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The White Breeze

manofthem

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#26
Looking good, can't wait to see all the pretty pics! From what I've read temps look good and safe :)

Can't wait to see what else is in store for us!
 
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#27
My life.... Its not complete.
 

manofthem

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Cooling Water | Reeven Justice RC-1204 | can't remember
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Cooling Custom TEC waterloop||Laptop?
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX @ 2133MHz||8GB SDRAM
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#29
UPDATE 6(7/11/12)
Sorry about the delays, had to find my camera, then when the pictures were done, lets just say, the SD card thingo was broken....

So, lets start!

Just a broad view the case

CPU'n'RAM

GPU

Just felt like taking a picture of the z77 chipset?:confused:

Cold Cathode!

Military Class 3.

Back side, with my lovely positioning of the cold cathode switch.

I have a little thing for these case fans, they just look so sleek.

Big view of the interior

And that is the one purpose of psu boxes, storing all the leftovers. :cool:

The mobo came with this wonderful little guide. Pretty much, oc for noobs, helped me tonns!

My poor little htpc cruncher hiding behind the tv.
And that's it!
More pics to come soon when i'm not feeling lazy, and after I finish jerry rigging the sd slot.
 
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Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX @ 2133MHz||8GB SDRAM
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#30
Decided I would watercool my GPU some time in the near future.
Little parts list I put together.


 

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Cooling Water | Reeven Justice RC-1204 | can't remember
Memory G Skill TridentX 8GB 2400 | Patriot Viper 3 8GB 1600 | G Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) 2x R9 290's | 980 SC ACX2.0 | n/a
Storage 850 Evo 250GB & 2TB Desktar 5K3000 | 830 256GB & 1.5TB & 3TB Barracudas| 830 256GB
Display(s) QNIX WX2710 (96Hz OC) & Shimian Achieva QH270-Lite | Acer 27HL | n/a
Case 900D | Fractal Define S | n/a
Audio Device(s) Siberia v2 | onboard | n/a
Power Supply Corsair AX1200 | XFX 550Pro | SeaSonic 660XP2
Mouse Razer Mamba 2012 | Corsair M95 | n/a
Keyboard Das Keyboard Pro 4 (blues) | Cougar Attack X3 (blues) | n/a
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#31
@ALMOSTunseen: The build came together very nicely! That case looks great, as well as your parts. Can't wait for you to throw that gpu on water! :toast:
 
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Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX @ 2133MHz||8GB SDRAM
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#32
Decided the GPU water idea would wait for later. An amazing opportunity to put the CPU in a TEC setup came up.
Specs-
XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir
EK-Ekoolant UV BLUE (premix 1000mL)
Swiftech MCP655n
Danger Den Black Ice GT Stealtch 240 Radiator Black
Swiftech Apogee Drive II (No Pump)
4 60w TEC Plates with heatsink and fan assembly (Custom Made by Zaqwsx)
Power Supply with an Add2PSU adpater.

Thanks to Zaqwsx For selling me the TEC setup and some of the components!

Since I was in the mood for modding, here are some planned modifications.
Putting some modders mesh in the front panel, as the stock airflow is horrific.
PSU shroud to hide the 2 Power supplies.
Painting the Black Bezel's and mesh of the case blue.

If anyone has any modding suggestions, feel free to post here!
 
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Storage Corsair GT 120GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB||500GB HDD with 32gb MSATA cache
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Power Supply Seasonic XP-860 Platinum||Laptop Power Brick
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#33
Got a package today from caseking.de
If you're in the Germany/Europe region, you should check them out.
Came with a nice magazine, and 2 packs of haribo cola jellie's, which were "disposed" of earlier. Delicious.

1 Scythe Glidestream 140mm 1600rpm:

2 Coolermaster 2000rpm Sickleflow 120 blue LED's:

Bitfenix Recon White edition:

What were you thinking coolermaster..... 69.69cfm :slap::laugh:

Sorry for the bad phone pictures.
TEC and some watercooling parts aswell as an Add2PSU arrived a couple days ago.
 
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Cooling Custom TEC waterloop||Laptop?
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX @ 2133MHz||8GB SDRAM
Video Card(s) 2X SLI MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning||Intel 4000
Storage Corsair GT 120GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB||500GB HDD with 32gb MSATA cache
Display(s) Samsung U28D590D 4k||14" LED
Case NZXT Switch 810||Laptop shell?
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi surround pro 5.1||Dolby Home Theatre V4
Power Supply Seasonic XP-860 Platinum||Laptop Power Brick
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#34
Sorry for no updates, been rather busy lately with half yearly's.
Well, the modding season has arrived!
Taped and marked the front panel, ready for cutting

The tool of destruction

Very accurate cutting

Sanded it out a bit

Sanded out a bit more

Looking very straight..... Got to find my file so I can clean it up more

Sanded and ready for paint


All primed up, just ignore the bubbles:banghead:


Now to put the colour coat on.
Cannot install the watercooling loop as of now, as I am waiting for a replacement top panel from NZXT that has 15mm fan spacing for the 140mm fans.