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  1. Here is a parts list of all the components in...

    Here is a parts list of all the components in this build:

    Main Components:

    Case: Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower
    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3 GHz LGA 2011-v3
    ...
  2. Thanks for the compliments! My photo skills are...

    Thanks for the compliments! My photo skills are still in their infancy, but trying to get better.

    I really like how the results will be posted quickly. No long delays.
  3. Kind of curious to find out what the following...

    Kind of curious to find out what the following event is...

    Grand Finale
    11/18/2016 - 12/19/2016

    This is on the Mod2Win website homepage.
  4. When I tried to upload 5 final photos to the...

    When I tried to upload 5 final photos to the Mod2Win site, I received the following error.

    4152

    Server Error in '/Mod2Win' Application.

    Access to the path...
  5. Finally all complete!!!! Took around 250...

    Finally all complete!!!!

    Took around 250 photos and narrowed it down to the ones below. Now I have to decide which 5 to upload to the Mod2Win site.

    The project was definitely challenging in...
  6. Two last build photos... In order to mount a...

    Two last build photos...

    In order to mount a GPU vertically you must have a PCI-e extender cable. I ordered one from Lian Li that is 380mm long and extremely well designed.
    ...
  7. Thanks for the prompt action! Glad to hear...

    Thanks for the prompt action!

    Glad to hear that the final photo deadline is tomorrow (Nov 15) at 11:59PM PST. That gives me a little breather room for photos.

    Spent most of the day loading a...
  8. When I go to my profile it shows the following: ...

    When I go to my profile it shows the following:

    Thank you for participating GIGABYTE 30th Anniversary Mod Contest.
    You have completed your profile. You still can view your profile but cannot edit...
  9. Where do we submit the final photos on the...

    Where do we submit the final photos on the Gigabyte Mod2Win website? I don't see anywhere to add final photos, only the initial concept photos.
  10. The date specified in the rules is "Final Contest...

    The date specified in the rules is "Final Contest mod submission takes place on November 14th, 2016 (EOD)"

    EOD is 'End of Day'.

    Not really sure at this point, but it will still be done by...
  11. Alright, I have all the wiring completed and the...

    Alright, I have all the wiring completed and the case has been buttoned up for now.

    Tweaking the water color a bit and will need to get into BIOS to adjust the PWM fans. With 15 fans running at...
  12. Got the tubing completed and the first round of...

    Got the tubing completed and the first round of leak testing started!

    After about 15 minutes, not a single drop evident anywhere!! So far so good.
  13. Finally made it back home! Received some...

    Finally made it back home!

    Received some memory from Corsair recently! Two packs of their new 32GB (4x8GB) Vengeance LED units. That will give this build 64GB of 3000 MHz memory!
    ...
  14. Just found out that I will be out-of-town on...

    Just found out that I will be out-of-town on Monday and Tuesday due to work! That is really going to hurt with the fast approaching deadline.
  15. Completed mounting the GPU in the vertical...

    Completed mounting the GPU in the vertical position.

    http://i.imgur.com/vE0wQNE.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/VtjbWd2.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/o7lb0fw.jpg
  16. Got the reservoir mounted to the motherboard tray...

    Got the reservoir mounted to the motherboard tray this afternoon.

    http://i.imgur.com/vhjYS3j.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/TaaaZmT.jpg

    The top frame was also fitted into place and is ready.
    ...
  17. This crunch time is really hitting me hard! ...

    This crunch time is really hitting me hard!

    Got more done this afternoon in between some meetings.

    The frame is now fully assembled and the hardware is starting to piece slowly back together.
    ...
  18. Thanks! I actually found a local shop that was...

    Thanks!

    I actually found a local shop that was able to laser etch the logos onto the acrylic.
  19. Took the front panel assembly and sliced it in...

    Took the front panel assembly and sliced it in two. The infinity mirror has been attached and in the process of curing before assembly back onto the case.

    http://i.imgur.com/7MzBVEK.jpg

    The...
  20. After examining the GPU provided by Gigabyte as...

    After examining the GPU provided by Gigabyte as part of the bonus kit (GTX 960), I found that there are no adequate full-cover water blocks for this card. The one provided in the kit was a generic...
  21. One of the highlights of this build is the front...

    One of the highlights of this build is the front panel infinity mirror. Took a while to plan this out but I think it came out pretty good.

    Created a frame (8.5"W x 22.75"L x 5/16"D) for the RGB...
  22. Now I know why I have never attempted a build in...

    Now I know why I have never attempted a build in the August - October time frame. With the end of our company's fiscal year and the start of a new semester, it has been nearly impossible to get...
  23. Spent the day working on the motherboard tray...

    Spent the day working on the motherboard tray cover.

    In order to create a template that would cover the entire motherboard tray, I had to first get rid of an angled piece left over from the hard...
  24. Received the CPU and M.2 memory from Newegg...

    Received the CPU and M.2 memory from Newegg yesterday. Finally able to complete the installation of the motherboard waterblocks and M.2 memory.

    I selected the Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 memory unit...
  25. Between work, sickness and personal matters it...

    Between work, sickness and personal matters it has been brutal trying to get anything done.

    When I was notified that I will be getting one of the Gigabyte build kits, a Mr. Jonathan Lin from...
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