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And here are some pictures from PPCS' package:
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Wrong backplate frown.gif
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Painted that backplate!
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How does it look?
 
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Looks great as always! I love it. I have a few questions tho:

1) The front-panel 5.25" controller panel, is that your res? I see it a lot in peoples WCing projects, and couldnt figure it out.

2) Is that liquid cooled RAM? Obviously only for looks i hope biggrin.gif

3) The back-plate of the GPU, you painted that red? It looks professional! What paint/method? Im assuming its the same you used for the clips thumb.gif

4) You got rid of the red tubing, any reason why? This looks just as amazing, if not more, just wondering why.
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1. Yes, that's my current res. It's an XSPC Dual Bay res for Laing DDC, which is a kind of pump.

2. Yes, it is, and yes, it is.

3. I painted the backplate using a can of Rust Oleum gloss red, the same way I did my screws and the clips. I'm glad you like it, when I painted it last night I had a nightmare that when I woke up it had turned all pink and the cardboard surface I was painting it on had stuck to it. What a horrible dream.

4. I decided that I wanted a more constant tube colour going on, and that the white fittings did not look good on the white block tops, so I just switched it out. There was just something unprofessional about having different coloured tubing with this rig, mostly because of the fittings that I was using.

Also, thank you so much for the compliments!
 
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1. Yes, that's my current res. It's an XSPC Dual Bay res for Laing DDC, which is a kind of pump.
2. Yes, it is, and yes, it is.
3. I painted the backplate using a can of Rust Oleum gloss red, the same way I did my screws and the clips. I'm glad you like it, when I painted it last night I had a nightmare that when I woke up it had turned all pink and the cardboard surface I was painting it on had stuck to it. What a horrible dream.
4. I decided that I wanted a more constant tube colour going on, and that the white fittings did not look good on the white block tops, so I just switched it out. There was just something unprofessional about having different coloured tubing with this rig, mostly because of the fittings that I was using.
Also, thank you so much for the compliments!

Thanks for the reply! Im liking the 'all-white' tubing, and i bet it looks sweet with the red LEDs on as well. You going to just use the LED fans or are you gana pick up something like the NZXT Hue?
    
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Here's the RAM video:

Also; terrible things:

Second 7970 is kaput, it produces no output, I have no idea what's wrong with it.

And I completely ruined the finish on my bridge that I had painted when I decided to paint the back, and out of my frustration and annoyance I tried to wipe it down and messed it up completely, so I have to order another one of them as well.

Goddammit.

I am on the computer right now, so the motherboard is OK. I did have one BSOD though, so I'm a bit worried.
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Some finished and running rig pictures:
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Oh well. :/
Edited by Lazy Bear - 9/10/12 at 6:11pm
 
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Damn that looks great dude. I hope mine comes out half as nicely
    
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Got the GPU RMAed, and same with the backplate! Expect both cards by Saturday!
 
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I had an issue with my 7970 backplate, except my entire system wouldn't power on unless I had the backplate removed

Guess I'm lucky it didn't kill the card

Either way, this is an amazing build log. I liked the combination of white & red tubing though
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Definitely wasn't the backplate, my other 7970 works just fine.

I removed the block and sent it back, but I made sure to test it with just the air cooler deal on it, and it still did not function. The fans DID move, so it wasn't a power issue, there was just still no output.

Also, yes, I know, people have been saying that, but I wanted to keep it simple with my tubing. I thought that it was a bit overkill, and that red fittings on red tubes looked bad, and white fittings on white blocks looked bad. So I came to a compromise using white tubes and red fittings entirely. I feel like the backplates, soon to be painted AP-15s, and soon to be painted rads will balance out the white tubing.
 
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i7 3820 Gigabyte G1.Assassin EVGA GTX680 4GB 16GB (8 x 2GB) Mushkin Enhanced BLackline 
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