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Project "Green Machine"

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This a sneak peak at my newest project I started last week. Some of the parts are to be announced as they are currently under NDA so once that it lifted I will make the appropriate announcement.

***As of midnight last night the NDA was lifted on the case so I will be posting up some pictures of it later tonight***

List of parts to be used:

Case: Cooler Master HAF XB
PSU: CoolerMaster 1300W Silent Pro Hybrid
CPU: Intel I7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z77
Memory: Patriot Viper Extreme 32 gb
Sleeving: MDPC
SSD's: Intel
GPU's: 3 EVGA GTX 680's HydroCopper

Cooling:

Swiftech Apogee HD CPU Block
Alphacool 360 RAD, 12 RAD, & 240 RAD
Danger Den Reservoir
Aqua Computer 1500 lph Bitspower conversion pump kit
Mayhems Pastel Mint Green
Primo Chill 3/4 Tubing

Fans: Coolermaster Excaliburs

Peripherials:

Keyboard: Coolermaster Storm Trigger (with cherry blue btw) :)/>
Mouse: Coolermaster Sentinel II advance
Headset: Coolermaster Storm Sirus

Sponsors for this build. I am forever grateful to my sponsors as this build would never be possible without them. This list will be updated as I am hoping and anticipating some more great companies to help me out if all goes as planned.


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It will be a little bit of time until I can update this build log but it will be worth the wait I hope.

I have always wanted to do an NVIDIA themed build even thought there re so many of them out there. I have a deep rooted love for NIVIDIA so if that is the case I will be using this:

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Here are some samples of the powder coating I will be using in this build.

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It will mainly be the metal flake one but will also be doing the lighter green throughout for accents.


I just got home from work and I found another mysterious package that I was keeping my fingers crossed for, so without further ado I am officially doing 3 way SLI with this mod. Thank you so much EVGA for sponsoring this build, you will be proud when I am done with it.

They will look a bit more sexy once I install the EVGA hydro copper blocks.

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As you can see I just received a Gigabyte G1 Sniper 3 from Gigabyte

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Also I received an I7 3770k from Intel that Cooler Master was able to get for me as well as some other goodies.

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Now it is time to cut up all the things. I will be placing an order with Frozen CPU for about $1000 and will post up more pics when that gets here but it will be quite some time till the NDA is lifted and I can actually show you the progress of the build.

Cheers!!

Oh and I forgot to mention that I won an Intel SSD 180gig 520 series SSD from the mod contest at Lanfest....i took 1st Place...lol So I will be using this as the primary in the Green Machine.

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Now I have my work cut out for me.


Got a huge package today from Frozen.

Swiftech Apogee HD Block (My favorite)
360 Rad
240 Rad
120 Rad
3 EVGA 680 Hydro Copper full coverage blocks. I received backplates from EVGA a few days ago.

"Also it is very close to being able to reveal what case I am modding and can't wait to share with you guys"

Here is a look at the blocks. Doing a lot of work on the case now things are really starting to come together.

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Now to transform my air cooled cards...

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It never ceases to amaze me how much thermal paste they put on GPU's...
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I have to say they look a lot sexier now

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Well I better get back to work modding time is wasting but just wanted to give an update. Cutting a lot of holes and planning my loop in detail now that I have all the parts.
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This is going to be real tasty....Love that Green color sample!

I'm predicting the Cooler Master HAF XB a huge success. I would love to mod one....Imagining a future XL version would bite into Mountain Mod sales...

*Be sure to Tag your post with "Cooler Master HAF XB" and variations on it, and I will Tweet my followers about your Project here B)/>


Sharkoon Shark blade Cooling fans would be perfect for this gaming pc build, http://mnpctech.com/...ark-blade-fans/

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Some of the pc case mod products in Brian's Cooler Master HAF XB gaming pc build


Black Anodized Grooved PC Case Feet, http://mnpctech.com/...-case-feet.html

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Black PC U-channel window trim, http://mnpctech.com/...mods-clone.html

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Thank you Bill, I am also predicting this case to be a huge success for Cooler Master. At first I was unsure until I actually started taking it apart. The motherboard tray is completely removable with only a couple thumb screws and it just has so much potential to really go any way you want with it.

