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    PROLOGUE I recently acquired a Cooler Master HAF XB case from a friend. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I have several builds currently in the works and I wasn't sure I wanted to take another one on, at this time. However, after having the case in my possession for a few short days, I changed my mind. The more I studied the case, the more ideas came to mind. I knew I wanted to do something different with this case. I also wanted to try some techniques that I haven't used before. I wanted to do a completely different theme then any of the other builds I've done before. I wanted something supernatural. I present to you: With contributions from: - Components - Cooler Master HAF XB Case Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard AMD FX-6300 CPU Powercolor Radeon HD 7970 GPU Crucial Tactical Tracer 8 gb 1600mhz Memory Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w PSU Samsung 840 250gb SSD - Cooling - XSPC Raystorm AMD CPU Waterblock XSPC Raystorm 7970 GPU Waterblock 6x Cooler Master JetFlo 120 White Fans Swiftech 8-Way PWM Splitter Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm Radiator Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm Radiator Swiftech MCP-655 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Pump Top V2 Bitspower D5/MCP655 Mod Kit Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 400 Reservoir PrimoChill Rigid Revolver Compression Fittings PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tubing Mayhems Pastel Coolant - Miscellaneous - MNPCTech Billet Machined Aluminum Case Feet Lutro0 Customs Teleios Sleeving Tek by Design Proline Brushed Stainless Steel Fasteners Prologue Chapter I Chapter II Chapter III Chapter IV Chapter V Chapter VI Chapter VII
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    CHAPTER III: Creature of the Wheel "Supernatural, perhaps; baloney, perhaps not.” - Black Cat (1934) My original plan was to reuse the factory hard drive rack, but place it in a new location. Since I turned the power supply sideways, the factory hard dive rack wouldn't fit in the case anymore. I channeled the spirit of Ron Lee Christianson made a mount for the SSD out of polystyrene. The SSD will mount to the front of the new piece. Several layers of polystyrene had to be built up to create the necessary height and thickness. While I was at it, I extended the side of the new mount all the way over to the power supply. This will allow me to hide the wiring and create a much smoother look. The new SSD mount is taking shape. There's still a lot of work before it's finished. MNPCTech case feet, PrimoChill Revolver Rigid Fittings, and PrimoChilll 1/2in. Rigid Acrylic Tube. Yummy I think they're a good match. With the pump rotated 90 degrees, the inlet and outlet ports are in a much better position. The Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 400mm reservoir cut down to 320mm. The reservoir is a perfect fit in it's new home. Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm radiator has arrived and looks oh so pretty with those Cooler Master JetFlo fans sitting on it. Everything seems to be falling into place. The more I see those PrimoChill fittings, the more I like them. There's good clearance between the left fan and the pump. This should allow for good airflow to the fan. Overall there isn't a whole lot of room to spare in the basement.
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    Not worried, I know where you live.
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    Michael Kaiser

    Unforgiven - The Metallica Build

    Thanks Bro that means a lot to me. To me this was much more than a build. I grew up quite a bit just being exposed to the level of modders that come thru here. In any endeavor we are doing, when your surrounded by better people you learn so much faster. When I learned to snow ski all my friends were really good so I had to try that much harder just to keep up. It's that way around here! Everyone here has different skill sets and I'm still in awe of the people that surround me here. So many different Ideas and techniques, I love learning new skills and when we push the edge of our capabilities, sometimes we fail but when we get our little victories it's awesome to share them with people who understand. Most computer builders look at a Mod and say that's cool looking but they don't really understand what it takes to do the kind of work we see around here. We understand here and still amaze each other everyday!
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