I decided to go for a watercooled rig, initially to further my overclocking, but now, just for very low noise levels and the fact that I've got a watercooled rig... Firstly, i'd like to thank Modsquad and all the other guys working away on V1000s in their project logs for their inspiration, i'm frequently in awe of the ingenuity and level of modding being done in here. Berfore the pics, The Specs: Athlon64 3500+ 1 Gig (2 x 512MB) Corsair PC4400 RAM Abit AV8 - 3rd eye Motherboard XFX 8600GT, clocked to Ultra spec 2 x Seagate 200Gig SATA hard drives in RAID 0 NEC Dual layer DVD Burner Tagan 480W PSU The Case bits Lian Li V1000 Water cooling by Innovatek 2 x 120mm Papst fans Nexus Fan speed controller & CCFL control Homemade dual temp guage (one for ambient temp, one for water temp) Shuttle Silver Card reader The Pics Well I dont think any of you need to see a pic of a stock V1000, so onwards... First off, this is what the internals looked like when running on air cooling before I started chopping up to fit the water cooling setup. My idea was to fit the radiator and fan at the front of the case where the fan is in the above picture, with the fan sucking through the radiator and expelling the warm air through the case front. This area would also hold the pump so it was stealthed from the main case area. First thing to do was move the hard disks and remove the drive cage to give me room for everything to fit. A bit of drilling later and the rivets and the drive cage are gone. Next job is to set about fitting the radiator. The original fan holder in the lian li would not allow me to attach a radiator to the fan, so I had to make some custom fan mounts which were nothing more than a few bits of drilled and bent aluminium, seen here attached to the radiator and fan. There are mounts top and bottom in the finished system. Here we see the radiator and fan being test fitted. I've also started cutting the case to take the reservoir and pump. The pump is a modified Eheim to run on 12V DC from a molex connection. Here is the pump and the reservior fitted together. Next was to fit the pump mounting bobbins which keep any pump vibration from being amplified by the case, a particular problem with aluminium cases, far more so than steel apparently. More hole drilling... Next was to cut the metalwork above the pump to allow the cap of the reservoir to come through into the main drive bay area for filling and top up. Lots of masking tap and the dremelling begins. Dremelling all done and the mod is nearly finished. A bit of black edge trim was applied around the cutout for the reservior and I fitted all the components for their test run. Heres the finished shot of the watercooling equipment fitted. The above pic also shows off the flow meter at the front which sends a fan speed indicator to the motherboard CPU fan header, so if the water stops flowing, the system will auto shutdown in the same manner as if the cpu fan failed on air cooling system. The little barrel in the other water pipe is the in line thermometer. Next was to fit the waterblocks themselves and plumb the tubes. I decided to polish up the waterblock on the graphics card, firstly because there was a silly logo on there which looked a bit naff and secondly, because I like shiny aluminium in the case (Thanks for the advice ModSquad). you can also see the copper cpu block well in this shot. I do like this Innovatek stuff, very easy to fit and plumb. 24 hours of leak testing later and we are pretty much there. All visible cables braided for neatness and the CCFL fitted. Heres the final shots... And finally with the side back on Still to do: Make a custom side panel to cover the visible side of the drive cage Fit UV cathode and put UV reactive fluid in water loop Make new front panel for the two thermometer probe displays that fits the styling on the Lian Li better than my current effort. But that all has to wait until May as i'm going away to the US to work for a few weeks. Any comments / ideas for future mods to this welcome. The only problem I have now is im pretty much finished and i'm looking to see whether I could fit a W/C system totally internally into a shuttle... Does it ever stop??? Geoff (Sclod).