White Lightning 2.0
So this is where the 2.0 starts! It's basically been two years since I've done any mods on this case, and I've barely swapped any hardware since then. However 2 months ago I decided it was time to change a few things. I was unhappy with the performance of just one 7950 so I opted to buy a second on eBay, and found that the heat and power usage was horrendous.
So a month ago I decided I'd do a bit of a revamp on the case and grab a new gpu and some watercooling too!
Keep in mind that this case was never intended for even the slightest bit of watercooling, this was a budget case when it was made, and not a very popular one either! That wasn't going to stop me, especialy since most of my work was already done, most of the 3.5" HDD bays were gone, so I removed the rest, and chopped out the bottom section of my 5.25" bays.
As you can probably tell, I'm not going to just smack a skinny 240mm rad in the top and then mount fans on top of the case (as there is literally only enough room for the thickness of a fan or skinny rad between the mobo and the top of the case), I'm instead opting to to jam a 60mm thick 240mm EK rad in the front of the case, where there's enough room for it, and a push pull fan setup.
My idea for watercooling at the moment is sort of weird. I wanted to spend the money that I had available on as many permanent good parts as I could, and then use the rest on some good enough temporary parts.
After about $300 this is what I had come up with (not including the load of corsair fans I bought and other little bits here and there):
The only temporary parts are the junk tubing, and xspc dualbay pump and res.
In the near future, my shiny new EVGA 980Ti SC will get a shiny new EK waterblock, and some more shiny new bitspower fittings along with some decent tubing to replace what I've got.
But before I get ahead of myself, I gotta show that I finally did a much needed respray of my case, as there has been a LOT of dust and even chocolate milk that's got on and in this case. Looks pretty now though!:
And here it is the second after it was all put together for the first time (with the horrible 7950 CF setup)!:
I realize that the mobo is really dusty (liquid electrical tape really attracts dust), and everythings not totally perfect, but It's just going to get mostly ripped apart when I get my gpu block.Edited by EpicAMDGamer - 8/8/15 at 11:41pm