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  1. Mayhems Tubing and Coolant Guide for users. This will aid in choosing the right coolant for the right tubing. It is a very basic guide how ever accurate. All testing is done in house over long periods of time. Tubing can fail for many reasons but failure has scored it a negative mark. Some reason for failure include, Micro fracturing, Cracking, Shrinkage, Drying out and more.
  2. Which coolant is right for me? Which coolant is right for me? When choosing a coolant there are several types you can go for. Below is a very simple guide for you to choose the correct coolant for your needs. High performance, no colour and low cost Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 For normal water cooling systems there simply is no better performing liquid than pure water. Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 is the ultimate water which has been filtered to such a high level there simply is no better branded Ultra-Pure water on the market. For this reason alone if you would like the get the most out of your water cooling system temperature wise opt for this. However you do need to also consider a few other factors including which biocide you would like to use as without it over time UV rays can penetrate into your system creating the perfect harbour for bacteria and algae to grow. High performance, low cost and colour Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 + Dye As explained above you can opt to use Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 to give you the best performing liquid out there but if you would like a colour tint to the water you can simply add Mayhems Dye range to your system. Mayhems dye range is the Number one dye in the water cooling world to use and is recommended by many of the top modders and water cooling builders out there. It has been tested for many years around the world and has gained the ultimate reputation for being the best and the only dye to use. Mayhems XT-1 250ml Concentrate Mayhem XT-1 Coolant is a High Efficiency, Non-Toxic, Low Viscosity coolant based on Ethylene Glycol. Mayhems XT-1 Is a Low Cost very effective concentrate coolant and can be used to make up to 3 Ltrs of coolant for very little out lay. High performance with or with out colour premixed Mayhems X1 Coolants Mayhems X1 Coolants are made from vegetable extract and are the safest and least toxic coolant on the market today. It comes in many colours to suit the needs of everyone. There is no messing around, you just pour the coolant into your systems and that is it. Mayhems X1 includes all the biocides and inhibitors you will need to protect your water cooling system and doesn’t require the user to add anything extra. If you would like to make your own colour Mayhems X1 is fully compatible with all Mayhems Dyes. We do recommend you change your coolant out regularly as over time the coolant will become less effective. Our recommend change out period is every 9 to 12 months. Mayhems Pastel Coolants Mayhems Pastel Coolants are a Nano based coolant that have an outstanding reputation not only for looks but also for performance. This fluid not only stands out from all the other manufacturers of coolants but all so kicks them in the teeth with metal toe capped boots. Mayhems Pastel is a solid looking coolant that comes in many colours and once again like Mayhems other fluids can be mixed or adjusted to suit your colouring needs using Mayhems Dyes. It has all the biocides and inhibitors in the liquid and needs nothing extra adding. Mayhems Pastel is one of the longest lasting coolants out on the market to date and will last over 3 years with no problems ever reported and this actually makes the coolants more economically viable than any other premixed coolant on the market. Speciality photo work and show system coolants. Mayhems Aurora Coolant Mayhems Aurora coolant lays in an untapped market on its own. No other premixed coolant on this earth even comes close to the looks of this coolant. However there is a down side this coolant is not for the normal home user and will not last as long as the aforementioned coolants and was never created for such purposes. The maximum life span for this coolant is 6 months but in some systems may only last 24 hours. Any user wishing to use Mayhems Aurora should first read our FAQ's as this goes into more detail about this product. Sub-zero Coolants Mayhems XT-1 Mayhems XT-1 when mixed correctly and in the right ratio can go down to a staggering -50 making it the perfect coolant for sub-zero liquid cooling. It is the perfect Coolant for anyone using chillier’s in there systems or any sub ambient type of cooling.
  3. Mayhems UV Opaque Tubing Mayhems UV Opaque Tubing is extremely versatile with new ’Polymer Additives’ that do not leach plasticizers into the system. The chemical makeup of Mayhems new coloured tubing has never been used before and is a brand new concept by Mayhems Solutions LTD and is fully REACH complaint. Mayhems Opaque Tubing has been tested in systems reaching temperatures of up to 90c and liquid heat internal temperatures of 65c+. The UV White tubing has extreme flexibility and can easily take heat loads way beyond other brands and keep its elasticity. Mayhems Opaque tubing has an excellent bend radius suited to liquid cooling systems. Mayhems Coloured tubing will also partially acts as a catcher by absorbing soluble residue stopping it reaching and fouling the system. This is a very unique feature and will aid in prolonging the liquid of the coolant within the system and also the life of the PC liquid cooling parts. This is Tubing is developed, produced and made in the Britain entirely utilising British manufacturing techniques and knowledge. Release colours are UV Reactive White followed by UV Reactive Red and UV Reactive Blue in sizes 13mm ID / 19mm OD, 10mm ID / 13mm OD, 10mm ID / 16mm OD.
