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Old 16-07-13, 03:28 PM
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[Buildlog] Watercooled 900D


I couldn't help myself and bought a 900D []

I'm not really sure what i'm going to do with it, but if you buy a case you better put stuff in it! It's a huge case, so watercooling will be a thing. I don't think i will plan all that much and just buy part after part until i'm done! Hope it will be fun!

This is my first time making a buildlog, i hope you can enjoy it!

Case: Corsair 900D
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 860W
HDD: Don't care
SSD: Maybe old Samsung 830
Board: MSI XpowerII X79
CPU: 3930K
GPU: SLI....or Crossfire depends on the new AMD Frame-Pacing drivers
Cooling: i fancy some Aquacomputer...

My case arrived, and this thing is huge!

First things first, unscrew everything, i have to say i expected better buildquality. it's a bit wobbly with no hardware in it.

The first decision was the motherboard. I didn't want to buy a ROG board because than you kinda have to go red/black with your build. I saw the MSI XpowerII it's completely black! Now I can go any color I like...maybe even red [] The heatsinks are ugly, but XSPC makes a waterblock for it.

90° USB 3.0 nice!

The XSPC waterbock for the board

Board with no heatsinks on it looks silly!

But with waterblocks really good []

I think for socket 2011 there is only one good choice when it comes to the CPU: 3930K

I want do go CF/SLI and sleeve the PSU, so i need a fully modular PSU around 800W. I went with a Seasonic Platinum 860W, because it's semi passiv and i'm a Seasonic fanboy!

Even a XL-ATX board gets lost in the 900D

So long!

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Old 18-07-13, 12:56 PM
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Actually looking forward to this build, think the colour coordination is going to work really nice with the black on black.
System spec- i5 3450, MSI Z77A-G43 ATX Motherboard, Corsair Vengeance LP 4GB RAM, Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive, Sapphire Radeon HD 7770, Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl), Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze PSU, Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer, Corsair H80i (Thank you TTL)
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Old 18-07-13, 01:36 PM
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Looks great already! Thanks for posting
And now, get back to work, because I want MOAR!
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Old 18-07-13, 03:05 PM
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Typical AverageNinja haha, every buildlog he wants moar!
Well I'm not gonna judge him cause I want Moar too!!
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Old 18-07-13, 03:08 PM
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My fans arrived! Simple Noiseblocker Black Silent.

But the fan cable looks really out of place, i mean you get 2 really nice sleeved extention cables with the fan. I guess the fan has to undergo minor surgery!

I got some nice black bandages for it's flesh wound!

Success! Patient looks way better.

...only 15 more to go....
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Old 18-07-13, 03:13 PM
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Where's the mobo, I can't see it inside that HUGE case

Good luck with the build dude......
New Build: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming, 8GB Corsair Vengeance RAM, i7 4770K, other bit TBC...
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Old 18-07-13, 08:33 PM
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Hold on, I've seen that fan surgery somewhere else before...
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Old 19-07-13, 12:36 AM
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Looking good!
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Old 21-07-13, 02:32 PM
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I got me some Rads!

I like the clean look and the lack of branding... i got one older radiator with Alphacool logo, but that's not to bad.

With the radiators installed you can really see that this case is meant to be watercooled!

Screws and washers are just placeholder

i feel i went a litte overboard...but who cares?
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Old 21-07-13, 02:39 PM
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Looks good so far...

I can tell that 120mm rad is going to ruin it for me though.
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