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  1. Cold Storm

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    [Project Log] Pinnacle 24

    Well, I thought about it, and thought about it. I didn't do a case log for my Cosmos water cooling, so Why not with this HUGE build? So, without Further a due..


    Qan[T]



    For this Project Log, I'll be using the following


    • Mountain Mod Pinnacle 24 Case
    • Black Ice SR1 480 rad. Black Ice Sr1 280 rad
    • (4)Scythe G. Typhoon Fans (rad) (5) Thermalright 140mm fans (2 on Rad)
    • Primo-Chill Tubing
    • Swiftec M655 with Koolance Pump/res combo
    • Black Bitspower Barbs
    • Koolance CPU360
    • And more little goodies to make it all look GOOD!

    What's going in it.
    • Intel i7 870
    • Msi Big Bang Trinergy
    • 4gb 2200mhz Gskill PiS
    • 2 5870's
    • Blu-Ray Burner
    • Silverstone ST-P 1000wPSU
    • Gskill Phoenix 100gb SSD Sandforce Drive. 3tb Storage in NAS


    Now get to the nitty gritty!

    The Mountain Mod's is one of the most famous CYO (create your own) case makers around. With a lot of abilities to Make any case you own, a work of art. Just one little catch. Pricey As FLOP!! But, hey.. If I am going to go all out, why not Grab one of the best as well? So, I picked up the Pinnacle 24 case.

    For the Pinnacle 24 case, I went with the (Black Mirrored Powder Coat) paint job with a Quad HW Top. The case came very well made, and shipped. Came in 2 boxes, and everything was plastic wrapped, then wrapped together again. But, it took me 30 some mins to unwrap it all! :roll:

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    There as you can see is all the parts that came with it. As well as two buttons for the front panel. I can say it is quite nice to see the bottoms as they where. I all ready have a self made, (thanks RM!) switch box, so I won't be using them on this. So, gotta find something that I can fill those two spots.. Lol.

    The case wasn't that hard to put together. Yes, as myself being a man, I said Flop the on-line instructions. It's a very easy build to do since hell, if you know your way around building things, there isn't anything hard about it. So, building it took around 2 hours to do. Would of took less but, I stopped to take pictures, and texted it up with JRracin.

    I think the best thing about the case, is the Mobo tray that is added to the case.

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    It's not like the picture that is shown at MM, but I'm very happy with it since it has the Cut on the Mobo for the bracket of the CPU, and better ventilation.

    I say it for the fact that it really makes the case "step out" as being a "box"... But, I do have to say that the case is a case for Modular PSu's only.. Unless you want to rewire the PSU to need only what is needed.. Hiding wires looks like a PITA.. I don't really know since I still need the water set-up before I can do any more.. But, that doesn't stop me from building the case

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    Bay drive, and the "Patented" 120mm fan hdd rack
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    Now, even though I don't have all the parts together, why not set up a Mock set-up??? I mean, I do have things "laying" around.. :laugh:

    So, here it is with the following
    • Cooler Master 750w Real Power
    • Maximus/Rampage Formula Mobo
    • Heat Killer Ver. 3 LT
    • LG DVD burner
    • Seagate 1.5tb drive

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    As you can see the cut is a nice touch to the Mobo tray. It allows for better access for the CPU bracket systems that are out there, Also push pin methods, and ventilation. Plus, if you look at the bottom right of the back of the mobo tray, is the cuts for Slots of the mobo. Very nicely done, but unless you've used those slots a few times.. It's a PITA to use.. Gotta force it.. Made me feel like.. Well, you know... :roll:

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    Oops... I didn't notice till now, I had the side panel upside down... lol.. Gotta remember to not do that the next time! :roll:

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    Now, as you can see from the last picture I posted. It has a good amount of room between the side panel and mobo tray.. But, unless it's Modular... Not a great looking for cable management. IMO at lease..


    Well, that's all I have done for now.. I'll have more coming in the next few weeks. I now gotta order more of my stuff, and try to find time to do it once it all comes in... Work is 90% of my life, and may have 1 day off a week.. So, Blah.. lol

    I do have to thank those who I have bought stuff from to get this stuff going. Fit's and Cyberdruid from here I give a big thanks to. But, there is one I really have to give the thanks to....

    My Sock loving dog Holly

    http://www.techpowerup.org/uploaded.php?file=090516/DSCN1562210.jpg

    Every man needs to have a.... :p
     
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    Links for Major updates

    Here is a fast track to the Updates I did to this log.

    Will be done after System is running
     
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    Links for Items bought in this build

    Here will be the links for everything I've bought/used in this project.


