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    Looking great! I personally really like the design on the exterior portion of the case. Never been a fan of the hexagon.... but I think the grey pattern on the front really brings the black and orange together.
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    Special thanks to the guys over at In Win for providing one of their new Signature Series power supplies. I generally don't care too much about power supplies so long as they work, but this beauty has a full brushed aluminum casing, which goes perfect with the case.

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    Some white AF120 from Corsair. I've used these in a few builds now, and apart from them moving a lot of air, and being more toward the quiet side, I think they give one of the best "fan/blade" lighting effects.

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    Attached 3 of those to the rear triple radiator.

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    Zoom out of all the fans installed. You'll notice I replaced the ones in the lower radiator just to make everything match better.

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    I cut a matte black grill for the front here, as I thought the bare metal X frame up front looked a little silly.

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    Hardline fittings! Time for the fun stuff!

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    The first run goes from the GPU up to the triple rad, and was pretty straight forward using two 45 degree bends.

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    Underneath the GPU's I had to do a pretty tight to the floor run for the feed from the pump to the first radiator. The system goes Pump > Dual Rad > GPUs > Triple Rad > CPU > Res

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    Here you can see the most fun little part, where I had to run a U shaped bend to get from the SLI bridge adapter down to the lower radiator. Nothing really lined up so this was the best way to tackle this.

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    Here you can see the run from the CPU to the reservoir which had to be split between into two pieces using an adapter.

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    Obligatory leak testing!

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    And there we have it in it's current state. Up next is the remainder of the decorative acrylic panels for the back and top sections.

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    Hi, just a couple of friendly reminders as the deadline approaches:

    1.) All required photos have to be uploaded up at http://event.gigabyte.us/mod2win/login/ as well.
    2.) Modder Profile and worklogs must be completed to be considered for final selection.
    Completing Your Worklog:
    -Post images and a description of your mod progress to the thread you created in the Modders Inc. forum under GIGABYTE 30th Anniversary Mod Challenge.
    -If you are entering with a completed or 'in progress' mod:
    *You must be able to provide a full worklog from start to finish with images and a description.
    *Your mod must not have started earlier than June 1, 2015.
    *Your mod cannot be an entry from a previous GIGABYTE Mod Contest.

    Completing your Modder Profile:
    -Requirements for mod submission:
    *The title of your mod entry.
    *A description and concept of your mod entry.
    *At least five pictures of your final mod entry with external and internal aesthetics (preferably high resolution, jpg file format, maximum size 1MB).
    *At least one picture of your final entry with clearly recognizable GIGABYTE components (must be specified).
    *One picture of your final entry with a hand written time-stamp for verification.

    -Submitting your completed mod:
    *Press the Complete Profile button under your profile - Complete Profile page.
    *Once you complete your project, this will be considered your final submission and you will not be able to make further changes to your profile page.

    Entries that do not satisfy all stated rules on this page will be automatically disqualified.

    Cheers! Thank you for your participation and good luck in the competition.

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    Alright! The final update is here, and we're 100% complete. Enjoy.

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    As I usually do with all my sponsored builds, I like to incorporate their logo's somewhere on the case. I though it might be a cool idea to laser etch them on an orange plate and light it up. The cut out in the middle is to install a temp sensor LCD readout. Which is going to be for monitoring the general temp of the inside of the case.

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    Installing a white LED strip which will edge light the sponsor plate.

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    Plate installed with matte black shroud to cover the standard HDD's

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    Another angle.

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    I didn't like the small area near the SLI bridge that was just flat bare metal. So I came up with an idea to do an acrylic inset graphic of the word WARNING, as it appears on the Asiimov skin.

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    Peeled off.

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    Installed!

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    Hard to see here, but I installed a matte black mid plate to hide the cables going into the back of the motherboard (USB and whatnot) as well as some of the power cables. There is a bank of 3pin power connectors right behind that, and I didn't like how visible they were when the smoked side panels were on.

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    Here it is in all it's glory, with the final step done. I added an L shaped cover to the side of the rear radiator to mask the light from the LED's on the side of the fans and just to give an overall cleaner look in the back.

    I want to add a small 30th Anniversary portion down near the PSU bay, so I'll probably get that done tomorrow and then reshoot some final photos!
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    Looking lovely, good luck!

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    Reminder for entrants with 3 days left for the competition (ends November 15, 2016. 11:59 PST), all worklogs must be updated up to the final build and all photos uploaded to the Gigabyte Mod2Win website in order to be considered for the final judgment. This is to match the entry submitted in the profile with the worklogs posted here.

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    Completing your Modder Profile:
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    1. Requirements for mod submission:
    ◦ The title of your mod entry.
    ◦ A description and concept of your mod entry.
    ◦ At least five pictures of your final mod entry with external and internal aesthetics (preferably high resolution, jpg file format, maximum size 1MB).
    ◦ At least one picture of your final entry with clearly recognizable GIGABYTE components (must be specified).
    ◦ One picture of your final entry with a hand written time-stamp for verification.

    2. Submitting your completed mod:
    Press the Complete Profile button under your profile - Complete Profile page: http://event.gigabyte.us/mod2win/pro...ompleteprofile
    ◦ Once you complete your project, this will be considered your final submission and you will not be able to make further changes to your profile page.


    Entries that do not satisfy all stated rules on this page will be automatically disqualified.!

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    Final reminder for the deadline which is tomorrow November 15, 11:59 PST.

    For those having trouble editing their profile on the Gigabyte mod2win website, the registration has been reopened so users can either resubmit a profile or leave a message here so I can forward to Gigabyte and they can re-open the account on their end.

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    This build looks so slick and showroom quality clean. Your cables are very nice too which many often overlook.

    Thank you very much for participating and good luck in the competition.

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