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To view this case mod, go here.



Specs:
Standard stuff in the rig. Coolermaster stacker case, Ultra Xconnect 550w, AMD 4800x2, Abit MB, OCZ 2gig plat ram, 2 Seagate 320's 16cache Raid 0, Connect 3d 850gto, Soundblaster plat,
Light scribe DVD, Samsung secondary DVD, Aerogate 3, lightbus, Watertemp display, card reader,

Mods:
Started out by adding a second radiator to my stock Thermaltake 735 system. I modified the top PSU bay by enclosing it with plexiglass. Cut a hole in top for second radiator, then mounted radiator and 120mmAerocool fan inside psu bay. Mounted two 80mm fan on the back for added air flow. With just the 120mm, I’m moving about 60cfm. When the two 80mm are turned on, it pushes an extra 48cfm through the radiator totaling 108cfm. This is in addition to the stock Thermaltake radiator mounted on the back of the case. The stock radiator is also running a Aerocool extreme120mm (89cfm). The second radiator has lowered my temps 5 to 6 degrees.
The full system runs through Two Thermaltake Auqabay M4 HDD coolers, CPU, VGA, and NB chip coolers. HDD, CPU, and VGA all have thermal probes and are controlled by the Coolermaster Aerogate 3. All fans are also controlled by the Aerogate. With such a big case (Coolermaster Stacker) four UV cathodes were used along with two white cathodes (these are used just to light the case if I need to work on it. No more flashlights in the mouth while adjusting wires) and four blue lazer led’s for the front of the case. (These respond the the HDD activity). All lights are controlled by Sunbeam’s lightbus giving me the capability to control each light in four different ways. Water Temp is read by Thermaltake’s T-probe. I Dremeled a hole for the display in one of the removable front plates and clicked it in place. One other thing that I found really cool was this sticky foam padding (2 - 3 mm thick) that I used on the floor of the case and also around the top PSU bay. This stuff works great It dampens sound and also sealed all the small cracks in the top PSU bay giving me an air tight compartment for the airflow to my top radiator.You can get this stuff at WalMart in the craft dept. or at any craft store. Just peel and stick.

This is my first water rig so let me know what you think and any improvements that can be made.
Thanks
 
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#2
That is a great case. 8.
Maybe if you give the inside of the case a paintjob it would be a 9.
 
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#4
OOOOOoooo pretty.... Nice hardware, too. Are those the perp. recording Seagates?
 

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cHillen said:
I see that the dremel got away from you. Happens to the best of us!!
yes it did. luckly it was on the very back of the case so you cant see it. I guess a paint job is next lol
 

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demonbrawn said:
OOOOOoooo pretty.... Nice hardware, too. Are those the perp. recording Seagates?
yes they are. and they are fast. not sure how they are out of raid but in a raid 0 they smoke
 

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Who ever gave the the 10 thank you. You're way too kind with the numbers. As most of you can tell I still have some issues with the wiring. The case is so big my psu wires will not reach half my stuff and still be able to be hidden. I was going to hide the sata's going to the HDD's but when I decided to go with the water cooled HDD's it wouldn't allow me to do so.
Anyway thanks for all the great comments and ratings. I worked my ass off on this one and it's nice to see it appreciated.

Thank you
 
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Ahhh yes I love my seagate. Quite a bit whiny, but it's nice and fast...
 

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demonbrawn said:
Ahhh yes I love my seagate. Quite a bit whiny, but it's nice and fast...
I noticed that with mine also but when I put them in the water cooled bay they became almost silent. The aqua bays by thermaltake have a half C enclosure and comes with thermal silica pads that cover the top of the circuit board. They really dampen the noise.
 

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demonbrawn said:
Ahhh yes I love my seagate. Quite a bit whiny, but it's nice and fast...
I have a quantum fireball hard drive that sounds like a freaking jet taking off. I forgot to plug it in and I couldn't figure out why it was so quiet.
 
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Yeah, I bought a hard drive silencer/heatsink for it that fits in a 5.25" bay and that helped a lot.
 

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Dude one's suck
 
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I guess that psu bay might be misleading. If you'll look at one of the pics you'll notice the PSU is on the bottom of the case. the top psu bay is a second 120 radiator. read my setup and it tells all about it. I'm blowing almost 110 CFM through the top radiator. System is running at 26 celcius with load.
 

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Damn nice 8/10
 

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question

Is the liquid cooling mod on the graphics card a thermaltake vga water block?
 
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