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So I have had my Danger Den Torture Rack for nearly a year now and I still love it. But after a recent routine loop clean decided it would be nice to have a separate “Rack” if you would for all my water cooling gear, Freeing up some off the space for Sub-Zero runs. I quickly jumped online to price some up but was amazed by the lack of products to choose from in the external Rad Box department.


So this is how it looked with all the water gear on her.

However I did find some that appeared very flimsy and extremely overpriced. So was born the idea time for a build. With 30 old Beige cases sitting in my shed I have a few options. (I used to buy the PC’s whole just to strip them for CPU’s) My first choice was an old HP Pavilion but it just didn’t have the right amounts of 5.25 bays. So my second choice was this extremely ugly old ACER.



You Ugly..........

Now before I get into the mod I will fill you in on a few details. This box will have mounting options for 1x 360/480, 3x 240’s and a 120/140 Radiators. It will also have an independent power supply for the pump, Fans, Fan controller and inline water temp probes. This will involve rigging up a PSU mod which is always fun.


Good Advice Derp!

So after picking out my case I got to measuring and cutting some holes for Rads. These are pretty rough cuts but will get to cleaning them up later. So far I have cut out the 120/140 front panel mount, 1 of the internal 240 mount holes and I started to cut a window in the side 5.25 bays for a “Res” window.


One of the Back 240’s cut.


Rough front Venting cut.


Inside


Reservoir Window. Friggin awful cut!

So that’s pretty much it for now. Still deciding on colors and finishes. I’m thinking ICY White with blood splatter around the fan areas but still not positive. A few people have suggested Di-Noc but it’s been done to death lately. Also not sure of Sleeving color yet . Probably try to get some MNPCTech grills to. More to come soon hopefully.

FYI- sorry took so long to get Pics and summary up that terrible thing called life got in the way!


UPDATE 2
Haven't really done much more on this build yet been flat out with work and studies but thought I would throw up a few of the newer pics.

So I drilled the holes for mounting up the rads and fans. Also had to check everything lined up.

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So everything lined up and even had some room to shave a bit more metal of the 240 mounts. I also wanted to still have pull fans on the 240 Rad but also wanted to still have the case panels. I started to measure up the panel and cutting began.

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Just checking the hole can't go too far. It needs to fit "Snug" with the fans and U channel molding. Need to shave a bit more.

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Success! Fans fit perfect!

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I decided to try my hand at a bit of Dremel detailing. I decided on a Lightning Bolt simple and I have one in my company logo. This picture is just of the Dremel cut no filing or clean up has been done yet.

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The off cut I even managed to turn into a key chain lol.

So that’s it for updates this weekend, back to work tonight so won't get to work on this much for a few more days. I have decided on Sleeving colors for the PSU that I need to mod and I have definitely decided on a "Blood Splatter" theme. After talking to some mates in the know I am also thinking about painting my Rads as they all look pretty scratched and dodgy.

Nearly all colors have now been picked, I think I will be using Black tube so discoloration isn't a problem. My PSU from the test rack will be used for this build and the Torture rack has just got a big PSU upgrade with a eVGA NEX1500 Classified. Thanks to the eVGA 13th Anniversary comps for this one!

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Next few updates will hopefully see some color added to this thing. Cheers for reading.
Edited by pwnography6 - 10/1/12 at 10:20am
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No Real updates this week other than case disassembly. Drilled out the rivets a few days ago so I can clean all the cuts up and start marking out for PSU mount and some other mounting ideas I have. So here are some Pics.






I'm Still waiting for major inspiration to strike for front panel ideas I have a few thoughts but nothing rock solid. Found this in my draw of tricks new and unused and would really like to incorporate it somewhere.


Hopefully will be back with some real progress soon...
Edited by pwnography6 - 10/1/12 at 11:38am
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Update #2 is in.
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