At the time of ordering, they don’t sell CaseLabs cases by themselves here in the UK. In-order to obtain one, you need buy one from their website and state the specification you want, then wait a few weeks. Now those aren’t cheap but the quality of workmanship speaks volumes; every single component of the case is wrapped separately, then packed with plenty packing. Everything arrived without a single blemish. I dare say the packaging is sublime… Just thought I’d share a little experience with you folks.

This is my first ever custom build water-cooled computer system.

The most important part of building this system is researching everything you need to know about water-cooling. Choosing the parts I wanted didn’t take as long as I initially thought, however getting the actual bitspower fittings took a little longer as most of the parts were either out of stock or simply too expensive, I needed to find other sources.

Although some areas of the box needs an upgrade, I continued with the build as this system is still a very capable machine and most of the water-cooling parts can be reused, with the exception of the tubing obviously… but I have lots of spare! 😆

I essentially converted a perfectly working air-cooled system into a liquid cooled system and thrown in a couple graphics cards.

My main objective is to build something that does what I need and do it with as least noise possible.  I wasn’t planning on breaking any speed records here but the overall result was pretty damn impressive. Perhaps I went a little excessive with the cooling cause the system temps are ridiculously low, even with a 100% load.

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Games & Video Editing:
Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition @4.7Ghz
Asus Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
G Skill Ripjaws Z 64GB DDR3 PC14900 1866MHz Memory Kit  (8Gb x8)
EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Graphics Card (x2)
Samsung 850 Pro 256Gb (x1)
Samsung 850 Pro 512Gb (x3)
WD Black 2TB (x1)
WD Black 4TB (x1)
Corsair Professional Platinum Series AX 1200i PSU
CaseLabs Magnum SMA8

Custom WaterCooling Gear:
EK-RES X3 400 Tube (x2)
EK-XRES 140 D5 PWM (x2)
EK-FC Titan X – Acetal+Nickel (x2)
EK-FC Titan X Backplate – Black (x2)
EK-FB KIT ASUS R4BE – Acetal+Nickel (CSQ)
Bitspower Multi-Link Adapter G1/4 inch OD 12mm (x20)
Bitspower Mini-Valve IG1/4″ (x2)
Bitspower Y-Adapter IG1/4″ (x2)
Bitspower G1/4″ IG1/4″ Extender (x2)
Bitspower G 1/4″ Temperature Sensor (x2)
Bitspower Case Top Water Fill IG1/4″ (x2)
Bitspower Premium G14″
— High Flow 1/2″ 19/13mm Compression Fitting (x6)
Bitspower BP-MB60R G1/4″ Rotary 60-Degree IG1/4″ Extender (x2)
E22 Clear Extruded Acrylic Tubing – 12/10mm (30m)
XSPC RX480 radiator v3
Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis Radiator GTS 560
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1850 rpm (x8)
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1450 rpm (x3)
Corsair
 Air Series SP140 LED 140mm LED Fan (x4)
Mayhems Pastel – Ice White Coolant (x3)
Lamptron CM615 Fan Controller

Accessories:
Dell UltraSharp U2414H (x3)
Corsair Vengeance M95 MMORPG Gaming Mouse (Arctic White)
Keyboard Paradise v60 60%
— (US ANSI, Cherry MX Red, Custom Purple Backlight)
Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 Keyboard
— (US ANSI, Cherry MX Red with custom keycaps)
Sennheiser PC360 Gaming Headphones

Development Server:
ASRock C2750D4I Intel Avoton Octacore
8Gb Crucial Unbuffered EEC (x2)
Western Digital 6TB Red Pro (x10)
Seasonic Platinum SS-520FL2 PSU
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1450 rpm (x2)

Software:
Adobe LightRoom 5
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Adobe InDesign CS6
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Sony Vegas Pro 12
DxO Optics
DigiDesign ProTools

Retired
Apple Mac Pro 2008 Octo-core 3Ghz 16Gb (retired)
Apple Cinema Display 30 (retired)
Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP (retired)
CalDigit 4TB Raid6 Array (retired)
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard & Magic Mouse (retired)
Digidesign 003 Rack+ with Black Lion mods (retired)

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Former Equipment:

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF-S 18-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Intel i7-920 @2.8 Ghz

DFI LanParty DK x58-t3eh6
Corsair Dominator 6 Gb DDR3 1600 MHz
Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870×2 2gb
Cooler Master Real Power Pro RS-850
Cooler Master BlackLabel Limited Edition
Canon EOS 40D
Gigabyte GTX-580 SOC 1536Mb
 (sold)

Gigabyte GTX-580 SOC 1536Mb (sold)
Asus 4 inch USB 2.0 ROG Front Base LCD Dual Bay
Steelseries Mechanical Keyboard 6gv2 (Cherry MX Black)

 

Gaming Links:

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xFire → http://www.xfire.com/users/kawaiiultraneo
Raptr → http://raptr.com/ultraneo/
EA → http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/user/ultraneo

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