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Old 20-01-17, 03:29 PM
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Project: Gold Rush (24ct Gold)



Hello, Welcome to the logs for GOLD RUSH.


What is Gold Rush ?


Gold rush is an exotic project with 24ct gold plated fittings, Backplate, and whatever else i can get my filthy paws on
The case it's self will be, cut up, and resprayed in a white/gold flip paint.
Featuring a parallel loop and a gold mine on the shroud, this project will be a show stopper.

Special Thank You

I'd like to take this moment to thank some of the greatest people who made this whole project possible.

Alphacool - https://www.alphacool.com/
CableMod - https://cablemod.com/
Cooler Master - http://eu.coolermaster.com/uk/
ASUS ROG - https://rog.asus.com/

Without these guys, this project wouldn't have made it past the design stage.

SPECS! We all love a good read at this part

From Coolermaster
Cooler Maser MasterCase Maker 5
Cooler Master V1000 PSU
Cooler Master Masterfan airflow 140mm

From Alphacool
Alphacool Eisblock XPX CPU - Intel/AMD - silver matte
Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 280mm radiator
Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 280mm radiator
Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 M02
Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm Acetal reservoir
Alphacool VPP655 PWM - G1/4 inner thread including Eisdecke D5 - Acetal V.3
Alphacool Eisrohr 16/13mm PETG HardTube
Alphacool Eiszapfen 16mm HardTube compression fitting G1/4
Alphacool Eiszapfen angled adaptor 45° rotatable G1/4 outer thread to G1/4 inner thread
Alphacool GPX SLI Connector - Single - Plexi
Alphacool double nipple G1/4 outer thread to G1/4
Alphacool angled adaptor 45° - G1/4 revolvable - 2x inner thread

From ASUS ROG
ASUS Maximus IX CODE Z270 Motherboard
ASUS Strix GTX 1070 Graphics card

From Cablemod
Gold /White Modflex full PSU kit.
RGB-W Hybrid LED kit + 3 extensions

From Team Group
T-Force XTREEM DDR4 RAM

Other parts
Intel Core i7 7700K


Design

i've never been very good at 3D modeling software, so i do my best in words to describe the mess in the image lol.


Now a few things to point out.
The loop under the GPU will no longer be zig zagged, it will be a straight 45 degree angle from GPU to Shroud.
Around the base of the reservoir and where the fittings meet the shroud, there will be pyrite fools gold set around them, like gold is forming around a hot chamber.
The name ''gold Rush'' will be cut from the shroud, and filled with pyrite (Fools gold) for a more authentic look.

Sponsor logo's on the front will be made from real 24ct gold leaf.
The gold triangles you see on the case will be cut outs, and meshed for looks and ventilation.
The mesh will be gold too.

Time Frame
I'm guessing at 4 weeks, as this is the biggest project i've undertaken yet and by all means the toughest work yet.

Media
Over the next 4 weeks i'll be doing a VLOG of the build progress, out on the road, at home, wherever i need to go, be sure it'll be on video.
i expect 4 episodes 1 for each week.

Don't fret, as pictures will be uploaded as i go for the project logs and social media.

Teaser



All parts are on route to me as i type this, so expect work to begin in just a few days.

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Old 21-01-17, 04:55 PM
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Sounds very cool! You don't see gold stuff often, especially real gold. I've only seen that done once, and it looked amazing. Looking forward to this one!
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Old 21-01-17, 05:27 PM
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Sounds very cool! You don't see gold stuff often, especially real gold. I've only seen that done once, and it looked amazing. Looking forward to this one!

Yep, gold is rare, one of the few reasons i decided to go with it.
Gad you're going to be checking in, hope you like how it goes
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Old 22-01-17, 02:34 PM
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Some things arrived yesterday.

1. Gold plating solution (24ct) Strange it came with silver, maybe next builds ? lol


2. Silver Filligree corners. These will be on the SSD's / CPU Block and PSU. (Will be gold plated)


3. Edge trim. This white trim will be for the grommets where cables go, it'll replace the black rubber.
Will also be used on the shroud.


Wish i had more in, will hopefully change tomorrow, and i get start shooting the first video and show you guys some new parts
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I think you are supposed to do it in silver first, then gold. That's usually how it works. They use silver or nickle and then coat it with gold.
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Old 22-01-17, 05:33 PM
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I think you are supposed to do it in silver first, then gold. That's usually how it works. They use silver or nickle and then coat it with gold.
Normally, yes.
However fittings are chrome plated on nickle.
So we're going to strip the chrome and gold plate immediately after to give us the right gold finish we need.
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Hmm.. I tried to edit one of my comments to update the pictures.
However it's been deleted :/ Anyone know what's going on with having to have things verified just to comment updates on my logs ?
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Hmm.. I tried to edit one of my comments to update the pictures.
However it's been deleted :/ Anyone know what's going on with having to have things verified just to comment updates on my logs ?
If you edit a post it may get sent back to the mod queue to be re-approved. Low post count along with external links can get things flagged by the automatic tools sometimes. We're usually pretty quick to approve them, but if you feel it's taking a long time feel free to PM a mod.

Edit: Also looking forward to see this progress and love the Lego included
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Old 24-01-17, 05:15 PM
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If you edit a post it may get sent back to the mod queue to be re-approved. Low post count along with external links can get things flagged by the automatic tools sometimes. We're usually pretty quick to approve them, but if you feel it's taking a long time feel free to PM a mod.

Edit: Also looking forward to see this progress and love the Lego included
Thanks for replying.
Yeah it was throwing me off, especially with pictures.
That's cool i guess, was more worried i had somehow deleted an update lol
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Things have begun to arrive.
With the help of, Fred, let's get cracking

From the mighty Cooler Master - The V1000 PSU
















Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 140 - Air Flow fans










Should have more arriving this afternoon.
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