  4. Taking Toby work to the next level ... First quick dirty sample of tobys work
  5. My first water cooling build was a roller coaster of a learning experience to say the least. It seems like every time I'd get a package of parts in the mail I'd realize that I'm missing yet another piece or I'd find some new component that I absolutely had to have. When all was said and done I called my baby GrayGhost. After finishing "him" I began browsing the modding forums and getting the itch to do a case mod. This is my first attempt to mod a case into something that carries my design aesthetic and hopefully keeps a decent build quality although modding with limited tools and space is always a huge obstacle. GrayGhost 1.0 I am a designer by trade so I am planning on building a system that is a bit different and interesting yet manages to remain understated and quiet. Recently the Parvum R1.0 and Corsair 600C have caught my eye because of their inverted motherboard layout. The only problem being money is tight and I told myself I would not buy a new case until after the Broadwell-E processors are released. Until then I dug around I realized I already owned a Define R5 and a Cooler Master Elite 110. I wouldn't have any issues chopping up either of them since they were only collecting dust. Needless to say, due to size restraints, I decided to begin a modding project using the Fractal Design Define R5. Hardware: Case: Fractal Design Define R5 CPU: Intel i7-4770k Mobo: Asus Z97-AR RAM: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3 (2x8GB) GPU: Asus GTX 970 Strix (x2) SSD: Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB HDD: Western Digital Green 3TB PSU: Corsair AX860 CPU Block: EK Supremacy EVO - nickel GPU Block: EK Full-Cover - nickel (x2) GPU Backplate: EK retention backplate - black (x2) Radiators: Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS (x2) Fans: Noctua NF-P14s Redux-1200 PWM - 140mm (x6) Reservoir: Barrow quartz glass - 170mm Pump: EK D5 vario Top: EK-XTOP Revo - Plexi Fittings: EK & Barrow - matte black Tubing: Alphacool HardTube 10/12mm Carbon Coolant: Mayhems X1 - custom mixed color Lighting: Darkside Connect UV LED's & NZXT Hue+
  6. Welcome to our PC build log for the Silver Bullet build I would like to first introduce our Sponsors whom are helping create this small but full featured PC system. IN-Win http://inwin-style.com/en/goods.php?act=file&id=805#product_tab have kindly supplied us with the 805 tower glass case as per our request. MSI has graciously Sponsored us with a main-board aka - MSI Z170A XPower Gaming Titanium Edition Intel Z170 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard and a Graphics card (more details to come) I will be creating a 1 off special Real 100% pure Silver Nano 10nm coolant liquid for the build. Glass tubing and hopefully some thing just a little bit special but you will have to wait and see....... Super flower are sponsoring us Via OCUK http://www.overlcokers.co.uk a power supply.
  7. Mayhems has been working hard on new Coolant technologies and direct correlation between high heat systems and ability of certain inhibitors, relating to low grade copper produced products and aluminium produced products. With our new in house analytical systems we have discovered new formulation’s that can improve not only the heat transfer of the fluids but also prolong the life of low grade copper and “all aluminium” based fittings, blocks and components. It will also prolong the effective life of the new coolant based products. The new high grade in house developed inhibitors create a more heat resilient barrier on the copper and aluminium to help protect them from degradation over a period of time and is geared towards small high heat creating systems such AIO’s, micro ATX / ITX systems (using small amounts of coolant) and also duel / triple based GPU high heat load systems. With the popularity of Small micro system utilising less fluids and also extreme high heat system out putting higher TDP / Wattage (support request driven direct from us) Mayhems is the only manufacture who create products based on what the customer needs and expects from us not what is the most profitable. More information will be forth coming as we progress.
  8. Mayhems bespoke laboratory grade, hand blown and hardened glass tubing are made in the UK to the highest possible standards. Developed from the ‘ground up’ Mayhems Laboratories have taken the concept of ‘Glass Like’ to the extreme and utilised local knowledge within the UK to produce hardened tubing for liquid-cooled PC’s. The size of the tubing conforms to standard sizes that are common within the industry today. Mayhems tubing is fully compatible with other popular fittings from Alphacool, Bitspower, EK, Thermaltake (amongst other brands). The previously mentioned tubing has been stress tested beyond ‘normal’ temperatures (100c+) and tested with all Mayhems coolants Warning Use appropriate safety measures when working with glass, this include safety glasses / goggle and gloves. Dispose of glass off cuts and glass dust safely. These products do not brake into small fragments they shatter into shards. Test bench built with Mayhems Glass tubing Pre bent peaces We are working on more glass ideas and more pre bends. So far we have 12,13 and 16mm Strights from 500mm to 1000mm 12 and 16mm 500mm long bent at the 125mm point
