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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. Razbit

    Razbit New Member

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    Looks good, dude!

    You did some serious squeezing there to get everything to fit, me likey :)
     
  2. Meelobee

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    Nice and tidy build, I like the GPU mod, it's always awesome to solder on expensive stuff!
     
  3. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Thank you! Yeah it was a little bit of a challenge but I like it. :)

    Thank you Martijn! Yeah it was fun, and I was nervous haha. :)
     
  4. WaRn00b™

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    WOW man!!! Absolutely stunning build this! Looks great!!
     
  5. C4B12

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    Thank you! :)
     
  6. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Hello everyone!

    Im back and Im going to remake this build. What Im going to do is upgrade the hardware aswell as the watercooling gear. I will also go for the solid chrome copper tubing idea I had at the beginning.

    The new hardware will be:
    MB: MSI Z87I
    CPU:Intel I5 4670K
    GPU: Zotac GTX 760
    RAM: 2x4gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
    SSD: Samsung 840 120gb
    PSU: Be-Quiet! Dark Power Pro P10 550W
    CASE: Cubitek Mini Cube

    I also want to take this opportunity to announce a new sponsor:

    EKWB is sponsoring me with new watercooling gear for this build! Thank you!

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    More updates will come soon!

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
    Minimalistic PC's
     
  7. OrangeClockwerk

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    Congrats Bro nice finish!! Congrats on the new sponsors!
     
  8. hero1

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    Congrats on the sponsors and I can't wait to see what happens when you are done with it, again:D
     
  9. C4B12

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    Thank you! :)

    Thank you! Well it seems that I can never really finish my builds haha. :)
     
  10. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Im still waiting for all the watercooling gear from EKWB so I havent started modding yet, I need the radiator to start measure out things. I could give you some pictures of the new hardware I got though.

    I got Be-Quiets silencing kit, cause Im going to make two sets of sidepanels, one with windows and one without and with silence mats on it instead.

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    The MSI Z87I looks really good, black caps is awesome!

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    This GTX 760 from Zotac is really cool to, really short cooler and it still fit a waterblock if needed.

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    I also want to say thank you to Caseking.de for giving me awesome prices on this hardware!

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    I hope I could start give you real updates soon!

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
    Minimalistic PC's
     
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  11. Concept73

    Concept73 Wannabe modder.

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    always love your builds! keep up the good work, that 760is nice but my evga ones are better ;)
     
  12. C4B12

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    Thank you Jack! Mine is smaller. Less is more you know ;)
     
  13. C4B12

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    Hello everyone!

    I finished Cold Winter a few weeks ago so now I can focus on this build again. I have received everything from EKWB and I started working on the mod today.

    I will use a 240mm XT radiator from EK now and those are 47mm thick instead of 30mm as the old one from Alphacool I had. It was already hard to fit everything with that radiator so how could I fit a thicker one?

    Well I started to look around for slim fans. I knew Scythe made 10mm thick fans but I havent had good memory of those so I kept looking, finally found Prolimatech's Ultra Sleek Vortex 12 which are 15mm thick, perfect!

    I ordered some of those and they really are nice, performs like regular 25mm thick fans. But it wasnt enough there either, what I did today was to cut down the frame of the fan to be able to "integrate" the fans with the radiator. I let the images explain.

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    As you see there is a clear difference between these fans integrated in the radiator and regular 25mm thick fans. This actually takes less space than the 30mm radiator and regular fans.

    Many might think that this will totally ruin the performance of the fans. Well I removed the fan frame, but it was replaced by the frame of the radiator. I also tried it out and it still blows a lot of air through the rad, so dont worry!

    Another thing I will do is to run the custom loop with chromed solid copper pipes, I had that idea from the beginning but not the knowledge, I still dont have the knowledge. :D But maybe some bigger "cojones".

    I started experiment some with the pipes today.

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    What do you think?

    I will keep working on this project as much as I can, I want to finish it because this will be my new main PC to use. Right now Im repainting the inside of the case and Im also waiting for a aluminium frame that will go around the window.

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
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  14. C4B12

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    Hello!

    Im almost finished with the repaint of the case, just the last layer of matt clearcoat left. This time I will be putting the case together with M3 screws instead of rivets, cause I like to have my cases modular if I have to take it apart again.

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    Im also going to change the casefeet on this case. The original ones is the regular plastic ones that many cases use, I will change them to some that are made out of aluminium by Fannblade. I love small details like this, just the thing that I know that the feet are handmade by a person on the other side of the world just for me makes the build more special for me.

    And they sure look nice too!

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    Thats all for me today. Im waiting for two fans and a can of clearcoat, when the painting is done I will be assembling the case and start installing the hardware and keep experimenting with the copper pipes.

    If you want more updates from me you can check out my facebook-page where I post things every day!

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
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  15. douglas alves

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    Tudo ótimo, acompanhando
     
  16. Nikkop

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    Looks great, can't wait to see more. Soon, plz?
     
  17. C4B12

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    Here you go!

    Ive been very busy with a new job I landed so havent been modding much lately. Although, Im going on a vacation for one month in USA and I want to finish this project before that so I have some pictures of a almost ready casemod, want to see? :D

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    I added some copper pipes to the build! On these pictures its not finished, just testing it out. But what do you think?

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    I also added a windowframe to the sidepanel, made by E22, also thanks to HCP for the sketch. I think the windowframe fits perfectly together with the fangrill, what do you think?

    Im working on finalizing the loop and installing everything else. As soon as thats done and the loop is filled I will start working on the final photos and post them for you here.

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
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  18. Hannes

    Hannes Design | Art | Performance

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    Holy Macaroni Johan, you can't even see that you have any fans on the radiator! :-D
     
  19. C4B12

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    Thank you Hannes! Yeah that was my intention, really happy with it! :)
     
  20. C4B12

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    Hello everyone!

    This project is finally finished, for the second time, as always with my projects. But now I feel really satisfied with the result. I will not talk anymore, except give a big thank you to my sponsors!

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    Thank you for all your comments and everything! I will be back as soon as I can with another project! :)

    With kind regards,
    Johan Nyman
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