Hey guys thought it's about time I show you my first and current mod as I've been feeling like the man in the tv license advert who peers through people's windows watching their telly by not giving any imput! I'm sorry for the poor picture quality but I'll be getting a better cam soon. So here it is the 'Bismarck'! My target is to build a 2 loop water cooled audio production/ gaming pc that is quiet. I've taken the idea of how a motorbike use's exaust silencers to kill the noise from its motor and stop it sounding like a lawn mower. This will be done in the form of an extension on the top and bottom of the case where the cool air will be sucked in passing through a great deal of padding. All bays ripped out and just the hot swaps remain to make room for the res's and pumps and the psu moved to the front to make way for the tripple rad with the quad in the roof. Reason behind the name The Bismarck was Germany's largest and most powerful famous battleship of WWII. She struck fear into the British Royal Navy, however she was only in operation for eight days before being sunk by the British who sent every ship possible after her after leaving the port of Gdynia on her first and only mission to bring mayhem to the Atlantic to destroy as much allied shipping as possible. I'm not a WWII fanatic or anything but I've been fascinated by the story of the ship ever since I saw the film 'Sink the Bismarck' when I was a kid and how Churchill had to throw everything he had at his disposal to stop it from getting into the Atlantic and destroying everything in its path. It's very short life span and lethal power are for the reasoning of me naming my pc after it. When my build is complete, hopefully it'll be one of the most powerfull pc's around with all the latest components and so on. But that won't last and my power pc will very quickly become old and out of date as new tech replaces it. Like the battleship Bismarck of May 1941 my Bismarck will be a power house but for how long before it's sunk and replaced by new tech. In the mean time though it's mission will be to make mince meat out of every high spec game I throw at it and to serve as an audio production work horse too. Objective: To build an Audio / Gaming pc that is quiet. Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D Changes to case: All drive bays removed to create space for the res's and pumps Psu moved to front of case to make way for the triple rad Roof cut out to allow quad rad to be fitted Cut out in lower tear for the triple rad Hot swap bay cooling modified with three fans to exaust the hot air out round the back of motherboard. With the plastic coverings being replaced by one steel cover Cut outs in the flooring of case to allow air to the triple rad and psu Support peice added in bottom of case to take the weight of hot swaps, triple rad and other cooling bits Side window enlarged with two 5mm sheets of clear acrylic to form a double glazed sound barrier Hole cut out side panel for the psu Added to the case: Two extensions filled with an arrangement of sound dampening materials, one on top, one on bottom for each rad which will hopefully act as silencers or at least absorb most of the noise from the fans. Case fans are usually attached to the outer casing with nothing to restrict the noise they make so I want to imbed them further into the case. Sketchup pics: Work in progress pics: Above: The top extension is one folded sheet of 2mm steel with ends stitch welded in place. Above: Shelf for the pumps and res's sitting on top of hot swap bay(pre paint) Above: Lower tear and bottom cut outs of triple rad and psu. Above: I just had to solder the wires of the fans together, 17 x 120 fans in total- too much wiring. If anyone has any questions on how I'm doing things or can give me some advise- I'm not too sure if there are any known problems caused by soldering the fans together, I've got 8 fans leading into 1 wire on the quad rad and 6 in the triple, then please give me a shout! I'll be adding some new pics soon of it with with the bottom extension added and a bit of painting done, then it'll be ready for the pumps and tubing. Hopfully by then though I'll have a new cam for better pic's.