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Old 07-22-2013, 07:15 PM
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Default Project Marshlands: A Military Themed Build..









Hello guys.

This is my first ever project, most from old and second hand stuff so it's not being build for performance.. It is however themed to be a military build so it'll be build around the following..

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Amd FX 4100
16GB Corsair Vengeance Memory
nVidia GTX470's
Dont know about the PSU yet, but hoping to get my hands on something powerful enough for both gpu's
Corsair Vengeance C70 (Military Green)

Everything will be watercooled apart from the Sabertooth to keep the color scheme..

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Power supply sponsored by Corsair




Case mods sponsored by Mnpctech


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Old 07-22-2013, 07:16 PM
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First up is the cabling.

I got some 2.06mm 16awg Eco wire with a rating of 26/0.25..




Also, millions of molex crimps..




Some carefully picked out MDPC sleeving has got my name on it .. ;)





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Old 07-22-2013, 07:16 PM
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I've done a few, but decided that it's just not gonna fit the build the way I wanted, so I'll start over using the new sleeving .. ;)










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Old 07-22-2013, 07:17 PM
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Postman came with a handful of items..

Guess what this is ;)




Something sharp..




Mmmm, another mystery item!!




Maybe the hobby knife can reveal....





Memory also came.. :crazy:




Looks good, but not good enough.. (Sorry Corsair) .. ;)




Seems my wife was right, nothing would ever get done without her...




Some naked pics.




Ooooooo..




Some dirty pics...

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:18 PM
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Got the memory sinks all cleaned up and ready. The adhesive was so hard to get off I had to soak them in hot water and rub it off with a cloth. Took me about an hours worth of rubbing!!

One last shot of the before..




To go with the military theme I ordered a couple of cans of "desert sand" from Army Issue, which turned out to be the easiest spray paint I have ever used. No runs or smudges :lovely:




Busy on my self fabricated spray surface!




And the end result :drool:





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Having a quick look at the case...
















Buttons are a bit ........ :-/

But they'll grow on me!! :D






Oo la la, once again, Corsair :nod:




Good amount of space for cable routing and management!!



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Old 07-22-2013, 07:19 PM
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Tried my hand at SATA cable sleeving, used a lighter to shrink the heatshrink ;)







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Postman showed up with some packages ..

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Thanks Akasa for making awesome fans ...




Also, something special from far far away..




And a few of these funny fittings!!




Got some sleeving done last night ;)





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Got the 24pin and the fans sleeved tonight using my brand new crimper ..!!

Thought to myself, "Damn this crimper makes me look like a crimping genius!!!"




Some beautiful Commando Green sleeving




Fans done ;)




A very military style 24pin!






12mm copper tubing seems to be the rarest thing in the UK..

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A tiny little update..

Packages in the post..




What could it possibly be????




A couple of second hand GTX470's maybe??










Some "camo" wrap ...






.. and a tasty beveridge ;)




Back to business...

Radiator mounts




Vinyl wrapped radiator mounts.. ;)




Back on the radiator..




With the fans..

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Old 07-22-2013, 07:22 PM
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Got a bit of an update after a long weekend of way too much work.. ;)

Here we see two electronically camouflaged owls..




Connected up to see the "bigger" picture ....




......and trying to fool myself into thinking a £60 camera can take cool pics...



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Old 07-22-2013, 07:24 PM
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Another mysterious package arrived in the post today... ;)


What could it possibly be?




I'm gonna have to take a peek inside!!!!




It appears to be more of those super cool fans from Akasa..






All packed out..




But what does these boxes really say??








Inside the very informative boxes..







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Old 07-24-2013, 03:43 PM
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Still waiting on stuff to arrive from the US.. :weep:

Got all the cables done in the mean time..

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Finally some A-TACS time!!

Got a roll of A-TACS hydrographic film this morning..




Nothing magical about this horrible looking over pan, but that's where the magic happens.. ;)




Not the best result after applying the matte clear cote .. :puke:
Seems like it desolved the film!



Anyway, no take backsies or do-overs so I used a scotch brite dish scrubber and some Tamiya hobby paint to give it a weathered look

Think it's the best outcome of a bad situation..








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Old 08-06-2013, 04:31 AM
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Not too much to show so far this week, started with the GPU block and redid it 3 times due to what I can only describe as OCD...


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