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Buildlog: Red Dwarf - Define Mini C with full custom hardline loop

Discussion in 'Watercooling' started by Junatic, 18 Apr 2017.

  1. Junatic

    Junatic What's a Dremel?

    21 Feb 2017
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    Hello everyone,

    I am Junatic and in this thread, i would like to show you my recent project i am working on. I am working in a german forum where i got my hands on a Fractal Design Define Mini C for a review.
    Because Fractal Design was claiming that the Define Mini C has superior watercooling support, i thought about installing a full custom loop inside the case to test their claims.

    To do this, i gathered some partners, wich i would like to thank before i keep going:
    MSI - for providing the motherboard
    Fractal Design - for providing the case
    Alphacool/Aquatuning - for providing all the gear and materials for the custom loop


    The first thing i had to do, was to unpack the giant package wich came from Alphacool.


    Really a lot of stuff was inside, but i was already knowing, that these parts won't be the last parts i need from Alphacool.
    It was like a very early or very late christimas for me, going trough all the parts and i would like to show them step by step.

    The first thing i unpacked, was the Alphacool Eisplateau, wich is a big anti static workmat. To make this mat perfect for watercooling it has various fitting or fan sizes or different radiator specs, printed on it.


    The next parts i unpacked, where the radiators. The Fractal Design Define Mini C is a quite small case, but you can fit two 240mm radiators in it.
    I choosed the Alphacool NexXxoS and the NexXxoS X-Flow.

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    To get enough air to the rads, i got the Alphacool NB-Eloop 120mm fans. Since i have two 240mm rads, i need four fans.

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    After that, i opened up the reservoir and my pump.


    The Pump is the new Alphacool Eispumpe-VPP775 and the reservoir is the Alphacool Eisbecher with the D5 Combo Kit to mount everything together.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thats it for now for part 1. In the next update, i am going to unpack the rest of the package and start installing the hardware in the Define Mini C.

    Best regrads
  2. Fishlock

    Fishlock .o0o.

    22 Nov 2004
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    Any update on this? Just got this case myself and put an AIO cooler in for now, but looking to build a custom loop in the not too distant future.

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