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About Techtu

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350 PC Mate
  • RAM
    2x 4Gb Hyper X
  • GPU
    XFX RX480
  • Case
    be quiet! Pure Base 600
  • Storage
    OCZ Agility 3 120Gb
  • PSU
    be quiet! Straight Power 11 550w
  • Display(s)
    HP Pavilion 24XW
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Shadow Rock 2
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master Masterkeys Pro L RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Techtu

    Project Scorpion

    There's plenty of videos nowadays that can assist you, my biggest tip would be don't worry about the process, as long as you use the right tools and take your time it will go right, even if things go wrong, which they have for me before, I just sand back using a lower and lower grit if needed until the error is fixed, as long as your not applying too much paint and sanding in between it's easier than it looks, albeit I'm still learning but that's where the fun is for me.
  2. Techtu

    Project Scorpion

    This has been the toughest in my opinion. I've never had to account for factory paint being in certain places, like the front IO panel. To get a flush, surface wasn't easy, it took time and a light hand, I used 2500grit wet to sand down the edges where I painted the green to blend with the factory paint, the main reason I did this was to avoid any paint chipping in the future.
  3. Hi guys, it's been awhile since my last build but I finally have another in the works, This one I call project Scorpion Going with the Thermaltake Core P5 V2 for the case, here it is with my great Sketchup skills that don't catch any details but I guess you'll see those as I add them along the build process. Along with with the Thermaltake M360 Plus water cooling kit! ... and of course the Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 ARGB 850w PSU! I've not got everything I need for this build yet so this will be an ongoing project, however, that said, I've made a start where I can. When the build is going to stagger in places it is bound to leave me time to think about things that I can change to improve my design, I decided to try the Cablemod Vertical GPU mount, it looks amazing on this case and that's even with the weird 8600GT I used! :D
  4. And without further delay I can show you the final images of the build.
  5. We have another panel done!
  6. Ok I wasn't going to share any more tonight but I'm loving this PSU shroud so much I can't resist!
  7. I'm really liking where this is heading, however I'd like to hear some of your opinions from what you see here?
  8. A little update for you all and in my opinion is where the look of the rig starts to change completely! Not going to be so bland after all. Stay tuned as more will be happening shortly.
  9. I gave the fans a few extra coats, wasn't too pleased with the look so here's the new improved version. Time to get the front coated with primer ready for the artwork that will come. I've even attempted some mountain silhouettes but I need more practice, however they will look better once I've added a few details. I wasn't going to use a HDD in this case but still want to keep a HDD caddy, I may have a use for it in the end though, we will see. All ready for the artwork to begin! Over the next week we should be finished, hate to say it but having my daughter around throughout the school holidays sure slowed down this build but I'm more than happy to see the end is near!
  10. It's been awhile, I've had a busy few weeks (who doesn't love the school holidays). Anyways I've been doing the odd bit here and there when I've gotten the chance. Firstly it started off with breaking some precious acrylic, I was attempting to get a mountain silhouette in the piece but it didn't go well at all. Next up of course is some prep work along with the paintwork, the top panel and the removable cover are both being painted, the top panel is staying white whilst I have something special planned for the removable cover, you will find more on that closer to the time. And to give you an idea of how this goes together... You're probably wondering where the front panel is by now? Well Actually I've just not got around to that yet, I've de-badged it ready for paint but as I mentioned above with the removable panel, this will have something a little more special added to it. time to show you what I'm currently doing to the fans, just adding a little sparkle and high gloss shine to help give the fans an icy look to them.
  11. Alright so it's a little longer than a few days later, sorry about that. It's the start of the school holiday's though so I've been busier than usual. Project: Never Alone is based on the game Never Alone, let me begin to explain how we come to choose this game as the theme for our next build. Well, my daughter told me it had to be a 'game case and black' she means game themed and the black I presume she's seen another case mod on the internet recently that was Egyptian themed, so that was that. I wondered what game I could actually use considering we haven't really got much of a collection especially if I'm going to keep her input for the build here and there, Never Alone, the very first game we started playing together, albeit sometimes she will watch me instead of 'helping' but nonetheless it is a game we really enjoy! The game story is excellent and very interesting to say the least and being based on true facts around the Alaskan Inupiat native people and how they treat the planet fairly and with sustainable ways of living without harming the earth are all good things to teach my daughter, on the downside I have heard about the storyline of the game and we have tough times ahead if she is to play through the whole game with me, it is a game we play at our leisure so may take another year or two to complete. I'll have to leave that part there however as I don't want to ruin the game for others. The progress has been slow as mentioned due to the holidays but today we managed to take the 12 mile trip to the acrylics shop and get what we need ordered, hopefully we can go pick that up tomorrow and then the real work can begin! I've actually let her take a few measurements and not double checked them so if something doesn't fit it's on her.
  12. Hey all, so it's pretty late but I just wanted to get the thread started. Sponsored project by be quiet! Hardware list: CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 RAM: Hyper X Motherboard: MSI B350 PC Mate CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 GPU: XFX 480 RS SSD: OCZ Agility 3 PSU: be quiet! Straight Power 11 550w Case: be quiet! Pure Base 600 black windowed Fans: be quiet! Silent Wings x5 Cablemod GPU bracket Cablemod Pro Cable It's not been all that long since my first build really but here I am being trusted with another project but this time with a new sponsor, be quiet! This is something that I'm really looking forward to, my daughter couldn't be overly involved in the last project due to it being for her but this one I will be keeping her involved as much as possible throughout the whole process! I'll come back tomorrow and fill in with more info on the project.
  13. Enjoying some screen time on her rig.
  14. Whoops, forgot that part somehow. Ryzen 1600, Hyper X and £50 is my budget.
  15. Basically I'm all set for a black & white theme so sticking to a mix of those colours is a must but I am not limited to these coolers whatsoever, just some requirements to meet. As mentioned a mix of black & white, to fit my S340 and I'm able to shop UK online stores.