April Mod of the Month Winner!:Link
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Due to my image host I have had to compact the log into 2 posts. Please use the following to check out the log.
Step 1 - http://www.overclock.net/t/765778/project-katharos-pure-nzxt-beta-evo-mod-april-2011-motm-winner/0_20#post_9842350
Step 2 - http://www.overclock.net/t/765778/project-katharos-pure-nzxt-beta-evo-mod-april-2011-motm-winner/500_100#post_13034176
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_.-( Introduction )-._
Hello, This is my first time posting onto your forum as well as my first actual work log! First, a little about me. I have been working on/building/fixing/tinkering ( I love that word ) with computers and electronics for about 13 years or so.
I have since gotten bored with overclocking and the software side of things and decided I needed a new challenge. My time is short, being I work for a drug, alcohol, and life controlling problem ministry called Teen Challenge, so between ministering (yes, bible thumpers are nerds too!) and my wife, time is a precious commodity.
So being that I love to write and want to push my knowledge to the limit, I have decided to go full throttle into the modding game as well as make some friends and gain knowledge along the way!
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Im naming this project Katharos,
Katharos is greek for clean, pure physically purified by fire in a similitude. like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit in a levitical sense clean, the use of which is not forbidden, imparts no uncleanness ethically free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt free from every admixture of what is false, sincere genuine blameless, innocent unstained with the guilt of.
The whole purpose of this mod is to make the cleanest, most eye pleasing mods, with smooth corners and dark colors. In essence to make it clean and pure just as the description goes.
The concept is to add a window, sleeve all of the cables, stick to the black and blue theme. As well as add mini windows on the front panel for the blue led to shine through. Completely Mod the generic power supply from plain jane to clean and smooth. (although this is a work in progress and is subject to change) Add the hdd activity light to the front bezel (or cd rom activity light) and have it be a bigger part of the front.
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Case: NZXT Beta Evo
Processor: Intel Intel i7 2600k
Heatsink: Rasa 240 Kit
Motherboard: Gigabyte UD5
RAM: OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
HDD: 2 x WD Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA (Raid 0)
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ600MXSP 600W
Fans: 2x 140mm CM R4's (blue led)
GPU: 2x MSI GTS 450
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Here is the front part, mmmmmm roundy corners...
Here are the guts, plan to do alot of cable management with this beast
Planning on Stealthing and possible adding acrylic as well as some blue leds to that top lip, hooked up to the dvd drive activity light or the hdd activity light!
I did make a window placement guide to give an idea of what im doing.
The window will have mntechpc window molding and smoked acrylic for the window, and im playing with the idea of using hex black screws to fasten the window down.