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where is water pump? this is super awesome sauce

If you look at some of the profile (side) pictures, you'll see a very dark spot just behind the front rad. The pump and I think the micro res are there on a little shelf; none of the pictures there are well-lit, so you kinda have to know the shape that you're looking for. Hopefully SLE will post a less-artsy, more detailed and lit pic of that area so people can see.

Also, if memory serves the 570 uses more juice than a 680, and Sandy sips power too so the 450W should be fine. My only genuine concern about the case is that it pigeon holes you into one of two power supplies: Silverstone's ST45SF-G or the older bronze version. I'm still on-board for updates and pricing info, but it's definitely a concern of mine, personally, because for some silly reason nobody else is making SFX-sized PSUs. And believe me, I've been blowing up Seasonic's email account asking for 'em. I'm gonna start spamming Kingwin/Superflower, too. Think about it: modular, fanless, SFX-sized, Gold or Platinum PSUs made by the likes of Seasonic and Superflower...
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This I know it takes away from the size but I just dont think that a 450W PSU will run a 680/2500k over clocked :/

I've linked this so many times smile.gif
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/08/29/gigabyte_gtx_680_super_overclocked_edition_review/10
In their test they used an i7 2600k overclocked to 4.8GHz and none of the cards tested even drew 400W from the wall.
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Out of curiosity, how much did it all cost?

And what is the max length of graphics card you could fit?
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@pyrozo - A 10.5" long card will fit as long as the cable connectors are on the side. I believe that makes the 580/680 viable (thats what I used as my card in the 3D design)

Cost was a bit high relative to what you'd pay for a 'normal' case, but it was done as a one-off so thats to be expected. To be honest what really added up cost-wise was the experimentation inherent to a project like this. I bought a SG05 to benchmark & take measurements off of ($120), I had to buy all the hardware first, also to measure & configure, screws alone were $50 lol (buying in bulk from McMaster... anyone want some anodized m3 screws? tongue.gif ), etc. Not to scare anyone... its totally worth the investment imo. But it is something to plan for if/when you set out on a project like this thumb.gif
 
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See I bought all the parts for a pretty good build, 680 and i7 but after seeing this, I'm tempted to sell the mobo, case and graphics card and build this!!

Very good work, don't suppose I could be a pain and ask for a list of parts?

Again very nice build
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Very good work, don't suppose I could be a pain and ask for a list of parts?
Again very nice build

Thank you! thumbsupsmiley.png

Good call on the parts list. Looks like I never posted all the WC gear (fittings). I'll put that together asap. Also, I almost forgot that the night before MOTM I videotaped the (almost) final build. So I've got 5+ hours of video eek.gif that I'll condense down to a timelapse and post. That will answer some of the questions I've been getting about how all the parts are situated in the case. headscratch.gif

Meanwhile I'm back in Sketchup working on some revisions to make the case more versatile, like including mount points for D5 and DDC pumps, making sure there's clearance over the mobo for an Apogee Drive II, etc, so that as many possible configurations will fit when we head into production. I've been getting a lot of great ideas from ppl on IM and email... please keep them coming! And feel free to post here... I love documenting the design process, and revisions/enhancements are all part of that. As I make revisions in the model I'll share screen caps so you can follow along with what's changing. typer.gif

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Can we get a picture with the windowed panel on this thing or what!!! smile.gif
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Congratulations on winning mod of the month ;3 You earned it and deserved it. Beautiful mod
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absolutely amazing!!! Ever since going from an atrx case to matx, now I'm looking for ways to go smaller with same capabilities for the fun but find modding would be my only option. This inspires me!
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amazing mod, im surprised you can fit all of that neatly into such a small case.
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