  9. Hello everybody! As some of you may know, I have been working closely with Bill Owen at MNPCTech over the past year learning and soaking up as much as I can as his intern. We have done several case reviews and mod guides together, and it is time for me to step it up a notch and take on a big themed build. - Theme - This is going to be influenced by oldschool Star Wars, and specifically Rebel Alliance equipment. I love the look of their gear, machinery, technology, and spacecraft, so this will take many ideas from that. We're starting with the Cosmos II, and will end up with something that looks dramatically different in the end. I first must thank CoolerMaster for the sponsorship of the Cosmos II and Silent Pro Hybrid 1300w powersupply, EK for sponsoring the watercooling components, Lutro0 for sponsoring their beautiful sleeving work, Mayhems for supplying their world class coolants and dyes, Cheapskate for dedicating his time into designing custom waterblocks for the 680s, Brian Garrity for his time as the camera man for the upcoming video of this project, and of course Bill and MNPCTech for everything he has taught me and given me during my time working with him. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 - Components - Asus Rampage IV Extreme Intel 3930k Quad SLI GTX 680 Classified's 32gb of Corsair Dominator 2133mhz CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid 1300w 512gb Vertex 4 SSD 3x 3tb Seagate 7,200rpm storage drives Cosmos II Full dual loop EK watercooling setup with custom GPU waterblocks designed by our very own CheapskateSupremacy Elite socket 2011 Nickel CPU blockR4E Nickel CSQ mobo block2x Ram Dominator X4 blocks2x 480 XT radiators2x DDC-3.2TP pumps2x X3 150mm resBlack Nickel fittingsCustom Classified blocks by munkeybuttTime for the pics to do the talking! The Cosmos II It's a bird. It's a plane... Cosmos II opened up - I hate that mess of useless feces dangling there. The build will feature MNPCTech's new Cosmos II Full Acrylic window side panel! Available soon for order. This is a serious chunk of acrylic! Here is what the Clear side panel looks like installed on the Cosmos II. It's cnc machined from .5" thick Chemcast Cast Acrylic with two 120mm fan holes with fastener holes for your own fan grills. Mnpctech Pre-Ordering page for Cooler Master Cosmos II Clear Window Panel Mnpctech Pre-Ordering page for Cooler Master Cosmos II Clear Window Panel We also created a Clear replacement window for the Corsair c70 replacement window kit http://mnpctech.com/mnpctech-clear-case-pc-panels/corsair-c70-window-replacement-clear-fan-holes-120mm/corsair-c70-custom-window.html Machined aluminum "Diamond Knurl" pc case feet which are made in HAAS cnc lathe. The base diameter is 1- 3/4" with height of 1" to elevate the case for improved airflow beneath it. They've been painted House of Kolor Kandy Red to fit the Rebel Alliance color scheme A few components going into the system Classified unboxing These cards are bigger than 690's... Shiny! Why is quad sli not overkill? 6000x1080-across-three-monitors-gaming is why. Even the Rebel Alliance has to game from time to time! Stripping down the CMII for some modding. Taping off the top to cut room for a 480mm rad. Lining up the top rad Cages removed to make room for a 480mm rad in the front Creating the mounting system for the 480 in the front bezel Rad mounted into front bezel. I will be doing more in between the rad and the edges to make it more connected. Front rad mounted in the case I wanted to do something special with the edge frame work, so I decided on cutting out slots and putting some modders mesh behind it Clamping down the mesh for some epoxying This stuff is the best for all kinds of modding. Epoxy of the gods I say! Removing the stock top panel mesh Mounting a hinge on the top panel for some flap movement Watercooling time! Supremacy 2011 block and black nickel fittings I love the frosty tops on these blocks! DDC's and tops An army of black nickel fittings! So prettttttty! -- Updates 1/1/13 -- Thanks for following guys! Here are some updates on what is in the works... Measuring out pieces to make dual res holder from 1/4" thick Black Opaque acrylic sheet Custom Dual Res tube holder for the EK Res X3s EK Res X3s, ready for mounting What remains of the factory front I/O, this was part of the CM II's top panel. This will flip open. Modified "Laurey" style cabinet hinge, this spring loaded, and found at WoodCraft, http://www.woodcraft....ount-Pair.aspx Spacer for hinge made from 1/8" acrylic, this will be painted later Dual EK Res X3s mounted. This location will be ideal when it's time to fill the two loops. The flip cover, creates easy access for inspecting the loops, if ever needed in the future. The rear cover flips open now too! I wanted to use an ipod touch for monitoring and fan control. This will be mounted in the front top panel and running through the Bitfenix Recon phone app. Making the front phone mount Initial looks of the front phone fan control module. Think Luke Skywalker's targeting computer ;)/> Custom shroud for the reservoirs -- Update 1/6/13 -- Update time! I appreciate the comments and follows guys! I'm very dedicated to making this a very clean build internally, which is why shrouding everything is a must. I also want to keep the interior of the case very open and uncluttered, so there will be next to nothing inside the main compartment other than the mobo and what's attached to it. No drives, pumps, anything located here. It's all about the aesthetics! Cutting 1/4" thick cast acrylic to use as a shroud for the lower portion of the chassis 1/4" acrylic over lower portion which will be easily removable with thumbscrews, 1/8" acrylic shroud on back wall will hide liquid tubing The mid section has 1/2" thick acrylic floor so it's flush with the outter edge of the chassis Using weld-on to attach lip to the tubing shroud for the back wall of the chassis, this will be painted later to match the exterior of the case. Temporarily installing Mnpctech's CM II clear panel to determine the two 120mm fan hole openings in the removable lower chassis shroud The two 120mm fan hole openings are aligned with opening in the clear panel The epoxy on the side bezels has dried and I really like how they look with the mesh Now it's time to do the same thing with the non-window'ed side panel. Cutting the double layered panel was a bit of a challenge, but it's cleaned up and time for more epoxy. I plan to mount an acrylic Rebel Alliance logo on the mesh and illuminate it. As far as the custom classified waterblocks are concerned, Cheapskate has made great progress (though he has reminded me how complex these little buggers are going to be ;)/> This is current design phase with an "X Wing" style