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Case Mod - In Progress Corsair Graphite 600T MbK

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 11 Aug 2011.

  1. kier

    kier -----------------

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    Sorry you guys for the pics above but photobucket is doing strange things, while I have a pro account???

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    Update !!!

    After all these beautiful products, it's time for modding;)
    I used the original HDD bracket with the BP blocks. Going to mod the bracket, but for measuring it's ok for now :)

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    I have the top Bitspower modkit and top, therefore I've bought a Alphacool D5-VPP655 - Single Edition / No Top saves a lot of unnecessary plastic.

    So the pump is almost finished now, only needs to sleeve the power cable

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    P0rn pump

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    The tubes will get another touch.......... sleeved tubes
    I have also changed the midplate, past a layer of 3M Di-Noc CARBON FIBER FILM.Looks better with the sleeved tubes.

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    And another important change, the motherboard!
    With the Asrock mobo is nothing wrong, but there was a pleasant surprise coming my way
    namely ........................

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    I want to thank MSI for providing the MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)

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    Well-filled box

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    Test report with good numbers

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    And the beautiful mobo itself

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    This will fit perfectly in this build ............................ Thanks Niels ;)

    After placing the MSI mobo and some Bitspower components it's time for the tubes.
    All placed pretty nice with little curves

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    Just a little tut regarding the tube sleeving. Maybe useful for some of you ;)

    Take a piece of precut tube

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    And some MDPC tube sleeve

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    Some wide heatshrink and tyraps

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    The tools

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    The heat shrink I marked 2cm long

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    I kept the sleeve 5mm on both sides of the tubes 5mm shorter (for the tyrap)

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    Heated the 2cm long heatshrink carefully with heatgun. Sleeve doesn't like heat, so keep distence with the heatgun

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    And shrinked

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    Tyrap around

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    That's it.............have a nice weekend!!!
     
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  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    looking good,the all black colour scheme gives it a sort of mean moody look, nice work Kier
     
  3. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Although I've never really seen the point of water cooling HDDs, I gotta admit that all of this is coming together very, very nicely. Excellent modding, Kier. ;)
     
  4. DesertFox

    DesertFox What's a Dremel?

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    MOAR! I DEMAND MOAR!
     
  5. kier

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    Thank you Jeff :thumb: mean and clean that's the theme

    Thanks Sit Nutman,
    Me neither.............but it looks so nice ;)

    I want to give you more, really I do, but waiting on my gpu (s)
    What.... more than one??? I hope so ;)
     
  6. myrizzle

    myrizzle What's a Dremel?

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    Nice work!

    You gave me a good couple of ideas :)
     
  7. kier

    kier -----------------

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    Good to hear ;)
     
  8. SunkiiSh

    SunkiiSh What's a Dremel?

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    This mod is so cool! I just want that case w the contents! :D

    I'll be following this!
    Subscribed!

    /SunkiiSh

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    Project in progress: Black&White (N' Some Blue)
     
  9. kier

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    Update !!!

    For this build I had the idea to put a big 3-slots Asus ENGTX580 in, but I've made a mistake. The regular waterblock doesn't fit on this one. I don't like the water-block for this card
    The full cover block for the "normal" GTX580 from Bitspower is so much better, so i've sold the big one.
    Then I received wonderful news from my friends at ZOTAC.
    They were willing to sponsor this build with two beautiful Zotac GTX580 graphics cards.

    For this I am very gratefull to ZOTAC, especially Chris, Craig and Carsten

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    The package

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    Of course unpacking and admiring right away

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    The great ZOTAC GTX580 1536M 348BIT DDR5 :)

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    Specs:

    Chipset:

    Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA®
    GPU GeForce® GTX 580
    Core clock 772 MHz
    Stream Processors 512
    Shader Clock 1544 MHz

    Memory:

    Memory Clock 4008 MHz
    Memory Size 1536MB
    Memory Interface 384-bit
    Memory Type GDDR5

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    All necessary cables etc. are present

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    And software, books + game: Assassin's Creed ™: Brotherhood game bundle

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    Some final pics of the two beauty's

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    To start with I replaced the stock cooler for Bitspower block, even though I have only one block
    the second one is on his way

    Dismanteld the card

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    Removed the compount and cleaned everything

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    There are several thicknesses of thermal pads included, 0.5 mm and 2.5 mm. At the top of the gpu is coming 0.5 mm thick pads.


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    Past the compount again

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    Placed the risers in the Bitspower block

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    And gently placed the block

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    Turned everything around and placed the various sizes (according to manual) thermal pads.

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    Placed the Backplate and Screws..............and the GTX is finished.

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    GPU was already good looking with the stockcooler but this is p0rn. Tonight i'm gonna place the first gpu with the tubes and see how it looks
    So more to come ;)


    Grtzzz.
     
  10. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Omnomnomnom
     
  11. MiniDoughnutNinja

    MiniDoughnutNinja What's a Dremel?

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    You don't have enough cooling potential in this rig for a cpu and 2x 580s ... watercooling for the sake of watercooling ... redonc
     
  12. kier

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    Update!!!

    Just a small one :)
    All that Bitspower acrylic with black top has given me the idea to do the same with the cpu cooler.

    Cut a small piece of black aluminium

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    And past a layer of matt black film on it

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    Stick two 3mm blue leds in

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    Nice effect I think. and with all the waterblocks (2x gpu's, 2x hdd cooler and the bayres) enlighted it even becomes better

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  13. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    Kier you crazy son of a b.. The CPU block looks awesome!
     
  14. kier

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    :hehe: thanks
     
  15. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    MiniDoughnutNinja might have a point there.

    I have the exact same 2 radiators and used to have 2 loops - the loop for cooling my 6870 was fine, but the loop cooling my only slightly overclocked i7 920 D0 was not performing as it should.

    I had a radiator in the bottom and one in the top - the one in the bottom would pull in cool air from the outside and cool the graphics card. The one in the top would take air from within the case and push it outside - cooling the CPU.

    The top loop (CPU) became quite hot, without the air inside the case actually being especially hot, so I do believe that a single GTS240 for an i7 920 D0 COULD be too little - seems weird, though.....
     
  16. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    However, some people have seen improvements when only using 1 loop to cool everything, so that's what I am going to do now, only with a more powerful pump (a Laing D5 instead of one Laind DDC 10Watt per loop)
     
  17. kier

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    Gonna be a showrig, no overclocking with this one
     
  18. myrizzle

    myrizzle What's a Dremel?

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    Crazy work man!

    Looks very good!

    I have Dual GTX Lightnings with waterblocks in my 600T, you give me a good couple of ideas :dremel:
     
  19. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    it would be nice if the light was softer, maybe some extra resistors may do the work :)
     
  20. MiniDoughnutNinja

    MiniDoughnutNinja What's a Dremel?

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    Well it looks beautiful. I really dig the mean black & blue lit theme.
     

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