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Hey all,

This is my first ever official build log, and to coincide, it is also my first ever watercooling build...
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~ FUSION ~




First up, we have the TJ07, this was originally owned by Falloutboy, and his build thread can be viewed here.

Then it moved on to Caffiene Dealer whose build log is located here.

Props aside, now it is my turn...
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Haha.
  • Current:
  • i7-2600k (hoping for 5ghz)
  • P8Z68-V
  • 4x4gb Ripjaws Z
  • SLI Zotac 3gb 580's with AC blocks
  • 1tb F3 Spinpoint
  • 3tb WD green
  • C300 128gb SSD
  • X-Fi Xtremegamer soundcard

  • Loop:
  • 480 UT60
  • Swiftech variable D5 with BP dress kit
  • EK 240 RadXT
  • FrozenQ T-virus 250 res (blue)
  • CPU-370
  • Matt-black 1/2x5/8" BP comps

  • Proposed:
  • Gelid UV wings for all rads
  • 1/2x5/8" clear Tygon tubing (plasticizer free)
  • Tube coil (thinking black, but might go UV orange)
  • Matt-black c-47 crystal link fittings.
  • BP stop fittings
  • Koolance QDC's
  • Tap to aid in draining.
  • 2x Samsung 840 120gb in Raid 0

Ok, so, pictures?



This is how I received it, don't mind the Christmas tablecloth, it is down to protect the card table until I can get a proper workspace
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Moar?


FOB's custom front plate.


Custom backing plate for the rad in the drive bays, made by FOB (I should trademark this...)






First mod in anticipation of installing some acrylic.



Some other goodies.






Test fitting the GPU's and soundcard, if you can see it tucked away in there.

That's it for now, I've just made an order at FCPU, so that is expected to be a few weeks.

Shall keep you updated when I can, though I expect this to be a slow build
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Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Ishi
 

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And a Rep+ for starting a nice build log.
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Good idea posting links for the two previous build logs, I've seen FOB's, of course, but not the other, although I do look at OCAU occasionally.
That's a good rad, the Alphacool 480 UT60. The 580's look great with those Aqua blocks. All good stuff!

Hopefully you don't get dinged too badly for shipping and duty ordering from the states.
Even here in Canada, we get charged dearly for buying from the US. I often have no choice, PPC and Frozen have seen a lot of orders from me.

Well, that case sure has an interesting history, perhaps look at it like a kind of heritage!
Your turn to make it what you want, and I figure you'll hang on to it for a good while!
 

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Thanks mate, appreciated!
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I only got a few things to tide me over;

  • M4-0.7 x 10mm Button Head Screws - Aluminum Anodized Blue 4-Pack 5 $2.00 $10.00
  • Bitspower SLI / Crossfire Multi-Link Adapter Pair - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-C47) 2 $9.99 $19.98
  • Bitspower UV Reactive Blue O-Ring (10 Pack) 1 $2.99 $2.99
  • FrozenCPU Easy Grip Anodized Aluminum Thumbscrew - BLUE 7 $0.40 $2.80
  • 6-32 x 5.0mm Hardened Carbon Steel Thumbscrew - Black (6#-32X5) 12 $0.50 $6.00
  • Item Total: $41.77
  • Shipping: $7.99
  • Tax: $0.00
  • Subtotal: $49.76
  • Discounts: -$2.13
  • Grand Total: $47.63
 

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First of many deliveries from FCPU.

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The bolts on the right hand side are a hellova lot darker in person then what they appear in the photo, the photographed colour is what I was after, but the darker colour will do.

Before
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After
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Removed the slot covers on my 580's and X-Fi Xtremegamer and gave them their first coat of paint.
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Weapon of choice
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Ive also painted the IO shield and my SLI bridge (can be seen in first pic).

I recently rebought a fan controller that was used in FOB's modding of the case (next to the PSU) but was on sold by Caffiene Dealer. It recently comw up in another sale on OCAU so I snapped it up.

Since I have a UT60 480 in the base, there is no longer enough space for it.

Soooo, I have an idea to kill two birds with one stone.

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Ive never been a fan on 92mm fans, so I am looking into either buying a modded backplate they already has the fans deleted, or using the acrylic from the PSU cover and making up a new piece without the fan controller nob holes in it, this also depends on whether the piece of acrylic is sufficient.
Ill also make a backplate of sorts to hid the pcb and the other benefit will be the covering up of the unsightly silver shields on the IO ports
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Ill try to update as much as I can though this is shaping up to be a rather slow build!

