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  1. Hi, I'm Mosquito, also known as Chris, and I have a problem. I haven't posted a case mod in like 2 years ? I'm going to be working on an In-Win A1 case, and this is sort of two worklogs in one. First part is a simple mod, to watercool CPU + GPU in a custom loop with only a simple mod (and some GPU size restrictions). After that, I am continuing to mod the case, to see how much I can fit in this little case This video is the first step in that multi-step approach. I put together this video on a simple mod for installing a custom watercooling loop with minimal modifications First thing I did was some disassembly to get to the bottom of the case, and then used an old radiator template thing I had to mark some hole locations And then drilled out those holes. Note, I forgot to tape the case first, so I ended up taping around the locations I marked for the most part, instead of taping and re-marking. Oops All I had to do was drill 8 holes and it allowed me to mount the fans through the bottom of the case to the radiator This no longer uses the holes in the bottom plastic frame for mounting the fans. You also wouldn't want to anymore, since there is about a 3/16" (just under 5mm) gap between the fan and the plastic frame. No complaints here, as it helps get the fans a little further away Next up, a little test install. I'm using a fan/radiator mounting bracket for the pump/res combo It is worth noting, that fwith my setup I had to go with an SFX power supply. If you had a shorter/smaller/different reservoir arrangement, then you may be able to use the ATX power supply that comes with the case Next up I did some fiddling with the loop order and tubing runs, and installed my PSU I threw the PSU cover over it after installing everything (taped in place for now, which is why it's partially crooked in this picture) Overall, this was a pretty nice compact little build. I'm sure there are people crying out "WITH THAT SMALL OF A GPU YOU COULD HAVE USED A SMALLER CASE", which is true, however, I've also got a 240mm+120mm full custom loop in it I ran this system for a while, actually used it at an Age of Empires II LAN (An old college group still gets together once or twice a year to play the original version, not the HD or Definitive Editions released on Steam), and as my shop computer for a while. Temps were pretty good, and the passively cooled PSU never gave me any trouble. Under typical browsing/music/video streaming duties the CPU would generally sit around 33-35c and the GPU around 31-32c. Doing some bench marks or stress-tests would obviously push things a little further. While running Furmark and CPUZ's stress tests simultaneously, I was seeing the CPU around 68-72c and GPU at around 56-60c. Overall I was quite pleased with this setup, but... it's a little too pedestrian for me, so in the updates to come, I will be taking things a little further, possibly into the realm of pointless ridiculousness, if I can Thanks for checking this one out
  2. This Mod is now done! Never done! __________________________________________________ Ok the system needs upgrades to keep up with my demands so revamp time! ___________________________________________________ Hello fellow modders! My name is Peter I`m 17. I´m from Denmark i study technology and design. After a while of having a stock 500R so i watercooled it, made small mods for cablemanagement. That was Tundra, now Frozen Tundra is based on a black TJ07, the major mod is the 360 rad in the front drivebayes. I have no "plan" just a idea. New Start on page 12! As i started in November last year her is a recap: I cut the midplate in the drivebayes to make room for the rad. Test fitting the rad, it was perfect not a lot of room made cable routing holes in the midplate and mobo tray. i made the radmounts and fitted them with Nutman inspired dome nuts. made a plexi coverplate with holes for the dome nuts, then i sanded it with 60 grit in one direction, to make it matt. I used the top mesh from my 500R to make a cover for the bayes i am real happy with the way it turned out. I installed my hardware on the mobotray. Then i made the loop. And filled it with Mayhems pastel ice white. next i made a bar to hold 2 120mm fans in the top. i really like the look of that. after a while my tubing became gray/greenish, so i drained the loop and filled it with demin water, there was enough ice white left that the liquid is now white. this is how it looked until a few weeks ago, when my sister asked if i wanted her to paint something, she painted the bay blanking plate white on the sanded side, with the same direction brush strokes. this is where im currently at. my dad i trying to get some alu so i can make blanking plates for the basement and a mid plate. All feedback is welcome! //PWE
  3. Hi guys this is my first Casecon called Alphatier I am from germany and all typos ar for your Entertainment XD but i try my best. The name Alphatier is because of the two massive Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 180mm Triple Radiators. They are the biggest Radiators Alphacool offers. I have build the case around them. There is no Case wehre these Monsters fit so i had to build one. Alphacool Germany and hardwarmax.net helped me out with massively the Watercooling Components so a BIG THANK YOU to them. Without them i would not be able to afford a Projekt like that. The concept of this whole Build is to create an open unique PC Case that is practical an can handle any Hardware you throw at it. I just cant see BIG BLACK BOXES anymore. The goal ist to create a mostly passive ultra silent PC . I also build the whole thing at home, basically in my room with pretty basic tools and materials that everybody can buy in the local hardware store. I did this on purpose to inspire people who think they can not do nothing cool because they do not have a whole workshop. This is how it looks right now but still a lot to do i will update this pic like i progress.
