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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all,

Just wanted to share my almost finished build.

I live in an apartment with my girlfriend who has a crafting station already. This limits my space for a gaming setup so I went with a small case for factor. I decided to go with the corsair air 240. Below are parts of my build:

 

Case: air240

 

Cpu:i77700k delidded with rockit88 kit applied conductonaut ti cpu die

Also, replaced intels ihs with rockit's beautiful copper ihs. Temps stayed dropped hard after installation. 

 

Gpu: 1080 ti founders edition

 

Ram: 16gb (8 x 2) corsair vengance lpx 3000mhz cl15

 

Ssd: Samsung evo 960 1tb

 

M.2: Samsung evo 960 250gb nvme m.2

 

Mobo: asrock z270m extreme4

 

Psu:SeaSonic Electronics PRIME Titanium 650W 80 Plus Titanium Modular Power Supply

 

Fans: 3x corsair ml120 white 

 

Custom Waterloop

Gpu: ek full cover waterblock

Cpu: ek supremacy evo 

Radiators: 240mm ultra stealth black nemesis white radiator & 120mm ultra stealth black nemesis white radiator

Reservoir: Alphacool: 150mm eisenbacher reservoir

Pump: ek d5 pump

Tubing: thermaltake petg (the best tubing known to man. So easy to work with)

Fittings: eK white hardline fittings

Fluid: cl1000 opaque white

 

Peripherals not shown in pictures:

Mouse: corsair m65 pro

Mousepad: corsair mm800 rgb

Keyboard: corsair k70 rgb rapidfire

Headset: corsair void pro

Monitor: acer predator x34P overclocked 120hz (just bought this baby today ;) )

 

Back of case tubing: ek zmt matte black soft line tubing with ek soft line fittings and horsepower spout

 

 

Custom cable sleeving from mainframe customs

*custom wires ti exact length with custom sleeving.

 

Also added a custom side panel made of cle as r acrylic with 1/2" standoffs (painted copper)

 

I think I got everything lol! 

 

This build was certainly a challenge. My first pump alphacools vpp755 d5 pump was a dud and delayed build by a week. So picked up eks pump and it is working wonderfully. Another challenge was working in such a small case. Truly a challenge. From being able to find the parts that actually fit in the case, to running soft tubing in back without kinks in the back, to making sure the build was nice, neat, and clean looking. That was my main goal. I wanted a clean looking build like when you get all dressed up for a formal dinner party in your "suit and tie", hence the name of this build "suit and tie" along with that I tried to stay with the black and white theme. But then i realized that my blocks were copper so i wanted to incorporate copper copper into the color scheme. I will be adding more copper to this build by painting white fittings copper, and putting copper painted accents when I do the white mobo tray which will take up the entire back side of the case. This build is far from over as I want to clean it up a bit by adding more white acrylic paneling to the top and, as previously mentioned to the backside of the case as a mobo tray. I also spray painted the metal grates copper to incorporate more copper into the color scheme. Please let me know what you think. All critisicim is welcome as I am constantly upgrading/updating/modding this build. In my eyes this build will never be complete :))

 

 

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Since I documented the process here are some pics of the delidding. This is a pretty simple installation if you have the right tools. I may even put some lm on my gpu as well, but have heard horror stories so I am hesitant. 

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Excellent looking system, however I believe you have your RAM in the wrong slots. Could be wrong, but i'm 99% sure I am correct. Only other thing I would suggest is to remove the TP Link sticker from your wifi card. Kinda sticks out like a sore thumb to me. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks man I do appreciate the comments. It's funny you mention the sticker because I didn't even notice it until today. But upon noticing it i ripped that sucker off. As for the ram sticks, they work properly in any slot I put them in. They register and everything. The 2 slots empty is just temporary as I plan to get two more along with ek monarch x4 waterblock to add the 32gb of ram to my loop :))

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Excellent looking system, however I believe you have your RAM in the wrong slots. Could be wrong, but i'm 99% sure I am correct. Only other thing I would suggest is to remove the TP Link sticker from your wifi card. Kinda sticks out like a sore thumb to 

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My OCD is just like... sharpie those wires black, anything to get rid of the colour.

 

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AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T @ 4.0GHz | MSI 890FXA-GD65 | MSI GTX 550Ti | 16GB Kingston DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | WD 750GB | Antec 300 | ASUS Xonar DG | Corsair A50 | OCZ 600W | Windows 10 Pro

Sony MDR-V250 | Logitech G610 Orion Brown | Logitech G402

Intel Core™ i5-8520U | WD Blue M.2 250GB | 1TB Seagate FireCuda | 8GB DDR4 | Windows 10 Home | ASUS Vivobook 15 

Intel Core™ i7-3520M | GT 630M | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | macOS Catalina  Lenovo IdeaPad P580

AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 @ 3.10GHz | Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H | XFX Radeon HD 4870 | 4GB Corsair XMS2 | WD 250GB | Thermaltake TR2 500W | Windows 10 Pro

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2 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

My OCD is just like... sharpie those wires black, anything to get rid of the colour.

 

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Or just not worry about plugging in the from HD Audio header lol. Who honestly actually uses front audio anyways?


