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Duality92

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[The Duality] [Dual System, Godavari & Skylake in a Frozen-Q Apex mATX]



❚❚ Diginate.com ❚❚
❚❚ bequiet.com ❚❚
❚❚ FrozenQPCMods.com ❚❚
❚❚ Gigabyte.com ❚❚
❚❚ CableMod.com ❚❚
❚❚ Phanteks.com ❚❚
❚❚ ModMyMods.com ❚❚

du·al·i·ty
d(y)o͞oˈalədē/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being dual.
"the novel's deep duality about human motive"
2.
an instance of opposition or contrast between two concepts or two aspects of something; a dualism.
"the photographs capitalize on the dualities of light and dark, stillness and movement"​




Gaming
  • Intel i5 6600K - Delidded - 4.7 GHz @ 1.488v load
  • Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200/16, 2*4GB
  • Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming
  • ADATA SP900 m.2 256GB
  • OCZ Vector 128GB
  • Antec EDG750 80+Gold Modular PSU with CableMod ModFlex custom cable set and combs



HTPC
  • AMD 7870K
  • Gigabyte GA-F2A88XN-WIFI
  • Kingston HyperX Fury 1866/10, 2*8GB
  • Samsung 840 EVO 256GB
  • Antec VP450 PSU



Common Hardware and water cooling
  • Custom Frozen-Q Apex mATX case
  • Frozen-Q resevoir
  • 4 * Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 80mm
  • 4 * Phanteks PH-F140MP
  • 1 * Phanteks PH-F120MP
  • 2 * Phanteks PWM Hub (new revision)
  • CableMod RGB 60cm LED
  • CableMod light blue sleeved SATA cables
  • Darkside White LED strips
  • Phanteks Extensions, 24-pin and 8-pin (red/black)
  • 2 * Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light - Acetal - Intel/AMD
  • Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 240mm
  • Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 280mm
  • Alphacool NexXxoS GPX - Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 M01
  • Alphacool VPP755 EisPumpe
  • Alphacool Eisdecke D5 Top - Plexi G1/4 - V.3
  • 4 * Alphacool G1/4 Passthrough Connector - Black
  • 4 * Alphacool Eiszapfen 3/8" ID x 5/8" OD Compression Fitting - Black 6-pack
  • 10 * Alphacool Eiszapfen 45° Angled Rotatable Adapter Fitting - Black
  • 10 * Alphacool Eiszapfen 90° Angled Rotatable Adapter Fitting - Black
  • 4 * Phobya LEDready Twin 5mm Ultra-bright white 30cm - Black
  • 20 feet of Mayhems 3/8"-5/8" (10/16mm) Ultra Clear Tubing
  • Mayhems X1 UV Blue Concentrate 250ML
 
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I have quite a bit of modding to come, but it does get pretty toasty when both are gaming. With a EK Furious Vardar FF4 as exhaust on each system, it helps a bit. My 7870K though, is bad for temps too, even at stock. it's a challenge on it's own. The Phanteks cooler has a hard time, I might have to swap it for my Raijintek Pallas.

My 6600K though, requires tons of voltage but doesn't get too hot.
 

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Are you going to put anything on water? There doesn't look to be a lot of room left and I'm not sure everything on one loop would work with a radiator that would fit in the case. I'm definitely following this one. Lotss of questions that I'm sure will be answered by the build. Different is good. This has a lot of good. :)
 
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A lot of big things should be coming soon ;) Nah, I'm staying on air for a bit after my DDC caught fire 2 months ago.
 
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So I just put in a big order at MNPCTech stay tuned! :D

two vandal switches in black along
with 2-pin connectors and one switch plate in black
black_anodized_bulgin_lamptron_mod_toy_vandal_pc_computer_dell_hp_power_reset_button1.jpg
2pin.mb.motherboard.connector.power.reset.mnpctech.com.jpg


12x24 round modders mesh
mesh5_09fg-5q.32.jpg


Black pop rivets for the case
pop_rivet_black_computer_case_chassis_doomed.jpg


PC Chassis pop rivet tool
install_pc_pop_rivets_gun_tool_size_black_silver_mnpctech1.jpg


2* 12x12 red colored acrylic sheets
red_colored_cast_acrylic_3_eplastic_perspex_tap_translucent_window_sheet_9b6o-kt.jpg


6/32 – ¼ red anodized screws
xspc_radiator_1_red_anodized_screw_6_32_rc_fastener_express_swiftech.jpg


2 white 12 inch LED strip and one red 12 inch LED strip
red_darkside_dazmode_led_rgb_super_bright_strip_pc_dimmable_sleeved1.jpg


The ATX pin removal tool
ATX_PSU_Molex_pin_removal_tool.jpg
 
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So this is what a Case Labs XL-ATX motherboard tray looks ready to be mounted to another case and transformed into ITX :) One more of these to come possibly!

 
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The top has a tab with a spot for two rivets initially, but I had to chop that down. Along with this, I brought the whole bottom of the tray and expansion slots up to the last expansion slots height. This, technically puts me at 214mm. Once I'm done the second one, this case will be dual ITX with both a removable tray. I'm keeping the trays up to the size of the CPU cutout on these trays for cable management. I'm also still debating of the orientation of both of these. I have the choice between both regular, both reverse or one of both and have windowed side panels on both sides.

The trays them selves are done, just a tiny bit of sanding left and the paint will come later on. The turquoise paint was only put on for drawing purposes :)

 
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Figured you guys would be interested in a bigger update! 5 hours of work = a new rear I/O panel. Only a small detail left, bonus points to who ever finds it! Also a bonus of my helper, she sunbathes more than anything though.















 
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So I started working on the front of the case, behind the P400's front panel. The front of this case will be turned into exhaust. A spot for both 140mm and 120mm fans for the top and bottom of the case. This is part one of the bracket I will be creating for the PSU and power splitter. The PSU mount I'm using is from a Bitfenix Prodigy M. The aluminium sheet came from one of the Case Labs trays I butchered. No sense in wasting that high quality aluminium! :)








 
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Only fools don't change their minds! Changed the power splitter orientation along with salvaging more Case Labs trays!



I love this ruler, every modder seriously needs one!