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Just a small build log of my Canadian Themed case mod inspired by another members Canadian Themed Build

I didn't start with any 3D models or sketches or anything like that, this mod is being done completely on the fly so it's completely open to suggestions. I plan to have this done well before the OCN LAN so I can show it off there.

I've decided to do both picture and video logs for the build. I'm using my Samsung Focus for both so that will be my excuse for the really crappy sound quality in the videos. There are a ton of photos to go through so they might not be up right away but you can see the next post for the video log and the third post for the complete photo log (be warned there are tons and they aren't scaled, hence the use of spoiler tags).

 

I've started using my Sony DSC-W370 for taking pictures as of the last update.

 

 

 

After attending the OCN Grand Champion Series LAN and Benchmarking Event in Toronto over Canada day, and AMD had a rep there who took some pictures of my Eyefinity setup (the picture above).  He did a mini interview as well with me on camera along with DazMode himself as well.

 

AMD ended up posting an article yesterday featuring my setup:

 

 

http://blogs.amd.com/play/2012/07/31/overclocking-with-amd-and-overclock-net/

 

 

 

List of specs:

 

 

 

  • Fractal Design Core 1000
  • EVGA P55 Micro SLI
  • Intel X3480
  • 16 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance White LP RAM
  • 120 GB Solid 3
  • 2x 320 GB Scorpio Blue in RAID 0
  • AMD 6870
  • Scythe Kaze-Q Fan Controller
  • OCZ 550 W ZS PSU
  • Asus Xonar DG
  • MCP350
  • EK Supreme HF
  • Custom Mini Reservoir
  • RX240


 



Stuff left to do:

  • Motherboard cover
  • GPU backplate
  • Paint fans white and red
  • Paint the WC loop parts
  • Maple leaf shaped windowed panel
  • Sleeved cables
  • Sound dampening
  • Vinyls for top and back-side


 

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*Bolded items new additions since last milestone




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Video Log

Part 1 (Click to show)

Part 2 (Click to show)

Part 3 (Click to show)



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Picture Log


Supplies (Click to show)
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Painting Progress (Click to show)
Front Panel Painting
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Coolit Eco Painting
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Taking PSU apart
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Rear Exhaust Fan Painting
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Scythe Kaze-Q Painted
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Dinner Break (Click to show)
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Proposed Motherboard Cover Sketch (Click to show)
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Milestone 1 (Click to show)

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PSU painting prep (Click to show)

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Front I/O prep (Click to show)

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Full case prep (Click to show)

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OCZ Solid 3 prep (Click to show)

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The workbench (Click to show)

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Painting Update (Click to show)
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Painting Update 2 (Click to show)
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Milestone 2 (Click to show)

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H80 with 2x Scythe AP-15's in Push/Pull2 (Click to show)

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Before major Wire Management (Click to show)

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After Major Wire Management (Click to show)

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The Rest of the Show (Click to show)

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Metallic Red Painting Update (Click to show)

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Major Update for April (Click to show)
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Powder Coating Update (Click to show)
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Broken Xeon More Pictures (Click to show)
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9d8c080e_08-cablemanageA.jpeg
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Finally bought a Dremel (Click to show)
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Massive Water Cooling Update (Click to show)
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Massive Water Cooling Update #2 (Click to show)
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Photoshoot #1 (Click to show)
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OCN LAN Toronto - Canada Day 2012 (Click to show)
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OCN Case Badge (Click to show)
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This is awesome so excited that you are doing a build log of this!!!! I love my core 1000 but I think yours might look a bit better rolleyes.gif Canada FTW, subbed thumb.gif

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This is awesome so excited that you are doing a build log of this!!!! I love my core 1000 but I think yours might look a bit better rolleyes.gif Canada FTW, subbed thumb.gif

Thanks, the videos don't do it complete justice, once I get the clear coat applied, I'll reassemble it for a quick picture.

Guess I should update the OP with the specs lol.



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looks good so far!

I just have one complaint though, Build logs that hide all the pics in spoiler tags are annoying to read. tongue.gif


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looks good so far!

I just have one complaint though, Build logs that hide all the pics in spoiler tags are annoying to read. tongue.gif

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Well which pictures should I show? I figured there were too many to show all of them.

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Wow... that is gorgeous.....

I am trying to decide on if i want to switch from my full tower at the moment... but wanting to go WC in a mATX case... wonder if its possible in the 3000
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