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Fuganater
06-17-2011, 06:56 PM
I'm entering my newest and current mod Project: Rage into the competition for some sweet hardware :D. Copying my current updates from TBCS.

So its time for a new PC. This will be a dream build + some very basic modding. So I'll be buying a nice big case, new hardware, water cooling it and making some sweet ascetic changes.

Hardware
Case: Cooler Master HAF-X 942
Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0)
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost)
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
GPU: XFX GTX260 Black Edition (OLD)
Drive: LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
HDD: 2 x 1TB WD 6Gb/s and 1 x 320GB WD SATA 6Gb/s

Water Cooling
Pump: DD-CPX-PRO
Radiator: Black Ice GTX Xtreme 280
Rad Fans: 2 x Yate Loon's
Reservoir: DD XSPC Single bay
CPU Water Block: Swiftech Apogee XT (R2) revision 2 or the XSPC Rasa CPU Black
Barbs: Bitspower Matte Black G1/4" Barb Fitting - 1/2" ID
Tubing: 7/16" PrimoFlex PRO LRT
Liquid: Distilled water + PT Nuke
Fill/Drain Port: Swiftech 1/2" Brass Remote Fill Port
Temp Sensor: 2 x Phobya Temperature Sensor Outer Thread G1/4 with Display
Temp Sensor Bracket: Phobya Front Bracket
Ball valve: For drain


Misc Parts
Replacement Rear Fan: Phobya 120mm
Replacement Top Fans: 2x Cooler Master 200mm Megaflow
Black Sleeving and Shrink Tubing
Red Sleeving and Shrink Tubing
Lighting Kit: NZXT
Fan Controller: Lamptron 20W
PCI Slot vents: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=25976
Fill Cap Adapter: http://www.jab-tech.com/XSPC-M20x1.5...pr-4205.htmlTo attach the fill cable to directly to the res.


I'm still trying to find some good case paint. I ordered an air compressor so I will be able to use some spray paint.

I should be ordering the PC components in the next day or so and the WC parts in the very near future.

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 06:58 PM
Here is a shot of all of the parts.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05423.jpg

I'm uploading all of the pics now and they should be done by morning. Expect a nice big post!

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:01 PM
This will be 1/2 of my update being that it takes like 12 hours to upload about 6 pictures :(

Here are some of the parts I got.
Corsair HX 750W
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05427.jpg

Came in some fancy bags :D
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05436.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05437.jpg

Case badge
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05439.jpg

NZXT Sleeved LED Kit (One Red and one White)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05441.jpg
I messed this one up. I bought 1 meter lengths when I should have got 2 meter lengths... oh well... I'll keep these 1 meter ones for a rainy day.

Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05442.jpg

G.Skill DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 4GBx2
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05454.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05455.jpg

Core i7 2600k
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05450.jpg

BluRay Burner
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05456.jpg


2x 1TB 6Gb/s and 1x 320GB 6Gb/s SATA HDDs
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05458.jpg

2x Cooler Master 200mm Mega Flow Case Fans
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05451.jpg
They are insanely quiet.

The case. HAF-X 942
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05459.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05463.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05464.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05465.jpg

Lots of front connections
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05467.jpg

Sleeving and Shrink Tubing
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05452.jpg

ATX power remover tool. Very handy.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05453.jpg


So that's most of the parts. More to come in the next update. Now for some Fun!


Fan test
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05468.jpg
All good!! You can't understand how quiet this system is. Its quieter than my Antec 900 was and my wife's PC with custom fans. I guess it has to do with all the fans being HUGE.

Mobo fitting
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05469.jpg


I can easily remove the top mesh to paint it red by bending these little tabs.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05466.jpg
Its the same for the one on the front but I'm not sure I will paint that one too.
Its also the same way for the mesh on the bay covers. I will paint all of the mesh on them red as well. And I'll be painting the expansion bay covers, possibly the mesh that covers the rear 140mm fan. Its not removable but with some tape and a tarp I can do it.

