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  1. Final Update!!! To close this year with style I have made a final photo shoot of the Corsair Carbide made ​​today. Enjoy!!! Small change is that I have used the space that was left for a custom HDD bracket and covered all cables which were in sight. Used the original top cover, cut through the middle and adjusted it. Windowed side panel. And shot a few pictures inside. Special thanks goes to: Best wishes and a Happy New Year my modding friends!!!
  2. Thanks. Today we continue to add some more colors, and a tricky part ... Tighten the acrylic tubes. Update!!! Back to the sides. Regarding a wrong size radgrills from a previous build I still had some CNC milled radgrills. perfect and come in very handy. Cant say this enough ... Never throw away stuff ;) I placed them behind the fanholes and mounted the radiators on it. After some thinking regarding the colors, I decided to combine these colors. Red and white Cooler Master's JetFlo Little bit darker Really great fans!! But will have to dim the airflow lol, now they almost blow the sides away :) Luckily I received last Friday the black vinyl, so the right side is also finished. Once both sides installed it looks pretty big now And turned the fans on again... enjoying the colors So did some thinking about the colors for the loops and going to let it flow just like the fans, outside red, inside white. In front of the SSDs, the reservoirs... like this: Placed the inlets horizonta and parallel to the reservoirs and just like the other tubes. Now the challenge. The acrylic tubes that all placed horizontally will need be tighten to something to continue connecting it. So after some brainstorming, I've made a piece of aluminum ​​with holes for tyraps and tighten the 4 tubes from the RAMs. And for the two tubes of the CPU I have cut an acrylic plate and also cut two holes in it. Placed a female EKWB HD adapter and a compression fitting. Unfortunately out of sight, but looks quite nice like this. For the two top connections I have made a similar plate. Measuring, drilling, sawing and filing, but I got them all right finally, and as solid as a rock. Next week more!!!
  3. Thanks Jesse for the build related question, Think this is very personal using pushin fittings and bending the acrylic tubes. It looks ok but I like horizontal and vertical lines a lot more and has a much cleaner look in my opinion. Must admit it's much more expensive but this is something worthy to do
  4. Really tried option A and pay no attention to you, but you keep coming back.
  5. Lol you beat me too it mate... this would be my next comment :)
  6. Thanks mate, and there is a small window installed for the pump section Just a little update regarding some changes Changed the fan controller: The Aquaero 5 Pro instead of the Lamptron controller And now am working on a cover to hide some cables, but more on this later. Changed the motherboard for a ASUS Sabertooth Z77 And put some liquid in again but first some close up pics from the Sabertooth More to come!!!
  7. Update!!! We go on with the EKWB box For this build I will use Acetal blocks. First the CPU block.... A EK-Supremacy And two beautiful RAM blocks, the EK-RAM Monarch X2 Will be placed like this As you can see I'm going to use the 90 ° and 45 ° black EK-CSQ adapters this time. The RAM blocks with adapters: The EK-CSQ 90° adapters: And the EK-CSQ 45° adapters: Also in this build I will use the EK-HD Adapter 10/12mm for the Acrylic tubes Female version: EK-HD Adapter Female 10/12mm Out of sight, I'll use flex tube with the EK-CSQ Fittingen Which then results in a picture like this: And yes ... a new motherboard. The ASUS Maximus Formula VI Thank you ASUS for providing this beautiful motherboard The motherboard :) With backplate Installed As for the GPUs, I'm going to use 2x ASUS GTX780 DCII On this two great waterblocks, the EK-FC780 GTX DCII Installed onto the GPUs With backplate Time to install both sides Unfortunately don't have enough matte black vinyl for the right cover, so can't finish this one yet. I did make a cover for reservoirs with black gloss vinyl. Further more made covers for the Mobo tray, sides and the top. Beneath the angled tray of the mobo I have a nice space for SSDs. So I cut a plate, made it black again and mounted the SSDs Just don't know yet whether I will place it in an angled or straight position. Placed the reservoirs again. Cut the top plate cut and made it black also + A cover for the mobo tray with the size of the mobo cut out Installed it Placed the GPUs More next week ;)
