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    Smash got a reaction from alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Ive been saying it for weeks lol, you def deserve the win on this dude. Amazing build
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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Here are some better high quality pics from the EB Games Expo! Previous was from my phone

    Must have been tweaking something here























    Thanks for checking it out!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Hey guys!
    Here are the pics from the EB Games Expo! The build is about 90% finished here.
    Just some minor things still need to be done and I will be changing some thing with the loop.
    The build should arrive back on Monday! I'll also have some better pics up shortly from the EB Games Expo!








    Thanks for checking it out! Hope you guys like how the build looks at this point

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Okay guys, here it is all tubed up! This is how I had it set up for the EB Games Expo and only used two cards. Not sure if I will change things around with the loop before final completion.
    I'm waiting to receive high res pics from EB Games but I can post some I took with my phone later on.
    Let me know what you guys think of the tubing, I really like it going around the outside like that!













    These shots were taken around 5am when I was rushing to get it finished in time to get picked up for the EB Games expo in Sydney last weekend.
    I'm currently waiting for the build to arrive back sometime this week, then more work will continue!
    I'll post those EB Games pics in the next update

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    A quick look before tubing up! Most of the part were in at this point!









    Thanks for checking it out!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Testing out the bottom fans before building on top of them and I can't access the cables!

    Custom reservoirs are in and I started taking off the protective backing on the acrylic sheets. The nice reflections are just what I was hoping for!


    Also hardware update!
    Thanks a lot to RamCity.com.au for sending out these two Crucial MX200 500GB SSDs and also an awesome 512GB Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI-E SSD!

    The two Crucial SSDs are in!

    Just having a laugh as I can't believe how many Strix 970s I have acquired! Two are going in the Parvum build I've been working on for a mate for ages now, some of you may have seen it! And the other either 2 or 3 are going in this build!

    Time to install the MB, CPU, GPUs, RAM and all the awesome Tt water blocks!













    Thanks for checking it out!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Hey guys,
    Here are some pics of tubing up the bottom section with the rads and reservoirs mounted.







    Sorry for the bad lighting in some of those shots
    Here is the side panel, one full clear piece of acrylic to cover the entire case!

    And some work on the front panel windows or a stealth window as I like to call it.




    Thanks for checking it out!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    I have probably one of the most exciting things to share, at least I think it is
    I have been waiting weeks to show these!
    Custom reservoirs Canis Majoris style! 
    I really wanted the reservoirs to be unique in this build and I had an idea of these round spherical reservoirs with Mayhems Aurora fluid in them and making them look like a red giant star and a white dwarf star. So those are the two colours I'm going for in the two loops in this build. One will be orange looking and the other one a white with a little bit of blue in it. The reservoirs have two 5mm LED holes as well in order to try and light them up nicely and with the Aurora fluid they should resemble the two stars pretty good.
    This idea came to me from the Elite Dangerous game as every time you exit a jump next to a star it's just an awesome experience!
    These are about 150mm diameter and they are made up of two domes put together. I had a long chat with an acrylic manufacturer in my area for making these and at first they weren't really sure what I wanted but we managed to sort it out in the end. This design was sorta the only way to make a spherical reservoir thick and strong enough to drill the G1/4 thread and be all sealed and water tight.
    At first I wasn't too happy with the way the gluing looked on them however after some Rustoleum frosted glass spray paint they came out really good. With coloured fluid in them they should look even better!
    Check it out and let me know what you think. I'm not sure if anyone else has done this before.








    They took about 1.1L of water to fill each so there will be quite a lot of fluid going in this build!
    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Hey guys,
    Sorry for the lack of updates on the build lately. I've been working hard on it to get it ready for the EB Games Expo in Sydney next weekend. The build and I will be attending the Tt booth during the expo .
    There have been lots of late nights working on it till 4am and this morning around 5am I'm happy to say it is ready. All wrapped up and ready for pick to get pallet shipped to Sydney.
    Unfortunately there was no time for me to leak test it this morning before I had to get it ready so fingers crossed everything goes well once it arrives at the expo.
    All I'm gonna share for now is this pic with it wrapped up haha. I've taken a bunch of pics as much as I could while working on it so will be posting throughout the following days before the expo.
    More work will be done on it after the Expo, it will be all about the finer details after that

    Stay tuned for more!
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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    More updates on the case guys!
    Front and back panels are on. They are from 4.5mm thick black gloss acrylic. More work still needs to be done to them.
    Also the front panel there is a little window cut out and below there is room for a fan controller and the vandal switches








    Thanks for checking it you!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Back with another update!
    Fixed the motherboard tray to the case and mounted pumps and res.
    Just a perfect fit for the little pump and res combo. I cut a small hole for the fittings to come out of but forgot I need another one for the fill port. Hopefully I don't mess the other one up and the two fittings align properly

    You can also see I added some supports to the bottom panel. Very simple, just some threaded rods and the build is very solid along with the brackets I made. Once panels go on it will reinforce it even more.





