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Core V1 Mini k|ngp|n Edition

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So here we go...

Good day modder’s, PC artists, overclockers and fellow PC enthusiasts.

I would like introduce to you my build… a day dream come true.


I call it, the Core V1 Mini k|ngp|n Edition.

There isn’t that much back story to this build. It goes like this. I haven’t built myself a PC since 2010. It was bonus time at my company and I was like, what the ####… let’s do it. I muddled around trying to be frugal, but decided to invest into this build a bit. The processor choice bounced around from AMD FX to a core i5. I never really built an Intel machine just because of the cost. This time around, I just went HAM as I’ll future proof this build quite a bit. I wasn’t really looking to water cool it nor was I really expecting the modding bug to bite me so hard in the ####… but it did. And did it put me on a mission. I’ll let the following parts like explain the outcome… LOL Enjoy the build, though I wish I had taken more pics and videos because this case has been modified extensively to make everything work… better than I expected might I add. Along with all of the other one-offs I put into this… So in the end this bug, you know that left me in a state of needing to build build build, also led to me creating a brand that I call… killRMODZ.

One thing that I would like to note about my build ethic is that I’m very fond of small form factor builds. Why might you ask? Well because one, it’s a challenge. Two, I don’t like my system to occupy a lot of space… though to each their own. Three… did I mention they are a challenge? LOL My build ethic also includes taking something factory and modify it into something aesthetically pleasing but not to a point where someone cannot reproduce it themselves or for me to create a custom one-off for them. I do have a brand so I apologize if it seems like a sales pitch as that is not my intention. Though I do think there are some mods here that fellow enthusiasts wouldn’t mind getting their hands on. But let us see what the future holds for me.

Lastly, I know there are blemishes. You may not see them but I know where they are. I wish I had a CNC Machine and other precision equipment. Also, this is my first time sleeving cable and water cooling. I learn very quickly and thank youtuber’s for their instructional(s)!!! So be gentle with my humble build.

A very special thanks to Orlando Laser Engraving (Joseph Visser) for my killRMODZ placards.
Site: 
http://www.orlandolaserengraving.com/

A very special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the use of his beat “Ice Flow†for my promo video.

And I have to especially give thanks to the merchants and vendors from which I was able to obtain my parts for outstanding prices. Access to the vendor’s stores will be under the designated parts…

Build:

 

Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Core-Gaming-Computer-CA-1B8-00S1WN-00/dp/B00M2UKGSM?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00

 

MB: Gigabyte-Z170N Gaming 5

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-LGA1151-Mini-ITX-Motherboards-GA-Z170N-Gaming/dp/B014W2000Q?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

 

CPU: Intel i7 6700K

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Boxed-I7-6700K-Processor-BX80662I76700K/dp/B012M8LXQW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

 

 

MEM: G.Skill TRIDENTZ DDR4-3200 PC4-25600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232205

 

GPU: EVGA 980 Ti k|ngp|n… yep, that’s right because I can!! LOL

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Multi-Color-Customized-Overclocking-06G-P4-5998-KR/dp/B016703RXS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01

 

PSU: EVGA GQ 750 80+ Gold

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Modular-Crossfire-Warranty-210-GQ-0750-V1/dp/B017HA3RGE?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

 

CPUWB: XSPC PRO Red

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

GPUWB: BitsPower

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

SSD: PNY 240GB 2.5 CS2211

http://www.amazon.com/PNY-CS2211-Internal-Solid-SSD7CS2211-240-RB/dp/B019H3B32E?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

 

PUMP: Swiftech MCP35X

http://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-MCP35X-12-VDC-Pump/dp/B004XM5TK2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

 

RAD: AlphaCool NexXxos UT60 140mm

http://www.amazon.com/Alphacool-NexXxoS-Copper-Radiator-Single/dp/B007R74DKM?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

 

RES: Phobya Balancer 150 Black Nickel

http://www.amazon.com/Phobya-Balancer-150-Reservoir-Nickel/dp/B003TWFBSC?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

 

Turbine Flow Meter by Nhowe

http://www.amazon.com/Nhowe-Silvery-Cooling-Indicator-Computer/dp/B0197SD6M4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

 

 

FAN: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM x 1 (PUSH)

http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-industrialPPC-3000-140x140x25mm-3000rpm/dp/B00KESS5L4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

 

FAN: RAIJNTEK Aeolus PWM 140mm 13mm slim type x 1 (PULL)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA66Z28S3552&cm_re=raijintek-_-9SIA66Z28S3552-_-Product

 

