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New Hoth PC Build (updated)

New Hoth PC Build (updated)

well its been awhile and I got the itch to build a new pc. wanted to get into the new ddr4 and higher gaming speeds. since the case I used before was so sweet, the Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case I decided to use the same case but I bought the white case to keep it in my color scheme.  I decided to run this case as air cool to start off with. I liked the looks a of the GPU which Ill be using the new Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti GV-N98TG1 Gaming-6GD 6GB card which comes with a nifty lighting setup which if I went all out water-cooling I would lose that effect. if I decide to water cool ill just water-cool the CPU and not GPU but if I want to water-cool the GPU I think for the best bang for the buck I would get the new Asus Presidion hybrid card GeForce ti980 cards and not mess with the matching of blocks to a card BS. so here is the list of what ill be using in this set up. I finally bought the Wampa and Luke Skywalker to finish my build and added the pics of them enjoy

 

CPU: Intel Core i7 6700k SkyLake 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASUS Z170-AR LGA1151 ATX Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000

Video Cards: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980 Ti GV-N98TG1 GAMING-6GD 6GB

Main Drive: SAMSUNG E 500GB 850 EVO M.2 SSD

Storage 2: APRICORN Velocity Due x2 Pci-e to SATA 8Gb/s SSD adapter with CRUCIAL MX200 250GB SSD III and KINGSTON V300 128GB SSDIII in RAID 0

Case: Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

Fans: 4x THERMALTA RIING FAN 140MM WHITE LED

CPU Fan: 1 x ENERMAX ETS-T40F-W  White CPU Cooler with Dual White LED PWM Fans

Other: NZXT LED CONTROLLER

Other: Star Wars Black Edition Wampa and Luke Skywalker

Sources of the Parts are gathered from various companies but mainly from my main sources Microcenter, Newegg, and FrozenPC. Here are pics of the build sofar.

Blue Ice- liquid cooled PC build

Blue Ice- liquid cooled PC build

Here is my first liquid build. I call it Blue Ice. It has an I5-4690k Devil CPU on an ASRock Extreme 4 motherboard. I went all out and also paired it up with 2 Asus Poseidon GTX Video Cards and 16GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum Memory with Blue LED mod Added to them. I am running 2 separate liquid cooling systems. First loop runs thru a XSPC pump and 2 Bay Reservoir combo which is pared to a XSPC EX240 Radiator and running thru a Raystorm CPU cooler and back to the reservoir. The second loop runs through an XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario) to a XSPC EX360 Radiator then trough both the Asus Poseidon’s and back to the Photon 170. All of this is put into a Corsair 760T Case. All tubing is PETG with PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression fittings. Here is a list of parts that I have used and pics of the build. Only two things that I ran into ii had to do a little mod to is I mounted the Photon 1700 to the back of the motherboard tray. There were two holes that fit just right but I had to use spacers for one of the mounting holes was in the way of the SSD HD Drive holder. I also had to trim one SSD HD Drive holder to pass by the bolt that held the reservoir. I Also had to bend the second row bay supports down out of the way that held the 5 ¼ drives in the second bay because the 2 bay reservoir would not fit. To make it easier to fill the 2 bay reservoir I had to trim the front cover so that I could pull the from cover off and not disturb anything else to fill the 2 bay reservoir when needed. Here is the list of parts

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866

Memory: 2x MEMORY COOLING CORSAIR CMDLBUK02B led upgrade kit

Video Cards: 2x ASUS PSDNGTX780-P-3GD5 GeForce GTX780 3GB GDDR5 PCI-e 3.0×16

Storage: 2X SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5″ 500GB SATA III TLC Internal (SSD)

Case: Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro – 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

Cooling: Raystorm 750 EX360 water-cooling kit– includes bay reservoir/pump- EX360 rad

Cooling: XSPC EX 240 Radiator

Cooling: XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario)

Cooling Tubes: 3/8″ X 1/2″ FROM FROZEN PC PRIMOCHILL 4 x 36″

Cooling Liquid: XCoolant x 3

Cooling Fittings: FROZENCPU BLACK ROTARY 90 ADAPTER

Cooling Fittings: PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings 4 Pack – Anodized Blue

Fans: 4x Corsair AF120 Air Series Blue LED Quiet Edition Case Fan

Fans: 2x Corsair Air Series AF140 Performance Series 140mm Case Fan – Quiet Edition

Other: PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Tubing Bending Kit

Other: SLEEVED CABLE SET EVGA 100-CU-1300-B9 R in Blue

Sources of the Parts are gathered from various companies but mainly from my main sources Microcenter, Newegg, and FrozenPC. Here are pics of the build.

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EVGA 1000 P2 power supply                      XSPC EX370 kit includes  2 bay reservoir/pump

raystorm CPU cooler and EX370 rad plus all parts

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2 bay resivour                                              raystorm CPU Cooler

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replaced with Corsair Blue led 120mm              tubing replace with PETG

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EX370 and EX240 Radiators

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this is where the 2nd bay supports had to be bent down to accommodate the reservoir

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EX240 rad installed with 2x 140mm Corsair blue LED fans

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760t came with built in fan controller but the wiring was a rats nest

i had to unplug 1 wire from each unit and rewire it to

make it more friendly to use.

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Z97 Extreme 4                                            2x SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500gb SSD

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Pimochill PETG                                          PETG bending kit works great.

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PrimoChill 1/2″ OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings 4 Pack – Anodized Blue

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XSPC Photon 170 Tube Glass Cylinder Reservoir / Pump Combo (D5 Vario)

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this is where i had to add spacers to the          testing all parts before any customizing to

reservoir to make room for the SDD holder             make sure everything works..air cooled

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had to trim the one on the right to miss the bolt again on right when mounted

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Raystorm CPU Cooler                                 PSU and wiring to it

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CPU cooler installed          attempt to paint the red

VGA power cables to blue

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paint the ugly red to blue on Asus Poseidon cards

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running fans only for testing                            my first(second) bend of PETG

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first pipe in                                                      first pipe to rad and Photon 270

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first pipe to Photon

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pipe from bay reservoir to EX240 Rad          An  Asus video card apart and repainted cover

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First loop Completed

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first 2 pics is first loop completed                         loop 1 test for leaks          loop 2 started

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Corsair Dominators  second SSD drive and  Blue LED kit

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1st and 2nd loops under leak test..

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back of pc rats nest

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Dominators are in and the system is up and running. testing for leaks

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well i just received my braded cables the last piece of my project

here is the old painted cables yuck                      and my new cables

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so here is pics of my finished project BLUE-ICE taaadaaa.  enjoy.

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still here

still here

well I’m still kick in. work been tough lately. my company is upgrading there network and i have a short time to get them company upgraded. bought new dells with Intel’s new I7 cpu. so far they are pretty nice.

been brain storming on my book i keep saying i want to write. i guess i just don’t want it all that bad. i keep putting it off time after time. its something i need to get in the mood for. this is the difference of a real writer and just an everyday dreamer that wants to write. being a writer is harder than people think. ya i can sit down every now and then and jot something down like I’m doing now. but to create a book and make it good is the hard part. i need to look into some workshops .  start school this evening.  i have 3 quarters left yaaaha. kind of of getting burned out . but ill keep on trucking to the end.