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Project Green Dragon.

 

This rig is about to be built, it is a work in progress. Getting all the parts together before I start building it.

I should add that this is my first time doing a custom water loop, ive used water cooling before but they have been all in 1 kits.

 

Colour scheme: Green & Black.

Build pics and youtube coming soon.

 

Purchases from:

www.pccasegear.com

www.frozencpu.com

www.gammods.com.au

www.frozenqshop.com

www.epicstore.com.au

 

Key: *=have already, +=ordered & waiting for delivery, @=Waiting for stock, # = Yet to order.

 

* Case: $450 ------------- Coolermaster Haf X nVidia edition

* MB: $459 --------------- Gigabyte G1.Assassin 2

# CPU: $700 -------------- Intel Core i7 3930K

# SSD: ------------------- Intel 520 120GB

# Hard Drive 1: $139 --- Western Digital Caviar Black 1T Sata III.

# Hard Drive 2: $139 --- Western Digital Caviar Black 1T Sata III.

* Hard Drive 3: $139 ---- Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB Sata III.

# Ram: $179 ------------- Corsair Vengeance Black CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 - 1866MHz 9-10-9-27, 1.5V

* GPU: $800 -------------- EVGA 580 3072MB Hydro Copper 2

@ Future GPUs: $? ------- 2x 600 Series in SLI

# PSU: $305 -------------- Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply

 

* Keyboard: $159 --- Logitech G19 - Green backlighting.

* Mouse: $89 -------- Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

 

Watercooling Parts:

* CPU WB: $75 ---------------- Swiftech Apogee HD - Black

* Radiator: $59 ---------------- XSPC EX360 Radiator-Triple, Black, G1/4"

* Radiator Fans: $90 for 6 ---- 6x Coolermaster green led, 2000rpm, 12v, 90cfm, 19dBA - push/pull

* Reservoir 1: $69 ------------- EK-BAY Spin Reservoir aka Waterfall - Acetal

* Reservoir 2: $125 ------------ FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series - 160mm, Green Helix, Gloss Black endcaps.

* Tubing: $45 for 3 meters ---- Tygon 3603, 1/2 ID, 3/4 OD, 1/8 wall thickness.

* Tubing Anti-kink: $8 --------- PrimoChill Coils - 3/4 OD" Tubing - Black

* Pump: $110 ------------------ Swiftech MCP655 12v Water Pump w/ Speed Control

* Pump parts: $49 ------------- Bitspower D5/MCP655 Pump Mod Kit Matte Black & Bitspower D5/MCP655 Pump Mod Top V2 - Acrylic (G1/4 Version)

* Coolant: $60 for 3 ----------- Feser One Non Conductive Cooling Fluid - 1000 ml - UV Acid Green

* Temp Display: $10 ---------- Thermal-Star Illuminated Thermometer - Green Light (TM03G)

* Temp Sensor: $11----------- Bitspower G 1/4" Temperature Sensor Stop Fitting - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-CT)

* TIM: $12 --------------------- Arctic Cooling MX-4 Super High Performance Non-Conductive Thermal Compound (4g)

 

Fittings:

* $80 for 4----- Bitspower G1/4 Thread 90-Degree Triple Rotary 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD Compression Fitting - Matte Black

* $110 for 6 --- Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 45 Degree Adapter CC5

* $13 for 2 ---- Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 20mm - Matte Black

* $10 ---------- Bitspower G1/4 Male to Female Extender - 50mm - Matte Black

* $6 ----------- Bitspower G1/4 Multi Transfer Base / Coupler - Matte Black

* $52 for 8 ---- Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Rotary 1/2 Compression Fitting

* $3 ------------ FrozenCPU Lighted Crystal LED G1/4 Plug (without LED)

* $19 ---------- FrozenQ PC Mods Replacement "2nd Generation" Ice Caps - Gloss Black

* $9.50 --------- Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Case Top Water Fill Set

* $28 for 7 ----- Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Low-Profile Stop Fitting

* $6 for 2 ------ Bitspower UV Reactive Green O-Ring (10 Pack)

* $9.50 --------- PrimoChill - Threaded G 1/4 Funnel - Black

* $28 for 2 ----- Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black T Adapter

* $42 for 4----- Bitspower G 1/4 Matte Black Male to Male Rotary Extender

* $76 for 4 ---- Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Mini Valve

 

Switches:

* $26 for 2------- Green Illuminated Bulgin Style "Latching" Vandal Switch - 16mm - Black Housing - Ring Illumination

* $30 for 2 ------ Prewired Bulgin Style Latching Switch Cable Harness

 

Lighting:

* $22 for 2 -------- Mod/Smart Black Box Professional Stackable CCFL Inverter - Dual Lamp

