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  1. Cheapskate

    The Iron Turnip

    This project is brought to you in collaboration with the following companies Mod Zoo Munky PC Case badge designed by Cheapskate! http://mnpctech.com/pc-case-badges-en/mod-zoo-munky-case-badge.html I have been threatening to do a salvage build for some time now. I've lost track of how many times I was asked why I was named "cheapskate." I swear! Do a few high-budget builds, and everyone forgets the cardboard bear. Sadly, my stockpile of old denim that I had saved for "ghetto carbon fiber" disappeared when I wasn't looking, so I will resort to metals. I have a fair amount of stainless steel thingamabobs, and lots of aluminum. It's quite possible everything including the kitchen sink will be used, (as I have at least five of those at the moment.) The plan this time around is just to use as much junk as possible. The first option will always come from my garage, or my attic, or the woods behind the subdivision. There's going to be hammering too! :D I love to beat the shit out of stuff with hammers. This will be a very therapeutic project. -I settled on this sucker for my primary container. I'm hoping to chop it down as much as possible. This is an old stainless steel soda syrup container. I'm sure anyone who follows me knows I pick up weird stuff from vacant houses. It's unbelievable what you find sometimes, and you have to wonder what they were smoking to steal/keep one of these. -Wait, I kept it... What was I smoking? -The first thing that had to happen was the heavy rubber end had to come off. I wanted something vaguely BOMB-like for the look, and that squared tail wasn't working. I had to sharpen the chisel anyway, so some heavy rubber chipping happened. -I made a glorious mess. :D The pliers were because I found the rubber could be torn easier than it could be cut. -I had to switch to a rasp closer to the metal. -After an attack with the sander, I found metal. As soon as I saw that seam I was worried it would look like a thingy. I appropriated a few aluminum pans for possible re-cladding. - I have to get inside somehow, so I chopped the top off. Here I've hack sawed a start just above the top weld seam. This promptly went outside as it was already smelling like a drag race. For using the jig saw, I made the mistake of sitting on the tank to keep it steady. .01 seconds of ultrasonic vibrations to my nethers later, I decided that was a bad idea. I also had to explain that the exclamation I made wasn't because I had cut myself to everyone in earshot. I did NOT tell them why I suddenly did a Rob Halford impersonation, though. -This shot should have captured the white smoke of burning rubber wafting out of the tank. It didn't. -It looks like I can fit a 650W power supply barely. I might look into small form factor power instead. -There was some flower arranging, only with computer parts. I decided the radiator I had laying around was too big, so that's the first item I didn't get to use salvage for. -I resorted to a cardboard mockup of a 2 x 140 radiator. I think I'll center two 120mm fans on that. -Say hello to restaurant heat shield. Apparently, If enough people drop a part because it's hot, the welds on the shield break, and someone throws it away. :D It said it was hot. You would think they would know better with that big warning on it. A small eternity after this pic was taken, I drilled through the stainless steel rivets to remove the sign. -Tough little bastards! -A little SMACKIN' with a ball-peen sledge, and it matches nicely. Big rubber doormats make a good anvil. I have a bit of microwave surround in the pic for possible use too. -I drew up a fan hole and sawed. -and sawed. -and SAWED. Did I mention cutting the top off earlier dulled a NEW jig saw blade? I resorted to a hack saw since it was much quieter than ringing this big metal drum with a power tool. -No, that's not a reference to my earlier junk oscillation. -It took forever to dremel a start hole in the flat cuts. I had to use one of these horrible things: a hack saw blade holder. It's amazing how many times you can bend a blade without it breaking. -Like this, I can have the radiator flush against the inside wall, and have more room for other stuff. Bending was done with a really big crescent wrench. -Here's the other reason to use only 120mm fans: They fit the heat shield perfectly. :D With a little slap, she fit and stayed in place with a friction fit. -That's where I'm at now. I have nothing lined up for hardware, and only a vague fuzzy feeling about where I'm going with the design. I gotta make stuff FIT first. Looks come after.
  2. Hello Everyone! I'm Calen and better known by my company Envious Mods! I am very honored to be a part of the CaseMOD Invitational and can't wait to show you what all I have in store for you! I will be updating the build log several times per week but, I'll also be updating my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@EnviousMods) in order to give you even more access to what goes on behind the scenes. No matter what happens I promise to bring you all some new mods, new techniques and something you've never seen done. If you need help or advice I'm always available to help fellow modders and enthousiasts. Let The Modding Begin! I want to introduce the "Replicant" Case Mod. It will be inspired by Blade Runner 2049. I will interweave this inspiration throughout the View 91 TG case mod. My goal is to bring you into the world shown within Blade Runner. I will also be employing linear actuators to give the build movement. The Thermaltake Voice activated digital leds (SyncAllSay "Hello, ) will play a big role in setting the scene for this epic mod. Almost every piece in this build will be modded in one way or another. I'm pulling out the stops and playing for keeps. "Replicant" Design Concept Art This concept art serves as a guideline for the Replicant case mod that will be done in a Thermaltake View 91 TG. I purposely left out an awesome feature that will go on the top of the build. I will also be adding lots of other mods and pieces as this build evolves. I'm happy to have you all along for the Journey Into Modding..... Mods Planned (Continually Updated) • Custom dual reservoir combined to make 1 reservoir with 2 chambers • Linear actuators to move front doors and top of the case • Flip up side panel using custom hinges to make a mix of Ferrari and Gullwing doors • Extensive Cable Management that will be fabricated into the rear side of the case • Acrylic & aluminum rear motherboard tray mount • Water Distribution Plates (made in a new way with extensive features) • DiffuseDo light panels found throughout the mod • Scratch built feet, dual watercooling loop; (all hardware will be modded) • Floating fan built from a modded Thermaltake Pure Plus fans. • Modded W4 Plus CPU block & modded pumps More Updates to the Design!
  3. This project inspired by Lockdown antagonist character in transformer 4 as bounty hunter. It is pretty cool he work alone and "i dont care". His look really badass. A big thanks to bulgarov, the 3d artist for this chracter. His rendered look down look awesome. After a few month brainstorming and collecting idea, the rendered design based on CM h500p come out. here bonus scene from youtube of lockdown.
  4. iWalkingCorpse

