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Old February 7, 2015, 12:12 AM
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Hi guys! New year equals new build or should I say builds because i'm crazy enough to start 2 at a time!!! But let's talk about this one here!

During the holidays, I received a wonderful offer from EK. They offered me to be part of a small group of builders to promote the new EK-Vulture ITX case and with the case came a full watercooling gear sponsorship! How could I say no!!

Such a wonderful case like this needed to be named after a wonderful thing or person so this is why I named it "Lady Sif". The beautiful Asgardian Warrior and wife of Thor! The color scheme will then be red and silver like Sif's armor.

The case will be custom painted by my friend Mark Fryer better known as Hanoverfist in the modding scene. I would have paint it but since it's winter here and that my "paint booth" is my garage it means that I don't have any paint booth at the moment. For those who have seen his painting skills you can already know that the case will be awesome!!

Finally, EK is joined by two other great sponsors in this build! Joey from Ensourced will do he's magic on the PSU sleeving job and also Daz from Darkside will light up the interior of the case with some amazing LED strip! Thanks guys!!


As always, I hope you will enjoy this build!


Build setup/parts listing :


Case
  • EK-Vulture mITX case (limited run of 50 cases)
  • Each case is numbered and I got 02/50

Components
  • EVGA Z97 Stinger Wi-Fi mITX Motherboard
  • Intel i7-4790K CPU
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 8GB DDR3-2400 RAM
  • Corsair AX860i 860W 80PLUS Platinum PSU
  • EVGA GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0
  • SAMSUNG 850 EVO 120GB SSD

Cooling
  • EK-Vardar F2-120 (1450rpm) 120mm Fans (6x)
  • EK-CoolStream PE 360 Radiator
  • EK-XRES 140 D5 Vario (incl. pump)
  • EK-D5 Cover Kit (Nickel) Acetal
  • EK-RES X3 - Multiport TOP (with 40mm Internal Tube)
  • EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Nickel (8x)
  • EK-AF Angled 45 and 90 G1/4 Nickel
  • EK-Extender G1/4 Socket - Nickel (2x) (for the radiator)
  • EK-CSQ Plug G1/4 - Nickel (4x)
  • EK-HD Tube 10/12mm
  • EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel CPU Waterblock
  • EK-FC980 GTX - Nickel GPU Waterblock
  • EK-FC980 GTX Backplate - Nickel
  • EK-FC Terminal - Plexi
  • EK-Ekoolant EVO Blood Red Coolant

Sleeving, lighting and misc.
  • Sleeving job done by Ensourced with Paracord 550 in Imperial Red and Charcoal Gray (or Silver)
  • Darkside 12" RGB LED strip with controller
  • Swiftech PWM Fan Splitter
  • Sorbothane (70D) 12mm square pad feets (2.5mm thick)


Some simple tease pictures




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That's gonna be a sick build!!!
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Old February 7, 2015, 09:59 AM
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Old February 8, 2015, 06:01 PM
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Hi Everyone!!

Here are the first pics while waiting for my watercooling gear!!

The case!!!











Pure beauty!!! And look at the tickness of the panel!!!!


Close-up of the window mountings


Perfect curve



The components





The motherboard mainly black with a hint of red and silver





The GTX 980 Superclock...hummmm





The new Samsung 850 EVO



The CPU and the RAM. I wanted an all-black heatspreader and the blue "Ripjaws Z" will be removed





DHL should deliver my watercooling gear from EK tomorrow so I will update you soon!
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I had no idea EKWB released a case. I think it's pretty sharp looking. Although I think it could have been shrunk a tad by using a SFX PSU instead.

Looking forward to updates!
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Old February 9, 2015, 05:58 AM
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I had no idea EKWB released a case. I think it's pretty sharp looking. Although I think it could have been shrunk a tad by using a SFX PSU instead.

Looking forward to updates!
The case isn't release and might not be. They made a limited run of 50 cases and are currently making the event i'm in with 7 other builders to promote the case. At the end, depending on the feedbacks and everything maybe a case could really be released but it's still a future event

As for the size, the height has been determine by the radiator height. Since a 360 radiator can be fitted in the front the case is made around this idea. Having an SFX sized PSU wouldn't have change the overall height
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great looking case

love the slot load in the front and a 360 in itx...very nice

this is a exciting project and no doubt you will rock this build
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Nice project! Am I the only who doesn't like too much this case...?!?!?
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Personally, I'm digging the case.
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Nice project! Am I the only who doesn't like too much this case...?!?!?
I think it is a step in the right direction. Although there are things I would definitely change. Remove the HDD tray. Lower the motherboard down so it would fit MATX. Then have the HDDs mount on the backside of the motherboard tray. Have them mount directly to the tray itself.
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