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Hey Folks,

It's been a loooooooooong time since I've built a rig that requires more than a weekend worth of work, finally it's time to get back on track before the snow hits.

so Color Scheme is going to be Yellow and black, of course matching the motherboard/case, sleeving and water-cooling equipment

Hope you'll enjoy it.

Case

Corsair C70 Gunmetal (Going to be modded to match the theme)

Components

- CPU: Intel i5 - 4670K
- Motherboard: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE
- Ram: un-decided
- HDD: Seagate Pipeline 2TB (might run two of them in RAID 0)
- PSU: EVGA 600W B
- GPU: Zotac GTX 680 4GB edition

Cooling

- XSPC Raystorm waterblock (People's favorite)
- Black Ice GT 360 Radiator (broke) + Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 + Swiftech MCR220-QP-K
- XSPC X2O 750 V4 Dual Bay Res/Pump
- Bitspower 1/2ID 3/4OD silver fittings
- Primochill 1/2ID 3/4OD clear tubing
- Distilled water with Mayhems yellow dye and Mayhems Biocide Extreme

Sleeving

- MDP-X Black
- Axon banana yellow

Everything is subject to change. I'll update along the way.
 

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Fans and bays are out!


I love how these bays are easily taken out


First of all, measurements measurements measurements and guess what, something won't let my 360 go in!


Problem easily fixed


Sure enough, 2 minutes later


Piece is gone!


Time to put the rad inside and guess what happened


Here, I'll zoom in, yes I'm f***ing pissed


Motherboard





A shot of the CPU


PSU



HDD


The GPU


4GB
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Can't have a 4GB card with no block



Cuz colored tubing is too mainstream


The most common block out there




Now for the most expensive items of this build

 

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Got the stuff ready for painting


Painted the parts over two days and threw them in the case, couldn't take pics of the process as it was freaken 4 degrees!!


Oh yeah, the board is mounted


A proper pic of the CPU


Dat chipset


did I mention that I got the Bay res/rad


This case doesn't like water cooling!! Can't fit the res unless I get the appliers


Seems like it will have to remain like this till tomorrow ...
 

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Surprised how good that board looks in that case.
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If I knew how to take pictures with this camera, it would've looked much much better, seems like it's going to require a full semester just to learn the full options and capabilities of this DSLR camera lol
 

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A small update, got home today and guess what, I could feel the sun!! No clouds!!

looked at that pc and well, it was time to pimp it up

Looked at that PSU



yea, that has to be fixed, How can I fix that? Here's a hint.



Yeah, the front is too plain, don't you think?



well, if I'm painting, I might as well make it more than one item



Not taking the camera outside, so let's forward to 40 mins later



Front goes in and awesome comes out



Did I mention that I bent some metal, fit that res and attached that front?



How about we throw that modified PSU in there



Crappy picture, I know, It's 11:30pm and I've been awake since 7am, just wanted to share that last piece done today



Here's a close up

 

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Are you able to return that pump? I would suggest it if possible just because of alot of bad experience with mine
nope, can't return it. It's the second time I use that pump and I've had no problems last time I used it. What problems did you have ?
 

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Its not just me, there are videos on youtube of people experiencing a loud humming like sound. I've never had performance issues with the pump, just annoyance issues.
I'll be switching over to the D5 Bay res eventually.

Either way, subbed.
oh yeah, I know what you mean, pc was under the desk on the first build and I usually game with headphones on or surround sound and there's always something playing (game - show - movie - music) as I can't work if its dead silent so it didn't really bother me.

Thanks for the sub
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What tubing are you using? Something yellow I'd assume.

I've seen either Bitspower or Swiftech or someone lol has back and yellow compression fittings that would look nice
tubing is clear 3/4 primochill with distilled water and mayhems yellow dye

Mmm paint the fittings, I sense a busy weekend (if the weather is good for painting )
 
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