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Jor3lBR
10-30-2008, 04:36 PM
Lovely pics Aqua. What cam you're using?

BlueAqua
10-30-2008, 07:57 PM
LOL! :shocked:

You tease BA :p:. Open the box dammit!! :mad:

:rofl: I know, it's torture. I had to open the box outside that way my drool would water my yard. :)



Lovely pics Aqua. What cam you're using?

Canon 30D. My first D-SLR and I'm loving it.


How about this picture?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2303.png

skinnee
10-30-2008, 08:10 PM
I want some murderMod Tapping lube!!

Nope nevermind, just read the warning.

:rofl:

ShoNuff
10-30-2008, 10:23 PM
I am so looking forward to this! More pics!!!:D

BlueAqua
10-31-2008, 09:45 PM
I haven't had much time with the MurderMod, but I've savored every second with it so far. I should have more pictures and more of an explanation later.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2319.png

hmmisee
11-01-2008, 12:14 AM
WOW, now that looks sexy.
I am so jealous of all your computers .etc
May i ask what is your job?
Wow, i want to be like you when i'm older with all those super duper computers.
What are you going to do with them all?
I cant wait to see the parts that you are going to put into the murderbox :)
Keep up the good work!

bianco
11-01-2008, 03:34 AM
nice shell for your project BA
and that is an awesome shot there!
:D

.Logic
11-01-2008, 03:53 AM
HAHA! That bottle of tapping lube is hilarious :p: (I thought it was a photoshop at first)

Nice build/s so far dude :up: keep it up :)

BlueAqua
11-01-2008, 07:40 AM
WOW, now that looks sexy.
I am so jealous of all your computers .etc
May i ask what is your job?
Wow, i want to be like you when i'm older with all those super duper computers.
What are you going to do with them all?
I cant wait to see the parts that you are going to put into the murderbox :)
Keep up the good work!

Thanks so much! Sometimes having all these computers isn't the greatest considering what I've spent on them. I truly enjoy the hobby but at times feel a bit addicted to it. I have a tendency to plan the next build even before I'm done with the current build.

:rofl:

I love your enthusiasm, and if you keep it up I'm sure you can have some nice machines like I think I do. I've been building these a while now and it's taken some time to learn what I have. Learning has been the best part, and the friends I've picked up along the way. The actual machines are almost a bi-product of the hobby.

I have a small lan at my house, a few computers downstairs, an htpc and some laptops. When I have time I get a few friends together and we'll play a few games. Some of my friends don't have the opportunity to have nice computers so I like to indulge them, plus it's fun for me.

The murderMod TJ07 is my favorite thing now. I'm going to really cherish this build and make it just how I want it. I hope you like the results.



nice shell for your project BA
and that is an awesome shot there!
:D

Thanks! For every thirty pictures I take I get at least one good one. :)
Many more will fill this thread. :up:


HAHA! That bottle of tapping lube is hilarious :p: (I thought it was a photoshop at first)

Nice build/s so far dude :up: keep it up :)

Thanks .Logic! That bottle was really funny, I completely lost it when I first saw it. :rofl: It was just one of the many surprises that Charles sent with the murderMod. :up:

charles_h
11-01-2008, 12:11 PM
I want some murderMod Tapping lube!!

Nope nevermind, just read the warning.

:rofl:
Please don't ask how I came to that warning.

Oh my; that may have been a bad choice of words... :wasntme:


BlueAqua: I'm really pleased to see your murderMod TJ07 arrived so quickly and most importantly, undamaged. After getting to know you these past months, I know you're going to do an amazing job with the build Mate. Take your time; enjoy; kick a$$. :rocker:

turtletrax
11-01-2008, 01:31 PM
Hey guys!!!

Got a few more seconds at my local B&M store and thought I should pop in and see what is new :)

Amazing pics BA. Simply amazing! Looks like this build is gonna rock them all. I cannot wait to see it in its glory ;)

Just to let you know my ISP based email is now gone. If you need to leave me an email use my Hotmail account.

Well, glad to see your Murdermod got to you safely. I was silently praying that it got to you undamaged :up:

Peace!

Dangals
11-01-2008, 07:11 PM
Man that sig looks awesome there BA - congrats :up:

skinnee
11-01-2008, 07:12 PM
We need more pics...don't make us show up at BlueAqua Central with torches and pitch forks!

ShoNuff
11-01-2008, 09:42 PM
We need more pics...don't make us show up at BlueAqua Central with torches and pitch forks!

I'm down! I'll distract him and you can run in and get the cat (the slow one). We can hold her hostage until he posts more pics. :ROTF:


...that sig is nice. :up:

skinnee
11-01-2008, 10:29 PM
I'm down! I'll distract him and you can run in and get the cat (the slow one). We can hold her hostage until he posts more pics. :ROTF:


Deal! Now who else is with me and ShoNuff?

.Logic
11-01-2008, 10:37 PM
Deal! Now who else is with me and ShoNuff?

I'm in, you'll have to fly me over though :p:

shazza
11-01-2008, 10:54 PM
Enjoying this thread. That EK block is gorgeous. Great pics ... can't wait to see more of this beautiful case and build to match, I'm sure.

BlueAqua
11-02-2008, 11:05 AM
Enjoying this thread. That EK block is gorgeous. Great pics ... can't wait to see more of this beautiful case and build to match, I'm sure.

Thank you so much. I think you'll be in for a treat.


You guys and your pitchforks.. :)

I had a chance to paint some of the various pieces today while the weather was great. I should have some pics up soon along with some more progress.

N19h7m4r3
11-02-2008, 11:41 AM
Oh I can't wait for you to get started on this.

Seems you are in a league of your own along with, Charles and the others :)

BlueAqua
11-02-2008, 01:31 PM
Please don't ask how I came to that warning.

Oh my; that may have been a bad choice of words... :wasntme:


BlueAqua: I'm really pleased to see your murderMod TJ07 arrived so quickly and most importantly, undamaged. After getting to know you these past months, I know you're going to do an amazing job with the build Mate. Take your time; enjoy; kick a$$. :rocker:


Thanks Charles! I don't know if I laughed or smiled more since we first started talking. I'm sure I did a lot at the same time but I am truly enjoying this experience. The more I play with this case the more I notice the little details that make it so special. It's obvious that you put a lot of your time in this to make it perfect.

The gloves you sent me were very funny, but yet, so effective. I feel like a computer surgeon when I have them on. :rofl:

Hy Five!! :rofl:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2352.png


Oh I can't wait for you to get started on this.

Seems you are in a league of your own along with, Charles and the others :)

Thanks for such generous praise. I just build for fun and love the build. :)


UPDATES:

I painted the IO Shield plate, sound card bracket, gpu bracket and two pieces of the Aquaero. I used Black Satin paint.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2369.png


Today, it begins... :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2366.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2367.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2371.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2372.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2373.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2378.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2380.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2381.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2383.png


I bet only one person has seen this so far. This is the first MurderMod TJ07 to have this special feature. Thanks Charles!! :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2361.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2387.png


Some of the parts that will go in my build:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2390.png


Initial radiator placement trials. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2392.png

Dangals
11-02-2008, 01:52 PM
Awesome pics mate!! looking really good there and I love that midplate!!

Keep up the good work :up:

BlueAqua
11-02-2008, 03:17 PM
More updates.

Motherboard tray and backplate:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2393.png

Motherboard tray and backplate with IO Shield installed:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2398.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2400.png

To my surpise Charles included the perfect screws for my 4870X2 in black. ;) Thanks Charles! I also attached the painted mounting bracket.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2407.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2404.png

Aquaero with painted sides and black faceplate. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2409.png

Sound card with mounted painted bracket:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2403.png

That's it for now. Put down your torches and pitch forks. :rofl:

hmmisee
11-02-2008, 04:53 PM
So so good :slobber:

skinnee
11-02-2008, 05:12 PM
:shocked:

Just downright sexy!!! Excellent photos BA! :clap: :clap: :clap:
is that a powder coated optical drive I see or just painted?

Charles, you make one hell of a product!

ShoNuff
11-02-2008, 06:45 PM
You know, I like the black screws on the EK that much better. While it is only a small feature, a build like this requires no detail be overlooked. Again...nice...very nice! :woot:

.Logic
11-02-2008, 10:21 PM
OH-MA-GOODNESS!


That case is so damn sexy I coul...

...No let's not go there. I think you get the idea though ;)

Nice job :up:

Quick question: Any problems with the GPU block :p:

dingdong555
11-03-2008, 02:50 AM
Um....

This makes me want to sell my computer and get a murdermod!

If only I want lotto! :clap:

pcaddict
11-03-2008, 08:59 AM
Awesome as always :up: what else you except of murdermod :D

emoners
11-03-2008, 09:07 AM
BA, how did you mount the rad at the bottom?

BlueAqua
11-03-2008, 01:50 PM
So so good :slobber:

:) Thanks!


:shocked:

Just downright sexy!!! Excellent photos BA! :clap: :clap: :clap:
is that a powder coated optical drive I see or just painted?

Charles, you make one hell of a product!

The optical drive is powder coated to perfection. :) It's a little dusty in the pictures but it's really nice.

Thanks again!


That is one hell of a box. This one will be a build to watch. Subscribed.

andyc

Thanks andyc. :) I think you'll like what you'll see. This case is quite special in so many ways.


You know, I like the black screws on the EK that much better. While it is only a small feature, a build like this requires no detail be overlooked. Again...nice...very nice! :woot:

Thanks ShoNuff. I aim to please. :)


OH-MA-GOODNESS!


That case is so damn sexy I coul...

...No let's not go there. I think you get the idea though ;)

Nice job :up:

Quick question: Any problems with the GPU block :p:

:rofl:
I didn't have any problems with the gpu block, although I did mount and remount a few times, but mostly due to cosmetic changes. Otherwise it really went on perfect. I hope some block manufactures could start including black screws too.


Um....

This makes me want to sell my computer and get a murdermod!

If only I want lotto! :clap:

My thoughts exactly. That's why I have an extra TJ07 just sitting there now.


Awesome as always :up: what else you except of murdermod :D

Charles and MurderMod have set the bar high. I like the challenge of building this up to the standards he has set. I'm sure enjoying the process.


BA, how did you mount the rad at the bottom?

The rad is not mounted yet.. But it will be mounted soon. I'm using the Hammond boxes that Charles send. It all came with the MurderMod TJ07. The boxes will mount to the case with countersunk screws and then double sided tape to the rad. I think it'll work well.

BlueAqua
11-03-2008, 01:59 PM
One of the largest hurdles of this build has been the pump placement. I have been thinking about it time and time again. The Ek D5 Top makes it just slightly more challenging to find the perfect mount. I also wanted it to be somewhat sound proofed because I dislike the pump vibration noise.

