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Ciddy

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Hi guys!
I've started modding my PC two month ago. In the last two weeks i decided to change to a water cooling system and thats why i want to post my worklog here and hear your opinions about my work.

The parts of the water cooling are already on their way, so I am looking forward to have them here soon to make some good pics for you.
I am very happy to announce that a huge part of the water cooling components are sponsored by Aquatuning and Phobya. So a big THANKS to them for their generous support.



Lets get to the beginning of my mod, a simple and cheap case


and the hardware (at that time a Phenom II X4 955 BE)


but then I want an appropriate case to my hardware so i bought an Silverstone FT02


due to a lot of hardware failures I finally returned the CPU, MB and RAM and got some new stuff




and thats the new GPU


here you can see the current status


I already realized a stealthmod for the ODD


and here you can see the sleeved 6 Pin cabels


Hardware:
Mainboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7 930
RAM: 3x 2GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800U CL8-8-8-24
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 5870
SSD: Intel X25-M G2 Postville 160 GB
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB
ODD: LG GGC-H20L
PSU: be Quiet! Straight Power E7 CM 580W
Case: Silverstone FT02B-W Fortress

water cooling
coming soon
 

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due to a CPU problem and a lot of work I had no time for Updates
but heres a big one

first of all the LC components
EK Waterblock @ 5870




HK 3.0


reservoir


pump with Bitspower cover


Radiator damits kühl bleibt :9


Aquaero with blue color filter foil


Bitspower fittings :love:


couplings



Shoggy sandwich for the pump


thats it with the components
and here are pics of the cuts and drilled holes I made
one for the fillport


massiv cuts at the HDD bay




including one for the I/O ports


a cut to get the pump in the right position


some drilled holes to place my radiator outside of the case


two holes for tubes and one as a fan connector


:love: my drill, easy working with it



and here are some "final" shots for the pump spot

and from an other angel


heres a special construction of flow and temp sensors that is right before the water leaves the case




and outside the case, here I use the couplings


as the original res holders suck i just used some sleeve to create my own holders

and thats how the holder looks in action
 
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holy shit, this is NICE

Subbed for epicness
 
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Simply to put to words bro, iz WOW!!, all those pics looks awesome, and those water cooling components look top notch, great modding too man:toast: can't wait to see it finished:rockout:, keep em coming:D


holy shit, this is NICE

Subbed for epicness
Lol, you looked better before Don:laugh: jks
 
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Looking good. Can't wait to see more.

Thanks for posting the project log here.

:toast:
 
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Holy god! That is really amazing! Congrats man that is aweeeeesome!!!
 

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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So cool man!!

I wish i had one of those
 

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thanks folks
heres a minor update

in my last pic you can see that the power and reset button have an unwelcome glow that doesn't fit the concept
here you can see the two switches


I just used insulating tape to fix it and it works


I will place the res a little bit more to the right so its above that switches and the most important thing is that there is no more glow
 
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thanks folks
heres a minor update

in my last pic you can see that the power and reset button have an unwelcome glow that doesn't fit the concept
here you can see the two switches
http://www.abload.de/img/mbswitches1nuoy.jpg

I just used insulating tape to fix it and it works
http://www.abload.de/img/mbswitches2bud4.jpg

I will place the res a little bit more to the right so its above that switches and the most important thing is that there is no more glow
Lol did you just place 2 little stickers on them???:laugh::laugh::confused::confused:
 

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Hi CHAOS KILLA:

Yea he does, because he doesn't want to lose waranty, and the effect is the same. The power and reset button are unfortunately very ugly with their green and red LEDs.

greez ;)

@ Cid: go on ;)
 
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Hi CHAOS KILLA:

Yea he does, because he doesn't want to lose waranty, and the effect is the same. The power and reset button are unfortunately very ugly with their green and red LEDs.

greez ;)

@ Cid: go on ;)
Hey bro:toast: ok I see now, fair enough, looks like it does the job if the LED's are ugly:p

Nice red stick of RAM you got:laugh:
 

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yeah I cut the insulating tape to the right size that it goes all around and to the top so there is no red or green glow anymore

I know its quite simple and nothing special :)
 
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yeah I cut the insulating tape to the right size that it goes all around and to the top so there is no red or green glow anymore

I know its quite simple and nothing special :)
It looks good to me bro:toast: I was just wondering what it was:laugh:
 

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Cool stuff!

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here's an other small update

this time I put the pump and the res together to their final position in the case
first I cut a noise-absorbent mat to fit the ODD bay




and here a pic of the res holder


the res in its final position (as you can see on the picture the switches arent modded cause this is an other mainboard)


and a closer shot


an other noise-absorbent mat to fit in the ODD bay


res is finished so here is the pump


I hope the decoupling will work well like this


a shot from the backside


finally I placed an underbody light


the cabling for the light right beside the pump


I need a few more BP fillports then I can assemble the system and then i can start working on my acrylic covers
 
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epic.
 

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:respect: :respect: Great shots too man, WOW
 

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@AUTOgod: the water comes from above and creates fizzy water in the res

heres an other update hope you like it :)

first of all I started with my beta cover for the ODD/HDD bay


right after cutting-out


I forgot to take more pictures of the progress so heres a shot of the cover that already fits into the bay


a drilled hole for the tube


and a special cutout for the mainboard


and here is the beta
I think I've learned a lot with the beta. The final acrylic will be of a better quality and black so i decided to paint this thing black


then I started with the bottom fan and the isolating mat there


the sleeved fan




and an other shot


here you can see the installed fan



one more thing that is worth to show you (I hope so :) )
a little detail made of mesh


fitted and edged


and painted in black


the final result


and the little brother :D


both of them


thats it with the update
I hope I can continue soon but I am stil waiting for BP fillports

and I ordered some more stuff from MDPC-X, most of the rivets will be changed then
 

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heres an other minor update with the installed covers

the bay cover


the one for the IO port


and to cover the switches
 

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Awesome. I particularly like that mesh cover for the IO port; so clean!!

Amazing work man.
 

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I knew one day somebody might watercool a FT02. But really the FT02 was designed for air cooling. 90 degree motherboard, 180mm fans, etc...
 

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@fluxc0d3r: thats why they have an radiator holding in there accessory right?

I made a cover for the PSU, its a beta like the bay cover


and here my changed front panel


I ll add an eSATA port in the next step