Another thing I might paint is the mobo "thermal armor" I saw someone else used the same one and painted it white and it looked sick. But I'm not sure if that would be too much red in the case. I'm using the red as accents. The sleeving and WC tubing is all red and so are the LEDs.


Basically my posts will be a day behind because of how long it takes me to upload the pictures. I did alot of sleeving tonight but I didn't order enough... :facepalm:

I ordered more accessories today and all of the watercooling parts. I changed the rad to a Phobya one and the CPU block to the XSPC Rasa to cut down the cost. Also I can paint the Rasa :D

Well that's it for tonight.

Cheers till next time.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:02 PM
Here are the pics I promised about the sleeving.

What a mess!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05485.jpg

Much better :D
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05486.jpg

Here is what the cables look like againist the black case.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05487.jpg
Nice contrast.

As I said before I didn't order enough sleeving... so the rest of the fans and cables will have to wait till I get my next FrozenCPU order next week. No biggie.

Now here is where I need to cut. It will be a 1"x1" square which is for passing the fan and temp probe cables through to the Lamptron FC6. I'm trying to make this build as clean as possible.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05488.jpg

Cheers till next time.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:03 PM
Here is some more pics of the parts that I got.

ASUS Sabertooth P67
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05633.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05632.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05631.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05630.jpg

I wonder how the Thermal Armor would look red... Would that be too much red inside?

Microsoft Sidewinder X6 keyboard
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05634.jpg

A second XFX GTX 260 Black Edition
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05635.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05636.jpg


Now its time for the hardware test.

All put together.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05637.jpg

WORKS! Installing Windows 7 64-bit.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05638.jpg

With 2nd GTX 260 installed.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05639.jpg

I am actually really upset with the Thermal Armor on this system. Its built for SLI but the 2nd card does not fit. I had to cut away a corrner of the Armor in order to get the GPU to fit. I'll post pics later once I clean it up.


Now for what I'm going to paint. I'm going to pull the grills off the top and front of the case and paint them a nice red.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05640.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05641.jpg

I'm also going to paint the PSU cover red... I think. I really can't decide if it will be too much red inside the case. I want it to be acents.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05643.jpg


Still waiting for sleeving and paint to come in. Once its here I can get moving on this. Today or tomorrow I will cut the case some to make the cable magement better for the Fan Controller. I also need to decide where to put the fill port for the res. I'm thinking under the top cover. It will be pretty easy to get to and it will be hidden.

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:04 PM
Since I can't do any painting yet I figured I would try to figure out how to get the hidden drive working.

Took the face plate off.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05644.jpg

Here is one of the bay covers without the mesh on it.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05645.jpg
Now these covers kindof clip on. So I have to keep the frame in good condition so that it will stay in place.

Cut out the center.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05646.jpg

Shaved down the stubs a bit more. Need to file them now.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05647.jpg

What it looks like without the mesh on it.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05648.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05649.jpg

And finally what it will look like eventually.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05650.jpg


Now what I need to figure out is how to get the mesh to stick to the drive tray. Maybe a black foam type substance? That will totally hide what you see behind the mesh, which I like. Ideas?

Cheers till next time.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:06 PM
I was able to clean up the bay cover.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05647.jpg

I'm looking into that double sided foam now. Need to find something I like.

So I made the first cuts into the case.

Here is the proposed spot. This cutout will be for passing the fan controller cables through so they are not visible.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05671.jpg

After the cutting and about an hour of filing.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05672.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05673.jpg

Looks ok. Its in the back so no one will see it. Hopefully I'll get some things in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday.