This is what I came up with. What do you think?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2412.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2414.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2415.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2417.png

sniperbob
11-03-2008, 02:08 PM
Nice looking EK pump top! :up:

cian1500ww
11-03-2008, 02:08 PM
Can't see that pump making much noise except if it rattles in the bracket, but that really depends on how tight the bracket is.

BlueAqua
11-03-2008, 02:12 PM
Can't see that pump making much noise except if it rattles in the bracket, but that really depends on how tight the bracket is.

I gave it a test run in a loop all by itself initially to ensure that the noise was tolerable. Turns out it isolated just about all of it. :)

cian1500ww
11-03-2008, 02:15 PM
I gave it a test run in a loop all by itself initially to ensure that the noise was tolerable. Turns out it isolated just about all of it.
Great !! Whats that material you have under the pump ?

BlueAqua
11-03-2008, 02:18 PM
Great !! Whats that material you have under the pump ?

It's a rubber foam type material I found on the bottom of a tile grout tool. I just went to my local hardware store and started brainstorming. I still could do another 3-4 more pumps with the extra material I have. I like it because it's really solid, but soft enough to absorb the vibrations.

ShoNuff
11-03-2008, 02:45 PM
It's a rubber foam type material I found on the bottom of a tile grout tool. I just went to my local hardware store and started brainstorming. I still could do another 3-4 more pumps with the extra material I have. I like it because it's really solid, but soft enough to absorb the vibrations.

That was creative. I don't know why but I thought you were using a DDC pump for this project? How do you mount the material to the case? Does it come with its own adhesive?

cian1500ww
11-03-2008, 03:01 PM
It's a rubber foam type material I found on the bottom of a tile grout tool. I just went to my local hardware store and started brainstorming. I still could do another 3-4 more pumps with the extra material I have. I like it because it's really solid, but soft enough to absorb the vibrations.
Excellent idea :up:

Best of luck with the build.

Jor3lBR
11-03-2008, 03:05 PM
@pump position:


Nicet Blueaqua! But how does it look from the side? You might wanna check that if it's a clear side panel and place it with a straight angle for the looks, if it's not an issue leave it like that I like it :up:

FrostyPanda
11-03-2008, 03:23 PM
A little touch of murder heaven...

BlueAqua
11-03-2008, 03:33 PM
Just some more pictures of how I need the pump positioned. I think it'll work.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2421.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2423.png

I also fired up the faceplate. DAMN it looks gooooood!!!!!!!! :up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2427.png

alejo
11-03-2008, 06:26 PM
May I ask how you'll integrate the Aquaero? It looked like the faceplate only has an opening for the optical drive. Great build by the way!

Eddie3dfx
11-03-2008, 07:09 PM
wow.. looks awesome.
D5 looks like it's suffocating in there!
I tried making the lightbox today and it came out great!

BlueAqua
11-03-2008, 07:16 PM
May I ask how you'll integrate the Aquaero? It looked like the faceplate only has an opening for the optical drive. Great build by the way!

It will be mounted internally directly below the optical drive. I never used the buttons on the front anyways since it's all controllable with software.


wow.. looks awesome.
D5 looks like it's suffocating in there!
I tried making the lightbox today and it came out great!

Yeah it's tight.. Maybe I'll switch it up.

Let's see your lightbox! Post a pic. ;)

dingdong555
11-04-2008, 02:04 AM
Nice work,

Going to be VERY tight down there :) (Sounds wrong at the same time lmao)

Utnorris
11-04-2008, 02:20 AM
Man BlueAqua, this sweet. I love the paint jobs and the pump idea was clever. I wish I had some of your skills. That murdermod logo looks awesome. I could go on forever at how awesome this build is looking. Great job on the pics also.

turtletrax
11-04-2008, 11:10 AM
Damn this is looking sweet BA... Amazing work.

I like the pump placement, gonna be hidden nicely and the padding on the bottom will definately help with the bad vibes :) It is also a huge plus to have the pump mounted to that much Alu on the main chassis. Of the two pumps in my TJ the only one I can hear at all is the one mounted to the optical assembly, and that is because there isnt a boatload of Alu to keep it solid therefore vibration city.

Sick, sick sick, sick build buddy.

Lucky bastage LOL

Also, Heya Skinnee\Dangals\Charles:wave:

BlueAqua
11-04-2008, 02:52 PM
Nice work,

Going to be VERY tight down there :) (Sounds wrong at the same time lmao)

It's fun to say, I know. ;)


Man BlueAqua, this sweet. I love the paint jobs and the pump idea was clever. I wish I had some of your skills. That murdermod logo looks awesome. I could go on forever at how awesome this build is looking. Great job on the pics also.

That is a really nice compliment. Thanks so much Utnorris.


Another great build coming along. Can't wait to see how it all comes together. Very smart looking.

Keep it coming and have a blast,

andyc

Thanks mcoffey! I'll try to throw in some surprises to make it interesting and exciting for you. :)


Damn this is looking sweet BA... Amazing work.

I like the pump placement, gonna be hidden nicely and the padding on the bottom will definately help with the bad vibes :) It is also a huge plus to have the pump mounted to that much Alu on the main chassis. Of the two pumps in my TJ the only one I can hear at all is the one mounted to the optical assembly, and that is because there isnt a boatload of Alu to keep it solid therefore vibration city.

Sick, sick sick, sick build buddy.

Lucky bastage LOL

Also, Heya Skinnee\Dangals\Charles:wave:

TT, we miss you. You need to get your internet back. Don't make me go to Canada and get that beer and steak you promised me. :)

I'm really happy with the pump base. It's heavy enough and with a wide base so that it won't wobble or shift around. I'm still going to attach it to the case but it's going to be solid. I just need to ensure that it doesn't touch the psu or radiator. I'll still have room down there to install a double radiator if ever needed, so that will be a good option.

I also cleaned out my Feser radiator. To my surprise the water came out clean every time.

I need to go and make some progress. :) Thanks for all the support guys.

BlueAqua
11-05-2008, 03:20 PM
Today I mounted the fans to the radiator and attached the Hammond boxes to the frame. That was a lot more time consuming that I would have thought, but the results were great.

Feser 120.3 with Scythe S-flex G's. :) I also really liked the included gaskets, very nice and easy to work with.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2441.png

Base taped and ready for drilling:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2446.png

View of the holes from the bottom:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2453.png

View of the countersunk screw holes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2456.png

Mock setup of the radiator on the mounts:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2457.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2458.png

I need to get a fitting in the mail before I install the midplate. Once I can install that I'll mark and drill the midplate, ensure it lines up, and attach the radiator and pump to the base. I think I should probably have that fitting tomorrow as Sidewinders ships amazing fast for me. Gary, if you read this. Thank you!

I think it's about time to get sleeving. I have 100 feet to go through, I might as well enjoy it. ;)

MomijiTMO
11-05-2008, 03:23 PM
100 feet. Holy cow. You better have some iron thumbs mate :P:.

Dangals
11-05-2008, 03:32 PM
Nice work and great pics :up:

Now get to work on that sleeving as you have only managed to satisfy my pic fetish for the next 10 - 15 mins or so :rofl:

twwen2
11-05-2008, 03:33 PM
More nice shots BA!

The S-Flex "G" model aye? Nice and quiet i bet ;)
And good luck with the sleeving, i pity your fingers! :p:

BlueAqua
11-05-2008, 03:35 PM
Thanks guys! I will work my butt off on that sleeving.


More nice shots BA!

The S-Flex "G" model aye? Nice and quiet i bet ;)
And good luck with the sleeving, i pity your fingers! :p:

I chose the model G for high cfm if needed, however they'll all be on the Aquaero and speed dependent on water temperature. Uh oh, I think I've said too much.

N19h7m4r3
11-05-2008, 04:03 PM
Loving the build log BA :D

Keep it up, although I must say I'm extremely jealous of your skill :)

I finally found a place in ireland that sell those Hammond project boxes, only problem is they don't take order unless it is over 35 euro, excluding vat :(

Oh well, atleast your current log is keeping me on track with mine :) Must say I feel kind of scared that I'm going to have to drill some holes in my chassis :p:

cian1500ww
11-05-2008, 04:04 PM
Looking great, keep the updates coming !!

twwen2
11-05-2008, 04:20 PM
I chose the model G for high cfm if needed, however they'll all be on the Aquaero and speed dependent on water temperature. Uh oh, I think I've said too much.

Umm i thought the "G" model was the slowest?

Edit: Oops! "E" is the slowest, i went in the wrong direction.:D

dualbrain
11-05-2008, 05:02 PM
BlueAqua:
You make a celebration of the build as if there is no tomorrow. It's such a joy to see a perfectionist at work. :woot:

N19h7m4r3: If your first name starts with an A, then you should have no problem ;)

BlueAqua
11-05-2008, 06:38 PM
Loving the build log BA :D

Keep it up, although I must say I'm extremely jealous of your skill :)

I finally found a place in ireland that sell those Hammond project boxes, only problem is they don't take order unless it is over 35 euro, excluding vat :(

Oh well, atleast your current log is keeping me on track with mine :) Must say I feel kind of scared that I'm going to have to drill some holes in my chassis :p:

If you have any MurderMod coming your way you are sure in for a treat! Believe me, this stuff makes me smile from ear to ear. I'm really having a blast with it all.


Looking great, keep the updates coming !!

You got it, update incoming!


Umm i thought the "G" model was the slowest?

Edit: Oops! "E" is the slowest, i went in the wrong direction.:D

G is the beast of the S-Flex's. It'll be interesting to see how well they perform.


BlueAqua:
You make a celebration of the build as if there is no tomorrow. It's such a joy to see a perfectionist at work. :woot:

N19h7m4r3: If your first name starts with an A, then you should have no problem ;)

Thanks so much Dualbrain. I'm just a noob yet when it comes to building nice machines. I don't consider myself a perfectionist, just an enthusiast. But, if that's what you want to call me, I'll take it! :rofl:

I think you'll like what you'll see.

BlueAqua
11-05-2008, 06:42 PM
Dangals, this update is for you! You damn addict. :rofl:

I sleeved some SATA cables and doing a final check on component placement. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

First off, I had a finger blowout on one of my gloves. I had to stop all work for a few minutes, oh well, a good time to use the restroom. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2460.png

The real pictures:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2464.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2466.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2468.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2470.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2471.png



And I must say, I LOVE this picture:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2473.png

twwen2
11-05-2008, 06:59 PM
Oohhh,

I'm going weak at the knees. :ROTF:

You're cruel BA, that looks so good it hurts :p:.

