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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Black2 (squared)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by D-Cyph3r, 31 Aug 2008.

  1. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    This build is almost complete, still needs the GPU loop to be done, but she's running. :D


    Cooling:

    CPU Loop

    Laing DDC Ultra w/XSPC Res top->TC PA120.3->EK Supreme Plexi

    GPU Loop

    Laing DDC Ultra w/XSPC Res top->TC PA120.3->EK FC9800GX2

    I'll be using black 7/16" ID tubing over 1/2" barbs. Xilence red LED fans will be used throughout.

    Hardware:

    Most of the hardware will be coming out of the Cosmos S, with a few upgrades along the way....

    Asus P5E3 Deluxe X38
    2GB OCZ Platinum 1800Mhz DDR3
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 (upgraded from E6600)
    GeForce 9800GX2 (upgraded from 512MB GTS)
    CoolerMaster RealPower M700
    X-Fi Extreme Gamer
    150GB Raptor X + 2x300GB Hitachi Deskstar T7K500

    Pictures:

    I dont know whats happened to my phones camera today, but the pics came out a little crap. I'll be buying a proper camera at the weekend so the pics will get better.

    Anywho, here she is after a polish up (thanks for that Tom, she looks a beaut after a bit of wax on-wax off :lol: );

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  2. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Log of the day:

    Draining the Cosmos S. Surprisingly/disappointingly there where no accidents this time round:

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    Heres an example of the notorious hole spacings in the roof of the Comsos, I though I got a couple extra in but it turned out I only ever got those 4 center ones:

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    That rad definately needed cleaning up, thats for sure:

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    But 20 minutes later she was good as new, inside and out:

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    Got a Swifty this time round. Going for Ultra's in this build (hey, why not), the red O-ring set it off nicely:

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    The Horizon with the Rad mounted, was an absolute ***** to do with only 2 hands. Was the first of many times tonight I almost gave up:

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    By this stage there was already an epic mess, when I stood back and took this picture that feeling of wanting to give up came back:

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    Trusty Supreme, need some work before getting in on the build:

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    What a few months of Feser can do to such waterblocks:

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    A bit of red sauce and a toothbrush and she's all spruced up:

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    Mounted to the mobo (now with a backplate). At this point I should mention that theres some serious clearance issues with the motherboard tray on the case. I'm slightly anxious to know if it'll power on after the amount of force I had to use to get it to line up with the standoffs and to get the X-Fi in it's slot. I'm optimistic though:

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    First run of tubing on. Heated up the ends of the tube and it went on the barbs no problems, but even after it cooled down it didn't seem like theres was as much grip on the barbs as i'd like, so I ended up adding cable ties aswell:

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    A pic of the leak test (you can see the first cable tie on). About ten seconds after this pic was taken my dog knocked the bit of wire hotwiring the PSU and killed the rig, scaring the absolute crap outta me at the same time:

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    And a really cruddy pic with the side panels on. Tomorrow i'll get some decent pics up:

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    So now I need to just get a power switch, wire everything up and she's good to run. With the work move i'm most likely gonna have to put the GPU loop on hold for a couple of weeks, but at least it'd give me time to get the right screws firtst. :p
     
  3. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Some shots of how she is as of now. Things that need to be done:

    -Silver screws to be replaced with black ones
    -Rotary elbow fitting on top of res so top panel can be put on
    -Slight cable management
    -Figure out how i'm gonna mount the 2nd DDC+Res with that huge GX2 being so long :/
    -Put the GX2 on water

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  4. 7755matt

    7755matt New Member

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    Wow, seriously amazing build. Teh case is beautiful.
     
  5. subset7

    subset7 Spanking the Monkey

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    Can't wait to see this cube finished :)
     
  6. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    wow thats a lot of fans holes... it looks like theres some room where the first res is mounted to put a 2nd. side by side maybe?
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    A very nice case, Mountain Mods?
     
  8. katiephil

    katiephil New Member

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    looks great there
     
  9. mr-sb

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    Yeh looks great, can't wait for more pics!
     
  10. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    This is one sweet built!

    If you need a "²" its ALT + 0178
     
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