Thank you, and yes, it was a pain, but everything fell into place nicely!!!
Nice!! I do have cable combs! I call the cableing on the video card my waterfall... but I know that the 24pin is the eye sore... Black and Blue!! nice, let's call it "Bruiser"!!!?? LOL Good luck, can't wait to see it.
Please upload more of the inside of your case. I would love to see the insides of this beast.
Love this build. Love the case. Great job my friend, itx builds are such a challenge and make it that much more satisfying after a completed build!
Funny, I was going to go that route also. But saw this case and was hooked. I'm a fiend for small itx builds. Thanks!!!
Great looking build!!
Thank you!! Much appreciated!
Thanks!!! Much appreciated!!
Outstanding build. Love the wiring, so damn clean. My wiring game needs to get to your level!! Check out my build and let me know what you think. Based on your build quality you can give me a critique. Again, outstanding build!!
Thanks for the accolades!! I'm sure you will more then just achieve but excel beyond your goals. You've been trained to do so... ;-). I'm staring my write up for the next build I want to do. The only difference is that I don't want to keep my builds. I want to vlog the building process. I can generate revenue that way from youtube and get subscribers. Then after the end of the build, hold a contest to give away that rig. Of course propping up all of the vendors that support my build as they are the ones that make it possible for me to build anything at all. You'll see it, hopefully soon... Until that time, keep building, keep learning, keeping dreaming, keep achieving....
Wow, i'm humbled by your comment. Just FYI, I went into the Marine and did IT. I've been doing IT for all of my life and I will tell you this. Doing the customizing isn't about being trained, per se. But having a vision and being diligent in achieving that vision by any means. I taught myself how to sleeve. Was methodical in labeling each line as to not **** something up. First time repinning ATX pins. There was a first time for a lot of things in this build. Creativity is one thing. But desiring it and manifesting it... I just can't put the words together. If you have the drive and are will to ASK for help or LOOK for assistance, you will achieve your goal. If you have any questions, please drop me a line. I have no problems discussing rig building and exchanging ideas! Take care and good luck!!
Thank you sir, much appreciated.
TeamGroup just because I havn't seen the crucial memory go over 2400mhz. IMO...
Nope, your right... it's never done! As you can see i just upgraded my exhaust fans. LOL
Possibly, but then again I don't have anyone else to help me with building PC's and how would anyone be able to enjoy the work that was done? Thanks though for checking it out!
Thanks motherpugger... i'm waiting on trying to watercool a NUC computer... BWAH HA HA HA HA
Well, if you ever run into these SPECIFIC parts... i'll help you put it all together. ;-) I do thank you for trying, it's flattering to try what you just tried... LOLOL Check out the videos also... I need to add those link into the description.
Fan upgrade completed everyone... more pics added!!! Also added links to my youtube channel!
Just checked it out... good start. What end state did you have in mind?
Hey everyone, about to swap out my fans. Will post up pics of the before and after... be right back!!!
Oh, just to add... if you ever would like to discuss your build I would love to have that conversation with you. Sharing ideas is a great way to get to your end state when it comes to a build. All credit will belong to you as I don't mind sharing concepts or ideas. What case do you have in mind!?
I want to see what you mean, let me take a look and see... is that the one showing the bottom of the case with the drain valve?
Wow, thanks for reading through everything. Did you read also through the build log on http://www.modders-inc.com/forums/showthread.php/4751-Core-V1-Mini-k-ngp-n-Edition ? This log is similar I just have a further break down of certain sets of pictures so the viewer has an understanding of the logic I went through during that phase of the build. As for competition, i'm not looking to best anyone. I just want everyone to enjoy the work and thought I build into this and future builds... which I will now segway into what I would like to happen for myself and as a question posed to everyone who reads. Outside of building custom rigs for customers after I purchase my CNC machines (router and laster engraver/cutter), which is what I would like/love to do... funny thing as I was typing my BGears 80mm fan replacements just came in, LOL. I will post pics up shortly. You know, I will propose my idea and ethic later, I want to finish going through all of the comments and replying to them. I also want to post the pics of the fans, they are pure sexiness!!! LOL Thanks again... and I love the suitecase/case. That's a badass incognito gaming system you have there!!!!
Yeah man, thanks!! I posted it up also on http://www.overclock.net/t/1515948/official-thermaltake-core-v1-owners-club/1030#post_25076248 just after your post!! lolol
LOL, yep you know it!!!! And I am, my ocd though is killing me as i'm already seeing things that I can change. But i'm suppressing it and letting the build be. One thing that I hope others noticed are what I call jewels. These jewels are red acrylic cylinders that prop up the MB due to modifying the MB tray, and the GPU just because that is one heavy SOB. I needed to take some stress off of the PCIE connections as it was flexing under the weight. Check out the pics again and you will see those "jewels"!!! Thanks again and glad you enjoyed that build!!!
