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Looks good but I dont think I can afford to spare even the 3mm worth of acrylic in my design frown.gif

EDIT I will have my PSU in the same place as you, do you think there is room between that metal side panel and the external plastic side panel to route the cables down the side and then across the bottom and then behind the motherboard? You better not steal my idea if it does tongue.gif

I decided to flip my PSU so the fan will be facing the motherboard instead of straight into the side tongue.gif This should improve airflow. And then I don't know whether to cut a hole for the fan or to make a design into the acrylic cover.

I have to admit I don't know about the cables - but I think you would need to extend them as the would be quite far to route. My cable routing will be through my acrylic covers tongue.gif
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I decided to flip my PSU so the fan will be facing the motherboard instead of straight into the side tongue.gif This should improve airflow. And then I don't know whether to cut a hole for the fan or to make a design into the acrylic cover.

I have to admit I don't know about the cables - but I think you would need to extend them as the would be quite far to route. My cable routing will be through my acrylic covers tongue.gif

Yeh I think I will do extensions so that I can have some nice sleeved extensions without having to sleeve the power supply which is non modular (has to be to fit my rad plans)
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Yeh I think I will do extensions so that I can have some nice sleeved extensions without having to sleeve the power supply which is non modular (has to be to fit my rad plans)

I did that with mine. There is enough room but it's a pretty tight fit. I had to use 12 inch extensions for the 24 pin and the 4 pin CPU power cable.
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I am really struggling to find somewhere to put a water cooled hard drive (yes you heard me tongue.gif) because with the block they are 50mm thick and it needs to be fixed to the door for the tubing to work frown.gif
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do you think that all of the plastic latches are necessary for the door to still shut securely? I am thinking of removing the two down the side of the door which would allow me to remove the metal hoops they fix onto which would allow me to move the radiator 10mm closer to the front and still be able to open with the door. Do you think this would jeopardize the strength of the locking system??
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do you think that all of the plastic latches are necessary for the door to still shut securely? I am thinking of removing the two down the side of the door which would allow me to remove the metal hoops they fix onto which would allow me to move the radiator 10mm closer to the front and still be able to open with the door. Do you think this would jeopardize the strength of the locking system??

I can tell you that I'm not gonna risk it wink.gif There's a lot of weight on my door, so I'm gonna play it safe and keep all of them on.

My project has been put on standby the next month or so - running out of money for this month and I'll be travelling from the 2nd - 16th of May.

But I actually just need to do the acrylic panels and paint the entire thing - and put it together.

Oh.. And I just bought a new radiator - HW-Labs GTS 240 - a new cpu-cooler - EK CSQ (one of the seethrough ones) - and 16gigs of 2133mhz Corsair Vengance ram biggrin.gif
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I can tell you that I'm not gonna risk it wink.gif There's a lot of weight on my door, so I'm gonna play it safe and keep all of them on.

My project has been put on standby the next month or so - running out of money for this month and I'll be travelling from the 2nd - 16th of May.

But I actually just need to do the acrylic panels and paint the entire thing - and put it together.

Oh.. And I just bought a new radiator - HW-Labs GTS 240 - a new cpu-cooler - EK CSQ (one of the seethrough ones) - and 16gigs of 2133mhz Corsair Vengance ram biggrin.gif

Thats a good point! My door will be VERY heavy! ooh have fun travelling and I look forward to seeing a finished product in the near future. Nice I am going to go with the same CSQ block, I really like the look of them when you can see the coolant running through them, I think I will use them on all of my blocks.how thick is the GTS240? I was considering getting the ST30 240mm radiator from Alphacool as they are supposed to be very good and it is only 30mm thick and I literally cannot afford any thicker, it is already going to be extremely tight as it is. As for RAM I think I will stick with 1800MHz as it is much cheaper and instead I will get 32Gigs biggrin.gif apparently clock speed doesnt matter too much for programs like Photoshop and Premiere but I may be wrong?
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Woohoo! 4k views! That deserves an update - and another homemade mod!

I just can't help myself. Even though the case just lacks paint and assembly, I had to go snooping around through the different parts I have laying around...... So I decided to customize my PSU and water cool it! biggrin.gif

First up - covering the back PSU hole to make a clean back.





I basically removed all of the junk around the old PSU mount and filled it with a piece of acrylic. Same method I used for the entire front panel. This will be plastered out once I get some more filler and evened out to match the curve in the top right corner. As there is a severe lack of airflow in the case, I found two 80mm fans that will just fit the PSU mount. This means I have to come up with a design when I cut out the grills for them from the plexi I am putting in.




Then I found a chipset cooler I had laying around and saw that it could fit on the PSU.


But THEN!

I have 4-5 of these dual water cooled harddrive bays. I took the one in worst condition apart and it was a PERFECT fit for my PSU! biggrin.gif It covers all of the top components and really is an awesome fit.



So.. Now.. I'd really appreciate some inputs on what you guys think of the addition.. Also, does anyone have experience with modding a PSU to being watercooled? I could only find a single mod on google that is around 10 years old tongue.gif
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You're watercooling your PSU........? Oh my lol. This will be interesting to see!

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You're watercooling your PSU........? Oh my lol. This will be interesting to see!

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I might just kill it tongue.gif I dunno.. Time will tell biggrin.gif

Have I mentioned that I've never played around with water cooling before? biggrin.gif
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