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Mountain Mods Mods by Mister Mom (2012)

Mountain Mods Ascension (Trinity, SR-2 MB Tray, Anodized)
Asus P9x79 Pro
Intel 3930K [email protected] (I got really lucky with this CPU. Can seriously undervolt some high overclocks!) [email protected]
32gb G.Skill 2133MHz
xFx HD6990 (Still kickin’ 950/1450 @ stock voltage!) Got rid of the 6970 Trifire. Looking for another xFx 6990 with an EK block for cheap.
xFx Pro1250W Modular Power Supply
64gb Corsair P3-64 SSD
2x OCZ Vertex 3 60gb in RAID 0 (Idle time garbage collection seems to work, but still waiting on TRIM on RAID for x79). Oh yeah, 1100mbps in ATTO.
4x WD 400gb SATA2 (RAID0 & RAID1) in Kingwin 4in3 5.25″ Hot-swap Drive Bay

Watercooling..

4x Swiftech DCP655-B
EK D5 Dual Top 2-Loops Pump Top w/60mm Reservoirs + multioption bottoms for caps
EK FC-6990 (Nickel/Plexi)
EK Supreme HF (Nickel/Plexi)
Feser Clear/UV Blue 1/2″ID-3/4OD” tubing
Feser & Bitspower Compression fittings, 45s, and 90s
3x Koolance Extreme Flow QDCs (2 on CPU loop, 1 on GPU)
2x Koolance High Flow QDCs (2 on GPU loop)

1x XSPC RX480 Radiator
2x XSPC RX360 Radiators
1x XSPC RX240 Radiator

27x Coolermaster R4-C2R-20AC-GP 2000rpm 69cfm 19db 120mm fans (push/pull on triples and quad) running all at about 1400rpm
10x Fan shrouds (All on the push side of the Triples and Quad)
Sunbeam Rheobus 6x 30W/ch Fan controller
Scythe Kaze Master Fan controller (only used for monitoring air/coolant temps and pump speeds)

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Daz Astronomy by Astrolopitec (2012)

Let just say that in astrophotography the colder that you can get the camera the better.
My Santa Barbara Instruments ST-9 astronomic camera could reach -20C ambient out of the box. But after adding a few parts from DazMod it can now reach -70C ambient! That is not too shabby considering that professional observatories cool their megabucks cameras to -100C ambient using liquid nitrogen.

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Orange GT project by MRDcanadian (2012)

Case/other
Level 10 GT black
12″ LED Light – Orange
Orange – Warm White- Special Edition CCFL kit – 30cm (12′)
UV CCFL (12′)

computer components:

ASUS Sabertooth X79
Intel Core I7 3820
4x 2g Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition PC3 12800 (1600mhz)
2x 6950 2g sapphire (none reference)
1x 120g OCZ agility3
2x 60g OCZ solid3
LG BD-RE
Corair HX850 power supply

watercooling componants

EK-CoolStream RAD XTX 360 – Triple Thick 120mm Radiator
EK-Supremacy – Acetal Nickel
Mounting plate Supremacy LGA-2011 Narrow ILM
Liquid Extasy Narrow Line ATI HD 6950 B Sapphire black Delrin x2
DazMode STORM D5 VARIO 8-24V Pump w/TACH cable
XSPC Tank Reservoir Laing D5 Top Combo
Thermochill Flex 1/2″OD -3/4″ID Tube – Orange-Red (UV)
DazMode Protector
Bitspower UV Reactive Orange O-Ring
Bitspower Black fittings

i will order the following as they become available
EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (140) – Single 140mm Radiator
Mayhems Pastel – Gigabyte Orange Concentrate
Xigmatek XLF-F1253 LED Fan120mm Orange x6 for push pull
Xigmatek XLF-F1453 LED Fan140mm Orange

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MODell XPS by Grinder (2018)

Components:

i7-5930k
Asus X99-A II
4x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666
Corsair RM1000i Gold certified PSU
2X XFX R9 390X 8GB
Samsung 250GB 850 EVO
3TB Seagate 7200RPM HDD

Cooling:

2x Antec Big Boy 200mm
5x XSPC Xinruilian 120mm
Phobya G.Changer V2 480
EK XTX120 Coolstream
EK Supremacy EVO full nickel
EK D5 X-RES Top 100 CSQ
2X Swiftech MCW82 universal GPU blocks
D5 PWM
BP 1/2 ID fittings
Darkside angled fittings and pump mount
Primochill Advanced LRT tubing (red)
Dazprotect
XSPC rad brackets

Materials et cetera:

