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  4. Thank you for visiting this project log! "Penta B" is a custom gaming PC build for @Lotuxi's TWITCH Channel here, https://www.twitch.tv/lotuxi This project is kindly sponsored by CORSAIR. Jacques and I are customizing the 570X Crystal case to be outfitted with water cooling components by EK and GPU / motherboard by ASUS. I'll be publishing episodes, https://www.youtube.com/user/MonsterMawd RAM Option 2 Corsair CORSAIR Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMR16GX4M2C3600C18W RAM Option 3 Corsair CORSAIR Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMR16GX4M2C3200C16 PSU Corsair CORSAIR RM850x CP-9020156-NA 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certi?ed Full Modular Power Supply SSD - Data Drive Corsair Corsair Neutron XT 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSDN960GBXT/RF2 Mouse Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse — Yellow Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — Cherry MX SILENT RGB Case Corsair CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB Tempered Glass, Premium ATX Mid Tower Case, WHITE CPU Intel Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K SSD Main Samsung SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E1T0BW Fans Corsair Corsair LL Series CO-9050072-WW LL120 RGB, 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan, 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node PRO 120 Fans 2 Corsair Corsair LL Series CO-9050072-WW LL120 RGB, 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan, 3 Pack with Lighting Node PRO Fan Controller Corsair CORSAIR Commander PRO The first thing on our "PC Mod Menu" is adding HDMI for VR Goggle port for Brittany, (Mod performed by Jacques) Jacques starts 1st cut to replace the Headphone / Mic ports in the Corsair 570x with HDMI port. HDMi port added to the Corsair 570x, now Brittany can use her VR Goggles for new Fallout game release. The Corsair 570x Crystal doesn't come with vertical GPU mounting option. Bill has installed Mnpctech NCASE Vertical GPU Mounting bracket You can drill four mounting holes in the rear ATX PCI slots. Make sure the motherboard is installed before determining the location the NCASE GPU Mounting Bracket, so you clear it. Removing the PCI vertical slots in the Corsair 570x after determining mounting location for vertical GPU bracket. 580RX card installed with Mnpctech NCASE vertical bracket to demonstrate look of the vertical GPU orientation in the Corsair 570x Crystal. This will be replaced with ASUS STRIX 1080Ti with EK waterblock. Cutting Access hole in Corsair 570X Crystal Case.
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  7. rchiileea