  4. I'll start off with some minor eye candy, my personal PC as it is today, and then describe a few ideas I have for the 900D case. Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5GHz (No tweaking as of yet, so more room to grow here) ASUS Maximus X Formula Z370 Motherboard SLI ASUS Strix 1070's @ 2026 ea 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 @ 3200 Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 Seagate FireCuda 2TB SSHD Corsair AX1200i Power Supply Phanteks GPU and CPU blocks EWKB radiators, fittings, and pump/res combo Mod One custom sleeved extensions Corsair Crystal 570X Case The Goal: To modify and re purpose my old 900D case (I have new side panels, top panel, and some accessories arriving today). - Cut out the 5.25" bay cage - Modify the front panel and I/O - Replace window panel with Tempered glass - Repaint exterior/interior - Develope a theme (Black, grey, carbon, etc...) - Have this finished by March of 2019 I will add more as I come up with it, I'm still in the planning phases, and I'm still looking for some replacement parts (New bottom panel for the 900D, one of the bottom door hinges bent it out in one spot, and I may have to replace it).
  5. This question is about an AIO cooler. I have a Corsair H100i V2 that I wanted to mod with custom hardline tubing. I've found YouTube vids with people replacing the tubing with aftermarket soft tubing on the older H100i, but the new design is a bit different. Anyone take a V2 apart? I don't even know if they're refillable. I'd also have to figure out how to get the fittings on. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  6. Hi every body, I present to you a small project i start a long time now... This project is based on a phanteks shift X anthracite , the idea is to associate two tendency " RGB and polished aluminium ". The goal for me is to realise a sober project with good cable management and add some aluminium plate to get a harmonious result. The sponsors who followed me in this project are: Je les remercies chaleureusement car sans eux et sans vous rien ne serait possible. this is the configuration of the project : Processor : Intel core I7 8700k Motherboard: Asus Z370i gaming VGA : Asus gtx 1080 8go Ram : Crucial ballistix tracer RGB 16go 3000Mhz SSD : Intel SSD 600P M2 1to SSD : Intel Optane 16go Power Supply : Bequiet SFX 600W Cable : Cablemod personnalize First step on this case , add some plate to hide the PSU and the bottom of the case. This two plates will be paint in black when the case will be totally finish. next is time of sanding and polishing with belgom alu i start to sanding with grain 80 because the metal got a special hard treatment before i start to got the natural aluminium. First step with grain 120 and the result was : " i go grain 80 or i order a ton of grain 120 " Finally we take the grain 80 , i use 5 disk by face of the case. Yes it s really better we try the polishing to test Résult : awesome lets go !!! First passage for polishing : second passage , third and others : Then we arrive to a correct result : " on way to polishing again " I decide to paint the top ot the case too , but before i polished all the line and paint all in black exept the top of the line, the result is perfect. J'en ai profiter pour faire la partie supérieur du boitier aussi , j'ai appliquer la même méthode ponçage + polissage puis j'ai peint en noir tout le reste en ne laissant que les lignes du haut. It s time for hardware, i mount a part of the configuration. to ensure all was of for the dimension. I m really impressed to imagine 1 to on this small things We test the cable from cablemod. this is the version pro with metal cablecomb, this cable are awesome, never hesitate to buy it. We add an awesome ekwb watercooling bloc specially realise for this motherboard. Same treatment for the VGA Meanwhile I am to contact by an old modder which work to phanteks and which participated in the development of this case which proposes me of sponsored certain products. A few weeks later I receive at my home Halos Lux Rgb Frame taken out a few months ago only in CES 2018, a pack RGB strips and a box has tools terribly effective and of a really good finish. we put it on the case Then I noticed that in the case there was a space side GPU which was rather ugly once the installed configuration, we saw many cable and not bad really ungraceful thing there. I thus began to realize an aluminum plate hide all this. I still feel myself for this plate of " raw or polite " metal. Then we passed in the tubing full house metal: (the first time for me and I made it found that very easy) The tubes of acrylic and those metal stands out in the same way in the end. I used one cuts tube which we find in the business for the plumbers. I have of to drill holes for the pump because even if there is one platesin this case which take care of my pump the configuration was not adapted has what I wanted to make. Voucher a the end of day, always the same bad problem in the finger but the result is really beautiful. I wonder I even to have ended him in the 1 day. I have to proceed to the paint of plates alu " alim mask and bottom of case " in black, to realize the cable management. The project is not crazy is there because I wanted him sober and simple, not by feignantise but because I want that it adapts itself for example has an environment of lounge quoted of a TV. There is all the same 70 working hours on this case, the polishing, the cutting and the folding of rooms to create for the case having taken me more than 70 % of my time. The final photos are thus for soon. Thanks to all to support us, quite your small messages, your likes, your sharings, Thank you.
