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    First WC build since May 2013. Having allot of trouble deciding on a colour theme/name, but after 52 cm of new snow over night the other week: Lake Effect.

    Still deciding on my exact parts list, but what I have so far:

    Case: Thermaltake Core P5
    MB: Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5
    CPU: TBD (Probably i7 8700k)
    GPU: 1080ti (exact model TDB, finding these things in stock has been problematic, looking to use a Phanteks 1080ti RGB Titanium
    RAM: TBD (Probably Corsair Vengence RGB [White], but (so far) the white ones don't hit the speed I'm looking for).
    SSD: m.2 Samsung EVO 960
    Rad: HWL Black Ice Nemesis 480 GTX - White
    Fans: TDB (Probably EK Vader EVO 120ER White)
    Pump: D5 PWM - Bitspower white mod.
    Res/Pump Combi: Bitspower 250 White or acrylic
    Fillings: Bitspower White 12mm HD compression.
    Tube: 12/10mm hard acrylic.
    Dye: Mayhem's Non-stain deep blue.
    Still a work in progress. Case came in the mail today, damaged, had to send it back.

    Already have the MB and Rad.

    Any thoughts?

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    First pics.

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    Case is going to need to be stripped and painted. I know they make a "snow" version, but that includes a bunch of tempered glass that is just going to get in my way.

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    • #3
      Great start.
      Looking forward to the build log.
      Blue Dragon CM690 II an i7 - 960 x58 build
      OverKill HTPC - Red Team Build an AMD FX6100 with dual HD 5870's in crossfire.

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      • #4
        Great new project.
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        • #5
          Daz, the Darkside pump dress kits (for D5) - do you have any in white? It's not coming up as an option, and I'm sure I'd seen it listed before... or am I just hallucinating.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by afpup View Post
            Daz, the Darkside pump dress kits (for D5) - do you have any in white? It's not coming up as an option, and I'm sure I'd seen it listed before... or am I just hallucinating.
            Correction: Dont have dressing kits in white
            __________________________________________________ ___________________
            Baby Blue Build: Build Log,
            Green Lanten Build: Build Log,
            Sentinel Build: Build Log,
            Venom Build: Build Log,
            Silent Sniper Build: Final Video,
            Orange Build: Final Video
            HTPC Build: Final Video
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DazMode View Post
              Correction: Dont have dressing kits in white
              Then get on that homie!!! Snef has been pumping out sexy white builds for a while now. White is the new black!

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              • #8
                P5 build awesome!! Cant wait to see what you do man.
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                • #9
                  Sorry about no update in a while, too much work, not enough play. Also having trouble sourcing some of the parts, particularly a reasonably priced video card.

                  Had to return the P5, got sent a new one, started painting before I really had my final thoughts in mind. So, started as a black case, painted white. Found the white case with the white rad, and white res just a little too much white. Going back to the name "Lake Effect", ordered a metallic/pearl effect vinyl wrap which looked like frosted water. Wrap arrived the other day, looked good, not as good as I was hoping, but good. Installed the wrap, heat shrunk over the case, gave me a really nice clean look, but honestly looked like crap (sorry, no pics... didn't survive long enough). Lost the wrap, and dug out the paint sprayer. End result ( three different coats of different shades of blue, with a (purposely uneven) white tinted clear coat, got close to the look I wanted... even though most of it is going to get hidden.

                  So, quick trial fit: .

                  Trying to figure out if I want to use the riser setup, which gives you a better angle of view of the gpu, or forgo the riser for potentially better performance... of course, still need the gpu.

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                  • #10
                    Getting GPU is a pain at any price. Build looks good so far.
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                    Baby Blue Build: Build Log,
                    Green Lanten Build: Build Log,
                    Sentinel Build: Build Log,
                    Venom Build: Build Log,
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                    Orange Build: Final Video
                    HTPC Build: Final Video
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                    • #11
                      Any one have any experience with PCIe 3.x riser cables? Any issues, or things to avoid? Just trying to determine my tube routing, I think it would look better with the riser, but, at the same time, this system has to work at the end of day.

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                      • #12
                        I think there's good risers and bad.
                        and Tt had issues if you look back to the build Daz did last year.
                        supposedly, Tt have fixed it. EZ-G can likely confirm.

                        nothing a pre-loop equipment test couldn't sort out.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by afpup View Post
                          Any one have any experience with PCIe 3.x riser cables? Any issues, or things to avoid? Just trying to determine my tube routing, I think it would look better with the riser, but, at the same time, this system has to work at the end of day.
                          The stock riser that comes with the P5 is trash not going to lie. The TT premium riser however is top notch but a price comes with it.
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                          • #14
                            $1000+ video card, ~$75 cable. All things considered, not that pricey.... at least currently :-)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by afpup View Post
                              Any one have any experience with PCIe 3.x riser cables? Any issues, or things to avoid? Just trying to determine my tube routing, I think it would look better with the riser, but, at the same time, this system has to work at the end of day.
                              I have used one with my 1080 and no issue with it. The card was running 3.0X 16 and all was fine. I want to sell it because I have no more use of it, I installed my card the normal way.
                              CPU: i5 8600K@5.0 WC
                              Motherboard: Asus Maximus X Hero
                              Video Card: Zotac 1080 Amp Extreme WC
                              Ram Geil 4X4 Gb DDR4 3000 RGB
                              SSD OS: Corsair MP 500 240 Gb
                              SSD Steam:Samsung 950 Pro 512 Gb
                              SSD Games:Mushkin Extrem Reactor 1 Tb
                              SSD Programs: Seagate 1Tb
                              PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 650W
                              Monitor: Dell U3415W 21:9 34 inches 3440X1440
                              OS: Windows 10 Pro
                              Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass

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