monsta 480mm x 80mm Radiator with Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-P Bionic Loop 120mm Fans)

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

Profeus
Level 9
Time to take apart the Matrix 7970 Platinum cards.

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Carefully put all the thermal pads on and applied the Phobya Nano Grease Extreme on the GPU.

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First one down! 🙂

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Final product of the cards...

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Reservoir installed.

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The XSPC D5 Vario pumps with EK CSQ X-TOP Pump Covers

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Plan for installation of pumps in the case...

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Putting together the "Stealth" optical bluray drive using some pieces of perspex that I cut to attach to the face plate... I had to cut and grind down the front plate so it would fit and not catch on anything.

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After gluing I had to let it cure for 24 hours...

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So happy... Tested opening and closing with power supply attached and it works perfectly and looks amazing!!!

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

Profeus
Level 9
I decided to put my new found skills with the Dremel to the test and make the ROG eye logo myself from the UV Red Acrylic sheet...

I made a template out of cardboard and cut out the logo using a blade...

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I traced the logo onto the acrylic sheeting and cut out each piece with extreme care and attention to detail...

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Final product under UV lighting in the case! What do you guys think of the final product? I am really happy with it myself! 😄

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I will upload more pics soon as I can... Tell me what you guys think so far of the build? 🙂

I decided not to install the XSPC EX360 radiator in the front as I would need to cut the case apart too much to install it along with the other components... Frustrating for me but I would rather not do it and in doing so, damage the integrity of the case... 😞
Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

Profeus
Level 9
Update 12/01/2014 for the project... Hope you enjoy the pics of my progress! Sorry it has taken so long to update this thread I moved house into my new apartment so couldn't update for a while... 😛

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)

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Chassis Corsair 900D|MB Rampage IV Formula|CPU i7 3930K @ 4.8GHz
RAM Corsair DominatorGT 16GB 2133MHz C9|GPU 2x ROG Matrix 7970-P in X-Fire @ 1180MHz
PSU Corsair AX1200i|SSD 2x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB|HDD 2x 4TB WD Caviar BLACK
Monitoring Corsair Link|Cooling Custom Loop EKWB/AlphaCool/XSPC/Bitspower
Monitors 3x ASUS 24" VE248H (6036x1080)