welcome to my build log
been here a while as a long term admirer
the names that spring to mind include clone [who i speak to on another forum] charles_h, SNiiPE_DoGG, dreamaxx, whuzabi
all of whom have posted worklogs that have been both inspirational and great fun to read
I dont post here very often but thought i would share my new build with another community
my current silverstone fortress has been with me since 'christmas day 08'.
it has seen: 3 motherboards, 5 graphics cards, 2 Pumps, 5 kits of memory...
in short, due to hardware dying, or me just never being happy with my system, i have ended up outgrowing the fortress
its a great case, dont get me wrong.
but the fortress' biggest drawback is part of the reason I can no longer run my rig inside it. Big Plans call for a Big Case
the fortress just doesnt fit radiators inside [and oh have i tried! :wallbash:]
I am keen on the look of the fortress and want my next rig to look similar whilst housing all my hardware inside
heres what i currently have:
so im going to take this one slowly
From this build: I want to achieve a few things...
- something to be proud of and not want to upgrade :p
the TJ07 is currently in my shed drying, I have painted the interior black.
more on that when its finished.
I know the TJ07 has been 'done to death', but I really like it and it fits the bill - but its going to be a nice home for my hardware
the emphasis on this build is going to be the hardware in it...
- Intel Core i7 920 [sat at 4.4GHz 24/7 in my current Biostar Board]
- Asus Rampage II Extreme Motherboard
- 6GB OCZ BLADE 2000MHz Memory
- 2X Asus Geforce GTX 285 in SLI
the watercooling should keep the whole system cool and quiet
- Koolance MB-ASR2E Full Cover Waterblock
- Koolance MB-ASR2E DRAM Waterblock
- Koolance GTX 285 Waterblocks
- EK Supreme CPU Waterblock
- EK Mosfet ASUS X58 KIT
- Thermochill PA120.3
- Thermochill PA120.2
heres where I am so far...
Motherboard and Blocks
Mounting the NB/SB block
QPI/DRAM Board back on the board
Koolance QPI/DRAM Waterblock
Closeup side profile of how the blocks look