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Finally my work is done! Fitting all the **** you can imagine in a Coolermaster 430 elite! (okay not everything, but all the good stuff adn everyone with a cm 430 elite will understand my troubles:D) My system specs and additions are:
i5-760 2.8 GHz
Gigabyte GTX-580
Corsair XMS-3 4 x 2 GB RAM
1 x Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
1 x Seagate Barracuda 500 GB
Asus P7H55-M/USB 3
Coolermaster GX-650W
Scythe 8 fan controller
radiator fans: 2 x Gentle typhoons 1850rpm
Rear fan : Gelid silent 12 1000rpm
front fan : the fan that came with the case

For cpu: Noctua NH-U12P
For gpu: Danger Den full water block
XSPC RX240 radiator
XSPC Dual Bay reservoir for D5 with Swiftech MCP655 pump
XSPC blu UV tubing
Sharkoon UV cathode

In order to fit everything in i had to go external mount for the RX240. The dual top fan holes of the 430 were too far apart for the rad so i had to drill a hole for the fan and fan screws closer to each other. i also removed the fan mesh for better airflow. Take care when drilling holes with hole saws, it leaves residue and pointy stuff that can cut your fingers like razors. I glued a u-channel on the edges from mnpctech to avoid buying an endless supply of band aids and having a blood themed case.
I drilled two holes for the tubing to connect to the rad, a hole next to it for the wires of two extra pull fans if needed, and three more holes for power button, cathode light button and temp screen. the power button and temp screen were for the hell of it:p
I installed everything, performed a 12 hour leak test with everything off, another 4 hours with full usage to the GPU to warm the water and see if the fittings loosen or anything.
For anyone wondering why the GPU and not the CPU alone or the CPU also in the loop, i bought the Noctua cooler not long ago and im very satisfied with it, with intel burn test and overclocked at 3.6 at the time it didnt even reach 60 degrees celcius, and i didnt want to get a new cpu block (the money was too tight) just yet. maybe in the next year or so. However my 580 reached 88 celcius and since i live in a warm country (Cyprus for the record:p) i decided to take a dive in wc. Now the card reached 48!!! degrees on full load.
The case doesn't have any kind of cable management except for a bit of space behind the hdd rack so i crammed everything in there and tried to have a clean look of the tubing and stuff.










Edited by kalosbas - 11/5/12 at 11:56am
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This is dual!!, nice idea thumb.gif

that was very very good job even using very cramped case biggrin.gif
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This is dual!!, nice idea thumb.gif
that was very very good job even using very cramped case biggrin.gif

yes it is! even half way into the project i was telling myself why dont i just buy a new case! but since i got this for only 35 pounds, its open season for modding;)
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I did 2 steps better with mine. I have a 240mm Radiator on the top, a 120mm radiator on the back, and 140mmn radiator on the front of my CM 430 Elite. I had it this way about 1-2 years now! I will upload some pics later to show you guys the various stages.

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yeah man, find a EX120 and cool that CPU in one big loop smile.gif still nice tho
     
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You have to show temperatures under load though, there's were LC shines biggrin.gif
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thumb.gif Nice Job
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I did 2 steps better with mine. I have a 240mm Radiator on the top, a 120mm radiator on the back, and 140mmn radiator on the front of my CM 430 Elite. I had it this way about 1-2 years now! I will upload some pics later to show you guys the various stages.
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well just for gpu wc i dont think all that are required, at least in my case that is. if i add a cpu block later on i might put a 120 rad on the back as well. yes upload them, checking out the work of others is always a treat for a next project!thumb.gif
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You have to show temperatures under load though, there's were LC shines biggrin.gif
my idle temps are 33 and i did unigine heaven and 3d mark at max and the max temp reached was 47 as it shows on msi afterburner for gpu temp. i also ran moh warfighter after that at ultra and max temp was 51 after 30 minutes.
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Very nice job there thumb.gif You so need to water cool that cpu!
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Very nice job there thumb.gif You so need to water cool that cpu!

just for future reference, any good suggestions for cpu block? maybe something with blue led lighting or uv reactive materials??
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