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Project H2Orange

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    davido_labido Active Member

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    Project: [​IMG]

    Well, its time to rebuild my computer, its getting on a bit, and although the componants have stood the test of time well, im just getting bored with the overall build. So, time to do a rebuild!!!!

    First and foremost though, i need to thank these awesome people/companies for either sponsoring me, discounting stuff for me (as i am on a really tight budget) or just generally been there when ive needed help with things!

    To start with: (more will be said about these awesome folk as the build progresses!!)

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    So, what have i got so far?

    Some of this gear has been kindly donated by the ever so awesome coolmiester some of it ive bought recently and some of it i already had!

    here is the water cooling that is going into the build: Hence the name, its going to be h20 heavy, in H2 case, with a lot of orange!!!



    1 x XSPC H2 Enthusiast Tower Case - Black
    1 x XSPC Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 WaterBlock
    1 x XSPC EX480 120mm Radiator - Black
    2 x XSPC EX360 Crossflow Radiator
    1 x XSPC RayStorm CPU WaterBlock (Intel)
    1 x XSPC Memory WaterBlock + Side Plate Set
    2 x XSPC Photon 170 Tube Reservoir
    1 x XSPC Universal Memory Side Plate (Twin Set)
    1 x XSPC 5.25” Bay Temperature Sensor Frame
    1 x XSPC 120mm Universal Radiator Stand
    2 x XSPC Razor SLI Flow Bridge (2 Slot)
    1 x XSPC LCD Temperature Sensor (White) V2 + G1/4" Inline Sensor
    1 x XSPC LCD Temperature Sensor (Orange) V2 + G1/4" Plug Sensor
    3 x XSPC Razor GTX 680 GPU Waterblocks

    Pics coming soon!!!!

    so... can you guess what a bodystocking manufacturer is sponsoring a computer build for?!
     
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    Well, i started to type a bit of an update, then i realised.... my brand new (had it about a month) £130 ducky shine 3 keyboard was way too black for this build.

    So, i changed it to fit with H2Orange!


    i bought, i bet you can guess? yup, some white and orange spray paint, i thought id try plastidip as i wanted to have a little bit of a get out of jail free card with it ;)

    First, i took it apart... sorry warranty, i never liked you anyway.

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    Then, a couple of coats of white to cover the black as much as possible, this is the first coat, i think i did 2 more after this

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    then, cracked on with the "blaze orange" I love that colour!!!

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    the finish isnt bad at all, the only problem was my impatience, i should have given it at least another coat as it seems i consentrated on the sides you see the most (from the front view) and only did 1 coat on the 2 sides, you cant tell unless you look closely, but the black is certainly still there.

    if i get some time, il probably just give it another coat, but its certainly fine for now:

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    hmmmmm.... hang on, those keys look rather black to me =(

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    ooou, its ok!! ive got just what the doctor ordered!

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    Thats better!

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    and just some with the lights off to show, i did have this in mind before i bought the keyboard ;)

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    So, not really an update with the build, but at least im getting in the mood ;)

    Thanks folks!
     
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    Right, so lets get some pictures uploaded hey?

    A massive thanks to

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    particularly coolmiester, who without his support, i wouldn't have even thought about rebuilding my computer, certainly not into a case as large as this one!!!
    he has helped me, not only with equipment, but also with encouragement when i met him at a few events! THANKYOU!

    so, this update, is just some XSPC component porn really, just a little taster as to what im thinking!

    so....

    Here is the case.... im not going to do much here, other than say.... ITS MASSIVE!!!! apologies about the messy backdrop, i literally grabbed it out of the box and took a picture in excitement, then took it apart, to see what i wanted to do with it. when i rebuild it il take better pictures!!

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    Reservoirs!!! 2 of them? well, it can only mean 1 thing...> DUAL LOOPS :D

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    for 2 loops id need 2 pumps though...right? aaah, sweet, i already ordered them :D

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    But XSPC have these too!!! dual looks that can be seen from the front? hmmm.... 3 reservoirs then? aaaah, why not!

