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Case Mod - In Progress [SPONSORED] Project EVO

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mark011, 17 Apr 2015.

  1. Mark011

    Mark011 New Member

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    Hello, I recently finished my 2nd modding project (2nd place at Bit Tech MOTM), this is the first of two project in a row and is sponsored by PHANTEKS. The build will include a full watercooling custom loop, and some paint/wrap job.

    This is a first concept of the build, the msi dragon will not be used in the final build. I had planned to use a MSI motherboard, but since they don't works with 2280 M.2 i decided to go for an ASUS one again.

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    Hardware


    CPU: INTEL i7 4790K
    MB: ASUS Z97 MAXIMUS IMPACT VII
    RAM: AVEXIR BLITZ 1.1 1600MHZ 2x4GB
    VGA: ZOTAC GTX 980
    SSD: PX-G128M6e + SAMSUNG EVO 850 500GB
    HDD: WD GREEN 2.5' 2TB
    PSU: SEASONIC SNOW SILENT 1050W PLATINUM
    CASE: PHANTEKS EVOLV ITX

    Liquid Cooling

    CPU: SWIFTECH Apogee XL Black Body
    VGA: SWIFTECH KOMODO-NV-GTX9
    PUMP: SWIFTECH MCP50X
    RADIATORS: 2 x ALPHACOOL ST30 240MM
    RESERVOIR: ALPHACOOL CAPE CORP 10LT
    FITTINGS: COOLFORCE
    FAN: 4 x CORSAIR SP120 HP + 1 x CORSAIR AF140 Quiet Ed
    CONTROLLER: AQUACOMPUTER AQUAERO 5LT

    First unboxing pics

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    See you at the next update!
     
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  2. Mark011

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    Hi, today i worked on the case wrapping some parts with white vinyl film. This is the outcome

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    Waiting for some hardware to arrive, stay tuned!
     
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    Today i had time to open some boxes. Plextor sent me an SSD M6e M.2 for this build, it works with PlexTurbo 2.0 technology. Plexturbo is an intelligent SSD RAM caching solution using system RAM to accellerate Plextor SSD performance beyon limitations. Thank Plextor for this sample. Here some pictures and informations.

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    PlexTurbo Technology

    PlexTurbo 2.0 has three main advantages;
    Performance Boost
    The SSD uses 1/4 of the DRAM of the system (max 4GB) as cache. The Intelligent Boost EngineĀ® (IBE) technology, automatically detects hot data (frequently accessed) and cold data (occasionally accessed) and applies the best caching patterns for higher performance.

    Safe Power Lost
    The information is written simultaneously in the cache of the system as well as the SSD, in case of a power interruption or system crash, data loss will be minimized.

    Life Extension Mechanism
    The SSD reduces unnecessary rewriting of redundant data by using smart algorithms, in other words, instead of overwriting an entire file, the existing data is compared and unnecessary writes are avoided, increasing the life of the SSD.



    Yesterday i received the motherboard too, an ASUS Z97 MAXIMUS IMPACT VII

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    Here a test of the PLEXTOR M6E M.2 SSD used in this build, amazing speeds

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    AVEXIR sent me a BLITZ 1.1 2x4gb RAM Kit for this build. The LEDs are awesome, i will make a video soon.

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    The cables for the build, sleeve was sponsored by Gosumodz, Modworkx made the cables.

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    Another piece for my build, this time is an amazing white psu from Seasonic! The Snow Silent 1050W 80plus Platinum, the best white psu on the marked made by the best PSU brand in the world. Thanks to my friends over Seasonic for the support for this build too!

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    Here we go with another update, i know you are probably tired of unboxing pics so this time i will show some modding too! I worked on the exterior of the case, inspired by a racing car i used some decals to try to reach the result. I liked the idea of showing the sponsor and partners on a side just like a racing car, next and last step will be the water cooling loop, stay tuned for the next week!

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    This is some of the Watercooling gear i will use for this mod. Thanks Swiftech and Coolforce/Nanoxia for the great stuff!

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    SWIFTECH APOGEE XL CPU BLOCK

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    SWIFTECH KOMODO-NV-GTX9 LUXURY EDITION

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    COOLFORCE FITTINGS

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    This is something like 100 fittings, I will show some better pictures of the VGA block and fittings the next week. Both CPU and VGA blocks have LEDs with different colours: WHITE/BLUE/RED/GREEN and they looks amazing!

    See you at the next update!
     
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    I'm finally settled in UK and had time to finish my build. Added an Aquaero 5 LT on the back as last step, here some pictures of the final result, more will come in the next days!

    Thanks to all my Sponsors and Partners!

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    I Finally had time to take some proper pictures of this project! Black background is very good in black & white builds. Hope you like it, thanks to my sponsors!

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    Neat little build :thumb:
     
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    thanks!
     

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