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This build is called EV3RGR3EN
I named it this because it is like an Evergreen Tree in the winter.
They stay Green even in the harshest of conditions.
The case is White. (Snowstorm)
I'll be water cooling & OC down the road (Harshest of conditions)
I'm using a Gigabyte G1. Sniper 3 in this build along with other Green accessories (The surviving tree)

ACE
Edited by ACMH-K - 12/8/12 at 12:54pm
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External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
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What's the specs?
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What's the specs?

I7 3770k LGA1155
Gigabyte G1. Sniper 3 E-ATX On F7 BIOS
G. Skill Sniper Series 32GB 4X8GB 1600 DDR3's
2X EVGA 660ti's in SLI
Kingwin LZ 850 PSU
AeroCool Strike-X ST Case
Samsung BD-RW
OCZ Agilty 3 240GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
H100 CPU Closed Loop Cooler (For Now)

When $ allows for it I will be doing a custom Loop.

ACE
Edited by ACMH-K - 12/4/12 at 8:03pm
Ev3rGr3en V.2.0
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[Build Log] EV3GR3EN
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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Boot: SAMSUNG 840 EVO  Primary Storage: 6.82TB WD15EARX in Raid 0 Secondary Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 
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External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
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Bitspower 250ml Reservoir All Bitspower Fittings Swiftech Tapped MCP-655 Pump Bitspower 16mm Hardline 
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I7 3770k LGA1155
Gigabyte G1. Sniper 3 E-ATX On F7 BIOS
G. Skill Sniper Series 32GB 4X8GB 1600 DDR3's
2X EVGA 660ti's in SLI
Kingwin LZ 850 PSU
AeroCool Strike-X ST Case
Samsung BD-RW
OCZ Agilty 3 240GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
H100 CPU Closed Loop Cooler (For Now)
When $ allows for it u will be doing a custom Loop.
ACE

Nice, pictures? smile.gif
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Nice, pictures? smile.gif

Pictures will be up tomorrow. I'm exhausted and don't feel like hooking the rig all up tonight.
I tried uploading through mobile but the embedding hangs. 📵

ACE
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[Build Log] EV3GR3EN
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AeroCool case before unboxing and disassembly.


Partial disassembled.


This is a picture of all the items that were screwed in or otherwise attached to the case, taken out. i.e. water cooling & wiring grommets, controller panels, HDD trays, fans etc.


Most of the parts that have been removed are seen here.


Here are all the screws, miniature fan controller headers, grommets etc. all packaged in envelops so they are organized for the rebuild & easily accessible when needed.


Side panels with the 9X120mm fan mount removed from the left hand side panel.


Shown here is all the metal that will be powder coated.


ACE
Edited by ACMH-K - 12/5/12 at 8:31pm
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[Build Log] EV3GR3EN
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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Boot: SAMSUNG 840 EVO  Primary Storage: 6.82TB WD15EARX in Raid 0 Secondary Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 
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External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Boot: SAMSUNG 840 EVO  Primary Storage: 6.82TB WD15EARX in Raid 0 Secondary Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 
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External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower 250ml Reservoir All Bitspower Fittings Swiftech Tapped MCP-655 Pump Bitspower 16mm Hardline 
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So when I was ready to take all my parts to powder coating, I called the place I had in mind. When I was on the phone the woman told me that it would be around 3 weeks before I get all my metal back.
I really did not want to wait a whole 3 weeks for my parts. So I got in touch with another place and the guy told me he'd have them done this past Monday, December 3, 2012, for around $100.
I guess you get what you pay for is what comes to mind. There might of been a few pieces that were pristine condition, but most had some flaws to them.
More then likely I am complaining about nothing.


On the back of the Motherboard tray they missed a spot completely.
Which won't be seen unless I'm showing off where I hid my cables.



The Hotswap bay holder was somewhat missed in one of the inside corners.
Noticeable in person. You'll probably have a very hard time seeing it in the picture. Just trust me on this one.



