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Case Mod - In Progress Banchetto MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 26 Jun 2014.

  1. kier

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    Hi my fellow forum friends,

    It's been a long time ago since I've post a build, but here is another one from MBK.
    Been very busy with various assignments and other mod stuff, but now... finally a good old-fashion forum mod again.

    First I want to thank a number of people who make it possible for making this build.

    Big thanks goes out to Bernice from Gigabyte

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    Also respect and big thanks to Vincent and Lily from Bitspower

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    And for this build, I have access to a number of testbenches from Microcool. Federico from the Italian brand MicroCool has made this possible, so thanks for this Federico.

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    MicroCool has about 3 beautiful benches marketed with names Banchetto K, Banchetto 101 and 103. Which are great Italian designs as shown below in the pictures.

    The Banchetto K

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    Also for the Test benches I have made some unboxing vids.



    For this build I'm also going to use a Banchetto 101

    Pictures from the Banchetto 103

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    The unboxing vid:



    After some brainstorming to see how I can merge these two benches. I have the idea is too make different layers of acrylic to stack it all up.

    Here I have cut some acrylic same size with the shapes of the original K and 101.

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    Because Gigabyte provided me a very nice Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 (more info on this later) the color will be black and green in this build.

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    In order to enter the height, and the layers acrylic to be applied, I have used the parts of the 101.

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    Because I want a good view at the hardware and apply nice ideas with rigid tubing I have placed the mobo tray in an angle.

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    That's it for this update, but more very soon;)
     
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  2. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Go on then,get the kettle on.
     
  3. kier

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    Soon my friend, soon. Some beautiful Bitspower p0rn is coming my way, and cant wait to put everything in place :)
     
  4. F3nixMods

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    Awesome work as always mate. Can't wait to see it finished. :D
     
  5. Hukkel

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    This looks interesting for sure.
    Go Richard Go!
     
  6. kier

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    Thanks... Me too, got a lot of ideas :dremel:

    Thanks Hukkel :thumb:
     
  7. alexvdl

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    Looking great Richard! Very curious to see your ideas... :rock:
     
  8. hanssx2

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    This so needs to be subbed as qucik as I can, don't wanna miss anything of it
     
  9. amagriva

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    Try to best Banchetto 101 is a very difficult task, only you and few other skilled modders can afford to do such a job...
    So let update flow!
    Popcorn and iced prosecco mode on:thumb:
     
  10. kier

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    Thanks!!!

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    Updates will be coming your way mate ;) Strange combination popcorn and Prosecco, but I will try :D
     
  11. kier

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    Update!!!


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    Thanks for the comments, very nice to see and hear that you like to follow this MBK build.

    I already have quite a few pictures with some progress to show, so selected a nice collection for this update

    In this build I'm going to place (at least) 2 x 240 rad applied with Nanoxia fans. And will put them between the acrylic layers.

    Drawn some holes and stuff on one acrylic layer and went to work with my jigsaw.

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    After the sawing and filing, the result...

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    Placed the radiators and fans.

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    Installed it again to see how it looks.

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    Enough space for the air in/out

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    Now this looks good, removed the tape and cleaned the plate.

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    Made it black (glossy vinyl).

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    And the whole unit.

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    For the green and black color combo I came to the idea to use 6mm UV green strips between the horizontal plates. So cut and bent the strips.

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    With this kind of green I always like the frosted looks the best. And I think this is a great match with the green of the Gigabyte motherboard, So picked up my sandpaper and go to work again.

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    But it's taking too long ;)

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    Need more frosting but just to let you see how it will look like.

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    Luckily I have at some great machines to work with... glass blasters.
    This is making it a lot easier.

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    After some blasting....

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    The strips totally frosted.

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    More about this later.

    Thanks to Gigabyte this Bench will become a monster rig. because they've provided me with 2x Gigabyte Titan Black: GV-NTITANBLKD5-6GD-B
    Was not expecting this, so caused a moment of silence and admiration when looking and testing these beauty's.

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    Exhibited and tested on a different setup

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    Last but not least, a nice picture from the rig with frosted strips.

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    More coming up!!!
     
  12. kier

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    Update!!!

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    Just a small update before the waiting begins for the water cooling stuff.
    Last update was with the frosted strips, which are looking great now I think.

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    I have cut the plate from the Banchetto 101 that was left over and used it for the back cover.

