tantric

Project: Starscr3am

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tantric    2

Hello Coolermaster Modding Fans!

My entry for the Coolermaster 2012 Casemod Competition

Inspired by one of the main characters in the latest Transformers live action franchise "Tranformers Dark of the Moon"

"Starscr3am"

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The Case I'm using for this project, a CM Stacker 830 Nvidia Edition.

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I just love the "stacker" series of cases from coolermaster they're big and very well built, with a touch of class and elegance.

sadly they are not available on the market anymore : ( i hope cooler master releases a newer version of this case in the near future.

Parts list/Specs:

Case - Cooler Master Stacker 830 Nvidia Edition

CPU- Intel Core i3 540

Motherboard - Asus Maximus III Formula ROG

RAM - Corsair Dominator 1600 8gb

Graphics Card - AMD Radeon 5870

Storage - WD Caviar Black 1TB

Soundcard - Creative X-fi Fatal1ty

Cooling:

CPU - EK Supreme LT Copper

GPU - EK FC5870 GPU Waterblock

RAM - EK X4 Dominator Ramblock

Radiator - Swiftech MCR 320 / EK Coolstream XT 360

Reservoir - EK Multioption Res. 250

Fittings - Bitspower 3/8 x 5/8 matte black

Pump - Swiftech MCP 355 w/custom top

Tubing - Tygon R3603 black

Fans - Scythe S-Flex SFF21F

**note: some of the parts might change later on as the build log progresses

Asus Maximus 3 Formula + Intel Core i3540

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RAMS: Corsair Dominator 1600 4x2GB

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tantric    2

PSU: Silverstone Strider 600Watts Full Modular

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also planning on sleeving the entire psu...

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tantric    2

the stripped AMD 5870 videocard. i removed the pci cover and gpu backplate to have it powdercoated.

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EK FC 5870

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the powdercoated backplate and pci cover.

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tantric    2

also made a custom cover for my soundcard.

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i'm using 1mm perforated mesh

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sleeving the psu: the original plan was to use red sleeving. but i decided to go all black, so it's easier to change parts later on without changing the sleeves. props to my good friend chezzowicked for helping me out with the sleeving job and camshow for the FTW black sleeves. :cheers::cheers:

the bare wires...

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six pin pcie power connectors

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more sleeving pics...

we also replaced all the plastic connectors w/custom red connectors to give the black wires a nice contrast.

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