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Hey there folks, I got the first parts for my new build in the mail this weekend, so I decided to take some pics unboxing it all and lay the foundations for what should be a fun and long-winded build log. Let's do this!

First let me say that there will be some redundant pictures. I'll try to keep the first couple posts limited to update pics, and I'll post a bunch of pictures as I go in the thread.

Here's the projected build, with my wants/needs laid out in Excel so I can keep track of my spending and progress:


I will try to keep a current picture of the build, in whatever form it presents itself, here: First post, just some parts (Click to show)
After installing the pump/res and the radiator (Click to show)
A mockup to show where things will be, more or less. (Click to show)
Parts as of 03/30/2013!! (Click to show)
Trying to decide between sleeving and not sleeving the tubing. (Click to show)
A little bit of sleeving progress! (Click to show)
Still in need of a theme-fitting GPU and some GPU sleeving (Click to show)
Still need to sleeve those pesky GPU cables, but I have a neat idea in my head for making it look just right, just give it time: (Click to show)
Here's where I'm at now. AT LAST, it is complete, I believe.



I went with the TJ08B-E because, having previously built in an Antec 300, I know that I don't get a lot of merit in larger cases. I don't have a billion hard drives, I never use my optical drive, I don't require any Crossfire or SLI (though I think it can be done in the TJ08B-E, we'll see...), and I don't have a lot of PCI cards. I love the look of this case, I want the challenge of building in a smaller form-factor area, and really, at the end of the day, even this motherboard will be a performance upgrade over my current i5 760.

That said, I don't require the performance increase, but I want to try my hand at watercooling and this case seems to fit my needs, so a motherboard change was in order, and there aren't any good mATX socket 1156 boards (that I could find). So I decided to do a full upgrade, oh darn rolleyes.gif

I am going for a black/metal theme (no not the music, literally black and steel-like metal colors). This evolved out of how much I liked the Kingston SSD and RAM coloring:


I'm thinking I might paint my fans gunmetal, sleeve my cables so that like one out of every 8 is dark grey, and try to keep it all very muted and un-emphasized.

More pics to follow!
Edited by Seredin - 8/30/13 at 4:28pm
    
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Parts that have come in the mail so far! I styled this as an unboxing thread on /g/ ha, so I apologize for the outrageousness.

B-MO is very excited to be a part of this endeavor.




Had to stop a moment while she played a game; she was all up in my way!


Already worn out. Some help she is...


I think she thought I was taking too long to get to the good stuff,


but it was worth the wait! Gorgeous CPU block from EK.


And the reservoir/pump combo, with the variable speed pump in case I want some quietude up in here.




Worn out again, laying around in the "here's all my new stuff" pic.


And it finally occurred to me to include the case.


Next up, after getting paid this Thursday, will be ordering the motherboard and CPU.
devil.gif GET HYPED devil.gif
Edited by Seredin - 2/26/13 at 5:33pm
    
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post #3 of 282
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Update number 1 (or is it 2?).

Added the pump/res combo and radiator. See post 14 for more pics!


Update number 2.
Got in the motherboard and the processor. Set everything up to mock how it will look. See post 34 for more pics!

Next step will be tubing and fittings.
Edited by Seredin - 3/12/13 at 8:39am
    
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WOOOO IT'S DONE

Edited by Seredin - 6/23/13 at 4:31pm
    
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subbed for the small build with w/c!
 
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subbed for the small build with w/c!
Thanks! I hope I deliver!
    
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Yup, I've 'scribed too! So thinking about going to water cooling.
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I want to do this exact build! (almost exact)
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I'm along for the ride thumb.gif
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Me too man!!
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