[Build Log] Arctic Water

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by B NEGATIVE, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. The Laughing Ma

    The Laughing Ma Ancient Guru

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    Nice looking build B Negative, just a question have you tested those Corsair fans yet. I got 3 of them for my build and two of them worked without issue but one of them is really noisy, closer inspection seems to indicate that the blades were contacting the outer edge of the fan shroud. Took a little heat and some gentle bending to get it sorted.
     
  2. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE Active Member

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    I have used a lot of them now,not had any issues yet.

    First irritant of the day...

    Coolermaster make a PSU mounting bracket for this case,shame it doesnt seem to fit without removing the PSU fan grill....

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    Interesting.....someone wasnt thinking.
     
  3. scoter man1

    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    Why not just take the grinder to the mounting bracket :nerd:
     
  4. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE Active Member

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    Its thin,it wont take a lick of the grinder.....shame.


    So,the bottom rad bay is done on the windowed side and the main components are in for the pre-mod shake down

    Forgive the pic quality,using my cam phone.

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    There will be thin clear plexi strips across the opening like a grill.

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    More Alu coming tomorrow for the interior,im aiming to get the whole lower rad bay finished,pumps mounted and all the plastics back on by weekend (better pictures as well!)
     

  5. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE Active Member

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    Sorry about the delay,cant find my flash card for my DSLR so its cam pics for this little update.

    Midplate in and painted

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    And the pump top is mounted,the copper top is missing as it needs polishing.

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    Front shot showing the copper accents on the drop down panel.

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    The res are off to Tom at Chilled PC for the front ports to be drilled and tapped.
    I was going to attempt this myself but Tom is great at what he does and charges a very reasonable rate,I would be mad not to get him to do it!

    Next stop,getting the hardware in for its shake down before hitting it with teh paint gun.
     
  6. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE Active Member

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    So now i know that this board is a good one,we can start with the paint...

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    Alphacool block with a painted mount.

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    Im not normally one for fancy TIM but i just had to try the current best..

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    Board in its new home!

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    Little trims as i didnt want to see bare joins or edges.

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    So all need to really do inside is the panel covering the drives and other little details but its coming along now.

    Externally,The res cover needs to be drilled out and the doors need doing,cant wait to tackle them!

    Unfortunately both the XFX 7970's were DOA and as they were second hand the seller wants nothing to do with it....so Omega Stalker is hunting ref spec cards,if anyone has a pair that they want to sell cheap then please PM me.
     
  7. Matt26LFC

    Matt26LFC Ancient Guru

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    Awesome build! Looks fantastic!

    Sorry to hear the problems with the 7970's, that truly sucks! I hate sellers like that!
     
  8. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE Active Member

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    3mm thick copper front plate roughed out for filing...
    Magoo has given it the once over,he runs a tight ship on quality control.

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  9. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Very nice.
     

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