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Project Sexy Black : A Raven RV02 Story

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Story:

I'm not really sure if this belongs here or not, not really interested in competitions. I just want to be able to showcase my work-in-progress as I complete this fine beauty.

I recently purchased my Raven RV02 From Cheenou77 with a few hiccups to begin with such as his sister! Haha, J/K <3 you Cheenou, but still, nothing that can't be fixed with a little TLC. I started contemplating whether or not I should go all out and make a crazy alien build or something, but decided to keep it clean and simple and go with Sexy Black. Now the case has a few flaws that I noticed when initially dissembling it to its barebone chassis. First off, the plastic is very easy to damage (and yes I know there is a reinforced plastic version of the RV02, but I am less fortunate atm), so I am dealing with what I got. Just by moving the side panels on carpet I detected a few paint scratches and decided it was time to fix this issue. After a few hours of research I found the perfect solution! VINYL FILM!!! Scratch resistant, finger prints are easy to remove, and it's not too expensive. Trying to find a roll of vinyl film that would fit every proportion of the case symmetrically was sorta difficult. I didn't want to spend over $40.00 and I also didn't want to have to buy two rolls of film and merge them leaving a seamlessly visible border. I wanted perfection.

Here is a list of accomplishments I wanted for this build:

- An additional 6950 unlocked to 6970 / currently purchasing one from another OCN member
- Vinyl film completely engulfing my new, not so perfect, case / to make it perfect and clean
- Receive my front panel replacement from Silverstone / was damaged during shipment
- Individually sleeve all of my PSU wires / thinking about going with NZXT on this one (extensions really aren't that bad)
- And finishing up with a nice water cooling solution via CPU / GPU smile.gif

Current PC Specs:

-i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz
-MSI P67A-GD65(B3)
-Powercolor 6950 2gb unlcocked shaders @ 900/1400
-G.Skill Ripjaw 4x2gb total of 8gb 1600mhz 7-8-7-24t
-Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro
-Silverstone Raven RV02 Case
-1tb 7200RPM 64mb cache HD Sata3.

WC gear recently purchased or on the way:
-XSPC Rasa 750 Dual Bay Res & Pump
-Swiftech MCR-320XP Radiator
-XSPC Raystorm cpu waterblock with blue LED

(Looking for white tubing and 2 6950/70 WB + bridge)



Here's what I've ordered so far:

24"x60" GLOSS BLACK Vinyl Sheet Decal Wrap Film Body Seat KAWASAKI Ninja zx10
600

An entire PSU set of NZXT cable extensions
http://www.nzxt.com/new/product.php?series=13 (Black of course)

And still deciding on water cooling components.

Some things already done:

SOUND REDUCTION!
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Ok so it's 2/19/2012, here's my new stuff in my old case while preparing my new case
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and a random ipod on my other panel sound dampner/ trading this with additional money for an additional 6950 smile.gif
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Here's an idea of the setup:
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I will be using Velcro or a hinge to mount the radiator sideways on the bottom fans w/ 120mm fans mounted on the radiator. This will hide wires + clearance for current and future gfx cards.

Some new pictrures:


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NEW!!!

making sure I have clearance for the radiator!! was a tight fight.... I had to remove the bottom fan clips(WHICH IS A PAIN IN THE ASS).
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testing for leaks smile.gif
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temps
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Edited by thorian88 - 3/23/12 at 9:09am
    
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Cool! I like it! My friend might want to pick up an ipod if its for the right price! let me know buddy...
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Ok, today is 2/27 and I just received my nzxt cable ext and my new hard drive. Currently awaiting my additional 6950 and xspc 750 dual bay reservoir and pump. I will post screen shots soon.
    
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Order #1 : (order will arrive in 1 shipment)
Order #: 102-4386381-5904253
Shipping Method: Two-Day Shipping
Items: $38.85
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total Before Tax: $38.85
Estimated Tax To Be Collected:* $0.00
Order Total: $38.85


Delivery estimate: Mar. 1, 2012
4 "NZXT CB 8V-W 6-Pin to 6+2-Pin VGA Premium Extension Cable (White)"
Personal Computers; $5.99
In Stock
Sold by: Amazon.com
1 "NZXT Sleeved LED Case Light Kit (Blue) 1 Meter CB-LED10-BU"
Personal Computers; $14.89
In Stock
Sold by: Amazon.com
Order #2 : 3Cworld
Order #: 102-3499991-6293023
Shipping Method: Standard
Items: $14.79
Shipping & Handling: $4.67
Total Before Tax: $19.46
Estimated Tax To Be Collected:* $0.00
Order Total: $19.46


Delivery estimate: Mar. 2, 2012 - Mar. 7, 2012
1 "NZXT Sleeved LED Case Light Kit (White) 2 Meter CB-LED20-WT"
Personal Computers; $14.79
In Stock
Sold by: 3Cworld


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XSPC Rasa 750 JUST CAME IN!! Woot.
    
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Hey! looks good so far! I like the placement of the radiator. There should be brackets for that when I sent it! Good luck!
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I didn't want to block the bottom intake fans, so imma place the radiator on the non traditional side. those mounts are only for the bottom 180mm fans
    
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I just got the CPU block (Raystorm from XSPC) and awaiting the barbs + tubing + clamps. When I finally have everything the mod will finally begin smile.gif
    
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