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Case Mod - In Progress Jonsbo VR1 - Kupfer & Bling Bling

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by flix, 4 Jan 2020.

  1. flix

    flix Member

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    Hey,

    I would like to introduce you to one of my projects in this worklog.

    I admit, this time it won't be the glamorous worklog. The photos were all taken in passing ...
    But I think you can still understand the process quite well.

    My last project was a Caselabs SMA8. Maybe one of you has followed project "Monochrome" ?

    Anyway, after this huge case I wanted something small again.



    Some ideas:

    - external radiator

    - full control and a big bunch of sensors for the watercooling loop

    - copper tubes

    - try to hide all cables as good as possible

    - using a SFX instead of an ATX powersupply to get some roome for watercooling



    hardware:

    - Intel Core i7 6700K

    - Asus Z270 ITX

    - 16 GB Crucial Ram

    - Zotac GTX 1080ti

    - Corsair SF600



    watercooling:

    - Watercool - HEATKILLERĀ® IV PRO - PURE COPPER

    - Watercool - HEATKILLERĀ® IV for TITAN X and GTX 1080Ti - ACRYL

    - Watercool - MO-RA3 420 LT black

    - Noiseblocker - eLoop Fan B14-PS - 140mm PWM

    - Aqua Computer - Aquatube Kupfer

    - Aqua Computer - Aquaero 6

    - Aqua Computer - Durchflusssensor high flow G1/4

    - 2x Alphacool - Eiszapfen Temperatursensor

    - Bitspower - various adapters

    - Barrow - various adapters


    The Case:


    For those of you, who didn't know the case I'm working on:

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo035.jpg



    A big shout out to Blacknoise und Watercool.

    Watercool_RGB.jpg

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    Both are two great German innovative companies that supported me on this project.

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. flix

    flix Member

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    Update No. 1: bracket for pump and terms and reservoir


    I started by taking the measurements off the Aquatube.

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo005.jpg



    I sawed off a piece from a large aluminum angle:

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo008.jpg


    I then simply transferred the dimensions for the reservoir and roughly cut out / drilled the corresponding shapes.

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo007.jpg


    I held it similarly with the pump holder, first transferred the fixed dimensions and then added the "free forms".

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo009.jpg

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    After some reworking with a drill, saw, file, sandpaper, the two brackets looked ready and are ready to paint.

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo026.jpg
     
  3. Mizuwari

    Mizuwari In vino veritas

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    Really nice handwork on the aluminium parts!
     
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  4. arduum

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  5. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    :clap:great start with those aluminium brackets, what will you use for painting it ?, I heard that aluminium hates paint...:idea:
     
  6. flix

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    Thanks. :cooldude:
    It's normal paint for cars. Some primer first and normal paint after that.



    Update:

    As I have already written, the space for the ATX power supply should be used for an SFX power supply + Watercooling components.
    So I need to create a panel to hide this stuff.



    Expert sketch :D

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo011.jpg


    I transferred the dimensions to an aluminum sheet and cut it out.

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo012.jpg


    In order to be able to bend the sheet more easily, I "scratched" the marked bending edges with the Dremel.

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo013.jpg


    So its much easier to bend the aluminium and you have a nice angle

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo014.jpg

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo015.jpg


    To mount this panel I've cutted some profiles and used rivet nuts to use M3 screws for assambling.

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo016.jpg

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    That it for now. :clap:
     
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  7. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Great start so far! I'm looking forward to seeing how you cram all the watercooling in there. I'm liking smaller cases more and more these days.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You had my attention at "big aluminum angle." :lol: Lovely work.
     
  9. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I know the feeling of working with "heavy metal" lately
     
  10. Dot_Kappa

    Dot_Kappa 100% Puppet

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    Nice trick :naughty:
     
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  11. flix

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    It's possible to fit a watercooling setup in nearly every case. But its no fun ^^ After this case i will definitly switch to a normal atx case again.

    hehe, thak you sir. :)

    It sucks ^^ Sometimes it will not end... but in the end the result is totally worth it.


    Small Update:

    another "heavy metal" angle...

    this angle is needed to mount the aluminium cover panels.
    yeah.. maybe it would be much easier to take a normal angle and use some rivet nuts :D

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo020.jpg

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    First test fit:

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo022.jpg


    new aluminium sheet for the side panel

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo023.jpg


    first copper tubes bent:

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo024.jpg

    Jonsbo VR1_Worklog_Logo025.jpg

    Thats it for now. :)
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You are using space like you have plenty to spare. :D
     
  13. kim

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    :clap:splendid !! I love it
     

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