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Old 03-02-18, 11:54 PM
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Cool [Build Log] Delilah 2.0 Water Cooled 570X

Specs so far:
Case: Corsair 570X RGB
CPU: i7 7820X
Motherboard: MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon
GPU: SLI MSI GTX 970 Gaming
RAM: 4x4GB Adata XPG 2800
Storage: 2x WD velociraptor in RAID0 + 128GB Samsung 840 Evo (already had)
PSU: Corsair RX1000
Cooling: EK MSI X299 monoblock , 2x Alphacool NexXxos Gpx 970 m17 blocks, Alphacool 200mm tube res, Alphacool XT45 360mm + ST30 240 rads, EK DDC Pwm elite, alphacool fittings and 9 Corsair SP120 RGB fans



Hey! So it's about time I finally get around to starting my latest and greatest build log. I always find the first post in whats going to become an ongoing project the hardest to make. Everything sort of flows from there. Anyway, here we go!

I am doing this a little retrospectively and log may be a little slow to start with, as I had ZERO plans of actually doing a new build, just one thing lead to another and it sort of just happened

Here's my current rig, an i7 3820, SLI GTX 670s in a Cooler Master HAF-X, 360mm rad in the top and a 200x200 rad in the front. She's been my daily driver since she was built using all brand new components back in 2014.


Well as I said, this build wasn't exactly planned, but it all started when I came across these babies for sale..


I know it's just a pair of GTX 970s, nothing too out of bed but it was an affordable upgrade to replace my ageing GTX 670s to better drive a recently acquired 4k display and hopefully speed up my renders out of premiere pro.



Got them in the case, fired it up and everything was great! Until I looked at buying water blocks. And then realised the two GPUs I had just purchased, didn't even use the same PCB. Putting them both underwater was going to be a nightmare. And an expensive one at that. Of course I could just run them air cooled, but when you're already got that much radiator real estate, it would just be plain wrong

Well that's the first and most difficult post in the build log sorted, hopefully i'll be on a roll from now on. Going to add a few more posts over the coming days to take this log up to speed with where I am now, which has ended up being a complete new system, right down to the PSU so stay tuned!

Hope my babbling wasn't too much, I'm aware I end up typing like i'm chatting, but I just can't help it!

Have a good one,
~~ Lucy x

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Old 04-02-18, 03:11 PM
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I see in your tags you've put a 570x, that is one of the best cases around atm. Have you got one on order?
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Old 04-02-18, 03:49 PM
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Couple of kinks.

I did a guide on how to get perfectly straight hose in my Dianoga log, but sadly Photobucket has destroyed most of the thread. Basically all rubbers and plastics have a "memory". If you get them to the right temp they will go back to their original form, which of course with hose is nice and straight. However, due to it being rolled up and then stored for X days/months/years it then takes that curved shape.

You need something to insert into the hose at each end, then a heat gun. Careful not to burn your fingers
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Old 04-02-18, 04:32 PM
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Have you thought about selling both 970s and getting a 980 Ti.

This would make watercooling easier and cheaper.
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Old 04-02-18, 05:13 PM
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I see in your tags you've put a 570x, that is one of the best cases around atm. Have you got one on order?
This build log is currently slightly retrospective, I'll get to how the case got involved hopefully tomorrow and update the first post to contain the specs so far. But yes, this is a 570X build

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Have you thought about selling both 970s and getting a 980 Ti.

This would make watercooling easier and cheaper.
I did consider this, well selling both and going for a 1070, but the extra cuda cores are really useful for my workload, and I don't really want to be GPU shopping again until 'consumer' volta is available.

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Couple of kinks.

I did a guide on how to get perfectly straight hose in my Dianoga log, but sadly Photobucket has destroyed most of the thread. Basically all rubbers and plastics have a "memory". If you get them to the right temp they will go back to their original form, which of course with hose is nice and straight. However, due to it being rolled up and then stored for X days/months/years it then takes that curved shape.

You need something to insert into the hose at each end, then a heat gun. Careful not to burn your fingers
I've already been using a heat gun to get the tubing nice and straight. Fingers crossed this flexi tubing is only going to be a stop gap before I go hardline
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Old 04-02-18, 05:53 PM
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200x200 Radiator in the front
Good lord, I forgot those even exist! I also noticed Intel 8720X in the tags, is that supposed to be the 7820X? If so, did you not consider ThreadRipper as well? Price is about the same
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Old 04-02-18, 05:56 PM
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Good lord, I forgot those even exist! I also noticed Intel 8720X in the tags, is that supposed to be the 7820X? If so, did you not consider ThreadRipper as well? Price is about the same
You're right again haha. I'll fix that.

I did consider thread ripper, but the boards aren't cheap, I got the one I'm using at a fantastic deal.
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I've got a 200mm fan I have had for what feels like forever lol. I think it came out of either my Cosmos 2 or something else. Maybe the Colossus.

I've also got a 180mm Enermax Vegas (the mad one) that I am going to build a fan out of for the summer. I already used it propped up on my desk. Really keeps your hands and face cool during the summer months
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I've got a 200mm fan I have had for what feels like forever lol. I think it came out of either my Cosmos 2 or something else. Maybe the Colossus.

I've also got a 180mm Enermax Vegas (the mad one) that I am going to build a fan out of for the summer. I already used it propped up on my desk. Really keeps your hands and face cool during the summer months
Yeah, it's a Phobya Xtreme 200 with some Cooler Master 200 mm fans in push/pull. It's not getting used anymore though, not sure what to do with it other than chuck it in my NAS to run passive?
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You're right again haha. I'll fix that.

I did consider thread ripper, but the boards aren't cheap, I got the one I'm using at a fantastic deal.
Fair point, was it the CPU or the board you got a deal on?

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Not sure what to do with it other than chuck it in my NAS to run passive?
If your NAS is requiring a radiator then I would look at scaling it back
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