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I love it! Nice tubing bends and runs. I totally like the monsoon fittings and all of the bling. Everything looks so sleek and clean! A++
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How did you get the black slots on the UP7? did you replace them with black plastic ones, or did you paint them?
I have the same board; it clashes horribly with my color scheme.
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How did you get the black slots on the UP7? did you replace them with black plastic ones, or did you paint them?
I have the same board; it clashes horribly with my color scheme.

It was taped off and painted like pictured previously.

After that some model/hobby paint and fine brush for any spots that were missed. thumb.gif
   
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Sorry for the lack of updates fellas, but been playing with my other toys ie cars lol.

Currently I'm testing overclocks on both cpu and gpu. The cpu isn't much of a clocker and its taking 1.33v to keep it stable at 4.8ghz. The cards surprisingly do alot better on water then on air. With no voltage added they're up to 1115mhz with no added voltage. Can't hit 1200mz though even with +100mv added in afterburner.

Temperatures are pretty good with the gpus topping out at around 48-50 c after long benchmarks or hours of gaming. The cpu is a little high topping out at 70-80 using occt and intel burn test. Gonna try some CLU on the cpu to see if that helps any. Its running the naked die kit from ek as well.


Anyone have any suggestions on where to pick up supplies for custom wires? I need fan pins and plugs, led 2 pin plugs male and female with pins, and of course the pins for the all the motherboard /pcie connectors. For sleeving I'm going paracord this time around maybe from Lutro.



Ive picked up an Aquaero 5 LT for fan control duties and possibly Led control. Just need some small detail parts and of course all the wiring supplies to finish up the interior.



Now for the exterior... the plan is to make custom window panels on both sides, along with a custom front end to the case. For the time being the case has been modified slightly.
If you dont remember what the case looked like here is a quick refresher, its a Zalman GS100



Now being I picked up this case used some of the front 5.25 bay covers were missing so I picked up a drive bay door (the ones at the bottom) and custom mounted it. Sorry I don't have any pictures of the install process right now, but I hope this will only be a temporary solution.



While it doesn't look too bad its a little restrictive as far as airflow goes.








That's all I have for now, but hoping to pick up most of the materials I need this upcoming week. I'm dying to see this thing completed and the custom length wiring and sleeving is definitely going to take a long time. Stay tuned though. thumb.gif
   
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Tuned in and eyes are peeled.. smile.gif
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Those are the temps on the CPU WITHOUT the IHS??? Man that's a pretty terrible CPU...
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It's definitely looking like it. My previous 3770k only needed 1.19v for 4.6ghz and topped out at 60s during benching stress testing. It even got a better score core clock per core clock on core benching by about 20 points.

Unfortunately this motherboard mysteriously died and took that CPU with it. I got the board back from rma and gigabyte said it was something to do with the power delivery of the socket and replaced some components.

Got this chip for pretty cheap and it's not a very good overclocker. Like I said before I scored 840 on core benching with my previous 3770k at 4.6ghz and this current chip takes 4.8ghz to get the same 840 score. frown.gif
   
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Sorry for the lack of updates, but been playing with my other toys. biggrin.gif

I did try one thing though. Not quite sold on it, but I'll see what kind of feedback I get. I decided to make a backplate for the Sound Blaster Z from a spare EK backplate I had. Spare because it had this scratch in it from manufacturing and it just bothered me to no end. It was in a spot where if I shortened it to fit the sound card I wouldn't have a problem though. THe only thing that bothers me is that I had to make a couple of extra holes because the original ones don't really line up. So instead of say having 4 screws at each corner I have a couple of extra ones.

Anyway on to the pics. (will probably look better once installed)






I have been busy trying to order up some parts to finish this thing up though and the first bits arrived. biggrin.gif One is from PPCs and the other from custom car grilles



Got some mesh material for some ideas I have and some edge trim.



I like this particular edging because it bends so nicely being made out of neoprene.




And of course the small bits from ppcs. Oh the peanuts. rolleyes.gif



After the whole diggin process I finally got to my parts, lol



Its a bunch of small bits to finish up the wiring including some plugs, pins, etc. I know I probably could have gotten a better deal on some of the small stuff if I shopped around but I haven't had much time lately. I am currently waiting on the paracord I ordered to come in so hopefully I can spend a week or so making custom cables and get a little closer to being done. I'm dying to see this thing come together so lets hope all goes well. biggrin.gif
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They sent those tiny little pieces in that HUGE box??? Are you kidding me?? That is just terrible shipping and handling. No wonder they charge a fortune with shipping. I like the sound card by the way. I was confused when I saw the R9-290X and decided I should read the commentary lol.

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They sent those tiny little pieces in that HUGE box??? Are you kidding me?? That is just terrible shipping and handling. No wonder they charge a fortune with shipping. I like the sound card by the way. I was confused when I saw the R9-290X and decided I should read the commentary lol.

-Jeffinslaw

Oh the peanuts... they'll kill me eventually I think. lol I just wish they would switch over to brown paper type packaging fill. I guess in their defense there is one stick of acrylic in there that they needed to fit.

About the backplate, yeah the 290 lettering would be a little strange just browsing through the pictures. lol Thanks buddy. thumb.gif
   
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