    House of the Ryzen Sun [Sponsored]

    Hi guys, super excited to be posting this. I'm a member of AMD's Red Team Plus, and AMD sent me over a extra special box of goodies to coincide with the Ryzen launch. My plans so far are to build with what I have currently, and as I do tutorials on various modding practices, add to the build log. Soo.. lets see some sexiness Parts list: **Sponsored parts** AMD Ryzen R7 1800X MSI Xpower AM4 2 x 8gb Corsair LPX 3000mhz AMD Visiontek Fury X **self-financed** Phanteks ENTHOO EVOLV ATX in Anthracite Grey assorted cabling, sleeving, tubing Swiftech H-240X Mayhems Pastel Orange 2x 4TB Seagate SSHD Intel 600p 256gb Will be building in my current case until the Phanteks gets here, and testing for stability etc.
  5. G4BB3R

    My 1st Serious pc mod

    Amd fx9590 4.8ghz 24gb ram ddr3 1600 mhz asus radeon strix 480x 8gb 8ghz pc case inwin all hand made arctic cooling 360 I've reached 0.00 Celsius in 15%cpu and 5gb ram utilisation
  6. PROJECT NEOTOXIC - Pink and White AMD-based Bitfenix Neos Build I've had my system for a while now. It's been pretty good so far in terms of performance and reliability, but it's always need something more. Right now, it's specs are: AMD Phenom II X4 945 125W ID-Cooling SE-913X* ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 10GB Kingston DDR3L (1x8GB + 1x2GB) HIS Radeon HD 6950 1GB Bitfenix Neos White Window HP 110T Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Antec Truepower New 650W As you can see, it's a decent, somewhat run-of-the-mill system. It's been able to handle everything I've thrown at it so far to a decent degree. However, I noticed that it's starting to stutter a bit in some games when there is a lot of blood involved. This isn't helped by the extremely dated CPU and GPU. I do have a solution to this problem though. I will be upgrading the system to the following specs (B=bought, N=Need to buy, all prices are in AUD): AMD FX-6300 (B, $30) Undecided CPU Cooler (got my eye on a Scythe Ninja Mini on eBay) MSI 970A SLI Krait Edition (B, $97) 18GB DDR3 (B, $60) (2x4GB+1x8GB+1x2GB) Undecided GPU (probably RX 460) Bitfenix Neos White Window (B, $69) 2x Undecided 120mm Case Fans Antec Truepower New 650W (B, $70) As you can see, the only parts that will be carried over are the PSU, Case and some of the RAM. I will also be making my own custom additions to the case: Clear Acrylic Side Panel Window PSU Shroud Pink and White Custom Sleeved PSU Cables Pink LED's Pink Front Mesh Here is the build in it's current state: And here is the motherboard: I also need some advice: The PSU shrould will be painted white, should I leave it blank or put a logo/design on it? If so, what logo and colour should it be?
  7. Hi all, back again with another mod project. This one called "Frozen Throne" inspired by the Lich King trailer. More to that in a bit. PARTS LIST: ____________________________________________________________ FX-9590 4.7Ghz Eight Core CPUASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 MotherboardCorsair Hydro H100i CoolerEVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B1 PSU Thermaltake Smart 750W (see why below)8 GB Kingston HyperX Fury MemoryAData Premier Pro SP900 128 GB SSD2x Seagate 1TB 7200 for Raid 1Crossfire Sapphire Dual-X R9 270x GPUAncient Antec broken nasty old caseMany thanks to the good folks at AMD for their contributions to this project. OVERVIEW: ____________________________________________________________ This project is a gaming rig for my son. He's admired the Downtown build and wanted a rig of his own. He's asked to build out a castle design, so we've come up with the details below. INSPIRATION: ____________________________________________________________ We did some digging around at a number of pics online. What really got us going was the moment in the Warcraft Lich King trailer where Arthas stabs his sword into the ice and it cracks. We thought that would make a pretty sexy window for the PC. Video link here. So I threw together some designs in a vector program. And did some research on cracked ice finding this cool image. Then I took a small piece of acrylic just to proof out that I could create the look I wanted. From there we took the case and started doing some design mock ups in cardboard. Walls for the outside. Pillar/towers for the corners. And some barbeque skewers for the gate. Preliminary mockup done. Still fiddling with some 'accoutrements' for the outside. Will paint the gate metallic and replace the drawbridge with chains from a broken necklace or something appropriate. Finally for now have thrown it into photoshop to work through some of the coloring and such. Some texture work for the 'stone work' on the sides. Likely to distress to give it some wear to the look. Front look: Side look: Lots of stuff left to do. Talking about things like: Sigil over top of the front gate.Embedding speakers in the corner pillars.Airflow points.Lighting effects.Gutting the drive cages & painting.Airbrushing blown snow on top.Much left to do, but more parts for the mod are on order. And waiting for the weather to break so I can get into the garage to start tearing down the box and cutting up the MDF and sheet metal for the externals. More coming when the weather and deliveries allow! :D
  8. MunchiesTheSockmonkey

    Zalman H1 Mod featuring Sockmonkey bling bling!

