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Metal plate completely cut and sanded. All I need is some warmer weather so I can begin painting; its been unusually cold and icy here in TX, and I don't have a garage to paint in. Should let up soon.

Both rads have been installed, as well as the mobo, cpu waterblock and hard drive cage.

My 560 was supposed to come in the mail yesterday, but for whatever reason UPS didn't deliver. Hopefully Monday. In the meantime I have some cable sleeving to do. Here's some pics of the current status. Quality isn't the best, but the final pics will be much better I promise.





I put some heatsinks on the mobo VRMs, since it doesn't come stock with any. First time using this T412 Chomerics thermal tape, heard good things about it.







Not bad for being freehanded with a dremel. After its painted I will probably add some black U-channel to the edges.



That's all for now! More pics once I get the GTX560.
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post #22 of 59
you might wanna stick few filters under your case
i can tell you that its gonna build incredible dust in no time
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the false floor looks awesome! can't wait to see this finished
    
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Looking good Punisher. I like how the fabrication came out.
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post #25 of 59
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you might wanna stick few filters under your case
i can tell you that its gonna build incredible dust in no time
Good point. I had thought about this at one time but then forgot. After hearing about others doing it, I decided to make some fan filters out of pantyhose (made my fiancee buy them ). Hopefully it will do an ok job at keeping the dust out.

I got to do some painting today. Gotta love wintertime in Texas - 25 degrees one day and 70 the next. After considering my options for case feet, I decided it would be most cost-effective to make my own. I cut some 1" dowel rod and bought some padded feet. Should provide a little under 2" raise on my case for the psu and 240 to breathe. Pics once I finish painting.
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post #27 of 59
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Things to note about the GPU:

While Nvidia's website lists a minimum 500W psu to run this card, on the box it says 550W with 38A on the 12v rail(s). I'm not sure how accurate that is, because that's the same spec as the GTX470 and I know from numerous reviews that this pulls less power than the 470. My PSU is rated 37.5A so we will see. I won't be running furmark or anything anyhow.

This is an absolutely beautiful card in person. Taking the cooler off revealed a very solid looking heatsink plate covering the VRM area. I would have liked to replace the thermal pads on it, but if something ever goes wrong with it I would like to be able to slap the stock cooler back on and send it back in original condition.

I had to bend the pins on my enzotech bcc9 ramsinks in order for them to clear the barbs with the tubes on them, but no big deal. I just hope I can get enough airflow over them to keep the ram/vrm cool.


Things to note about the Rasa GPU block:

I am wholly convinced that whoever designed the mounting hardware on this block was possessed by none less than Lucifer himself.The bolts are a few millimeters too short to screw into the backing nuts properly. I had to push very hard on the block in order to catch even a couple threads. Maybe the GF114 chip is abnormally tall, but I doubt it. Basically you will need to have no fear of breaking your gpu if you want to install this. Now I definitely wish I went with the EK block, but hopefully this will do.


Other things to note:

The end is near! It got cold here again, so no painting till sat. it looks like. Painting and leak testing are the only things I have left before I can finally use my PC again!
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Awesome build, my first WC build was in a 900, 240 + 120 swftech rads, then I got hooked and wound up several years later with all the stuff in my sig Looks great, and that 560 looks so clean! I love the new black PCBs that Nvidia is putting out.
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Awesome build, my first WC build was in a 900, 240 + 120 swftech rads, then I got hooked and wound up several years later with all the stuff in my sig Looks great, and that 560 looks so clean! I love the new black PCBs that Nvidia is putting out.
Thanks, a lot of people on here don't like the antec cases; I think its great, just needs some improvement. Of course about halfway through all this I realized I could have bought a CM 690 II and saved myself a lot of time and work, but that wouldn't be nearly as much fun!

I love how the gtx560 pcb looks too. Can't wait to see how it performs.
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Case feet and filter are in place and lookin good.



Laid down some more paint today.



Tomorrow I can paint my biohazard logo on the black plate and be done with the last piece of the build.



Everything is in place except the last couple tubing connections. I didn't take pictures of a lot of the custom wiring/sleeving or cable management, but its all there. Shaping up real nice.

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