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Case Mod - In Progress Project Iced Blood - Mayhems/Primochill Sponsored - COMPLETE 15/02/16

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stealth80, 5 Feb 2015.

  1. stealth80

    stealth80 Minimodder

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    So, turns out I really enjoyed modding my Antec 902, but annoyingly the way my living room is set out and the fact the window is on the right hand side of the case, no one can actually see the work I did without leaning over the side of the Sofa/Desk to able to view inside it

    Step up the Thermaltake Core X9

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    Now Purchased :clap:


    For this I will be gutting the main components out of my sig rig:

    Intel i7 4790K
    Asus Maximus VII Ranger
    EVGA 970GTX SC ACX 2.0
    SoundBlaster Z
    Gskill Ripjaw X 4 x 4GB
    Samsung XP941 256GB PCIE SSD
    Corsair 620w
    Asus ROG Front Panel

    EK-DDC 3.2 PWM X-RES 140
    Alphacool UT60 240mm radiator



    The plan is as follows:

    Watercooling to be Pastel Red for CPU Loop and Pastel White for the GPU Loop

    The following components form my "planned" watercooling shopping list:

    Chipset waterblock for Motherboard - EK-MOSFET ASUS M7G - Acetal+Nickel Purchased
    http://www.ekwb.com/news/521/19/EK-i...-water-blocks/

    CPU Waterblock - EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel Purchased
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-su...el-water-block

    GPU Block - EK 970 ACX -
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-f...ng-block-g1-4-for-evga-nvidia-geforce-gtx-970

    360mm Radiator - Alphacool 35273 NexXxoS XT60 Radiator 360 White Edition x2
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/alphacool-nexxxos-ut60-full-copper-360mm-white-special-edition Purchased Replaced with Mayhems Havoc 360mm

    Reservoir + Combo - EK-DDC 3.2 PWM X-RES 140, Water Cooling Pump (This matches the one I currently have)
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-dd...r-cooling-pump Purchased

    Monsoon White Fittings - ModMyToys 19/13mm (ID 1/2 - 3/4) Compression Fitting - Six Pack - White + Red Carbon (For the white loop) Purchased
    http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Mo...bon_37248.html



    Fans, open to advice here, I want 3x white LED for the white loop and 2x red for the red loop


    White - Enermax T.B.Vegas 120mm Single Fan White LEDs - Purchased
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...ister-bearings


    Extras:

    Tubing - Primochill Advanced - Purchased
    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2579

    Coolant - Mayhems Pastal Red Arrived
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1l-ma...el-red-coolant

    Coolant - Mayhems Ice White Arrived
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1l-ma...-white-coolant

    Fan Controller - BitFenix Recon - White Purchased
    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/
     
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  2. Vognen

    Vognen Minimodder

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    Not to be a pickie, but if you're still planning you should just post in the modding section, and then when you're ready you should PM a mod to move your thread :)
     
  3. stealth80

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    ok noted, case will be here as soon as scan have it in stock so ill be spraying it as soon as it arrives
     
  4. rrmitko

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    Where you plan to buy a GPU block?
     
  5. stealth80

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    Im waiting for it to become available, hopefully before June when I hope to have this complete.

    Ive also been thinking of sticking with my Alphacool GPU block. If I use the window on the left side of the case then the underside of the GPU wont be visible, will sit on the fence about this for now.

    bit of an update from today:

    I've finally made my mind up on a few things, and whilst I don't have the Thermaltake case yet (delays from supplier) I have actually managed to get started.

    I've decided to keep the RoG Front Base for the Asus Ranger Motherboard. Now as the case is going to be sprayed white, I figured I should make the front base as white as possible:

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    First thing I need to do was get the knob off (no puns!) what a pain in the rear this was, but eventually it came off allowing me to fully strip down the electrics from the case/cover:

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    Once that was stripped I went out and picked the brightest white I could find which is useable on both plastics and metal. Once the screen was masked up I got to work with the primer:

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    I've finished applying the top coat now, i'm going to let it dry over night, check for runs and hopefully remove the tape tomorrow evening, by which time I should know if the case is in stock at Scan :)
     
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  6. stealth80

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    Looks like I will be repainting this tomorrow, turns out Honda Polor white isn't exactly white :mad:
     
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  7. _TechPuppet_

    _TechPuppet_ What's a Dremel?

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    There are always set backs (and wasted moneys..) but you got to think at least you got a base coat now. ;) Can't wait to see it finished, already looks sleek.
     
  8. stealth80

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    its the first step on a long road that's for sure, hopefully the case will be despatching today
     
  9. stealth80

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    Case has been despatched and I was able to check the paints before buying today :thumb:
     
  10. stealth80

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    Got the RoG Front Base fully painted and re-assembled:

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  11. rrmitko

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    Still waiting for EK to come up with a full cover GPU block for my EVGA 970FTW .The bitspower block really looks good, but I can not find where to buy it.Great paint job:thumb:
     
  12. stealth80

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    UPDATE

    So today the Thermaltake case arrived and oh boy, its big!

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    I took a picture of it here on my desk in between an Antec 902 and a Zalman case, both are mid towers, but it does show the scale of the Core X9.

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    Heres a few pictures of the case before I stripped it down for painting:

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    Top view with cover removed and rad/fan mounts still fitted:

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    Motherboard tray:

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    PSU Area (one of two!)

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    Front lower and drive cages, I won't be using these in my mod unless I need 6TB in the future : )

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    And here is the stripped frame, when they said this was modular they weren't joking!

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  13. Bartacus

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    Wow, that's a decent looking cube! Especially if you can fit 480s in the roof. :)
     
  14. stealth80

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    it can fit a whole combination of rads, its huge. Its currently in bits been spray painted white :D
     
  15. stealth80

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    I have started painting the internal parts of the case and the front mesh, I really under estimated how much paint I would need to do this, however heres some progress:

    Front fully painted :D

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    PSU Blank/Grill

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    selection of other parts:

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  16. rrmitko

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    Impressive work:thumb:. I wish I had waited a bit longer and had this case instead of my Phanteks Enthoo Primo.
     
  17. stealth80

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    Thanks, its appreciated. I've got 3 days off work now so hopefully I can get a lot more of this done, think im gonna aim at getting the main case body primed today and maybe the side panels.

    That Phantek is quite a nice case. I went for this mainly due to the motherboard layout, but that layout comes at a price, size. It's huge and to be honest I don't think its as well built as my Antec, seems lighter which ain't a good sign for a larger case.
     
  18. rrmitko

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    It's a weights almost same as the Thermaltake 17,9kg ,but the X9 is more flexible as a design . Good reason for another upgrade:D
     
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  19. Impatience

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    Yeah, I realised that too! :hehe: One tiny ITX case has used up 5 cans so far..
     
  20. stealth80

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    think ive used 7 tins of primer alone, and will probably get through 6 cans of top coat :eeek:
     

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