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Scratch Build – Complete COMPLETED - titan - Scratch Micro-ATX Build [RGB]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by CroyAlore, 19 Feb 2017.

  1. CroyAlore

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    Hey all, I've been working on this scratch build for a while now and I wanted to post the progress here.

    I wanted to make a simple, clean case that allows for easy liquid cooling integration.

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    Computer Components
    [CPU] - Intel i7-4960X
    [GPU] - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    [MB] - Asus Rampage IV Gene
    [RAM] - Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB
    [PSW] - Corsair RM1000​

    Liquid Cooling Components
    [RAD] - Hardware Labs Nemesis GTX 280
    [GPU Block] - Ek-FC970 GTX ACX – Nickle
    [Fittings] - Ek Black
    [Pump] - Aquacomputer D5 Pump (Ek Top)
    [Monitoring] - Aquacomputer aquaero​

    I had a friend Model a large amount of the parts for me, once they were modeled they were water-cut, and bent. All the metal in the case is aluminum.

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    This is the placement of the Radiator, PSU, Pump, and Motherboard I want to go with:

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    I wanted to make a compact loop, I wanted to make it using as little tubing as I could so I used Barrow Acrylic tubing for this part of the loop.

    The water flows from Passthrough > FlowRate Sensor > Rad > Pump > Passthrough

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    I went with a matte black for the color, and the secondary texture to be acylic:

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    Here is a later Mod I did to mount the Aquaero 6:

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    The tray is hollow allowing me to put some LED strips as can be seen in this photo:

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    The Front also has NZXT 140mm Aer Fans that is synced with the LED Tray:

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  2. CroyAlore

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    Hello everybody, I have been able to take some more photos of where the build is currently at. I still need to sleeve cables as well as do some cable managment, so most of the photos do not include cables at the moment.

    Here is the completed loop. I did not need a lot of tubing at all for this build due to the compact size of the case and the use of Barrow acrylic fittings. So it did not take long to set up the loop.

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    I haven't found a good enough way to take more photos of the LED's so I wasn't able to take many more photos, but I'll be sure to post a update very soon of the different LED patterns the case can do.

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  3. CroyAlore

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    I got a quick update of some more pictures of the LED's as well as a photo of the drainport and GPU I/O panel, I hope you all enjoy them

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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Nicely done. :thumb:
    Any plans for side panels?
     
  5. CroyAlore

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    Thanks :)

    I'm debating between a couple things, either full clear acrylic, black matte metal, or a acrylic panel with a frame. I am leaving that part to last as I still need to decide how to mount the SSD/HDD's and sleeve the cables.
     
  6. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Got to say I really love the clean aesthetic of this build, well done.
     
  7. CroyAlore

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    Thanks, I appreciate it :D A clean aesthetic is exactly what I was going for :)
     
  8. CroyAlore

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    I got a mini update today, here's the Aquasuite running on my desktop.

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    Right now I got two temp sensors for the liquid and I have the program monitoring my hardware temperatures as well.
     
  9. FS mods

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    If PC can be adorable than Titan surely is. Great job. Makes me want to build my next PC from the scratch.
    Cuold you show me how did you fixed GPU in place? Thank you
     
  10. huckinCharlie

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  11. CroyAlore

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    Thank you FS mods, I appreciate the kind words. I felt the same way once I saw other cases build from scratch, I've been planning on building this case for a while now, almost two years. :)

    At the moment the GPU is supported with a temporary clamp (not shown in the photos). I will be installing a bar to support the GPU, and I will be posting an update of that soon. :thumb:

    Haha thanks!
     
  12. CroyAlore

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    Hello everyone I got a update with the sleeving. I was able to do the majority of the sleeving over the last week using MDPC's Shade 19.

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  13. huckinCharlie

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    good work with sleeving :thumb: my psu still waiting for sleeving job, which I hate so much :D
     
  14. CroyAlore

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    Thanks :thumb: I know what you mean, it's more bitter sweet as I love the look and it's actually pretty fun for me, but after a while it really starts to get repetitive haha
     
  15. CroyAlore

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    I got a small update for the GPU mount and sleeving.


    Here's the flowrate Wire, I got a couple more wires to do in the case, but I got to wait for more sleeving to come in:

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    Heres the GPU Mount, I still got to clean and paint the part, I think I will vinyl wrap it to cover the holes:

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    Here it is with a temporary cover:

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  16. David

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    Lovely.

    Props for using flexible tubing, rather than the boringly ubiquitous rigid stuff that everyone seems use these days.
     
  17. Vault-Tec

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    Very nice mate. Love the flexible tubing, looks very organic. That's why I used it :)

    Love the front too. Reminds me of the GPUs EVGA made a few years back (like this one).

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  18. Dr. Coin

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    I had the same thought :idea:

    Great looking case.
     
  19. CroyAlore

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    Thanks David :D

    I very much prefer soft tubing to rigid tubing as well. I think rigid works well with a lot of projects, but for this project I feel like soft tubing makes the case seem sleeker and the material really catches the color of the LED's

    Thanks Vault-Tec :thumb:

    That does really remind me of the front of the case, I was originally going to leave the front completely open but I decided that adding a design would look much better. I have some models of the uni-body if you would like to see it.

    Thanks Dr. Coin :thumb:

    I'm glad so many people still prefer flexible tubing :)
     
  20. Vault-Tec

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    I would love to see that yes :)

    Lots of things in PC modding are over done. Whenever a new idea or part comes along every one rushes to use it. It's not that I don't like hard tubing at all, it's just that I have seen so much of it I just get tired of seeing the same thing. It's kinda like Caselabs syndrome. At first I loved the elegance and quality, and then I just got sick of seeing it.

    So I'm glad you chose to use flexible tubing. In the right hands it can look every bit as good, if not better, than hard tubing.

    It's far better to use your own mind and your own ideas rather than those of others when modding IMO.
     

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