Updates to this build described at the end.
Formerly known as Project Titan, I conceptualised this rig for about 2 months before making a decision on the final component choice. I was thinking a Haswell-E, x99 and DDR4 but I think the 4790k, z97 and DDR3 16GB 1600 will be more than sufficient for a gaming beast.
I chose the Fractal Design Node 804 case, because I like the cube case look but it also has great easy-to-clean/remove dust filters. The most important feature is the compartmentalised hardware housing, split down the centre. Left side houses the motherboard and components and the right side houses the power supply and mountains of cabling resulting in a clean and uncluttered PC.
My aim was to make a powerful micro atx gaming machine with a custom waterloop, using a black and green colour scheme. The primary game 4k ultra detail is The Witcher 3 that I'm preparing for and the hardware should be good enough for a few years to come. My intention is to overclock the CPU and to overclock the GPU if I can get my hands on a waterblock. Water-cooling can be difficult if you live in Australia as parts can be hard to come by and are expensive.
The water-cooling was fun and a challenge. In particular when I was filling the loop, I put about 200ml in when I saw a green puddle emerging from under my case. I forgot to put a plug in the second outlet on my pump. Then once I cleaned that mess up I knocked over the coolant bottle spilling a little bit more. It was very frustrating and once it was fixed I only had about 10ml left in the bottle, lucky, as I would not have been able to fill the loop entirely if I had run out.
Depending on future game requirements and SLI driver improvement/game optimisation, I might add another Titan X. Adding a second Titan X is the only hardware addition/improvement I can think of to increase performance for gaming.
Peripherals I decided on are the Corsair K65 gaming keyboard, the Madcatz R.A.T 7 gaming mouse and the Samsung 28" UHD capable of 4k 60hz with displayport.
I used the following water-cooling parts; RADIATOR - EK CoolStream RAD XTX 240,,,, CPU BLOCK- EK Supremacy EVO gold,,,, RESERVOIR - ED RES X3 110,,,, PUMP - EK D5 Vario X-Top Plexi with Pump,,,, TUBING - PrimocChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT 1/2ID 3/4OD,,,, COOLANT - Mayhems Pastel Mint Green,,,, FITTINGS - EK CSQ 13/19 G1/4 compression black and various Bitspower including T-block, Air exhaust, mini valve, D-plug and dual rotary angle. It is quite ease to spend allot on water-cooling considering one rotary angle fitting was 25 dollars.
*UPDATE 18/6/2015*Overhauling the Flux Capacitor* A 120mm radiator has been added to the cooling loop in a push/pull configuration. This has created an intricate cooling web. Also some black and green Cablemod power cables have been added and a 8 x fan controller. View the video of me overhauling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trH9sQVUFLo
*UPDATE 24/04/2015Adding the Titan X to the cooling loop*** The Titan X has now been added to the cooling loop! Really cool temps. Overclocking here I come! At stock speeds under full load in 4K ultra detail Shadows of Mordor, max 33c. Using close to 7gb VRAM.
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