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AcidBurn mini-ITX mod, CaseLabs Mercury S3

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I have been wanting to do a mini-ITX case mod for the longest time.
With CaseLabs new release of there Mercury S3 case, I just couldn't put it off any longer.
My color choices for AcidBurn are Green, Yellow, Black, and White.


The hardware I will be using is:
-CaseLabs Mercury S3 case (XL side windows, top window, 2 tone color, 240 radiator mount)
-EVGA Z77 Stinger board
-EVGA GTX 690
-EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750G Gold power supply
-Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge cpu
-Cougar Dual-X Green Led case fans
-Koolance GTX 690 Water Block
-Koolance CPU Water Block
-Koolance D5 pump
-Koolance D5 pump base
-Koolance 240mm Radiator
-Koolance Chrome Compression fittings
-Koolance UV Green Coolant
-Roccat Kone Pure Mouse
-Roccat Isku Keyboard
-Roccat Kave Headset
-Roccat Hiro Mousepad
-MDPC Sleeving
-Seagate 3TB Hard Drive
-I haven't decided on a SSD or Memory yet.
-I will be building a custom reservoir, and case feet.
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post #3 of 78
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Here is the CaseLabs Mercury S3 case.
I have opted for windows on both sides and the top.
The actual windows I'm using on the build are full size windows, which is in one of the pictures below.
I have chosen the black and white 2 tone.
It has a 240 front radiator mount and a motherboard tray with ssd mounts.


A complete Koolance water cooling setup.

Here are the new Cougar fans and the rest of the parts from Performance-PCS. These fans are so quiet.


And the treasure trove of parts that will be going into the case.

I decided to through a couple pieces togeather to get some measurements and see how everything will fit.



I have also built the prototype to test out an idea I have for a reservoir.There were 2 ideas that I was trying out. The first was the water

flowing down the outside of the tube like a waterfall.The second is to have bubbles that float around a cylinder reflecting light off the

LEDs.The final one will have only 1 tube.





Here are a couple YouTube videos I made for you.Let me know what you guys think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE7SVh3dS5Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6SpSSwbjE
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It could just be me but in this picture it appears that that your board is bending in, in the middle under the weight of that massive card... that's not good as i'm sure you know... other than that i'm super excited to see this build i love this case soo i'm in. sub'd.
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It could just be me but in this picture it appears that that your board is bending in, in the middle under the weight of that massive card... that's not good as i'm sure you know... other than that i'm super excited to see this build i love this case soo i'm in. sub'd.

There is a little flex in the board, the picture makes it look worse than it is. I already have plans to add a piece of rubber under the board for support of this massive card.
I will also then be edging the board with frosted acrylic rod to hide the underside of the board.
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There is a little flex in the board, the picture makes it look worse than it is. I already have plans to add a piece of rubber under the board for support of this massive card.
I will also then be edging the board with frosted acrylic rod to hide the underside of the board.
Sounds like a good plan are you going to light up the acrylic edge?
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sUbBeD
 
Philip J. Fry
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Turanga Leela
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
OSOther
Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
Keyboard
Which one? :P 
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Philip J. Fry
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Turanga Leela
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4690K 4.2ghz 1.15v Asus Z97I-Plus EVGA GTX1070 ACX 3.0 HyperX 16gb 1866mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Western Digital Caviar Black1TB NZXT Kraken X41 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorMonitorPower
ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P ASUS VN247H-P SPI Magna Gold 750w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 250D Zowie EC1-A Steelseries QCK XXL Fostex TH-X00 Mahogany 
AudioAudioAudio
Fiio E10 Olympus Modmic 4.0 Beyerdynamic DT770 80ohm Removable Cable Mod 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 M 480 Nvidia GeForce 310M 4gb Samsung ram 640gb Samsung HM641JI 
OSOther
Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung QX410 Laptop 
Keyboard
Which one? :P 
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post #8 of 78
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Sounds like a good plan are you going to light up the acrylic edge?
biggrin.gif, lol, don't give away everything coming up.
post #9 of 78
Hah! Going for my "Tuxedo / Penguin" look, huh? Very nice choice!!! thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by P3nnywise View Post

There is a little flex in the board, the picture makes it look worse than it is. I already have plans to add a piece of rubber under the board for support of this massive card.
I will also then be edging the board with frosted acrylic rod to hide the underside of the board.

Several of us have run into this so far, one far worse than others with an ASRock board. My MSI isn't showing any real flex even with a full Komodo'd 7950 HD on it, so I'm hoping it stays that way!

I'm doing the same you are; rubber bumper under the edge.


Subbed!



Thanks - T
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Subbed, i loved your Epidemic build! can't wait to see what your gonna do with this one.
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