PROLOGUE I recently acquired a Cooler Master HAF XB case from a friend. At first I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. I have several builds currently in the works and I wasn't sure I wanted to take another one on, at this time. However, after having the case in my possession for a few short days, I changed my mind. The more I studied the case, the more ideas came to mind. I knew I wanted to do something different with this case. I also wanted to try some techniques that I haven't used before. I wanted to do a completely different theme then any of the other builds I've done before. I wanted something supernatural. I present to you: With contributions from: - Components - Cooler Master HAF XB Case Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard AMD FX-6300 CPU Powercolor Radeon HD 7970 GPU G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 1866mhz Memory Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050w PSU Samsung 840 250gb SSD - Cooling - XSPC Raystorm AMD CPU Waterblock XSPC Raystorm 7970 GPU Waterblock 6x Cooler Master JetFlo 120 White Fans Swiftech 8-Way PWM Splitter Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm Radiator Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm Radiator Swiftech MCP-655 Pump Bitspower D5 Mod Pump Top V2 Bitspower D5/MCP655 Mod Kit Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 400 Reservoir PrimoChill Rigid Revolver Compression Fittings PrimoChill Rigid Acrylic Tubing Mayhems Pastel Coolant - Miscellaneous - MNPCTech Billet Machined Aluminum Case Feet Lutro0 Customs Teleios Sleeving Tek by Design Proline Brushed Stainless Steel Fasteners CHAPTER 1: The Agony "Perhaps you had better start from the beginning." - The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) Everything that bolts to the case was unbolted and removed. Front drive bays removed. These won't be needed, I have a better idea. Some measuring and 4 drilled holes later, a 360 radiator is installed in place of the original front fan mounts. The 360 radiator from the inside. It just fits. Now for some cutting. Success, fans installed. Always a good feeling. The radiator does interfere with the upper right side mounting for the front panel. The metal surrounding the front drive bays was removed to make room for the reservoir. The method to my madness. An Alphacool reservoir temporarily stands in for the custom length Bitspower unit that will be installed later. The set up to cut the acrylic for the reservoir/pump mount. First cut, of two, in the 3/16 (4.9 mm) acrylic. So far, so good. The two pieces welded together, yielding a final thickness of 3/8 (10.8mm). Once the solvent has dried, I will cut the mount down to it's final dimensions and drill/tap the holes for the reservoir and pump. New reservoir/pump mount installed. A little layout to see how it's all going to fit. It's definitely not a large case. Not much room for tubing or cables. The pump, hard drive cage, lower radiator, and power supply take up all of the rest of the room in the lower section. Time start working on the cut out for the 240 radiator. I've positioned the cut out, so the fittings on both radiators are vertically aligned. The outline on the bottom of the case. The odd shape was necessary, because the bottom of the case isn't totally flat. Cut completed. Now I just need the radiator. Unfortunately, the Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 240mm I'm planning on using, is out of stock everywhere. The cut from inside the case. There is very little room between the power supply and the radiator.