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  1. Welcome one and all to my very first build log. Hopefully this will be a great experience to share with you all as this is a project of many firsts: first extensive case mod, first foray into custom water cooling, first hardline loop too, and first time putting everything out there for public display! Exciting and terrifying in equal measure Asteria II: Rearmoured is based around the stunning In Win 901 Mini ITX case, and was inspired by Laine's "Clarity". It was great to see a custom loop put into this case, but I felt more could've been done with his radiator placement. A year of planning and exploring later I've bitten the bullet and giving it a shot of my own. The name Asteria was a Greek goddess associated with falling stars and prophetic dreams. She was also a Titan and, frankly, that's why the original Asteria was named as such - all of my computers are female and she had a GTX Titan inside The Titan and a few other parts of being reused in this new project, and hence Asteria II: Rearmoured was born. Hardware i7 6700K Maximus VIII Impact 16GB Dominator Platinum GTX Titan Silverstone ST45SF-G V2 Corsair SF600 Platinum PSU Water cooling EK Supremacy EVO Acetal Watercool Heatkiller GPU-X3 Titan LT with EK FC Titan backplate Alphacool UT60 360 primary radiator Alphacool ST30 120 XSPC TX120 secondary radiator Alphacool DDC310 pump with Aquacomputer custom-designed DDC top Aquacomputer Aqualis ECO100 res EK 12mm hardline compression fittings Fans 3x Corsair ML120 White LED 1x Noctua NF A12x15 Black Since this has been in the planning stages for over a year, there's no starting pics of the case I'm afraid since it's all in bits for measuring! Where I can though I do intend to give some stock shots of components before they're modded. Right now though I only have my phone camera available, some cheap lights and a black bed sheet that refuses to have the creases ironed out of it, so don't expect miracles in the photography department Thanks for looking, progress will be updated as it comes.
  2. Welp, it's been long enough since PCB was completed and I think some major bumps are out of my life, time for a new project! My gaming obsession for the last eight or so years has been Dota and one night last year I kicked the idea of this build around with a friend. It's blossomed in my mind since, time to put it into motion. First off, thank you to my generous sponsors for this project: This will be a scratch build I think? I'm making an external frame out of mahogany and using a Fractal Design Node 304 essentially as a motherboard tray. It will save me some time in terms of layout and I happen to have one on hand. The concept will come from Dota 2 of course. While I could focus on a specific character in the game for a theme, I decided instead to base the mod off of a treasure chest. Players in-game win cosmetic items for their characters by obtaining various chests after they play games. What sort of grotesque name is Fresh Meat for a build? It's the catch phrase of one Dota's most loved/hated characters, Pudge, and from a modding perspective there are two reasons: one, it's a new project, fresh meat for me to bite in to, two, there will be cutting. I though this would be a fun theme to play with and would give me lots of design choices as well as making a mod that almost all Dota players could relate to. Without further ado, let's get into it. A log note: The flow of this here log may jump around a bit. I'm a paper and pencil guy when it comes to layout so I don't have any fancy 3D renders to show you. Keeps up the suspense right? You'll just have to trust what I've got cooking in my head to come together in the end. First up was picking material. My dad has some footage of mahogany available, lucky me :D After I had some lumber picked out, it was time to actually do stuff. First up was making a jig for the chest legs. The legs will taper on two sides, from 40mm square on the bottom 25mm at the top. After that tank was put together, you've got to test it, right? Of course, you can't test on the real deal. Here's what the legs will be cut out of once the jig is dialed in. Can't you see a couple legs in there? A look at the test leg to get an idea of what the shape will be. It's a subtle angle. Well unfortunately that's it for the first post. I'll keep collecting junk to stick in this thing, you keep checking back
  3. Hi guys, Alex here back with another build log! I think it's been a while since I've been on the forums now, a lot of stuff has been happening! I'm very happy however to bring you guys another build log with the very exclusive IN WIN D-Frame 2.0 NVIDIA Edition chassis! I am super excited to be working on this build as I find this chassis absolutely stunning! I'm not sure if there are many NVIDIA edition versions of this case around at the moment, I definitely know that this is the only one in Australia which makes it a huge privilege so I hope I can do it justice with a nice build in it! The mods are not gonna be anything too crazy as I really don't want to change much on such a stunning case nor do I want to paint or drill into it! I will be creating some custom panels from acrylic and adding some nice vinyl effects as people that follow my work have come to expect from my builds! I'm calling this one IN WIN DUKE, simply because the frame resembles the inner chassis of a