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  1. WarpedHorizon

    WarpedHorizon New Member

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    Now no issuses....

    Yeah, I'm cheap and use avast. I tried your blog again and this time it didn't pop up, so I'm unsure what it was thinking.
  2. l3p

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    Well that doesn't have anything to do with cheap, just googled for it :p
    I'm using the free edition of Avira btw
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    Small update from Picasso :p

    Carefully removed the tiny sharp edge with an old knife.
    This way I get a sloping edge of +/- 0.3 mm.

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    Selected the right "black" out of 4 colours to get the best matching colour.
    It became Revell mat black #6

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    The edges of the Bitspower mesh with Revell shiny black #7

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    Actually not my kind of job, too shaky:)

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    But i did it! :)

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    Tomorrow the fanguards back in.

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    And waste some time on this ;)

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    Simply amazing!
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  5. l3p

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    Thanks my loyal follower :p

    Lovely weather yesterday, so went out to lap my Cpu :)

    This time I'm going to lap it faster then normal.
    How to with extensive explanation can be found here:
    http://www.l3p.nl/other-builds-mods/cpu-lapping/


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    Cpu still WITH warranty here :)

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    All you need..

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    Finding a way to protect the backside of the Cpu since Intel doesn’t
    give a nice protection cap any more on boxed s1155 Cpu’s.

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    So we use marking / painters tape.

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    I’m using some rubber tape too.
    This way you have a better grip and don’t get sore fingers.

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    Starting with P400.
    Only a few “wipes” and … gone warranty. :)
    The sanding with P400 is the most important and longest step.
    Some people tape the sandpaper to the mirror, but if you hold it tight with your other hand you don’t have to.
    Just go from left to right on the paper.
    Don’t press on the cpu, just use the weight of your hand.
    Every 2 minutes turn the cpu 90° clockwise.

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    2 Minutes with P400.
    Nothing to see yet. :)

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    7 Minutes with P400.
    You can see clearly this Cpu isn’t flat.

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    Another 3 Minutes with P400.
    Total 10 Minutes.

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    Another 10 Minutes with P400.
    Total 20 Minutes.

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    And another 10 Minutes with P400.
    Total 30 Minutes.

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    You can see the IHS is completely flat copper now.
    Now the real polishing comes.

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    10 Minutes with P600.
    Total 40 Minutes.

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    Skipping P800. :)
    Straightly to P1000.

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    10 Minutes with P1000.
    Total 50 Minutes.
    You can see it’s already starting to mirror.

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    Further on with P1500.

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    10 Minutes with P1500.
    Total 1 hour.

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    P2000.

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    10 Minutes with P2000
    Total 1 hours and 10 Minutes

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    Now we need to change our strategy.
    First of all clean the mirror and the cpu.
    This is because the old copper particles can ruin your polish job by rubbing them into the IHS.
    Now you don’t go from left to right with the cpu.
    Just move in a circle for 2 minutes and then turn the cpu 90° clockwise again.

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    10 Minutes with P2500.
    Total 1 hours and 20 Minutes.

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    You can see the copper dust already starts to oxidise.

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    5 Minutes with P2500.
    Total 1 hours and 25 Minutes.
    Almost done. :p

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    Another 5 Minutes with P2500
    Total One and a half hour!

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    Back to the case tomorrow :)
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  6. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    Can't wait!
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  7. l3p

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    Ordered something last week i could really use today :)

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    First some holes for the buttons of the pump/fan controller.

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    Tape so it won't move.

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    And some holes with 3.5mm.

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    Wow, it fits :)

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    Sanded the frame so i can paint it.

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    Oops almost forgot i also had to paint the edge where the plexi goes.

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    Glued the plexi.

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    Bitspower fanguards back in after the paintjob.

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    And some glue.

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    Rub it in with a wet finger.

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    Believe me this glue doesn't let go :)

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    Next problem, what to do with this..

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    Ah we'll see :)

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    Hmm... needs more cutting.

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    Losing the sharp edges and create some nice roundings.

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    Paint it black.

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    Also glued the frame for the pump/fan controller.

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    Second part of the ex-5.25" slot.

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    Let's stick the Dremel in there too.
    (Not easy to hold a Dremel in one hand and a cam in the other :) )

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    And more polishing.

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    Making it rough so i can paint it.

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    And some fitting.

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    Painted.

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    Lots of work for something you hardly see back, but im satisfied for today.

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    Time for BBQ! :p

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  8. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    I love how custom everything is.
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  9. l3p

    l3p

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    Assembled the case again this week
    Quite some work cause of the lcd screen

    After that tested if the Velcro would work out.


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    Works great, i think it can hold me too :p


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    Pulling it off again wasn't that easy :)


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    Placed the other stuff again too.


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    Don't want too much lights on the outside, i like it this way.
    Maybe some red glow from the bottom...


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    Maybe the top casewindow will be blood red plexi too.


