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Case Mod - Complete The Oceanborn

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Batuzz, 18 Jun 2017.

  1. Batuzz

    Batuzz New Member

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    Hello ;)

    I'd like to show you my first worklog!
    It'll be a case mod based on liquid cooling :)

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    I'd like to say thanks to all of you and I hope this project will reach your expectations!
    Polish modding group called Unique Customs gave me a lot of knowledge. Guys, thank you a lot!

    My adventure with modding started when I've seen extremely beautiful PCs and its photos, which were made by Malik Customs. This was the first time I've ever seen a well-done PC and it really inspired me.


    What can I say about the project... My aim is to get clean-look effect.
    No superfluous elements. Just stuff that has to be in this case.
    The colours will be white, blue, silver and of course - black.

    All the LC is based on Thermaltake components.



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    I'll use 13 Riing 14 Premium Edition and 6 Riing 12 Premium Edition fans.

    Radiators: 2x 560mm, 1x 360mm and 1x 280mm.
    PSU 1200W, 80+ Platinum, Thermaltake

    Case - colossus. Thermaltake WP100.
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    Its dimensions probably will be a bit uncomfortable... but I'll get so much space to work with!

    In my opinion the specification is noteworthy.


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    GSkill Trident Z 8x8GB DDR4 3333 MHz... in my opinion - one of the most beautiful memory sticks I've ever seen. And its colours fit just perfectly to my project.



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    Project will be supported by 2x NVidia GTX 1070.
    Again - thank you NVidia!





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    Time for the brain of the computer :)





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    The storage - thanks Samsung!





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    I'm really impressed about the size of M.2 SSDs.


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    At the end...
    I'll show you some stuff I use to build computers. :)


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    This guy is just perfect for tube bending!

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    More stuff coming soon!
     
  2. Enigma8750

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    Great Job Bart.

    The pictures look great. You have awesome parts and you will do well. I am sure of it.
    Keep on modding.

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  3. Batuzz

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    Thanks a lot! :D





    I've got many of those components before than others so I could get ready with some parts.

    It's first scratch drawing of my project.

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    Original pump handles doesn't fit to my conception.
    Between the main part of case and the bottom I want to put acryclic block with drilled canals for the coolant. I hope it'll look cool.


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    To mount the pumps to plate covering MOBO tray I had to get some custom solution.

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    The top element from last render - I think I won't be using it in project.

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    The grooves are meant to fit to original pump cover pattern :)

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    Next step was measuring and cutting aluminium plate which will cover MOBO tray.
    It'll let me get flat surface to worh with - and of course I'll hide wired between this plate & MOBO tray. Cable management is often a big problem, I hope this will help me a lot to get my desired aim - the clean look! :)



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    I've already sticked a foil onto it.

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    Meanwhile I measured all the wires I need to my PC and bought them, nicely sleeved :)

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    I'm really amazed with this fan-cable solution. It's incredible for me.
    Tons of wires not needed anymore! (I'll use 19 fans right here! Imagine the amount of cables...)


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    Instead of 7 controllers... I'll use 3 :)
    Next step to clean look!


    After consultations with ElabMods and ML Mods I decided to get 24V pump for GPU loop. We expect that normal pump flow will be too low for this big loop.

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    Pump itself looks just like any other.

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  4. Batuzz

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    Before I've made this big acryclic block (the one I want to use in project) I wanted to make smaller one for tests.
    I decided to glue both sides to avoid using gasket and screws.

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    The loop was working like this for over than week, no leaks - so let's go!


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    Below this block I added some LEDs and plexi with mirror side to reflect light up to the block.

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    I've made some "user-friendly" molexes which will be placed on the bottom of the case and behind MOBO tray.

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  5. Batuzz

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    I got some stickers, which will be put on the acrylic block and top radiator.

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    I've also got some coolants. It's new product, seems to be interesting. High hopes!

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  6. Batuzz

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    Got some first photos :)

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    As you can see on the photo - there are some dark spots in the middle of the block.
    But it's only photo effect, it's really hard to spot it when you see it just by your eyes.

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    After I finished LEDs below my block I got some light-diffusing foil, which allows to light-up all the block evenly.
    I hope I'll use it in my next project!

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    I wish I had received it earlier...
     
  7. Batuzz

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    The project is getting more and more completed.

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    Maybe someone noticed that I've got NVidia SLI Bridge.
    Unfortunately this one doesn't fit to the Thermaltake blocks.

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    Time for filling the loop with the liquids!
     
  8. Batuzz

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    Small teaser :)

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    I need to change this tube because it's a bit damaged.
    The problem was wrong insert. I've aldready bought other one, hopefully this one is right :)

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    Computer is working fine, that's really good info!


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  9. Batuzz

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    As I said before - I've got an insert which fits just perfectly to 13mm ID tubes.

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    Made a quick bend, looks quite nice.

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    Trust me - it's really hard to get well measured insert (at least in Poland).

    Small bonus gif :)
     
  10. stealth80

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    Looks great!
     
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  11. Batuzz

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    Thanks a lot!! :)

    Probably one of the last items which will be put in the case - stickers with sponsors' logos!
    Maybe somene will say there are too much of them, but in my opinion - its count is getting lost in the size of the case.

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    The GIGABYTE logo must be smaller. It's just a bit too big.

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  12. Batuzz

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    Small update!

    Fixed one tube I mentioned above. Looks definitely better! :)

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    Small fixes in cable management in the back of the case.

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    Finish is coming...
     
  13. Batuzz

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    Session done :D

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    Coming soon :)
     
  14. yuusou

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    Super clean, beautiful looking mod! Well done!
    I have one question. Why is the rear fan sucking air in?
     
  15. Guest-23315

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    It looks like the top fans are pushing out, so would make sense to get as much air into the case as possible.
     
  16. Batuzz

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    Thank you a lot! :)

    Well, that's due to that I wanted to get some more air inside to get better air flow. Motherboard itself isn't watercooled so air must cool it in some way. That's why I decided to do this :)


    I played few games, check out some of them. I mean - how the computer deals with them :)

    My screen resolution down there was 3440x1440.


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    I hope all the details were on max settings :)


    Today, from Zowie - brand by BenQ, I've got
    monitor XL2540 E-sport for tests! (that 240Hz one)

    I also have 60Hz monitor which can be overclocked up to 100Hz (Asus'). Well, the difference is really noticeable, like between 100 and 144Hz.

    I was really surprised by the fact that there is a REAL difference between 144 and 240Hz. Not all the reviews are reliable. But I had the opportunity to test it myself :D

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    The photo below is my daily workplace :)

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    I have tested Witcher 3 on that monitor.
    I've got one word - difference. I feel this difference.

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    And finally... Photographer sent me just a few of the photos we made as a small teaser :)

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    More coming soon :)
     
  17. Guest-23315

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    Wow.

    That looks like a render not a photo!
     
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  18. yuusou

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  19. Batuzz

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    Well, that sounds just perfectly for me! :D

    Thanks for kind words! :)

    I'm going to post more stuff - only when I get it! :grin:
     

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