Ducati motorcycle so nice and easy with the name there! It's an honour again to be able to do this and have the opportunity to work with such amazing companies. The sponsors on this build are IN WIN, NVIDIA, ASUS, Western Digital, AVEXIR, Bitspower, CableMod and for the first time ever for one of my builds, INTEL, with a very unexpected package as you will from the specs below! You can find more information about the respective vendors in the links below and follow their channels if you wish: Intel - https://www.facebook.com/intelaustralia NVIDIA - https://www.facebook.com/NvidiaANZ ASUS - https://www.facebook.com/asusaustralia IN WIN - https://www.facebook.com/INWINANZ Western Digital - https://www.facebook.com/WDAustralia AVEXIR - https://www.facebook.com/AVEXIR Bitspower - https://www.facebook.com/Bitspower CableMod - https://www.facebook.com/CableMod Hope you guys enjoy this one! SPECS: Case – IN WIN D-Frame 2.0 NVIDIA Edition Motherboard – ASUS X99 Deluxe II CPU – Intel Core i7 6950X Memory – 8 x 4GB AVEXIR Core White & Green LED DDR4 GPU – 2x NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founders Edition SLI - NVIDIA 3-Slot High Bandwidth Bridge SSD – 120GB AVEXIR S100 Green LED HDD - 4TB Western Digital Red Pro PSU – In Win S-III 1065W Cables & LEDs - CableMod Radiators – 360mm Bitspower Leviathan Extreme, 2 x 120mm Bitspower Leviathan Slim Fans – 5 x In Win Aurora 120mm fans Pump – Bitspower DDC Plus with Bitspower Premium DDC Mod Top Reservoir – 2 x Bitspower Hexagon Reservoirs Fittings – Various Bitspower Black Sparkle Fittings Tubing – Bitspower Crystal Link 16mm PETG CPU/MB Block – Bitspower AIX99D Full Cover Water Block And without any further delays, here's a good look at the case and fans that arrived from IN WIN! Thanks for checking it out guys and stay tuned for more! Cheers, Alex
  4. Hi experts, I'm build my first wc rig. I ordered some Barrow fittings and angled parts from Ali... and when I opened I found that the 90' degree are non rotary and of course when I tried to screw them to my components they're just pointing different without being snuggly fitted. Any tips on what can I do to make them finger tight an pointing to the right direction? Thx J
  5. 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:
  6. Hello all! :D I have just registered MOD ZOO! The theme for this time is "Cosmic Dust". Yes, change the project title! :lol: I've tried to challenge the new spray painting. It's like a cosmos... B) I'm already getting parts and putting them together. I plan to make a mini-ITX water cooled system. I have wanted to build a mini-ITX water cooled system for quite some time! Special Thanks to the sponsors! Fractal Design MSI nanoxia I wish to express my appreciation!! -System- CASE: Fractal Design CORE500 PSU: Fractal Design Edison M 550W CPU: Core i5-6500(Skylake) MB: MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC VGA: MSI GTX 970 4GD5T OC V1 RAM: G.Skill DDR4-2400 Dual Channel Ripjaws V Steel Blue 16GB SSD: OCZ Trion 100 SSD 240GB HDD: Seagate ST4000DM000 4TB See you later :D
  7. Hi guys, have seen this forum and all the great mods on it and wanted to share my latest mod also here with you guys. I've been doing the build now for 2 months and have a extensive build log with daily updated on the bellow link from another forum, ti would be just to much work to move it all here, also it has over 1000 pictures so hope you understand I'll start now updating also this site with daily updates from today onwards, but if you're interested in what happened till now, you are more then welcome to check out the ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE: So this is how it started 6 months ago was a very exciting ride, id love for anybody who has not seen or read the thread to check it all out, i know its a long one but you wont regret it, as so many people have not but if your just to eager to want to see the final product bellow is the link to the final pictures, but I'd really urge you to read and check out the entire thread http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php/topic/2133-build-log-raised-from-the-dead/page-14 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.overclock.net/t/1536880/build-log-raised-from-the-dead Just to sum up the key features of the build - unique case design, made up from 2 old cases - unique case interior - custom water cooling, made up from initially uncompilable parts :) and will use a array of 12mm tubing, 10mm tubing, custom acrylic water paths and 12mm hard tubing - custom made acrylic CPU water block top - custom painted GPU - custom GPU LED acrylic back plate - custom painted RAM - custom painted fan controller - custom painted fan's - custom made power cables - and a few more surprises along the way :) and a few pictures to get you started and interested in the build :)
  8. Anyone know of fittings that are a close match to XSPC's black chrome? They have a 14/10 mm triple seal fitting and I was thinking about using those but I don't know what they are talking about. Pictures don't help either. I was going to do a rotary fitting but decided not to play the tolerance lottery. I know Bitspower has a black sparkle fitting, but I don't like how they put their logo on everything. I was also thinking about doing chrome but then I would have to buy more 90 and 45 degree fittings. I guess that would be the easiest way to get everything to match!
