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Haha I'm in the same boat (Apprentice - low wage) tongue.gif saving up and spreading the cash out alongside having all of the wish lists in the favorites on internet explorer kills lol, I'm looking forward to it because i'm thinking of an ITX build for a family member so it should inspire me thumb.gif

At the same time, not having all the money to blow right away allows me to think about the build more and make better decisions, so in a way it is a plus smile.gif Are you thinking of watercooling that itx build?
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MOAR PLEASE

I am looking forward to satisfying your need tongue.gif Thanks for following!
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Alright, so I finally got a chance to take some pictures of the parts I got in:

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Like I say, they more or less match. The pump top looks a little whiter in the last pic due to the lighting. I wish the bolts on the pump top werent black either, but that doesnt really seem possible. Its just unfortunate that the black bolts can be seen through the delrin.

In other news, i will be gone until the 12th in Florida, so no progress will happen on the build until I return. This works out quite well, as I cannot afford to order any more parts until I get my paycheck on the 15th tongue.gif

After the 15th this project should be in full swing! Thanks for following! smile.gif
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At the same time, not having all the money to blow right away allows me to think about the build more and make better decisions, so in a way it is a plus smile.gif Are you thinking of watercooling that itx build?
I am looking forward to satisfying your need tongue.gif Thanks for following!

Nope smile.gif Maybe a closed loop but nothing extreme - never done custom loops before but i want to try it at some point thumb.gif , and you're right to be fair haha.
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Small update, sorry to all those with slow internet tongue.gif

Dug out an old XPS desktop that my uncle was going to throw away and decided to see what I could scavenge, seeing how funds are kind of tight biggrin.gif Look at this beast:

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Had to take apart the PSU to get at some parts I wanted, specifically the heatsinks. I like heatsinks, and have ideas on how to incorporate them into the build. Also, I will need the plug like the one I scavenged, hopefully I can reuse this one so I dont have to buy a new one.

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Heres my total haul: some heatsinks, the plug, some fans, a fan grill, a 775 socket proc, some sata cables and an HD cage.

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Another new addition that was necessary (or at least justified) was a test bench I found here on the forums. It has had multiple owners, but works great, and I will need it when I am modding the actual case. So I dont go without a rig like I had to do with my last build. It is a Lian Li T60. While it is only meant for ATX, MATX, It barely fits this ITX mobo, although my original audio cable didnt fit as it was too close. Oh well, still works, and I have always wanted a test bench biggrin.gif

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Also, trying out the SFX PSU for the first time. Good thing it comes with an ATX bracket

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Lastly, I will get paid in the next day or two so I will be able to make my purchase, and start this thing moving. Hopefully this will get real interesting real soon thumb.gif
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More parts in today, pics tomorrow! Hopefully start cutting up my beautiful case in the next few days sad-smiley-002.gif


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Can't wait for a update.
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Your POLARIS reminded me of polarity doh.gif Both nice projects tongue.gif

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Another batch of parts has arrrived! I will have to gather the courage to cut this case up pretty soon biggrin.gif

First Up, White EK top for my Supreme HF. Thankfully it doesnt have the crop circles on it, yeesh!

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My plan is to have everything that touches water be white, besides the rads. (not sure how to rotate pic)
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Dual EX 120s from XSPC will provide the cooling power for this build.
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I bought some nice white fans, ones I have had my eye on for a long time. These are not the rad fans, for those I will be reusing 2 enermax magmas from my last build. I will be either painting the red blades white or doing something to cover them up.
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They also provide a nice white light from their LEDs
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Last, but not least, my precious fan grills from mnpctech. Black anodized drool.gif

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Will hopefully start putting all the goodies together, this weekend, but I have to get a hole saw first. A few more orders still before I have everything I need (fittings, yikes). As always, thanks for following, please comment, and happy modding! smile.gif
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Can't wait for a update.

Hopefully I will satisfy your need soon enough biggrin.gif
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Your POLARIS reminded me of polarity doh.gif Both nice projects tongue.gif
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I love that build, read most of it a while back, maybe it has been subconsciously contributing to my ideas for this log tongue.gif and thanks! smile.gif
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Mini update for the day crew:

Installed fans on rads to see how they look
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Wrapped the case in glad press n seal, no scratches/fingerprints are getting on this bad boy!
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Obviously, this case is very small, and there is no way to fit a 240mm rad in this case besides mounting it on the right side, which I did not want. I knew I wanted at least 240mm of cooling power in this rig, but I wasnt sure how to fit it in. The case is only 250mm wide, and with the fittings on the ends, no 240 would fit. I had I want this case to be different, I want to be able to see the mobo/watercooling etc from a window on top. This means I have to move the PSU, no rads/fans on the roof, and no 240mm rad and fans protruding from the side over the mobo. Then, I came to the conclusion, I will simply use 2 120s in series. This allows the fittings to be on top of the rads, making the total width of these two about 242 mm. With the thickness of aluminum of the case, there are only a few extra mm to work with. I may be able to fit some wires in between, but not many. Also, to accomodate the new location of the PSU, the two rads with fans, the pump and res, and a 270mm graphics card, I have to move the rads pretty close to the front of the case. To help with airflow as much as I can, I will be cutting holes in the bottom of the case to allow the fans to get more air. Moving them up this close also means that I wont be able to accomodate a vandal switch like I had wanted. The LED on the power switch is blue, and that does not fit with the theme, so I will have to figure something out.

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Obviously, I will have to fabricate some sort of custom rad stand. I will try to do the best I can with some spare metal I have laying around. Since it will be hidden, I wont worry too much about the finish of it at this point. All custom metal parts that are seen I hope to do in aluminum and have them anodized black to match the case.

As always, thanks for looking! thumb.gif
POLARIS
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Red Alert SR-1
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
Audio
Creative Aurvana Live! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Corsair 650TX Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech G9 
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POLARIS
(14 items)
 
Red Alert SR-1
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k 4.5Ghz 1.25v AsRock z77E-ITX XFX Reference 2GB 6950 1015/1500 1.255v 8gb Gskill Trident X 2400 C10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 830 128GB Ek Supreme HF White Acetal/EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Dell U2913WM 2560x1080 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w Caselabs Mercury S3 Logitech G500 Fiio E10k USB DAC 
Audio
Creative Aurvana Live! 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE (4.4Ghz @1.52v) NB @ 2870 Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev. 1.1 [F4] Dual Reference XFX 2GB 6950s (950/1437) 1.25v 8GB Gskill DDR3 1333 CL7 @1412 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Vertex II 60GB, 2x Caviar Black EK Supreme HF, EK FC 6970 Windows 7 Ultimate Alienware AW2210 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Illuminated Corsair 650TX Cooler Master Storm Scout Logitech G9 
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