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PCs4VETS Medals Of Valor (SCREAMING EAGLE)

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PCs4Vets is a IRS registered 501 © (3) charitable organization and a registered SDVOB that refurbishes computers and then donates them to veterans and their family members, along with FREE educational training and software.
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Service Disabled Veteran Run 501c3 foundation hiring Service Disabled Veterans to refurbish computers for Service Disabled Veterans.

Being a Charitable foundation and this a auction build, most of the products used are sponsored in this project.

Inspiration for this creation is VALOR in battle honoring the courage, merit and gallantry of our soldiers.

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CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II
MOTHERBOARD: ECS Golden Board Z77H2-A2X Black Extreme
CPU: INTEL I5-3550 LGA1155
RAM: Kingston 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 - 1866Mhz Memory
GPU: ECS Black Series GTX 680
(the only one in the world, they decided not to market the card)
PSU: ECOMASTER ENERMAX sponsored a LEPA G1000 Power Supply
SSD: Intel SSD 320 Series 160Gb, Corsair Force GT 240Gb
DVD: Compaq Presario CQ50 SATA Laptop CD-RW DVD-RW DL Lightscibe Multi Burner Drive AD-7561S

USB ADD-ON: NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion Board

Cooling:

CPU:
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme Closed Loop
GPU: Dual fans on Card Shroud
MEMORY: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Cooling Fans
FANS: 4x Ecomaster LEPA Blue Chopper fans, 4x Prolima Tech Blue LED 140mm and 120mm 1x Coolermaster 200mm case fan
FANS: Scythe SY1212SL12H Slip Stream Slim (Under radiator push side fans fix)
CABLES: Corsair Professional Series Black Sleeved extension cables (I may sleeve some of the cables)

CUSTOM: Blue Hexis Di-Noc
CUSTOM: 3M 3D Effect Carbon Fiber Di-Noc
CUSTOM DECAL: Lethal Threat Rip and Tear Eagle with Flag see thru
CUSTOM EMBLEM: Replica U.S. Army Medal Of Honor
CUSTOM EMBLEM: Silver Star Tribute Coin
CUSTOM TRIM: Gold Automotive molding

LIGHTING: NZXT LED Light Cable, 2x LOGISYS 12" Blue Cathodes, 2x LOGISYS 4" Blue Cathodes
KEYBOARD: AZIO Levetron Mech 5 Mechanical
MOUSE: AZIO Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse
SOUND: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speaker system


Our concept design is to enhance the beauty of the Cosmos II by adding some color, a grill, improve the vent look and HONOR our Wounded Warriors.
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This Custom creation will be auctioned and will pay to refurbish 30 to 50 laptops

The primary scheme is the Medal Of Honor. The GOLD and the Blue will be seen throughout but Bronze and Silver Stars will also be represented.


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This project will be a team project and I will be adding to the following member list as they commit.
Reno Vatio - design partner and artist, from concept ideas, colors, design and most of all graphics, Reno is a graphics wizard. His logo will be added to jpg's soon.pow-mia-eagle-patch__53004.jpg

Products so far include:
COSMOS II - Sponsored by Cooler Master

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ECS Golden Board Z77H2-A2X Black Extreme Sponsored by ECS
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ONE OF A KIND and very honored to have it,
THE ONE AN ONLY ONE IN THE WORLD,
BLACK SERIES ECS GTX 680: sponsored by ECS
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Sponsored: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme, Ecomaster LEPA Chopper fans.
I contributed and HUE for lighting

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Kingston Sponsored: Kingston 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 - 1866Mhz Memory and a SSDNOW 200 128gb drive
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AZIO Sponsored: AZIO Mech 5 Mechanical Keyboard
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INTEL Sponsored: INTEL I5-3550 LGA1155 and a 160GB SSD
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Sponsored: Prolima Tech Fans
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Prolima Tech Sponsored: Blue LED 140mm and 120mm Tech Fans for the build and
Prolima Tech PK-5 Thermal Compound
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ECOMASTER ENERMAX sponsored : LEPA G1000 Power Supply
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You paying attention?
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The Build/MOD begins:
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What do you mean I wasn't supposed to start the build???


I did a test layout and found a problem:
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Now this is debatable, to do apush pull set up 3 or 4 fans here's the problem, what do you think?
Using a ECS Z77 Golden
COSMOS II
and Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
The only place to put a closed loop Extreme is upper inside case because the hoses will not reach the cpu from the bay underneath
nor will the 240 radiator fit on the back and the top cover does not allow enough clearance for push pull like I want here.
It wont fit above the frame and will only allow fans on top of the radiator due to memory clearence.
I think I can solve this problem with this slim scythe SL12H fan, I'll update when I know.

