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    Hooded's CM690 Build - Blue Dragon
    Well I'm at a bit of a hold up at the moment, so I'm taking a few minutes to post some pics of my machine and my progress on it.

    So here is what I'm starting with.
    CM690 - Case
    Asus P6x58D-Premium - Motherboard
    iCore i7 - 960 @ 3.20GHz
    Saphire AMD HD 6970 Radeon - Reference V2 GPU
    12GB Kingston HyperZ 1600Mhz DDR3 Triple Channel 6x2GB
    OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD
    650GB WD Blue HDD x 2
    Asus Blue Ray/DVD reader writer etc...
    Cooler Master 700 Watt Silent Pro PSU



    Water Cooling Hardward List (So Far)
    DazMode - STEP ONE RAYSTORM KIT BASE - DUAL BAY DDC
    1. XSPC Raystorm CPU Waterblock
    2. XSPC DDC Dual Bay Resior
    3. Lainge DDC 3.25 pump
    4. XSPC - Slim High Density Dual 120mm Radiator XSPC EX240
    5. 6 - The Feser Comp. Straight 3/8" - 5/8" Compresion fittings - Silver
    6. 4 -1200 RPM Fans (Daz swapped out the 1650 ones for me. 2 were added as kit upgrades)
    7. Clear UV Tube 3/8" id 5/8" od - 7'


    EK FC6970 GPU Waterblock - yup I ordered wrong one. Costly mistake don't do it. My fault for being in a hurry.
    EK FC6970 V2 GPU Waterblock - Daz has this coming in for me next week.
    The Feser Comp. 4pk 45 3/8" - 5/8" Compresion fittings - Silver
    The Feser Comp. 4pk straight 3/8" - 5/8" Compresion fittings - Silver
    Bitspower - 90-Degree (45x2) 3/8"ID - 5/8"OD Compression Fitting - Silver
    A second XSPC - Slim High Density Dual 120mm Radiator XSPC EX240.



    So now I've got most everything fitted and figured out







    Open to comments questions suggestions.
    Last edited by Hooded; 03-31-2013, 11:41 AM.
    Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
    OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
    Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

  • #2
    if you have the money/time individualy sleeved cables would look nice, other than that its looking, great keep posting.

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    • #3
      Thanks

      Black and Blue cable sleeving is listed in my cart on next order. A long with a ton of other little things.
      Drain fittings, couple different 90 rotary fittings
      Molex Tool
      Daz Protector
      A better 120mm case fan for the rear of the case. The thermaltake one I have is old and loud.
      A thermal sensor cause I got the led display for it LOL.
      bunch of fan y's and a couple extentions
      Well around another 200 plus the EX-FC6870 V2
      Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
      OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
      Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

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      • #4
        It's looking great Hooded! Can't wait to see more pics.

        For the thermaltake 120 fan replacement, you may want to look at the Cooler Master SickleFlow 120. They come with red or blue LED's and non-LED versions. They are quiet for a 2000rpm fan and they move quite a bit of air. The best part is that they are only $9.99 at Canada Computers!

        http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=027866
        Mario

        RIG 1: MSI P55-GD65 mobo | CORE i7 870 | 16GB RAM | OCZ 240GB SSD | WD 1TB HD | CORSAIR H70 | 2x EVGA GTX 560Ti 448 FTW SLI | EK FULL GPU WATER BLOCKS | XSPC DUAL BAYRES WITH D5 VARIO PUMP | XFX PRO1050 BLACK EDITION PSU | HAF 932

        RIG 2: EVGA P55 V mobo | CORE i5 760 | 8GB RAM | WD 500GB HD | CORSAIR H60 | 2x EVGA GTX 460 FTW SLI | EK FULL GPU WATER BLOCKS | DDC PUMP WITH XSPC ACRYLIC RES TOP | CORSAIR HX 850 PSU | HAF 912

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        • #5
          looking good Hoody.

          wow thats a tight squeeze on the PSU and bottom Rad.
          HAF932 Mods
          C70 Mods

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          • #6
            Hey thanks scaccima for the link.
            Those are nice fans they say only 19.5 dBa @ 2000 rpm 69CFM thats sweet.
            Tomorrow is a trip to CC.
            Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
            OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
            Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bungwirez View Post
              looking good Hoody.

              wow thats a tight squeeze on the PSU and bottom Rad.
              Thanks Bungz

              There is just over an inch between the bottom rad and the PSU. Just enough I can make the plugs and remove them.
              Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
              OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
              Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

