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Sofia (completed build)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ADmodz, 12 Mar 2017.

  1. ADmodz

    Gangster

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    Hi all.

    Project Sofia came to light one day when I was watching Sofia The First on tv with my 4 year old daughter.
    One of those grab a coffee and chill for 5 minute times.
    I was already in talks with Antec uk on a project,myself and my fiancée own a few antec cases.media centre and my personal build.
    Whilst watching the kids show with my daughter,the colour theme and build came to life.
    Something small,clean lines,elegant, like Sofia in the tv show,and it had to have a wow factor on the colour scheme.
    So I passed my plans on to Antec,and the green light was given.

    SPONSORS
    ANTEC UK :- http://www.antec.com/?lan=uk
    MSI UK :- https://uk.msi.com/
    Team Memory :- http://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/T-Force Gaming

    SPECS:-
    CASE:- Antec Cube
    MOBO:- Msi Z270i Gaming Pro Carbon MITX
    CPU:- Intel i7-6700k
    MEM:- Team Dark DDR4 3000mhz in grey.
    PSU:- Antec High Current Pro 850 watt.
    GPU:- Sapphire RX480 8 gig.
    SSD:- 2 x Kingston Hyper X 3K 240 gig
    M.2:- Samsung SM961 256 NVME.
    FANS:- Antec Truequiet 120 UFO white.

    WATERCOOLING:-
    RADS:- 1 x Alphacool 240 mm Eisbrecher Pro XT45. /. 1 x Alphacool 120 mm Eisbrecher Pro XT45
    CPU :- Watercool Heatkiller IV pro
    Gpu :- Watercool Heatkiller IV pro RX480
    RES:- Alphacool Eisbrecher 250
    FITTINGS:- Alphacool 13/10 Eiszapfan compression fittings
    TUBING:- Alphacool 13/10 Acrylic
    COOLANT:- Mayhems pastel purple.

    CASE:- Antec Cube

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    CASE COLOURS:-
    EXTERIOR COLOUR:- House of Kolor fine Pavo Purple with metallic flake.
    INTERIOR COLOUR:- House of kolor Snow White pearl.

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    MOTHERBOARD:- Msi Z270i Gaming Pro Carbon MITX

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    PSU:- Antec High Current Pro 850 watt.

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    That's it for now,more updates coming soon.
    Thanks
     
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  2. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

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    Sofia had a few more goodies arrive today.all watercooling components have been despatched from Alphacool and watercool.

    Antec True Quiet 120 UFO white led.
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    T-Force Dark DDR4 3000mhz 16 gig.
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    Just waiting on the paint delivery from House Of Kolor,then we are good to go.......
     
  3. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    Watercooling components have landed from Alphacool.
    Still waiting for the paint from House of Kolor.


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  4. whiterabbit

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2016

    Posts: 488

    Location: Cambridge

    Images not working?
     
  5. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    I can see them
     
  6. whiterabbit

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2016

    Posts: 488

    Location: Cambridge

    Working now. I'm viewing on a mobile so maybe that's causing problems.

    Is there a foam layer underneath the radiator shroud!?
     
  7. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    It's called an air breaker matt, it helps distribute the air from the fans all over the radiator fin surface
     
  8. whiterabbit

    Gangster

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    Location: Cambridge

    I'd be interested to hear how that works out for you. Perhaps you can post a review once you've had a chance to test.
     
  9. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    I'd be more than happy to get a review done when the build is complete
     
  10. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2015

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    Remove it, few reviews done on it say it creates more noise via to much turbulence. Without it acts as a nice shroud to get rid of dead spots and sound...
     
  11. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

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    I'll see what it's like when the rig is assembled,I'll give it a go
     
  12. Smffy

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Dec 2015

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    Location: London

    Do like those Alphacool clear plexi res - something really nice about the clear acrylic base.
     
  13. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    Totally agree with you dude
     
  14. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

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    SOFIA UPDATE:-

    Well Sofia is ready for paint,just waiting on the paint from House Of Kolor.
    Myself and my lady done some testing with the pump and res yesterday,and both of us were mesmerised by the fluid running through the #alphacool plexi pump block.
    So we put our heads together and thought why not show the top of the block off.
    A little measuring and dremmel action,and it was done.
    I will raise the block by 24mm,this will give me the affect I want.
    Why hide something away that looks cool and adds more colour to the finished build.
    All measurements are done for the acrylic work,and all fits perfectly like a glove.

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  15. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

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    Hi all
    Sorry the updates have been thin on the ground.
    It's taken a while to get the case to paint,well for them to fit it in their busy schedules.
    A lot of prep went into getting all the parts to the perfection that John wanted.
    But today we finally got the base coats down on the chassis and exterior panels.and on the Alphacool radiator casings.
    The chassis has had a white base coat,next is the candy white and then a clear high gloss show lacquer.
    The exterior panels have had the custom mixed purple base coat,next it's the custom purple candy.then it's the high gloss show lacquer with a little metal flake.
    Here's a few pictures

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  16. Smffy

    Mobster

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    Location: London

    Shiny, would look nice with those flecked metallic bits through but the colours nice! Did you just use a dremel on the case to cut - thinking about taking one to a panel...
     
  17. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    Thanks dude.
    That's just the candy purple basecoat.the airbrushing gets done on Thursday and then a clear high gloss show lacquer with fine metal flake in it.
    Dremel and a jigsaw
     
  18. Smffy

    Mobster

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    Location: London

    Lol so pretty much what I was thinking would look nice then...
     
  19. redfist

    Gangster

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    Love the deep looking colour! Can't wait for the next update
     
  20. ADmodz

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2016

    Posts: 131

    Cheers dude.
    Final assembly will be next week