Project : Purple Rain

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Sponsored by ;

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( www.tacens.com )
Tacens Ventus Ice 120mm fans

( www.techflex.com/prod_PTN.asp )
FlexoPet 'Uptown Purple' Braiding

( http://www.phenoptix.com/shop/ )
LED lighting supplies

Hi all.

New build time, so welcome :D

Not sure how long this build will take, but it'll keep me busy anyway.

Nothing hi-tec in the hardware department, so attention to detail will be my main priority.

The Case :

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Doesn't need an intro. , a MM U2 UFO.

Never worked with one before, so looking forward to it. Bit scratched at the moment, but not a problem.

The Colour :

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Thanks to Craig / Madcat for the piccies.

Hoping to match the purple metallic finish in the above pictures by stove enamelling.

The Hardware :

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Q6600
Asus Maximus Formula SE
4g OCZ Reaper
Nvidia GTX 285
Asus Xonar D2X
74g Raptor
500g Samsung F1

Watercooling :

Single loop - CPU, NB, SB, Mosfets + GTX 285


CPU Block - To be decided
Swiftech Komodo Water Block for gtx 285
D5 vario + EK top
Clear Dual bay reservoir
XSPC RX240 Radiator
XSPC R120-T Crossflow
Compression Fittings
White Tubing
Purple coolant

Smoked/Tinted Acrylic Windows.

Tacens Ventus Ice 120mm fans.

Stealthed DVD drive.

Stealthed Rheobus fan controller.

Possibly some custom Acrylic work inside, similar to my Dark Water build from last year, plus whatever else springs to mind along the way.

Thats the plan anyway.

Thanks for looking.

Mark
 
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liking the colour, will subscribe to this
seen a lot of people using that case, seems pretty big, planning on respraying it to purple?
 
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Looking forward to this dude, liked your TJ-07 build before (esp the Acrylic on the bottom mesh)

nice one on the sponsership too :)
 
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Thanks for the comments :D

A few weeks have passed since i started, so time for an update.

The initial idea was to stove enamel the case in a metallic purple.

This proved an expensive idea !

The case would of needed to be stripped back to bare metal for the enamel to take. Bead/shot blasting would have twisted the panels, and chemical stripping was too expensive.

After a chat with the local powder coaters we decided on this colour. The best i can describe it as is 'Cadburys' purple.

Inside my front room :

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As it wasn't raining for a change, i wheeled it outside for some shots ( not sure what the neighbours thought ! ) :

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Those pics were taken in bright sunlight, so the colour isn't quite right, in normal daylight its darker. I'll get some 'decent' shots of it near the end of the build.

Close up of the colour :

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So far, so good :)

Cheers,

Mark
 
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Looks good. Reminded me of that movie Bowfinger with the ''Chubby rain'' lol. **Subscribed**

You going to decorate it with neons as well? what colours are you going for, or is the build going to be completly purple water-tubing, fans and liquid as well :D
 
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Looks good. Reminded me of that movie Bowfinger with the ''Chubby rain'' lol. **Subscribed**

You going to decorate it with neons as well? what colours are you going for, or is the build going to be completly purple water-tubing, fans and liquid as well :D

Colour scheme will be Purple and White.

White tubing and fans , Purple case.

I thought of going the whole way in Purple, but it needs some contrast imo, hence the white.

Cheers.
 
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I knew the fans i wanted for this build - Black casing, white blades with white Leds.

Enter Tacens who very generously sent me 9 of their Ventus Ice fans for my build.

MM cases need alot of fans, so a huge thanks to Tacens for their support :)

Some pics of the beauties :

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They ooze quality.

Whisper quiet whilst shifting alot of air ( I've been using 2 today plugged into my mobo as air conditioning as we've had some sun ! ) .

Great finishing right down to the black sleeving ( no thin fishnet stuff here ) and black fan plug :

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Saves me sleeving 9 fans :D

Things are beginning to slot into place :)

Cheers,

Mark
 
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Never seen those fans before but they looks pretty smart! i quite like the simple straight edged design to the blades :)

Nice updates, keep em coming! :p
 
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Never seen those fans before but they looks pretty smart! i quite like the simple straight edged design to the blades :)

Nice updates, keep em coming! :p

They look nice but I wonder how they compare to the better known brands.:)
 
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They look nice but I wonder how they compare to the better known brands.:)

their website isn't in English and the reviews aren't either, because i checked them out this morning as soon as i saw those cool looking fans.
 
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their website isn't in English and the reviews aren't either, because i checked them out this morning as soon as i saw those cool looking fans.

?

http://www.tacens.com/

They look very nice and quite as well.

There power suplies look tasty.
radix 111 smart 1200w at just 16db. Wonder what reviews are like.
 
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