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  1. computertechy

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    ello buddy, long time no speak :p

    very impressed with it mate. you have done a L33T job!

    just got myself a 955, ddr3, mobo & 2 5870's. so on here to do some updates

    wish EK would hurry up and make the blocks :p
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    Still using the same case dude?
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    CT, where have you been bro!?!? Working making you not be on!? If so.. I know that feeling.. Or is it the lady that lays in the bed?

    I hope ya doing good my man!


    Well, tomorrow I'm going to rest and play with my new toy... lol.. then should be Sunday that I get to it on fixing this baby up! I almost forgot to throw it in EVGA's MOD Rigs... why not since everything is EVGA! :roll: Well, what can be at lease.. Besides the network card!
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    I was thinking of putting mine in evga's site, but I was gonna wait till its finished
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    i have been good bro, yourself?

    yea work pretty much takes over tbh :p

    :toast:
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    Cold Storm Battosai

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    Hey, I'm glad that work has taken over for ya! I was rooting for ya when it happen. Glad it worked out well!


    For me... Work and just got back from vacation! best part... Promotion! the day I got back. No sh1ttin!
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    you deserve it mate!

    good luck and well done!

    :p
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    Out with the Old...

    First off, Sorry for no update via pictures like I said.. I'll go and clean it up Thursday and take some shots..

    Well I tried to do the rewiring of the case and came to the conclusion.. It's a PITA to have it plumed fully.. Well, it wouldn't be if I didn't mod the side panel with the rad, but I did, and it's a PITA.. I can get just about my whole hand in there but that's still forcing a little of the side panel...

    So, with that, I really don't want to take it fully apart for the wiring.. I only gave enough slack for it to look good and not tight, so It would require me to take it apart for just getting in the back.. But, there is a semi light at this tunnel..

    I've thought it threw, and threw again.. I'm ready for the next step.. My Qx9650 is a great chip, and I have a great set-up, don't get me wrong on that, but I feel I'm in no need to use a Qx chip, and well I got ddr3 ram.. So why not go the next step higher?

    With that in Mind, I'm going to be setting up another FS thread to sell the stuff off.. I'm going to go p55 since I really don't feel the want to go x58.. Well, plus I'm getting a p55 set up a great price..

    So, I'll take pictures, I'll rig the res for the lights and the mobo tray also. Then go off and sell it all plus extras..

    Then after that, I got the window etch that is almost done with just a few lines to work out, and I got a few things up my sleeve once the stuff comes in..


    Plus, since I'm going i5, I could do the Intel mod contest.
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    Can't wait to see your stuff (in my hands and in yours) LOL!
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    :roll: Yep, I saw the press realse of the board at EVGA and fell in love with the FTW board.. The FTW 200 is great, but I don't have any plans for going 3-way SLI.. Sh1t, I'll be probably going Single card waiting on the 300 series to come out.. This single card can handle any rendering I need done..
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    Yep, I'm going to keep the single rad also. Even if I went


    Pump>res>Rad (480)>CPU>Rad (120)>Pump

    I still think it would cool the chip off pretty well.. Might still even go off and grab the 870 a little later on... Who knows..
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    Update:

    :cry: my chip [Qx9650] is now on it's way to it's new owner.. The board [790i] is going to be taken out of the case come tomorrow night, if I don't fall asleep before I can turn on the lappy.. lol

    Reason for this Change... I'm thinking of entering into the Intel mod contest.. But, one big thing I would have to do.. Get a i5/i7 set up.. So, there came Double D that got me to sell things that where laying around and help out whoever wanted it.. Still can't believe my 790i set up wouldn't even sell, but hey, all good. I think I got a place for it come down the road.. But, first, I gotta take it all apart.

    So, here is the new stuff

    EVGA FTW P55 board
    i5 750 Chip (probably only be in it for a little time)
    GTX 295 Co-op

    Yeah, I got rid of the 2 280's.. It wasn't that I didn't like them.. I just couldn't pass up a GTX 295 Co-op for $400 BNIB... Thx Newtekie!


    So, with this, a lot is going to be happening. Once the P55 stuff comes, I'll be using a dinner tray to play around with it till I can get the case finished..

    Adding the normal switches to the front now.
    Figuring out a place on the case, Side (next to the rad) or in the back of it, to place a switch for the lighting.
    Putting the Black Sheet Metal around the Bay drive, that way I can Cover the "gray" of the bay drive.
    Doing some art for the GTX so I can get some Vinyl covering it.. I'm thinking of the case name itself there.. Don't know yet.. It'll come to me..
    finally getting the window etching from MM.. Man, I need a art pad for the computer.. Would make it so much easier to do it! :roll:
    Last but not lease.. The loop... Should I do the un think able? Grab a block for the card? and keep the single 120mm rad?

    Man, it's a lot to think about.. Been doing a lot of it for the past few weeks.. The worst part... My mind is all ready on the second project since I'm thinking of something really different...

