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Case Mod - In Progress Ultra Box / Corsair 700D - NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Marcos_Viegas, 18 Oct 2011.

  1. Marcos_Viegas

    Marcos_Viegas Member

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    I present my new project, named "Ultra Box" to make a mention of my old project "Mega Box", which was the junction of the ideas of the cases Corsair 800D and Silverstone Raven 2.

    Now using a Corsair 700D case, I intend to make some visual and cooling modifications.

    I hope you all enjoy. :thumb:

    Case:
    Corsair 700D

    Hardware:
    CPU: Intel i7 2600K
    Mobo: Gigabyte Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 4X2Gb 1600Mhz
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Green 1Tb
    SSD: Crucial M4 64Gb Sata 3
    VGA: SLI ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II
    Monitor: LG W2353V
    PSU: OCZ ZX 1000W

    Watercooler:
    Radiator: XSPC EX480
    Fittings: Bitspower Premium G1/4" Shiny Silver High Flow 1/2" Compression Fitting
    Tubing: Danger Den Black UV DreamFlex 1/2
    CPU Block: XSPC RAYSTORM
    Reservoir / Pump: XSPC X2O-DC750

    Peripherals:
    Mouse: Razer Mamba
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
    Headset: Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Headset
     
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  2. OC Maximus

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    Looking forward to the pictures ;)
     
  3. Marcos_Viegas

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    Painted radiator XSPC RX360:

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    And do not forget the protective equipment:

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    I bought fittings:


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    These hoses are only for testing... even they are horrible to install the fittings, so that if you look at the black fitting that I installed, it does not fit right, because the hose is not standard.

    News:

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    Detail, the second VGA is not connected because my current PSU not having enough potency and connectors... :wallbash:

    I bought the PSU and now they running SLI:

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    Bechmarks:

    VGAs in SLI and iddle at 900/2000mhz, 1.1v:

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    VGAs in SLI, result at 850/2000mhz, 1.1v:

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    VGAs in SLI, result at 900/2000mhz, 1.1v:

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    The VGAs are now straight: :rock:

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    Here the video explaining how I made the scheme to leave them straight (in portuguese): :D



    Testing, I did a full bench in 3DMark 11 (I got a tremendous fear that by using the CPU to the cooler box could burn... :eeek: but in the end everything worked out... :p the maximum temperature was 82 in one of the colors so I think this is the safe limit of the cooler box... :naughty:), the results follow:

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    Some pictures of how my "workstation":

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    I bought an extender PCI-E x16 VGA and installed in the first slot, placing it higher up, the temperature improved, because the two are nearly equal.

    Here are the pictures:

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    I hope you enjoyed it :thumb:

    The next step is to buy sheets of acrylic and start making cuts and taking a few rivets :dremel:
     
  4. Marcos_Viegas

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    The pictures here! :D
     
  5. Canardwc

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    Hi Marcos,

    One question, where did you find the pci 16x extender? wich price?

    So, good job!

    Bye
     
  6. Marcos_Viegas

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    I bought from a guy here in Brazil, and left around 40 euros.

    I found you a link to a store there in France that sells this extender:

    PCI Express (x16) Compact Flexible Riser Card

    I hope this helps.
     
  7. bruce_rob

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    Some serious graphics cards going on here
     
  8. kelvinb

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    very nice :)
     
  9. Marcos_Viegas

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    Indeed, these VGAs are great, very cold and with a great ability to overclock. :D

    Thanks :thumb:
     
  10. Marcos_Viegas

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    Today's News ... I made the order of parts of acrylic that will be installed in the case and got my new headset:

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    Follow the manufacturer's link with the highest specifications:

    Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Headset

    And some pictures closer of the extender:


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    The time now is wait for my order of parts made of acrylic they are ready to start wrecking the 700D. :dremel:

    Thanks to all who follow this project :thumb:
     
  11. Marcos_Viegas

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    Let the news ...

    He arrived a little gift to me from the USA direct from Corsair:

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    Now I'll be "murdering" the front? :naughty:
     
  12. Marcos_Viegas

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    Today's News...

    I made a bracket to attach the VGA slots with acrylic, follow the pictures:

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    After I installed the brackets for the VGAs are straight back, I made the top and bottom acrylic with bracket that I had bought before:

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    Photos of everything "straight": :D

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    I hope you enjoyed, thanks to all :thumb:
     
  13. Marcos_Viegas

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    News... 700D "broken", I removed the partition between bays and the PSU and the mobo tray, leaving only the mobo tray: :dremel:

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    This here helped me, good and cheap:

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    Next step... wait parts acrylic be ready for make an assembly "preliminary" and when parts WC arrive, assemble everything :thumb:

    Thanks to all who follow this project. :thumb:
     
  14. Marcos_Viegas

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    Today I had some good news and one bad.

