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 07/31/2013 05:26 AM
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Hello guys.


This is my first ever project, most from old and second hand stuff so it's not being build for performance.. It is however themed to be a military build so it'll be build around the following..


ASUS Sabertooth 990FX

Amd FX 4100

16GB Corsair Vengeance Memory

nVidia GTX470's

Dont know about the PSU yet, but hoping to get my hands on something powerful enough for both gpu's

Corsair Vengeance C70 (Military Green)


Everything will be watercooled apart from the Sabertooth to keep the color scheme..





Pics of the hardware







First up is the cabling. 


I got some 2.06mm 16awg Eco wire with a rating of 26/0.25..




Also, millions of molex crimps..




Some carefully picked out MDPC sleeving has got my name on it ..






I've done a few, but decided that it's just not gonna fit the build the way I wanted, so I'll start over using the new sleeving ..









Postman came with a handful of items..


Guess what this is




Something sharp..




Mmmm, another mystery item!!




Maybe the hobby knife can reveal....





Memory also came.. :crazy:




Looks good, but not good enough..




Seems my wife was right, nothing would ever get done without her... :rofl:




Some naked pics.








Some dirty pics...




Got the memory sinks all cleaned up and ready. The adhesive was so hard to get off I had to soak them in hot water and rub it off with a cloth. Took me about an hours worth of rubbing!!


One last shot of the before..




To go with the military theme I ordered a couple of cans of "desert sand" from Army Issue, which turned out to be the easiest spray paint I have ever used. No runs or smudges :lovely:




Busy on my self fabricated spray surface!




And the end result rool:






Tried my hand at SATA cable sleeving, used a lighter to shrink the heatshrink







Postman showed up with some packages ..





Thanks Akasa for making awesome fans ...




Also, something special from far far away..




And a few of these funny fittings!!




Got some sleeving done last night






Also got the 24pin and the fans sleeved tonight using my brand new crimper ..!!


Thought to myself, "Damn this crimper makes me look like a crimping genius!!!"




Some beautiful [URL=""]Commando Green sleeving[/URL]




Fans done




A very military style 24pin!





12mm copper tubing seems to be the rarest thing in the UK..




Some more packages in the post..




What could it possibly be????




A couple of second hand GTX470's maybe??







Some "camo" wrap ...





.. and a tasty beveridge




Back to business...


Radiator mounts




Vinyl wrapped radiator mounts..




Back on the radiator..




With the fans..




Here we see two electronically camouflaged owls.. 




Connected up to see the "bigger" picture .... 




......and trying to fool myself into thinking a £60 camera can take cool pics...







A mysterious package arrived in the post today...



What could it possibly  be?




I'm gonna have to take a peek inside!!!!




It appears to be some lovely super cool stuff from Akasa..





All packed out..




But what does these boxes really say??







Inside the very informative boxes..








Still waiting on stuff to arrive from the US.. :weep:


Got all the cables done in the mean time..




Waiting for some stuff from the US to finish the memory modules.. It's taking way too long so now I'm trying to decide on stuff I can get over here..


This involves "hydrodipping" and should look something like this...



Some photoshop skills on show...


Original (as they are now)




Digital Desert












I've gotta say, I do like the ATACS.. !!



Edited: 07/31/2013 at 05:45 AM by keenan
 09/10/2013 02:46 PM
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Yes mate, loving the work so far! How much have you got left to wait for now? Have you sorted  all of the parts for the water loop yet? (I'll be starting mine in a few months - when I can afford the New cpu and gpus!)


MOBO:____ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Sound:____ASUS Xonar D2X 7.1
CPU:______AMD FX-8150 8 Core (Stable OC) @ 4.4Ghz - 1.4v
RAM:______32GB G-Skill Trident CL8
GPU:______Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 GC (4GB)
PSU:______Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W
Cooler:____Antec Kuhler H2O 1220
Case:_____Antec 1200 v3
OS HDD:__Corsair Force Series 3 240GB SSD

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Very cool!


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