backplate that will have the Rebel Alliance logo in the red circle. The layers in the pic are backplate, full copper block, acrylic top, and stainless top cover. Update 2/21/13 Here are screen shots of the custom water blocks and liquid channeled bridge designed by Cheapskate. The blocks will be milled from Copper with Clear acrylic cover and top plate with design inspired by X-Wing fighter wing.These are for Andrew's eVga 680 GTX Classified graphics cards. More to come soon! We'll have a video worklog as well, so make sure you subscribe to MNPCTech's Youtube Channel! Yesterday I made Red Overlay to match the color scheme and installed Andrew's Aquaero into the shroud for the chassis. Aqua Computer's Aquaero product page, http://www.aquacompu.../aquaero-5.html Removing masking tape over window for phoyba RGB light strip Cutting Red Transparent Acrylic Window sheet into overlay for the Aqua Computer Aquaero 6/32 countersink drill bit for the Torx head screws on the Aquaro and installed Phoyba RGB light strip on the side... Update 3/26/13 Aquaero Shroud - Leak Testing Waterblocks on the Asus Rampage 4 Motherboard Milling the front 480 radiator grill bezel from 1.5" thick block of 6061 billet. The backside has been hollowed out, to save weight. the design was inspired by jet engine intake, but
  10. Hey guys, quick question. I'm working on a project and I was thinking about running the Mayhems Ice White Pastel coolant. I see that it has corrosion inhibitors. But Would I still need to run a silver kill coil in it to keep anything from growing in it? Just curious before I order some and don't get one. Thanks for your time I appreciate it.
  11. We've been working hard on our new Rads and have now moved into full production with our Havoc range of radiators. The radiators have been independently tested and have proven to be a high contender in the market. The rads will only be coming out in 240mm and 360mm (63mm depth) and a limited run of 480mm (not for sale to consumers). They are sonic cleaned at the factory but we will also be including a mini blitz kit to clean out your full system. More information will be released soon.
  12. As blocks get smaller impingement plates the fluids need to evolve. Mayhems Pastel was based on a 20 to 40nm Particle size how ever things move on. We've created from the ground up a new 10nm Pastel additive that is more advanced than anything in water cooling. Companies are now trying to copy mayhems work how ever we are years in advance of them and always have been. The new coolants will last from 3 to 5 years in a water cooling system. Watch as we demo 15mls of the new additive making 3 ltrs of active coolant. This will save a fortune on shipping and will allow users to make any colour as they wish much cheaper than in the past. These new coolants are "patent pending" and are some of the most advanced cooling products in the world today for PC cooling. http://youtu.be/RshipAljwbA
  13. Welcome to Mayhems Mayhems are the only coolant manufacturers that actually produce their products from the ground up. We do not rely on others to do it for us as we produce all the dyes, additives and coolants, in house, from base chemicals so we know exactly what goes into our products. We are the world’s number one leading brand in this technology and the only manufacturer with such a colour range of water cooling fluids. We also do not make any claims we cannot substantiate with true facts and we do work very closely with the liquid cooling community through our distributors and end users. Mayhems products are used by many of the top water cooling enthusiasts and we feel that we have changed the way water cooling users look at liquid cooling forever. No longer is it a niche market for the elite. We give you the tools, you create the masterpiece... www.mayhems.co.uk www.mayhems.net
  14. Log Initiated: August 2012 Status: Ongoing Hello! This will be a quick lil' project for my step-daughter, who happens to be named Lillith, but she goes by Lily. Hence the project name. Creative, right? :lol:/> This is a project based around an old classic chassis, Lian Li's PC-60. I've built a few machines in this very chassis, and it was sitting around and being ignored so I figured, "why not"? Originally, I was going to use a mobo that MSI was supposed to supply for a magazine spread, but...well... I went into that over in the BIO-A10 log at-length. Gist of the story is, MSI is a really terrible company that does not care for their customers/supporters, and I will never again support them or even recommend them to others. No argument about it; simply stating the facts from where I'm standing. Back to the important stuff, here's a mockup illustration to give a rough idea on the looks... And here's the case itself. I've used this exact case a few times for rebuilds in the past, so it's had a lot of service under its belt. But this will be it's final "resurrection" if you will. I didn't mod it a whole lot since it was used with low-heat hardware, aside from the obvious power/reset switch replacement mod that everyone practically did to this case. Let's jump right in. Not a lot for the opening post to the log, but I'm going to move this one along fairly quickly as her B-day is coming up on Sept. 11. Yes, that date, and the same year. I still believe she is the anti-Christ. :hehe: Yeah, that's an old Seasonic PSU in there. Of course. I may actually keep it and just mod it/sleeve it. Who knows? The hardware in it is nothing fancy. An older AM2+ setup, etc. Nothing amazing, but then again a mod is NOT about having the latest/greatest hardware. I am going to use some vintage w/c gear too, since I have it to use. Why not? Let's start stripping her down. I'm going to be dropping a blowhole on the top of the case to increase some airflow in it. Nothing exciting. I'll use the ole jig and holesaw technique like I usually do. Now, need to bolt the top to the jig using the stock 80mm mount-holes... Drill a pilot hole down the middle... And presto. Whoop-tee-do, right? I'll be back with some more! Stay tuned!
