About this build log
I've been a pc enthusiast for just about a year and a half. Building a gaming rig for just a "so-so" experience was only my goal at that time. I've started with an average build using a single average graphics, however as time goes by ; I've got a plague to demand more from my rig; adding an SLI setup was my option at that time. Running games on the highest setting possible with no lag or issue was my next goal , than it turned nasty! I was actually starstruck by how the water cooling world . From there everything just seem blur and here I am making a build log for fun (since I enjoy building this rig so much) with a total of 1080 of rad on my switch with a little modding here and there.
Whats with the name?
The theme for my build was actually taken/inspired by how many people hated the CSQ design on the EK Waterblock. I'm not promoting or anything , I've actually used many other water cooling brand in the setup but with this in mind. Probably this build would inspire people to rather than blaming on how bad the design of a product to actually make it work by inserting ideas and solutions into it. I've actually dont mind the CSQ thingy therefore taken a theme from "CROP CIRCLE" which is a phenomena so I've came up with the name "Phenomenon"
What will be in this build?
What I can say is that I will use the same components from my lastest build including the case to save cost. What I will do or try to show in this build log is to make this Switch 810 more eye-popping in term of performance and look. I will be using a total of 1020 space of radiator (480+360+240) with the help of DWOOD Pedestal (which I've already received and LOVE it!) since my ultimate goal is to get a 5c Delta on CPU temp. This goal is pretty way up there since it gets pretty hot without air con in Asia
Most of the components I've chosen are the one that fits in my build color theme. Whats left is that to add a more color fit water cooling components which is already on its way from the USA
The most difficult hurdle I've got is that I am currently located in an Asia country where to to get the water cooling component is limited and pricy. I've ordered from FrozenCPU but sometimes the shipping cost is not worth if I buy in small quantity therefore Im trying hard to order all at once and if something got left behind I'll see what I can find in my own country
The build will also use some laser cut to make the pattern which I've drawn on pieces of acrylic
CPU : i7 3770k
Motherboard : Asus Maximus V Formula
RAM : G.Skill Ripzjaw (4x4GB) 1600mhz
GPU : 2 x Asus Gtx 670 DC2T
PSU : Seasonic Platinum 860w
SSD : OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
HDD : WD Caviar Black 1TB (externally mounted)
Sound Card : Asus Xonar Phoebus
Headphone : Shure SRH1440
Keyboard : Filco Majestouch 2 with Blue switch awesomeness
Mouse : Cyborg RAT 9
Case : NZXT Switch 810 with custom Pedestal
Fan Controller : NZXT Sentry Mix
Various RGB LED (with remote) and sleeved cables
Main water cooling components:
CPU Block : Ek Supremacy
Radiators : EK XTX 480, EK XTX 360 and EK XT 240
Mofset : EK Asus Maximus V formula block
Pump : Dual DDC Laing with EK Top
Reservoir : EK Bay Res Acetal and Bitspower 150ml Acrylic Tube res
GPU Block : EK GTX 670 Asus Block Nickel + Blackplates x 2
Tubing : 3/8" ID 5/8" OD and 3/8" ID 1/2" OD Primoflex Advanced LRT
Fittings : Monsoons 3/8" ID 5/8" OD with Bitspower Adapters ; EK 3/8" ID 1/2" OD with EK adapters
Fans : 15 x Scythe GT-AP15 and 1x Corsair SP140
Lastly forgive me if there are language issue since English isn't my native
and let the build begin!