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Looking good Chris, excited to see how this one turns out!

I was starting to miss my regular BBBB updates so hopefully PPPP will last a good few months!
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Hot Zippee! Just got notification that my CaseLabs Mercury S8 has shipped! I should have it Monday barring any weather conditions....


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Looking good Chris, excited to see how this one turns out!

I was starting to miss my regular BBBB updates so hopefully PPPP will last a good few months!

Thanks Wibble!
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UPS man left a BIG box on my front porch today. That's a 60mm lens on top of the box, just to give you some perspective on how big it is.





Since you can probably make out the logo on the side of the box.....I guess this is a good time to welcome my newest sponsor for The PPPP build log....Corsair!





I was absolutely thrilled when Corsair agreed to partner with me on this build, and they are throwing some cool stuff at it. Lets open the box and see what's in here....





The new AX1500i! I'm not even sure you can buy one of these yet. I'm pretty stoked....





I always love how Corsair packages up their AX line of PSU's.....





Very good looking....and an absolute beast of a PSU....





Fully modular of course. It is huge!





Comes in at about 8.75 inches long...





Which is about an inch longer than my AX1200i....which was pretty darn big itself.





Tons of connectors....





Even more connectors than the 1200i has (1200i on top....1500i on bottom)





...and Corsair PSU's are just so good lookin'. This is the 5th one I've owned. Love Corsair PSU's.





The PCIe connectors seem to go on, and on, and on, and on.....





Wait....what's that? What's that thing in the background?





Coming into focus....it's pink.....





Oh. It's time to introduce everyone to my little photography pal for this build log. That's right, I'm Pleased to Present my Photography Pal for the Powerful Pretty Pink Processor Pictures....the Pink Panther.





He asked if he could help show-off all the cabling that comes with the AX1500i....





...but it comes with soooooooo many cables, that things quickly got out of hand.





These two shots are just for fun...







Sticker stats....





The fun part now will be deciding what to make this thing look like. All of the BBBB viewers will remember what I did with my last set of Corsair AX850's.....




With these...I took them apart and powder coated the PSU case in the same colors as the main computer case. I replaced the fan, copper coated the fan grill and screws, and made some custom vinyl stickers.

Not sure yet what I'm going to do this time. With pink and black build colors, the black already suits the build fairly well. Need to add a touch of pink though. Not sure if it will be through custom stickers....or something even more ambitious I've been playing with in my head. Need to noodle a little more first, and see how it look in the case. WHICH WILL BE HERE MONDAY.

You may have noticed in the first picture that this was not the only box I received. Oh yeah. There's more. Stay tuned.....
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I think a subtle change like changing the AX from red to pink would be enough.
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I think a subtle change like changing the AX from red to pink would be enough.
Or,if you're planning to put the PSU with the fan facing up,you can paint the fan grill pink!!
   
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Or,if you're planning to put the PSU with the fan facing up,you can paint the fan grill pink!!

And do a custom PPPP sticker in the centre of the fan grill, like on the BBBB
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And do a custom PPPP sticker in the centre of the fan grill, like on the BBBB
^^That..With this: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Oooohhhh, I am CERTAINLY staying very tuned... wink.gif

Please do. The Corsair guys are being very awesome to me. Lots more stuff to show off. But it takes time to setup all the picture shots.


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I think a subtle change like changing the AX from red to pink would be enough.
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Originally Posted by mAs81 View Post

Or,if you're planning to put the PSU with the fan facing up,you can paint the fan grill pink!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

And do a custom PPPP sticker in the centre of the fan grill, like on the BBBB
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Originally Posted by mAs81 View Post

^^That..With this:

biggrin.gif

Lol...I'll definitely be making any stickers that go on the final product. Not sure if the Pink Panther is going to make the final cut....but I promise I'll consider him. tongue.gif

Pink fan grill is definitely a possibility. I guess it could be theoretically better to have the fan facing down so that it draws outside air in to the PSU....but I can't imagine it could impact PSU temps much. That thing will be idling at about 20% load....hahaha. The fan won't even be running 90% of the time. And I think it looks better with the fan on top....so that's probably the way I'll go. That would keep the primarily dark theme inside....with a touch of pink. Would look nice I think.

But this PSU is so massive...that I keep playing in my head with the idea of putting a window mod in it. You know...do a cutout of the housing and put an acrylic window on the side so that you can see into the guts. Maybe even etch the Corsair logo into the side of the window and light it up from the inside of the PSU. Maybe a pink window so that lighting looks like a soft pink? It's just so big that I think something special could be done....
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The corsair guys are always awesome! Definitely have treated me very well, and I'm just the average pro-sumer.
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