    Hi everyone! I am new to this forum. I have been a fan and viewer of Bill Owen / mnpctech videos on YouTube for a long time and have never successfully modded a PC case before. I say successfully because I have a few attempts that were terrible fails in the comeliness department. I am also on YouTube as munchiesthemonkey. Anyway for the last few months I have been buying and collecting tools and parts for my next PC project and wanted to see if maybe I could get some suggestions on things I can do with my choice of case, the Zalman H1. My current PC (a little old): Dual Boot: Windows10 + Fedora Workstation Linux Antec 900 case (black) Antec TPQ-850 850w 80 Plus Bronze PS Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H mobo 8GB Kingston DDR3 1600 (+ SanDisk Extreme USB3.0 32GB Flash Drive ReadyBoosted @32GB yeah I'm cheap I know he he) AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.80GHz Cooler Master V8 Cooler AMD Radeon HD 6770 x2 Crossfire Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM system drive WD Black 7200RPM 4TB x2 RAID-0 Logitech Z5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers (patched through Monster Optical Audio cable) Samsung Syncmaster 245BW 24" Monitor (old!!! but still works) + LG BP06LU10 Portable Super Multi Blue Rewriter I also have a Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q898 18" Laptop with 16GB ram upgrade, Bluray, Plextor 240GB SSD + Seagate 1TB SSHD New Planned Upgrade: (parts I have purchased recently) Zalman H1 Full Tower Case Ultra 1000W Fully Modular Power Supply Icy Dock MB996SP-6SB DAS Array for 6X SSD's Samsung SM951 M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 SSD (Windows 10 Boot Drive) Samsung 850 EVO 256GB Sata-III 3D Vertical SSD x2 Bitfenix Spectre Pro 200MM RED LED Fan (front Zalman H1 upgrade) Thermaltake Riing 12 High Static Pressure 120MM RED LED Fans x2 WD Black 5TB 7200RPM WD5001FZWX (plan to buy 1 more) ASUS BW-12D1S-U LITE TurboDrive 12X External Blu-ray Writer (more room for modding) Tools I Have to help with Modding: Dremel 7700 7.2V MultiPro Rotary Tool Dremel 8220-2-28 12V Rotary Tool Dremel 220-01 Drill Press Stand Dremel Flex Shaft Stand Dremel 36" Flex Shaft Attachment Various Dremel Bits, Kits, Compounds, Attachments, Etc (bought a lot, too much) El Cheapo Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drill Lutro Mods Wire Sleeving Kit/Accessories Wire Sleeving Tools Important Info and silly background stuff: Ok in 2010 I used my tax refund to build my current PC build which sat in storage 1 month after I built it. It was practically unused. And this is why. I never had a flu shot before in my life but for no good reason decided to get one that year... big mistake. I became extremely ill and had strange bouts with passing out while coughing, bad chest congestion, wheezing, terrible asthma, several trips to see my Dr., Urgent Care, and lastly the Emergency Room. I was at home upstairs and when I got out of bed I fell over with a loss of control of my legs, slowly paralysis creeped up and my body was becoming paralyzed. I crawled downstairs and called my Mom who drove me to the ER. It was rough getting me to her van I was near 230lbs. :-O At the ER the progression only became worse, I lost all feeling then my diaphragm paralyzed and I near died. CPR was performed, a lung collapsed, I was intobated then later put on a ventilator through a traecheotomy in my neck. I was fully paralyzed and in a coma. Why are you telling us this feces munchies I thought you were building a PC or something, wtf? Soon all will be revealed... besides if you read this far already you deserve a banana, a cookie, and my thanks for putting up with my sob-story worthy of mad-dog cries and chicken-wing dreams. Anyway over a month later close to 6 weeks I woke up unable to move, speak and barely see, talk about scary! I didn't understand what was happening or why and even after I woke up with full mental faculties (meaning I knew what was up yo) those around me thought I was a vegetable and I don't mean a stick of celery. I was in the ICU at that time and because I didn't respond but was out of my coma I was transferred to a sub-acute hospital and this is where the real nightmare began. Because this brings back very bad memories I will cut and paste my story previously typed: *********************************************************************************************** On Memorial Day weekend of 2010 I became very ill. High fever, chills with sweats, harsh coughing producing phlegm and a new symptom. When I tried to stand up my knees buckled before me and I could no longer stand. I panicked and called my Mom at 0130am on Memorial Day and she drove me to the ER.It was a sardine sandwich of ills and ailments squeezed into the ER. I was helped into a chair and waited a long time until... I passed out again, fell to the floor and was rushed in immediately. When i woke up I was sitting in bed, it was near 12 hours later, my Mom and both daughters were there. My daughter asked if I was hungry I said yes but could barely move my arms they felt very heavy and a strange sensation was creeping up my feet and I couldn't move my legs. My daughter fed me pudding then a drink and I recall a Dr walking by asking why I was being lazy and not feeding myself. My Mom flipped out and screamed he can't move. Moments later the paralysis went up my diaphragm and I remember blacking out again and later learned I stopped breathing. Because I was in the ER efforts were made to resuscitate me. At the time GBS was not diagnosed and would not be for several weeks of tests. I was trached and kept alive with an assortment of machines for the next 6 weeks. I awakened several weeks later bewildered and frightened. I was in complete paralysis. I could only move my eyelids a sliver to vaguely see I was in a hospital with a gaggle of tubes connected to me. The Nurses and Doctors in the ICU were very friendly, helpful, and loving people who genuinely cared about the people they cared for. It was Grossmont Hospital ICU in La Mesa, CA. Over the course of the next few days I learned about GBS or was rather told what had happened to me because I could not answer anyone or move. They were hoping and believing I understood what was happening around me. It was a very strange experience being fully aware of my surroundings but not being able to communicate in any way. The way I was spoken to was like a child, or perhaps somewhat with limited mental faculties. It was both amusing and frustrating to say the least. I was not scared after being visited by a young Thai RN who visited me and told me she was a survivor of GBS. She instilled in me at that moment the courage and will to continue fighting with a glimmer of hope somewhere on the horizon. A silly aside. My family, we are big fans of sock monkeys. In particular two sock monkeys named Munchies and Bananaz or Nanaz for short. We took them everywhere, in purses, backpacks, carry bags, etc and treated them like members of the family. We had a family vacation to a gaming convention in Anaheim CA called Blizzcon where Munchies sat on the Lich Kings lap and took pictures with AMD's Ruby and other celebrities including the cast of 'The Guild.' Yes some people will read this and say this guy is bonkers! But before you dismiss Munchies... he has palled around with the likes of NOFX, Misfits, Parachute, Amanda Palmer, Juicehead, Walk Off The Earth, and many others... :-) During my stay in the ICU my daughters brought both Munchies and Bananaz to the hospital to stay with me and keep me company. It gets very lonely living in a hospital environment. Days seem to last an eternity and I was fully awake and aware the entire time yet some people were skeptical and this was evident in their behavior. I heard some really crazy racy things from CNA's and Nurses when they chatted thinking I was dead meat... o__O Then I was informed I could no longer stay in the ICU and would be transferred to a Sub Acute facility. My family made all these decisions because I was not able to even communicate a single word or movement. It's a very scary proposition to know yourentire life was no longer in your hands. I was transferred by Ambulance to a Sub Acute hospital. That was one very scary and bumpy ride. I was leaving a comfortable environment and heading into what I would experience to be the most troubling, torturous, fright filled, hopeless and abusive place I had ever been in my life. For 18 months what I experienced there was a literal house of horrors. Although I recovered very slowly there eventually later able to communicate with slight finger tap gestures, for several months I was a fully aware "piece of meat." Ritually abused by some of the CNA staff. They played games with me pulling my body off the edge of the bed so that my head dangled off the edge and laughed while doing so. I was slapped, slammed, abusively handled. Fondled (yes in that way). A pair of CNA's ritualistically performed sex rituals with my lifeless hand thinking I was not aware. I heard everything. I saw everything. Also my breathing tube was randomly disconnected over 50 times to the point it was a common occurrence. I was gasping and suffocating and when over a minute later the alarm kicked in it was plugged back in. Sometimes the alarm never went off and I passed out due to not being able to breathe and by a gift of chance someone happened to notice saving me at the last second, and that wasn't a one time thing. There was a bleak period there where I tried my best to commit suicide by holding my breath but only passed out to awaken later, it was bad, very very bad. There were literally hundreds of incidents of abuse many which were commuicated via finger taps on an alphabet chart but not a single person at that hospital believed me. I have Memo log books filled with cryptic messages asking my family to help me every time they visited me and they did try. >__< This period in my life scarred me for a lifetime. I continue to have nightmares of being paralyzed and abused waking up in frightful sweats. It continued to the day I was finally transferred out. Complaining seemed to only make things worse for me I had to get out of there. My family transferred me to a rehabilitation hospital in Santee CA, where in the beginning I trusted no one and was admittedly a very difficult patient having experienced so much trauma. It was there where I finally began to heal, feel loved and return that love and trust in others. Upon arriving I had just been weened off the Ventilator but had very limited movement and every movement required aid and every transfer required a sling or two guys lifting me. Upon leaving I was able to transfer in and out of bed, on/off the toilet, in and out of a wheelchair on my own using a sliding board. To this day over 5 years later I have not recovered my ability to walk but for the most part can do things independently. I have suffered much and continue to suffer but want to do what I can to help others with GBS overcome whatever obstacles stand in their way, hopefully towards a full recovery. Thank you for reading. PS.) Hey what about those sock monkeys? How did they save you? It was a lonely scary existence in particular that very stark period in my life. My Monkeys were there through it all and for some reason unbeknownst to me I credit them with saving me, keeping me sane, and being my little buddies when no one else was around. :-) I forgot to mention. Just prior to my first strange symptoms I had my very first flu shot. I always avoided them not because I was against them but because I rarely ever got sick. I had perfect attendance at work for many years straight. I have seen several Dr.'s and they attribute the flu shot as the cause of my case of GBS. Also a few particulars about my recovery timeline. I was in the ER a few days followed by ICU for 6 weeks, then 18 months in the Sub-Acute where I was hooked up to a Vent to breathe, a gastric tube in my stomach that fed me liquid food, and catheters for waste. I had a pick line on my arm for meds and saline. I looked like an anime horror cartoon with tubes all over my body like I was plugged into the Matrix. After weening off the vent I was in a Nursing Home for over 2 years. *********************************************************************************************** Ok I'm back. Now you know why my newly built computer sat unused for many years. Since busting out of the nursing home I have been very eager to try to live life to the fullest possible, eventhough there might be some limitations. I can no longer drive, I am in a wheelchair because my legs never fully woke up so basically I can't even stand either. These few limitations shouldn't stop me from modding a PC case because I'm just as retarded as I ever was, oops I meant brilliant, I have all my wits, I can comprehend things at an advanced rate, like I'm guessing you're all scratching your heads wondering who the hell is this biatch and why is he here, KHAN!!!!! I would like to ask a few questions regarding my new PC build. You may have noticed I have not yet purchased a Mobo, Ram or Processor. These are the heart of the Monster and I wanted to buy them last. I have always been an AMD guy. I have a Duron PC, a 2200XP PC and others in the closet. I overclocked AMD chips til once I saw smoke coming out of my case and my CPU caught on fire. I still have that CPU saved cause that was an awesome day, it sucked yes I know but it was still awesome. Things to consider: I am not rich, I am poor and need to buy parts a few at a time. I try to get quality items most of the time but I'm not ashamed to admit I do skimp sometimes and buy X brand hoping for the best LOL. I watch a lot of YouTube videos, read forums, posts, etc. to broaden my knowledge in an effort to expand my mind to catch up with my butt. Questions:Best value Mobo + Processor + Ram combo that will perform well for mainly a workstation PC capable of running AutoCAD, Photoshop, Maya, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D, Newtek Lightwave, Poser, etc. Also able to play games Like World of Warcraft on max settings (it's the only game I've played since Vanilla, I know I suck). I want to mod the H1 case and do not plan on using an optical drive, but need space for SSD's and multiple hard drives, probably two pairs in Raid 0. Oh nevermind I have a rack for SSD's in a 5.25" drive bay. I have never done water cooling but am not afraid to try and I can learn fast. I am extremely enamored with water cooling mods with visible reservoirs and either flexible or hard acrylic tubing. I have been typing for a very long time and need a recharge of coffee. I appreciate any help or suggestions I might receive regarding questions above, especially ideas on what to do with the Zalman H1 case. There is one specific graphic I wanted used of a Sockmonkey doing a salute either carved into the metal or etched into the window. I wouldn't mind popping out the smaller window and slapping in a full door window in a more rigid material or clear tempered glass if possible. Thank you for reading if you survived to this point. Happy modding! ~Munchies
  9. Boddaker

