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Scratch Build – In Progress Mr. Wallmount project - Finished 15-02-2016

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  1. Cown

    Cown Minimodder

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    UPDATE 19-01-2016

    Hey guys

    As luck would have it, an acquaintance of mine had a spare PC left over which he didn't have the use for since the PSU that came with the machine had died on him.

    This got me thinking and made me decide to change the whole concept of this project into something a little more compact :D

    Instead of a build for my main PC, I will be changing this into a media center build for my "man cave". Originally I was intending to use a RsbPi2 with Kodi for this, but when the opportunity opened up, I just couldn't resist.

    I've added everything from the now, discontinued build, into
    Code:
     so it doesn't confuse people reading the log, but still have the chance to see what I had started on in the first place :-)
    
    Now on with it:
    
    Hardware:
    
    [LIST]
    [*]CPU: Intel Core i3 2100
    [*]MOBO: Reference Intel ITX
    [*]RAM: Not yet decided
    [*]HDD: Not yet decided
    [*]PSU: Enermax Liberty 500
    [/LIST]
    
    Cooling that will be used:
    
    [LIST]
    [*]CPU: EK Supreme FX
    [*]RES: XSPC DCC Laing Acrylic top
    [*]PUMP: DCC Laing 10w
    [*]RAD: OCOOL 120mm
    [*]FAN: Phobya Nano-2G 120mm
    [*]TUBE: Primochill Primoflex Pro 13/10
    [*]FITTINGS: Bitspower + EK
    [/LIST]
    
    A little teaser to what the new build is looking like:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2984&pictureid=48431[/IMG]
    
    [CODE]Hey Guys
    
    
    It's time for a new project :dremel:
    
    I've been wanting to take use of the different watercooling stuff I have lying around, and at the same time find a way to show it off, other than some case, standing on the floor, noone really looks at.
    
    I've been looking around for wallmounted cases to buy, but the cheapskate in me has held back, since my new GTX 980 Ti set me back a few bucks :o, so I figured why not make my own.
    
    Now since I don't have access to any fancy workshop og CNC machines, I'm making this of pure MDF and plexiglas, something that is easy to work with as well as cut with the tools available to me.
    
    Hardware I will be using:
    
    
    
    To Do list:
    
    [LIST]
    [*]Build the main frame ✔
    [*]Add mounting for the different hardware and cooling ✔
    [*]Build support for PSU and maybe GFX - vertical mount to show off possible W/C block ✔
    [*]Make holes for cable management ✔
    [*]Make holes for radiator airflow ✔
    [*]Mount radiator grill on the back side ✔
    [*]Add standoffs for the Plexiglas protection screen ✔
    [*]Add wallmount to the back of the case ✔
    [*]Harden the case, to minimize chance of cracking, bending or breaking ✔
    [*]Add hole for the fan controller, as well as power, reset, USBs and LEDs ✔
    [*]Add mounting for the GFX and PCI extender.
    [*]Give the case a paint job, primer + black matt finish.
    [*]Mount the PSU.
    [*]Mount the pump + reservoir.
    [*]Add tubing for the W/C.
    [*]Find and cut Plexiglas in the right size, as well as drill holes for the standoffs.
    [*]Add some LED lighting to the case, possibly on the back, illuminating the case from behind.
    [*]Probably a lot more I hadn't thought of to begin with :D
    [/LIST]
    
    Hardware I will be using:
    
    [LIST]
    [*]CPU: Intel Core i7 2700K
    [*]MOBO: ASUS Maximux V Gene
    [*]RAM: Corsair Vengeance DD3 16 GB
    [*]SSD: Samsung EVO 850 250 GB
    [*]HDD: WD Green 1.5TB
    [*]GFX: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC ACX 2.0+
    [*]PSU: Cooler Master V1000
    [/LIST]
    
    Cooling that will be used:
    
    [LIST]
    [*]CPU: EK Supreme HF
    [*]RES: Not yet decided
    [*]PUMP: Laing DDC-1T Plus
    [*]GFX: Not yet decided
    [*]RAD: HW-Labs Black Ice GTX 360
    [*]FANS: Phobya Nano-2G
    [*]CONT: NZXT Sentry Mix 2
    [*]TUBE: Not yet decided - Thinking copper or hard clear tubing mixed with some colored liquid.
    [/LIST]
    
    Now nuff talk, lets get started:
    
