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Welcome.

Right then this is my brand new build for 08/09 my current X3210 Quad and G80 GTS have "got a tad boring" yet still play exceptional well. Now this one started off as an as an I7 rig, but as soon as the prices/gaming performance was discovered I came to his senses unlike others.
The Rampage Extreme and E8600 have been picked for a reason..... Its going to be over clocked to within afew mhz of its life and its all going to be house in a Mountain Mods H2G0! with a top snazzy paint job.


Customisation

Light blue tinted acrylic windows.
Professional Respray - oriental blue candy over a silver base.
Cut side panels to mimic the others.
And a slight change to the front.


Hardware

E8600
Asus Rampage Extreme
4gb of corsair DHX DDR3 PC3-12800 - 1600mhz......
4850 Toxic in X-fire goodness.
1000W Silverstone Decathlon with a few mods.
4x 300gb velcoraptors ................ In raid 0


Cooling

2 Thermochill PA120.1's, Resprayed in flat black.
2 Thermochill PA120.2's, Resprayed in flat black.
2 Laing DDC ultras + xspc tops + xspc L stands.
Ek supreme with 775 mounts.
EK Gpu only block.
Ek asus nb block.
6x Yate Loon D12SL-12

Edited by Daza, 05 December 2008 - 11:31 PM.

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Right then instead of a lian li (got 2) or coolermaster case Ive got something a tad different its a Mountain Mods H2Go, Heres some stock photos from the site;


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Right we'll start on the back as you can see Im having a PA120.1 on there on the bottom and as theres no holes pre-drilled unlike the top I had to make my own well couple of minutes later we have this;

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(close-up http://i200.photobuc...upbackdrill.jpg)
It is straight its jsut the way the masking tape makes it look wonkey, and the rad does fit.

Next we moved onto the top and sides to drill out all five billion rivets followed with cursing and scratching of heads, due to the way they put the rivets in the side panel and window the rivets "spins" when you take a drill to it but a few bits later were there;

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Right now thats sorted, time to move onto the side panels, as I wanted the same window in the bottom as is in the top I got crative with toms jigsaw and made myself deaf again, marking up.................twice;

Window to recreate twice;
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One side marked;
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And the other;
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Edited by Daza, 03 December 2008 - 02:22 PM.

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******* UPDATE ******

Hehe, Right mr postman turned up today with one big piece of the jigsaw the mobo.

Now after hiring a crane to get the board and all 6 tonnes of copper out of its box (its heavy) I set everything up like a little kid at x-mas, swapped round a few heatsinks so it was configed for air.
Whacked in the E8600, the memory, gfz and switched on at the mains......Flash flash flash..... and then prees start as per the manual went through the boot ok then bam ............
............. cmos error on the lcd display now after 30 mins of changing hardware and cursing at mr ttl I figured out what it was I connected the wrong monitor cable oooops, anyway quick boot to bios reset settings and were all good.

Through the raptors in for good measure and Ive now got a hover as a pc but it all works yay.

Paint next .:D


Right some updated pics, as I had another delivery so all the main bits are here.

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Now laugh all you want this cooler your about to see is keeping my E8600 at 550x8 and loading at 55c okay the v-core is only 1.36v (me want water )

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Yup these came today, got them purely because of the blue pcb only reason that and they were cheap mwhahahaah.

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And yes it all works still, even with raid 0;

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Ive also took apart the soundcard so I can paint the PCI plate same will be done to the gfx and spare plates youll see.

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Right more pics tomorrow as I've finished one side panel and I now hate filing more updates over the weekend aswell.

Edited by Daza, 12 December 2008 - 12:38 AM.

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Fast forward to tonight.

Right this is most likely the last time you lot are going to see this case in this hideous black, so Ive now successfully finished with the side panels after they encountered the file;

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Ive also started to get a "feel" for the layout, as you can see Ive got a spare HDD in there to show where the HDD's will go as Im in the middle of making up a HDD cage out of spare parts at TinyToms,

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All that is left now is to wait for nuts/bolts to come in along with a few more miles of braiding so just the little jobs oh and get it off to paint.
And to show that I have started the silly job of braiding;

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Oh nearly forgot Im having the top windows done in acrylic but Im didnt want to stick to the norm of having "clear" acrylic so Im having some "tinted blue" to match the paint job.

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Catch ya laters, and lets start making a few more pages.

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Right then after a few side tracks since last seeing TT Ive finally been able to get back to this project which Ive some what negleted anyway, went over to TT HQ on the weekend to get a few things done and pickup a little package.


That package was this some powdercoated goodies, may I say its not alot but the quality on them is definatly top notch and Im very happy with it all so big thanks there, anyway a cookie to the person who guesses what it all is.

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Ok well we'll start with the parts that I most liked the GPU hold-down bracket and the GPU pci plate which means I can now put the GPU together with the block and see how the two colours work;

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A few seconds with an alen key and there we go

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Ahem time to put the pci bracket back on the GPU and the right way (only took me 20mins to notice it was the wrong way)

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Now time to put Ek blocks on the cards that's easier said than done when its late, lost the instructions and have no internet connection oh well they look kinda right tempted to go the hard mount option with them though;

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And two yay and looking very nice if I do say so myself.

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Well seeing as I ha all the pci plates powdere I thought why not the soundcard aswell and go to town while Im at it;

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And now a puzzle for you all what is this;

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A clue

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yup its a HDD rack that has been cusotom made for my case its basically a couple of hdd racks out of a lian li A77 that were going spare and then a top plate from the spares bin the two sides have been cut down so that its takes four drives and was a lightbulb moment while me and TT were thinking of how to mount the drives, I do think its came out rather well.

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And that concludes today's updates hopefully some more to come in the next couple of weeks when the case arrives back and I finally get round to braiding the 24 pin atx cable which im dreading like no tomorrow.

Edited by Daza, 21 April 2009 - 11:41 AM.

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bobs
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Nice little case mate i had one a while back and sold it on.

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Will be keeping a eye on this build for sure :)

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Yay its started whoop whoop!


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Off to a nice start! :cool:


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Hmmm looks at the boxes around here, paint is now pencilled in for the new year so Ive got a couple of weeks or so to get shifting.
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wtf how many veloci's can a man need?

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Update time yaya

Edited by Daza, 14 January 2009 - 01:28 AM.

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how comes theres never any pictures in the manshed!


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Ahem finally getting there.
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Yay updates at last, should have a big pressent for you next weekend ;)


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Still not forgot this build, things left to do;

Whack case infront of camera
braid 24 pin psu cable (the devils son)
install everything + pics
put fluid in + pics
watch everything blow up + lots of pics
then cry

touch wood should have updates in the next few days once work dies down a tad.
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Like to see how this pans out. Looking forward to the custom paint :D

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looking top dude i always wanted one of these cases

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Right then all taken last night at some point all on auto on the camera the arty farty will come later this week when Ive got space to set it all up but these will do for now.

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The front with the powdered white grills Ive also got a plate to go over that hole so its all blue.


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The back Ive fitted three fan controllers for the six fans directly onto the case as space is a premium as youll see later, Ive also put on some lian li filters purely for aesthetics.


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Now my big plan is to use that big white box you see to hide the majoraty of the smaller cables (pumps wires fan wires ect ect) and it does the job pretty well.

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Slowly getting there.

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Now at some point today I get to put some tinted blue acrylic on these yay.
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P.S its alot lighter when Im sat here next to it shows what auto on a camera doesnt do.:(
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Very nice progress

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Very nice contrasting colours, will the filters on the rads not retrict airflow?




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