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              • #8
                Nice build so far but I would take the GPU out so it does not get damaged. CM fans work very well and are quiet !
                3770K IHS removed-Max V gene-2x4gig ram Gskills 2400 Trident X-2x400watt Qmax TEC`s with dew point controller-420 Monsta rad for TEC hotside-360 TFC Xchanger for dual 670`s-RP452 res with 2xD5 vario pumps- HF Supreme with modified plate-DD Cp Pro pump for cold side of TEC and cpu block-Dual CM haf 922`s and a Seasonic X-1250 Psu

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                • #9
                  The GPU will be fine there as I'm in a holding pattern as far as doing anything more until I get my next order in. I just put it into to see if I how the fittingslooked for a fit. Daz says late next week the water block will arrive until then I'm kind of just waiting.
                  Don't want to keep paying the shipping. Plus plenty of time to invetigate each item and make sure I don't waste anymore of my cash.
                  So I went to crappy tire to get me a cheap Job mate rotary tool ($15). Swung be the heat gun and Heat Gun SALE 19.99 Reg 79.99 Or I can get the job mate for 15.99 so I spend the 4 bucks and get the good one.

                  Now I can't spend a G-Note on cooling and cable mods, then not be able to see it all. So now planning to cut a window in the side panel, guess what I'm doing tomorrow.
                  Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
                  OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
                  Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

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                  • #10
                    great tool that JobMate. you may need to get more blades though... the "Dremel" blades are the best. the ones in the JobMare kit are very fragile.
                    HAF932 Mods
                    C70 Mods

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bungwirez View Post
                      great tool that JobMate. you may need to get more blades though... the "Dremel" blades are the best. the ones in the JobMare kit are very fragile.
                      Agreed.
                      Tthe cutting wheels from Jobmate are crap; but any dremel accessory will fit the Jobmate Rotary tool, just got myself the Dremel "EZ-Lock" attachment and some wheels specifically for cutting plastic (EZ-Lock attachment came with 5 wheels for cutting metal) . They're a bit pricier than Jobmate, but last a heck of a lot longer (and won't snap when you're trying to attach them).

                      AsRock Extreme6 Z97, Intel i5 4690K 16 GB Kingston HyperX DDR3, EVGA GTX 1070, ASUS Strix Raid Pro soundcard, Corsair HX850i, 256 GB Crucial MX100 SSD, 500 GB Crucial MX100 (Gaming) SSD, custom water-cooled Corsair Air 540, MSI AG32C LED monitor, Insignia 32 " LED TV, Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

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                      • #12
                        OK I'm trying this with FF now because I can now longer post with IE?
                        Gives internal server error. then a 404 for the error page. Sweet.

                        Bit of a busy day today. Went to CC and grabbed the last 3 of the Cooler Master Sickleflow 120 fans. Two were open box deals so saved 5%.
                        Went to use my new Job Mate rotary tool, the chuck was stripped. packed that up back to crappy tire trade it in, spend an extra 30 buck get one with flex shaft, right angle attachment, 90 guide, plus a ton more little bit better blades. Also grabbed the Dremel quick connect kit and a box of steel cutting wheels.

                        Get home start to play, phone call from the hall. Job in Sudbury 12hour days for a few weeks. So I'm heading to Sudbury on Tuesday. Will be back for the weekend then gone until 24th. Good thing they're pay pay paying. Better thing is when I'm done more cash to waste on this build. Haha hoho hehe.
                        Last edited by Hooded; 09-01-2012, 01:26 AM. Reason: Test Edit With IE
                        Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
                        OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
                        Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

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                        • #13
                          Good for you, but can we help to spend a sizeable chunk of it ?
                          3770K IHS removed-Max V gene-2x4gig ram Gskills 2400 Trident X-2x400watt Qmax TEC`s with dew point controller-420 Monsta rad for TEC hotside-360 TFC Xchanger for dual 670`s-RP452 res with 2xD5 vario pumps- HF Supreme with modified plate-DD Cp Pro pump for cold side of TEC and cpu block-Dual CM haf 922`s and a Seasonic X-1250 Psu

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                          • #14
                            Don't forget to take your Canadian Tuxedo and Sudbury Dinner Jacket!
                            HAF932 Mods
                            C70 Mods

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                            • #15
                              Well so much for 12 hour days.
                              We go down the hole(Mine Shaft) 1400' at 6:30 am
                              We work in a fog bank, with a steady damp breeze, on a couple of the dirtiest fans I've ever seen.
                              The 14' diameter fans have 16 stainless steel blades driven by 700hp electric drives.
                              We are replacing the drives and changing the fan shroud casing and the bearing, refurbishing the blades.
                              We come out of the hole at 7:30 pm.

                              This job sucks large, but the money is large and clean.
                              11 days to go.

                              This will be my last trip to sudbury
                              Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
                              OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.
                              Canadian Amateur Modding Competition

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