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so i was just staring at my pc trying to decide if i want a new res or not... And I was thinking it would be awesome to have a case with a built in res and when the water came out of the loop it went down the case like a waterfall.... I am going to try to put some concepts together on paper and see. I have never attempted to do anything with acrylic and have no tools so i wouldn't be able to do this for a while unfortunately but i wanted to see what you guys thought of my idea. Any thoughts on how i could design it would be helpful. I just know i want to make it look like the water is running down the side panels and front/rear of the case. maybe make it so i can do more than 1 loop... i want to do a black mobo tray and have some areas to hide cables etc... any ideas?! or am i just on my own thinking this would be awesome.
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post #2 of 17
this sounds awesome, but to give it a good effect you would have to have it on a side panel which would be insanely hard.
Maybe running down the front panel through predefined grooves to make a pattern, and UV coolant with a UV light, it would be mindblowingly awesome.
    
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yeah, i want it on the side panel that you would normally have a window be the one the water was flowing down but i have no idea how i would pull that off but i am going to try and see if i can think of a way to do it. I was thinking maybe a 2 piece panel? and some way to block the flow if i have to take the side panel off... but that would be a pain. maybe a removable outer layer that is the actual rez and when you get everything else done you slide the components in kind of like a removable motherboard tray set up? I will think up stuff tomorrow while i am at work if i have any time to think.
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and re-reading your post i had the game plinko stuck in my head. do that to "split" the water as it flows down the case....
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post #5 of 17
Something like this is what appeared in my head, please forgive the horrible isometric drawing and complete lack of freehand talent

Hollow front panel reservoir. Red circles are fill/to pump ports. Could add another on the underside as a drain port.
Seems like a nifty idea. Would love to see a cyberdruid take on this.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...ontbayres.png/
Edited by Lerkah - 11/7/11 at 12:29am
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post #6 of 17
Google it. Lots of videos on you tube. I am working on a waterfall reservior right now, but porgress is slow. That whole work, family , gaming thing gets in the way.

Several guys attempts failed due to fogging, others had better luck.
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post #7 of 17
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i couldn't find anything... i am doing something wrong. I have looked before i posted this as well. and here is my front panel with a little help from lerkah's picture
don't mind it being offset or anything i did it while at work taking phone calls haha
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post #8 of 17
sounds cool but it has been done. there was a build a while back where I guy made a all acrylic case and the door was one giant waterfall res... it was amazing.
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CyberDruid made a case side panel with a res in it, look on his YT channel.
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post #10 of 17
You could do something like this but have the water go in at the top.

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