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So I was planning on submitting this into 2011 the case mod contest but there was a typo and now that it is fixed I am out =-( so I will just show off my almost completed case as I was going to in the contest



This is strange . . . . . it all started (*fading and wobbly effects*)

I am an Electrical Engineer at FIU and I about to graduate in May (an go no where because I am going try and get a Masters) and these last few months my younger brother and mother have been on my computer. So in a fit of rage I decided to build a computer (all for myself). . . .
-End of October

A few days later the Black Friday sales started (newegg, tiger direct, blah blah blah) and thanks to a credit credit line, I was able to buy all my parts. When I started to gaze on the parts I bough I quickly realized that I could not make some standard case. I currently design and build industrial machinery so I pulled all of my knowledge and inspiration (and a bottle of Jack) and came up with a few ideas.

small video of parts and designs

-November 19


By the end of November I had all of my parts and inspiration ready to go. And I started on the basics, the tank and section that is holding the MOBO and praying that my finals would never come along


-November 23rd


Finished the basics of the "case" and started mounting all of the parts that had nothing to do with the water cooling system (build the computer for a dry run)


-November 30th

Bad video card and studying for finals set me back a few days but I was finally able to get some benchmarking done


-December 6th


With finals over, my birthday passed and Jesus B-day around the corner I was able to get some time to work on the computer and found out I had a bad RAM stick (OMG GOING TO PUNCH A BABY!!) At his point a friend pointed out your case mod contest online and I got all excited to show it off.


-December 27th


Thank to the bad asses (<- not sure if that if that is the plural of ass??) at overclock.net I was able to get my i7 950 from 3.07 to 4.02 GHz, my RAM from 1066 to 2000 MHz and my video card's clock from 612 to 816 MHz and memory clock from 1333 to 1778 MHz. This is the final result, but missing some up keeping and parts


-January 3rd

I registered for the case mod and found out that earliest day to start working was not Jan 01, 2010 but 2011. =-/ o wells

I will probably have another video out by the 10 or so with this thing finished
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Jealous of you! Good Job on the build
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Kpnamja
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k ASUS P8P67 PRO Saphire R9 290 Tri-X OC G.Skill 8GB 1866Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 500GB & 2TB Samsung 830 LG Blu-ray Thermaltake Frio 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64-bit Asus 23.6" & Dell 27" Ducky-9008 Brown Corsair HX750 
CaseAudio
NZXT Phantom Black/Orange RX-900 
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