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Case Mod - In Progress HTPC modding Cooler Master Elite 120

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ArtX38, 30 Oct 2012.

  1. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    PC Components :
    Case - Cooler Master Elite 120
    Power Supply - Thermaltake TR2 RX 550W
    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
    Processors - Intel Core i5-3570K
    Memory - Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz
    Video Card - Asus Radeon HD 7850
    SSD - OCZ Agility 3 60 GB SATA III
    Fan – 2 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1200rpm
    Veris Multimedia Station Premium

    Water Cooling Component:
    Koolance CPU-370 (CPU)
    Koolance CHC-125 (MB)
    Koolance RAM-33 X 2
    Koolance RP-401X2 Single 5.25" Reservoir
    Koolance Water Pump PMP-400 High-flow Pump
    Koolance Radiator, 1x120mm 20-FPI Copper
    Koolance Liquid Coolant

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    Cooler Master Elite 120 sound of the fan.
    A large microphone background
    1 meters away nothing is heard
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukmo9zg30Xg&feature=channel&list=UL

    Test LinX 0.64, CPUID HM Pro
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  2. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    HTPC media center upgrade :
    Video Card - Asus Radeon HD 7850 changed to ---> Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 (GV-R797OC-3GD)
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    Added water block Koolance VID-AR797 (modified / changed)
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    Koolance Radiator changed to ---> Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 x 2 units
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    Also modified parts :
    Power Supply - Thermaltake TR2 RX changed to ---> OCZ ZT Series 550W
    SSD - OCZ Agility 3 60GB changed to ---> INTEL 330 SATA3 SSD 120GB
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    Final (complete) results :
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  3. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    Next modification assembly Mediatheque (11 x 2TB USB HDD) assembly into a single casing
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    Components :
    COOLER MASTER CM 4-IN-3 DEVICE MODULE 3X5.25"->4X3.5" x 4 units
    PSU ENERMAX LIBERTY ELT400AWT
    D-LINK DUB-H7 7-Port USB 2 Hub x 2 units
    As a HTPC media center no CD/DVD/BD player also assemble:
    ASUS SBC-06D2X-U EXTERNAL SLIM BLU-RAY
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    Assemble discs
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    Rebuild power supply unit (ENERMAX LIBERTY)
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    A general view
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  4. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    Final Cooler Master Elite 120 and Mediatheque assembly into a single casing:
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  5. Ra6

    Ra6 What's a Dremel?

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    WOOOOT! That's amazing! A lot of things in a very small space! I love it! It's a pitty that you can't see the inside of the case... ^^'
     
  6. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    I don't mean to troll... but whats the point in putting that kind of hardware in an HTPC? And on top of that, why would you bother water cooling it? Just seems like a total waste to me.
     
  7. jamsand

    jamsand Minimodder

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    watercool for silences htpc for lan parties....or just for lolz
     
  8. Sissilisko

    Sissilisko What's a Dremel?

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    Don't forget you also get a way higher performance and for small lan party's it's quite good idea, hate to have in friends house somebody with a computer noisy as hell...

    I really respect that build dude, to fit so much in so small space, got to try that someday myself :p (not the same way)

    im just thinking, would you have more benefit from shorter video card cause gigabytes cards are quite long...
     
  9. Meelobee

    Meelobee What's a Dremel?

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    Because he can! :)
     
  10. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    So besides the obvious of that lol, I just couldn't call an HTPC a lan machine. Maybe I'm just hung up on the verbage...

    I do agree though, its quite impressive how compact the whole thing is
     
  11. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    Final Cooler Master Elite 120 and Mediatheque assembly into a single casing:
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  12. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    Little case, great power ( Small box, big power )

    PC Components:
    Cooler Master Elite 120
    OCZ ZT Series 550W
    Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WIFI
    Intel Core i5-3570K
    Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz
    Intel 330 SATA3 SSD 120GB
    Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 (GV-R797OC-3GD)
    Veris Multimedia Station Premium

    Water cooling components:
    Koolance CPU-370 (CPU)
    Koolance CHC-125 (MB)
    Koolance RAM-33 X 2
    Koolance video block VID-AR797
    Koolance RP-401X2 Single 5.25" Reservoir
    Koolance Water Pump PMP-400 High-flow Pump
    Koolance Liquid Coolant
    Radiator Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 x 2 unit

    MediaTek components:
    WD Elements Desktop 3.5'' 2TB x10 unit
    Cooler master cm 4-in-3 device module 3x5.25"->4x3.5" x 4 unit
    Psu Enermax Liberty elt400awt
    D-link dub-h7 7-port USB x 2 unit

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVwhGWZZb4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukmo9zg30Xg
     
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  14. phelan

    phelan What's a Dremel?

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    Beautiful!
     
  15. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Great job mate :)
     
  16. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks phelan :)
     
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  17. ArtX38

    ArtX38 What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks Editor22 :)
     

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