Hey guys, Im a modder/scratch builder from Canada. A few of you might recognize me from other forums. My last build was called Massively Dysfunctional (MDF) Heres a few pics:
Build log here: http://www.coolitsystems....ld-up-and-running.html
Well I was going to take a few weeks off from the stresses of modding but an opportunity to build a system Ive been dreaming about for awhile now has happend.
I am super proud to announce that EVGA will be sponsoring this build. Now this isnt how people usually announce there sponsor but I would like to take a second to explain how this happend because it speaks volumes for there service.
It started out as a RMA gone wrong. Long story short... I was put in touch with Joe Darwin (marketing director). He offer me compensation for my bad RMA (Very cool of them). Our convo turned to a competition @ NewModCity Im in. After seeing some pics of MDF we worked out this deal.
Every company/person makes mistakes, its how them mistakes get handled that speak for there character. Not only did they take 100% responsibility for there mistakes, they cross shipped me new card, offered a bunch of goodies and in the end became a sponsor. Damn fine company. Joe is a super great guy and Im 1 mega happy customer.
And of course my bros from CoolIT are hooking me up with enough cooling power to keep ya chilly on a hot summer night. Huge thanks to Barry Reicker and Jon Stanley, there the guys that make everything possible for me.
Here we go.
Alright my idea is to submerge a running system into a 75+ gallon working freshwater aquarium. Complete with fish.
Im not the best at 3D models but this will help you get the idea.
Im going to seal a plexiglass compartment into the back of the tank to house all the components. Fish will be able to swim on three sides of the plexi. A 22"screen will be mounted into the front of the stand.
I will have intake/exhaust fans on the rear of the tank for components. Depending on humidity I will have a dehumidifier under the tank plumbed into the plexi compartment. (remember this is just a very rough sketch)
Nothin beside the sketches right now. I have a small tank setup with a few small fish. I want to get the fish for the build as soon as possible so I can be sure Im putting healthy fish into the system. I plan to have a Cichlid tank with this build and will be buying them and introducing you all to them as the build goes on.
So this will be something alittle different from your regular build. You might learn alittle about setting up aquariums and taking care of fish.
Every modder goes through a ton of stress thinking of and building there mods. They say an aquarium is 1 of the best forms of stress relief. I wonder if this will be a stress free build.
Hope every1 enjoys my build and maybe learn a few things. It will take place over the next couple months so pull up a chair. If you guys have any questions at anytime fire away. Im not 1 of them secretive builders with my techniques. The more us modders share, the bigger modding will get.
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