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Yay! That's more like it.


Working away for a week now so no more updates for a while.
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post #12 of 448
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That's it, mod complete! Don't you think it's lovely?


Mind you, with a pedestal this size I could squeeze in a couple of these little babies...


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post #13 of 448
i was thinking it was going to be a little little box under the 690 ii, not another 690 ii under it

maybe this is the new stacker from coolermaster?
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post #14 of 448
lol? did you just stack up two 690s? Is there anything inside of the second case?
    
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post #15 of 448
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

lol? did you just stack up two 690s? Is there anything inside of the second case?

Yeah, my idea was to make a pedestal about 200mm high to mount two 360mm rads and I decided to cut down a second case rather than build something from scratch. Not too expensive and the new case is the nicer usb3.00 with cable grommets so that will be the main box.




I stacked the two cases just to get a feel for how to manage the cut&shut and decided to gaffer tape as many 140mm fans to the front as would fit, for a laugh as it would look ridiculous.

However, it now has got me thinking.... Lol

If I was to use most of the second case it could house all of the watercooling system, leaving the top much cleaner; I now find myself thinking the total case would look nice with 5 140mm fans in the front and embrace the over the top height of the thing!

Still undecided about how to proceed and have more ideas every time I think it over. I think it will be a while before I make up my mind.
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post #16 of 448
this is ocn so we want to see the ridiculous fill the bottom case to the brim with rads. . .


you might be able to fit your hard drives down there to leave it even clean in the top case
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post #17 of 448
I like the idea, but I think it would look nicer if you cut the 2nd case into half, or maybe a 3rd, and used it as a pedestal. You would likely be able to keep a 360 rad and pump down there to keep it clean, but I would probably put another 240 in the top to help with the heat of 2 GPUs and 1 CPU.
post #18 of 448
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I like the idea, but I think it would look nicer if you cut the 2nd case into half, or maybe a 3rd, and used it as a pedestal. You would likely be able to keep a 360 rad and pump down there to keep it clean, but I would probably put another 240 in the top to help with the heat of 2 GPUs and 1 CPU.

There is already a 240 rad on the CPU (h100i) which will stay that way, can't justify swapping it for custom at this point.

I have 2 alphacool ut60 360mm rads which I was planning to mount with 3 sets of fans to push/pull through both and make the pedestal pretty much just to accommodate these.

Now I am weighing up how about how I feel with either sticking with the original plan or instead use most of the second case and house the res & pump too.

I need to avoid it simply looking like to cases slapped together, like it is now. The larger case also creates lots of options for drive placement and the like, so lots to consider...
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post #19 of 448
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Progress report; I have formed a new plan for this build, the project name may be a clue as to the direction I am taking.... Vertigo

The build is going to be a lot more extreme than the original plan, more info to follow.
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post #20 of 448
Oh snap, this looks promising. I haven't seen a build like this and I'm a pretty big fan of the 690 so I'm interested in seeing how this turns out. Your models you posted earlier remind me of a Lian-li/Silverstone looking case. Can't wait to see what kind of flipping (get it?) thing you're up to next.
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