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Case Mod - In Progress Cooler Master HAF Stacker MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 19 Oct 2013.

  1. kier

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    Hi my fellow modders,

    Think you have heard of this new case(s) from Cooler Master: The HAF Stacker
    This combines the HAF and the Stacker series and has a nice and new concept: modular cases
    The case is designed so that can be used to create different configurations. The various housings combined with each other
    This time I will use all 3 parts to build a case that is somewhat larger than normal.

    I will also make use of the fact that there is a great competition going on. Presented by ..... Cooler Master.
    Because they have again the confidence in me to work with this brand new case, I will try to do a Cooler Master casemod competition theme. This will include logos, shapes, little advertising and some updates on this event.

    I will NOT participate this year because of the sponsored case;)

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    So if you like to win beautiful prizes
    Come on and participate!!!

    How it all began:

    Sometimes I have a lot of respect for the postal guys. The 3 packages

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    Unboxing.

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    These are the different modular cases:

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    Once stacked ... BIG :)

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    First some detail shots.

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    More parts soon!!!
     
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  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I love the idea of that case. I looked at stacking them the way you have when I first spotted them. My only worry would be, being that high and narrow would it be a bit unstable.
     
  3. kier

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    it's not Jeff, But I will do something in my next log that will keep it stable like no other case before ;)
     
  4. kier

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    Update!!!

    First some pictures from the two parts I have received also...

    The 915F where the PSU is mounted at the front

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    The 915R is for the PSU at the back

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    And some pictures outside

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    Time to stack all

    915R placed beneath

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    915F on top

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    Pretty BIG!!!

    Time for some modding I think.

    This time a little different kind of modding. I rotated the case, so it becoming a kind of ghetto blaster.

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    I have slightly modified the connection strips so it become all the same on both sides. and removed the unnecessary stuff... maybe placed back later.

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    Looks nice all ready

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    Placed the original modo tray back under a small angle

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    Did some cutouts on both sides

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    Removed some steel from the top

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    And placed the tray again

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    There will be other hardware but this is for measurments.

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    Placed some acrylic underneath the motherboard tray for mounting some great products....But more on this later.

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    Thanks for your attention ;)
     
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  5. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    I definitely like where this is going, especially after seeing the colours in your previous Mbk build. It certainly inspired my current project. :D
     
  6. CM Nick

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    Wow, looking good already!
    Looking forward to see what you are going to make of it!
     
  7. kier

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    Thanks KidMod and Nick :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  8. kier

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    Update!!!

    All the beautiful products have come in the past few weeks for this build. Therefore a major update with everything. There will be 2 updates this weekend, because it's a lot :)

    First, there was a nice package from Cooler Master

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    Including pretty amazing fans: The newJetFlow's 120

    Because I'm still not sure which color I'm going to use, I have requested three available colors

    JetFlow 120 white

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    Some specs from these great fans:

    • LED Color: Dark (No LED) / Red / Blue / White
    • Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inch
    • Fan Speed: 800-2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10%; w/ silent adapter: 1600/1200 RPM (fixed)
    • Air Flow: 95 CFM ± 10%
    • Air Pressure: 2.72 mmH2O ± 10%
    • Life Expectancy 160,000 hrs
    • Noise Level: 19 dBA (1200 RPM with included silent mode adapter)
    • 28 dBA (1600 RPM with included silent mode adapter)
    • 12-36 dBA (PWM)
    • Bearing Type POM Bearing - CM 4th Gen. bearing (*POM: Polyoxymethelene)
    • Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)
    • Voltage: 12 VDC
    • Current: 0.4A
    • Power Consumption: 4.8W

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    Also in red

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    And without LED, all black

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    Comes with 2 adapters: 1 for 1600 RPM (28 dBA) and 1 for 1200 RPM (19 dBA)

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    Power on

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    More about the Cooler Master box later ;)

    Also EKWB is helping me with this build, so also a nice EKWB box:

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    With lots of lovely products

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    First, I have requested two beautiful radiators : De EK-CoolStream RAD XT (480)

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    Looks very good with the new Cooler Master JetFlow's

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    This set will be placed on both sides of the HAF Stacker, like this:

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    For this my good friend Pascal and I made 2 beautiful covers:

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    With nice looking bevel edges

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    Thanks Pascal van Veen, another piece of art man.

    For this cover I first pasted a layer of white vinyl and then black.

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    EKWB radiator behind it with the JetFlow's

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    Also, I requested two beautiful reservoirs. The EK-RES X3 400

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    With mounting material

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    And two extra multiport tops to try some things.

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    Which will be placed like this

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    Before the update is getting too big, I'll be posting the rest tomorrow. But one more thing ... I received a very nice tool from Mnpctech For my favorite tubing

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    A very nice tool to use internally and externally too deburr and ream edges

    More tomorrow!!!!!
     
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  9. imersa

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    Well :D, them res' fit just great down there
     
  10. kier

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    Update!!!