Here is a first look for you guys like a run around of the case:

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True hot swap drive bays are included.

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Here it is naked with the side panels and top panel off to give you an idea of what can be put in this case:

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You can see the SSD mounting rack here which is removed by screws and has several different mounting options stock without having to mod anything:

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Top View:

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Front Panel removed:

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My first test of my equipment using air: (I overclocked the CPU to 4.9ghz and the cards and got 21093 in 3dMark11)
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I will post some more pictures tonight after I finish cutting some holes for my 360 RAD which is going on the bottom tray. It barely fits with just enough room for me to parallel it with my 240 RAD which is mounting on the front of the case as you can see in these pictures. Also I want everyone to fully be able to see the Reservoir and the Mayhems Pastel Mint Green so I am actually modding the side panel to accept the Danger Den Res as also seen here.

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Also I am a stickler for detail especially with a case that I am doing for Cooler Master and all the generous sponsors backing this build so I am modding the waterblocks and removing the Red leds and replacing them with Green that way EVGA's name will be illuminated Green on the waterblocks.

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Thank you Bill, I am also predicting this case to be a huge success for Cooler Master. At first I was unsure until I actually started taking it apart. The motherboard tray is completely removable with only a couple thumb screws and it just has so much potential to really go any way you want with it.

For some reason I can't tag it since I already posted it. It gave me the ability when I initially posted the build log but not now. :(/>

Here is a first look for you guys like a run around of the case:

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True hot swap drive bays are included.

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Here it is naked with the side panels and top panel off to give you an idea of what can be put in this case:

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You can see the SSD mounting rack here which is removed by screws and has several different mounting options stock without having to mod anything:

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Top View:

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Front Panel removed:

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My first test of my equipment using air: (I overclocked the CPU to 4.9ghz and the cards and got 21093 in 3dMark11)
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I will post some more pictures tonight after I finish cutting some holes for my 360 RAD which is going on the bottom tray. It barely fits with just enough room for me to parallel it with my 240 RAD which is mounting on the front of the case as you can see in these pictures. Also I want everyone to fully be able to see the Reservoir and the Mayhems Pastel Mint Green so I am actually modding the side panel to accept the Danger Den Res as also seen here.

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Also I am a stickler for detail especially with a case that I am doing for Cooler Master and all the generous sponsors backing this build so I am modding the waterblocks and removing the Red leds and replacing them with Green that way EVGA's name will be illuminated Green on the waterblocks.

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Thank you for the Tour! I can see this resulting in really cool Lan Rig!

*Congrats! on 1st recorded build ever of Cooler master HAF XB B)/>
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Indeed congrats!
Going to follow .. got something with green and cases like these :)/>
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Thank you guys!
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I don't understand why some people don't like the HAF XB? I can see a lot of potential with this over Towers.
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While I am not partial to the case, I have no doubts you will have a sweet looking build on your hands when it's finished.
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Does anyone still make 80mm fans...heh
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Does anyone still make 80mm fans...heh


Yeah there are actually some quite pricey ones I found but I'm just going to use some Coolermaster ones that I got from them.

Here I have cut my top panel window, "yeah I like big windows" lol

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Even though I am powder coating it I have a habit of taping before I cut...lol

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Not bad for a rough cut. One thing about this top panel is you can't use a jigsaw to cut it due to the beveled honeycomb portion making it impossible to get a level cut so this was all steady hand dremel and then jigsaw to cut the rounded edges.

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Here is the removable motherboard tray:

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I'm using an Alphacool Ut 60mm 360 rad and it just barely fits. I mocked up my hose runs and it will work out perfectly.

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Here I am just marking out the center so I can drill my pilot hole.

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Next up I did a test run with my knockout punch to make sure it is going to cut properly since I bought it used:

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There we have it, a perfect hole cut into an old case. Well that's it for now, gonna go finish cutting my rad holes.

Thanks for looking.
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Very cool! I like the "odd" form factor builds. Will be watching this one ;)/>
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