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current pics







My little brother (not so little really, just 8yrs my junior) saved all summer to build this and we've finally accrued enough of the parts to get under way.


I suppose ill start by apologizing for any bad grammar or mis-spells along the way, but please hang on, it should be worth it!!!thumb.gif


THE LIST



Case InWin D-frame (red)

Mobo Asus Maxximus V Formula TB

CPU Intel Ivy-bridge i7 3770k

RAM Mushkin blackline 2400mhz 16GB

GPU Asus Matrix 7970 x 2 w/waterblocks

PSU EVGA Supernova 1000w P2

SSD Samsung 840 EVO 120 boot + HDD 2.5 for data

Fans Noctua NF-F12 PWM and NF-A14 FLX PWM

Wires EVGA Premium indv. sleeved

Cooling All custom water cooling biggrin.gif 360 HWlabs rad, 140 Monsta, Monsoon Res/pump, Enzotech fittings, XSPC Raystorm cpu block, EK Matrix blocks, Ek mobo blocks, and Koolance hoses.



Also, im not the tidiest person so please dont mind the mess or disorganization






The cards!!!


yes, i know other choices could have been made. but a 5portrait landscape setup is not out of the question. Yes 9970's are right around the corner. But i put a lot of stock in well built PCB's... I always avoid reference models



at first i thought that Asus just got cheap and recycled their 6970 580 dcuII heatsink, but they added a rather large heatspreader over the pipes. Forgoing the "direct mount" (heatpipe to chip) but only 3 of 5 actually touching, method. As well as utilizing a MUCH lighter (Mg???) fan-frame.



FYI i am the "TIM w/ thermal pad type a'guy......



ESPECIALLY in this area


and a smidge on the block... and yes, i use NON-conductive TIM



snip snip slap


a few screws and one card later and we got 2 HUGE cards


just for ref


KO....

ill upload more tomorrow ....

mBTX
Edited by badtaylorx - 10/6/13 at 9:23pm
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Subbed! This D-Frame is pretty cool despite how much I hate InWin cases.
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well....mistake numero uno... in my attempt to save $30 i got the Blackling with the "Frostbite" heat spreaders instead of the "Ridgeback" ones.....


oops.....




they're single sided.....

and they used the stongest dbbl sided tape EVER to seal the back (non-chipped) side......





anyway what i did was heat it up (low setting) and use a flat edge to pry it up Lengthwise... Even pressure the length of the DIMM




i had these from other builds....so this is where ill use'em......



i wasnt about to try to get the tape off tho....so off one of the thermal pads on the ridgeback comes.....



To Be Continued....

up next.....

DIMM's finished looks & what i did to cover up the CKQ look of the VRM block....(sorry EK whistle.gif)
Edited by badtaylorx - 9/10/13 at 6:00am
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Subbed. I want to see this D-Frame shenanigans. I'm very seriously debating getting one if I can afford it.
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