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Project 2501 Build Log.

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What I'm currently working on.  Won't be running for another month or two.  Inspiration for this was the anime The Ghost In The Shell.  I wanted to build something that I thought would look like a PC in that movie, and the Snow Edition Level 10 has the perfect look IMO.

 

Parts list -

 

Case - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

MB - ASUS Formula VII

CPU - Intel i7 4790k - planning to OC

CPU Cooling - Thermaltake AIO Water Extreme 3.0

PSU - EVGA Supernova 1300 G2 (Wanted the White Toughpower 1250 DPS you had at CES, wasn't released so far, but if you're feeling generous.....)

GPU - nVidia 650 ti - (replacing next year to dual GPU's running SLI, using the current one from an older PC that went bad)

RAM - 16 GB G.SKILL Trident X 2400 (2 8GB sticks)

Fans - 2 x ENERMAX T.B. Vegas Duo UCTVD14A 140mm 2 Color (Blue/Red) LED Case Fan

           3 x ENERMAX T.B.VEGAS SINGLE UCTVS12P-R 120mm Case Fan

Mouse - Thermaltake Level 10 gaming mouse - Red

Headphones - Thermaltake Level 10

Keyboard - Thermaltake MEKA G UNIT red illuminated Cherry MX Black

ASUS ROG Front Panel

SSD - Samsung 128 GB Boot drive

HDD - 2 1TB HDD's running in RAID 0

Dual Monitor, will be expanding to tri-monitor set up in the future.

 

After replacing the video card next year, will install a custom water cooling loop.  Keeping an eye out for the cooling parts Thermaltake had on diaplay at the 2014 CES, might cut the top and make a custom top and put in a three fan rad.  Once it's up and running soon, it will be Project 2501 - Version .5, since it'll still be a work in progress.

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I do love Thermaltake products, but the Water 3.0 Extreme was crazy to install.  And unless you learn that the back mount plate will not sit parellel on the back of the MB, as pictured, you will go crazy.  Sure does keep my processor cool!!

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Some shots of the finished product.  Next year I'm going to ditch the 650ti and get a dual SLI setup, tyhen I'm going to set up a custom liquid cooling loop, hopefully Thermaltake will have all their custom pieces available by then.  Running a 128 GB SSD boot drive, with 2, 1 TB HDD's in a RAID 0.  I have 2 spare 1 HDD's that I'm  going to put into a diskless NAS as a backup.  User profiles are moved to the RAID also.

And the DRACONEM mousepad will be arriving next month.

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