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I was playing with a concept idea of the Screaming Eagle Shredding out of the front case behind the drop down slide panel.
so when you slide it down the eagle and talons actually come out at you with a sound effect of a eagle scream with it.
Well when I showed a few friends they joked: "does it come out every hour?"
I never thought of that imagery and decided not to do this, so go ahead and laugh, it's on me and my ideas:

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Tear down:

I Plan to enhance the WING Image of the doors so the vents need to be on the upper not lower half of the doors.
I call this the LEETOOL, Lee Hancock inspired me to experiment with the doors and I had to create this to work the tabs in the doors.

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The hinges and latches do not line up if you switch doors so I swapped the door backing and IT WORKS!!!
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The vent section of the door backing will be cut out and swapped. The door with 4 vents will be cut to match the 8 vents and Lee Harrington has
a door backing section with the 8 vents so I can match up the vent look. The mesh will be taken out and replaced with acrylic with stars cut
out for vent holes, edge lit with golden LEDS for Gold Stars..
Depending on the looks after the vent cutting and experimenting I may or may not FLIP/SWAP/MOD the doors.


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Clean the case with 91% Isopropyl Alchohol
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I also ran the heat gun on high over the case and wipe down as I did to remove any other MFG. Oils and such
1st coating is a Adhesion promoter called BULLDOG. It's $$$

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The Paint is Rust-Oleum Universal Rubbed Copper I call it Titanium Gold Flake



This is my kind of Tree decorations, one friend called it my COSMOS MOBILE:
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2 coats, 48hrs, wet sand 200 grit, another coat, 48 hrs, wet sand, thin spray coat, 6 hours and VALSPAR clear coat:


SOB!!! DAG NABBIT!!!
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Really loving the looks of this build, Al, especially the ECS 680! Wow... I must scheme a way to get one of those for my Absinthe build. ;)/>

Thank You Christine, I respect your taste in things and that means a lot to me...BUT

You can get a GTX680 but you'll never see another one of these. They gave me the only one, straight from the lab. ECS decided not to go to market so here it is...

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Great build, I like what your organization is doing for our Vets.

Thank You SEBAR. The thing I like is how this community, these friends, the companies that care and people that have inspired this kind of work coming together "FOR OUR VETS".

When I told one company about the comments some were saying "PCs 4 Vets" is taking away product from the sponsor pool or the review site pool they laughed and said it doesn't take away and said "they like what our organization is doing and love being a part of that", same as you.

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CMII was good choice for this theme, the open door shot looks very regal B)/>

Oh man, paint lifting .....Grrr.... I don't know if the Clear you used is Enamel or Lacquer? but these two paint types don't play well together.. .... I also know that RUSTOLEUM likes to take it's sweet time in drying :angry:/>

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The AZIO MECH 5 Di-Noc'd and minor tweeks....

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Assembly Begins, MOBO mods AND THE ONE AND ONLY ECS BLACK SERIES GTX 680 in the world.

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That Di-Noc has some really sweet effect, every angle it looks different.

Need some repectable BLING on the front grill: grill2.jpg

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Above the grill is the slide down cover with matching Blue DI-Noc.

The star will be in the place of the CM logo.... and Might be a SILVER START (which is really gold)

If I can arrange to get one...

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Break in the weather so I decorated the tree:

REPAINT after sanding it all off:

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Solved the Radiator/Fan problem where the COSMOS II with a ECS Golden and ThermalTake Water 2.0 wont allow me to Push Pull

with standard fans. I put the normal Fan up top and used these New Scythe SY1212SL12H Slip Stream Slim Sleeve Bearing 120MM:

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John Hanlon donated a 500MB Hard Drive and sent a prezzie with it, A Raspberry PI!

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Look from down under of the only existing ECS GTX 680 in the world:

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Instead of using a Actual Silver Star or Medal of Honor on the front cover door I chose to use this:

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Front Door Panel:

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Sleeved the Thermal Take Water 2.0 cooler tubes:

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Added acrylics, light and a laptop DVD drive:

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Needed a 3rd hand with the heat gun when doing the Di-Noc so I did this to my gun:

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Decided to take the Blue HEXIS Di-Noc over the top:

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Top, front, acrylics and added the gold molding on top..

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Improved the "MOD" of the AZIO Mech 5 Keyboard with a few more details:

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Next up is lighting, cable management and some MOBO mods...

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I can't resist:

KLAATU BARADA NICKTO

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IT"S GORT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MAXIMILLION??

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Medal Of Honor replica will be mounted on the top slide door:

I filled in the space in the "VALOR" part so it stands out.