FANS (will be replaced): CoolerMaster 80mm slim fan PWM x 2 (EXHAUST)

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Bearing-Computer-Coolers/dp/B005C31GIA?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

 

FANS (new): Bgears 80 mm 2 Ball Bearing High Speed High Performance Fan

http://www.amazon.com/Bgears-Performance-Black-b-PWM-2Ball/dp/B00UTIB994?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

 

Fittings: XSPC Black Chrome

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

Tubing: XSPC PETG 14/10mm

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

Alphacool 2-way Ball Valve G1/4 - Black Nickel

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

Tube Cutting Kit

http://www.amazon.com/XSPC-PETG-Easy-Bend-Toolkit/dp/B016B29V4G?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

 

Coolant: Distilled H2O

Publix… LOL

 

SilverCoil

http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Coils-Antimicrobial-999-Strip/dp/B00A66HMRC?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01

 

Thermal Grizzley Kryonaut

http://www.amazon.com/Thermal-Grizzly-Kryonaut-Grease-Paste/dp/B011F7W3LU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

 

 

Extras:

 

MB Screws (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/6-32-Computer-Screw-10-Pack/dp/B00KJ0UC5O?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

 

Sleeving from MODDIY

http://www.moddiy.com

 

1/8th sleeving for LED wiring

http://www.amazon.com/PET-Expandable-Braided-Sleeving-Black/dp/B017OF6V2Y?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

 

ATX pins for reducing length of PSU 24pin MB cable

http://www.moddiy.com

 

SilverStone PWM Distribution block

http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00

 

BitsPower LED Distribution block

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

Leds 5mm

http://www.amazon.com/20-Pack-Pre-Wired-Bright-Light-Bulbs/dp/B01BI45D58?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01

 

Leds 3mm

http://www.amazon.com/StarSide-Lights-wired-volt-leds/dp/B01AFJZFQY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

 

2 Pin headers for Leds

http://www.amazon.com/Female-Connector-Single-Jumper-10-inch/dp/B00NQ4QA2Y?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

 

FADECANDY – This requires a special recognition to Micah aka. ScanLime Scott and ADAFRUIT

http://scanlime.org/

https://twitter.com/scanlime?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

http://www.misc.name/

https://www.adafruit.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Adafruit-FadeCandy-Dithering-USB-Controlled-NeoPixels/dp/B00JHJJF9W?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

 

PCB Headers for FadeCandy

http://www.amazon.com/uxcell-2-54mm-Pitch-Double-Headers/dp/B00899WPZW?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

 

WS2812B Led strip

http://www.amazon.com/szminiled-WS2812-Waterproof-Individually-Addressable/dp/B00MINT8R8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00

 

12v>5v Buck converter for LED’s/Fadecandy implementation

http://www.amazon.com/Nextrox%C2%AE-Display-Supply-Converter-Module/dp/B00CBCGAL8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00

 

Acrylic 3/8 sheet for killRMODZ Case Bezel < Patent will be pending

http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Transparent-Standard-Tolerance-Thickness/dp/B0062R45HY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01

 

Acrylic 3/8 sheet for killRMODZ 120mm>140mm fan adapters < Patent will be pending

http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Transparent-Standard-Tolerance-Thickness/dp/B0062R45HY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01

 

RED Acrylic Cylinder (for water diffuser, pressure reducer, and MB and GPU stands)

http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Round-Translucent-Diameter-Length/dp/B00EVBTMIU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

 

2inch diameter acrylic rod for killRMODZ Case Feet < Patent will be pending

http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Round-Transparent-Diameter-Length/dp/B00EVBIS2Q?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

 

Anodized m3 bolts

http://www.AerialPixels.com

 

Noctua Chromax Anti Vibration Pads – Red

http://www.performance-pcs.com/

 

19mm Push Button Momentary Switch

http://www.amazon.com/Support-Light-Button-Switch-Socket/dp/B00WSJ6L4A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00

 

16mm Push Button Latching Switch

http://www.amazon.com/Support-Light-Button-Switch-Socket/dp/B00YS2583A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00

 

Stainless Mesh for Vents

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-304-Mesh-30-012-Wire-Cloth-Screen-12-x12-/121902069033?

 

Side Panel windows for Thermaltake Core V1 Mini

https://store.thermaltakeusa.com/inside03.php?s=44&k=204&a=1932

 

Black Chrome Paint

By Duplicolor

 

Black Satin Paint

By VHT

 

Full Build Log here:

http://www.modders-inc.com/forums/showthread.php/4751-Core-V1-Mini-k-ngp-n-Edition

 

 

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