Sorry for the delay in updates. We took a trip to South Africa for some medical appointments last week. Got to do a ton of things down there including visiting a Lion Park!! Was pretty cool to be able to pet some lion cubs.
On with the modding!
I picked up some UN Radiator mounting brackets which are so freaking awesome. They allow you to mount a radiator in your 5.25" bays.
And here it is.
Above it I put the Silverstone Slim DVD drive bay. The rad is touching it because I have to have enough room below the rad to put the pumps.
I decided to install all the rads to see how everything would fit. Here is the 4x120
A surprise will be going in this vacant spot
And the 3x120
Installed the PSU to make sure I had enough clearance for the connectors.
Indeed. There is enough room!
Somehow I forgot to do the rust effect to the back of the mobo tray so that is going on right now. Once its done I can clear coat it and it will be good to go.
I've been doing lots and lots of thinking on how I am going to run the loop. I figured that I need to bring the loop through the midplate twice but I didn't want you to be able to see it the second time. So I measured and drilled a hole above the 4x120 rad and connected it with a Bitspower D-Plug for now. I ordered a 25mm extension to go there.
And here you can see where the pumps will be. I measured and the Bitspower dual D5 pump top should
fit under it. If not, I ordered a second EK D5 pump top and ill connect them together using some 90 degree fittings and extensions.
I received my Lamptron FC10 too! I'll be doing a review on it soon.
The last bit for this update are the door panels. I like the 4 small windows in the bottom of the side panels for the rads to get air but I decided to make them into one big window.
Then I added some MNPCTECH Round Modder's Mesh.
That's it for today. I have the spray adhesive coming for gluing the leather fabric to the case and the gold spray paint for the accents and the water blocks. That should all be here Friday so I can do a good bit of work this weekend. I'm also hoping that the pump tops get here by this weekend too so I can do some more testing to figure out exactly what I'm going to do.
Cheers till then,