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[Project] :::Flow::: (SNiiPE's V2110)

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Well the time has come guys for me to announce my newest SPONSOR for Project Flow!!

EK Waterblocks



Here is a list of parts Eddy will be supplying to me:
  • 2 EK FC4890 Nickel + Acetal
  • 1 EK Supreme CPU Waterblock - Acetal
  • 1 EK-DDC X-TOP rev.2 Acetal
  • 1 Laing 12V DDC-1 Plus+






Thank you very much EK for your assistance in making this project come to life!

-Ian
 

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Good Going Ian. Nice of EK to sponsor you.

I'm extremely curious about how you are going to work that aluminum into the parts in your render.
 

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Good Going Ian. Nice of EK to sponsor you.

I'm extremely curious about how you are going to work that aluminum into the parts in your render.

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Man this keeps getting better and better:rockout: That is really cool that EK is one of your sponsors. Great job bro:toast:
 
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thanks guys, and yeah CD we will see how those parts turn out, hopefully the bending brake at the machine shop here wont let me down :D I'm swamped with work and the waterjet guy is jerking me around about when I can actually get time on the cutter :rolleyes: well see how this all turns out in the next couple days and then I'll be home where I can actually get stuff done.
 

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in means of hardware..what type of platform will it be? i7 Phenom 2 C2Q?
 
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I will be using a PHII 955 and an MSI 790FX GD-70 AM3 - specs could change but I dont think they will
 
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Good to see a modder that supports both camps. :toast:

Excellent previous build and if that's anything to go by this one will be just as good if not better. :)

Edit: Didn't see it posted, so heres a link to his previous build on MDPC: CLICK HERE
 
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I will be using a PHII 955 and an MSI 790FX GD-70 AM3 - specs could change but I dont think they will

Im personally a INTEL fan, but those 955's look like an awesome chip. Specially if it can clock as well as I have heard. Im actually looking into building a bench-table and buying similar hadwares(the ASUS Board not MSI) and putting it under dice. Found a great deal on it here in town, I also have a dice pot ready to go. I was going to try it out with this Q9550, but I would rather test it out on the new 955. I heard that the newer X4 AMD chips are better with the "cold-bugs" Enough with my rants.. MORE PICS!:toast:

Good to see a modder that supports both camps. :toast:

Excellent previous build and if that's anything to go by this one will be just as good if not better. :)

Edit: Didn't see it posted, so heres a link to his previous build on MDPC: CLICK HERE

I remember when I first saw that case.. i literally came in my pants....:eek:
 
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Yeah I have been posting over at techREACTION.net where chew* and MSIMAX reside and their testing has shown the asus M4A79T to be buggy, the MSI to be the best there is for air and water clocking - but with extreme cold issue, and the Gigabyt UD4p/UD5P to be the best for extreme cold.
 
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Thnaks for the heads up on that. :D

Snipe, have you ever been over here.. http://www.realredraider.com/ check the project logs and you will be amazed at some of the tings these guys come up with.
 
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Thnaks for the heads up on that. :D

Snipe, have you ever been over here.. http://www.realredraider.com/ check the project logs and you will be amazed at some of the tings these guys come up with.

they dont like me.... :rolleyes::p for many reasons I wont get into.... I peruse their site once in a while, most of their builds are just giant MM cases with no modding or personality put into the work.
 

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Still needing more pictures...anything....tools even...just - need - pictures.



Its like a crack habbit. :eek: :rockout:
 
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Bad news

The waterjet cutter at my school broke down today :(:(

... no ETA on the cuts and they may not get done before I leave for home... delays-delays-delays.... never fear I will find a way!
 
