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I recieved a request to drop some photos of my storm trooper, named "storm sleeper" yes cheesy i know! So, here we go... I trimmed down from 144 pictures... 6 months worth of build photos. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




















This is what i would call phase 1. msi z77a g45 mobo, 670ftwx2 ek all nickel/csq products, mcp35x2 Pump of OPness on the home made shelf (with the lid from the secret drawer. And yes, a 240x80thick alphacool rad in the bottom... It is a beast, i'm putting a 480x80 thick in my 900D rebuild this xmas. Also, check out the home made SSD mount with one of the HDD cage panels.

OK phase 2 pics, asus mobo, cutting the top of the case to fit 3 120mm fans, a fan controller to get rid of the terrible psu powered fan header pcb's, and last but not least Delidding of 3570k










ok, phase 3 Titans.


biggrin.gif fan spinning + picture taken at just the right time!








My favorite picture! Wish i had a better camera and more patience to get good snaps =P






And that's a wrap for this build! Stay tuned for the 900D (or Enthoo Primo) Rebuild.

That's one big monsta (rad)! thumbsupsmiley.png
How does using the drain work in the loop? biggrin.gif
This would be ideal in your case: Swiftech Maelstrom with dual mcp35x

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Originally Posted by skupples View Post

did you build your self a bottom shelf? That's AMAZING!

Oh no, I don't have enough skill to build a pedestal. Dwood made it for me.
added casters
post #8122 of 12472
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Originally Posted by SortOfGrim View Post

That's one big monsta (rad)! thumbsupsmiley.png
How does using the drain work in the loop? biggrin.gif
This would be ideal in your case: Swiftech Maelstrom with dual mcp35x

Oh no, I don't have enough skill to build a pedestal. Dwood made it for me.
added casters

Nice!!

That is a nice res, would make things slightly easier on me for sure, though it is ugly... The way i drain my case is to just unseal the res, and un-screw both of the bottom rad front ports... tilt forward, win! I wonder if that res suffers from vortex as much as mine does.

And, i bet you could build a pedestal just fine... May just take a few revisions.... biggrin.gif
Edited by skupples - 6/28/13 at 2:13pm
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Nice!!

That is a nice res, would make things slightly easier on me for sure, though it is ugly... The way i drain my case is to just unseal the res, and un-screw both of the bottom rad front ports... tilt forward, win! I wonder if that res suffers from vortex as much as mine does.

And, i bet you could build a pedestal just fine... May just take a few revisions.... biggrin.gif

I have that ugly pump/res combo on mine devil-smiley-019.gif just with the single pump. The only thing I disliked was the temp meter on it, so I removed it.
The res comes with a mesh and sponge to reduce bubbles. Vortex only happens when the pump is at 100% which in my case is only at post.
Bleeding helps a lot!

I guess if I had enough time, tools, a workplace and beer I could make one.
post #8124 of 12472
Sooo... Window panel ordered and LEDs ordered. biggrin.gif

Now I've just got to figure out my PSU stuff. I hopped on NCIX to look at the Newton R3, and the price has gone back up. frown.gif

So does consensus say to either:
1. Go for the 800w R3 for $185.98?
2. Go for the 1000w R3 for $206.98?
3. Pick a different PSU (know any good deals?)
post #8125 of 12472
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Originally Posted by Kimomono View Post

Sooo... Window panel ordered and LEDs ordered. biggrin.gif

Now I've just got to figure out my PSU stuff. I hopped on NCIX to look at the Newton R3, and the price has gone back up. frown.gif

So does consensus say to either:
1. Go for the 800w R3 for $185.98?
2. Go for the 1000w R3 for $206.98?
3. Pick a different PSU (know any good deals?)

If you ever plan to use 2-3 gpu's i would go with 1,000W... I look at things as this... If you are going to possibly upgrade later, then you may as well get the biggest one you can now. Rather then having to buy a second psu when you out grow the first one.

Second, where did you find a windowed side panel? Back when i was looking for one they were always sold out.
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I'm getting the case soon! wink.gif Hi everyone. Can I join the infantry? biggrin.gif
   
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I have that ugly pump/res combo on mine devil-smiley-019.gif just with the single pump. The only thing I disliked was the temp meter on it, so I removed it.
The res comes with a mesh and sponge to reduce bubbles. Vortex only happens when the pump is at 100% which in my case is only at post.
Bleeding helps a lot!

I guess if I had enough time, tools, a workplace and beer I could make one.

I guess you can only imagine how bad it is with the mcp35x2... I'm also using a really poorly setup out right now. At first i just had a 90 degree to a nipple, to a 2 inch tube to the pump nipple, but for some reason i thought building an extension of all fittings would work better. Though it really doesn't matter due to how OP my pump is for my system ( only run them at 1,500rpm). So, what i'm planning to do in my Enthoo Primo Case rebuild is A, actually get the heat sink & B. buy one of the hard mod mounts for it.


This is the Heatsink... Iv'e noticed the pumps are pretty hot even when running at low RPM's, so i googled the topic and found a few horror stories about them melting.

http://www.swiftech.com/MCP35X2-HS.aspx

Still looking for a mount.
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post #8128 of 12472
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Originally Posted by skupples View Post

If you ever plan to use 2-3 gpu's i would go with 1,000W... I look at things as this... If you are going to possibly upgrade later, then you may as well get the biggest one you can now. Rather then having to buy a second psu when you out grow the first one.

Second, where did you find a windowed side panel? Back when i was looking for one they were always sold out.

I found it at the Cooler Master store. Oddly enough, they have two different listings, and one of them is never in stock.
Here's the place I got it from: Trooper Side Window Panel

And the 1000w was what I was leaning more towards. For only $20 more? Might as well go for it.
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Has he given a time index when that will be? So you go for the vertical mounting of a rad. The sky is the limit they say, bullocks I say: we still have spaaaaaace! biggrin.gif
Extreme damn, dude. How's your back? tongue.gif
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With window panel on...it's perfect! heart.gif
74cm tall! That's 5cm taller than the Corsair 900D biggrin.gif


giggle away!

*edit: my desk is 74cm

no dwood has not. build looks awesome though

side note!~ just bought my daul mcp35x +heatsink +res. ( may not use res idk yet.... ) but i got it all for 190!~ thanks to BramSLI1 and the ocn marketplace !~
Edited by Mega Man - 6/28/13 at 10:30pm
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