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:06 PM
2 boxes came in the mail yesterday :D

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05740.jpg

Inside one of them was my parts organizer. This will be great for keeping things seperated and organized. Wasn't expensive at all either.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05741.jpg

The FrozenCPU box was a Reese's box.... not sure why...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05742.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05743.jpg


Here is what I got!
Phobya 140mm fan for the back of the case.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05744.jpg

2x Yate Loon 140mm fans for the rad.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05745.jpg

2 meter NZXT LED lighting strip
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05746.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05761.jpg
Very bright!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05760.jpg
The anchors it came with suck... they don't stick at all. But I can fix that.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05762.jpg

XSPC single bay res
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05747.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05763.jpg

DD Pump
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05748.jpg

Silver strip for the res
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05749.jpg

1/2" barbs
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05750.jpg

Fill port adapter for the res
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05751.jpg

Single bay temp display
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05752.jpg

2x Swiftech fill ports
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05753.jpg

Phobya G-Changer 280 rad
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05754.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05755.jpg
Its massive... It is taller than 1/2 of the HAF X... which is a HUGE case. I had no idea it would be this big.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05756.jpg
Fans installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05757.jpg
Now... how to mount it? I heard it was pre drilled for a 140mm fan as well as a 120mm but its a lie. I'm going to have to figure out how to mount this beast.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05759.jpg

Thats it untill the rest of my pics upload. Hopefully I'll get some more mail this week and be able to do a leak test on the system.

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:08 PM
Finally got the rad mounted. There was a bit of drama though in the process. I measured 3 times and drilled once.... but I didn't measure with the mobo in. The Thermal Armor comes up quite a bit so it didn't fit at first. Once I moved the rad over about 1" I was able to get it all to fit.

First holes I drilled. I also drilled out the 120mm fan holes because they were recessed and the rad wouldn't go flush with the top of the case.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05769.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05771.jpg

Looked good mounted
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05772.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05777.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05779.jpg


So since that went baddly here is what it looked like after I moved it.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05781.jpg
Few extra holes but thats what the plasic cover is for.

Really tight fit. There is probably a few mm between the mobo and the fan to the rad.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05782.jpg
The rad really makes this case feel tiny... even though its a monster.

Since that went well, I decided to mount the pump. Was alot easier than the rad.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05780.jpg

Maybe I'll get the rest of the WC parts and some more sleeving.


Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:09 PM
I got some of the last parts needed. I still have a few small orders out there.

Looks so promising :D
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05913.jpg

20ft Red Primochill tubing
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05914.jpg

2m White NZXT LED Lighting
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05915.jpg

XPSC Rasa CPU Block
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05916.jpg

Ball Valve for my drain port
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05917.jpg

Phobya Temp Probe (this will go on the outlet of the rad)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05918.jpg

Windows 7 Pro Upgrade 32-Bit. Still waiting for the 64-Bit DVD to get here.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05919.jpg

Lets get started!

Opening up the CPU block. It has fitting for 3 different CPU Sockets.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05921.jpg

I plan on painting some of it if my paint ever gets here.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05922.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05923.jpg

I was originally going to put the temp probe in a prefabricated 5.25" bay cover.....
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05933.jpg

but that would be too easy... lets put it in one of the stock bay covers.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05945.jpg

Measured
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05946.jpg

Rough cut
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05947.jpg

Cut the bracket so the display fits and filed the grill down to a nice edge
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05948.jpg

Looks good :D
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05949.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05950.jpg
I'll put foam in it so you cant see behind the grill... I think.


Now to make sure my WC stuff works.

All installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05929.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05930.jpg
No leaks!!!!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05931.jpg

And I emptied it out until I was ready to install it for good.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05932.jpg


Tonight I have been installing the parts into the case. The case is done but there are just outside ascetics things to do. Installed the lights and most of the fans. Still need the sleeving to get here... hopefully tomorrow then I will be totally done inside. Only a week or 2 left and this mod is done! Then we start the next...