  8. Update!!! All the beautiful products have come in the past few weeks for this build. Therefore a major update with everything. There will be 2 updates this weekend, because it's a lot :) First, there was a nice package from Cooler Master Including pretty amazing fans: The newJetFlow's 120 Because I'm still not sure which color I'm going to use, I have requested three available colors JetFlow 120 white Some specs from these great fans: LED Color: Dark (No LED) / Red / Blue / WhiteDimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.7 x 4.7 x 1 inchFan Speed: 800-2000 RPM (PWM) ± 10%; w/ silent adapter: 1600/1200 RPM (fixed)Air Flow: 95 CFM ± 10%Air Pressure: 2.72 mmH2O ± 10%Life Expectancy 160,000 hrsNoise Level: 19 dBA (1200 RPM with included silent mode adapter)28 dBA (1600 RPM with included silent mode adapter)12-36 dBA (PWM)Bearing Type POM Bearing - CM 4th Gen. bearing (*POM: Polyoxymethelene)Connector: 4-Pin (PWM)Voltage: 12 VDCCurrent: 0.4APower Consumption: 4.8W Shock-absorbing feet Also in red And without LED, all black Comes with 2 adapters: 1 for 1600 RPM (28 dBA) and 1 for 1200 RPM (19 dBA) Power on More about the Cooler Master box later ;) Also EKWB is helping me with this build, so also a nice EKWB box: With lots of lovely products First, I have requested two beautiful radiators : De EK-CoolStream RAD XT (480) Looks very good with the new Cooler Master JetFlow's This set will be placed on both sides of the HAF Stacker, like this: For this my good friend Pascal and I made 2 beautiful covers: With nice looking bevel edges Thanks Pascal van Veen, another piece of art man. For this cover I first pasted a layer of white vinyl and then black. EKWB radiator behind it with the JetFlow's Also, I requested two beautiful reservoirs. The EK-RES X3 400 With mounting material And two extra multiport tops to try some things. Which will be placed like this Before the update is getting too big, I'll be posting the rest tomorrow. But one more thing ... I received a very nice tool from Mnpctech For my favorite tubing De Reamer A very nice tool to use internally and externally too deburr and ream edges More tomorrow!!!!!
  9. Thanks you guys Update!!! The story continues ;) This time with a upgrade with beautiful products from Corsair Last week I received a great package with the products: First 4 pieces of RAMs, the great Dominator Platinum - 16GB Kit (4 x 4GB) - Speed Rating PC3-15000 (1866MHz) - SPD Speed 1333MHz - Tested Speed 1866Mhz - Tested Latency 9-10-9-27 - SPD Latency 9-9-9-24 Also with two sets of Light Bars Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade kit The bars in two colors. will use the white ones in this build And all necessary parts Placed them... And tested them. Looks so much better then the previous RAMs. Also I've received some fast Corsair Neutron GTX SSDs (120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s) Max Random 4k Write - 84k IOPS Interface SATA - 6Gb/s DRAM Cache Memory - 128 MB Power Consumption (active) 4.6W Max Power Consumption (idle/standby/sleep) 0.6W Max S.M.A.R.T. Support Shock 1500 G MTBF 2,000,000 hours Also modded these by placing a window After some sawing and filing... The 3 windowed SSDs To place this I've cut a piece of aluminum ​​and bent Made slots in it ​​for SSD power and Sata + a hole for a fan controller Will be placed like this Made it black and installed everything Everything still visible with the windows side panel Because I had a different brand of PSU in it, Corsair had some questions about this and they decided to send me this nice Corsair PSU :) The Corsair AX860i Enough cables. Unboxing Always nice to get a PSU in a velvet pouch The PSU Fully Modular Power - 860 Watts 80 Plus Platinum ATX Connector - 1 EPS Connector - 2 PCI-E Connector - 6 4 Pin Peripheral Connector - 8 SATA Connector - 12 Floppy Connector - 2 MTBF 100,000 hours Connections enough Also in a bag, just unfortunately not velvet ... The cables: And the Corsair Digital Link Placed it Cables "formed" a bit allready. This time I did not apply sleeve because the black wires looks very good as it is now. Expanded the cover of the SSDs slightly to get a better appearance, so created a window for the part with the pump. Placed 1 RGB strip above the SSDs And the other side with the black cables Tried to place everything as "clean" as possible and think it worked :) Now testing, and ... the final photo shoot.
  10. Kier

