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Last year I Bought a Corsair 750D Airflow Edition, I was planning to move my old parts to it, here she is next to my previously modded Antec
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(Antec Previous Mod worklog here) :

http://themodzoo.com/forum/index.php?/topic/2528-aio-coolermaster-280l-mod-another-episode-of-my-antec-1200-dragon-edition/

 

The main purpose Of the New Corsair 750 D Case was to make a custom loop for my CPU

As I never did a custom loop & watercooling parts are quite rare where I live, I started to buy some second hand parts  :
 

-          Magicool 360 Slim G2 Radiator
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-          EK-CoolStream RAD XT (120)

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-          XSPC RAYSTORM Waterblock :  I had to repaint the damaged bracket, & polish the copper base
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-          Swiftech D5 – MCP 655

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-          Some Barbs & compression fittings that I had to repaint.
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My good Old EK Bay Reservoir.

After some tests, & panels cuts I ended up with this result
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I wasn’t satisfied with the result, looked ugly & saturated , I decided to change the plan .....

 

 

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After Long time thinking I decided To throw away that bay reservoir & the ugly tubes & barbs fittings &  go for a New vision of the corsair 750 D, the concept is a dual Loop system with an extension structure for the chassis dedicated only for watercooling components.

to make things clear , here is a schematic :


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A good friend Ordered the missing parts for me from abroad   , the list is quite long ,

1 x EK-VGA Supremacy – Gpu Waterblock
2 x Heatkiller Tube 150 Reservoirs – black
2 x Heatkiller Tube Long Stand
1 x XSPC D5 Vario Pump (SATA)
1 x Magicool Radiator 3 Ultra : 360mm
Fittings :

8 x EK-AF 45° Black

8 x EK-AF angled 90 degrees– black
4 x EK-AF male to male G1/4 Extension
10 x EK-ACF Fitting 16 / 12mm - Elox black

2 x ball valve female thread G 1/4  ( no name)

6 meters EK-Tube ZMT 16/11 mm 

1 x  Hydronaut thermal grease - 3.9 grams / 1.5 ml
1 x  RayStorm RGB bracket kit for Intel.
1 x Aquacomputer Farbwerk RGB Led controller
1 x Waterblocks Twin LED 5mm - Ultra White ( Molex feeded )
Bitfenix Alchemy PSU Cables Extensions ( White)
1 x Lamptron cable Modding Tool MT-1 - black
 - a bunch of Fan cables extensions, splitters  RGB led cables. & about 20 meters of cables Sleeves, Fan & radiator screws.
 

-          I Bought from local market , 5 meters RGB kit  + 4 x Coolermaster 120mm Air Pressure fans   + 3 x Coolermaster 120mm Air Balance fans


 after months of waiting I recieved this :

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First Step : The Chassis Base Extension :
 

-          Angle structural steel bar (6 meters)  ,  Cut , painted with primer for protection against rust, then assembled with rivets :

 

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Will be covered with  panels & attached to the case this way :

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Front Cover of the case has some obstructions  , I had to cut some plastics  :
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I started to manage the assembly of the components in the watercooling case,   After Panels Cutout & drilling :

 

In the front I’ll put my Antec Big boy 200mm fan as intake :
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The Radiators are installed internally into a PVC thick board attached with angle holders to the base & top of the case   :

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Right Side of the case is covered with another board, I used a Hole saw kit to make a grill like pattern, to protect the rads & keep a good exhaust airflow.

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I Taped the pump stands so they can be tightened up from under the case externally,
 

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then I moved to the corsair itself to make some cables & tubes pass through holes & cutouts :
 

This is for Audio internal cable to modherboard :
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Fans + pump cables  + water Tubes Pass through
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View from under the case :

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Testing the Drain Ball Valves position :

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The Case was pretty heavy, & the square look was a bit ugly, so I made some cutouts & removed steel material as much as I can, for lighter weight, more clearance, & better look :

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I’ve added some wheels too :

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Then I grinded all the sharp corners & edges to make them round,

Powertools in action :

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Yesterday  I have installed stainless steel handles to the case, very useful for heavyweight lifting.
 

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these comes with M4 Cross screws, I don’t like them , they look very weak, I taped the handles to mount M5 Allen screws instead.

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Unfortunately , I got one tap broken :
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 Stainless steel was very hard & I didn’t know that i have to modify my technique, the good procedure is to make a quarter turn clockwise & a quarter anticlockwise, continue this way  then remove entirely the tap after each full circle….   It took an eternity to finish the work safely. 

A useful video about how to tap stainless steel 

 

 

Finally installed : 
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I have found some anti-vandal switches I have left over & didn’t use them in my previous mod, will be great to use them as secondary power & Reset Switches.

