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Case Mod - In Progress COD MOW3 Power supply and cooler tested fitted 17/1/2012

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by fractal arc modder, 21 Nov 2011.

  1. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    My good friend Zack from Asetek.

    Has come threw with the cpu cooler.

    Lets take a look at it.

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    That is one mighty thick radiator.

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    Just like the h70.

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    Came with mounting brackets and install guide.

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    Yeah Asetek nice.

    Many thanks Zack and Asetek for the 570lc watercooler kit.
     
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  2. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry its been a few days and not much modding has taken place.

    I have been putting up Christmas lights and putting the finishing touches to the front gardens.

    Now i came across a issue with the Asetek cpu cooler the original idea of mounting it to the right side panel it wont reach the way i wanted it too.

    So my new plan is to mount it in the front of the case and add a cross hair fan grille.

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    This is the style i would like to use in my case mod.

    Another issue i have had is that Fractal Design don't stock the Fractal Design newton 650watt power supply in Australia.

    I'm trying to find a new sponsor to help me with this but i have some good news.

    On Monday i am hoping my Atx power supply mount i found on overclockers with turn up not bent.

    This is what i got from a fellow member kinda similar but will work the way i want it too.

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    Also i have had to rethink a few things on this case mod what goes where now as moving the cpu cooler makes it a little harder.

    The solid state drive should arrive next week so i can make a new tray mounting system for two solid state drives.

    I also ordered some of this really cool sleeving the other day.

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    This will set a nice theme inside the case as well.

    My new plans for the power supply will be to respray the power supply cover green and add some text to the side of it to give it a ammo box look.

    Stay tuned guys im going to find some time next week to get some serious modding done to the case.
     
  3. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    120mm fan hole cut

    Hey wife and Oscar went out today after working on the front gardens all week and Xmas lights i found some time to do a little bit of modding :)

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    Just testing fitting fan to Asetek cpu cooler.

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    I used a 120mm wire fan grille to mark out my fan holes and circle.

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    I test fitted a fan to make sure i had the fan holes right and didn't have to fit any holes.

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    Fan screwed in and looks good to me.

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    I cut out the hole just need to clean it up more i like to be safe than sorry.

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    Just about cleaned up the hole looking good.


    Postman will be delivering my Lian li power supply mount today so i will be modding the back of the case hoping today or tomorrow.

    Tell me what you guys thinks so far now you can see where everything is going to fit etc.
     
  4. digitalerr0r

    digitalerr0r What's a Dremel?

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    lookin tight keeping an eye on this one 2 (=
     
  5. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks man.

    This case mod now is having a great impact on my modding skills and ideas.

    I now know i can fit a Atx power supply and Cpu cooler without issues and still have enough clearance for other components.

    Need to think of a new way to mount two solid state drives shouldn't be too hard.
     
  6. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey back again lol.

    I couldn't resist cutting out some more of the case while im waiting i still got to clean it up so the u channel sits properly but i don't have much left to trim off it :rock:.

    I did the top panel for the modern warfare 3 theme part.

    Check out the new pics.

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    Just put some scrap u channel around my 120mm fan hole.

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    I got two options of where to position the Asetek cpu cooler it will fit nicely now.

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    Case is officially Asrock compatible :clap:

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    Now i have marked out my pattern for the top cut out.

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    Just looking at the inside of the case for a sec.

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    Cut out my top window now to clean it up :D

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    Just a bit more left to cut off the excess.

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    Now you can see what computer components will be showed cased more.

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    Just looking at the back of the case.

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    After 20min with dremel and jigsaw.

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    Here i got again with more scrap U channel.

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    You will be able to see the Asetek cooler from above the case this is getting good.


    Tell me what you think now guys.
     
  7. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Lian li power supply bracket and paracord sleeving arrived

    Hey just a quick update my atx power supply bracket arrived today and para cord sleeving as well.

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    Desert camo style for the win. :clap:

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    Lian li Atx power supply mount just got to get out the :dremel: to fit to the case.

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    Just a teaser before i cut the back of the case to mount the bracket.
     
  8. JamieElston

    JamieElston What's a Dremel?

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    looking really good so far - will follow this project
     
  9. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey thank you for your kind feedback.

    I received something with the para cord sleeving it gave me a idea for the power switch and will give the case more military exposure.