    Nanolith

    Here is a quick little project for AMD to highlight their new small but powerful R9 Nano graphics card. They wanted a scratch build, and were pretty flexible on concepts, but the card had to be the main feature. They also wanted an emphasis on small. So after noodling around in Sketchup, I came up with this design: I figured what better way to feature the card than putting it up on a pedestal? For hardware, I picked out the best parts I could find, keeping in mind the goal of an extremely small footprint. The obvious choice was mITX, so I went with an ASRock X99 board with an Intel 5960x processor, a Crucial M.2 500Gb SSD, G Skill Ripjaw DDR4 memory kit, and a tiny Silverstone 450w power supply. To cool the cpu I got a Corsair Hydro H80i AIO 120mm cooler. Once I got the design finalized, I sent the files out for laser cutting. Special thanks go to Primochill for helping me out on this! With the cut pieces back, I could start assembling. First up was lining out all the ribs and gluing the cross pieces in to connect them together. I used a couple 1/4" pieces of acrylic to get my 1/2" spacing between ribs. After all the ribs were glued, I temporarily assembled the lower box together with the psu and set the rib cage on top for placement. And I had to set the Nano card on it's pedestal to see how it looked, with the backplate taped on for good measure. This lower section will be the only exposed part of the ribs. Another angle.. And here are a couple shots with the motherboard in place. I was testing out the fitment of the PCI-e extender cable that will be tucked under the curved support arm. Don't mind the toolbox, I was working on this during LANfest, while my son was gaming away next to me lol. So far so good! I'll have another update in a couple days. Stay tuned!
  10. NocturneKittie

