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Arniebomba's Backpack Case














After my Standing Benchtable Build, wich ended up to be a bit unpracticle for daily use, i wanted to build something different, something small and practicle.
The thoughts of the build was to build as little as possible but with no compromisses as it came to hardware and i wanted to cool the build with water..
I decided to go for the Silverstone FT03. A nice little cabin, slotless DVD and plenty of space to work with.

Here's a summary of the build.

The case. Its a case wich is made for mini/micro ATX boards. It has space for two large GPU's, though you have to remove all of the fans in order to place them.









WC parts..










Mirror mirror at the wall..



Because i needed the space for the rads, i had to mod the case a little bit. At the bottom i had to trim the chassis a bit in order to fit the 2x80 rad. In order to do that, the PSU power cable had to be replaced. After that, i mounted the rad with 4x80mm Yate loons in push pull.












At the bottom i modded the standard fan filter and gave the Yate Loons filters.





At the top i had to make space to fit the 120 rad.








After that, i started to measure everyting. The foot of the res and pump had to be removed to save some space. After that, i decided to cheer up the resevoir.









Because i was going to use 8 fans, and i didnt wanted it to sound like a 747, i bought a fan controller for the case. But..offcourse thare's no bay to put a controller so i had to mod the hot swappeble SSD unit












Kabel management with Bitfenix sleaved cables




Because i was going to WC the whole build and theres no waterblock fot the R4G, i had to cut out a circle from the front panel to mount a 80mm fan for cooling the VRM's.











Test run...




After the first test i decided i didnt liked the temps of the GPU and CPU. I like benching and the occasional game, so i had to get the temp down. In order to do that, i decided to give the case a "Back pack". A 2x200 rad with two 200mm Bitfenix Spectre Pro fans. In order to mount the rad and fans i used to U shaped allu strips.






After everyting was done and the water was running, i saw there was some flux from the rads. Aperently i didnt clean the rads good enough so i had to take everything apart to clean.







After everything was clean, i had a friend of mine cut out a piece of the side panel and made a little window.
Eventually everything was in place, the temps were good and the build was finished smile.gif


Result..









BACKPACKED









































Edited by Arniebomba - 2/7/13 at 11:40am
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Very nice build. thumb.gif P.S. If you upload yor build picture in updates and show beginning ideas then you can get the attention of a lot of people rather than uploading it all at once. wink.gif
     
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Very nice work man.
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Very nice work. You've definitely packed quite the hardware into such a small-footprint case. thumb.gif
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Tnx guys! smile.gif
I've added soms GOOD pics above instead of iPhone pics smile.gif
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very nice. that front 80mm fan looks like it came that way. thumb.gif
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Fantastic build! thumb.gif
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I'm not usually a fan of external rads( they can look out of place), but it looks really good in your build.
 
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Wow, impressive!! thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by mdatmo View Post

I'm not usually a fan of external rads( they can look out of place), but it looks really good in your build.
Thanks! Me neighter but i wanted to have better cooling so i was forced to go with an external setup. After a few design drawings, i thought this was the nicest option.
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very nice. that front 80mm fan looks like it came that way. thumb.gif
That was exaclty wat i was looking for! Thanks for the appreciation smile.gif
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