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  1. djjiz

    First pc.

    Got sick of trying to stay cool while streaming a phone game on a laptop. Had no clue what to do so bought some used stuff off Craigslist. So far so good. Evga z170 I3 killer CPU 8gigs of mystery ram Corsair 650 psu Powercolor 270 gpu Tiffany blue custom mixed paint. Average stuff. Nothing special.
  2. Hi All, I'm starting research for my first water-cooling build and I was hoping to get some advice. I really liked the build from the Mana review and I've always wanted to water cool so I decided now is the time! Like most things I do I tend to go extreme straight from the beginning even though it tends to take longer and mistakes are made. I'm tentatively looking at the following: 1 x Manta Case 1 x 280 Black Ice Nemesis GTS Front Radiator w/ 2 x 140 Fans (Pushing into the case) (Haven't decided on fans, open to suggestions) 1 x 240 Black Ice Nemesis GTS X-Flow or 240 Black Ice Nemesis GTS Top Radiator w/ 2 x 120 Fans (Pushing out of the case) 1 x CPU Block - EK Supremacy MX or EVO (again open to suggestions, I want to use copper though) 1 x Full GPU Block (Haven't decided on a GPU yet, sorta waiting for the summer GPU wars to pan out) 1 x EK-XRES100 Pump/Reservoir or EK-XRES140 PrimoChill 1/2" OD Acrylic Tubing (I know, hard tube first time out, I'm prepared for pain) PrimoChill Hardline Fittings (Nickel plated apparently, I don't think this would cause corrosion potential though) I intend to just use distilled water + silver kill coil which is why I want to use copper blocks and it's my understanding if I stick to copper and brass as I have it should be less of an issue. I'm open to a bio-cide, but I kinda like the idea of not using chemicals if I don't have to. I'm still in the beginning stages of planning, and I'm open to any feedback you have but my primary questions are the following and I'm really hoping Stuart/noobas4urus will have time to chime in. 1) Do you think I could use the Black Ice Nemesis 240 X-Flow on top to avoid that long run across the top of the motherboard? It'd be great if I could just use a few fittings to connect the outlet of the one radiator to the inlet of the other. I think it'd be better aesthetically and it'd remove one of the more complicated bends in the build. 2) Do you think I'd have room for the EK-XRES140 vs the EK-XRES100? The little bit of extra coolant room would make filling it easier. Could you elaborate on how you attached the pump to the bottom of the case? Thanks a lot for the time and for the inspiration for the build, you can tell I mostly used your review build as the basis for my parts.
  3. Cases with curves are nothing new to PC cases. Manufacturers have turned to curves to break up the classic beige box and add appeal for end users for many years now. There have been cases with sweeping curves but nothing quite like NZXT’s new mITX case, the Manta. Teased at CES 2016, the Manta is all about curves, featuring not only curved edges, but curved surfaces as well. The case is as sleek as they come and it’s easy to see the sports automotive influence. As I mentioned, the case is mITX but by no means is it small. I’m hoping to coin the phrase “Large Small Form Factor” here guys, help me out with that... Check out the full article HERE.
