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Default 11-13-2012, 12:29 | posts: 11,740 | Location: new jersey

looks great
   
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Default 11-13-2012, 15:27 | posts: 19,564 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Yeah ... keep the photo's rolin' in my man ....


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Default 11-13-2012, 15:37 | posts: 4,783 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Amazing work, can't imagine how much thought and hours are needed to complete something like this

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Default 11-13-2012, 17:02 | posts: 1,650 | Location: London, England

Really impressive work. Would love to have such practical hands on skills.
   
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Default 11-16-2012, 08:47 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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Damn!

Good luck! Im enjoying what im seeing!
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looks great
Thanks!

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Yeah ... keep the photo's rolin' in my man ....
Should have an update this weekend!

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Amazing work, can't imagine how much thought and hours are needed to complete something like this

Looking forward to another update
There have been a few hrs in it Have taken quite a few days off work so i will have time to finish it in time

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Default 11-19-2012, 08:21 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

Got some great news guys. After some discussions with EK Waterblocks they decided to sponsor me in this build!

Since I started water cooling I have always liked the design of the water blocks that EK provide. So it is truly an honor to work with such a great company!



The parts


Unpacked


This i won over at cooledpc.com but thought i would share it anyways


Pump top to add some performance
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EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal, such a buty


Waterblock for my Asus Gene-V, EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G


EK-Cool****** RAD XT (240)


A bunch of fittings, some i have bought and some sponsored


EK-RES X3 150


EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate - Black


New build update coming shortly.

Special thanks to Gregor over at EK for helping me out!
   
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Default 11-20-2012, 16:31 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

Sneak preview of whats to come, will update tonight if i got enough time
   
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Default 11-20-2012, 19:46 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

Been quite busy the last few days having time off work in order to be able to finish the mod for the competition.

Started with some motherboard raisers, was gonna machine them in aluminum but then i found this nice red 20mm plastic bar. Not the right red but they won't be seen after its installed and it's so easy to machine in plastic.

First i machined them to the right diameter


Drill and tap


All done!


Test fitted the pumps and the rads to check for clearance issues


This looks a bit weird, but its in the middle of the case. Had to cut some space for the cables from the psu, this should be enough.


All sanded and ready to get glass blasted


Glass blasted and ready to be powdercoated


It looks a bit uneven but its smudges from me fingering it, i didn't see it but it shows up in the photos, will clean it off before the final shots!


Radiator box, or whatever you would call it


Rear side of the same part


Almost assembled


And some final shots of the case itself, I really like the way it looks and glass blasting the acrylic made a really matte finish which hopefully will hide the single leds and give an even light throughout the acrylic.









Still need to cut slots in some of the acrylic to be able to install all the leds.
Also need to make something to hold the GPU's in place, i know what i want now so I just have to fabricate it.

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Default 11-20-2012, 20:33 | posts: 19,564 | Location: Guru3D testlab

So where again are you going to put the Guru3D.com logo ?


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Default 11-20-2012, 20:51 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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hehe, maybe I can find a spot for it :p
   
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Default 11-26-2012, 19:26 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

Back with a new update!

Finally decided to go with circular mesh, the hex mesh i got was only 1mm thick aluminum and was not stable enough. This is the color i went with, gun metal gray. Will make a slight contrast to the black powder coating.


For quite a while I've been thinking about what to do for GPU supports, I've seen a few versions out there but nothing that would fit my mod. The biggest problem has been production time of something more complicated that i would have to mill or grind from aluminum. So when I finished another project of mine (homebuilt CNC router) I decided to put it into its first good use (haven't had time to use it since all my time has been spent on the case).

This is what i wanted but wouldn't have had time to complete without the router.

Test mount straight after milling all three parts.


Glass blasted and painted. Also countersunk one side and threaded M5 threads into the rear of the aluminum.


Close up of the support


Now you are probably wondering how i will physically attach the gpu's to the support. Haven't had time to see if it works but there is no reason this shouldn't. You mount it from the rear of the support so the tab from the GPU go between the support and the "extra bit" Then you just turn the screws to pinch the tab from the GPU to the support.


Also tried some engraving, my gf wasn't happy with the font, placement, size and basically everything, but I like it, It's about 0.5mm deep


Also covers a extra hole in the case, although this won't be visible when the motherboard is installed but still a nice touch Still needs a bit of filing to make it fit perfect.


More updates coming very soon seeing that the mod competition ends in about a weeks time.

