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Case Mod - In Progress "Little Angel" - * COMPLETED! - Final pictures pages 20 & 21 *

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by xSoMBrAx, 8 Oct 2011.

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What to do: Black or white tubing!?

  1. Black!

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  2. White!

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  3. No idea, I hate water cooling!

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  1. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    White/Black/Gold - hm.... so all your watercooling blocks will be 24 carat gold plated? ;)
     
  2. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Minimodder

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    Sounds good but I'm afraid I can't do it :'(

    Anyways update time!
    More of yesterday work. I finally followed your instructions and decided to go full white on the front of the Little Angel :)

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    Final pictures of the Aquaero 5 Little Angel edition (+power adjust 2 rack!)

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    I changed the screws to black m3, I think they look good!
    I still need to show you the pictures of the DVD but it's not finished so that will be for another update! :naughty:

    PD: Replacement stickers for the fans on their way!
     
  3. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Neat!
     
  4. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    uuuuhhhhh looking gooood :D
     
  5. Korvus

    Korvus May contain traces of sanity.

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    Liking this more and more :D
     
  6. Chanc3

    Chanc3 What's a Dremel?

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  7. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Minimodder

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    Thank you everyone!

    Thanks for the link Chanc3 but I already own a GTX 680 the only thing is that I'm going to watercool it so I just went with a Gigabyte with reference board :rock:
     
  8. xSoMBrAx

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    Time to flush radiators!

    For this purpose I used my trusty bathtub :rock::rock:

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    I let hot water to pull out all the junk inside the rads... not much but still :)

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    I know it's very hard to see but I kept flushing rads until I could see crystal clear water :D
    For the last flushes I used boiled distilled water to remove any residues of the bathtub water :)

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    Because of the boiling water the stickers of the rads become easy to remove so I saw my chance to remove them without damaging the casing :clap::clap:

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    Hope you enjoyed this little update, tomorrow more!
     
  9. KoSoVaR^

    KoSoVaR^ Professional Sleever & Modder

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    owwwh :(, those stickers are soo sexy !
     
  10. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Minimodder

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    They don't look so great if you have to flip the radiator and you read them upside down :wallbash::wallbash:
     
  11. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Stickers are evil. They have to go.
     
  12. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    imagine if laser etching was cheaper than stickers D:
     
  13. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Minimodder

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    :thumb::thumb:

    I preffer stickers since you can remove them lol :blush:


    I've been doing final adjusts to my fans, I needed to hold the wires because after the sleeving they were too thick to stay where they are supposed to...

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    First of all I placed vinyl on all my fans to cover the PCB from sight

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    Much better...

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    This is what I mean when I say wires are too thick to fit in their proper place without moving, so I just changed that with the use of zip ties :D

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    Originally there was a small plastic piece to hold the wire but not very good to hold against sleeve...

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    For the 140mm fan is different story since those don't have any clip to hold the wire so I had to make a placeholder by drilling two tiny holes on the plastic frame.

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    Now I can use zip ties again!

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    And this is the finaly result (for the 140mm fans at least).
    I ended up using 2 zip ties in order to have the sleeve totally stay in place but I'm happy since it's not going to be much visible anyways.
     
  14. xSoMBrAx

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    Some more updates!

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    If you recall when I installed the Lian Li metal casters they come with washers and nuts but they don't look any good from the inside...
    To solve that I used some white caps
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    Next thing I had to do was to make small cuts on the LD radiators bracket because with the use of my radiators I was having problems with some fittings touching the frame and not being able to secure them in place.

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    So used my dremel to do my cuts and then...

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    Much better!
     
  15. Arkaridge

    Arkaridge What's a Dremel?

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    wow. it's coming along nicely.
     
  16. barfastic

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    heya sombra!

    great update! i had to do something similar for my radiators to fit... but instead of cutting, and i filed a semi circle to accomodate the stop fitting.

    Also wondering, are you putting 2 quads in the bottom, or 1 triple and 1 quad?

    Keep going strong :D
     
  17. KoSoVaR^

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    Where did you find the white caps ?
    And keep on modding brow !
     
  18. xSoMBrAx

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    Thank you sir :)

    Hey barfastic! :)
    Going to use 3 quadruple radiators :rock::blush:
    Check today pictures to see bottom rads :)

    Hey Kosovar I found them on a local hardware store, I was shocked :D :D

    Some little updates to show you what I'm working on right now.
    First of I want to show you how does the bottom section look like the radiators installed with some detailed work on the screws to hide them from sight.

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    Now into sleeving!
    I've been trying to figure out how to sleeve my Seasonic PSU's.
    The problem I have is because their own design on the 24 pin connector I have to do a lot of work to sleeve them :)

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    The Seasonic X-850's at their cage!

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    Here you can check the Power supplies layout.
    Quite a lot of work to do!

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    This is how I have to handle the 24 pin connections from each PSU.
    If you recall I was going to use a Bitspower dual PSU starter so I need to sleeve two 24pin connectors but using their original housing since it won't fit a standard 24 pin into the Seasonics..

    Picture of the Bitspower dual PSU starter.

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    And a bonus picture for you all!

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    Sorry guys I have to go, Little Angel awaits :rock:
     
  19. the scunner thommo

    the scunner thommo What's a Dremel?

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    What are you using the 2 power adjust units for if you have a 5 LT unit? Is it just for fans or something else?
    I have a 5 Pro and have more than the 4 fans and 2 pumps so if you are doing the above, could you let me know how/what/which etc you think of them:eyebrow::D
     
  20. xSoMBrAx

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    Hello!

    I have the Aquaero 5 XT and I calculcated the fans power consumption and realized that I was about to hit the 5 ampere limit of the unit that's why I decided to add ther power adjust 2, also they were added in order to improve the wire management.

    I'm using the Aquaero 5 to control the following:

    12 x NZXT 120mm fans
    2 x NZXT 140mm fans
    2 x Inline water temperature sensor
    4 x Air temperature sensor
    1 or 2 x Led strip
    1 x Flow meter
    1 x PWM signal from the pumps

    One of the power adjusts is just going to control the 3 little fans of the E22 Power Adjust unit and also an air temperature sensor was added.

    The other Power Adjust 2 will manage case fans which I think I'm going to end up using 2 extra 120mm fans at lowest RPM seeting, one is the exhaust fan of the case next to the motherboard and the other one at the PSU cage

    The final Power Adjust 2 Will take care of 2 little 50mm fans that I will show you in the future what are those for.

    I know it's overkill to have Power Adjusts to just use them like this but initially my dual pumps were going to be plugged there but in the end I decided to feed them directly from the 12v channel of the PSU just in case...
     

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