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Hardware
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (modified)
Motherboard: Asrock Extreme 6/GB 2011
CPU: Intel 3820
Ram: Samsung Green low-profile x36GB
GPU: Sapphire 7870
SSD: Samsung 840 128GB
HDDs: 4x Western Digital 500GB
Fans: NZXT 200mm, Gelid 120mm Fans for radiators.
Sleeve: MDPCX Black and Vanilla Sands
PSU: Seasonic 850watt

Watercooling:
Reservoir: EK Multioption 250
CPU: EK Supremacy Nickel/Acetal
GPU: EK 7870 Waterblock
Controller: Aquaero 5 Pro controller w/ Waterblock and custom face plate
Radiators: EK XTX240mm and XT360mm
Tubing: Tygon R3400 1/2" 3/4"
Fittings: Monsoon Cooling
Pump: EK 4.0

Table of Contents:
Round One: Sleeving, Cutting, Painting!
Round Two: Stuff Stuff Stuff! Some WC gear and Mounting...
Round Three: USB 3.0 Sleeving and others
Round Four: Front Panel and Fan work
FINSIHED! : http://www.overclock.net/t/1321537/buildlog-project-12-phantom-820/80#post_19044487
Edited by X-Nine - 1/13/13 at 7:39pm
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I'll be following this one closely. Asrock Extreme 6 and Vanilla Sands! This is going to be a good one!
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Round 1! FIGHT!

]Unboxing late at night.





First up, some sleeving and cable management.
I find it easier to start cable management immediately. The reason for this, is because its easier to manage everything bit by bit, and once all the wires are in, it can be a real pain to effectively manage them. If I have to move or add to bundles, it's much easier knowing I have set paths or bundles already.


The Fan Controller module.




I'm often asked why I use MDPCX since it's so expensive. Well, that's because it's the best. I refuse to use Paracord, and most of the sleeve out there that comes stock on things like fans isn't very good (although, there are exceptions to this, and the industry is getting better at providing sleeve on new items)





Since I'm doing a full, custom watercooling loop, I wanted to remove the mesh and replace with plexi. The only problem? There's fan mounts under the mesh. Well, I think it's time to break out the Bill Owen mojo!!!!



Bill Owen Ownin TIME!!!!!!!!!




Using a flat file to file down the remainder, and remove jaggies. I'll then polish the metal a bit with the dremel and a wire-bristle bit.



Now, it's time to touch-up paint. I use this nifty sponge stuff I got from... I dunno where... it was in the Garage... then I do 5 coats of Primer and 5 coats of matte black.


Next, It's time for the Windows... Unfortunately, I only have time to draw them out tonight. If you don't have one of these MNPCTECH rulers, you're missing out. One of the best investments I've ever made as far as modding tools go.


And a sneak peak of things to come!
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Lookin good thumb.gif I wondered if that would be the first window mod I saw for the new phantom
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