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Testing mods for the MOBO, the ECS MODMEN contest gives extra points for a MOBO MOD:

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If you think it's deserved, Please vote daily for it at the ECS MODMEN CONTEST: http://www.ecs.com.t...ote.aspx?page=0

Added a VGA tunnel and it's amazing how much it improves air flow thru the GTX 680:

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combined picture of front changes:

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DId a baseline/default settings 3DMark11 bench,

http://www.3dmark.co...�� SCORED P8981

I have no idea what's a good score and since my CPU is locked, all I can to now to play around, is Safely tweek the GPU/Video Card and monitor temps and re-bench, Re-install Windows 7 to the SSD's Raid 0 and Re-bench.

Also that VGA Cooling Tunnel that increases the air flow thru the GTX 680 will be spec'd out how well that works.

I have this extra CHOKE Heat Spreader and it seems to OVERLAY on the GPU just right over critical GPU chip and chokes but don't know if it would really do anything other than look cool, even if it is behind the VGA tunnel I want to know if it helps.

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I think the blue led really kills it. I prefer a light gold/yellow led or cathode. Plus your ram led cooler is really the dislike for me. That's my opinion. the rest, like the badges and painting. It looks extremely beautiful.

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I think the blue led really kills it. I prefer a light gold/yellow led or cathode. Plus your ram led cooler is really the dislike for me. That's my opinion. the rest, like the badges and painting. It looks extremely beautiful.

JakeGFX, good eye, I agree with your selection on the AMBER cathode lighting choice. I have to work with whatever I have or receive in donations. I have red cathodes, U.V. and Blue LEDS.

Amber is the choice I want/wanted and not just the interior but in the upper vents in the wings. I wanted button leds with light slits in the vents. The ultimate effect was 2 function light. AMBER inside and wings. The ultimate would be 2nd function with Red White and Blue in the image of a flag interior and wing vents.

I appreciate the feedback, thank you. I'm still on the mod and you never know when some amber lighting could appear, wish me luck.

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Re done the VGA Cooling panel:

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The complete package that will be auctioned to benefit disabled vets:

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Cable management:

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PCs4VETS appreciates all of it's sponsors of Screaming Eagle - Medal Of Valor:

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The Flag is where the Brad Galvin Shredding out of the case Screaming Eagle will be showcased:

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PRE-AUCTION For Sale to benefit the PCs4VETS Laptop Refurbishment Program.
Up to 120 Laptops will be put in the hands of Disabled Vets with the sale of this Rig:
$325 ~ CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos II
$250 ~ MOTHERBOARD: ECS Golden Board Z77H2-A2X Black Extreme
$250 ~ CPU: INTEL I5-3550 LGA1155
$224 ~ RAM: Kingston 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 – 1866Mhz Memory
$550 ~ GPU: ECS Black Series GTX 680 (the only one in the w
orld, they decided not to market the card)
$160 ~ PSU: ECOMASTER ENERMAX sponsored a LEPA G1000 Power Supply
$400 ~ SSD: Intel SSD 320 Series 160Gb
$25 ~ DVD: Compaq Presario CQ50 SATA Laptop CD-RW DVD-RW DL Lightscibe Multi Burner Drive AD-7561S
$25 ~ USB ADD-ON: NZXT IU01 Internal USB Expansion Board

Cooling:
$150 ~ CPU: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme Closed Loop
GPU: Dual fans on Card Shroud
$25 ~ MEMORY: Kingston HyperX KHX-FAN-B Cooling Fans
$200 ~ FANS: 4x Ecomaster LEPA Blue Chopper fans, 4x Prolima Tech Blue LED 140mm and 120mm 1x Coolermaster 200mm case fan
$25 ~ FANS: Scythe SY1212SL12H Slip Stream Slim (Under radiator push side fans fix)
$75 ~ CABLES: Corsair Professional Series Black Sleeved extension cables (I may sleeve some of the cables)

$25 ~ CUSTOM: Blue Hexis Di-Noc
$25 ~ CUSTOM: 3M 3D Effect Carbon Fiber Di-Noc
$25 ~ CUSTOM DECAL: Lethal Threat Rip and Tear Eagle with Flag see thru
$25 ~ CUSTOM EMBLEM: Replica U.S. Army Medal Of Honor
$25 ~ CUSTOM EMBLEM: Silver Star Tribute Coin
$25 ~ CUSTOM TRIM: Gold Automotive molding

$75 ~ LIGHTING: NZXT LED Light Cable, 2x LOGISYS 12″ Blue Cathodes, 2x LOGISYS 4″ Blue Cathodes
$100 ~ KEYBOARD: AZIO Levetron Mech 5 Mechanical
$50~ MOUSE: AZIO Levetron GM533U Gaming Mouse
$200 ~ SOUND: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speaker system
$75 ~ Windows 7 Professional
$325 ~ MS Office Professional Plus
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$3659 Total Retail Value

Auction starting at $2400 (500GB HDD is installed, missed including in the estimate)

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