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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 5UB, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. 5UB

    Commissario

    Joined: Apr 12, 2008

    Posts: 48,122

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Here we go, this is going to be my first proper build/modification that I have spend some good money on. Sure it isn't the highest of end systems out there, but it is fine for a good ol' Counter Strike: Source session and some film making. :)

    So here we go, here is the case:

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    Changing the front fan to an Apache Black, will do the same for the back when Overclockers UK have more stock which should hopefully be soon. :)

    I have also removed the hard drive cage as I am going to be using Intel SSD's.

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    I have a Blu-Ray drive to install, so here it is, plus a Lian Li modification kit to make it match the front of the case nicely.

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    Here comes the lovely Gigabyte z68 UD4, can you guess I am going for a black theme here? - Will be worth it as the side panel will eventually have a window.

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    Motherboard not fitted in yet, finding it hard to align the stand off screws with it.

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    So here we are so far, more to come, got some Intel SSD's and WD Black Hard Drive to put in and obviously the other bits too. Will update when more has been done!
     
  2. Rroff

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 46,659

    Nice gotta be the best looking motherboard gigabyte have done yet :D
     
  3. Evoss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 4, 2011

    Posts: 2,431

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Looks like a lovely case, I was thinking of this for a build aswell, but was unsure on the front mounted PSU. Let us know how you get on with it.

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  4. RJC

    Don

    Joined: May 29, 2005

    Posts: 27,304

    Location: Kent

    Looking good, just use a crow bar to position the motherboard :p :eek:
     
  5. KiiYzOo

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 2, 2011

    Posts: 5,963

    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

    wooo I love the a05nb :D
     
  6. 5UB

    Commissario

    Joined: Apr 12, 2008

    Posts: 48,122

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Yeah, I am too scared of breaking it. :p
     
  7. TheCenturion

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 13,075

    That motherboard is actually beautiful.

    What are you planning to do to make the build look pretty? Any spraying, braiding or anything like that?
     
  8. Number_25

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 23, 2010

    Posts: 3,456

    Location: Aberystwyth University

    The case looks stunning, I love Lian Li's!

    Nice motherboard by the way. Z68's look very impressive from what i've seen so far.
     
  9. tidusjar

    Mobster

    Joined: May 11, 2011

    Posts: 2,785

    Location: Petersfield

    Very stylish! I think everyone agrees that is a nice looking mobo! Seems like this is going to be a nice build,

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  10. Emphacy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 24, 2010

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    It's gonna be nice and sleek I can tell!
    The case doesn't have a side window though. It would be a shame to hide the beauty of the internals, esp. with that motherboard!
     
  11. 5UB

    Commissario

    Joined: Apr 12, 2008

    Posts: 48,122

    Location: OcUK HQ

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    This is one of the babies that is going in there. :)
     
  12. tidusjar

    Mobster

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    Location: Petersfield

    Nice :D Lucky you haha
     
  13. Tommyzz

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 6, 2011

    Posts: 390

    Location: Manchester

    Looking good mate, I like the plain and simple cases like that.
     
  14. dekez

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 14, 2009

    Posts: 4,278

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    Very nice looking build, I love the clean lines of the case.

    On a completely random note, your username - I've been reading it in my head as "five you bee", just realised it should be read as "sub". :p
     
  15. tidusjar

    Mobster

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    Location: Petersfield

    Oh yeah! I've been reading it the same haha
     
  16. Zefan

    Don

    Joined: Jan 15, 2006

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    Location: Tosche Station

    Looks great so far, I love that style.

    The UD4 is very sexy :o
     
  17. 5UB

    Commissario

    Joined: Apr 12, 2008

    Posts: 48,122

    Location: OcUK HQ

    The IO shield may need changing, not really the dark theme is it. :p

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    Backplate... Not sure what to do with the sticky part on the back side, might try and take that off and remove the stickiness off with thermal paste cleaner.

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    IC Diamond with a nice little cooler fitted, nice match to the case I think. Just need another Apache Black, one for the fan and one for the back of the case. :)

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  18. rjk

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 8, 2007

    Posts: 25,155

    welcome to the intel elmcrest elite!

    superb hardware choices too ;)

    gigabyte board looking sleek in there too. looking forward to seeing this in the flesh 5UB
    always been a massive fan of this case
     
  19. GoogalyMoogaly

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 29, 2010

    Posts: 5,973

    Location: Cornwall

    Is the front fan set to exhaust and the rear fan an intake?
     
  20. 5UB

    Commissario

    Joined: Apr 12, 2008

    Posts: 48,122

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Thank you matey. I will make sure I bring it to the HQ in towards the end of the build.

    Sure is. :)
     


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