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Hi Guy's, My name is Richard (AML Custom PC) this is my latest project, sponsored by Alphacool. The case I am using is the thermaltake x71, I have not seen many mods with a dual loop in this case. I am adding a new front tempered glass panel with custom fan grills. The colour of the build. Outside of the case - Matt grey inside of the case - White Loop one - Purple Loop two - Green. System Specs, CPU - unknown Motherboard - ASUS Strix Z270F Gaming Ram - 16gb Corairs vengeance RGB GPU - GTX 980Ti SSD - Kingston 240gb HDD - 1tb WD blue FANS - 6 x 120 thermaltake Riing plus, 4x 140 thermaltake Riing plus (all fans could be changed) PSU - Corsair 860 platinum Full Custom Cables Watercooling supplied by Alphacool, CPU Block - Eisblock XPX cpu mat black GPU Block - Nexxos 980ti RadS - 2x 360 Nexxos ST30 full copper Pumps - 2x Alphacool VPP655 D5 Pump top - 2x Esidecke D5 - Plexi V.3 Reservoirs - Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm acetal and Eisbecher 150mm acetal Fittings -Alphacool Eiszapfen 16mm hard tube compression black Alphacool HF 13/a0 compression fittings deep black Alphacool bulkhead connector deep black Alphacool Eiszapfen L - connector black Alphacool Eiszapfen extension 20mm black Alphacool Eiszapfen 2 way ball valve black Alphacool Eiszapfen double nippel deep black Tubing - AlphaTube HF 13/10 Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13 PETG hardtube Extra - Alphacool Eisbaer logo kit. Here are some photos of the products. The next up should be a big one with lots of case modding and hopefully Tempered front panel.
Dark Matter Scratch Build: Who am I? A bit about me; a few years ago I suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused my brain to hemorrhage. After spending a long time in intensive care I kept thinking about case modding. Before long, its all I could think about. After recovering from my injury I was left with epilepsy and brain that no longer functioned like before. I started to look at things differently. Inspiration for mods began to pop up in the oddest places. I eventually became overthrown with modding ideas and designs. Soon I decided it was time to start. Theres nothing quite like being in the grocery store and yelling, “thats it, 45 degree angles” and then running out of the store like a mad man. No matter what I was doing, it all kept coming back to case modding. Today case modding is my life and it allows me to be truly happy. For some case modding is a hobby but, for me its a lifestyle. And So It Begins: Why: I decided to do this scratch build, “Dark Matter” for several reasons. I was tired of limiting my mods to the confines of a mass manufactured case. There are a ton of great cases out there but, I wanted to do something my style from the ground up. The design phase began once I started getting close to completing the StarCraft Day Zero case. However, a lot of the main features for this build have been planned over the last year. During the scratch build I will be using new modding techniques as well as using materials that aren't always associated with case modding. If you like seeing original creations and have a love for the truest form of modding; you're in the right place. Design Screen Shots: I would also like to thank the Sponsors that believe in the Dark Matter Scratch Build • Quad vertical PCI-e slots added • Modded the stock 80mm rear fan into a 120mm • Tons of custom metal fabrication found throughout the build. • 90 degree brackets for the frame of the case • Snap in color matched rings for the 120mm PureWings 2 PWM fans • Gskill logo badge with backlit letters • EK logo with plate on the top grill insert • Extensive cable management setup and cable combs • Case for Arduino Mega and mini TFT touch screen for the animated case badge • 1,200 watt DarkPower 11 Pro BeQuiet Modular PSU • 7 X 120mm PWM PureWings 2 case fans • 16mm angel eye Vandal switch (blue) • 5050 RGB LED strips with wireless remote • Arduino Mega with mini TFT touch screen (animated case badge) • Printrbot various filaments (3D printed plastics) • Large custom lexan water-path behind the motherboard tray • Combination of nickel plated and PETG hardline tubing Main Sponsors: Gigabyte: (SLI GPUs) • 2 x Gigabyte GTX 960 Extreme 4 gig SLI GPUs (8–gig total) Supermicro: (Motherboard) • Supermicro C7–Z170–OCE motherboard G.Skill: (DDR4 Ram) • Gskill Trident DDR4 black & white edition (4 sticks of DDR4) OCZ: (Solid State Drives) • 3 X OCZ Vector 180 SSDs (almost a terabyte Total) BeQuiet: (Power Supply & Fans) • 1,200 watt DarkPower 11 Pro BeQuiet Modular PSU • 7 X 120mm PWM PureWings 2 case fans Ensourced: (Custom Sleeved PSU Extensions) • Custom length cables, sleeving design and cable combs Printrbot: (Filament & Hotend) • 7 rolls of filament and an experimental hotend with a 1mm nozzle EMI Design (lasercut work) • Honeycomb floor panel, 240 grill and bottom door EKWB: (Water-Cooling) • EKWB X3 250 reservoir • EKWB Supremacy Evo CPU block • 480mm radiator (quad BeQuiet 120mm fans) • EKWB Revo pump w/plexi top • Fittings Including: - 12mm HDC hardline fittings - 90 degree adaptors - 50mm spacers - M to M adaptors - 10 & 12mm hardline bending kit - 12mm tubing - Passthrough fittings
Hi everyone and welcome to another build log of mine, this time we are building another PC from scratch out of an old fire pit. There will be lots of modding and custom work done to complete this build and in the end we will be displaying this build at the MSI booth at PAX Australia. Before we get started I need to thank our sponsors for this build because without them these builds would not be possible.