They never did burn off the excess from the foam with double sided tape for the PSU's. The bottom one is harder to see but it is there.
These aren't really a problem either:
1.) The bottom one will be covered up with the Kingwin 850. 2.) The top one is covered by the PSU replacement plate.



Lastly, every piece has its flaw of not being completely glossy like it should be. There are areas on every piece where it has a gloss and then there are areas on every piece where it looks like it was intended to be flat or a matte finish.

I guess I can't complain to much because I only paid $100 for 15 pieces to be done in only 2 1/2 days. Not to mention one of those days was a Sunday. I'm hoping that was a day off for them. I hate working Sundays.

Anyways, here are the pictures after I received all the metal and the re-build of the AeroCool Strike-X ST after a White Powder Coating:


They took good care of it and wrapped every piece individually which I am pleased and thankful for.










As you can see in some of the following pictures I used a latex glove to handle the pieces while building, just as a precaution.
I probably didn't need to but I figured it couldn't hurt.






While showing these first few pieces off I was assembling in the process.
I stopped taking photos during the assembling process and waited till the end to continue.
I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures of the case half way riveted.









Like I said I am probably sweating the small stuff.
Even though it was not a perfect powder coating I am very pleased with the work that was done on this.
I think this case looks absolutely awesome at this point & I am very happy with it.
The next shots are with all the grommets and accessories re-installed with a teaser of the top panel.


ACE
Edited by ACMH-K - 12/5/12 at 8:34pm
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[Build Log] EV3GR3EN
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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Boot: SAMSUNG 840 EVO  Primary Storage: 6.82TB WD15EARX in Raid 0 Secondary Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 
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External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
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Windows 10 Center Display: Asus VN247H-P, Left & Right Dis... 1x Vizio M3D550SL 55" 3D TV + Rosewill RHTB-110... 1x Acer G235H 
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[Build Log] EV3GR3EN
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Boot: SAMSUNG 840 EVO  Primary Storage: 6.82TB WD15EARX in Raid 0 Secondary Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower 250ml Reservoir All Bitspower Fittings Swiftech Tapped MCP-655 Pump Bitspower 16mm Hardline 
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Windows 10 Center Display: Asus VN247H-P, Left & Right Dis... 1x Vizio M3D550SL 55" 3D TV + Rosewill RHTB-110... 1x Acer G235H 
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Corsair K70 Vegeance RGB Corsair HX850 Aerocool Strike-X ST MadCatz Gloss White M.M.O 7 
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So when I was ready to take all my parts to powder coating, I called the place I had in mind. When I was on the phone the woman told me that it would be around 3 weeks before I get all my metal back.
I really did not want to wait a whole 3 weeks for my parts. So I got in touch with another place and the guy told me he'd have them done this past Monday, December 3, 2012, for around $100.
I guess you get what you pay for is what comes to mind. There might of been a few pieces that were pristine condition, but most had some flaws to them.
More then likely I am complaining about nothing.
On the back of the Motherboard tray they missed a spot completely.
Which won't be seen unless I'm showing off where I hid my cables. *Snip* (Click to show)
The Hotswap bay holder was somewhat missed in one of the inside corners.
Noticeable in person. You'll probably have a very hard time seeing it in the picture. Just trust me on this one. *Snip* (Click to show)
They never did burn off the excess from the foam with double sided tape for the PSU's. The bottom one is harder to see but it is there.
These aren't really a problem either:
1.) The bottom one will be covered up with the Kingwin 850. 2.) The top one is covered by the PSU replacement plate. *Snip* (Click to show)
Lastly, every piece has its flaw of not being completely glossy like it should be. There are areas on every piece where it has a gloss and then there are areas on every piece where it looks like it was intended to be flat or a matte finish.
I guess I can't complain to much because I only paid $100 for 15 pieces to be done in only 2 1/2 days. Not to mention one of those days was a Sunday. I'm hoping that was a day off for them. I hate working Sundays.
Anyways, here are the pictures after I received all the metal and the re-build of the AeroCool Strike-X ST after a White Powder Coating: *Snip* (Click to show)
They took good care of it and wrapped every piece individually which I am pleased and thankful for. *Snip* (Click to show)





