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Based on a Thermaltake P5 design open air case, my new build will be based around a Haswell 4770k set up which i already have.

First issue is the Msi Z-87 G45 gaming mobo i already have is Red, and i want it to be blue..... i will be using a custom Pastel liquid which i will be mixing myself so it matches the cables i have already purchased.....so i need the north and south heatsink bridges to be blue.

I have got the case and purchased a quad Alphacool nexxus Monsta 480 Rad which i also have received.
I am going to be using Acrylic hard tube with 16mm tubing and black compression fittings.

 

Busy still ordering parts from WCUK etc but being xmas they will take some time to arrive.

Photos to follow soon.


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Update.....got most of the parts now....just waiting for the Alphacool compression fittings and some light blue vinyl to arrive....gonna do some measurements tomorrow and order some perspex and leds.

 

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A few pics of how big the res and rad are.

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Nice. Was looking at the P5 the other day and thought it would make a kick ass build.....will follow this!



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Decided to go with some carbon fibre vinyl wrap to spruce up the back ground....most of it will be hidden but i think it will look a bit more hi-tech than just plain black.

It was a bit of a pain in the arse to put on (needed another pair of hands tbh) but i persevered with the wifes trusty hairdryer to stretch it into place and get rid of the creases and bubbles......the 3 sticky up lugs that most people remove was a challenge but i didnt want to dremel them off. :)

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 I have rinsed out the rad just in case there was any unwanted deposits or filings so i will fit that tomorrow. :)


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Got the rad mounted today with fans.....i should have maybe mounted the fans first so i could have routed the fan cables through one of the side slots.....then again i need to find a decent place to mount the fan controller, it's gonna be a tight squeeze as i have purchased an Acrylic sheet and some Leds to showcase the fan controller.

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Slight update.

Got the new motherboard and thought i would mount the standoffs to see how much clearance i have on the right side.

I also added the gpu/soundcard mounting plates.

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Res fitted and fan cables re routed as they wouldn't reach the fan controller where i was wanting it.

Will be semi fitting motherboard to start measuring for Acrylic tubing next.

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Motherboard semi fitted with Swiftech Apogee XL CPU block semi fitted onto the plastic cpu cover just for acrylic tube measuring purposes.

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Will have to make a 90 degree template for tube bending and buy a heat gun tomorrow.


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Well the tubing was a no go......the Nitrile solid rubber cord which you have to push inside the Acrylic tubing to stop kinking was too thick.....i ordered 12mm for my 12mm id tubing but after speaking to another supplier there is apparently a thickness tolerance of 0.65mm either way which is the problem.....normally being a tight fit is usually a good thing in other types of insertions  :D ....but in this case it is not. :(
I managed to get it in about 4" after about 10 minutes using warm soapy water then wd40, then it just wouldn't budge at all.

I have had to order 11mm Cord from another supplier and hope that does the job.

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In the mean time i decided to do something else after wasting my time with the tubing episode.

I was going to spray paint my GPU alloy cover but decided to go down the vinyl route for when i come to sell it on.... it will be the original colour so as to not effect resale value.

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I also Primed up the PSU fanguard and pcie slots ready for painting.

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ok.....finally got some time to work on it again......still not finished yet.

Went to fire it up today and nothing? Long story short, the PSU is dead......i only took the fan cover off to paint it lol......contacted Corsair and put an RMA through.

I have changed a few things here and there when things looked naff or i came up with a better idea.......Here is what i have so far.



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Sent the PSU back today, so hoping i will have a replacement soon.....i will post some pics up to show off the LEDS etc when it arrives.


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VERY NICE!

 

I have also got a P5 case and a 480 MONSTA on the way. WCUK informed me they are due to arrive tomorrow. 

I will keep an eye on your system, looks very much like what i want to do, but i have two 290x's under water aswell. 

 

This case is just perfect... Are you going to wall mount it? i plan to


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Thanks. :)

 

Yeah it will be wall mounted......i will be moving house in the near future so i don't want to drill any holes in the walls, so will just wait till i move, then mount it on the wall.


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Up and running again....had a problem with the Riser cable which i have temp fixed until i get a revised one from the USA, but apart from that it's now golden. :)

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Just received and fitted my new Corsair Vengeance Ram cooler today. :D

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