    Project: Guilty

    Update!!! It's time for the final pics my modding friends: More pictures: Final Guilty Special thanks goes to: And Pascal van Veen
  11. New scratch build coming :) Having played two years on the Cars computer my son has a new addiction ... Just like his old man, building things. Not PCs(not yet) but Minecraft. So what could be more fun than a Minecraft Creeper build? He has now been two years older than his first air-cooled PC and is now it's time for a watercooled rig for his Minecraft. First I want to thank wwwicked for the beautiful banner ... Top Mark!! Thanks As mentioned: The Creeper And so I did ... first went to the local hardware store and buyed several aluminum strips. Bought Flat strips, angles and other junk. Very nice to work like old times just the same as with Meccano. At first I only had a picture of the Creeper. But it's better to have a real plastic Creeper. So I bought one and applied a scale of about 1:5. First builded the mid section around the PSU. Put the head together. And Started with the legs. When the real plastic Creeper came in and saw that the center piece did not match the scale I shortened it a bit. And then put the legs together. I still had an old acrylic mobo tray which nicely fits in the head of the Creeper. And put an Asus Maximus V Gene on it. Beneath the mobo tray I placed a 360 rad with some beautiful green Nanoxia fans. Now that the frame is ready, time the next step. The cover up, For this I will use acrylic with green vinyl. After some thinking and some tips I found 2 HDD coolers that I had lying around, which will nice when liquid passes through. So after some cutting and pasting: First leg finished. Time for the 2e 3rd leg and midplate done. Now mount every thing very good to reduce the cracks to a minimum More soon :)
  12. Thanks mate ;) Update!!! As promised the sequel: First a filling vid: And the pictures of the filled Corsair Carbide After letting it run for a while, it seems to appears to have no leakage ;) My good CNC mate Pascal (thanks man) had a nice RGB controller which can dim the RGB LEDs very nicely. This gives a very cool effect when spinning the fans. Also placed another RGB strip internally. Lights out!!! All colors of the rainbow available again: And cold white again Or a bit warmer Like I said, the dim function is quite fun to see full power: Dimmed: Also a movie of this nice effect :) Until the next update again my modding friends ;)
  13. Thank you so much my modding friends ;) Update!!! Also this build continues;) it's been a while since I've updated because of other little projects But ...... here it is. Been busy with the other side. For this I placed the in/ outlet from the GPUs like this... going up!! Fits nicely along the PSU. And after some pushing and measuring with the adapters: Right goes to the CPU and comes back to the Res, and placed a nice little fill port. Left goes from pump outlet to the GPUs My new little fillport. The whole thing. Then it was time for the sleeving part. I have used black and 4 different types gray. Connected. And adapted the internal fan a bit. Time to fill :) :) :) Tomorrow there will be pictures of the "good" side and a nice filling movie Before going to sleep 2 nice teasers: Good night my friends !!!
  14. Hi my fellow modders, Think you have heard of this new case(s) from Cooler Master: The HAF Stacker This combines the HAF and the Stacker series and has a nice and new concept: modular cases The case is designed so that can be used to create different configurations. The various housings combined with each other This time I will use all 3 parts to build a case that is somewhat larger than normal. I will also make use of the fact that there is a great competition going on. Presented by ..... Cooler Master. Because they have again the confidence in me to work with this brand new case, I will try to do a Cooler Master casemod competition theme. This will include logos, shapes, little advertising and some updates on this event. I will NOT participate this year because of the sponsored case;) So if you like to win beautiful prizes... Come on and participate!!! How it all began: Sometimes I have a lot of respect for the postal guys. The 3 packages Larger then my son Unboxing. These are the different modular cases: Once stacked ... BIG :) First some detail shots. The 925: Inside: More parts soon!!!
  15. Kier

    Project: Guilty

    Update!!! Sponsored by: And we continue ... all tubing connected, but with flex tubing and EKWB compression fittings From the resorvoirs to the pump/ in Pump out to the first radiator And from radiator to radiator Then RAM block in, then from RAM block out naar CPU... And the rest you know and is visible First a little filling up movie: Covered everything with toilet paper Sadly I haven't more Mayhem pastel red, but enough for a flow This aint working :) And some pictures of a (½) filled Guilty Of course the back will have some changes A reservoir cover. For this I have cut and bended a plate aluminum Made it black And in the middle ​​a red piece like the SSDs Reservoirs / liquid looks better now, but there will be some light in it I also made a cover for the PSU compartment... more about this later ;) Until the next one :)
  16. Kier

