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fractal design core 1000


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We will start the build with a Fractal case Core 1000. It has been decided that the processor will be water-cooled for this build, a push-pull configuration for the radiator to keep things cool.


➢ 1 Black Ice X-flow Radiator
➢ 1 XSPC Raystorm CPU block
➢ 1 EK 150 multioption reservoir
➢ 1 EK DCP 4.0
➢ 2 Corsair SP120
➢ 2 Corsair AF120
➢ Custom Black Fittings
➢ FTW sleeves (grey/black)

➢ Gigabyte G1 Sniper Motherboard
➢ I7 3770k
➢ GTX690
➢ Corsair Dominator
➢ Seasonic 1050w platinum

Some pictures of things that will be used:

Fractal Case Core 1000:

The XSPC Raystorm:

Black Ice Radiator and black compression fittings:

First up is being able to fit the 240 radiator inside the case with the other hardwares. Decided to remove all front panel metal on the case to give way to the airflow. Added an aluminum flat bar to support the radiator in place.

Painted the flat bar black.

On top of the case is a little design; a led strip should go in that place.

Mock up of how it should look like.

Test fitting the radiator.

With the fans.

Fitting the reservoir.

The light:

Front panel.

Almost done.

Aug 11, 2011
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System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit
Nov 19, 2012
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System Name Chaos
Processor Intel Core i5 4590K @ 4.0 GHz
Motherboard MSI Z97 MPower MAX AC
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 + MX4
Memory 2x4 GB Kingston HyperX Beast 2400 GT/s CL11
Video Card(s) Sapphire HD7950 Vapor X, 800/1400 @ 1.075V/1.45V
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD + 1 TB WD Green (Idle timer off) + 320 GB WD Blue
Display(s) Dell U2515H
Case Fractal Design Define R3
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-380GB
Mouse CM Storm Recon
Keyboard CM Storm Quickfire Pro (MX Red)
Hmmm... Interesting. I especially love the PSU overkill. Looking forward to seeing this finished.
Nov 29, 2011
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System Name Selene / Yoda
Processor Fx 8350 @ 4.4 / Phenom II x6 1090t @ 3.6
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 r4.0 / Gigabyte 890XA-UD3
Cooling H100i / Xig Dark Knight
Memory 4x 8gb G.Skill Snipers / 4x 4gb G.Skill Ares
Video Card(s) Gigabyte R9 290x / XfX DD & VisionTek HD6850's C'fired
Storage 256gb ssd, 2x 2tb Wd Blacks & 1x 1tb Wd black / 1x 1tb
Display(s) Dell Ultra Sharp 2408 WFp / Hp w2207
Case Raidmax Vampire / Chieftec Alum. Dragon Blue
Audio Device(s) Onboard Hd Audio / Onboard Hd Audio
Power Supply Corsair TX 850 watt / Corsair TX 750 watt
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Corsair Strafe
Software Win 10 pro / Win Vista Home prem. 64 bit
Benchmark Scores What are benchmarks anyway?
Nice build friend.