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The Unknown Soldier

***Like Frankenstein, every zombie ever raised, and Keven Federline's "career", I HAVE RESURRECTED THIS ABOMINATION AND WILL MAKE IT WHOLE ONCE AGAIN!!!***

This is now to be considered RESURRECTED, and I will be returning the SG05 parts to this case, with a NEW Cooler Master Glacier 240L AIO cooler, etc!!!

Thanks for all the support and help along the way, and come see me in my new log, located here!

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Thanks - T


Current starting components:

1. MSI Z77IA-E53 (LGA 1155) motherboard (already purchased)
2. Intel i5-2500k processor (in current rig)
3. 16GB (2x8GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport Low-Profile DDR3-1600 RAM (already purchased)
4. Sapphire Tech HD 7770 - 1GB DDR5 (cute little boy!)
5. Hard drives: Samsung 840 500GB SSD (installed in SG05)
7. Silverstone 450W SFF PSU w/ short cable set
8. Cooler Master Glacier 240L AIO
9. Samsung 6X Blu-Ray External read-writer

XX. Misc. parts:
a. XX



As of right now, those are the components that were originally part of the CL S3 build, so I have some more editing to do as I come to realize what is required in a SFF build like this. Bear with me!


This is another new iteration of my ongoing / evolving / fluctuating Mini-ITX rig that's based around my old-and-faithful Intel 2500k processor! Nothing major to announce yet, but I'll be in here in the next few weeks to fill back out the beauty for all of you!!!


FINAL POST:

HERE is the link the the final post, with internal shots, and a final word!
I'll open'er back up if I ever want to change anything!!!




Hope to hear from a lot of you!
Thanks for the reads, writes, and (hopefully) suggestions!!! cheers.gif

Thanks - T
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 12/5/13 at 8:27am
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RESERVED FOR: Watercooling Parts!





































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That's the water cooling parts as it stands May 8th 2013!

This will be edited and updated with new pictures as I receive new parts in to continue the build!




Thanks - T
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 5/8/13 at 12:35pm
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RESERVED FOR: Case Unboxing / Modding / Build Logging / B'logging! (I'M TAKING IT BACK!!!!)


Unboxing, glamour shots!!!
























This is the modding I'm into so far: Two holes drilled for the pump bracket mounting screws.
I still need to fit a vibration dampening material behind the bracket, so that will have to come back out anyway.












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The rest will be added as I mod!

Thanks - T
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 5/8/13 at 12:40pm
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RESERVED FOR: Extras, Finishing Touches, Revamps, Etc.
Edited by Thrasher1016 - 4/15/13 at 6:28am
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Everything is going to look wicked in this case when your done and i will def follow your progress.
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OK THEN!

So after some discussion over at the CL S3 thread, I've decided to cut initial costs by going full air cooling, and save not for the H220 AIO, but for a full custom loop in the future!
I can keep it plenty cool with a good air unit, so that's going to be my path.

Ordered the Corsair AX850 from Newegg today, along with a Xigmatek Dark Knight II CPU cooler, both with sales and rebates! thumb.gif

Will post pics above when I can open the blinds and get a stable shooting platform for good quality pictures...

Thanks - T
post #7 of 572
You want 19mm switch, not the 22mm - FCPU and other sites are listing their 19mm switches as 22mm, erroneously.
As stated by Jim in the CL S3 thread.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by socketus View Post

You want 19mm switch, not the 22mm - FCPU and other sites are listing their 19mm switches as 22mm, erroneously.
As stated by Jim in the CL S3 thread.

Yeah, I got the correct ones, thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx View Post

Ohh yea thumb.gif

They posted pics of the case overnight, and it looks AMAZING!!!

Can't wait!

Thanks - T
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Originally Posted by Thrasher1016 View Post



Yeah, I got the correct ones, thanks!


They posted pics of the case overnight, and it looks AMAZING!!!

Can't wait!

Thanks - T

Enjoyed your comments over at the CL S3 thread so I thought I would check out your upcoming build.
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