  4. Welcome! I am now back with another build to work with. My previous build was a Phantom 410 by NZXT http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/581-phantom-410-mod-project-log/ It was a fun build wich also was very appreciated by alot of you. Wich lead into the oppurtunity of this Phantom 820 mod. At this time i i've been building in NZXT cases because i really dig their futuristic look with lots of internal space to work with. NZXT is also very good with listening to their customers reviews & opinions and i believe that they really try to do their best satisfying all their customers, no matter what sort of components they intend to put in their cases. I would love to give you some rendered pictures of what my goals is with this project but every time i've tried making something in photoshop it ends up looking like a cartoon bisquit. So you're just going to have to check back every now and then to watch the progress here. Anyway i am thinking of giving this case a red interior to match with a grey paint i will be applying to the outside of the case. Why is this project called The Big Beast? If you check back every now and then you will see why. All of the work you'll see here on these following pages will be made at my house without any 2000$ tools. I Believe That Minor Changes can have a BIG impact if done right Hope you have a great time beeing a part of my progress with this project. I have had major issues with my imagehosts. The worklog is under reconstruction Hardware for this build: NZXT Phantom 820 - Black (not for long) (CA-PH820-M1) Intel Core i7 4770k Hashwell (i'll be giving some video tutorials on how to overclock this badboy when this project is nearly finished) (BX80646I74770K) Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX (MAXIMUS VI HERO) Asus Geforce GTX 780 3GB Reference Design (With an EK backplate) (GTX780-3GD5) Asus Geforce GTX 770 DCII TOP x2 (EKWB ) Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) CL9 1866Mhz DOMINATOR PLATINUM (CMD16GX3M4A1866C9) Corsair HX 750W 80+ Gold Modular (With sleeving from Million Dollar PC) (CP-9020031-NA) Corsair Hydro H80i (Custom Loop for GPUs and CPU) (CW-9060008-WW) Samsung SSD EVO Desktop Kit 840 -Series 120GB (MZ-7TE120KW) Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001 64MB 2TB) Creative Sound Blaster Z (With some changes to the looks of the card) (SOUND BLASTER Z) Cooling: EK Coolstream RAD XT 360 Top Ek Coolstream RAD XT 280 Front EK CSQ13/19mm, Black Ek Supremacy Acetal + Nickel EK-FC680 GTX GTII - Acetal+Nickelx2 EK RES x3 250 Alphacool D5 PUMP VPP655T12 with EK TOP EK-PSC 90degrees angled fittings Black EK Coolant Blood Red Masterkleer 19/13 Clear High-Flexible Tubing Some of the modding materials for this build: Found on MNPCTech Dremel Rotary Discs Smoked Acrylic Sheet Black, white & Silver Pop Rivets Round Modders Mesh 3M Di-Noc Carbon Fibre U-Channel Molding Silver PC Case Tumbscrew's 6/32 thread 3M 4010 Super Strong Tape All this great stuff can be found at http://mnpctech.com/ Sleeving for this build: SLEEVE SMALL - COLOR-X SLEEVE SMALL - SHADE 19 Cable Management Clips Crimp Contacts MALE for ATX, PCIE All of this from Nils at http://en.mdpc-x.com/ This is another mod by Jompenleet! Enjoy! Lets go! Bigger in person than i thought it would be. They even attached a box to organize all the case screws for the case. I really missed this with the Phantom 410 Lots of HDD brackets... Not really useful now that that price's on SSDs have dropped during the past year Stock RGB LED controller (think its basically the same as the NZXT 5.25 HUE Led Controller. Built-in LED strip mounted at the top of the case This gives u an idea of what the stock lighting effects are Front panel is located on top of the case and hosts a 3,5mm Audio & 3,5mm microphone in. Also includes a 15W per channel Fan Controller that takes a total of 12 Fans (Had some buzzing sound with this) whilst choking my Corsair SP120 High Performance fans down to 30% of their maxspeed. Works fine with some 7v Resistors & 50% fan power.. Instead of 30% on 12v Fans Top: 2x 200mm (One included) or 2x 140mm or 3x 120mm Front: 1x 200mm (Included) Bottom: 2x 140mm or 2x 120mm Rear: 1x 140mm (included) or 1x 120mm height adjustable Side: 1x 200mm (included) Pivot: 1x 140mm or 1x 120mm internal pivot fan As you can see, this case will give me plenty of room to work with. Whatever i intend to do with this case. Comparision Phantom 410 White on the left Phantom 820 Black on the right Phantom 410 Project log (http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/581-phantom-410-mod-project-log/) Now, monkeys... Let the modding begin! First off will be dremeling, painting & sleeving. Check Page 9 for recent pictures..