    
    
    Main materials:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47579[/IMG]
    
    Glued together:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47582[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47585[/IMG]
    
    Screws to hold everything in place:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47588[/IMG]
    
    New drills for perfect holes :D
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47591[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47594[/IMG]
    
    The back of the case, assembled, and where everything will be attatched:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47597[/IMG]
    
    Measuring up for the mobo mount:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47600[/IMG]
    
    Hole for the backside of the CPU for easy access:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47603[/IMG]
    
    Getting there:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47606[/IMG]
    
    It fits perfectly :-)
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47609[/IMG]
    
    Lining everything up:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47615[/IMG]
    
    Radiator mount drawn up:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47618[/IMG]
    
    Holes cut:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47621[/IMG]
    
    Assembling the radiator:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47624[/IMG]
    
    All done :-)
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47627[/IMG]
    
    That's it for now, more to come soon!
    
    Thanks for looking :thumb:
     
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    What? You called?:D
     
  3. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Actually, he said
    :worried::worried::eeek::eyebrow:

    Cown: do you plan on painting the MDF or leaving it plain? Also, are you going to port the air coming through the radiator, or will it just leak out of the CPU hole?

    Intrigued by this build, I've always wanted to have a wall-mount PC.
     
  4. Cown

    Cown Minimodder

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    You guys are terrible :hehe: :p

    I'm planing on giving it a black satin paint, when it's ready for the final touches :)

    Just realized I misundertood your question.

    I will be making a hole on the back side of the case, and placing a grill over it. Thinking of making a frame, which will channel the air through the case, so hot air doesn't leak inside, causing unwanted heat build up.

    EDIT: I've added a little more info to the first post, hopefully adding more insight to what I will be doing :)
     
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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Good call on the res. I was wondering if a bay res/pump thing would work right in that position.

    Also: You might want to thicken the mdf wall connecting the front and back. It just occurred to me all your weight is going to be on that outer panel.
     
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  6. Cown

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    Yeah, the bay res would be a real pain in the arse to mount this way :)

    Was thinking of buying this one: http://www.xs-pc.com/reservoirs/acrylic-tank-reservoir-for-laing-ddc-multiport

    Thanks for the heads up :) The plan is to add hinges inside the case, to add more support for the weight, I just haven't found the right sizes yet :thumb: If that doesn't work out, the screws that will mount the case to the wall Mount, will go through bouth front and back panel, so it should hold together :)
     
  7. Vognen

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    I have a reservoir combo top lying around in my basement. Will see if I can snatch some pictures over the weekend. Nice start by the way :)
     
  8. Cown

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    Okay cool :) thanks mate
     
  9. Cown

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    Small update 11/12.

    Project change :D see newer posts for the update.

    Code:
    Hey Guys
    
    
    Time for a small update;
    
    
    Preparing the "shelves" to be mounted on the case:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47684[/IMG]
    
    Drawn up, and holes made:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47687[/IMG]
    
    Mounted, and the strength of the shelves is VERY ok, so no weight problems should occur:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47690[/IMG]
    
    Crackes and stuff getting closed with MDF spachtel:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47693[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47696[/IMG]
    
    
    Next up, sanding and spray painting everything matt Black :-)
    
    Waiting for these to arrive in the mail as well:
    
    PCI-E extender for the horizontal GFX Mount :clap:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47699[/IMG]
    
    Stainless steel standoffs for the plexiglass mounting. These where a real pain in the *** to find in the right dimensions :wallbash: 19mm x 200mm.
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47702[/IMG]
    
    Thanks for looking :D :dremel:
     
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  10. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I got one of those extenders. They are un-bendable out about 1/2" beyond the blue tape. That made it way too short for me even though I ordered something much longer than I thought I needed.
    :worried: I didn't get to test it either. I hear they aren't very good.
    Cracking: Pre-drill before you screw. (Fiddlebot, be quiet.:lol:)
     
  11. Cown

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    Hope it won't be an issue here, since it's going inside and through the "shelve, causing it to bend further down the cable.

    The drill made the crack lol :p think I was too rough handling it :p
     
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    (stands in the corner looking innocent...:worried:)
     
  13. Cown

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    Haha you're killing me! I think I have to choose my words very carefully in the future :lol:
     
  14. Cown

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    Update 19/12-15.

    Project change :D see newer posts for the update.