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Hardware update here:

I won a AMD Phenom II 955 BE over at TechREACTION.net in a contest to promote the forum so I ordered the super sexy MSI 790fx-GD70 AM3 board to match it with :D



its gonna fit so perfectly with the color scheme its not even funny
 

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:twitch:I want that board!!
It looks too sexy for my case though:(
 
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This looks like its going to be one sick ass case mod. Consider me subscribed! :p
 
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nice!!! that's one sexy board .. looking forward in this great build :)
 

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it looks good so far what are the rest of specs ? :D
 
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As promised A picture update.

more coming as I rebuild the photo set to work better on a day to day basis - the banks I were using were too small to shoot anthing glossy properly ;)

First the motherboard and CPU:












EK Waterblocks:


FC 4890


EK DDC pump top v2 installed - Immaculate machining quality on this part, I was very impressed.




EK Supreme


Disassembled


Back together with the AM3 mount plate :up: I left the accelerator plate out of the block to reduce restriction


Also, for those actually reading the text, I have gained unlimited free access to a 12hp CNC router at my girlfriend's father's Factory that i am working at as a CAD designer this summer :D


cheers,

-Ian
 
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nice blocks!! .. Ek porn right here (*droolz)




Edit: damn! talk about some CNC goodness hehe, congrats on that dude.. I can't imagine the power of that machine :D
 
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thanks icon :D :toast:

Had some fun on the new photo set last night - set up a proper strobe system and a bigger light bank. Gave you guys some large Jpegs as well because these came out too nice to be size 1280x1024 :D

Also - Meet my new "photo feature" more of a build helper really :D he will be featured in all of the build photos from here on out :up:











 

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Man SNiiPE this keeps getting better and better.:rockout: Those shots are sharp(love your little guy too):D I can't wait to see what you come up with on the CNC, I used to use one for a living in Atlanta @ Parks Welding... man I had fun wish that thing.(makes me with I had the cash to have one here on the property) Im sure your gonna have some fun.. sky's the limit bro!:toast: Thanks for the update, will be waiting patiently for another:toast: I hear that EK X-Top is the shit...

Question time:
1. Also.. are most of your water blocks going to be EK, and will you be cooling the SB and PWM's as well?
2. What kinda camera are you using?
3. Are you in the states or across the pond?:confused:
 
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Man SNiiPE this keeps getting better and better.:rockout: Those shots are sharp(love your little guy too):D I can't wait to see what you come up with on the CNC, I used to use one for a living in Atlanta @ Parks Welding... man I had fun wish that thing.(makes me with I had the cash to have one here on the property) Im sure your gonna have some fun.. sky's the limit bro!:toast: Thanks for the update, will be waiting patiently for another:toast: I hear that EK X-Top is the shit...

Question time:
1. Also.. are most of your water blocks going to be EK, and will you be cooling the SB and PWM's as well?
2. What kinda camera are you using?
3. Are you in the states or across the pond?:confused:

Thanks _jM, I am almost more excited to use the CNC router than to go to Paris for a week tomorrow! (but that's a big almost ;) :D)

about your questions:

1) the board elements will stay air cooled as I am going for a simple single loop with the power to cool everything :D PA140.3 FTW - I have been told that these AMD chipsets and PWMs run very cool because the power draw of a phenom is much lower than any i7 chip.

2) The 2 recent posts we shot with a Canon 5D mkII, the former with a 35mm lens @ available light + Elichrom banks overhead used for the set. The latter was shot with a 50mm lens and a single 4 foot dome Elinchrom bank on a 1000watt/sec pack set to flash on setting 150. I have a full professional photo studio in my house so my equipment is a bit unconventional for the average computer modder ;). Later on I will be shooting with a Panasonic Lumix DMC LX3 for case shots as complete the modding parts. To have a photo set in the studio large enough to shoot the case with lighting would take up nearly all the free space I have so I will only be taking full strobe lit shots of the case once I have it completed (that may change ;))

3) I am in the USA - in Beverly Mass for that matter :up:
 
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1. Ahh.. OK I see where you are going with this ;)
2. OOOOHH nice photo equipment! Make'n me drool over here :D Makes me want MORE PICTURES!!! LOL
3. Nice.. I have some family up in Mass. Never been there, hows the weather treating ya up there? Some reason I thought you were in the UK,.. even better that we have a bad ass modder here in the states! (and on TPU :D)
 
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