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Case Mod - In Progress CaseLabs MAGNUM M8K

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 18 Mar 2012.

  1. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Member

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    Oh man, late to the show, and soooooo much done already. Double the size for twice the fun. :thumb:

    Very nice ideas and work done to date. Really expanding on the layered look with this one, very nice.

    Keep up the wonderful work my friend. :clap:
     
  2. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Awesome. I was right about the tubes. Straight looks muuuch better. ;)
     
  3. jeckulz

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    I cant believe you spent that much on a case then started cutting it to bits.
    Ballsy.

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  4. Phyonics

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    Stubbed! Looks excellent so far :)
     
  5. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I don't know if it was intentional when you took the pic and I hope you don't mind me nabbing part of it for my av, but I thought it was very cute!

    This is looking very tasty. Pin sharp and precise. Nice one, kier :thumb:

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    But where can I buy one from? Everywhere I look are out of stock :( I ordered a load of white sleeving not too long ago with the idea of sleeving every last cable in my rig but I'm struggling to find a set of tools to help me do the job.
     
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  6. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    How did I not see this before :sigh:

    Going by your last build I know that this is going to amazing and it really is looking amazing already.

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  7. Mattmc91

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    How's your toe feeling?

    Great build so far :)
     
  8. HybridCore

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    Nice to see other forums with this case on it too. Jim (CaseLabs) did a great job with the case and has great support, on Overclock.net and through the website.

    Nice job on the build so far. If you do care, I believe the USB 3.0 header for the Magnum cases have been released. I don't remember exactly. I'll have to go check the thread over at OCN. Enjoy your case. :)

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  9. kier

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    Thanks Damien :clap:

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    Jim certainly did a great job, and is a great person. it's been a while since I updated this log.
    but I didnt sit still ;) finally have some great new hardware for this build. 2x GTX680 and all waterblocks will be the new EKWB CSQ design
     
  10. HybridCore

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    Pictures!

    We (OCN + CaseLabs) are working on a mid-tower case right now. You should be able to see the prototypes at the CaseLabs section of OCN. Hopefully it will turn out great like the other cases. You can go there and contribute by posting what you want in the case (remember, we're still at prototypes). There's been a boat load of stuff posted already. We'll see what Jim can come up with. :)
     
  11. kier

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    EKWB Sponsor update!!!

    Received this week a great package from EKWB. Again my thanks to Gregor and everyone from EKWB that makes this possible. All beautiful products for CaseLabs build

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    The EK-Supremacy - Nickel

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    The EK-FC680 GTX Backplate - Black CSQ

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    EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal + Nickel CSQ

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    EK-Multioption RES X2 - 250 Advanced

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    2x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)

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    2x EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)

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    A EK-DDC Dual TOP V.2 G1/4 - Black Acetal

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    Some beautiful EK-PSC Fitting 13mm - G1/4 Black

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    And some EK-PSC Adapter 90° G1/4 Black

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    And EK-PSC Adapter 45° G1/4 Black

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  12. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Wow, those plexi tops look gorgeous.
     
  13. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Congrats on the new gear.

    I really like some of the new EK CSQ gear. I ordered some in at work to take a look and I was quite impressed. The design isn't for everyone and it is a shame that they have discontinued the Supreme HF blocks because now I will need to buy the 30% more expensive and less visually appealing (for me anyway) Supremacy block instead while gaining marginable performance improvements.
     
  14. HybridCore

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    I don't really get the new design but it still looks nice. Hopefully they've fixed the nickel plating problems by now. The EN blocks have a problem with staining.
     
  15. kier

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    Update!!!

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    It has been a while, but here a big big update
    First a thank you note for Sicomputers. The GPUs (GTX680) were not available, but thanks to the good and fast service from Sicomputers I got 2 beautiful cards.
    And as promised an honorable mention with banner ;)

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    2 beautiful GTX cards

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    First tested on air

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    Time to give the cards a transformation
    EK-FC680 GTX - Acetal + Nickel CSQ

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    And the great EK-FC680 GTX Backplate - Black CSQ

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    Also placed the EK-Supremacy - Nickel

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    One GPU placed

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    For now with multi link, but will not use these in this build.

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    Really like the backplate.

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    Placed 2e GPU

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    Allready installed the radiators with theNorthQ fans

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    With the EK-CoolStream 360 RAD XT

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    And then I received a great package from....van Freddy.... Highflow

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    With (hope so) the latest products that I need for this build.

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    And 15mm extenders

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    90 degrees adapters

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    Smaller extenders

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    Because I've made the angle in the mobo tray, the 45 degrees rotery's will not fit. Therefore I've ordered some 30 degrees rotery's

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    and offcourse my favorite adapter, the multi link adapter

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    I still have some other ideas for the Case labs case, but for this I'll need some more acrylic. Therefore 3mm transparent

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    Freddy/ Highflow thank you again for the quick service and good products and ... have a great holiday.

    Now the explanation why this order has taken place. I'll will make this setup with the solid tubes

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    From the CPU, 2 pipes going up. Because there's an angle in the mobo I can not use the 45 degree fitting to connect on a fillport

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    That's why I'm using the 30 degrees rotery

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    Ordered the extenders to lower the in- and outlet.

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    To create a corner with the acrylic tubes I use the 15mm extender, 2x multi link and the 90 graden adapter

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    Now only a multi link, later there will be added a fillport

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    And connected everything

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    Chapter red acrylic :)

    Previously I had a 5mm thick transparent plate between the case and the pedestal. But I want the red lines run entirely in this build, therefore changed the middle part.

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    Cut it.

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    After this cut the 3 mm transparent transparant acryl "]acrylic[/URL]

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    Removed the plastic.

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    The plate is transparent to get a free sight what happens in the pedestal.

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    I was not very happy with the front, just didn't like it. Therefore I've sawn a new piece of red acrylic

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    With the sizes of the detachable front.

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    Used some spacers.

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    Also sawn a new plate with the fanholes and the holes for the Lamptron switches

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    With illuminated edges

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    The 2 spaces above the HDD coolers are for the Lamptron controllers

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    The last thing i've did is sleeving the Coolermaster 1500w Silent pro M2

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    Finished

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    24 pins

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    CPU cables

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    Connected everything to see how it looks.

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    That's it for now...Grtz. :rock:
     
  16. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I know people will complain about using so many angle and bulkhead fittings but who cares, it looks awesome and the plumbing will definitely end up being a feature, just how I like it :D. Looking great so far my friend.
     
  17. whyte

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    Gorgeous as always. Huge fan of the changes to the front. :thumb:
     
  18. Hanoken

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    Good thing I'm no where near this.... because I'm drooling so much over the final pic :eek: that there is enough to fill your whole cooling setup with it ( gross I know but I couldnt find any other way to put it XD) just when I thought it couldn't get better, you had to amaze me yet again ^^ keep up the brilliant work! :)
     
  19. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    ShIIIIIt !!!!! those W/C blocks are so sexy.. all coming along very nicely indeed.
     
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  20. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    What,,, Kier.... and this case.... now thats what i call epic build. Looks so nice, loving the circular pattern watercooling gear, too late im sure but that would have looked so sweet themed into the case mod more, but what you do is always top notch. cant wait for more.
     

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