  15. Long time listener, first time caller! I had a random idea , it ended up growing into : Corsair 900D Corsair ax1200i PSU ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition intel i7-4830k 16G Corsair Dominator Platinum (4x4) 2x ASUS Poseidon Monsoon hardline acrylic 1/2 x 5/8 Monsoon Free Center hardlock 1/2 x 5/8 fittings XSPC Raystorm Copper CPU block XSPC mainboard blocks 2x XSPC AX480 1x XSPC AX360 1x XSPC AX240 3x XSPC photon 170 1x XSPC photon 270 Random assortment of MNPCTECH billet goodies A whole slew of Corsair SP120s 6x+ vandal resistant 22mm buttons + custom mounts Some amount of modder's mesh Another whole slew of phobya and darkside LED strips Mayhems Aurora gold loop 1 Mayhems Pastel UV white loop 2 Feser UV black loop 3 Varied and various pieces and parts hand milled from 1/2" & 1/4" 6061, plus whatever else I end up needing to fab up. On the short list is a series of mounts of the reservoirs, a replacement for the top cover of the 900D, a replacement / cut out of the front panel plate and filter set, likely a set of replacements for the 5 1/4 bay covers, and a full replacement of the front panel ports. Potentially cutting out and meshing the basement doors as well. And some amount of House of Kolor Black Gold pearl Progress pics soon, just waiting on a few more items to arrive.... EDIT: changed project name, Tower of Power was unwieldy at best ;)
  16. Log Completed Sept. 2012 Final Photos Computer Power User Magazine spread CPU Mag Dec. 2012 issue (digital edition) Well, hello there! It's been a little while; not too long though, right? I think? Actually, it's been way too long, indeed. I have some explaining to do and some dirty laundry to air before we get started on this new project log; the 1st of quite a few project logs that have been clogging up E.E.L.'s brain like three runs to Taco Bell in one day does to a lactose-intolerant without any fiber intake, so please afford me this much if I run off-topic before there really IS a topic, okay? I'm going to answer the main Q that some of you may be thinking right now, assuming you're familiar with me/my work from the past, so here we go. 1). What the bloody-jumpin'-freakin'-hell happened to you!? Well, see, the short answer is, my life has been turned upside down and back again. The long answer is, my long-time career-shattering job I was in possession of for close to two decades was ended. Not by choice, but by necessity (because of the piss-poor economy Stateside). I worked for a small business; family-run. I was the only non-family employee, but the odd thing was I was probably the most-valuable considering I was keeping them afloat with over 60% of the income from my department, but I was let go because the company was going to go under if they didn't let SOMEONE go; that person was me because I didn't share the last name with the rest of the employees. The worst part was, I was told on the SAME DAY I SIGNED A LEASE FOR NEW PROPERTY; was given the bad news when I returned to work that early afternoon. Needless to say, I was VERY irate about it. The pseudo-boss I had gave me the news with tears streaming down her face, along with her brother. I'm sure they were crying because the only person who could actually DO any of the work was being swept out the door like a two-day old turd on the brand-new carpet. But I digress. For those that didn't know, I was (am) a graphic designer and t-shirt printer. I have been tinkering with it since I was 11 years old. To put it into perspective, I worked on Macs when they had a killer reputation for quick and powerful processing, and it was the ONLY graphics platform available. My first "illustration" program I touched was MacDraw. I recall when Photoshop came out--the first one. Illustrator 88+. Etc, etc. Bottom line is, I had been around it for quite a while. And I loved it. I enjoyed every minute of it. I miss it more than I could even begin to iterate here in a stupid project log. It was (still is) a big part of me, and not having my print-room makes me feel naked and incomplete in an odd way. I spent so many hours there; so many records played in there; so many gallons of sweat spilled there because of no A/C on occasion and working in a 100+-degree room. I remember watching the Sept. 11 attacks on an old tube TV from Sears-Roebuck (with wood-grain!) in that room. I enjoyed that place, and enjoyed my job. And it really wasn't a job to me. It gave me an outlet to push my creativity out and flex that muscle we all seem to have (at least those creative types out there). I put in overtime, but wasn't paid because I was salaried. I loved those 2 hour lunches too. And my own keys to the place. And the 2-am modding escapades in that building! I was modding there when a hurricane dropped right on top of us and my car was flooded out. Bottom line is, I was very sad to see it go. So now I was unemployed. That fast. I was given what they could afford to me to help me out, but I was screwed, plain and simple. The hell was I going to do? I needed something QUICK, even if it was temporary because of the lease on the new rental being a major increase in rent. But, those $30/hr paychecks will be hard to match. Then I recalled something. The manager of Performance-PCs had offered me the modding dept about 6 months prior and I kind of laughed softly in his face about it because it was a couple tax-brackets lower. Hell, that could work. Right? So I talk to the owner about it all; explained the situation, etc. I'm hired easily. But things are really bad, financially speaking. I won't go into specifics, but things really sucked in comparison. A month later, I'm miserable. Work is so different. And irritating. And suffocating. The lady is feeling a little ill, but nothing really clicked. Then, on a whim we get a