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#1 Baulten

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:44 PM

Obsidian Dragon


Note: Items in bold have been ordered.

The Hardware
Current | Planned
Motherboard: DFI LanParty DK 790FX-M2RS | MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 AMD 790FX ATX
CPU: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition | AMD Phenom II 965 Black Edition
RAM: G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2 GB) DDR2 800 CAS 5 | G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 Cas 7
Optical Drive: Sony DVD RW DRU-810A ATA Device | Sony Optiarc Black 24x DVD RW SATA II Device
Video Card: EVGA nVidia GTX 260 Core 192 | ATI Radeon HD5870
Power Supply: XIGMATEK MC NRP-MC851 850W | CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W (Thanks HITandRUN :thumbs-up: )

The Water-Cooling
CPU Waterblock: Watercool HEATKILLER® CPU Rev3.0 754/939/AM2
Radiator: Swiftech MCR320-QP Quiet Power 3X120mm
Pump: Swiftech MCP655™ Series 12 VDC Water Pump
Reservoir: EK Waterblocks EK-Multioption RES 100 rev.2
Tubing: PrimoFlex Pro LRT UV Red Tubing 1/2in. ID X 3/4in. OD
Fittings: Bitspower True Silver 1/2in. Compression Fittings for 3/4in. OD Tubing (6) and Bitspower G 1/4" Black Sparkle Rotary 90 Degree IG 1/4" Adapter (2)

The Case and Modification Part
Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
Fans: Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120 mm
Cathodes: LOGISYS Computer CLK12RD2 12" Dual Red Cold Cathode Kit

The Sleeving
10 Meters of Red MDPC-X Small Sleeving
10 Meters of Black MDPC-X Small Sleeving
2.5 Meters of Red MDPC-X SATA Sleeving
2 Meters of Black MDPC-X Small Heatshrink
.7 Meters of Black MDPC-X SATA Heatshrink

More to come in the next few days!

Edit: Forgot to include the sleeving! Props to Nils of MDPC-X for making great sleeving!

Edited by Baulten, 02 September 2009 - 09:41 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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#2 Baulten

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:44 PM

Update #1: The case has shipped!
Update #2: DVD Burner and Cathodes have arrived.
Update #3: Radiator, Reservoir, and Fittings
Update #3 Continued
Update #4: Fans, HeatKiller 3.0, and Pump
Update #5: Tubing and 1 TB External Hard Drive

Edited by Baulten, 07 September 2009 - 02:31 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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#3 Baulten

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:44 PM

Update #6: Case Shots and Pump/Res Mounting
Update #6 Continued

Edited by Baulten, 10 September 2009 - 08:03 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:14 PM

Looks good :) I vote for waiting the HD5870 :) We're already in september so it shouldn't take long now :)


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#5 Baulten

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:36 PM

Update 1
Lucky me!! I just received an email from Newegg saying my case had arrived and would be shipped within 48 hours :thumbs-up: Pleasant surprise, considering it had been listed as an ETA of September 25th because the first order had sold out. Guess some folks cancelled, woot for me.

The Smith: Thanks. I'm buying parts as the money comes in. I probably won't get the card till January-ish, depending on finances, but this is a long term project anyway.
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| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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#6 Baulten

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:11 AM

Case was shipped today! Should be here Tuesday, woot.
| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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#7 Baulten

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:23 PM

First pictures! It's of the case cathodes and the new DVD burner :up:

Sony Optiarc Black:
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Logisys 12" Red Cold Cathodes:
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Sorry for the subpar image quality. It's hard to get a decent image in the dorms... Maybe I'll take some photos of the case outside when it comes in.

Edited by Baulten, 03 September 2009 - 04:32 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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Posted 03 September 2009 - 03:40 PM

Since I doubt anyone wants to print your photos, it would be a good idea to resize your 10MP pics to something more sensible like 1280x960 or smaller, so that they are easily viewable on everybody's screen when viewed @ 100%, and also they won't take so long to load

(I'm on a 16 Mbps connection, and I would say they load slowly, also, the quality @ 100% is horrendous, maybe you should shoot the pics @ 5MP or something, or increase the quality settings)

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 04:20 PM

Haha, sorry, I didn't realize they were so large. I took them quickly with a friend's camera. I've gotta mess with the settings to get some better quality.

I'm uploading resized picture right now. The rest of the parts will be taken in much better quality, I assure you.

Edit: Resized the pictures. Now they don't look quite as crappy.

Edited by Baulten, 03 September 2009 - 04:33 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:38 PM

More parts! EK 100 mL Res, silver plated fittings, and Swiftech MCR 320 :thumbs-up:

EK-Multioption RES 100:
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Edited by Baulten, 05 September 2009 - 05:40 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:38 PM

Bitspower Silver-plated Compression Fittings:
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Swiftech MCR 320:
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| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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#12 Baulten

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:13 PM

More pictures!

Pump:
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Waterblock (with and without fittings) :thumbs-up:
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Radiator, fans mounted:
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Edit: I wish smilies were the same on every forum! I always have to edit my posts when I CnP them from XS over to here :lol:

Edited by Baulten, 06 September 2009 - 09:14 PM.

| Phenom II 965 | MSI 790FX-GD70 | Sapphire HD 5870 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 7-7-7-24 | 2 x 250 GB Seagate Barracuda | 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green | 1 TB Seagate Barracuda | Corsair Obsidian 800D | Sony Optiarc 24x DVD Burner | Corsair HX1000 |
| HeatKiller REV3.0 CPU Block | MCR320 Radiator | 3x120mm 1450 RPM GentleTyphoon | EK Fullcover HD 5870 Nickle-Plated GPU Block | ThermoChill PA 120.2 | 2x120mm 1900 RPM S-Flex | Typhoon III Bay Reservoir |
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