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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ SAIL by C4B12 | 17-10-10 - New hardware and sponsor

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by C4B12, 20 Apr 2017.

  1. Andreas | Brodholm

    Andreas | Brodholm Member

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    It is starting to come together real nice now! Can't wait to see it live on DHs :)
     
  2. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    I cant wait either... Oh wait. ;)

    Lets update a little bit, a lot has gone good, a lot has gone bad. Lets start with the bad, I rushed to finish the build for Dreamhack Summer 2017 and two days before the graphics card died, I tried everything but sadly it was completely dead. At the same time my phone died where I had most of the photos from the build process.

    The good part though is that I was able to kind of finish the build for Dreamhack, I still could use the PC via the onboard graphics, however with a lot of time went into trying to fix the graphics card I was not able to get the perfect fit with all the panels. However, I have time so I will fix everything, there will be new hardware as well, more on that later. Lets see some photos?

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    The fan-grills, IO-cover and PCIe bracket painted black.

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    The "SAIL" fan-grill went onto the cooler.

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    I want to put a lot of time into the cable-management using the P-clips from MDPC.

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    This is how the build ended up looking for Dreamhack Summer 2017, as you see the panels dont fit perfectly together. But that will be fixed!

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    The best thing about Dreamhack Summer 2017 is their modding contest, I was happy to get the 2nd place in their Open Class, the best thing though were the bonus prizes that I got, Member Choice from Sweclockers, Best SFF and Best Scratchbuild, that gave me 4000SEK at Webhallen, a swedish reseller so that was awesome, now I will be able to get a new working graphics card as well as a new CPU and motherboard.

    As soon as I get the new hardware I will be starting to put everything together in a better way, putting the custom loop together and get a better fit for everything.

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
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  3. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Mini ITX master Johan at work :)
     
  4. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Thanks Tim, Im no master though. :)
     
  5. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    I heard you were a master.... at doing something to do with bating?
     
  6. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    You should ask Justin and Tim at what Im a master at.
     
  7. davido_labido

    davido_labido Your Alphacool Contact.

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    They will never know because you leave them alone!! RIGHT?!??!!!
     
  8. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Maybe. Maybe not.
     
  9. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Well after Dreamhack I wanted to fix this project as the graphics card died, so I decided to change almost everything out.

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    I would like to start by giving a big thank you to Asus for sponsoring me with their ROG STRIX Z370-I Gaming motherboard.

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    Together with that I will be using Asus GTX 1050ti Phoenix which will be watercooled. For the CPU I went for the Intel Core i3 8100, I also decided to go for Corsair's Vengeance RGB and MP500.

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    Im excited over all these parts and now I can finally finish up this project, first of all Im going to run some tests on the i3 8100 compared to the i5 8400.

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    This is by far the best looking Mini-ITX motherboard I ever used and it will fit perfect into the black and silver theme.

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    The Vengeance RGB ram will also work good as I can choose exactly the color I want.

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    I will need less cables now too with the MP500 ssd and the GTX 1050ti which does not need any cables.

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    Finally the CPU, I went for the i3 8100 as I think it is a perfect match for the GTX 1050ti and I also have a powerlimit of 150W as Im using a Pico-PSU.

    After the testing of the CPU's I will start putting the build together so a update should come pretty soon.

    Best regards,
    Johan Nyman
     
  10. Andreas | Brodholm

    Andreas | Brodholm Member

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  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :nono:
    You are supposed to use the parts to build something new. ;)
     

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