Edit: Hang on, you've used the mounting springs and nuts from the GTZ haven't you!?

skinnee
11-05-2008, 07:23 PM
good snaps BA!!! :up:

Can't wait to see the tubing on that board!

Ashraf
11-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Very nice, BlueAqua! I like your photography.

switch8
11-05-2008, 08:44 PM
Absolutely amazing photos! I'm speechless!

GREAT job!

ShoNuff
11-05-2008, 10:39 PM
I like it...I really like it! The Swifty block looks cleaner less the logo. As they say in West Hollywood "Fab-U-Luss". :up:

I noticed you mounted the HD differently than you did the DI. Was that for tube routing purposes?

Hennels
11-06-2008, 12:41 AM
Man it feels as though my head is going to explode!

Very nice :up:


Um....

This makes me want to sell my computer and get a murdermod!

If only I want lotto! :clap:

If only you were old enough to win the lotto :lol:

DaCrusader
11-06-2008, 01:50 AM
Simply amazing mate... I love Murdermods TJ-07.... specially in black... I want to see one in full white now...

BlueAqua
11-06-2008, 05:49 AM
Thanks a lot guys. Twwen, yes that is the GTZ mounting equipment on the AC DI HD. I liked the backplate and how solid the mounting equipment is so I thought I'd try something new. The fact that it's black is a huge plus too.

ShoNuff, I mounted it like that for tube routing, plus there is just a dual core in this one, I doubt it would make any difference in orientation.

I can't wait to see the tubing on it either Skinnee, but I have a good feeling that I'm going to like it. I hope it doesn't look too busy with the chipset block in the loop.

Thanks Ashraf for the compliment. It's great coming from someone who has such great photography.

I'm also glad to see some new faces here. XS welcomes new people. Don't be bashful, post away.

Pellepel
11-06-2008, 06:48 AM
splendid shots BA.

cian1500ww
11-06-2008, 08:21 AM
Absolutely brilliant blue !!!

Zw_Roodbaard
11-06-2008, 12:02 PM
Pppplplplplll.....

Speachless :) That's looking fokkin nice :clap:

PS: FB's are the only way :P

dualbrain
11-06-2008, 01:00 PM
The fusion of this E X T R E M E L Y beautiful board and LC-setup with the case might create a black hole that sucks us all in ... but I am not afraid! :D

N19h7m4r3
11-06-2008, 02:06 PM
I have to agree with Dualbrain here, although unlike him I'm terrified.

We could all have our eyes sucked into our monitors by this amazing build :shocked:

BlueAqua
11-06-2008, 03:33 PM
Anyone want another update? :)



I'm sure you don't mind looking at a few pictures. I did it, I drilled through the beautiful midplate and I think it came out rather nice. Let me know what you think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2476.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2479.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2482.png

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2488.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2489.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2494.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2498.png

I owe it all to the lube. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2332.png

BlueAqua
11-06-2008, 06:34 PM
I'm just about ready to start the sleeving and cable management. I wanted to fit the reservoir and ensure that everything was going to fit as planned. There isn't much tolerance between the video card and res, it's tight.

One step closer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2501.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2504.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2506.png

Jor3lBR
11-06-2008, 06:37 PM
S0lid!!!!
I love it, perfection with the DLR and perfection with the MMod project! :clapclap:

SNiiPE_DoGG
11-06-2008, 06:58 PM
thankyou for posting the pics of the res and the card! I desperately needed an estimate of the room I would have in my build with a 4870x2 and 2 EK res :up:

dingdong555
11-06-2008, 11:08 PM
Nice work!


HAHAHAHAHA Nils/Charles! Tapping lube : DO NOT PUT ON PENIS LMAO Nice one!

N19h7m4r3
11-07-2008, 02:34 AM
Haha, the message on the Lube is brilliant!

Nice cuts on the mid-plate :)

j.almonte
11-07-2008, 08:28 AM
Is that the EK 400 reservoir??

SNiiPE_DoGG
11-07-2008, 08:29 AM
looks like 250 to me :fact:

twwen2
11-07-2008, 07:24 PM
Definitely the 250.

Tubes BA, don't forget the tubes!:D

Nice stuff man

BlueAqua
11-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Yep, you guys are right, it's an Ek 250.

Twwen you weren't joking when you hoped I had steel fingers. I've been sleeving for hours and have a few sleeved cables and sore fingers to prove it.

I plan on air cooling this machine, no need for funky toobs. ;)

It's not a very exciting update, but at least it's progress. Here are two pictures of my sleeving process. I still need to sleeve the pci-e cables, but you get the idea.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2523.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2525.png

skinnee
11-07-2008, 08:46 PM
I can't wait for my murdermod sleeve...

Once again, excellent shots BA! :up:

j.almonte
11-07-2008, 08:46 PM
Thanks was just to confirm the right EK reservoir Im gonna use for my next MM tower...

bianco
11-08-2008, 04:12 AM
awesome sleeving BA!
i have the hx1000 as well, but gave up on sleeving them directly because those pins were soooo tight.
but you did it man! very good job
:up:

BlueAqua
11-08-2008, 08:14 AM
awesome sleeving BA!
i have the hx1000 as well, but gave up on sleeving them directly because those pins were soooo tight.
but you did it man! very good job
:up:

I had a lot of trouble getting the pins loose with 2 different pin removal tools. I used Dangals staple trick with a pair of needle nose pliers and it worked out great. I was able to do it with the tools on another psu, but I'm not sure if the Corsair is different. It was very difficult until I went to the staple.

Thanks for the compliments, they're much appreciated.

BlueAqua
11-08-2008, 10:18 AM
I thought I'd post a few more pictures. I'm having a little bit of Saturday fun. I hope you don't pay for bandwidth, if you do, then I'm sorry. :)

I tried playing with the sleeving a bit to get an idea on how it might look. DingDong555 gave me an idea with the sleeving. Here are some more pictures you requested.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2529.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2531.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2533.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2536.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2537.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2543.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2545.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2546.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2547.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2553.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2556.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2561.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2562.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2565.png

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2577.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2581.png

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breathemetal
11-08-2008, 10:25 AM
Gorgeous!

LonghornN
11-08-2008, 11:19 AM
Sorry if you have answered it before, but, what's that HDD cage?

Beautiful system.

dualbrain
11-08-2008, 11:37 AM
A visual stun-grenade!

PakaPaka
11-08-2008, 01:18 PM
beautiful!

breathemetal
11-08-2008, 01:54 PM
where did u get those clips u are using to mount ur rez?

BlueAqua
11-08-2008, 02:10 PM
Visual stun grenade. :rofl:

Thanks for the comments guys.


Sorry if you have answered it before, but, what's that HDD cage?

Beautiful system.

Thanks. The hard drive cage is the one of the two that come with the TJ07. It's just powdercoated and has some nice vibration dampener mounts.


where did u get those clips u are using to mount ur rez?

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaspreho.html

Dangals
11-08-2008, 02:22 PM
:shocked: good work BA

Those pics look awesome :clap: Looking forward to some more shots once the tray is fitted and you start routing the tubing! :yepp:

Keep it up :up:

BlueAqua
11-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Approximately 96 feet of MDPC-X Sleeving, many hours of work, and a little bit of love I present to you the fully sleeved Corsair 1000HX. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2595.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2599.png

A quick procedure on how I did each cable.
1. Cut 2 heatshrink lengths 20mm each.
2. Use staple in U shape, hold with pliers, put on outer edges of the pin in socket and push gently until all the way in.
3. Gently pull on wire until it pops out, sometimes this required a bit more force than I expected.
4. Slide on 1 piece of heatshrink
5. Slide the sleeving over the cable and tighten it once about 2 inches from the desired length.
6. Cut sleeving past the end of the connector.
7. Slide the rest of the sleeving into desired position.
8. Slide the heatshrink on.
9. Shink the connector side of the heatshrink so that the heatshrink is just over the first piece of metal on the connector.
10. Let cool.
11. Stretch the sleeving as tight as you can get it.
12. Shrink the opposite end heatshrink.
13. Insert new sleeved cable into connector, pops out the staple.
Repeat per cable. I hope that was detailed enough on what I did.

dingdong555
11-08-2008, 05:23 PM
Well what Can I say, simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

Thanks for the res pictures too BA :)

emoners
11-08-2008, 11:37 PM
BA, didn't you get confused with the cables? since the Corsair PSU has the cables all black

N19h7m4r3
11-09-2008, 04:10 AM
Maybe he did 1 cable at a time to avoid confusion.
That's that I do and it seems to work :)

The[R]eaper
11-09-2008, 05:05 AM
simply amazing

great job man

BlueAqua
11-09-2008, 06:56 AM
Thanks guys. I sleeved one cable at a time to ensure that I didn't confuse or mix up any cables. It's a good way to stay organized because after sleeving it you're never going to know what color it was.

I encourage everyone to sleeve their psu. It's an intimidating task at first, but with a little patience and perseverance you'll have a really nicely sleeved psu in just a few hours. I'm going to go back and sleeve the psu on my UFO and V2000 builds eventually. I think once you start sleeving you don't want to stop, and any colored wires will drive you crazy.

Arni
11-10-2008, 01:00 PM
You need ban BlueAqua ...:banana::banana::banana::banana: is not allowded here!!111

BlueAqua
11-10-2008, 03:10 PM
You need ban BlueAqua ...:banana::banana::banana::banana: is not allowded here!!111

:rofl: :banana::banana::banana::banana: incoming!

I am in the home stretch. Here is a preview.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2604.png

Dangals
11-10-2008, 03:53 PM
I am in the home stretch. Here is a preview.


:shocked: White Tubes :shocked:

That is going to be awesome :up:

You are such a tease BA :yepp:

Plan.B
11-10-2008, 04:23 PM
Very nice build. Keep the pr0n coming...

skinnee
11-10-2008, 04:53 PM
:shakes:
Oh come on, one teaser pic...

Admins, ban him, that post is utterly redonkulous!

:rofl:

FrostyPanda
11-10-2008, 06:22 PM
:shakes:
Oh come on, one teaser pic...

Admins, ban him, that post is utterly redonkulous!

:rofl:

:rofl:.........................
*lets it sit in for a while*

:rofl::shocked::slobber::slobber::nuts::rehab: :YIPPIE:

MomijiTMO
11-10-2008, 06:58 PM
:up:

White and black is quite stylish now that I've seen it done many times. I'm sort of over green and blue.

shoopdawoopa
11-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Red and black FTW or do something stupid that would match a mother board like orange, purple and tan

Fyrelith
11-10-2008, 07:54 PM
Awesome pics, the build is going great! Cant wait to see more updates.

turtletrax
11-11-2008, 03:47 PM
:shakes:
Oh come on, one teaser pic...

