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mattlef December 30, 2011 06:32 PM

Longterm: Motivation
 
Hey Everyone,

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../logoPSD-1.jpg

So, i decided to find a TJ07 and work with it for a bit. I finally got my hands on one, and decided to start working on it right away.

I plan on keeping it Standard ATX and I hope to use some MKII parts once they are available :D
So for now, here is what she'll be powered by:

2500K
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H_B3
8GB Patriot Extreme ram
Asus GTX 570
Creative Soundard
Intel 120GB SSD
WD 320Green Storage

Current Watercooling :D (this will change ;)
Rasa CPU block
XSPC Razor GPU block
PA120.3 Rad
MCP355 w/ plexi top.


I've already got a few shots for everyone :D
So stay close ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0951.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lef/Header.jpg

mattlef December 30, 2011 06:32 PM

So as Promised, a few pics :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0952.jpg

I love the look of this board. But I'll let the photos do the talking for me.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0953.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0954.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0956.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0955.jpg

I'll have a few more pics later on ;)
There seems to be..... too much blue paint on those caps

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lef/Header.jpg

mattlef December 30, 2011 06:33 PM

:wave:

So, this will probably be it for me tonight, as I plan on now puting it together as a beta build. i'm waiting patiently on a few new parts, like a new GPU and CPU block. As well, i want to create a great looking midplate, So I'll have to come up with a few ideas.

For this project, I'll be using my previously sleeved Seasonic X-760. The pics are old and i'll take some better ones later :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0789.jpg
turned into:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0803.jpg


So down to taking that paint off those caps...
but what tools can i use for it?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0964.jpg
Okay, maybe not the greatest of ideas lol.


so thinking hard, i decided for a coffee and a little light reading
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0965.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0967.jpg

Wait..... Acetone!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0966.jpg

But it was taking far too long for my liking.... i need something with more... power.
Then i remembered i had this one tool..... with a special attachment that might actually work for me :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0968.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0969.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0973.jpg

Time to go to work!
So after about 20 minutes of delicately buffing the top of my caps,
I ended up with.... this :) I like the result, but i might use the acetone to shine them up better.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0961.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0960.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0959.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0962.jpg

:D
More to come soon, but that's it for tonight.
Thanks guys!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lef/Header.jpg

jmassive December 30, 2011 08:10 PM

That's some nice looking ram. Didn't you previously own a TJ07?

mattlef December 30, 2011 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmassive (Post 584763)
That's some nice looking ram. Didn't you previously own a TJ07?

Thanks. I love it too.
I might try the acetone and see if i can get the logo's off the ram. I want this as clean, and logo free as humanly possible, unless there is a sponsor :D

I did have a TJ07 for a bit..... I've hated being without it, and had to find another one :D
The shape is pretty decent.... but at the end of this build, i feel like the only thing that will be stock are bare basics, like the frame and side panels :D

Alpine December 30, 2011 08:42 PM

i agree... that ram have a very nice looking. I hope for you that they are also good.

Keep the good work and post pictures ;-0)

Toyoracer December 31, 2011 05:34 AM

Looking sweeeeeeeeeeet. For the caps try some aluminum polish on Q-tip. Have fun my friend have fun. :)

mattlef January 31, 2012 06:50 PM

Ah,
So why not. I decided to do a little bit of work on the build with what i have. And i have a little helper this time.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0995.jpg
Sparty says "Hey everyone!, looooook at what we're doing!"

So he pulled out the ram, and started coloring it,
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0996.jpg

I think he did a pretty good job.... for a lion in a hockey jersey lol.
So to celebrate his work, here is the rams and a candle!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0998.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...I/IMG_0999.jpg

Sorry about the photography, its using a crappy, old, Canon point and shoot :S

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lef/Header.jpg

mattlef January 31, 2012 06:51 PM

So i have another update, A box came for me today!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1004-1.jpg

I wonder whats in it...
Lets see if i can get this little bugger open.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1005-1.jpg

Okay, this isn't working.... and no! Its stuck!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1010-1.jpg

Gah! why wont this thing just open!!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1006-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1007-1.jpg


Sparty is giving it a shot as well too... but to no avail.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1009-1.jpg

Okay. i need to eat. This is bugging me and sparty is resting his sore teeth. Pour guy.
He tries so hard :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1003-1.jpg
mmmmm. Thai food.


So lets get back at it...
....
...
..
.
Wait.

I can peel the tape!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1011-1.jpg


Tada!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1012-1.jpg

So lets see whats in there.
I'll let the shots doing the talking.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1013-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1015-1.jpg

Wait... what the :eh: is this?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1016-1.jpg
Gross!!!! oh, wait.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1018-1.jpg
HAHAHAHA i wonder what the guys in customs thought it was lol

So lets see which block this one is:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1019-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1020-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1021-1.jpg
Beautiful :blush: This block is so amazing. i love the finish.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1022-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1023-1.jpg
I love that shine! but more pics of it later
This has to be one of the nicest blocks I've EVER owned. I might need to get the GPU block to match :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1025-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...IMG_1026-1.jpg


Thats it, for now.... I hope to have some more, when the rest of my items come in the mail. So exciting!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lef/Header.jpg

CMetaphor January 31, 2012 07:01 PM

Most amusing build log ive seen in a long time. Please continue in a similar fashion.

Also, sexy PC. All black, havent dont that in a long time. :thumb:


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