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Case Mod - Complete Project - Tranquillum

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TerHorstCustoms, 10 Feb 2021.

  1. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Hi guys! First build of 2021 is officially starting, meet client build Tranquillum :)

    This build is gonna be based around a Be quiet Silent Base 802 case and have the following hardware inside:
    AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
    Aorus X570 AORUS MASTER
    G.Skill Trident-Z Royal 16GB 4000MHz CL17 (2 sets for a total of 32GB)
    MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Suprim X 10G
    Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 Platinum 1000W
    Samsung SSD 980 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 970 Evo Plus 2TB

    The goal of this build is to create a power yet silient system, to allow this the choice has been made to go for a full custom loop in the system. To allow a great base for this cooling system the case has been configured to the airflow mode.
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    When the GPU got deliverd I was kinda shocked when I saw the size (GTX1660 Super Gaming x for scale)
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    The first testboot with the hardware was a succes :)
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    But while doing this first test I heard some coilwhine from the PSU (RM1000x), to check if it wasn't to loud I moved all the hardware in to the case and run a stresstest.
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    Unfortunately the coilwhine was very audible from the PSU so it that had to be RMA'd. But the replacement Be Quiet unit from the webshop arrived quick and doesn't have it :)

    While doing a testfit with the hardware in the way how its gonna be at the end I found out that some spots needed tweaks. Like the grommet placement for the 24 pin.
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    Vertical GPU with ram clearance is also quite tight
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    But overal I was quite happy with the first propper testfit :)
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    First batch of EK parts I orderd arrived shorty after. This was great because more testfitting could be done. Also a list could be made which fitting would be needed.
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    29mm tall front fans also still fit perfect with the dust filter.
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    After the radiator testfit it was time to install the block on to the GPU this all started of well.
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    Unfortunately while doing up the final backplate screw I found out that one of the standoffs in block was missing :(
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    One support ticket at EK later and the needed part was send out quick to get the block how it should have been.
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    A small bit of cable managment to get the ARGB cable from the GPU block all nice and tidy :)
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    Finally the momemt of truth, does it still work after the block installation. Yes it did :clap:
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    Also made a time lapse of the gpu block installation :)


    More to come soon, including the first mods for this case :)
     
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  2. Canardwc

    Canardwc @French_fab_factorie

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    Go on ! :clap:
     
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  3. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    New update: All cutting work done :)

    To get a better idea on hardware exactly would fit some small cutting was needed first. In this case it was the pcie expansion slot cover and a bit for the front 120mm fan mounts.
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    After the cutting some touch up paint was used with a small brush to seal the cut edges again.
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    The radiator in the front fits perfect now with the ports toward the front :)
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    Next up was working out the idea for the flat mounted pump/reservoir that I had in mind.
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    This required some more marking and also allowed to create space for the 24pin grommet in the right place plus removing the not needed hdd mounting points.
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    The dremmel made light work of this.
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    Some touch up paint later and it all was ready.
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    Quick rough testfit with pump/reservoir combo with the rest of the hardware gave some idea's for the tube runs in this build.
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    To allow clean tube runs form the front radiator some tweaks needed to be done to the front panel.
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    No more big plastic clips to hold it but screws instead :)
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    That is it for now again, I hope to share more during the weekend. Next up is making some templates some cover plates.
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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I had dialup speed picture loading before I hit the stop button. :lol: You might want to resize the pictures a bit.
     
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  5. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Yea had the same happen on phone when I checked. Guess its time to just down scale them to 1080p and only do the final photo's in higher res. :rollingeyes:
     
  6. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    I agree :happy:... even with my 8 mega rate brandwith it takes ages :grin:, but this said, pictures are worth the wait, super clean build as well :thumb:
     
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  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    EVERYONE is on the net thanks to covid. :lol:
    Thanks for the resize.
     
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  8. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Thanks :) Still loads to do but there is a start.

    Yea didnt really think about it and its easier for us all :)
     
  9. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Update: Templates for cover plates done :)

    Started out making the template for on top of the psu shroud first.
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    Measured out the spot for the pump / res combo and cut it out.
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    Double checked it in the build and it it fits perfect.
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    Then started working on the cover panel right of the motherboard. This relocated on of the grommets right next to the 24 pin.
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    Another check to make sure both panel would fit at the same time.
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    Added the locations for the new grommet placements.
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    More checks to make sure they are at the right spot.
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    Time it was time to cut the out of the template and keep the cut out parts for when I'm gonna make it out of acrylic.
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    Drawn and cut out all the extra holes needed for front IO and fans + some RGB headers.
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    One final check inside of the system before making the parts.
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    Next up: Making all the parts out of acrylic :)
     
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  10. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Acrylic cover plates are done :)

    Started with the PSU cover plate
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    Used a small drill for all corners to make it a bit easier to cut there
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    For the cover plate next to the motherboard used the cutouts form the template to get right size.
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    Some drilling and cutting later
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    Had a bit less luck with the cover plate that goes on top of the PSU, it cracked in to 5 parts :rollingeyes:
    But some glue fixed that again :)
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    and it still fitted around the the resovoir :clap:
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    Quite a few hours later it all was smooth again and ready for paint :)
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  11. GijsDeBeun

    GijsDeBeun What's a Dremel?

