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[Sponsored] LORAMENTUM - Fan and SSD Upgrade! - Updated 27th Jan 2017

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Hello everybody!

I'm amazed how it slipped my mind that I signed up here in 2012, but never posted anything. I guess when I joined I didn't have very much to add to the discussion, so I lurked around.
Well, all that simply has to change I'm afraid. I've long been a fan of many parts of OCN, so I feel now is a good time to start engaging and giving a little back to the community that's unknowingly helped me out over the last few years.

First up, this is a sponsored project, I'm in the process of making sure it's all properly paid for etc. as stipulated in the rules. However, it did seem like I needed to make the thread first so that the mods could move it? Or at least that's the impression I was given, so please correct me if I was mistaken.

Secondly, a BIG thank you to Intel, who are providing the CPU for this project, an i7 4770k! This was the first prize from the Bit-Tech/Intel design a NUC competition, it's chiefly one of the parts that's allowing me to go ahead with this build. Also thank you to EKWB who have agreed to supply most of the watercooling components! You may have seen parts of this build floating around on here (I do remember seeing one of the renders in the WC thread somewhere), I have been working on it since October last year, although all the major updates spring from the last few months, it's also very much heavily work in progress as of writing.



Brief:

Loramentum is going to be a wall-mounted PC. The watercooling is going to be placed mostly inside the frame itself, rather than going around it. The idea is that the rig will also be relatively easy to transport in a flight case that I will also be making. Obviously it's probably easier to just use an EVGA Hadron or something instead, but this seemed more fun.
Specs:

The specs are roughly as follows:

CPU: i7 4770k
Mobo: Asus Z87 Pro-I
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz
GPU: Asus R9 290
PSU: Corsair RM650
SSD: Samsung Evo or something (haven't decided, put an Evo in the renders)
Pictures

Given how this build does require a fair bit of CAD for the main structure (I know, not everybody's personal preference) I decided that it would be a cool idea to render the whole build. This is actually a really handy process as I can experiment around with colour schemes etc. without ruining components/wasting time and money. It just adds a lot of flexibility to the build. These renders are by no means final btw, I haven't modeled the mobo IO or PSU covers for instance, still deciding on what to do with those. These were all rendered at 4k, so click the images for the full size versions.





















In order to stick with the black and gold colour scheme, I'm going to be gold plating several of the metal components in the build, in particular the RAM heatspreaders and the GPU block plate. I'm still sort of undecided on the style I'll go for with the carry-case, but from asking around most people have said to go for the carbon-vinyl coating rather than aluminium. I'd be very interested to hear what you guys think.

Here are some of the parts:





I know you've all seen it before, but damn I love the look of these sticks. Very different in person to how they appear in the promotional art though, the bars have much more texture to them, which is no bad thing.





Dat box...





Sockets make for some cool macro shots.





And just for a laugh, this is where I was keeping the components for safety... Yeah I know, I don't think I've ever seen an emptier Phantom before.



And the award for the loudest stock component ever goes to the 290. I knew the stock cooler was pretty loud, but I was truly taken aback just by how much, it's insane.



Hope you enjoy the show!
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Subbed! This looks like it is gonna be awesome. The rendered images look great thumb.gif Did that i7 box go through the wash? lul
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Looks great cant wait to see finished producr and love the ramdom banana in that last pic
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Subbed! This looks like it is gonna be awesome. The rendered images look great thumb.gif Did that i7 box go through the wash? lul

Thanks! Yeah I was a little confused how the box ended up quite that badly damaged. In any case it seemed to work fine, haven't tested the overclocking potential, but eh, beggars can't be choosers.
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Looks great cant wait to see finished producr and love the ramdom banana in that last pic

Haha well there needed to be something for scale... The default cooler may be tinny and cheap, but it was still a hefty card.
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subbed for more banana pics smile.gif
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Sexy, do want.
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subbed , because that looks like the ultimate LAN pc smile.gif
can't wait to see how pretty it is when it's done
    
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Not a fan of the gold but apart from that it looks really good, subbed!
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subbed for more banana pics smile.gif

I'll be sure to provide a veritable fruit salad later on tongue.gif
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Sexy, do want.

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subbed , because that looks like the ultimate LAN pc smile.gif
can't wait to see how pretty it is when it's done

Thanks guys!
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Not a fan of the gold but apart from that it looks really good, subbed!

Gold has a habit of dividing opinion, I guess that's one of the things that drew me towards it I guess. Well, that and the truly excellent layout of the Z87-i Pro. Originally I was going to go with a black, blue and silver theme, but at the time the options simply weren't there as the two black motherboards worth having had awful layouts. I can imagine it's a different story now with Z97 boards, but that's always the case with tech eh? Good to have you on board!
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32GB G-Skill Ripjaws Z 1866MHz  256GB Samsung 840 Pro 2TB Seagate Barracuda Fully watercooled by 360+240+120mm Alphacool Ne... 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Corsair AX1200 NZXT Phantom 820 
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Intel Core i3 3217U Intel NUC D33217CK 2GB Kingston 1333MHz KVR1333D3S8S9 Intel 30GB SSD 
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Windows 8.1 Scratchbuilt 
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Intel Coire i7 4770k Asus Z87I-Pro ITX Asus R9 290 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz DDR3 
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Stunning plan, hope it goes well, subbed!
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