so.. we try again hello bit tech! this is the newest mod i have begun. DnA – a casemod by p0Pe Sponsored by www.coolbits.dk and www.matronics.dk The project is going to be build apon an antec P190 case wich I recently got my fingers on (needed a powersupply and since the case comes with 1200 Watts of power, 650W & 550W that was another reason to buy it) The plans is a following: 1: Make cover plates for most of the interior stuff 2: maybe cut a window beside of the big 250 mm cooler 3: place reservoir on the top 4: watercool the hell out of the punk! 5: make a black & white colour scheme. black fluid, white light. So what do I need for this? Well… lets start with the BIG thingie! I got my hands on this lovely thing: The MO-RA 2PRO radiator! 9*120 mm! that’s 1080 mm of cooling dudes! So I hope that this ting can passive cool my system which consists of following: AMD phenom X4 9850 BE Ati X1950XT-X In these 2 things is about 300 Watts of heat that needs to be dealt with. In my current setup (scrapheap challenge) this is done by a 120,3 mm radiator with idle temps @ 40/45 C. so I hope to keep these temps, or beat them and for the case i got the P190 Lets begin First of all.. there is some smaller damage on the case because the previous owner had a leak in his system, which he blamed on the huge MO-RA radiator, because his pump literally blew up xD. I did prove him wrong though. In the same system as he had the MO-RA raddy he had 2 of the little handy things called quick connectors (the things that closes the waterflow when taken apart). Now, I knew that these would restrict the waterflow, I just didn’t knew how much, so I made a test, which can be seen here: http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15352 as you can see they absolutely KILL the flow of the system, so I decided to put them in the “keeper” box the first thing I did was of course a lot of thinking but I have no pic´s of that sry:/ then I made up cardbox models of how I wanted the whole thing to look: I put a model in the top to cover the two 140 mm fans. IMO they were way to visible. Then I made some for the 5.25 bay, and both hdd cages. Then I made some sketches for how they could possibly end up looking: The big plate is the one that has to cover up the 2*140 mm fans, and some wires. The other ones is the three you also see in the cardbox models at the bays. Then I mounted the radiator on the left side of the case. Since I cant get the radiator off without bleeding the system, I didn’t wanted to have it on the right side so that I couldn’t get into all the hardware easily. The thing is mounted with something that looks like mother board spacers. Ill maybe post a pic later on, but here it is on the case side: (the case side, and the radiator has a weight of 7.2 kilo´s alone!!!) This fan will make sure that my system don’t overheat in any circumstances lol: Just a little comparison to and ordinary P182 case (the P190 is almost 10 cm longer xD) And here you see the whole the previous owner made for the radiator. He had it on the side with the huge fan. Don’t know how ill hide these… ill find out xD This is how I plan to mount the pump. I am using a ddc+ pump and am gonna pair it with a XSPC reservoir top: And a little overview. You can see the pump, and another cardboard at the rear fan. Ill post sketches of this later on You might notice that I have taken the included fan holder off in the PSU section. I did this because I think its big and clumsy. So I threw it out, and mounted some fan grills on the fan because I didn’t wanted to have the cables from the PSU´s conflicting with the fan… As seen in this picture of an P182 the cables from the PSU comes very close to the fan :S That’s it ill update… yeah.. when I get something done lol… All that’s left to do is to show this pic of the whole mombo with the raddy on the side… damn that thing is big! Have fun!