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The Golden PC [Untitled PC]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Dj-ElectriC, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Dj-ElectriC

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    Project UT - Cosmos II build and mod project

    Hello dear TPU users.
    It is spring and it's a good time for some upgrades!
    So, i have decided to do something very interesting and unique with my PC and that is to turn it into a gold-black scheme PC.
    So what this mod\build includes?
    ECS Z77H2-AX Golden Motherboard #024/200
    Corsair Vengeance LP 1600Mhz 4X4GB DDR3 DIMMS
    CoolerMaster Cosmos 2 gigantic orgasmic ultra-high tower (you name it)
    My water cooling system witch now suited for a black-blue scheme that includes stuff like the swiftech MCP655, EK Supreme HF Copper block, Danger Den Ice Black GTX360 radiator and such.
    And, a new edition to my PC - A shmexy Corsair Performance Pro 256GB SSD.

    The final goal: A PC that most of it's components are gold and black painted.

    So im still waiting for some watercooling components to arrive
    Meanwhile i will supply some pictures that i can and that is what i did to the memory and grills:

    Before the painting
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    And after:
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    And here is some early testing:
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    Still waiting for the new case as-well... this spaghetti jungle is what's going on in my old CMstacker case
     
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    Looks pretty cool but aren't you afraid some tiny bits of paint fall off while you do something inside your rig and drop on some circuits?

    If you want it gold maybe think about some gold colored caps for CPU mounts and all the mobo screws are silver.
     
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    The color layer will be very thin and it does not easily come off. the only painted parts that will be connected to the mobo is the RAM and CPU block.
     
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    It looks really nice. Waiting for all setup
     
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    /resize pics man
     
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    Im letting the auto-resizer plugin to show them to you guys at 800X600 so... haven't thought of that. Next images will be uploaded at 800\1024.
     
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    did you strip the old paint off the heatspreaders first before putting a new coat on?
     
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    The answer is no. "Do I have to?" - no. The paint holds good, temperatures are good - so im good.
     
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    You can put lipstick on a pig,but its still a pig :)
     
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    I wasnt asking for Sarcasm dude:wtf:

    Also You added another blanket of heat to them.:shadedshu

    If You want this to be the Golden PC, shouldnt it be as efficient as Possible
     
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    It's fine man, it really is. And there was not 1% of sarcasm in my comment :)
    Extra temperatures are not my concern, they are cool anyway and an overclocking is not planned.
     
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    Gold Plate it Dj!!!
     
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    Subbed, I love the colour!!

    Much much better than blue/black and red/black, those colors are so overdone.

    Big heads up man :toast:
     
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    ok cool then dude, overall it looks good.

    ya I guess Im a lil too thorough when it comes to my own stuff lol
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Actually, this board is kinda the best SB clocker of the bunch I got, and for DJ too. Very surprising to see how good it really is at overclocking. I got mem sticks here that won't work on other boards, boot no problem on this one. BIOS is surprisingly mature. ;)


    I mean, you're right, it is ECS, and to expect too much would be foolish, but this board is pretty good....it's pretty shocking.


    Plus, x8/x16/x8 Crossfire like X79. I don't think any of the other boards with the PLX PEX8487 are even for sale yet.
     
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    Not talking about the motherboard,im talking about the memory :)
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    :laugh:, my bad.


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    If it only had black PCB instead of that fugly green... I recall seeing some Vengeance LP with black PCB?
     
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    Once the ram is in the slot, it doesn't matter, as you can't see any of the PCB anyway.
     
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    If he sells gold ram than he is going to earn twice.... :p
    Don't let him down guys, the setup looks promising
     
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    there seems to be quiet a lot of paint seepage on the RAM sticks ;)
     
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    So, its time to disassemble and clean the WC system before the case and new WC components will arrive. Also, its a good chance to give the CPU block a nice paint job:


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    I'd call it 33% for now. Ill update as soon as i get that beast of a case and beast of an SSD.
     
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    that block looks kickass!
     

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