pregnancy-test... Yup. Positive. Oh. My. God. So life gets any more interesting. We scramble to get the wedding plans cemented; making everything from scratch including the clothes and cakes. We get it done. And it was beautiful. Perfect. PERFECT! And we get the house we were fighting with the bank over and I rely on my impeccable and exorbitant credit to float us into the house. I really believe had I not had such stellar credit, we would be sleeping in a cardboard box right now. And nine months later, the most-beautiful thing in the world to me was born. And it changed my life. For the better. Made me, along with his mother, a whole person. Complete in every way. Except, for those awesome paychecks I still miss. There is so much more to the story, like failed business attempts and massive debt, but I'll leave it there. Enough has been said, IMO. You get the picture. I miss my laser. ----------------------------------------- Now, time to move on the dirty laundry I mentioned earlier. Heh. Heh. Now, those that know me personally know I do not take kindly to being snubbed or mistreated in any fashion. I'm a very easy-going kind of dude, and I afford respect to everyone. But sometimes, some just piss me off. And that includes companies. Computer supply companies. For those with a longer memory can recall I was graciously given an article in Custom PC for my Blu-Bawx I scratchbuild project, thanks to the infinite kindness of Antony Leather and the rest of the staff at Custom PC magazine and Bit-Tech. But--there's a downside to this. There was prize-pack from misc. companies for having your mod or whatever in the mag. Prizes from companies including Corsair, Cooler Master, MSI and QuietPC. Guess what? I only received the gear from Corsair and QuietPC. ***update - As of August 27th, the issue has been resolved with Cooler Master due to the exhaustive help, support and badgering from Bill Owen, Antony L., Richard S., as well as some help from Nic - Cooler Master US and the Cooler Master rep that actually has a brain in his gourd - - Mr. Wu from Cooler Master Taiwan who put his foot down and fixed the whole issue. Infinite thanks, Mr. Wu! Your reputation proceeds you, kind sir. And it should be pointed out that there was no help at all from the UK team. Shame on you guys! :nono: *** MSI didn't respond to ONE attempt at contacting them. Nothing. Nothing! So, here's the bottom line with this issue. I didn't necessarily care that much for the prizes I was supposed to receive because they were mid to low-end gear and I tend to use good stuff myself, but I WAS going to give it to my step-daughter for a system for her. So, good job, MSI! You made my step-daughter cry, you morons! I had been using MSI boards off-and-on for a while as well. Socket 478 days I loved their red-PCB'd boards, since red-n-black was always my color scheme. But, because of this snubbing, you guys have lost me as a customer and supporter as well. You guys suck. You have a new name to me.... or three... I think "MSI" probably stands for this, since they don't seem to want us modders to use their gear, right? Or, perhaps this in my case: Nah....I think it just means this: So here it is, you jackasses. Enjoy it. It's for you. Eat my @$$ Award just for you. -------------------------------------- Now, finally, with all that BS out of the way, let's get to some friggin' moddin'! At least, assuming I haven't been banned at this point for my rant. :lol:/> This project is based around a Lian Li PC-A10 chassis. Back when Lian Li really new what the hell they were doing. What an awesome case. And so much potential! Being the new, svelt, and affordable E.E.L., I was able to snag a couple of these extinct cases from work on the real-cheap because they were both missing mobo trays and one was pretty beat up. I was basically sponsored these cases, for the low cost I paid for them. The irony of it all was, I happen to have an A10 mobo tray in my arsenal of computer parts I've pack-ratted over the years. :lol:/> So, that takes care of that. This build is for my best friend, who has been extraordinarily patient with all of this. He gets the 1st stab on these cases. His theme is always a "biohazard" type of thing. Some recall my previous build for him based around this idea. Well, he loves it. And who am I to mock him for it? ...I do. Yes. :lol:/> But still. To each their own, right? So, here's what I'm going to do: That's what he saw a little while back when it was in the preliminary stage of design, but-- I gave him the option of a "weathered" build or a clean build. He chose clean. ....sooooo, he gets weathered. :lol:/> I'm such a rebel. Let's take a look at the chassis, shall we? Nothing special. At least, at first glance. Some one had applied a horrid psuedo-carbon fiber vinyl film to the front door. I'll fix that. Oooooh, I will. It's in bad shape, but I've seen a lot worse. I can turn it around. Some dents on the panels, etc. I think it'll add to the theme though. I love the layout inside. Seriously. For the smaller size of the case, you can really fit some serious cooling in here. I love it. Let's start stripping her down. A lot of surgery needed. A lot of wiring I'll no longer need! Oh yeah...these are gone. Let's remove the racks, here... These are definitely gone! This too... Let's get rid of the top IO ports too. I'll need some room to work and maneuver so this will make it easier. There. Simple. I'll keep this thing for later. They always come in handy! There's a little fan controller built in. It's gone too. Peek-a-boo! This is going to be really fun! Now, hopefully I can post again within a couple more years! :clap: Forgive me; It's been a little while since I've been in the driver's seat and my log-fu is a bit rusty. Not unlike this case will be. I'm sorry, guys. Truly. I'll be a better modder. I promise.
