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Project Marshlands: A Military Themed Build..

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Hello guys.
 
This is my first ever project, most from old and second hand stuff so it's not being build for performance.. It is however themed to be a military build so it'll be build around the following..
 
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Amd FX 4100
16GB Corsair Vengeance Memory
nVidia GTX470's
Dont know about the PSU yet, but hoping to get my hands on something powerful enough for both gpu's

 

Corsair Vengeance C70 (Military Green)
 
Everything will be watercooled apart from the Sabertooth to keep the color scheme..
 
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Pics of the hardware
 
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Sponsored by:
 

Fans sponsored by Akasa
 
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Power supply sponsored by Corsair
 
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Case mods sponsored by Mnpctech
 
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First up is the cabling. 
 
I got some 2.06mm 16awg Eco wire with a rating of 26/0.25..
 
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Also, millions of molex crimps..
 
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Some carefully picked out MDPC sleeving has got my name on it .. ;)
 
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I've done a few, but decided that it's just not gonna fit the build the way I wanted, so I'll start over using the new sleeving .. ;)
 
 
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Postman came with a handful of items..
 
Guess what this is ;)
 
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Something sharp..
 
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Mmmm, another mystery item!!
 
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Maybe the hobby knife can reveal....
 
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Memory also came.. :crazy:
 
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Looks good, but not good enough.. ;)
 
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Seems my wife was right, nothing would ever get done without her... :rofl:
 
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Some naked pics.
 
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Ooooooo..
 
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Some dirty pics...
 
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Got the memory sinks all cleaned up and ready. The adhesive was so hard to get off I had to soak them in hot water and rub it off with a cloth. Took me about an hours worth of rubbing!!
 
One last shot of the before..
 
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To go with the military theme I ordered a couple of cans of "desert sand" from Army Issue, which turned out to be the easiest spray paint I have ever used. No runs or smudges :lovely:
 
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Busy on my self fabricated spray surface!
 
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And the end result :drool:
 
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Having a quick look at the case...
 
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Buttons are a bit ........ :-/
 
But they'll grow on me!! :D
 
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Oo la la, once again, Corsair :nod:
 
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Good amount of space for cable routing and management!!
 
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Tried my hand at SATA cable sleeving, used a lighter to shrink the heatshrink ;)
 
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Postman showed up with some packages ..
 
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Thanks Akasa for making awesome fans ...
 
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Also, something special from far far away..
 
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And a few of these funny fittings!!
 
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Got some sleeving done last night ;)
 
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Got the 24pin and the fans sleeved tonight using my brand new crimper ..!!
 
Thought to myself, "Damn this crimper makes me look like a crimping genius!!!"
 
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Fans done ;)
 
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A very military style 24pin!
 
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12mm copper tubing seems to be the rarest thing in the UK..
 
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I like the Military theme of this build and that's some cracking good cable braiding you've done.

 

 

I look forward to following the project log :)

 

Ian.


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A tiny little update..
 
Packages in the post..
 
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What could it possibly be????
 
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A couple of second hand GTX470's maybe??
 
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Some "camo" wrap ...
 
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.. and a tasty beveridge ;)
 
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Back to business...
 
Radiator mounts
 
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Vinyl wrapped radiator mounts.. ;)
 
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Back on the radiator..
 
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With the fans..
 
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Well the postman has been busy.;)

Looking very classy and a well thought out theme going on through the case.

I really am impressed with the sleeving,as i know how hard it is to do.Top job on that front ;)

Ye,12mm copper is rare,but looks like you got that sorted.

Keep up the good job ;)

 

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awsome job on the sleeving, when i did mine it came out crap. Realy liking the camo look.



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Tiny little teaser ;)
 
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Got a bit of an update after a long weekend of way too much work.. ;)
 
Here we see two electronically camouflaged owls.. 
 
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Connected up to see the "bigger" picture .... 
 
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......and trying to fool myself into thinking a £60 camera can take cool pics...
 
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Have a relaxing Sunday everyone
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Looking good, nice work with the cammo vinyl and the braiding :)


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A mysterious package arrived in the post today...
 
 
What could it possibly  be?
 
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I'm gonna have to take a peek inside!!!!
 
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It appears to be some lovely super cool stuff from Akasa..
 
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All packed out..
 
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But what does these boxes really say??
 
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Inside the very informative boxes..
 
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I would like to thank Ivan and Alex at Akasa, for being an absolute pleasure to chat with and for sending me this amazing sponsors package!!
 
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Still waiting on stuff to arrive from the US.. :weep:
 
Got all the cables done in the mean time..
 
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The theme is coming along nicely,them fans suit the build.

Once again,some superb Braiding ;)

 

Andy



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My account was suspended for a few days, why did that happen?


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