* $18 for 2--------- Cold Cathode Kit (Dual Ready) - 30cm Ultra Bright UV

* $9 --------------- Cold Cathode Kit (Dual Ready) - 30cm Green

* $13 for 2 -------- Dual 5mm LEDs w/ Tailed Standard 4 Pin Connector - UV

* $6 for 2 --------- Tailed Green 3mm LED w/ 2-Pin Mobo Header Connector

 

Connectors & Pins:

* $1.50 --------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 24-Pin Female ATX Power Connector - UV Brite Green

* $1 ------------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 8-pin Female 12V EPS Power Connector - UV Brite Green

* $3 for 3 ------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 8-pin Female PCI-Express Power Connector - UV Brite Green

* $3 for 3 ------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 6-pin Female PCI-Express Power Connector "Version 1" - UV Brite Green

* $2 for 2 ------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 6-pin Female PCI-Express Power Connector "Version 2" - UV Brite Green

* $7.60 for 8 ---- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 4-pin Male / Female Pass-Thru Connector - UV Bright Green

* $4.50 for 10 --- FrozenCPU ConnectRight Standard 4-pin Male Connector - UV Bright Green

* $4.50 for 10 --- FrozenCPU ConnectRight Standard 4-pin Female Connector - UV Bright Green

* $6 for 8 -------- FrozenCPU 3-pin Male Shielded Fan Connector - UV Brite Green

* $4.40 for 8 ----- FrozenCPU 3-pin Female Fan Connector - UV Brite Green

* $1.50 for 3 ----- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 2-pin Male Power Connector - UV Bright Green

* $1.50 for 3 ----- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 2-pin Female Power Connector - UV Bright Green

* $1 for 2 --------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 10-pin Female Motherboard Power Connector - Black

* $3.20 for 8 ----- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 3-Pin Male Shielded Fan Connector Pins - Set of 3

* $8 for 20 ------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight Gold Plated Female Molex Pins (set of 4)

* $8 for 16 ------- FrozenCPU ConnectRight Passthru Male/Female Terminals (set of 2)

* $1.25 for 10 ---- FrozenCPU ConnectRight 2-pin Female Motherboard Power Connector Pins - 2 Pack

 

Sleeving and heatshrink:

* $4 for 1m --------- Black Heatshrink 1/8"

* $11.80 for 6m ---- Bitspower Super Tight Weave 1/8" Cable Sleeve Deluxe - UV Green

* $4 for 1m --------- Black Heatshrink 1/4"

* $15.80 for 6m ---- Bitspower Super Tight Weave 1/4" Cable Sleeve Deluxe - UV Green

* $6 for 1m --------- Black Heatshrink 1/2"

* $19.80 for 6m ---- Bitspower Super Tight Weave 1/2" Cable Sleeve Deluxe - UV Green

 

Misc:

* $11 ---------- Lamptron Advanced Slot Protector Kit Version II - DDRII & DDRIII - UV Green

* $.80 for 4 --- FrozenCPU Fan Screw - Green

* $1.50 -------- Slim C-Strip Fan/Window Molding/Grommet Edging - Black

* $5 ------------ Mod/Smart Tie Wrap Kit - 4" - UV Brite Green

* $17 ---------- Clear Acrylic 60cm x 60cm

* $6 for 6m ---- Lime Green Coloured Aluminium wire 2mm

 

Other Mods:

Im getting rid of the side panel fan and replacing the window with clear acrylic.

Using flower arangement wire inside sleeved cables to make them more controlable.

 

Total so far: $5061.65 and that doesnt include postage. Updated 1/3/12

Postage has so far been $300 for FrozenCPU, $230 for PCCasegear and $30 for Gammods over multiple orders.

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I don't know what all the watercooling jargon means but the system looks pretty cool, you should get a PSU that you can sleeve all the cables green and black to.

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Looks like a decent build, lets see some pics now.

 

The only thing I might suggest is not using 1/2" ID tubing and using 3/8" ID instead. The 3/4" OD will probably be too big to fit onto blocks as the compression fittings will be almost 20mm each. From looking at the specifications on your CPU block it might be a very tight fit. You may then have similar problems when you pick up a GPU block too.

 

The fans look good, but depending on your overclock/the temps your aiming for, do you think a 360 rad will be adequate for your CPU and the 2x 600 series you plan on grabbing? You may need to add another rad later if it is not.

 

Keep us updated.

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Looks like a decent build, lets see some pics now.

 

The only thing I might suggest is not using 1/2" ID tubing and using 3/8" ID instead. The 3/4" OD will probably be too big to fit onto blocks as the compression fittings will be almost 20mm each. From looking at the specifications on your CPU block it might be a very tight fit. You may then have similar problems when you pick up a GPU block too.