  7. Hi guys, It's been over 2 months since i finished last build, so it's time to start something new! After mITX Project FrostyBoy and 'normal size' Project Impossible and All or Nothing this time we're going balls to the wall with heavy moddifed monstrous Parvum L1.0 . The real beginnings of new project go back to end of 2016 when i bought Parvum L1.0 case. Few major delays didn't allow me to start this project till now. One of the biggest problems was cost of all parts - i simply couldn't afford all desirable parts on my own. External support in meaningful way was necessary if the project was to be executed in way i designed it. I would like to thank aquatuning.de and Alphacool for providing all water cooling suff, without this support this project wolud be impossible to realize. Also big thanks to Noiseblocker for providing best fans i can dream of . The new project means new approach to planning and modding - I decided to design everything before I start the real work. The effect in the form of a 3d model is shown below - I tried to make it as accurately as possible. All mods i designed myself, and they were executed by Parvum to ensure best possible quality. Few mods were unsuccessful but finally i own case with even greater LC capabilities than before. Downside of all this unsuccessful mods is numer of 'spare' panels i have - with them i'm able to build 2nd and piece od 3rd L1.0 . Only three panels from original L1.0 i've bought last year are present in current case - both sides, and baseplate (but not for long). Relative to the original L1.0 can now hold 2 x 480mm radiators in basement (instead of 2x360mm), and 420mm at the top (instead of 360mm). Front radiator mounting capability was droped due to problem with heating interior of the case by such radiator. Midplate was moddified to accomodate Aquaero and special plate for mounting two pumps was designed.
  8. Welcome to the next project! It's one of two that I want to finish this year. The second will be in the new Cosmos C700P and soon I will also start the thread here on the forum After the 24-hour Nvidia GeForce Garage in Poland, I return to my favorite Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG. This project is for (and in cooperation with) MSI. Plan The case will be painted and airbrusher in a "candy red" color. On the front will dominate the MSI dragon in silver / gray style and two stripes. The case will be modded inside to simplify and smooth the style. Components ▪ Intel i9 7900X ▪ MSI M7 ACK X299 ▪ MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X ▪ Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass ▪ Seasonic PRIME PLATINUM 1200 ▪ Bitspower water cooling RAM and SSD are not yet resolved :-D Here are a couple of photos of the case and HW Everything is already home and some progress is already recorded, so very soon ther will be first update here is the current progress:
  9. The First Double Sided Mod Art QUADRAD Custom Case In The World / With Four Loop Four Radiator Four Rezervoir Hello there. Welcome to my new project. We designed a big extreme case. A case with a square look. 4 radiators, 4 pumps, 4 reservoirs in the system. I wanted to build a system with 4 loops. For this reason the name QUAD-RAD. Case design is mine. Thanks to arg-ist for hand labor .. This case can be used in different systems. The case would be made from scratch, not by modifying a standard case. After our first work, we decided to make a case in this view. Case Designed as square cross-section and 45 degree broken. The case is a plain-flap shape with the front and rear top panels on the wings. It is designed to bend 45 degrees towards the side covers. With this, the depth of the cradle, normally 18 cm, was removed by 30 cm. We started making a 1/1 carton to see what the case would be like. There are air grids on the wings. And on the outside there are reservoirs. In the form of 4 reservoirs in 4 corners.
  10. Inspiration This build was inspired by the new transformers movie The Last Knight and the design is based around a battle damaged Optimus Prime. I wanted to not only modify the case but the hardware as well, It will feature a Nvidia 10 series GPU, a new Intel Kaby lake CPU and z270 chipset. With all my builds I try to learn new techniques and challenge myself to do more as a Modder.
