It sure is.... hopefully this one doesn't freeze up on my wife *laughs* ironically it only freezes up when she works on it
The package is in the mail and should arrive tomorrow afternoon. Big props to @Darklyric for putting extra insurance to cover unexpected events. Great communication and turnaround time. Will post pictures when everything arrives and I can get it all put in my case.
Parts have arrived!! @Darklyric packed everything super snug with lots of cushion. Even with one of the boxes being bent up, everything inside was protected. Can't wait to start hooking everything together.... hopefully tonight after my wife leaves to go help out a friend tonight and tomorrow. If all goes well and my baby girl doesn't be too crazy, I'll be building the computer tonight and getting my Node Zero project running with the PFSense router and proper WAPs tomorrow.
But for now... enjoy some lovely hardware unpacking ..... although I have to seriously rethink my watercooling strategy I'm not sure my case will easily support a 240 rad. eeks.
Yeah... my shipping methodology is pack as much bubble wrap and foam in as possible and hope for the best .
I'm glad everything everything got there okay. Have you booted it up yet and consider making a build log!
Oh and I'm still trying to find the rest of the pci-e power cables sorry basements a mess .
Edit: Also, for your enjoyment, this is what I envision every time I ship something....
Haha, yeah that sounds about right with the packages.
Here's a quick build log of the parts assembled in the new case
The non conductive test bench.....
Nice and tidy work area(dining table)
State of Night Shark before ripping it apart
The new GPU is so much bigger and heavier than the old one
My back panel cable management(old)
Time to pull out the Corsair custom sleeved PSU.... I'm so glad to be going modular
Just planning on using ASUS and Thermaltake controls... pulling out my fan controller. Loved the touchscreen features.
So after much diliberation and measuring, I decided because of time constraints I wasn't going to be able to make any modding to the case.... so the radiator is screwed to top vent of the side panel. It sits above the CPU with about 2" of clearance from the pump. I also put another two 120mm fans in the bottom vent as intakes. They pull in air right below the GPU, and the radiator vents back out. Additionally there is a small 80mm fan at the top as exhaust and another 120mm in the bottom front as intake. Temperatures have been doing fairly well.
State of Night Shark before CPU cooler is attached
Look at the almost lack of clearance for the GPU to the HDD cage. I had to slowly come in from an angle to make it fit. If it was any longer even 1mm it probably wouldn't fit without modding the case. (picture is rotated... sorry)
And..... this is the reason I never get my work done