Hey guys! It's time to start the build log on this project.
I decided to build a green lantern themed build inside a Thermaltake Core X9 case, in white. I decided I want to sleeve all the cables and try to do a really pro job, so that's what I'll be working on first. I'm using UV reactive green paracord as well as arctic white.
Here is the list of hardware I plan on using for this build. Things may change later but for now this is the plan.CPU
--ASUS ROG Maximus HeroGPU
--Nvidia GTX 980 TiPSU
--EVGA 850 G2
still undecided for the rest
Watercooling partsCPU block
--EK monoblockGPU block
using a 200mm center tube with 50mm tubes on either end, white tension rods and matching pump. I'll be using the fill/drain port and drilling a hole in the bottom of the case for mounting.tubing
--I'm thinking about doing hardlines (i made everything else difficult, why not tubing?
) but if there won't be much tubing visible I may just go with regular flex tubing, I'll have to think about that some more.fluid
--Mayhems X1 UV greenfittings
--white Monsoon fittings to match the resradiators
--2 360mm Darkside
slim rads, one regular and one cross-flow
I only have a few pics to get started, this sleeving project is going to take forever! I spent almost 2 hours just sleeving the first fan, (only 19 left!!) but this is my first time sleeving so things should move faster once I get the hang of it. I only ruined about 8 fan pins before I figured out how to get my crimper to work right.
Here is just the case, figured the dog would help you get a good idea of just how big this thing is if you haven't seen one in person yet.
Here's all my sleeving supplies and PSU ready to go!
The first fan is finally done! I wish I could have found some 3:1 heatshrink in this color instead of just 2:1, but it will hardly be noticeable in the end I think.
I'm still waiting for a few things to show up (mostly from china) so hopefully I can get more updated on this by next weekend.