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Case Mod Friday: SnowWhite and The i7 Cores

Project Name: SnowWhite and The i7 Cores

Tell us a little about your case / case mod?
Just a Fractal Design XL Black Pearl USB3.0 version modded up. Wanted something very simple but eye-catching. Had planned on not having a window, but once I got started…kept adding this and that. Ripped the window in it because everyone I showed build pics to said it would be a shame to not be able to see the interior. Not 100% finished yet. Still got a few odds and ends to get to.

Photos:
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Hardware:
– Fractal Design XL Black Pearl
– ASUS Z77 Sabertooth
– Intel i7 3770K @ 4.7ghz
– Samsung 840 250gb SSD
– Samsung 830 128gb SSD
– Western Digital 2TB EARS 7200
– GSkill Ripjaws X 4x4gb
– EVGA GTX670
– Intel PCI-E Nic
– Seasonic X750 PSU

Cooling:
– Custom H20 Loop
– Swiftech Rads (1x 240, 1x 280)
– MCP 655 pump
– XSPC Dual bay rezzy
– XSPC Raystorm CPU Block
– Monsoon Comp Fittings
– Primochill LTR Tubing
– Bitfenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fans.

List of Custom Modifications
– Dismantled entire case
– Scrapped all the stock drive bays
– Custom built lower end to house the stock 180mm fan (exhaust) and mount the 2TB storage drive.
– Powder coated the chassis in Terrilium (sand paper finish with some light metal flake effects)
– All rivets were hand polished, then powder coated in Translucent red as were the cpu block , i/o plate and expansion covers, and the brackets for the Intel Nic and GPU
– Custom built PSU cover
– All wiring sleeved in white and red paracord (few black)
– Custom built 5 1/4 bay panel to hide some wiring and mount one of the SSDs
– Full paint job using PPG Chrysler Bright White base coat, Nissan Sharp Silver Pearl midcoat and PPG High gloss Clear.
– Sanded and buffed
– Custom cut side panel with translucent red acrylic accents (still working on the back lighting to get the “edge glow”)
– Misc trans red acrylic accents (case feet, SSD mount, rezzy cover)
– Still to be finished….custom front door using more trans red acrylic and a graphic of SnowWhite. LOL.

Builder: Craig “SpeedBump” Adams

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Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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