  5. Hello everyone! My name is Kristian Ingelstad, AKA MercoMods. This is my facebook page, where i will post most of my work: https://www.facebook.com/MercoMods I am new to posting on forums like this, so please help me if i do something wrong! :) I also never posted any worklogs. I recently finished my newest project, "Trident of Neptune". I appreciate all feedback, positive and negative. It is a simple mod with no custom loop, just a special color theme. Parts list: CPU: i7-4790K Motherboard: Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S GPU's: 2x GTX 980 Reference design RAM: 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133Mhz, got it for 150 dollar! PSU: Corsair Ax1200i (Yes, i know.. Overkill. Had it from when i ran 3x 780 Ti Classified overclocked) Storage: 3x Samsung 840 Pro 256gb, 1x Sandisk Extreme 128gb Case: NZXT H440 Fans: Corsair AF140's and Af120's Cooling: Corsair H110i GT Here are all the parts i used, plus some more! Don't ask why i have 2 mouses there. I don't know! D: The first thing i did after i decided the color scheme, was sleeving the cables. After that, i took pictures of (almost?) all the parts i used, before modding! CPU: i7-4790K Motherboard: Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S GPU's: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 reference design RAM: 32gb Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133mhz PSU: Corsair Ax1200i (again, please don't kill me for the overkill, i know 750watt is enough, but why buy a new weaker psu when i already have this one? D: ) Storage: 3x Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Forgot to take a picture of the Sandisk Extreme 128gb) Case: NZXT H440 Fans: Corsair Af140 and Corsair Af120 Cooling: Corsair H110i GT PAINTING! I started with the fans. It was pretty easy using Bill Owen's videotutorial on youtube! (thanks!) RAM: Just unscrewed everything, i guess. Sadly, i didn't take too many pictures of the disassembled parts, as i was mostly recording the whole process for a video, which is coming soon. This includes everything from parts to "Trident of Neptune"! Here's the RAM finished! Here are the finished fans! Ignore the minor gray spots on the rubber grommets. This was fixed later! :) Here's the first GPU finished painted! Here's the first SSD! All of the SSD's were painted like this, but i added some acrylic plates on them later. Ignore the minor white spots on the BACKSIDE of the connection. The golden fingers/connectors was untouched, and the SSD works great. However, i should have attached the tape covering the connector better. Here's one of my favorites! The watercooler! Forgot to take a picture of the case alone when it was finished. :( Anyways, here are some pictures of the finished build! Feel free to leave any sort of feedback on it, both constructive criticism and postive feedback is appreciated. Yes i know the rubber rings are ugly. I had to "sacrifice" one side, to get them back inside. However, if you take a look at the last picture, they look great from the inside. :) All the pictures were taken in this small ghetto garage, haha. We used white background for the pictures, but black for the recordings. Here's a sneak peek on the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJHE6GJ9gZM. Due to some problems with Adobe Premiere, i will most likely have to recreate the start of the video, even further delaying it. :/ The "Clear" replacement window for NZXT's new H440 and Razer Edition case is machined from 3/16" cast acrylic. This window offers more durability and visual clarity over the factory Polycarbonate window. These replacement windows are made and sold exclusively by Mnpctech. You just bend tabs to install our custom H440 replacement window in your NZXT H440 and Razer designer H440 Mid tower case and available here, http://mnpctech.com/nzxt-h440-s340-razer-replacement-custom-window-smoked-clear-red-uv-green-blue/ Thanks for reading/watching! Hope you enjoyed it. This is my first big project, hopefully out of many. If you want to get more updates on future projects, be sure to follow me at https://www.facebook.com/MercoMods :) Kristian Ingelstad MercoMods
  6. Happy 4th of July monkeys! OK, so here's the plan: I'm wanting to mod my nzxt case with a window, handle, psu cover, and hdd cage cover. (as well as some artwork) It's DRAGON themed (black with red accents). I currently have the idea of doing a chinese style dragon wrapping around the case with a glossy red vinyl (custom made vinyl work). I will also be doing some red LED lighting in the window and possibly in the front of the case where the fans have the little intake grill. For the hdd and psu cover, I was just going to get some black acryllic and do 90o bends to fit around them. I also had the idea of creating an acryllic video card blackplate but i'm not sure how it's done. Currently I'm running into a few problems. I'm not sure what design to use for the window cutout, and as for the handles, I would really like to just have one handle in the center of the case (so I can carry it with one hand and have my other hand free to carry my monitor or suit case) Plus, I have yet to come up with a cool name for this build. Project _______. help fill in the blank :) Tell me what you think. All criticism and ideas are going to be well considered.