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    Looking good :)
     
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  12. dan297

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    Looks promising. Very clean.
    I like it that this case becomes more popular. Its modularity and versatility is just great.

    Try cast acrylic, not the extruded one.
    Much better for all sorts of machining.
     
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  13. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Thank you :) The modularity is great, also has its downsides sometime but it's versatility makes up for it.
    This was the only acrylic that I could get my hand on just before the country went in to lockdown in the middle of december of last year.
    I have used this same material before with handtools (just like now) but i guess im pushing the bounderies of what I can do without a jigsaw.
    It was just a bit more work then planned this time arround but it was great to exercise the hand skills again :)
     
  14. TerHorstCustoms

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    PSU shroud modifications for reservoir are fully done :)

    Tweaked the included mounts first.
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    By cutting them them I ended up with a good base to work from.
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    After some bending and drilling new mounting holes in both the bracket and case it was ready to try these out before paint.
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    Test fit was a succes so it time to get them matching to the case :)
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    Once the paint was dry it was time to finish mounting the cover plate.
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    Drilled holes and tapped threats in for the front side.
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    The back side uses standoff form a motherboard that are mounted up side down. This allows for a clean look once the holes are filled up and sanded again.
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    And with the great weather during the weekend it was possible to finish the cover by painting it :)
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    Next up are the final modifcations for the case to finish the radiator mounts, I hope to share this soon with you all :)
     
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  15. dan297

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    Not sure where you are located, but you can get plexi anytime from the manufacturer Röhm itself. https://www.plexiglas-shop.com/
    Pick you country and language and you are good to go. Any material grade, colour, thickness, whatever...
    What makes them pricey though is their cutting service. Better to get a bigger sheet and use in upcoming builds.
    Also, there are plenty of cutting services online, which are cheaper. Some of them also let you choose between GS and XT :thumb:
     
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  16. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Thanks for the info, I will check them out next time when i need supplies. I'm based in The Netherlands so I guess they will do shipping there :)
     
  17. TerHorstCustoms

    TerHorstCustoms Minimodder

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    Huge progress update, I had quite a bit of time to get stuff done :)

    The radiator layout combined with the planned tube run combination needed some modifcations to the radiator to fit 90 degree fittings in small space.
    Both endcaps needed to have the holes for the fitting enlarged to little over 19mm to fit the fittings.
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    This allowed the following configurations
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    Its saves about 8mm in height which was perfect for outlet run out of the 360mm top radiator.
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    For the front mounted 420mm radiator some more trimming of the case was needed to get pass trough fittings on both sides.
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    It is a tight fit but it works :)
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    Next up was matching the radiators a bit more and it up a little from end cap modifications.
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    Ended up also painting one side of the fins in the 420mm rad white to give the more even look inside of the case.
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    The fans screws couldnt say behind and also get a color change to match the radiator and white fan frames.
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    First full testfit with front radiator layout was a succes :)
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    First tube run worked out as planned. Its only a small part but its just enough to see if all fluid would be drained out of the system.
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    To make the drain setup work some small tweaks needed to be done to a fitting.
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    I know this doesnt look a smart move but the tube in the top is gonna be drain of the system.
    This has to do with layout of the rest of the loop but I will show more on this later :)
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    To take a break from the custom loop I started working on the part of any system that has a love hate relationship, its called cable managment :lol:
    Top radiator bracket needs some small tweaks to allow clean routing of the fan power and rgb cables.
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    Last but not least, sleeving the front IO cables where possible.
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  18. TerHorstCustoms

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    Another week past and more progress :)

    The back top drain tube wasn't as perfectly lvl. So I moved it a little bit more done.
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    For this some extra material needed to be removed at the back but also left a bit of gap which I didn't find looking nice.
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    After making small template out of paper I was able to make this small plate.
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    A little paint later and ready to fully mounted :)
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    Then it was time to finish all the tube runs for this build.
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    The right tube in the front took 6 tries to get right but in the end it was done :clap:
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    The back side was a lot easier to get done.
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    To finish off the week it was time tweak the fan wiring a bit to make it all easier to manage on final assembly and look a bit cleaner.
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  19. Yargen

    Yargen What's a Dremel?

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    Great Work so far :) Really nice to see the progress
     
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  20. dan297

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    The front radiator exit at the side is phantastic :clap:
    Nice tube runs :thumb:
     
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