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Hey everyone! I'm starting this build log just for the hell of it. I wanted to turn my current rig into a s(er)ff rig and upgrade to Sandy Bridge in the process. Also, I'm going to be trying my hand at watercooling. I usually keep pretty busy so it might take me a while to finish, but I'm going to take my sweet time with this and make sure everything is perfect.

Any and all suggestions and constructive criticisms are welcome.

So right now I'm in the "receiving parts every day" stage. I will update when I receive said "parts."

On we go!

Package one arrived on the 4th which included a Fractal Design Define Mini and a Corsair AX850. But I wasn't planning on doing a build log at that time so no pics. But what I did do was bundle it with package two, an Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z, 8 gb Corsair Vengeance , XSPC EX240 and EX120 radiators, and a whole bunch of Primochill tubing.

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Sorry for the pic quality. That damn Nexus Prime can't get here quick enough!

I took the fans out of the case and removed as much stuff as I could with a screwdriver.

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Next step is to drill out the rivets for the hard drive bay and cut the top so I can mount the EX240 which I *hope* to do this weekend.

Yesterdays package came.

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I received, a Swiftech MCP35x and a whole bunch of Bitspower fittings which include the regular matte black compression fittings, matte black snake extensions, two matte black crossfire connectors, and matte black plugs. I also ordered a couple packages of Bitspower's "blood red" o-rings. If you couldn't tell, the color scheme is black and red. Oh, and I got 2 cans of cocaine too. But I drank them. So no pics.

When I get today's packages I'll put up some more pics.
Edited by SohcSTI - 11/11/11 at 9:13am
post #2 of 12
nice.. waiting for more updates... smile.gif
post #3 of 12
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Today's package includes, a Koolance Reservoir and a Molex extractor tool kit!

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This thing is beefy as hell. Alot heavier than I thought it would be. Which is a good thing. Also, looks damn sexy in this case!

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post #4 of 12
big fan of micro-atx builds. can't wait to see more!
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I like the looks of this thumb.gif
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Got a couple more parts today.

XSPC Raystorm block and two EK 6970 backplates.

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I put the red o-rings on the fittings too so I threw them in the pic. Wasn't able to start cutting the case for the radiators yet but hopefully I will get that done soon. Just waiting on a couple more packages to come in this week and I'll have everything I need to start putting this thing together.
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I promise when this is done I will take pictures with a real camera!
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Looking great, loving the Red/Black theme.
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250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
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Originally Posted by axipher View Post

Looking great, loving the Red/Black theme.

Thanks man. I have a thing for that color combination. With this build I'm trying to get a mainly black theme going on with little hints of red here and there to break it up. I think with the idea I have for sleeving, it will all come together quite nicely.
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Looks to be an awesome build. My asus p8z68-v pro/gen3 died within 4 days so I rmad it and am going to get this board.
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