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Old 17-02-09, 09:02 PM
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Ok here we go again...yeye...here's Jim with another unfinished project. Not this time lads. I've got some focus on this one and the wheels are already fully in motion

Case: Silverstone TJ07 TTL'ified with House Of Kolor Candy Apple Red over Gold (or maybe silver). Mirror black drive bays and internals.

Motherboard: Foxconn Blood Rage X58

Graphics: XFX Radeon 4870x2 (crossfire possibly)

Power: Enermax Revolution 950w

Cooling: Dual Waterloop. Red Hose. Red plexi waterblock covers. Possibly a quad TFC rad. Possibly Swiftech 360w Tec CPU block (if i can keep it above ambient so i wotn need to insulate)

Sound: Asus Xonar Essence STX (man this card sounds LUSH).

17/02: First lot of components arrive today



17/03: Wow a month later and the second lot of goodies arrived - this time from Performance-PCs.Com:



Red tubing ftw..



Some nice barbs...



And a lovely set of feet



01/04: Just a small update today. I received a package compliments of Apem Components....







What you're looking at is a Piezo switch with Red LED Halo surround (camera photographed white bit as blue). This switch retails for a whopping £60 (if you can actually get hold of it!) and has no moving parts at all. It's effectively touch sensitive.

Big thanks to APEM for the sponsorship

12/04: OK just a small update while I wait in the watercooling parts and several other small bits.







After about 1hr of carefully making the hole bigger I finally managed to fit the switch in. It would have been a perfect fit if it hasn't been for the threads on the switch making it just that tiny bit larger.

The switch does admittedly stick out a little bit further than I would have liked, but I still think it looks bloody awesome personally.



Also test fitted the Blood Rage board and Corsair GT ram in there. The red on the board was almost a perfect match IMO

19/04 - Another small update. FINALLY got the correct size screws for fixing the feet to the case (without having to re-drill) today. Tom will back me up on just how hard it is to find screws that actually fit this case.

I didn't want to fit the feet directly to the case as they would undoubtedly leave rings in the paint if I ever decided to remove them. So enter the foam insulation tape





And then it was just a case of screwing them into place and taking some photo's of the sexy beast









12/06: Yeiks, ages since my last update! I finally decided on some fans though. Enermax Twister Magma's....


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Old 17-02-09, 09:21 PM
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I have a feeling that this is going to be epic. That's some excellent hardware you have just had delivered. I'm planning on switching out my Xonar D2 for the Essence soon so your opinion on it would be great.

Plenty more pics and I'll be a happy bunny
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Old 17-02-09, 09:24 PM
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I have a feeling that this is going to be epic. That#s some excellent hardware you have just had delivered. I'm planning on switching out my Xonar D2 for the Essence soon so your opinion on it would be great.

Plenty more pics and I'll be a happy bunny
I'm so happy with the Essence that I would say its the best hardware purchase I made in a LONG LONG LONG time. The difference from it to my X-Fi is phenomenal. You just need a REALLY good pair of stereo headphones tho.
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Old 17-02-09, 09:26 PM
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Where did ya get the X2 mate??

Sent my 295 back again (well it goes tomorrow actually), and I'm pretty set on swapping it for a PowerColor one as it's cheap.. Thing is I can get the XFX one from OCUK for about £330 and am tempted. Hate them but like XFX. What comes in the box??

Also what happened to your ATCS?
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Old 17-02-09, 09:27 PM
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I'm so happy with the Essence that I would say its the best hardware purchase I made in a LONG LONG LONG time. The difference from it to my X-Fi is phenomenal. You just need a REALLY good pair of stereo headphones tho.
I have Goldring DR150s which are pretty decent

Now I require pics of all the individual components to drool over
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Old 17-02-09, 09:28 PM
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Where did ya get the X2 mate??

Sent my 295 back again (well it goes tomorrow actually), and I'm pretty set on swapping it for a PowerColor one as it's cheap.. Thing is I can get the XFX one from OCUK for about £330 and am tempted. Hate them but like XFX. What comes in the box??

Also what happened to your ATCS?
*hangs head in shame* I actually got it from OCUK as they was the only place that did the other bits I wanted all on the same order.

Nothing really comes in the box. Just the usual sh1te. Nobody seems to customise the 4870x2's - so its just a factory one with a sticker on it.

ATCS is still with me. Not sure what I'm gonna use it for tho.
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Old 17-02-09, 09:29 PM
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*hangs head in shame* I actually got it from OCUK as they was the only place that did the other bits I wanted all on the same order.

Nothing really comes in the box. Just the usual sh1te. Nobody seems to customise the 4870x2's - so its just a factory one with a sticker on it.

ATCS is still with me. Not sure what I'm gonna use it for tho.
Sell it to me obviously

The red/black theme you have going is going to look great!
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