  9. I don't have a camera at the moment, but to let others know if they want to use a larger res in the Define S, I strongly reccomend using a combo unit. I have mine as far up in the slots provided as it will go while allowing all 4 screws to fasten it in, and I could get a D5 under it if I didn't need to use so many daayumn 90 degree fittings. I have 2 on the res. one will be a return to the res from the CPU and the other is for a drain. My planned order as of now is res>pump>front 280>GPUs>top 420>CPU<res.
  10. Bass Instinct Hey Monkey's I'm finally getting going on a new build. I had a false start on a Corsair 250 D But life got in the way and I'm not sure I'm man enough to do the things I want to do in a Mini ITX case. The Victim of my affection is a Lian li PC-V359. This is a Micro ATX case, but I will be using a Mini ATX board so I will have a little extra room for cooling gear and I like the square proportions, compared to the Mini version of this case. The case I ordered was Black with black Pillars. The Case I got was Black with Red Pillars, I kinda liked that model too so I'm going to go with it. Funny in the Lian li literature the red is more of a fire engine red, but this anodized red is a much better tone of red - Sold. One of the interesting things about this Case is that the top and all four sides slide in and out of the corner pillars to give easy access it opens up a myriad of options for modding. I had a huge sheet of thick Deep Red Acrylic so the first thing i did was make a replacement top window. I know there are a million red and black builds out there, but that's because it looks good, I'll just have to find a way to keep it from being boring. MnpcTech sent me out a set of their beautiful case feet. These feet were made for this case and improved the look over the factory feet, which weren't bad. These may end up getting painted in the end, but I'll wait on that decision until I see how all the colors are blending. I tapped the Case so I could spin the feet on and off easier, but they come with hardware for easy mounting to anything. Ok I admit it, I just like tapping threads whenever possible. My love to thick material is a painful affair when you do your work with basic hand tools. I just like the depth the thick materials add to the look, But there is a price to be paid! I cut out my basic shapes with a Jig Saw and Dremel and then refine the shapes with files and sanding. Not the easiest way to do things, but My setup allows me to watch movies while I'm filling away. My Initial plan for the front was to stack Aluminum on top of the Red Acrylic with the Acrylic just sticking out a little further than the aluminum. Ok planning is not one of my strong suits. What I hadn't anticipated was that my thick stack of materials took away the distinctive angles of the corner pillars sticking out further than the case front. The pillars really make the look of this case, so this wasn't going to work. At this point I am dropping the Acrylic layer and I beveled the edges of the Aluminum to match the angles of the pillars. I had cut the Aluminum wider around the window and now that I removed the lower layer I will have to adapt it to match up better. I started adding some bling to the Aluminum sheet. This is closer than the picture shows, but it was hard to align the camera up perfectly. Not bad considering the tools used to do this with. I really want a Scroll Saw, but I don't want to buy a cheap one that I'll end up hating. So until then I'll just keep doing what I do. I continue to refine this piece. I plan to put lite Acrylic on the inside of the case behind The ROG Logo and Mesh behind the volume bars. I think this piece will be painted in the end. Here is a size comparison between the Lian li case and a 250D. I had originally bought 2 - 250 D cases, I build this straight build in a day, Most of that was hiding wires. I was going to Mod the second case and then transfer the kit, But life got in the way and I never pulled the trigger on the Mod. The New case is more inspiring to me and there aren't 500 of them that have already been Modded. Anyway It is so good to be back into a build, This one is just for the pleasure of Modding, No time limit, no pressure Thanks for checking out the build.
  11. Hey guys so I was wondering if anyone has had any experience water cooling with (2) pumps in series. The normal config being separate pumps for each loop (i.e. loop for cpu and motherboard 1 pump, 1 radiator/ second loop for gpu's 1 pump, 1 radiator). I wanted to try and keep my tubing as in line as possible and by series pumping I would be increasing the pressure that is in the loop. I'm thinking of using (2) EK-CoolStreams XE 360 and my fear is that running through both radiators with only 1 pump the pressure drop will be so severe that I won't get adequate flow through the second radiator thus reducing it's cooling efficacy. The big concern I have besides the blocks handling the increase in pressure is can the 2nd pump handle the pressure introduced by the first when pumped into it? On bigger pumps I have worked with the manufacturer will let you know what the casing pressure max is so that you use a VFD to limit it's Hz output reducing speed of the pump and pressure output, however all I can find out about the pump is that it can output between 2-4 meters which for such a small pump is impressive and that could be alot going into another pump that hasn't dealt with any friction losses. I apologize if this has been brought up and I missed it if so let me know where.
