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post #41 of 107
Icemodz for life!

I was reading about that monitor the other day, I'll probably just get the Predator X34 since my trigger finger is getting itchy already and it's not out till october I heard.

That looks great! The case fits under the monitor haha
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post #42 of 107
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I don't want to blow anyones mind but...

I'm back! haha.

Getting sorted after moving has taken a lot longer than I thought but seeing some friends completed builds recently has motivated me to get. this. thing. done.

So with no further delay here's just couple of pictures of items you haven't seen yet. Im uploading these pictures then tearing down the PC to get the work done!

Firstly the legends at FrozenQ hooked me up with this purpose machined reservoir for the NCASE. Its externally mounted but looks the part at the tubing holes line up perfectly with the grommets in the case. I used their Double Helix "T-Virus" res in the NCASE and am super happy to get this special frosted version for this project.

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I was also a bit cheeky here. I bought some cable extensions from a local retailer (PCCaseGear) but because the NCASE is so small, I can just cut and repin one end and use them as replacement cables. $40AUD for a set of replacement cables? Excellent!

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Now with that out of the way, how about we tear this thing down for some motherboard trickery, custom cables made and liquid cooling, as Game of Thrones says in opposite land "summer is coming" and in Perth, Australia, the summer is no joke! So lets get this ***** under water.

Thanks for everyone's support so far, it is greatly appreciated. Keep creating.
DfknG
post #43 of 107
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So... little update...

Threw the GPU block on the card and man does it make it look sexah!

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Doing some test fitting,

Those equally sexy little 15mm thick Silverstones. Not sure why I like these so much.

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Then I flipped them so radiator was on the bottom and the fans on top because I was having some issues around the front I/O

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Then I flipped them back because the GPU block is taller than I was hoping so my thougts were if the radiator was on top the block could recess into it a little and...

THE WHEELS FELL OFF THE WAGON!

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Now, it's OK... I have a plan...
Probably not a popular one,
Not a wise one,
But a plan...

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There is nothing left in this build with warranty, nothing...

Why oh why didnt I buy a reference GPU.

Wish me luck!
post #44 of 107
Going to machine the fins down to fit?
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post #45 of 107
very interesting smile.gif
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post #46 of 107
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by greywarden View Post

Going to machine the fins down to fit?
Yesssssssssssss + some things
Quote:
Originally Posted by francisco9751 View Post

very interesting smile.gif
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Thanks for the interest!
post #47 of 107
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Drastic times,

Drastic measures.

So I had around 8mm removed from the large block to reduce its height... For reference it was 22mm in height, its now 14mm
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Here you can see the height difference in the block where before the GPX was pretty much the same height as the large cooling heatsink, much shorter now. Also notice the "GPX-N 980" label has been completely removed.
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The idea was to remove enough material and the the GPX waterblock would sit in the recess between the radiator shroud and the fins which is around 5mm.

Fully aware that I can alter the side of the actual 'GPX' waterblock component much (however I can swap the bolts with countersunk ones to save 1.5-2mm)

Reassembled, time to test fit
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IN! But still not in...
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You can see now its the fitting manifold hitting on the radiator shroud which is a lot better than the large heatsink previously but no finger crossing will get it in.
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The next steps are to slightly notch the radiator shroud, like I said before there almost 5mm in the wall I can notch out before I get to the fins. 5mm is heaps and should have me well and truely in!

Fingers cross...

...again.

DfknG
post #48 of 107
I think that the block looks a lot better now actually! Great job so far! thumb.gif
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I think that the block looks a lot better now actually! Great job so far! thumb.gif

Thanks for the kind words smile.gif
post #50 of 107
I know @lowfat modified his fans to fit down into the radiator, it was the build with the amazing cable management and the blue sleeved acrylic water lines, the Big Lian Li build, that might save you a few mm that you need

Well he converted a GT from 120mm to 140mm and made it low profile kinda...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1287144/100-complete-lowfats-big-lian-li-motm-jan-2015/820_20#post_22692087
Edited by greywarden - 10/22/15 at 2:13pm
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