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Sexy blocks, sexy fittings....oh my wubsmiley.gif
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Wow.... very nice! So glad I'm getting the MIPs block for my CPU.

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Sexy blocks, sexy fittings....oh my wubsmiley.gif

Don't look in this thread you might relapse
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Pictures of installation progress so far. Not studio pics...so not as nice. I'll do more studio pics when I'm done.

First...I disconnected cabling from the motherboard. Then I pulled the sliding motherboard tray out of my TH10 and took the motherboard off the tray. Have I told anybody recently how much I love the slideout motherboard tray that Caselabs does?





Now...lets take off that cheap air cooler for the CPU....





now lets take out the memory....





...looking more stripped down now. But its definitely time to take off the motherboard coolers now.





you can see in this shot the broken fan blades on the "x-fan". Happened last week. The little booger was so loud one night that I stuck my finger on the blades to stop them so I could really see how much quieter this was going to be once I get it wet....and it broke a couple of blades off. No worries...this thing had to go anway.





See ya x-fan....you won't be making any repeat appearances.





Time to clean up the CPU and chips that will get blocks. I've been using this cleaner lately and really like it.





Here it is all cleaned up...and with the voltage regulator block on.





..and a little closer shot.





I'll be using PK-1 for my TIM right now. I plan on using Indigo Extreme for the final CPU block mounting...but this will do for now.





Here are a couple of shots with the CPU block and both motherboard blocks. Board is starting to look a little more respectable now.







Next up will be memory blocks. Then I'll do the GPU blocks and start playing with some fitting/tubing runs to see how it looks. More to come....
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Mmmm drool.gif

 

Looks great Chris! thumb.gif

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Becoming a work of art really all blocked up.
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Tempted to return ek blocks for MIPS. Looks Great
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Well, I seem to be a little late, but my spirit has been very well expressed with this build.

Awesome work Chris, and congratulations on getting married.

Also, subbed and +rep, I've read every single page (some twice... I need more sleep) and found it all amazingly well done.
post #2699 of 3982
Aren't these the same mobo blocks that ballnuts was decrying about ? He never explained his remark ... They certainly have a minimalist look, bold.

How many of those 18 fasteners fasten on the lower block ? And while I'm at it, how do the ram blocks fasten to the ram ?
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Those blocks are super sexy! thumb.gif

Terry FTW!!! tongue.gif
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