    Code:
    Hey guys
    
    Time for another update :D
    
    Hole cut for the radiator tunnel:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47741[/IMG]
    
    Lining everything up and gluing it together:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47744[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47747[/IMG]
    
    Looks like a fit :)
    [url]http://forums.bit-tech.net/album.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47750[/url]
    
    Radiator and grill mounted to see if everything is in order:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47753[/IMG]
    
    New stuff arrived:
    
    Standoffs:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47756[/IMG]
    
    PCIE extender:
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47759[/IMG]
    
    
    That's if for now :) Next I hope to fix the mount for the GTX, as well as fan controller, power/reset buttons, USBs.
    
    Thanks for looking :dremel:
     
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  15. ChrisHowell

    ChrisHowell What's a Dremel?

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    Cool start, can I ask what the shelves are for? (looks like to support the weight of the PSU and pump?) Maybe its just me, but the further you build out from the wall, you lose a bit of the wall-mounted charm. Maybe consider smaller brackets or something dude :)

    Also, the old PCI extenders are fine(don't hinder performance or anything like that), you might just struggle to make them look good. Certainly a coat of matt black will be a good start though :D
     
  16. Cown

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    Thanks :thumb:

    That is exactly what they are for. Well, the project was never intended to use "little space" neither width or depth, it just has to look good :D Alternately I could have just cut a board 60x60cm, screwed all the hardware to it and mounted it to the wall, just like every other wallmount build, but that was not my plan.

    The PCIE cable will be hidden as much as possible :)
     
  17. Cown

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    Update 28/11-15.

    Project change :D see newer posts for the update.

    Code:
    Hey Guys
    
    
    Time for another update :D
    
    Time has gone by quickly this Christmas, but I found a little of it to add some more to the project:
    
    
    Threads, mounted for the standoffs:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47786[/IMG]
    
    Shiny :D
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47789[/IMG]
    
    All four mounted, ready to do their magic:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47792[/IMG]
    
    On with the wall mount it self:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47795[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47798[/IMG]
    
    Looking forward to making everything black :D
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47801[/IMG]
    
    Prepping for the fan controller:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47804[/IMG]
    
    There we go:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47807[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47810[/IMG]
    
    Started working on the USB, Jacks etc., but it still needs some work, hoping for a smoother finish:
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47813[/IMG]
    
    [IMG]http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=2957&pictureid=47816[/IMG]
    
    
    That's it for now :dremel:
    
    Thanks for looking guys :clap:
     
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  18. Cown

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    Project change :D UPDATE 19-01-2016 1/2

    Hey guys

    For those of you who didn't read the first post, I will take a moment to just quote myself (that's a first :D) just to make sure I haven't lost anyone in the process :clap:

     
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    Project change :D UPDATE 19-01-2016 2/2

    New materials! I will be using foamed plastic for the case instead of MDF, note that the foam has a protective foil over it, so me drawing on it etc. will not be permanent, as well as the edges that look flossed, aren't :naughty:

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    Preparing for standoffs:

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    As before, same concept:

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    Mounting for the standoffs, that will support the window:

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    Testing :D

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    This is the motherboard I mentioned before. Only thing written on it is INTEL DESKTOP BOARD, but it does have all the features I need, as well as a fine Core i3 2100 CPU for the task it needs to perform, when finished.

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    Aligning mobo + psu:

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    Threads for mobo:

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    It's a fit :clap:

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    Teh! Wallmount:

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    Et Voilá:

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    As seen naked (Cheaps and Flibble.. Shhhhhh):

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    Preparing the PSU:

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    As you can see, this one has threads already, making my life A LOT easier, and giving me the possibility to make the much more clean :clap:

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    A closer look, will explain it:

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    M3 thread Cheesecake:

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    12mm M3 screws:

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    I've added rubber spacers in between the PSU and case to reduce vibrations:

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    The work so far:

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    That's it!

    Hope you guys approve of the major change and as always, thanks for looking! :dremel:
     
  20. Cown

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    Small update 01-02-16

    Hey Guys


    Here's a small update:

    Got my OCOOL radiator:

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    Changed the fittings to BP, for a cleaner look:

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    Pump, sleeved and top mounted:

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    Supreme HF, with BP fittings mounted:

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    Hopefully a bigger update to come this week. I've done some more, but didn't get to taking the Pictures :wallbash:

    Thanks for looking :dremel:
     

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