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Case Mod - Complete F4DE by C4B12 | 14-05-16 (completed)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by C4B12, 12 Jul 2013.

  1. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Hello!

    Im back for a little update. This is what I have done so far.

    • Painted the case
    • Fixed the cutout for the radiator
    • Changed to MDPC black M3 screws
    • Done some sleeving and shrouds

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    Add some black to that!

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    This is how it looks. What do you think?

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    All black and empty.

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    Shiny!

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    Although I have some sad news, I have to drop the chromed copper tubing. I cant manage to get it working with the loop in this case, its too small for me. I having problems even with regular tubing. I still think it will look good, I will use regular transparent tubes with regular water to keep it clean.

    Keep checking in!

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
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  2. Evenge

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    Great work! :dremel:
     
  3. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    I really like that. Like, really really like it.
     
  4. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Interesting :) Now, if i could find an mATX case that cute....
     
  5. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Thank you! :)

    It shouldnt be a problem to fit a matx into this case with some modding. :)
     
  6. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Hello!

    Got a small update today. The powersupply is now sleeved in all black. I tried to make the cable management as good as possible. I really love the p-clips. This is how it looks anyhow. I will cover the SSD with a plate from the front that Ive cut, so it gets the same finish as the outside case.

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    And this is how it will look on the inside, not completely finished though, some fancables and stuff left to sleeve.

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    The blue is the res and the red is the pump. I will be using a DDC pump together with EK DDC X-RES 100mm.

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    Im currently waiting for the res and some Noiseblocker fans. What I have to do right now is to make the coverplate for the ssd, finish the shroud and paint it, start working on the window mod.

    Thanks for now!
    Johan Nyman

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  7. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Today I was nervous while modding, why? Because I was soldering cables to the pcb of my GTX 460. Now why did I do that? Well this is a small case, the GPU is 210mm long and the PSU 170mm, so from the powerconnector on the GPU to the PSU isnt long, why route the cables around the back of the motherboard tray and to the GPU when I can go straight to it. But soldering on computer hardware isnt my every day thing, but, I started it up and it was no problemo!

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    Here you see how close it is between the two.

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    I also added some p-clips to support the cable management on the back and made a ssd cover out of the spare material from the fan holes in the frontpanel.

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    Well what do you think of this casemod this far? Give me some criticism!

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
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  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Very tidy. I is approve.

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  9. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    Very nicely done man! Love the idea:)
     
  10. C4B12

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    Thanks for the approval! ;)

    Thank you p0Pe, I was pretty nervous but it worked out fine.
     
  11. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Neat case. GJ,mate.
     
  12. C4B12

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    Thank you Pranja!
     
  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    That's a really nice trick on the 460. Never seen that before on a build. Also serious testicular fortitude for trying it :thumb:
     
  14. Nikkop

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    Indeed. I wouldn't do that if I didn't have any spare GPU ^_^

    Looks awesome indeed. Will you be able to solder the original connectors back in case you would change the case? lol >: )
     
  15. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Got me with the soldering the graphics card headline, brave move nicely done. :D:clap:
     
  16. C4B12

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    Thank you! Its always nice to try new stuff. :)

    I dont have an spare but at the same time GTX 460's is pretty cheap to get. But it worked out anyway so no problems. I dont think I will be able to solder the connectors back, but its not a problem for me anyway. :)

    Hey Waynio! Nice to see you in my log! :)
     
  17. C4B12

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    Time for a little update. I received the last hardware this week. Some Noiseblocker fans and a EK X-Res 100 DDC.

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    Really love these fans. 2x 120mm and 1x 92mm PWM versions of Noiseblockers Blacksilent. Really fits this mod, still looks very clean though.

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    This res pump combo is really nice too. I modified a DDC plexi mount from XSPC to install it in the case.

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    This is how I will run the loop. Im going to finish the shroud and add some fittings to it to get the tubes through it and down to the radiator.

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    Really love these Noiseblocker fans!

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    This is also how the cable management will look on the inside.

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    And here is the finished cablemanagement in the back.

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    Im pretty satisfied with it now. The molex is for the 18W DDC pump. Dont have much left to do before this project is finished.

    • Clean the case.
    • Repaint.
    • Finish the shroud.
    • Finish the loop.
    • Window?

    What do you think about a window mod? Do it or dont do it? Full window or a smaller one?

    I will be visiting Dreamhack Winter in november to show this project and my earlier build CURV3D at the Expo they have there for a sponsor. So Ill hope I see some of you there. I also want to thank Bit-Tech for nominating me to Mod of the Month August. Go and vote for your favorites!

    I am also hosting a modding contest for those who live in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland at my website. Check it out, got prizes from Bitfenix, Cubitek and others.

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
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  18. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Id work on a GPU support :)
     
  19. MODZERO

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    This is looking really great! well done, are you still planning on using Alu/copper tube/pipe? Look forward to seeing more, it's clean, small and powerful. nice work.

    J.
     
  20. C4B12

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    Working on it! :)

    Thank you Joe. For now Im ditching the idea, maybe in the future. :)
     

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