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Project White Lotus

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Feronix, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Feronix

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 30, 2016

    Posts: 226

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    Heya everyone!

    I wanted to share the build that I finished a couple months ago. The build log was already finished but I'll just upload the important bits here for you to look at and maybe get some tips as well :)

    I do want to thank Corsair again for supplying me with some RAM for the build.

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    The specs:

    Intel Xeon E3 1230 V3
    Gigabyte Z87n-WiFi
    Corsair H60 2013 Edition
    EVGA GTX 780 SC ACX 3GB
    Corsair 2x8GB Vengeance Pro 1866 Mhz

    Corsair RM 650

    2x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
    Crucial MX100 256GB

    Bitfenix Phenom
    Bitfenix Spectre Pro 230mm
    Bitfenix Spectro Pro 120mm PWM


    It's also running a dual boot with Windows 8.1 Pro and Mac OS X Mavericks for all my audio needs.

    Please do not be too critical of the photography in this log as most of it was done on a cheapo Lumia 535 without some proper lighting or time!

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    I started out with the case. Since it has such limited front intake I decided to fix that first of all.

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    Then it was time to unplug all the front panel connectors that I didn't need (pwr_led, reset switch, HDD LED and audio jacks) to prevent cable clutter in this smaller build.

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    Stripped the stock fans and the SSD cage on the side panel.

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    All ready for the build.

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    Some Photosoups I did of ideas for this build:

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    Some storage modding and fitting.

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    And some spraypainting.

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    Dutch news papers for all you lot to decipher.

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    Was not looking forward to cable management in this case.

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    Pretty tight fit.

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    Fans look good (or in my own opinion at least).

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    Tiny motherboard is tiny.

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    Liking the white bracket for the H60, makes it stand out a bit more on the black hardware and ties all the whites together nicely.

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    Ram modding:

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    Front fan hub needed some work to suit the build, rather than a boring information sticker.

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    Didn't have the money for custom braided cables, but luckily if you buy a set of white ones, textile markers works wonders ;)

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    GPU needs a new paint job too.

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    Ew, glossy plastic.

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    Matte black PCI brackets is where it's at.

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    Bit of glue!

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    Needed some extra light for these stupid tiny things :p

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    Not bad. Needs more backplate though.

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    White paint on, but unfortunately cut-out were needed for the ITX build.

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  2. Feronix

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 30, 2016

    Posts: 226

    Now to do some design work.

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    As it's a non-reference GPU it could use a bit more ventilation, so I got this.

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    Better!

    Not quite done with side panels yet though.

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    Decided the outside didn't have enough green accenting on it.

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    Needed some HDD labels too.

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    24 pin connector barcode? Hell naw.

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    Needed some better cable management. ....or just hide them better :D

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    Aaaaaaaand the build all finished, hope you guys enjoyed the log :)

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  3. Omega89

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 23, 2016

    Posts: 79

    Location: OcUk HQ

    Looks pretty good to be fair! I'm impressed by the colours! A job well done
     
  4. Brazo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 22, 2016

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    Looks gorgeous, love those cases
     
  5. Jonny L

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 10, 2006

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    Location: Lincoln

    That looks ace, great idea using the markers on the cables!
     
  6. LePhuronn

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 26, 2010

    Posts: 3,422

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Nice to everything tied together into 1 post. Awesome work, love it.
     
  7. Will Gill

    Don

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    Location: Cornwall

    nice attention to detail, welcome to the forums :cool:
     
  8. Feronix

    Gangster

    Joined: Apr 30, 2016

    Posts: 226

    Thanks! I felt this really hadn't been done a lot before (like your Joker build) and I like the colour combination!

    Thank you :)

    Thanks dude! Bit of a poor man's solution but so far it works great.

    Basically cause I did the log on another forum but then I moved over here.
    Thank you very much :)

    Thanks mate! Enjoying my stay here so far.