    So, Thats everything that's going on now.. Man, I didn't think this build would take so long.. But, due to work, it is... :cry:


    But, I can't leave you empty handed...


    [​IMG]


    Doesn't a black GTX 295 co-op look sexy? :D
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    I say it looks stealthy :D
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    man, you have so much in your mind... it's hard to follow.

    my advice about the GTX is...add it to the water loop!
    as for the name... tell us a few ideas you have in mind and then we'll add some more, so that a poll can start!:laugh: I know its hard to name a rig.

    Glad to see you decided to enter the contest!:toast:
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    Good luck on the Intel Contest! Keep us posted!
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    Thanks for the Cheers on the contest.. I gotta see if I can finish this up.. Work is a killer now.. lol..

    But, I got the loop cleaned and ready to redo. Got some stuff a while back to finish it all up, but now I got a reason to do it all!

    Plus, got a Little thing to add to it all


    [​IMG]
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    Nice!

    PS: That CoOp is going to look insanely stealth once it's paired with that board!
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    Yeah, right now it's getting nice and cozy with the P55 set up. But, I'm hoping to be off Friday, doesn't look like it, and I'll put it all back into the case. Plus get everything ready for it to be thrown in.. Plus, if I don't do the intel contest.. I got some good stuff coming.. I know I can't get the etching done till after it..
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    Any updates bro? I know you have been working hard but I demand pics! LOL
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    Come back on Sunday. Craigbru gave me a sweet idea, and so I'm going to do some stuff then!

    :toast:
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    Well it's not a update... well more of just talk..


    Went out today and grabbed a Dremel 4000.. Figured it had everything I could ever want besides the "hand" attachment.. Might grab it if I can find it cheap.

    I got some idea's to go about to do..

    1st. right next to the rad, have a whole cut so my ECP v2 oc box could be shown. Then get a box made to cover it up.

    2nd. Go off and redo the fans.. the scythe's are great.. But, sine air isn't doing bad with p55, at 4ghz - stable, that I can now "lighten" the fan speeds down... So, now on the hunt for fans.. Still thinking, cooler master 90cfm fans.. I have those on my uncle's rig, and just two blowing threw his SG-04 is pretty nice.. Pushes enough air..

    I'm happy with air on the system. But, that's only due to it being outside of a case... I got a nice window graphic almost done so it will show nicely the rad. Just gotta get it all done..


    More and more thinking... & hardly any time to ever do it..

    :toast:
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    Welcome to the world of modders, ur an official member now.

    What kit did you get?
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    Got the 4000 kit... And going ot go grab one of those 100 piece renforce wheel bundles you've linked to many times!
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    Update!!! With PICTURES!

    Sorry for the long wait.. I've been working non stop at work, so it's been a pain for myself to get things done here... Plus, I've been fine tuning the system.. So, money going into that.. lol.


    Well, I had a thought.. I grabbed a Intel X25-m 80gb.. Where am I going to put it?

    That's where the Sunbeam Rack "wherever" comes into the picture. But, also where the snag comes into picture.. It doesn't want to play nice with the case.. not how it's suppose to be... So, looks like time to start playing with my dremel.. Well, that smoked.. later to find it was the dremel's inside messed up.. lol. But, I got it cut, and painted black like so

    [​IMG]

    I still got another coat to go on, and probably some clear coat before I finish with that.. but, I cut off the "pci" bracket part of it. Now, I'm going to get some glue to plaster it straight onto the case.


    Then, it was the fun stuff to see if I had to return the dremel.. I bought some fan screws from Mountain Mods. So I could make sure the whole case had the same screws threw out. Meaning, I needed to cut the screws to length.

    [​IMG]

    The bottom was cut long enough for me to screw my fans to the rad. Then the top 4 was cut a little longer so I could place the res holder on the fans/rad.

    Thus this

    [​IMG]

    Quite please on how it turned out.

    Now, something that pledged me while I had the T-virus in the first time. I didn't have the bottom part of the Koolance Res holder holding the res. Reason for it, was due to it being cut like this

    [​IMG]

    It doesn't allow for Frozen's cathode cable to go threw anything.. so, I went modding some more..

    [​IMG]

    As you can tell, I went a little carried away with the sander bits on the dremel.. Just wanted to play, so did that to it all.. It's going to be painted black, so I'm not worried on it.. lol But, I'm quite pleased on how it turned out. I mean, you gotta love this!

    [​IMG]

    Right? :D

    Now, the next picture was to show that it wasn't cut just for show.

    [​IMG]


    Well, so that's all I've done in the last two days off.. Quite pleased on how everything turned out. Now, it's to finishing the painting of the "wherever rack" and "res clips"


    I got a few things up my sleeve that's going to come.. Trying to get EVGA to tell me if it's a straight Fan header that is used for the ECP cable, or what.. Going to do a sweet mod with that.. Also, still debating on doing a fan controller mod.. Should look sweet, but that will require me to re-rewire the fans.. Don't know if I really want to do that again.. lol..



    One more thing... Enjoy!


    [​IMG]
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