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[SPONSORED] For The Alliance!!! - World of Warcraft Alliance Themed Case Mod - Build Log + YouTube VLOG

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I would just like to open by saying thanks for looking and I hope you will appreciate that I'm not a professional modder; I'm someone just getting into it!

My plan is to strip the awesome looking InWin 901 of the unnecessary inner parts and use only what is needed. The more space made the better as water cooling inside this case will be tight as it's not officially designed to house a custom loop (correct me if I'm wrong?)

The overall design is of course based around the World of Warcraft Alliance theme as not only am I an avid lover of WoW, but my partner is too and aside for using this PC to test graphics cards, she will be using it in the evenings to play WoW!

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ASUS Republic of Gamers
CoolForce by Nanoxia
Mayhems


The parts being used to complete this system:

Case - InWin 901 ITX chassis
CPU - Intel Core i7 6700k
Mobo - ASUS Z170 Maximus Impact VIII
GPU - ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX
Memory - Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2x8GB) 3000MHz
Cooling - Custom CPU Watercooling Loop
Storage - TBC
PSU - bequiet! Straight Power 10 600w


For storage, I will be using Crucial SSDs, but I'm currently unsure of which ones to put in and use yet! The water cooling will come via CoolForce (Nanoxia) and Mayhems; Mayhems will be providing me with all the amazing fluid I need and CoolForce have provided me every fitting I am going to need to create this pocket rocket WoW system.





I didn't want to go "overkill" with this build as it's primary function is to play World of Warcraft and let's be honest, it's hardly super intensive at 1080p which it will be played at; this makes the ASUS GTX 1060 STRIX and Z170 Maximus Impact VIII the perfect combination here! I really cannot appreciate ASUS enough for providing the parts to make this build/test bench happen! Although the GPU won't be put under water (obvious reasons), the Intel i7 6700k will be.

Not only will I be doing a small VLOG series of my progress, but ill be updating the forums as frequently as possible too!

Thanks for looking, I really appreciate it!

Build VLOG Video #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynr7CRWGPU8
Build VLOG Video #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6nz2xTB44M
Build VLOG Video #3 - TBC
Build VLOG Video #4 - TBC
Build VLOG Video #5 - TBC

Update #1

So since today was hot, I got the InWin 901 washed and prepped for a layer or 2 of primer!



Primer time!





1st coat done, awaiting a soft dry time of 1hr (20 mins is touch dry) as it's really hot outside today!




Update #2

Since I started priming early on in the hot day, it allowed enough time for the primer to dry and allow me to start putting the blue metallic finish on the exterior of the chassis.

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If it dries like it looks, the finish will be superb (only time will tell)

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Edited by gavbon - 8/28/16 at 7:46am
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I killed 500 alliance yesterday while doing invasions. It made my day.redface.gif
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Evo NZXT Kraken X52 Dell S2417DG 165Hz 1440p G-Sync 
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Razer Blackwidow X Chroma - Mercury Edition Corsair 750 RM Phanteks Evolv ATX Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Mercury Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Firefly - Cloth Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Mercury Edition 
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i7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE GTX 980 Ti @ 1400 Mhz 4 x 4GB (16GB) Corsair LPX DDR3 
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I killed 500 alliance yesterday while doing invasions. It made my day.redface.gif

You nasty nasty man haha! What server are you on btw? smile.gif
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You nasty nasty man haha! What server are you on btw? smile.gif

I'm on Arthas. Just transferred my fury warrior. Been PVE since Vanilla. redface.gif
 
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i7 7700k @ 4903 Mhz @1.312v 24/7 Asrock Z270 Taichi eVGA GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 G.Skill Flare X 16GB 3200CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Evo NZXT Kraken X52 Dell S2417DG 165Hz 1440p G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma - Mercury Edition Corsair 750 RM Phanteks Evolv ATX Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Mercury Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Firefly - Cloth Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Mercury Edition 
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i7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE GTX 980 Ti @ 1400 Mhz 4 x 4GB (16GB) Corsair LPX DDR3 
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240GB Seagate 1TB RAID HDD Cosair H240 Windows 10 
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Asus P278Q Razer BlackWidow Corsair 650W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 7700k @ 4903 Mhz @1.312v 24/7 Asrock Z270 Taichi eVGA GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 G.Skill Flare X 16GB 3200CL14 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingMonitor
256GB Samsung 850 Pro 1TB Samsung 850 Evo NZXT Kraken X52 Dell S2417DG 165Hz 1440p G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma - Mercury Edition Corsair 750 RM Phanteks Evolv ATX Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition Mercury Edition 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Firefly - Cloth Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Mercury Edition 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4790k @ 4.6Ghz Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE GTX 980 Ti @ 1400 Mhz 4 x 4GB (16GB) Corsair LPX DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
240GB Seagate 1TB RAID HDD Cosair H240 Windows 10 
MonitorKeyboardPower
Asus P278Q Razer BlackWidow Corsair 650W 
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I'm on Arthas. Just transferred my fury warrior. Been PVE since Vanilla. redface.gif

I have just re-subbed on Argent Dawn (started on Bronzebeard at the end of Vanilla, moved to Shadowsong for WOTLK and now I'm where I am!)

All alliance though, same with my partner (who this build is for)!
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looking forward to see how this turns out! I love WoW themed mods!
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Benching Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6950x Asus Rampage V Edition 10 GTX TITAN Xp Collector's Edition Special Edition Corsair Dominator Platinum Blac... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ SSD Crucial SSD Samsung 960 Evo NVM.e EK Rampage V E10 RGB Monoblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Noiseblocker eLoop 120mm Fans Alphacool 360mm Monsta Radiator Noctua Industrial A14 140mm Fans Silverstone AP182 180mm Fans  
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Various Custom Loop Parts Mayhems X1 Coolant GELID GC Extreme Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX 560mm Radiator 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EK Nickel NVM.e Heatsink Windows 10 Home Alienware 34 AW3418DW  GALAX Hall of Fame Black edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA 1600 G2 Silverstone TJ11 Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse GALAX RGB Mousepad 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Sennheiser G4ME ZERO Headset ASUS Hi-Fi External DAC Darkside LEDs Custom Sleeved Cables from Ensourced Modding 
Other
Customer Laser Acrylic Panels 
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AMD FX 9590 ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z ASUS Strix RX 480 Corsair Dominator 2400MHz 16GB 
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Western Digital 5TB Black Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 1TB Black 
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Western Digital 1TB Black Western Digital 500GB Blue ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM Deepcool Captain 240 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair SP120 PWM Corsair AF140 Windows 10 Home ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GALAX HOF Mechanical Keyboard EVGA 550w G3 Corsair 780t Razer Spectre 
Mouse Pad
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looking forward to see how this turns out! I love WoW themed mods!

Thank you very much biggrin.gif I hope I have enough skills to pull it off tongue.gif
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For The Horde!

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