I've been talking about the new build here and there, and since I started work on it last weekend I figured I'd go ahead and start the project thread. The specs are staying mostly the same as they are now. I got a new motherboard and faster pump, and I throwing my SpinPoint F4's back into the mix.
Phenom II X6 1100T
8GB Corsair XMS3
Radeon 5870, made by somebody... I forget who
Corsair Nova V128 SSD
2x320GB Samsung SpinPoint F4's in RAID0
1TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB3 external HD
Kingwin Stryker 500 Watt Fanless PSU
Hardware Labs Black Ice SR1 560 radiator
Danger Den MC-TDX CPU waterblock
Danger Den DD-Summit GPU waterblock
Alphacool VPP655 Variable speed pump
4x120mm Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12-S1 fans
Lots of compression fittings from Bitspower
The case I decided on was Corsair's Obsidian 550D
. Other front runners were Antec's P280
or Fractal Design's Define R3
. I hate noisy machines, so I like quiet cases.
The only problem... I didn't have one, and neither did anyone else. Corsair hadn't released it yet(and still hasn't, ARG!), so I downloaded Google Sketchup and started drawing.
With the design done it was time to paint things.
Frog tape. Enough said.
A few touchups on the radiator were needed afterwards. This is how you know a geek lives here.
The reservoirs and pump once assembled.
More this weekend.
Do not meddle in the affairs of archers, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
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