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    Cool Frank N SteinPC - Epic Upgrade 2013

    I have finally finished a labor of love that has taken over 8 months of holidays, weekends, and many many nights of work. I was fortunate enough to have “Frank” to a finish point where I took him to Quakecon 2013 and entered this rig into the Case Mod contest which eventually took first place. Please check out “Frank” in the CPU Quakecon coverage in the October edition.

    For your viewing pleasure, I give you Frank N SteinPC
    To view many more pics, here is an online album:

    Name: Frank N SteinPC (Upgrade 2013)
    Chassis: Mountain Mods Extended U2-UFO (Modified) & Water Barrel 24
    MB: Asus ROG RE4
    CPU: Intel 3930K @ 4.6Ghz daily/OC @ 5.3Ghz - all 6 cores/12 Threads
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z 1866Mhz 8x4GB (32GB)/OC 2133Mhz Solid
    GPU: EVGA GTX 680 4GB x3 - 3-Way SLI
    S/C: Asus Phoebus Xonar 7.1
    SSD1: 2x Corsair Force GT 120GB RAID 0 - Boot
    SSD2: 2x Patriot Pyro SE 120GB - Programs
    HDD1: Toshiba 2TB 7,200RPM 6GB SATA
    DVD/BR: Asus 12x Blu Ray DVD/R/RW

    Coolant: Primochill Performance Blood Red
    Coolant Tinting: Primochill Dye pack (Used Blood Red, UV red, and Black)
    Tubing: Primochill Advanced LRT Clear 3/4"OD x 1/2" ID
    Fittings: Bitspower Black Sparkle finish - tons of fittings
    Quick Disconnects: Bitspower Black Sparkle
    RAM Blocks: Bitspower Universal RAM Cooling Blocks - modded
    CPU Blocks: Watercool Heatkiller CPU v3 - modded
    GPU Blocks: Watercool Hole Edition Heatkiller w/Custom Backplates - then modified
    MIPS Block: EK RE4 Water Blocks Modified
    Pumps: Aquacomputer VPP655 x4
    Pump Dual Mod Tops: Bitspower
    Pump Controller: Koolance Dual 24v Pump Controller (Front panel)
    Reservoir 1: 2x Bitspower 250mm Z-tube Clear
    Reservoir 2: Primochill 400mm CTR Clear w/Advanced top
    Fan Controller 1: Bitfenix Recon 10w per ch/5 ch
    Fan Controller 2: Bitfenix Recon 10w per ch/5 ch
    Fan Controller 3: NZXT 5ch @ 30w per ch
    Fans Front (Push): 9x 120x25mm SilenX Effizio EFX-12-15 15dBa 74CFM
    Fans Front (Pull): 9x 120x38mm SilenX iXtrema IXP-76-18 18dBa 90CFM
    Fans Rear (Push): 9x 120x25mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro Red LED 18.9dBa 56.2CFM
    Fans Rear (Pull): 9x 120x25mm Enermax Magma UCMA12 18dBa 69.5CFM
    Fans Top: 5x 120x25mm Xigmatech Crystal Series LED Red CLF-F1252 19dBa 61.3CFM
    Radiator 1: Swiftech Performance 360
    Radiator 2: HW Labs Black Ice Xtreme 360
    Radiator 3: Alphacool UT60 360
    Radiator 4: Watercool MORA-3 1080 (9x120)
    Flow Indicator (Analog): 2x Bitspower Flow Indicator
    Flow Meter: Koolance FM17N + Koolance Flow Meter Readout (Front panel)
    Temp Displays: XSPC v2 Temp Readout Red (In/Out Temps - Front panel)

    Sleeving used was Lutro0 Customs Coreless Paracord (Imperial Red, charcoal, black).

    24" Monitor: 3x Asus VW246 1920x1080 @ 60hz
    27" Monitor: 1x Asus VG278HE 1920x1080 @ 144Hz
    3D Control: Nvidia 3D Vision 2 kit
    KB: Logitech G19
    Mouse: Razer Naga Molten Edition
    GP: Razer Nostromos
    HP1: Razer Tiamat 7.1
    HP2: Razer BlackShark Expert 2.0
    Tactile: Buttkicker Gamer 2
    Speakers: Klipsch HD500 5.1 Surround
    Receiver: Yamaha RX-V567

    Please consider the following resources when looking to do your next upgrade or build.
    Lutro0 Customs:

    Last edited by FrankNSteinPC; 08-28-2013 at 07:15 AM.

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    Here are some pics I took during the last push to get all the Bitfenix fans and Recon controllers in that I had not posted, so figured I would share them here as some additional pics. Hope you like.

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    Nov 2013
    Man I loved it so much, that I am gonna try and make one like this. Thanks for sharing.

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