    Will be done once the system is up and running
     
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    i like that black
     
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    Yeah, the Powder Coated Black is nice, but mirrored is FTW! Just gotta steal a box of gloved from work! So, when I work on it... :roll:
     
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    very nice CS, you'll have some cleaning to do once you are done. Fingerprint heaven :laugh:


    can't wait to see it finished dude :toast:
     
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    Oh yeah, I have some "polishing" to do! lol
     
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    Lookin good so far....that's a heavy duty steel case boyee!!

    I hear what your sayin' bout work CS...I'm the same way....the only day I don't work is payday...lol....need $$$$ :)
     
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    Nice. Looks like a pretty sweet project! That case is awesome!!!
     
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    The case is Aluminum.. So, really even better since it won't weight as much as the cosmos case when I get done putting everything in it.. :roll:

    Man, eve waking up to see it makes me want to do somethign to it.. lol.. The thing that blows it it's going to take 9 fans to fully fan it... so, that means I gotta get 10 since I'll have one on the video cards... But, if I want push and pull its 14... Grrrr... Good thing Jab-tech has pricing plans on multiple item buys!
     
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    oh love that MM Pinnacle case..

    this build is looking good.. subscribed :D
     
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    Now, it doesn't come with bay covers. So, I have to buy one (or two), from MM.. I tested the cosmos bay covers, and there is a gab at the top... So, go with MM on that.. Why not right!? lol.. Well, I'm thinking of doing this and getting a etching.. Just gotta think of what to do with it... I'm thinking of


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    Just the wolf crest on this one


    Or

    The Cross Shaped scar
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    IT will all be done in White Etching, so I'll make sure to go into Photoshop and fix it. Just gotta find which one to use.. That way I can get it back with-in the time I'm wanting to build.


    So, which one?


    Also, thinking of window etching on the case window.. I have window pictures of each one I've shown.. To me, I'm torn between both the Gundam one (first picture shown), and Kenshin one (crossed shaped scar)... Then, Final Fantasy VII is my favorite game... so it's blah... I think I should make a separate thread just for poll on etching.. lol
     
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    Nice case CS!! That thing is fucking huge compared to the Cosmos.. and I thought the Cosmos was a beast as is.. but seriously that case is a monster. I bet my 4yr old could use that as a fort! I can't wait to see what you have planned :D Oh and I like the last 2 pix.

    You need to get something for those finger prints all over that case. Oh and I want some of those cookies on your table!

    Subbed~ :D
     
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    Man, My dog would love to live in it, if i'd let her! She steals anything that has my sent.. lol.

    Finger prints will be my mo, for this build! :roll: The last pictures I'll go and "polish" it.. lol.. Jr never sent me my cookies... So I had to buy some! lol
     
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    I was going to say...fingerprints show on that shiney powdercoat BIGtime. :p

    I like the HDD rack idea...why didn't I think of that.

    The HK is a sweet looking block.
     
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    My finger prints will be "FAMOUS" lol...

    The hdd rack may not be there.. I'll have to see. I need to buy holders for hdd's in bay drives for it all. Then go and see if I can do it all different ways.. Cable management is a must on this case! :p

    Yeah, I gotta thanks fits on that HK. It's a PITA to find that anywhere...
     
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    Regarding the etching CS, go with some that has more sentimental value than anything else. Oh and I did make you cookies ....

    But I got hungry and ate them.
     
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    Yeah, I'm really leaning towards the Sentimental value... Kenshin and the wolf crest is my biggest thought on it..

    for Kenshin it would be the Cross shaped scar on the front panel, then

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    for the window...

    The final fantasy one would be the wolf on the front, then

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    but, no Final Fantasy at the bottom...

    But, if I stick with the system name.. I got the Gundam 00 crest, then

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    That last picture is SWEEEEEt! So, it a really hard thing! I can finish the etching of the others if I decide to do them.. Just that last one really stuck at me! What can I say.. I love anime!


    :cry: you still should of made more!!! Grrr! Cookies are the best! well... Smoothies are da BOMB!
     
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    Well, I believe I'll take the extra step and go UV blue molex connectors.. Not that bad on pricing, and should throw a nice black and blue to the case more then it is... Just gotta get thinking on the front bay... So I can buy it and throw him the e mail on the picture..
     
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    i didnt even know that existed. Thats awesome, should look nice.
     
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    Yeah, I gotta say I do love Performance pc's.. Sidewinder is a great place, but I all ways tend to go there because of less shipping to me, and 3 day is 2 day! lol
     

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