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Well here it is, the Silhouette build reincarnate build log.



Both my girlfriend and I decided the blue flowery thing was past its time, and we wanted to go with something a little different. In the meantime, we opted to try and cram as much high end hardware into the small form case as we could. Below are the specs for the new system.

Main Components:
CPU: Intel i7 950
Mobo: Rampage III Gene
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB 1600Mhz DDR3
GPU: EVGA GTX470
SSD: Crucial C300 SATA6.0 64GB
PSU: Antec 550W Earthwatts PSU

Cooling:
CPU: Heatkiller Rev. 3.0 LT Black Acetal Block
GPU: Heatkiller Full Coverage for GTX470
Rad: Black Ice GTX240
Pump: D5
Res: Custom Dual Liquid Fusion Reservoir

Work on the case has already begun, as I have done most of the CAD work. We will post some pictures of the progress soon. Material for the case should end up getting picked up on Monday.
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Waiting for this memory to show up is making me crazy = \
    
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looking forward to it
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Jesus man if it looks half as good as the previous Silhouette, you deserve not a monument but A FREAKING MUSEUM!!
   
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The graphics I'm cooking up for the front should be pretty cool. We are of course following the tried and true silhouette idea, but with a twist. I'm going to design the staple honeycomb/hexagon pattern cut out of black ABS. We're going to leave space between them and use slow strobing red meteor lights to give it a nice pulsating glow. Should be pretty cool. Also, we're going to try to do some other interesting lighting features to get a nice white glow for the top of the base to make things more visually interesting.

We're making the case larger than the original to allow for the 470 and to give more room for the cooling system and wires. It should be a much cleaner build with a more promising theme. This mobo is a bit larger as well by about an inch, so this will allow for it. The whole thing will be much nicer as far as space is concerned.

If time permits, we will be trying to put together a few additional water features just to give the extra wow factor. The waterfall reservoir is being replaced by a dual custom Liquid Fusion reservoir of sorts, and the color of the helix has yet to be decided. Once the case is built, the extra features will be added as we see fit to make sure they are visually appealing. He's a perfectionist... I do graphics... what can I say, we make a great team but we're mad picky.

This case will include a disk drive and an extra set of USB ports on the front, something that the earlier idea didn't have.

    
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Hoooneycooombz....
   
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oh bayby! i had an idea for a crysis mod once....... it didn't work out good luck i can't wait!
    
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oops double post can a mod delete plox
    
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Subbed. V1 was incredible, definitely looking forward to a black/red theme.
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The plastic is getting picked up today, so pictures should start rolling in soon. We're going to try to begin to cut the panels.
    
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