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Case Mod - In Progress Mael. Classic Stacker 830 rebuild. 10-05-14 cabling.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by lowfat, 21 Sep 2014.

  1. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Hello. This build log will be for a water cooled Cooler Master Stacker 830 that I will be giving the minimalist treatmeant. The case was used a few years ago when I started to do a build with it. However I lost interest. So time to resurrect it and start again.


    What to expect?
    Lots of polishing, simple mods to clean up the interior, clean acrylic loops, and sleeving. Then eventually some powder coating in and out.

    The hardware:

    2 x Intel E5-2660
    Asus Z9PE-D8 WS
    32GB G.Skill Sniper
    EVGA GTX650Ti Boost
    750W Silverstone ST75F-G.

    2 x EK Supreme HF
    EK Thermosphere
    DDC3.2PWM + EK CSQ top
    HWLabs SR1 360

    Decided I wanted to go w/ polished clear blocks. I polished the first one to the best of my ability.

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    Then a couple of shots w/ the coolant I will be using. I added a lot more purple this time.

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    The state of the Stacker(s) before starting the build.:grr:

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    A few days later I finished the other block.

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    Starting to reassemble the case.

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    The exterior panels shown are from my old Stacker. They won't be used.
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    The EK circles didn't match this build so time to sand and polish again.

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    Then w/ the pump together and some coolant in it.

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  2. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    2 things, I love the look of the stacker cases and I like what you've done with the pump. Also, great avatar, I'm also a WoT fan! Look forward to seeing this build progress.
     
  3. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Thanks. Surprised you know what the avatar was considering the images are so small. :thumb:



    A few necessary parts showed up.
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    Block for the GTX650TiBo.

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    Inside:

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    And then we do a sand and polish on the block and it turns out like this.

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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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  5. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Thanks. :)

    Had to spend a few nights in the hotel so I took the block tops along with me. So I did a few hours of polishing while watching some TV one night.

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    The last few days I have spend nibbling and filing away at these two plates.

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  6. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    Those blocks and fittings look stupidly good!
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Thanks. Such an easy thing to do in downtime so why not spend a few hours polshing.

    Had yesterday off so I spend the time working on the cable management. Started at the PSU and working my way down.

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    Modified the radiator. Purpose will be shown at a later date. :dremel:

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  8. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Finished off the last retention bar. Well not finished but cut.:dremel:

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    Pic of the PSU end.
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    Now working on the front side of the cables. These cables were stolen from a previously incompleted build. As you can see this isn't going to work. All the crimps are backwards and not exactly correct lengths. :p
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    Threw on another comb to help keep them curved.
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    First I cut them down a bit to get an idea how long the cables will need to be.
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    Snip. Cut the outside row. Will continue working on it tomorrow.
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  9. easynator

    easynator What's a Dremel?

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    Nice photos and nice build so far!
     
  10. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    Finishing off the 24-pin.

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  11. AlderonnX

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    Nice another Lowfat dual proc build!
     
  12. lowfat

    lowfat Minimodder

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    I have never actually finished the other 2P builds. This is the hardware from the last one. But this time I swear I will. :worried:


    A few pics I took.
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    Finished off one of the 8-pins.
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  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I blame you for the recent choice of my project's color scheme.
     

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