  11. So, progress will be slow initially while I'm acquiring parts. I don't have any fancy sponsors; 2 mortgages, 3 kids, and 2 home businesses... my own projects are pretty far down on the budget priority list. My current build was in a worklog a while back; a watercooled Dell XPS 700 case where I completed a very janky BTX conversion and installed a pair of radiators (240+120) using an XSPC D5 dual-bay kit. The components in that build have been upgraded a few times, but the computer at it's core is nearly 6 years old now (using an Intel i5 750), and in dire need of replacement. I've always loved the Phanteks Evolv cases, especially the size and proportions of the mATX variant. When I learned about the Ryzen release, and a subsequent update to the Evolv mATX with tempered glass... I knew it was time. My objectives are the following: Phanteks Evolv mATX Anthracite Tempered Glass white/gray/black theme open up top panel for more airflow + air filter anti-vandal power+reset switches Ryzen 5 1600 (with my existing Raystorm waterblock + updated AM4 hold-down) MSI Mortar Arctic + Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3200 in Gray 2x 240mm radiators (existing XSPC EX240 + new XSPC EX240 crossflow) Alphacool Eisbecher D5 150mm Acetal D5 150 tower res/pump combo (re-using my existing D5 vario) Corsair ML PWM fans (details on this later) PC Partpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/HarrisonK/saved/4HF3CJ Google Photos Album: https://goo.gl/photos/q2Nu3kYkBvr4WhJR7 I'm going to retain my existing HIS HD7970+XSPC Razor for now, holding out to make a decision after the AMD Vega release has flushed out and I can make an informed decision on an updated GPU. As alluded to above, this will be a Gray/White/Black theme, with RGB lighting to accent here and there, although I highly doubt I'll be leaving the lights-on under normal operation. I waited until I had number of parts acquired so I could start mocking things up before I posted about my build. This thread will be more for my own benefit than anyone else's... it forces me to take pictures along the way . I had recieved my new watercooling parts 2 weeks ago, and just got the case this past weekend... so it was time to start seeing how things were going to shape up! I'd worked everything out on paper a while ago, and I knew it was going to be tight with my HD7970, but this really put things into perspective. This is a dead board from a few years back... pretty glad I held onto it now. Taking into account the front radiator and fans, there will be just under 1/2" clearance behind the GPU. Obviously, room for the massive reservoir/pump block was going to be an issue... but here's my (only?) option: I figure that if I drill a new set of holes in the res/pump fan brackets to push it towards the door another 3/16" of an inch or so, using the 140mm fan holes on the MB side, I'll have more than enough clearance for the ram and tube fittings on the CPU block: So far, so good!! Mods up until this point are pretty light... time to plan out some real mods! During my last build, I had picked up some black anti-vandal switches, the power one including and RGB led. I never used them, and being that this case doesn't have a reset switch (which I happen to like having still), I figured this might be a great opportunity to start hacking into my newly procured aluminium So, there appears to be lots of space for me to fit the pair of switches. I'll relocate the current switch/pcb assembly onto the back of the MB tray, and with a bit of black acrylic, to mount the switches into, I should be able to cut a ~2"x3" hole in the top plate. Next up will be to address airflow issues with this case, which are VERY well known. The first will be to add some washers to the front panel mounts to add some space between the air filter and the plate to reduce noise. I can't seem to find a reference picture for this, but it's a fairly well known mod with the Evolv cases at this point. Then I'll look at hacking up some more aluminium to improve airflow from the roof fans. There's two objectives here: focus the intake airflow, and open up the top plate, of which there are two different approaches that have been taken by others over on Overclock.net. (This references the full ATX case, but the idea here is the same for the mATX variant) (This is a mock-up of a tentative solution that ModMyMods plans to produce) (stolen from Overclock.net... sorry, I'll need to dig-up a reference link) While the waterjet cut plate that ModMyMods is planning looks great, the latter is much more realistic for me to pull off at home. What I might try is to do a 45* corner rather than a radius to keep with the aesthetic of the case. I'll use a black metal mesh, with a foam filter material below it. Time to get some masking tape onto the top plate and start drawing! At the very top, I had mentioned that I was going to use Corsair ML fans. While these fans are quite overpriced for what they are... I happen to have a friend working at Corsair. I'll pick up 4x 120mm ML gray/black fans, and a 140mm ML gray/black fan. He's also managed to track down a set of the gray Vengeance LPX ram too, which is going to look really good in this build I think, as well as a RMx 650 PSU so that I can minimize the number of unneeded cables in the case, since my current PSU isn't going to fit, nor is it modular. Hopefully I can place that order next week, and the remaining parts within a month :D
