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    Thumbs up .:Fl4t.Bl4ck.in.Blu3:. [hybrid:water/phase project] - !FINISHED!

    Hey guys!

    This is my first work log ever because: 1st) I'm a lazy bum and 2nd) I suck in photography 3rd) I keep on switching hardware. But this time I really need some words of encouragement (and advice) to finish this.

    With those concepts in mind bare with me.

    My plan is to have a good old trustworthy machine running Crossfire 16x. Some components I bought back in Mar/08 and refuse to take the fall in price to resell and buy new (like 4780's and blocks etc).

    Colors:
    As the name Flat Black in Blue. Everything inside as flat black as possible tubes/liquid will be uv blue and discrete blue leds in some spots.

    Core:
    Case: LianLi rebadged Rocketfish
    Motherboard: DFI Lanparty LT X48-TR2
    CPU: Intel Q9650
    Video: 2 x ATI Radeon 3870 (plan to voltmod)
    RAM: G.SKILL F2-9600CL5D-4GBPI 2 vs 2Gb 1300Mhz
    Optical: Samsung Writemaster DVDRW
    HDD's1_2 RAID0: 2 x WD Raptors 74gb 10000rpms sataI
    HDD's2_3 RAID1: 2 x WD 250 250gb sataII
    PSU: Silverstone OP1000w-E

    Cooling:
    CPU: OCZ Cryo-Z (yes I got one)
    GPU: 2 x EK-FC3870 Full Cover Nickel-Plated CF ready
    Chipset: Danger Den MPC Universal w/ custom backplate
    PWM Mosfets: HeatKiller SW-16 for DFI X48 w/ custom backplate
    Board Mosfets: Enzotech MOS-C1
    South Bridge: Enzotech SLF-1
    Ram: OCZ XTC DDR2 Cooler
    Radiator: Termochill PA120.3 with Mouting Mods Custom Grill
    Rad Fans: Yate Loons med speed
    Fan controllers: 2 x Sunbeam Rheobus
    Pump: Swiftech MCP 655
    Reservoir: Swiftech Micro RES
    Tubing: MasterKleer 7/16" clear or XSPC 7/16" UV Blue/Clear (help decide!)
    Fittings: 7 x Bistpower Compression 7/16" / 1 x Danger Den Fillport with BP Angle fitting / Draining 1 x BP Sealing Plug

    Case Mods and Add-Ons:
    All flat black inside case (with 3m Rubberized dampening flat black spray);
    Window mod;
    All flat black cables and wires (cable routing and black sleeving);
    PA120.3 on top including DD fill port angled;
    Blue CCFL lighting (switchable) all around (inside EK's GPU blocks using BP led taps);
    4 x Cold cathode lamps 10";
    Flat black OCZ XTC Cooler;
    Probably a powdered coated flat black Cryo-Z Case;
    Feser Pre-Mixed UV Blue;
    All flat black/oxide hex type head screws

    Will ad more when I get the ideas going.

    Now lets talk pictures:
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    EDIT TO INCLUDE FINISHED PROJECT PICS:

    Here's the result of my CCFL Lighting and the installation I made to play with different shades of UV/ Purple/White and Blue inside the case:
















    TO SEE MORE FINAL PICS CLICK HERE




    To view progress developments just read the entire thread
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    Reserved for Beginning:

    My helper!


    Some boxes:


    Deciding what to do:


    Need Paint?


    This is XS Forum we want more paint!


    Is this working?


    You sure?
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    You are in for one hell of a ride, lol. I did a phase/water project once. It's like a giant puzzle, but you'll have a blast.

    Looks like you bought some anti-gravity parts up in the top picture.

    This should be a great project, keep us updated and work hard on it.

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    now that's cool... literally and figuratively.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jor3lBR


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    Haha, this is gonna be great!

    I haven't seen one of those OCZ chillers before, looks big.

    Love the Borat pic, hi-fiiieeevee!

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    wow....
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    This is looking epic!
    RIG 1 (in progress):
    Core i7 920 @ 3GHz 1.17v (WIP) / EVGA X58 Classified 3X SLI / Crucial D9JNL 3x2GB @ 1430 7-7-7-20 1T 1.65v
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    2x X25-M 80GB (RAID0) + Caviar 500 GB / Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 Build 7100

    RIG 2:
    E4500 @ 3.0 / Asus P5Q / 4x1 GB DDR2-667
    CoolerMaster Extreme Power / BFG 9800 GT OC / LG 22"
    Antec Ninehundred / Onboard Sound / TRUE / Vista 32

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    really nice have been waiting for a project that is this Xtreme! sub
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    [QUOTE=Jor3lBR;3312302]Reserved for Beginning:

    My helper!


