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Case Mod - In Progress Project 2k14 Wet Arc Mini

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by saxovtsmike, 27 Jan 2014.

  1. saxovtsmike

    saxovtsmike Member

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    Hi Bit-Tech

    My Prodigy was fun but limited on the expansions department. BF4 needs a bit more grunt at 1440p as a single 680 can deliver...

    Hardware :
    Case : Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 with Window
    Mainboard : Asus Maximus Vi Gene
    CPU : 4770k :
    RAM : Kingston Beasts 2x8gb 2400 cl11 :
    GPU : Gtx680 2gb used in the Prodigy + a second one.
    Sorage : Crucial M4 128 , Crucial M4 512, WD Scorpio Blue 1Tb
    PSU : Corsair AX860

    Cooling :
    CPU Cooler : HK3.0 Black Nickel with Upgradekit from S1366 to S1150
    Fittings : Bitspower 10mm Barbs Black
    Tubing : Clear and Black Tygon 15.9/9.5mm
    GPU Cooler : Watercool Black Nickel Hole Edition + Backplate for the first 680. If SLI performes well, the same package for the second card
    Pump : PWM Laing DCC
    Controller : Aquaero 5 XT with Black Faceplate
    Fans : Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition
    Reservoir : Aquacomputer Bayres
    Radiators : Magicool 360 + 240, each 45mm thick

    Color Theme :
    This was the hardest part of planing all this.
    I was really torn apart, and went backward and forward between the hardware options, but as you might guessed till now, it´s gonna be the old and bored red-black theme with a twist of white.

    To cut a story short, that´s what happened in the last weeks...

    Got the case and imediatly took it apart.
    Mainboardtray and 360 got a foil wrap job

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    240 Rad got some foil treatment, too
    ODD Drive bay lost most of it´s length, it´s now only 40mm long
    PSU went in

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    Aquaero got it´s black frontpanel,
    Bayres will get a black foil jobby, maybe the Aquaero too.
    Could do that in gray(ish) fake carbonfiber, but I´d guess that would not look soo good

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    MDPC-X color X is an awsome color match to Asus R.O.G. red

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    Made some sata Power cables for the SSD´s on the rear of the Mainboardtray. 3h of work, and no where near perfect. Damn

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    Redid the some Wires of the 8Pin and 24Pin in matching color of the sleeve

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    Really crappy picture of the Cpu block on the Mainboard. Will look good, I´d say. Just imagine the mirror´d Heatkiller in the Backplate of the GPU...
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    Pics of the sleeved 8Pin Cpu plug, that´s what happened last weekend.

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    This week the SP120 should arrive, so I can finish the bracket for the front radiator.
    Once the second 680 arrives, I can remove all the WC stuff from the Prodigy and move on working on the Mini.

    Thx 4 Listening
    Mike
     
  2. saxovtsmike

    saxovtsmike Member

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    took some pictures after testfitting the new rams and I could not resist to just put the cpu block into the case

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    The tubing in the Picture is/was tygon, will be replaced with new one, but for testing bends in the loop the scappy one does it´s job

    Thx 4 Listening
    Mike
     
  3. saxovtsmike

    saxovtsmike Member

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    I changed to the Dark side,
    can I have a cookie?

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    New Res Body is needed, same stains that made my clear tygon look milky

    Flowmeter got a wrappin job, too

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    Radiator bracket done.

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    Thx 4 Listening
    Mike
     
  4. hero1

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    Nice work on the build!
     
  5. saxovtsmike

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    Aqualis is in and works.
    Dunno if I can fit a propper Fillport in the top of the case or if I keep the fillport Flyin

    Allmighty HK3.0 Still a stunning beautiful CPU block
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    Front with Radiatorbracket, the 2 screws on the right side hold the mini Himuro
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    Side
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    Aquaero Backside
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    Lots of wires are still to be made, hopefully I get my 6+2Plugs this week so I can crimp the missing GPU Power
     
  6. Shurika

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    Nice tubing! Love the result
     
  7. saxovtsmike

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    All hardware inside, and tiedies up some wires.
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    Back
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  8. Luciel

    Luciel Needs more rust

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    Nice build, unless I missed something however, what did you actually mod though?
     
  9. saxovtsmike

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    Not much.
    Cut the ODD Cage to fit the 360 and the Aquaero.
    Radiator bracket for the front
    Custom wiring for all HDD/SSDs plus a bit of Sleeving, more to come.
    Aqualis bracket
    That´s it, not everyone can go full P0pe or mbk

    I´m allready pleased when I can fit a propper WC loop in a small case, which does look a nice and is not a mix of 8 colors.
     
  10. saxovtsmike

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    Made custom length 4x6pin GPU Power for my 680´s today..

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  11. saxovtsmike

    saxovtsmike Member

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    still lots of things to improve


    V1 Finalized

    Watercool Twins
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    Front
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    Closed
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    Open
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    GPU wiring
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    Sleeved LED Strip
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    HK3.0
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    Hardware :
    Case : Fractal Design Arc Mini R2
    Mainboard : Maximus VI Gene
    CPU : i7-4770k
    GPU : GTX 680 2Gb SLI
    Ram : G.Skill Trident X 2400 2x8 Gb
    Storage : Crucial M4 128Gb + 512Gb, WD Blue 1Tb
    PSU : Corsair AX860

    Cooling:
    Mainboard : Stock
    CPU : HK3.0 Nickel Black + Backplate
    GPU : 2x Watercool Black Nickel Hole Edition + Backplate
    Pumpe : PWM Laing DCC
    RES : Aquacomputer Aqualis 450 Base
    Controller : Aquaero 5 XT + Black front
    Rads : 360 45mm + 240 45mm
    Fans : Corsair SP120 Quiet
     
  12. douglas alves

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    This work is really awesome! Congrats!
     

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