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wavemaster classic

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by axscpu, 7 Mar 2007.

  1. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    I'm going to start this thread with a little introduction:
    there is something about cars and computers that are alike, one there is a clasic is always a classic...... ferrari 250gto, corvette '57, mustang 68 (shelby gt500), chieftec dragon, antec solo, lian li pc60,.... enzo ferrari, coolermaster wavemaster.
    so as the title of the thread says, I'll be working with a coolermaster wavemaster, the case is the silver version, and as any pc enthusiast / car restoration knows every mod is for the performance while remaining classic.
    so this mod will try to integrate water cooling and light up the lady with out loosing that classic look that made me fall in love with....
     
  2. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    so the main hardware in this pc is going to be:
    asus p5n32-e sli
    intel core 2 duo 6600
    corsair dominator 2048-8500c5d
    (for the moment) asus geforce 7900gt
    seagate 7200.10 500gb
    creative x-fi platinum
    pioneer dvr-111rd
    +
    the water cooling is mostly from swiftech
    water block apogee
    micro res reservoir
    pump mc655
    radiator is the only thing that there is a little doub because the one from swiftech uses 3/8 barbs while the pump uses 1/2 barbs so I'm still debating on that one...
     
  3. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    will try to post pictures as soon as I find how to on the progress so far
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Images need to be uploaded to a host (if you don't have hosting use something like www.photobucket.com) if you use photobucket they will provide forum code, otherwise its

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    Remove spaces from the tags
     
  5. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    [​IMG]
    testing the with the inner design of the curve

    thanks man for the tip!!!

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    this is a preliminary test fitting... tell me what you think :D be gentle is my first time :D
     
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  6. Hazardous

    Hazardous What's a Dremel?

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    Are you gonna be doing any actual modding in this 'project log', or simply showing us pics of the system build, as/when you add new bits :confused:
     
  7. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    have you read any of the threads or did you just stop at the pretty pictures┬┐?
    just relax as it has been published today and still working on it

    ok so this is as far as I've got, this was done with a hole saw and tested it with a radiator from swiftech...
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    the radiator fits perfectly, and it looks like it was designed to be there, the only thing is that will need to look for better screws as these are crappy looking
     
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  8. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    also will be removing the motherboard plate and doing some cuts as this is a heavy case once you put hardware in it
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Mmmm biscuits

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    i suggest you change that grill for this

    http://www.leftclicks.co.uk/userimgs/watercooling/wa023_b.jpg


    will look so much nicer, in sliver to match the case.

    I am true fan of classic look cases, iv got a stock looking Dragon and v1000b



    The mod is already looking good, maybe adapting the rear 80 to a 120 fan?
     
  10. theurgy

    theurgy What's a Dremel?

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    I second Burnout21's suggestion... that grill would be perfect!
     
  11. culley

    culley What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like this is gonna be a nice build, can we get some pictures of the case up.
     
  12. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    these are some cuttings i have done with the hole saw, tomorrow dremel time :)
    thinking of making another hole on top of the one already made and joining them with the dremel cut
    needs alot of filling i know, it was a rough cut only to make this lady loose weight :D
     
  13. Supra55

    Supra55 What's a Dremel?

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    Whats the purpose of cuting a hole in the mobo tray :eyebrow:
     
  14. sparkyftw

    sparkyftw What's a Dremel?

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    well it makes its lighter

    and it allows a spot to run cables through under the mobo.
     
  15. Damouse

    Damouse Thats no moon!

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    yeah, but a perfect circle just that big all for the sake of lightness?

    lol i have to agree with hazerdous' original post. What exactly are you going to DO? So far i see two holes and a few diy setups with the cute little packaged instructions.

    Plans would be nice. Or modding. :D
     
  16. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    as I said before there is going to be another hole on the top of the mobo plate, the main purpose of this if to make this lady loose weight. I would advised not to expect mayor moding for this case as it advised in the beginning of the project that this is going to stay as close to the original look as possible, that is the main point of my project.
    The main plan of this mod is to make it as light as possible with out loosing the sturdiness of the case. second was to accommodate a water cooling system with out mayor changes to the case, just to make it as it was there in the beggining
     
  17. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    finished cutting
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    this is the back of the mobo plate
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    and this is the whole case put together
    I still have to wait for the motherboard to arrive but i will start to buil up the watercooling to see how tigh fit it would be...
     
  18. Supra55

    Supra55 What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: Thats a big hole! What are you trying to win? Lightest case mod ever???
     
  19. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    straighten up that hole...i know its on the back but it looks messy and unfinished.
     
  20. THEkorean

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    lol.. measure twice, cut once comes to mind, looks like the large holes werent really lined up when they were drilled, might want to straighten that up, good luck with the case
    i have the same case too, i have it modded to take a 2x 120mm rad and a full 3/8" loop, its a wonderful case
    just a tip, try using thick wall tubing, or coolsleves when routing tubes, i got lots of kinks when i first installed my loop in the wavemaster
     

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