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Case Mod - Complete ⭐ L3p - SteigerWood - Liquidcooled Gaming HTPC - Finished!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by l3p, 19 Jul 2015.

  1. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Back to business :)

    In the meantime I used the old PSU and SSD for other projects so I was really happy to receive new parts.

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    I also received a very nice fan grill from MNPCTECH. The same as I still had from a previous project.

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    And finally .. a custom length cablekit for the SF600

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    Safes a lot of time time :)

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    Not sure yet if I'm going to use the cableclips as they are very short

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    So, lets figure things out

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    Always a bit scary with 5mm brushed anodised aluminum.

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    Fits!

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    Also changing the little usb/audio cover under the reservoir

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    And the top

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    By removing this it will have no spacing.

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    Some transparent glue to be sure

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    Quicker drying :)

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    More airflow for the bottom

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    And changing the backside

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    Lots of drilling, sawing, filing and sanding

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    And done again

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  2. arduum

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  3. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    That's what I love these cases for :)
     
  4. l3p

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    Mounting time!

    First the 4 standoffs for the mainboard. Using a long marker for it.

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    Creating my own standoffs from aluminum pipe and long bolts as the bottom panel is to thin for standard standoffs

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    Painting the shiney aluminum matte black as I don't want any light going in or out.

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    Also had to shange the fans to make them fit with the top panel.

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    Sturdy rubbertape to seal the radiators airflow

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    And mounted them from the bottom to the case.

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    Also used rubbertape on the reservoir to prevent any light going out from the inside of the case

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    This was just an idea to keep the reseroir horizontal.

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    But as how I usual work, changed my idea, using the aluminum pipe again and found some longer M3 bolts so I can also mount the reservoir.

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    Did a lot of other small boring adjustments to make it all fit ... but I succeeded :)

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    And then ... the cables

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    Took me a while but also got it done. Only still need to sleeve the pump PWM cable

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    The SSD was just as wide as the EK GTX970 block .. thought it was a nice spot and it gets cooled a bit too :)

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    Next update .. the loop.

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  5. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Finally a summervacation update.
    After one and a half week I couldn't hold it anymore .. picked up my casemod to work on it in the sun in front of my caravan :)

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    First some covers for the back.

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    Also gave them some color in my special paint cabin

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    Also changed some connectors and cable sleeving.

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    Finally starting on the loop.

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    And some more sleeving and cablemanagement.

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    Loop is starting to get shape.

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    But finally ..

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    Back home some packages were waiting.
    Sleeved power and network cables from Cablemod

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    And the gaming gear by Corsair

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    Just need to assemble it.

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    So later on I will be able to game from the couch :)

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    Next update .. filling it up!
    First had to check it again how it would look.

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  6. Bartacus

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    I love how aristocratic that cat looks. :D Build is looking awesome! You must have played a lot of Tetris as a kid, since you seem good at stuffing things into tight spaces. :)
     
  7. shokka9

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    It didn't look possible to get all that gear into one of these; but you did it, and you did it well.

    Looks really good.
     
  8. Hukkel

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    It looks like a maze of chrome pipes. Very nice Peter !!!
     
  9. Vault-Tec

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    Awesome work there. Talk about a wedgie !
     
  10. l3p

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    Exciting to finally fill it up!

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    No leaks so first boot :)

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    Still decided to change some about the lighting as I could see a few leds when sitting in front.

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    CPU and GPU 60 degrees stressed, not bad.

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    Next time, final pics!
     
  11. Hukkel

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    Looks superclean Peter! The 2 fans with the filters on top almost look like speakers now ;)

    Loving the maze of chrome pipes inside :)
     
  12. Nexxo

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    I note that RAM block has barbs coming out the side rather than the top? New EKWB model?
     
  13. l3p

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    Thanks Tim! :thumb:

    It was custom made by Parvum and JR23 :)
     
  14. C4B12

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    Awesome job Peter! Where do I order one? ;)
     
  15. Nexxo

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    That would solve a problem for me. Seconded.
     
  16. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    It took quite some time, but finally .. Steiger is done :)

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    Happy new year all!
     
  17. Bartacus

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    Damn man, you do such fantastic work! :rock: Great job sir!! :rock:
     
  18. Yaka

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    very much a top job.

    your threads always make me want to take up modding again. sadly i just dont have the time any more.
     
  19. l3p

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    Thanks Bartacus!

    Thanks! And just start man, I also took a year for this project :)
     
  20. Hukkel

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    Great work Peter. Well done. One kick-ass gaming htpc
     

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