    Project Timeless Warriors

    yep and now on to other side, leather is on route too so things are moving along at a much better pace now
  8. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    Did a quick hard drive test to see what speeds the various drives types are performing at... These are the results for the Samsung 960 EVO M.2 drives. You can see that the 1TB version performs about 17% faster than the 500GB model. The Samsung 860 EVO SSD drives are both almost identical in speeds and performance. The Western Digital Black HDD is not bad, but does not even come close to the speeds of the above. Good thing this drive will be used mainly for backups and storage. This is an external SATA drive connected via the USB 3.1 port.
  9. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    This is the rear of the case with all the cabling connected and secured. You must remember that this area will be slightly visible through the smoked tempered glass right side panel. The numerous cable tie-downs and the metal cable channel cover are invaluable for providing clean cable management. You can see that the HDD has been mounted so that the label is facing outwards. The Commander Pro is mounted in the upper HDD area since I will only be using a single HDD. The fan RGB hub is mounted in the left-most SSD caddy position. This keeps it more to the center of the case since all the fan RGB wires must be connected here. The interior of the case with everything connected. All wires have been routed so as to provide a clean appearance. I love the clean all-black appearance of this case. The side tempered glass panels are deeply tinted to keep with the all-black color scheme. This is with the side panel partly open. The camera flash partly drowns out the blue lighting of the components. With the camera flash turned off, you can more readily see how the blue lighting compliments the black case. Here is a shot of my setup with all my Corsair peripherals.
  10. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    I love the features of the new Corsair H150i Pro AIO unit. The larger 360 radiator fills the front of the case perfectly and the newly design of the CPU housing is more streamlined. The CPU housing has RGB lighting so that if can match whatever color scheme you desire.
  11. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    For the front and rear fans I went with the Corsair LL120 RGB 120mm fans. I purchased a triple pack since it also comes with the Lighting Node Pro unit that will control all of the RGB lighting for this case. Here are all four 120mm fans with the included Lighting Node Pro and fan hub devices. I purchased the Corsair Commander Pro to control all of the fans and RGB lighting. This unit replaces the Lighting Node Pro and has connections for two USB 2.0 connections, 6 PWM fans, 4 temperature probes and 2 LED connections. I will be using one of the USB 2.0 ports for the AIO unit. All 6 fans will be connected to this device for power. The LED strip and RGB LED fan hub will be connected also. The Corsair RGB LED Pro Expansion Kit provides 4 LED strips. Each strip contains magnets for mounting, as well as an adhesive tape if the case is not metal.
  12. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    I selected a pair of 500GB Samsung 860 EVO SSDs for storage. The 500D uses these removable SSD caddies to hold the SSD drives securely in position. They are not toolless and require 4 screws to hold them on the frame. Corsair provides 8 screws with the 500D, which is enough for 2 SSD units. It took only a few minutes to securely mount the SSD units to the 500D SSD caddies. I will be using a 2TB Western Digital Black HDD for more storage options. This is one of the two HDD caddies provided with the 500D. If you mount the HDD to the caddy using the 4 pins on the sides then the drive face will be facing inward and you will only see the back of the HDD unit. If you mount it to the 4 small screws located on the read of the caddy, then the front of the HDD unit will be facing outwards.
  13. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    For the main drive I went with a 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2. This drive will hold the Windows 10 Pro operating system as well as all the other non-gaming programs that I will be using. Here is the 500GB M.2 installed on the motherboard in the upper M.2 position. This slot has a removable heatshield to provide thermal protection for this M.2. This 1TB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 will serve as my gaming drive. The large storage capacity should easily hold all of my Steam, Origin, Blizzard, Uplay and Epic games. I used a black EKWB M.2 NVMe Heatsink to provide thermal protection for the gaming M.2. Very easy to install and looks outstanding! They also offer this heatsink in nickel, gold, green, red and purple. Here it is mounted in the second M.2 position. You can see the removable thermal shield for the upper M.2 covering the 500GB M.2 unit. Once all the M.2 drives have been mounted, I can now install the motherboard into the 500D chassis. This case provides plenty of internal room for all types of components. The black and silver motherboard color scheme matches perfectly with the 500D case colors.
  14. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    I decided on the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 ATX motherboard. It provides all the connections that I will be needing, especially the numerous M.2 ports. For the CPU, I decided on the unlocked Intel Core i7-8700K LGA1151 processor. This is an 8th generation 6-core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) model with 12MB of L3 cache and only 95W of thermal design power. The motherboard has a clean black, silver and white color scheme. The i7-8700K processor slots cleanly into the socket and is ready for the AIO cooler.
  15. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    For the top exhaust, I decided to go with two Corsair LL140 RGB 140mm fans. The 120mm fans would have been sufficient but I wanted something that would fill the top panel more fully and evenly. Here is a shot of the two LL140 fans mounted on the top radiator shelf and placed into the case. These beefy fans fill the space nicely and will exhaust plenty of air from the case.
  16. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    I decided to use a Corsair AX1200i that was sitting in a previous build. Love the modular nature of these power supplies.
  17. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    I have all the 500D case components disassembled. All of the SSD and HDD trays have been removed. The top and front panel radiator/fan mounts have been removed also. The two tempered glass panels have been removed. The case is bare and ready for components. Here is a photo of the three SSD mounts, two HDD mounts and the back panel channel used to hide cabling. These are the two stock 120mm fans that are included with the unit. One is factory mounted at the front and the other at the rear. The instruction manual for the 500D is fairly straightforward. Ignore the HDD LED cable that is pictured on page 15 of this manual, the unit does not have this cable.
  18. NavyChief