  7. -NZXT Switch 810 -MSI Z77 MPower -Gigabyte R9 290 Windforce 3 -Corsair Vengeance 16 GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 -Intel Core i5 3570K -Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SSD + Seagate Baraccuda 1 TB HDD -FSP Aurum 700W -Watercooling : -EK-FC R9-290(Rev.2.0) -EK-Supreme LTX CSQ -Alphacool VPP655 with D5 HF Top -Phobya G-Changer 360 v2 -Phobya Balancer 150 Black Nickel (i7 4790k & Z97 MPower coming soon)
  8. 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 ;)
  9. So i ran into this issue while individual slaving the 24pin cables on my customers 1200w NZXT Hale 90v2 PSU. So i jumped into the project a little prematurely. I didn't make a cable map of what goes to what as NZXT does not use the standard 1 to 1 PSU wiring. luckily they were nice enough to give me a pin-out guide so i'm passing it along in hopes it saves someone else the headache :) below is a copy past from the email NZXT support sent me enjoy pinouts from motherside connector 1. orange 2. orange 3. black 4. 2x red 5. black 6. red 7. black 8. grey 9. purple 10. yellow 11. 2x yellow 12. orange 13. orange/brown 14. blue 15. black 16. green 17. black 18. black 19. black 20. 21. red 22. red 23. red 24. black Pinouts from the psu side 1. grey 2. yello 3. blue 4. purple 5. black 6. black 7. black 8. red 9. red 10. red 11. orange 12. orange 13. green 14. yellow 15. black 16. black 17. black 18. black 19. black 20. red 21. red 22. 23. orange 24. orange 3 smaller pins 1 red 2 brown 3 yellow
  10. Quickly following the H440 (by about 6 months), NZXT is releasing the S340, a mid tower again with bay-less design that appeals to a lot of people. The H440 generated a lot of buzz and I think the S340 will as well. It has a very similar design to the H440 with the built-in shroud in the bottom as well as the exceptional clean exterior. The real kicker? $70. Looks like a great value, available in black and white.
  11. New build new changes Thnks to NZXT HQ for this case: NZXT Phantom 820 Gunmetal. Gonna strip it down, tear it up and design and build a better one in my style. Originally Stock, It isnt my style, to futuristic, Gonna flip it all over,go the clean route and Do my thing. Flipped motherboard I/O is on the upper now. I need a clean top panel now, gonna leave only the mesh part stock, the rest will be cleaned See u with the next update
  12. Prior to doing mods I have not had any power tool experience, electrical skills, nor painting abilities; never really built anything... Until I discovered case modding! I spent days in the garage making un-straight cuts, scuffing up the factory paint job, using math I thought I would never use outside of high school. What I can say is that I’m proud of what I built. (I did not own any of these tools, beforehand. But surprisingly they weren’t too expensive.) About 1 year ago. One of the greatest moments, is getting the parts to your first computer. An here it is put together. OH the Newbie I was. YES that's a SSD twist tied to had side of the drive bays... A few component upgrades later… And finally… I was happy.
  13. Hey everyone, I'm new here but this forum is awesome and have awesome members who create realy nice stuff. I'm sorry for my english but hope u can understand me enought to help me. PS: I'm German :P This is my rigg : So here is my question have u guys any idea how to make it looking better ? And maybe cooler ? Do you need information about the pc-hardware i could use which isnt in that system ?
  14. Hello guys, I'm new user here on the forum more I follow the modzoo for many years ... The proposal is a simple, clean, and quiet case ... Let the pictures ... This photo is already a bit old, I've already changed almost any hardware, but I think is still on: D First modification was cutting the side ... Full sleeve at the source, this was surely the most annoying part, it is too complicated, I thought it would be easier ... Sleeve MDPC-X ... Part of cable management... I made some platelets of acrylic to hold the cables, it helps a lot in organizing ... PSU Cover and cover mobtherboard tray Well guys, that's it for now ... soon I intend to do some more mods, hope you like ... Sorry for my english of google...
