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Subbed, Thinking about picking up one of these for the wife.

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While i'm not a hige fan of mITX builds, that case is indeed quite something, and i have a certain fetish to copper. Subbed thumb.gif

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So subbed, I've wanted to see a high end Mercury S3 build for a while rolleyes.gif

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Subbed, my man!

I know you've been on my S3 build log, and I'm jelly you all get to go WC straight away!
I have to wait a couple of months, and on top of that, I'm paranoid about ordering the wrong thing. rolleyes.gif

Can't wait to see all our little Mercuries take shape!

Thanks - T

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Subbed! Quick question: can pwm fans hook into that fan controller?

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2nd S3 Merc. build log I am subbing to smile.gif This is gonna be good. smile.gif Btw, The Big Lebowski was an epic movie! biggrin.gif I loved it thumb.gif

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Curious to see where this goes... in cheers.gif

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Along for the ride smile.gif Subbed.

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subbed. ooooh baby

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so subbed for this!

Thanks for all the subs! I'll try to provide a detailed build for everyone. There are some packages coming in tomorrow so I may be able to start on something. I've sold a bunch of parts out of my gaming rig and can't even play games right now frown.gif. More time to research smile.gif
 
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PHOTO BOMB

Packages be raining from the sky 'round here boys. USPS and UPS dropped off a few packages today, so I grabbed the DSL to bring everyone along for the box openings. Its pretty sad that I've ordered so much stuff that I don't even know what to expect in the boxes biggrin.gif Enjoy the pics.

***I'm in the process of making a photo booth. It was overcast outside and, as you can tell, the weather kept getting worse as the shots progress. I had to finally take it inside for the last few, which look a lot better.***


Who says Christmas only comes once a year???



First up is from Gary at Sidewinder Computers. I always try to get my stuff from him first since he's helped me out in the past. I highly recommend Sidewinder. His shipping is just as fast as Amazon and Newegg.



I already opened this one thumb.gif



Radiator fans, temp probes, and a fitting to attach my res to the top of my pump.



I really like the black finish of the bitspower fittings. I've always been impressed by the constant quality of bits power.



I haven't quite decided where these are going to go yet. I believe the XT45's have a bottom port, so I may put these at the outlet of each rad.



I noticed the XSPC fans when Sidewinder first got them in and ordered some to test. They are the same price as the Yate Loons but come with 3-pin headers instead of the Yate Loon mess. I'd really like Martin to do a test with these. I'll probably contact him and send him a few if he would be willing to test them.



The XSPC fan wire is nicely terminated, especially for a 5.99 fan.



Newegg time, I think I know what's in here...



Well packaged as usual from the Egg.



The Seasonic SS660-XT2, a Platinum rated PSU. Very well reviewed. This is the second generation, which eliminates the coil whine of the first gen.






Packaging expected of a $150+ PSU.



Dumb velvet cover that PSU manufacturers have taken to. Reminds me of car audio amps that used to come with white gloves rolleyes.gif



Totally modular is the only way to go. My days of cramming extra wires into empty recesses are over.



I've noticed a trend with PSU makers going with the non-sleeved, black attached wires. I think these are okay for a normal build, but I'd rather see sleeved cabling come from the factory (not mod quality of course.) These attached wires do not flow nearly as well.


Amazon time



Have you guys noticed that Amazon seems to be going downhill with their packaging? There was only one small length of bubble wrap haphazardly tossed into this box. The box that the strippers came in was obviously throw around and beat up during transit. I've noticed that their packaging has been much worse than it was a few years ago. There is no comparison between Newegg/Sidewinder and the Amazon packaging.



Terrible box. It had me worried that the Knipex strippers weren't the quality item that I had been told, but that initial impression ended up being proven wrong.



Nice set of strippers. We will look at the more closely in a bit.



Straight off the orient express smile.gif



It looks like something you'd buy at a dollar store or Harbor Freight.



It came in pieces, so I had to assemble it later.



I finally have a dedicated heatgun! No more hair driers. thumb.gif



More poor packaging. This is exactly how it looked when I opened the case. Parts spilled all over the place. They fit properly into their grooves, so it seems the people in the factory putting these into their cases simply throw the pieces in and shut it. I guess that's what I should expect out of a $30 kit.



The gun itself seems nice. I haven't tested it yet. It has two settings, high and low. The frame is made of plastic, but it has a rubberized coating on it that makes it feel quality. I've heard good things about this Kawasaki kit, so I hope it works well.