    The bad news was that the sheets where I ordered an acrylic colors that I ordered is missing, so for me to go ahead with the project need all, so this may take a little longer than expected, but nothing that delays the project schedule.

    The good was that my orders arrived, but as I bought along with another friend, they came directly to him, and should only come to me next week, but at least it will be a big step for the project: :thumb:

    And as "news" today I have the images on the front of the case.

    I took the room where they kept the buttons, the USB ports and also the audio inputs:

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    I hope you enjoyed the news.

    Thanks to all who come for their support.
     
  15. Marcos_Viegas

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    News!

    I changed the front panel, as you saw in previous pictures, I left the stalls all free, so I took a piece of aluminum that was left when I did the Mega Box and "recycle it" doing a panel for mounting the switch with LED.

    Here are the pictures:

    Plate "recycles":
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    Hacksaw and a piece of cardboard, to assist in cutting the plate:
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    Cut plate:
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    And showing that I'm giving the "blood" in this project, look at the state of my fingers with band-aid, I can say that this project has "a piece of me":
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    Now the plate with the hole already made the switch and the effect of "brushed":
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    Photos taken this morning with everything installed:
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    Here a "close" the effect of the plate and the effect that the front panel:
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    Hope you enjoyed!

    Thank you all for your support!
     
  16. Marcos_Viegas

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    News!

    Today I made the cut at the bottom for installation of two 12cm fans to aid cooling and airflow inside the case.

    And with the help of a template of cutting and drilling of the fans MNPCTECH available on their website, I made the cuts.

    Here the link to the templates: MNPCTECH Fan Grill Templates

    And here the images of today's work:

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    My "warrior" rotary tool Black & Decker RT650:

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    Here the hole is already done:

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    Here with dust filter:

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    And this time I have not had any cut or injury :D

    I hope you enjoyed it :thumb:
     
  17. Marcos_Viegas

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    News!

    I made the cuts on the front for installation of two 12cm fans to aid in cooling and airflow inside the case.

    Again I used the model of MNPCTECH, which helped me a lot!

    Let the pictures:

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    Rough cut:
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    Calmly will be doing the cutting:
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    Cuts and the "leftovers" of them:
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    Images of the cuts already completed and finishing done:
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    I hope you all like it :thumb:
     
  18. Marcos_Viegas

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    News!

    I got my import today :clap:

    And I made a video (in portuguese) of only a part of that i got today: :p



    Here are the pictures:

    Fittings new, but now the right:

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    Block of the CPU liquid cooling XSPC Raystorm:

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    Extenders sleeves Bitfenix Alchemy:

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    DreamFlex Danger Den Tubing ID 1/2 and OD 3/4:

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    Now we need to make the metal parts, which should be ready this week, and pieces of acrylic that unfortunately do not know when will be ready, because I depend on suppliers...:wallbash:

    I hope you enjoyed it :thumb:
     
  19. Marcos_Viegas

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    Tonight bonus:

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    Makes a long time since I post news here, so there they go:

    I mounted the radiator with the fans in the case and also put two fans in front just to test (they are in reverse).

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    Radiator XSPC RX360:

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    Radiator and the fans:

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    I mounted the reservoir with pump XSPC X2O DC-750 for testing the watercooler.

    Here are the pictures:

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    Here the brackets I did with corners to secure the reservoir:

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    The hose is black, but because of UV rays it is blue, navy blue one, really liked it.

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    The Fatal1ty P67 mobo I sold along with the 2500K, I am about to get another mobo these days, is this:

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    Link the manufacturer: GA-P67A-UD7-B3

    They reached the parts of acrylic that I so hoped, follow the pictures:

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    look at the detail of acrylic:

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    Black, transparent (glass) and black.

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    Watercooler retirado do case:

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    Photos of the case:

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    Clamping the plate on the back of the case:

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    Detailed view of the part behind the plate:

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    Photo of the inside view of the case:

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    Some pictures in the afternoon and evening of the plate already cut for the installation of 120mm fans:

    I saw using the cut-glass and then I finished with 1200 grain sandpaper and spent silicone to give more shine :thumb:

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    The images were taken at night, so it was a bit difficult to balance the tones for you to see better the effect, that live is much cooler, so the quality was not good muto, but at least it is possible to see the effect: :D

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    I hope you all enjoy :thumb:
     

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