Phase One

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August 27th 2017
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Key Features:
High Rated Intel CPU NVIDIA Graphics Water-cooled Exotic-cooled
System Specs:
  • In Win H-Tower
  • ASUS Z270 Maximus IX Extreme
  • ASUS GeForce GTX1080 Ti Poseidon
  • Intel Core i7 7700k
  • Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 3000mhz
  • Corsair AX1200i
  • Corsair HD120 fans + RGB controller
  • 2x Samsung 960 Pro 512GB m.2
  • CableMod Custom GPU cables + own custom made cables
Performed Mods:
Custom RAM aluminium cover plate Custom PSU aluminium shroud Custom GPU aluminium backplate Custom motherboard aluminium coverplate Modded top of chassis to fit in 40mm radiator Cut and bent custom length chromed plated copper tubing for water cooling Created own custom PSU cables
Special Tools Used:
  • Jigsaw
  • Circlesaw
  • Copper pipe bender
Time Spent:
60 hours
Sponsors:
  • In Win Nederland
  • ASUS Republic of Gamers
  • CORSAIR
  • Inet
  • Intel
  • CableMod
  • EK Water Blocks
  • Mayhems Solutions Ltd Group
  • Samsung Sverige
  • Bitspower International Co., Ltd.
The project is called Phase One, which is a mod project feature one of the most extreme PC enclosures in the world, the H-Tower from In Win, and some of the best enthusiast PC parts from ASUS, Corsair and Samsung for storage. The goal of this project is to build an insane gaming/workstation beast that could tackle any task that I throw at it with ease and still have some muscle to spare. Phase One is a declaration of what a water cooled rig looks like with the inclusion of several custom made aluminium panels to spice things up. Although these panels are attached to the chassis and various PC parts, I do not consider this project a full on mod but I rather see this as a clean watercooled PC build. Now that the first phase of this project has been completed, I will rebuild this PC into a true mod project which will include all of the existing custom aluminium panels plus lots of mods to the existing outside panels and more. I plan to cut a design in to the 4mm thick aluminium panels that cover all 4 sides of the H-Tower enclosure, create a truly unique custom watercooling loop, paint several parts from red to gold, and hopefully many others too. Once this next phase of the mod project begins, I shall name the project "Phase Two" hahaha ;) Modding such an extreme enclosure such as the H-Tower definitely has it's drawbacks. Yes the chassis is already balls off the wall, batshit crazy awesome as it is... And this fact certainly makes my job much harder as I just don't want to add more crazy just because I can. I wish to find a balance with my mod design for this enclosure which will compliment the overall design and not just make a mess of things. I want my design to reinforce the design features that In Win have created with the H-Tower while maintaining my design style that I have kept throughout almost of my previous projects. There will be so many challenges with Phase Two considering the extreme nature of the enclosure and it's moving parts but I can tackle this project with a good 4 years of PC case modding experience, and the help of the community!
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4 Comments on Phase One

#1
Crazy zookeepster
I'm not sure if the colour of the LEDs are coloured to match the copper ROG colour, maybe iI'm just blind, but if not, give it a try and post another pic. Otherwise, absolutely flawless build.
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MetallicAcid
Crazy zookeepster said:
I'm not sure if the colour of the LEDs are coloured to match the copper ROG colour, maybe iI'm just blind, but if not, give it a try and post another pic. Otherwise, absolutely flawless build.
Hey and thank you for the comment.

The colour is supposed to be a strong orange colour which is part of a Swedish PC industry website. This website had a booth at DreamHack Summer 2017 where this PC was on display, so I would thank them by basing my colour theme from their website colours :)
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#3
Crazy zookeepster
I see, and a wise decision to do so. Build is absolutely amazing. Can see the true craftsmanship in the project
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