    Monolithic 500D - Corsair Obsidian 500D Build Log

    Here is a shot of a stock empty Corsair Obsidian 500D case. I really love how the doors open outward and are held closed with magnets instead of screws.
  19. Over the years I have done several computer builds in both the Obsidian 800D and 900D full tower cases. I absolutely love the Corsair Obsidian design line in that they provide plenty of room for water cooling components and an almost limitless modding potential. The only downside to these cases would have to be their sheer size! These full-size cases easily weighed over 60 pounds when fully loaded. When I saw the announcement for the new Corsair Obsidian 500D mid-tower case, I knew that I wanted to get one for the upcoming QuakeCon 2018 LAN event. Here are the components for this build... Main Components: CSE: Corsair Obsidian 500D ATX Mid-Tower MBD: Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 ATX CPU: Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake AIO: Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB MEM: Corsair Vengeance Blue LED DDR4 3000MHz 32GB (4x8GB) GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 PSU: Corsair AX1200i Platinum Modular M.2: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB (Windows 10 Pro) M.2: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB (Games) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SATA III (2) HDD: Western Digital Black 2TB FAN: Corsair LL120 RGB LED High Performance 120mm PWM (4) FAN: Corsair LL140 RGB LED High Performance 140mm PWM (2) RGB: Corsair Commander PRO RGB: Corsair Lighting Node PRO Peripherals: MON: ASUS ROG PG279Q 27" 165 Hz WQHD IPS, NVIDIA G-Sync Gaming Monitor KBD: Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - CHERRY MX Speed MSE: Corsair GLAIVE RGB Gaming Mouse - Aluminum MPD: Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS Gaming Mouse Pad HST: Corsair VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 RGB Gaming Headset HST: Corsair ST100 RGB Premium Headset Stand with 7.1 Surround Sound I will keep this build log updated as the assembly commences and it starts to take shape.
  20. Thermaltake casemod invitational. Known as Hardk (or Hardkmodder in my modding accounts), I am 34 years old and studied for computer technician but finally ended up working for the family company as a painter and a remodeler. Anyway, my hobbies have always been related to building any kind of objects: I like being a cosmaker and making props and replicas of artefats from my favourites TV series, movies or books; I also enjoy remote control cars/boats/drones and taking them apart to understand how they work. I have my own workshop and I always loved to modify my computer cases to make them look different and unique just for myself. I know it is a matter of taste but I like steampunk (and dieselpunk), dark, postapocalyptic, worn out styles better than regular modifications. It was not until last year that I started to think about it in a more professional way and I participated in my first competition enouraged by my friends. I loved the experience and I want to challenge myself even more. The case Thermaltake has chosen this year for us to modify is the “Thermaltake view 91”. Each modder has its style and personally I like to maintain the essence of the case. The peculiarity of this one is that it has glass lids, so let’s keep that. I’m going to turn it into a submarine… no, not going to be able to immerse (sorry) XD. But we will make some madness (be sure of that). During these two months I will post photos and videos of my progress, keep an eye on them. Let’s create! Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk59sIlihBna-lOBiQpbZhQ?view_as=subscriber https://www.facebook.com/Hardkmodder/?ref=settings Hardware.... shipped..... GO Go GO!! 3D
  21. cool watercooling very good painting is very nice
  22. New projejs will emerge those aren´t finish will be soon

  23. Piriberd

    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    good work whit this mod nice job
  24. Piriberd


    a great job very good man nice case great build
  25. Piriberd

    Achromodic - by Boddaker

    very cool man nice job acrilic is very nice
  26. very good cable management love watercool system very cool good job
  27. Mosquito

    Project Car

    I think it will have to go through a 'radiator fill cap' lol Or washer bottle reservoir 😄 This thing is awesome!
  28. Mosquito

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Awesome, I like the mouse mod!
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