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[Sponsored] Temple of Fusion - All Your Transistors Will Bow to Me

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I started this project four months ago. I had an idea about a custom computer case with high performance and superior liquid cooling. Where I put the radiators in front, instead of stuffing them into a case. I wanted to go big. Here are some pics of the 3D model in Sketch-up.




From the beginning I wanted to get sponsored. I wanted to see how the process worked. Since I work at AMD, I had an advantage. I got to talk to the marketing department and learned what was needed. I came up with a game plan and wrote out a proposal. This process took a long time, a lot longer than I thought. I took my time and researched on writing a proposal. Got the website up and running at www.templeoffusion.com. And it paid off, big time. I got sponsored by two companies. The first being AMD, for the computer part of the build. The second, EK Water Blocks, for the liquid cooling part of the project.




Now the sponsoring part is over, time to start building. I started out by laying out the base.



Then got the walls of the Temple cut out. This case is going to be huge. But I like to say, “Go big, or go home.”




I will use this thread as my worklog. I will try to updated it every week with my progress.
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Hmmm..... should be interesting. sub'd
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Congrats on the sponsorship! Sub'd.
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Congrats on the sponsorship! Sub'd.
Thanks, I worked really on getting sponsored. Even EK said I had the best proposal they have ever seen.
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post #5 of 250
In! Can't wait to see what you do with this!
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I didn't get too much done this week, besides running to and from the store. For the wood working I got some new toys, I mean tools I got a cordless planer and circular saw. This made my life a little easier.




Got the case sides all lined up and level.




Used some clamps and the sander to even things out.

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Sub'd. Do you have a full parts list including all of the watercooling stuff??
Edited by VW_TDI_02 - 7/25/10 at 6:48pm
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Sub'd. Do you have a full parts list including all of the watercooling stuff??
Thanks,

Here is my list so far. Also can be found at my build site, www.templeoffusion.com.

For the Computer
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T Black Edition
Two 5970 Graphics Cards
Gigabyte AM3 790FX MB (MA790FXT-UD5P)
8g of DDR3-2133 OCZ Flex
Two of OCZ 100g SSD for the Boot Drive in RAID0
4tb of Samsung's 7200 SATA2 in RAID10


For the Liquid Cooling
2 x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (480) Radiators
EK Supreme HF (Acetal + Nickel) - CPU
2 x EK-FC5970 (Acetal + Nickel) – GFX Cards
EK-FB GA AMD Kit (Acetal + Nickel) – Motherboard
OCZ Flex Ex will have water cooled cover already
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Originally Posted by 6-Bolt View Post
Thanks,

Here is my list so far. Also can be found at my build site, www.templeoffusion.com.

For the Computer
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T Black Edition
Two 5970 Graphics Cards
Gigabyte AM3 790FX MB (MA790FXT-UD5P)
8g of DDR3-2133 OCZ Flex
Two of OCZ 100g SSD for the Boot Drive in RAID0
4tb of Samsung's 7200 SATA2 in RAID10


For the Liquid Cooling
2 x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (480) Radiators
EK Supreme HF (Acetal + Nickel) - CPU
2 x EK-FC5970 (Acetal + Nickel) – GFX Cards
EK-FB GA AMD Kit (Acetal + Nickel) – Motherboard
OCZ Flex Ex will have water cooled cover already
That looks like one hell of a rig. I'm hoping the finished product comes out well.
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2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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Samsung F3 1tb Samsung 830 64Gb Western Digital Green 1tb Samsung 850 EVO 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Lite-On Blu-Ray Player Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Acer S231HLBID 23" 
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Vizio 32" 1080P Razer BlackWidow Rocketfish 900W HAF 912 
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Logitech G402 Hyperion Steel Series QcK Asus Xonar DG 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 760 Asus P7P55D-E Pro XFX 5570 Corsair XMS3 2x1gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 640Gb HP DVD1260 Cooler Master GeminII S524 Windows 7 Enterprise x64 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Vizio 32" 1080 Corsair 650TX Silverstone LC13B-E Droid X2 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo GMA X3100 4GB DDR2 667 MHz 120 GB 
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looks good, fellow dsmer
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