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[Build Log] Megatron 2.0 - New to OC.net - New to Overclocking

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So this is my first build on overclock.net. Got a nice job finally and can afford a nice rig. Really want to get into overclocking and actually understand how it works, and then hopefully help people like myself. I have built a couple computers in the past but nothing to this extent. The idea of adding in all the extras is exciting and scary because I cant even draw a straight line lol. Any input on if any of this is correct or incorrect would be greatly appreciated, as I will post a similar thread in a forum appropriate for it. Hope to get very acquainted with many of you and happy OC'ing and gaming!

Components
i7 4960x EVGA
780ti Classi x 2
EVGA x79 Dark (LGA 2011)
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB x 2 (Raid0)
GSkill Trident X DDR3 2400 - 32GB (8x4GB)
EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2
Corsair 900D
Generic Samsung Blue Ray Disk Drive
Western Digital 7200 1TB HD

Cooling
Sunbeam 6 Fan Controller
Scythe Kaze Master Pro
Black Ice GT stealth 240 Rad
Black Ice GTX Xtreme 360
Rad Scythe Gentle Typhoon 5400RPM x 5
Scythe Gentle Typhoon 4250 RPM x 2
Scythe Slip Stream 1600RPM x 2
Corsair SP120 w/ Red Rings x 4
Liquid Fusion 250mm Helix two Reservoir (Red, with UV)
PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tubing 1/2" OD
Swiftech MCP655 w/ EK D5 X-Top Black
XSPC EC6 Blood Red (Takes almost the full liter )
EK Supremacy CPU Block Black
PrimoChill 1/2"OD Rigid Ghost Compression Fittings x 16
ASUS VG 5ms LED 250cd/m2 (80,000,000 :1) 23" x 3
Logitech G700s Generic Microsoft
$15 Keyboard (Because My Coke Spilling Skills Go HAM)
Logitech 5.1 Speakers

Modding?
Di-Noc 3m Tape/Film
I am sleeving all of my cables except the CPU, MB, and Video Card cables with graphite sleeving
Ensourced Custom Sleaving done for the rest. (This guy does a GREAT job)
If the inside of the case needs it I will be putting in red or white LEDs
Taking the two Scythe Gentle Slip Stream and putting 16 LEDs in them all facing the middle to look like a jet engine. Housing them and putting carbon fiber around it.
Eventually I will have the outside of the case airbrushed to have a similar look to what Megatron looked like when he was in the desert in Africa, and then having a tattered cloth cover the back where all the cables come in to match his cloak.
Lastly I would like to etch out two transformer looking eyes in the front on one of the panels and put some white and red LEDs in to give it some texture and color.

All the parts have been received minus one DOA video card.
Edited by Mjtillis2006 - 4/10/14 at 6:04pm
post #2 of 13
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All the parts. smile.gif


3m Di-Noc


















This stuff is really cool. Easy to work with, however it does not respond to heat as easy as the videos that I watched about it. Might be the brand of product that I have, or maybe the heat gun I have is too hot. Anyone that has ever wondered about using this stuff, even outside of pc's this stuff is pretty easy and gives it a cool look. Next up is sleeving.
Edited by Mjtillis2006 - 4/11/14 at 7:50am
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So the sleeving was much harder and much easier than I thought it would be. There are so many variables that I didn't originally thing of; wire gauge compared to cord size, cutting things to very exact measurements, keeping the wires and sleeving very taunt, etc etc. I originally had some 550 para-cord, but its just too big. I saw that there is 330 para-cord and it seems that it would work much better. I didnt have any problems sleeving the cables, but I had issues getting the heat shrink with he para-cord in the head that the wires go into. So my next Idea was to get rid of the heat shrink which took some thinking. Super glue ended up being my salvation. I was able to super glue the tip to the end of the metal fitting that the wires attach too and pinch the para-cord. I could then take a razor blade and cut the edges off so it would fit in the plastic head properly. I think the 330 para-cord would fix that issue completely though, and if it didn't It would still be much easier than the 550. I found some different style cabling that looks kind of like carbon fiber and it works a lot differently than the paracord does. It looks pretty cool though. Here are some pics of a few things that I was able to get done.


Few different attemps, different lengths. Just practicing.


I personally thinks it looks a lot better without the heatshrink


Trying out the carbon fiber sleeving and different lengths of heathshrink. This stuff is super easy to work with.

Next up is putting all the parts on the case then cable management.
post #4 of 13
Nice! Welcome to OCN.
post #5 of 13
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Finished getting the carbon fiber put on everything, including the rads. So I started to mount pieces one by one.


Unfortunatly I will have to skip out on a fan on the bottom left side on the top 360 rad because it wont allow me to plug in the CPU power cables frown.gif


This is the beginning of the madness that cable management will present to me frown.gif


The red thread is just too thick, the third try is neat, but when it bends it spreads out too much. I will keep it as is until I can find or figure out a new stitch and new thread to use. However I do like the red on grey/black combo though.
post #6 of 13
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Just a few uptated photos, I will be posting some photos of how to bend the acrylic tubing.


post #7 of 13
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So going into this build I was worried about 3 things. The cable sleeving, the 3M tape, and the acrylic tubing. The tubing has been by far the easiest of the 3. If you watch the videos on youtube about it. It works just as they say it does. However, having a gun with the perfect temp would probably make it even easier. I went to Home Depot and got a cheap generic heat gun and everything worked out great. I ordered 8 24" sticks and used all but 1. Including making a piece to fill up the reservoir. If I had to do it all over again, I could probably do it with 5, so order extra! Here are some pics.

Standard heat gun, they can all usually sit on there back so you can work with something above it, and it doesn't get too hot.


I would def get a kit that comes with the rubber tube. When you start bending things, it DEFINITELY makes a difference at keeping the tube a tube.


Once you have the gun hot, on a low setting, and your rubber tube inside of the acrylic, just start rotating it around like a pig on a skewer until it starts to give a little. I put the rubber tube in dry, because vegetable oil was a pain to clean on out of the larger pieces. I would stick it in and only slide it just past my bend so it wouldnt be too hard to get out. Once it started to give a little i started to flex the tubing back and forth. I noticed if I "trained" the tube it would give me more of a circular bend and not a stretched bend.


Once you have your shape just blow on it for a minute or have a fan ready to cool it off. You can still shape it as its cooling and I had a 90 degree L ruler that I used to make sure my curves were as close to perfect as I could get them.

More to come smile.gif
post #8 of 13
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Here is a final product on the tubing.


Now its time to finish up the sleeving then start on the LEDs.
post #9 of 13
Did you created 2 topic of the same build log? headscratch.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1481092/build-log-megatron-2-0-new-to-oc-net-new-to-overclocking
http://www.overclock.net/t/1480777/build-log-megatron-2-0

I'm pretty sure there is no need of that.
Nice rig btw.
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post #10 of 13
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Yep, I started the other one in the build logs, it was removed by accident, so I started a new one here, which I can not ask questions. So instead of deleting one I just continue to post on both, and will ask all my questions on the later.
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