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Case Mod - In Progress Zombie Killer - Completed

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by FlamingWolfman, 22 Sep 2015.

  1. FlamingWolfman

    FlamingWolfman Member

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    Project : Zombie Killer

    Finally decided to upgrade from a X58 i7 920 to the X99 platform for my main rig.

    Been working on it for a couple of weeks now. Finally got all the pictures sorted and ready to start a thread. Wish me luck guys.

    Components list

    Case : Corsair 780T
    CPU : Intel i7 5820K
    Motherboard : EVGA X99 Classified
    GPU : 2 X EVGA 980ti SC Overclocked
    RAM : 32 GB G Skill Ripjaws 4 2800
    M.2 SSD : Samsung PCIE SM951
    SATA 3 SSD : 3 X SanDisk Ultra 2 480GB in Raid 0 for storage

    Radiators : 2 X NexXxos XT45 Full copper radiator 360 from Alpha cool
    Pump & Reservoir: XSPC D5 Photon 270 Reservoir/Pump Combo
    CPU Block : EK Supremacy EVO
    GPU water block : 2 X EK Full cover Titan X / 980 ti block
    GPU back plate : 2 X EK Full cover back plate for Titan X / 980ti
    Fittings : 10mm ID / 12mm OD Hardline compression fittings
    Tubing : 12mm OD Acrylic tubing
    Fans : 6 X Corsair SP 120 Quite edition.

    * I will update the component list if I get new or decide to change any of the hardware that I have decided on.

    Let the mod begin. ;)

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    A few hours later...

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    After another few hours...

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    All the reverts were drilled out and all the panels where taken off for sanding and painting.

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    Hung up for painting

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    After spraying primer

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    After the 1st coat of black paint.

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    What do we have here..

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    Radiators arrived

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    After spraying and de badging the radiators

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    Tapping the holes for the M4 Screws

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    Sheets of Alu marked out and ready for cutting the new panels

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    Cut and ready for bending

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    Boom !

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    Test fitting the Rads and the fans

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    Took everything apart again for the final coats of paint.

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    Putting the inner shell back together after the final coat of Matt black

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    Front panels

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    Parts have started to arrive

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    CPU water block

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    The CPU has been mounted

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    Water block on

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    GPUs are here

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    and the pump

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    POST testing with a test loop.

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    Running it on the dining table was fun . :naughty:

    The pump and res look crap by default need to change the look of it.

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    Pump cover and sleeving

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    Fully sleeved and fixed with the new cover

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    Next up building the mount for the pump and res

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    Anti vibration mounting is on

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  2. FlamingWolfman

    FlamingWolfman Member

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    Time to mod the GPU

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    The blocks from EK and plates are here.

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    Test mounting the side plate with the pump / res holder

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    Drilled a hole on top and put a pass through on the top right from which I plan on passing a tube to the fill port on top of the res.

    Dry fitting the components to get some measurements for the next stage

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    Thats where I am at guys... Let me know your thoughts and ideas.

    More updates coming soon.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  3. uerseya

    uerseya Covered in rock wool

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    Not all your pictures are loading, try resizing them to something sensible like 1024*768 or similar .... use MS Paint if needs be :idea:
     
  4. FlamingWolfman

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    :)

    Apologies. I seem to have used to wrong URL from imgur where the images are hosted.
    They are fixed now.
     
  5. uerseya

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  6. FlamingWolfman

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    Update 28-09-2015

    Lovely weather in London last weekend, got some work done on the mod.

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    Fittings came. But even though it said Matt Black, its got a bit of gloss on it. This wont do need to paint them.

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    Spraying matt black on them. I wont bore you guys with every fitting.

    Now to cutting the pass through holes on the bottom PSU cover.

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    1st coat of matt black

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    While the paint dries time to mod the front grill.

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    Time to get the theme of the mod going.

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    Boom

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    Now after a couple of more coats and wet sanding and painting.

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    We return to the PSU cover

    Building the drain plumbing

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    Thats as far as we are going to get on that for now.. :D

    Time to move on to the PSU cables

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    Lighting kit from NZXT

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    After modding it and mounting it on the back of the motherboard tray. I ran the lighting cables behind the motherboard give that hidden ambient beam light effect

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    I apologise for the bad night time photo. :sigh: I need to get a tripod before I can take better pictures. I will one and get the pictures done before the mod is done.

    Building the Fill port and fill tube

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    Putting the behind the motherboard tray water tube routes

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    Thats all on tubing for now..

