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[Build Log] TurboTimeTV Presents "Night Vision"

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So, guys, I am pretty new here and I started this thread in hopes that I can make some major improvements to my rig. I have some big plans, but first, let's look at what I am working with here...



Doesn't look too bad...



Oh.



Ghetto way to kind of shroud the heatsink (aluminum tape).



And my Kuhler 620's radiator mounted by industrial double-sided tape.

ANYWAYS, here is the list of things I need to do so far:
- de-lid CPU
- paint top fin of CPU cooler to black
- mount rad properly in drive bay
- change LEDs in fan controller to green from blue
- waiting on dwood bracket to replace zip ties on 6950
- remove extraneous PSU cables from power supply (actually de-solder extra PCI-E and SATA cables from PSU PCB)
- possibly paint interior black
- completely redo cable management
- cut window in side panel
- paint RAM heatspreaders black
- maybe swap case indicator LEDs to green

That's all I can think of for now, once I get a case to put the parts in temporarily I will get started, since a lot it has to do with me taking the parts out.

Join me for the ride, PLEASE SUB.
 
Lenovo Y400
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz ASRock z77 Extreme4 Diamond 6950 2 GB GDDR5 2x8GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD WD Green 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 rpm Ghetto External DVD drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer Deathadder Black 3500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 GHZ Lenovo Y400 1xGT 650M 2 GB GDDR5 ( in OC'ing process) 8 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB 7200 rpm DVD-RW Drive Windows 8 x64 Home Premium 14" 1366x768 LED  
PowerMouseAudioOther
120w AC Adapter Logitech G600 Onboard Killer Wireless-N 1103 450 mbps Adapter 
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Lenovo Y400
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz ASRock z77 Extreme4 Diamond 6950 2 GB GDDR5 2x8GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD WD Green 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 rpm Ghetto External DVD drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer Deathadder Black 3500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 GHZ Lenovo Y400 1xGT 650M 2 GB GDDR5 ( in OC'ing process) 8 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB 7200 rpm DVD-RW Drive Windows 8 x64 Home Premium 14" 1366x768 LED  
PowerMouseAudioOther
120w AC Adapter Logitech G600 Onboard Killer Wireless-N 1103 450 mbps Adapter 
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post #2 of 3
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Reserved for final pictures.
 
Lenovo Y400
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz ASRock z77 Extreme4 Diamond 6950 2 GB GDDR5 2x8GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD WD Green 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 rpm Ghetto External DVD drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer Deathadder Black 3500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 GHZ Lenovo Y400 1xGT 650M 2 GB GDDR5 ( in OC'ing process) 8 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB 7200 rpm DVD-RW Drive Windows 8 x64 Home Premium 14" 1366x768 LED  
PowerMouseAudioOther
120w AC Adapter Logitech G600 Onboard Killer Wireless-N 1103 450 mbps Adapter 
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Lenovo Y400
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz ASRock z77 Extreme4 Diamond 6950 2 GB GDDR5 2x8GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD WD Green 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 rpm Ghetto External DVD drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer Deathadder Black 3500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 GHZ Lenovo Y400 1xGT 650M 2 GB GDDR5 ( in OC'ing process) 8 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB 7200 rpm DVD-RW Drive Windows 8 x64 Home Premium 14" 1366x768 LED  
PowerMouseAudioOther
120w AC Adapter Logitech G600 Onboard Killer Wireless-N 1103 450 mbps Adapter 
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post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Just taped off my RAM and 212 Plus and painted them black, I'll probably do a couple more coats though.

I also de-lidded my 3570k, much easier than I thought!

Anyways, pictures will be up later tonight.
 
Lenovo Y400
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz ASRock z77 Extreme4 Diamond 6950 2 GB GDDR5 2x8GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD WD Green 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 rpm Ghetto External DVD drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer Deathadder Black 3500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 GHZ Lenovo Y400 1xGT 650M 2 GB GDDR5 ( in OC'ing process) 8 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB 7200 rpm DVD-RW Drive Windows 8 x64 Home Premium 14" 1366x768 LED  
PowerMouseAudioOther
120w AC Adapter Logitech G600 Onboard Killer Wireless-N 1103 450 mbps Adapter 
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Lenovo Y400
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5 GHz ASRock z77 Extreme4 Diamond 6950 2 GB GDDR5 2x8GB G. Skill Ares DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD WD Green 1 TB 7200 rpm Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200 rpm Ghetto External DVD drive 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212+ (w/Scythe Ultra Kaze 3... Antec Kuhler 620 (on 6950) Windows 7 x64 Home Premium HP w2408 LCD (1920x1200) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Corsair TX750 Cooler Master HAF 912 Razer Deathadder Black 3500 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QCK Mini Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.4 GHZ Lenovo Y400 1xGT 650M 2 GB GDDR5 ( in OC'ing process) 8 GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1 TB 7200 rpm DVD-RW Drive Windows 8 x64 Home Premium 14" 1366x768 LED  
PowerMouseAudioOther
120w AC Adapter Logitech G600 Onboard Killer Wireless-N 1103 450 mbps Adapter 
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