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  1. Sponsored by: So, turns out I really enjoyed modding my Antec 902, but annoyingly the way my living room is set out and the fact the window is on the right hand side of the case, no one can actually see the work I did without leaning over the side of the Sofa/Desk to able to view inside it Step up the Thermaltake Core X9 Now Purchased :clap: For this I will be gutting the main components out of my sig rig: Intel i7 4790K Asus Maximus VII Ranger EVGA 970GTX SC ACX 2.0 SoundBlaster Z Gskill Ripjaw X 4 x 4GB Samsung XP941 256GB PCIE SSD Corsair 620w Asus ROG Front Panel EK-DDC 3.2 PWM X-RES 140 Alphacool UT60 240mm radiator For the moment everything is purely in planning phase, at this time I am considering the following: Watercooling to be Pastel Red for CPU Loop and Pastel White for the GPU Loop The following components form my "planned" watercooling shopping list: Chipset waterblock for Motherboard - EK-MOSFET ASUS M7G - Acetal+Nickelhttp://www.ekwb.com/news/521/19/EK-i...-water-blocks/ CPU Waterblock - EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel (CSQ)http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-su...el-water-block GPU Block - Bitspower VG-NGTX970ESACX Acrylichttp://www.bitspower.com/html/produc...3453&kind2=109 360mm Radiator - Alphacool 35273 NexXxoS XT60 Radiator 360 White Edition x2http://www.scan.co.uk/products/alphacool-nexxxos-ut60-full-copper-360mm-white-special-edition Purchased Reservoir + Combo - EK-DDC 3.2 PWM X-RES 140, Water Cooling Pump (This matches the one I currently have)http://www.scan.co.uk/products/ek-dd...r-cooling-pump Purchased Monsoon White Fittings - ModMyToys 19/13mm (ID 1/2 - 3/4) Compression Fitting - Six Pack - White + Red Carbon (For the white loop)http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Mo...bon_37248.html Fans, open to advice here, I want 3x white LED for the white loop and 2x red for the red loop White - Enermax T.B.Vegas 120mm Single Fan White LEDs - Purchasedhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/120mm...ister-bearings Extras: White caps - Monsoon x5http://www.scan.co.uk/products/monso...lug-g1-4-white Tubing - Primochill Advanced - Purchasedhttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...30&subcat=2579 Coolant - Mayhems Pastal Redhttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/1l-ma...el-red-coolant Coolant - Mayhems Ice Whitehttp://www.scan.co.uk/products/1l-ma...-white-coolant Fan Controller - BitFenix Recon - Whitehttp://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/accessories/recon/ Additional Comment: been planning this a little more after i came up with an idea whilst playing Wildstar. Im thinking of a small section using some 3g fake grass with a small anime figurine inside the case using the 2x reservoirs as a back drop http://www.artificial-grass-online.co.uk/thirsk-artific... and something along the lines of http://kotaku.com/5871156/the-tekken-figure-of-your-pin... I've finally made my mind up on a few things, and whilst I don't have the Thermaltake case yet (delays from supplier) I have actually managed to get started. I've decided to keep the RoG Front Base for the Asus Ranger Motherboard. Now as the case is going to be sprayed white, I figured I should make the front base as white as possible: First thing I need to do was get the knob off (no puns!) what a pain in the rear this was, but eventually it came off allowing me to fully strip down the electrics from the case/cover: Once that was stripped I went out and picked the brightest white I could find which is useable on both plastics and metal. Once the screen was masked up I got to work with the primer: I've finished applying the top coat now, i'm going to let it dry over night, check for runs and hopefully remove the tape tomorrow evening, by which time I should know if the case is in stock at Scan :) Got the RoG Front Base fully painted and re-assembled: So today the Thermaltake case arrived and oh boy, its big! I took a picture of it here on my desk in between an Antec 902 and a Zalman case, both are mid towers, but it does show the scale of the Core X9. Heres a few pictures of the case before I stripped it down for painting: Top view with cover removed and rad/fan mounts still fitted: Motherboard tray: PSU Area (one of two!) Front lower and drive cages, I won't be using these in my mod unless I need 6TB in the future : ) And here is the stripped frame, when they said this was modular they weren't joking! I have started painting the internal parts of the case and the front mesh, I really under estimated how much paint I would need to do this, however heres some progress: Front fully painted :D PSU Blank/Grill selection of other parts: Transferred the 200mm Red Fan from my Antec 902 mod to use in the front of this one. Here's some pics of things so far: UPDATE 15th Feb 2015 So I finally got around to finishing the painting today, I had the roof and side panel to paint and a few imperfections to address. So now I can say that the case is fully painted, now need to work out where I want to placed the 2x 360mm radiators and whether or not to go push or pull with the fans:
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