Admins, ban him, that post is utterly redonkulous!

:rofl:

Ahhh :) I was in serious need of a serving of rendonkulous LOL

Heya guys :D Had a second here to hop online at a friends house. Still no interenet but will by the end of the week.

And BA, your system is getting insane. You have me so jealous that I had to order some stuff from Charles just to keep my system in the same league LOL

I will talk to you all soon :P

TT

BlueAqua
11-11-2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks guys. It's nice to see you around TT!

I actually have the system really close to completion. I've spent the past two days sleeving more power distribution and SATA power cables. Proper wire management is a long process for me. I think the whole system will be ready to fire up in a few days if all goes well and I have enough time to work on it.

skinnee
11-11-2008, 04:19 PM
Ahhh :) I was in serious need of a serving of rendonkulous LOL

Heya guys :D Had a second here to hop online at a friends house. Still no interenet but will by the end of the week.

And BA, your system is getting insane. You have me so jealous that I had to order some stuff from Charles just to keep my system in the same league LOL

I will talk to you all soon :P

TT

The usage was just for you chief! :up:

Hurry up and get internet already!!!!

switch8
11-11-2008, 08:51 PM
The white tubes and black case look A MAZING! We need more pics BA! Stat! :up:

turtletrax
11-12-2008, 11:05 AM
The usage was just for you chief! :up:

Hurry up and get internet already!!!!


I knew it :rofl:

Working on the internet bigtime. I am screwed on every angle except dial up... yuk...


And BA, I still call dibs on your old DI :up:

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 12:12 PM
I'm really close to finishing this up. I've been working on the fine details for days now. There are so many little things to do, extremely time consuming. Anyways, I'm closer.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2634.png

alejo
11-14-2008, 12:16 PM
Just incredible!

Aquacomputer has new Aquatubes made from delrin that come in black AND white. Anyway to add one? Mabye in a revision? :)

shoopdawoopa
11-14-2008, 12:19 PM
You need nano fluid, that would look sick

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 12:23 PM
Just incredible!

Aquacomputer has new Aquatubes made from delrin that come in black AND white. Anyway to add one? Mabye in a revision? :)

Thanks! I would love an Aquatube in Delrin, but it's not going to work with this build. However a nice htpc build might be in order.


You need nano fluid, that would look sick

That's what I was thinking at first. However the more I learned about it the less I wanted it. It will stain the crap out of anything and I'm afraid it will foul the heat transfer surfaces. Good ol H2O is my moderator of choice. :)

shoopdawoopa
11-14-2008, 12:24 PM
Then put milk in there, that would work right?

evil-98
11-14-2008, 12:36 PM
Then put milk in there, that would work right?

i hope your joking :rolleyes:

its looking good BlueAqua, stop teasing :up:

ultimeus
11-14-2008, 12:55 PM
Then put milk in there, that would work right?


i hope your joking :rolleyes:

its looking good BlueAqua, stop teasing :up:

Distilled milk should work :D

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 12:58 PM
Distilled milk should work :D

Distilled milk plus PT Nuke FTW! :)

After reviewing my tubing runs I decided to shorten 2 of them slightly. Currently bleeding. :)

sniperbob
11-14-2008, 01:14 PM
BLEEDING?!?!?! and your not shooting a movie to document the bubbles as they travel through?! Cmon we should be getting the play by play :rofl:

Pellepel
11-14-2008, 01:17 PM
Those sleevings are top notch! You can't even see through them! Good job BA :up: I like the pump placement too.

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 01:38 PM
I should setup a live feed and show what I'm doing, if you even care. :rofl: The D5 running on setting 5 is ultra quiet, I'm really surprised with how well the insulating material is working. Between the pad on the bottom and the tube it's pretty snug.

Pellepel, it's not only my handy work, it's the type of sleeving. The MurderMod MDPC-X Sleeving is tight! It's in such a tight weave that it prevents most of the gaps that commonly occur in TechFlex PET sleeving. I'm definitely going to get some more to finish my other builds with it.

Here are some rough pictures for you guys. I need to finish up the cable management, but that's really about it. Let me know what you think.

These pictures don't do it justice, I'll have plenty more visual stun grenades upon completion.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2651.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2652.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2663.png

N19h7m4r3
11-14-2008, 01:42 PM
I love it!

Now I don't know if I still want to use black tubing at all!

Also can you post a full shot of the res please.

I was planning on using an EK 250 res for my murderMod with clear liquid but I wasn't sure how it would look.
Also can we get a pic of your pump with the tubing on it and it going to the rad, is there any kinking at all?

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 01:52 PM
I love it!

Now I don't know if I still want to use black tubing at all!

Also can you post a full shot of the res please.

I was planning on using an EK 250 res for my murderMod with clear liquid but I wasn't sure how it would look.
Also can we get a pic of your pump with the tubing on it and it going to the rad, is there any kinking at all?

Here is a shot of the radiator and pump setup. The tubing fits nicely between the fan and the power supply.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2620.png

Pellepel
11-14-2008, 01:55 PM
Pellepel, it's not only my handy work, it's the type of sleeving. The MurderMod MDPC-X Sleeving is tight! It's in such a tight weave that it prevents most of the gaps that commonly occur in TechFlex PET sleeving. I'm definitely going to get some more to finish my other builds with it.


Dang I just sleaved my PSU with TechFlex. O well, next sleeving will be definitely be MDPC-X ;) .

N19h7m4r3
11-14-2008, 01:55 PM
Absolutely beautiful.

I'm still not sure if I want to use my D5 or DDC3.2 with Bitspower/res top.

SNiiPE_DoGG
11-14-2008, 02:14 PM
those are 1/2' barbs with 3/8 tubing correct?

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 02:17 PM
those are 1/2' barbs with 3/8 tubing correct?

1/2" ID BP fittings with DD-TFC 3/8"ID 5/8"OD tubing.

dingdong555
11-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Nice work man!

You have done a stunning job and this build will definitely be one of those "Omg, remember BA's TJ07? that was SICK!"

all you need now is that milk!!! lol.

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 06:26 PM
IT'S ALIVE!!!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2688-2.png

FrostyPanda
11-14-2008, 06:28 PM
wow that's amazing... great work!

ShoNuff
11-14-2008, 08:04 PM
Wow! Very clean. I like the way you incorporated the NB block as well. Very well done! :up:

shoopdawoopa
11-14-2008, 08:14 PM
Distilled UV Milk

BlueAqua
11-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Here is a short video I made with a compilation of the the pictures I took today of my progress.

I recommend you download the 12mb file rather than using FileFront's streaming application.


MurderMod!

http://files.filefront.com/BlueAquas+MurderMod+TJ07wmv/;12356408;/fileinfo.html

or youtube if you have to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0dHm0aChm0

charles_h
11-15-2008, 12:01 AM
Fantastic job BlueAqua!

The white hoses strike the perfect contrast against the black interior. Every part of your build is done to perfection; from the sleeving to the LC loop. Your photos too are excellent.

Bravo to you Sir!

N19h7m4r3
11-15-2008, 01:59 AM
A work of art.

I can't wait to start on mine now.

Tsaroth
11-15-2008, 08:50 AM
Beautiful case and mods. I am definitely taking notes.

j.almonte
11-15-2008, 10:42 AM
A masterpiece indeed... nice job...

"Time for me to start my new worklog"

Damn Im addicted !!!!!!!!!

skinnee
11-15-2008, 11:22 AM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done BA, well done!

Now we need some trophy style shots just to finish the build log off...we want more pics!!!!

N19h7m4r3
11-15-2008, 11:54 AM
Hey Blue, what did you use to attach the D5 to the insulation, floor and old bracket?

BlueAqua
11-15-2008, 12:14 PM
wow that's amazing... great work!

Thanks a lot. I really appreciate the comment.


Wow! Very clean. I like the way you incorporated the NB block as well. Very well done! :up:

Thank you ShoNuff! I knew you would like it. Let's see yours now. :)


Distilled UV Milk

No. :rofl:


Fantastic job BlueAqua!

The white hoses strike the perfect contrast against the black interior. Every part of your build is done to perfection; from the sleeving to the LC loop. Your photos too are excellent.

Bravo to you Sir!

Thanks for all of your help and support Charles. None of this would have been possible if you didn't dedicate yourself to your work. A lot of this looks very easy and simple but I'm sure some people have no idea what is behind every detail. Thanks for everything Charles, I couldn't be any happier with every step of the process.


Great build, and the video was nice too.

Very well done, congrats on a super build.

andyc

Thanks andyc! That's the first comment I've had on my little video. :up: I plan on making another one that is more comprehensive on how it all came together and how it's working now. I have the Aquaero controlling the radiator fans based on water temperature. Let me tell you, it's working very nicely.


Beautiful case and mods. I am definitely taking notes.

Thanks, and please, don't hesitate to ask any questions.


A masterpiece indeed... nice job...

"Time for me to start my new worklog"

Damn Im addicted !!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much.

:rofl: I hear ya. Now that this build is pretty much done I'm already thinking of new things to do, and build.


:clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done BA, well done!

Now we need some trophy style shots just to finish the build log off...we want more pics!!!!

:cheer:

Thanks skinnee! I'll have plenty of pictures soon, enough to make your eyes bleed. :) You're welcome over any time to come check it out in person.


Hey Blue, what did you use to attach the D5 to the insulation, floor and old bracket?

I used 3M double sided outdoor tape and it's working like a charm. Thank you for your previous comment too, it's much appreciated. I'd love to talk more with you about your build.

Dangals
11-15-2008, 12:27 PM
WOW!! Great work BA!!

You are making me want to pull mine apart and redo mine :yepp:

You have done an absolutely fantastic job on this build - you should be very proud.

Looking forward to the next BlueAqua Special :up:

N19h7m4r3
11-15-2008, 12:47 PM
I was going to use No More Nails heavy duty tape since it's stronger than 3M, but I'm terrified I'll slip and poof, pump on wrong spot :P
Or if the bugger dies :/

hiiyah777
11-15-2008, 07:43 PM
Well, it took me quite some time to read this thread from beginning to end, but it certainly was worth it.

I just found out this log exists yesterday, and it's simply amazing!

Sadly, my murderMod is sitting next to me empty and lonely. My motherboard is finally back from RMA, but sadly my CPU cooler replacement (TRUE was too tall, going with Tuniq) is not yet here, and my 8800GT iandh RAMsinks aren't back yet from iandh (he had to trim them to fit with my T-Rad2).

This log makes me want to get some progress on my murderMod and start using it already!! Your system is absolutely beautiful. The white tubing looks amazing.

