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Phantom Gaming

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mod83, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Mod83

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    Mod83 are delighted to annouce a new build comnig soon featuring the ASRock Phantom Gaming Alliance in association with Cooler Master and Team Group.

    The new build will be based on the AMD Threadripper platform using the ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard.

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    The motherboard will be paired with components from Team Group, notably XCALIBUR Phantom Gaming RGB 32Gb DDR4 3200 and the T-FORCE DELTA Phantom Gaming RGB 256Gb SSD.

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    The build will then be completed with hardware from Cooler Master including the H500P non Phantom Gaming edition and MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 cooler.

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    We will of course bring you all the build updates as they happen and component reviews along the way. Stay tuned for updates as we begin this new build!
     
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  2. Mod83

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    Mod83 are delighted to annouce a new build featuring the ASRock Phantom Gaming Alliance in association with Cooler Master and Team Group.

    The new build will be based on the AMD Threadripper platform using the ASRock X399 Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard, a feature filled premium ATX board designed for gaming.

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    The motherboard will be paired with components from Team Group, notably XCalibur Phantom Gaming RGB (4x8gb) DDR4 3200 and the T-Force Delta Phantom Gaming RGB 256Gb SSD.

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    The build will then be completed with hardware from Cooler Master including the H500P and Wraith Ripper cooling solution.

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    We will of course bring you all the build updates as they happen and component reviews along the way. Stay tuned for updates as we begin this new build!

    See more at www.mod83.com
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
  3. Mod83

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    We have now taken delivery of most of the components we will be needing for this build, we are still waiting on a few but we have enough to get started. The specs for this build will be;

    AMD Threadripper 1950X
    X399 Phantom Gaming 6 Motherboard
    TeamGroup Excalibur 32Gb DDR4 3200
    ASUS Strix GTX 1070
    TeamGroup Delta 256SSD
    Cooler Master 750W PSU
    Cooler Master H500P
    Cooler Master Wraith Ripper
    Cooler Master MF120 Case Fans



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    We will of course take a look at all the hardware in a little more depth with our reviews coming during the build. For now we will be starting with getting the motherboard and additional components in place so that I can start looking at taking measurements for some custom trim work both internal and external.

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    Our thanks once again to ASRock, TeamGroup and Cooler Master for making this build possible.
     
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  4. Mod83

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    Our Phantom Gaming build is now underway with the first parts being installed. The H500P has bee stripped of its PSU basement shrouds ready for replacements to be fabricated giving us easy access to start fitting components.

    So far we have installed the Cooler Master MF120mm fans, V750 PSU and Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard from ASRock.

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    The most exciting part today though is the CPU, AMD were kind enough to send over their flagship 2990WX instead of a 1950X for this build. This is a monster of a CPU and given its our first experience with Threadripper we are really excited to see how it performs. This rig will be used for upcoming builds as a video editing workstation so we have all the grunt we need for footage.

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    So the hardware is coming along nicely so far but then we hit a snag. Due to the height of the TeamGroup Phantom Gaming DDR4 we are using the Wraith Ripper is about 3mm short of clearance and cannot be used. We are on with arranging an alternative cooler so we will bring more on that in our next update.
     
  5. Mod83

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    Now that the AMD Threadripper 200WX is installed we can get our RAM fitted. The RAM we are using for this build is kindly supplied by TeamGroup and features 4x8gb DDR4 3200 Excalibur Phantom Gaming modules.

    This high performance quad channel kits takes up 4 of the 8 DIMM slots on our motherboard, leaving it open for us to increase capacity to 64gb at a later date if needed. THE RGB headers should look amazing on this build and we cant wait to light it up.

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    After the issues we had with the Wraith Ripper, Cooler Master have kindly sent over a ML360 TR4 Edition as a replacement. We were really hoping to use the Wraith Ripper for this build, its a fantastic looking piece of kit but we overloooked the RAM height and hopefully we can feature one in a future build.

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    A 360mm radiator should offer plenty of cooling for our CPU, its changed some aspects of our design plan but I am sure we can come up with something as an alternative. It also adds another 3 RGB 120mm fans to the build for the front panel.

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    Part 5 of this build log will move to the assembly and fabrication of our new basement shroud, we shared imagess of that via our Facbook Page and it was really well recieved. Stick around and see you for the next chapter.
     
  6. Mod83

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    Not the biggest update but it brings our Phantom Gaming build on leaps and bounds in terms of aesthetics. Our new basement shroud is now bent to shape, sprayed and ready for install. Made from a single sheet of 3mm A3 acrylic, its a perfect fit in the H500P.

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    Once we have it installed we will need to add a strip of sanded acrylic behind the shroud to allow the RGB LEDs to shine through evenly, spreading the light across the ful logo

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    The colour match is almost perfect, we are using Rust-Oleum Gun Metal rattel cans for this project after using their products for our Rocket League build.

    Another part completed this week is our top fan cover. This has both Team Group and Phantom Gaming logos applied and agian finieshed with Rust-Oleum Gun metal. The only difference between the two parts is the top cover was sprayed internally and still has the protective plastic cover on.

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    Now we have these installed we can move back to hardware and fit our ML360 RGB TR4 AIO from Cooler Master and other hardware in Part 6 at www.mod83.com