A few years ago I posted a build log of my old system on here where I showed the water cooling parts and such. Well I just finished building a new system and I thought I'd do the same again.
So to start with the components:
1x Intel Core i7 3930K CPU
1x EK LTX CPU Block (acrylic Top, Nickle plated copper base)
1x Asus Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard
2x Mushkin Redline Ridgebacks (16GB each / 32GB total - 1866MHz)
1x AX1200 PSU from Corsair (1200Watts)
1x Corsair Single Braided Modular Cable set for AX1200 PSU
1x Lian Li PC-X2000 Case with W2000 Side window
1x Laing 12v DCC+ Pump (18 Watt Model)
1x Phobia 1080mm radiator (9x120mm fans connect to this on just one side)
1x OCZ 120GB Vertex 2 SSD
1x 2TB Samsung F4
2x GTX 480's (I'm intending to replace these with two 4GB Kepler GPU's later on)
2x EK GTX 480 Water Blocks (Transparent acrylic Top with Nickel Plated Copper Bottoms)
1x Danger Den Acrylic Reservoir
1x Scythe KAZE MASTER Pro Fan Controller
2x Litres of EK Blood Red Coolant (I only actually need 900ml of this to fill the loop completely)
Now I've already built the system so this log won't span multiple days I'm just going to post the images here. The pics aren't that great because I only used my phone to take them.
First thing first. Cables. I ordered the Corsair aftermarket cables for my power supply they are single braided cables and look really great. These are not extension cables but direct replacements for the cables that come with the power supply. If you've not seen an AX series Corsair PSU every cable is modular including the main 24-Pin.
Next came my CPU Block, this is the EK-Supreme LTX which is a really excellent block and at a bargain price too.
Here is some of the Blood Red coolant I ordered, It looks a lot redder inside the loop as you will see further down.
Here is the 3930K CPU. This is a 6 Core / 12 Thread / 12MB L3 Cache / 3.30GHz unlocked processor. In the short time I messed with it I was able to reach 4.8GHz with only a slight voltage increase. I believe 5.0GHz will be stable on this system 24.7 with more time.
And here is the heart of the build for me, the Asus Rampage IV Extreme. In my opinion this is the best LGA 2011 X79 motherboard on the market currently and if you've seen any reviews of the board you'll know why. In short it has every feature imaginable for all users. 64GB RAM support, Quad-SLI, Sub-zero overclocking features. You name it, its got it. Of course the price reflects it as it is the most expensive X79 board too. Oh and yes this is a BF3 branded product which is where the Serial Code for my BF3 giveaway came from.
Now the Graphics Cards. Since I took these pictures the other year for my old build (And I took those with my DSLR) I decided to merely re-use those pictures again, they are using EK GTX 480 blocks:
Continued on Post 2 due to limitations on how many images can be posted per post.