Move this party inside



I was able to easily get the Helping Hands thing assembled and I think it will work fine. I doubt it will be a tool I will be able to rely on for years to come, but it will do the job.



Everything from today's shipment. I should have almost everything within the next few days. I don't know when the MDPC-X stuff will be in since I haven't gotten a shipment notice yet, but that stuff should be here before the case for sure.

Knipex Quick Test


I pulled a bit of speaker wire from my stash to test on. I've always stripped by razor, so this is like going from a beat up Yugo to a Bentley. This is 16 gauge speaker wire.



I adjusted the Knipex to 6mm, inserted the wire, pulled the trigger, and viola! How did I ever work with wires before? This thing is awesome and well worth the price if it keeps pumping out quality strips. I'll give my impressions after the build.


BTW if anyone has good links on how to build a budget photobooth post em! I'm eager to get my lighting under control so I don't have to shoot with the sun.
 
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Yeah, be careful what you point that heat gun at... I have some singed carpet from when I was doing heatshrink a week or so ago, and I have had hair go missing, and flat out BURNS when I was doing my Mandalorian armor (for a costuming club) back a few years ago. The dual-temp ones are ESPECIALLY hazardous, because the only reason you know you have a problem is when the carpet turns brown and starts smoking!

ANYWHOO....
VERY nice assortment!
You're very correct on the modular PSU thing, and I wondered when I saw that... it just looked odd, and then you described what it was... and I felt a little betrayed by them!
I have the Corsair with factory single-braid sleeve kit, but still...
LOVE the FITTINGS! I'm stealing them. biggrin.gif

I'll pop out the camera and do mine tonight! You and I are racing, in case you didn't know. thumb.gifbike.gif

Thanks - T
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Yeah, be careful what you point that heat gun at... I have some singed carpet from when I was doing heatshrink a week or so ago, and I have had hair go missing, and flat out BURNS when I was doing my Mandalorian armor (for a costuming club) back a few years ago. The dual-temp ones are ESPECIALLY hazardous, because the only reason you know you have a problem is when the carpet turns brown and starts smoking!

ANYWHOO....
VERY nice assortment!
You're very correct on the modular PSU thing, and I wondered when I saw that... it just looked odd, and then you described what it was... and I felt a little betrayed by them!
I have the Corsair with factory single-braid sleeve kit, but still...
LOVE the FITTINGS! I'm stealing them. biggrin.gif

I'll pop out the camera and do mine tonight! You and I are racing, in case you didn't know. thumb.gifbike.gif

Thanks - T

Thanks for the heat gun tip. I've never used a heat gun, so I'll be sure to be very cautious when messing with it. I bought a PCP&C Silencer 600W PSU for my hackintosh about six months ago and it came with those cheapo wires too. Its not that big of a deal for this build since I'll be doing custom sleeving anyway. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us.
 
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Thanks for the heat gun tip. I've never used a heat gun, so I'll be sure to be very cautious when messing with it. I bought a PCP&C Silencer 600W PSU for my hackintosh about six months ago and it came with those cheapo wires too. Its not that big of a deal for this build since I'll be doing custom sleeving anyway. Can't wait to see what you've got in store for us.

Thanks! I have lost a little of the original design idea I had, in that I'm losing green in some of my more recent purchases. I think I'm going to have to get custom to fix it! kookoo.gif

I'm sitting here debating either Monsoons on everything, or Bitspower barbs @ 1/2" and then using 7/16" x 5/8" tubing heated in boiling water to fluff it over the sizing difference...
One's cheaper, one can just look so BADA$$... rolleyes.gif
First world problems!

Yeah, the heat gun is a harsh mistress, truly. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

You just gonna split the wires and sleeve that way?

Thanks - T
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Loving this thread!! I too bought an S3 and am using this as an inpsiration for my own build (nickel tubing, asrock board, 3570k) beat me to it!
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Thanks! I have lost a little of the original design idea I had, in that I'm losing green in some of my more recent purchases. I think I'm going to have to get custom to fix it! kookoo.gif

I'm sitting here debating either Monsoons on everything, or Bitspower barbs @ 1/2" and then using 7/16" x 5/8" tubing heated in boiling water to fluff it over the sizing difference...
One's cheaper, one can just look so BADA$$... rolleyes.gif
First world problems!

Yeah, the heat gun is a harsh mistress, truly. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

You just gonna split the wires and sleeve that way?

