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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's about time I re-boot this.

 

I would have wanted to do like a Christmas calendar with daily updates, but I got off to a late start as I spend most of yesterday sleeping, because I send my family out of the country so I can have the whole house to myself (that's the way to do it the right way!).

 

You have maybe seen my earlier thread: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/939704-project-caution-overclocked-crossfire-7970-x58-extreme-xeon-corsair-800d/

 

I never got around to do any actual work due to have 2 kids, house, work, wife and a life.

If anything then now is the time when most of that is out of the way for a while.

 

Today is just a little intro, then tomorrow I expect real work to be done.


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3rd of December

 

Have to do some preparations, as I have collected quite the selection of parts over the past months intended for this build.

So today I have sorted and cleaned up the table I intend to use for the final build.

Actually, if you look closely, you can already see some of the case panels I have painted already ;)

 

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By the way, the monitor is my Black Friday buy, a 24" FreeSync 144hz 1ms 1920x1080 curved AOC monitor - would have been pretty stupid if I could not run freesync now I intend to build a crossfire setup.


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4th of December

 

Today I have sanded down a little of the paint I did in the summerr on one of the sidepanels so I can start to lacquer it. Just given it first layer today but its not totally even, so will have to sand it down more when cured and give it more.

 

Normally a 800D case is just a huge matte black box, so to paint it with blue metallic paint and black flames, plus engrave my avatar logo and its already going to be a pretty special case.

 

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follow along for more crazy ideas


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It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!


DIOCLETIAN IV : CPU: Core i7-8700K @5.0GhZ || CPU COOLER : DeepCool Captain 360EX RGB White  || MOBO : ASUS STRIX Z370-E || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance White (3000MhZ) || SSDs: 970 EVO 250GB (Boot), 850 EVO 1TB, MX500 1TB || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ B&W CableMod Cables || Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic White || Monitor: Acer Predator X34A || KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Browns, White Keycaps) || Mouse: Logitech G502 Hero with deskpad || Audio: SteelSeries Arctis 5, Blue Snowball iCE || Case Fans : 6x Noctua NF-F12 Chromax (White tips) ||

MAXIMIAN II  : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.9GhZ || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master ML240L w/ Noctua NF-S12B Reduxes || MOBO : MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill Aegis (2800) || SSD: Crucial P1 500GB, TeamGroup L5 Lite 3D 240GB || HDD: Barracuda 2TB || PSU: SeaSonic Focus+ Gold 650W w/ B&R Cablemod Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 Black || Monitor: ACER KG1 1440p 144HZ || KEYBOARD: Razer BlackWidow X Chroma TE  || Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 310 || Audio: HyperX Cloud Alpha || Case Fans : Noctua NF-S12B Redux x2, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

LAPTOP - Dell XPS 15 9570: CPU: Core i7-8750H || GPU: GTX 1050 Ti 4GB || RAM: 2*8GB SODIMM || SSD: 512GB M.2 SSD || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || Monitor: 15" 3840x2160 Touchscreen || KEYBOARD: Laptop keyboardg || Mouse: Logitech G502 || Audio: HyperX Cloud II

MARCUS AURELIUS II (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 @4.1 GhZ || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro  || MOBO : Gigabyte B450I Aorus Pro || GPU: EVGA GTX 980 Ti FTW ACX 2.0+ || RAM: 2x8GB Patriot Viper Elite (2666) || SSD: 850 Evo 500GB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB || PSU: Corsair TX550M w/ White Cablemod Extensions || CASE: Metallic Gear Neo Mini || Monitor: LG 65SK8000PUA 65" 4K TV || KEYBOARD: Corsair K63 Wireless || Mouse: Logitech M720 (Poor man's MX Master) || Audio: Bose Solo 5 Sound Bar || Case Fans : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120

OTHER : Old laptop (i5, iGPU, 500GB SSD) || Various Q2Q Dells || White MacBook with 240GB Inland SSD

MOBILE : Galaxy S7 (32GB + 64GB uSD, main phone) || Honor 7X (Europe) || iPad Air 2 || Rooted Kindle FIre 7" ||

ONGOING : PowerMac G5 workstation ||

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, OrbitalBuzzsaw said:

It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

yea it is, and im actually working on it this time around ;) i have a LAN at my place the 21st of december and hopefully it will be done by then, thats my goal


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5th of December

 

 

I have today assembled the motherboard, since I one time at summertime completely cleaned it so it shines as new.

One of the extra things I've done, is to lap the chipset coolers for best possible performance.

 

 

For my big surprise, the primary block had a LOT of scratches there can only come from the manufacturing process, I would not guess it to have been disassembled before.

Same can be said about the watercooling block, must have been pretty uneven, as after at few turns on the mirror with some fine sandpaper, toothpaste and water it has sanded off a fair bit in the sides but almost nothing in the middle.

 

Beside that, I have an old case I sometimes use as a test bench, its a Bitfenix Neos, one of the absolute cheapest ATX case I can buy around here.

I have today started to temporary build the system in there, as I actually dont know if any of the hardware is working... If its dead it will for sure change my plans...

 

Last but not least, Im still lacquering the sidepanel with flames, I think it will need 4 layers before its what I wanted to achieve. It will take me a few days to finish.

 

 

I hope I tomorrow will get time to sort and start painting all the little parts of this huge case, specially the drying of the paint is one of the more boring tasks in a mod so better get it out of the way early on.

