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Many of you will have seen my old thread titled 'Project Viper' and will be wondering why this is here. To keep it short, the old thread was seriously bloated with walls and walls of text and very few pictures! After a year and a half of not having the time to do much on this build, I'm finally able to work on it again and kinda feel like having a fresh start. All the relevant photos from the previous thread will be imported into this one to save you from the walls of text on every page haha.

Current build spec list:

Hardware
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
AMD Phenom II X4 955BE
4GB Team Group xtreem LV DDR3 1600mHz (waiting to sell this to fund an 8GB kit)
Silverstone Strider 600W
Sapphire 5850 1GB
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music
32GB A-Data S592 SSD
1TB Samsung F3
1TB Western Digital Blue

Cooling
EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal
EK Supreme HF Acetal
25cm T-Virus res by FrozenQ
Bitspower fittings
Danger Den pump
Black Ice GT 240mm rad

Also a combination of black clean cut sleeve and MDPC sleeve and accessories.
Edited by spiderm0nkey - 7/16/11 at 11:42pm
Viper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
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Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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After a few months of anxiously awaiting the release of the CM 690 II Advanced, it FINALLY CAME!!

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After the excitement of finally receiving the case, I took to it the next day with the drill, popping out all the rivets.

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And then it sat there for quite some time, all forlorn and broken up frown.gif So I broke it up even further! biggrin.gif

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Goodbye ugly mesh!
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I don't use a DVD drive these days so I decided it would be sweet to rip out the mesh and replace it with a single sheet smile.gif

Photoshop mockup: (done from scratch with lots of shapes, gradients and adjustment layers!)

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Pretty snazzy eh? (omg who seriously still says snazzy these days... doh.gif)

I was lucky enough to grab the last sheet of AC Ryan mesh in NZ and then went out and picked up my first rotary tool from good old Bunnings smile.gif

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Action shot biggrin.gif (who said girls can't use power tools eh?)

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Before filing

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After filing!

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Test fit in the front panel

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Edited by spiderm0nkey - 7/16/11 at 11:37pm
Viper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
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Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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Thread Starter 
So from one pretty thing to the next!

Sleeving was one of the first things I purchased for this build. I knew straight away after seeing kevgreenbmx sleeve his PSU for his gorgeous Classy build (link here!). So I promptly ordered some black clean cut from Barry over on eBay and then started saving up for some of the illustrious MDPC coloured sleeve. Boy was it worth saving for...

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Second order

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Now for an order of cable management stuff! The red sleeve was a sample that Nils included for me smile.gif

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And now some general sleeve photos from more recently.

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Around the same time as ordering all of my sleeve, I placed a special order with Alex aka Frozen Q, for one of his beautiful custom made reservoirs. He made me a 25cm long, green and black T-Virus. drool.gif

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Sleeved that cable pretty much straight away!

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Time for some hardware pictures I think! Tomorrow will be a hardware photographing day for me as I only have pictures of a few things frown.gif

Sexy Sapphire 5850!
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My very first SSD! I recently replaced it with 2x 64GB SSD's of the same brand, but they both died within two days frown.gif I am suspecting my DFI motherboard (A P45-T3RS, which was actually the original board for this build because of its colour scheme)as it has been very temperamental recently. Gives false errors in memtest86+ etc and doesn't like booting. Grr.

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And some water cooling parts now too.

My EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal. Purchased before the big scandal so fingers crossed mine will be okay!!

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A radiator! With ugly fittings frown.gif I've since replaced them with some matte black Bitspower fittings.

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Edited by spiderm0nkey - 7/17/11 at 12:09am
Viper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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Viper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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And this post will just contain a few other random little things that don't fit with the content of the other two posts smile.gif

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Green drive bay clips! Tropicana Green- Dupli colour.

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I've primed both of these but needed to put my machine back together before I was able to paint them black frown.gif

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Cleaned the capacitors! Although I stupidly forgot to take a photo afterwards doh.gif

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Took a sharpie to the edges of the pcb.

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Painting the case trim and the drive cages now



Also, here's a brief picture explanation of just one of the reasons why I haven't been working on the build in a while.

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Earthquakes... bah. This is the worst we got at our place

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All four bottom corners are no longer attached to the walls and that wall in the picture actually is leaning out like that. Is going to be demolished but that won't happen for a while so we're still using it haha. (Shoulda seen how quick I ran out of there when we had the 5.7 in June!!)
Edited by spiderm0nkey - 7/17/11 at 12:25am
Viper
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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yay!
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yay!

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I still say snazzy. I like to add an "h" though so it's shnazzy. wink.gif
 
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Sub'd. I have been doing a green/black build on a 692 as well! Hardware is quite different but yeah! Good to see some green/black representing.
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Sweet, Sub'd! smile.gif
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Now for todays progress! Luke (my boyfriend) did the cutting for me today so that I could take some photos with my new camera smile.gif We cut the side window.

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Pretty basic/budget setup eh? tongue.gif

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All done! Now I just need to file the edges and round those corners so that I can sand it and re-spray matte black.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Sapphire 5850 1GB A-Data 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ Gaming Series 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
32GB A-Data S596 SSD, 1TB Samsung F3, 1TB WD Blue EK Supreme HF Nickel + Acetal CPU Block EK Supreme HF Nickel + Copper GPU block Win 7 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VX2433WM 24" Logitech OEM bundled keyboard Silverstone Strider 600W Modded CM 690 2 Advanced 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G700 Steelseries Medium Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music 
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