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  1. kier

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    Hi my fellow forum friends,

    It's been a long time ago since I've post a build, but here is another one from MBK.
    Been very busy with various assignments and other mod stuff, but now... finally a good old-fashion forum mod again.

    First I want to thank a number of people who make it possible for making this build.

    Big thanks goes out to Bernice from Gigabyte

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    Also respect and big thanks to Vincent and Lily from Bitspower

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    And for this build, I have access to a number of testbenches from Microcool. Frederico from the Italian brand MicroCool has made this possible, so thanks for this Frederico.

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    MicroCool has about 3 beautiful benches marketed with names Banchetto K, Banchetto 101 and 103. Which are great Italian designs as shown below in the pictures.

    The Banchetto K

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    Also for the Test benches I have made some unboxing vids.



    For this build I'm also going to use a Banchetto 101

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    The unboxing vid:



    After some brainstorming to see how I can merge these two benches. I have the idea is too make different layers of acrylic to stack it all up.

    Here I have cut some acrylic same size with the shapes of the original K and 101.

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    Because Gigabyte provided me a very nice Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 (more info on this later) the color will be black and green in this build.

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    In order to enter the height, and the layers acrylic to be applied, I have used the parts of the 101.

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    Because I want a good view at the hardware and apply nice ideas with rigid tubing I have placed the mobo tray in an angle.

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    That's it for this update, but more very soon;)
     
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  2. kier

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    Update!!!


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    I already have quite a few pictures with some progress to show, so selected a nice collection for this update

    In this build I'm going to place (at least) 2 x 240 rad applied with Nanoxia fans. And will put them between the acrylic layers.

    Drawn some holes and stuff on one acrylic layer and went to work with my jigsaw.

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    After the sawing and filing, the result...

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    Placed the radiators and fans.

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    Installed it again to see how it looks.

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    Enough space for the air in/out

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    Now this looks good, removed the tape and cleaned the plate.

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    Made it black (glossy vinyl).

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    And the whole unit.

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    For the green and black color combo I came to the idea to use 6mm UV green strips between the horizontal plates. So cut and bent the strips.

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    With this kind of green I always like the frosted looks the best. And I think this is a great match with the green of the Gigabyte motherboard, So picked up my sandpaper and go to work again.

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    But it's taking too long ;)

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    Need more frosting but just to let you see how it will look like.

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    Luckily I have at some great machines to work with... glass blasters.
    This is making it a lot easier.

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    After some blasting....

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    The strips totally frosted.

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    More about this later.

    Thanks to Gigabyte this Bench will become a monster rig. because they've provided me with 2x Gigabyte Titan Black: GV-NTITANBLKD5-6GD-B
    Was not expecting this, so caused a moment of silence and admiration when looking and testing these beauty's.

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    Exhibited and tested on a different setup

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    Last but not least, a nice picture from the rig with frosted strips.

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    More coming up!!!
     
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    just wow
     
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  4. HammerON

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    Your work is simply amazing:toast:
    Thanks for sharing another one of your beautiful builds with our community!!!
     
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    Beautifull! lovely work there :) :clap:
     
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  6. kier

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    It's always great to post over here and receive the nice comments from you guys, Thanks for this!!! :lovetpu:
     
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  7. kier

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    Update!!!

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    Just a small update before the waiting begins for the water cooling stuff.
    Last update was with the frosted strips, which are looking great now I think.

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    I have cut the plate from the Banchetto 101 that was left over and used it for the back cover.

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    And added some small details, such as a cover for the I/O stuff. The blue VGA looks ok ... but not in this build :)

    So made a cover with some slots and black green details:

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    It will take some time till the next update, because I have to wait for the water cooling products. But once I've got them, you will be the first to know ;)
     
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    Superb!
     
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    I'm in love.
     
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  10. patrico

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    coordinates perfectly ! :clap::toast:
     
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  11. kier

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    Thank you my modding friends!!!

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    Update!!!

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    Last time I mounted the reservoirs with the modkits. For the next step I made an acrylic plate where the flow sensor and input from the reservoirs goes through.

    For this I've used the Bitspower flow indicators (BP-FI-CLBKMBK)

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    And mounted them like this:

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    Also in this build NO bending, so I've chosen for a big amount of Bitspower Enhance 90-Degree Dual Multi-Link Adapter

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    Connected everything

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    The CPU block I've chosen is the Bitspower CPU Block Summit EF (BP-WBCPUIAC-CUMBKCL)

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    And also here I have made an acrylic plate made for the rigid tubing for the GPU and the CPU.

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    Which will look like this

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    Placed the 2e GPU

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    Backside will be like this

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    Again used the 90 degrees adapters, but also the 30 graden adapters (BP-MBE30DML) to get the perfect angle.