Thanks - T

I'll be making custom lengths of wire, so I'll detach the headers from the stock cables and use new wiring + crimps + sleeve + heatshrink. If you notice, the 24pin power cable will most likely only need to be ~1ft long. I bought some push-style SATA power connectors to do some custom lengths with those too. I'm still thinking how I will do the PCI-E power. I really need the case before I waste too much time thinking about it though haha.

I currently have 1/2"OD 3/8"ID Bitspower Silver comps in my 800D with matching Tygon. It looks a little small in the 800D, but I bet it would look awesome in the S3. I will be initially running those tubes to figure out my tubing routing before ordering copper. I'll lay them out soon after I get the case so you can see what the smaller tube looks like, if you wanted to go that route. Monsoons look cool. I've never seen them in person.

I finally sold my GTX680 so my wallet is feeling better now. I've broke even so far selling parts I had laying around while buying new ones thumb.gif
 
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Loving this thread!! I too bought an S3 and am using this as an inpsiration for my own build (nickel tubing, asrock board, 3570k) beat me to it!

Nickel tubing, awesome. I had a silver/nickel look last time, so I'm going matte/dark this time. Can't wait to see how these S3's turn out.
 
Current PC - 550D
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k Asrock Z77E Gigabyte 7970 G Skill RipJaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Green Intel 320 SSD XSPC Raystorm Koolance 7970 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC 1650RPM Fan Alphacool XT45 Laing DDC Bitspower 80mm Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3/8" Copper Tubing Push-to-fit Connectors Bitspower Fittings Tygon Black Tubing 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Viewsonic VP2770 LED Catleap Coolermaster Storm 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Seasonic 660XP2 Case Labs S3 Logitech G500 MDPC-X Sleeving 
OtherOther
Lamptron FC5 Bitspower Temperature Probes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 4820k Asus Rampage Gene IV MSI GTX 970 Gaming MSI GTX 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Mushkin Radioactive Intel 320 Seagate Green Laing DDC Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Acrylic DDC Top 2x Alphacool XT45 240mm XSPC Fans Bitspower Silver Comp Fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Tygon Black Tubing Bitspower Reservoir XSPC Raystorm EK FC-Titan Waterblock 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 bit Viewsonic VP2770-LED Yamakasi Catleap  Coolermaster Storm Mechanical 
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Seasonic 660W Platinum Corsair 550D Logitech G400 None 
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Pioneer Premier Receiver Paradigm Atoms Polk Subwoofer 
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Current PC - 550D
(27 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3570k Asrock Z77E Gigabyte 7970 G Skill RipJaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Green Intel 320 SSD XSPC Raystorm Koolance 7970 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC 1650RPM Fan Alphacool XT45 Laing DDC Bitspower 80mm Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3/8" Copper Tubing Push-to-fit Connectors Bitspower Fittings Tygon Black Tubing 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro Viewsonic VP2770 LED Catleap Coolermaster Storm 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Seasonic 660XP2 Case Labs S3 Logitech G500 MDPC-X Sleeving 
OtherOther
Lamptron FC5 Bitspower Temperature Probes 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 4820k Asus Rampage Gene IV MSI GTX 970 Gaming MSI GTX 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Mushkin Radioactive Intel 320 Seagate Green Laing DDC Pump 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Acrylic DDC Top 2x Alphacool XT45 240mm XSPC Fans Bitspower Silver Comp Fittings 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Tygon Black Tubing Bitspower Reservoir XSPC Raystorm EK FC-Titan Waterblock 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 bit Viewsonic VP2770-LED Yamakasi Catleap  Coolermaster Storm Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic 660W Platinum Corsair 550D Logitech G400 None 
AudioAudioAudio
Pioneer Premier Receiver Paradigm Atoms Polk Subwoofer 
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I want to do one of these mini-builds in the future! I'm in!
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256GB ADATA S900 x 2 RAID0 3TB x 2 RAID1 1TB x 2 single storage Custom water loop 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC EX360 rads x 1 / AlphaCool Monsta 360 x 2 ... Dual D5 variable pumps Windows 7 64 bit SP1 Samsung 27" LED 
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i7 3820 Asus Rampage IV Gene Zotac GTX 980 x 2 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
256GB ADATA S900 x 2 RAID0 3TB x 2 RAID1 1TB x 2 single storage Custom water loop 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
XSPC EX360 rads x 1 / AlphaCool Monsta 360 x 2 ... Dual D5 variable pumps Windows 7 64 bit SP1 Samsung 27" LED 
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Logitech G110 Corsair AX750 Case Labs Magnum M8 Logitech G500 
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