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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Large Wooden Tower - Liquid Cooled

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Spotswood, 31 Jan 2010.

  1. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    The Large Wooden Tower case build is done:

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    (That particular case was sized to hold an EATX MB and two 120x4 radiators in the top chamber. However, the basic design of the case could be easily adjusted to accommodate 140mm radiators, EVGA's 4-Way SLI MB, etc.)

    This next phase of the project involves adding the wc-ing goodness. :D But before I can do that the case requires some further customizations involving stealthing the 5.25-inch drive cage and power supply area, as in:

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    The power supply "cover" is really just a simple two-sided divider.
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  2. Validus

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  3. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    Hopefully someday I'll get a chance to build this case sized to fit that motherboard. :waah:
     
  4. Validus

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    Hehe... Me too mate, me too.
     
  5. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    I mounted the quad radiators with a couple of sets of (UN)Designs Rad Brackets.

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    Eventually there will be two 120mm fans mounted to these holes that will supply fresh air to the radiator fans (in a push configuration).

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  6. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    As a rule I hate wooden mods. But this one is looking really sweet!
    Keep up the good work man!
     
  7. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    The slot for the radiator tubing was cut into the top shelf with a router, guided by a template.

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    And a mock-up of how the tubing will eventually be routed:
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  8. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    Very good spotswood !!!:rock:
     
  9. Spotswood

    Spotswood Custom PC case builder

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    The latest task was to fabricate the 5-1/4" drive bay cover. The water cooling pumps, reservoirs and an SSD will all eventually hang off of the cover.

    The first order of business was to cut the 5.2mm oak veneer plywood to size. Using my trusty router, this went quickly. (Afterword, I was amazed how badly this cut looks in the photo. Believe me, the final result was a razor sharp edge). There's no better way to cut veneer plywood than with a router.

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    Next up was to cut some holes in the cover to provide a path for the air coming in from the front intake fan. I had an old template lying around the shop from a previous project, but it was awkward to use on such a small piece of material. I ended up using that template to make another template.

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    All that's left to do is apply some stain and finish.
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  10. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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    Very nice.
     
  11. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    This is looking cool!

    normally not a fan of wooden cases but this one is sweet!

    Any more updates on this?
     

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