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post #71 of 107
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Well all painted, I also did the heatsinks.

It was really hard, not sure if just because its really fiddley or the paint I was using but it was really hard to get the paint in some areas, im blaming the crowded motherboard though.

Its a far from perfect job but, it will be a damn sight better than bright blue and right now thats good enough.

Ill let it cure overnight before unmasking and taking some photos.

I hope the heatsinks come out looking good!
post #72 of 107
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So here's some photos of the paint, really transformed the look of the motherboard.

Hopefully you can ignore some places that clearly need touchups and the blue coming through from inside the dimm slots, obviously that wont be visable when the slots are populated with mem.

Really happy with how the heatsinks came out smile.gif Though flake is always a bit tricky to photograph...

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post #73 of 107
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Looks great mate! Keep building!! thumb.gif
post #74 of 107
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Well, i've had some dark days.

TBH I almost threw in the towel and go to a CaseLabs Nova or something, this build had defeated me.

I'm glad to share however,

WE GOT THERE!

Boom! Look at that straight as an arrow, with ample clearance!
bLu3Ghr.jpg

So how?

Well,
I cut the entire bottom shroud of of the radiator out, shaved down the frame of the fans and squeezed them in.

x0Jd7jW.jpg

ryBOks4.jpg

1izF0Ml.jpg

Getting down on it you can now see the amount of space there is between the majority of the block and the radiator, obviously the waterblock component is pretty close but it isn't touching.
GSGA6Z2.jpg

Super, super happy with this result!

Now time to get the radiator painted up nice again, finish the modified CPU mount and we're on the home stretch!
post #75 of 107
Wow that was a lot of work, but it looks good!
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post #76 of 107
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Originally Posted by D33G33 View Post

Well, i've had some dark days.

TBH I almost threw in the towel and go to a CaseLabs Nova or something, this build had defeated me.

I'm glad to share however,

WE GOT THERE!

Boom! Look at that straight as an arrow, with ample clearance!
bLu3Ghr.jpg

So how?

Well,
I cut the entire bottom shroud of of the radiator out, shaved down the frame of the fans and squeezed them in.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
x0Jd7jW.jpg

ryBOks4.jpg

1izF0Ml.jpg

Getting down on it you can now see the amount of space there is between the majority of the block and the radiator, obviously the waterblock component is pretty close but it isn't touching.
GSGA6Z2.jpg

Super, super happy with this result!

Now time to get the radiator painted up nice again, finish the modified CPU mount and we're on the home stretch!
I applaud you sir thumb.gif Looks good!
post #77 of 107
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Originally Posted by greywarden View Post

Wow that was a lot of work, but it looks good!
Tell me about it! The radiator was easy and super quick, it was the fans that were a pain.
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I applaud you sir thumb.gif Looks good!

Thanks mate, its great to get some good feedback after I was starting to get very upset with this build.
post #78 of 107
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So time to tackle another niggle.

If you're familiar with the ASRock X99E-ITX you know it doesn't use the standard 2011(2011-3) mounting pattern which is 90x90mm, instead it uses a slim ILM mount usually found in servers, that's 100x75mm.

Because of this I had to modify the standard mounting hardware that came with the Kelvin S24. I thought I could get away with using the AMD mounting hardware which to my eye looks like its drilled for 100mmx70mm, so close, just enough to be a pain in the ass.

Having no issues with cutting up the AMD mounts I cut out the sides of the mount and then just used some aluminium plate across the top. Simple, but we don't need to make it more complicated than it has to be...

It's not pretty at the moment, (and I actually got it so hot while cutting it melted the paint on the stock bracket and imprinted into my plastic table) but a bit of black rattlecan should have it blending in nicely, also I think a decent job for a dremel and hand file.
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post #79 of 107
Already said this, on LTT forums, but I like your perseverance. This mounting hardware mod seems trivial compared to all the build problems you had previously biggrin.gif You're making a lot of good progress!

Is that a sparkly black finish on the motherboard heatsinks? The paint looks pretty reflective.
post #80 of 107
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Originally Posted by ccRicers View Post

Already said this, on LTT forums, but I like your perseverance. This mounting hardware mod seems trivial compared to all the build problems you had previously biggrin.gif You're making a lot of good progress!

Is that a sparkly black finish on the motherboard heatsinks? The paint looks pretty reflective.

Yea I kinda didn't want to touch the build while it was being difficult but now we're over the hard part hopefully it comes together. Really want to wrap this up so I can start using it! I had Fallout 4 pre-ordered but no play until this PC is running. Currently using my laptop to drive my ultrawide as well and its unbearable as only doing 30hz.

Yea so its just a normal black but then the clear coat has a silver flake through it. Its made by Dulux and called 'Diamond Finish' Came out really well.

I want to paint everything with it! But trying to be very selective so I don't overdo it.
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