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:09 PM
I finally got around to drilling new mounting holes into the casing of the BluRay drive. Wasn't too challenging. I should have the foam the next few days and then it will be all done!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05951.jpg


Here is a quick shot of how all the cables look so far going into the Fan Controller.... Not sure I'm a fan because I had to do some moving and I don't like them where they are now.... might have to do some more cutting.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05952.jpg

So with all the lighting installed here is what she looks like.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05954.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05956.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05957.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05958.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05959.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05961.jpg


Here is what the cable management looks like so far.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05963.jpg


Got a new tool in! An Electronic Digital Caliper! Its more for my next mod but still a good tool to have around.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05969.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC05971.jpg


Remember those shelves I talked about? Well here they are. (Yes the top one is cooked.... wife didn't hold it straight with the level.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06067.jpg
Mounted the plastic drawers up there to get the maximum use out of the wall. I think I'll buy another one because it is such an awesome storage option.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06098.jpg


Pulled out the new speakers for a test run. They are pretty awesome.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06097.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06099.jpg


That's it for now. Still only missing a few things to get this mod finished up and still waiting on more drain port opinions.

Cheers till later.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:11 PM
Finally got my paint and a few more things in. Here we go.

Africa is killing my updates! We had one of our worst storms yet yesterday so painting was kinda tough. But I was able to get a ton done.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06212.jpg

90 degree fitting and T-fitting
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06213.jpg

Crazy long molex extender
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06214.jpg

Here is how I'm making my custom drain port.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06215.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06225.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06228.jpg
Looks pretty good. I have to shorten the part between the pump and the T-fitting due to space restrictions.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06227.jpg

I cut another hole for the wires to get to the fan controller since I had to move it.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06229.jpg
Here you can see the old one and the new one.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06230.jpg


And now for the painted parts!!

Grills
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06238.jpg
Now I'm just messing with angles to get some cool shots. Will look better once I get my back drop and decent lighting.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06239.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06241.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06243.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06240.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06242.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06244.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06245.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06246.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06247.jpg
With the lights on.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06248.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06252.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06255.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06256.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06257.jpg

I think this paint job is what makes the mod "pop". Hope you all are enjoying it as much as I am.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06258.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06259.jpg


I want to paint this fan grill red.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06262.jpg


I have more pictures of what I did today but they are not uploaded yet. I'll post again as soon as they are.

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:11 PM
Remember how I wanted to paint that side grill?

All taped up
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06263.jpg

Looks pretty good.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06279.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06280.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06281.jpg

I painted the slot covers too.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06264.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06265.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06266.jpg

The LED lighting strip brackets too.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06267.jpg

Part of the CPU water block.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06270.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06269.jpg

PSU fan grill
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06274.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06275.jpg

So here is what the front of the case looks like so far.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06278.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06277.jpg


Since I painted the side grill cover and you all saw what it looks like... how do you think the rear 2 grills would look red?
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06283.jpg

Let me know what you guys think!

Cheers till later.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:12 PM
So I listened to SOC and here is what happened!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06284.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06285.jpg

It came out looking pretty good :D
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06293.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06294.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06295.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06296.jpg

The PSU didn't come out so well... damn humidity! I mean you can't really tell unless your up close to it... and lets face it. Its in the back of the case.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06297.jpg


Lets get this beast put together! Still a few minor things to do but I just couldn't help myself last night.

CPU and water block installed.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06298.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06299.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06300.jpg

RAM installed.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06302.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06301.jpg

Pump and Video Cards installed.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06303.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06304.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06305.jpg

Rad installed.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06306.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06307.jpg


So I had to do a crazy loop in the system to get the Rad connected to to the Res... it doesn't look terrible right?
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06309.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06312.jpg

And finally the last hose from the Res to the pump.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06313.jpg

All done!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06314.jpg

Powered up with no issues or leaks!
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06315.jpg

Man that blue temp monitor looks out of place... I really need to get motivated and order the LEDs and Resistors.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06316.jpg

Inside looks crappy with the window on and the glare. Better pictures will come... eventually.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06318.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06317.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06319.jpg

The light comes through the Res and doesn't look terriable. Still havn't decided if I'm going to put a white or red LED in it to give it some shine.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06320.jpg

Maybe there will be some sleeving in the mail today and I can finish the small things up.

