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Case Mod - In Progress Project Citrus

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Bradley8988, 6 Sep 2008.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I would have thought that those rads would have been fine cooling the GPUs and CPU. Is there a rear exhaust fan on that case? you could always add another radiator there.
     
  2. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    yea there is but its only a 80mm and i wanna try keep it all internal. will post back on the hdd update.
     
  3. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    This is coming along nicely my man. I always love a great SFF mod!
     
  4. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    Update.


    Well i dont wanna cut the external case. i want it to look stock as possible inside and out. not sure about the rad yet but will have one delivered towards the end of the week to sort that. but at the moment it seems my only option so iv moved the Hdd to a floppy adapter below the dvd drive. I modded the adapter with a black face to hide the hdd inside.

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    This also causes problems with the tubing from my pump so i may have to do some modding to get them running nice.


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    I cant really do much more untill i have more parts so will update later this week. :)
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You can get 80mm radiators, it may be worth having a look at them. If not you could get a 80mm-120mm adapter if there is room.
     
  6. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    Finally have a little update. Some of my new hardware arrived today so just missing final 2 pieces that will hopefully get here tomorrow if the royal mail get there act together. Anyway.

    I sold my PS3 to help fund this build so was only fair to get a new Blue-ray/HD-DVD drive.


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    Really well packed.


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    As you can see though its a fair bit longer than my old dvd drive which i wasnt expecting. This normally be a problem but in a case this small its created more problems.


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    Next Some more Ram. Had some money spare so i thought why not get another 4GB.


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    And last but not least my first new mobo.


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    Had to test under UV. Its gunna match perfectly. :D


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    Will update once fitted and a little further on.
     
  7. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    i like it, but that might be because im working on almost the exact same thing! but im using the V300. not the 350. but thats the mobo im going to get as well. gess its true great mindes do think a like.

    check it out http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=152256

    i would love to know more about how you got your raid in thare im still at a loss as how im going to do mine.

    good job, looking forward to the update
     
  8. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    cheers for comments. rad or raid?
     
  9. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    nice hardware mate! The only thing you really need is an SSD or a few more of those F1's in RAID and you got yourself a killer rig!

    But why do you want to keep it as stock as possible?
     
  10. Guest-23315

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    Where did you get the DFI from?

    I cant for the life of me find one in the UK...
     
  11. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    got mine from scan. but ocuk have em too. This case just seems classy and sleek which heavy modding would lose. the plainness of it is a good thing. + its more of a challenge doing it without cutting it to pieces.
     
  12. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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  13. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    What a cute motherboard you have there! Last time I was building a rig I wondered why there are no mATX boards with decent (P35 then) chipset, but now there seems to be :)
     
  14. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    yea it seems pretty cool so far. Got a E8600 coming tomorrow and another little rad so i can can start to finish it up. I have it in the case now and it is very very tight getting both 4870's in.
     
  15. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    Radiator, i would love to see / learn more about how you got it in thare.
     
  16. icutebluezone

    icutebluezone The meaning of life is to MOD

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    Nice work on this man I love the lain li parts i have 2 of the 5.25 to 3.5" bays and have modded them.
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nice new mobo and RAM mate. Blue Ray drive isn't bad either lol.
     
  18. Bradley8988

    Bradley8988 What's a Dremel?

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    Update.


    Yesterday after test fitting mobo etc.


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    More delivery's this morning.


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    More fans. i think these are the last.


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    Then what i hope is my last 775 cpu.


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    Anyway had to have a test to see if it all worked and shes finally running kinda. Both cards are in the loop but the CPU is still air cooled untill i fit this other rad but its not leaking so thats a start. Gotta alot of modding to do to get this all to fit with the sides closed and sort the cables out...


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  19. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    LOVE the makeshift res!

    I can't wait to see the final thing:)
     
  20. k4p84

    k4p84 What's a Dremel?

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    where the loop ends......... nobody knows!!

    No seriously i can only see one tube going into the res / bottle!!!!!!

    :)
     
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