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    And added some small details, such as a cover for the I/O stuff. The blue VGA looks ok ... but not in this build :)

    So made a cover with some slots and black green details:

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    It will take some time till the next update, because I have to wait for the water cooling products. But once I've got them, you will be the first to know ;)
     
  13. sprintdmc

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    Really coming together nicely Richard, looking forward to the next update, subbed.
     
  14. kier

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    Thanks mate!!!
     
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    Update!!!

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    Time for an update!! Received great products from Bitspower and Highflow

    To begin.... a lot of Bitspower products.

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    After a hour removing bags....

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    Beautiful fittings

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    But first I will show you and installed the beautiful Bitspower... The VG-NGTXTITAN

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    Filled with some liquid to see how it looks

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    Also ordered a nice backplate, the NGTXTI780 Carbon Black

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    Everything included :)

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    After some work

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    Presenting you the Gigabyte GV-NTITANBLKGHZ-6GD-B with the VG-NGTXTITAN

    Looking good!!!

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    Placed it to see how this will looks

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    Installed some fittings and stops, like the Bitspower Matt Black Enhance Rotary

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    And twice a G1/4" Matt Black Stop Fitting

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    For the pumps and reservoirs I had plans for Using the modkit D5, D5 top and res updrage kit next to the testbench

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    To get this kind of setup I have used a D5/MCP655 MOD KIT

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    And a Bitspower D5 MOD TOP

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    Also a Dual / Single D5 Top Upgrade Kit 250

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    And last but not least... two amazing pumps from Highflow: De Alphacool D5-VPP655

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    To make this looks better I have lowered the bracket/ pump.

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    And made this black

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    Installed the modkit/ top/ res/ pump.

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    After this installed the bench again

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    Think it looks quite nice allready

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    More updates soon ;)
     
  16. kier

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    Update!!!

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    Last time I mounted the reservoirs with the modkits. For the next step I made ​​an acrylic plate where the flow sensor and input from the reservoirs goes through.

    For this I've used the Bitspower flow indicators (BP-FI-CLBKMBK)

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    And mounted them like this:

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    Also in this build NO bending, so I've chosen for a big amount of Bitspower Enhance 90-Degree Dual Multi-Link Adapter

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    Connected everything

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    The CPU block I've chosen is the Bitspower CPU Block Summit EF (BP-WBCPUIAC-CUMBKCL)

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    And also here I have made an acrylic plate made ​​for the rigid tubing for the GPU and the CPU.

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    Which will look like this

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    Placed the 2e GPU

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    Backside will be like this

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    Again used the 90 degrees adapters, but also the 30 graden adapters (BP-MBE30DML) to get the perfect angle.

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    To connect al of this... another acrylic strip.

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    With fillports (BP-MBWP-C04)

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    And Multi links ( BP-MBEML)

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    Once connected it looks like this

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    To be continued!!!
     
  17. kier

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    Another Update!!!

    It's holiday time so did a lot of work on the Banchetto mod, and took lots of photos. Therefore, another updated for you guys :)

    After some puzzling and excessive use of adapters... pretty happy regarding the completion of the loops.

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    The adapters that I have used includes:

    2x Multi-F Block (BP-MBMTFMB)

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    The mini valves (BP-MVV-MBK)

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    Small adapters to create the right heights to connect everything

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    The adapters are:

    Extenders BP-MBWP-C40, BP-MBWP-C60, BP-MBWP-C62 and some Mini Dual G1/4" Extenders

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    In order to get some more green details, ordered a green plate UV green

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    Next step was to create a back plate, so cut to the right size and made some openings

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    The square holes on the right side are for the extension and the on/ off button from the PSU

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    Removed the tape

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    Also cut the plate for the upper section.

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    And placed it

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    Meanwhile, added some more small details... bought some nice UV green bars which I found in the shop where I've got the UV green plate from. Bend with a heat gun

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    Mounted this with acrifix glue

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    Think it's to much green now so I will add more black accents. More on this later.

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    Thanks to Highflow I've got the perfect UV green liquid :)

    For this build, the choice is Mayhems X1 UV Green

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    Here's a little preview of the filling vid... full movie coming your way this summer ;)

     
  18. kier

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    Final Update!!!....For today

    Got a lot of catching up to do. So one more for today ;) With little text and a lot of pictures from the filled Banchetto mod.

    Here the backside. Now with a lot of green, but as said before ... Will add some more black soon.

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    And the front

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    That's it for today ;)
     
  19. colinmcr

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    Stunning !! Love your quality pics.
     
  20. KidMod-Southpaw

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    Sleek! The use of all these angled fittings is awesome too. :D
     

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