 

The fans look good, but depending on your overclock/the temps your aiming for, do you think a 360 rad will be adequate for your CPU and the 2x 600 series you plan on grabbing? You may need to add another rad later if it is not.

 

Keep us updated.

I have the GPU already fitted with the compression fittings, should be recieving the swiftech HD waterblock soon (coming from USA), Im hoping it has the room, if not I will get 2x Bitspower G1/4 Matte Black Dual Rotary 45 Degree Adapter CC5 and face them at different angles.

 

Edit: just checked the space between fittings on the GPU = 30mm, so I wont have a problem with the CPU waterblock.

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I will also be adding a second Radiator when the 600's come out.

 

Pics will be coming as soon as I get a few more watercooling parts and my Assassin2.

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Looks like u should be fine then, as the distance specified on the CPU block was 31mm apart.

Unfortunately on my CPU block, the distance is something more like <20mm which does not accommodate larder than 3/8" ID fitting without adapters.

 

Good luck on the rest and keep the pics coming.

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Hey looking good but one question with all the watercooling hoses and pump etc and the 580 are you removing the hard drive bays at all????

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I like the green, besides theres way to many red & black themes these days.

 

Ok on the update side of things, I received the XSPC EX360 Radiator and my Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 board.

 

Now for the bad news, the MB has 2 bent CPU pins, straight out of the box.

PCCaseGear has told me the Pins are not covered under warranty.

They have sent me to Gigabyte Australia, I have to send the board to them for repair, I also have to cover the postage (both ways) and pay $55 to have it fixed.

 

Have done a few more pics:

 

G1 Assassin2 MB

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G1 Assassin2 infamous Gun (hate it or like it) I hated it at first but its growing on me and Graphics card will hide it.

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G1 bent Pins

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Case Striped

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Radiator

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I'm liking where thiis is heading, and i really like that case which is unusual for me as i generally only like cases like the Lian Li''s

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I'm liking where thiis is heading, and i really like that case which is unusual for me as i generally only like cases like the Lian Li''s

Yeah I used to use Lian Li a lot, then I got a Silverstone TJ07 and liked that too. But as soon as I seen the Coolermaster Haf X, I had to have one, and when the nVidia came out I got it straight away (Green FTW)

 

I rate this case as 9.0/10 with .5 off because the side window has a huge fan and green acrylic, and .5 off because it has guides to hold the bay devices, Im going to have to cut them out to use a dual bay device.

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I'm all for bright colours, but I am going to have to agree with NukeJockey here, because that case looks HIDEOUS.

 

That being said, I like where you are taking it, and you should have a really nice PC when it's all done ;)

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shame about the bent pins, but I like your socket photograph. very artistic. was it taken with the same camera as the rest?

the pins don't look so bad, if you have to pay for it anyway, why not try to fix it yourself first. just get something real thin like a scalpel.

problems aside looks like a sweet motherboard both on paper and visually.

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shame about the bent pins, but I like your socket photograph. very artistic. was it taken with the same camera as the rest?

the pins don't look so bad, if you have to pay for it anyway, why not try to fix it yourself first. just get something real thin like a scalpel.

problems aside looks like a sweet motherboard both on paper and visually.

All the photo's are done with my Sony Cybershot DSC-W110. I wasnt going for artistic, I had to take about 30 pics of the CPU to get a pic that shows the bent pins better.

 

As for fixing the pins myself, Id rather be safer then sorry, I dont what to make it worse or think ive fixed them and then fry the CPU. The pins are so fine and they would break very easy.

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I'm liking where thiis is heading, and i really like that case which is unusual for me as i generally only like cases like the Lian Li''s

Yeah I used to use Lian Li a lot, then I got a Silverstone TJ07 and liked that too. But as soon as I seen the Coolermaster Haf X, I had to have one, and when the nVidia came out I got it straight away (Green FTW)

 

I rate this case as 9.0/10 with .5 off because the side window has a huge fan and green acrylic, and .5 off because it has guides to hold the bay devices, Im going to have to cut them out to use a dual bay device.

 

 

You shouldn't, most dual bay devices take the guides into consideration.

 

Case in point:

 

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Nope the EK-BAY Spin Reservoir doesnt have grooves for it.

 

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Recieved the Bitspower D5/MCP655 Pump Mod Kit Matte Black today. Just need the top part now to finish the pump off.

 

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Ok good news, I got my Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 back to day and they fixed the bent CPU pins at no cost to me.

 

Have now put the MB into the case, will work on putting the Radiator in tonight.

 

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Hey looks good.

 

Although i would have prefered a new board rather than a repair.

 

But nonetheless the builds looking very nice :)

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hmm i need to get me some of those rotary 45* fittings..

pump looks nice, the more I look at my EK pump the less I like it.

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