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    im going to need a lot of fittings.... i know, i know i already have a box full.... but what about these sexy things!!!

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    they really do look lovely!!

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    a temp sensor holder... oh, and some temp sensors too (which i already have connected so, there are no pictures of

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    a 480 Rad? MUCH COOLING!

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    just to give you an idea of the hight of the case....

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    that window looks small though... doesnt it? Yeh, il have to do something about that i think ;)
     
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    So....

    that window. for a case so big, it did surprise me how small the window was tbh, it showed everything most people would want to show off though, just not quite big enough for what i wanted to do (or what i think i want to do!)

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    So, i think this can be the first job.

    Look!!! i even measured it properly! its rare i do that, usually i just jump in with both feet, cut away then fix things after :D

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    a new toy to get the job done

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    AND GOOOOOOOO!

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    Progress was very slow indeed.
    after a hour, id got this far, i didnt want to give up though!

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    i decided to do it a diffrent way, draw the lines on both sides and dremel half way through on each side and hope that my measurements were correct!!!!!

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    a hour or two later!!!

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    Some of the edges do need a little filing down where there are some sharp edges etc, but over all, considering i could have got it done by friends using a laser or something, im really glad i did it myself, it was a lot more rewarding and looks good!
     
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    So today i woke up early, and thought i would have a crack at this rapping thing.... so WORD TO YO MOTHER!

    yeah.... maybe im not the next Dr Dre.

    I started off with these lovely XSPC RAM blocks. they really do look the bees knees, but they are urm... black =(

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    well, my first attempt didnt look too bad, in fact, im quite impressed with it. I think i would have got a better result if i used spray paint, but i wanted something a little less
    permanent.

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    and for a massive one (oooh er)
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    ive still got a lot of the wrap to play with, and i am in the process of doing a little bit more... but ive got distracted by geeky things :D
     
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    First of all appologies for the rubbish photo's ive lent my camera out to a friend, so im using my phone at the moment, i will be getting better photos soon though!! Just as soon as i can borrow one, or convince someone we need a night of drinking, playing bored games and taking pictures of tech...

    so... first of all i got quite a few XSPC waterblocks.

    i had a XSPC raystorm CPU waterblock
    A XSPC Memory WaterBlock (4 Slot)
    And a XSPC Z77X-UP7 waterblock ready to go... but again, they are all black!!!

    sooooo its time for some spray painting!

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    Here is what i ended up with! I did do them in wrap at first, but i just wasn't feeling it tbh, i prefer the finish of the paint!

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    The XSPC motherboard block

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    The XSPC Raystorm CPU block

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    The Ram block top

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    Ive got 2 more updates that i can do now.... Should i blow my load all in one go though, or trickle it to you slowly <--- if you see that as anything other than an innocent sentence, shame on you ;)
     
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    sigh... as per usual, i never last long...

    Ok, So... the case.

    First of all, im going to thank [​IMG] again for this!!!

    This case is the XSPC H2 Enthusiast

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    And what a case tbh. Easy to assemble/ disassemble (although you do need some good screwdriver skills, or like me, grab your electric one!

    There are 2 main problems with the case.

    1) there's not actually that much you can mod, there's just no need. usual id mod for radiator space, or somewhere to stick an extra fan or two etc etc, but i just dont need to with this! It means its really hard for a modder to play with! For someone who just wants a case to work straight out the box though, yup, its fine!!

    2) the colour. BLACK!!? ARGH!!!!!

    So heres what i did..... TO THE POWDER COATERS!!!

    i did have a powder coater that was going to do this for me as a sponsor, but unfortunately he didnt have time to do it for me, and i didn't have time to wait. So i sourced someone local, who did a fantastic job and in all honesty, cost peanuts!

    With this case, there is actually a double beds worth of metal :eek:!!!

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    The base, this has 4 wheels on the bottom, i did put my cat on it and try and convince it to have a go like a skateboard. it didnt work. =(

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    Getting there:

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    done!