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Default 11-28-2012, 21:15 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

Had to assemble the case in order to figure out where to drill holes in the mesh, so figured i would try to take a photo of the leds going at the same time, took around a 100photos before my gf snapped these two. It still doesn't show off the real red but it is awesome in my eyes This is as low as it goes, if i crank it up all the way u won't see the case. Gonna check with some ppl if there is a solution to get this right for the final shots.





Let me know what you think!


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Default 11-28-2012, 22:08 | posts: 385 | Location: South Africa

WOW dude looks mind blowing. Good job mate
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 12:57 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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WOW dude looks mind blowing. Good job mate
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Default 11-29-2012, 13:14 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

Where the hell do you people come from? and how do you get sponsors?
   
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Default 11-29-2012, 13:50 | posts: 19,564 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Looking good !


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Default 11-29-2012, 16:07 | posts: 3,860 | Location: MI, USA

The led accents are sick AF.
   
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Default 11-30-2012, 22:13 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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Where the hell do you people come from? and how do you get sponsors?
Lol, i don't know where we come from and i sent a mail to EK telling bout what i was doing and previous projects of mine and what my intensions were with this project. I don't wanna go into details but thats the general idea what i send. I don't know what other people do.

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Default 12-01-2012, 08:21 | posts: 217 | Location: Poland

Dude, the red light on the dark is absolutely amazing, makes it look unique
   
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Default 12-03-2012, 18:41 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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Dude, the red light on the dark is absolutely amazing, makes it look unique
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Default 12-03-2012, 19:36 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

New update! Getting close to the end of the Coolermaster competition! Have been very busy the last weekend, spent around 30hrs on the computer on saturday and sunday and had to take today off work just to get it up and running. Taking it to get photographed tomorrow so i can get some proper shots of it for the competition.

Sorry if its not in order the update, a bit stressed due to still having a lot to do before the photo shoot.

Anyways, gonna start with the parts. A lot of the parts are from my previous build but there are also new parts

Coolermaster test bench
Intel 3570K
Asus Maximus GENE-V
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB 1600MHz
128gb OCZ Vertez 2 SSD
Corsair AX850 PSU
2 X Gainward GTX570
2 x Lamptron FC5 V2
4 x Schyte Gentle Typhoon
A lot of leds

Watercooling:
2 x EK-FC5X0 GTX GW Backplate - Black
2 x EK-RES X3 150
2 x EK-DDC X-TOP CSQ - Acetal
2 x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
1 x EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G - Acetal + Nickel
1 x EK Supremacy cpu block
1 x EK Dual parallell sli block
2 x laing ddc pumps
A lot of EK fittings
Mayhem's Aurora tharsis red


Sleeved the led wires, the cat loves it


Installed in the acrylic


The lamptrons installed


Mounted the rads and the fans to an xspc rad mount, quite a tight fit, a little bit over 1mm to spare


Plumbing done on loop 1, was a bit more difficult than i first expected. Ignore the blue cables, resleeved them after


Had to check what it looked like with the Hyper212 that i've used during the build. Had to remove all the water cooling so i could get all the sizes right


So many cables, had to cut every cable and shorten them, they would not fit in the case as is.


Tried to get hold of some genuine CoolerMaster sticker but it was a lot harder than i expected. So contacted Coolermaster and got approved to make my own stickers. Was gonna go with normal stickers but due to the case is slightly textured it wouldn't look good so went with these polyurethane based "3D" stickers. Got a few different color combinations made so i could pick the one i liked the most. Big thanks to Mr Glasberg over at staffans.fi for making these priority 1 and making them in more or less a day



Assembled and more or less ready to go. Still have a lot to do but this will have to do for the competition.

Leak test ongoing



Don't wanna post too many pictures of the bench, gonna wait until tomorrow after the "proper" photos are taken. Next update most likely tomorrow.



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Default 12-03-2012, 19:44 | posts: 2,436 | Location: UK

Lovely Build matey, looking forward to the 'proper' photos of it all!
   
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Default 12-03-2012, 19:55 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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Default 12-03-2012, 19:58 | posts: 934 | Location: Netherlands

Thats a lot of hard work m8 you put in there
competition is getting harder and harder but seeing this you got a good change i say
good job and keep those pics coming.............
   
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Default 12-03-2012, 20:16 | posts: 93 | Location: Finland

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Thats a lot of hard work m8 you put in there
competition is getting harder and harder but seeing this you got a good change i say
good job and keep those pics coming.............
Thx! Yeah, i've spent a few 100hrs already and still feel i need to spend a lot more in order to finish it, but hopefully it will get me a prize in the competition. If not its ok, i love building stuff Still have some mods to do after the competition which i would have liked to be done before but that's allright
   
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