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Poll Results: Flex or Rigid Plumbing?

Poll expired: Mar 7, 2015  
  • 25% (2)
    Flex
  • 75% (6)
    Rigid
8 Total Votes  
post #21 of 28
Thread Starter 
Started working on the 5960K mockup. Here is the gratuitous shot of the goodies. biggrin.gif


The case gets stripped, let the contemplation begin... Started training the 24pin and 8pin system board cables. I am using pre-manufactured individually sleeved EVGA cable kit in white, the length turned out to be perfect, a big win.


Reality check. kookoo.gif I really like the aesthetics of the Phantek EVOLV case but it will require extensive modification to pull this off. Found a local full service fabrication shop that will create any necessary one offs at a reasonable price (Read: Front Facia). Upon explanation of this project the shop owner happily offered discounted machine hour pricing and drawing services with no markup on the materials. The Aqua Computer Airplex Modularity 240mm radiators will be design features because they are enormous for this case.


To fit the front radiator, a trim was necessary.


Dremel? Not today! My Milwaukee 3.5 inch 3/4 hp angle grinder and a fine metallic cut off disc takes care of the business. If you haven't worked with an angle grinder before, use a Dremel! Always wear eye protection when working with metal, debridement of your eye lens is a real kick to the balls! Cut inside your scribe marks and finished off with a fine metal file for a near factory quality finish.


Trim complete.


Will it fit?


On deck, the Aqua Computer D5 pump / EK Pump Top. Will be placing this on the floor of the case.


Every combination exhausted, decided we're going to need a plumbing window in the power supply shroud. Scribe it up. Did not remove the vertical bracing indents. The vertical brace will be modified to support the Aqualis 400ml nano-coated XT reservoir.


This cut will require de-shrouding the case.


Shroud detached.


All the time I had available last weekend. Will pick it back up when time permits.
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post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Have spent a lot of time thinking about the 5960K build. The case dimensions are limiting design options, to a crippling extent. I tried insetting the front radiator by trimming more material off the case partition and it does not leave room for the 295x2's.

Options... Buy another EVOLV case (#3), hack two of them together and make a ~12 inch deeper case. This would require new doors and welding the top covers together (I'm not sure what type of aluminum alloy the external case panels are made from so I don't know if it can be welded). I also discovered the Airplex modularities are too thick to mount to the underside of the case top as it rubs on the VRM heatsink, not optimal.

As I said before, I like this case, very clean rigid lines, nice materials, sturdy even when disassembled, not a single sharp edge in the construction to cut yourself on (accept my modifications).

So while I think about the extend-a-case option, I'll be looking for an alternative case to house the 5960K system.

Any thoughts or ideas? post-flame-small.gif

Another thought was to look at different radiator options. I am in love with the Airplex's but they are SO thick.
Edited by Ov3Rk1ll - 3/13/15 at 6:26pm
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post #23 of 28
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I think we're going to use the Hex-Gear R40 case instead of the EVOLV for the 5960K.
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post #24 of 28
CaseLabs S5 is my recommendation. But if you don't like a 1 year waiting period (joking) for a case that will cost about 5x a standard case then the R40 seems nice.

-Joe
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post #25 of 28
Thread Starter 
I do like the S5. Before I committed to the dual EVOLVs, I had ordered an S8S limited edition, but decided I wanted to go mATX. Doesn't look like the R40's are order-able yet. I asked Snef in his Icy Angel #2 log, not heard back yet. I'm not sure I want to do a horizontal board mount. In any case, I think these radiators are out for this build.
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post #26 of 28
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Case has been totally torn down and significantly modified to accommodate the mods. Will post pictutes tomorrow of bare metal parts, the are nearly ready for sealer and an etching primer coat. Thinking I might use aluminum rivits to reassemble the case.
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post #27 of 28
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The internal case was disassembled drilling out all the rivets. Each piece was then dry sanded with 80 grit, 120 grit, 180 grit, 220 grit, 260 grit aluminum oxide sand paper. The final 400 grit sanding was done wet with dawn dish soap and water.

Two coats of grey self etching primer was applied to all pieces and an additional 400 grit wet sanding followed after another 24 hour cure time.












:thumb:The wet sanded etching primer was coated with two coats of flat white sealing primer and allowed to cure for 24 hours, followed by another 400 grit wet sanding with dish soap.

Here is a shot of the motherboard tray with a initial coat of gloss lime. This will be taped off for a graphic to accent the system.


The rest of the components were painted with a satin London Grey (more of a brown note than grey)


Once each piece has had two coats of the satin London Grey on both sides, a 600 grit wet sand with soap and water will follow.


Once the 600 grit wet sand has been finished, two coats of gloss Dark Grey will be applied and wet color sanded with 1500 grit before three light coats of clear satin will cover the entire set of components.



The Asus Gryphon armor kit will be painted (not sure on the color yet). A few custom cans of High Closs Kiki Bay laquer are being mixed up for the exterior panels. The Corsair Dominator Platinum Bars will be painted to match as well. I am not sure about paitning the noctua fans yet, I have to do some more testing before I commit to that.

That's all the updates for now folks. Have fun. Estimated paint time to date, 120+ hours. Labor of love...
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post #28 of 28
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Finished little man and ran into some serious health issues, I am not finishing oscar meyer at this time. If anyone interested in parts PM me.
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