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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. In my spare time i started designing this res. If you have feedback or questions, please post.
  10. 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)
  11. 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!
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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+
  16. 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.
  17. Hi modders i'm Rowan from Young ModZ i'm 13 years old and from the netherlands i'm new to modding i hope you guys like my scratch build This is my first scratch build called The First One. This is the design: Sponsors: components : cpu: Intel I5 4690K(don't have it yet) motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus VII ranger gpu: Asus Republic of Gamers Mars GTX 760 X2 ram: Corsair Dominator platinum 8GB 1866MHz psu: Bitfenix Fury 750G ssd: plextor 128gb M.2 SSD Watercooling : pump: Alphacool VPP655(don't have it yet) radiator: Alphacool NexXxos UT60 full copper 360mm(don't have it yet) reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z multi 250 full clear fittings: Alphacool HF screw connector 3/8 ID 1/2 OD mosfet and cpu block: Bitspower full cover block hdd waterblock: Koolanche HD-40 cooler tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced 3/8 ID 1/2 OD fluid: biocide: Mayhems Biocide Extreme(don't have it yet) killcoil: van mayhems(don't have it yet) base fluid: Mayhems Ultra Pure H20(don't have it yet) dye: Mayhems Dye UV Laser Green(don't have it yet) components pictures: update 1: I'm almost at the half of the frame. update 2: i'm at the half of the frame update 3: before: after: Update 4: i'm done with the frame i gotta save up for the plexiglass so the build log is gonna lay still for a few months Update 5: Today i got my first sponsor. its Cooler master they send me these fans. they are: 4X SickleFlow 120 2000 RPM Green LED and 4X Silencio FP 120 3pin bitfenix joined as sponsor today here are some pics of the stuff they send me: Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YoungModZ2015 More updates soon!
  18. 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:
  19. Hi Zoo members... I am doing a case mod in a Silent Base 800 from Be Quiet and the idea is to paint the case White and put thick Radiators top + front :) I will use Water cooling products from Alphacool, hardline tubing and fittings. Z97 system with my geforce 970 card. 1000Watt Psu and ssd's + HDD. More will be revealed at later date. This caseMod would not be possible without my three main sponsors, Thank YOU for the support... NOW Lets take a look at the case and some things related. And the Platinum 1000 watt Psu from BeQuiet. It can connect fans. Very Cool. The Modding began with taking all apart and drilling out the rivets + sawing with dremel and jigsaw the roof and front to make more room for 60mm thick Alphacool Radiators. Try fitting the Rads, It is a tight space.. Well that's my start on it. I am going to get it ready for aluminum plate on top and paint the chassis WHITE... Hope you like it and stay tuned for more. Icelander
  20. Case: Modded Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus V Gene CPU: Intel i7 3770K GPU: nVidia GTX 970 SLI (still need to acquire) RAM: 4 x 4GB Corsair Dominator GTs 2133Mhz SSD: undecided HDD: undecided PSU: Corsair AX860 Cables: Icemodz custom sleeved white and green cables Radiators: Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper Monsta 240mm, Alphacool NexXxoS Full Copper ST30 360mm Fans: 7 x Gelid Wing Green Pump: Swiftech MCP35X with Koolance casing and heatsink Reservoir: Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 150 Full Acrylic Fittings: Primochill Rigid Ghost Green fittings, various Bitspower matte black extensions and angle fittings Tubing: Primochill Rigid Clear CPU Block: EK-Supremacy CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi GPU Block: 2 x EK-FC670 CSQ Nickel Acetal (reusing old blocks that will fit on some GTX 970 reference cards) RAM Block: EK-RAM Monarch X4 CSQ Polished Nickel Plexi Motherboard Block: EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G Acetal SLI Bridge: EK-FC Bridge CSQ Polished Dual Parallel Coolant: Mayhems UV Emerald Green Lighting: DarkSide UV LED strips Other: nVidia Claw SLI Bridge, Aquaero 5LT USB fan controller SPONSOR Hey guys! My name is Alex, I'm from Gold Coast, Australia and I just joined the forum. I would like to welcome you to my new build log and what will be my second mod project. Hope you guys enjoy the project and pop by and say hi This build is more of an upgrade of my system in a Fractal Design ARC Mini R2 in which I will be keeping most of the components as well as adding new ones and a