  12. PROJECT BUYANGYANG Modder: Andrew Lee(Andrew Lee Adanza) FB: https://www.facebook.com/andrewleekho Intoduction The aim of this build is to showcase all components of a computer. As you can see, all parts are exposed. Even the Liquid Cooling System. Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting this project. Thermaltake Technology Inc Thermaltake Philippines MSI Philippines MSI Global Plextor Philippines Table of Contents
  13. Here is are latest case mod from Techoftomorrow Techs: Anthony "THRASHER2" Reynolds and Eric "xD3aDPooLx" Henry INTEL CUSTOM BUILD NAMED DAUNTLESS Intel Core i7-5960X ProcessorEVGA 1600Watt P2 Power supply with Custom Sleeved cablesASUS X99 Deluxe Motherboard IntelKingston DDR4 Memory KitCorsair 900D Custom Painted Cobalt Blue with Metal FlakeIntel 730 Series 240GB SSDAdata Premier Pro SP920 512GB SSD2x XFX R9 295X2 Video CardsSwiftech Apogee-XLC CPU water Block with Custom TOT logo topSwiftech Custom Water Cooling solutionCustom painted white Radiator MCRx20-XP (eXtreme Performance) triple 120mmMonsoon Hardline Tube 1/2 x 5/8 - 4 Pack - WhiteMonsoon Hardline Economy Compression Fittings 6 Pack, 1/2" x 5/8" - BluePrimoChill CTR™ Compression Tube Reservoir System Phase 2 - 240mm UV Blue4x AeroCool Dead Silence 120mm White Case FansOption: DD-Crystal Dual 5 1/4" Bay white back ReservoirDauntless [dawnt-lis, dahnt-] adjective 1. not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero.
  14. Please take the time to at least look at the pictures and tell me what you think of my design, if you feel compelled you can read the thread but it is mainly just me talking about nothing. But it really would mean a lot to me if you voiced your opinion on my design as any input could really speed up the process, thank you! Backstory: I'm turning 18 in a few weeks and my graduation party is a bit after that, I'm hoping to use this time to get my dad to take one of my mod designs and bring it to life. He's an airplane mechanic and has been working with engines, metal, and other tools and stuff since he was little, and he knows how to do what I can't when it comes to metal-working and things like that so I was hoping to design a mod for him to create as a father-son project before I head off to college in the fall. Now, I've been giving a lot of thought into what I want to do for my very first mod design and a lot of threads on this site, and a few other ones have shown me that one of the coolest mods you can do is to add a window to your case, right? Everyone wants to showoff the inside of the case and all of your awesome components. So my idea was to REALLY showoff the inside of the case so I started brainstorming with ideas on windowed cases and came up with a few of these: Purely clear acrylic case I'd scrap everything I had and just make a full-case made from clear acrylic. Why didn't I stick with this one? I looked inside my current case and saw how terribly I did with the cable management and decided it wouldn't be a good idea to be able to see everything, so I came up with the idea to "See the Best, Hide the Rest." Clear Acrylic Side Panel So not purely acrylic, but what if I just took my current case, made some more clearance for cable managing behind the motherboard tray, and added a few rubber grommet holes. Then I could take the side panel and completely scrap it altogether, replacing it with a whole side panel of clear acrylic. This just wasn't enough for me, that sounded like baby stuff and I don't want me first case mod to go down in history as a baby mod, I need to design something extreme. Clear acrylic body Essentially what I would do here is create a large enough area behind the motherboard tray to house my psu, pump for water cooling, all my ugly cabling, and my drives and then make an enclosure for the rest of my component that would look just like a normal case, but clear. I just didn't like how this panned out in my head and even though I could get help either here or from my dad (This guy's crazy for taking metal and making things that most people couldn't even dream of making) I just couldn't decide how I would want the panels to all come together and how I could do cooling for when I could finally get around to water cooling it, the only place I could put radiators were the front panel or the top and these would both be clear panels, and I was never a huge fan of exposed radiators/fans. So all hope was lost, after sketching different things for a week or two, I was about halfway through one of my notebooks and I had nothing to show for it, and I know my dad well enough to not just come to him with nothing at least sketched. So I slept on it and I had a dream about my grandmother's old house before she moved and she used to have a fish-tank in it. After seeing the fish-tank I woke up but over the past few days I've looked into different fish tanks and it seemed that a few of the larger ones have the fish tank on