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Case Mod - In Progress Caselabs SMA8 - Monochrome

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by flix, 30 Jul 2015.

  1. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Hello again,

    I'm actually working on a second project.
    I will mod a Caselabs SMA8, it is a dream case for me since I've seen it. :)


    There is not that much to say about the case, except that it is one of the biggest and priciest cases on the market.
    The qualitiy of it is a dream.



    concept:


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    hardware:

    CPU: Intel 5930K

    Mobo
    : Asus X99 WS-E

    memory: memory: 32GB Klevv Cras 2133Mhz

    VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+

    Powersupply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 1200 1200W ATX 2.3

    Storage: t.b.a.

    watercooling:

    CPU Block: EK-Supremacy EVO

    VGA Block: EK-FC XXX

    pumps: 4x Alphacool VPP 655 PWM

    reservoir: custom

    tubing: hard tubing

    fans: Noiseblocker Black Silent PL1, PL2 & PK2

    fan control: Aquaero 5lt





    The case:


    I've chosen Gunmetal Grey, I think its the best looking Caselabs color.

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    You can easy remove the tray, I like this option a lot.

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    Enough space for two power supplies :cool:

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    a lot of room for hardware. :)

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    I will use a 560er and 280er radiator in the bottom section.

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    In the Front would be enough room for another radiator but i will just mount fans there.

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    I love that case!

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    Big thanks to:

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    I'm very happy for supporting this project. GamingRigs is an official Caselabs Reseller in europe.


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    They support this project with some nice Black Silent fans.


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    He builds awesome custom parts. This project is get an awesome slight.

    A big thanks also goes out to ModdingStylez, he provides some nice sleeved cables. Check out his Facebook Page, there you can win 1 out of 3 custom cases.

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    They support this project with some nice parts for sleeving, thank you.

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    Thank you for a nice discount

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    Thank for supporting this project with some nice waterblocks and liquid.


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    Thank for supporting this project with this awesome memory.

     
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  2. Jeffinslaw

    Jeffinslaw What's a Dremel?

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    Will be interesting to see what you do with all that space! I'll follow along to see more.

    -Jeffinslaw
     
  3. pre

    pre Minimodder

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    Great case from a great manufacturer.
     
  4. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    There is still not enoug space for what I want to do. ^^

    Yes, absolutly



    One of the highlights for this build arrived yesterday.

    What could it be?


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    Its an sLight made by Martmamod/Stempel-Hauser.

    Great company with nice service and high quality products.


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    On all pictures is an protectie sheet on the slight but it looks great anyway.

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    fits very well. :) (not the final graphics cards.)

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    this equal distribution of light :thumb:

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  5. Farsan

    Farsan What's a Dremel?

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    Why are you using 4 pumps?
    I am waiting to see it going :thumb:

    PD: You posted while i was :duh:
     
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  6. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    hehe :)
    Why not 4 pumps? :p
     
  7. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    I'm very happy for being supported by Noiseblocker.
    They sent me 8x PL1, 1x PL2, 6x PK2 fans. They look so fantastic in this case.
    Thanks for supporting me. :)

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    The package includes a lot of accessories. its to bad that the decoupling rubber seals doesnt fit with m4 screws which are needed for the radiators.

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    The hardwarelabs GTS 560:

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    Fans and radiators:

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    The black screws are still missing, I hope I get them soon. :)

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  8. Jeffinslaw

    Jeffinslaw What's a Dremel?

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    I didn't know they did custom sLights! Well that will come in handy for a future build :D

    -Jeffinslaw
     
  9. flix

    flix Minimodder

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  10. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    I will continue this mod in the nex few weeks. :)

    Here is a small teaser of what will fellow:

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    We will see if this will work. :)
     
  11. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Nice project.
     
  12. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Thank you. :)

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    Thank you for that.

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  13. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    The last days I've prepared the radiators.

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    Cleaned them, sleeved them and change the screws. Looks much better, dont you think?

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  14. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    small update:

    I've cleaned the pumps.
    Changed the fittings from Bitspower to Barrow.


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    New fittings, later I exchanged the green o-rings for black ones.

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    Besides that, I used some new screws. :)
    the result:

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  15. hovek

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

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    First of all... my favourite case! Will watch.

    Second, are those barrows just like bits power quality wise? I was looking at them but don't know much.
     
  16. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Yes, the SMA8 is just awesome.
    I have a lot of Bitspower fittings and now some from Barrow, I think the quality is pretty much the same. ;)

    Update:

    Some new shots of the hardware.


    The motherboard of my dreams. :) Asus X99 WS-E

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    Mounted it to the tray of the Caselabs SMA8. :)

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    Mounted the waterblocks of the 980Tis and CPU:

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    First try of the tubing, what do you think?
    I tried to avoid the bend the other way round...

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  17. bundymania

    bundymania Bastelorakel Industries Worldwide

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    I like the "cleaned" pump
    Do the same with the EK stickers :)
     
  18. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    Good idea with the EK stickers.

    I continued in designing the "waterplate". Its nearly finished, it can be milled very soon.
    I hope it will fit. :D

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  19. flix

    flix Minimodder

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    I've printed a 1:1 sketch of the waterplate.
    Here is how it will look:

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  20. eucalyptus

    eucalyptus I am 19 and Swedish!

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    Waaaait a sec here, do I see FOUR D5 pumps???????????? WOW :D :D :D :D :D What in the power of God are you going to run with them? :D

    I understand though it might be for aesthetical purpose, but still, wow :D

    Anyway, I like what I see :dremel: :dremel: :cooldude: ;)
     

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