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Scratch Build – In Progress ROG V-3 - Custom case - Final photos!

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  1. TheL4mka

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    PROJECT V-3

    So, I'm back again and again with a new project. :)
    And again it will be a custom build the entire time I invented and I've never seen so originality is garanted from me 100% ;)




    Unusual water cooling component layout and graphics will not be planted directly into the board, but will be used PCI-E card extension cord and positioned so that the entire visible and it obviously transparent water block.

    The whole computer will again be water-cooled using TOP products from the best companies, except for the reservoir - will be custom CNC drilled.

    This will be something quite a bit smaller for mATX board, width 300 , length 336 and height 378 .

    Again, I wanted to see inside because inside will be good components and it will all be color coordinated, so the choice fell on the side of a piece of clear acrylic.

    The main points of the project:

    Case built from scratch with an unusual design and layout of components
    Custom reservoir in front of the PC, CNC machined from a piece of acrylic.
    The rear radiator grill with unconventional due

    Completion of the project would see the second half of January, it depends a lot on how much time I have to spend studying and other things. : D

    I'm not much for writing, so now the facts about the case and some dimensions of course renders and sponsors. :)

    Material:

    Sheet steel
    Acrylic

    Capacity:

    Position 240 for two radiators, bottom max. 45 mm thick
    mATX motherboard
    Position for one graphics card
    Position ATX power supply, D5 pump and reservoir

    Components:

    Intel i7 4790K
    ASUS GENE VII
    ASUS GTX780Ti DCII
    Be Quiet! Straight Power 10 CM 800
    Be Quiet! Silent Wings 2 120 mm
    Kingston 3K 240 GB
    Kingston HyperX Black Fury 16 GB

    And, of course, water cooling components, but about those another day: D


    RENDERS

    I have long hesitated about color matching of the entire PC, came to me two suggestions:

    1.) Green - probably UV water and UV acrylic elements
    2.) Red and wide to align with ROG motherboard

    So far, I have decided for the red, but I'll see throughout the building, if it still will not change. : D

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    SPONSORS

    Again I must mention great companies which supports me and believe in me. Thanks!


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    http://www.asus.cz
    ASUS Maximus VII GENE
    ASUS GTX780Ti DCII

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    http://www.aquatuning.cz

    ALPHACOOL NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 240 mm
    ALPHACOOL NexXxoS UT60 Full Copper 240 mm
    ALPHACOOL VPP655 - single edition


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    http://www.bitspower.com

    The complete water cooling - blocks, fittings
    TOP for the pump
    Mod Kit for D5 pump


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    http://www.kingston.com

    HyperX SSD 3k 240 GB
    HyperX RAM 16GB Black Fury


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    http://www.bequiet.com
    6x Silent Wings 2 120 mm
    Power 850W Zone


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    http://www.icemodz.com

    Sleeving, cabling


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    http://www.plexi.cz

    Czech company MK Plexi
    They will support acrylic for reservoir



    Well, it would probably suffice for today :D Even here last picture, the current Progress. More to come very soon.

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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    let's see...
    plan: check
    renders: check
    long list of sponsors: check
    actual work: check
    CAT: Hell, yeah, we are in full swing! :lol:
     
  3. Bartacus

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    IN! I still love red and black builds, no matter how many I see. This one looks pretty unique!
     
  4. Zsolt Guriga

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    Already love it,waiting for more pictures:thumb:
     
  5. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE1

    UPDATE 1

    I write my logs in Czech language and then just past in Google translate for english. So please take this English as is. :D




    I finally made some progress with regard to the main frame, the worst phase of the project, I would say: D It's not quite such fun to draw and invent everything so that everything fit and fits. That's why I wanted to start gradually ..

    Corrosion on metal plates do not mind - I know about her. :D These sheets are probably just a test, and then I'll burn the whole case is finished and will go straight into the paint - come to me about it more cheaply than sand.

    In today's update will be a lot renders me most showed how the frame will look like. :)

    Exploded frame from two perspectives that you were the most clear how it actually folds. This folding system is perhaps the most widely used in the world, one piece bends and snaps to another. D This bending process is used in much of cabinets and used it as Brodholm in his Model01. Due to the CNC bending can achieve really great accuracy throughout the skeleton closet.

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    But as I said, I will proceed gradually. First render sheets, which I have done.

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    I have unfortunately DSLR, but perhaps as soon as I have: D, or the requirements respectively. well illuminated spaces with great background. Therefore, such an improvisation shoot and important things. :)

    Here it is seen first batch of finished sheets are the sides that are screwed into the top and bottom plate. It fits under the plan, so now I'll go to illustrate the front panels, which are not screwed into the bottom and the top, but the side panels. This will give great strength and stability of the cabinet - at least I hope so. : D

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    Detail of the bend on the lower portion of the housing, the bottom plate is 4 mm overlap, since the sidewall will have 3 mm clear plexiglass and 1 mm cover plate.

