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Thread: Project Marshlands: A Military Themed Build..

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    Project Marshlands: A Military Themed Build..








    Hello guys.

    This is my first ever project, most from old and second hand stuff so it's not being build for performance.. It is however themed to be a military build so it'll be build around the following..

    ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
    Amd FX 4100
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Memory
    nVidia GTX470's
    Dont know about the PSU yet, but hoping to get my hands on something powerful enough for both gpu's
    Corsair Vengeance C70 (Military Green)

    Everything will be watercooled apart from the Sabertooth to keep the color scheme..

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    Pics of the hardware



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    First up is the cabling.

    I got some 2.06mm 16awg Eco wire with a rating of 26/0.25..




    Also, millions of molex crimps..




    Some carefully picked out MDPC sleeving has got my name on it ..





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    I've done a few, but decided that it's just not gonna fit the build the way I wanted, so I'll start over using the new sleeving ..










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    Postman came with a handful of items..

    Guess what this is




    Something sharp..




    Mmmm, another mystery item!!




    Maybe the hobby knife can reveal....





    Memory also came.. :crazy:




    Looks good, but not good enough..




    Seems my wife was right, nothing would ever get done without her...




    Some naked pics.




    Ooooooo..




    Some dirty pics...

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    Got the memory sinks all cleaned up and ready. The adhesive was so hard to get off I had to soak them in hot water and rub it off with a cloth. Took me about an hours worth of rubbing!!

    One last shot of the before..




    To go with the military theme I ordered a couple of cans of "desert sand" from Army Issue, which turned out to be the easiest spray paint I have ever used. No runs or smudges :lovely:




    Busy on my self fabricated spray surface!




    And the end result :drool:





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    Having a quick look at the case...
















    Buttons are a bit ........ :-/

    But they'll grow on me!!






    Oo la la, once again, Corsair :nod:




    Good amount of space for cable routing and management!!



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    Tried my hand at SATA cable sleeving, used a lighter to shrink the heatshrink







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    Postman showed up with some packages ..

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    Thanks Akasa for making awesome fans ...




    Also, something special from far far away..




    And a few of these funny fittings!!




    Got some sleeving done last night





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    Got the 24pin and the fans sleeved tonight using my brand new crimper ..!!

    Thought to myself, "Damn this crimper makes me look like a crimping genius!!!"




    Some beautiful Commando Green sleeving




    Fans done




    A very military style 24pin!






    12mm copper tubing seems to be the rarest thing in the UK..

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    Another packages in the post..




    What could it possibly be????




    A couple of second hand GTX470's maybe??










    Some "camo" wrap ...






    .. and a tasty beveridge




    Back to business...

    Radiator mounts




    Vinyl wrapped radiator mounts..




    Back on the radiator..




    With the fans..

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    Another update after a long weekend of way too much work..

    Here we see two electronically camouflaged owls..




    Connected up to see the "bigger" picture ....




    ......and trying to fool myself into thinking a ?60 camera can take cool pics...




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    A mysterious package arrived in the post today...


    What could it possibly be?




    I'm gonna have to take a peek inside!!!!




    It appears to be some lovely super cool stuff from Akasa..






    All packed out..




    But what does these boxes really say??








    Inside the very informative boxes..







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    I would like to thank Ivan and Alex at Akasa, for being an absolute pleasure to chat with and for sending me this amazing sponsors package!!

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    No comments yet??

    This is an amazing build, I really like what I'm seeing! Radiators wrapped in military vinyl as well as the waterblocks look awesome!

    Keep up the great work!

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    Nicely done, great details. The theme is actually working quite well.
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    Looking good!

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    VERY intesteing choice of colors....

    the only project that makes the APACHE fans don't look awful...

    lol
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    looking very cool !

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    Thanks for the comments and kind words guys

    Still waiting on stuff to arrive from the US.. :weep:

    Got all the cables done in the mean time..

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    I think I need some opinions now....

    I'm waiting for some stuff from the US to finish the memory modules.. It's taking way too long so now I'm trying to decide on stuff I can get over here..

    So these options involve "hydrodipping" but I'll leave it to you guys to decide which one looks "best"


    Some photoshop skills on show...

    Original (as they are now)




    Digital Desert




    Reaper




    A-TACS




    I've gotta say, I do like the ATACS..

    Any thoughts from you guys?
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    Atacs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Brand View Post
    Atacs.
    Feeling the same way... It's just an amazing look!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Brand View Post
    Atacs.
    Anything but the skulls. I think Atacs go really well with the color scheme

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    atacs for me too
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    Love dat sleeving!

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    A-tacs

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