top, and cabinets underneath it. I think this is how my grandmother's was but I can't be altogether sure as I was really young at the time. So I decided to do something with that sort-of theme, where I can hide everything in an area underneath, and have a "tank" with all my components in it. So I present to you: "The Fish Tank Build That Doesn't Have Fish, Water, or Even Something That Looks Like Water Like How Some People Have Used Mineral Oil" Another day of brainstorming idea names because God knows that name is way too long and makes more sense than a shark mating with an armadillo. (Although Sharkadillo would be an amazing sci-fi movie and you guys all read it here first.) and I've come up with "All Window" Why? Because It's all window, haha very funny, I'm hilarious, moving on. I've put a bit of thought into radiator sizing, fans etc, but I didn't include perfect sizing or anything like that in my renders because I don't have any of the measurements and even if I did, I'm not good enough at any 3-d modelling or CAD programs to be able to set everything up nicely. All I know about cinema 4-d is how to make text look nice and how to make cool effects for forum signatures. I did put some thought into where everything would go to have everything fit for the most part, but I will have to do more thinking on how I'd fit it all in there. I believe the motherboard in there is m-atx but I honestly don't know I just found it on Google Sketchup's Warehouse and worked off that a bit. I know the modeling isn't the greatest but I'm still learning and this is just an extremely basic rundown of what it could look like when it is all said and done. Unless I have the backing of family, friends, or company(s) I'm unsure of how far I could get this project. Without further ado: "All Window" I know it isn't the best rendering its just what I could do on a short-time frame, I'm hoping to get this perfected and in my dad's head before graduation so we could start as soon as possible. I'll continue to update this thread with anything I think of and I'll edit it soon explaining my thoughts on the render. Edit 1: I decided to put 2 fans in the front instead of 3 on the side, I figured this way I know I'd have enough room for the pump to the bottom left of the res, and all the tubing. I would most likely also put a res in the back exhausting air out of the case with push/pull if I can, if not then I'll live with whatever I can get. I also decided to mess with the colors as well, I decided to keep the red on the motherboard just because that seems to be one of the most common colors, that and blue but I'll decide later what I'd choose if I'm given a few options. Also, I'd like to add that along the outside I will be having quite a few rubber grommet holes (Most likely from Corsair) to route cables, I'm unsure if I would route tubing through those holes, or just circular rubber grommets. Any ideas?
  15. I will be calling this project the "Corsair 900D WWII Bomber Military Case Mod" we will be customizing the WWII Memphis Belle Bomber Military Case Mod into something special and added the "T2" touch to this new project. In case you missed it, on Memorial Day Bill Owen posted Corsair 900D WWII Memphis Belle Bomber Military Case Mod Guide to hand off the Dremel to Anthony Reynolds AKA THRASHER2 Corsair 900D WWII Bomber Military Case Mod Hardware Specs Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition Desktop Processor I7-965Corsair TX850M Power Supply or a Huntkey X7 1200W Power Supply with custom Sleeved CablesGigabyte G1 Sniper or ASSASSIN X58 MotherboardCorsair 900D Custom Painted WWll Bomber Case with Custom Grills and BOMB front itemSwiftech Custom Water Cooling solution2X Triple 120mm Radiator custom painted green2X GeForce GTX 780 Video CardsCorsair Vengeance® — 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10)Swiftech Parts List Qty. 2 - The Komodo™NV-LE (Luxury Edition) Part Number: KOMODO-NV-LE Qty. 1 - The Apogee™ XL Part Number: Apogee-XL Qty. 2 - The MCP35X pump Part Number: MCP35X-BK Qty. 2 - The MCRx20-XP (eXtreme Performance) series Part Number: MCR320-XP Qty. 18 - ½” x ¾” Lok-Seal™ Compression Fitting Part Number: 3-4X1-2-G1-4-CF-BK Qty. 4 - Lok-Seal Quick Disconnect Non Spill Couplings Part Number: QC-NS-BK Qty. 6 - 90° Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 90D-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 90° Dual Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 90D-DUAL-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 45° Swivel Elbow Lok-Seal™ adapter Part Number: 45D-SWV-G1-4-MFA-BK Qty. 4 - 15mm Lok-Seal™ Male/Female extension adapter Part Number: 15MM-G-1-4 MFA-BK Qty. 2 - 4-Way Lok-Seal™ manifold: this 4-way manifold Part Number: 4W-G1-4-TA-BK Qty. 1 mnpctech 480 version of with 4x 120mm "Sniper" grill
