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Re: [Scratch build] "BETA"
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Hello guys!!!

Bad news time :mad:

I had to fix some things in my house and so I couldn't make a lot of progress to the build.

I wanted to finish it this week, because since tomorrow, I'll have to attend compulsory army for 4 months...
I'll surely have a weekend or two off, but I won't advance much in the build.

So I'm really sorry to announce you that the build is suspended until the end of the army (perhaps 1 or 2 small updates will come since then)

Sorry for the trouble guys, I really wanted to finish it this week :sad-smile

Posted on: 2014/10/26 21:40
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Re: Deepcool SteamCastle Build
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Nice build there!

Posted on: 2014/10/17 16:15
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Re: [Scratch build] "BETA"
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Admin, how can I put some pictures on the same line? Like when I have 3 or 4 of them for the same description?

Posted on: 2014/10/15 18:30
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Re: [Scratch build] "BETA"
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FIRST UPDATE

Details to the build and components added

Also pictures of the already owned components added

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My ghetto lightbox Sorry for the crappy quality of the pictures!

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Apple had a good taste back then... DELTA FAAAANS!!!

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A perfectly fine Samsung 1TB HDD, discovered in the electronic waste

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The motherboard

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With a working CPU on it, all of this found in the waste center      

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Took the heatsinsk off the motherboard, and also took the ugly Gigabyte decoration off it

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Also found a XFX 6790, working like it was new. I don't really know it's performance, I am actually more on the "Green Side". But a french proverb say: "Only a donkey won't change his mind even one time" (bad traduction...)

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Another thing I've discovered, a nice looking soundcart, perfectly working

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GPU cooler

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Found 8GB of 1600MHz Corsair XMS DDR3 RAM! Cool

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Some heatsinks from the old PowerMac G5 I'll be using

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One of the first AIO water-cooling loop sold within the PC, back on 2005!!! Apple had impressive stuff... The 2 Dual-Core PowerPC 2.5GHz processors are on it. The PowerMac G5 Was so powerful back then that it was forbidden to sell it on USA's enemies (Irak, Korea, etc)

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Alphacool MCX RAM coolers and other pieces, to make my own radiator

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The Standart CPU cooler of the non-watercooled PowerMac G5 (using it for the homemade radiator)

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Blower-style Delta fan, also from the old PowerMac G5 (PWM FANS!)

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The EKWB Supreme LTX I received from a friend

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Plasti-Dip paint... What can I do with that? I wonder... Rolling Eyes

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A 600W Semi-modular PSU, also discovered


Posted on: 2014/10/15 18:08

Edited by QAKE on 2014/10/15 18:26:42
Edited by QAKE on 2014/10/15 18:28:49
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[Scratch build] "BETA"
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BUILD EXPLANATION

Modding PCs is a hobby that sucks a lot of money. Being a student, I don't really have a lot of money to spend.
So for this mod, don't expect a lot of overkill components.
One of my friends is working in a waste disposable (Swiss people sort their waste). Electronic waste is growing, also because of the growing number of people that owns electronic stuff.
Anyway, back on the topic! Everyday evening during 2 weeks, I was visiting this electronic waste center, hoping to find some stuff I can further use. My patience was worth the time spender in the waste center! I was able to find more than 150 working electronic pieces, including 4 Eheim 1048 water pumps, a lot of 120 rads, some weird waterblocks (HDD, CPU, RAM, GPU, MB, etc), more than 2 kilo of fittings and 2-3 reservoirs. But most importantly, I found pretty good electronic components that was in perfect shape.

All of this to say one thing: the majority of this build was found in a waste center, so no costs for it!

CURRENT COST OF THE BUILD:

CHF 68.95
USD 72.02
UK 44.81
EUR 57.04


Discovered Means I've discovered it at the Waster center
Owned Means I received it or owned it for a long time
Bought Means I bought it (thanks Captain Obvious...)

PS: Sorry for my english, I speak french and german... :doh:
New pictures will be put in the Spoiler links and a description will be written with all updates

Here is a list of the materials and some other stuff we used to complete this Mod

BETA Infrastructure:

GA-P55M-UD4 Discovered
Intel I5 750 Discovered
4x2GB Corsair XMS DDR3 1600MHzDiscovered
XFX Radeon HD 6790Discovered
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Discovered
Samsung 1000GB Discovered
NitroX 600W Semi-modular PSU Discovered

Cooling and miscellaneous:


EKWB Supreme LTX Acetal-Copper Owned
Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X³ Core LC Bought
Alphacool MCX RAM cooler Bought
Alphacool MCX distribution unit Bought
Old Apple Powermac G5 Watercooling unit (rad+pump will be used) Owned
Old Apple CPU, mainboard and VRM cooler Owned
Old Apple PowerMac G5 Fans (DELTA FANS!!!) Owned
Tygoon 2475 Tubing (received it from my old lab) Owned
Plasti-Dip white Bought
Miscellaneous paints Bought
Mayhems Pastel White + Mayhems dyes Bought


Other devices:


Wood board Owned (for the case)

All custom sleeved cables come from Ensourced.net


LIST OF UPDATES

FIRST UPDATE 12 October 2014: Added Pictures of the components
SECOND UPDATE 14 October 2014: GPU air cooler unmount and GPU waterblock cleaning


PRESENTATION VIDEO

FINAL PICTURES


Posted on: 2014/10/15 18:03
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Re: Aw: Funny Pics / Vids / You name it Thread
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watercooling pc


Posted on: 2014/9/2 10:42
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Re: Corsair Air 540 meets EK
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Quote:

rewarder wrote:
Ah true ... something else I forgot ... I need to put some additive to the water. I'm not really sure, whether I want yellow or orange water and I'm also not sure, if it should be pastel color or not ... Also I don't know if I should be putting in more lighting. Atm I have the feeling, that the lights inside are not bright enough.

Maybe you guys have some thoughts on this


Yellow is the way! Orange wouldn't stick with the build color. Perhaps trying to make your own color with some Mayhems dye will be perfect! (yellow, a bit red and a bit blue, and 1 drop of yellow-green laser)

Oh, and your build looks shiny, so you could also add some Aurora in it, but not too much

Anyway, really clean build!

Posted on: 2014/8/31 9:03
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Re: HW photography thread
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Haha some nasty stuff here!

Here is our equipment, nothing so fancy, but lightning is important in photography

Sony DSC-TX30

dsc


Posted on: 2014/8/20 19:38
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Re: [Build Log] "GAMMA" NZXT H440 - Asus Maximus VI Formula - I7 4770K - 2x Asus GTX780 Poseidon
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Quote:

LucaRocchi wrote:
Check here


Thanks!

Posted on: 2014/8/12 8:21
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Re: [Build Log] "GAMMA" NZXT H440 - Asus Maximus VI Formula - I7 4770K - 2x Asus GTX780 Poseidon
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No problem at all!!! I have so many ready-to-start mods... If only I had more money, I would make plenty of originals mods!

This forum is great, and it seems that people here is really nice!

Stay tuned for my next mod, based on an InWin 904 case I'll begin it when my actual PC is sold

Posted on: 2014/8/11 20:25
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