  15. LEGION Hi guys i am back with another NZXT Case Mod / Build. This Project will be the NZXT Phantom 820 Case and the name of the Build is "LEGION". This Build log will have allot of details and some parts of it may even be guides as i would like to share as much of the process i go through with you guys.Including Mistakes if they are made and how to fix them. As always i would like to thank my sponsors for helping me with the build because without them it wouldnt be possible.And i do this because i want to and appreciate their help. Not because they make me. Huge Thanks goes out to: http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html http://www.primochill.com/ http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ http://www.nzxt.com/...product_all.php http://www.enermax.com/ http://www.avexir.com/ http://www.mod-smart.com/ http://mnpctech.com/ Hope you guys enjoy the Log and the build as it comes together. Keep watching for more updates. MybadOmen
  16. Current project i'm working on for a customer. so i had a lot of ideas on what i wanted to do with this thing. first off the PSU. love NZXT but the white PSU doesn't go with the black case, so thats going to get covered up or painted. I decided to cover it with some bent plexi and encase it. this thing has LOTS of expansion and HDD bays which is great... if you need / want them. so they need to go too. the plan is to mount all 3 of the HDD's flat on the back wall of the case. which i'm going to be cleaning up with some more plexi. (basically the whole inside is going to be covered in it... you get the idea) (see my horribly done concept design in the picnic area thread with the same name) I decided that since i was going to be covering up all of the ports on the back i needed to do the same on the front. and it also gives me an opportunity to edge light some art on the front panel. (green strip LED ordered and will be in tomorrow! yay) made a plexi edge bending contraption. its bend-a-licious....but it bubbled some of the bends.. sad face. gonna sand and fill and sand some more... all and all it didn't come out bad. they see me bend'n they hate'n Bubbles ate into the bend alittle so it needed some bondo filler. letting it cure for 24hrs before i get back to sanding. note: the above Z shapped bent pieces will cover the top of the psu and the floor of the case. there will be a wall fabricated to cover the side of the psu and then more sanding so its nice and smooth. once its all done i'll tape the parts i want to be lit by the led's. lets hope all goes as planned. ;) individually sleeved PSU cables for the NZXT hale 90v2 1200wat PSU thats going in this monster! more to come i'll update the main post as i go. I'll try to post at least once a week.
  17. It looks like NZXT have stepped up to the plate to lock horns with Phanteks, Meet the new H440 Mid Tower - Available in black/white And red/black Retailing for less than £100 in the UK I predict this will be a huge seller.
  18. KYLE! They heard you! NZXT's new H440 is a new option for the water cooling enthusiast, able to fit a 360 or 280 rad in both the front and ceiling of the case. To accommodate this, the H440 has a doorless and 5.25" bay-free front bezel. Color combos are white/black or black/red and at $120 an affordable option. Link: http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/143-h440-performance-mid-tower.html
  19. If you've listened to the last Pod Cast you will have heard Bill mention my Phantom build. PN was my last watercooled build started back in April of 2011; here's how it panned out... (apologies for the poor photography in advance, it has improved since then :lol: ) The NZXT Phantom is just one of those cases you either love or hate Remove the fans and hard disk racks Much better :D
  20. Current project. NZXT Phantom - Case Color theme black and green. (maybe some purple?) theme is based on the evil queen from snow white (customers fav villan) Looking for some cool ideas on how to make this a one of a kind case. I want to preserve as much of the cooling as i can (we have already purchased a ton of fans) i was thinking about plexiglass mother board plate with a vinyl or paint top coat with some etchings might be fun. I also want to cover the PSU as its white and does not go with the theme. (I dont really want to mod the PSU due to its 3yr warranty) Love to hear your creative ideas! Parts List CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($224.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($279.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.53 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.53 @ OutletPC) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.53 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($635.91 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($635.91 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($97.51 @ SuperBiiz) Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $120.00) Case Fan: NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan (Purchased For $16.83) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-200mm LED 103.0 CFM 200mm Fan (Purchased For $19.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Case Fan: NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $13.99) Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $235.00) Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon) Keyboard: Logitech MK550 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($50.32 @ Amazon) Other: Evercool Fox-2 turbine blower cooling fan (Purchased For $10.00) Total: $3092.97 Concept art.