    HANGEL PC LAN Build

    This is a LAN build in progress for events like QuakeCon and PDXLAN. Will update as hardware arrives. Note: Case has been custom painted from black to white thanks to Ian (TornTV). I live in an apartment complex and do not have the means for a custom paint job of this type. Build name is a combination of my first name name and "darkness" (Heaven and Hell), hence Hangel. I love Horror :wub: More hardware and pics coming soon... Progress might be a bit slow since I need to acquire a couple of items from the store. These I will install myself: Diamond Knurl PC Feet, Black - http://mnpctech.com/...feet-black.htmlThree - 140mm Billet Pro-Line, Round PC Fan Grill, Black - http://mnpctech.com/...40mm-black.html15 Black PC Thumbscrews - http://mnpctech.com/...bscrews-en.html PC Part Picker link: AMD FX-8370, Fractal Design Core 3500 - Hangel - NocturneKittie's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker Please see original look for Fractal Design Core 3500 at this link: http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/core-series/core-3500 Fractal Design logo was painted over so Ian created me a snowflake sticker/decal :)
  11. Jason Schrader

    Project Overseer

    I am starting work on a custom watercooling set up on a customers build this weekend. It will be done in steps, with new fans going in and setting up the BIoS first. My customer is prepared to go all out on the watercooling with triple rads, motherboard, cpu and gpu blocks. Its been a while since I have done a build with h2o this complex, but it should be a lot of fun. Besides, I love modding when I don't have to spend all of the dough! I decided to name the project Overseer after Thermaltakes name for it. The theme is going to be red and black with probably some carbon fiber thrown in somewhere. Here is a list of the PC as it is being brought to me... Thermaltake Overseer Case AMD FX 9370/CoolerMaster V8 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX GSkill Rip Jaws 2133mhz 16GB Samsung 840 EVO 250GB EVGA 780gtx Seagate Barracuda 2TB Antec 1300w Platinum Apparently the cpu is one hot beast and is throttling as well as having memory issues. I plan to address the settings and getting it stable as well as adding 4x BitFenix Spectre Pro Red 200mm fans and two matching 120mm fans. This will fill all of the fans slots and hopefully cool the processor down while we tape out the watercooling system. As for watercooling, he wants 3x200mm rads, a 120mm rad, cpu block, gpu block and motherboard blocks. I like XSPC so we will source parts from them minus the rads which will be Phobyas. That is a lot to stuff in this case, but hopefully it can be done. This weekend I will post pics of the system we are starting with and progress that will also take place. I plan to load the settings we use, should anybody out there want to clock similar hardware.
  12. levidias