BlueAqua
11-15-2008, 08:07 PM
WOW!! Great work BA!!

You are making me want to pull mine apart and redo mine :yepp:

You have done an absolutely fantastic job on this build - you should be very proud.

Looking forward to the next BlueAqua Special :up:

One BlueAqua Special coming up! :)

Thanks Dangals. I now know the special feeling you had when you built your beautiful machine. Can I be part of the club? :) Do you have members jackets? :)


Well, it took me quite some time to read this thread from beginning to end, but it certainly was worth it.

I just found out this log exists yesterday, and it's simply amazing!

Sadly, my murderMod is sitting next to me empty and lonely. My motherboard is finally back from RMA, but sadly my CPU cooler replacement (TRUE was too tall, going with Tuniq) is not yet here, and my 8800GT iandh RAMsinks aren't back yet from iandh (he had to trim them to fit with my T-Rad2).

This log makes me want to get some progress on my murderMod and start using it already!! Your system is absolutely beautiful. The white tubing looks amazing.

Nice to see you here hiiyah777. :) What do we have to do to get you to water cool that beautiful machine? Seriously, I want to help you get your feet wet. I hope to see some pictures of your build, and if you need any tips don't hesitate to ask.

norim_13
11-17-2008, 12:46 PM
WOW!!
that tj07 is wonderful!!!
I really want one of those!! :D:D

congratrulations. all your cases are very nice

BlueAqua
11-19-2008, 08:57 PM
Just some more pictures from the short video. I need to take some better pictures and finish up just a couple of things but I've been busy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2697-1.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2641.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2670.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2673.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2675.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2676.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2682.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2684.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2693.png

It's working great so far, the temperature control is working just as I had hoped. I just need to tidy up some stuff, fix some small details and then it'll be ready for prime time.

hmmisee
11-19-2008, 09:15 PM
Wow, you have made a great murder build!
I love this build log, so classy
I like the white tubes, looks nice :)

Dangals
11-19-2008, 09:16 PM
love it - that is a picture of pure perfection right there :up:

Well done my friend - you should be very proud of what you have done here :clap:

ShoNuff
11-19-2008, 09:31 PM
It's working great so far, the temperature control is working just as I had hoped. I just need to tidy up some stuff, fix some small details and then it'll be ready for prime time.

No, you have done enough already. Just relax and spend more time with the family. Do you still have the box? Just send it to me and I will finish it up. :D

On the serious, tip...Wow :shocked:. Awesome, simply awesome! :up:

nappingcub
11-20-2008, 11:33 PM
Very nice build that you have there. :clap:

For the rocketfish that you painted, did you have to do anything special to keep spray paint from getting into the holes for the various screw holes? I've been thinking about painting my motherboard tray for a while, but am not very eager to do some trial and error with it :D

dingdong555
11-21-2008, 02:46 AM
Wow man, just WOW!

*Kicks my computer*

I wish I had one like you!

Awesome work with everything! including all the picture perfect pictures!

Hmmm *Sniff* What's that? Maybe MDPC action here! ;)

alacheesu
11-21-2008, 03:54 AM
Wow! This is without a doubt my all-time favorite build.

bianco
11-21-2008, 03:57 AM
awesome pics again BA.
can i ask you about those rivets?
what size did you use or did they come with the murdermod backplate?
thank man

BlueAqua
11-21-2008, 11:57 AM
Wow, you have made a great murder build!
I love this build log, so classy
I like the white tubes, looks nice :)

Thank you! Great comments like that make my day.


love it - that is a picture of pure perfection right there :up:

Well done my friend - you should be very proud of what you have done here :clap:

I know you're one to really appreciate quality and attention to detail. Thanks for all of your help along the way and your constructive comments. I'm soo glad you steered me away from the bright pink tubing I was going to go with. :)


No, you have done enough already. Just relax and spend more time with the family. Do you still have the box? Just send it to me and I will finish it up. :D

On the serious, tip...Wow :shocked:. Awesome, simply awesome! :up:

I do plenty of relaxing. I now find sleeving and focusing on small details is relaxing and very fulfilling. I would love for you to see it in person, you would love it. These aren't even the finished pictures yet, but it's pretty close to done.


Very nice build that you have there. :clap:

For the rocketfish that you painted, did you have to do anything special to keep spray paint from getting into the holes for the various screw holes? I've been thinking about painting my motherboard tray for a while, but am not very eager to do some trial and error with it :D

I screwed in some extra screws for all of the holes that I was going to use. I just screwed them in far enough to cover all of the threads. It turned out pretty decent, but I still haven't fully assembled that case. I'll add that to my to-do list, although the wife keeps adding to my list... :)

Thanks for the positive encouragement. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask.


Wow man, just WOW!

*Kicks my computer*

I wish I had one like you!

Awesome work with everything! including all the picture perfect pictures!

Hmmm *Sniff* What's that? Maybe MDPC action here! ;)

Your computer is fairly similar to mine and is a fantastic build. Cheer up mate! :) I do take that as a compliment though, so thanks a lot.

MDPC, I don't know. I'll leave that up to others when I'm completely done with it. If it meets the standards then that would be great.


Wow! This is without a doubt my all-time favorite build.

Wow, thanks!!! That's one of the best comments I could possibly imagine getting. I'm incredibly honored. Thank you.


awesome pics again BA.
can i ask you about those rivets?
what size did you use or did they come with the murdermod backplate?
thank man

Thanks bianco. The rivets come with the mid and back plates but Charles had my case all set to go for me. It's part of the MurderMod TJ07.

bianco
11-22-2008, 02:52 AM
oh lucky you! haha. thanks for the info BA.
:up:

coolcasis
11-23-2008, 02:08 AM
very nice

Oli4v
11-23-2008, 03:23 AM
very stylish,

the only thing I don't like so much are the sata-cables that are hanging around, but that my personal appeal, in general the case is looking very neat and tight ;) :up:

MomijiTMO
11-23-2008, 09:04 PM
:) I just can't stop grinning.

The[R]eaper
11-23-2008, 09:20 PM
Wow! Great Job man :up:

I hope mine turns out half as good as yours.

FtB
11-24-2008, 05:41 AM
Hey BlueAqua,

Congratulations on an amazing build. I have been <ahem!> watching your progress with great interest and trepidation for a long time. I too am awaiting my MurderMod TJ07, but mine is being made in Germany by the other MurderMod partner, DualBrain.:toast: It seems great minds think alike, as in your build you have included many similar bits of hardware that I had also planned to use, but your mind is faster than mine :( One advantage for me, though, is that you have enlightened me in a few areas! But I have a couple of little questions for you. What have you got your top power switch hooked up to? And, how have you hooked up your Aquaero (did you need extension cables, what does it control etc)?

Well done once again, sweet build and riveting worklog. Any little nuggets of advice would be most welcome, PM me.

BlueAqua
11-24-2008, 06:25 AM
oh lucky you! haha. thanks for the info BA.
:up:

You're welcome!


very nice

Thank you.


very stylish,

the only thing I don't like so much are the sata-cables that are hanging around, but that my personal appeal, in general the case is looking very neat and tight ;) :up:

Thanks for the kind words. I could have stealthed the SATA cables but I wanted some action in there.


:) I just can't stop grinning.

:) That makes me feel like I did the job right. Cheers!


eaper;3449599']Wow! Great Job man :up:

I hope mine turns out half as good as yours.

Just put extra effort into every detail and I'm sure you can do something you'll be proud of.


Hey BlueAqua,

Congratulations on an amazing build. I have been <ahem!> watching your progress with great interest and trepidation for a long time. I too am awaiting my MurderMod TJ07, but mine is being made in Germany by the other MurderMod partner, DualBrain.:toast: It seems great minds think alike, as in your build you have included many similar bits of hardware that I had also planned to use, but your mind is faster than mine :( One advantage for me, though, is that you have enlightened me in a few areas! But I have a couple of little questions for you. What have you got your top power switch hooked up to? And, how have you hooked up your Aquaero (did you need extension cables, what does it control etc)?

Well done once again, sweet build and riveting worklog. Any little nuggets of advice would be most welcome, PM me.

Awesome! You are not going to be disappointed! I'm sure Nils will do a fantastic job getting everything together for you. The sleeving kits he's come up with are just fantastic.

What do you mean by "Top power switch?" I don't get it. The Aquaero is connected to the motherboard by USB, has 4 fans and 1 water temperature probe that sits in the reservoir. When idle the fans are slow but when the water temperature raises by 2 degrees then the fans speed up to a faster speed to control the load. It really works great. The Aquaero is really a great tool, my 2nd machine with one.

If you want to know the details about ANYTHING, please PM me or post, I would be happy to try to help another Murdermodder achieve their desired results.

I've finalized almost everything in this build, but forgot to take pictures of the back... doh. I have some fancy LED lighting in the top too, but taking pictures of it is very challenging. Core i7 might be a consideration too, we'll see.

Viss
11-24-2008, 06:37 AM
Great work as always my friend, system looks superb :up:

FtB
11-24-2008, 07:03 AM
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear, but I think you already answered my query in a roundabout way!:rolleyes: I meant the switch at the top right on the back of the case, I am guessing this allows you to switch your lighting on/off?

Tell me all you did with your Aquaero, I have not used one before, but DualBrain recommended it. Do you use it to control your fans seperately, or have you linked them together with a splitter cable? Have you got you pump controlled with it? Do you have a flowmeter hidden in there?

On another note, funny you should say about Core i7.............:yepp:

<EDIT> Just re-read your post, specifically the Aquaero bit, properly. D'oh! What temp sensor did you use in the Res?

BlueAqua
11-24-2008, 12:41 PM
Great work as always my friend, system looks superb :up:

Thanks my friend. :)


Sorry, I didn't make myself clear, but I think you already answered my query in a roundabout way!:rolleyes: I meant the switch at the top right on the back of the case, I am guessing this allows you to switch your lighting on/off?

Tell me all you did with your Aquaero, I have not used one before, but DualBrain recommended it. Do you use it to control your fans seperately, or have you linked them together with a splitter cable? Have you got you pump controlled with it? Do you have a flowmeter hidden in there?

On another note, funny you should say about Core i7.............:yepp:

<EDIT> Just re-read your post, specifically the Aquaero bit, properly. D'oh! What temp sensor did you use in the Res?

Oh yes, the top switch on the back is to control the lighting. I have a strip of LED white lights that really light it up nicely.

Each fan is individually hooked up to the Aquaero. I extended 3 fan cables from the radiator fans and brought them up to the Aquaero. I wanted to control and monitor each fan separately. I used a Bitspower water temperature probe screwed right in the bottom of the Ek res.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/big1tesestfi.html

Check out Aqua Computer's site for more info about the Aquaero. I recommend watching the video of it in operation so you can see it's abilities. I personally really like it and think it's a fantastic product. It looks great on the interior of the case too, and it lines up with the back of the dvd drive just perfectly. I need to capture some nice pictures of it.