  21. Ready for the next project? Let's hope for the best. Lamborghini Aventador J! Next update soon!
  22. This mod will be an NZXT Switch 810 in matte black, with a green and black theme. I'm enacting a sub for sub principal. if you sub/comment on my logs, mention yours or have yours in your sig and I'll do the same! Parts List! i7 3770k @4.7GHz cooled by Danger Den M6 Nickel Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz @2200MHz 9-10-9-27 MSi Twin Frozr III 7950 @1250/1650 Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Crucial M4 256GB NZXT Switch 810 Matte Black Cooler Master Silent Hybrid Pro 1050W REEVEN RFC-01 Hardware Labs Black Ice GTS 360 in push/pull with Corsair Air SP120's FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V 250ml black helix res Monsoon compressions, rotary angled fittings, green LED plugs Swiftech MCP-655 pump Duralene tubing HP 2311x 23" 1080p monitor KBtalking Pro keyboard with Cherry MX reds and O-rings Razer Naga Epic Razer Goliathus Extended Klipsch Promedia 2.1 Asus ThunderFX DAC Thanks to the sponsors! Gigabyte Thanks for giving me this awesome Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 z77 motherboard! Thanks for believing in me Irene! Performance-PC's These guys were one of my first sponsors, and of course since then I've become their hardware rep! Hank still makes me prove my worth for sponsorships though! Thanks for working with me from the start! They provided a FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series Black Helix res as well as a few other smaller goods. Monsoon Cooling Thanks for the awesome fittings! You guys advanced the look and uniqueness of my build by letting me have the awesome angled LED fittings and plugs! Can't wait to test them out! KBtalking Thanks for providing a KBtalking Pro keyboard for reviewing! This keyboard is very unique, and the Bluetooth functionality is just what I wanted! The video review will be coming soon as well as modifications. Corsair Memory Thanks to the people at Corsair for providing all 13 fans, 10 of the 120mm SP fans and 3 140mm AF fans, for this build. The cooling power will soon be put to test with some serious rads including an Alphacool Monsta rad. REEVEN I'd like to thank REEVEN for providing the amazing RFC-01 fan controller for my use. It has served me well and will serve me well in the future! Danger Den Finally, I'd like to thank Danger Den. They were my first sponsor, and I love the products they gave me. It's sad that they had to shut down! I wish I still had my best sponsor around to provide any items I wanted from them. I will continue to use and love the parts I've gotten from them, especially the Danger Den M6 Nickel block that will be featured very soon.
  23. Is there any cases like the NZXT VULCAN, but similar or any other less than $100 pc cases plz help
  24. About time for me to start posting on this project, which has been very slow in getting started. The theme is Absinthe, the Green Fairy. Although some of the build may look steampunkish, the style is more Victorian/Edwardian and Art Nouveau in nature. First, for those who aren't familiar with this drink, a definition: Absinthe a distilled alcoholic beverage, usually made from a variety of herbs including fennel, anise and especially grand wormwood (Artemisia absinthium.) The title of the green fairy "la fée verte" refers to absinthe's usual green color, although it is produced in clear and other colors as well. Absinthe was very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe, particularly France. Many writers and artists of the time were absinthe drinkers: Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud, Mata Hari, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Alan Poe and Aleister Crowley. The drink has a certain mystique and reputation for being a dangerous and addictive drug. Absinthe is said to open one's mind and cause hallucinations. However, the active chemical compound derived from the wormwood (thujone) is only found in trace amounts in the drink. Studies have not found absinthe to be any more dangerous or addictive than other distilled spirits. Due to this reputation, absinthe was banned in certain countries (including the US) for a number of years. The case being used in this build is a black NZXT Phantom (thanks to Bill Owen of http://www.mnpctech.com) with custom airbrushed artwork by Brad Galvin of http://www.dirtdesignsgraphic.com. Here are some photos of the prep and painting: Yes, that's Kyle van der Merwe standing next to Brad Galvin. ;)/> Photos of the finished airbrush work:
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