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Mountain Phoenix


A phoenix is a mythical bird that is a fire spirit with a colourful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (literally "sun-city" in Greek). It is said that the bird's cry is that of a beautiful song. The Phoenix's ability to be reborn from its own ashes implies that it is immortal, though in some stories the new Phoenix is merely the offspring of the older one. In very few stories they are able to change into people.

After close to 4month`s of planning i can proudly say that i am ready to start my first build log of my Project that i call Mountain Phoenix the reason of that name you ask? Well I have become more aware of colour`s and purple have become one of the colours that have caught my eye and since the build have become a high end build with fully integrated water cooling Phoenix sounds like a reflection of the hardware(epix!). And the chase is huge like a mountain and will be power coated white, (the mountain-case will be the home for the Phoenix)
Been into computers for almost 8 years and really love it since I have a lot of spare time the computer is a trust worthy mate to have not sure I would still be alive if it wouldn’t have been for my pc so I figured that my old dell I getting to slow and weak for the newer games its almost 8years by now so need something new, did start a few weeks before summer vacation with research since I first was after ready build system I could just start op but after checking almost every large company out there I found out that the tax in Norway is ridiculous 25% tax on everything that is brought into the country that’s with shipping fees and some gods even have an extra 13% on top of that so I realized it was to expensive to buy and ship so I decided so build on one my own.
The Project as a whole have grown in time, but at the same time been incredible fun to research each part and changing the set up over time from the first idea that hit me in late July, To a finished project with everything set up in the different shops,
Its currently a large list of parts that have come and gone the past few months, Its currently spread over 7 Internet shops, all the way from the United States back to the locally placed ones
After almost 6month`s of research and scrapping my original plans a few times (It`s incredible how indecisive I can be sometimes) I came up with the purple dragon and chose purple as my theme, but its ridiculously hard to find gadgets to match the theme its been only slewing and case light`s I have been able to dig up. So after some thinking i did change the name and the colour`s to White Purple and Orange Mainly so will do my best to make a clean build, its my first time building a computer also so hope it will be a positive experience
its also my first build log
Hardware!

SAMSUNG DVD±R/RW/RAM DL 22X SATA
CORSAIR AIRFLOW FAN V2 FOR DOMINATOR DDR3
SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB SATA/300 7200RPM 32MB
LITEON IHOS104 BLU-RAY READER 4X SATA BLACK
OCZ VERTEX 2 2.5" 120GB SSD
ASUS Xonar Essence STX
CORSAIR 12GB DDR3 INTEL I7 DOMINATOR GT 2000MHZ CL8 (3X4GB)
CORSAIR AX 1200W PROFESSIONAL SERIES MODULAR PSU
INTEL CORE I7 950 3.06GHZ 8MB
ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME X58 S-1366 ATX
ASUS GEFORCE GTX 580 1536MB x2 in SLI
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium NO OEM, 64bit
Arctic Silver ArtiClean 1& 2, 2x30
Antistatic Armchain 6 feet


Chase: Mountain Mods Ascension - Cyo Custom Powder coat and etched the bird into 2 Acrylic Windows
Slewing: from MDP-X
Reservoir: T-Virus
The water cooling was way harder to get together since I had no experience what so ever with it from before but with some very good help I managed to get all I needed

Water Cooling list
Koolance VID-NX580 (GeForce GTX 580) X2
XSPC RS360 BLACK Triple Radiator X4
screw DIN 7985 M4 x 30 cross flat zinc coated X12
Laing D5-Pump 12V D5-Vario 1/2 tubing connector
Xigmatek XLF-F1253 ( 120x120x25mm) X16
13mm (1/2") sealing plug – knurled
19/13mm G1/4" compression fittings set 10x2

****** Y-cable 3Pin Molex to 4x 3Pin x3
****** Y-Cable 3Pin Molex to 6x 3Pin Molex
19/13mm compression fitting 45° revolvable G1/4 - knurled - silver nicke x6
Koolance SLI VID variable connection nipple G1/4" - 1 Slot X2

EK Water Blocks EK-Supreme HF Full Nickel universal (775/1156/1366/AM2/AM3/939/XEON)
Scythe Kaze Master 5.25" 6way fan controller Black
Koolance MB-ASR3E (ASUS Rampage III Extreme)

Mayhems Biocide 5ml
Masterkleer tubing PVC 19/13mm (1/2"ID) UV-active white 10m

some early pictures, they are not taken in a very good light and on my mobile so the first ones aint perfect








Opened up the packs i have gotten so far to take some pictures. and i am not to happy with what i found.
One of the GTX580blocks are got burn marks and got greasy finger marks on it
2 of the rads have damage to the black finish and one even seem to have gotten some corrosion on the end:facepalm:

some pictures, its so hard to get decent lighting in my appartment








Quick Disconnects

Orange on/off plug






you can see some of the damage here



cant wait to get the case, will be a huge beast:lol:
Just started to get the parts i have ordered, will come back with more pictures bit later

hoping to get the Chase sometime next week
Just ordered the last water cooling parts, have to wait a while on the mobo block tough
    
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Wow, that's a lot of radiators.
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chase will get shipped over the weekend
    
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what purpose could 4x 360 radiators possible serve? Are you planning on serving cold drinks?
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i wouldn`t need 4 for cooling but the chase can an fit four, and it is a long time investment
    
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Originally Posted by Beezie View Post
i wouldn`t need 4 for cooling but the chase can an fit four, and it is a long time investment
Fair enough, OP was tl;dr. Sorry about that.

I had another question... I forgot though, I'll edit when I remember :/

Remembered, did you draw that phoenix? It's freakin' sweet!

Oh, and another. That's a "vandal" switch or something isn't it? What type? There's two and I don't know the difference, I'm thinking about building a case and using them as reset and on/off's.
Edited by fr0st. - 1/14/11 at 3:28am
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This are the buttons i will use
there are a lot of different colours and sizes
    
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The Custom Reservoir is here
T-Virus Purple





still waiting on the chase
    
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The case just arrived today! i had to stop and think how i would get the large pack into the living room to be opened lol. ITS HUUUGE! i knew it would be large but omg:lol::rofl:








    
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