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Case Mod - In Progress [EK-Vulture]-------Gold Wings--------

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by snef, 7 Feb 2015.

  1. snef

    snef New Member

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    First, I would like to say thanks to EKWB, Asus and Darkside for their support to this project
    and for sure thanks to Gdesmo and Hanoverfist for their help for paint and gold plating

    I named this one Gold Wings
    the theme of this one is ancient Egypt
    I choose this theme for color first
    I will not make hieroglyphs everywhere,

    the color theme will be white and gold
    I know, white, but this one will be special
    with a special paint job from the paint magician Hanoverfist

    I very excited to do this build, specially because working on a limited edition case,
    and I very honored to be in same list as 10 of the best Modder who will mod this case

    I will use this one for my business, photoshop, flexsign and all other software to do industrial vinyl cutting and printing


    ok parts list

    Hardware

    CPU: Intel i5-4690k:
    MB: Asus Maximus VII Impact
    Ram: 8Gb (2 x 4)Dominator GT:
    GPU: Asus GTX 970 Strix
    Case: EK Vulture
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2
    SSD: 1 x Plextor 256GB M.2 M6e


    Cooling
    Cpu: EK-FB ASUS M6I - Nickel (gold Plated)
    GPU: EK-FC970 GTX Strix - Nickel (gold Plated)
    Backplate: EK-FC970 GTX Strix Backplate - white
    EK-FC Terminal - Plexi
    Ram: EK-RAM Monarch X2 - Nickel (gold Plated)
    TOP Plexi - RAM Monarch X2 Clean CSQ
    Pump: EK-D5 PWM Motor
    pump top: EK-XTOP D5 - White Acetal
    EK-D5 Cover Kit - white
    radiator: EK-CoolStream PE 360
    fan: EK-Vardar F3-120 (1850rpm)
    EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Gold
    EK-Ekoolant Pastel WHITE
    Mayhems Aurora Booster Gold
    res: EK X3 250 with White cap


    Modding
    Gold Plating: gold plating on all block and fittings
    Case will have a very special paint job by Hanoverfist, more detail soon :twisted:
    Sleeving: Not sure at this time if I will do it or order from Ensourced.net
    Lightning: Darkside led, led strips, and led in block
    a lots of gold screw and bolts from pro bolts USA
    and some vinyl stickers by myself


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    i just received one box From EK with a lot of water cooling gear

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    and the Case

    the EK-Vulture


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    now , case go into modding session
     
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  2. Arboreal

    Arboreal Well-Known Member

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    Amazing! 3 EK Vulture builds all on the go at the same time.
    Gentlemen, start you Dremels! :dremel:
     
  3. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    So happy to see this case where it should be :)
     
  4. Akira749

    Akira749 New Member

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    Subbed my friend!
     
  5. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    A lot of stock photo's?????
    Way too many project logs that start out like this.
     
  6. Bartacus

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  7. snef

    snef New Member

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    Thanks

    How you start yours?
     
  8. onevoicewild

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    Nice bag of goodies! Do your magic!
     
  9. Hasle

    Hasle nohasslemods›

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    Looking forward to this, snef. +sub :)
     
  10. Zoyadog

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    Yay, looking forward to this new project Snef :D
     
  11. snef

    snef New Member

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    Thanks Everyone

    hope you will like it
    cant wait to see paint job and block gold plated
     
  12. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    To be fair it is in the forum rules that a log is only a log once there have been actual progress pictures posted, rather than just concept pics and/or photos of the gear. Often that means the logs starts when the first bit of modding gets going.

    In other news, wow now EK decides to offer gold fittings... Bit late but alright then. Always love seeing how your builds turn out Snef, will definitely be watching with keen eyes.
     
  13. snef

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    Little Update

    start working on Cable for Gold Wings

    and used Darkside Cablecombs, I really like them

    and installed Waterblock on Maximus VII Impact for test fit,
    last time you see these block in nickel finish, next photo shoot, the will be gold plated


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  14. snef

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    UPDATE:

    Gdesmo sent me some photos of my water block GOLD plated

    im in love.......I just love the results

    Thanks Gdesmo for your help on these, just spectacular

    im so excited, cant wait to build it

    list of parts

    EK-FC970 GTX Strix Nickel
    EK-FB ASUS M6I Nickel
    EK-RAM Monarch X2 Nickel
    EK-D5 Cover Kit Nickel
    EK-AF Angled 90° G1/4 Nickel
    EK-AF Angled 2×45° Nickel
    all plated gold

    do you like "GOLD"?

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  15. Bartacus

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    Dat gold plating job! :jawdrop: So he plates the entire blocks, even the innards, that's interesting. I would have thought that would negatively impact the temps, if only a little.
     
  16. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    :jawdrop: Just lost for words right now
     
  17. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    It's like a few microns thick, there'll be no difference.
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You plated the rotaries? Do they still rotate and stuff? The anodized compression fittings will look babyshit brown next to those.:worried:


    One of 50. None of the other Vulture builders can brag about that. It's like Eddy gave you his personal copy.
     
  19. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    I must admit I am worried about the compression's up against this bling

    The 01/50 that is just like getting a piece of real treasure :)
     
  20. MathModding

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    Wow, very nice jobb my friend ;-)

    Good luck!
     

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