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    i will be getting better pictures of this as i literally only finished putting this together around a hour or so ago. I do love it in white. its beautiful. it doesnt seem so dauntingly big either which is a bonus!

    Tomorrows update will be a bit more.... daring.
     
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    Sooooo after my last build using one of these, i really liked it. So after breaking one of the PCI slots on it after a bit of a mishap with a GPU i bought another one, and my old one can be used for something with less than 3GPU's in haha.

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    Om not going to go through what's in the box as i did it in the last build, and now its a bit of an old mobo, but heres a pic of all the goodies you get!

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    And of course, heres the motherboard in all its black and orange glory.

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    WAIT!?!! BLACK and orange?!?

    Something will need to be done about this.

    soooooo, Masking tape... yup.

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    Putting a new motherboard outside on a table? Why not?!

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    Hang on... usually after masking tape there comes....? Thats right, lets get the rattle can out!!

    first light coat to just break me in

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    This is what it looked like after around 3-4 coats. I didnt want to do too many more as i dont want have too many issues with heat.

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    After taking the masking tape off:

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    and just some pictures of the overall finish!

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    and what it will look like with the blocks installed (they are just resting on at the moment)

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    This is probably the scariest mod ive done, i did check it posts after, and i dont seem to be having any problems.I will of course be keeping an eye on the temps once i kick it all in!
     
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    Well, i logged onto facebook today, received a message from a friend saying "gigabyte have been sharing your motherboard post btw"

    WHAT?!??!??!!!

    looked, and GIGABYTE and GIGABYTE USA have both shared my build log from one of the forums i posted it at!!! from there, its got 70+ more shares from other websites/companies/people! inculding MAXIMUM PC

    Im really humbled to see something ive done somewhere so popular, so thanks for that guys!!!!


    Right, lets get down to some modding!


    So, not only did Coolermeister sort me out with a load of XSPC gear, but he also sorted me out with something else!

    it meant cutting my case up a little bit, but i think in the end it will be worth it, bear in mind this ISNT FINISHED!!!!

    Also, the battery on my phone was dying (yup still using my phone to take the photos =( ) so some of them went a little funny! i will hunt out one of my other cameras soon, i promise!

    So....

    The front panel, in all its white goodness.

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    soooo... i need to put something in the top 2 bays... the "something" doesnt fit yet.


    lets make it! Time to grab my trusty dremel and cut off some little bits....


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    hmmm.... still doesnt fit =(


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    Ok... Lets get the file out.


    Thats better! snug like a bug in a rug!

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    Have you guessed what it is yet??!

    Thats right, its a Nice 6.2" touch screen (dont worry, the scratches are on the plastic, not the screen)

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    At the moment, im just holding it in with some glue from my glue gun, its holding well, but il be making a backing plate to hold it in place better at some point

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    so, does it even work?

    Yup! wooohooo!!

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    I just need to sort the edging out (which shouldnt be a problem, i have a few ideas for that!)

    so... another step closer!!!

    Oh, and i know its not central (this is done on purpose, the right hand side (as you look at it) has a wider bezzle than the left, so if i centred the actual screen, the image on it wouldn't be correct.

    i will be making it look better later :)
     
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    This is a very quick update!

    first of all, A massive thanks to [​IMG] for sending me a LOAD of material!

    as most of you guessed correctly, i will be making some nice fan filters with them.

    As im now running out of time in getting this build into a usuable state though, i am just going to have to use tape to get it in place, i have a way better idea, so this WILL be updated in the near future.

    so, first, here is how much they sent (around 2.5M x 2.5M :eek:!!!)

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    Its actually a really good material, its stretchy, easy to work with (if you make a little mistake whilst cutting, you can just stretch it a little bit more to get the desired shape ;)
    and im hoping it will do an awesome job at keeping the unwanted dust out of the case.

    also, its cheap!!!! (from their website, its around £9 per meter, which is plenty do do most cases!

