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This computer will be used for video rendering, graphics design, gaming, and hosting some local servers.
The build is still in progress and i will be updating parts as i get them, and adding more pictures and parts.
I'm currently waiting for my ram, need to order the ram blocks, and video card blocks.
1st build on pcpartpicker with a 980. 1st build on pcpartpicker with sli 980. 1st build on pcpartpicker with a 980 Superclocked. 1st build on pcpartpicker with sli 980 Superclocked. 1st build on pcpartpicker with Asus Rampage V Extreme.
I will be buying a temporary crucial 8gb ddr4 ram card from the computer store near me until I decide what im doing with the ram, so I can at least get a first boot and start to get the os installed, drivers, etc.
Got a first boot tonight on 9/21/14 at 9pm EST Had to take an H100i from my other desktop so it would boot as I did not want to fill the watercooling loop, to have to drain it soon when my ram, ram blacks, and videocard blocks arrive. Bought the temporary 8gb crucial card, so I could at least boot the computer and start installing programs while waiting for my corsair ram. Pictures will be posted shortly of it in first boot. I didn't take the time to do cable management yet as I'm gonna have to rerun the cables when i finish installing the watercooling.
I didn't take the time to mount the H100i as hopefully I will have all my watercooling parts soon.
9/23/14 I Downloaded 3D Mark Demo and ran the benchmarks. I ran the benchmarks without the cpu being overclocked, without the video cards being over clocked, without my corsair or g. skill ram(still deciding), and without my watercooling loop setup. Once I have the watercooling loop setup and everything overclocked I will be re-running the benchmarks.
9/24/14 Removed the h100i and installed my EK Supremacy EVO spu black. I have also finished installing the res, pump, radiators, and ran the beginning of the tubing for the loop. The watercooling block for the 980 currently isn't out yet so I only made a cpu loop for right now incorporating only the bottom radiator. The loop seems to have no leaks. Once I'm sure there is no leaks and have let the loop run for long enough I will boot up the pc and begin to overclock the processor. I will then update the "CPU Clock Rate" "CPU Temperate While Idle" and "CPU Temperature Under Load". For right now it seems I have been able to bleed most of the air out of the loop. I ran one tube for the top radiator with an approximate length for where it will go once I have the video card blocks. I also made sure that when I ran the tube to the cpu i left enough room to connect to the ram card blocks once I get my new ram and ram blocks.
9/25/14 - Mid Afternoon: I thought there was a crack on the cpu block so I drained the entire loop, removed the cpu block, and disassembled the cpu block to see if it was a crack. It was not a crack but only a residue type liquid. I fully cleaned the cpu block and proceeded to refill the watercooling loop. I have currently bled most of the air out of the loop and will let it continue to run to bleed the rest of the air out. Upon refilling the loop the cpu block gained what looked like a crack again, but thankfully now I know it is not a crack but a residue/air almost
9/25/14 - At Night: Checked frozencpu and saw that the 980 blocks were available for order. I ordered 2x gtx 980 blocks, 2x 2pack of EK-RAM Monarch Module, EK Monarch Series X4, and a EK-FC Bridge DUAL Parallel 3-Slot. Only the bridge was in stock. Everything else is only orderable, which means the stock is expected in 1-18 days.
9/26/14 - All day: CableManagement
9/27/14 - All day: Will be overclocking my processor and graphics cards. Then I will rerun benchmarks. Will update the cpu information.
9/30/14 - Afternoon: Got my new ram!
10/8/14 - Late Afternoon: Check the website where i ordered the rest of my watercooling parts, and they shipped today! They should be delivered this coming friday(10/10). Both video card blocks, acrylic bridge, and ram blocks!
10/10/14 - Received my video card blocks and ram card blocks! installed both and have them installed in my computer!
10/11/14 - Started running the tubing and added the ram, video cards, and second radiator into the loop.
10/12/14 - Filled the loop and have it currently running and bleeding!
10/22/14 - Took me awhile (not happy about) but finally upload the waterblock pictures and the picture of the computer finally done!
Will upload pictures soon