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    Upper detail of the bend, there has upper sheet without overlapping at the same time with the side.

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    A view of the lower housing. There will still middle parting sheet, which will of course hold the base and divide time into two parts. The right part of the course for the board, graphics and lower radiator and the left part of the expo, pump, power supply, SSD and radiator. :)

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    Professional supervision of the project, I dont wanted to photograph her here, but she always come and dont wanna go away .. :D

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    For today everything again. In the next update will have the remaining two frame plates and perhaps a center plate for the plate. :)
     
  6. Hukkel

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    Why are you using steel in stead of aluminum? It will be much heavier now and look at the rust already on this baby.
     
  7. TheL4mka

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    Because it is much easier to get lasercutted steel for me. I know about rust and I was written in this update that these sheets are probably only for test and after that I will made the new ones and they will go directly to powder coater. Or maybe sandbalsting these sheets. Dont know yet :)
     
  8. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 2

    Arrived very interesting package from ASUS, so I wanted to show you what was in it and have some parameters.

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    I would like to really thank the company for ASUS sent the products and also for the overall support in this project!

    I received motherboard Maximus VII Gene and graphics card GTX780Ti with DC2 cooler. :)

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    Boxes from the motherboard, of course, in the style of Republic Of Gamers. Inside the package you will find, in addition to motherboards, CD with drivers, SATA cables, stickers, sticker on the door, and many other interesting things.

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    Maximus VII Gene in all its glory, of course, their color blends beautifully into this project, which is completely toned black / red.

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    GTX780TI is definitely a very powerful graphics card, but this version is even overclocked and equipped with a condenser DirectCUII. The card is also supplied backplate, but even here, as well as a cooler, not make use of, due to water block for graphics, which has its backplate. :)

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    The power of the graphics card old pair of 8-pin power cables.

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    The only thing I do not like the card is probably the protrusion SLI connectors. But after installing the water Bitspower block, this projection should not be something glaring, so it will not be a problem. : D

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  9. acmods

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    wait n see
     
  10. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 3

    Corrosion on metal plates do not mind - I know about her. : D sheets will be before powder coating sand blasted.


    Finally I finished the frame and everything fits as it should. In this update, new plates (for the frame).

    - The front plate
    - Rear plate
    - The middle plate
    - Plate mount graphics cards

    This is a back plate which serves to mount the PSU. Also, there are holes for the I / O motherboards and outputs video card.
    These 4 elongated holes are for mounting plate for the graphics card.

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    The front plate. There is no need to explain much of anything - cut to the left is the "window" in a hole on the right is ready for reservoir with corresponding holes for the screws around the perimeter.
    Again, 4 elongated holes are for mounting plate for the graphics card.

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    The middle plate where will be mounted motherboard. There still missing two holes on the bushings for water cooling tubes, but I do not know exactly where to lead, so I drilled as an afterthought.

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    Bracket for mounting the graphics card in an unusual position. It consists of two sheets, is a first carrier, which is then anchored to the frame (specifically, the front and rear plate).
    The second plate is mounted to the carrier. On this plate is screwed graphics card. Therefore it should if it was my measuring accurate.: D

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    Assembling the outer portion of the frame. The side plates are mounted in the lower and upper plate. The front and rear plates are mounted to the sidewalls but - to ensure maximum stability of the case.

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    There render the holder on the graphics for better understanding.

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    Holder and middle plate mounted. Now the frame is complete and I can parse it again: D because I'm going to sandblasting and then straight to the powder coating.

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    Detail on the middle plate. These are stitching operation for 24pin from the source to the motherboard and keep the entire bundle of cables nicely arranged. :)

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  11. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 4

    For today, let's just such a picture of plexiglass that I received from Prague company MK Plexi.

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    I would like to really thank the company for Kingston products sent to this project!

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    I'm sure a lot of you know what these two pieces of 20 mm and 8 mm plexiglass will be for :p. More about it, but not until next week. :)


    And while the frame is in the paint shop and would like to take this time to introduce other products. This time from Kingston HyperX.


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    I would like to really thank the company for Kingston products sent to this project!

    I received HyperX 3K SSD 240 gigabytes of RAM and 16 gigabytes of memory HyperX Fury in the black version.

