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post #11 of 194
Got a watercooled system in this case too, interested to see what you come up with!
post #12 of 194
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Well, let's start off with some old photos of components that I already have at hand.




4 sticks (16GB) of G.SKILL Trident X Series (F3-2400C10D-8GTX) memory.






Koolance CPU-380I Water Block




Intel i7 3770K




XSPC Twin D5 Dual Bay Reservoir/Pump Combo with dual D5 variable speed pumps.




New motherboard and SSD.




Yeah, there are cheaper drives out there, but it's hard to say "No" to the Samsung 840 Pro.




My cheap 10MP camera doesn't do the GA-Z77X-UP7 board justice. It is just a thing of beauty to behold in person.




MDPC-X sleeve.




Painting up the XSPC RX360 radiator.




After painting and in the light.




Another shot of the finished paint job.




Can't have an orange build without orange fans.




XSPC LCD Temperature sensor in orange.






Color scheme for the cable sleeving.




Mayhem 2nd generation Orange Pastel Coolant. (Still not sure if I will use that or distilled water + Mayhem Orange Dye for a translucent look.)




Painted to match heat spreaders on the G.SKILL TridentX memory.
post #13 of 194
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I started sleeving the SATA cable for the SSD.



I must be running low on sleep because I started pushing the orange sleeve on a black SATA cable, totally forgetting just how bad it would look with the black poking through the weave.




So ... I pulled it off and put orange electrical tape on the SATA cable so that you will only see orange through the weave of the orange sleeve.




Sliding the sleeve BACK on to the now taped SATA cable.




After measuring and cutting to length, things are looking good.




Here is the completed cable with heat shrink on the ends.




Two more cables done, one that is straight and one that has a 90 degree bend to it. I think I will do one more with a 90 degree bend, then I may have to place another order with MDPC for more orange SATA sleeve to make a couple more for when I put 4-6 3TB hard drives in for a RAID array. But that'll be another day.




Even close up the ends look pretty good. I must say, compared to the black heat shrink that my company uses, the stuff from MDPC is 10 times easier to work with and it shrinks to the perfect size at a temperature for my heat gun.




Another close up shot of the ends.
post #14 of 194
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The 3 140mm Cougar fans, to match the 10 120mm ones for the 2 radiators.




They match the coolant color near perfectly (in my old Switch 810 case).
post #15 of 194
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I whipped up an 8-pin cable (extra long) to power the CPU. Enjoy!




After cutting all 8 wires to length, it's time to strip the ends with the new Snipex tool from Lutro0 Customs, then put on the terminals with my handy-dandy MDPC crimper.




Between the two tools, all the cuts and crimps are virtually identical ... and perfect.




A little closer up shot of one of the perfect "M" crimps that the MDPC crimper is known for.




All the wires are now sleeved and stuffed in one end of the 8-pin connector.




Here is a close up of one of the ends of the 8-pin connectors with the heatshrinkless sleeve just "appearing" out of it. So clean a look.




And here is the completed cable.
post #16 of 194
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Anyway, I figured I'd enter the world of mechanical keyboards, and what better way to do that than with one of the brand new Ducky Shine 3 YOTS (Year of the Snake) keyboards with Brown Cherry MX switches, and with ... of course ... Orange backlight.



The Ducky Shine 3 YOTS still in box.




A shot of the keyboard with the room lights on and the keyboard LEDs off.




A shot of the keyboard with the room lights on and the keyboard LEDs on.




A shot of the keyboard with the room lights off and the keyboard LEDs on.




A shot of the keyboard with the room lights off and the keyboard LEDs on next to the GA-Z77X-UP7 motherboard box showing the oranges.
post #17 of 194
Well I enjoyed your last build log so this one should be no different thumb.gif

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post #18 of 194
Should turn out to be an interesting build . . .

Can't say I like the yellow and orange together, but that's just me.

The biggest downside to the entho is the side panel for the optical and HDD is all one piece.

Having the lower HDD part separate would have added a lot of flexibility.


Is that a dremel I hear now . . . . thumb.gif




Will be cool to see what your vision is for this build.

Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/28/13 at 11:24am
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Should turn out to be an interesting build . . .

Can't say I like the yellow and orange together, but that's just me.

The biggest downside to the entho is the side panel for the optical and HDD is all one piece.

Having the lower HDD part separate would have added a lot of flexibility.


Is that a dremel I hear now . . . . thumb.gif




Will be cool to see what your vision is for this build.

Darlene

I'm not going to use the yellow. That's an old photo I had from before. When I got the yellow, I decided against using it.

First thing I will most likely do is pull all the blue LED fans and the blue LED accent strips out and replace them with white or orange LEDs. I think I found some that are 5mm wide (to fit in the channel) that are orange. I might even see if I can find some 5mm wide RGB LED's. If I can, then I will be able to make the accent light any color I want.

Yeah, I am sure I will whip out the Dremel once I get the case physically in hand. I can't resist hacking up a perfectly good case to make it even better. biggrin.gif

BTW, how goes your Limo?
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Originally Posted by IT Diva View Post

Should turn out to be an interesting build . . .

Can't say I like the yellow and orange together, but that's just me.

The biggest downside to the entho is the side panel for the optical and HDD is all one piece.

Having the lower HDD part separate would have added a lot of flexibility.


Is that a dremel I hear now . . . . thumb.gif




Will be cool to see what your vision is for this build.

Darlene

I'm not going to use the yellow. That's an old photo I had from before. When I got the yellow, I decided against using it.

First thing I will most likely do is pull all the blue LED fans and the blue LED accent strips out and replace them with white or orange LEDs. I think I found some that are 5mm wide (to fit in the channel) that are orange. I might even see if I can find some 5mm wide RGB LED's. If I can, then I will be able to make the accent light any color I want.

Yeah, I am sure I will whip out the Dremel once I get the case physically in hand. I can't resist hacking up a perfectly good case to make it even better. biggrin.gif

BTW, how goes your Limo?



5mm is a common size for RGB LEDs. . . . You'll be able to get common anode or common cathode . . whichever you need to work with what you plan to drive them with easily.


I'm back to rockin' & rollin' on the Limo again, now that the hot summer has passed and I can stand to work in the shop area without AC again biggrin.gif

The RIVBE mobo is in, the 4 R9-290X's are here along with the SSD's, memory is here, 4930K will be in next week.

Most of the paintwork is done and the back side panel is done, along with the mods to accommodate the auxiliary power supplies.

Pretty much everything, including the things beyond imagination, about a build like this become an engineering challenge before they really look and work like I want them to.


I'm on vacation the next 10 days or so, (with another week before Xmas) which will give me time to get into the homestretch of building and finally updating the build log which I've neglected terribly.


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 11/28/13 at 12:04pm
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