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The "Leviathan" Build - Dual radiator Watercooled Corsair 900D

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I just wanted to share my new Hack build I dubbed the Leviathan after the ancient water god. Case is absolutely huge!!! I had a Corsair 650D before - this is at least 40-50% larger!! When this case was announced, I knew I wanted it right away. I paid for it in full in Feb. 2013 - I received it 2 weeks ago! Worth the wait!! With everyone going to smaller form factors - I have always liked having larger cases. I have big hands and trying to work on a small case with no room for movement drives me nuts. This is my 5th Hack build and the one I love the most.

Components:

GA-Z77X-UD5H
i7 3770K Overclocked to 4.6GHz
32GB of Corsair Vengance Ram
Corsair HX 750 PSU
Gigabyte GTX 670 OC
1 x 3TB Barracuda - time machine backups
2 x 2TB Barracuda raid array - user files
1 x 120GB Intel 330 SSD - OSX boot drive
1 x 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD - Windows 8 (for gaming)
TP-LINK wifi card
2 x UV cold cathode tubes which bring the color to life!

Watercooling components:
XSPC Raystorm 750 EX 360 kit - includes an awesome Rad and CPU block
XSPC 360 RAD
XSPC GTX 680 videocard waterblock (used for my GTX 670 which uses the GTX 680 PCB)
EK GTX 680 video card top cover
tonnes of fittings - both swiftech and bitspower
1/2" ID tubing
EK's largest tube water reservoir
EK UV reactive LIME green coolant

Pics:
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I had to modify the chassis to fit the XSPC pump/res combo on the bottom of the case. I didn't want to break up the look of the front expansion bays as I think it looks a bit weird. I had to cut the bottom fan mount and install the res/pump there facing front:
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This way the front looks clean and uniform throughout and I use all of the optical expansion bay blanks to give it a clean look. I am still finishing up some of the finer details like fans and controllers for them, etc.

Overall, I love this new build. Tonnes of future expansion capability! The only thing is it weighs a ton!! 47lbs for the empty case - easily over 90lbs with 2 litres of coolant and all the stuff installed.

Looking forward to your feedback!
 
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That looks awesome! I googled "watercooled corsair 900D" and came across your post. I'm planning on starting a hackintosh build in the fall. The build I had in mind would be almost identical to yours (as long as I dont talk myself into dual xeons which I have no need for).

I know the 900D can hold up to 15 drives which is one of the reasons I'm interested in it. I can't tell from your pictures but it looks like your pump and radiator are located where I believe those extra cages go. Do you still have room for 15 cages?
 
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Motherboard
Leviathan
CPU
i7 3770K @ 4.6Ghz
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EVGA Hydro Copper GTX 780 SLI
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  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
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That looks awesome! I googled "watercooled corsair 900D" and came across your post. I'm planning on starting a hackintosh build in the fall. The build I had in mind would be almost identical to yours (as long as I dont talk myself into dual xeons which I have no need for).

I know the 900D can hold up to 15 drives which is one of the reasons I'm interested in it. I can't tell from your pictures but it looks like your pump and radiator are located where I believe those extra cages go. Do you still have room for 15 cages?

Hi. thanks for your comment. The case is awesome and yes, it is able to put 15 HDDs in the case if you buy 2 more cages. The way I have configured my radiators, I can only use the 2 cages in the middle near the front. That gives me 6 HDDs which is OK for now. You can't use the lower section if you have a rad there - there will be no room for it and even if you ran a thin rad you wouldn't be able to use the cages as they are centered in the middle of the case. It would have been great if the mounting holes gave you the option to install the cages pushed all the way to the back.
 
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