[WORKLOG] Crazy In Win D-Frame - Asus PAX AU Build

Discussion in 'Extreme and Water Cooling' started by STUdog, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. STUdog

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    Hi guys

    So I'm in charge of building 3 kinda unique builds for the Asus/ROG booth for the upcoming PAX AU in a bit over a month.

    I'll be posting both of the D-Frame builds I'm doing in this thread. One is X99 and will be mainly stock. (Due to getting the gear a few days before driving down)

    The second D-Frame will be the main one I'll be focussing on.

    The third build is a Lian Li DK-02 Desk which is also in the Extreme and Water Cooling area s well.

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    Now some of the gear might seem a bit strange or bit out of proportion. But just remember this is a Asus booth demo build and parts have been chosen by them. Also some of the gear will be returned afterwards.

    Specs for this build include

    Motherboard - Asus Maximus Formula VII
    CPU - Intel 4770k
    Memory - Avexir Blitz 1.1 OriginaL 16GB
    GPU - Asus GTX 780 Poseidon (should be 2 cards now)
    Case - In Win D-Frame
    SSD - Asus Raidr 240GB PCIE
    PSU - In Win Commander III 800w Gold
    Watercooling by bitspower - I have soooo much gear coming from BP that I'll just post all the yummy pics up when the goods arrive :)

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    Bitspower AIZ97M7F Nickel PlatedFull-Covered-Block (Clear) x1

    Bitspower Radiator - BLACKEXCHANGER 360 x1

    Bitspower Radiator - BLACKEXCHANGER 240 x1

    G1/4" Carbon BlackEnhance Multi-Link For OD 12MM x24

    G1/4" Carbon Black Rotary 45-Degree IG1/4" Extender x5

    G1/4" Carbon Black Dual RotaryAngle IG1/4" Extender x10

    G1/4" Carbon Black Dual Rotary 90-Degree IG1/4" Extender x3

    Dual/Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150(Black POM Cap) x1

    G1/4" Carbon Black IG1/4" Extender-20MM x2

    G1/4" Carbon Black IG1/4" Extender-25MM x2

    Bitspower Carbon Black 90-DegreeWith Dual Inner G1/4" Extender x5

    D5/MCP655 MOD KIT V2 (Red) x1

    Bitspower D5 MOD TOP (Black "S"Model) x1

    Sponsors for this build and I cannot thank them enough are.


    Of course Asus and ROG as it's for their booth :p
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    In Win for supplying 2 D-Frames for this build and the other. Also the 2 PSUs for both D-Frame builds
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    Bitspower for supplying all the WC gear for this build
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    Not too much has been done on this build as I'm still waiting for most of the gear.

    What I have done is painted the D-Frame matte black, painted around the mobo tray red, added a black plexi mobi backing and made a backing on the other side to hide the cables.

    I've just thrown in a temp board for test fitting.

    I've always loved the D-Frame but have never liked the amount of holes that are supplied for cables. For nearly all my builds I throw in a plexi mobo backing and make my own holes where they're needed. I feel it adds a unique look and you can use any colour of plexi you like :)

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  3. mad_mic3

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    Dam Jealy over 2 builds:)
     
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    These look sweet, I'll be seeing them at PAX next month :thumbup:

    Also bit random--my name's Jai, dunno if you remember me, I was one of the school techs at Ferny Grove a few years back when you were out doing the MOE rollout. Good to see you're still kickin dude.
     
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    STUdog

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    Oh shit, yea I remember.

    How you been?

    Add me on FB - Stuart Tonks
     
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    Loving the quality of Avexir memory.

    The red kit (white LEDs) will be going in the this main D-Frame build and the Blue LED kit will be going in my personal Cosmos 2 which I'm taking down for the Cooler Master booth which I am hosting.

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    Added watercooling parts in top post
     
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    Bitspower gear arrived. This gear looks so damn good :)

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    This is just so wrong, so much frapping stuff in the 1 place ;)
     
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    Fixed that for you. :D
     
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    Asus gear has arrived which means time to start building. Final shot is everything in and properly fixed down. Rigid tubing did arrive today so just have to leave it at that. All fittings are in and aligned, waiting for rigid

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    Decided to go with red pastel coolant. Just waiting on sleeved cables and then I'll fire her up :)

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    Looks sweet Stuart!

    Got to ask though, why have you only installed 2 of the the 3 cards? That full cover board block looks the bomb!.
     
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    Where would I put the 3rd? :p
     
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    Few final shots of the build

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  16. mad_mic3

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    look good stu, now I've got to make 1 of them fcb blocks;)
     
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    I'm having a quick google with no results. What type of metal is in the pipe of the Asus GTX 780 Poseidon?
     
  18. hairy

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    looks good stu.
    you have a job that im sure we all want.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by job :p

    Also not sure of the the block material of the blocks. It's just a display build so if anything happens with incompatible materials I'll just fix it up :)
     
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    Could you fit the RaidR in the top pcie slot above the top gpu and the fit the third in the bottom slot. Just figure if you have 3, go hard getting it in there.

    Just sayiiiinnnn'

    Edit, this is one of the best builds I've seen. Love the frame/hardpipe/shit, basically everything. If it weren't for kids, I'd happily have that on my desk. Top job.
     

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