  16. Hey guys! After the clarification on work-logs, I wanted to share mine with you guys. This is my second case-mod but it is the first time I've made a correct work-log from start to finish. My work is much more professional than my first build and I've learned quite a bit from trial and error. I'm going to plan on using Rampage 4 Gene motherboard and one of new Ivy Bridge-E Chips, probably just the quad core to save a couple bucks. I plan on buying those items on the 15th of October. I'm also probably going to wait for Nvidia to bring out their 790GTX card for this build. As long as it is before the Cooler Master 2013 competition deadline. I might throw something in in the mean time if that's all this build is waiting on. UPDATES: 10/14/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912/page-3#entry17675 10/21/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-101413/page-4#entry18189 10/28/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-102113/page-6#entry18766 11/04/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-102813/page-8#entry19129 11/11/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-11042013-handmade-waterfall-reservoir-with-video/page-9#entry19553 11/25/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-11112013-acrylic-tubes-windows-reservoir-trim/page-11#entry20169 12/02/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-11252013-finished-reservoir-trim-blu-ray-enclosure/page-12#entry20404 12/09/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-12022013-vertical-gpu-final-cuts-motm-on-bt/page-13#entry20765 12/18/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-12022013-beginning-final-assembly/page-14#entry21128 01/04/2013: http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/936-grey-matter-cooler-master-haf-912-updated-12182013-almost-finished/page-15#entry21683 01/11/2014: FINAL PHOTOS!!!! Here are the components I have bought so far : <>PC Components:[x] Case : Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower[x] PSU : EVGA SuperNOVA 750W GoldPlus[x] CPU: Intel I-7 3930k 6-core 3.2Ghz (3.8Ghz Turbo) 2011 Socket [x] MoBo: Asus Rampage IV Gene[x] RAM: 16Gb Gskill RipJaw Z series 1600 Mhz Cas #9[x] GPU: EVGA 780 GTX Superclocked ACX Cooler[x] SSD: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256Gb [x] Optical: LG Slim Blu-ray Burner <>Water Cooling System[x] EKWB 240mm XT Radiator[x] 2x EKWB 120mm XT Radiators[x] 10x EKWB 90 Fittings[x] 2x Bitspower G1/4" Female / Female Pass-Through Fitting / Fill port[x] 2x EKWB Monarch x2 RAM water block[x] 2x EKWB Monarch RAM Modules[x] Swiftech MCP-655 PWM Pump[x] EKWB D5 X-Top White Acetal Pump Top[x] 22x Primochill White Revolver Rigid Fittings[x] 1/2" OD Rigid acrylic tubing[x] EKWB 780Gtx Clear/Nickel Original-CSQ [x] EKWB Supremacy CPU block. <>Key mods<>[x] Custom acrylic paneling.[x] Custom acrylic fan enclosure/radiator mount.[x] Custom acrylic Blu-ray enclosure.[x] Custom water cooling system.[x] Custom acrylic rad covers.[x] Handmade custom acrylic waterfall bay-style reservoir.[x] Single sleeved power supply, by me.[x] Vertical GPU mounted on mid-case shelf. [x] 100% hidden wire management. Only cables seen are those meant to be seen. Feel free to gimme some insight! On with the pictures! Enjoy! Goodies from MNPCTECH.com!Acrylic Tubing Reamer from MNPCtech.com PC Window U-channel trim from MNPCtech.com 3M Red Scotchbrite from MNPCtech.com Mnpctech MINI "Grooved" White Derlin Case Feet The first parts I picked up were the case and power supply. I figured I could spend the most time with them while waiting for money for other components. Here they are laid out and I started removing some case panels. After gutting the case, I'm left with my blank canvas! I sanded and washed the plastics to get ready for primer. The primer colors were close to the actual paint scheme. Got the few plastic parts painted then set them aside to continue working the interior. I really like this grey/white scheme. Here are the materials for the internal mods. Acrylic from TAP Plastics. I don't like the grey its daayumn near black so Ill be wrapping panels with a grey carbon fiber material I bought. I'm going to be using MicroRAX for the interior framework. Here is a sneak peek at the sleeving, LutroOs Teleios sleeve. I recently picked up some light grey and I think Ill be using that instead of the dark grey. Got to work cutting acrylic panels. I found that raw measurements and using a clamped fence with a skill saw help making panels perfectly straight and square. I glued in some supports to make a raised bottom panel for a nice flat surface to start on. Here I started adding the microRAX framework. This is where I left off at the end of this past weekend, Hopefully I can get some work done this coming week and its a payday weekend coming up so I should be scooping up some more parts. I absolutely love the microRAX, it really adds a nice professional touch to the project. some screw holes will be socket head and some will be flat head and counter sunk, Ill do that later on.
