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Old November 5, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Brand new build and of course it’s in a Case Labs case! This time it’s the mighty S5!!


This new build is called « Alexstrasza’s Shrine » who is a character in my personnal favorite MMORPG World of Warcraft. I started playing in 2005 and i’m still playing it now. Of course it’s on and off since sometimes I stop playing but I always get back at it.

Alexstrasza is a powerful character in the lore of the game. She’s the protector of the people of the world of Azeroth. She present herself in two forms, one humanoid and one dragon. She’s call the Queen of all dragons!

Alexstrasza is neutral, she as no allegiance with any of the factions in the game. BUT me on the other hand, I do have one with the Alliance. So I decided to introduce the Alliance crest at some places in the build and therefore in the build banner you retreive the Alliance lion head crest.

The main reason for me to choose her as my main focus in the build is the colors of the character fits the color scheme I wanted to try which is red and « yellow-gold ». I always did my builds with MDPC sleeving for the high quality of this product but this time I go with the Darkside sleeving because I did fall in love with it’s Red and Yellow Sand colors. One thing will differ from my other builds is the fact that the coolant won’t be either red or yellowish/gold. I’m going with a third color for the coolant only. I know people usually don’t go with to many colors but I have to do it. If I fail I will be able to say « At least I did try it ». Once again i’m going with Mayhems coolant and the color will be a variation of Pastel Raspberry Purple. More dark!

A lot of custom painting, custom screws, some lighting and a few other gizmos (that I will keep as a secret for now) are implied in this build.

I hope you’ll like it so here we go!


Build setup/parts listing :


Case and accessories
  • CaseLabs Mercury Black Matte S5
  • CaseLabs 120.2 Flex-Bay Rad Mount
  • Fan Controller still undecided!!!!!!

Components
  • Asus Maximus VI Gene Z87 Motherboard
  • Intel i5 4670K CPU
  • G.SKILL TridentX 16GB DDR3-2400 RAM
  • Corsair RM850 80PLUS Gold PSU
  • EVGA GTX 690 Signature Edition
  • SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD
  • OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD
  • Samsung 840 Evo 120GB SSD

Cooling
  • Swiftech Helix 120mm Fans (8x)
  • EK-CoolStream PE 360 Radiator
  • EK-CoolStream PE 240 Radiator
  • Swiftech MCP35X DDC PWM Pump
  • Koolance Pump Fitting & Reservoir Base (COV-RP400)
  • Koolance Reservoir Body, 80x120mm (WxL)
  • Koolance Heat Sink for DDC Pump
  • Bitspower Deep Blood Red Crystal Links with an orgy of extenders, adapters and 90 degrees
  • E22 Clear Extruded Acrylic Tubing - 12/10mm
  • EK Supreme LTX Dazmode Special Edition CPU Waterblock - Plexi-Nickel Clean CSQ
  • EK-MOSFET ASUS M6G - Nickel
  • EK-FC690 GTX - Plexi Nickel GPU Waterblock
  • EK-FC690 GTX Backplate Black CSQ
  • Mayhems Pastel Raspberry Purple Coolant
  • Mayhems Blue and/or Purple Dye

Sleeving
  • Darkside Red
  • Darkside Yellow Sand
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Old November 5, 2013, 09:43 PM
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Here's the final pictures of the Alexstrasza's Shrine!

Yesterday's late shots




I hate shooting with the panels on....stupid reflection






Did I said I hated shooting with panels on...









Today's natural light shots















Take care everyone and see you soon on my Case Labs S8 build!
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Old November 8, 2013, 09:44 PM
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If this is half as nice as your last build were in for a treat here

Nice list of parts and some cool new colors

Can't wait to see this develop
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Old November 8, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Are you planning on doing bends in your acrylic like last time or just a bunch of extensions, adapters, rotaries? Hopefully bends as IMO it looks a million times better.

May I suggest painting your Koolance DDC heatsink body in black. I recently did mine and it looks a million times better than the dark nickel.
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Old November 9, 2013, 05:42 AM
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Where's all the pics? Looking forward to a new build from you!
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Old November 9, 2013, 10:13 AM
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If this is half as nice as your last build were in for a treat here

Nice list of parts and some cool new colors

Can't wait to see this develop
I'll try my best Father


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Are you planning on doing bends in your acrylic like last time or just a bunch of extensions, adapters, rotaries? Hopefully bends as IMO it looks a million times better.

May I suggest painting your Koolance DDC heatsink body in black. I recently did mine and it looks a million times better than the dark nickel.
I still not a 100% decided on the way it will be but it might end up to be a mix of both.

Yes I will paint it black. The fan attachment bracket will also be painted.


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Where's all the pics? Looking forward to a new build from you!
I should add some tomorrow
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Old November 10, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Ok here's the first pictures!!! It's more a picture part list then anything else but it's a start!




















I should be able to update with some "build" stuff tomorrow
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Old November 10, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Wow super start to what I'm sure is going to be a showstopper rig

love that fittings shot...awesome
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Red BP fittings.... I would beat you with a shovel for them! I mean, hug you.... lots.... or something.... :)
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Red BP fittings.... I would beat you with a shovel for them! I mean, hug you.... lots.... or something.... :)
.....i'm pretty sure we could reach an understanding before the shovel
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