August 27th 2018
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Key Features:
Intel CPU NVIDIA Graphics Small Form Factor Water-cooled
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System Specs:
  • CPU Intel Core i5 "Haswell" 4670K
  • MB ASUS ROG Maximus Impact VI
  • RAM 2x8GB G-Skill PC 2400 DDR3
  • GPU EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hydro Copper
  • SSD Crucial M500 480GB M.2
  • PSU Corsair SF600 (SFX)
  • Monitor HP Omen X 35
  • Case modded Istar USA D107 V2 Rackmout Chassis, 1.3U
  • Loop
  • Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light CPU waterblock
  • EK-SBAY DDC 3.2 PWM 5,25" pump/res combo
  • 2x Magicool G2 240 radiators
  • 10/13 supple tubes
  • Alphacool 90° 10/13 fittings
  • Cooler Master MF200R RGB fan
Performed Mods:
Case shortened to pizza-box format. Fan and PSU holes. Custom acrylic cover panel (black, metal red edge) Custom fan grill. Custom watercooling loop
Special Tools Used:
  • Dremel 4300
  • Dremel Ultra Saw
  • Dassault Systèmes' Draftsight
Time Spent:
2 weeks
  • None
I just wanted to share a case mod which main originality is to be based on a relatively slim rackmount case while being able to host a custom watercooling loop for overclocked CPU and GPU. This comes as a follow-up of my IBM PS/1 projects. - to keep a relatively small footprint, in a desktop, under the screen, format. Yet to be able to host a 35" 21/9 screen. Rackmount case came as an obvious choice. However in terms of depth they are often too short or too long. Moreover 1U would not allow to have an all-internal loop, but 2U would be too massive. - to keep a custom watercooling loop, but this time without an external cooling tower. To do this I chose to use stand-offs and have the air flowing the bottom to top of the case. - to have a sufficiently powerful, yet relatively silent PSU... Modularity would also help with cable management this would exclude 1U PSUs.
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1 Comment on HAL

HAL has been one of my inspirations for my own builds. I like your thought process and execution for what was right for your setup and personal aesthetic.
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