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    Here an airflowtest with the new fanholes.


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  10. l3p

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    Finally some news!

    Been busy at work lately but
    Had a nice cup of coffee with Asus Benelux this week.
    It was really great Rogier!!

    He also brought something nice with him ;)

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    Finally! ;)

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    And a new tablecloth, my wife really loves it! NOT :p

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    And some pics of the Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z

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    I really like the board a lot!

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    The first flag.

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    Together with my dear old P6T6 WS Revo.

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    And my stand with his new look, didn't become a tablecloth after all ;)

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    Thanks Asus Benelux and Rogier hope to see you again one day! :p



    Oh.. and a small test with a 75-slot Bitspower Crystal link :D

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    Also this week some news about Exceleram :(
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    Looking better and better with every update! I can't wait to see how this finishes up!
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  12. l3p

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    Don't want to tell everything about Exceleram, but i do have to explain something when all of a sudden a sponsor disappears :)

    After months of contact with someone from Exceleram all of a sudden i didn't hear anything anymore from them.
    I found out by facebook a lot of personnel quit their job there ... inclusive the one I was in contact with ... nice :p
    After lots of mails i got to hear after 4 months there weren't any samples left, i do have to go on so i decided to thank Exceleram and wish them the best!

    I hope to have some good news in a few weeks!


    So this evening I mounted my mainboard and EK block so i can go on measuring.


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    I hate stickers..
    Specially when they don't come off easily ;)


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    WD40 ftw!


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    And ready.


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    Glad i don't have to hide the nice red ROG colours like in my last mod :)


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    EK-Supreme HF Acetal with EK-CPU Easy Mount HF Black


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  13. [H]@RD5TUFF

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    I wish my builds were half as good as yours turn out!
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  14. l3p

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    I just had to compare the colours of the sleeve and mainboard.
    I'm very happy with it! :)


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    that black K waterblock on the cpu looks soo nice to the Maximus IV Gene colour theme l3p ^^
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  16. l3p

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    Got 2 packages this week.

    The first one from my modding friend Richard (Kier).

    I saw in his buildlogs TJ11 buildlog he had some spare pci covers cause of 3 GPU's, just the ones i need :)
    Thanks m8!

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    And even better ... Some 'Sleeved by kier' Pci-e cables!
    (Yes I'll do it myself the next time ;) )

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    Some leftovers + sata sleeve from MDPC-X.

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    I was pretty nervous if it would all fit... just had to take a fast look
    (Don't worry, this isn't final :p )

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    And the second package..
    Couldn't tell anything about it till now..
    First of all ...Thanks AGAIN Gregor, Eddy and the rest of EKWB off course for letting me try these products!!

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    Not going to use Feser for this build.
    So glad EK came with coolant just in the colour I wanted!

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    Hmm can't wait for the next episode of "True Blood" ;)

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    Also want to cool the memory again.
    So great EK also came out with a 4-slot EK-RAM block!

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    Also 2 sets EK Easy mounts for the GPU's.

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    The first Gene-Z block that went out from EK ...With my buildlog logo!

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    Proud!

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    He also sent an extra base if I ever want to change to nickel.

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    EKWB FTW!

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  17. puma99dk|

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    nice with the build and board name on the watercooler l3p :D
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    Thanks puma99dk| :)
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    Found some time to assemble the custom EK Gene-Z block yesterday.

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    I'm very happy with it!
    Thanks again Gregor!

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    Red or black Bitspower thumbscrews?

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    While I was busy with this a very very nice package got delivered.
    More pics from that later today.

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    go with the red!....:toast:
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    And as promised the unpacking :)

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    The first shirt I could actually wear anytime :p

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    Everything separated.

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    And one hour of cutting bags later :p

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    There won't be an inch of tube in this build.

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    To replace the standard screws.

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    I love extra goodies!

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    One of the few case badges I would actually use.

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    Now I can finish the other side's rad guard of the case.

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    And a few Bitspower Fanguards i have some plans with.

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    Back to the connectors.

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    Yes I was bored on this rainy Sunday afternoon :)
    Meet BitScorpion!

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    (Yes I know, the scissors are missing, didn't have any more :p )

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    I want to thank Vincent again for this wonderful sponsoring!

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    I will lmao if you get another package in the mail specifically so you can complete that :laugh:
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    Your so lucky with all your packages and sponsorships! I am very envious! :toast::D
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    Still in doubt if I´m going to use the Bitspower fanguards inside the case. The "Enermax Vegas effect" will still be visible if I use them.


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    Now I received the Bitspower fanguards I could finally finish the last out of 3 radguards in the case.


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    Made a "little" video of it as promised.
    Was able to create a 5 minute video out of 2 hours of material :)


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    Got an order from MNPCTech.

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    Thanks for the ruler Bill!
    Always had something with the MNPCTech fanguards, thought this one would fit perfectly! :)

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    Guess I'm going for the M4 socket button heads.

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