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Bloodlines Rebuild (a Quick SPM enabled Facelift)
Pwnography6 posted a topic in System BuildsThermaltake recently started a testing program for the SPM compatible PSUâ€™s and I was lucky enough to be chosen to test a 650w PSU. So I decided to throw together a quick Rig to test her out in. Most of this build is just that a build. A lot of the parts where already modded and painted by me previously but I thought it would be a cool little temporary PC while I finish off the Padded Cell build. I apologize for the lack of photos and the photo quality the build log was kind of a hindsight. Case â€“ Coolermaster Haf-X Motherboard â€“ Asus Crosshair V Formula CPU â€“ AMD Phenom II x4 975 Memory â€“ Corsair Dominator GT 8gb GPU â€“ Asus 6950 Direct CU II 1gb PSU â€“ Thermaltake DPS G 650w Other bits â€“ Old school EK supreme block, Aerocool Strike X fan Controller, XSPC RX120 Radiators, XSPC Rasa Bay Res/Pump combo, Mixed fans, LCD Smartie, 4x HDD. First of lets have a quick look at the Thermaltake DPS G 650w PSU. The unit is 80 plus gold rated and as you can see is a semi modular. Unpacking the PSU it feels very sturdy and features flat cables cables kind of like the old school ribbon cables. All the modular cables are stored away securely in a nice little Thermaltake pouch. The PSU also comes with a extended 7 year warranty, which is great for people like me who are PSU jinxed. The DPS G 650w also features Ttâ€™s new SPM software for monitoring hardware and power consumption. This information can be retrieved via a desktop monitoring application or a Smart phone app of your choice. (Android/Apple). This is a really cool aspect of these power supplies and lets me keep track of all the numbers my OCD demands. The information can then be uploaded to the SPM cloud where I can reference the numbers later. Link to the PSU - http://www.thermaltake.com.au/Power_Supply/Smart_Series_/Smart_DPS_G/C_00002720/Smart_DPS_G_650W_Gold/design.htm The case is an old project that was already painted which saved me a bunch of time but I did decide to touch up the front mesh panel as a few years of knocks and dust had chipped away some paint. I also had a spare thick 120mm XSPC radiator I wanted to use so I gave them both a quick shot of paint. It worked out perfect as I had only recently grabbed a can of this color green accidentally. My old PSU shroud that came stock with the case was pretty banged up from the last time it was installed so I chose to make a quick new one. Unfortunately all my good quality acrylic is tied up with another project so the PSU shroud was made from an ancient piece of acrylic that I probably should have sanded a little better. I drilled a few holes to comb the front panel connectors thru and also cut some slots for the USB connectors. I decided to do something a bit different to the traditional Thermaltake razor sun logo and went with a gear design for the outer circle. I started by printing onto the back of my vinyl, however cutting from the back tore the vinyl. So I instead printed the logos out straight onto the vinyl then just wiped the ink back off the vinyl after I finished cutting the design with my trusty exacto knife. I also wanted to mount in the LCD smartie with the hope of programming it to give me a read out from the Tt Psu app, all though I still havenâ€™t had time to properly set it up.