    Looks like my old miniature pinscher
    So cute! It's funny how they slurp the water with their tongue
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    Did OCZ actually release a retail phase change unit or did you get one of the few they made before cancelling production of the unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herc130 View Post
    Did OCZ actually release a retail phase change unit or did you get one of the few they made before cancelling production of the unit?
    They actually did! Was for sale in California, Central Computers...
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    Thank you all forbthe words of wisdom! As soon as I come back from San Diego Ill get to work and updates...
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    It's so nice to finally have a case that people on XS also deem worthy. That OCZ unit looks awesome, and I wish I could have picked one up.

    What's with all the paint? Rubber undercoating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jor3lBR View Post
    They actually did! Was for sale in California, Central Computers...
    Being a cali resident, where is this store, and could I still pick one up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jor3lBR View Post
    They actually did! Was for sale in California, Central Computers...

    Outstanding! Too bad they won't ship, "because of the compressor". Frozen CPU ships phase change units, wonder what the deal actually is. Not bad at all for $399, hope it performs well. Tried searching for other resellers and I think CCC is the only one.


    http://www.centralcomputers.com/comm...=1222411506140

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    Hello everybody I'm back from short vacation in San Diego - what a beautiful city!

    I'm refreshed to get to work with the project this week when time permits. But first let me answer some questions:


    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewZorn View Post
    It's so nice to finally have a case that people on XS also deem worthy. That OCZ unit looks awesome, and I wish I could have picked one up.

    What's with all the paint? Rubber undercoating?
    The rubberized undercoat from 3M will be the base of the chassis to give the entire case as much as sound dampening as possible without using those ugly sponges. It will also provide a better insulation for the phase change.

    All the paint will be used in different areas and is a result of testing in my weather conditions (too much ecstatic/dryness). But basically what will be done is prep surface with primer (most of them didn't work here in Arizona duo to the dryness), then top it off with a Flat Black paint and for the case the rubberized 3M spray. Finally a good hand of enamel or clear coat.

    Parts to be painted:
    - 1 dvd rom left side; flat black
    - 1 wd raptor; flat back
    - case chassi; flat black 3m rubberized
    - drive locks; metallic blue
    - hd case; flat black

    Quote Originally Posted by Chruschef View Post
    Being a cali resident, where is this store, and could I still pick one up?
    http://www.centralcomputers.com

    Give them a call and ask.

    Quote Originally Posted by Herc130 View Post
    Outstanding! Too bad they won't ship, "because of the compressor". Frozen CPU ships phase change units, wonder what the deal actually is. Not bad at all for $399, hope it performs well. Tried searching for other resellers and I think CCC is the only one.


    http://www.centralcomputers.com/comm...=1222411506140
    They do ship you just have to find out how I did it in the Cryo-Z Close Up thread started by Buckeye!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chruschef View Post
    Being a cali resident, where is this store, and could I still pick one up?
    Sunnyvale
    1255 W. El Camino Real
    Sunnyvale, CA 94087
    Tel: 650-988-8886
    Fax: 650-988-0880

    Santa Clara
    3777 Stevens Creek Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
    Tel: 408-248-5888
    Fax: 408-241-0390

    http://www.centralcomputers.com/comm...=1222725762937

    Jor can you read me that compressor model number? Im currious to know what compressor they finally agreed on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NaeKuh View Post
    Jor can you read me that compressor model number? Im currious to know what compressor they finally agreed on.

    Is this what you need Naekuh?


    (disregard the gas type they actually are using Refrigerant: R-507)
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    Post Update 01/3 on 10/01/2008

    Update 01/3 on 10/01/2008

    Finally got some initial work done.

    Some pictures of the blocks used for the DFI Lanparty X48 and they are all fully compatible:

    Will be using 2 Ek's for the Radeon's:










    DD MCP Universal fits like a glove for that big X48 chipset :










    Very hard to find DFI X48 Mosfet blocks (to get these I had to organize a group buy here is XS Forum):










    Heatkiller SW-16 by Watercool.de:










    More:
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