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Project: Snowflake [Finished] Update

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Project: Snowflake

 

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     So this was my first build log on linustechtips.com or any other place, but its not my first pc build.  But i will say this pc is most likely the nicest one that i've built.  The first couple pictures are how it started out and the rest will be the tare down then the mods, and finally, putting it back together.

 

    Some of you may have seen this before but when the linustec forums where changed to the new design my old post vanished somewhere so i was asked to repost it.

 

    Vid:    So this video pretty much just shows off the aurora before it lost its pearl effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvOYjubvm5A

 

 

    Parts List:

Case: NZXT Switch 810

CPU: Intel 3770k

CPU Block: EK Supremacy CSD (Copper / Plexi)

Mobo: MSI Z77 MPower

GPU: (2) EVGA Nvidia 680 Superclocked

GPU Block: (2) EK Supremacy CSD (Copper / Plexi)

RAM: GSkill Sniper 1866/CL9 (4x4g)

SSD: OCZ Solid 3, 120g

HDD: (2) Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb

PSU: Corsair AX1200

PSU Sleeving: Pre-sleeved white kit from corsair.

Fan: (5) Corsair SP120 quiets / (1) Corsair AF140 Quiet

Rad: (2) Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 120x3

Pump: Alphacool D5

Pump Top: EK D5 CSD (Plexi)

Elbows: Bitspower White 90 and 45 degree's

Compression Fittings: White Monsoon free Center

Tube: White Permochill LRT

Sata Cables: Alchemy

USB cabel extensions: Alchemy

LED's: Random $5 lets with tails from frozencpu and sleeved with bitspower i think.

 

     So these first couple of pictures are old and kinda huge, and i don't wanna re size them and re upload them, so... here are a couple.

 

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^Old Build

 

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^Old Build

 

So on to this Build..

 

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^Parts

 

 

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^GPU boxes n stuff

 

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^New GPU and thermal

 

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^Block, GPU, Backplate

 

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^HSF removal

 

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^Backplate on

 

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^Block on

 

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^LED's sleeved

 

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^Pump back

 

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^Pump top

 

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^Alchemy sata cables

 

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^Cleaning the loop

 

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^Draining

 

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^Gunky tube

 

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^Still flushing

 

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^New Rads

 

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^Flushing the new rads

 

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^Mmmmmm

 

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^No more heatsink covers!

 

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^No more heatsinks

 

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^So... due to some poor planing and or measuring on my part the top rad was a smijin too big

 

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^Problem solved!

 

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^SB in primer

 

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^NB in primer

 

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^Back on

 

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^Shiny

 

 

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^Another Shiny

 

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^PSU

 

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^Psu got a lil paint too, thought the logo looked better black so i just did a lil white ring around it.

 

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^Support cut out to run tube better.

 

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^Cutting Plexi

 

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^PSU stand holes

 

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^Test fit

 

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^More test fitting

 

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^Template

 

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^Ready to start on the mobo plate

 

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^Holes... so many holes.. cool idea, cool looking, such a pain in the ass to do.. then ya have to run the wires..

 

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^Making sure the holes line up

 

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^Mobo on and starting to run the wires through the holes.

 

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^PSU in, running the wires to it.

 

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^Fitting the rez

 

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^HDD's and SSD Mounting

 

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^Running the tube

 

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^Filling the res with aurora supernova

 

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^80-ish drops of Ocean Blue Dye from Mayhems

 

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^No more paper towles

 

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^Working on the lighting

 

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^Aurora fading out due to too many elbows n such, PC is on.

Oh PSU cover is on now too.

 

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^Fans and tube along the side

 

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^Fan closeup

 

 

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^Meshing used for intake filter on the top.

 

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^Front intake filter

 

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^Front fans, the upper mount is a lil ugly but i was pretty tired of building this at this point so i just said hell with it.

 

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^Back panel 

 

 

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^New Liquid, Mayhems Pastel Blue Berry, along with the lighting finished.

 

 

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^Side panel off

 

 

So thats it thanks for checkin out my build guys, hope ya like it and gave you an idea or two to try on your build.

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May I ask how long did it take you to finish it? Other than that I must say this is one of the best projects I have seen. Good job! :)

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The way you have managed your cables amazes me! I wish i had the time and patience to that!

Superb build mate!

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that is the most beautiful PC i have ever seen.
such a great job.


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I said it in the original post and I'll say it again: this build is amazing, one of the best I've ever seen :D.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

May I ask how long did it take you to finish it? Other than that I must say this is one of the best projects I have seen. Good job! :)

Overall, i'd say about a year but its moraless two builds with a the second build using most of the same parts and some new.

 

Wow looks beautiful  :o

Thanks man.

 

nice build. but i like clear tubing more so it will be more blue :)

Yeah i did as well, but i diddent really want to deal with tubing getting a green tint again or fogging up.  So i went with the white, may go clear again down the road when i change the liquid out.

 

Wow I like how you took the time to paint everything it really comes out in the final product.

Thanks :)

 

The way you have managed your cables amazes me! I wish i had the time and patience to that!

Superb build mate!

Thanks, took a bit of time to run all the wires.

 

It's so beautiful O.O. Wow fantastic job on the cable management. Also love the way you setup your loop. Looks very clean.

Thank you.

 

that is the most beautiful PC i have ever seen.

such a great job.

Thanks, should look around here on the forums lot of nice pc's in the build logs!

 

Great log

Thanks

 

I said it in the original post and I'll say it again: this build is amazing, one of the best I've ever seen :D.

Thanks man, I appreciate it!

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Yeah i did as well, but i diddent really want to deal with tubing getting a green tint again or fogging up.  So i went with the white, may go clear again down the road when i change the liquid out.

 

 

yea i had that too and did go for black tube have plans to sleave it cus i dont like that it is shiny. but now i have heard that PrimoChill PrimoFlex dose not go green when u use mayhems pastel

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I have just messed myself, tanks!

This is phenomenal


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wowza! killer build mate, that cable management is so dam sexy along with the loop and lighting :) me wants one

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In the second  picture where is the yellow on the heatsink covers? and how hard is it to pull of the covers?


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Posted · Original PosterOP

In the second  picture where is the yellow on the heatsink covers? and how hard is it to pull of the covers?

I coverd it up with some pin striping tape.  They are easy to take off just some double sided tape holding them on..  I tore up mine when i took them off but if you heated it up with a hair dryer or something it may come off easier

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:blink:  - all I got to say.


So many things I could write here... things like this.

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Amazing build!


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AMAZING cables & management! The loop looks beautiful! Great Job man! :)


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Very nice build, i believe I've seen this buildlog on another forum :)


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