lot of modding work to the case and other bits :P Here is the build before disassembly and before a pretty major event happened ... Now back to the pretty major event that went down with the build. One Saturday morning a few weeks back now, while I was still enjoying my sleep my partner wakes me up telling me there is a burning smell coming from the system, me thinking she's just making fun of me as she sometimes does, I choose to ignore her :hehe: . However as she kept insisting and telling me that it's no joke I got up and went to the other room where the system was just to be greeted by this awful smell of burnt plastic and a couple of seconds later realising that the DDC pump had burned out. The CPU was rocking 105C according to Real Temp but was still running fine. Not sure how long it's been like that, it was running the whole night as we stream movies to our bedroom from it and before I went to sleep it was fine. I immediately turned it off by just a normal shut down and there went my day as I decided to just dismantle the thing there and then. The aftermath is shown in the following pics as I went ahead and took everything apart, cleaned it and installed the system on my desk to test everything. Fortunately everything was fine minus a burned out DDC pump . The little guy has been pumping my liquid pretty much 24 hours straight for the past two years and a bit and it decided it's had enough of the Queensland heat. Just when I was about to mount a heat sink on it along with the upgrade of the system . And let's start straight with the dirty stuff As you can see the little guys burned out pretty good, I doubt I can salvage it with a new PCB from that DIYINHK site that still sell them If I'm guessing right the fluid must have been boiling around the CPU area that caused the tube to fog up as well as deform a little bit to the touch. My partner may have woken me up just in time to save it. Not sure if the system would have shut itself off after a while or if the acrylic tube would of just melted but I think I'm lucky nothing further happened. Here's the empty case and by the looks of things something funny happened to the label on that Corsair Force GT SSD. And everything out on the table to be cleaned and inspected You may also spot the new side panel that I have been working on the few days prior, finished it the night before. Here's a better look at the side panel The plan was to have more molecules but I managed to mess up the left side of it so decided to just make the window bigger. Still think it came out pretty good in the end, minus a few painting mess ups due to an unexpected storm that occurred as the paint was drying. These are the molecule shapes I used as I am not good at drawing things A better look at the finished side panel as well as the very last pic of the system running The side panel was fully crafted by me using a Dremel rotary tool, a jig saw and lots of filing I was also playing around with this new Aquaero 5LT controller the night before. Installed the optional heatsink but didn't get to test it out. The modding begins !!! First I cut a small hole in the floor which I will use as a drain from the bottom outlet of the Alphacool Monsta 240mm rad that will be going in the front of the case. Did a cut on the MB tray as well. I will be making a shroud for the bottom so I cut the bottom right corner of the MB tray as to better help with cable management at the back. I made a small mistake here and started cutting higher that I wanted to. However it doesn't make a difference as I will be putting some white acrylic around the MB that will cover everything. I then got the case ready for painting In this last pic you can see how the brushed aluminum aspect of the front panel looks after painting. Some parts will be going green while other will stay white. The plan is to have the inside of the case white and the outside shell green like the side panel. Hopefully it will look good like I'm imagining it. Here is the frame of the case assembled once the paint dried. That's it for now. Stay tuned for more. Cheers, Alex
  21. Hello Everyone... I Present you Project INDIGO. This casemod will be watercooled using the AMD A88X FM2+ Socket in black Define R5 Computer case. Mods to the case are : Sidewindow / Cast Acrylic window . Custom Front cut out and a PSU cover. Will use Di-Noc Carbon film in various places of the case and yeah all the watercooling is maybe not needed for 7850k APU or any other APU but I do it cause it looks great plus I get to watercool the GPU R9 280x Gigabyte and My goal is to have this Mod SILENT :) This is my first worklog on the modzoo and I look forward presenting this casemod/build with you www.icemodz.com will sponsor me with custom sleeves and LED's Bitspower with Fittings and other WC parts.