  17. This is a slide show How to on Hand Crafted Fabrication. Some amazing things have been crafted using basic tools and techniques long before CNC mills were ever invented. I want to pass on what was taught to me so that it might help other modders that don't have access to a mill or just want to take on the challenge of making things with basic tools. I have great respect for those that have the ability to program a CNC Mill to craft computer parts, some people would have you think there is no skill in that and I totally disagree. Those are just different skills than I have. There is a great satisfaction in hand crafting pieces so enjoy!
  18. On the 8th of November 2013 Mayhems was invited to the Star Business awards. http://www.thisisstar.co.uk/community/businessawards.php So me and Steve and our staff went along (all dressed up lol) and we had been nominated for two awards which were The innovation award and the Best use of Technology award. We won Both of the the awards and were presented with two lovely little trophy's for the night :). It amazed me that we won to be honest as we had gone up against multi-million pound businesses and won :) A photo of the complete team are here. http://paulempsonphotography.zenfolio.com/starradioawards/h2fb58c22#h2fb58c22 Good night was had by all :)
  19. Which coolant is right for me? When choosing a coolant there are several types you can go for. Below is a very simple guide for you to choose the correct coolant for your needs. High performance, no colour and low cost Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 For normal water cooling systems there simply is no better performing liquid than pure water. Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 is the ultimate water which has been filtered to such a high level there simply is no better branded Ultra-Pure water on the market. For this reason alone if you would like the get the most out of your water cooling system temperature wise opt for this. However you do need to also consider a few other factors including which biocide you would like to use as without it over time UV rays can penetrate into your system creating the perfect harbour for bacteria and algae to grow. High performance, low cost and colour Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 + Dye As explained above you can opt to use Mayhems Ultra Pure H20 to give you the best performing liquid out there but if you would like a colour tint to the water you can simply add Mayhems Dye range to your system. Mayhems dye range is the Number one dye in the water cooling world to use and is recommended by many of the top modders and water cooling builders out there. It has been tested for many years around the world and has gained the ultimate reputation for being the best and the only dye to use. Mayhems XT-1 250ml Concentrate Mayhem XT-1 Coolant is a High Efficiency, Non-Toxic, Low Viscosity coolant based on Ethylene Glycol. Mayhems XT-1 Is a Low Cost very effective concentrate coolant and can be used to make up to 3 Ltrs of cool for very little out lay. High performance with or with out colour premixed Mayhems X1 Coolants Mayhems X1 Coolants are made from vegetable extract and are the safest and least toxic coolant on the market today. It comes in many colours to suit the needs of everyone. There is no messing around, you just pour the coolant into your systems and that is it. Mayhems X1 includes all the biocides and inhibitors you will need to protect your water cooling system and doesn’t require the user to add anything extra. If you would like to make your own colour Mayhems X1 is fully compatible with all Mayhems Dyes. We do recommend you change your coolant out regularly as over time the coolant will become less effective. Our recommend change out period is every 9 to 12 months. Mayhems Pastel Coolants Mayhems Pastel Coolants are a Nano based coolant that have an outstanding reputation not only for looks but also for performance. This fluid not only stands out from all the other manufacturers of coolants but all so kicks them in the teeth with metal toe capped boots. Mayhems Pastel is a solid looking coolant that comes in many colours and once again like Mayhems other fluids can be mixed or adjusted to suit your colouring needs using Mayhems Dyes. It has all the biocides and inhibitors in the liquid and needs nothing extra adding. Mayhems Pastel is one of the longest lasting coolants out on the market to date and will last over 3 years with no problems ever reported and this actually makes the coolants more economically viable than any other premixed coolant on the market. Specialty photo work and show system coolants. Mayhems Aurora Coolant Mayhems Aurora coolant lays in an untapped market on its own. No other premixed coolant on this earth even comes close to the looks of this coolant. However there is a down side this coolant is not for the normal home user and will not last as long as the aforementioned coolants and was never created for such purposes. The maximum life span for this coolant is 6 months but in some systems may only last 24 hours. Any user wishing to use Mayhems Aurora should first read our wiki as this goes into more detail about this product. Mayhems Aurora Wiki Mayhems Chameleon (in development) Again Mayhems is taking the coolant book and throwing it out the window. Stuff the laws of physics as we are doing it the way we like with no bounders in place. Mayhems Chameleon is a real life thermo active coolant that changes colour depending on the heat with in you loop. It can be customised to suit the needs of the end user to change though varying colours and combinations. The range and extent of this coolant are endless without boundaries being put in place. You the users are in charge of when the colour changes via temperature and what colour it changes to. Sub-zero Coolants Mayhems XT-1 Mayhems XT-1 when mixed correctly and in the right ratio can go down to a staggering -50 making it the perfect coolant for sub-zero liquid cooling. It is the perfect Coolant for anyone using chillier’s in there systems or any sub ambient type of cooling.
