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Case Mod - In Progress Project Redemption [Fractal XL R2 Mod] [Update 4/11/15..New Stuff]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by hero1, 29 Oct 2013.

  1. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    The Corsair 800 D will be my next build (debating between X99 or go and my Z77 MVF) and I will be using these hardware for it... Aquacomputer gear..

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  2. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Hello everyone, another update here.

    Last weekend, on Saturday, I continued where I left off before the battery died on me. I worked on the front fan holes and got them done. Then I shifted my attention to the PSU hole and I like the way it came out.

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    Close up of the holes!
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    Outline for the PSU hole.
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    Making the cut.
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    This is how it looks before I finished filing the hole.
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    Today I was able to do more work on the panels. I mounted the rad so I can see how much room I have left for 2 5.25 bays (Fan Controller and NZXT Hue RGB). I will be working on this part tomorrow. I also assembled the back panel and I like how it looks.

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    Front panel with the rad mounted laying sideways.
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    Back and front panel together again.
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    After that, I worked on drilling some holes on the MB tray. I hope to have each wire go through its own hole.

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    Thanks for following...more work tomorrow:thumb:
     
  3. humanityBG

    humanityBG King of Hell.

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    Great work so far dude!
     
  4. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Thanks mate. I have been working on this for a long time, on and off. I should have more work done by tomorrow and update to follow.
     
  5. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Nice to see you back at it again...:dremel:
     
  6. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Hello everyone. I hope that you are all keeping warm, at least trying to. This is a long overdue update that I meant to share back in late September and October. Unfortunately, I was sick then for 3 months and now I am home nursing injuries that I suffered from another car accident after getting rear ended badly on my way home from work. I hope I can resume my work on this case and have it powder coated before Christmas.

    Here's what I had done a while ago. All that is left is to drill holes and mount the MB tray and mid panel. Then make fan cutouts for the top panel as well as the right side of the case.

    First up is the bottom panel. I got it done with!

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    Then I worked on the ODD cutouts.

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    After that I shifted my attention to the motherboard CPU cutout. The motherboard trey will be made of 2 aluminium sheets joined together using 1/2 aluminium bars. Why? I want the MB trey to be as clean as possible and this means all the cable clamping and tying will be done on the second aluminium sheet.

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    Here you can see the main MB trey and the aluminium bars resting on it. Then I put the second aluminium sheet on top.

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    Last but not least, I made the channel for the GPU brackets to go through.

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  7. Bartacus

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    Looking good Hero!
     
  8. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Thanks Barts:thumb:
     
  9. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Hello friends,

    I trust that you all have been having a great year so far. I am doing alright I guess, dealing with a bad back, and recovering from a knee surgery. I have been away from the project since I have been sick. However, that hasn't stopped me from stocking my watercooling gear. I am making the switch to hard tube and here is my latest purchase, made almost 3 weeks ago from Daz. And yes, I was the first to grab the stop fittings when he brought them in and I will be adding 12 more next week. I love how they look. Enjoy the photos.

    20 x EK-HDC fittings 3/8 ID x 1/2 OD - Nickel and 13 x EK-AF Angled 90 degrees
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    Darkside Maple Leaf Stop Plug Fittings... Oh Canada..Love them
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    Monsoon Hardline Pro Mandrel Kit
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  10. Supercluster

    Supercluster I dream in G-code

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    This is my first message on the forum so first of all- hello!

    And of course AquaComputer gear and hard tubing all the way :rock:!

    Looking forward to seeing how the loop will look like :thumb:.
     
  11. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Hello to you too Corpsemaker. Thanks for dropping by and checking out my thread. The Aquacomputer stuff will be for my next project come summer time. This build is being cooled using EK parts.
     
  12. hero1

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    New PC Gear!

    Hello fellas,

    How is it going? I hope that all is well. I am doing alright. I haven't worked on the case for a long time but I hope to resume as soon as start feeling much better.

    Anyways, I thought I should update you with what I have been up to lately. I decided to replace the Maximus VI Formula board with the Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK. This board is beast and I love the idea of being able to go quad GPU. However, what I like the most about this purchase is that I can upgrade to the next Intel architecture by trading it in with Gigabyte and paying the price difference.

    I also decided to go ahead and purchase a second AMD R9 290X, made by Gigabyte, same model as the other one that I already have. The card was on sale for $330 CAD so I couldn't pass that up.

    I also grabbed a couple of PSU PCIE plugs that will help eliminate the use of 2 of the 6+2 PCIE plugs. More to come!

    Gigabyte Intel Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK, 2 x Gigabyte AMD R9 290XOC4GB

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    RAM Cooling Kit

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    PSU connectors and water protector!

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  13. Stallion

    Stallion What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good I love the case red color really bright
     
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    enjoying the photos mate
     
  15. mnpctech

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    fractal case + metal fabrication = :thumb:
     
  16. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Thanks.

    Thank you. I am a work in progress in that deparment.

    Thanks. It means a lot coming from you.
     
  17. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Hey guys. I hope that all is well with everyone. This mod has been on hold for almost a year due to health issues that I have dealing with. I hope to resume soon, so stay tuned.

    And this is my current setup inside a Corsair 800D :thumb:
    I can't wait to be able to finish this mod and then do something new.

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  18. Wrathier

    Wrathier What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice, very nice indeed. I'm not quite there where I would try something like that.

    My wish is really to be able to build a Republic of Gamers inspired chassis, but I neither have the tools nor the knowledge, to do so.

    I love your build by the way.
     
  19. hero1

    hero1 Minimodder

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    Thank you. It has taken a long time to do this build and I can't wait to finish it the right way. It's not too much work but when health fails you there is nothing you can do. However, I hope I don't disappoint when I get it done.
     

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