FtB
11-24-2008, 02:07 PM
Thanks Blue, can't wait to see some wallpapers of your preciousssss!:up:

SiuL
11-26-2008, 04:00 AM
nice work beutifull mod

BlueAqua
12-01-2008, 08:43 PM
Some new shots of the back. I completely forgot to take pictures after I got this done. I knew something was missing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3215.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3219.png

hiiyah777
12-01-2008, 09:14 PM
Lookin good, Aqua!

breathemetal
12-01-2008, 09:30 PM
Nice!

Cutless009
12-01-2008, 10:02 PM
I demand visitation rights and weekly conjugal visits.

j.almonte
12-01-2008, 10:06 PM
I demand visitation rights and weekly conjugal visits.

:rofl::ROTF: I bet !!!!:rofl::ROTF:

Agrostar
12-02-2008, 03:46 AM
Looks like a pretty nice rig. Fan of aquacomputer?

dingdong555
12-02-2008, 04:33 AM
AWESOME!

How about lower chamber pictures? :up:

BlueAqua
12-02-2008, 06:22 AM
Thanks guys! Yes, I am a lover of Aqua Computer. I really like so many products from a lot of different companies but Aqua Computer has never let me down. But, as you can probably see, I am well diversified in water cooling gear.

dingdong555 I'll take some more pictures of the lower chamber for you later tonight.

BlueAqua
12-02-2008, 06:45 PM
Here are two more pictures, just for Dingdong555. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3238.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3242.png

BlueAqua
12-02-2008, 08:27 PM
I have something special just for you guys. Here is a video in action of it running. It's the only way to could show just how good the lighting looks in it.

It's an 85.5Mb file, but it's high quality and a minute and a half long. Check it out and let me know how you like it.


http://files.filefront.com/MurderMod2wmv/;12536924;/fileinfo.html

emoners
12-02-2008, 09:11 PM
BA, what clips are those you're using on the back?

tamtam1
12-02-2008, 09:13 PM
Very nice worklog with a beautiful looking case. Also a wonderful cable-management. :bows:
Regarding the vid: I can´t hear your system, only your wheeze :ROTF:

BlueAqua
12-02-2008, 09:15 PM
BA, what clips are those you're using on the back?

I got them from McMaster Carr. They are just some nylon cable clips.


Very nice worklog with a beautiful looking case. Also a wonderful cable-management. :bows:
Regarding the vid: I can´t hear your system, only your wheeze :ROTF:

:rofl: ya, my wheeze.... lol

It's pretty quiet eh? It's all about the electronic fan controller, the Aquaero.

dingdong555
12-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Thanks BA.

Very nice indeed! My lower chamber (of my case) is no where as near clean as that, although, I have alot of lights/fans etc..

:clap:

ShoNuff
12-02-2008, 09:57 PM
That is clean...very clean! I'm still trying to figure out how you routed the 6 and 8 pin PCIe cables? :shrug: I guess that just speaks to how well you did it. :clap:

The lighting is also cool on the vid. I was partial to blue but I may have to investigate the white lights.

BlueAqua
12-03-2008, 05:49 AM
Thanks BA.

Very nice indeed! My lower chamber (of my case) is no where as near clean as that, although, I have alot of lights/fans etc..

:clap:

You are welcome, and thanks. The wire management definitely took the longest in this project.


That is clean...very clean! I'm still trying to figure out how you routed the 6 and 8 pin PCIe cables? :shrug: I guess that just speaks to how well you did it. :clap:

The lighting is also cool on the vid. I was partial to blue but I may have to investigate the white lights.

Thanks ShoNuff. The pci-e cables are sandwiched between the motherboard and motherboard tray. I am quite fond of the white lights, but it just goes along with the whole theme I guess. I think if you used white lights with any color it would still light it up nicely. The way it lights up the acrylic on the video card is nice too.

sniperbob
12-03-2008, 06:30 AM
just watched the clip, and wow that is a quiet system you have there BA. and by the way BA should stand for BadAss because that's what this build truly is. Masterfully done man! enjoy the fruits of your labors now! :up:

JoOs7eR
12-03-2008, 06:37 AM
one of the best TJ07 i've seen so far... good job bro...

respect the effort you've put in :D

tamtam1
12-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Why you don´t use a coloured foil for the Aquaero display? It would race the inner perfection.....and perhaps you could teach your case to breath like you *murdermod-sound*, but ask Charles and Nils first :D

inCore
12-03-2008, 02:56 PM
I'm in love, thank you for giving me the opportunity to watch something like this in motion. I can now die happy.

Ok fine, I still have some other things I'd like to do before I die but hey.

emoners
12-04-2008, 12:33 AM
know what BA, still can't figure out where the cables go where hahaha truly AWESOME management! :up:

BlueAqua
12-04-2008, 05:47 AM
just watched the clip, and wow that is a quiet system you have there BA. and by the way BA should stand for BadAss because that's what this build truly is. Masterfully done man! enjoy the fruits of your labors now! :up:

It's really quiet when it's just idling or surfing XS, but as soon as you load up a game or a higher power application the water temperature rises a bit and then the fans kick up and keep it cool. It's a bit louder but not really too bad. I think it's a great balance. Thanks sniperbob for the great compliment.


one of the best TJ07 i've seen so far... good job bro...

respect the effort you've put in :D

Wow thanks so much. :bows:


Why you don´t use a coloured foil for the Aquaero display? It would race the inner perfection.....and perhaps you could teach your case to breath like you *murdermod-sound*, but ask Charles and Nils first :D

I never thought about a foil over the display, but I actually like how it looks now. It's better in person, and after it boots up the display back lighting turns off.


I'm in love, thank you for giving me the opportunity to watch something like this in motion. I can now die happy.

Ok fine, I still have some other things I'd like to do before I die but hey.

:rofl: Thanks! I like the video, anything in action is just a bit better. Maybe I can make another one, a bit more polished.


know what BA, still can't figure out where the cables go where hahaha truly AWESOME management! :up:

It's tricky. I had to extend and create a bunch off custom cables to finish it off right. I put a lot of time into the cable management, the most difficult aspect of building this I think. All said and done I'm really happy with it. Every cable is individually sleeved, even the ones you cannot see. The only spot in the case where I could actually "hide" cables is behind the face plate, but even that remained fairly clean.

Let me know if you want any specific details on how I accomplished this.

theseeker
12-04-2008, 07:29 AM
Absolutely stunning!

Buckeye
12-04-2008, 07:41 AM
Very Very Sweet Blue !!

I was thinking the other day that I haven't heard from you for awhile, I thought that you might be out driving crazy cars again :rofl:

Cutless009
12-04-2008, 08:06 AM
Will you teach me to be awesome like you? :cool:

FtB
12-04-2008, 10:51 AM
It's tricky. I had to extend and create a bunch off custom cables to finish it off right. I put a lot of time into the cable management, the most difficult aspect of building this I think. All said and done I'm really happy with it. Every cable is individually sleeved, even the ones you cannot see. The only spot in the case where I could actually "hide" cables is behind the face plate, but even that remained fairly clean.

Let me know if you want any specific details on how I accomplished this.

Me, me!! I want specifics (with photos would be nice!!) :yepp:

turtletrax
12-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Hey BA\Skinnee\Charles_H\Dangals !

Sorry I am still without internet at home, but I find it hard to even bother with dial-up, and will the little spare time I have I cant stand around and wait for a page to load for 5 minutes LOL.

I got my Murdermod faceplate and my sleeving and think I will to a teardown and rebuild starting this weekend. I got some alu for improved res bracket meterial and now have the fittings I need. I was going to add the chipset block but will have to wait to add it at a later time. Way to sick of waiting for stuff and getting packages at teh acreage drives me insane (long story).

Finally had time to go through your whole buildlog again BA and I have to say it is fantastic, front to back. You went to town and man, did it pay off. If you get a chance shoot me your home phone if you dont mind. I want to ask some questions so I will shoot you a call and we can BS alittle and help a fella out.

On other news, the acreage is getting there and I have the Mercedes and Smart cars on the road now. Sure is nice to ride in style and comfort in the E320, and the Smart car is halariuous. All the rednecks at work razz me, but I dont care. 20 bux for 1000kms of driving is well worth the razzing, and it kinda feels good to not burn gas like it is going out of style.

Well, just wanted to pop in and let you know I am still alive.

Talk to you later!

BlueAqua
12-04-2008, 01:56 PM
Absolutely stunning!

Thank you!


Very Very Sweet Blue !!

I was thinking the other day that I haven't heard from you for awhile, I thought that you might be out driving crazy cars again :rofl:

I just drive my wife crazy now, not quite as fun, but it's still entertaining. :) I'm glad you like the build. Maybe your TJ07's could use a bit of sprucing up? ;)


Will you teach me to be awesome like you? :cool:

:rofl:


Me, me!! I want specifics (with photos would be nice!!) :yepp:

Just sleeve everything! I probably used 150 feet of sleeving total, but it could be done with quite a bit less, maybe I just went overboard. Use minimal cable runs, combine fan cables if you can, splice cables in hidden areas and then sleeve some more.


Hey BA\Skinnee\Charles_H\Dangals !

Sorry I am still without internet at home, but I find it hard to even bother with dial-up, and will the little spare time I have I cant stand around and wait for a page to load for 5 minutes LOL.

I got my Murdermod faceplate and my sleeving and think I will to a teardown and rebuild starting this weekend. I got some alu for improved res bracket meterial and now have the fittings I need. I was going to add the chipset block but will have to wait to add it at a later time. Way to sick of waiting for stuff and getting packages at teh acreage drives me insane (long story).

Finally had time to go through your whole buildlog again BA and I have to say it is fantastic, front to back. You went to town and man, did it pay off. If you get a chance shoot me your home phone if you dont mind. I want to ask some questions so I will shoot you a call and we can BS alittle and help a fella out.

On other news, the acreage is getting there and I have the Mercedes and Smart cars on the road now. Sure is nice to ride in style and comfort in the E320, and the Smart car is halariuous. All the rednecks at work razz me, but I dont care. 20 bux for 1000kms of driving is well worth the razzing, and it kinda feels good to not burn gas like it is going out of style.

Well, just wanted to pop in and let you know I am still alive.

Talk to you later!