    Project: Infinity

    Hello, I present to you the Infinity, a personal project that is under development. The project is already in progress for several months and have i’ve done regular updates on various places on the web, I decided to enter here too ;) Thanks to all those who have supported this project with a special thanks to my Father. Always been a goal for me to have a real computer (situations in life like school and work sometimes make choices in laptops). The purpose of this machine, it’s not just gaming, i will use in video and 3D renderings, and of course terms of photography (some already know what is "my thing"). Also want to add that it is my first project, and it really have much value to me, few understand this value. Hardware: Case: NZXT H440 (White) Processor /CPU/: AMD FX 8350 Unlocked Graphics /GPU/: Asus Nvidia Geforce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC Motherboard: MSI 990FXA-GD80 RAM: G-Skill Ripjaws 2x8Gb (16Gb) @1833 Mhz Power Supply /PSU/: Corsair RM850 SSD: Crucial MX100 256Gb HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3Tb WaterCooling: Water/additives: Water: Tudor Bi demineralized Color: Mayhems Dye Dark Blue 15ml Biocide: Mayhems Biocide 10ml Anti-Corrosive: AntiCorro-Fluid 50ml Bomb: Alphacool VPP655 - T12 Bomb Top: Alphacool HF D5 TOP - Plexi G1/4 Reservoir: Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex Pro 15 LT Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm Tube: Masterkleer tubing PVC 16/10mm (3/8"ID) clear Fans: 3x Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Bionic fan 1900rpm CPU Block: EK Water Blocks EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel GPU Block: EK Water Blocks EK-FC780 GTX Ti DCII - Nickel Backplate: Feita em acrílico e personalizada (updates em breve) Fittings: Monsoon 16/10mm (ID 3/8" OD 5/8") compression fitting's Monsoon 16/10mm (OD 5/8") Rotary 45° - White Monsoon 16/10mm (OD 5/8") Rotary 90° - White Monsoon screw plug G1/4 - White T-piece inner thread G1/4 - compact – knurled - MSV I took several pictures of the water cooling products, the objective is to see in more detail and also what brings in the boxes. Since they are 96 photos i cant post here on the forum :( This LINK is an album with all the photos mentioned in my official facebook page. Peripherals: Monitor: Benq XL2420T 3D Speaker's: Harman Kardon SoundSticks III Mouse: Razer Lanchesis 5600 Dpi's Keyboard: Steelseries Apex UPS: APC Back-UPS CS 650 Webcam: Logitech C920 [ Gamepad's: Microsoft XBOX 360 (PC) Extras: LED's Light's: NZXT Sleeved LED kit 2m (24 white LED's) Sleeves: MDPC-X (grand bleu+ white-x+ black) Cable Combs: E22 Clear (24; 8; 6) Card Reader: TRANSCEND USB 3.0 MultiCard Reader The choice of components and peripherals was not easy! The objective was a harmony between performance/quality and price. Some of the peripherals i acquired over time and due to its good state of preservation and functionality, until they prove otherwise they will continue in service! Yes, I know, I challenged many odds and divide opinions, i always have the last word and the final decision. I feel that I did my decisions well and I can say that everything is in harmony as tested after the assembly, using the term "no fan boy" machine was also created to show that you don't need follow the "manual"/"opinions" and create a machine with one or even two reference marks, i've created this machine with a variety of brands and, believe it is a pleasure saying that at the end of all the research work of compatibility between parts everything works! Challenges: Undoubtedly a major challenge was the sleeving of the cables, despite having been advised to buy extensions, i wanted to do "by hand" a complete sleeving on the original psu cables. An adventure, which is risky and most often does not pay. Let me explain, if you have experience in this area, and you have done sleeving already and have the necessary materials, go for it! You can create something unique and personalize your way, and you can even save a few $ . Speaking from my experience in this field, i've never done sleeving, I saw some videos on YouTube, but thats not enough! Each case is different, and I can tell you that it takes experience to do things correctly is a challenge I am willing to help others to overcome some barriers that I had. I bought the sleeves in MPDPC X-site, are of good quality. Right now, I have the following cables sleeved CPU (8pin); Motherboard (24pin); GPU (8 + 6pin) by me, i also have more thats comes already sleeved (LED’s; Fans). The first cable that i started was the CPU and as I said the experience was still not much, so it was not as perfect as I wanted, but i can re-do ;) General advice: Check (and check again) that you have everything you need; is very important do a very good mapping of the pins of the connectors before removing. Another challenge was the cable management. After several suggestions and opinions like: velcro; cable ties and etc … Then i found a better way, check the photos bellow ;) LEGO Modding: LEGO marked my life in a special way and have a meaning for me, in terms of this project, don't you agree with me when I describe how LEGO is timeless and functional while keeping the simple design !? The harmony between the LEGO and the system is unique and very functional, making the ability to make different look’s. I order the LEGO baseplates (white color) in the bricklink website, and believe me now is easier to find ;) The baseplates arrived, then i proceed to cut them. It is not easy to cut these baseplates, i suggest a sharp x-acto. I hold the baseplates to the case with a strong double sided tape (thanks Sergio Lima for providing the tape). The photo bellow show the hole i made in the case to drain the loop, its the lowest point on the case ;) A view from the two areas with LEGO's. This is the Showboard zone. (FUN SHOT) Ive got awesome minifigures (FUN SHOT) Polar bear want a piece of Infinity. (FUN SHOT) Inception, a laptop inside a desktop. LEGO LED holders This is just an example of a simple way using LEGO's to make a baseplate in horizontal. (FUN SHOT) Too fat ?! My GPU can hold LED's in the Showboad area. LEGO's selected to use in the box, all within in the color scheme. The Showboard The objective is to show something customized by printing on vinyl. Below there are photos showing the dimensions (with margins), and a photo that only serves to realize the place in question and the proportions (let me make clear that they are not final photographs from the project with the quality that I intend to). I already made some awesome design’s ;) PS: I want to remind everyone that Showboard is modular and uses LEGO to hold on the baseplate that remains behind the Showboard! And I do not want in any way minimize the importance of LEGO in my project! Dimensions / Print Margins: More real perspective through some photos: A simple behind the scene: Initial photos of the project and mounting hardware: Mounting hardware date: 28 June 2014 Water Cooling The water cooling system was completed and in operation on 15 October 2014. A big Thanks to everyone who helped João Pedro; Ricardo aka r1sKas from the BenchX website and Luís Alves aka Shuper 'Luu' from Moda'a'foca forum. Here is the first video, moments after filling the loop, you can see the addition of color in the loop (Mayhems Dye Dark Blue), the first drop is always special! However I've done other tweaks and additions since the video: re-adjusted the tube coming out of the GPU to the reservoir and added an awesome LED’s lighting. The Infinity Project is not just the case, it's the whole setup that surrounds it. Keyboard SteelSeries Apex The water cooling ambient | Believe me when i say in person is way better. Future This project not finished, there are still three main thing’s that i have to do. - I want to control the fans 120mm (every 7 of them). - Tempered Glass side window. - Backplate for the graphic card, waiting for resolution and I really need some help overclocking Infinity components to a stable 24/7 OC. Thanks for the opportunity for sharing my Infinity project, i always like to see your feedback ;)
  13. NocturneKittie