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    To connect al of this... another acrylic strip.

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    With fillports (BP-MBWP-C04)

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    And Multi links ( BP-MBEML)

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    Once connected it looks like this

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    To be continued!!!
     
  12. kier

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    Another Update!!!

    It's holiday time so did a lot of work on the Banchetto mod, and took lots of photos. Therefore, another updated for you guys :)

    After some puzzling and excessive use of adapters... pretty happy regarding the completion of the loops.

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    The adapters that I have used includes:

    2x Multi-F Block (BP-MBMTFMB)

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    The mini valves (BP-MVV-MBK)

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    Small adapters to create the right heights to connect everything

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    The adapters are:

    Extenders BP-MBWP-C40, BP-MBWP-C60, BP-MBWP-C62 and some Mini Dual G1/4" Extenders

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    In order to get some more green details, ordered a green plate UV green

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    Next step was to create a back plate, so cut to the right size and made some openings

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    The square holes on the right side are for the extension and the on/ off button from the PSU

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    Removed the tape

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    Also cut the plate for the upper section.

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    And placed it

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    Meanwhile, added some more small details... bought some nice UV green bars which I found in the shop where I've got the UV green plate from. Bend with a heat gun

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    Mounted this with acrifix glue

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    Think it's to much green now so I will add more black accents. More on this later.

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    Thanks to Highflow I've got the perfect UV green liquid :)

    For this build, the choice is Mayhems X1 UV Green

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    Here's a little preview of the filling vid... full movie coming your way this summer ;)

     
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    Final Update!!!....For today

    Got a lot of catching up to do. So one more for today ;) With little text and a lot of pictures from the filled Banchetto mod.

    Here the backside. Now with a lot of green, but as said before ... Will add some more black soon.

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    And the front

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    That's it for today ;)
     
  14. d1nky

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    Nice mod man!

    At first i thought you had custom made a reservoir but was just single skin acrylic panels. Maybe an idea for you...
     
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    Beautiful and clean work .
    You're very brave ... green on green!!
     
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    love this build :clap: and its green veins :respect:
     
  17. kier

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    Thanks, I like the idea... but this one is almost finished ;)

    Thank you, but will cover some green :)

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    Cover-up Update!!!

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    Another update :) only this time I'm going to hide some things ...

    The reason is too much green. It is much better to add more black now the liquid is in.
    Also I don't like the frosted green parts anymore. That's why I replaced the side strips with clear UV green ... and cutout some shapes.

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    To hide some green, I have sawn a new plate 1cm smaller than the original

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    And copied everything that was in the original

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    Removed the tape

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    First pasted white and then black vinyl. White is for better light distribution so the edges will glow nicely.

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    Kept a small distance between the panels.

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    Same story with the top plate

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    Also did some things to the front to get more black accents But first sawn a cover UV green.

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    Which will be placed like this.

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    Made the shape of the black plate like this after some puzzling.

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    And again pasted it with black and white vinyl.

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    Also a little distance between the plates

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    Result:

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    Beginning to become what I had in mind, so no more big changes.

    But ... we're not done yet;)
     
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    Looking great:toast:
     
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    love your work and beautiful bitspower valves and flow indis with the agb
     
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    Update!!!

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    This will be one of the last updates my friends because its almost finished. Just wanna to say thanks for all the great comments.

    So here we go.... Just a few more things to do in this build and then the final shoot coming your way

    Behind the middle section I've got some nice space for a Bitspower X-station

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    LED color green :)

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    To hide this and for a little eye catcher I called my CNC friend Pascal...Thanks mate!!!



    Nice result on a rainy day

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    Once placed.

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    To get a better effect regarding the UV stuff, I placed some UV LED strips

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    Since I have a bit of a trauma from too much sleeving in the past, I have chosen the easy way. Ordering Bitfenix alchemy sleeve from my favorite modding shop Highflow

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    also a 8-pin EPS extention

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    2x a 6-pin PCI-E extension

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    and last 2x een 8-pin PCI-E extension

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    After some pulling, bending and swearing, got some nice curves

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    GPUs where the hardest to get in shape, but it's ok now I think

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    Next the final shoot... small preview pic.

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    Wow.
     
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    definitely!
     
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    Very nice man!
     
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    Very nice how much?
     
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    Final Update!!!

    Hi and thanks my dear modding friends,

    Because of some personal stuff I couldn't make time to post the final shoot to post.
    But here it is!!! .... The final shoot Banchetto MbK

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    That's it!!!

    Special thanks goes to:

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    Very sad to share with you my friends, but for personal reasons this will be one of the last builds that I make. I still have two special builds which I've started that I will finish.

    But after this.... it's over.
     
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