    We go on with the EKWB box

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    For this build I will use Acetal blocks. First the CPU block.... A EK-Supremacy

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    And two beautiful RAM blocks, the EK-RAM Monarch X2

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    Will be placed like this

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    As you can see I'm going to use the 90 ° and 45 ° black EK-CSQ adapters this time.
    The RAM blocks with adapters:

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    And the EK-CSQ 45° adapters:

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    Also in this build I will use the EK-HD Adapter 10/12mm for the Acrylic tubes

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    Female version: EK-HD Adapter Female 10/12mm

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    Out of sight, I'll use flex tube with the EK-CSQ Fittingen

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    Which then results in a picture like this:

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    And yes ... a new motherboard. The ASUS Maximus Formula VI

    Thank you ASUS for providing this beautiful motherboard

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    The motherboard :)

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    With backplate

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    Installed

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    As for the GPUs, I'm going to use 2x ASUS GTX780 DCII

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    On this two great waterblocks, the EK-FC780 GTX DCII

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    Installed onto the GPUs

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    With backplate

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    Time to install both sides

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    Unfortunately don't have enough matte black vinyl for the right cover, so can't finish this one yet.

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    I did make a cover for reservoirs with black gloss vinyl.

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    Further more made covers ​​for the Mobo tray, sides and the top.

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  11. kier

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    Beneath the angled tray of the mobo I have a nice space for SSDs. So I cut a plate, made it black again and mounted the SSDs

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    Just don't know yet whether I will place it in an angled or straight position.

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    Placed the reservoirs again.

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    Cut the top plate cut and made it black also

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    + A cover for the mobo tray with the size of the mobo cut out

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    Installed it

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    Placed the GPUs

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    More next week ;)
     
  12. Primum Agmen

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    I'm not a fan of the case, but I'm loving what you're doing with it.
     
  13. kier

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    Thanks. Today we continue to add some more colors, and a tricky part ... Tighten the acrylic tubes.

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    Update!!!

    Back to the sides. Regarding a wrong size radgrills from a previous build I still had some CNC milled radgrills. perfect and come in very handy.
    Cant say this enough ... Never throw away stuff ;)

    I placed them behind the fanholes and mounted the radiators on it.

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    After some thinking regarding the colors, I decided to combine these colors.

    Red and white Cooler Master's JetFlo

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    Little bit darker

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    Really great fans!! But will have to dim the airflow lol, now they almost blow the sides away :)
    Luckily I received last Friday the black vinyl, so the right side is also finished. Once both sides installed it looks pretty big now

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    And turned the fans on again... enjoying the colors

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    So did some thinking about the colors for the loops and going to let it flow just like the fans, outside red, inside white.

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    In front of the SSDs, the reservoirs... like this:

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    Placed the inlets horizonta and parallel to the reservoirs and just like the other tubes.

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    Now the challenge. The acrylic tubes that all placed horizontally will need be tighten to something to continue connecting it. So after some brainstorming, I've made a piece of aluminum ​​with holes for tyraps and tighten the 4 tubes from the RAMs. And for the two tubes of the CPU I have cut an acrylic plate and also cut two holes in it.

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    Placed a female EKWB HD adapter and a compression fitting.

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    Unfortunately out of sight, but looks quite nice like this.

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    For the two top connections I have made a similar plate.

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    Measuring, drilling, sawing and filing, but I got them all right finally, and as solid as a rock.

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    Next week more!!!
     
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  14. Hukkel

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    When in doubt...MOAR TUBINGZ!!!
     
  15. sloth1969

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    Won't the reservoirs block the SSD's when you fill them with your colored coolant. which would be a shame as they look good
     
  16. kier

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    Update!!!

    Here we go again.... Finally, bought a nice little CPU for this build:
    The i7-4770K

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    And I have some beautiful acrylic plates to be made. Doing this by hand is a bit tricky;) so Thanks Pascal for the milling... Great job mate!!!

    So 3 plates on top and a window.

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    And some milled strips to try a few ideas

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    The front cover is completely acrylic with a milled edge, in order to create a nice window after pasting matte black vinyl for the black edge

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    It was a little bit of a challenge to come up with something for the GPU power. For this... the strips.
    Made the two small strips black and then glued it onto the big strip, placed the flat cables first and placed a led strip.

    Aligning and assembled

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    Looks nice already

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    And have a little change made ​​concerning the colors of the fans ... All white.

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    I also got the side plates ready to connect the reservoirs.

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    And made them black again, what looks like this once placed.

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    Creative with fittings and tubes ...

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    And the loop is finished regarding the CPU / mobo section. This all being fed by a D5 pump.

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    Time to add some Mayhems pastel red.

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    Quite nice, even though it is the back

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    1st loop filled

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    Made a nice vid about the filling, but will post this later ;)

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  17. Kovoet

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    You make me sick, damn you for been so damn good at this kier. J/K again awesome work bud.
     
  18. kier

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    Thanks mate, glad you like it ;)
     
  19. Hukkel

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    Great job Richard!
    Don't like the coolant colour very much but again like always love the allignment of the tubing.

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  20. Wonky

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    Holy mother of god!
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    What SSDs are you using and did you paint them or is it their normal colour?
     

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