  12. Greetings! This is the start of my new project with the name of Monore. This project is going to be based in the Jonsbo UMX3 case and the whole build will circle around its clean & sleek look. I would like to start with a huge thank you to my sponsors for this project. Ocaholic Seasonic Jonsbo Gigabyte Noctua The Components: MOBO: Gigabyte Z170M-D3H CPU: Intel i7 6700k GPU: GTX 980Ti RAM: Kingston 4x4GB DDR4 SSD: TBA PSU: Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W CASE: Jonsbo UMX3 FANS: Noctua COOLING: Bitspower & Watercool The Project: This build is going to consist of various modifications, although some of them may not be declared at this time, this PC is going to stand in as my editing/main computer, therefore it will be equipped with high-end hardware and a full watercooling loop to keep the temperatures low. The case bottom compartment is going to be remodelled to house a 240mm radiator, a vented shroud is going to cover this part to keep the case as simplistic as possible. As I might run into trouble with the PSU mounting method with my ambitions for the case, this will most likely be altered too. Numerous small covers and shrouds are going to be created around the build to soften the esthetics of the build, as I want it to be elegant and simplistic. The colortheme for this build is going to be a bit interesting. I've chosen to go for a full black build with accents of beige (As in Noctua's fan frames). The PSU from Seasonic will be getting sleeved in beige and black aswell to fit the build even further. My plans are to paint and modifiy the outsides of the PSU to get rid of the white panels. As I stated earlier, many of the modifcations are not 100% decided at this time as a lot of ideas evolve as the build is being created. That's all for my introduction, here are a few pictures of the base components of this build! That is all for this introduction, next week will be packed with a more ellaborate view of the case and hopefully a few other components. See you then! -August Lindgren
  13. So, I met Bill through our professional careers (which I want to keep out of this thread, please. Nobody should think bad of the professionalism of the company I work for based on the amateurism my private modding is :D), and he happened to see what I'm doing to my private rig, so he basically challenged me to show it here in the forums. What I am doing here is BY FAR not as pretty as any other buildlog here. I am okayish when working with wood, but never done metalworks before. I actually once did have a PC built into my wooden table, but it came with a lot of compromises, so I decided to switch back to a usual Midtower Case. So, working with metal parts right now is really new and exciting for me, so we'll see how well this whole thing turns out :D I have a "ah well, just try it" attitude, so more often than not, I will just jump into it and see on the way where it takes me. And I'm very happy about my mistakes, so I can learn and evolve with many different skills and crafts. I work two jobs and have two small children, so I don't have that much time, and can't really establish a nice workplace to mess around with tools, so everything is always rather improvised. Maybe someone will feel encouraged by my messy, wobbly baby steps of modding to just try it too History of this system This is what the System looked like when moving into the new Case, a Fractal Design Define S. Please note the especially pretty combination of the blue Mainboard with the red RAM heatsinks. Yup, when I bought those components ~2010 and built my first PC, I did NOT care about optics AT ALL. The whole thing was cooled by a custom loop (duh), which connected to my most awesome radiator stand below the desk: This is a Alphacool Cape Cora Radiator. I bought a black 442 and a silver 642 on ebay back when I ran the full passive loop. When I changed to the slightly more conventional setup, I merged the two together to this interesting looking 1042. On the other side there's a Watercool Mo-Ra3 360 radiator which was (and still is) equipped with 4 Silverstone Air Penetrator AP-181 180mm fans. In Spring 2016, I updated the general system. After my amd phenom ii x6 thuban 1090t had served me for almost 6 years, I bought a ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger with an i5-6600k and HyperX Savage DDR4 RAM. I also updated my waterblocks to Watercool Heatkiller blocks, both for the CPU and VRM. In Winter 2016/2017, I originally wanted to do a complete makeover once again. Thank god I realized that this idea would simply require to much time, tools and craftsmanship for me to pull off in two half-days when the kids are in kindergarten, so I scratched it. Nevertheless, I wanted to mod something, so I did a small makeover. I had always been