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    Packaging SSD is really nice and in terms of widgets supplied to the SSD, so it's definitely to perfection! In addition to packaging SSD find:
    - External box with USB 3.0 cable
    - Screwdriver shaped pens with three attachments (2x Phillips and flat)
    - Sata cable
    - CD with drivers
    - Sticker HyperX and screws for mounting disk

    Really a lot of things in the package :)

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    Here photos of the disc itself. Processing is in good hands and act disk very strong and good. Some SSDs are lightweight and has quite cheesy, but that's not the case of SSDs from HyperX.

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    As for the RAM memory, here it was only plastic packaging and there HyperX memory and a sticker. But on the other hand, what more to add memories.. :p

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  12. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 5


    Things got a bit again in motion and incorporated in the expansion tank. I mean, it was produced. Known has access to a high qualit CNC, so it was no problem to mill reservoir of high quality.

    The reservoir which I designed holds about 470 ml of liquid, which in my opinion is enough.

    It was enough just to deliver a 3D model already and started to mill :D


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    Clamp 20 mm plexiglass and milling preparation. Excuse the quality of photos:)

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    Milling main pockets for water, the bottom was then still a "cross over" to 18000 rpm to be beautifully clear.

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    Milled pocket water and 4x G1 / 4 "threads for the fittings. Missing still milled groove in the seal and also to M3 screws around the perimeter.

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    The first part of 20 mm plexiglass is done as planned.

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    This upper "cover" part which of course closed and sealed reservoir. On the sides is taken away 1.5 mm, to be embedded in the sheet Expo and thus were then simultaneously.

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    There brief video of the milling main pocket.




    Provisionally assembled a few screws without sealing, everything fits. Uff :D

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    At home, I made a few better pictures. But I found that taking of acrylic is not as easy as i though. :D

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    Here it is the gasket and the entire reservoir is folded. I decided to fill it with water UV me well right now and could clearly see the possible shortcomings and thus fluid leaks.

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    But as you can see the reservoir works exactly as it should. :) Just nowhere and nothing is leaking.

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    Photo from the side.

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    At the end of this week will be a big update full of photos, so be tuned! :D
     
  13. Zsolt Guriga

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    Awesome work man,especially the reservoir...really like it,will be follow for sure:thumb:
     
  14. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 6

    In the week finally came the long-awaited and very important package from Bispower. :) It has everything required to create a water loop, except for the pump and radiators.

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    I would like to really thank the company Bitspower for products sent to this project!

    They are in fact products of high quality and definitely deserves some attention.

    I received Bitspower fittings, blocks and TOP for D5 pump

    Block for CPU with acrylic top and two G1 / 4" threads for the fittings. The block has prepared holes for LEDs, if you would like to illuminate.

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    The appearance of the block, of course, implies that it is intended for motherboard Maximus Gene VII. Unfortunately, I will not use passive heatsink on the southbridge because original from ASUS looks better imho.

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    Block RAM. There probably I havent nothing to say, again this block has prepared holes for the LEDs.

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    The biggest and hardest block can not be anything other than the graphics card. Card with this block weighs about 1540 grams. The block is for 780DirectCUII, but with the tiny finish (photo below in this post) sitting on my 780T DirectCUII.

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    From the photos it does not appear, but the total is approximately 70 pieces. There Angle Adapters (mostly revolving), type C47 fittings for acrylic tubing..

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    TOP for the pump and the Mod Kit.

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    First I decided to install a water block on the video card, but I ran into a problem that me from the beginning quite scared.

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    Removing original coolers and cleaning the core of the original paste.

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    And here we come to the problem. The block itself is designed for 780DC2OC. I thought that when the cards have the same PCB and EKWB offers one block on these cards, so that even the block from Bitspower will fit the 780TIDC2OC. Well, I was wrong :D I must say big thanks to Jesse Palacio who gave me good advice about this. Thanks!

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    The cards have almost the same PCB, the difference is only a few capacitors and just one of them was a problem because it did not fit the block on the card.

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    It was, however, not drastic, so I used dremel and then it was all OK. In addition, this grinding is not visible as capacitor covers it.

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    After that, nothing prevented a paste and apply pads, flip over the card and install the backplate and thus assemble the card with the block.

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    Even then I did on the card tiny detail. :)

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    I also finally brought back from the paint shop varnished sheets and I could mount the card straight into its holder, which will make the card vertically.

    Card holder, which consists of two parts.

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    Assemble the plate with the card was easy and my measurements are accurate and card fits as it should. :) Detail on the back, there is easy to see how the whole thing is assembled.

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    Here it is a front view of the card placed in the holder.

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    Photos of painted frame i will add here as soon as I find some time to take pictures :) Here is just a little taste :D

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  15. Phame

    Phame COOOOFFFFEEEEE

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  16. TheL4mka

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    Thanks, I am very happy with the reservoir result :)

    Thanks! :thumb:
     
  17. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 7


    I write my logs in Czech language and then just past in Google translate for english. So please take this English as is. :D


    Here's the seventh update :) As promised, so adding photos powder coated frame. So far, only partial composition ..