    NK BitFenix Neos AMD Build

    I'm baaaack! Lol, I blame Mr. Bill Owen :P . I was kindly provided this case by BitFenix (NEOS), so I decided to do some basic modding for it. Please see specs and progress below: Case: BitFenix NEOS - Black and Gray with optional windowFans: Four BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 mm White LEDLED: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strip White (30 cm)PSU: BitFenix Neos 750G CPU: AMD FX 8350Motherboard: MSI 970 Gaming AM3/AM3+RAM: 16 GB (2 x 8GB) Patriot Viper Black 1866 MHzSSD: 240 GB Samsung 840 Evo HDD: 2 TB Seagate BarracudaGPU: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2 GBCPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120 mm (AIO) mnpctech parts: Case Feet: Beefy Rubber Case Feet Set http://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-stereo-desktop-case-feet/beefy-pc-case-feet/beefy-pc-case-feet-en.htmlPC Handles: Spring Loaded Handles (Black) http://mnpctech.com/pc-case-lan-party-gaming-carry-top-server-tower-handles/spring-loaded-pc-handles-recessed-pc-computer-case-rack-speaker-audio-equipment-road-sound-dj/spring-loaded-handles.htmlSafety Glasses: Safety Glasses Clear With LED Light Temples http://mnpctech.com/pc-mod-tools/safety-glasses-clear-with-led-light-temples.html Factory case feet Replacing factory case feet Beefy Case Feet installed Getting ready to install spring loaded handles Visual placement Measuring :P Drilled Installing handles Will post more pictures over the weekend as build progresses :D
  14. So ive been a star wars fan my hole life and a computer enthueast over half of it. you can see where this is going... anyway ive been tinkering with a design for awhile and ive wanted to build a reall beast so here's what i came up with. (also i'm a team red fan boy... hold your breath.. here we go) Project: "Sith Lord" http://www.vonetech.com/ https://www.facebook.com/MineutSystems http://ultimatepersonalcomputers.com/ Sponsored in part by V1Tech, Ultimate Personal Computers, and Mineut Systems You guys rock! Assembled and designed by Myself (Bishop Computer Design) http://bishopcomputerdesign.com Projected Internal components AMD FX8150 8-Core 3.6Ghz (to be OC'd +4Ghz) - in hand 16G G.Skill - 8G in hand 2TB hdd 128SSD ASRock Fati1ity 990FX Killer - ordered, in route AMD Radeon 290x Rigid acrylic tubing above the midplate 360mm rad front - in hand Swiftech D5 Pump - in hand MIPS CPU block - in hand Aquacomputer Kryographics Hawaii Radeon R9 290X Full Coverage Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel crammed inside a Fractal Design 3000 - in hand, still some work left to be done NOTE: Some watercooling parts may change updates TBD (sorry for the gigantic immages i'll try to resize them and create a gallery later) :thumb: Much more to come. this is just where i am right now. currently running 30-32c idol up to 49-50c under 100% load. cheep thermal paste, standard case fans i had lying around. only push. not too bad for a non optomized setup.
  15. What's Up Y'all!!? My name is Paul - iamApropos part of AMD's Red Team+ formerly known as AMD Advocates. I wanted to share with y'all my latest build project. But first a little about me. I stream live on twitch.tv in order to help show just what AMD products are capable of while gaming as well as I try my hand in making youtube videos from time to time. I'm very active on twitter and facebook and I'm starting to reach out onto forums such as this one. Bare with me as I learn the ropes. I'm a gamer at heart and I'm very passionate about building computers! This will be the first time I've added modifications to a computer build so I'm excited to share it with you! Thanks to AMD for providing the FX 9590 with closed loop Cooler Master 120XL, 16gb 2x8gb 2133mhz, Radeon Gaming memory, Power Color TurboDuo R9 290X. Thanks to Fractal Design for providing the ARC XL case and Newton R3 1000w power supply. Thanks to MNPCTECH - For providing the AMD fan grill, AMD window decals, red zip ties, red thumb screws, red LED strip! My plans for the build - I plan on removing the front and top metal grills and painting them red. I also plan on getting red / black sleeved extensions for the cables. Putting on AMD window decals, AMD fan grill on the current Radiator, using red zip ties for cable management and red thumb screws for the side panels. I'm planning on also painting the drive cages and PCI expansion slot covers Red too. After Fractal Design sent me the ARC XL and Newton R3 I went a head and did a YT overview video of both parts: ARC XL: http://youtu.be/bzGAMteuLy0?list=UUX999d2_gJqRyiFj1AsLnPA Newton R3: http://youtu.be/SqGDE08EZRk?list=UUX999d2_gJqRyiFj1AsLnPA I did a live unboxing of the R9 290x on twitch and it was uploaded to my youtube channel as well. I'm planning on uploading an overview video onto my youtube channel of the build once all the mods are completed, hopefully by next week Tuesday / Wednesday. Updates will be posted frequently. Here are the current parts before adding any modifications: If you have any questions, suggestions or wanna just talk shop please let me know!
  16. NocturneKittie

    Breast Cancer Themed AMD PC Build

    Just wanted to share some basic modding to my Breast Cancer Themed AMD PC Build. For more info please follow this link: http://goo.gl/LYZSGH Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced in White I will be painting the front, top fan filters and power buttons in a pink color, replacing case feet and placing fan covers on left side panel. More modding to follow in the future. Will also be removing front HDD cage to allow room for future custom water loop. For HDD cage I'll be using the Xigmatek 4 in 3 (5.25") HDD cage. And for SATA, fan extension(s) and PSU cables the BitFenix Alchemy in white. Here I started removing the mesh and dust filters. Removed power, reset and LED buttons. Not sure about painting handle since it is of a rubber material, will look into options. Replacing case feet. Luckily I did not have to use a drill to use custom case feet, thread matched the included bolts :P Color for the top and front mesh is a Posh Pink Applying first and second coat Looks brighter in person More updates to follow...
  17. NocturneKittie

    Elite 110 for Pax South 2015

    While I'm still working on my Breast Cancer Themed PC build I decided to start on yet another case mod. I blame Bill for this :P I have purchased attendee tickets for the very first PAX South event on Jan 2015 and noticed that there is an option to be notified for BYOC. I wanted the smallest yet functional case for travel purposes and CM had already provided me with an Elite 110. Since I support Breast Cancer Awareness and this case is not available in white I decided to mod it for this cause as well. Will be painting it white and even though the bottom feet are just for aesthetics I will be ordering some M-ITX case feet. I am aware the bottom is not functional since this case has a top mount PSU, this is just personal preference. Let the madness begin... Taking her apart... Starting with plastic before metal :P I donated my M-ITX mobo and R7 240 GPU so will get an MSI FM2/FM2+ M-ITX along with a MSI R9 270x. Yes, I will not be using built in graphics or getting an APU, will get Athlon CPU and use dedicated graphics. For storage I plan to get either two 480 GB SSDs (prices have decreased) or one 480 GB SSD with a 2.5" laptop HDD. Fans and CPU cooler are up to debate. Thinking about making changes to (one piece) top and side panel. Suggestions are welcome...
  18. John Morrison

    The End

    Like the purple sky at dusk, before a mid night storm, an ominous sign. Sometimes the end is but another beginning, but the new beginning may be in another world. Sometimes we make a decision that changes everything. And with that, begins the worklog of my final casemod. Why my final? I'm almost 30, I have three children, a long term partner, and a plan. It's time I moved on from certain things, mainly because of budgeting - money and time. Hardware: Corsair 230T Rebel Orange, windowed Gigabyte 970A-D3P Motherboard CPU - meh, whatever I can afford, currently a 555BE Phenom GPU - unknown brand HD5870 Eyefinity6 Edition 2GB Memory: 8GB Corsair Sound: Sound Blaster 24Bit Ethernet: eBay special GbE card CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 GPU Cooler: Thermalright Spitfire Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry LX Hard Drives: 2x Hitachi 250gb 2.5", 1x ASUS DVD-RW, and whatever else I find and throw in The case: The window cut: The painting: The test fit: The GPU: The Hardware Layout: Getting closer: More to come, maybe a PSU change, plus final assembly. I plan on finishing this before the end of October.
  19. nikos445