unsatisfied with the EK reservoir, and I gathered the funds to upgrade my graphics card: I went up from a R9 290 zu a EVGA 1070 FTW. I also got my first fullcover (from which I don't have a pic myself... shame on me!) after running both previous cards on a Universal block. I also were very unhappy with the Masterkleer tubing I had. I ran high concentrations of Innovatek Protect in my loop, since the Cape Cora is made from aluminum. And the Masterkleer tubing washed out its plasticizer in frightening amounts. The tubes got cloudy really fast, and I was not happy with that at all, so I changed to Tygon Norprene tubing, a plasticizer-free, solid black tubing. Also in this time, I manipulated the Air Penetrator fans on my Mo-Ra. These fans come with a little switch with which you can manually regulate the voltage from 12V to 7V or 5V. Since I already had them running on my aquaero, I never needed this and wanted to get rid of them, because they were just unnecessary clutter. Yes, I am a real magician with a soldering iron... It aint beautiful, but it gets the job done :D Around this time I also decided to get rid of my radiator stand. Originally, I wanted to mount both rads on the wall next to the PC, but then I realized that the Cape Cora isn't that good of an idea altogether: At least one of those plastic T-connectors had leaked on me all the time -.- Given the suboptimal choice of material, the overall clumsy connection situation, and it's pressure tolerance of 0.2bar (!!!), I decided to finally get rid of it and just let the Mo-Ra do all the work. Given that I had changed to a less power consuming GPU, I thought this should also work with very little noise. So, this is the external situation right now: Around this time, I had come in contact with so many great modders and seen so many optical awesome mods that I decided to go for it myself, too. So I decided to hide the aquaero, farbwerk, flow meter, PSU and ugly cables behind a shroud. I got a 1mm sheet of aluminum, had it bent from the metal workshop, and went for it with a dremel: Before: Cutting to size: I wanted to be able to simply pull it out if I ever wanted to change something on the aquaero or the farbwerk, so I didn't want to run any tubing or wires through the shroud. So I made two cuts to route them: My super-profesh workbench (read: our dining table with an old piece of kitchen countertop as protection for the actual table): Spray painting on the balcony and applying protection on the passthroughs: Final result right now: So. Yeah, that's where I am right now. I want to do something about the cables, but I'm not brave enough to do a custom sleeving job. If you have seen my soldering skills, you'll understand that I should probably not mess with electrics :D Maybe I'll have some company make me custom fitted sleeves, but those are rather pricey :// I'm also not satisfied with the graphics card situation. Why on earth do I have such a beautiful block if I don't see anything of it? I'm still thinking about how to mount the card vertically. But given my metalwork skills and my 1337 workbench, I highly doubt that I should really try something that drastic on my own :// So, here you have it. Some stumbling around with weird watercooling setups, amateur modding, and great fun and dedication Hope you don't feel too offended by the overall quality, but maybe, I will find some help here to evolve my skills :D
  14. We all Love gimmicks but when your gimmicks turn out to be the near perfect cooling solution for a small system such as the Odriod XU4 from http://www.hardkernel.com/ its becomes even more fun. The Odroid XU4 is a 8 core mini PC running 4 cores at 2Ghz and 4 cores at 1.2 Ghz. The onboard active cooling ram up and down like a yoyo and when the system hits its maximum heat load of a whopping 98c the system will then throttle down to 900Mhz. this is annoying when your pushing the limits of the system. With that in mind i decided to water cool the mini PC with the intention of just using what i had on hand and not spending a penny. Now this is fine for me since o own a company and to be as humble as possible i have direct access to lots of broken / tore apart systems and AIO's. Any way after 4 hours worth of thinking and about 2 hours graft i present to you a water cooled Odriod XU4 running now at 38c (on full load, all 8 cores running hard). Im still working on my concept design as we need to do some more adjustments but my final goal will be to get it cool further and also have a better way of reading and controlling the voltages. this is for no other reason but the pleasure of doing it and the fun involved. The coolant inside is a new Nano coolant ive been working on for AIOs to make them much better at cooling... and it seemingly is doing a dammed fine job... Some times you have to take a brake from work and play.
  15. When another tubular chassis came out in the past couple of years, there were several people who said “It would be cool if you could run your watercooling loop through the frame”. Well, that’s exactly what the folks at ID-Cooling have done. Read the Full Article Review HERE
