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BUILD OVERVIEW


How did it start:

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Antec 300 case
Asus 880g mobo
AMD 1090t
650watt psu
nvidia 9800gt
coolmaster fans
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i knew nothing of overclocking anything or modding when i first started this crazy journey. I wanted my own gaming pc. and obviously from the parts list...was on a budget. but the excitement of having something i built myself quickly wore off when i started to learn off all the amazing things that can be done with a computer.

So i went out and purchased i newer 990 board from Gigabyte and decided that i wanted a water cooled pc. instead of going straight for the custom loop (that i knew nothing about building) I decided to go with the rather cheap H70 by CORSAIR. i also picked up a new EVGA GTX460 that was light years ahead of my little evga 9800gtx

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I was so pleased with what i had done with the little bit i had learned so far. I felt i had a solid setup that obviously was not "top o' the line" but was working great for the games and programs i was using it for. But just like anything that can be fiddled with and "tuned up" i wasnt happy for long..

First big mod:
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through some research i found that a small group of crazies had made modifications to the Corsair kits to add a reservoir to help drop temps. It didn't sound all that difficult so i gave it a try....and what do ya know IT WORKED (and really well mind you lol) thumb.gif XSPC 250mm aluminium reservoir FTW !! thumb.gif
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Ok, so it wasnt pretty..i know.but the whole "that was done with home depot parts" kinda appealed to me (like a 500hp civic that looks like a rust pile).

so now i had to figure out how it was going to all fit in my Antec Three Hundred case...... thinking.gif



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ok that wasn't to hard. With some textured paint, a sheet of acrylic and some decent enough bolts to hold it all together i think i pulled off a decent (and different) looking Rig that again pleased me.

and then...

Diablo...

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*edit* add photos later..


shortly after its completion the system took a hit and mobo sadly...passed away
so while i wait for the RMA, I got some new toys

*pictures!!*


originally the loop was not amazing looking by any means but after some carefull planning and studying i got it reworked and better

*new loop picture*

Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 6/12/12 at 6:12pm
post #2 of 134
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Ok. Its been 48 hrs now since i finished my H60 mod and i have to say im Ecstatic with the results. With the right amount of research and i dare say lady luck on my side i have achieved what a i wanted. the end result is withing sight. i am going to be finishing my side panel today and will add a finalized pic of it in all its home made glory.

http://youtu.be/Ennxiqhz0U8

-Here is my setup prior to friday (11/28) 880g mobo/crucial 4gb/
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-New 990FX-GD65 motherBoard and some Corsair 8gb ram should be nice!!
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-close up of my handy work tongue.gif
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-XSPC 250mm Finned reservoir ( i really like the looks of this dude for 25$!!)
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-fitting for side panel cuts
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More to come when side panel is complete and lights are in!! happy modding to all!
Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 11/27/11 at 12:00pm
post #3 of 134
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rough time with the paint but it came out solid. the spots that need touch-up are thankfully hidden and will be dealt with when i throw my 2x 480s in when i get my water blocks for them.
very pleased with the results will share with you as soon as i get pictures uploaded.
post #4 of 134
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700PICS FOR ALL!! hope you guys enjoy it. has been an awesome adventure into my first modded computer. would like to hear some feedback

doing some test fitting before paint.
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Preping panel for paint
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I have 2 more pieces of acrylic im working on that will hold the three fans in the front bays, Also still need to get my green LEDs.
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post #5 of 134
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4.2ghz but ive hit a wall

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backed off to 4.1 but OC the NB now to 2.6ghz . stable as stone!

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Edited by PCEnthusiast85 - 12/4/11 at 11:13am
post #6 of 134
sorry for noob question, but what is that large cylinder?
post #7 of 134
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Originally Posted by SIERACKII View Post

sorry for noob question, but what is that large cylinder?

It's a reservoir and a large one at that. OP nice work even though I don't see the point of modding a corsair kit.
post #8 of 134
This is looking to be 1 awesome mod mate. Congrats for what you've done so far.
post #9 of 134
Looks nice dude, good luck!
 
MSI GX60
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HTPC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX-8350 Asus Crosshair Formula V MSI 7970 Reference 2x4 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1x 2 TB HDD , 2x 500 GB HDD Samsung 840 Coolermaster V8 1x 140mm exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
2x Be quiet Pure Wings 2 120mm 1x 200 mm front red led intake Windows 10 Acer V223HQBOb 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 9008S Corsair TX 750 Corsair 600T Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Sony wireless thing that i forgot the name of.  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 4600m MSI GX60 1AC 7970m Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Black Blue Ray reader / writer  Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit 1080p Non-glare 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steelseries Scissor Switch Chiclet Style 180W Power Brick MSI GX60 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Phenom X4 9550 Asus M3N78-EH Sapphire 7790 Dual-x 4GB of 800MHZ DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 2 Ordinary Reader+Burner Sapphire Dual-X Scythe Shuriken 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
120 mm Scythe Slipstream 3x 92mm Yate Loon 2x Windows 8 64Bit Sony Bravia 32" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K400 400 W Silverstone Grandia SST-GD07B Logitech K400 
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Logitech X-530 Antev Veris Elite 
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MSI GX60
(11 items)
 
HTPC
(18 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd FX-8350 Asus Crosshair Formula V MSI 7970 Reference 2x4 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
1x 2 TB HDD , 2x 500 GB HDD Samsung 840 Coolermaster V8 1x 140mm exhaust 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
2x Be quiet Pure Wings 2 120mm 1x 200 mm front red led intake Windows 10 Acer V223HQBOb 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 9008S Corsair TX 750 Corsair 600T Corsair Vengeance M60 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Extended Sony wireless thing that i forgot the name of.  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD A10 4600m MSI GX60 1AC 7970m Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Black Blue Ray reader / writer  Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit 1080p Non-glare 
KeyboardPowerCase
Steelseries Scissor Switch Chiclet Style 180W Power Brick MSI GX60 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Amd Phenom X4 9550 Asus M3N78-EH Sapphire 7790 Dual-x 4GB of 800MHZ DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 2 Ordinary Reader+Burner Sapphire Dual-X Scythe Shuriken 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
120 mm Scythe Slipstream 3x 92mm Yate Loon 2x Windows 8 64Bit Sony Bravia 32" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K400 400 W Silverstone Grandia SST-GD07B Logitech K400 
AudioOther
Logitech X-530 Antev Veris Elite 
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post #10 of 134
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Originally Posted by computerparts View Post

It's a reservoir and a large one at that. OP nice work even though I don't see the point of modding a corsair kit.

Well, the thing looks damn nice.tongue.gif

I'm sorry for ressing this thread, but I'm curious how well the H60 performs in this setting?
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