Cheers till then.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:12 PM
I worked on the LED for the temp gauge last night. Didn't take many pics over the 3 hours it took me to do this because it was extremely frustrating.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06604.jpg

You can see the LED I need to remove
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06605.jpg

End result
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06606.jpg

I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to do it after the first hour or so. The LED was just so small and so was the resistor. But I did so enjoy the eye candy.

Cheers till later.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:13 PM
Painted more of the interior parts.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06591.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06592.jpg

Installed the USB 3.0 thing...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06590.jpg

Had a little photo shoot today.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06698.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06703.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06710.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06699.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06700.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06701.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06702.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06709.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06704.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06705.jpg

I'll paint the other drive bays eventually. I just did 2 of them to see how it would look.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06697.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06692.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06693.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06694.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06695.jpg

Not much left to do.

Cheers till later.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Hmm a Newegg box.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06713.jpg

Oh how I hate packing peanuts.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06714.jpg

Here comes something.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06715.jpg

Look out... there are 2 of them.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06716.jpg

2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06717.jpg

It came with a poster.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06718.jpg

1 installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06720.jpg

2 installed
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06721.jpg

They look good
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06722.jpg

In SLI I get a 3DMark '11 score of 32142 .

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Finally got my GTX 560 water blocks from Danger Den.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06723.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06725.jpg

I like how they look.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06724.jpg


So I started taking apart the stock coolers on the 560.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06727.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06728.jpg


Installed the Thermal Pads.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06729.jpg

First one done.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06730.jpg

Second one done.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06732.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06731.jpg


When I went to install them I had an issue with the side panel fan housing. It had to be removed.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06733.jpg

Once I got it off there were no issues.

Glory shots
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06734.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06735.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06736.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06737.jpg

Another successful addition to this mod.

Cheers till later.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:15 PM
So the USB 3.0 cables look like crap with not enough sleeving on them.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06752.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06751.jpg

Much better. More pics to come.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:16 PM
Here is another small update with a photo shoot.

The weird loop I had to make at the top was getting a kink. So I ordered some black anti kink coils to cover all of the tubing.

This is 5 of the 10 I bought.... I could have sworn that FrozenCPU said they were 1' lengths... well they aren't. I'd guess them to be at least 3'. So Now I have 30' unstreached.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06776.jpg

I also got a 90 degree and 45 degree angle fitting for the bottom GPU. I didn't like they way it was bent and in the way of the PSU cover so I went with the 45 degree first and it worked out well.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06775.jpg

And here are some shots of the inside. I mess with some settings and such so hopefully they look good.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06778.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06779.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06780.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06781.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06784.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06785.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06786.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06787.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06788.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06789.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06790.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06791.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06792.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06793.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a190/Fuganater987/Project%20Rage/DSC06796.jpg


Hope your enjoying it.

Cheers till next time.

Fuganater
06-17-2011, 07:17 PM
Up to date now :D Mod is almost complete.

pcjunkie209
06-17-2011, 07:39 PM
Looks good! But to enter case mod contest has to have Asus video cards along with mobo I think. And for some reason u keep double posting.

This build reminds me of this only in red instead of green.

http://forum.coolermaster.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=14765

Six Foot Ginger
06-17-2011, 08:59 PM
lol Junkie this is a copy of your Assassin X, well about 90% of it

pcjunkie209
06-17-2011, 09:05 PM
lol Junkie this is a copy of your Assassin X, well about 90% of it

LOL ..... I wouldn't say a copy more like we both modded the easiest and the most cost effective parts to that case. Most logical thing to do. I'll probably do the two in my garage blue. :)

Six Foot Ginger
06-17-2011, 11:38 PM
nice oh and good job on this mod

Fuganater
06-18-2011, 12:04 PM
Thanks all!

Fuganater
06-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Deleted the double posts.

Giannis996
02-05-2013, 03:15 PM
awesome job man GRATZ!!!

n113
02-07-2013, 04:50 AM
awesome rig ~ \m/( ^_^ )\m/

Rockford
02-07-2013, 05:00 AM
Nice build..

But the red paint, felt like a little 2 much..