I was wondering what happened to you. I was hoping you would be getting at least dial up so we can Skype it up. I think you need to drive your Smart car down to my house, since it's so cheap. I'll let you use my internets. ;)

It's funny how we started talking about the TJ07 build months ago and never would I have thought it would have ended up like this. My plans changed a few times and I'm damn pleased with the results. Let me know if there are any little parts or whatever you might need for your build. You have PM.

dualbrain
12-04-2008, 03:46 PM
Damn I just watched the video of your build: Absolutely stunning your decent lightshow! Big congratulations from me for your wonderful work.

jigster
12-07-2008, 07:33 AM
How did you mount the rad to stand on its side? Is it secure?

BlueAqua
12-07-2008, 08:03 AM
Damn I just watched the video of your build: Absolutely stunning your decent lightshow! Big congratulations from me for your wonderful work.

Thanks dualbrain! I should have some finished photographs soon and maybe another little video just for fun.


How did you mount the rad to stand on its side? Is it secure?

The Hammond boxes are secured to the frame by 4 screws. The rads are secured to those with a strong double sided tape. It's not going anywhere, that's for sure.

Eddie3dfx
12-07-2008, 01:11 PM
That murder mod box is so sick. Excellent job on the wire guides and sleeving.
Is the inside powder-coated?

BlueAqua
12-07-2008, 02:26 PM
That murder mod box is so sick. Excellent job on the wire guides and sleeving.
Is the inside powder-coated?

Thanks Eddie. Yes the internals and backplate are powder coated solar black. The powder coat is very even and really has a nice finish.

bianco
12-10-2008, 09:38 PM
hi BA,

i know these pics are just for dingdong... :P
but may i know the size of those clamps/clips?

thanks!



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3238.png

BlueAqua
12-11-2008, 05:33 AM
hi BA,

i know these pics are just for dingdong... :P
but may i know the size of those clamps/clips?

thanks!

I bought those from McMaster and here is the information for that.

8876T36
(Same as 8876T13)
Nylon Loop Clamp for 1/4" Outside Diameter, Black
In stock at $5.12 per Pack

I think if I were to do it again I might go just a bit larger, so maybe 3/8". 1/4" is only large enough for 2 wires, so I had to get creative.

bianco
12-11-2008, 05:40 AM
I bought those from McMaster and here is the information for that.

8876T36
(Same as 8876T13)
Nylon Loop Clamp for 1/4" Outside Diameter, Black
In stock at $5.12 per Pack

I think if I were to do it again I might go just a bit larger, so maybe 3/8". 1/4" is only large enough for 2 wires, so I had to get creative.


thanks for the info BA. your solution was very creative and neat actually. :up:
i'll try to find something similar locally, shipping from mcmaster might be more expensive than the clamps. haha.

btw, if you went with bigger ring, the case might not close properly?

BlueAqua
12-11-2008, 05:44 AM
thanks for the info BA. your solution was very creative and neat actually. :up:
i'll try to find something similar locally, shipping from mcmaster might be more expensive than the clamps. haha.

btw, if you went with bigger ring, the case might not close properly?

Thank you!
There is enough room back there for larger clamps, maybe even enough for 1/2" clamps. You should be able to find something local, if not let me know and I'll mail you some.

bianco
12-11-2008, 05:58 AM
Thank you!
There is enough room back there for larger clamps, maybe even enough for 1/2" clamps. You should be able to find something local, if not let me know and I'll mail you some.

haha. aw... that's too generous of you BA.
i think i'll search the entire island first before i trouble you. :D
appreciate the offer :up:

ShoNuff
12-11-2008, 01:39 PM
Sidewinder (http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/waterblocks.html) FINALLY has these beautiful blocks in stock.:up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2283.png

BlueAqua
12-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Thanks ShoNuff. I just ordered my LGA 1366 Adapter plate and another radiator for the i7 upgrade. ;)

hiiyah777
12-11-2008, 10:19 PM
Sidewinder (http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/waterblocks.html) FINALLY has these beautiful blocks in stock.:up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2283.png

Ooh! Do want! :up:

dingdong555
12-12-2008, 04:36 AM
Thanks ShoNuff. I just ordered my LGA 1366 Adapter plate and another radiator for the i7 upgrade. ;)

:eek::eek:

ShoNuff
12-24-2008, 10:28 PM
Got my PsychoPak sleeving kit from murderMod. They send you a TON of stuff. I had no idea so much came with the kit. I will be busy for a while. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/shonuff66/PsychoPak005.jpg

syc
12-29-2008, 11:14 AM
Very-very NICE job :up:

headala
12-31-2008, 08:25 PM
Got my PsychoPak sleeving kit from murderMod. They send you a TON of stuff. I had no idea so much came with the kit. I will be busy for a while. :)
/snip/

What does all that cost?

PaRn ssR
12-31-2008, 10:59 PM
please update more pictures

PsYcHoNo0b727
01-01-2009, 05:39 AM
Wow, the more i look at the MurderMod TJ07 the more i want the case lol.

INFRNL
01-01-2009, 02:41 PM
Sidewinder (http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/waterblocks.html) FINALLY has these beautiful blocks in stock.:up:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_2283.png

Is the XT DI a better block than this one? Also do they make adapter plates to fit 1366? Lastly; how are these compared to the apogee GTZ?

I was going to get the GTZ till I saw this thread with the AC parts. Those look top notch.

ALSO to BA; excellent job on all your builds!:clap: Just want to mention one idea that you may or maynot like; Thinking that you should make you liquid for the TJ-07 white or whiteish; cause when you look at the res, it kind of off with the rest of your color scheme. Not even sure if anyone makes a white fluid, but just a thought. Otherwise an excellent build.

ShoNuff
01-01-2009, 10:52 PM
What does all that cost?

Here (http://store.murdermod.com/murderware/sleeving-kits.htm) is a link regarding the details of the murderMod sleeving kits. If you purchase everything separately I am sure it would costs you more. I was expecting a little box and I got a huge box with all the stuff pictured above. I got enough to last me a life time. :D


Is the XT DI a better block than this one? Also do they make adapter plates to fit 1366? Lastly; how are these compared to the apogee GTZ?

I was going to get the GTZ till I saw this thread with the AC parts. Those look top notch.

cut...

If you go to the "English" section of the AquaComputer forum their is a link to a review using the Cuplex HD and GTZ if IIRC. The margin of difference between all the blocks tested was smaller than expected.

You can get the 1366 adapter fittings from Sidewinder as well.

BlueAqua
01-25-2009, 05:32 PM
It's been a long time since an update. I've changed a few things and now have a lovely i7 build in the MurderMod. I'll post some more pictures shortly, but here is one until I get them all ready.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3373.png

theseeker
01-25-2009, 05:44 PM
Kirk,
Beautiful as always!
Rocky

SiGfever
01-25-2009, 05:48 PM
Great looking rig. :clap: :clap:

shazza
01-25-2009, 05:52 PM
Awesome ... as a matter of fact, I just finished re-reading your TJ07 worklog about an hour ago. Good Stuff :up::up::up:

BlueAqua
01-25-2009, 07:18 PM
Wow, thanks guys. Nice to know somebody cares. :toast:

Here are some more pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3344.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3347.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3348.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3352.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3408.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3427.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3435.png

It's quite challenging to get good pictures of the different types of anodizing on the front. The light reflects differently on every one of them. Charles is a much better photographer than I but I just had to post some more pictures of my pride and joy.

I'll work on taking some more shots to see if I can improve.

SiGfever
01-25-2009, 07:19 PM
Wow, thanks guys. Nice to know somebody cares. :toast:

Here are some more pictures.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3344.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3347.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3348.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3352.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3408.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3427.png

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/BlueAqua/IMG_3435.png

It's quite challenging to get good pictures of the different types of anodizing on the front. The light reflects differently on every one of them. Charles is a much better photographer than I but I just had to post some more pictures of my pride and joy.

I'll work on taking some more shots to see if I can improve.

Please keep the pics coming, that is one clean beautiful build. :clap: :clap:

Eddie3dfx
01-25-2009, 07:21 PM
It's so perfect as is. Definitely will go down in history as one of the most perfect watercooling cases.
You simply cannot do anything more to it. :up:

Is the anodizing different on the front than it is in the back? Maybe it's just the picture.

BlueAqua
01-25-2009, 07:26 PM
It's so perfect as is. Definitely will go down in history as one of the most perfect watercooling cases.
You simply cannot do anything more to it. :up:

Is the anodizing different on the front than it is in the back? Maybe it's just the picture.

The front face plate and case frame are anodized while the rest of the components are powder coated. They're both perfect in their own ways and really look great in person. The way they catch the light while photographing is a bit different though and makes it challenging to make them match.


Thanks Eddie. I'll definitely get more pictures though, and see what I can do to improve.

shazza
01-25-2009, 07:45 PM
The pics are great. It is very difficult to get even exposure on the anodized surfaces, but these look good.

Would love to get some input from you on temps with the i7 build, as well as specs, and a refresher on how you have your loops set up.

BlueAqua
01-25-2009, 07:58 PM
The pics are great. It is very difficult to get even exposure on the anodized surfaces, but these look good.

Would love to get some input from you on temps with the i7 build, as well as specs, and a refresher on how you have your loops set up.

Thanks Shazza! Taking good pictures is just another fun part of the build. I'm sure you're well familiar with being able to photograph what you've worked so hard on, and come away with good results.

My i7 build consists of:

Rampage II Extreme X58
Corsair 3x2gb DDR3 1600
Intel Core i7 920
Diamond 4870x2

I have my setup running at 4.1Ghz. 210 Bclock with the multi on Auto. With turbo mode it goes up to 4.3Ghz, but is often reported at 4.1. Still more to play with and learn but I'm still learning when I have time. I've been doing a bit of gaming and enjoying this very playable and fast system. Honestly overclocking this has never been so easy, x58 is just the best platform I've ever experienced.

I turned Hyper Threading off as it only seemed to add heat without providing much benefit. I prime at ~ 68C with about 5C variance between the cores. When I put load on the system my fans on my radiator kicks up to 100% and maintains it stable. My 4870x2 doesn't overclock much at all, I'm kind of disappointed in it really, so it's at stock settings. I have my D5 running at setting the max but is absolutely silent with the foam pad underneath.

Core i7's run hot, but they are a lot more stable than any 775 cpu I've played with. As long as it's stable and temperatures are under control then I'm happy. I just have a single loop but it works very well.

theseeker
01-25-2009, 08:07 PM
It's so perfect as is. Definitely will go down in history as one of the most perfect watercooling cases.
You simply cannot do anything more to it. :up:

Is the anodizing different on the front than it is in the back? Maybe it's just the picture.

