Project “Alva” Worklog
To honor Mr. Edison, I decided to name it Project “Alva”.
First works has begun. For this theme the ASUS X99-A mainboard will suit optimal. I am going with only one graphics card EVGA GTX970 SC ACX 2.0 using EK-FC970 GTX ACX – Nickel Full cover GPU block and EK-FC970 GTX ACX Backplate.
Finally the RAM, this awesome looking KLevv CRAS DDR4 2133MHz 15-15-15 @ 1.2V modules will fit this build perfectly.
Some new modding parts have been finished today. I hope you’ll like the final results.
For CPU cooling I was considering two options which came in my mind. The EK-Supremacy EVO X99 – Full Nickel or EK-FB ASUS X99 Monoblock – Nickel, as both would suit this build very good. At the end I decided to go with Monoblock.
Some more progress has been done on this build over last weekend. I finally was able to plan the tubing. Although, I had to change top tubing little bit to get nice bendings.
Also for pump I had two options to choose from, first one was the EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM – Plexi (incl. pump) and the second one was with Acetal top. Because the coolant will be blue pastel, it is better looking with Plexi top. After couple busy weeks, I finally get my hands back on this project again. It was a long weekend. Custom sleeved cables can take you half a day. You have to work precisely without rush. But the final results is worth it, hopefully you like it as well.
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CPU: Intel i7 5820K (stock)
MB: Asus X99-A
CASE: Fractal Design Define S
PSU: Fractal Design M 650W Gold
RAM: KLevv CRAS DDR4 2133MHz 15-15-15 @ 1.2V
SSD: Intel 750 Series 1.2TB NVMe PCIe SSD + EK-FC I750 SSD Full-Cover water block
GPU: EVGA GTX970 SC ACX2.0 + EK-FC970 GTX ACX – Nickel Full cover GPU block
GPU Backplate: EK-FC970 GTX ACX Backplate
CPU Block: EK-FB ASUS X99 Monoblock – Nickel
FANS: EK-Furious Vardar FF5-120 (3000rpm)
RESERVOIR: EK-RES X3 250mm Reservoir
RADIATOR: EK-CoolStream SE 360 (Slim Triple) Radiator
COOLANT: EK-Ekoolant Pastel BLUE (concentrate 250mL)
FITTINGS: all EKWB fittings
Tubing: Nanoxia CF PETG Hard Tube 12/10 mm
Wire and connection material: Aquatuning / Phobya
Specials Thanks to: Intel France, EKWB, Fractal Design, Ocaholic.ch, KLevv, Gosumodz, Nanoxia and Aquatuning for awesome support with this build.