  17. EK's new cooling kit for Gigabyte's X99 series motherboards isn't revolutionary but it's something I haven't seen from the company before (more experienced custom coolers jump in here). The kit consists of a pretty standard MOSFET water cooling block and a passive cooler for the southbridge (PCH). Embracing EK's circle design that can be found on the rest of the company's wide array of blocks, the PCH cooler design opts to leave out a few of the circles for presumably more air circulation. On a personal level, while I love the idea of custom heat sinks to match the rest of your blocks, I would have preferred a design with the material left in. What do you guys think? The kit, EK-FB KIT GA X99 LE, comes in at around $75 state side. Full release at EKWB's website: http://www.ekwb.com/news/553/19/EK-introduces-hybrid-water-cooling-kit-for-GIGABYTE-X99-series-motherboards/
  18. Mind you I did not think when I bought this card that I was going to have a issue not finding a FULL water block as EK I thought would have for sure cover that. But as my luck is they don't make a full water block and have no plans to either.... Actually when I purchased it EVGA was selling there Hydro Copper Water Block for $149.99 but was not ready for water cooling it and did not realize that they would in deed take it off there shelf and have no plans of restocking it. So I am in a bind cause now I am ready to do my loop and I really wanted to add this card to my dual/Res loop and my Formula VI CPU and Cross Chill. Okay so what i was thinking about is to do the only thing available other than sell it for a 780 and I am just alittle strapped for that kind of $$$$ right now and I really like my classy 770. It's a great card and can run anything I throw at it... Very happy with it. So a universal water block would be my only choice. Installing the GPU block is pretty straight forward, but I will need to heatsink my ram. I have never did this before so what else on the PCB would need a heatsink. Or maybe I could get some opinions on the best way of doing this would be. I am sure there is other components that would need to a heat sink but not sure what areas need it and don't need it. I have added a PCB Picture of my card so you can see and maybe be able to help and show all the areas that would need a heatsink and or the best way of doing it, or even if it's really worth all the effort... Just wanted to thank you in advance and thanks for your time ......
  19. Alright, a little about myself. Third water cooling build, and second real modded build (still a newb!). I had previously worked on a 650D, and gone the route of UV lights and flashy tubes. It just didn't cut it for me. The build name suited it well, I just never really finished it the way I wanted. Sorry for Pic quality... This was Inchoate. System Specs: · GA-Z68-UD7-B3 · i7 2700K · 16Gb Dominator 1866 RAM · Tri-SLI GTX 580 3Gb · Chronos Deluxe 240Gb SSD's in RAID0 · Xonar ST · Seagate 3Tb 7200rpm · ST1500 · FT02And so I got to thinking about transfering the build for two particular reasons. First, the looks and second, function. Mindchi|l here on OCN built me a custom TEC chiller. I also previously had purchased the TEC block (single TEC for 1155's). That was little useless seen as I could chill the water down lower than 10c. The more important problem was the radiators inside the 650D, adding extra heat wattage where I wanted none. So I set out to search for a case I would like. Something classy and stylish with no flash or bling to it. It also had to be made of metal, no more plastic. Set my mind to the FT02. Bought it and this is what came out. Final Pics:
  20. Corsair is having a new contest starting April 1 2014 and all entries must be in by May 5th. There are many ways to win covering everything from stock component builds to Overclocking and custom builds. I had to smile when I saw Shiny as the example of a full blow Case Mod. I love that Build! So guys get you some of the free Booty they are offering! <http://forum.corsair.com/v3/forumdisplay.php?f=245>
  21. drNesh


    Hi, in a few days I'll going to mod the Lian Li pc71 case, old stuff huh, but old and good. Now I'm in SketchUp and trying to do my best. Sketch pics soon.
  22. This is a slide show How to on Hand Crafted Fabrication. Some amazing things have been crafted using basic tools and techniques long before CNC mills were ever invented. I want to pass on what was taught to me so that it might help other modders that don't have access to a mill or just want to take on the challenge of making things with basic tools. I have great respect for those that have the ability to program a CNC Mill to craft computer parts, some people would have you think there is no skill in that and I totally disagree. Those are just different skills than I have. There is a great satisfaction in hand crafting pieces so enjoy!