PSU Tier List Thread

 

"White Ice"

Ryzen 7 3700x | Asus Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) | EVGA RTX 2080ti | Flare X 16-16-16-34 3600mhz 16gb | Full Custom Water Cooling Loop | 1tb Samsung 970 Evo

2tb Crucial MX500 SSD | 2x 3tb Seagate Drive | Fractal Design Meshify S2 |  EVGA G2 750w PSU | 3x Corsair LL140 | 3x Corsair LL120

 

Dedicated Streaming Rig

 Ryzen 7 1800x | Asus B450-F Strix | 16gb Vengeance LPX 3000mhz | Corsair RM550x (2018) | EVGA GTX 1060 3gb | 250gb 860 Evo m.2 | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv 

 Elgato HD60 Pro | Elgato 4k60 Pro mk.2 | Avermedia 4k GC573 Capture Card

 

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Just now, Skiiwee29 said:

Who honestly actually uses front audio anyways?

<- This guy


AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T @ 4.0GHz | MSI 890FXA-GD65 | MSI GTX 550Ti | 16GB Kingston DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | WD 750GB | Antec 300 | ASUS Xonar DG | Corsair A50 | OCZ 600W | Windows 10 Pro

Sony MDR-V250 | Logitech G610 Orion Brown | Logitech G402

Intel Core™ i5-8520U | WD Blue M.2 250GB | 1TB Seagate FireCuda | 8GB DDR4 | Windows 10 Home | ASUS Vivobook 15 

Intel Core™ i7-3520M | GT 630M | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | macOS Catalina  Lenovo IdeaPad P580

AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 @ 3.10GHz | Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H | XFX Radeon HD 4870 | 4GB Corsair XMS2 | WD 250GB | Thermaltake TR2 500W | Windows 10 Pro

iPhone 6s (iOS 13.4.1) | iPad Mini (iOS 9.3.5) | Samsung Galaxy S5e

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Just now, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

<- This guy

You are a Minority then. 


PSU Tier List Thread

 

"White Ice"

Ryzen 7 3700x | Asus Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) | EVGA RTX 2080ti | Flare X 16-16-16-34 3600mhz 16gb | Full Custom Water Cooling Loop | 1tb Samsung 970 Evo

2tb Crucial MX500 SSD | 2x 3tb Seagate Drive | Fractal Design Meshify S2 |  EVGA G2 750w PSU | 3x Corsair LL140 | 3x Corsair LL120

 

Dedicated Streaming Rig

 Ryzen 7 1800x | Asus B450-F Strix | 16gb Vengeance LPX 3000mhz | Corsair RM550x (2018) | EVGA GTX 1060 3gb | 250gb 860 Evo m.2 | Phanteks Enthoo Evolv 

 Elgato HD60 Pro | Elgato 4k60 Pro mk.2 | Avermedia 4k GC573 Capture Card

 

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Just now, Skiiwee29 said:

You are a Minority then. 

Time for a poll. 


AMD Phenom™ II X6 1100T @ 4.0GHz | MSI 890FXA-GD65 | MSI GTX 550Ti | 16GB Kingston DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | WD 750GB | Antec 300 | ASUS Xonar DG | Corsair A50 | OCZ 600W | Windows 10 Pro

Sony MDR-V250 | Logitech G610 Orion Brown | Logitech G402

Intel Core™ i5-8520U | WD Blue M.2 250GB | 1TB Seagate FireCuda | 8GB DDR4 | Windows 10 Home | ASUS Vivobook 15 

Intel Core™ i7-3520M | GT 630M | 16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB | macOS Catalina  Lenovo IdeaPad P580

AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 @ 3.10GHz | Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H | XFX Radeon HD 4870 | 4GB Corsair XMS2 | WD 250GB | Thermaltake TR2 500W | Windows 10 Pro

iPhone 6s (iOS 13.4.1) | iPad Mini (iOS 9.3.5) | Samsung Galaxy S5e

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Haha yeah it is quite pointless. Just plugged it in for completion purposes. But that rainbow wire is quite ugly. I appreciate the comment because now I'll probably unplug it

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On 4/16/2018 at 1:09 AM, Skiiwee29 said:

Or just not worry about plugging in the from HD Audio header lol. Who honestly actually uses front audio anyways?

buy a small sheet of acrylic, white acrylic, cut it that length and hide the whole panel...that would look the best honestly.  I still love white and black builds, my current build on this site, is also white and black.  mainly black though

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11 hours ago, vegaspimp22 said:

buy a small sheet of acrylic, white acrylic, cut it that length and hide the whole panel...that would look the best honestly.  I still love white and black builds, my current build on this site, is also white and black.  mainly black though

Hey thanks for the advice. My original thought was to make mobo armor with acrylic. Possibly stay white or do white with copper/black accents. And then do a mobo tray that will take up the entire back side of the case. For that I would just use white acrylic. And then I was going to do white acrylic panel on the top. That way it would basically be a clean white box. 

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13 hours ago, Capnspace said:

Hey thanks for the advice. My original thought was to make mobo armor with acrylic. Possibly stay white or do white with copper/black accents. And then do a mobo tray that will take up the entire back side of the case. For that I would just use white acrylic. And then I was going to do white acrylic panel on the top. That way it would basically be a clean white box. 

 

Haha, thats what i thought too! Then you have to check out my build,

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, vegaspimp22 said:

 

Haha, thats what i thought too! Then you have to check out my build,

 

 

I cant seem to find it. Can you send picks. I'd love to see it.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Update: 

Painted my fittings copper to go with the white, copper, black, theme. In addition, I added white acrylic paneling to the top of the case. I realized that it would cut off air flow from the top of the case so I decided to jigsaw/dremel square cutouts, to allow breathing. In addition, I spray painted the mesh and fan filter white to blend in with the white paneling. Let me know what you think. Next is the mobo armor and the mobo tray, both going to be white. 

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