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Old June 26, 2009, 06:56 AM
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Well happy days, 99% of my parts are in and ready!

I finally got permission from the wife to build a new box, my old computer gave out on me. So i decided to spend a little more money that i would, and make a very nice attempt at a custom build, then just buy a kit and slap it together in a case with cable management.

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Motherboard - Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
CPU - Q9550
Video - GTX275 BFG
RAM - OCZ Reaper 4Gb PC-8500 x2
Data HDD -WD 1Tb WD1001FALS Caviar Black
OS Drive - OCZ Vertex 120Gb
Case - Cooler Master Cosmos S Full Tower

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1x EK-ANTI-CyclonEK-ANTI-Cyclon
1x TFC Xchanger - High Performance Triple Radiator 360
1x EK-D5 X-TOP - Acetal G1/4 Rev.2EK-D5 X-TOP - Acetal G1/4 Rev.2
1x Swiftech MCP 655-01 Water Pump
1x EK-Multioption RES 150EK-Multioption RES 150
3x GELID Wing 12 1500 RPM UV Blue 120MM 64.3CFM
2x K - Coolant Fill Port / Drain ValveK - Coolant Fill Port / Drain Valve
6x TFC - High Flow Fitting G1/4" - 3/8"ID - 1/2"OD 45 Rotary
4x TFC - High Flow Fitting G1/4" - 3/8"ID - 1/2"OD with O-Ring
10' Feser Tube UV Hose - 3/8" ID - 1/2" OD - UV Blue (1')
1x EK-Supreme-PlexiEK-Supreme-Plexi
1x EK Supreme Backplate CPU LGA755
















Still missing the OCZ SSD but will pick that up today.

Now do i need a power supply? i currently have a HX520w will this be good enough??

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Lil-Grov – Acer One*8gb SSD*WinXP pro
Tathar – WIP*Q9550*Gigabyte EP45-UD3P*OCZ Reaper PC-8500 4gbX2*OCZ Vertex 120gb*WD 1TB WD1001FALS*BFG GTX275*
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Old June 26, 2009, 09:53 AM
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Probably not.
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Old June 26, 2009, 11:58 AM
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Okay, thank you

So I went to get some powder coating done on the case, I tried before to get prices, but they wanted to see it first~
So bring the case in, and the bastards quoted me $400.00 to powder coat the frame black, grrrrr. Took it to a couple different company's around here, and they where all $350-$500. man what a rip off. I talked to a buddy of mine that does custom cars and he was telling me that Edmonton is the biggest rip off for powder coating anywhere in Canada!

Well guess i gotta pick up some paint grrrrrrrrr








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Old June 27, 2009, 12:32 PM
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powder isnt cheap to do, the cost of the ovens is mostly what you pay for, if you have a large enough oven to do it yourself, it isnt difficult, but its a matter of needing to have a large enough oven that can get to a high enough temperature (I have a friend who's a pro painter also)
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Old June 27, 2009, 12:33 PM
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The HX520W should have plenty of power for your rig.
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Old June 27, 2009, 12:43 PM
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be very careful with painting the case yourself!

if you dont use the right kind of paint, and if you dont do it correctly (which takes a lot of time) the paint can, and will chip/peel off. Not only will it look ugly, but do you really want paint chips falling onto your hardware and heating up? Could cause major problems.

Honestly, if you want a black frame, go with one of these 3 cases

Antec Nine Hundred Two - Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Coolermaster Storm Scout - Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
NZXT Beta - Newegg.com - NZXT Beta Series CS-NT-BETA-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

they already have an all black interior. The antec and CM both have a window to show it off. The NZXT one you would have to mod yourself. All 3 cases offer cable management holes and lots of room behind the mobo tray.

I just picked up the storm scout for myself, and i LOVE it. check out some of the video reviews on these cases.

How much did you spend on the case you picked up? If i were you, id return it and use the money on one of these. Personally I can recommend the storm scout, but if you want to save some money the Beta is only $40 right now. If you have a little more money to play with the antec is the most expensive of the 3. The Scout is prolly the best bang for your buck tho
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Old June 27, 2009, 02:06 PM
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Lots of people have painted their cases and have had no problems. Keep the case, its a nice case. If you are actually really worried about it, take it in to get powder coated.
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Old June 28, 2009, 11:19 AM
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I've painted the cosmos S, it's EASY to paint the inside on that thing!
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Old June 28, 2009, 12:33 PM
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Okay this WC still is stressful lol

trying to figure out how to run the lines, do the loop ect ect
I have everything test mounted and try to visulize it, but figured i would come to the experts lol











just some pics to see what i see
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No go. Res has to be higher than pump inlet. And I would try to setup the rad with the barbs out back, closer to the CPU block. Less tubing than way.
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