    Ive been informed that they do do some finer material as well, so if you want to make sure that absolutly no dust gets through theres always that option!

    so, this is what the material looks like when its behind, its REALLY hard to get a photo, but it does look quite vibrant, once i have the lights in the case, and everything is in place i think they will look rather good!

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    ive also been doing some spray painting!


    one of the radiators are done, is pretty much done (il probably give it another bit of a sanding down and 1 last coat)

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    ive primed the pump and pump top ready for a coating

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    and ive sprayed all the fans

    Before (a nice mix match of gentle typhoon fans and 1 Enermax cluster, id already done the cluster to see what it would look like

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    Primed

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    and.... ORANGE!

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    ive only actually got 1 week until i need to take this build to i51. 4 out of the 7 days il be working away, so i have 3 days to finish it pretty much. So appologies that this update is a little rushed, and not with great photos!

    IM SCARED!!!
     
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    Right, to start off with, most of the stuff ive done will be gettinga nother sanding down and another coating of paint when i get more time, ive now got 1 day off work to get this system into some kind of workable starte
    and i havnt even tested it properly yet. I have done a fair bit over the last couple of days, but i havnt been taking many pictures really, i WILL be re doing it as i say though, and then i will have my DSLR back :D



    Firstly a big thanks to

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    They have cut some acrylic for me in super fast time! and as always, their work is outstanding!

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    they are relitivly simple cuts, but it took a fair few hours work from me, which has been a life saver.


    This will eventually let me mount my pumps and reservoirs like this :

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    I also sprayed 2 gpu blocks white, because 2 look really nice....

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    then i sprayed another one because 3 are awesome :D

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    the loop has started to go in!!

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    with my personal favorite bit

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    ive also taken apart an old fan filter and put my material there instead!

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    (excuse the wet patches, id just cleaned out the radiator again)


    Ive still got a hell of a lot to do, but i think i might just have to bang it together on wednesday now so that i can take it to LAN thursday, either that or carry on building when i get to lan haha


    Id also like to thank Garry (confused) for helping me last week with this, he helped me out quite a lot!!! (and bought me some stuff to use!!)
     
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    So! I got home today and there was a "we have called but you werent in card" on my door mat.

    well, as im a grown man, and i can obviously wait till the next day for re delivery... (who am i kidding, i rushed straight out and went to the depot!!!!)

    so, this is the box.

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    hmmmm... not giving too much away...

    Ok, il open it!

    oooooooou foam bits!!!

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    aaah, i think we all know what this is now!

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    Thats right, a MASSIVE thanks to Mike at Mayhems coolant for sending me not 1, not 2, 3? nope, but 4 litres of his AWESOME aurora!

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    oooou Aurora <3

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    The "supernova" which is clear with the white pearl in, making it look a really nice creamy white colour

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    The "Orillia" Mayhems orange aurora!

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    I cant wait to get this into my system so i can see it move around more, you can watch the swirls/patterns for aaaaages they are mesmerising!

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    So,


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    If you dont know what mayhems coolant is now, then you all need a good slap! over the last few years, they have taken the watercooling market by storm making better and better products each time!

    as you can tell, i am somewhat a fan! you should be too!!!!

    check them out!!
     
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    Long time no update!!!

    well, first of all, I51 was amazing. Many drinks were had (my favorite drinking partners being : coolmeister (always a pleasure), TinyTomLogan (first time drinking with him tbh, and a rather nice gent!), Andy from eteknix (again, another first, a good bloke!), the parvum boys (awesome boys!)
    and some of the OCUK crowd (much drunk!)

    Now you might think that all i did was drink there?! YOU ARE WRONG!!! i fixed up my computer so it was usable, and i also spoke to quite a few people in the industry that want to work with me on future builds!!!!

    One of these is going to be sponsoring H2Orange, i dont mind telling you, im very excited. I wont say who yet, but its a VERY big company, who specialise im memory and SSD's!!!

    Also, ive gained a few builds to do from i51 also!!! One for a professional gaming team!!!!

    but less of the chat, heres what i did today. Its only a small update, with one or two pics but here goes!