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,
 

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The blue scheme with the fittings, etc. looks good, gives it some "pop".
Very unique idea for the fan controller, whether you make a suitable back plate or buy one and mod it.
The dual-92mm. fan layout was just one of Silverstones quirky features meant for air-cooling, back in 2006. I never cared for that either. Luckily, that's easily changed, I bought a "fanless" plate for mine, then cut a single 92mm fan hole, centered for IATX.
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But you've got some extra work, to incorporate the fan controller in there.
 

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Thanks for your comments, greatly appreciated.

Does anywhere stock the fanless backplates? I looked around but seen alot were OOS

Cheers
I see that ChilledPc is out of stock on theirs, that's where I bought mine, but that was over a year and a half ago. I didn't know about ColdZero then, but was glad to discover CZ shortly after.
I purchase all of my TJ07-specific parts from ColdZero now. They have a fanless version in stock:
www.coldzero.eu/backplates/1344-tj07-backplate-atx-clear.html
As well as many other versions, and any customization needed.
 

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Loving all the little touches... those o-rings. So sexy.
 

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Loving all the little touches... those o-rings. So sexy.
Cheers mate.

Cant hope to compare with you "bigboys" of the modding scene, but im gonna give it a redhot go.
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Ive kinda get the feeling that after I finish building, and its usable, im just gonna get bored and want to rebuild it! Haha
 

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Haha, I am pretty sure that's how we all feel. I've barely been done for a week and I am itching for something new.
 

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Alright guys, another update inbound in 3...

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The first shield reinstalled, the other two had imperfections in the paint so i gave them a quick sand and another coat.




Now pictures of them installed and the contrast with the rear panel (I am thinking of replacing this with a Coldzero fanless design panel)





This is the rear I/O shield i have also painted.



Actually thinking of painting the whole backpanel in the same matte black.

Ram installed



CPU block test fitted



What are your guys opinion on tube routing? I'm thinking of just running a straight compression on the CPU and GPU blocks and getting the tube to bend in a nice arc.

Test mounted in the case.



Looks like there is not alot of cable routing up top for my proposed placement of the fan controller or the EPS 8pin, i'm thinking i might have to get some right angled aluminium to rig up a way to hid them away.

That's it for now, i'll keep you posted on any further developments.

I'm also looking to pick some Gelid Wing's up soon, but they are quite a pricey fan and i am looking at over $130 for 8 delivered, so we'll see how it pans out.

Cheers,

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Good job on the black paint.
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I didn't bother trying to match the gpu slot covers and all the others, I've got two different 7950's, and even they don't quite match. But close enough for me.
I guess the rear panel is up to you, the CZ panel does look really good.

As for tube routing, I was quite happy with some curved bends coming from the cpu and gpu, sounds like a good plan.
For those of us that still use flexible tubing these days!
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I've seen some people drill a wire-management hole in the top mobo rail, but you also have the fan controller wires, so perhaps the angled aluminum would work.
 

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I will be using 1/2x5/8" (already have some feet of it being delivered) and have heard it is prone to kinking, so we will see.

I plan to use UV reactive orange kinkcoil, so that should help with the bend.

Being that i have no experience with WC'ing, trial and error is my best option for now!
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You'll learn a lot doing your first loop, for sure!
And it'll be worth it.
I never got used to the look of anti-kink coils, but you will know if it looks good to you.
Hopefully your tubing will make nice curves without kinking.
 

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Photobucket is down so i resorted to tinypic.

Current idea for a backplate for my top 580:

I want to use two pieces of acrylic, a 3mm black and a 3mm uv blue. i'm considering cutting out the following design in the black piece of plexi and having the uv blue plexi below it.



I will paint the outsides of the UV blue plexi so i dont have any light bleed apart from where it is intended.
I'm thinking that i will have the pieces loosely fit together with countersunk screws mounting them to the card,
Also thinking that i will make recesses in the plexi to accomodate LED bulbs (UV) so that when the pieces of plexi are sandwiched together, they hold the LED's in place.

All conjecture atm.

Also, the other shields came out nicely after a sanding and a touch up.




I'm thinking i'll just grab some DVI connector covers and paint them black to cover up the yellow ports.

Thanks for looking.

Ishi
 
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