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[ICE-BOX Silverstone FT03] - Full Mod/Liquid Cooled Worklog - By Razorfoot

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[ICE-BOX Silverstone FT03] - Full Mod/Liquid Cooled Worklog - By Razorfoot

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Hi Guys,

So im finally putting up my work log for the SilverStone FT03 Mod im working on.

The general idea of the build came from work (Computer Lounge) where myself and Billy (Revogamer) we're looking at the FT03 on demo and we're thinking if it was possible to watercool all internally. We wanted to go all internal with the gear and leave the physical size of the case as it was, being unique as it is. So we managed to get a few manufacturers on board with our idea and have sourced all the parts we need, hardware and water cooling gear.

As I have a fairly good workshop at home, I have taken the case and have started to rip its guts apart so I can get this under way.

Over the next few weeks, I will post up various images of my work done so you can follow.

I will be adding photos of the hardware as i move along aswell.

So far I am about 25% through the work and am working as you read.

Enjoy smile.gif


Current Status: Modding Case

Case: SilverStone FT03 Black

Stage 1 - Cutting - 90% Complete
Stage 2 - Paint Work - N/A yet
Stage 3 - Hardware And Cooling - 50% Arrived



Tools of the trade:

My Arsenal of tools in cabinet
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Inner set
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Second Cabinet
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Some power tools in case which i will be using later
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Drill Press
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Dremel (every modder should have one of these)
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Modding Begins tongue.gif

i have already taken off the side pannels as they will be sent away for some cutting. This is the internals that will need the most work.
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On to the first part - motherboard tray, here ill grinding off the old stand off's from the HDD bays.
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Up close.
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Again.
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Using the dremel with cutting wheel to take off what I don't need from the tray.
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Now I need to line up where im going to put the radiators.
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This is a Radiator hole template from MNPC Tech, good stuff.
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as you can see I have marked out where the motherboard stand off's are and will need to avoid them when cutting.
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Both templates aligned and ready to cut.
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I decided to put 2 x 30mm Koolance radiators directly behind the motherboard tray. 30mm as I only have 45mm total clearance to with the radiator and fan.
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And here are the fans, 4 x Scythe 15mm slip stream's
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Up close.
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Cutting begins.
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Up close.
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Here you can see all the tabs needed for the motherboard and mounting for the radiator's.
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Now ill start on the top pannel (rear I/O). I need to make some holes for the radiator in/out puts.
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I was going to use one of these step drill bits, but my dad showed me something better.
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This!
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This is a chassis punch, the idea is to drill a whole on the item you want to make a larger hole in, feed the bolt piece through the hole and wind the bottom piece (on the right) onto that.
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Like so.
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Then wind the bolt until the blade on the bottom cuts through the metal. Easy!
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Nice clean cut holes.
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post #6 of 31
Whaaaaaaaaaat. Subbed, if nothing else, to see you fit liquid cooling into that compact of a case.
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post #7 of 31
Looking good so far, cant wait to see the rest!
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Thanks.

Im new here too, I mainly post up on NZ Forums
    
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Sweet, subbed.

Also welcome to the forum, make sure to sign up here. wave2.gif
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Looks interesting, definitely subscribed to this.
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