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post #1 of 8
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Hey All,

Well I thought I better get round to starting this topic as I'm in the process of upgrading my current pc and making it into a custom desktop enclosure. With the release of Battlefield 4 I've gone with a black and orange concept.

PC specs that I started with:
Mobo - Asus Gene II rampage *
CPU - I7 920 2.8ghz (did have it OC to 4ghz but have reset it until i finished the new build) *
MEM - Ripjawz C9 16gb kit *
HDD/SSD - Samsung Pro 128gb SSD (OS), Samsung EVO 120gb SSD (games), 2TB Western Digital (storage) & 4TB Western Digital HDD (video recordings) *
GFX - XFX Radeon HD 6790 **
OPT drive - LG BLU RAY Writer **
PSU - Cosair TX850M Semi Modular **
Cooling (CPU) - Corsair H80 water cooled loop **
OS - Windows 8.1

All of which where in a Fratal Design - Define XL

Pic of the old comp:
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The Items that I've upgrading are:

GFX - Geforce 770 4GB
Opt Drv - changing to an external slim blu ray writer
PSU - Corsair AX860
Cooling - Full XSPC Raystorm 750 EX360 Water Cooling Kit & 7 NZXT FZ 120mm Orange LED Fan
Lighting - 4 BitFenix Alchemy Connect 30cm Orange LED Strip


So currently for the build I've got one enclosure sorted & almost ready to go. Under the character on the right side as you look in I'm gonna have one of the orange LED strip attached to the brace and shining out to illuminate the character. I've also got a quote from a CNC company to make the connection panel for the monitor, keyboard and other items & can place an order once its pay week again.


Pics below of the progress.

Concept:





Battlefield character cutout and enclosure:








Water cooing kit, fans & lighting (all ordered form PCCG)



Front panel layout:



Box made up for the PC components with the supervisor making himself home in it:



Initial layout thoughts for the PC:




Enclosure Painted and the start of fitting the rad, fans & pump/res combo:





Preview of how the fans look when running:




The new graphics card for the PC:



The following pics of the install of the gpu waterblock but i originally picked up the wrong model from what has actually been installed:





Starting to put everything into the enclosure:












Bracket painted for the mounting of the monitors:



All in place to get a full overview on how it'll look:



Layouts for the perspex (still to be cut out)




So this is all the progress I've managed to get done so far (well during my 2 week break over christmas and new years) as I'm awaiting for an order to arrive so I custom sleeve the cables from the psu and I'm also needing to order the piece I was getting cnc'd for all the connections from the motherboard but that'll have to wait until more funds are available.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 ASUS Gene II Rampage Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4Gb SC G.Skill Ripjawz Z C9 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro 840 120GB Samsung EVO 128GB Western Digital 4TB black Western Digital 2TB Red 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom XSPC Water Cooling loop Windows 8.1 Samsung 27" B550V BenQ GW2760HM 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard Corsair AX860 Custom built enclosure Razor Imperator 
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Intel i7 920 ASUS Gene II Rampage Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4Gb SC G.Skill Ripjawz Z C9 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro 840 120GB Samsung EVO 128GB Western Digital 4TB black Western Digital 2TB Red 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom XSPC Water Cooling loop Windows 8.1 Samsung 27" B550V BenQ GW2760HM 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard Corsair AX860 Custom built enclosure Razor Imperator 
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post #2 of 8
Looks interesting so far. I'm considering doing something similar in the future.
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Did you end up finishing? Would love to see. biggrin.gif
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Did you end up finishing? Would love to see. biggrin.gif

Haha yeah I totally forgot I made this build log. Yeah I have now got it finished ill do another photo dump once I get home from work. Just need a couple of cables and I can get the left compartment lighting hocked up.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 ASUS Gene II Rampage Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4Gb SC G.Skill Ripjawz Z C9 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro 840 120GB Samsung EVO 128GB Western Digital 4TB black Western Digital 2TB Red 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom XSPC Water Cooling loop Windows 8.1 Samsung 27" B550V BenQ GW2760HM 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard Corsair AX860 Custom built enclosure Razor Imperator 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 ASUS Gene II Rampage Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4Gb SC G.Skill Ripjawz Z C9 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro 840 120GB Samsung EVO 128GB Western Digital 4TB black Western Digital 2TB Red 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom XSPC Water Cooling loop Windows 8.1 Samsung 27" B550V BenQ GW2760HM 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard Corsair AX860 Custom built enclosure Razor Imperator 
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post #5 of 8
Sweet. Also, love the 'helper'. Build log isn't complete without a cat. thumb.gif
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Time for the final photo dump showing the progress to completed from earlier. I will be looking at tidying up the cables and doing a proper sleeved set. Just waiting till I have some cash to do it, gotta order some gear for hockey before the season starts mid april first.

Connection panel for the peripherals.



Now painted and all the plugs in place for the Monitors/USB/Ethernet.



The fun part of leak testing the loop. (all turned out good and no leaks)



Since the pc was all ready to be finished it was time to get the top done.









Test fitting the perspex and connection panel to make sure it all fitted in place.







Just a quick placement to double check before painting.







^ this is what is still needing to have the cables connected for the lighting underneither the character.

Now to get painting.

Primed:


Painted and all in place:




All up and running.





    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 ASUS Gene II Rampage Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4Gb SC G.Skill Ripjawz Z C9 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro 840 120GB Samsung EVO 128GB Western Digital 4TB black Western Digital 2TB Red 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom XSPC Water Cooling loop Windows 8.1 Samsung 27" B550V BenQ GW2760HM 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard Corsair AX860 Custom built enclosure Razor Imperator 
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Intel i7 920 ASUS Gene II Rampage Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4Gb SC G.Skill Ripjawz Z C9 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro 840 120GB Samsung EVO 128GB Western Digital 4TB black Western Digital 2TB Red 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Custom XSPC Water Cooling loop Windows 8.1 Samsung 27" B550V BenQ GW2760HM 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razor Black Widow Mechanical Keyboard Corsair AX860 Custom built enclosure Razor Imperator 
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post #7 of 8
Wow man, that's awesome. redface.gif One day I hope for a desk like that. thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
Love your build log. Easiest one I've found so far! I feel like I can do this now!
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Patriot 8GB DDR4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Black SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM GTX 480 Black Ice 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GTX 240 Black Ice Windows 8.1 Pro 34" 1080p razer deathstalker 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Rosewill 1300w Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Anker Belkin 
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