 

 

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Follow along tomorrow for the next "episode"

 

...by the way, if you want to see the bigger pictures, go and find me on Instagram ;)

 

 

 

C ya!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

7th of December


Still not feeling too well, but I pulled myself together and sorted most of the parts out I need to paint, god damn there are a lot of parts in an exploded 800D case! At least I dont need to paint all of them, because not all will be visible in the final build.
I have painted some of them the first round of white today, I think I need 3 layers to get the results im looking for so it will take a few days.

 

About the sidepanel I have been working on, I give up, my initial goal of protecting the graffiti flames I did is reached, but the lacquer itself is turning out almost like in drops, looks unique but not really as intended but I dont know what to do so will just buff it and leave it as is. You will see it when I have buffed it.


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8th of December

 

My energy is about to be back, så I think I will end up doing a lot tomorrow on the build.

 

Today I have painted again, I think im about done with the first parts of the case that has now turned white.

 

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The backside panel is still super annoying!
I really dont understand the droplet like effect I have made here, that was not intended at all!
So I decided to sand it down as much as I possible could without ruining the paint job.
Am now trying a different laquer and so far it looks a lot more even. I will not give up until I'm satisfied!

 

The big picture is the new laquer drying

 

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The 3 smaller pictures are before, when I buffed it and the droplets just came out even more...

 

 

Cross your fingers that this side panel quest is soon to be done.


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By the way, for those who might not have looked in the original thread - the build has kind of a theme, its very car inspired. It will beside that feature 3 water cooling loops, 2 graphic cards in CrossFire, X58 motherboard, Xeon CPU, UV lighting, real carbon fiber (damn it was expensive) and a whole lot more

 

Follow along tomorrow where I hope to really start this and my plans for the day is assemble the case (now in white) and hopefully get most of the parts installed in the test rig to see if they actually work.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

There is actually quite many views here 1 week after the thread(s) started.

 

Linus Tech Tips - 252 views
Overclock.net - 232 views
Bit-tech.net - 197 views
Tweak.dk - 316 views

I promise it will soon get much more interesting


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Posted · Original PosterOP

9th of December

 

Im getting real tired of that stupid sidepanel.... Today I went out shoping and came home with 2000 and 2500 grit sandpaper (to add to all the lower grits between 600-1200 I have been using som far), a special blue wax and some scotch-brite pads.

 

After an extended amount of hours I have now ended up with this:

 

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I am not doing more than this, enough is enough. My arms are pretty tired of shaving down lacquer (no I have not been using a machine for any of this) - so in the end I have not tested hardware today, am too tired.

 

But I have assembled the first steps of the case!

 

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The Sprite bottle is to try and show how enormous an 800D case is, not sure I succeeded... Its huuuge

 

 

Wait and see what the next thing will be, I have quite a few mods in my sleeve for this build


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11. December

 

After I started my day today at 6am and came home at about 8pm I feel pretty tired. So I have confirmed today that my day tomorrow will be busy with a lot of work regarding the front panel.

 

I have a piece of real carbon plate I need to mod, a fan filter and a light up button (vandal switch) there seems to be about 2mm wider than the hole it was intended to fit inside.

 

So follow along tomorrow where I no doubt will have a lot more to show, I promise

 

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12. December

 

Today I have actually done as promised!
I have actually been working on the project and done good progress.

I have played around with my real carbon fiber plate, installed a vandal switch and installed a lot of things to the front part of the case.
Inside though its still as empty as the other days.

 

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I dont expect to do much tomorrow, but lets wait and find out ;)


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13. December

 

Like I said, did not expect to do much this day...

Did not really feel like modding after a 12hour long day away from home and then coming home to every modders favorite kitchen table full of tools and mods:

 

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14. December

 

Look carefully at this sidepanel, because I suspect this will be the last time you see it like this ;)

 

I hope to get some good work done tomorrow and do some hardcore mods with paint, metalwork and glass!

 

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15. December

 

 

I see now I can actually not totally finish it before christmas, some of the last details are getting a little stuck in the post, so will not arrive until late december or in the new year. Damn it...

 

But never mind, I will still be able to turn it on long before that, it will just not look totally as pretty as I wanted it to.

 

Anyway, I have done some good work today.g.

 

 

I started the day by bending some alu plates for a psu shroud, never done it before but i guess it turned out ok.

 

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I have mounted 2 of the 3 radiators

 

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I have mounted motherboard and one of the grapics cards, plus I have screwed on the super nice silver barb fittings

If anything then this is actual old school to use barbed silver fittings.

 

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Also, I have cleaned the chrome front panel so it looks pretty damn nice imo...

The real carbon fiber plate give it that extra magic and really makes it stand out.

 

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Not sure if I will have so much time tomorrow, I have a ton of things to do before its soon to be christmas, but lets see if there will not be a minor update


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About the picture quality for now, I try to make them appropriate for the time period about 2010-2013 when this hardware was new.

 

I was a Mac user back then, so there is a gap in my hardware knowledge this build is going to fill out. Its only the past 3-4 years I have been back to PCs where I belong.


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16. December


Started the day by laying down some "pipes", only 1 leak so not so much drama.


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Have I by the way said im using UV lights?


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Also been playing with my toy car, its not the correct blue hue, so am changing it up a little


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Follow along tomorrow for more mods ;)

 


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17. December


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Have started to fabricate the new top panel.

Have come a little to a standstill as I think its about time I take my painting seriously and need to find a face mask with a good filter. Had quite the headache yesterday so that was not much fun.


Not sure when next update will be, as im a bit dependant on the mask for now.

But we are not far from the goal so stay tuned ;)


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