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Case Mod - In Progress [Project] CM 690 II - "Mariazinha"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mordillo, 28 Sep 2011.

  1. mordillo

    mordillo New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I present my modest atempt in modding this case and creating a dual loop system.

    My goal is achieve a clean look with most of the wires, pumps and rad's all concealed.

    I know the quality of both the modd's and the photos aren't the best but bear with me - I am still learning...

    So now the hardware list :

    MotherBoard - Asus P67 Pro
    Cpu - Core i7 2600k
    Ram - Gskill RipjawsX DDR3 1600Mhz 4GB - CL7
    Gpu - EVGA 580 SC
    HD - SSD OCZ Vertex 3 - 60GB
    Storage - Samsung 250 x2 (raid 0)

    Watercooling list:

    XSPC RS240 x2
    Swiftech MCP350 x2
    Swiftech Apogee XT
    EK FC580 GTX - Nickel
    Tubing - PrimoChill 5/8 Clear
    Conectors by BitsPower

    This Project will be called Mariazinha.

    So now on with this build.

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    MotherBoard Fully Dressed

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    GPU Dressed

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    Case all naked

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    I/O Shield Painted and Placed, PSU threaded for new screws and Lian Li Aero Slots

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    New Vertical Plate with SSD Mount. This piece is made in acrylic and with vinyl aplied.

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    Lower Section separation plate with rad and connections

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    In Place

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    Overall View of the work so far (Still a long way to goooooooooo). Just did a quick mock up for you guys to see what's coming. Everything will sit flush when it's finished.

    Hope you enjoy!
     
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  2. mordillo

    mordillo New Member

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    ..Update..

    HD cage back in place after a litle grinding and paiting.

    Did a almost definitive mock up with the hardware to test the loops.

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    Still not happy with cpu loop so i'll change the block so that the tubes are paralel

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    View of the pump area (dont mind the double sided tape it is only temporary)

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    Test mock up for the backplate. Still working on the design. In the end this will be nickel plated.

    Time for sleeving xD

    Hope you enjoy
     
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  3. pyro1son

    pyro1son Linux User!

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    This is looking good. I'd love to do the same thing to my 690 but don't have the time or money! Keep up the good work!
     
  4. Fuganater

    Fuganater New Member

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    Now that is a clean mod. Do a pro job on sleeving your cables and it will be perfect!
     
  5. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Nice work on that panel, and nice hardware. Do your best and take your time. Keep up the good work :)
     
  6. mordillo

    mordillo New Member

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    Thank you for your words. Hope that this mod doesnt let anyone down :p

    Not really posting a update but that Swiftech was bothering me a lot.

    So out with the old and in with the new :)

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    Looking good...:yepp:

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    That's it for now. I really should get back to sleeving. See you soon!
     
  7. mordillo

    mordillo New Member

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    Good morning everyone.

    As promissed here is the update.

    I have to warn there are a lot of pics ^^ This is a build where i try to learn and develop my modding skills as well as my photografy skills.

    Hope it comes out well!

    Let's begin with the new acrylic pieces. After the mock up's i did some tweeks and with the final dimensions here is the result

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    (here u can see i had to cut 2 of the pass trough because there wasnt enough clearance. AS these are nickel plated they were extremelly dificullt to get a acceptable colour. A lot of sanding went here....)

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    (close up of the joint as requested by PB)

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    (here a little surprise - first mock up)

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    (Finished :p)

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    (will look extremelly cool)

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    (aquaero 5 LT)

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    (mounted in the underside of HDD cage)

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    Res with temp sensors

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    Top Panel mounted

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    Flipped

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    (and here is where it goes. It covers the two tube holes just perfectly)

    And now a few random shots of the work done.

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    (same photo with lighter ilumination)

    I will post the full detail of this work once the new update comes out. For now it's only a little teaser.

    Hope you enjoy
     
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  8. KiiYzOo

    KiiYzOo New Member

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    W:jawdrop:W!!! amazing work :D I'm subbing to this :D
     
  9. xSoMBrAx

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    So much in such a small case... great acrylic and fitting job :)
     
  10. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    sweet start to the build mordillo it all looks smart as i love the black acrylic and love that mobo

    subscribed :rock: :rock:
     
  11. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Wow really good work. Nice plumbing + rep
     
  12. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    This is all seriously neat and tidy. Shaping up to be a really nice build.
     
  13. mordillo

    mordillo New Member

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    Thanks to all who have comented.

    Just a little teaser of the work being done.

    It is very hard to connect everything in such a tight space.

    Hopefully today the loops will be finished.

    Cheers.

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  14. Yeoo

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    very understated black components, looks classy
     
  15. soul_train

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    Keep it coming bro! Show us a litlle more :naughty:
     
  16. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    i love that mobo. and in your case and set up so far it looks smart as .

    keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  17. mordillo

    mordillo New Member

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    I am gad you enjoy. I am loving the result.

    Here's an update

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    And finally with the 2 loops all filled up

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    Tomorrow should reveal a 95% done machine. Hope you enjoy
     
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  18. jakobfrimmel

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    looks absolutely stunning! i love the whole composition! great build!
     
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  19. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Looking very good mate!
     
  20. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Wow, love how clean and elegant this is :) Definitely one of my favourite case mods on here at the moment.
     
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