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[Grey Matter] Cooler Master HAF 912 Completed! 12/12/14 : Nominated for Mod of the Year!

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Here is a little teaser photo! Final update coming tomorrow hopefully! Final photos are being taken this weekend and Ill post those next week some time! Thanks for following my build the support I got here at the Mod Zoo has been amazing! You guys are really awesome and I am glad to be a part of this community!

 

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Hey everyone! Happy to say Grey Matter has come to a finish!! I am extremely happy with how it turned out and I am glad all my ideas were accomplished and came to life in this build. I am going to be starting a new build here very shortly, so keep an eye out for it if you enjoyed following my work. This is just the very beginning of my modding career! Now before I get ahead of myself here are the photos for my last update. I will also be getting a final professional photo set taken very soon and will update those as soon as I get that done.

 

On with the update!

 

First Thing I was waiting on were white LEDs to replace the red LEDs on the rear of the motherboard. I swapped them out only to find out they can be turned off and never need to change them lol:wallbash:

 

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Next task was opening up my GPU IO area a bit, it was too small to fit 2 DVI connectors. Nothing a scroll saw and a hand-file couldn't fix.

 

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Next finishing up some loose ends regarding some LED harnesses, some PSU wires to be sleeved, and the vandal switches needed to be wired up.

 

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After that I was able to start routing wires and getting everything in place and connected, then I bent and connected the final tubes for the GPU and pump.

 

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Then it was time to get the coolant together and fill that loop!!!:clap: My second favorite part of the build next to wiring it up!:thumb: I used Mayhems ice white pastel, and in order to make the grey coolant I had to mix green and red with a 10:1 ratio. To get it dark as it is I probably went about 150 drops of green to 15 drops of red.

 

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Now that its filled and ready here is a few shots of the build! I hope you like it as much as I do! It was so much fun to make! Id like to give a shout out and special thanks to Bill over at MNPCtech.com! I am going to get a final photo shoot done probably in the next week and I will put them up when that is done! 

 

Cooler Master HAF 912 : Grey Matter :clap:

 

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Thanks for watching Ill be back with the high quality photos soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I've really enjoyed reading through this build and can't wait to see the final pictures!  Totally inspiring!  

Thanks man, I just posted my last update right after you posted, I have a handfull of photos, Ill be doing a more profession final photo shoot here soon.

 

Nice job on this build. You should be really proud of what you accomplished here.

 

Looking forward to the next one.

Thanks Fann! I am bro, I am really happy with this one =D Thanks for contributing to the build and helping me out with that front panel too! That was really helpful!!

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This came out looking super.  Awesome job.  Love how you have the gpu on it's side.

 

Congrats.

Thanks bro I appreciate it! The gpu is my favorite part! Basically the primary idea of the build! Im glad I was able to make it work!

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From one clean looking PC owner to another  ;) That vertically mounted GPU look so so slick  B)  

 

You've used the same EK fittings as I have, gotta love those CSQ's  :wub:  

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From one clean looking PC owner to another  ;) That vertically mounted GPU look so so slick  B)  

 

You've used the same EK fittings as I have, gotta love those CSQ's  :wub:  

Thanks!! yeah the CSQ EK fittings are awesome, I will definitely be using them again!

 

Dude, outstanding job. I loved the color scheme!  :D

 

Thanks! I havent come across a grey/white scheme yet so thats why I went with it! It paid off for sure.

Thanks again!!

 

AWESOME!!!  :wub:  How  in the world u get the GPU like that?

Thanks you! I used a PCI-e extender cable, I recommend the one from 3m not the cheap china ones. They cost 7 times as much but they are much better quality, and they are sheilded.

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I like all the details and hard work that you put into your project!!!

 

I would like to have your skills and algo that my HAF912 end up looking as good as yours. 

 

Awesome jobs man, worklogs like this really inspire me!!!

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I like all the details and hard work that you put into your project!!!

 

I would like to have your skills and algo that my HAF912 end up looking as good as yours. 

 

Awesome jobs man, worklogs like this really inspire me!!!

Thanks man! Comments like that keep me motivated! I appreciate it!

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Just read through this.... great work man.

 

Thanks man I hope you enjoyed it!

 

Cracking build, I like those LED's that you showed on the hang out, nice lil touch

Thanks! I thought it was kinda cool, its a little gimmicky but I thought it was something cool a little different. Thanks for checking out the build. Moto Mayhem is an awesome build, should of been up for MOTY. 

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How did the photo session go? .... or still keeping us in suspense..lol

hahaha still in suspense for another couple days! Friday after work I am doing the final photos, my friend is getting a bunch of photography equipment today or tomorrow in the mail. I am also going to take the fractal case over there too to get photos for the review.

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Well everyone, after four months my project Grey Matter comes to final close here! I would really like to thank everyone for tuning in and following my build! Also a special shout out to Bill at MNPCtech! It means a lot to me having everyone stop by and leave comments and I invite you all to follow my next project! I will be starting the work log next week! 

 

With this Grey Matter build I tried to do a few things out of the ordinary, I see a trend in color schemes and I wanted to try something different with the white and grey combination, I think it paid off. I also wanted to show off the awesome water blocks we buy for our graphics cards but never see them because the way they are mounted, so I changed my GPU orientation to the vertical position! I also saw people on Youtube making reservoirs by hand and wanted to give that a shot. In turn, I came up with this waterfall style bay area mounted reservoir that also houses a slim style blu-ray burner. I also wanted to make sure you could see the water pump so I made a little chamber with a window to see it. 

 

Enough babbling! Here are the final photos of the project!

 

 

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There you have it!! I hope you all enjoyed watching as much as I loved building! Until next time! Take Care!

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Great job on the photo shoot! They look killer.

Thanks Fannblade! I am happy with them too!, my buddy got some really nice equipment this was the first project photoed with his gear. He un-boxed it like an hour before I came over. His set up should be even better by the next time I take a build for photos.

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