[Build Log] Project Blueberry Apple G4

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Apr 28, 2011
Asus Z170 VIII Maximus Gene
GTX 1070
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
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Parts used:
Pump and reservoir:
Alphacool VPP655 and Alphacool Eisbecher 150mm plexi

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

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

CPU waterblock:
Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal - Intel/AMD

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

Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm

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

Parts already owned:
Motherboard: Asus Maximus Gene VIII
SSD: 256Gb Toshiba m.2 Sata
Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
Ram: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz 32GB
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1

*Spoiler* The Finished Project:
I made a little video with the end results here:

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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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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

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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OK. What about Azure/Aqua/Sapphire etc in the title? :)
As I remember, the original standoffs are 8 mm.

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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