Home Built i7 Machine

Home Built i7 Machine

Taking a few photo’s for the Overclock.net community of my computer. Just for fun grabbed it and dusted it out then decided to take the photo’s. I have been meaning to do this for a while but haven’t taken the time to do it.

This is a composite of 7 images to capture the dynamic range, hardware lighting and to use flash to accentuate certain areas of the machine using an off camera, hand triggered SB-700. The photo’s were from about 1.6 seconds to 20 seconds each.

Posted by spikeyj37 on 2014-07-14 05:32:04

Tagged: , Computer , I7 , 4770k , Maximus , Asus , Corsair , XFX , Radeon , Air , 540 , H100i , Water , Cooled , Nikon , D3200 , Tokina , 11-16 , F/2.8 , SB-700 , Strobed , Strobe , Flash , Hand , Lit , Light , Painting , Composite

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Gigantic 250mm fan! Moves a significant amount of air into the case while running pretty quiet and looking looking sexy with the red LEDs. I added a 12 inch extension cable so that I can remove the side panel and not have to detach the fan

I recently had to trim off 1/8 on an inch from all 4 screw mounts so that this fan doesn’t sit so deep into the case. I bought a Zalman 9900 Max CPU Cooler and a few test fittings revealed that the top of the cooler was in contact with the fan when the side panel was closed. Now the fan is still seated far enough away from the dust filter in front and the CPU cooler behind it.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:51

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

Test Fit

Test Fit

Just made it! By the way, the fan is mounted ‘backwards’ in this photo just for a quick clearance test. I think I didn’t bring the bezel downstairs with me for the fitting.

I recently had to trim off 1/8 on an inch from all 4 screw mounts so that this fan doesn’t sit so deep into the case. I bought a Zalman 9900 Max CPU Cooler and a few test fittings revealed that the top of the cooler was in contact with the fan when the side panel was closed. Now the fan is still seated far enough away from the dust filter in front and the CPU cooler behind it.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-06 20:41:59

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

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Custom mesh bay covers without the dust filter.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:29

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

DSCI0778

DSCI0778

Custom mesh bay covers without the dust filter.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:15

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

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Dust filter cut from a 1/4 inch thick piece of replacement air conditioner filter. Notice the thin black thread, it keeps the filter from from being sucked into the fan as it operates. A decent amount of light from the fan still manages to show through at night while catching a fair amound of dust.

I recently had to trim off 1/8 on an inch from all 4 screw mounts so that this fan doesn’t sit so deep into the case. I bought a Zalman 9900 Max CPU Cooler and a few test fittings revealed that the top of the cooler was in contact with the fan when the side panel was closed. Now the fan is still seated far enough away from the dust filter in front and the CPU cooler behind it.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:44:01

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

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Bay covers with the dust filter cut from replacement air conditioner filter

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:45

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

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DSCI0782

Customized Xion mesh 5.25 inch bay covers without the dust filter. I love the way these look & fit on my PC. The thin black strip of craft foam makes sure the covers are seated perfectly and snugly into the bezel without them vibrating or rattling around

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:21

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU