[Build Log] Project Blueberry Apple G4

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  1. Metalcored00d

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    May 18, 2016 at 10:24 AM #1
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    Parts used:
    Pump and reservoir:
    Alphacool VPP655 and Alphacool Eisbecher 150mm plexi

    Fittings:
    Alphacool Eiszapfen 13mm HardTube compression fitting G1/4 for plexi- brass tubes (rigid or hard tubes) - knurled - deep black
    Alphacool Eiszapfen screw plug G1/4 - deep black
    Alphacool Eiszapfen L-connector rotatable G1/4 outer thread to G1/4 inner thread - deep black

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    Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 M03 - incl. backplate - black

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    Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal - Intel/AMD

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    Alphacool HardTube 13/10mm plexi clear 60cm - 4pcs

    Radiators:
    Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm

    Fans:
    Alphacool Susurro Fan - 120 - Black / Blue Edition - 1700rpm ( 120x120x25mm )


    Parts already owned:
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    SSD: 256Gb Toshiba m.2 Sata
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    *Spoiler* The Finished Project:
    I made a little video with the end results here:


     
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    May 23, 2016 at 1:01 PM #2
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    Hooray! The parts have arrived and I also have my G4 case so the fun can begin!

    In honor of Alphacool, I'm changing my colour theme to black and blue. That way I stay true to Alphacool's colours. I also figured that Mayhem's blue pastel would look awesome.

    Therefore, I will have to look for a black/blue motherboard. Does anyone have an idea which one?

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    May 23, 2016 at 3:33 PM #3
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    May 25, 2016 at 6:28 PM #4
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    May 25, 2016 at 6:32 PM #5
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    Stripped the case and began preparing to dremel ^^

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    May 25, 2016 at 6:33 PM #6
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    Today I cut away the old motherboard panel. I just used a dremel and the EZ speedclinic metal discs.

    Afterwards, I removed the rivets that hold the panel in place that supports the PSU etc. I will probably cut it so it only supports the PSU and not use the rest.

    Then I used a cheap/ ghetto method to mount the motherboard to the side panel: using nuts and washers. It does the job, but it isn't exactly what I had in mind. That's why I ordered an M3 drilling tap, that way I can use 6mm motherboard standoffs. I'll see how it goes when the kit arrives [​IMG].

    I'm fairly happy with the results. I will just have to look for a motherboard IO panel to see if it fits.

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    May 25, 2016 at 6:41 PM #7
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    OK. What about Azure/Aqua/Sapphire etc in the title? :)
    As I remember, the original standoffs are 8 mm.
     
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    May 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM #8
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    Well, when I just cut out the IO part, I actually checked to see if it would fit with the original standoffs (to see if the height would work). It turned out that my graphics card didn't line up correctly, with about 2mm higher than what it should be. That's why I'm willing to try with 6mm standoffs. If that doesn't work I'll just stick to the nuts and screws and bolts :)

    I also changed the thread name to Blueberry since I'm probably going to use Mayhem's pastel Blueberry anyways :)
     
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    May 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM #9
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    After some more searching I think I have found a suitable candidate for a custom paint job on the heatsinks:
    The Asrock Z170 Extreme 4

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    Ooops, that's an ATX motherboard. I don't wanna risk going bigger than mATX. Maybe this one:
    Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H
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    Or this one :)
    ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
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    Well, I would first have to get rid of my current Gigabyte Z170x Gaming3 mobo and Thermaltake Ultimate 3.0 cpu cooler...
     
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    May 26, 2016 at 8:38 PM #10
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