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Comment reply on anpanmant's Completed Build: [Rapture] NCase M1 v5 Custom Loop

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic job, it's beautiful. No wasted space and those tubing bends couldn't have been easy. I'm really digging the black/white/gold color scheme as well.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I like to try to keep the cables clean, at least where they are visible.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually sold this to a buddy a while back so I can't get you any pictures. But the hard drives were mounted in the bottom half of the case with the power supply.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually saw that video a few days after finishing this build and started to wonder if I made a bad choice on the fluid lol. So far the fluid still looks new and it'll be 2 months old here in a few days. I'm thinking I'll drain it out at 3 months and see what it looks like and check the tubing for discoloration. At 6 months I may just replace all the fluid completely, I'm not really sure what a normal interval for fluid changes is though.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Yeah there were a ton of awesome unique builds, I never really expected a feature lol. This build is nothing that hasn't been done many times before haha.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And I don't mind at all if you copy the parts and layout.

For the temps, I have the processor overclocked to 4.7ghz at 1.37v (I didn't get a great chip, the stock voltage alone was 1.31v to hit 4.4ghz in turbo) and it averages in the mid to high 60s under load. The first core is always roughly 10 degrees hotter than the rest though, so I probably need to take the block off and reapply the thermal paste.

I have the Titan overclocked to +225mhz on the core clock and +600mhz on the memory, and it stays in the low 50s under load.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

Comment reply on toastythomas's Completed Build: Custom Wood Case Build

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That's really cool man, awesome way to salvage some old hardware.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I was wondering if anyone would notice that lol

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! I used EK pastel lime coolant. And for the lighting I used a 16" Logisys corner LED light bar, it fit perfectly behind the radiator and the light isn't too overpowering.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the upvote! I checked out your coconut lime build, it looks awesome. You made those 3 colors work together really well!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The cables are just a tad lighter shade of green but I'm still happy with them. It's more apparent in person.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Green and black is my new favorite. And thanks for the tip, I didn't know it was unsafe to test on the bag, I'll keep that in mind in the future.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And if you do make a green and black build, make sure you post it to the site!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol thank you!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Kermit the Frag 2.0

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

There should be a back side panel pic towards the end of the picture roll.

Comment reply on mister_scamp's Completed Build: From zero to hero... hopefully

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good! You don't usually see nice cable management on the backside, but yours is very clean.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply! There are four fans total, all on the radiator. They are in a push/pull configuration with the air exhausting out of the case. I figured those fans should be enough to pull in air from the back of the case. I think there's room for an 80mm fan also, and a couple of extra 120s. I didn't have enough room with the radiator hoses to fit the fans in though. And I do believe I used a fan splitter.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! That's a huge compliment, glad you like the build!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, do you know what color scheme you're gonna go with yet?

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here much. I hit the mesh with flat white primer first, then painted it green. Without the primer it would have taken a ton of coats to completely block out the black. So far it's held up great! I recommend giving it a shot, it's pretty easy to do and can look great.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The side panels and front piece are plastic, the internals are steel.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You are correct, the MSI gpu does not fit in the case. Unfortunately I didn't know this until I bought everything. I did the rational thing and hacked a hole in the case panel for the heat pipe to stuck out of lol.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It took a while to get the hang of it but I liked the way they turned out.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I sleeved them myself using paracord. With the money i spent on paracord and sleeving tools I probably could've just bought a set of pre sleeved cables, but now I can make my own in the future for dirt cheap.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on in a while. The gpu temps for the 980s were pretty decent, but I don't have the numbers off the top of my head. I ended up getting a couple 980ti's to replace them with, and those definitely run a lot hotter than the old cards did.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here in a while. The main reason for two SSDs was so I could run them in raid 0. One SSD is fast, but put them in raid 0 and they're insane.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have buddy that runs two 970s in SLI on a 144hz monitor and it works just fine. One 970 may not be able to without lowering some settings, but the card itself shouldn't cap your refresh rate as far as I know.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

They're spray painted. I ended up taking the heatsink/shroud off the card completely to make painting easier. This will void the warranty, but it makes for a much nicer paint job.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

All four fans are pointing the same way, it's in push/pull configuration. The fans on one side push air through the radiator, and the fans on the other side pull it out of the case.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It required a little bit of disassembly but it wasn't too hard.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I added the LEDs myself. I don't remember the brand but its basically a strip of white LEDs with a bracket that mounts at the back to control them. I thought they looked pretty nice.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually setup to where it's exhausting air out the front. The four radiator fans end up pulling air through the open mesh areas at the sides and back of the case. It didn't seem to affect temperature too much, although it would pull in colder air if the fans were turned around. Probably only a 5 degree difference or so.

Comment reply on khamanthony's Completed Build: BLACKOUT-First Build

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks freaking amazing man. The Autobot emblems look awesome too, they go so well with the build.

Comment reply on khamanthony's Completed Build: BLACKOUT-First Build

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks great, can't wait for the description and more pics! I like the stealth fighter look it has going on.

Comment reply on Saitoexpress's Completed Build: Venomous Krait (Skylake)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! I have the same case and the Z97 Krait mobo, love the colors. An easy mod you can do is paint the water block bracket white, looks great with the white and black scheme.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it's standard spacing. And I've been thinking of repainting the shrouds. I didn't take the heatsinks off the card when I first painted them, I just loosened the shrouds and wrapped the cards in newspaper. I thought I I'd be able to keep the warranty intact this way, but I contacted msi a few weeks ago and they said since I altered them, the warranties are void. So I'm going to completely disassemble them in the near future to get a better paint job.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on jnknpt's Completed Build: Student Skylake

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! I like your part selections too, been thinking about replacing my 980s with 980ti's. And I love the h440. +1

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

It actually is kind of sewn, it's a technique called cable lacing. I'm thinking about redoing it with black lacing tape. And the scratch makes me cry too for sure haha.

Comment reply on Trandescent's Completed Build: Upgrades 2K15

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh nice, the new RAM looks even better. It's going to look insane with the sleeved cables and the new card! Looking forward to the new one!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

Comment reply on Trandescent's Completed Build: Upgrades 2K15

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome! I like the blue RAM, gives the whole thing a nice accent color.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Two coats did the trick for me, I used semi-gloss white.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep, just used white krylon. I'm definitely happy with the results, easy to do and looks good.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you have to use the first and third PCI slots on the m5 for sli and the air 240 only has 4 slots on the back. I've seen mods where people have cut out a fifth slot on the case though if that's something you'd want to try.

Comment reply on travislefebvre's Completed Build: Orange and Black Themed First Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my... That is beautiful. Nice part selection too, awesome build!

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Lime Green Machine

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I painted the white rings. I used Liquitex vivid lime green spray paint. Kind of pricey for spray paint but the color matches the video card perfectly.

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