    I started with a table looking rather like this:

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    After around 8 or 9 hours, i had this:

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    Basically, with having the 3 GPU's in my system, there were loads of wires and it was annoying me. Out of everything that wasnt ready at LAN, this was probably the biggest thing that stuck out to me.
    so now, each GPU will have this:

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    Its 1 6pin converting into 2 6pins. Once i get the sleeving through, of course they will look a lot better and all the soldering will be insulated.

    once done, il be using orange connectors like so:

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    I need to order some more of these though, as the 10 i already have all seem to be a blooming different shade of orange =(

    Anyways, thats all for me for a little while. An announcment will be made soon, informing you of my new sponsor, and il also be giving away 2 XSPC t-shirts too!!!

    Cheers!
     
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    Well today was a good day!!!!!!!!!

    im proud to announce HyperX to my list of sponsors!

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    Im super excited about this as you can imagine! I would firstly like to start by saying a MASSIVE thank you to Krystian over at HyperX who saw my computer at I51 and was happy to help with the build!!

    i wasnt expecting a parcel so soon as i was only asked for my address a day or two ago, but this afternoon there was a knock at the door and a nice UPS man gave me this:

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    I didnt have a clue as to what it was at first... 2 parcels? i hadn't ordered anything and certainly wasnt expecting anything.

    the next minute, i saw the word "Kingston" and felt like a kid at Christmas!!!! BEST FEELING EVER!!!

    so, i opened them both up and in parcel number 1 was the SSDs i was told i should be receiving... so why another box?!

    well.... THEY SENT ME RAM TOO!!!!

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    The SSDs are certainly for this build, the ram, well, that is for something later ;)

    These HyperX SSDs are a limited edition white and black version and they look awesome, he selected these for me so that they would match my build better than their standard ones!

    and they do! they look awesome.

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    hmmm, although they do look a lot whiter than the standard HyperX SSDs, they have a bit too much black on them still!

    SO.... TIME TO MOD....

    hmmmm, im sure this is an advisory only ....

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    aaah, luckily i didnt remove it, so im sure im still covered!

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    so thats whats inside!?!

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    hmmm, i wonder if the "X" comes off to make it easier to spray, Yup it does, now this was quite tricky, but the "X" is made out of metal which did make me a bit more confident.

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    the glue thats used is very good, took me a while to get the "X" off.

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    some rubbing alcohol and they looked like this:

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    time to mask off the area i dont want spraying!

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    elevated the SSDs so that i could do the edges as well as the top!

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    and started to spray!

    The undercoat first...

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    Then THE ORANGE!!!

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    so... the final pics:

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    They arent 100% perfect, so i might actually put another coat on these, but i do really like them!

    thanks again to HyperX for these, i cant wait to get them in my system!! Also, keep an eye out for my posts using the White HyperX Fury ram soon!!!
     
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    an update!! wooohooo!

    A massive thanks to

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    for sponsoring the sleeving for this build! For those who dont know, E22 is in partnership with Lurto0 customs who sells teleios sleeving.

    i wanted teleios sleeving.
    there is no orange teleios sleeving.
    lets mod some sleeving!!


    So, this is half of the sleeving i was sent from E22 i have more white too... i want this orange though..

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    This is where Stuart from Kemtex came in. I emailed Stuart a few times as id seen somebody dye sleeving before, but every attempt i tried had failed.

    Stuart is a expert in dyes and after a few emails, i rang him. He was very interested in what i was doing and actually told me that the stuff i was ordering was far beyond my needs and he turned down a £25+ order, in the end all i needed was this

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    and he actually supplied it to me for free as he was interested in whether it would work or not.

    So, i got a pan of hot water and put it on the hob (notice the stains, this wasnt my first attempt lol)

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    Then added around half of the 25g bag of dye.

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    I gave it a stir (do you think i could be a hand model?) (Parvum, valkia, anderp.... no taking the mick -.- )

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    Grabbed the sleeving and started to put it in!

