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[Build Log] Project: Green Core - Thermaltake Core P5 build

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I haven't seen many too Core P5 builds, so I decided to share my build log here. I am a big fan of this case. It's the first one I have found that will support the water cooling parts I wanted to use for a wall mountable PC (Namely the 480 Radiator). I hope I can do this system justice. Unfortunately, I will not be using hardline tubing. Besides, just about every build of this case I have seem has been with hardline. I am going with a black, white, and green color scheme for this build. This will be my first build that I will actually complete as it is not a scratch build rolleyes.gif

Here is the Core components I will be using tongue.gif

Case: Thermaltake Core P5

Proc: Intel i7 4770k

MB: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 (Green Core, not many other options out there for green)

RAM: 32 GB (4 x 8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3

VC: NVIDIA GTX 780 TI

TOC

1 - Case
Case: Thermaltake Core P5

2 - Motherboard with waterblock and some sleeving work.
Motherboard, Sleeving, PSU, and the 480 Radiator

3 - Reservoir, Pump, and Drain port. First Real mod to the case.
Reservoir, Pump, and Drain Port

4 - More tubing, fans, GPU Water block and Fan Controller.
Fans, Tubing, GPU Water Block, and Controller

5 - Water testing complete!
Water Testing Complete! System running!

6 - More Pictures
Better pictures of the build
Edited by R3_BANE - 1/26/16 at 2:58pm
post #2 of 15
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Case - Thermaltake Core P5

Just starting off with the bare case right out of the box. I will get better pics soon. Many of my pics will be with my phone. Sorry about that.





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Motherboard, Sleeving, PSU, and the 480 rad - Shot of the motherboard with the Swiftech CPU water block. Matches my build pretty well I think.











Pretty happy with the way the sleeving turned out. Not too much sleeving left to do









The 8 pin ATX cable was short by about 50-60 mm. I had to make an extension to make it work. Luckily the case is designed to hide cabling
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Reservoir, Pump, and Drain port - I have the Res and Pump Mounted. This was the first actual mod to the case. The case comes with a mount for the Thermaltake pump, but it does not work with this pump. I had so use a different mount and created new mounting points for the bracket. Also, fixed CPU block! Added a drain port for the system. That was a tough one. I had about 1mm of play. Not much room for a mistake.

























More to come. Sorry for the terrible quality of pictures. I promise it will get better soon.
post #5 of 15
This is hella legit.

Nice work.

Can't wait to see more!

Nice color-scheme choice.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Erik765 View Post

This is hella legit.

Nice work.

Can't wait to see more!

Nice color-scheme choice.

Thanks man! thumb.gif Got a new one coming in a bit biggrin.gif
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More tubing done. Added the fans. Also changed the 24 pin cable placement.









MOAR PARTS!! I got the waterblock for the GPU and my Aquaero 6 controller.













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Water Tested and Running!!

I will be taking some more soon. I'll try to take some outside. My final pictures will be when I wallmount it. Should I be using a different background? I am wondering if it is being washed out. Let me know what you guys think. biggrin.gif





This is one of my favorite pictures I have taken.









post #9 of 15
Hi nice build.

I've just ordered one of these cases, but my only concern is pump and res compatibility. I know the thermaltake stuff fits but I don't wish to use their watercooling parts.

Did you have to do any modifications to mount your res? If not what res and brackets did you use please?

Also I appreciate that you had to modify your case to fit your pump but I don't suppose you know whether the pump bracket is compatible with any other pumps, or is it only the thermaltake one?

Thanks
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Hi nice build.

I've just ordered one of these cases, but my only concern is pump and res compatibility. I know the thermaltake stuff fits but I don't wish to use their watercooling parts.

Did you have to do any modifications to mount your res? If not what res and brackets did you use please?

Also I appreciate that you had to modify your case to fit your pump but I don't suppose you know whether the pump bracket is compatible with any other pumps, or is it only the thermaltake one?

Thanks

Yes, I ended up modding the case in order to use my pump and res. It wasn't terribly difficult. There is plenty of room on this case to add a different mount. The bracket seems to only work with the Thermaltake. It is also pretty easy to tap.
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