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Old November 7, 2011, 02:30 PM
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Default Project: Aozora

Hi Guys, this is my first modding project and my second computer to have built since 2007. I must say there's been a lot of anxiety and moments these past two months as I've forayed into the mystical world of case modding. But things are coming along and i hope the wonderful HWC community will share their ideas with me.

Aozora (あおぞら) is a strange name, but the more i think about it the more appropriate it seems. Its a japanese word meaning Blue sky, I picked it since i started working on the case around the same time i started my japanese classes, but i digress . The build is comprised of two parts, first being the light modding and painting, second being the actual assemble of the computer. It will be a liquid cooled computer with two loops, one for the processor and chipset and the other for the pair of gpus.

Heres a parts list (tentative):

Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D Full ATX
* Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 1000watt
* Motherbord: Gigabyte Panther point
* CPU: Ivy Bridge
* RAM: 8Gb G.Skill Ripjaws X @ 1600MHz (2)
* GPU: 1 AMD HD7000
* GPU: 2 AMD HD7000
* Sound Card:Omega HT Claro Halo
* Hard Drive 1: Crucial M4 128GB (Operating System & Programs)
* Hard Drive 2: WD Black Caviar 1TB HDD (storage/games)
* Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray / DVD+R
* Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Master Pro 5.25" 6 Channel Fan Controller / Temp Display

Loop 01
* Tubing: PrimoFlex Pro LRT White Tubing -3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD (10)
* Coolant: Primochill Ice Clear
Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25in. Reservoir
* Pump: Swiftech MCP350 12 VDC Pump
* Radiator:XSPC RX 360 rad
CPU Block: EK Supreme HF full nickel
* MoBo Block: EK Full board (Whichever board is chosen)
* Fittings: Bitspower Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8" (x2)
* Fittings: Bitspower Barb Fitting-ID 3/8" (x2)
* Fittings: Bitspower G1/4 Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8" (x4)
* Misc Parts: Bitspower Metal T-Block, Bitspower Temp Sensor, Bitspower Male to Male G 1/4 Fitting
* Bitspower Quick Disconnects (x2)
Fans: Noiseblocker Blacksilent Pro 120mm 1400rpm (x3)
Coils: Primochill anti-kink coils- Black

Loop 02
* Tubing: PrimoFlex Pro LRT White Tubing -3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD (10ft)
* Coolant: Primochill Ice clear
Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25in. Reservoir
* Pump: Swiftech MCP350 12 VDC Pump
* Radiator: XSPC RX 240 rad
GPU Blocks: Swiftech Full Blocks or suitable EK full blocks
* Fittings: Bitspower Matte Black Rotary 90 Degree Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8" (x2)
* Fittings: Bitspower Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8" (x4)
* Fittings: Bitspower Barb Fitting-ID 3/8" (x2)
* Fittings: Bitspower G1/4 Dual Rotary 45-Degree Compression Fitting-ID 3/8" OD 5/8" (x2)
* Misc Parts: Bitspower metal T-Block, Bitspower Temp Sensor, Bitspower Male to Male G 1/4 Fitting
* Bitspower Quick Disconnects (x2)
Fans: Noiseblocker Blacksilent Pro 120mm 1400rpm (x2)


Miscellaneous case and hardware parts:
*mnpctech u-channel molding, rivets, 240mm black slotted acrylic grill, 360mm black aluminum rotating grill, 140mm black aluminum rotating grill (2), 140mm black wire grill, fan grommets
*mdpc sleeving and screws
*Arctic cooling RC Pro memory heatsinks and turbo module
*Enzotech Mosfet Heatsinks

Here's an idea of what the loops will look like, take note although its not shown the chipset is in the cpu loop:



So actually the name of the case came last as i had a lot of trouble picking color and design, many trips to part source were the result of being indecisive . But then one day on campus i saw something sweet like this drive by:



Man I'd love to drive that


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