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ofc im over doing it. tongue.gif

Well, you know... this is OCN, after all... wheee.gif
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haha yeah.


Debating on the artwork choice for the eGPU case
Either I stick with the FFXII theme and I use a print of Mateus the Corrupt. or I use a screenshot and cut out my avatar from Prius Online(one of my favorite personal characters I've ever made).
There's meaning behind both characters, their usage isn't random.

I'm pretty sure I'll be going with the white phantom 530, even though my laptop is red and black. however I am looking at a prodigy or a colossus M as other options. not many cases I like, but the 530 might be the case I go with.

Mateus(2 different design options) Mateus The Corrupt
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FranBunnyFFXII the Amazon(will be trying to get this image in a larger screen shot and upscale it so I can use a larger raw image for the texture)
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Actually that reminds me. Since I have a lot of time to think about it, I'm actually planning 2 courses of action with this idea.

I have an idea for another custom Alienware build, where I'd get a base line (unlocked)haswell-E Alienware Aurora ALX, and use some custom parts in it, do a custom rebuild out of it with a paint job with artwork.
I'd take out the AIO cooler and put in a high performance dual Fans air cooling unit, replace the rad exhast fan with a purple LED Fan, place a fan just behind the optical bay and mount it to ad more intake pressure. and then sleeve the PSU cables, use wires to bundle them all nicely afterwards then feed them to their destinations, and upgrade the GPU to the R9 290X. Then i'd sand down and smooth out the side panels, primer them, then paint them with an Icy whitish blue and apply the Mateus artwork to the right side panel since the machine would be sitting on the left side of the eyefinity screens. Set the LEDs to purple and if possible place a UV cold cathode or a purple LED light strip inside the case, and under the gills to add to the purple light saturation.
I'd also paint the inside of the system chassis pure white so it accents the lights and the black alienware glyphs panels, no window though, the lights and sleeving are just showing off for when I open the case. In line with the Alienware Aurora's style

Then ofc in true OCN style, Overclock the bajesus out of it.

The air cooler i'd go with more than likely would be the Coolermaster V8 GTS and then replace the LEDs in it with purple ones, instead of red.

I'd called it The Aurora Corrupt

The reason i'd go with air cooling over liquid is 1 its safer and lasts longer, 2 Mateus from the game uses Icy wind like skills, so it'd fit theme with the system build.
Plus a really good air cooler would provide enough cooling head room as much as a standard AIO cooling solution, so that's pretty good idea.
I want to go with very icy cold colors, and hidden internal asthetics, to really be thematic with the system being an Alienware Aurora, along with being inspired by the Esper character form FFXII.
Edited by FranBunnyFFXII - 9/29/13 at 2:14pm
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good,any xmp profile I load or custom profile I use just doesn't work. 19.gif
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good,any xmp profile I load or custom profile I use just doesn't work. 19.gif

I had to use the standard JEDEC#7 1866mhz setting and ensure the timings were accurate. also the alienware m17X R4 doesn't have any XMP settings actually loaded, but it does allow custom input.
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Nice laptop and build log!
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Nice laptop and build log!

Thank you!

It's not as indepth as the custom rigs, but I hope it's cool to see what can be done to make a custom laptop.
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Thank you!

It's not as indepth as the custom rigs, but I hope it's cool to see what can be done to make a custom laptop.

Yeah, that's very true, I don't even really bother with laptops. I'm not even sure I could dismantle or fix a laptop like you did. I need to get back in school for this stuff. I did entirely dismantle my PSP and put a custom shell on it, believe me when I say I never want to do THAT again. So many tiny parts, and I have normal sized fingers. If I had smaller fingers, sure.

So is there a reason you didn't build a desktop rig instead? If you said it I missed it. Space issues? Not as comfortable with it? The nice thing about a desktop rig is you can reuse the parts over many builds if you buy quality stuff. I can reuse my case, my fans, all of my cabling, my power supply, and so on. I don't think you can do that with a laptop, even Alienware... if you want to upgrade to a newer generation processor you need to buy a whole new laptop because you can't just replace the board and cpu (afaik).

Also, it's really cool to see a laptop doing Eyefinity. I just got Eyefinity in November and I love it.
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Mobility my friend, you carry your efficiency with you.

And besides, most of the alienware lineup uses the standardized sockets/slots so she can upgrade as she desires
    
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I'd love to see what this system does in 3dmark Fire Strike, especially Fire Strike Extreme.
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5k according to her screenshots unless im reading it wrong
    
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