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Case Mod - In Progress Another Mastercase Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by hovek, 4 Mar 2016.

  1. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Hello again.

    Unfortunately it wasn't given to me to finish my last HAF Stacker project. Bumpy ride with studying engineering, changing minimum wage jobs and so on, took the better of me.
    Well, I'm all done with that now. Got an engineering job, and with more free time decided to go ahead full speed now :rock:

    Of course it's not sponsored by anyone :)

    Hardware:
    - i7 4790k - done
    - MSI Z97M Gaming - done
    - 16Gb HyperX Ram - done
    - Gigabyte GTX980ti - done
    - 850-1000W PSU - to be ordered
    - Couple of SSDs and HDD - done


    Watercooling-
    - EK-CoolStream PE 360 - done
    - EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - done
    - Phobya UC-2 Intel LT - done
    - Phobya 250 reservoir - done
    - EKWB GPU block - done
    - fittings, pass throughs and stuff - some of it here, some of it to be ordered :)

    Still deciding about fans and tubing. Want to go hard in visible part of the case. I'll see how my bending attempts go.

    The victim: Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5

    After first weekend of work:
    Always liked big fann openings on the front
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    Inside is getting a bit more uniform, still final holes positions to be placed.

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    As for colour theme, mostly black with pearl orange and pearl blue spaces.

    Now waiting for the Pump and rad to get the final loop rout.

    Best Regards
    Matt
     
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  2. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Front panel is very close to being done. White part is an unpainted perspex 70% translucent, will provide nice delicate shine from the underneath lights, but that's to show later ;)

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  3. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    After experimenting with coloring of the front bezel, I've decided. It is Brushed aluminum deep blue, and electric orange Cooler Master logo. Acrylic wasn't opaque enough...

    Also, EK stuff have arrived, and GPU should be here tomorrow :D

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    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     
  4. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Writing 20 pages report on energy consumption was luckily interrupted by mr. UPS man.
    His package was 30cm of pure fun... G1 980Ti :D

    I've fitted everything to my test rig, and omg it works good...

    The only thing left to get are the EK 12mm acrylic tube fittings, but sadly 90' are not in stock right now, so i'll wait few days with the order.

    Plan for tomorrow, final cuts for the internal panels. Test fit reservoir and pump. :dremel:

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    If someone wanders if G1 GTX980Ti fits in NZXT s340 with cable bracket in.... yeah, it does, by like...3mm :eyebrow:

    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     
  5. stephen0205

    stephen0205 Minimodder

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    that card must be tight in there


    EDIT.

    Yep seen your 3mm comment lol
     
  6. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Hi all,

    Reservoir and pump positioning done. I'm still not decided between copper or acrylic tubing on top. Soft tubing under the floor :)

    Still a lot of work but it start to take shape. Really the EK tubing mounts are only thing holding me a little back... Oh well, All good things for those who wait!

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    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     
  7. stephen0205

    stephen0205 Minimodder

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    very clean looking mate
     
  8. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Thank You.
    I prefer more minimalistic look.
     
  9. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Aaaand iti's done...

    Everything necessary needed to complete the project has been ordered, and according to EK, shipped :)
    Well, I might have some leftovers, but better more than not enough.

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    For fans now, is Aerocool Dead Silence really so quiet, or will I be ok with Thermaltake Riing? I'm aiming for as quiet as possible really.

    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     
  10. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Another little update.

    I have finally recieved the EK fittings and some other bits for easier tubing work.

    I was one click away from buying the Monsoon kit for bending when I found this one on ebay. I got it for 12mm OD and it fits EK tubs like a glove plus it came with 50cm solid silicon tube insert. It will do :)
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    I also got cable combs from the same seller,
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    Now few shots of the EK fittings. Although all the soft tubing compression fittings are a generic ones from ages ago.
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    Another update shortly. :)
    Thanks for looking
    Matt
     
  11. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Day off, some more progress.

    Radiator is being cleaned with Mayhem kit at the moment, better safe than sorry.
    At this stage very little will change in main chamber. Of course couple of holes for tubing, but this is still being carefully measured.
    My only trouble is where to mount 3.5 HDD. There's a M.2 SSD and 2x SSD ond the back, that's only 500gb together. Will need that hdd in there :/

    Couldn't help myself with some "artistic" photos this time :D

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    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     
  12. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Hello again,

    There was a problem with a new rad that came in, but fortunately EK staff was more that helpful and quick to resolve the issue. Waiting for a replacement now and the loop will begin.

    I decided not to waste any more time waiting, and having received everything needed from Shakmods, I started my very first costume sleeving process. The first few cables were nightmare :waah: , but eventually i got a hang of it and here's the result. I know it's not perfect, but with most of it hidden, I'll just leave it :naughty:
    Know what to do with next ones.

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    Thanks for looking.
    Matt
     
  13. Praelia7or

    Praelia7or What's a Dremel?

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    Liking the progress so far :) I can't spot any issues with the sleeving!

    Any clues on what to search for/link for the bending guides? Look perfect but I can't seem to find them!
     
  14. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Thanks man.

    I don't really get what you asking for in relation to bending guides... ? :D
     
  15. Praelia7or

    Praelia7or What's a Dremel?

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    Your alternative to the monsoon kit
     
  16. hovek

    hovek “Can’t or won’t?” Sterling Archer

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    Welcome.

    Praelia7or I seriously don't know how i missed your question :jawdrop:, sorry man, just search for Barrow fittings online.

    Not much time recently, but slowly going forward after exams. I finally gathered enough courage to start the daunting task of bending petg, and it wasn't so bad with enough prep! There might still be some bends i'll correct, but here's the idea of how the loop looks like.

    Also got the Thermaltake Riing in orange, tbh i thought they'll be brighter than that... but the performance and sound with a phanteks pwm fan controller is sooo quiet. My girlfriend loves it!
    The loudest part of the system is a HDD now :eyebrow:

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    Plan is to rout the gpu cable around the cpu pipe... like this, just need combs fitted.
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    And here's the loop completed, so far it's being leak tested, there will be a lot of it before the pastel liquid ;)
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    Thanks for looking :)
    Matt
     

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