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Old 25-09-19, 11:38 AM
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The final assembly continues. For the hidden areas of the loops, I often like to use soft tubing, because it makes maintenance and cable management way easier (since the hidden tubes are always in the cable management areas)



Next, I made a simple yet effective mod to the two VPP755's: I took the metal cover off and drill a hole on the side, then sticked the cables through it and now I don't have anything coming out of the bottom of the pumps, a much cleaner result









For the little panels that I had made for top and bottom, I also shaped the front end so that I didn't have a straight line (since it appears straight lines are enemies in this project ), but I didn't like how I could see what was behind, so I made two little red pieces and put them there to close the hole. I really like the contrast there



I gave the GPU a stone look as well. I didn't paint anything red because this GPU has load of RGB lights that will be set to red



And to continue with the crystal treatment, a mod that's been pretty controversial on social media in the last days. Everyone seemed to care a bit too much about VRM thermals in a show build, or let alone in a H370 motherboard that can't even use overclock. Painting VRM is something I've been doing for years and never once it gave me an issue.
As for the red crystals, I glued them in and painted, just like I did for the external piece. Everyone seemed to compare it to jam, ketchup, candy and stuff like that, but I think it will look as it should once in the finished build.




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Old 25-09-19, 11:38 AM
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You sir are approaching mad genius levels here. Like Ali Abbass levels of mad genius! Who the heck GROWS crystals for a build, that is so bloody awesome!!
Woah, that was a huge compliment in my book! Hahaha thank you so much man
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Old 07-10-19, 01:15 PM
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The final assembly goes on, hardware with cables extensions are in.



[img]https://i.imgur.com/LfsXZfpl.jpg[/img

Now to the tubes. Tubes and fittings will be the big contrast I wanted against the natural and rough look the build has, thanks to the shine from the acrylic tubes and chrome from the fittings.







PSU and all the cables are in as well. What I've been doing in my project for quite some time now, is not handling cable management on the main sides of the case, to allow for more beautiful look all around the build. In this case, I was able to put the PSU hidden in the top section, that is being used, together with the bottom section, as space for cable management. While the hidden front section is being use to route the needed cable to the bottom. This makes cable management way easier and comfortable as opposed to the traditional way, where you have a couple cm of space at max. It may not be pleasing to the eye, but once the build is complete, not a single cable will be visible at all, except for the beautiful extensions, and as for practicity, it has no rivals.





The coolant is in with zero leaks!





OS installed and now struggling with RGB softwares. Geez I hate them!



Topped everything off with a nice little badge with tribute to the 10th anniversary and my signature.



And just before doing the final shooting, it wanted to receive some compliments with his brother Oracle at Milan Games Week 2019



CMWS19 family shot before the shooting, with Sky Three

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Old 09-10-19, 09:38 AM
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Unveiling Realgar Project.



Realgar is a project inspired and designed following the rules of nature. Initially, the goal was to create a big stone monolith with a red geode inside, and I achieved that. In the end, it came out as what I like to call "controlled chaos": the resin texture, the handmade patterns on the panels, the crystals, were all designs that I didn't or couldn't plan exactly, that's why this build is connected to nature, unpredictable.

Aside from that, Realgar features modifications for the SL600M that could be implemented in future versions, such as the lit trim on the front panel or the unique cable management sections.

To break the naturalistic mood comes the watercooling loop, to which I gave a really modern and shiny look to achieve that contrast between nature and industry.

The two main sides of Realgar feature two very different approaches, one being very minimalistic, and one more crowded, to please most eyes in different ways.

The floating hardware panel inside is what makes this mod really pop, as I think it really looks like it's suspended in the air and it creates a really pleasant sight when looking at the internals.


Specs:

Case: Cooler Master SL600M
Motherboard: MSI H370 Gaming Plus
CPU: i5-9400F
RAM: XPG D60G 16gb 3000MHz
SSD: XPG Gammix S11 Pro 512gb m.2
PSU: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750W
GPU: MSI GTX 1660 Ti GamingX
Watercooling: Alphacool Custom Loop
PCI-e Riser: EZDIY-Fab
Sleeved extensions: CableMod Pro Cables



















































































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Old 09-10-19, 01:19 PM
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This thing is so beautiful that I can almost forgive the air cooled GPU. Almost. Amazing work man, this is a true gem, pun intended!
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That's one effin epic build well done man!
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