  22. Hello all, Last year I picked up an FT03 Fortress. It's a fun little case but I figured it needed a bit more fun, like say watercooling. Thus came the idea of the Black Orchid. The plan for this build is to see how much watercooling I can cram into the case and keep it looking relatively stock. Some shots of it before I start modding. So that's what I have to start with. Time to get this case emptied so the real fun can begin. Until next time, Valiantsoul
  23. this is my mod of a Silverstone TJ07 case the computer is called sabertooth. The motherboard is a Asus sabertooth x58 witch is getting a bit long in the tooth excuse the pun. xspc water block on the processor and some custom ones adapted by me. the graphics cards are r9 290x with ek water blocks on and back plates. there is a 480 rad cooling the graphics cards and a 280 cooling the mb and processor with 8 fans on the rads in a push pull config Apart from the overkill rings on the front and the fans most of the other parts are second-hand or reused off my old system. The case is painted with candy apple red with metal flake the inside is metallic black with holographic metal flake. the first thing i did was to invert motherboard holding plate then i put the hd rack from my old computer in i put aluminium plate in the front and cut the holes for the fans and overkill rings trying find where i was going to put the water pumps the motherboard water blocks i have used old ones of ebay and made copper bottom to suit motherboard then came the painting because of the case is aluminium it needed etch primer then filler primer two coats of metallic silver then four coats candy apple red two coats of metal flake four of lacquer this is the finished computer thanks for the help from the people at Mnpctech post this
  24. 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
  25. Hey guys! A while back I had great talk with the guys from Fractal Design and we agreed to start a mod together! They sent over the Define R2 XL, which for it's low-price is an absolutely fantastic case, even without modding! First of all I'd like to thank the sponsors of this project, before we move on to the modding. Fractal Design, Noiseblocker and Primochill were kind enough to come on board for the build and I can't thank them enough! Without them, this project wouldn't be the same! Fractal supplied the chassis, Noiseblocker sent over an army of E-Loop fans, because why run anything other than the most gorgeous fan in production? :) And Primochill are going to be supplying the watercooling goodies that will keep this beast cool! Here's the final concept for the build (The Primochill D5 CTR Phase II reservoir will be on the back wall) Hardware list: Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - x79Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)Graphics card(s): KFA2 GTX770 LTD OC "White Edition" Memory: GSkill Ripjaws Z, 32GB @2133MHzPower Supply: EVGA NEX 1500W Supernova (got a great deal, don't judge me, plus planning additional GPUs at some point. :D)SSD: Samsung 250GB 2.5-inch 840 EVO SSDStorage drives: Seagate Barracuda, 2TB @7200PM, 64MB CacheSound card: ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus SoloCooling will be done via: CPU Block: EK Supremacy, LGA 2011Radiators: EK Coolstream PE-360 (x2)Pumps: 2xD5, still undecided on brand, probably EKFittings: Primochill Revolver Rigid Compression fittingsTubes: Primochill PETG 1/2'' OD Hard-tubingReservoir: Primochill D5 enable CTR "Phase II" (more info later)GPU Block: More info laterHere are some of the glory shots of the products they sent me: Fractal Design Define R2 XL: Noiseblocker E-Loop 120mm fans: Here's my small army of E-Loops! :) The package from Primochill will arrive at a later date, but expect some juicy photos of the goodies as well! :) So, without any further delays, lets move on to the mod of the case! :) The entire chassis is gutted out, and replaced with a fresh, new, 2mm thick Aluminium inner-frame which I whipped up a while-back. Dual 360 radiators (can safely fit push-pull with thicker rads) go in the bottom, HDD's will be mounted in the back in a special sheet-metal bracket. Motherboard is rotated 90 degrees to face the top of the chassis, where I've offset it by 60mm to allow ample room to route the cables behind the custom made I/O cover-slash-PSU mount. The front bezel and feet will be replaced with a sheetmetal version of the first and a new plate that will act as a base for the chassis. Both made from 2mm aluminium. (Still not ordered since money, sadly, doesn't grow on trees...) So, after I finalized my plan, I went and gutted the case. The white material inside is actually a 5mm thick PVC sheet which I had in mind to use before I decided to go all out with aluminium. And here is the actual aluminium frame itself: (more on the cubes in a bit) Sorry for the phone pics but my DSLR wasn't with me when I needed it... I'll retake the photos when I get a chance! :) Now, the cubes are something I got from a buddy of mine, Jim Weist from Clockwerk CaseMods. He is such an inspiration and has been very helpful through the entire process. Big shout out goes to him, so definitely go check out his build! Here are the cubes he shipped to me from the US, he actually sells these and they are rock solid! The frame doesn't budge at all! 3/8'' cubes (9.525mm) tapped at all sides for M3! He'll also be hooking me up with a nice custom reservoir (which you might have spotted at the very top of the chassis, over the CPU) I hope you guys liked the way this is starting off. I'll try to keep the updates coming as fast possible and you guys can expect one by the end of this week the new frame will go inside the chassis! :) Cheers bros!