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Phenom's Summer Project 2013

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MxPhenom 216, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Irony

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    Wow. Thats crazy; glad it wasn't worse. My uncle used to be a mountain climber, worked as an electrician. Then one day he got a good shock on top of a 20' aluminum ladder, fell off broke his back. He had to have a turtle shall back brace for a while too




    You know not of what you speak. Running 4.5ghz with 1.32 volts.
     
  2. MxPhenom 216

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    Yeah, Im in the same brace right now. Big and white. Was told it will become my best friend during these 6 weeks.

    But, later I will post some pictures of the stuff I have so far.
     
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    Change of plans. Updated OP
     
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    Nice upgrade man! :toast: I want to see lot's of pic's. :toast:
     
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    Oh you will. My upgrade to Haswell might be included with this depending on when I get a chip and board. And thatll bring some good pictures.
     
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    Sounds like its gonna be pretty sweet. Can't wait to see it with a pretty 780 stuck in there
     
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    Are you going to do a small log when you get my 680?
     
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    Ya maybe. Hadn't thought of it
     
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    Well I atleast want to see pictures.
     
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    Ya there'll be pictures for sure.
     
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    Got a little bit of work done. Had my dad help me bring the air compressor upstairs since I can't carry anything right now with my back condition, cleaned the rig out, removed my megahalem cooler, and then placed the fan im going to have at the bottom of the case directing air straight up to my 780.

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    Oh and switched the fan ring color for all my fans to white. The blue they give just does not look that good. Not the shade of blue I like.

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    its a shame we can put those coloured rings on the other side of these corsair fans!

    hopefully they will one day!
     
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    FrozenCPU finally got more backplates for the 780. Also ordering the following stuff below with it.

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    I will also have quite a bit of pictures tonight, made some progress this morning. All coming together. Slowly. :cry:
     
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    Pictures from this morning. More to come tonight. Possibly. Not much else I can do right now though till the stuff comes from Frozen.

    Block taken apart to change jet plates
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    CPU block posts in. Also showing radiator fans with white rings.
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    Test fit
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    I really wish there was a VRM water block that would work with my motherboard.
     
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    Looks good. I like the nickel/black. Mines copper/black; I guess it doesn't matter since you can't even see it, but I like the nickel better.
     
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    Yeah, Nickel looks nice. You may have noticed when my 680 came, the block is Acetal Nickel haha.
     
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    Ya, lol. I was happy to see that; you can actually see the nickel on the GPU block.
     
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    Started to install water block today and put the memory in to see how itll look. Ill take it back out when I do leak testing later.

    Block base. Shiny!
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    Took Dave's advice and did the line method for the TIM
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    Dominator Platinums!
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    All of it together....
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    That ram is awesome.
     
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    More goodies!

    Box from Frozen
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    Evga box. Wonder what is in here? :D
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    The stuffs
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    Backplate :)
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    GTX780 (Just now showing it in this thread, outside the box)
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    That looks good my friend. Its gonna be sweet, cant wait to see it installed
     
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    Small update from late last night. Played around with my test PSU and fan controller. this FC5V2 is sweet! Comes with fully sleeved cables with nice dense sleeving and a individually sleeved 4 pin molex 12" extender! Not that Im going to use it, since im going to be using SATA power, but still. Pretty sweet.

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    Then so I could remember what channel each cable goes too. Took some tape and labeled them. First Channel will be front intake fans, 2nd channel will be radiator fans at the top, third will be the pump.

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    Just ordered the last few things I forgot to order last time. This coming weekend should have this whole thing wrapped up. Friday night after all my finals, will have it all put together...........Hopefully assuming I don't make other plans.
     
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    Last of my stuff came.................well kind of. :banghead:

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    unboxed
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    So I ordered 2 of the Monsoon Chrome+Black Carbon Fiber, and only received one! Going to have to email (Since I tried calling a few minutes ago and they are closed) to have the other one sent to me. Hopefully by Saturday.
     
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    Did most of the cable management tonight so I have less to do at the end. I spend more time on cable management then any other part of the system because I am super OCD about it.

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    With the 90 degree to 180 degree sata cable I got from Frozen, I was able to run all 3 hard drives in one bay without the bottom most one conflicting with the case edge that the side panel rests against. :rockout:

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