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    Try and get all the sleeving underwater, make sure you stir often and also turn it over as much as you can

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    after around 10 minutes

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    after around 20 minutes

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    after around 30 minutes

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    the colour the sleeveing is in the pan isnt the same as what you will get in the end, you MUST wash off the dye, this does take a lot of colour away from the sleeving, this is what i got in the end:

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    Some nicer shots:

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    So, once id done this i thought i best actually sleeve something...

    24 pin:

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    8 pin:

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    6 pin pci-e to 2 6 pin pci-e

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    Group photo:

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    I have got 2 more of the pci-e sets obviously for my other 2 cards, but i didnt want to over crowd the photos lol.

    Once again, a massive thanks to E22 and also KemtexIf you want sleeving or dye, please give either of them a visit!
     
  16. davido_labido

    davido_labido Active Member

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    heres another little update!!


    This MOTM nomination has given me a kick up the backside and get things done which ive been saying ive been wanting to get finished for months. Today i started doing the LED's for the GPU's, CPU and RAM blocks.

    Im only going to show the GPU ones as the RAM and CPU are still being made at the moment, i also dont want to spoil the final shots of this build as it really is starting to come together now!!

    so, I got an LED and a resistor (the resistor im using is a ltitle lower than i need as i want it to be as bright as possible without actually blowing the LEDs, i will be adding 3 or 4 leds to this array. so this should be fine... hopefully.

    im not the best solderer in the world, but this is how i do it: hold the LED and Resistor together with the croc clips, add a little bit of flux.

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    tin both the resistor and the LED (i couldnt really get a good photo of this as my hands were full lol, i tried to get some timed shots but my arms were in the way... BOOOO!

    after, hold the solder iron with and solder next to the two tinned wires and just tap the the 2 wires and solder to form the completed joint.

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    after doing as many as i needed, i made sure all exposed wire was hidden under some small heatshrink. crimped the wires with some ATX pins and then put them in a 2 pin connector to make sure everything is as safe as possible.

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    I then put these into the XSPC blocks, the XSPC blocks have holes for 3mm LEDs, they can sometimes be a bit loose, so i will be using a dab of glue from my trustee glue gun to make sure these stay in place when in transit (i go to LANS etc, usually you wont really need to make sure they are so secure!)

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    Then i turned them on :

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    Im really happy with these!!!

    A few thank yous now.

    A massive thanks to Tealc (Tony) for supplying me with everything i needed to do these, all i actually needed to buy were the LEDs which i already had. it saved me buying a load of stuff. He also helped me to understand a way to power everything i will need easily! THANKS!!

    Also a big thanks to Confused (Garry) for spending the day around my house yesterday! we got a lot of things done that id already done, but not properly, he re sprayed my reservoirs and pumps, he helped to get all 10 fans running properly and sorted out the cable management, we drained the loop, we mounted the SSDS (which look awesome) and just did a load of little bits that we needed doing. He also decided to smash my loop draining bowl by knocking the computer over on it ;) :p Cheers!!! haha
     
  17. davido_labido

    davido_labido Active Member

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    a small update!

    just to show the following:

    Cable management around the back! (someone asked about it along with what PSU i was using)

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    To show how the wires look now that they are installed (i still need to spend some time tidying the GPU cables mind (ignore the fluid, im just in the process clearing the loop a bit before i go i52 in august, i will soon have Mayhems aurora back in it!!!)

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    To show where the SSDs are mounted

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    and finally, a quick overview of it

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    still got plenty to do! but its all started to comet together now!!

    My back panel has been sent off, im having that jazzed up by a friend of mine, so i think that will probably be my next update! Im also in the process of getting the touch screen to work with my raspberry pi that ive tucked away in the front of the case. Im not great with linux though, so i really am struggling! hopefully, il get the drivers installed one day and get it all working lol!
     
  18. akilud

    akilud Well-Known Member

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    This serves as a great tutorial, Great job
     
  19. tjlainas

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    darn that looks good!
     
  20. turixant

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    A lot of work here, well done!
     

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