Modding PCs is a hobby that sucks a lot of money. Being a student, I don't really have a lot of money to spend.
So for this mod, don't expect a lot of overkill components.
One of my friends is working in a waste disposable (Swiss people sort their waste). Electronic waste is growing, also because of the growing number of people that owns electronic stuff.
Anyway, back on the topic! Everyday evening during 2 weeks, I was visiting this electronic waste center, hoping to find some stuff I can further use. My patience was worth the time spender in the waste center! I was able to find more than 150 working electronic pieces, including 4 Eheim 1048 water pumps, a lot of 120 rads, some weird waterblocks (HDD, CPU, RAM, GPU, MB, etc), more than 2 kilo of fittings and 2-3 reservoirs. But most importantly, I found pretty good electronic components that was in perfect shape.
All of this to say one thing: the majority of this build was found in a waste center, so no costs for it!CURRENT COST OF THE BUILD:
Means I've discovered it at the Waster centerOwned
Means I received it or owned it for a long timeBought
Means I bought it (thanks Captain Obvious...)
PS: Sorry for my english, I speak french and german...
New pictures will be put in the Spoiler links and a description will be written with all updates
Here is a list of the materials and some other stuff we used to complete this ModBETA Infrastructure:
Intel I5 750 Discovered
4x2GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600MHzDiscovered
XFX Radeon HD 6790Discovered
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Discovered
Samsung 1000GB Discovered
NitroX 600W Semi-modular PSU DiscoveredCooling and miscellaneous:
EKWB Supreme LTX Acetal-Copper Owned
Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X³ Core LC Bought
Alphacool MCX RAM cooler Bought
Alphacool MCX distribution unit Bought
Old Apple Powermac G5 Watercooling unit (rad+pump will be used) Owned
Old Apple CPU, mainboard and VRM cooler Owned
Old Apple PowerMac G5 Fans (DELTA FANS!!!) Owned
Tygoon 2475 Tubing (received it from my old lab) Owned
Plasti-Dip white Bought
Miscellaneous paints Bought
Mayhems Pastel White + Mayhems dyes BoughtOther devices:
Wood board Owned
(for the case)
All custom sleeved cables come from Ensourced.net
LIST OF UPDATES
12 October 2014: Added Pictures of the componentsSECOND UPDATE
14 October 2014: GPU air cooler unmount and GPU waterblock cleaning
Warning: A lot of them!!! (Click to show)