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Drunkenvalley

The MBX MKII - 038 -

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello people, I thought maybe it was time to start a build log for this puppy, after I've held off doing much with it (for various reasons) for an embarrassingly long time.

 

I originally received the MBX MKII in December of 2016. For various reasons it was stuck in storage for a long time though, and I only finished building a basic build in it in October last year. But rather than dwell on the past, I'm focusing on now - I have a lot of time, and I've mostly sorted out my things here after a recent move. So now we're building, albeit somewhat in steps. For one, I'm still working to afford a few more watercooling parts before I put it under water.

 

Before we move to pictures, let's throw in the specs:

CPU: Intel i7 5820k

Mobo: Asus Sabertooth X99

RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) G.Skill Value 2400MHz C15

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 FTW

PSU: EVGA Supernova G3 750w

SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 1TB

HDD: WD Green 3TB

 

Update: The build is done!

 

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Old post:

Now this build isn't complete, far from it even, so please be patient with me. :) 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

It'll get better. :P But I wanted to finish making the PCIe cables at the very least before I go and change that up. I'm looking to replace all the cables that aren't individually sleeved yet.

 

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Alright, that's PCIe 8pin #1 done. Now to cut, crimp and sleeve another one.

 

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Update:

Finished another cable. :D

 

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Additional cable complete.
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Posted · Original PosterOP

Alright, fellas. We've got a radiator! And I gotta say, the previous owner packaged this real good.

 

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That said, it's a used radiator, and it shows. I'm undecided whether I want to leave it as is in memory of past times (sans fixing the fins up a lil'). Or to repaint the casing (taking care not to paint the fins).

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Not the most flattering picture, but here's an update all the same. I had to uninstall the PSU to test a new cable, so when putting it back together I opted to install the new PCIe cables too, and also put in the radiator, sort of as a testfit.

 

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I'm a lil' dizzy today though, so I'll have to get back to you on more pictures.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I'm going to be spending some time sleeving my 24pin today, so not much to show right now... o.O But I did get some tips from Maple Syrup Mods on the EK discord. I didn't know you could pop the cap off your D5 pump! Let me put the heatshrink behind the cap, turning the visible result into a shrinkless pump! 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The 24 pin cable is done!

 

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I've gone ahead and tested it, then put it into the PC. Also toyed around with the P-clips accompanying the case... but there are some problems. Most of the female threads in the motherboard tray are duds. The M3 screws to be used simply drop into the hole, not catching on to any thread... Emailed xforma for advice, but in the meantime I used some of the ones that worked!

 

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So question for you all. What do I do about the screw holes that are too big for the intended screws? 

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49 minutes ago, Drunkenvalley said:

So question for you all. What do I do about the screw holes that are too big for the intended screws? 

Where there's a drill, there's a way.

 

Or get the intended screws. Or two-sided velcro sticky shit. Or twist-ties.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Today has been a long day. I've taken apart the MKII almost entirely, sleeved cables and rebuilt it. I've put waterblocks on my cards. I've tapped the screws for the P-clips in the back. I've improved the cable management. But light's out. So I can only really show a little bit of the journey right now, from when I took pictures of the main "structure".

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

And today, we take a look at the end result of stripping down the case and doing small things all over the place. Now I just have to decide on my tubing runs and all that fun stuff.

 

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