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post #51 of 59
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Made some major strides this week, finishing up the components... hopefully for a while. A big part of the wait was the Thermal Gap Filler Padding found my freebie Nvidia 275 GTX. But Wednesday at work, my "Engineering Samples" came via UPS... now I could finally finish the refurb of the GPU (if any of you need 1.5mm or 3mm thermal gap filler pad, I got you covered). Here is a before and after shot of the Thermal Pad replacement:


Before


After

And then of course I had to apply fresh AS5 to the gpu and some thermal grease to the thermal pad components and reassemble the card. Final purplelicious GPU:



Next up was a minor upgrade. I was able to spot a great trade on the Wanted forums for my old Phenom II processor and scored an i5-2300 (thanks ZFedora)... so out with the week old i3-2100 where it will soon find a home on ebay.



Next up was installing the GPU and then cramming the whole setup into the case. For an older card, this thing was a BEAST. As you can see, it was quite a chore:





Final cable management - this was a toughy, not gonna lie. I had to squeeze my hand in behind the PSU and make sure nothing was hitting the CPU cooler fan (which it was initially), and then tie wrap everything down where it could be stable and still efficient for airflow. Here is what I came up with:



So... is it finished? The short answer is yes, for now. I am still trying to put the pieces in place to get the side panel cut on a waterjet, but $150 is a bit steep right now. If I was more camera savy, I would have some better pics of the lighting... but I am hoping to work on this soon. This sucker really glows and lights up the room, and more importantly - my daughters' faces. "Daddy look, it's making my arm purple!" - heard that about 5 times this week so far.


(know anyone who wants a Lian-Li Armosuit AMD case? This thing is sweet... and I just might sell it)



all for now, hope to have some minor updates with the side panel soon. I can tell you it runs Starcraft 2 and Star Wars Old Republic (I am a tester) with ease... stays cool too!
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post #52 of 59
That's awesome!! Too bad all your hard work is covered up by that side panel (for now)
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post #53 of 59
awesome thing ur doing for ur daughters. if i only had a computer like that when i was young...
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post #54 of 59
Awesome build man. I really liked the braided cable idea but it's probably better that you didn't braid them since its in that tiny mATX case. I probably missed it somewhere but are you going to be cutting any windows? Pink carbon fiber ftw
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Awesome build man. I really liked the braided cable idea but it's probably better that you didn't braid them since its in that tiny mATX case. I probably missed it somewhere but are you going to be cutting any windows? Pink carbon fiber ftw
thanks! I am going to try and get a custom design cut out of the PSU side of the case... flowers, birds, and such. I am just trying to get the details worked out so it is affordable, but still looking good.
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post #56 of 59
Great build, great ideas! Good luck in MOTM, I'm sure your daughters are very proud of this rig!
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post #57 of 59
Just found this build. All I can say is sweet! I built a rig for my daughter last Christmas. Props to you for being a great dad.

Here she is working on it the day after Christmas. I made sure she understood everything we were putting together. Only things I really did was seat the heatsink and make sure all the screws were tight.


Getting it fired up. We went with a black and orange build (nothing as complex or awesome as yours).


I am sure your daughters will love it!

PM me your ideas about some possible water jet options - I have many friends in the fabrication industry (off-road racing).
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post #58 of 59
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trying to squeeze out some last minute votes for the Mod of the Month, help me out if possible. It's a dead heat for 3rd place.

Thanks again for the support.

http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...m-poll-up.html

still working on getting the side panel cut, should have more updates when it is complete.
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post #59 of 59
Sent a PM to schubie as I cant vote in the poll for some reason, hopefully it will be added soon. I really hope you get on the podium mate, good work!
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