This is a view of the front board from inside of the case, just testing if they fit well :

 

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Permanently  Installed them to a little board & screwed to the chassis :

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Then the front board with the fan will sit over all the stuff ,  this way,  I will not need to move the switches again in case of fan removal for cleaning.

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Actually Looking ugly, no worries, all of that stuff will be cleaned then wrapped with Carbon Vinyl.


 

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Today, I was working on the the Corsair Case, assembling PVC board , this would be my base to hold the tubes to CPU :

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held in place by those tiny steel angles I've made from scrap :

 

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I still have enough clearance to install factory SSD brackets at the back if needed :

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then I will use Tube Holders :

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( The Modherboard there is dead ...  I'm using it only for tests ) 😋


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:terror:Unpredictable :  XSPC Raystorm Issue , Lost a week looking for a solution :


The second hand waterblock I bought  was impossible to mount  , two of the screws were too short to be tightened to the LGA 1150 base plate, moreover, their thread type is different !! , I don’t know how the guy who sold me this, was able to get it working !!!
 

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is it possible that he was using LGA 2011 special screws on a 1150 socket  with bolts straight to the modherboard's back :unsure: , this is too risky for me, I don’t want to bend my Mobo !


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Anyway, I had to invent my own mounting kit.

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Instead of looking for a lathe machining company to make special screws  , I decided to DIY as usual :S

I bought these M4 x 60 mm partially threaded screws ( at right )  :

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then used  a die kit to make a full thread :

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Then I taped the LGA 1150 backplate holes to M4


Unfortunately , I broked a tap inside , just at the last moment ,

desperately trying to remove the tap, a full insert popped out , & I got a big hole instead…. What a bad luck. :blink::unsure:

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I've lost all hope to get it fixed, until I find this awesome solution : Rivnuts  :wub:


I Bought a bunch from an industrial company , it was very hard to find :

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Started with the LGA 1150 Backplate repair :

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replacement steel part will be attached with two blind rivets   

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Then I started to mount the rivnuts, they need a special riveter tool to be installed,
best alternative solution is the counter nut technique,:cool:
a  useful demonstration video if anyone is interested :


here is my rivnut mounting solution :

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4 minutes ago, Cheapskate said:

Some proper modding there. :D

Gonna take too much time, I've made many mistakes, 

most important is to learn & improve our skills continuously. 
:rolleyes:

Thanks

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58 minutes ago, Mosquito said:

Now that is determination!  Love it.  Glad you got it working in the end, frustrating when things are misrepresented when sold

The Seller is a friend, I don't think that he did it intentionally, 
 I've learned a good lesson afterall : Always test, check & double check a second hand item :rolleyes:

Thanks Mosquito

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A little update today :

sorry , advancement on this project is going on very slowly, I’ve been very busy at work last week :
 

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I used my Holesaw kit for these cables pass through holes,  looking nice,
I’m actually hesitating between cutting them to match the factory cuts on the steel plate behind, or just keep the circles !!😕
It will be hard to get the 24 pins connector through that little circle, I may cut only between the two circles at the middle  & leave the other ones.  gonna see tomorrow, 

any advice is appreciated. 😊

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I think it would look killer if there was any way you could get the 24-pin through and leave the circles.  I like that look over the ovals myself.  But, removing the connector just to pass the wires through would be a bit of a hassle lol

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6 hours ago, Mosquito said:

I think it would look killer if there was any way you could get the 24-pin through and leave the circles.  I like that look over the ovals myself.  But, removing the connector just to pass the wires through would be a bit of a hassle lol

Thanks mosquito ...I agree 100%

Unfortunately :

I'll use an extension with all white sleeved cables...I tried to get it through the circle hole & failed. 

that is my first experience with sleeved cables ..so . I think I'll avoid to dismantle anything for the moment.

I 'm doing good with electronics..cables & stuff like that ..i can figure out a way  ..but i prefer to concentrate on a more important stages of this project like...psu cover..painting...vinyl wrapping... etc... 

FinalIy ...only for time saving purpose ...I sacrificed the circle design &  cutted them to Ovals yesterday... sorry 😤

 

 

 

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PSU COVER :

 Going to be split in two parts :
- right side will cover the HDD cage + partially the water tubes coming from watercooling case to CPU
- Left side will be smaller & less wider, it will cover only PSU + power cables,  I will manage to get the water tubes to GPU be free of any constraint.

 

I started today with the right side:

Plexiglass test :
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will be attached with aluminum Angle,
As usual …
  Scrap is my Source of inspiration 😎

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After Aluminum cut
mounting test :

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A little progress this weekend :

I’ve attached Tubes to CPU waterblock with tube clamps :
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& the small part of the PSU Cover , just simple bended plexi :

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