This will be my first worklog, and my first time doing any modding! The extreme nature of the build and my lack of experience make the name 'MASSIVELY' appropriate I think In my WoW days I ran a blog called Massively Obsessed (www.saate.net) covering similar crazy/obsessive achievements. This build will hopefully follow in a similiar obsessive fashion There's something really comforting about throwing myself into the research and reading for projects like this. Everything you'll see in this log is a first for me. No compromises though! If I'm not happy with the result I'll rework it until I am Feedback and idea sharing as I go would be great. I'm some way into the build already with around 180 pics taken. If you want more pictures of any particular parts let me know - chances are I'll have plenty Project Scope: I'm a big fan of space so will be using the Corsair 800D case as the base for this mod. The system will be water cooled with the top of the case modified to fit a 480mm radiator and the single loop flow will be hard copper piped. The 5.25" optical drive bay will be removed or modified, I've developed an overstated hatred of it that I can't quite explain The hot swap bay is also on the chopping block, it'll either be removed completely or modded and relocated. The system will be powered by a Corsair AX1200 with customised cable lengths and MDPC sleeving (remember, no compromises!). I'll also be designing my own 'Massively' branded stickers to replace all the stock ones on the fans, power supply and memory to give the finished build a unified feel. Equipment: Case: Corsair 800D Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z CPU: i7 2700K Memory: Corsair Dominator CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 HDD: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD (Main/OS Drive) plus 3TB and 2TB internals for storage GPU: 2 x Inno3D GTX680 cards with Heatkiller waterblocks PSU: Corsair AX1200 (100% Modular) Cooling Components Pump: Koolance PMP-450 (variable/tach wire) with silver housing Reservoir: Phobya Balancer 150 + Balancer 250 Radiator: Black Ice SR1 480mm Fans: Enermax Magma Batwing 120mm CPU Waterblock: Koolance CPU-370 CPU Waterblock GPU Waterblocks: Heatkiller BN 680 blocks. Fan Controller: <undecided> Suggestions? Direct links to updates so far 29/3/2012 - AX1200 Power Supply 30/3/2012 - Cable sleeving 30/3/2012 - Copper pipe preview 2/4/2012 - 120mm Fans, Custom Stickers and Sleeving 5/4/2012 - First look at the Corsair 800D Case 8/4/2012 - 240V Cable Sleeving 10/4/2012 - Water Cooling Fittings, Reservoirs, CPU Block 14/4/2012 - Reddit traffic, Pump housing and 480mm Radiator 16/4/2012 - 7680x1440 WoW Screenshots, 480mm Radiator Mod 17/4/2012 - 480mm Radiator Mod Continued 19/4/2012 - MDPC Sleeving Supplies 19/4/2012 - Pics of cable extensions I've made 29/4/2012 - The great copper pipe chase 29/4/2012 - Corsair 800D Deconstruction 7/5/2012 - Reservoir Mounts 9/5/2012 - Reservoir Mount Designs 11/5/2012 - 480mm Radiator Placement 16/05/2012 - Dremel Cutoff Wheels 19/05/2012 - Parts Delivery 20/05/2012 - Testbenching for Measurements 23/05/2012 - RAM Sticker Drafts 28/05/2012 - Midplate Design 05/06/2012 - CPU Shots and Midplate Sketch 06/06/2012 - Reservoir Mount Designs 12/06/2012 - Midplate Removal 19/06/2012 - Slimline DVD Mount 01/07/2012 - Acrylic and Midplate Work 02/07/2012 - Hotswap Bay 3/7/2012 - Hotswap bay cuts 12/7/2012 - Copper Pipe Teasers 16/7/2012 - Loop Design 26/7/2012 - First GTX680 Waterblock 29/7/2012 - Acrylic Work 30/7/2012 - More Acrylic Work 12/8/2012 - Early reservoir mount concepts 14/8/2012 - Second GPU Waterblock Arrives 27/8/2012 - More Casework 12/9/2012 - ROG Logo Mod 13/9/2012 - Midplate Hole Cuts 26/9/2012 - Midplate, Build test and loop design 22/10/12 - RAM Heatsinks 28/10/12 - DVD Mount Work 31/10/12 - DVD Mount continued 12/11/12 – DVD Mount Finished and some shots of RAM Heatsinks 2/12/12 – Putting it all together / Loop work 9/12/12 – More copper work 15/12/12 – More copper work / SLI bridge shots 4/1/13 – Pipe bending #268 (give or take) 22/01/2013 – Aluminium Midplate Work 4/2/2013 – Midplate Work Continued 26/2/2013 - Custom HDD Bay 4/3/2013 - Custom HDD Bay Continued 13/3/2013 – HDD Bay and Midplate Stands 19/3/2013 – Custom HDD Bay Continued 9/4/13 – Midplate and Drive Bay Installation 12/4/13 – Drive Fixing 30/4/13 – Assembly 10/5/13 – Frustrating Loop Work 17/5/13 - Polishing pipes, if you know what I mean (...I mean polishing pipes) 5/6/13 - Loop looping and securing top hdd bay piece 20/6/13 - Side panel mod and cabling 5/7/13 - Pump stand 8/8/13 - The PC is running! Some thoughts and links while I wait for final photos Vengeful Disapproving Girlfriend To celebrate 150,000 views on the worklog we enlisted the talents of Mike Perry to bring to life the vengeful disapproving girlfriend through a weekly comic. Those interested in some background on how this came to be can get some backstory by reading the thread from around page 29 onwards. Episode List Episode 1 – The Worklog (featuring Agg) Episode 2 – Creekbone (featuring Creekin and Wishbone17) Episode 3 – Photoshop of Horrors (featuring m3k and f3l1x) Episode 4 – Infiltration (featuring Kommandant33) Episode 5 – Security (featuring Dingostolemyghz) Episode 6 – Triple Threat (featuring 3Coopers) Episode 7 – Final Battle? (featuring pieceofchance and HuggyBear64) Episode 8 – Enter Moptimus (featuring Moptimus) Episode 9 – More than meets the eye (featuring pieceofchance and Moptimus) Episode 10 – Powerup (featuring pieceofchance and Moptimus) Episode 11 – Hypnotized (featuring pieceofchance and Moptimus) Episode 12 – Dancing Queen (featuring pieceofchance and mrs pieceofchance) Episode 13 – Epilogue, Part 1 (featuring a much quieter pieceofchance) Episode 14 – Epilogue, Part 2 (featuring Saate!) Episode 15 – See you next time! This is my current desktop setup the new PC will eventually be driving, triple U2711 screens running at 7680x1440 res: My cable sleeving tools: Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Will post up AX1200 and the start of sleeving shots next round.