  16. In my spare time i started designing this res. If you have feedback or questions, please post.
  17. Is there any one in the Baltimore area that's familiar in wild ways of water cooling skills? I had sent out a machine at the start of this year to a friend of mine and when he filled it he contaminated it sadly and it's now semi mucky and needs to be torn down and cleaned and refilled! Even though he's a vascular surgeon he's terrified by anything electronic with fear of killing it for good. Wonder if there's any one around that could help him out, he lives in a good neighborhood and would be able to travel to you as well as I'm sure he'll tip well :D Let me know who's around! Thanks a million! (also we may toss in a new reservoir as the current one is too difficult for him to manage)
  18. Project: Blue Morpho – BeckModZ BeckModZ picked themself up an In Win D-Frame mini, and decided to get to work making it their own. Not only were they planning on changing the color scheme of the case away from red and black, but also intended to replace the stock motherboard tray with a custom reservoir and manifold panel. Today, of course, we’re featuring the project Blue Morpho. BeckModZ says that they usually start a new project by brainstorming design layout and hitting google image search. They came upon an image of a blue butterfly (a Blue Morpho, hence the name) sitting on small white rocks, and knew right away that white and blue was going to be the color scheme for this build. The white D-Frame Mini sure has a lot of pop to it, and the blue compliments it well. All the major components are watercooled and there is an impressive reservoir and manifold that doubles as the motherboard tray and wire management raceway. Everything is kept nice and tidy as well. The System installed consists of a Gigabyte Z97N-Wifi, i5-4690k, 16GB of HyperX Fury RAM, an EVGA GTX 970 Superclocked GPU, along with 250GB and 500GB Samsung EVO SSDs. It’s all powered by a Super Flower 1000W platinum PSU. It integrates EK watercooling parts including a 240mm radiator, CPU, GPU, and RAM waterblocks, as well as hardline tubing and a DDC pump. Head on over to the forums to check out the Full Project Log from BeckModZ on TheModZoo.com for how they built everything, and more pictures!
  19. Mosquito takes a look at the Anidees AI7 ATX case in this review. Be sure to subscribe to TheModZoo to be sure you don't miss future reviews and videos!
  20. Hi guys, Been a while since I've been active on the forums I've been super busy with a new job, move to a different city and pretty much a whole new life! Glad to say that I'm back and with a very exciting project! As the banner suggests it will be based on the Dead Space games and it's my entry for this year's Cooler Master Case Mod World Series as well as the ANZ Edition of the "World Series". I am going all out with for this project and trying some modding techniques I haven't done before so stay tuned and enjoy the build log! I'm gonna give a little hint and say that this will NOT be a clean build I would like to say a huge thanks to Cooler Master Australia for giving me this opportunity as well as ASUS Australia, Kingston HyperX, Avexir, Bitspower, Primochill, CableMod, PLE Computers and a new addition from a friend of mine, Kristian from MercoMods! SPECS Case - Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Maker Motherboard - ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Assembly CPU - Intel i7 6700K Memory - 4 x 4GB Avexir ROG Certified Red Tesla 2400Mhz DDR4 GPU - 2 x ASUS STRIX GTX 980 SSD - 2 x Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSDs PSU - Cooler Master V1000 Cables - CableMod Fully Custom Individually Sleeved Cables + MercoMods Custom Braided Extensions LEDs - CableMod Magnetic RGB LED Strip Radiators - Bitspower Leviathan Slim 240 Radiator, Bitspower Leviathan Xtreme 360 Radiator Fans - CoolerMaster JetFlo 120mm Red and White LED fans Pump - Laing D5 with Black Bitspower MOD Package - Pump Top + Casing Reservoir - Bitspower D5 Top Upgrade Kit 150 with Cascade Tube Effect Fittings - PrimoChill Revolver SX Matte Black + Various Bitspower Carbon Black angle fittings and extensions Tubing - PrimoChill Copper Tubing CPU Block - Bitspower Summit EF GPU Block - 2 x Bitspower VG-NGTX980ADIIS For now I'll start with the packages received from Cooler Master: A mysterious box (though the thread title might hint at what's inside) JetFlo fans and a V1000 power supply Stay tuned for more guys! Cheers, Alex
  21. Featured Project June 15th 2016 Alex is certainly no stranger to the modding scene. A quick browse through his activity feed, and you can see a slew of other fantastic projects that he's shared on The Mod Zoo. Today we're featuring the latest project that he's completed on The Zoo; Project Isolation. Project Isolation is a mod that uses the Cooler Master Master Case 5, with a theme which centers around the Dead Space games. It was an entry for this year's Cooler Master Case Mod World Series as well. Alex did all of the custom paint work himself, to achieve the rusted effect. He describes the process in his worklog, The technique really seemed to work out great! Packed inside the mod, in addition to an i7-6700k, a pair of Asus 980 STRIX GPUs, and a 1000W PSU, Alex has installed a full custom watercooling loop with copper hardlines. The loop includes both a 240mm and 360mm radiator inside the case. Head on over to the forums to check out the Full Project Log from Alex on TheModZoo.com!
