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Old 03-26-2007, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Case mod project: Wc pump/rad housing case

Hey i've been debating about getting a water cooling system and i finally got one and i decided i was gonna make me a case to fit underneath my orginal case (thermaltake armor Jr.) which is currently to small to fit a 3x 120mm fan rad in it. I noticed that hardly anyone post there computer mods on this thread so i thought i would do it. Maybe get some balls rolling and see what we here at TF can come up with. Here is what i have done so far. I have more updates that i have done today that i will be loading the pics on here later.

First i started with making the frame and the outer peices of the case. which in the pics they needed to be sanded down and all that fun joy of things.

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8899/frame1zq1.jpg
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1788/frame2ev1.jpg
http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/6...erlayergx3.jpg

Here is some pics i made of my water cooling setup however i have 2 gpu blocks which i will be selling. I'm aiming to upgrade o a 8800GTS/GTX so i will be buying a water block for that. Also my chipset block that is shown in the photo will be sold due the bad location that the chip set is located on my DFI lanparty mobo.

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5706/watergear1em4.jpg
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/5...ergear2gs6.jpg
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5...ergear3vy2.jpg

Well thats it for now. I have to take pics of the other stuff i got done today and will post them up once i get them hosted. Tell me what you guys think of it so far... good.. bad.. or anything.
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I got 3 120mm holes cut out for the rad. Also started mounting the sides on the frame. Sanded some of the sides down but not all of the pieces are sanded. Heres a rough look at what its gonna look like when done. I don't know what/if i should paint it or just leave it sanded down with a clear coat or something on there. I have to do the bottom and cut the screws down to size. Theres still a lot of work that is needed to be done.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9727/holescutjc7.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/6071/rightsideuo0.jpg
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/4905/sides1mf7.jpg

Hoping to have more updates coming this next Wednesday/Thursday.
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Looks good.

Looks like you are spending time working on it, and thats good.
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Looks good. I think thats a great idea. How do you plan on attaching the bottom case to your computer case?? just wondering.

Also, i know what you mean about the bad chipset placement on the DFI. I was planning on getting a chipset block when i get my swiftech loop, but my graphics card gets right in the way. =Hahah....i dont know why they put it there...the gpu rubs against it. The fan works great though.
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Looks awesome what your making and will give you a completely unique system, which i think would be cool - im getting inspired to make something for my case to now lol.
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Looks good. I think thats a great idea. How do you plan on attaching the bottom case to your computer case?? just wondering.

Also, i know what you mean about the bad chipset placement on the DFI. I was planning on getting a chipset block when i get my swiftech loop, but my graphics card gets right in the way. =Hahah....i dont know why they put it there...the gpu rubs against it. The fan works great though.
I'm gonna locate this under my case and I'm gonna screw it down so it will become one complete case. I'm just debating on if i should paint it or sand it and but a clear coat on it. It looks good just sanded. when i'm done the case is gonna be tall like 29inch but i think its worth it. But i still have alot more work to do with finishing this up and getting my case ready for it but its gonna turn out nice.

I'm probably gonna get a better chipset cooler (air) or something that is gonna move it out of the way of the gpu.
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Well i got this thing finished today. I still have to mount it onto my case and everything but i will update the pics when i get around to that (next week some time). I got my fill port coming in Monday so I'm hoping to have it all ready to be tested and to bleed it. Theres still a small amount of touch ups i have to get done but for the most part with this case its done.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2462/side1eo6.jpg
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/2461/side2hs0.jpg

For the bottom you see i but some square mesh along with 2 square alum. tubing that i had left over for the feet. The mesh allows air to come up into the case and it also helps hold up the pump. Actually worked out great this way.

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4943/bottemqm8.jpg

Top pic with rad and pump installed:
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/4...rythinglo4.jpg
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very nice man, one of the nicer mods around here.
But, I want to see pics of that thing on your case!
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you will be. I should have it all hooked up this sunday night (well have this thing hooked up to my case) monday night i should have the system bleeding and all that fun stuff. I'll be posting pics when its all done. but for now this case is done
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instead of that weak mesh stuff on the bottom, you should get some "modders mesh" at mnpctech.com, pretty cheap and looks darn good
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