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Knight091 1st Case Mod

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Knight091, May 4, 2013.

  1. Knight091

    Knight091

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    I have been looking at my case and taking reading of things and come up with this plan. Tell me what everyone thinks and changes I need to make like fittings etc. I am also trying to rout the cpu tubing behind the board etc to make it look better.Thanks

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    Here are some of the parts so far for this build.

    XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir/Pump Combo with Two Laing DDC

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=36962:4f598adb08ceda3c787cdbb3dd1c0c75

    XSPC Razor GTX 690 - Full Cover VGA Water-Block with Multiport Connector


    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=34761:15fe6ace17e179ad56d6c23f6168567e

    XSPC Razor SLI Flow Bridge (4-Slot)

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=37491

    Black Ice® GT Stealth 360 XFlow Highest Performance Radiator - Ferrari Red

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=35114:2682786e3ad736be958a29a0c0080eb2

    XSPC High Flex Hose 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD (19/12.7mm) - Black

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34226

    I already have the CPU block. I also have the fan that will be on the gpu rad.
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  2. MT Alex

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    I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but you have $2000 worth of graphics cards in a cheaper case that isn't meant to hold what you want. They deserve something better that will last you through many builds and is more versatile for watercooling. Most newer designs will server you better. Sorry for that, but it's how I see things.
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    I have had so many computers and cases etc in the past. I mean look I worked IT at my college...computers out our..well fill in the blank..... I love a challenge with case moding. Getting a new case every 3-4 years is my norm as well with computers. I am a game artist and computers are a tool for me so I update often.

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    Lets try this once more...

    I have been looking at my case and taking reading of things and come up with this plan. Tell me what everyone thinks and changes I need to make like fittings etc. I am also trying to rout the cpu tubing behind the board etc to make it look better.Thanks

    [​IMG]

    Here are some of the parts so far for this build.

    XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir/Pump Combo with Two Laing DDC

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=36962:4f598adb08ceda3c787cdbb3dd1c0c75

    XSPC Razor GTX 690 - Full Cover VGA Water-Block with Multiport Connector


    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=34761:15fe6ace17e179ad56d6c23f6168567e

    XSPC Razor SLI Flow Bridge (4-Slot)

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=37491

    Black Ice® GT Stealth 360 XFlow Highest Performance Radiator - Ferrari Red

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/cata...cts_id=35114:2682786e3ad736be958a29a0c0080eb2

    XSPC High Flex Hose 1/2″ ID, 3/4″ OD (19/12.7mm) - Black

    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=34226

    I already have the CPU block. I also have the fan that will be on the gpu rad.
  5. d1nky

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    instead of routing behind the board couldn't you drill holes in the opposite side and route in and out.

    im trying to think outside the box as a mod should be slightly different to others.
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    Please, don't do 2 separate loops, you'll only get worse temps! Having a single loop is always better, unless there are space issues or case design problems that prevent it. That's not the case with the HAF-X.

    By having 1 loop, you have 2x the volume of water over each part and 2x the surface area in terms of radiator space cooling that water; also, you will NEVER have your CPU and GPU('s) both 100% loaded outside of a stress testing, it simply doesn't happen. That means that 99.999% of the time, you're wasting a LOT of cooling power.

    If you're new to water cooling, I understand why separate loops "makes sense", but if you dig deeper (I'm a Biochemical Engineer and Psychopharmacologist, BTW, so Fluid Dynamics is something I've had to study WAY too much!), you'll find that what seems logical is actually not so....
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  7. Knight091

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    The computer as of now. I am going to install the 4 red LEDs in the GPU blocks tonight and make them glow. I am also going to make the wires cleaner and other things. Your thoughts?

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    My thoughts?


    Man, is that ever going to be a pain to drain!:banghead:


    Otherwise, looks pretty damn good, nice job of pulling the theme all together.
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    kind of reminds me of notierts rog project. and that beast of a rad out the back WOW!

    what you going to do about the psu and cables?

    great first time mod tho :cool:
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    I am going to make a red cover to hid them. It will be made just for that place. I am going to paint the blue ray drive cover red so it does not clash with my colors. I am also thinking foother things I can do. Any ideas?
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    I just zoomed in to ya pics lol


    urmm im not familiar with watercooling but maybe better looking hose fittings

    sleeve some of the cables that are showing, not psu ones but the red/yellow one that's on display (if it cant be hidden)

    whenever I do my build I keep polish and a rag next to me so I get the components shiny

    good idea spraying the dvd drive. id do it all black if it were me, actually I removed it all together lol

    maybe some backlit lighting, that would make it sooo much better. red lights behind the mobo

    maybe when ya box in the psu copy the stripes on to the metal or plastic, id cover the pump and have a cut out with grommet for the hose. just found this on google

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  12. Knight091

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    Here is the idea I have so far. What you guys think? Pick one the difference is the fan cooling or the went cooling.

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    Also plase vote on my computer...:):):) Thanks

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    if it were me id have the fanless one, that space would be a great place to mount a couple ssd's
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    I had the same idea lol. Here is my ideas. Pick the SLI bridge that you think should be made. That goes for everyone.

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    far left (concepts)

    Looks more grown up, and ya don't want too much red
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