Project: n3m3515

Discussion in 'Modding' started by n3m3515, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. n3m3515

    n3m3515 Member

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    Well I've pretty much completed my build although after only recently joining the forum, now wished I had photographed the whole build cycle. Anyway I've attached details of my first water cooled system using the following components:

    CASE:

    Thermaltake Level 10 GT
    Spec:
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?S=1341&ID=2039#Tab2
    Review:
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bprimary-term%5D/thermaltake_level_10_gt_review

    CPU:

    Intel i7 2600K
    4 Core 8MB Cache 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Overclock up to 5GHz.
    Spec:
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52214
    Review:
    http://www.overclockers.com/intel-i7-2600k-sandy-bridge-review

    MOTHERBOARD:
    ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional
    4xDDR3 (2133Mhz) - 3xPCIex16 - 2xGb/s LAN - RAID - SATA III - USB 3.0
    Spec:
    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Fatal1ty%20P67%20Professional
    Review:
    http://www.overclockers.com.au/article.php?id=937468&P=4

    PSU:
    Thermaltake Tough Power 1350W
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1266&ID=1985

    HARD DRIVE:
    OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS - 2.5" Solid State Drive - 120GB - SATA3
    Sata III 6Gbps - 550MB/s Read - 500MB/s Write

    MEMORY:
    Corsair 8GB (4x2GB) XMS3 Dominator DDR3 1600MHz
    Maximum overclocking memory
    http://www.corsair.com/memory/dominator/dominator/cmp8gx3m4a1600c8.html

    VIDEO:
    MSI nVidia GTX 590 - 3GB
    Has 30% overclocking ability
    http://www.techpowerup.com/142850/MSI-Launches-the-N590GTX-P3D3GD5-Enthusiast-Graphics-Card.html

    SOUND:
    ASUS Xonar Xense Premium Gaming Audio Set
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_xonar_xense/

    LIQUID COOLING:
    Koolance components
    CPU Cooling block
    GTX 590 Video card cooling block
    120mm and 240mm radiator.
    5.25" Combined reservoir, pump, and pump and fan controller.
    http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/includes/modules/image_browse.php?code=280&type=more&nindex=0

    MONITORS:
    ACER GD245HQ 3D 120Hz Gaming Monitor (x3 for nVidia 3D Vision)
    http://www.digitalversus.com/acer-gd245hq-p357_7352_38.html

    MOUSE:
    Seitek Cyborg R.A.T.9.
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1145/pg1/cyborg-rat-9-wireless-gaming-mouse-review-introduction.html

    KEYBOARD:
    Microsoft Natural
    Logitech G13 Gaming Pad

    OPERATING SYSTEM:
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit (OEM)

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    And then for the neon setup for the monitors and LED lighting for the computer desk.......

    Desk Lighting:
    RGB LED Flexible Strip Lighting Kit (with remote)
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=SL3958&keywords=led+strip&form=KEYWORD

    Monitor Lighting:
    2x 300mm Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lighting Kit - Blue (x3)
    http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=SL2856&keywords=fluorescent&form=KEYWORD

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    Desk Lighting...
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    Monitor and Desk Lighting together...
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    Project Complete... :)
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    ....Well, almost!

    Nasty kink in the tubing leading from the 120mm radiator to the graphics card so going to put an angled fitting to rectify. Once that's done I'll see what I can get out of overclocking it.

    Been a lot of fun and big kudos to this forum for providing a wealth of information :thumbup:
     
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  2. SYF_Karma

    SYF_Karma Member

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    lookin good mate, love the desk lights etc, looks PIMP
     
  3. Redferatu

    Redferatu Member

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    Really cool, I like the desk lighting a lot. :thumbup:
     
  4. Marcism

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    Man, that's gorgeous. Makes my hate my sh*tstorm of a desk setup so much more. :tongue:
     
  5. miicah

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    I'm sorry, it's a great build but the level 10 is such a fucking pig-ugly case I can't take it seriously...
     
  6. TheBradl3s

    TheBradl3s Member

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    That ambient lighting is heaps nice!

    I also Like the Level 10 Case, Its a beastly looking case, but aslong as it has windows and puurrrrty lights :p
     
  7. Huggy_Bear64

    Huggy_Bear64 Member

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    Ewwwww level 10 GT. *vomits*
    Also WHY ARE THOSE CABLES NOT SLEEVED!? :mad:
     
  8. Bertross

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    Looks nice, would like to see maybe purple colour Die and throw the RAM cooler in the bin lol.

    RAM need proper cooling???

    The off throwing thing in the case is the green and those clear fans are not my preference.

    The system is nice though, good for a gaming PC.

    The desk and painting and LCds is the winner here.
     
  9. unmaskedgrunt

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    Really liking the desk and lighting setup there. Wish I had some more money/time/room to do something like that
     
  10. timmyofcourse

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    Whoa that lighting is siiiick!

    p.s is that a slight kink in the hose from the bottom of the rad?
     
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    n3m3515

    n3m3515 Member

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    LOL, yeah they did say you'd either love it or hate it much like the D-Link Boxee design. But I have to say I love the design as it's something different :)

    Guess I haven't finished the build then but now I've got something else to do so should be happy for that. Thanks for the suggestion :)

    I'd like to get the koolance RAM coolers as well so looks like another thing to add to my task list. Thanks for the suggestion.
    Don't even have the thing overclocked yet so no need for any of the liquid cooling as yet. Will look at overclocking soon.

    Yep, which is why I'm not overclocking it yet and cranking the water pump up as don't want to create too much pressure through the tubing until I fit the angled fitting this weekend. Once that's done I'll do some overclocking and crank the pump up.
     
  12. Timding

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    Love it! Awesome set up. Quick question, where abouts did you get the desk from?
     
  13. BalkanWarrior

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    ^ X2. I need a new desk.

    Really awesome set up, everything goes together nicely.
     
  14. xpantz

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    Love it... no problem with the level 10 either... stands out from the crowd.

    (yep I have one too)
     
  15. pantsonnos

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    Love the desk lighting!

    Also where did you get the painting/s? They look awesome
     
  16. Ogre

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    Looks really good mate, can't believe how neat the whole room looks.

    Slightly off topic

    The art work; did you make it yourself or did you buy it some where? If the latter where did you get it from?

    Also the desk itself, do you have any info for it? manufacture? name? model?
     
  17. Mo-Girks

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    absolutely love the layout, case and lighting.

    The only thing that I don't like about the setup is that it is not symetrical. The desk and the paintings are slightly towards the left. That would drive me nuts.

    Besides that small niggle, it is a fantastic setup, one to be proud of.
     
  18. koolkidd

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    As for the paintings, not sure if OP did them himself or were done by an artist, but the same style setups that are canvas prints (in the same 5 piece broken up sets) can be had on ebay relatively cheap, in a variety of styles/themes
     
  19. Moptimus

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    OP, just thought I'd say love the setup, looks noice.

    One small issue, the tube from 120 to gpu is kinky, like whips and chains kinky. Needs a 45 there asap.
     
  20. cyanpixie

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    My wife has asked me to ask where you got the desk from. She wants to replace the tatty one I have and likes the look of that one. :o
     

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