You know, comments like these to me is what it's all about when it comes to rig building. You truly got the artistic aspect of this build, which was my primary goal. The parts selected were going to deliver performance regardless so that was out of my hands. Though having the Gigabyte board easily overclock my cpu and mem to 4.5 and 3200mhz was pretty damn impressive. I've had no hiccups what so ever. Thank you, and do appreciate your backing!!! Glad you enjoyed the build.
Well, that's what I meant with the last sentence thanking you preemptively!! LOL All good and thank you for the recommendation!!!
Yes, but that rad is god awfully thick. It also is setup as a push/pull with a Noctua doing the pushing and a slim line fan that I found with the highest static pressure and cfm doing the pulling. Efficiency was the name of the game here. My temps, depending on my house temps are between 21-34c idle and under load 60-78c for the cpu. I did a heaven benchmark 4.0 on high and was getting 301 fps on some parts of the benchmark video and the gpu sat happily at 50c. So not bad for a single rad loop. Though i'm changing my exhaust fans with BGears as they double the cfm's of the current coolermaster slimlines with getting ambient heat sucked out of the case. Which is good, as it will remove any ambient heat stuck in the case. Hopefully that will garner a few more degrees cooler in temps. They should be here today. Badass fans too as they are all smoked out acrylic. Like see through black glass so it will keep the theme's color integrity. And thanks, I wanted to be sure that everything was functional and practical. I say 95% of it is. And one thing that I didn't mention which I should have is that the feet and the front panel are not fastened normally but are held with strong as magnets. I think that practicality of this is tremendous thus giving the case owner the ability to change aspects of the case on the fly. More so for the feet then the front panel, but i'm sure you get what I'm saying.
Yep, one lesson I learned with sleeving and making connectors is to have quality crimpers. The crimpers I bought did the job, but not to the standard I would have liked. Another one is being sure your sleeve ordering is correct. My initial intention was to do thick sleeved wires. That is where I take 3/8 diameter wire sleeving and put 2 wires through it. I thought that would have given it a further unique look. But my dumbass forgot about that and the 3/8 sleeving was used for individual sleeving. THAT was a pain. For individual sleeving you have to use 1/8 or it will not fit as desired into the connector. So in the future my sleeving jobs should be a lot better. I will invest into industry grade crimpers for atx pins also. Smaller seem to attract me to the challenge of making it water cooled. I wanted to try and water cool systems such as these (http://techreport.com/r.x/2015_1_7_Uberslim_SilverStone_MiniITX_cases_can_house_dualslot_graphics/ftzrvz-1.jpg) just because of the sheer point of them not BEING able to water cool. I would have hacked up that case(s) and made it work... LOL. Thanks for the comment, i'm glad my work can bring visual joy to you and others.
Thank you!!! I'm glad you think it's unique. After googling the V1 mini for concepts and ideas, i'm glad mine turned out like no other build. I was orginally going to go with the AMP extreme by Zotak, but no one had a water block for it. I asked Zotak for a schematic and i would have a custom waterblock built for it. But it's proprietary, so a big fat nope came my way... LOL Either way, the k|ngp|n card looks great in this little beast. Thanks again, i'm glad you enjoyed the build.
LOLOL... I would love to explain to you every single picture because they do have a story behind them. Well not every single picture... just the subsets that are the same. Thanks though!!
Thank you, and yes a lot of thought and late nights went into making this all work. I have a co worker state that the best part is the outlet ports of the waterblock for the k|ngp|n card. Because it's not supposed to be that way but it is and looks like it's supposed to be there. Again, thanks for the comments! I'm truly humbled.
Well cgchambers93, that is my end goal. I want this to be a platform to launch custom rig building for customers. The only difference is that I will contact and work with the customer in delivering exactly what they want. The only caveat is that it is limited to mini itx and micro atx. I'm very fond of small form factors whooping *** and taking names. I have another project in mind dealing with this case again but in white. If I get the sponsorship from vendors, after the build, I will be raffleing it off. I don't want to keep my builds as I value them as a piece of art. So I would rather have the fans enjoy this piece of art rather then it just sitting in my house. Not looking to get rich monetarily, but rich through the enjoyment shown by fans and customer a like... if you get what i'm saying. Check out my youtube and facebook. I will be posting all future builds there and on other site also... Thanks for the outstanding feedback. I truly am humbled.
Atron, i'm not sure if you are asking me or the community. Thanks though, if I get what you are saying...
Thank you sir!
Hey there are PCIE slots not being occupied!!!??? LOL JK, good build!
I screwed up posting pictures the first go round and created another. Have to delete the first one. My apologies...
Thank you sir, much appreciated!!
I'm completely flattered and blown away by your comment. I think you are the only person thus far that has an inkling of the thought and methodical process I went through to make this work AND perform. I truly appreciate your response, thank you!!! BTW, did you happen to review the build log on modders-inc.com's website? I have a video of FadeCandy running... the controller the lights up the acrylic bezel.