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    Project Name: Furnace
    Why? Well because Haswell CPUs tend to run quite hot, which is great for the winter time ^^
    The whole color scheme is orange and black/grey as well as the case on its own looks rather like a Furnace.


    System Components:

    CASE: Coolermaster Cosmos 2 / MOBO: Asus Maximus Hero VI / CPU: i7 4770k / GPU: Gigabyte Windforce780 3GB / RAM: G.Skill Trident-X 16GB 2400Mhz /
    / PSU: Corsair AX860 Platinum / BOOT: Samsung 840 256GB x2 Raid 0 /

    Outer Design:

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    Annotation:

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    Thoughts/Suggestions:

    EDIT: Still unknown whether il go maroon-red colors-scheme with a different Haswell mobo or this.
     
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    Re: [Casemod] Coolermaster Cosmos 2 - Project #1

    Update, going with Asus Formula VI instead and Red/Black and some Silver colorscheme.

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    Re: [Casemod] Coolermaster Cosmos 2 - Project #1

    how much is this puting you back?
     
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    Re: [Casemod] Coolermaster Cosmos 2 - Project #1

    Around $2000 or so.

    £282 Case
    £277 CPU
    £528 GPU
    £250 Mobo
    £112 RAM
    £120 PSU
    £45 HDD (need another to add to the collection)
    £150 SSD

    £250 to £400 modding tools

    and possibly £800 for new screen in future, £100 for keyboard, £50 new mice and thats that ^^

    But non of the components are bought yet, apart from the SSD
     
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    Re: [Casemod] Coolermaster Cosmos 2 - Project #1

    And ze nice mouse is naga :3.
     
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    Yeah I need a new naga, unless I can find something better :D I had this one since 010' afaik.
     
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    Few more additions to my ideas.
     
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    Spray paint test, see what works. I think I need a darker variant of that red. Will wait to get the mobo to match it though, just wanted to play around ^^

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    Update. Top ribbed enclosure spray painted (same spray paint as the previous ones) still need to add another layer but need to buy more cans ^^ £5 a pop




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    4770k
    Vengeance Pro 2x8GB 2400
    Asus Maximus Hero
    Corsair ax860

    all on the way. Here is the shopping cart for custom loop. No GPU yet though, wee ONBOARD! :D

    Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 360 Rad (not sure what UK retailer id get it from)
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alphacool-Nex ... 0831475392

    Alphacool VPP655 Laing D5
    http://www.thewatercoolingshop.co.u...n ... 13123.html

    Bitspower Z Reservoir
    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop...T ... 11461.html
    or
    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop...T ... 11460.html

    Tubing Primochill Black
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...A ... 30c99s1614

    Bitspower fittings
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...r ... tl=g30c497
     
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    still need to get GPU and wait for RAM to arrive
     
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    This is looking like quite the impressive project.
     
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    Thanks man, the next stage will take time since I have only enough cash to actually pay for either 780 or WCling loop for the CPU. I think il go with the GPU in the meantime though.

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    Once I get the GPU, 1more HDD for FRAPs it's full on recording, designing and being active again :D

    (ps you double posted so iv cleared one of the posts ^^ )
     
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    So, the WCling will not be custom but closed loop AIO H100i, but for 2015 il be going full WCling (for DDR4 build).

    Last for my system that I need.

    • Paint 2nd case side panel.
    • Adding the window design to the side of the other side panel.
    • Purchase cable sleeves (its cheaper and safe, less time consuming to do that anyway *rolls eyes*)
    • Purchase RED no LED fans or RED LED fans for the rad and rest of the cases fans. [See This] - Phobya Nano-G Fans look pretty dope in dark when lighten up (not a big fan of LED but yeh)
    • H100i tubing mod and possibly add coils.
    • Finish up tucking away cables and sleeve cables which there are no kits for.

    Pics coming once new fans and cable sleeves arrive.

    Here are temps after deliding and adding H100i
    Using CLP for under IHS and MX4 on top

    + socket delid :p
     
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    lol $2000? I was planning on building one for $200! I have about 1/4 of what I need. But then again I havent added shipping.... Nice computer anyways!
     
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    Well, for $200 you won't get much (unless all you need is the graphics card and the cpu). Then you have the whole business of whether your PSU/MOBO will support it and whether if you upgrade the mobo the previous RAM would work on it (ddr2/ddr3).

    When building a computer, I always suggest saving bit more cash to get that game changing performance, specially for entry level rigs (high end rigs won't make difference in games most of the times, so the extra dosh won't matter).

    Let us know if you need any advice.

    Here is an update:

    • Added the H100i to the system and bought Primoflex tube and "red" coil to wrap arround it.
    • Issue: Tube was too small so its only covering half the water pipe, although mostly you won't notice the non-covered one. The coil was rather tight ;) as well (in diameter).
    • When the coil arrived, it was rather pink then red so what I had left from my spraing I used on the coil.

    Her is a pic yo:

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    Hmm even so, I wouldn't get too hyped up with that CPU. You may run into some frame issues in newer games. However, to get by, this setup will be just fine. You can always pop in a dedicated GPU once you have more money, however the CPU upgrade-ability will be limited.

    It is a entry level office/gaming build. I suggest putting in an aftermarket cooler as the default stock coolers are 90% of times shitty in terms of cooling and noise.

    Basic Computer Setup:

    MoBo, CPU, RAM, GPU, HDD, PSU, Case

    Basic computer setup. You can however ignore the case and HDD even PSU if you have ones from your last computer. Of course if you need Windows 7 as well then you run into additional costs.

    Try to keep your purchase to a minimum, don't add any bullshit such as a dvd drive and all that.

    Buy CPU, GPU, MOBO, RAM and then if you are able to reuse HDD/SSD from your old machine then do that. If you can scavenge a case and PSU then that is a + if not just buy them. Remember, quality PSU over shitty PSU, simply because of safety (shitty PSUs can break and fk up your system).

    If you need a hand let me know.

    Check this thread out: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/986 ... ple-Builds
     
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    http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/AMD_FM2_ ... U/w/189271

    Only two changes id do with are a better APU since the one you have selected has 1MB L2 Cache, for a faster CPU and possible future overclockers, higher CPU Cache will bring better clocks.

    That and also better PSU such as the 430w Corsair. I strongly recommend going with better PSU manufactures then some junk to prevent PSU faults which can sometimes fk up your whole system.

    Investing in a GOOD PSU and a MOBO is the most important part when building a machine as they can save your ass and be fairly future-proof.

    (the motherboard upgrade is also free). However, if you can't push the system then just upgrade the PSU to the 430W Corsair instead. You might want to pop in a dedicated graphics card in future and you will have a good PSU ready to accommodate it.

    Research between the APUs and check the benchmarks for them and see how they will run in your games of choice.

    All up to you bro!
     

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