Project: Ventmaster - 22 September Ventmaster. By Paul Edwards (aka coolmiester) All Pictures are clickable Well i'm off again on a quest to make another water cooled Wavemaster only this time it will be in black which i hope will make a nice contrast to the previous polished one..........so read on and see if it measures up! Here a list of parts i will be using:- Wavemaster (Black) Asus SK8V (Socket 940) AMD Athlon FX53 Tagan 480watt PSU 2x 512mb OCZ PC3500 EL-DDR ECC (Registered) 2x Western Digital Raptor 36.7GB in Stripe Raid Zero Gainward 6800 Ultra Cool FX Sony DWU-18A 8x DVD±RW ReWriter (Black) Sony DDU1612 DVD-ROM Water Cooling:- TDX Athlon64 Solid Silver Maze4 Chipset NV-68 GPU Block Laing D4 12volt Pump Thermochill 120.1 Rad Papst Alu 120mm Fan on Vantec Rheobus Dual Floppy Bay-Res Tygon Hose OK, first off was to mark and cut the hole in the top of the case for the radiator but as you can see this is hindered by a cut out already made by Coolermaster for the flip up USB ports which unfortunately is just too close to the PSU cage slung below for the rad to fit so i had to move the new hole forward slightly so the rad would miss the cage but also making sure the grill would cover any of the previous hole. The USB flip up........a standard feature on a Wavemaster This is the top of the case masked with tape which shows the hole already there once the USB thingy is removed I used a Thermochill 120.1 shroud to mark the cut lines Bit of a jig saw moment and hey presto! Once that was done i moved onto mounting the pump and as it was the powerful Laing D4 i thought it was best to bolt this down using the supplied foam to stop any vibrations Simple case of positioning the pump on the base of the case and marking and drilling the 2 holes. Not forgetting to stick the foam in place............and then bolt the pump to the base like so. Now it was time to fit the Dual Floppy Bay-res which wasn't straight forward as there where 2 screw heads on the inside of the front of the Wavemaster which stopped it from mounting flush to the front so i had to attack the front of the Res with my trusty dremil making 2 recesses for the screw heads to go into If you can imagine this is the front of the res and the 2 cut outs you can see on the pic below will allow the res to push up flush against the front of the case unhindered by the screw heads that protrude on the inside of the case ......the res is upside-down in the pic BTW /..........and the res in place Right, onward and upward..........after adding the motherboard and blocks it was time to start measuring and cutting hose which is the way i like to do it so you get the exact length of hose making a much tidier job when all done. Hose in place and remembering i will be swapping the GFX card in a few days i decided to just use plastic hose clamps all round for now in case i need to lengthen/shorten any of the hoses and will replace with metal "O" rings once the new GFX card arrives and i'm total happy with the set-up. I rigged up a PSU so i could run the pump and completely fill the system and i got to say i was really impressed with the power of this Laing D4.........even though a little noisy Don't know how accurate the D-Tek flow meter is but it is showing just over 3psi as you can see So basically that was the whole water loop up and running and it was now just a case of fitting all the rest of the PC hardware which i'm sure you've all seen before so i'll move right onto the Vents which gives the case its name!