Yup building a computer for my GF. Had to happen, and since I talked to her about folding she wants one (not to mention her P4 is crap!!!). She heard about folding, so I caved... on a certain budget. The first three letters of her first name are N A T, you can speculate about the rest.
So here's da list:Hardware:
-VGA SPARKLE GTX560 1Gb (reference for WC'ing)
-P8P67 WS Revolution (RMA board I won't use anymore)
-4 x 2GB G.Skill 2133 ram (old ram I had lying around)
-Intel i7 2500k
-Corsair 240Gb sATA 3.0 Gb (sATA II) SSD (old SSD I have lying around)
-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB sATA 6.0Gb
-Gutted BD ROM from old computer... yeah I cheaped out.
-Antec Big Boy 200mm fan (lying around)Watercooling:
-Black Ice GT Stealth 240 Radiator - Blue
-Black Ice GT Stealth 120 Radiator - Blue
-Koolance QDC (Extreme Flow) No-Spill, Female Compression
-Koolance QDC (Extreme Flow) No-Spill, Male Compression
-Heatkiller GPU-X³ GTX 560 -Hole Edition
-Feser Aqua Non Conductive Ultra Pure Water
-Danger Den DreamFlex tubing
-Bitspower Ultimate G 1/4 Thread 1/2" ID 3/4" OD
-Shin-Etsu X23-7783D Silicone Thermal Compound - .5 Gram (for Vid card)
-Prolimatech PK-1 Nano Aluminum Thermal Compound - 5 Gram
-Sunbeam 30W Rheosmart 6 Channel Smart Fan Controller
-Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-S3HS 120mmx25mm Ultra Silent Fan
-DEMCiflex 200mm Magnetic Dust / Fan Filter
-MCP 35X with reservoir
-XSPC Raystorm2011-12-27 (Click to show)
After two months of waiting for a lost package, the stuffz has arrived! Now I didn`t finish before the sun set so I have to wait until this afternoon to get the completed pics up. Here is the beginning.
Nat-inator got a name change to Dusty...
Even on the Sparkle Caliber sig... ack!!!
ALL the fans were this dirty!!
Top grill was also dirty, and sorry for the pick, have a crappy PS cam.
Front 5.25 mesh insterst... there`s the cat hair...
Ack, this is bad!
Dear lord... 2.5 months of usage and I get this abuse from my GF.
Alright, next three pics are the cleaned parts.
Alright the good stuffz! Raystorm installed...
Thermal pads added and TIM removed.
I kept the Sparkle back plate for the 560. Needed to take out some of the rivets for it to fit.
Screwed up the first one. Might get some black paint to cover that up. But at least it has a backplate which makes the whole thing look a lot better!