    Project: Guilty

    Update!!! Sponsored by: The beautiful ASUS GTX780-DC2-3GD5 I have for a while in possession now, but was still waiting for the beautiful EKWB blocks. So very happy when the EKWB package arrived: Unboxing!!! 2x The beautiful full cover EK-FC780 GTX DCII Nickel (Original CSQ) The water block itself Off course all accessories included to give the GPU a new look Installation of these beautiful products in a moment ;) Also received 2x great EK-FC780 GTX DCII Backplates more on this also later on Not to forget also in the EKWB box, the EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ Nickel With accessories Made a little movie for you guys of installing the block on the GPU After this job.... the pictures. It was allready a very beautiful GPU, but this rocks if I may say so myself And the superb backplates Placed them right away to see how it looks instead of the "smaller" GPUs Before I continue with the placement and routing of everything, I did another small adjustment. The radgrill: I pasted first white and then black vinyl. White for better light distribution and black to finish the whole thing. And placed red LED strips behind. Lights out Back to the water blocks and routing. This was already known, but I had to change because of other measurments EK-FC link (placed a little bit higher) After some fitting and measuring... again managed to get everything straight Looks like... Connected everything with the C47 adapters. And some pics with the LEDS on Creative again with adapters and acrylic tube (masking tape will be removed and need to make cover for the LED strip and open space ;) ) Next update... filling the Scratch!!!
  17. Kier

    Project: Guilty

    Thanks my modding friends Update!!! Sponsored by: There he is again!! Took a while but.....we continue where we left off. First a great gratitude to HighFlow for the beautiful sponsorship due some required items. What would I do without HighFlow?? What I have ordered for this build: Masterkleer - HighFlow - 3/8 ID - 1/2 OD - Clear A NZXT Frontpanel Cable Set PSU 24-Pin extension cable And a PSU 8-Pin CPU extension cable I'd also needed some adapters and chose the Alphacool HF 5-Way Splitter And the Alphacool HF 3-Way Splitter I'm also trying some things/ ideas with some Lamptron switches, such as the Lamptron 19mm DOT Red And ordered 2 Lamptron 19mm RING Red More on this later. Naturally need some valves Of course a beautiful Highflow T-shirt Thanks Highflow And Freddy Bought some nice SSDs which come in handy in this build Thanks Peter :) The back as it was Customized a piece of acrylic with 4 SSDs inside Placed like this A red piece of acrylic where i've mounted the SSDs... and is easily removable mounted the big transparent plate Cut a recess for the cables Made this black Placed an LED strip behind, but still need one more Placed the 24pin extension like this Also been busy with the rad grill and the cover for PSU in the front. Normally I do everything by hand, but my good friend Pascal van Veen helped me with his home made CNC machine. Thanks Pascal van Veen ... your the best mate. So this time not by hand....sorry ;) Movie first: As seen in the movie, the result... a beautiful rad grill And a great cover with EKWB And of course ASUS =Total Also with some LED strips from lumenledverlichting That's it for this update...more to come!!!
  18. Update!!! External is almost finished.... So let's go inside What I did: Cut a acrylic midplate, and a acrylic mobo tray cut out with the dimensions of what remains after placing the mobo. Cut/ placed 2x angled aluminum strips which are bent. Placed at the side from the vertical radiator and front midplate. I also placed an acrylic pipe at each radiator which later become linked. Height midplate is sufficient to do some installation work beneath it. Attempt number 1 in terms of the tube routing (off course straight forward) Nice ... but not quite the thing i'm looking for. So change of plans: GPUs in-and outlets all down and later.... in-and outlet CPU up With C47 adapters Made all covers and midplate ​​black again Only need to think/ make a nice cover for the horizontal rad Connect the GPUs Underneath the case I have some space to connect everything (needs to be nicely finished) Rads (right) connected and has a drain port. Furthermore GPU1 GPU2 coupled and the other in-and outlet with high flow fittings / flex tubes going to the right side of the case. And screwed an acrylic plate against it. CPU / outlet goes up and used some 90 degrees Rotery's to let it go to the right compartment Looks quite clean allready The CPU connection comes out here and using fillports As for the reservoir.... I have found a old EK Bayres. Made a new frontplate, ​​this time without EK logo And placed a MCP355 pump at the back Fillports from both rads And two pics of the beautiful fans and nostalgic bayreservoir To be continued!!!
  19. Thanks you guys, appreciate the comments very much And yes 23RO_UK, this is the 47mm version
  20. First post wasn't much about modding, so time for a little modding UPDATE!!! This time i'm gonna cut the case in half ;) First job...place some nice Xigmatek xof-f1251 fans. Btw. The color combination will be black/ grey and white. First, see how it looks A bit "normal". So other idea then, but first disassembling the case . Once stripped, this is whats left. Marked the size of 3 Xigmatek fans on top Time to do the first cut. Cut 2 strips to the right size and cut/ file some fan shapes Mounted and tried to get the same height as the original plastic covers Placed a 240 rad beneath it. 1 fan is for the show, much better looking then 2 on top and three in the front Both rads placed like this Again same heights as the plastic covers And front Cut a acrylic plate and made 3 fanholes in it And again for the front Cut 5mm on both sides to get a nice opening between the acrylic and plastic Glued a angled piece between (with ACRIFIX 192) And here it is...the new cover First pasted white vinyl on it to get a better light distribution from some LED strips Placed some white LED strips and a line of frosted acrylic on both sides. After this pasted another layer of vinyl, but this time black and put some power on the strips Hmm, stupid me...have a lot of RGB strips and controllers laying around. So removed the white strips and placed RGB. Dont think i'm gonna use the different colors a lot, but it's funny so why not? Dim the white lights And full power finally... a nice movie
  21. Hi my fellow casemodders...it's Kier again It's time for a new build with the beautiful Corsair Carbide Air 540. Saw this case for the first time at some pictures from Computex 2013. And think it has a lot of potential A good looking case with numerous possibilities for air cooling and watercooling ofcourse. Time to think of some nice ideas and cut it in pieces. Still have some hardware laying around for this build, which of course may change in the future of the build. Hardware: Mobo: Z68X-UD4-B3 CPU: i7 2600K GPU: GTX680 x2 PSU: CM silent pro Platinum 1000w Fans: xigmatek xof-f1251 6x SSD: OCZ Vertex2 120GB HDD: WD Green power 1TB RAM: Corsair Dominators 8GB1600C7 Watercooling: Radiators: EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240) + EK-CoolStream RAD XT (360) GPU blocks: EK-FC680 GTX+ - Acetal+Nickel 2x CPU blosk: EK-Supremacy (old style) Pump: Laing DDC-1Plus MCP355 + EKWB top Tubes: Acrylic tubes 12/10mm And a lot of BP and EKWB fittings First of al some pics and a small review of the case.... The Corsair Carbide Air 540. And here it is. Dimension: 415mm x 332mm x 458mm Material: Steel and plastic Beautiful full side panel window Front I/O: (x2) USB 3.0 (x1) Headphone (x1) Mic Removable front dust filter. Top There is space for 2 x 140mm or 2 x 120mm fans or ofcourse a radiator Filter With magnets Front space for 2 x 140mm, 3 x 120mm fan or also a radiator 3x AF140L 140mm fans included Inside The two AF140L 140mm fans CPU cutout And the 3e included AF140L 140mm fan 8 expansion Slots Dual 3.5” hot swap bays 4x 2.5” tool-free SSD drive cages 5.25" drive bay Cable routing cutouts with rubber grommets All necessary cables present Maximum PSU length 200mm Accessory kit Time to place some hardware and see how it looks Maximum GPU Length 320mm If your going for air...Maximum CPU Cooler Height 170mm More to come!!!
  22. Kier