2007 Dell XPS 720 BTX case
beat up 2011 Antec 900 (source of a 200mm Antec Big Boy fan, mobo tray and back plate, sheet metal for fan mounts/shrouds)
Kenmore washer/dryer sheet metal panel
Sheet metal left over from window kit installation on Fractal Design Define XL R2 side panel
Fractal Design expansion slot covers
miscellaneous thumbscrews (not even sure which case these came from anymore!), self tapping screws, hex head bolts, washers
RC model aircraft prop hubs
weatherstripping
roll of mesh filter material and some magnetic tape
spare Rosewill Blackhawk case top (source of control panel)
Darkside PSU extensions (UV Red) and closed cable combs
RUST-OLEUM spray paint

Here are links to a nice shot of a turbine,
http://luftfart.media/wp-content/upl…RollsRoyce.jpg

and some rectangular aircraft intakes (for example the F15, F14, and Concorde) that remind me of the XPS 720.
https://media.defense.gov/2006/Jun/1…-9032T-169.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped…ard_engine.JPG
https://www.aerospace-technology.com…Concorde_8.jpg
http://www.concordesst.com/inside/8g.jpg

Also, the way the B-52 engines are in pairs in a nacelle seems similar to what I plan, despite not being rectangular.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing…ss_Engines.jpg

EDIT: Here is a list of the mods done and tools used so far, I’ll try to keep it up to date.

Mods:

BTX to ATX (adapt donor mobo tray and backplate to the XPS 720)
Radiator/structural support
Shrouds to create spaces to run cables
Allow use of 5V lights with 12V Aura header
Drain for main rad in bottom of case
Danger Jet Intake decals
Adapt Rosewill control panel to case
The jet engine intake and exhaust mods are in progress.

Tools used:

Dremel (well, a cheap knock off)
compound miter saw
angle grinder
jigsaw
drill
step drill bit (and of course various regular bits)
tin snips
hacksaw
box cutter
pliers
bench vise
hammer
cable sleeving tool, and a staple lol
couple of files
sanding block and sandpaper

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The Lightbringer by Kaidis (2018)

Components:

Motherboard – ASUS Strix z370-i mITX

CPU – i7 8086k Delidded/Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut/Rockitcool Copper IHS

GPU – nVidia Titan xP Jedi order special edition

Memory – 16gb(2×8) Corsair Vengeance pro rgb 3200mhz ddr4

PSU – Corsair hx850i

Storage:

M.2 SSD – Samsung 970 evo 500gb (x2)

Cooling components:

CPU – Watercool Heatkiller IV nickel

GPU – Watercool Heatkiller IV nickel w/ Heatkiller IV backplate

Pump – Goulds water technologies Vario D5

Radiators – Front mounted NexXxos st45 280mm
Top mounted NexXxos xt30 240mm slim

Reservoir – Watercool Heatkiller Tube150

Hardline Fittings – Thermaltake 16mm

Angled Fittings – Dazmode Darkside and EK 90 degree fittings

Drain Valve – Dazmode Darkside ball valve system

Misc fittings – Dazmode Darkside, swiftech male/male extensions, TT 4 way splitter, TT flow direction.

Tubing – Dazmode darkside (if I have time I’m going to attempt some borosilicate and if it works out I’ll be using that but otherwise 100% PETG)

Cables:
Custom made (my first ever set) and instructed by Mr. Pipebomb!(gotta give him credit for teaching me how to make them!)

Sleeving – Dazmode Darkside UV Blue, Titanium Grey, and Gold

Wire – 18awg

Connectors – Mainframe Customs and Dazmode

Pins – Mainframe Customs

Combs – Nanoxia CoolForce aluminum

ADDITIONAL ARTSY STUFFS!

custom made diffused LED channel set as a halo under the case top and custom mounted with riser screws and an aluminum channel for radiator clearance under the case top since caselabs no longer makes the extended tops, I made my own solution! LEDs are corsair strips.

Ssd bay cover, hand made and sculpted to resemble a Libram, from wire mesh and polymer clay, hand painted with acrylic paints. And some small Clay ornaments based on a paladin theme such as; scrolls, librams, and banners.

all exterior case detail paint work was done in vinyl as stencils, or taped off patterns. As well as lettering in golden dwarvish runes which say “Lightbringer” on the case top.

all the mod work is done by hand, with no large machinery. Biggest piece of equipment I use is my other computer to make vinyl patterns lol. The rest is hand drills, saws, files, knives, paint, and pliers… and occasionally bolt cutters……. (just kidding, they’re just in a bunch of my pictures I’ve taken so far haha)

Want to give an enormous thank you to Dazmode and all of our competition sponsors, judges and competitors! You guys make doing this so much more fun. Whether I fall hard on my face or win a prize, I’m just happy to be a member of such an amazing community of enthusiastic and imaginative people!

Good luck everyone! MOD ON!!!!

