Name is Mike Fierheller, I have been an enthusiast for many years and have been working in the PC industry for 10 years. I really wanted to show something that both I would enjoy as well as show off some new liquid cooling components Thermaltake has been introducing this year from the New Pacific Series.
Thank you to my Sponsors:
Case: Thermaltake Core V71
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
Motherboard: EVGA Z97 Classified
RAM: Avexir Core Series 4GB x4 DDR3-1600 C9
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand Platinum 1200W
GPU: ASUS Strix GTX 970's (2x)
SSD: Samsung Evo 256GB (2x) -RAID 0
CPU Waterblock: Thermaltake Pacific W2
GPU Waterblock: Thermaltake Pacific ASUS Strix GPU Block (2x)
Radiator: Thermaltake Pacific RL 280 (2x)
Pump/Res: Thermaltake Pacific PT40-D5 w/ Mod Kit
Fans: Riing 140mm White (7x) - LED modded Orange
Coolant: Mayhems Aurora 2 (Custom Orange/Red)
Tubing: Thermaltake Pacific PETG 16mm
Thermaltake Pacific G 1/4 PETG 16mm (9x)
Thermaltake Pacific G 1/4 Stop Plug (8x)
Thermaltake Pacific G 1/4 90 Degree (1x)
First had to take a look at the chassis, see what options I had available and to be honest, I had a lot of them. I started off by stripping the case apart, I had big plans for the chassis frame and for this I had to remove every piece of plastic from it.
I then had a good friend help me locate a Chromer that could do this kind of detail work as well as the time it takes for something like this. About 1 month later, I received back my freshly chromed Core V71 Frame and the project took off from there!
While I was waiting for the frame to come back from Chrome, I had some ideas to show off the Dual SSD's I planned to install on the backpanel side and decided to go with a dimple die effect using a 1.5 in die with .25 in roll on it, here is the results.
Putting the 2 latest mods together to see what it looks like:
Moving on to the PSU, it would get a proper treatment of paint I had planed, so VOID Warranty actions must take place!
Then I had to prep and clean all the other parts for paint: