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This project is about beauty and raw power.
An ultimate, no compromise, form and function gaming system.


Main Features:
9900K & RTX 2080 with heavy OC in a Shift X
Custom, high end and high performance Watercooling
Custom RGBW Cables in MDPC-X Sleeve
Custom classy Illumination
"Fixing" the Phanteks Shift X and pushing its limits with sheer brute force
A lot of other fancy small details worth checking out

A big shoutout for the help, support and/or inspiration to:
Jacob (Watercool Heatkiller)
Daniel (Twister Mod / Twister7800GTX)
Nils (MDPC-X / Million Dollar PC)
All the customers of Enter Plasma that supported me over the past 3+ years



Hardware List:

Main:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900K
GPU KFA2 RTX 2080 OC
Motherboard: Asrock Z370 ITX Fatal1ty
Ram: Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 16GB 3000
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO 1TB
PSU: Corsair SF600
Case: Phanteks Shift X

Cooling & Loop:
CPU: Watercool Heatkiller IV Pro Acetal Ni
GPU: Watercool Heatkiller IV RTX 2080 Acetal Ni
Reservoir: Watercool Heatkiller Tube 100 DDC
Pump: EK DDC 3.2 PWM
Rads: Hardware Labs Nemesis GTS 240 + 120
Fittings: Barrow
Tubing: Barrow PETG 14/10s
5x Delta AFB1212SH Fans (Case & Loop)
1x Delta AFB0912HHB Fan (PSU)

Accessories:
EVGA Powerlink
Enter Plasma PCI-E 3.0 Riser for Phanteks Shift X
Enter Plasma Stainless Steel Screws + Alu Washers

Custom Products / Mods:
Enter Plasma Addressable RGBW Sleeved Cables
Enter Plasma Addressable RGBW Lighting Bars
Twister Mod Stickers (Fans & PSU)
Maybe more TBA? ;)



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This looks interesting, looking forward to seeing the build
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Finally received the last hardware, work is getting done ;)

Started doing the first tests with RGBW cables, using MDPC-X Transparency sleeve and MDPC-X transparent AWG15 wire.
The controller is a random addressable chinese one that can be controlled with an app. It's not bad, but it's a bit buggy. Not an ideal solution, but I'll keep it for now.

The LED strips for the cables, on the other hand, are glorious. These are addressable RGBW, 144 LEDS / meter. They're beautiful, and also inhumanely expensive lol.


https://youtu.be/1VY3IDCBDQk












Got the latest shipment from China that was delayed for more than a week unfortunately.
A lot of fancy stuff, but turns out I need more screws. Some of the sizes were incorrect.









Fancy stainless steel screws. I absolutely love these, specially together with the aluminium washers.









Also got a new clear IEC connector to re-make the stock PSU extension for the case. It lights up really well :D








Another addressable LED strip, for the Heatkiller Tube reservoir and possible also other stuff.
This is also 144 LEDs / meter, but much more compact - only 7.2mm wide.







Some other stuff that arrived recently: SSD, hardline watercooling gear, cable and sleeving material from MDPC-X, and some aluminium bars for LED strips that I'm still not sure about using for this project.

[url=https://imgur.com/hGDAAmk]

[url=https://imgur.com/H2YQ99J]

[url=https://imgur.com/Pu5zWr9]

[url=https://imgur.com/6ZUrbn8]

[url=https://imgur.com/RrLrk9U]



And to wrap this update up, a note about the case I'm using - the Phanteks Shift X - and an open message to Phanteks.

I love this case, I really do. It's not easy to work with - but I'm fine with that.
What is however not acceptable is the quality of the stock riser cable, which seriously degraded the performance of my GPU.
It's very disappointing and frustrating, specially because it's a fundamental part of this case AND it's a proprietary format for which you can't easily find a better quality replacement.
After a long time of researching and sourcing I was lucky enough to find a third party replacement, for which I'm very happy - otherwise I would've had to just ditch using the case altogether.

Phanteks: keep up the good work, your designs are absolutely amazing, but please make sure the quality of such important things is spot on.
I know that premium risers are really expensive, but the buyer wouldn't really care about the extra markup. Trust the quality of the result, not the micromanagement of the final price ;)

[url=https://imgur.com/jdzeq0m]

[url=https://imgur.com/zilXzyw]
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UPDATE #2: Fan cables & LED's in the works







Work has been slow but steady.
I'm currently doing all the splitter cables for fans, LED's and the sorts. They still have to be sleeved of course!
It is a massive work but it's very important - using as less space as possible for cables is top priority for maximizing airflow.









Here's where some of the addressable LED's will go, these will light up the cables from the bottom.





And this is a rough idea of how they'll turn out.
These are not the cables for the project, but I'm thinking about going with this same color scheme (Carbon BTI + Transparency)







This is a rough idea of how the back will be cable managed.







I also had this chinese RGB controller that I though of using, but it was HUGE







So I pried it open...





... And burned the Bluetooth controller trying to desolder those green cable clamps, LOL.
WELL, I guess I'll take the opportunity to do something I've been wanting to try for a while. Using a Raspberry!
It will arrive around next week so we'll see about that.



I also ended up upgrading to a Corsair SF750 Platinum





And I was able to fit another fan on the bottom, for a 120 push/pull. Can't have enough fans in here.





Another issue is these fan screws that have to be trimmed. I'm using M4's and they either come in sizes 30mm or 35mm.
30mm is too short and won't screw in the rad. 35mm is too long and will hit on the fins before screwing in all the way.
These are stainless steel, it's not easy to cut. I'm gonna have to figure out some way.

In the pic you can also see some black aluminium columns that I got to cover up the screw thread. I think it looks really cool!





And finally, this is how I'm ending up with the fan configuration. It's all negative pressure, and the air will be sucked in from the whole of the back.





NEXT: Finished secondary cables, installing the hardware and doing the main cables!

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