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Well I would like to introduce the evolution of my rig. The rig/main components itself didn't change at all, pretty much just the case



This is the rig I bought back in Feb 09



Here I was excited with my push/pull DK fans! (though I kinda mounted one fan the wrong way )



Wasn't my first case choice but nothing was locally available back then and I wanted to get a case right away so I could put the rig together.



Got it a few days when they came out! So funny how fast technology advances. My beast is now left behind! haha



This case doesn't provide much cable management, fans are weak. So for a while I settled with the mesh window to allow airflow!



Was easy to OC to 4ghz (had orthos running from background) Amazing chip and board!



This was my first plan to improve the airflow of my case!





with a few drilling, additional fans, and some ricey lights this is my FIRST revision of my case



removed the HD tray, installed high speed YL fans, and added a slot cooler for the hot gtx 295



Since I still couldn't cool enough the card, I was thinking of installing fans blowing to the fins of the card.

Since I wasn't happy enough with the cooling. I gave my self a little gift after a few months of hard work.

I ordered my water cooling parts, and before they arrived, I prepped my case for another renovation. I call this project white horn lol





After quick sanding, I sprayed two coats of sandable primer.









After the primer, some more fine sanding!







After white base coat!



This was my ultimate case while everything was under construction!



two days after clear coat and some buffing (no polish)



Water cooling parts came from different shops hehe.







After a whole night of almost no sleep trying to set it up. Like always, few unexpected things happen which costs time. I decided to add two intake fans at the bottom of the case. I didn't exactly have the right tools so I just worked with what I had around me hahaha oh well it worked. Time to fill her up with water



Here, done setting everything up, you can see the two fans installed at the bottom. looks nice eh? hahahah



Final revision.









And that was my first water build! You guys can guess why it was called white horn because of those curled up hoses

Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures as I did while doing the project! The paint job was so-so, I could've done better with a better location to paint (the garage was too dark and outside is too windy) and more paint. I kinda skimped on paint lol. Next build will probably a whole new rig and a whole new case. Hopefully this year. Thanks for reading!
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Looks great, unique case. Nice paint job, I like white.

That case is pretty big, do you think you could fit a 240 internally on the rear exhausts?

What about fitting the 360 on the bottom of the case, and getting some feet and having it intake from the bottom?

Looks good man, nice job on your first loop.
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Looks great, unique case. Nice paint job, I like white.

That case is pretty big, do you think you could fit a 240 internally on the rear exhausts?

What about fitting the 360 on the bottom of the case, and getting some feet and having it intake from the bottom?

Looks good man, nice job on your first loop.
Thanks man. I probably could fit a 240 by the exhaust probably depending on the thickness. I don't think my rx360 would do any good at bottom since it's too thick even without fans it would already cover some of the lower part of the motherboard. And I hate the cable management for this case, it's just horrible
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nice ram, i have mushkin blacklines too. love em. beastly 295. my 275 has been able to keep up with whatever ive thrown at it pretty much so i havent seen any point in upgrading yet. that 295 looks sick and im glad someone hasnt given in to the upgrade bug =)

nice build, though i hate to see rads outside of cases. just personal preference though. congrats.
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Looks great, Nice job with the case.
What I would do is replace some of the fittings with angled ones, like 45° or 90° degrees, so there's not so much extra tubing around the case.
For example, a 90° in the outlet of your VGA and a 90° in the inlet of your res. The same with your rad outlet... angle fitting FTW!
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Nice Work!
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nice ram, i have mushkin blacklines too. love em. beastly 295. my 275 has been able to keep up with whatever ive thrown at it pretty much so i havent seen any point in upgrading yet. that 295 looks sick and im glad someone hasnt given in to the upgrade bug =)

nice build, though i hate to see rads outside of cases. just personal preference though. congrats.
Yeah, I know upgrade itch is an issue lol but so far I don't find anything wrong with my rig. Even with C2D @ 4ghz and with the 295 I could still play games smoothly on my max res. I chose either water cooling or cpu upgrade and I decided with the cooling hehe

You're right, I rather have the rad inside to be honest. I just knew I wouldn't be able to fit it inside. Before I bought my kit I measured the size of the monstrous rad and there was no way it was going to fit lol


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Looks great, Nice job with the case.
What I would do is replace some of the fittings with angled ones, like 45° or 90° degrees, so there's not so much extra tubing around the case.
For example, a 90° in the outlet of your VGA and a 90° in the inlet of your res. The same with your rad outlet... angle fitting FTW!
I was thinking of that, I just wanted to have the least restriction lol. But those angles should come handy some time, I should grab a few!
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Nice Work!
Thanks!
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