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{Build Log} sNiPeRbOb's "MorderPanzer" {Build Log}

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  1. sNiPeRbOb

    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    First time posting a build log of mine on TPU, so here goes nothing!

    I introduce to the TPU community my latest Work in Progress:

    sNiPeRbOb's "MorderPanzer"

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    I have used all sorts of sizes of cases over the last year, but as soon as I saw the NZXT Panzerbox case during Xoxides "quasi-going out of business" sale late last year, I new the time was right to buy.

    My plans started out simple and innocent...

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    but things have gotten... well... a little more complicated.

    Hardware:
    AMD Phenom II 940 (considering a 965...)
    MSI K9N2 Sli Platinum (also considering a MSI GD70 board...)
    4+ GB Ram
    XFX HD4890
    Corsair x64 SSD & WD 500GB Green HDD

    Cooling: (here's where it gets interesting)
    2x Swiftech MCR220 Radiators
    2x Swiftech DDC350 Pumps
    1x XSPC Dual Bay Res DDC
    1x Koolance CPU340
    1x Swiftech MCW60 + ramsinks
    12x DD Fatboy 1/2 Fittings
    Primochill UV Blue 1/2-3/4 Tubing
    Tygon Black 1/2-3/4 Tubing
    5x Coolermaster R4 Black/Blue 120mm Fans

    My Goals/Ambitions
    My ultimate goal is to create a small, compact gaming-capable rig with dual internal loops capable of keeping the hardware cool and quiet while maintaining a sleek and professional outer appearance that is not "Over-the-top". I think I am going for a "Sleeper" type project, where upon first glance the case will appear as an ordinary run-of-the-mill build. Only after glimpsing inside will one truly get the true picture...

    Things will be coming together rather quickly, so I will post updates as things get done.

    A quick teaser for you guys who like new hardware...
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    :cool:
     
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  2. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    wait and see what the new 890 boards can do, thats what i would do :D

    but subbed, gonna be good i think:toast:

    and nice pic of that SSD:D

    looks like a mans room you got there haha:)
     
  3. sNiPeRbOb

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    The USPS was very kind to me today :cool:

    What could fit in such a tiny little box??

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    OOOOOH! Congratulations, it's twins! lol

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    DDC350 jenga anyone?

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    I already teased you guys with the SSD picture, but seeing as that was delivered today also I will include it in this update.

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    there is something wrong with that pic of the ssd... it belongs in my hands, where is that pic???
     
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    Upsidedown MicroRes? Nice.
     
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    Thanks man, I can say with certainty that unless you want me to take the drive out of the PC at Noreaster so we can take a picture of it in your hands that it will never leave my sight... lol

    I still have to figure out how I want to mount it in the case... I have a couple of ideas floating around :cool:

    It's actually a MicroRes V2. It is the newer version that has a bottom plug, two side plugs, and the fillport plug. Really useful and very versatile.
     
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    For those interested in a minute Update, you may recognize this little LC hardware piece. Just got my order in from Performance PC's this morning!

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    Also got my Danger Den Fatboy fittings in! Finally I have a small army of fittings to take pictures of... lol

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    House of Mirrors, anyone?

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    Here's the question for the general public; Clamps or No Clamps?

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    I have some other new hardware to document, so expect an update shortly :cool:
     
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    Nice pics!!!
    Love the black clamps - use them:)
     
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    @HammerON
    Yes to clamps seems to be the consensus, so clamps it shall be. I think I will do everything in my power to make sure the tabs are well hidden...

    UPDATE:
    Got some work done today on the DDC350 pumps. I bought OEM versions of the pumps, so they did not come wired for molex. Luckily for me, the Coolermaster fans I also ordered all came with Molex-to-3pin adapters :)

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    I started by removing the ground and 5V lead from the female Molex connector

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    And then removed the other side of both leads from the male Molex connector.

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    Now we have to cut off the useless ends and strip the insulation off the wire

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    SOLDER-TIME!

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    hmm, is this 3-1 or 2-1 heatshrink? I couldn't remember so I went for it...

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    AND... definitely 2-1 shrink, better go find my 3-1

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    also, snapped some pictures of the new fans, Coolermaster R4 Blue LED 120mm fans

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    Looking good, more pics please :D
     
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    (FIH) The Don

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    MOAR Pr0n TO THA PEEPZ!!
     
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    Great work my man, will be watching :)
     
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    Looking like a fun build,, I hope to see you get really creative
     
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    are those fans going to be used on the rad?
     
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    I will do my best to keep the picture-hounds well-fed :cool:

    Being in a business major at school, I keep thinking that I should start a Pr0n support group. It seems to be an ever growing market lol

    Thanks for stopping in Ian! Look forward to seeing some future creations from ya!

    The case itself just begs for creativity. Starting with a case that is somewhat out-of-the-norm really leads me to think creatively and let me tell you the wheels have been turning daily in my head on this one :D
    ^edited for validity :) , and yes the R4 fans will be used for both radiators and for the rear-mount exhaust fan. Really loving them, much quieter than my Low-speed Yate Loon's when undervolted.
     
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    so... anyone fluent in Google Sketchup? I need some assistance

    NVM figured it out...

    Battled my way through some Sketchup Tutorials and got this crude and very preliminary design for a sidepanel concept. I am second guessing how large I made the window, and believe me when I say that this is a ROUGH concept. I hope to have a more polished design worked up so I have something to follow closely.

    Just a note, the smaller rectangular opening is the mesh cutout originally in the sidepanel for intake for the PSU. I plan to leave that just as it sits.
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    Let me know what you guys think. Opinions/Comments are welcome and needed!
     
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    Sorry for the delay everyone, Easter weekend was crazy!

    Still catching up.

    A long and overdue UPDATE is here!

    Disassembled my PC and immediately got to work converting things for DUAL LOOP MADNESS lol

    Mounted my MCW60 on my XFX 4890 along with ramsinks.
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    Also did some mock-up work with my newly-acquired XSPC 220 Rad for the GPU Loop
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    It's a squeeze but I think it will work :)
     
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    Had a problem with kinking in a section of tubing, so for the first time in my life, I now own two Bitspower fittings :)

    Also decided to celebrate this occasion by building my own (Free!) photography whitebox. Now I know it isn't professional quality by any means, but I think these pictures came out pretty good.

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    this man has totally lost control... and it is fun to watch :D.
     
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    This thread rocks. sNiPeRbOb, I admire your work. That's a great case, might have to track one down for my HTPC build.
     
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    sNiPeRbOb New Member

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    Well,

    This can only mean one thing:

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    yup! ;)

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    sub, r those clumps any good?
     
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    I haven't had any problems with the clamps (hoping that is what you were referring to ERazer). They can be a little difficult to get over the barbs once the tubing is stretched out over the barbs, but I find that using a pair of small pliers with a piece of paper-towel (to save the paint on the clamps) works wonders for manipulating them into place :)
     
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    There's an old plumbing trick to put masking tape on the jaws of pliers to prevent marking nicely-chromed fittings. Should work the same here.
     
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    moar pics! BP fittings are simply gorgeous! they get addicting man be careful.
     

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