This is my first post here on the forum. I've only ran across it recently. So I'm going to copy over my worklog from [H]Forum. The History behind the build: Well the title is what it is. My fiance has Transverse Mialitis and has been wheelchair bound since the age of 2. She started her own business as a distributor for Slumber Parties (The 18+ Women only girls night out parties) back in Oct 08. Since then April 09 we went through and redid the office in Ikea products using the red and black/brown units. Later this year around I would say August I decided to make the leap to I7 and finally try out watercooling. Considering here in TX with the game rig I was running dual EVGA 9800GTX KO cards on stock cooling @ 100% fan with Riva Tuner it only took 5 minutes to increase room temps by at least 3* So needless to say my game rig was used for 3-4 hours max for gaming and about 10 hours for benchmarking Max. The rest of the time it was shut off waiting for the cooler season. The basis of the build is off the red, black, and white theme which follows the business. Key build items are: Cooler Master Haf932 Foxconn Bloodrage (watercooled version) I7 920 DO Enermax Revolutions 1050W psu NZXT Sentry Panel Swiftech GTZ Swiftech MCP355 Swiftech MCP320QP Rad Magicool 250ml Cylinder Res Bitspower Black 1/2 ID Compression Fittings Various sata 2 drives from my old game rig and my internet pc 4 12" Red Cathod tubes Red el lighting 2 x Red Led spot lights 2 kits of uv red sleaving Custom powder coated and accented Case Potentials Still deciding on what color tubing to go with Thinking white since there isn't alot of that in the build Pondering a SSD (I'm just not seeing the price, size, performance benefit yet) Cutting the side panel more including the company logo or the trademark S in their logo in the drive rail area. ***Not sure on coolant or coolant color since I've never done watercooling I don't know where to start and hope some information and suggestions will be given.*** GPU Thoughts Not liking what I've been reading about NVIDIA as of late. I've always been a fan, but they are just taking their tech in the wrong direction it seems. I was looking at Dual EVGA GTX 295 FTW's but then the ATI HD 5870 came out (That is if you can get your hands on a decent manufacturer) So I've been looking at those along with awaiting what Nvidia may offer with their 300 series and seeing what the price point may be on the HD5*** x2. So no nothing is rock solid as of now, but for temp time I'll be running the old EVGA 8800 GTS 320M that I had in my internet pc. Yea such a smoking dog. LOL So anyway without further ramblings I introduce Project Slumber Parties: Keep in mind its a straight copy and paste from [H]Forum 09-21-2009, 11:05 PM So my fiance does slumber parties. The office is full of $3,000 of Ikea Besta and Inreda stuff to match the colors of the business. I've been wanting to ditch the PITA Antec 900 thats served as my server box for ever and always wanted to mod a case. So I moved my server hardware into my game case an ABS A+ El Diablo. (I'm going to be modding this one later to match the Red/Black theme also) This is my first time going water cooled so I honestly have alot of reading to do. I have plenty of time as I haven't gotten my board, cpu, or gpu/s yet. I've also never painted a computer chassis before. I picked up a Cooler Master Sphere HAF 932 and a cpu loop with a tripple rad from someone here on HF. Needless to say that transaction hasn't made me happy. I'll just let the pictures do the talking. Below are the photos I was shown when I agreed to make the purchase: The following is what I received but wasn't informed of prior to purchase. So its what I have to work with: Project Slumber Parties Gallery Moving on with the worklog: What on earth is the goup that collected on the cpu block? This substance was actually like a putty substance. I just rubbed it off under the bathroom sink. Then after I patted it dry was left with this: So I put on a magnifying headset with light and grabbed a needle. This stuff Seemed more like dried algea as it came off in fuzzy sheets. This was after an hour and a half: There is still some minor crap there that I will clean later. I wanted to make sure I could get the foreign crap off. Now flipping over the copper block we have another nice surprise: This must have been from shipping considering I asked to have crushed newspaper stuffed in the case to keep things from moving around. The cpu block was just stuffed in the cpu section of the mobo backplate when I pulled the case out of the box. Which in turn put the copper block against metal so it could rattle and slide while it is shipped. (See below picture) Now I get to read up on lapping also. Granted The pump and res were tapped down and the 6 gigs of gskill ram and box of case accesories were tapped and bubble wrapped together. What nice find did I have of that ram with red heatsinks? Thermal paste smeared all over two of them on one side. Considering there was thermal paste on the inside of the anti static bag they were in. While I was moving the Cooling setup I noticed Some fuzzy green particles floating around in the system: Is this crap normal? I'm guessing its a form of algae. Now for the Rad I was rather pissed off when I saw the following as I wasn't informed of this nice little bit of findings either: Down to the case: Wow dust buildup. Just wait thats nothing: Wow and a can of air is what $3 bucks. I paid $397 dollars for beat up and banged up stuff unanounced to me and it doesn't even arrive clean. Pretty sad. I've never sent anything dirty to a buyer on this forum or any other hardware forum let alone on ebay. Oh look its the missing bay cover still missing from the initial pic where I asked if he had it and was told yes its sitting right by him in a drawer and he insured me it would be sent along with all the plates. Hell I only got maybe 3 of the IO Plates. Bare chassis: I made sure since I am drilling out the rivets and having the chassis powder coated to make sure I have a log of rivet locations: http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/scgt1/Slumber%20Parties%20Case/UpperRearPanelOuterRivetLoc ations.jpg Now with a close look over the case we have the following mangled drive hold offs that will get attention later on: Water damage out the rear: NEXT UP DRILLING RIVITS: As with any other worklog please post thoughts and ideas for the buildup. I'm looking at going Blackoutside with the HAF on the window panel accenting the inside red color. Might be accenting other items on the exterior also such as the fan grill on the front of the case. Haven't decided that stuff yet.