    CPU cut out and also tapped for the motherboard stand-offs. The cables will come from underneath the motherboard to plug in. Will give it a nice clean look.

    Reservoir inlet fittings



    Just need to drill for the fill port now.
    Also if you guys are wondering why the small reservoirs hidden under there then stay tuned as something really exciting will go in the top section of the build next to the motherboard
    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!

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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Hey guys,
    Here is another update on the system. Work on the case continues but first I would like to let you guys know the entire spec list
    Case – Two modded Thermaltake Core X9s
    Motherboard – ASUS Sabertooth X99
    CPU – Intel i7 5930K
    GPU – 3 x ASUS STRIX GTX970s
    Memory – 8 x 4GB Avexir Core Series DDR4 2400Mhz (4 x orange LED, 4 x blue LED)
    SSD – Samsung SM951 512GB AHCI M.2 ; 2 x 500GB Crucial MX200 SSDs
    PSU – Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1200W Platinum
    Cables – Icemodz custom sleeved cables
    Radiators – 4 x Thermaltake Pacific RL480 Radiators
    Fans – 26 x Thermaltake Riing 12 High Static Pressure LED Fans - Orange, Blue and White
    Pumps – 2 x Thermaltake Pacific PT40-D5 Silent Kit Reservoir/Pump Combo with Thermaltake Pacific T11 Reservoirs
    Reservoirs – 2 x Fully Custom Reservoirs and 2 x Thermaltake Pacific R33 Reservoir
    Fittings – Various Thermaltake 16mm Rigid Compressions fittings , right angles and extension fittings as well as some soft tubing compression fittings for 3/8†ID x 1/2†OD tubing that I will be using in some spots. Also a few Bitspower pass-through fittings.
    Tubing - Thermaltake V-Tubler PETG Tube 16mm OD
    CPU Block – Thermaltake Pacific W1 CPU Water Block
    GPU Blocks - Thermaltake VGA Water Block for ASUS STRIX-GTX 970
    Coolant – Mayhems Aurora 2 Silver base concentrate and a combination of Mayhems Dyes in Red, Yellow and Blue to achieve the desired coolant colour
    Lighting – Icemodz RGD LED Strips
    Other – Thermaltake Commander FT – Touchscreen Fan Controller, 3 x Vandal Momentary and Latching switches for custom power button as well switch for the reservoir LEDs, custom MNPCTECH case feed, MNPCTECH machined aluminum fans grills and acrylic grills for the radiator fans as well as some modders mesh
    I'm really excited for everything going in this system and can't wait to see it up and running
    Here are some more pics of the work in progress. Started working on the bottom section too!
    Acrylic motherboard tray is in.


    And here is the case with the bottom section attached!




    Hope it's starting to look more like a spaceship
    Thanks for checking it out and stay tuned for more!
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    Smash reacted to alexciobanu in [Australia] Alex Ciobanu   
    Package from Newegg has just arrived! A huge thanks to everyone there for the awesome support!
    I will be updating the full system specs for this build shortly Also more pics will be coming!

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    Smash got a reaction from Corey_1007 in [Closed] Pre Event Prediction Voting Thread   
    My vote goes to Alex Ciobanu
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    Smash reacted to TtFr33k in [Closed] Pre Event Prediction Voting Thread   
    gonna throw all my weight, and my 1,000 strong facebook group behind Alex Ciobanu!

    Australia represent again!
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    Smash reacted to hammerbugg in [Closed] Pre Event Prediction Voting Thread   
    i vote for Alex Ciobanu
     come on aussie, come on, come on aussie come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Smash got a reaction from carrion in [Closed] [WEEK 7] Tt eSPORTS THERON PLUS+ Weekly Giveaway 6/19 (Fri) ~ 6/25 (Thurs)   
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