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Old 07-05-15, 11:59 AM
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[Build Log] Nyssa

Hi all!

At long last the time has come for me to start my own build log!

For the past ten months I've been lurking on many forums, done a lot of research on the webs and seen loads of tech videos. I've been a console player ever since I was a kid, but last year I decided I wanted to build a killer pc for gaming and shift my attention towards the pcmr. So yes, this will be my very first build ever, and I have to say I'm quite stoked

I'm not a complete nub when it comes to hardware and tech, since my job involves quite a lot of it (work IT in the Belgian Defence). So before people start yelling I have no clue what I got myself into and that this build is way too much for a first time builder, I know what I got myself into and I like a nice challenge. I'm absolutely sure the end result will be worth it.

I'll be going with a black&red theme, which is a pretty common theme, but I really like stealthy black with a touch of red. Hence also the name of this build: Nyssa. I was looking for things that have the same colour scheme when looking for a name, and it just so happens I was watching Arrow and Nyssa Al Ghul appeared in a stealthy black outfit with red accents. that's when I knew

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Enough text, let's show you guys the spec list:

Case: Corsair 900D
MoBo: Rampage V Extreme
CPU: 5930K
RAM: 32GB 4x8GB Corsair 2666 DDR4 red
GPU: 2x Titan X
PSU: AX860i
Sound: Xonar Phoebus
SSD: Samsung 850PRO 256GB
HDD: WD Red 2TB
Fans: a whole lot of Corsair fans
And a CableMod C series black&red cable set

Watercooling parts:
2x AlphaCool UT60 480mm rads
EK Supremacy Evo
2x EKFC titan X blocks + backplates
EK D5 pump
FrozenQ LF Reaction 250mm res with a blood red double helix
Black PrimoChill revolver fittings
Red PrimoChill 10/13 acrylic tubing

I also got a whole bunch of ColdZero acrylic plates to go for this ultra clean look and a xonar phoebus backplate. I also have a few neat ideas for the lighting, but these will become clear once the build progresses.

I'll start building in a little under two weeks from now, sorry for the teaser
Can't wait to get my hands on all these goodies and transform them in an epic rig!

Cheers!
Asper

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Old 07-05-15, 12:33 PM
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Will keep an eye on this thread, can't wait to see how you do with your first build. Welcome, welcome to the PCMR.

What monitor are you looking at getting?
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Old 07-05-15, 12:35 PM
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Going to be sweet build there mate
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Old 07-05-15, 01:34 PM
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Going to be sweet build there mate
Thanks, if all goes well it should be quite the machine!

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Will keep an eye on this thread, can't wait to see how you do with your first build. Welcome, welcome to the PCMR.

What monitor are you looking at getting?
I've ordered a Swift, really hoping it won't have any of the problems like Dice has encountered though
All of my other peripherals are from Razer
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Old 07-05-15, 01:41 PM
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Sounds like it will be a nice build!
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Old 07-05-15, 02:02 PM
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I've ordered a Swift, really hoping it won't have any of the problems like Dice has encountered though
All of my other peripherals are from Razer
Nice man, fell out with razer I only like their mice if anything
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Old 18-05-15, 07:07 PM
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Today I spent most of my time unboxing, it felt just like Christmas Tomorrow I'm going to pick up all of the hardware in the store.

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Starting cleaning my first rad as well as the res. Doing the rad dance sure takes some time. I was surprised too to see how much gunk came out of it after the first flush.

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The first one has been flushed 7 times by now, and I can't see any gunk coming out anymore. For safety I'll do it 3 more times and then 2 more times with distilled.

Had some fun with the fittings already as well Love the look and feel of those revolver fittings.

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This looks interesting! Good luck, seeing as though it is your first build.
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Old 18-05-15, 07:17 PM
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This looks interesting! Good luck, seeing as though it is your first build.
Thanks! I'm going to have a very good time this week that's for sure.

One thing I saw though was that my small E22 cable combs are still too large for the small CableMod C Series cable set, so I won't be able to do very neat cable management In the future I'll order a custom sleeved cable set though from IceModz, because I'll go crazy every time I'll see those 'sloppy' cables in the front
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Thanks! I'm going to have a very good time this week that's for sure.

One thing I saw though was that my small E22 cable combs are still too large for the small CableMod C Series cable set, so I won't be able to do very neat cable management In the future I'll order a custom sleeved cable set though from IceModz, because I'll go crazy every time I'll see those 'sloppy' cables in the front
Well you can't do everything perfectly the first time because you need something to improve for the next time you build a rig
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