My PC Worklog + links to progress
This will be my first worklog, and my first time doing any modding! The extreme nature of the build and my lack of experience make the name ‘MASSIVELY’ appropriate I think :)
In my WoW days I ran a blog called Massively Obsessed (www.saate.net) covering similar crazy/obsessive achievements. This build will hopefully follow in a similiar obsessive fashion :) There’s something really comforting about throwing myself into the research and reading for projects like this.
Everything you’ll see in this log is a first for me. No compromises though! If I’m not happy with the result I’ll rework it until I am :) Feedback and idea sharing as I go would be great.
I’m some way into the build already with around 180 pics taken. If you want more pictures of any particular parts let me know – chances are I’ll have plenty :)
I’m a big fan of space so will be using the Corsair 800D case as the base for this mod. The system will be water cooled with the top of the case modified to fit a 480mm radiator and the single loop flow will be hard copper piped.
The 5.25″ optical drive bay will be removed or modified, I’ve developed an overstated hatred of it that I can’t quite explain :) The hot swap bay is also on the chopping block, it’ll either be removed completely or modded and relocated.
The system will be powered by a Corsair AX1200 with customised cable lengths and MDPC sleeving (remember, no compromises!). I’ll also be designing my own ‘Massively’ branded stickers to replace all the stock ones on the fans, power supply and memory to give the finished build a unified feel.Equipment:
Case: Corsair 800D
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme Z
CPU: i7 2700K
Memory: Corsair Dominator CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3
HDD: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD (Main/OS Drive) plus 3TB and 2TB internals for storage
GPU: 2 x GTX670 (Not yet purchased)
PSU: Corsair AX1200 (100% Modular)
Pump: Koolance PMP-450 (variable/tach wire) with silver housing
Reservoir: Phobya Balancer 150
Radiator: Black Ice SR1 480mm
Fans: Enermax Magma Batwing 120mm
CPU Waterblock: Koolance CPU-370 CPU Waterblock
This is my current desktop setup the new PC will eventually be driving, triple U2711 screens running at 7680×1440 res:
My cable sleeving tools:
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions! Will post up AX1200 and the start of sleeving shots next round.