    I will try and get some small updates done tomorrow :thumb:
     
  10. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking grate mate keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  11. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey thanks for the kind feedback.

    I will be mounting the power supply bracket today.

    I will upload some photos when i have completed the mod to the case.
     
  12. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Atx power supply fixed to case.

    Hey guys i got some more work done today i temporary pop riveted the Atx power supply bracket to the case some of the cuts still need cleaning up a little bit.

    I got to paint the case soon anyway and before i can do that i got to clean up all my cuts so everything is spot on.

    The Atx power supply mount i decided i wanted it fixed to the case instead of using screws to take it in and out.

    The reason why i have chosen for the power supply mount to be permanently fixed to the case is im going to put noise vibration material on the back of the Atx bracket inside the case to help with vibrations.

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    Here is me drilling my first two holes for the outside of the bracket to hold it to the case.

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    I did a few more the other side as well and then put the plate back on to test it.

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    Complete with the mounting holes.

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    First cut at the top with the dremel.

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    I ended up using a jigsaw for the rest with the dremel precutting it for me.

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    Cut still needs cleaning up.

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    Power supply mount pop riveted into place.

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    Inside view just need to clean up the cuts a little more and add some vibration material.


    Now all i need is a Atx power supply and some vibration material.

    I am happy with the end result of the bracket.

    Tell me what you guys think. :rock:
     
  13. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    My next mod i need to do to cut a 120mm fan filter bracket i got off a Fractal Design case and mod it to fit over the front fan before it screws into the radiator.

    I will be using four or five rubber dampers to absorb case vibrations.

    Also i will be purchasing some radiator screws next week as well as my first set of dogtags for the case.
     
  14. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    New sponsorship update.

    Hey guys i have been in discussions with Origin PC they have decided to support me in my case mod as well.

    So i would like to give a big big thanks to Matt from Origin PC for taking a interest in my case mod.

    Now Origin PC don't just built pc's standard pc's they specialize in water cooling and also case modding services.

    If you would like to see what they have to offer at Origin PC.

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    Also you can visit them on face book.

    Go to http://www.facebook.com/#!/originpc.


    They have supported me with a ASUS P8H67I mini ITX board.


    Here is a preview of the motherboard.


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    The board will be perfect for my case and will fit the cooler just perfect.


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    Another money shot of the board.


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    And just a quick shot of the back of the board.


    So thanks a lot Matt from Origin Pc its nice to have such great support with this case mod.
     
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    New updates

    Hey guys,

    Now i had to get new batteries for the camera but good news is now i got some new photos of a new mod i have done to the case.


    Now the small rubber feet on the bottom of the case wasn't going to cut out the vibrations i like a quiet pc sometimes.


    I found some Lian Li case feet i had in the garage the only problem was that i couldnt find a screw that would secure the feet to the bottom of the case.


    My local hardware store doesn't stock anything i need turns out the local supermarket has better range of what i needed i found a pack of screws and bolts for $3.00 Aud.


    Now i had to drill four holes in the bottom of the case to attach the feet and use a Philips head screw driver and a socket to bolt it onto the case.


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    The bottom of the case with the feet attached. :cooldude:



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    The inside of the case now i got plenty of clearance so the bolts don't affect any hardware or mounting of the motherboard.


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    Side view.


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    Front View.


    Thanks for watching guys.

    Let me know what you think.

    Mod on. :clap:
     
  17. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys i just ordered my radiator screws and a green led light for inside the case.

    Now im thinking of using diamond plate film inside the case instead of painting it to help light up the inside of the case.
     
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  19. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey thanks Mate.

    I used a Dremel and Jigsaw with a fine cutting blade.

    I still got alot of filing of the case tho lol.

    Be something i do before i paint the case.

    I still got a few more mods im doing to the case.

    But so far i feel like its coming along great.

    I will post on your site soon for sure i have been looking for new forums to visit as well.

    Stay tuned.
     
  20. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys great news new stuff has arrived for my case mod.

    I have to take some pics of them but wow.

    I stumbled across this site called The Kool room in Australia they sell bit of case modding supplies and across water cooling parts.

    I got some 6 32 radiator screws hex nut and across a green neon light.

    Oh and lollies and a free Gelid key chain.

    Will upload some pictures hoping tonight.
     

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