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HAF932 by Daz (2008)

One of my first builds featuring HAF932 Case, Feser, EKWB, Koolance watercooling, Gelid Fans, 3/8″-1/2″ tubes were most common size, UV Acid Green liquid was highlighted by cold cathodes (no UV LEDs strips back then, only round).

Fancy fan controllers was another big thing, which I personally miss those days.

Note original EKWB wave pattern on GPU blocks. That was sick!

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Extrem Red Demon by Snef (2012)

Computer parts
CPU: Intel i7-3770k: received
Mobo: Asus Maximus V Extreme: received
Ram: 16BG (4 x 4) Corsair Dominator GT CMT16GX3M4X2133C9: received
GPU: 3 x AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Black Edition 3GB 1000MHZ FX-797A-TNBC: received
Case: CaseLabs M8 + Pedestal: received
Power Supply: Seasonic X-1250: received
SSD: 1 x OCZ Vertex4 256GB: received
SSD: 3 x OCZ Agility 3 240GB: received
HD: 2 x Seagate 3TB: received

Mods Parts
Sleeving: Black and Red Sleeving: received
Led: 9 x XSPC 3mm dual led RED: received
Case lightning: 1 x NZXT Sleeved led kit white 2m: received
Case lightning: 4 x Logisys LDS12RD 12IN Flexible LED Strip Red: received
Sli Bridge: 1 x Coldzero 3 Sli Bridge Cover (ROG): Waiting delivery Picture below
GPU backplate: 3 x Coldzero Backplate Radeon 7970 Color Waiting delivery Picture below

Cooling
Case fans: 7 x Bitfenix Spectre pro led RED: received
Radiator Fan: 12 x Corsair SP120 High Performance Edition: received
Fan/pump Controller: Aquacomputer Aquaero 5 XT + 3 x Poweradjust 2 USB Ultra: received
Radiator: 2 x XSPC RX360: received
CPU: XSPC Raystorm: received
Ram: XSPC Dominator Memory Block – 4 -slot: received
GPU: 3 x Razor 7970 Full Cover Block (new style): Waiting delivery
Pump: 2 x DazMode STORM D5 VARIO: received
Pump Top: EK-D5 Dual Pumps TOP: change, remove EK from project Bitspower Dual D5 Pump top Clear, 2x d5 modding kit matt black – received

Reservoir: EK-Multioption X2 RES 250 Advanced: received
Tubing: 10 feet XSPC 3/8 – 5/8 clear tubing: received
Tubing: 10 feet Primochill Advanced LRT 3/8 – 5/8 clear tubing: received
Tubing: Bitspower Crystal Link (5 of each size): received
Coolant: 4 x EK Blood red coolant: received (i know, 4 its overkill but i want spare)
Fittings: 16 x Bitspower Matt Black Multi-Link Adapter BP-MBWP-C47: received
Fittings: 10 x Bitspower Matt Black Multi-Link Adapter – Mini BP-MBWP-C48: received
Fittings: 6 x Bitspower Matt Black Multi-Link Adapter BP-MBWP-C71: Waiting for availability
Fittings: a lot fo Bitspower and feser compression fitings, angle adapter and spacer: received

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HexGear Green Cryo by logicalways (2017)

Case
HexGear R40 White with Green Accent Panels

Hardware
Motherboard: Asus Gryphon Z97 Armour Edition
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K (OC 4.7Ghz)
RAM: 16GB (4×4) Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz CL9
GPU: Nvidia Titan X Maxwell
SSD: Two Samsung 850 Evo 250gig (Raid 0)
HDD: 2TB WD Black
PSU: Silverstone Stryder 850W Gold

Watercooling
Radiator Fans: 5 x EK Vardar F4 120mm White
Radiator Top: 1 x EK-Coolstream PE 240mm
Radiator Bottom: 1 x EK-Coolstream PE 360mm
CPU: EK Supremacy EVO Intel
GPU: EK-FC Titan X Nickel/Acetal with Nickel Backplate
Pump: EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM
Res: EK-XRES X3 100mm
Res Top: EK MultiPort Top
Tubing: EK 10/12mm HD PETG
Coolant: Mayhems Green Pastel + Custom Mayhems Dyes
Fittings: Bitspower Deluxe White 12mm C47 Fittings, Angles, and adapters
Fittings: Darkside White: Various Extentions

Misc Pieces
CableMod Custom Full PSU Cables – White/Silver/Green
Custom Sleeving: Telios Black Sleeved Vandle switch, pump and fan extensions
CableCombs: Darkside & CableMod
LED: Darkside White 12″ Dimmable Strips
Screws: Stainless 38mm Radiator Screws
Splitter: ModMyToys 8 way LowProfile PWM Spliter