    Time to mod the M.2 Drive

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    Green and ugly doesn't go with my black theme :nono:

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    I mounted the plate onto the drive using 3M double sided thermal pads. Since these drives are known to get very hot it will act as a heat sink as well.

    What do we have here.. Its a black ice 120 GT stealth radiator

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    Its gloss black, so 1st I need to make it matt black

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    Magnetic fan filter from Silverstone

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    I might chase the way its setup later need to think about a filter / grill mounting / mod. :eyebrow:

    Corsair Air slow fan for the bottom air intake of the case

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    I removed the connectors on the end since they were grey, and this fan is going to be visible. Also it didn't go well with the turbine look that I wanted out of it.

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    Adding velcro to the bottom to hold the fan in place and to act as a anti vibration mount.

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    That is place where this fan was supposed to be mounted.

    Pulls in cold air from the bottom and also act as a cooler for the pump.

    Next up is to mod the control panel.

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    Will be back with more updates soon

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  8. FlamingWolfman

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    Minor update.

    Guess what I got

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    Custom blocks for the EVGA X99 Classified.

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    Stripping the board

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    The fully mounted board.

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    Checking clearance with GPUS

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    Back in the box

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    Finally all the RAM arrived.

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    Time to start bending those tubes

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    Thats all I managed to get done this weekend. Will try and get more work done this week for a bigger updated. Thanks for following peeps.
     
  9. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    That's quite the performance upgrade! I really like the mat black fittings.
     
  10. FlamingWolfman

    FlamingWolfman Member

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    Yea mate, finally bit the bullet to upgrade. Held out for so long. Glad you like the mat black. I was debating with mat black and chrome for ages finally gave into the stealth look.
     
  11. FlamingWolfman

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    Finally managed to get the tubing done.

    I ran into a few difficulties while I was doing it. The bending kit I bought couldn't do the tight bends that I needed. I had to make the bending moulds by my self using a bit a aluminium that was left over.

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    Did all the tubing all over again to keep all the bends consistent. Which means that all the work I did last week was a waste. :wallbash:

    But this is what I ended up with and I am very happy with the results. Let me know what you think about them.

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    Managed to start on another few bits and bobs after that was done.

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    Custom SLI bridge on the way.

    Also proceeding on with the control panel mod.

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    Next thing to do : Sleeve all those cables and mod the panel a bit to my liking.

    Will be back soon with more.

    Thanks for looking peeps.
     
  12. Zenator

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    Not sure your GPU loop will work the way it is setup. it looks like it will just bypass your water blocks. or force the water the wrong way. or is the top loop back just a blank. ?
     
  13. FlamingWolfman

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    :thumb: Great spot. Yes its a blank and purely for looks. It will be filled with liquid to make it look as if there is coolant circulating in it.
     
  14. Zenator

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    That's Cool :D I'm sure I wont be the last one to spot it lol . Builds looking sweet. :thumb:
     
  15. FlamingWolfman

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    Lol yea that's a given. :D Thanks mate really appreciate it.
     
  16. FlamingWolfman

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    Finally managed to get some work done. I know its been a few weeks I was bogged down with work and could not get anything done.

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    Cut a hole on the top to make a pass through for the fill port.

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    Trying on some random fittings I had with me.

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    Waiting for the fill port fittings I ordered to arrive, and did a bit of cable management in the process as well.

    Time to fill it up and leak test the system

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    Left it running for a few hours. All was good.

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    Booted up to test, Did the the windows install and did a few quick over-clocks to see how everything was holding up.

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    Things pending to get this build done.

    - Front panel visual mods

    - SLI bridge mod

    - Buy and install SSD drive (For storage)

    - Sleeved internal USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and front panel audio cables.

    - Draining the distilled water and replacing with blood red coolant.

    - GPU Blanked curve tube filled with red coolant and fitted.

    Thanks for reading peeps.
     
  17. FlamingWolfman

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    Last post : Mod Finished.

    Sorry about the long hiatus peeps. Been busy with work and family. Finally got around to finishing this mod which I started last year.

    Here are pic for the last bits which I got done.

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    The fully completed mod.

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    Now some indoor pics with the lights on.

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    Now with the side panel off

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    Thanks for following and good luck with all your projects.

    Peace. :rock:
     
  18. DEEPCOOL-Maxwell

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    Nice build! I'm Maxwell from DEEPCOOL, just sent a friend request to you. Could you take care of it when you see it? I have some news you may be interested in.
     

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