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Project "It's-a me, Mario" (Mario Themed 800D)

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bl1nk's Mario Themed 800D


Inspiration:
I have always been an avid gamer ever since I could hold a controller in my hands. Building computers started as a means to an end to feed my addiction, however it turned into much more. I found myself struggling to repress the perfectionist in me that was urging to take my builds to the next level. I couldn't stand to have a run of the mill build anymore, I felt the need to make it my own. This brought forth the contest I held 2 months ago:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1116708/winner-chosen-earn-a-20-newegg-gift-card-mild-design-work-for-a-window-etching#post14927748
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As the entries began to pile in, this one stood out. It gave me a sense of nostalgia and reminded me how I got to holding the contest itself. The design by allupinya sparked more ideas and I thought why stop at the window, let me redesign my build and dedicate it to Mario.



Plans:
I am not replacing any of the main (functional) components in my computer, most of this log will be dedicated to aesthetics alone. That being said, here we go (in no particular order);
  • Etch the window (obviously)
  • Replace most of my watercooling items to fit the theme. This will include; replacing my compressions to allow thicker green tubing, grab a FrozenQ Liquid Fusion (helix) reservoir in red/white, order a new white top for my EK HF cpu block, and replace my pump with a msp655 with black dress kit and top.
  • Sleeve my new Ax750 and every other wire in my system for that matter. Main theme will be white/red with very subtle hints of dark blue. Sleeving will be MDPC.
  • Paint my fans and also the Ax750 in white. Also getting rid of the ugly silver on my optical drive.
  • Possibly change my lighting from UV to white cathodes to accent everything else, this yet to be decided.



Progress:
Progress will be a bit slow until winter break as I am very busy with college, so bare with me. This section will be updated as I go along.
  • The window is out being etched by Alex over at FrozenQ, he is also shipping the reservoir with the window. Should be done any day now.
  • The Ax750 has already been sent to FTW PC for (white) powder coating and currently is on its way back to me.
  • I have received the sleeving from Nils at MDPC, the actual sleeving process still has to be started.
  • Most of the watercooling items are bought, just a few odds and ends need to be ordered.
  • Everything else is to be started/ordered.



Pictures:
The best part! This section will also be updated as I go along.


Here is the before picture, excuse the quality on this one- the future pictures will be much better.
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My MDPC package! The quality of the sleeving is amazing and Nil's treatment of customers is top-notch!
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Other Notes:
  • Suggestions, comments, criticism, praise- all of it is welcome, if you think something would be better a different way or even if you have a brand new idea- I want to hear it; I'm always open to new ideas.
  • I am brand new to photography and will try my best to please the eyes; if my photos are lacking something to the trained eye, let me know.
  • Finally, I want to say thanks to all that helped with this build, including allupinya, FrozenQ, MDPC, FTW PC, and anyone else I might have forgotten to mention.
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post #2 of 24
This is gonna be awesome biggrin.gif
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 11/14/11 at 12:21pm
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Intel 3930k Asus Sabertooth X79 Sapphire R9 290 Sapphire R9 290 
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Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600mhz (9-9-9-24) 1.4v Samsung 830 128gb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Green 2TB 
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Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600mhz (9-9-9-24) 1.4v Samsung 830 128gb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb WD Green 2TB 
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Koolance CPU-380I BitsPower Fittings PrimoChill Advanced LRT Koolance R9 290 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance R9 290 Waterblock XSPC Dual 5.25'' Bay Laing D5 Lamptron FC5-V2 AlphaCool NexXxos ST30 240mm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
AlphaCool NexXxos ST30 120mm AlphaCool NexXxos XT45 180mm x3 NoiseBlocker E-Loop B12-3 Silverstone Air Penetrator AP181 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Alphacool VPP655 Windows 7 Pro 64bit Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Ducky Shine 2 Red Cherry MX 
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SeaSonic X-Series 1050w Corsair 650D Razer Mamba Razer Vespula 
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Klipsch ProMedia 4.1's 
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Intel 3570k Asrock Z77E-ITX EVGA GTX 670 Samsung DDR3 4gb x2 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Crucial MSata 256gb Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos HF Aqua Computer AquagraFX Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 240mm 
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Swiftech MCP655 Gentle Typoon's AP-13 x2 Koolance Threaded Acetal Pump Base W/ Reservoir Bitspower 3/8-5/8 Matte Black Fittings 
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post #3 of 24
How exciting. I really want to see the finished results.
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post #4 of 24
Looks like this is going to be good!
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Love the idea, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread.
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Got a nice little package from FTW PC today, buuut pictures will have to wait until my new lens comes in Thursday or Friday. wink.gif
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Any new news on this wonderful build?
    
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Samsung 850 Evo  Swiftech H320 X2 Windows 10 Home 64 bit AOC G2770PQU 
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Sweet Jesus, I have just subbed and cannot wait to see this come along! biggrin.gif
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Corsair Force GT (red) 120GB SSD/ 1TB WD Black Asus Blueray Drive Koolance CPU 370 XSPC Performance 360 Radiator 
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XSPC 240 Radiator Soon to get - 2x EK Nickle Plexi GTX 570/580 Wa... Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms 
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Sorry guys, life was/is getting in the way atm. I've been waiting on my res from frozenQ for an update, but had a slight mix-up with him. Just got it straightened out so I will do my best to get out an update very soon when I receive it.
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sweet let us know smile.gif
    
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Evo  Swiftech H320 X2 Windows 10 Home 64 bit AOC G2770PQU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ EVGA Supernova 1000W 80+ Platinum Anidees AI Crystal Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
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Corsair MM300  G35 Wired and G930 Wireless 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 Evo  Swiftech H320 X2 Windows 10 Home 64 bit AOC G2770PQU 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G710+ EVGA Supernova 1000W 80+ Platinum Anidees AI Crystal Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
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