So here we go...
Good day modder’s, PC artists, overclockers and fellow PC enthusiasts.
I would like introduce to you my build… a day dream come true.
I call it, the Core V1 Mini k|ngp|n Edition.
There isn’t that much back story to this build. It goes like this. I haven’t built myself a PC since 2010. It was bonus time at my company and I was like, what the hell… let’s do it. I muddled around trying to be frugal, but decided to invest into this build a bit. The processor choice bounced around from AMD FX to a core i5. I never really built an Intel machine just because of the cost. This time around, I just went HAM as I’ll future proof this build quite a bit. I wasn’t really looking to water cool it nor was I really expecting the modding bug to bite me so hard in the ***… but it did. And did it put me on a mission. I’ll let the following parts like explain the outcome… LOL Enjoy the build, though I wish I had taken more pics and videos because this case has been modified extensively to make everything work… better than I expected might I add. Along with all of the other one-offs I put into this… So in the end this bug, you know that left me in a state of needing to build build build, also led to me creating a brand that I call… killRMODZ.
One thing that I would like to note about my build ethic is that I’m very fond of small form factor builds. Why might you ask? Well because one, it’s a challenge. Two, I don’t like my system to occupy a lot of space… though to each their own. Three… did I mention they are a challenge? LOL My build ethic also includes taking something factory and modify it into something aesthetically pleasing but not to a point where someone cannot reproduce it themselves or for me to create a custom one-off for them. I do have a brand so I apologize if it seems like a sales pitch as that is not my intention. Though I do think there are some mods here that fellow enthusiasts wouldn’t mind getting their hands on. But let us see what the future holds for me.
Lastly, I know there are blemishes. You may not see them but I know where they are. I wish I had a CNC Machine and other precision equipment. Also, this is my first time sleeving cable and water cooling. I learn very quickly and thank youtuber’s for their instructional(s)!!! So be gentle with my humble build.
A very special thanks to Orlando Laser Engraving (Joseph Visser) for my killRMODZ placards. Site: http://www.orlandolaserengraving.com/
A very special thanks to Kevin MacLeod for the use of his beat “Ice Flow” for my promo video.
And I have to especially give thanks to the merchants and vendors from which I was able to obtain my parts for outstanding prices. Access to the vendor’s stores will be under the designated parts… Build:
MEM: G.Skill TRIDENTZ DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232205
GPU: EVGA 980 Ti k|ngp|n… yep, that’s right because I can!! LOL http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Multi-Color-Customized-Overclocking-06G-P4-5998-KR/dp/B016703RXS?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01
CPUWB: XSPC PRO Red http://www.performance-pcs.com/
GPUWB: BitsPower http://www.performance-pcs.com/
RAD: AlphaCool NexXxos UT60 140mm http://www.amazon.com/Alphacool-NexXxoS-Copper-Radiator-Single/dp/B007R74DKM?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
RES: Phobya Balancer 150 Black Nickel http://www.amazon.com/Phobya-Balancer-150-Reservoir-Nickel/dp/B003TWFBSC?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
FAN: Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM x 1 (PUSH) http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-industrialPPC-3000-140x140x25mm-3000rpm/dp/B00KESS5L4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
FAN: RAIJNTEK Aeolus PWM 140mm 13mm slim type x 1 (PULL) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA66Z28S3552&cm_re=raijintek-_-9SIA66Z28S3552-_-Product
FANS (will be replaced): CoolerMaster 80mm slim fan PWM x 2 (EXHAUST) http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Bearing-Computer-Coolers/dp/B005C31GIA?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
FANS (new): Bgears 80 mm 2 Ball Bearing High Speed High Performance Fan http://www.amazon.com/Bgears-Performance-Black-b-PWM-2Ball/dp/B00UTIB994?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
Fittings: XSPC Black Chrome http://www.performance-pcs.com/
Tubing: XSPC PETG 14/10mm http://www.performance-pcs.com/
Alphacool 2-way Ball Valve G1/4 - Black Nickel http://www.performance-pcs.com/
Coolant: Distilled H2O Publix… LOL
Sleeving from MODDIY http://www.moddiy.com
ATX pins for reducing length of PSU 24pin MB cable http://www.moddiy.com
SilverStone PWM Distribution block http://www.amazon.com/SilverStone-System-Cables-Black-CPF04/dp/B00VNW556I?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00
BitsPower LED Distribution block http://www.performance-pcs.com/
FADECANDY – This requires a special recognition to Micah aka. ScanLime Scott and ADAFRUIT http://scanlime.org/ https://twitter.com/scanlime?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.misc.name/ https://www.adafruit.com/ http://www.amazon.com/Adafruit-FadeCandy-Dithering-USB-Controlled-NeoPixels/dp/B00JHJJF9W?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00
12v>5v Buck converter for LED’s/Fadecandy implementation http://www.amazon.com/Nextrox%C2%AE-Display-Supply-Converter-Module/dp/B00CBCGAL8?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
Acrylic 3/8 sheet for killRMODZ Case Bezel < Patent will be pending http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Transparent-Standard-Tolerance-Thickness/dp/B0062R45HY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01
Acrylic 3/8 sheet for killRMODZ 120mm>140mm fan adapters < Patent will be pending http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Transparent-Standard-Tolerance-Thickness/dp/B0062R45HY?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01
RED Acrylic Cylinder (for water diffuser, pressure reducer, and MB and GPU stands) http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Round-Translucent-Diameter-Length/dp/B00EVBTMIU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
2inch diameter acrylic rod for killRMODZ Case Feet < Patent will be pending http://www.amazon.com/Acrylic-Round-Transparent-Diameter-Length/dp/B00EVBIS2Q?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00
Anodized m3 bolts http://www.AerialPixels.com
Noctua Chromax Anti Vibration Pads – Red http://www.performance-pcs.com/
19mm Push Button Momentary Switch http://www.amazon.com/Support-Light-Button-Switch-Socket/dp/B00WSJ6L4A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
16mm Push Button Latching Switch http://www.amazon.com/Support-Light-Button-Switch-Socket/dp/B00YS2583A?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00
Stainless Mesh for Vents http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stainless-Steel-304-Mesh-30-012-Wire-Cloth-Screen-12-x12-/121902069033?
Side Panel windows for Thermaltake Core V1 Mini https://store.thermaltakeusa.com/inside03.php?s=44&k=204&a=1932
Black Chrome Paint By Duplicolor
Black Satin Paint By VHT
Build log located here: http://www.modders-inc.com/forums/showthread.php/4751-Core-V1-Mini-k-ngp-n-Edition
Upgraded the exhaust fans. Double the CFM's so it can pull more heat out of the case. They look great to...
Update to the update-VIDEOS!!!:
FadeCandy doing it's thing!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go_9bfe32LU
Flow meter... flowing!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyiW2-RH-ds
Initial Testing of FadeCandy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lfKVKHCDck