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Case Mod - In Progress Project Thief -Completed 11-2014 -2 CPUs,8 GPUs,4 Loops,6 Pumps,50 Fans,2TB SSD

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by stren, 20 Dec 2011.

  1. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Looks good, really - it does!
    However, I'm waiting for when you're going to explain what you need so much room for. So far, I've only seen one small mobo and a watercooling loop... ok ok, it's got 24 fans, so that's kinda crazy, but still... what's more in store for us?

    Oh, and on a sidenote: You got all those nice nickel-plated fittings and watercooling blocks, and still you go with a copper block for the GPU? I don't get it?
     
  2. stren

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    See this post for the gaming rig that will be transplanted in addition:

    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showpost.php?p=2933773&postcount=8

    As for the nickel blocks - No one in the US has EK nickel 8800gt blocks. I've been looking for a while. I'm planning on getting those copper blocks nickel plated by a local shop along with the custom waterblocks I'll make :) So don't worry everything will match, but it's a long road to travel yet :)
     
  3. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    starting to look real sweet now mate keep up the good work :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  4. stren

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    Thanks dude!


    Here's a pic of the iwaki next to a D5

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    Then I put the dvd drives in. These will eventually be hidden :)

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    Then I starting putting in the new ssds into the hdd side mount:

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    I have another 3 ssds and 5 hard drives to put in later on, when I really transplant everything over:

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    And now a tease of the case with the panels:

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    More to come soon :)
     
  5. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Dear God, it's a fortress! :worried:
     
  6. xXSebaSXx

    xXSebaSXx Active Member

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    LOL... stren could probably rent out the unused space in that case to a friend of his as a studio apartment. ;)

    And I thought that the case I'm designing was big when I measured it and it tipped 600mm in height... :(
     
  7. Overminde

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    wow that pump is sick :rock:
     
  8. wilkinson001

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    You could probably use the case as a cupboard as well as a case for 2pc's. Its humongous. :O
     
  9. stren

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    Lol, this way no one can steal your computer ;)

    Haha yeah this case is pretty insane, the wife is not a fan.

    Yeah I can't wait to test it and see how high the flow is. I'm a little worried about breaking the gpu blocks with it.

    Yeah we are short on closets, maybe I can add some hanging space haha.
     
  10. stren

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    So the only thing I got done this week was changing the switch plate to one that matched the exterior color. Here's the original:

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    The cover is held on with two nuts:

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    Put the new one on:

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    Reattach the switches:

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    Install it:

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    And put the panels back one:

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    That's probably it for the next week at which point a large order of parts should be coming in :thumb:
     
  11. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Love the 2x5 stack o' fans in there. Somehow, they're very befitting of the case. ;)
     
  12. stren

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    Haha yeah - this is one of the few cases that can act as a storage cupboard for the build parts before assembly haha.
     
  13. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Or even act as storage for lesser builds after completion!
     
  14. stren

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    Alrighty the fedex guy came, so here's some unboxing action:

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    Woooh packing

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    Opened some boxes - the front rad is an ex560 - not quite sure why this was the first 560 rad that XSPC made.

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    Mora 140.9 revealed - way thicker than the EX of course

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    Can you say quick disconnects?

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  15. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    You could use those radiators to heat up your house.
    But then again, the case is going to BE your house, right?
     
  16. SilveR_172

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    Why not add more than one loop , Add loads , with the amount of space you got in there , =)
     
  17. stren

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    Already have 4 loops :)
     
  18. stren

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    2nd update of the day:-

    So I played around with my own version of the big slappy mod for the Iwaki - the idea is you tap the cylinder res for a much larger feed for the pump. The pump can't be on it's back so you need a nice slow 90 degree bend. The tough part is then getting down to the 5/8 OD pipe that is the inlet to the Iwaki. Here I used 1" pipe going to a 1/2" female converter fitted with a 5/8" brass barb. I butted the barb up right against the inlet and stretched some 0.5" tube over it:

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    The feed may not be quite as good as the original big slappy as that only had a bout 3/4" of 5/8 inlet tube, vs this 2.5" on this version. However the downpipe is 1" instead of the 3/4" that was used. So hopefully the extra width balances it out a bit. Here's a photo of the original big slappy:

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    and amuseme's version:

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    We'll see I might change to what they did, I feel like it might have better performance.

    Also started spray painting test colors on a dead GT. I made a quick spray booth:

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    Done - there's some metallic flake in the paint, the color isn't quite as orange as the tube though:

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    Reassembled (kinda)

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    Then a final comparison with it mounted on the 120 rad (this rad is just for the motherboard block loop). The rad will be painted silver to match:

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    So what do you think? Are the colors close enough? Both are slightly off. I wonder if I can get a color match from the powder coat supplier. I think I'll look for a different red at the least tomorrow. The match does depend on the lighting though.
     
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  19. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Lighting and each of our own monitors may not show what your real color is. Most powdercoaters have the ability to match their colors to yours, just like paint people need a small sample and they canmake gallons to match. Computer imaging.

    This is really looking good.

    john
     
  20. peteski

    peteski long live the pc

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    looking good mate rep to you :rock: :rock: :rock:
     

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