  23. Table of Contents (Note: I'll be using the original post dates to allow you to get a better impression of the build's progress.) 01. - 2013-APR-30: Why Dremel When You Can Drill? 02. - 2013-MAY-01: Progress On Back Panel - First Fitting 03. - 2013-MAY-06: The PSU Mount 04. - 2013-MAY-20: Modding/Sleeving the PSU & The HDD Tower 05. - 2013-MAY-21: PSU Sleeving - Continued 06. - 2013-MAY-22: Making a Custom Fan Controller 07. - 2013-MAY-29: Fan Controller & PSU Finished 08. - 2013-MAY-29: Back Panel - Progress 09. - 2013-MAY-30: Reservoir Modding 10. - 2013-JUN-23: Complete (For Now) 11. - 2013-OCT-20: Small Addendum On the Aquainlet Reservoir Prologue Hello everyone! suggested I join this place and post some of my work, and he tends to give some good advice in my experience, so I thought I better follow it (we share a crippling addiction to copper). I have also been following MNPCTech on Youtube for quite a while. And what better way to introduce myself than a build log.... :D This is a build I did in spring 2013. Its eventual purpose will be to serve as our HTPC, a file and media server and it will do some computing for BOINC. Until my other build is up and running, it is currently serving as my personal rig though. Some of you may be familiar with it. The basic concept: Replace the back panel of the R4 with a custom one in order to fit a 360 radiator back there (couldn't do it in the front: HDDs). Also, the PSU has been relocated to the front. The End Result I hope this image size works for you guys, otherwise please let me know and I can switch to a different resolution. (click image for full res) The Name Zwieback Exceeding Useful Specifications. Because: Why not? Zwieback is a hilarious word IMO, and in English doubly so (I don't know why I think that, I just do.) I have been naming my rigs after Greek deities ever since I played the original Deus Ex (still love that game). I also might have a slight weakness for Greek mythology in general... Main PC Guts M/B: MSI Z77A-GD65CPU: Intel i7 2600kRAM: TBDGPU: OnboardSSD: Intel 335 60 GBHDD's: 4 x WD RE4 2 TBHDD's: 3 x WD Red 3 TBPSU: BeQuiet 550 WCase: Fractal Design R4 w/ window side panelW/C PartsCPU Block: EK Supreme HF Acetal/CopperPump: Aquacomputer Aquastream StandardRes: Aquacomputer Aquainlet blue anodizedRad Fans: 3 x SP120 quietRadiator: Alphacool NexXxos UT60 360 mmAlright then, let's get to it! :)
  24. Hello everyone, this is going to be an extension of the Phanteks Enthoo Primo review that I did. Apart from just being a review, the Enthoo as of now has become my personal computer that I use everyday for playing games, typing reviews, watching porn and other random activities. I would also try and answer any questions that you guys might have on the case. So feel free to send me your questions. Link to the review - Clicky Click Here This is how the build looks at the moment. well not exactly the same, I have started modding the front panel to allow for more air flow. Link to Mnpctech 240 Slotted Acrylic Radiator grill Here is how it looks at the moment: Take off the highlighted screws (I don't have photoshop or any advanced imaging tools on my work PC so please bare with me) Once that is done, take off the 4 screws that holds the front plate to the front panel. Once the screws are off, this is what you are left with: I got the MNPCTECH slotted 240mm grill in and what do you know its a perfect fit. The color and size are a perfect match. Next step is to screw in the grill, and button down the front. Next up we will look at something to do for the top panel.
  25. HEY GUYS! hope y'all are having a kick feces generator monday! or at least getting better! :D I'm planning out my custom loop, I'm a novice with custom loop :lol: and needed some inputs on tubing and fitting mostly, here are my components: EK D5 X-Top Acetal Pump Top CSQ w/ Alphacool VPP655 Variable Speed Pump Installed EK Supreme LTX Intel CPU Liquid Cooling Block - Acetal CSQ EK-MultiOption RES X3 150 - Liquid Cooling Reservoir (6 Total Ports) EK GeForce 690 GTX VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel CSQ EK Ultimate Performance CoolStream 240 XTX Series Liquid Cooling Radiator EK CoolStream 280 XTC Series Liquid Cooling Radiator opt: Bitspower G1/4 Thread Flow Sensor I need your opinion on tubing and fitting, how many fitting and how long of a tube generally? thank guys! let me know if i'm missing anything! :lol:
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