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Case Mod - In Progress F4DE | By C4B12 | Double post, please delete this.

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

  1. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Hello again!

    After months of wedding planning, moving to a new apartment, new job and everything else Im back, and this time with a casemod, usually Im working from scratch. I will hopefully learn a lot by this small project and get more modding experience.

    In my opinion I've found the ultimate mini-itx case, the Cubitek Mini Cube. Ever since I installed a computer for a friend in this case I have been in love. It is clean-looking, has A LOT of space behind the motherboard for both cablemanagement and harddrives.

    My idea of this casemod is to make a "stealth" mod. Everything will be black except for some small details that will be the small contrast to all the black. So I will start by taking the case in two parts and paint everything that isnt black. Then I will be installing a 240mm radiator in the front, yes you heard me, I will be making a big hole in that nice-looking frontpanel. But dont worry, I will be covering it up with one of the most awesome-looking radiator grills from Aquacomputer.

    This is the hardware Im aiming for, most of it I already have.

    [X] MB: MSI Z77IA-S01
    [X] CPU: Intel I5 3550
    [/] GPU: GTX 460/660/760
    [ ] RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4gb
    [X] SSD: Samsung 840 120gb
    [X] PSU: Corsair TX550M
    [ ] CASE: Cubitek Mini Cube

    About the graphic cards. I want one that is reference model so I can watercool it. The best would be a 660/660ti/760 because those are around 17cm long. But I got a 460 with block and backplate really cheap from a friend so in the worst case scenario I will be using that one, it still has a lot of power actually. Im also looking for sponsors so maybe some changes will be made.

    I won a competition with my other build, CURV3D and won a Alphacool 240mm kit. So I will be using the radiator and cpu-block from that. I probably will go for a Laing DDC pump with some nice res too that.

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    I want to thank MSI for providing me with the motherboard for this build, the MSI Z77IA-S01. A nice looking black motherboard, perfect for this build.

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    Here is a overview of the motherboard with the Alphacool XP3 Light block installed.

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    I didnt like the blue/alu caps so I made them and some other stuff black, F4DE in to black! :rock:

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    A Sharpie is a powerful "tool". So is the MNPCTech ruler.

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    Thats all for now. Im currently planning and measuring out where to put the radiator and window and stuff like that. But I will update as soon as possible. I hope you like it. While you wait I would really appreciate if you liked to check out my facebook-page. There you will find more updates, giveaways and other computer related stuff.

    With kind regards
    Johan Nyman
     
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  2. C4B12

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    Im so sorry for double posting. Please remove this one.
     
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