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Case Mod - In Progress Pure ****in Copper - Slames Copper Mod Update 14.02.09

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by slame, 10 Jan 2009.

  1. slame

    slame Pix, sonst glaub ich nix !

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    Woooohoooo ....

    it took a long long time to post it, but here i am.

    Please allow me to introduce myself again. I am Stefan, owner of a watercooling store in Berlin. Started as a modder and then made it my profession. Some may know me from my tutorial vids on YouTube, others from Wizd forums.

    Too bad i waited this long with my worklog, so i already saw two of these cases around. ThumbsUp guys ... My idea was to mod a LianLi PC60 copper edition in combination with an aquaduct 360 XT to make it match. Here we go ...



    the original case:

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    original aquaduct :

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    First thing i always do when getting new stuff ... rip everything apart and see what´s the deal. Sure .. i am aqua computer Berlin and could get everything in parts easily, but hey ... where´s the fun, at least i am a modder. Here is a video where i de- and reassemble the aquaduct
    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=T-O5p2S_AAo



    First step .. off goes the top, the back face plate and the aquaero ....



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    there goes the fans ...

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    Note, that the fans are on the backside on the original aquaduct. While reassembling i switched them to the front, to use fans with LEDs. Therefore i needed to change the tubing a lot.


    who needs faceplates ?


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    radiator off ....

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    pump, control in the floor and flow sensor

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    reservoirs gone ...

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    and back in black ....

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    and instead of the clear tubing some copper tubes on the sides ..

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    In fact you couldn´t see water level with the copper tubes anyway, so i decided to keep them dry, also to prevent galvanic corrosion. Some silicon and no water anymore in the tubes.

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  2. slame

    slame Pix, sonst glaub ich nix !

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    [​IMG]


    Why does he call this aquaduct copper ? He only anodised the reservoirs. Nooooo .... here are the new faceplates, cnc milled form pure copper and engraved with the MMM Logo.

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    All copper parts have been painted with clear coat. Pix are final after clear coating.






    Say hello to aquaduct 360 XT copper ModMyMachine Edition ...

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    rear view ...

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    Display in white/black and black anodised button ...

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    black alu frame fans with orange LED´s with black honeycomb mesh ....

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    MMM Logo

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    working ....

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    White display in action ....

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    from above ...

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    I already did some modding on the LianLi case ... update soon

    Cheers

    slame
     
  3. Langer

    Langer Jesse Lang

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    Very nice. I love what you did there.

    I have the same case and I love it.
     
  4. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    You couldn't change the blue LEDs in the reserviors for orange ones?

    Apart from that, it looks fab!
     
  5. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Looks very nice :) The radiator-copper front especially.

    +Sub
     
  6. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Agree with Mankz. Change the blue LEDs for orange ones and make us happy.

    Komm schon, ich weiss, dass Du das willst. :p
    Sorry for that. ;)
     
  7. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    very nice!
     
  8. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I like it! Hadn't seen one of those before, and I like how you've improved it.

    PS, your video appears to not exist in this space/time continium.
     
  9. slame

    slame Pix, sonst glaub ich nix !

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    Hey thx ...

    in fact LEDs are multicolour red/blue .... i´ll do a picture in red nexct time ;)

    YouTube video is here http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=T-O5p2S_AAo
     
  10. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    The aquaduct look very cool. When I was the first pics I thought you were going to replace the aluminium 'corner' profiles with copper ones, but the anodized black looks very nice as well.

    Can't wait to see more :thumb:
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Welcome to the forums slame.

    Excellent work on the Aquaduct 260, looks much better as copper. I can't wait to see what you have in store for that Lian Li.
     
  12. tinytomlogan

    tinytomlogan Time To Live Customs

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    I really like the look of that, nice work dude :thumbs:
     
  13. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Wow that is looking great! i love the orange LED's in the fans!
    great engraving aswell!
     
  14. slame

    slame Pix, sonst glaub ich nix !

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    Well .. not quite new to this forums .. but i never posted. Anyways thx for the warm welcome ...
    Glad you like it. I wasn´t sure if i should post my worklogs, because i run a store and stuff .. the more happier i am now.

    thx to everyone

    slame
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    It looks much better now than it originally looked :) Good work, interesting to see what you make with the case.
     
  16. FrooP

    FrooP can I eat this?

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    geiles teil :)
     
  17. Spyrious

    Spyrious Modding all the Time

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    Excellent!Sehr Gute Arbeit!
     
  18. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Nice looking mod, I wouldn't worry about running a store. Coolmeister runs one as well and has never had any problems :).
     
  19. headala

    headala What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, looks awesome. Sub'd!
     
  20. slame

    slame Pix, sonst glaub ich nix !

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    Update :) .. took a bit longer because i did some work on the hardware / watercooling stuff
     
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