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Old 17-05-13, 12:41 PM
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Snef's Icy Blue Angel

Hi everyone
Another project (impossible to live without project)
but like i said, im not a modder but more a builder
but this time i will put more paint on the rig
this project will ber my wife's gaming rig


Steps 1: Ordering parts
Computer parts
CPU: Intel i5-3570k: received
Mobo: Asus Z77 Sabertooth: received
Ram: 16BG (4 x 4) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile White GT CML16GX3M2A1600C9W: received
GPU: 1 x AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 1000MHZ FX-797A-TNBC: received
Case: CaseLabs SM8 White received
Power Supply: TX750M: received
SSD: 1 x OCZ Octane 128Gb: received
HD: 1 x Seagate 1.5TB: received
Mods Parts
Sleeving: darkside White and Blue Sleeving: received
Led: 3 x XSPC 3mm dual led Blue: received
Case lightning: 3 x DazMode - 12" LED Light - UV: received
GPU backplate: 1 x EK (non CSQ) Backplate Radeon 7970 White received
PSU cable, Corsair PSU Gen 2 white cable received
a lot of fan splitter and molex spliter: received

Cooling
Case and Radiator fans: 13 x Bitfenix Spectre led Blue: received
Fan Controller: G-VANS - GV-CT-7 (FC Touch): received
Radiator: 2 x XSPC EX360: received
CPU: XSPC Raystorm: received
GPU: 1 x Razor 7970 Full Cover Block (new style): received
Pump: 1 x DDC 3.1: received
Pump Top: EK Pump top Clear, received
Reservoir: Bitspower - Z-Tank 250 (Clear Cap) received
Tubing: 10 feet XSPC 3/8 - 5/8 clear tubing: received
Tubing: Bitspower Crystal Link (4 of each size): received
Tubing: E22 plexi tube 12mm/10mm: received
Coolant: 2 x Mayhems Bluberry: received
Fittings: 16 x Bitspower Multi-Link Adapter BP-MBWP-C47: received
Fittings: 90, spacer and rotary 90 degre white fitings: received

thats it for now for parts
Steps 2: unboxing and painting
i will paitn a lot of parts, all will be white
Sabertooth armor
Radiator
power supply
GPU backplate
GPU waterblock (only the black plate, no paint on acrylic)
Fan controller
CPU waterblock
yes, i know, a lot of white but wait and see.......

Steps 3: Build
I start painting some parts, sorry for pics , I only have my phone with me,
I don't have Hannoverfist skill and tools but it will be more than expected

Fisrt, before painting any computer part, please be sure it work at 100%


I let prime95, memtest and occt run for more than 12 hours each on bench test, just to be sure


my wife's motherboard without the thermal armor





after 2 layer of primer and one layer of matt white, weird on pics its not white. that what appen when you take pics with phone
still a lot of job and painting need to be done

another Update
Thanks Hooded
I hope the Bluberry pastel will pop and keep the "really Clean look with crystal Clear white"
I think matt white are the right finish, I don't think glossy are good for plastic,

anyway
a couple more pics, I hope little bit better

really like the finish of the paint, like I said, similar to bitfenix case, I like that
and this fane controller are made in brush aluminum, not really good with Caselabs finish,
I give a shoot of sanding, juste for sure

this one is for showing the white glow, I will make some test with white light and blue light in the case, white light is not so bad

and now the star of this project (sure, after Caselabs SM8):cheer2:

I think need a color light on this one, with a blue reflect on thermal armor, the effect will be really good





another little update
im on vacation and why not trying take some picture
I really need a better camera than Canon SX10

results
First, Bitspower Z-Tank 250mm



Not so bad with mounting kit in white instead of black

Rad

XSPC EX360 in White with one set of Fan (blue led fan), one on top and one in front of the case

Tubing and fittings

all tubing will be Bitspower Crystal link and coolant will be Mayhems Blueberry pastel
I really like the result with white fitting with a real clear tubing , the blue will pop in a white rig


some angle adapter, stop fittings, thermal sensor and thumbscrew





Received new toy today



Little teaser

receive a little goodies from CaseModContest



I would say Thanks to CaseModContest and specially to FatherFuzzy
to ship these to me and add a little plus
a Red Mustang 68 Shelby GT500
UPDATE
HI everyone
hope all of you have a great week-end
I really need a new Camera, I can do what I want with this one
final Pics for *Icy Blue Angel *
Start without any led






and now , With Led







no more warranty on GPU block :ass:









and the Making-Of

my wife is really happy :kiss2::heart:
now need another project, maybe a Caselabs S3 with violet or purple theme ???????
I think I will go on Modder side
need to buy some tools

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Old 17-05-13, 12:49 PM
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holy moly thats a clean looking case, makes me shiver just seeing it :P
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Old 17-05-13, 12:50 PM
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Love this colour scheme, it looks so calm!

Remember the previous build you did for your wife, with the same colour scheme in that Shinobi XL. I was properly impressed and I am again this time
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Old 17-05-13, 12:59 PM
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That's one of the nicest builds I've ever seen. Seriously, its cleanliness is completely clinical.

It's rare that I see a rig on here that I would like to have myself (obviously due to my individual taste) but I could sit and look at that for years.

Colour coding isn't an easy thing to do and some people it right up and throw out the balance completely but I have to say that's spot on.

What I like the most is how the motherboard almost looks invisible in there. The white on white makes it blend into the case like a chameleon.

Amazing work.
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Old 17-05-13, 02:35 PM
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What I like the most is how the motherboard almost looks invisible in there. The white on white makes it blend into the case like a chameleon.

Amazing work.
Thats funny you say that because personally i would have left small parts on the cooling armor black.
This so it looks more like the inside of the case in the way the rubber grommets work for the inside of the case.

Then again tho, the way it is now it has a "snowed under" look thing going on i've never seen before,
so mayebe i just need to let it grow on me hehe.

As for the case and the mods itself it looks great and it makes me whish i'd get a budget like that to make something like this
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Old 17-05-13, 03:04 PM
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All I have been able to do is sit here and stare in slack-jawed wonder at how utterly beautiful that build turned out. The only question I have is in regard to the Thermal Armor: I have seen a lot of people painting it lately, is this because it has little affect on motherboard temps in the grand scheme of things? If it is some kind of actual heatsink for any of the components I would seem to think that the paint would make things a bit more toasty for board components, but then again I have little to no working knowledge of how that board actually works.

Either way, a 298347561895613094568/10 from me!

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Old 17-05-13, 03:11 PM
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A The only question I have is in regard to the Thermal Armor: I have seen a lot of people painting it lately, is this because it has little affect on motherboard temps in the grand scheme of things?
Highly doubtful. In all the reviews I've read it made no difference and was purely cosmetic
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Old 17-05-13, 03:13 PM
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The rig looks great mate! Nice work!
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Old 17-05-13, 08:07 PM
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Highly doubtful. In all the reviews I've read it made no difference and was purely cosmetic
Gud. I was just curious is all. Any time I see people paint any kind of heatsink material I always shiver a bit inside until I find out whether or not it will make a difference.

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Old 17-05-13, 08:22 PM
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Loverly rig dude ...really nicely done
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