As you can see in some of the following pictures I used a latex glove to handle the pieces while building, just as a precaution.
I probably didn't need to but I figured it couldn't hurt. *Snip* (Click to show)





While showing these first few pieces off I was assembling in the process.
I stopped taking photos during the assembling process and waited till the end to continue.
I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures of the case half way riveted. *Snip* (Click to show)




Like I said I am probably sweating the small stuff.
Even though it was not a perfect powder coating I am very pleased with the work that was done on this.
I think this case looks absolutely awesome at this point & I am very happy with it.
The next shots are with all the grommets and accessories re-installed with a teaser of the top panel.


At the end of the day, if you are happy with the product for the amount of money paid, then all good; however, if that were me, even if it was only $100, I would take it back and say something about it. Exposed metal can rust over time, so those spots could become visibly worse in the coming months or years. Not only that, but since its in an important part (spots where pieces meet/are welded) it become structurally flawed as well. If you decide to keep it, lesson learned I suppose, but I would take it back and at the minimum make them touch up what the missed. Them not even taking off the double sided tape/rubber would have made me beyond furious, as quality is something I personally value, no matter the cost. Whatever you decide, I hope the build goes smooth for you, and I will say that I do like that you went with the white though. thumb.gif


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At the end of the day, if you are happy with the product for the amount of money paid, then all good; however, if that were me, even if it was only $100, I would take it back and say something about it. Exposed metal can rust over time, so those spots could become visibly worse in the coming months or years. Not only that, but since its in an important part (spots where pieces meet/are welded) it become structurally flawed as well. If you decide to keep it, lesson learned I suppose, but I would take it back and at the minimum make them touch up what the missed. Them not even taking off the double sided tape/rubber would have made me beyond furious, as quality is something I personally value, no matter the cost. Whatever you decide, I hope the build goes smooth for you, and I will say that I do like that you went with the white though. thumb.gif
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Addiction

They never sand blasted or burned it in an oven.
The guy said they just did a layover on what was already there.
The double-sided foam tape that AeroCool used was put on after they powder coated in the factory.
So as far as the rust or welds go, there won't be any problem.
The only problem that I really face is, is the case aesthetically pleasing? For this I have to say I am very happy because what I see and what people who visit the house will see is a flawless piece of artwork.
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[Build Log] EV3GR3EN
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i7 6700k Asus ROG Maximus VIII Formula EVGA 06G-P4-4992-KR GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC (NV D... EVGA 06G-P4-4995-KR GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC+ w/AC... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series Boot: SAMSUNG 840 EVO  Primary Storage: 6.82TB WD15EARX in Raid 0 Secondary Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
External Backup: 3TB Western Digital + Thermalt... 9x BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans Swiftech Apogee XL  XSPC 420mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower 250ml Reservoir All Bitspower Fittings Swiftech Tapped MCP-655 Pump Bitspower 16mm Hardline 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Windows 10 Center Display: Asus VN247H-P, Left & Right Dis... 1x Vizio M3D550SL 55" 3D TV + Rosewill RHTB-110... 1x Acer G235H 
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Corsair K70 Vegeance RGB Corsair HX850 Aerocool Strike-X ST MadCatz Gloss White M.M.O 7 
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Originally Posted by ACMH-K View Post

They never sand blasted or burned it in an oven.
The guy said they just did a layover on what was already there.
The double-sided foam tape that AeroCool used was put on after they powder coated in the factory.
So as far as the rust or welds go, there won't be any problem.
The only problem that I really face is, is the case aesthetically pleasing? For this I have to say I am very happy because what I see and what people who visit the house will see is a flawless piece of artwork.
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Then we are a go here! I'm glad you are happy with it. Keep that build chugging along my man. thumb.gif
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