    Project: Guilty

    SPONSOR Update!!! Provided by ASUS : Last Thursday I didn't left the house, because I knew there was a very nice package coming Thank god for tracking ;) And in the afternoon the yellow / red guy came :) Omg this is exciting ;) ASUS has sent me two beautiful GTX 780 DirectCU II cards. TheASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 And of course...Unboxing: The box, And another box, The accessories: - 1 x Power cable - 1 x SLI Bridge - ASUS GPU Tweak & Driver The GPU Beautiful picture, isn't it The ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780Bus Standard: PCI Express 3.0Video Memory: GDDR5 3GBEngine Clock: GPU Boost Clock : 941 MHz/ GPU Base Clock : 889 MHzCUDA Core: 2304Memory Clock: 6008 MHz ( 1502 MHz GDDR5 )Memory Interface: 384-bit The card features a self-designed PCB that features a 10-phase VRM. This ensures that the card can deliver up to 30% more voltage and less noise is present, enhance power efficiency by 15%, widen voltage modulation tolerance, and improve overall stability and longevity by 2.5 times over reference. The GPU has the latest generation DirectCU II cooler. These features as previous models two fans. One is called Cool Tech fan, it combines two types of fans and thus creates more air flow that benefits the cooling capacity. Beneath these fans is an aluminum cooling surface present with five heatpipes. Four of them have a thickness of 8 mm. The central heat pipe is 10 mm. Power Connector: 6 pin / 8 pin Ports: HDMI 1 xDisplayPort 1 xDVI 2 x And a nice aluminum backplate is also present, And some more nice pictures of both Was a bit worried they would'nt fit because of the dimensions (28.7 x 14.73 x 4.06 cm) But no problem :) So now we wait for the great waterblocks from EKWB, but they will be released soon Until then ..... Game on :)
  23. Kier

    Project: Guilty

    Thanks you guys, love the comments
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