Not to nitpick here but if you're gonna do EK why didn't you do that with the CPU block too? It looks good right now, but that BP smoked Acrylic is looking out of place next to the smexy EK Acetal MB block. Also those logos,
Now if you could mod the Logos in some fashion so they don't clash, maybe that would make things look better.Not to spam your thread but this is something I had done to combine two vendor products which were never meant to go together... look if you dare. (Click to show)
Before: Thermosphere on the Left and Swiftech 6950/6870 heatsink on the Right.
CNC Measurements mapped, using Duct Tape to simulate a flat surface.
Milling came next.
Fitment of the Thermosphere to the heatsinks. The GPU opening needed to be milled to accept the unconventional block. They were not meant for any GPU block but the Swiftech ones.
Finished units waiting TIM and Chip pads.
As you can see, the ATX connection side of the cards are pretty nekkid. But I do have something in mind to cover up that much PCB. I went with Thermospheres because I couldn't find EK 6870 blocks. Had I found some and backplates to go with them I would have likely stripped them of their Nickel Plate since EK didn't offer them in Copper iirc. But I'm considering covering up the PCB with Acrylic wraps secured with a couple standoffs at the end of each card, since there are no other mounting points and the wrap will cover the entire back of the cards.
I tend to think outside boxes and no way no how was this build going to PDXLan with a bunch of unsecured heatsinks on the VRMs and DDR5 chips. I will be driving when I am able to attend, but family issues circumvented/ extended this build further than expected.
~Ceadder Edited by Ceadderman - 7/2/16 at 8:11pm