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    The frame is painted in powdery paint color RAL9005 MAT. The entire frame is decomposed area about 1 square meter. Painting for 2 square meters came to CZK 302 (+- 15 USD) , which I think is a very nice price for a little ridiculous to me, because at home it just does not paint cheaper. The powder painting was finished in less than two days. :)

    The pictures are maybe a little to see how I tainted it by my hands :D But at this stage of the frame is not worth cleaning.


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    There already is a sheet that here there probably did not show and I also did not describe its functionality .. Suspect someone for what is it?


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    It is the holder for SSD disk. This bracket comes to the rear side of the reservoir. I have long wondered where to actually place SSD, because there really is not much space.
    Eventually I came up with this solution, which seems to me a very practical and nice, judge for yourself. :)


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    In the evenings, I tuned the final touches on the exterior metal sheets and then I let them lasercutted. If you're interested price for cutting, for example sheet with Bitspower inscription came to CZK 95 (+- 5 USD) including material which is again, at least for me, very cheap.


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    Finally, I had to lasercutted three components whose functionality is to create a red edges between the frame and the outdoor sheet. The large square is red upper edge and then there is one part of the source and one for I / O boards and graphics card :)


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    That's all for today, maybe next update will come back again next week, so be tuned :D
     
  18. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 8

    Finally, over Christmas I had a little time to move forward in some way. Now the computer is at a stage where everything is painted and it would be only a few times to drill, but no major adjustments. Thus, perhaps, If I ever did not do a big mistake in the design. :D

    First I mounted reservoir into the front part of the frame, sitting exactly as I wanted, so the first major relief :)

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    Rear view, ie from inside the case.

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    Before Christmas packages also arrived from Germany, one from Be Quiet! and the second from Aquatuning.de.

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    I would like to really thank the company Be Quiet! for products sent to this project!

    I received source STRAIGHT POWER 10 CM 800W and 4 pieces of fan Silent Wings 2.

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    Packing fans is at a very high level, but also in this price range can not wait about anything else.

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    It's my first experience with fans Be Quiet! a promise from them great power, and the quiet and smooth operation.

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    The source is a semi modular, 24pin is fixed and the other cables are modular.

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    Fan in itself already has the latest fan-type Silent Wings 3, which is unfortunately not yet on the market. Since I expect mostly quiet and stable power supply.

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    I would like to really thank the company AquaTuning.de for products sent to this project!

    I received radiators XT45 and UT60, both in size 240 mm. Also stop button Phobya, to cables and PWM splitter for fans. I can not forget the pump that will propel the entire water circuit - VPP655, or certified version of the popular Laing D5, but at a lower price.

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    I decided to mount directly to fans and radiators fitted straight into the chassis.
    First radiator that will go to the bottom of the cabinet - XT45 240 mm.


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    Here are both radiators with installed fans.

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    The lower radiator fits well in place.

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    The upper radiator thicker UT60 also in place.

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    A look at both installed radiators. Next time we will continue with the installation! :)

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    This is the last update in this year, so I wish each of you a successful start to the New Year and Merry rest off!
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  19. TheL4mka

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    UPDATE 9

    Even during the Christmas break I worked a bit on the things that must be completed prior to assembling cabinets and computer composition. I first assembled Alphacool pump with a Bitspower TOP and Mod KIT - such relaxing work :D

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    First I removed the pump but the back cover I had access to cables and could be easily sleeved. At the pump, I chose only black sleeving.

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    Then there was nothing to prevent it, to pump assembled together with the top.

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    At the top they are then just using 4 screws mounted in the holder, then of course I'll have to think of how in the cabinet will put it there because the place is there so little that I did not expect. : D

    Also arrived last longer sponsorship package, but also very important for tuning all the details - and mainly consisted of cabling :)

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    I would like to really thank Iceland company IceModz for products sent to this project!

    I received a sufficient source footage material in 4 different colors. Also, several connectors and cables pre-made, especially for disk, lighting and pump.

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    I first flew upon the PCIE cables. Somehow I do not understand why there gives Be Quiet! blue connectors, but there is no problem to replace the black. To this work I watched the movie and fun (sometimes nerves :D) sleeving the cables.

    At first I tried several variations but what color scheme to choose, here are the most interesting.

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    Finally, I chose the theme and power cables for video cards did this. In the next days I'll go on the 24 pin CPU power, sata power and I will add here some better pictures of braided cables. :)

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  20. Razer2007

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    Great progress and wonderful kit! Looking good!
     

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