Welcome one and all to my very first build log. Hopefully this will be a great experience to share with you all as this is a project of many firsts: first extensive case mod, first foray into custom water cooling, first hardline loop too, and first time putting everything out there for public display! Exciting and terrifying in equal measure
Asteria II: Rearmoured
is based around the stunning In Win 901
Mini ITX case, and was inspired by Laine's "Clarity"
. It was great to see a custom loop put into this case, but I felt more could've been done with his radiator placement. A year of planning and exploring later I've bitten the bullet and giving it a shot of my own.
Asteria was a Greek goddess associated with falling stars and prophetic dreams. She was also a Titan and, frankly, that's why the original Asteria was named as such - all of my computers are female and she had a GTX Titan inside
The Titan and a few other parts of being reused in this new project, and hence Asteria II: Rearmoured was born.
- i7 6700K
- Maximus VIII Impact
- 16GB Dominator Platinum
- GTX Titan
- Silverstone ST45SF-G V2 PSU
- EK Supremacy EVO Acetal
- Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 Titan LT with EK FC Titan backplate
- Alphacool UT60 360 primary radiator
- Alphacool ST30 120 secondary radiator
- Alphacool DDC310 pump with Aquacomputer DDC top
- Aquacomputer Aqualis ECO100 res
- EK 12mm hardline compression fittings
Fans still TBC
Since this has been in the planning stages for over a year, there's no starting pics of the case I'm afraid since it's all in bits for measuring!
Where I can though I do intend to give some stock shots of components before they're modded. Right now though I only have my phone camera available, some cheap lights and a black bed sheet that refuses to have the creases ironed out of it, so don't expect miracles in the photography department
Thanks for looking, progress will be updated as it comes.