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T-REX

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Kaapstad, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 21, 2012

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    Location: Dalek flagship

    Project T-REX (Paint It Black II).


    Tomorrow I will start building a new PC that will get a lot of use next year.

    I am not 100% sure what parts I will use as I have a lot of spares and will use what works best. I will list them in the post below as I build the machine.

    Eventually the PC will be equipped with some next gen cards when they are available, there is a clue in the title.

    The plan is to have two separate waterloops, one for the CPU and one for the GPUs. This will give me the chance to use my chiller on the CPU when needed. To start with there will only be one loop as the GPUs I want are not available yet.

    I will be going more for function so please feel free to call my new build ugly, more so because it will be about 95% black in colour so no bright colours.:D




    Parts List.

    LD V8 case.
    Asus RVE X99 Motherboard.
    5960X CPU.
    Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD.
    Corsair AX1200i x2 PSUs
    Corsiar Black PSU Cable kits x2
    Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 (4 x 4gb) 3200mhz
    XSPC Twin D5 Dual Bay Reservoir/Pump Combo
    2 x AX360mm Rads
    1 x AX480mm Rad
    XSPC Raystorm waterblock
    EK Water Blocks EK-FC980 GTX - Acetal+Nickel x4
    EK Water Blocks EK-FC980 GTX Backplate - Black x4
    Monsoon Chrome fittings
    Various Koolance quick disconnects
    Primochill Primoflex Advanced Tubing 16/10 - Black x4

    More to follow as I add parts.


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  2. Kaapstad

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    Location: Dalek flagship

    Build Pictures.


    OMG it's green Jim
    But at least it is all Aluminium
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    Some parts (you don't get much with these cases)
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    Some Rads
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    Fitting two PSUs
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    In with the PSUs
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    Mobo in, it is a good job I won't see most of that red when I am done.
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    And in with the CPU
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    One block ready to rock
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    Add some RAM
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    Some pumps ready for action
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    How to get two PSUs running together, with a lead like this.
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    Tubing
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    The coolant even though no one will see it.
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    Only one SSD but 1TB is plenty
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    And some cards
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    Just add water.
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    All wired up, the NV Death Star is operational.:D:)
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  3. Kaapstad

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    Early Bench Scores.


    Heaven 4 @1080p

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    3dmark11 P preset

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    3dmark11 X preset

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    Firestrike

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    Firestrike Extreme

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    Firestrike Ultra 4K

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    Skydiver

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    3dmark Vantage X preset

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    Some benches like Unigine Valley and 3dmark Vantage on the normal preset are not worth running due to the huge CPU bottleneck.:)
     
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  4. Kaapstad

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    Location: Dalek flagship

    Edit
     
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  5. NMBlack

    Hitman

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    So that'll be "Titan"-Rex, will it?
     
  6. Kaapstad

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    Providing there is a Maxwell Titan.
     
  7. Kaapstad

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    Bad news, my project has come to a halt as soon as I opened the box the 900D was in.

    The side panel was not attached to the case and the top rail that holds it on was completely detached. Short of breaking something I have no way of refitting it.

    Other problems,

    One of the caddies fell to bits but I managed to reassemble that.

    The top fan cover was not properly attached.

    Some of the plastic strips that the side panel sits on are missing.

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    Fortunately this is one of the few things I did not buy from OCUK.

    Corsair really need to work on the quality of their cases as this is garbage.

    RMA time.
     
  8. triss

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    Damn thats shody of Corsair :( , Hope they sort it out quickly for you
     
  9. NMBlack

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    I'd be livid if I'd paid £280 for a case and it turned up like that....
     
  10. Dicehunter

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    Right there with you dude, My 780T arrived with the side window looking like someone had a knife fight on it.
     
  11. systemerror

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    Kaapstad can't believe you have bought another one of these crappy made cases. this is the main reason my PC is still living in boxes. Really think corsair cases leave little to be desired. Hope it get sorted quickly.
     
  12. Kaapstad

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    Today I wondered why I bought it as well.
     
  13. Dicehunter

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    A caselabs case would be more up your ally, Like the SMA8 or SM8, Best construction money can buy and they look very professional :)
     
  14. wazza300

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    c'mon kap get it on bang a gong
     
  15. Kaapstad

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    Slight change of plan

    I have just ordered a Little Devil V8 with green interior which should work well with NVidia cards.:)

    Does anyone know what I can do with the 900D I am RMAing tomorrow, am I within my rights to cancel it all together?
     
  16. P4Clock

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    yep i have also had a few and i started loving them but after a weeks or 2 of buzzing and ratting they get old fast.
    corsair have a good looks but there need to build a little better.
     
  17. Dicehunter

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    If it's within 2 weeks of purchase you can just get a full refund on it, If I understood your question properly.
     
  18. Kaapstad

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    You did understand the question.:)

    Fortunately I did not get it from OCUK.
     
  19. Dicehunter

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    Ah cool ok then well as far as I know most places either have a 14 day or 28 day money back/refund policy :)

    Just shout at them for selling you a faulty product and demand your money back !!!
     
  20. ~Mike~

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    The qa on that case is terrible.

    Anyway looking forward to your build Kaap. :)

    P.S Can I have one of your old pc's? :p