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Case Mod - In Progress Cooler Master Blue flame MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 2 Feb 2013.

  1. kier

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    Cooler Master Blue flame MbK

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    Thanks to : Marco, Ruud and Maikel.


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    And thanks to: Niko

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    - CASE: Cooler Master CSX Blue Flame
    - PROCESSOR: Intel® Core i7-2600K
    - MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z6X-UD4-B3
    - GPU: GTX680
    - RAM: Corsair Domnator 8GB (4 x 2 GB) 2000 MHz Quad Channel DDR3
    - HDD: 256 GB SSD
    - OPTICAL: Sony optiarc AD-7670S

    Who doesn't know them, the Cooler Master CSX series. The beautiful paintbrushed Coolermaster Stackers 830
    I've always wanted to mod this case. Luckily I've made a great deal to with Cooler Master
    The only condition was that I wouldn't do anything to the outside. Hmmm ok ;)

    So a build entirely focused on the inside.

    The Cooler Master Stacker 830 CSX Blue Flame:

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    Sorry but need to strip it ;)

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    For the outside I may not use my dremel ... but inside oww yes here we go :)
    Marked some lines for a 360 radiator.

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    On top of the fans there will be a piece of bended mesh.

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    For the front I've made ​​a cover for a 240 radiator.

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    I've also made a slot ​​for the Sony slimline drive.

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    And pasted some nice black glossy vinyl over it.

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    More soon!!!
     
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  2. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Another one, can't wait for more!
     
  3. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    What he ^ said
     
  4. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    dang it's looking good WITHOUT the gaudy plastic plastereffed all over it! :thumb:

    Edit:talking about the front of the case, not the sides. I struggle to think of what glorious things you could do without sidepanels. sooo many more options!
     
  5. Azariel

    Azariel New Member

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    Love how that mesh looks over those fans, but will that be an intake or exhaust? If its an exhaust then it might become a very dusty mesh :)
     
  6. kier

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    You know the story allready ;)

    You too :hehe:

    :p you'll wait and see :thumb:

    gonna be exhaust but with removable filter beneath the rad
     
  7. kier

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    Another update!!!... have some finished already ;)

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    First my thanks goes to EKWB which still believes in my builds ... Niko Thanks for this

    What I am going to use from EKWB in this build:

    A beautiful old school EK-Supreme HF

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    A EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360)
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    Also an EK-DDC Dual Top (V.2)

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    Some accessories

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    Not to forget the beautiful EK-FC680 GTX Acetal/ Nickel

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    With a EK-FC680 Backplate

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    Also some Fittings and adapters

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    Placed the GPU block on the GTX 680

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    After some brainstorming and trying, I've cut and bend some aluminum strips and cut an old 150mm reservoir (round 60mm) into 3 equal pieces. It was very old and had some cracks so no problem ;)
    Placed reservoir holders on the aluminum strips and slide 3 older versions 150mm (round 50mm) reservoirs in it.
    Connected them using EK adapters + C47 multi links and crystal links

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    Placed the GPU and CPU block also connected them with EK adapters and Multi Links

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    Installed the EKWB top on the pumps and put it under the last res

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    And last, I have adjusted an existing sleeved PSU with the beautiful MDPC colors Black and B-Magic

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    That's it folks ;)
     
  8. bundymania

    bundymania Bastelorakel Industries Worldwide

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    Very nice so far ! :)
     
  9. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Very nice indeed can't wait for more updates

    I'm using that same EK CPU Block its great
     
  10. blackwatch

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    The same case im doing at this moment in time :)
     
  11. Paslis

    Paslis Active Member

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    Nice job so far Richard keep them updates comming. :D
     
  12. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    I have the flaming skulls CoolerMaster CSX case. I look forward to see what you do with yours as I am in a slump with mine.
     
  13. PcJunkie209

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    I could have swore I posted on this! Lol maybe another forum o well! Looking good buddy! I actually just pulled my Hell Razer CSX out because Asus is giving me crap for not doing a mod with a board they gave me a few months ago! :) Keep up the great work Richard always inspiring!!
     
  14. kier

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    Thanks guys, you :rock:

    update!!!

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    Did some fun stuff with aluminum in this update. Cover for the sidetop

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    And the side cover

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    The whole picture

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    Made it black

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    Did the mobo tray also

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    And some pics by daylight

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    Also placed the airbrushed covers back

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    Thought of nice touch for the 3 tanks, for this I used a nice piece of blue glow acrylic.
    Measuring and marked

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    Drilled holes

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    And some sawning

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    Cut it in half

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    Placed it

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    Pulled the plastic off

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    Cut out 3 circles to the size of the res tops

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    And placed them on the top of the caps

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    Connected all of the Acrylic tubes

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    Need a controller :)
    For this I have used an old Aquaero. This time the blue version
    In the top cover ivé cut an opening ​​for the display

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    The controller itself I'm placing somewhere else using a custom flat cable.
    On top!

    Made somekind of bracket and blackened it. Also placed 2 poweramps for dual pump control
    Standard Channels Aquaero dont like 2 pumps ;)

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    Minor change of plans .... I usually do everything with acrylic tube 12OD / 8ID but thanks too Nate I can use 12/10 this time.

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    Placed all sleeved cables.

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    And added some blue details.

    CPU cover

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    Fan cover

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    And a nice total shot for last :thumb:

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    More to come!!!
     
  15. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Looking good. ;)
     
  16. siliconfanatic

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    Nice work!
     
  17. tekonivel

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    Beatifull work. I really like the straight lines that you are using in your builds.
    Allways a pleasure to follow your work.
     
  18. kier

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    Thanks guys ... Almost end of this build, so:

    Another update!!!

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    Pictures from a filled stacker :clap:

    Sit back and relax.

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    And after a night running the pumps, everything is fortunately dry;)
    Done some last jobs before the power goes on.

    Controller connected with sleeved cables

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    Some more glossy black

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    And the pictures with the caps back on.

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    Power on!!!

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  19. Hanoken

    Hanoken O.O

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    my god... its beautiful... are you going to put any LEDS in this work or no? i was crossing my fingers that the reservoirs were... but then again you still have magic in that sleeve of yours... :D
     
  20. kier

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    Thanks, sorry but no leds in this one. Done with this stacker lol
    Time to move on to the next case ;)
     

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