Eddie,

Trust me he will. In the words of Bugs Bunny; "He don't know me to well does he?"

the seeker

SNiiPE_DoGG
01-25-2009, 08:12 PM
Blue - Normally I have a little bit of reservation in giving props to the murdermod rigs because they use prefab parts which goes against my computer building philosophy. Not that they aren't beautiful and clean, because they are!

for you I think I give an exception because you have done a stunning job executing this build at the same level as charles did originally (and I'm a sucker for white ;))

P.S. your photographs are getting better with every update on this thread, this last set is an excellent collection that do great justice to the beauty of your rig :up:

shazza
01-25-2009, 08:15 PM
Thanks Shazza! Taking good pictures is just another fun part of the build. I'm sure you're well familiar with being able to photograph what you've worked so hard on, and come away with good results.

My i7 build consists of:

Rampage II Extreme X58
Corsair 3x2gb DDR3 1600
Intel Core i7 920
Diamond 4870x2

I have my setup running at 4.1Ghz. 210 Bclock with the multi on Auto. With turbo mode it goes up to 4.3Ghz, but is often reported at 4.1. Still more to play with and learn but I'm still learning when I have time. I've been doing a bit of gaming and enjoying this very playable and fast system. Honestly overclocking this has never been so easy, x58 is just the best platform I've ever experienced.

I turned Hyper Threading off as it only seemed to add heat without providing much benefit. I prime at ~ 68C with about 5C variance between the cores. When I put load on the system my fans on my radiator kicks up to 100% and maintains it stable. My 4870x2 doesn't overclock much at all, I'm kind of disappointed in it really, so it's at stock settings. I have my D5 running at setting the max but is absolutely silent with the foam pad underneath.

Core i7's run hot, but they are a lot more stable than any 775 cpu I've played with. As long as it's stable and temperatures are under control then I'm happy. I just have a single loop but it works very well.

Thanks for the thorough update. Agreed ... the i7 platform is amazingly stable and, I think, easy to OC.

Didn't know if you had stayed with one loop ... those are good temps. Also with you on the slight disappointment with the 4870x2 ... think I'll head back to nVidia.

@SNiipe Dogg: I'm sure you didn't mean it, but your comments come across as a bit condescending to the murderMod group. There are several examples of beautiful builds and I don't see that much difference between buying their parts vs buying other components.

SNiiPE_DoGG
01-25-2009, 08:22 PM
@SNiipe Dogg: I'm sure you didn't mean it, but your comments come across as a bit condescending to the murderMod group. There are several examples of beautiful builds and I don't see that much difference between buying their parts vs buying other components.

I am all about the hand/self designed case modding is all, personalization is the entire point of modding for me.

I guess I will rephrase what I said before, BA gets props for an outstanding job where normally I wouldn't be as impressed- all I was trying to say is great job :clap:

hiiyah777
01-25-2009, 08:43 PM
Those pics are stunning, BA. I bet that system's screaming compared to your old setup! :up:

j.almonte
01-25-2009, 09:22 PM
Thats what I call an update !!! great job BA!!

charles_h
01-25-2009, 10:44 PM
Amazing shots Kirk!

Ikea shelves FTW! :)

Hennels
01-25-2009, 11:12 PM
Silverstone must be very pleased with the TJ07, they are selling so many!

Although there are many, your would have to be in the top 5 :up:

dsecrieru
01-26-2009, 12:30 AM
Very inspirational build BA!

I hope I can do half as better, when my turn will come...

Daniel.

BlueAqua
01-26-2009, 09:18 AM
Blue - Normally I have a little bit of reservation in giving props to the murdermod rigs because they use prefab parts which goes against my computer building philosophy. Not that they aren't beautiful and clean, because they are!

for you I think I give an exception because you have done a stunning job executing this build at the same level as charles did originally (and I'm a sucker for white ;))

P.S. your photographs are getting better with every update on this thread, this last set is an excellent collection that do great justice to the beauty of your rig :up:

Thanks Sniipe DoGG. I've built enough computers now to really know what I wanted out of this build. Ever since I saw the first MurderBox I knew I wanted something like it. Every aspect was just stunning, and now that a few have been produced and more will be made it doesn't make it any less special to me. I know that if I were to achieve something similar by myself would have required an incredible amount of time, hard work and scrupulous attention to detail. I really value the work that Charles did and I really feel that you get your money's worth. The sleeving that Nils has come up with have been amazing too. Those two guys really make a great team and I hope to see good things in the future with MurderMod.

I'm just really glad that I was able to produce an overall package that could compete with their builds. I see a lot of great builds here on XS, but it's the people that really make this hobby interesting and fun for me. I'm glad I could not only build these machines but also gain a lot of great friends along the way.


Thanks for the thorough update. Agreed ... the i7 platform is amazingly stable and, I think, easy to OC.

Didn't know if you had stayed with one loop ... those are good temps. Also with you on the slight disappointment with the 4870x2 ... think I'll head back to nVidia.

@SNiipe Dogg: I'm sure you didn't mean it, but your comments come across as a bit condescending to the murderMod group. There are several examples of beautiful builds and I don't see that much difference between buying their parts vs buying other components.

I'm putting together another i7 setup now for my secondary machine and will definitely be going Nvidia this time around. I like to mix it up and try new things and with x58 being a really good SLI platform I might just go that route.

I do like single loops. I think the extra pump and tubing runs are bit too much, especially if you want a clean look in a space conscious environment. You really pulled off multiple loops amazing well in your Mountain Mods build, it's definitely not an easy task.


Those pics are stunning, BA. I bet that system's screaming compared to your old setup! :up:

Thanks! :up:

If feels a bit faster, but honestly I can't really tell. :rofl:


Thats what I call an update !!! great job BA!!

Thanks j.almonte. Your support is much appreciated.


Amazing shots Kirk!

Ikea shelves FTW! :)

Thanks for the recommendation on the shelving, it really worked out great. I only got lost in Ikea for just a few minutes before I found the snack bar. :)

Now if only I had a lucky zen frog to help me out. Thanks Charles for all of your work towards this and the countless hours of great conversation. May it continue onwards. Press on! hehe


Silverstone must be very pleased with the TJ07, they are selling so many!

Although there are many, your would have to be in the top 5 :up:

Wow, top 5 is really something. Thanks a lot.


Very inspirational build BA!

I hope I can do half as better, when my turn will come...

Daniel.

Thanks Daniel. I've heard a lot about your build and it's really coming along in quite the fantastic manner. I can't wait to see what you come up with to finish it off.

Take your time, plan everything out a few times and talk to people about it. Don't hesitate to pm individuals on certain aspects if you think it might be of some value. I'm sure if you're careful and enjoy the process your build will come out great. Let me know if I can be of any assistance.

anubis_is_evil
01-26-2009, 09:41 AM
your TJ07 do really inspired me BA :up:...

planning to go with blue theme with my LLV2000 in the first place, but all the things have changed because of your beautiful TJ07 project..especially the tube, that i switch into white feser tube...wanna do something like that top panel/serpentine also in LLV2000, hopefully i can post my project soon enough to show every thing that you inspired me :up:

Mick64
01-26-2009, 10:53 AM
:slobber: Absolute perfection! What more can I say...:clap::clap::clap:

SiGfever
01-26-2009, 12:12 PM
I personally have not seen a stock case modded and then offered to the public for their own build that has so much attention to detail. These cases are works of art in themselves and then take people such as BlueAqua and theseeker and the cases take on a life of their own.

Each build stands out to me as unique and it is impressive that the people doing these builds elevate the art to the next level. My hats off to all you guys. :clap: :clap:

And Rocky, I too am a lover of scotch so pretend this is a fine single malt. :up: :toast2:

theseeker
01-26-2009, 12:17 PM
I personally have not seen a stock case modded and then offered to the public for their own build that has so much attention to detail. These cases are works of art in themselves and then take people such as BlueAqua and theseeker and the cases take on a life of their own.

Each build stands out to me as unique and it is impressive that the people doing these builds elevate the art to the next level. My hats off to all you guys. :clap: :clap:

And Rocky, I too am a lover of scotch so pretend this is a fine single malt. :up: :toast2:

John,
Thanks for the kudos and the scotch!

N19h7m4r3
01-26-2009, 12:22 PM
I must say the thing I like the most about the changes is the white on the mobo south bridge cooler :D

So much better than the red.

illidan
01-26-2009, 12:31 PM
question for charles... is mM powder coated? what color? satin black or matte (flat) black?

ooh and BlueAqua... perfection! like every murderMod :)

hiiyah777
01-26-2009, 02:25 PM
I can answer as a m|M owner for sure that it is definitely powder-coated.

As for the finish, I would guess satin, it doesn't look all that flat to me. It seems to have just enough sheen without over-imposing on the rest of the components inside.

I love it. :up:

Maxw
01-26-2009, 03:19 PM
That TJ-07 is perfect!!
Well done, you must be proud!

dualbrain
01-26-2009, 05:59 PM
I am all about the hand/self designed case modding is all, personalization is the entire point of modding for me.

What does the average modder and you do - that seperates you from these builds? :)
Taking a Case, powdercoating it so you get what you want? That is what the murderModders get too.
Taking a sidepanel that has no window cut and make one into it ? murderModders get it out of the factory. Without backspray damage or any flaws.
And then - what else was done to your case itself that seperates it from the original so dramatically?

The rest is just interior design - same as the murderModders do.

Sorry, but I am confused that you seperate yourself from these highly skilled modders with a good taste for design.

I don't want to tell you how to think, but a little more reflection would be nice :)

SNiiPE_DoGG
01-26-2009, 06:08 PM
What does the average modder and you do - that seperates you from these builds? :)
Taking a Case, powdercoating it so you get what you want? That is what the murderModders get too.
Taking a sidepanel that has no window cut and make one into it ? murderModders get it out of the factory. Without backspray damage or any flaws.
And then - what else was done to your case itself that seperates it from the original so dramatically?

The rest is just interior design - same as the murderModders do.

Sorry, but I am confused that you seperate yourself from these highly skilled modders with a good taste for design.

I don't want to tell you how to think, but a little more reflection would be nice :)

you have a PM ;) read through my build log a bit more closely and you can see what I have done that you cant buy.

-Ian

P.S. please don't attack my system, I could come back here in three days with a re-cut undamaged sidepanel (only damaged in two 1/4" diameter areas currently) but it wouldn't change what you see in the pictures or what I can see in my fairly well lit dorm room.

as I said I build for my own personalization

dualbrain
01-26-2009, 06:49 PM
So was it neccessary to put the build down a little?
Is there any reason to critizise someone for what he does, likes or buys?
What is the reason to critizise high level designs: To show that you are better?

I think if it is neccessary to critizise builds like that, you should hang out in 1000's of threads worldwide to critizise.

We all share the same hobby and shouldn't pick out others to show that we are better.