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Old 08-08-18, 07:50 PM
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Wait, a small update? Woot!

Well, I have had a busy few weeks! I flew to Canada and met with a few nice YouTubers, visited the Linus Tech Tips HQ after doing an event there. Then I landed back in the UK (ready for a nice relaxed week of modding) and the missus had booked a trip to Turkey for a week!!! I had less than 24 hours in the UK -.- .

Below is the last picture of the Linus event.... I am the fat balled bearded one on the left in the black top, can you name anyone else on the pic?




Soooooooo, I ordered a load more paints! Lots of white and orange, because....reasons



Finished the GPU blocks!!! I think i am going to put my logo into the middle of the 4 screws. I have inverted the case, so these will be on the top rather than the bottom of the cards like usual.



I did the backplates too, but I don't like the blue on them, I need to redo them a little.



I also bought all the sleeving I will need!



Just a little bit of a mock-up of what the cables may look like



Oh, and I ordered this. it looks like iron filings I know, but if you look at it in the bag, you can see rainbows




This needs to be finished in the next 2 weeks, so full steam ahead now! I think I have everything I need so I will be updating this build log more and more as it progresses. Bye for now though! xxx

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Old 09-08-18, 10:50 AM
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Sounds like you had a great trip man I met a few of my heroes Sunday just gone, so I know how awesome it is

Looking forward to seeing more progress on this.
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Old 09-08-18, 11:01 AM
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Well this one is certainly interesting in all its RGBness!
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Old 13-08-18, 11:32 PM
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Sounds like you had a great trip man I met a few of my heroes Sunday just gone, so I know how awesome it is

Looking forward to seeing more progress on this.
Yeah, I only get to go to the US/Canada a few times a year so it is always nice to go!

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Well this one is certainly interesting in all its RGBness!
haha, that is one word for it... Interesting! I can't wait to finish it haha.

Time for another little update!

Soooooo, I didn't really want to do too much to the motherboard, because, well, quite honestly, I wanted to use it in another build in the future which I think will be a match. Then, I thought it was too dark and all plans went out of the window and I thought, let's get it white!


So, first things first, let's strip off the motherboard, what a dirty naked girl!



Gotta cover that RGB goodness!



After a bit of time, I give it a thin coat of paint. Tbh, I just used primer here. I don't like to do too much on north/south bridges. That will do it for now



As you can see above, I chose the clear XPX block in the end. So, I can use the XPX RGB ring to make it spew rainbows. This isn't an addressable RGB strip, but I think we should make it into one



So, I pulled out the standard RGB strip and rummaged into my box of LED strips and found this!



It doesn't have any connectors on, so I need to make one quickly to test it out



I stole a female connector from one of my older strips and popped a bit of solder on.



then, the other end to the strip. Nice and easy! I didn't want to do it too long and they won't be multicoloured cables at the end, but this is just a little test.



ooooou, look at that! It works! Rainbow!!! (also, bask in the glory of my custom Open Benchtable!! They laser etched my name and logo into it! wooohooo)



I thought I would pop it on the block and see what it looked like. I didn't have any control of the colours/effect as I only popped into bios quickly as obviously, it isn't cooled at the moment. Luckily it will be fine for a few seconds with the copper plate



Here is a little video of it




Another job ticked off, Let's get some logos back on the blocks. Although these won't really be seen, I thought I would add them.

I decided to spray the logos on, rather than using vinyl.



Did I mention I added glitter...... GLITTER!!!! Ok, it is hard to see but when it is in the light, you can really see it sparkle.



I added MOAR glitter. MOAR!!!!



Glittery Glittery ooooooooou.



So, I started to put some things in the case. The motherboard looks so bare, it needs the rainbow treatment.

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Looks great Every time I see this it makes me smile. Love the sparkle too man.
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RGB is so good on whites.. Good Job.
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I'm actually in awe of this so far, is it wrong that I want to touch her inappropriately.
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I'm actually in awe of this so far, is it wrong that I want to touch her inappropriately.

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Old 17-08-18, 09:45 PM
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Looks great Every time I see this it makes me smile. Love the sparkle too man.
haha, awesome, I am surprised that I haven't had as many salty tears tbh. I was expecting a lot of hate for doing this project, I am slightly disappointed that it's going well!

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Thanks! This update will change the whites a lot : D

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Well, it's that time again - another update!

So after the last test build, there seemed to be WAAAAAY too much white and I wasn't a huge fan of the ram colour either. black and silver heatsinks with a white light - it just didn't fit.

So, time to spray again! sigh.....

Here is a quick reminder of what the RAM looks like. in the ideal world, I would make brand new heatsinks with "Unicorn" written on them and a similar style unicorn but, 1. I don't have the time to do it. 2. I don't have the tools to do it and 3. I don't have the skill to do it So, a different idea.



First job is to heat up the heatsinks and get them off the modules - nice and easy!



Then it's time for the primer party.



A coat of white makes everything right.



Time for the M.A.S.K (anyone remember those toys? I used to love them!)



Time to get some colour on them, get some clear coat on them and bang them into the mobo!

Oh Baby.....Wait... the rest of the board is... it's a rainbow!


I only used light coats on the heatsinks and I didn't bother clear coating them, I don't like messing with them too much (he says when they're multicoloured -.- ) but at least it was in mind.



I did clear coat the ram and the plastic part of the board though




I was going to try and get everything to match up, then I realised most of it would be pink and purple on the right hand side and the ram would all be yellow and orange and it would just look a little strange. I REALLY like how this has actually come out. In fact, I am slightly disappointed that it does look really good I was hoping to extract many salty tears with this build and it just isn't happening.



When inverting a case, you often forget the little things, like which way the cables are facing on the front panel. I couldn't have them coming out this side. I actually thought this was going to be a bigger job than it was. I started getting my soldering iron out and was thinking of making a new plate and things...



then when I opened it, I realised I could just cut a couple of holes on the other side of it and force the cables out that way instead. it isn't neat, but by gawd it works!



Now when I put everything together, the cables will come out the correct side and won't be horrible - Winner!



Now, the last thing I have done is played with some mesh. I know, I know, there is a mesh version of this case now, like there is a white one, but... well, I had this before they were released!!! I wish I did have those versions though, this was a pain in the proverbial.

I had already removed the plastic part of the case.



I then cut and bent the basic shape that the plastic was in. What I didn't realise it had so many silly bends and cuts in, to make it perfect would have taken far too long. I do have a bending break, but it is buried in the shed at the moment and I don't think it would have helped too much either way.



So, the front has to be flat, then it has to go in at the edges diagnally, then it has to flatten out again so it can attach to the panel. The top has to have an inwards angle, whilst still facing upwards -.- so much hate for this mesh part.



I managed to get it satisfactory though - this took me about 3 hours for the front panel, some of the struggle was cutting the mesh properly, some bending it by hand and some making sure I didn't scratch the panels. I also did the top panel of the case, which I *don't think* the mesh version of the case comes with.



It isn't completely perfect, you can see on this picture that there is a little bit of metal missing right under the diagnal, that is just down to the shape I had to cut the mesh at and I snipped one extra hexagon by mistake =( I'm not going to lose sleep over it though it's a damn good effort in my eyes



That's where I am going to leave it for now! I have a busy weekend ahead of me though still! Cables need to be made, some plastic/alu needs to be bent and I need to knock up a quick loop for this bad boy and no doubt I will think of things to do along the way!

I had a call today about going to GamesCom, leaving tomorrow evening, alas, I had to turn it down to finish UniKaorn Farts and to go to Insomnia. That is dedication right there!!!!!
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Old 17-08-18, 09:49 PM
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I'm loving this build.
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