    Operation Codename: CITRINE

    OPERATION CODENAME CITRINE! SPONSORS: (CABLE ACCESSORY, LEDS) I HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL , No One Tried Yet.! LOOKING FOR SPONSORS...! CLUES NEXT POSTS! :) ENJOY! PC CASE: - CORSAIR OBSIDIAN 750D PC SPECS: -Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P - CPU: ATHLON X2 270 , Overclocked 3.720 Stable with Air cooling - GPU: HD6670 1gb , Overclocked Clock: 860 , Memory 980 (In future i will upgrade) - RAM: 4GB CRUCIAL BALLISTIX ELITE 1600mhz ( CUSTOM XMP) - PSU: TURBO-X 550Watt VALUE SERIES II ( awesome for its price, only some issues with Little shorter cables ) FANS: - 2 INTAKE (Front) 140mm STOCK OBSIDIAN 750D - 1 Exhaust (Back) 140mm STOCK OBSIDIAN 750D - 1 Exhaust (Top) 140mm (SIMPLE 2000rpm Silent Fan)
  20. 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
  21. 23RO_UK

    It's an APU thing...

    Whilst I wait on the fabrication of some parts for BackDraft and my need for a second machine proper (not a laptop) I decided to pull the trigger on this little lot - ASUS F2A85-M PRO AMD A10-5800K XIGMATEK Prime SD1484 Now when you consider it weighed in at just £195 (£230 if you include the memory), I'd say it was a steal :D XIGMATEK Prime SD1484 and memory installed Kinda tight fit... Over the next few days I'll bench it ghetto style (I've yet to decide on a case so it now sits proudly on a Nike runner box lol) and see what it yields ;) As for it's future... Hmmm watercooled second machine with home server/HPTC undertones, I've yet to decide :P
  22. Release info on AMD's dual GPU card is official. The card will sport dual GPUs and an AIO cooler. Performance looks promising and pricing at $1500, while isn't cheap, is half of a Titan Z Link to AMD's specs: http://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/desktop/r9/295x2#
  23. C4B12

    Cold Winter V.3

    Hello the Mod Zoo! My name is Johan Nyman, Im 20 years old and living in Sweden, enough with that. ;)/> I just finished with a little HTPC/NAS build, so now I can start with my next project. I have been waiting to start working on this. Ive been planning how to make this as good as possible. This is the project I will spend most time on ever. Hope you will enjoy this log, feel free to comment and please give me advice and tips. Lets start with a little info about this build. You may remember a build I made called Cold Winter. I posted it on several forums around a year ago. I also made a version 2 of it, and now the third and last version is coming. This is my favorite build of all time, so now I want to make it as goodlooking as possible. What Im going to do is to correct the mistakes Ive made before, add some features to hide cables and things like that. I will also fill it with a little bit newer hardware and this time Im going for some nice watercooling, not an all-in-one like the Antec Kuhler I had in V.2. List of things to do: Paint the right acrylic side of the case (on the inside) black, so you cant see in from the side. Thats the side where the motherboard will be installed.Make coverplates out of acrylic to cover cables, psu and waterpump.Make a hole in the bottom and in the backpanel for the new psu.File down the acrylic so it fits perfectly with the acrylic piece.Sleeve everything white, black and aqua.Hide as much of the cables as possibleInstall watercoolingHardware: MB: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI CPU: AMD A10-6800K RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4gb 2133MHz SSD: Samsung 840 120gb PSU: Be-Quiet SFX 300W In V.2 I used AMDs Llano, and I fell in love. Since then I have been waiting for the next generation and now Trinity is here. When I have time for games I either play Starcraft 2 or Dota 2 and those arent really hardware demanding games, but the Trinity still is pretty good. So what I want is a HTPC but with possibilities of some simpler games to be played. So what I want to add for hardware is a m-itx motherboard for Trinity, socket FM2. As APU I want the best possible so Im trying to get a hold of a A10-6800K, and then add 2 sticks of 4GB DDR3 2133MHz ram. EKWB! Thank you for helping me. Be Quiet sponsored me with a Shadow Rock 2. Gigabyte sponsored me with a GA-F2A88XN-WIFI. MNPCTech sponsored me with this fan grill to have in the front, should look awesome! Clear Acrylic 120mm Overkill "Nautilus" PC Fan Grill from Mnpctech.com EK DCP 2.2 Combo: What Ive done so far is to strip the case from almost everything except the LCD and powerswitch. Front: Back: Left side: Right side. This is the side I want to paint black on the inside so you cant see into it from here. The acrylic is pretty messed up as you can see. It was that from the beginning. Many scratches. But at the same time I feel like it gives the case a kind of vintage look, I still want to make it look a bit nicer though. So I will start by cleaning and polish it as much as possible. Do any of you guys know how to remove scratches from acrylic? Clearcoat it? Use a little blowtorch? Any advice? First thing Im going to start with is to cut the acrylic maybe 3-4mm so it fits perfect with the white plate. Then paint the backside of the acrylic black. So this is what I have to work with for a couple of weeks: Will be updating as much as possible. Please comment and give me advice and tips. Everything and everyone is welcome. Thats all for today! :) Johan Nyman
  24. Kaveri hits shelves today and full specs and pricing have been released. The top end A10-7850K APU will run $173 and sports 4 CPU cores at 3.7Ghz/4.0 Turbo consuming 95W. AMD has also released memory for use with the APUs with speeds up to 2400MHz. AMD press release: http://www.amd.com/us/press-releases/Pages/amd-revolutionizes-2014jan14.aspx
  25. AMD released info for its new APU codenamed Kaveri at CES. The high end model, the A10-7850k, will feature 4 CPU cores, 8 GPU cores and integrated graphics equaling a Radeon HD 7750. Due to AMD's Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) the computing core will be able to utilize both the CPU and GPU cores for calculations and will have 100% sharing of system RAM. Further benchmarks when the APUs are released on January 14th will hopefully reveal how effective this new technology is. Link: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-kaveri-a10-7850k-a10-7700k-apu,25643.html
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