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Old January 25, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Default Project: All Right

Lucille: How's my son?
Doctor: He's going to be all right.
Lindsay Funke: Finally some good news from this guy.
George Michael Bluth: There's no other way to take that.
Doctor: That's a great attitude. I got to tell you, if I was getting this news, I don't know that I'd take it this well.
Lucille: But you said he was alright.
Doctor: Yes, he's lost his left hand. So he's going to be "all right."
Lucille: You son of a bitch. I hate this doctor.
Lindsay Funke: How do we keep getting this guy?
Michael: Mom, he's a very literal man.
Doctor: Yes, that's more the way I would take the news.

Well then, now that you know where I got the project name from, let's move on. (If you didn't get it, it's in reference to the flipped orientation of the case.) The parts...

The system:
Intel D5400XS "Skulltrail" motherboard
16GB (4x4GB) FB-DIMM DDR2-800 (I wanted 32GB, but I couldn't afford the $2500 price tag, and I don't know if ST even supports beyond 16GB)
2x Intel E5330 Clovertown quad-core CPUs
OCZ EliteXStream 1000

That's right, fellas. Dumping the i7 system and going back to Skulltrail.

The rest:
Feser Tube 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD (Silver)
Bitspower "Black Sparkle" 90 degree 1/2" barbs (on rad) x2
Bitspower "Dark Nickel-plated" 1/2" barbs (on blocks/pump) x6
Feser One X-360 Triple Xchanger rad
XSPC X2O 400 res with submerged pump
D-Tek FuZion CPU blocks (v1) x2

and the pièce de résistance, the Tagan Black Pearl.

It'll be going in for powder coating. Haven't decided whether I will do a black or dark metallic red yet. Here's a quick mock-up I threw together in Photoshop. It won't look like this, really. I stole this pic from lowfat's Black Pearl worklog and colored it. Mine will still have the hard drive bays and won't have a triple rad in the middle, it'll be at the top or rear. And the colors are not precise, it'll most likely be a different shade of one of these:

HTPC: MSI Z77A-G43 + i5-3570k@4.6 + 16GB DDR3-1600 + GTX 580 + X-Fi Platinum on water
Work: 13" MacBook Pro Retina 512GB
Old Workstation: X7DWA-N : 2x Xeon E5330 Quads @ 3GHz + 24GB FB-DIMM DDR2-800 on water
1x 8800 Ultra --> Sony GDM-FW900 + LVM-37w3se // HT Omega Striker ~ (optical) Pioneer SE-DIR800C ~+ SE-DHP800 / HD 280 Pro

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