  22. My first water cooling build was a roller coaster of a learning experience to say the least. It seems like every time I'd get a package of parts in the mail I'd realize that I'm missing yet another piece or I'd find some new component that I absolutely had to have. When all was said and done I called my baby GrayGhost. After finishing "him" I began browsing the modding forums and getting the itch to do a case mod. This is my first attempt to mod a case into something that carries my design aesthetic and hopefully keeps a decent build quality although modding with limited tools and space is always a huge obstacle. GrayGhost 1.0 I am a designer by trade so I am planning on building a system that is a bit different and interesting yet manages to remain understated and quiet. Recently the Parvum R1.0 and Corsair 600C have caught my eye because of their inverted motherboard layout. The only problem being money is tight and I told myself I would not buy a new case until after the Broadwell-E processors are released. Until then I dug around I realized I already owned a Define R5 and a Cooler Master Elite 110. I wouldn't have any issues chopping up either of them since they were only collecting dust. Needless to say, due to size restraints, I decided to begin a modding project using the Fractal Design Define R5. Hardware: Case: Fractal Design Define R5 CPU: Intel i7-4770k Mobo: Asus Z97-AR RAM: G.Skill Sniper 16GB 1866 DDR3 (2x8GB) GPU: Asus GTX 970 Strix (x2) SSD: Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512GB SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB HDD: Western Digital Green 3TB PSU: Corsair AX860 CPU Block: EK Supremacy EVO - nickel GPU Block: EK Full-Cover - nickel (x2) GPU Backplate: EK retention backplate - black (x2) Radiators: Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis 280GTS (x2) Fans: Noctua NF-P14s Redux-1200 PWM - 140mm (x6) Reservoir: Barrow quartz glass - 170mm Pump: EK D5 vario Top: EK-XTOP Revo - Plexi Fittings: EK & Barrow - matte black Tubing: Alphacool HardTube 10/12mm Carbon Coolant: Mayhems X1 - custom mixed color Lighting: Darkside Connect UV LED's & NZXT Hue+
  23. This is a short build log as I am using this computer now. I have posted in other threads about some of the progress of the build etc. I thought I would piece it all together here. The Parts Case: Fractal Define S Mobo: Asus X99 Sabertooth CPU: Intel 5820K RAM: Kingston Hyper X (I don't remember the model or any of that good stuff) Graphics: 2 Asus Reference R9 290X The Loop The blocks are all XSPC, I also have XSPC tubing and fittings. I used an Alphacool 420 in the top, and a 280 in the front. The pump is a Swiftech D5 and the res is a Photon 270. This build was going to be simple until I ran into some problems. I don't think I have put a computer together that didn't need a little modding. https://www.flickr.com/photoMod Picturess/139704884@N03/shares/49N801 I had to mod the armor to so that the top rear fan would fit. I didn't do a spectacular job of it but it works. I also got all of the tubing bent as you can see in the pictures. If I knew how to do a link to where it just showed the pictures I would just put descriptions under them. I think that this build is completed sans that I need to drain the loop (it has floaties in it) and I am very displeased with the Clear/UV blue dye that I used. I thought that I would give Primochill a try and honestly, the pictures that you see of it actually do the dye justice. It looks way worse in person and for me to see the UV effect to a likeable degree, I had to take the Darkside UV strip and hold it right next to the tubing. Also, I used the ENTIRE tube of dye to get that effect. In the res it doesn't show at all. On a side note, XSPC UV lights suck. I put the 5mm LED right on the tubing and it did absolutely nothing. Sadly, it looks like I am going to have to spend some more money to have the build meet my expectations. I will have an update as soon as I get some better lighting, better dye, and clean the gunk out of the loop.
  24. In Win Newsletter featured my build and named it Envious Green: Check it out here http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=dd1affdc-e4de-4602-8e8e-03552f091bf5&c=1abe84c0-3264-11e5-ab8e-d4ae528eb27b&ch=1ac4ed60-3264-11e5-ab8e-d4ae528eb27b Spex: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO Intel i5-4690K @ 4.4Ghz 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP Green DDR3 2x EVGA GTX 980 ACX2.0 SC (SLi) @ 1500Mhz Corsair AX760 PrimoChill Tube Res/pump PETG Tubing MNPCTECH Billet Case Handles MNPCTECH OVERKILL "Sniper" Fan Grill MNPCTECH Diamond Knurl Case Feet ASUS ROG Swift Thanks for watching! Nick Current state:
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