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Case Mod - In Progress Project AntecBlackHundred

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by zeldafan1, 6 Aug 2010.

  1. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    Hey guys, my name is Claudio, I'm 15 years old and I'm from Germany.

    I am currently doing a casemod of an "Antec Three Hundred" (as i hope you can see from the pic above ;) ) The project will go over a longer time because I am still a pupil and therefore it's not always easy to get the money for some things in the mod. By the way: The modding theme will be black and red. Until now you can only see black in the mod, the red will come in the future :)

    To Do-List:

    • dismount the hardware - Done
    • remove the HDD-tray - Done
    • making holes for cable-managment - Done
    • spraying the inner side of the case black - Done
    • adding a window - Done
    • assembling fans and cold cathode lights - Done
    • cable-managment - Done
    • assembling the Corsair H50 - Done
    • adding the insulation matting - Done
    • mounting the HDD-cooler - Done
    • making a PSU-cover out of acryl glass - X
    • adding flexlights - X
    • using SATA-drives + spray them black :) - X
    • stealthmod for drives - X
    • sleeving of remaining cables - X
    • making a PSU-cover out of acryl glass - X
    • illuminate the motherboard - X
    • removing the fan grills - X
    • making a motive on the window - X
    • adding red-LED fans - X
    • better water cooling system - X

    Hardware:

    CPU: Intel Core2Quad Q6600
    Motherboard: MSI P43 Neo-F
    RAM: 4GiB DDR2-800 CL5 GeIL Value
    Video card:Club3D Radeon HD4830
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250GB
    PSU: Antec EarthWatts 500W

    Planned water cooling system:

    Phobya G-Changer 240
    Phobya G-Changer 120
    13/10er PVC tube + fittings
    Phobya Waterblock 775 + Backplate
    alphacool HF 38 Missouri
    alphacool Eheim-Station 600 II
    aquacomputer Double Protect Ultra Red

    At this point I want to thank C. Schultze from aquatuning and http://www.aquatuning.com and http://www.phobya.com for their endorsement and sponsorship

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    Disassembled case:
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    Front of the case:
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  2. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

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    Yay ! Welcome to the '3,5" bay is useless' club :D, good luck mate, looking forward to see the acrylic psu shroud, and if you are interested you can check out my panda worklog (link in sig) its an 300 too.
     
  3. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Looking forward to reading this. :thumb:
     
  4. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    Thank you guys!

    @k0rben:
    Yeah that's true, my HDD is, as you can see on the pics, in a Scythe Himuro ;)
    The PSU cover is the thing I am mostly looking forward, too. I first thought about spraying my PSU but then the guarantee would be void an this is a thing I am not willing to risk.

    I already read your worklog, it's awesome :)
    Modding the 300 is fun, isn't it?
     
  5. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

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    Yeah pretty much :) right now i am soldering i/o extensions...
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  6. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    Yeah, I'll do that. The reason I didn't already do that, is that I didn't know whether there is any limit in pictures per post in this board.
    Is there a spoiler tag?
     
  7. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

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    Just this textspoiler i think
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    doesnt work with pics.
    The images are autoresized (you can view original by clicking the yellow bar above picture), try 800x600 or 1280x1024 :thumb:
     
  8. Remmes

    Remmes Be One With Your Mod

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    resize them down a bit and then put them within the img tags

    looks nice so far
     
  9. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

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    zeldafan could you do me a favor? i've already snipped off the LED cables and now i dont remember which one is HDD and which is PWR.. that LED on the top is power?

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    also, mine leds are blue..and i have newer version of 300 (with backplate hole and ssd support)
    yours are blue too?

    //edit : ah, nvm, dumb question, 5 secs after posting i realised - lol they are both same color so it doesnt matter :D
     
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  10. bobisgod

    bobisgod New Member

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    Cool logo. Are you going to sleeve the cables?
    Oh, and aquatuning sucks.
     
  11. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    @k0rben: Yeah, I did the same for spraying the case :)
    The top one is power, the lower one HDD.

    @bobisgod: I'm going to sleeve the cables which aren't sleeved 'till now, like for example the HDD and power LEDs and so on.
    I didn't know that.

    @Remmes: Thanks!
     
  12. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    Today I got a delivery:

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    Guess what I found in there... Yeah, thats right:

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  13. k0rben

    k0rben I use my dremel as a toothbrush

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    Nice package ! How (where) are you gonna mount those G-changers? Inside? Outside?
     
  14. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    I'm planning to mount them both inside, one at the rear fan, and one where the 3.5" bay was.
     
  15. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    Pics of testing of the watercooling system:

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  16. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    The water-cooling system is now installed!

    The idle temperatures:


    CoreTemp and HWMonitor say this:
    Core0: 36-38°c
    Core1: 37-38°c
    Core2: 31-33°c
    Core3: 31-33°c

    RealTemp, SpeedFan and Everest say this:
    Core0: 28-32°c
    Core1: 28-32°c
    Core2: 22-26°c
    Core3: 22-26°c


    GPU looks like this, identical in every program:
    GPU: 26-35°c

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  17. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That is one seriously chunky rad hanging off the back. Looks good though.
     
  18. Matticus

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    That is a great watercooling setup, the only issue with removing the 3.5inch bays is you now have nowhere to hide all the cables behind :dremel: Perhaps while you are doing the acrylic cover for the power supply you could just create a stealth plate to hide stuff behind?
     
  19. zeldafan1

    zeldafan1 is the end of the world.

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    Thank you guys!

    @Matticus: I made some holes into the mainboard tray to hide the cables behind it. but when i installed the watercooling, i forgot to hide the cables again. this will be done soon ;)
     
  20. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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    I did the same thing with a rear radiator in my first WC setup. I think it might look better (and less ghetto) if you flip the radiator around and drill two holes for the tubing. That way all the tubing is inside. Just a thought.

    You did a spectacular job.
    Welcome to the forum.
     

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