  20. yup i poo you not, who would like some free coolant. All you pay is the post and packing. I have approx 30 bottles left of 250ml concentrate and 30 Bottles left of 1 Ltr The colour is X1 UV Active Emerald Green. (250ml or 1 Ltr) You can only have a maximum of 2 bottles only though. Dont forget the 250ml will make a couple of Ltrs of fluid. How to get this offer. Simple, email our head off at "sales @ mayhems.co.uk" the email header must read "Emerald Green Coolant Offer" Include in email you details in this format size : 250ml or 1 Ltr Amount - 1 or 2 bottles Name Address Country (sorry we all dont live in usa) Telephone number Our sales team will email back you the cost of shipping and how to pay. Failure to comply with the above will result in deleted email and no responce. You are only paying for shipping nothing else. We pay for the liquids, bottles, stickers, time and everything else. If the items goes missing in the post we will not replace it free of charge. This is a FREE product nothing more. ​So far we have given away 140 bottles there is only 60 left. once its gone, its gone this is what it looks like in a system ->
  21. Hey everyone. First off I have no experience with doing case modeling/renderings or any of that. And unfortunately I don't have time right now to sit down and learn. One of these days I will get to it though. Now to the reason for the post. If someone that can do renderings has some time I'd really appreciate some help if possible. I'd like to do a rendering of a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 with a full mesh front panel that matches the top panel. And if possible one in White with green mesh, and another green with white mesh. The green I'm going for would be as close to Mayhem's X1 UV Emerald Green. If no one has the time to mess with it I understand, I'll just have to come back to the idea at a later date. But if someone can mess with it please let me know, I'd be really grateful.
  22. Hello i would like to start by saying thanks posting and i hope i can learn a lot from this website :)/> Let me start off my posting a picture of my computer and specs Specs... Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit EVGA X58 3way sli Classified MoBo Intel Core i7 920 at 4.5ghz 6Gb OCZ 1333mhz BFG GTX285 Oc'ed Edition Coolermaster 850w Psu HAF 932 Case (MODDED) Blu Ray Disk Drive XSPC 360 Rad EK Multioption Reservoir X2 250 Basic EK Supreme LTX CPU Water block EK DCP 4.0 Pump (12v) EK-FC285 GTX - Acetal
  23. Well today is a landmark day for Mayhems. We have now officially partnered up with Primary Dispersions Ltd in the UK. We will be working together to advance our coolants and designs for products to new levels. We now have “exclusive” access to processes that our competitors can only dream off and we will be using this new technology to our full advantage. We are not looking to be one or two steps ahead were looking to be years ahead of the game.
  24. Code name : Project Decimation Under Test (early preview). In conjunction with our new partner's we have produced an extremely special coolant for the purest out there. When we say purest, we mean the user who loves the thermal conductivity of water alone and then to add a silver kill coil for protection. What we have done is taken our Ultra-Pure H20 and 99.999% pure silver and smashed them together into Nano Tubes 20 nm to give you an Aurora Effect Real Silver Coolant. The partials used in our new coolant will never clog a system as they are so small they should even pass though filters that are currently used in water cooling systems. There is another benefit and that because we are using Silver Nano Tubes they can carry more heat than water alone making this new coolant one of the best thermal conductive coolants ever to hit the home user for liquids cooling. Another thing that will stand out is that the coolant has a 5 year “in system” life span if it is not contaminated. We recommend you do not use this coolant with Aluminium radiator’s or blocks as there is no inhibitor built into the fluid. Like many of our products this is a early preview of advance coolant. This product has a patent pending.
  25. Win with the Mod Zoo & Mayhems & Specialtech Updated 07 Nov 2012 Prizes have been donated to us from www.mayhems.co.uk and http://www.specialtech.co.uk/ Lets keep this as simple as possible. Say hello and introduce yourself below in this post and if you already have a rig with any of Mayhems products in, post a Picture for a extra chance of winning. Rules This Comp is open world wide. Mayhems or the Mod Zoo are "NOT" responsible for any import duty incurred. Any one can enter that includes Mod Zoo Staff. None of Mayhems Staff can enter. Mayhems is sole responsible for this comp. Mayhems will Pay for postage of the items however we will choose if you get concentrate or Full premix based on were in the world you live. Mayhems will contact you via PM through The Mod Zoo forum if you are the winner. You will need to supply your details. These details will not be passed onto any 3rd parties and are only used to send you your prizes. No money will be offered in place of goods. The comp will close on the 30 Nov 2012 Winners will be announced soon after How to Enter Simply say hello and introduce yourself below If you have a Mayhems Product in you PC all ready post a Picture of it and we will enter you 2 times. For a bonus chance post a link on facebook or twitter to this Post and all so link in you facebook or twitter username so we can check in the same post. Prizes 1st Place Prize = £50 worth of Mayhems Coolant products from our store + XSPC AMD / Intel Raystrom Block + Koolance PMP-450 High flow Pump + Lamptron 12" UV CCFL Kit and Lamptron 4 x CCFL Power inverter with Alu Housing. (if i find any more stuff ill add it on) 2nd Place = £40 worth of Mayhems Coolant products from our store 3rd Place = Random Gift set of products from Mayhems.​ Have fun and enjoy you stay. If you have any questions not related to this comp please make a separate thread and ask away.